S.B. No. 1484
  relating to authorizing open-enrollment charter schools to be
  awarded academic distinction designations.
         SECTION 1.  Section 39.201, Education Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         Sec. 39.201.  DISTINCTION DESIGNATIONS. (a)  Not later than
  August 8 of each year, the commissioner shall award distinction
  designations under this subchapter.
         (b)  A district or campus may not be awarded a distinction
  designation under this subchapter unless the district or campus has
  acceptable performance under Section 39.054.
         (c)  In addition to the condition prescribed by Subsection
  (b), an open-enrollment charter school may not be awarded a
  distinction designation under this subchapter if the charter school
  is evaluated under alternative education accountability procedures
  adopted by the commissioner.
         SECTION 2.  Subchapter G, Chapter 39, Education Code, is
  amended by adding Section 39.2011 to read as follows:
         Sec. 39.2011.  APPLICABILITY TO CHARTER SCHOOLS.  In this
               (1)  a district includes an open-enrollment charter
  school that operates on more than one campus; and
               (2)  a campus includes an open-enrollment charter
  school campus.
         SECTION 3.  Subsection (b), Section 12.104, Education Code,
  is amended to read as follows:
         (b)  An open-enrollment charter school is subject to:
               (1)  a provision of this title establishing a criminal
  offense; and
               (2)  a prohibition, restriction, or requirement, as
  applicable, imposed by this title or a rule adopted under this
  title, relating to:
                     (A)  the Public Education Information Management
  System (PEIMS) to the extent necessary to monitor compliance with
  this subchapter as determined by the commissioner;
                     (B)  criminal history records under Subchapter C,
  Chapter 22;
                     (C)  reading instruments and accelerated reading
  instruction programs under Section 28.006;
                     (D)  accelerated instruction under Section
                     (E)  high school graduation requirements under
  Section 28.025;
                     (F)  special education programs under Subchapter
  A, Chapter 29;
                     (G)  bilingual education under Subchapter B,
  Chapter 29;
                     (H)  prekindergarten programs under Subchapter E,
  Chapter 29;
                     (I)  extracurricular activities under Section
                     (J)  discipline management practices or behavior
  management techniques under Section 37.0021;
                     (K)  health and safety under Chapter 38;
                     (L)  public school accountability under
  Subchapters B, C, D, E, G, and J, Chapter 39;
                     (M)  the requirement under Section 21.006 to
  report an educator's misconduct; and
                     (N)  intensive programs of instruction under
  Section 28.0213.
         SECTION 4.  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 hereby certify that S.B. No. 1484 passed the Senate on
  April 14, 2011, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
  Secretary of the Senate    
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1484 passed the House on
  May 23, 2011, by the following vote:  Yeas 139, Nays 8, two
  present not voting.
  Chief Clerk of the House