The Texas Senate made quick work of Sen. Dan Patrick’s sweeping charter school legislation, today. 

The law expands the number of charter schools allowed to operate in Texas. Currently, the cap is set at 215 charter schools. The bill passed today gradually raises that number to 305 over the next six years. The bill is a scaled down version of Patrick’s original plan, which would have lifted the cap altogether.

The measure passed easily in a 30-1 vote with very little floor debate. It now heads to the house where it likely faces a tougher road.