S.B. No. 1746
  relating to the inclusion of certain students as students at risk of
  dropping out of school.
         SECTION 1.  Section 29.081(d), Education Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         (d)  For purposes of this section, "student at risk of
  dropping out of school" includes each student who is under 26 years
  of age and who:
               (1)  was not advanced from one grade level to the next
  for one or more school years;
               (2)  if the student is in grade 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, or 12,
  did not maintain an average equivalent to 70 on a scale of 100 in two
  or more subjects in the foundation curriculum during a semester in
  the preceding or current school year or is not maintaining such an
  average in two or more subjects in the foundation curriculum in the
  current semester;
               (3)  did not perform satisfactorily on an assessment
  instrument administered to the student under Subchapter B, Chapter
  39, and who has not in the previous or current school year
  subsequently performed on that instrument or another appropriate
  instrument at a level equal to at least 110 percent of the level of
  satisfactory performance on that instrument;
               (4)  if the student is in prekindergarten,
  kindergarten, or grade 1, 2, or 3, did not perform satisfactorily on
  a readiness test or assessment instrument administered during the
  current school year;
               (5)  is pregnant or is a parent;
               (6)  has been placed in an alternative education
  program in accordance with Section 37.006 during the preceding or
  current school year;
               (7)  has been expelled in accordance with Section
  37.007 during the preceding or current school year;
               (8)  is currently on parole, probation, deferred
  prosecution, or other conditional release;
               (9)  was previously reported through the Public
  Education Information Management System (PEIMS) to have dropped out
  of school;
               (10)  is a student of limited English proficiency, as
  defined by Section 29.052;
               (11)  is in the custody or care of the Department of
  Family and Protective Services or has, during the current school
  year, been referred to the department by a school official, officer
  of the juvenile court, or law enforcement official;
               (12)  is homeless, as defined by 42 U.S.C. Section
  11302, and its subsequent amendments; [or]
               (13)  resided in the preceding school year or resides
  in the current school year in a residential placement facility in
  the district, including a detention facility, substance abuse
  treatment facility, emergency shelter, psychiatric hospital,
  halfway house, cottage home operation, specialized child-care
  home, or general residential operation; or
               (14)  has been incarcerated or has a parent or guardian
  who has been incarcerated, within the lifetime of the student, in a
  penal institution as defined by Section 1.07, Penal Code.
         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, 2019.
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1746 passed the Senate on
  April 29, 2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 30, Nays 1.
  Secretary of the Senate    
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1746 passed the House on
  May 16, 2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 136, Nays 5, two
  present not voting.
  Chief Clerk of the House