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Library-Related Legislation

Full text of these bills can be found on the Texas Legislature Online site.


HB 258 by Bernal relating to certain contracting requirements for the provision of broadband Internet access service to governmental entities. (net neutrality)

HB 425 by King, Ken relating to the use of the universal service fund for the provision of broadband service in underserved rural areas.

HB 1446 by Ashby relating to the expansion of broadband services to certain areas.

SB 154 by Perry relating to the creation of the broadband office within the Public Utility Commission of Texas and the establishment of a broadband service investment grant program.

SB 506 by Nichols relating to the expansion of broadband services to certain areas.



HB 220 by Bernal relating to establishing resource campuses to improve a public school campus not performing satisfactorily.

HB 254 by Bernal relating to purchases made by a school district and open-enrollment charter school using the instructional materials and technology allotment.

HB 1206 by Guillen relating to permissible uses of the instructional materials and technology allotment.

HB 1811 by Swanson relating to the purchase of online library resources for primary and secondary schools by the Texas State Library & Archives Commission

SB 78 by Miles relating to a notification requirement if a public school, including an open-enrollment charter school, does not have a nurse, school counselor, or librarian assigned to the school during all instructional hours.

SB 193 by Powell relating to an audit by the Texas Education Agency of public school professional development training requirements.


Economic Development/Workforce Development

HB 626 by Rosenthal relating to the expansion of the Texas Innovative Adult Career Education (ACE) Grant Program to include certain nonprofit organizations providing job training to veterans.


Other bills

HB 280 by Cortez relating to an action plan to expand telemedicine medical services and telehealth services and increase access to critical medical care and health care services in this state.

HB 1381 by Longoria relating to the award of library construction grants by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

SB 234 by Hall relating to the use by a political subdivision of public funds for lobbying activities.


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