HBA-MPM S.B. 636 76(R) BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisS.B. 636 By: Bivins Public Education 4/19/1999 Engrossed BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Current law allows public high school students to have the option of participating in dual credit courses. These courses allow students to receive credit at both the high school and junior college level, allowing students to get a head start on college course work while also fulfilling high school graduation requirements. S.B. 636 expands the dual enrollment program to students enrolled at accredited private high schools. RULEMAKING AUTHORITY It is the opinion of the Office of House Bill Analysis that this bill does not expressly delegate any additional rulemaking authority to a state officer, department, agency, or institution. SECTION BY SECTION ANALYSIS SECTION 1. Amends Section 130.008, Education Code, as follows: Sec. 130.008. New title: CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT AGREEMENT WITH PUBLIC OR PRIVATE HIGH SCHOOL. Authorizes a public junior college, under an agreement with a private high school accredited by an organization approved by the commissioner of education for private school accreditation, to offer a course in which a student attending the private high school may simultaneously receive both course credit toward the student's high school academic requirements for graduation and course credit as a student of the junior college, if the student has been admitted to the college or becomes eligible to enroll in and is subsequently admitted to the college. Makes conforming changes. SECTION 2.Emergency clause. Effective date: upon passage.