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  S.B. No. 2062
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to authorizing certain charter holders to provide combined
  services for certain adult and high school dropout recovery
  programs.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter D, Chapter 12, Education Code, is
  amended by adding Section 12.137 to read as follows:
         Sec. 12.137.  CERTAIN CHARTER HOLDERS AUTHORIZED TO PROVIDE
  COMBINED SERVICES FOR CERTAIN ADULT AND HIGH SCHOOL DROPOUT
  RECOVERY PROGRAMS. (a)  This section applies only to:
               (1)  an open-enrollment charter school designated as a
  dropout recovery school as described by Section 12.1141(c) if the
  enrollment of the school consists only of students 17 years of age
  and older; and
               (2)  an adult education program provided under a high
  school diploma and industry certification charter school pilot
  program under Section 29.259.
         (b)  Notwithstanding any other law, an entity granted a
  charter to operate a charter school described by Subsection (a)(1)
  and a charter to provide an adult education program described by
  Subsection (a)(2) may, for the purpose of providing services to
  students enrolled in the charter school and the adult education
  program, place students, regardless of the age of the students, at
  the same facility and in the same classroom setting or learning
  environment, the same cafeteria, or the same activity sanctioned by
  the school and the program.
         SECTION 2.  This Act applies beginning with the 2015-2016
  school year.
         SECTION 3.  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, 2015.
 
 
 
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 2062 passed the Senate on
  May 4, 2015, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 2062 passed the House on
  May 27, 2015, by the following vote:  Yeas 141, Nays 3, two
  present not voting.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
 
  Approved:
 
  ______________________________ 
              Date
 
 
  ______________________________ 
            Governor