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Updates from the Capitol

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During legislative sessions, TCTA's top-ranked lobby team is at the Texas Capitol every day, working on behalf of Texas teachers and other classroom professionals. Our lobbyists carefully monitor and testify on legislation that could affect TCTA members and provide daily reports on legislative action. These updates are provided below and compiled and emailed weekly via the TCTA eUpdate newsletter.

TCTA discipline bill heard in Senate Education meeting

Apr 12, 2023

SB 245, a major student discipline bill initiated by TCTA in conjunction with Sen. Charles Perry, was heard in Wednesday’s Senate Education Committee…

Youth Health & Safety Committee hears discipline bills including ban on corporal punishment

Apr 3, 2023

The House Select Committee on Youth Health and Safety heard several bills Monday, including legislation that has been filed in multiple previous…

House Youth Health & Safety Committee votes out bills affecting school safety and student discipline

Mar 23, 2023

The House Select Committee on Youth Health and Safety voted out several bills Thursday that address school safety and student discipline issues.

Variety of bills on Monday schedules

Apr 12, 2021

Although the education committees did not have hearings Monday, several education-related bills were scheduled for hearings in other committees.

Late House Pub Ed hearing includes controversial bill on district takeovers

Mar 30, 2021

The House Public Education Committee heard HB 3270 by Chairman Harold Dutton, which is designed to address problems the Texas Education Agency and…

Student discipline bills

Feb 11, 2021

A number of bills relating to student discipline have been filed, including proposals encouraging the use of restorative justice techniques and bills…