FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 03/28/2017
State Representative Diana Arévalo of House District 116 presents House Bill 1081 to increase access to New Instructional Facilities Allotment
Austin, Texas - Today, Representative Arévalo presented House Bill 1081 (H.B. 1081) to the House Committee on Public Education. The bill changes a definition in statute which grants schools more access to the funding.
"I am humbled by the opportunity to present a piece of legislation to the Public Education Committee that will not only help the San Antonio Independent School District, but school districts in every part of the great state of Texas."
H.B. 1081 expands the eligibility for the New Instructional Facilities Allotment (NIFA). Under current law, only newly built schools can access the NIFA funding and within the past two fiscal years, few new buildings were constructed. The bill does not appropriate any funding since it increases access to the existing funds and the bill does not have a fiscal note. This bill ensures more funds reach more students in Texas without raising additional revenue.
Contact: Marc Hoskins