Sec. 49.011: Contingency

(a) If any of the options described by Section 49.002 as applied to a school district are held invalid by a final decision of a court of competent jurisdiction, a school district is entitled to exercise any of the remaining valid options in accordance with a schedule approved by the commissioner.

(b) If a final order of a court of competent jurisdiction should hold each of the options provided by Section 49.002 invalid, the commissioner shall act under Subchapter G or H to reduce the local revenue level in excess of entitlement only after notice and hearing is afforded to each school district affected by the order. The commissioner shall adopt a plan that least disrupts the affected school districts. If because the exigency to adopt a plan prevents the commissioner from giving a reasonable time for notice and hearing, the commissioner shall timely give notice to and hold a hearing for the affected school districts, but in no event less than 30 days from time of notice to the date of hearing.

(c) If a final order of a court of competent jurisdiction should hold an option provided by Section 49.002 invalid and order a refund to a district of any amounts paid by a district choosing that option, the amount shall be refunded but held in reserve and not expended by the district until released by order of the commissioner. The commissioner shall order the release immediately on the commissioner's determination that, through one of the means provided by law, the district has reduced the district's local revenue level in excess of entitlement to the level established under Section 48.257. The amount released shall be deducted from any state aid payable to the district according to a schedule adopted by the commissioner.

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Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 260, Sec. 1, eff. May 30, 1995.

Transferred, redesignated and amended from Education Code, Section 41.011 by Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 943 (H.B. 3), Sec. 1.049, eff. September 1, 2019.