S.B. No. 1474
  relating to the adoption of major curriculum initiatives by a
  school district.
         SECTION 1.  Subsection (g), Section 28.002, Education Code,
  is amended to read as follows:
         (g)  A local instructional plan may draw on state curriculum
  frameworks and program standards as appropriate. Each district is
  encouraged to exceed minimum requirements of law and State Board of
  Education rule. Each district shall ensure that all children in the
  district participate actively in a balanced curriculum designed to
  meet individual needs. Before the adoption of a major curriculum
  initiative, including the use of a curriculum management system, a
  district must use a process that:
               (1)  includes teacher input;
               (2)  provides district employees with the opportunity
  to express opinions regarding the initiative; and
               (3)  includes a meeting of the board of trustees of the
  district at which:
                     (A)  information regarding the initiative is
  presented, including the cost of the initiative and any
  alternatives that were considered; and
                     (B)  members of the public and district employees
  are given the opportunity to comment regarding the initiative.
         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 hereby certify that S.B. No. 1474 passed the Senate on
  April 18, 2013, by the following vote:  Yeas 30, Nays 0.
  Secretary of the Senate    
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1474 passed the House on
  May 17, 2013, by the following vote:  Yeas 133, Nays 1, one
  present not voting.
  Chief Clerk of the House