TASA issued the following statement on the conference committee's version of HB 22:
"TASA commends Chairmen Huberty and Taylor for their efforts to improve the A-F accountability system. There are several positive aspects to the final version of HB 22, including the delay of campus ratings to 2019, the differentiation of 'D' as 'needs improvement' and 'F' as 'unacceptable,' and the new local accountability system to replace the existing CASE self-evaluation. However, we are disappointed the Legislature did not delay the 2017-2018 district-level A-F ratings."
HB 22 463 takes effect immediately (upon governor's signature or inaction) because it received a vote of at least two-thirds of all the members elected to each house.
Sunday, June 18, is the last day the governor can sign or veto bills passed during the regular session. If the governor neither vetoes nor signs the bill within the allotted time, the bill becomes law.