Special sessions topics

22 special legislative session topics [ session: 79th, 1 C.S. ]
Topics are based on the text of the Governor's official proclamations and messages.

 79th 1st C.S.  Proclamations

  • Address educator compensation, benefits and certification. [Sat Jun 18, 2005]
  • Provide for public school financial accountability and increase transparency in school district financial reporting. [Sat Jun 18, 2005]
  • Performance-based incentives to educators and schools that attain higher levels of student achievement. [Sat Jun 18, 2005]
  • Fund textbooks and create the instructional materials allotment for public schools. [Sat Jun 18, 2005]
  • Charter school funding and reform. [Sat Jun 18, 2005]
  • Modifications to the recapture provisions of the public school finance system. [Sat Jun 18, 2005]
  • Provide for November elections for public school boards of trustees. [Sat Jun 18, 2005]
  • Funding for the public school finance system and the continuation of the Texas Education Agency. [Sat Jun 18, 2005]
  • Providing for end-of-course examinations to be used in public schools. [Sat Jun 18, 2005]
  • Increased accountability and intervention for schools failing to meet state standards. [Sat Jun 18, 2005]
  • Local property tax rate compression and voter approval of local property tax rates. [Sat Jun 18, 2005]
  • Establish indicators of college readiness and higher levels of student achievement in the public school accountability system. [Sat Jun 18, 2005]
  • Limitation of ad valorem tax rates of certain taxing units. [Tue Jun 21, 2005]
  • Legislation to provide ad valorem tax relief and protect taxpayers. [Mon Jun 27, 2005]
  • Legislation and a constitutional amendment to increase the homestead ad valorem tax exemption. [Mon Jun 27, 2005]
  • Limiting the use of eminent domain to take private property for private parties or economic development purposes. [Fri Jul 8, 2005]
  • Increase the compensation of judges, including salary and retirement benefits. [Mon Jul 11, 2005]
  • Authorization, issuance, and funding of tuition revenue bonds. [Mon Jul 11, 2005]
  • Competition in the telecommunications market. [Tue Jul 12, 2005]
  • Provision of broadband over powerlines. [Tue Jul 12, 2005]
  • Issuance of state-issued certificate of franchise authority for cable and video services. [Tue Jul 12, 2005]
  • State of Texas' goal for renewable energy. [Tue Jul 12, 2005]

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