House Bill 3

House Bill 3 (HB 3), a sweeping and historic school finance bill, was passed by the 86th Texas Legislature in 2019 and signed by Governor Greg Abbott. The bill was the result of months of work beginning with the Texas Commission on Public School Finance and culminating in bipartisan work by members of the Texas House and Senate. HB 3 is one of the most transformative Texas education bills in recent history and is foundational to the 2020 charges for the Tri-Agency Workforce Initiative. Major components of HB 3 include:

  • Supporting teachers and rewarding teacher excellence
  • Focusing on learning and improving student outcomes
  • Increasing funding and equity
  • Reducing and reforming property taxes and recapture