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  H.B. No. 189
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to a severance payment to a superintendent or
  administrator serving as educational leader and chief executive
  officer of an open-enrollment charter school.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 12.104, Education Code, is amended by
  adding Subsection (b-4) to read as follows:
         (b-4)  Section 11.201(c) applies to an open-enrollment
  charter school as though the governing body of the school were the
  board of trustees of a school district and to the superintendent or,
  as applicable, the administrator serving as educational leader and
  chief executive officer of the school as though that person were the
  superintendent of a school district.
         SECTION 2.  Section 12.104(b-4), Education Code, as added by
  this Act, applies only to a severance payment made by the governing
  body of an open-enrollment charter school to a superintendent or
  administrator serving as educational leader and chief executive
  officer of the school under an agreement entered into on or after
  the effective date of this Act.  A severance payment made by the
  governing body of an open-enrollment charter school to a
  superintendent or administrator serving as educational leader and
  chief executive officer of the school under an agreement entered
  into before the effective date of this Act is governed by the law in
  effect at the time the agreement was made, and that law is continued
  in effect for that purpose.
         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, 2021.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 189 was passed by the House on May 8,
  2021, by the following vote:  Yeas 132, Nays 7, 2 present, not
  voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 189 was passed by the Senate on May
  19, 2021, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________
                     Date          
   
            _____________________
                   Governor