The Texas Legislature meets in a regular session every two years, convening on the second Tuesday in January of every odd-numbered year. These biennial sessions are limited to 140 days. The governor can also call additional special sessions as necessary, which cannot exceed 30 days. The 85th Legislative Session is Jan. 10 through May 29, 2017.The Humble ISD Legislative Committee will help plan, and take action, to best assure that any changes to existing state laws target improving public education for all the children we serve. The Humble ISD Legislative Committee works with the Humble ISD School Board’s Legislative Committee, which includes Nancy Morrison as chair, Board President Keith Lapeze and Board Vice President Angela Conrad as Board Committee members.
A kick-off meeting to be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, in the Humble ISD Board Room
A kick-off meeting of community members was held on Jan. 19. This committee will focus on state issues and proposed legislation affecting Humble ISD students. Special guest speakers were State Representative Dan Huberty and Executive Director of the Fast Growth School Coalition Dr. Guy Sconzo.
Rep. Huberty has served on the Texas House Public Education Committee and was named “Rookie of the Year” by Texas Monthly Magazine at the conclusion of the 82nd Legislative Session. Prior to the election that sent him to the Texas Capitol Building in 2011, Rep. Huberty served on the Humble ISD Board of Trustees for five years.
Dr. Sconzo was a superintendent of Humble ISD for 15 years. He retired from the district in 2016 and now serves as Executive Director for the Fast Growth School Coalition. The Coalition provides a collective voice that educates and advocates for investment in the state's fastest growing school districts to deliver the high-quality education Texas students and taxpayers deserve.