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  H.B. No. 647
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to employment of persons by open-enrollment charter
  schools.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 12.120, Education Code, is amended by
  adding Subsection (a-1) to read as follows:
         (a-1)  Notwithstanding Subsection (a), subject to Section
  12.1059, an open-enrollment charter school may employ a person:
               (1)  as a teacher or educational aide if:
                     (A)  a school district could employ the person as
  a teacher or educational aide; or
                     (B)  a school district could employ the person as
  a teacher or educational aide if the person held the appropriate
  certificate issued under Subchapter B, Chapter 21, and the person
  has never held a certificate issued under Subchapter B, Chapter 21;
  or
               (2)  in a position other than a position described by
  Subdivision (1) if a school district could employ the person in that
  position.
         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, 2013.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 647 was passed by the House on May 8,
  2013, by the following vote:  Yeas 147, Nays 0, 2 present, not
  voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 647 was passed by the Senate on May
  22, 2013, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________
                     Date          
   
            _____________________
                   Governor