The Tebow Bills have been filed again in 2017. For the full text of the bills, visit Texas Legislature Online for SB 640 and for HB 1323. Click on the icons there for your choice of the PDF, Webpage view or Word Document. Click on the tabs toward the top of that page for more information as the session continues.
Tim Lambert held a THSC Webinar where he discussed the Tebow Bill on 4/16/15 where he NEVER EVEN MENTIONED the new replacement bill that was filed three days earlier, on 4/13/15. He ONLY discussed the Tebow Bill presented in SB391. However, the author of SB391 was no longer interested in promoting the bill and dropped it. Senator Van Taylor (phone 512-463-0108) and Senator Dr. Donna Campbell (phone 512-463-0125) filed the new version of the Bill, SB 2046 , on 4/13/15 with substantive changes including the first time State Mandated Standardized Testing of Homeschoolers would have been introduced into Texas Law. We were successful in defeating the Bill's passage in 2015 but THSC has put passage of this bill as their PRIORITY when the Texas Legislature meets again in 2017.