SB1625 / HB1699
Education: Tuition waivers for full-time state employees
Sen. Paul Bailey / Rep. Joe Pitts
The TSEA board voted to support SB1625/HB1699.
This bill provides tuition and fee waivers to full-time state employees for up to four courses per academic year, rather than only one course per term; there are currently four distinct terms, including two mini-semesters, that would allow a state employee student to take four courses in a year under current law.
SB1625 has been approved by the Senate Education Committee and will be on the Senate Floor on Monday February 29th.
SB1472 / HB1940
Government Organization: Sunset – department of human services
Sen. Jim Tracy / Rep. Tim Wirgau
SB1709 / HB1510
Education: Tuition discount for child of state employee
Sen. Dolores R. Gresham / Rep. Courtney Rogers
Allows a child of a state employee or a public school teacher to continue to receive a tuition discount for graduate-level studies if the child graduates with an undergraduate degree within four academic years of first receiving the discount.
Senate Status – 01/21/2016 – Referred to Senate Education Committee
House Status – 02/23/2016 – Taken off notice in House Education Administration and Planning Subcommittee.
SB2414 / HB1957
Corrections: Work schedule for employees of correctional facilities
Sen. Jeff Yarbro / Rep. John Mark Windle
Requires the commissioner of correction to implement a 14-day work schedule instead of a 28-day work schedule for all employees of a correctional facility. Broadly captioned.
Senate Status – 01/25/2016 – Passed on Second Consideration, refer to Senate State and Local Government Committee
House Status – 02/24/2016 – Failed in s/c State Government Subcommittee of State Government Committee
Also, TSEA staff will be meeting with DOHR next week to discuss the many issues facing state employees.