H.B. No. 1597
  relating to establishing residency for purposes of admission into
  public schools.
         SECTION 1.  Section 25.001, Education Code, is amended by
  adding Subsections (c-1) and (c-2) to read as follows:
         (c-1)  A person whose parent or guardian is an active-duty
  member of the armed forces of the United States, including the state
  military forces or a reserve component of the armed forces, may
  establish residency for purposes of Subsection (b) by providing to
  the school district a copy of a military order requiring the
  parent's or guardian's transfer to a military installation in or
  adjacent to the district's attendance zone.
         (c-2)  A person who establishes residency as provided by
  Subsection (c-1) shall provide to the school district proof of
  residence in the district's attendance zone not later than the 10th
  day after the arrival date specified in the order described by that
  subsection. For purposes of this subsection, "residence" includes
  residence in a military temporary lodging facility.
         SECTION 2.  Section 12.104(b), Education Code, as amended by
  Chapters 324 (S.B. 1488), 522 (S.B. 179), and 735 (S.B. 1153), Acts
  of the 85th Legislature, Regular Session, 2017, is reenacted and
  amended to read as follows:
         (b)  An open-enrollment charter school is subject to:
               (1)  a provision of this title establishing a criminal
  offense; and
               (2)  a prohibition, restriction, or requirement, as
  applicable, imposed by this title or a rule adopted under this
  title, relating to:
                     (A)  the Public Education Information Management
  System (PEIMS) to the extent necessary to monitor compliance with
  this subchapter as determined by the commissioner;
                     (B)  criminal history records under Subchapter C,
  Chapter 22;
                     (C)  reading instruments and accelerated reading
  instruction programs under Section 28.006;
                     (D)  accelerated instruction under Section
                     (E)  high school graduation requirements under
  Section 28.025;
                     (F)  special education programs under Subchapter
  A, Chapter 29;
                     (G)  bilingual education under Subchapter B,
  Chapter 29;
                     (H)  prekindergarten programs under Subchapter E
  or E-1, Chapter 29;
                     (I)  extracurricular activities under Section
                     (J)  discipline management practices or behavior
  management techniques under Section 37.0021;
                     (K)  health and safety under Chapter 38;
                     (L)  public school accountability under
  Subchapters B, C, D, F, G, and J, Chapter 39, and Chapter 39A;
                     (M)  the requirement under Section 21.006 to
  report an educator's misconduct;
                     (N)  intensive programs of instruction under
  Section 28.0213;
                     (O)  the right of a school employee to report a
  crime, as provided by Section 37.148; [and]
                     (P)  bullying prevention policies and procedures
  under Section 37.0832;
                     (Q)  the right of a school under Section 37.0052
  to place a student who has engaged in certain bullying behavior in a
  disciplinary alternative education program or to expel the student;
                     (R)  the right under Section 37.0151 to report to
  local law enforcement certain conduct constituting assault or
                     (S) [(P)]  a parent's right to information
  regarding the provision of assistance for learning difficulties to
  the parent's child as provided by Sections 26.004(b)(11) and
  26.0081(c) and (d); and
                     (T)  establishment of residency under Section
         SECTION 3.  This Act applies beginning with the 2019-2020
  school year.
         SECTION 4.  To the extent of any conflict, this Act prevails
  over another Act of the 86th Legislature, Regular Session, 2019,
  relating to nonsubstantive additions to and corrections in enacted
         SECTION 5.  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. 1597 was passed by the House on April
  9, 2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 147, Nays 0, 1 present, not
  Chief Clerk of the House   
         I certify that H.B. No. 1597 was passed by the Senate on May
  15, 2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________