AUSTIN - Leaders of the Texas Legislature -- including Texas State Senator Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound -- today announced an agreement on HB 3, a landmark reform plan which provides tax relief, a salary increase for teachers, and additional state aid for Texas school districts.
"It is historic to see legislators come together to address school finance reform without a court order. Under this plan, homeowners will receive much-needed property tax relief. Teachers will receive a well-earned pay raise, and schools will receive additional state aid," Senator Nelson, a conferee on HB 3, said. "By incentivizing 3rd-grade reading, promoting career-readiness and reducing high-stakes testing, we are making significant reforms that will lead to better outcomes for our students."
Specifically, HB 3 provides:
HB 3 now goes to both chambers for a final up-or-down vote before it goes to the Governor's desk. Along with HB 3, the Legislature is also committed to Teacher Retirement System (TRS) reforms through Senate Bill 12, which will make the pension fund actuarially sound and provide up to a $2,000 supplemental 13th check to retirees.
Senator Jane Nelson represents District 12, including portions of Tarrant and Denton Counties. She is Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee and the highest-ranking Republican in the Texas Senate.
Texas State Senator Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, filed four pieces of legislation, including an omnibus bill to improve public data privacy.Read More
Texas State Senator Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, filed SB 1, the Senate's base budget, beginning the legislative process for developing the state's FY 2022-23 biennial budget.Read More
Texas State Senator Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, was re-appointed by Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick for her fourth consecutive session as chair of the Senate Finance Committee.Read More