FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 05/05/2017
Rep. Diana Arévalo of House District 116 Celebrates House Passage of HB 1081 to increase access to New Instructional Facilities Allotment
Austin, Texas - On Thursday, May 4, 2017, Representative Arévalo celebrated passing her first bill of the 85th Legislative Session. The Texas House of Representatives passed House Bill 1081 which expands the eligibility for the New Instructional Facilities Allotment (NIFA).
"I am humbled by the opportunity to present a piece of legislation to the House of Representatives that will not only help our local San Antonio schools, but school districts all across Texas."
HB 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