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  By: Capriglione H.B. No. 2649
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to certain meetings of open-enrollment charter schools.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 12.1051, Education Code, is amended by
  adding Subsection (c) to read as follows:
         (c)  The governing body of a charter holder and the governing
  body of an open-enrollment charter school shall:
               (1)  hold each open meeting in the county in which the
  charter school is located; or
               (2)  in the manner prescribed by Section 551.128,
  Government Code, broadcast the open meeting over the Internet, make
  a video and audio recording of each open meeting, and make available
  an archived copy of the video and audio recording of each meeting on
  the Internet.
         SECTION 2.  The changes in law made by this Act apply only to
  an open meeting held on or after the effective date of this Act.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
  a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
  provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution.  If this
  Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
  Act takes effect September 1, 2017.