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  H.B. No. 2561
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the definition of "school year" for purposes of the
  Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 821.001(15), Government Code, is amended
  to read as follows:
               (15)  "School year" means[:
                     [(A)] a 12-month period beginning [approximately]
  September 1 and ending [approximately] August 31 of the next
  calendar year[; or
                     [(B) for a member whose contract or oral or
  written work agreement begins after June 30 and continues after
  August 31 of the same calendar year, a period not to include more
  than 12 months beginning on the date the contract or agreement
  begins].
         SECTION 2.  This Act applies beginning with the 2012-2013
  school year.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2011.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 2561 was passed by the House on April
  20, 2011, by the following vote:  Yeas 145, Nays 0, 2 present, not
  voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 2561 was passed by the Senate on May
  5, 2011, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________
                     Date          
   
            _____________________
                   Governor