Today, the Senate gave final passage to the following bills

  • House Bill 1254 by Rep. Pickett. HB 1254 is restricted to El Paso County and requires school districts in the county to meet and discuss countywide consolidation of school district employment of peace officers and security personnel; and 
  • House Bill 1286 by Rep. Howard. HB 1286 states that the legislative council of the University Interscholastic League may not take final action on a new or amended rule that would result in additional costs for a member school unless a fiscal impact statement regarding the rule has been completed. Senator Patrick amended the bill to add language that will allow private and parochial schools to be eligible to participate in certain UIL competitions.