H.B. No. 330
  relating to excluding certain students from the computation of
  dropout and completion rates for purposes of public school
         SECTION 1.  Section 39.053(g-1), Education Code, is amended
  to read as follows:
         (g-1)  In computing dropout and completion rates such as high
  school graduation rates under Subsection (c)(1)(B)(ix), the
  commissioner shall exclude:
               (1)  students who are ordered by a court to attend a
  high school equivalency certificate program but who have not yet
  earned a high school equivalency certificate;
               (2)  students who were previously reported to the state
  as dropouts, including a student who is reported as a dropout,
  reenrolls, and drops out again, regardless of the number of times of
  reenrollment and dropping out;
               (3)  students in attendance who are not in membership
  for purposes of average daily attendance;
               (4)  students whose initial enrollment in a school in
  the United States in grades 7 through 12 was as an unschooled asylee
  or refugee as defined by Section 39.027(a-1);
               (5)  students who are detained at a county
  pre-adjudication or post-adjudication juvenile detention facility
                     (A)  in the district exclusively as a function of
  having been detained at the facility but are otherwise not students
  of the district in which the facility is located; or
                     (B)  provided services by an open-enrollment
  charter school exclusively as the result of having been detained at
  the facility; [and]
               (6)  students who are incarcerated in state jails and
  federal penitentiaries as adults and as persons certified to stand
  trial as adults; and
               (7)  students who have suffered a condition, injury, or
  illness that requires substantial medical care and leaves the
                     (A)  unable to attend school; and
                     (B)  assigned to a medical or residential
  treatment facility.
         SECTION 2.  This Act applies beginning with the 2019-2020
  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, 2019.
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.B. No. 330 was passed by the House on March
  20, 2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 147, Nays 0, 1 present, not
  Chief Clerk of the House   
         I certify that H.B. No. 330 was passed by the Senate on May
  21, 2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________