H.B. No. 963
  relating to the availability of school district trustee information
  on the Internet and a review of the essential knowledge and skills
  of certain curricula.
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter D, Chapter 11, Education Code, is
  amended by adding Section 11.1518 to read as follows:
  Each school district that maintains an Internet website shall post
  on the website the name, e-mail address, and term of office,
  including the date the term began and the date the term expires, of
  each member of the district's board of trustees.
         (b)  If a school district does not maintain an Internet
  website, the district shall submit the information required by
  Subsection (a) to the agency. On receipt of the district's
  information, the agency shall post the information on the agency's
  Internet website.
         (c)  Each time there is a change in the membership of a school
  district's board of trustees, the district shall update the
  information required under Subsection (a) and, as applicable:
               (1)  post the updated information on the district's
  Internet website; or
               (2)  submit the updated information to the agency for
  posting on the agency's Internet website in accordance with
  Subsection (b).
         SECTION 2.  Not later than March 1, 2020, the State Board of
  Education shall:
               (1)  conduct a review of the essential knowledge and
  skills of the career and technology and technology applications
  curricula; and
               (2)  amend the board's rules in the Texas
  Administrative Code to consolidate the technology applications
  courses for grades 9 through 12 in 19 T.A.C. Chapter 126, Subchapter
  C, with the career and technical education courses in 19 T.A.C.
  Chapter 130, and eliminate duplicative courses while ensuring
  certifications are aligned with the rigor of each individual
         SECTION 3.  The State Board of Education is required to
  implement a provision of this Act only if the legislature
  appropriates money specifically for that purpose. If the
  legislature does not appropriate money specifically for that
  purpose, the State Board of Education may, but is not required to,
  implement a provision of this Act using other appropriations
  available for that purpose.
         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, 2019.
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.B. No. 963 was passed by the House on May 2,
  2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 138, Nays 3, 1 present, not
  voting; and that the House concurred in Senate amendments to H.B.
  No. 963 on May 23, 2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 122, Nays 18,
  1 present, not voting.
  Chief Clerk of the House   
         I certify that H.B. No. 963 was passed by the Senate, with
  amendments, on May 19, 2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays
  Secretary of the Senate   
  APPROVED: __________________