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  H.B. No. 2366
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the authority of an open-enrollment charter school
  operated by a municipality to give a preference in admissions to
  children of employees of the municipality.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 12.117, Education Code, is amended by
  adding Subsection (c) to read as follows:
         (c)  An open-enrollment charter school authorized by a
  charter granted under this subchapter to a municipality:
               (1)  is considered a work-site open-enrollment charter
  school for purposes of federal regulations regarding admissions
  policies that apply to open-enrollment charter schools receiving
  federal funding; and
               (2)  notwithstanding Subsection (a), may admit
  children of employees of the municipality to the school before
  conducting a lottery to fill remaining available positions,
  provided that the number of children admitted under this
  subdivision constitutes only a small percentage, as may be further
  specified by federal regulation, of the school's total enrollment.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
  a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
  provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution.  If this
  Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
  Act takes effect September 1, 2011.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 2366 was passed by the House on May 4,
  2011, by the following vote:  Yeas 121, Nays 19, 2 present, not
  voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 2366 was passed by the Senate on May
  20, 2011, by the following vote:  Yeas 30, Nays 1.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________
                     Date          
   
            _____________________
                   Governor