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HB 17 85-0 (2017) Author: Lozano, J. M.
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Relating to the establishment of the Texas Higher Education Innovation Accelerator for public institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Left pending in committee
HB 46 85-0 (2017) Author: Martinez, Armando Relating to the establishment of a public law school in the Rio Grande Valley. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 112 85-0 (2017) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. | et. al. Relating to a limitation on the amount of tuition charged by public institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 169 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to the establishment of a public law school in the Rio Grande Valley. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 220 85-0 (2017) Author: Johnson, Eric Relating to a person's eligibility to take the state's bar examination and to supreme court approval of law schools for the purpose of establishing eligibility. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 254 85-0 (2017) Author: Hernandez, Ana Relating to a single common course numbering system for public institutions of higher education in this state. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 282 85-0 (2017) Author: Anchia, Rafael | et. al. Relating to the carrying of handguns on the campuses of and certain other locations associated with institutions of higher education. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
HB 319 85-0 (2017) Author: Canales, Terry Relating to a distance learning program at The University of Texas at Austin School of Law. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 375 85-0 (2017) Author: Stickland, Jonathan | et. al. Relating to providing for the carrying of handguns without a license and to related offenses and penalties. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Left pending in committee
HB 391 85-0 (2017) Author: Howard, Donna | et. al. Relating to the carrying of handguns on the campuses of and certain other locations associated with institutions of higher education. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
HB 392 85-0 (2017) Author: Howard, Donna Relating to certain offenses involving the carrying of handguns by license holders on the premises of certain hospitals, mental health facilities, and nursing facilities. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
HB 393 85-0 (2017) Author: Stickland, Jonathan | et. al. Relating to the determination of resident status of students by public institutions of higher education. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 404 85-0 (2017) Author: Anchia, Rafael | et. al. Relating to higher education curriculum review teams to review public school curriculum standards for college readiness purposes. House: Public Education Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 417 85-0 (2017) Author: White, James Relating to the repeal of the Texas Success Initiative. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 430 85-0 (2017) Author: Johnson, Jarvis | et. al. Relating to outcomes-based funding for general academic teaching institutions. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 465 85-0 (2017) Author: Anchia, Rafael | et. al. Relating to the prosecution of certain offenses involving the carrying of weapons at amusement parks or locations associated with schools or educational institutions. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
HB 493 85-0 (2017) Author: Perez, Mary Ann | et. al.
Sponsor: Campbell, Donna
Relating to reporting requirements for the College Credit for Heroes program. House: Higher Education
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security
Effective on 1/1/18
HB 585 85-0 (2017) Author: Hernandez, Ana Relating to a study conducted by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board on the qualification for and performance at institutions of higher education of certain students who completed certain mathematics courses during high school. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 653 85-0 (2017) Author: Clardy, Travis Relating to the Texas Educational Opportunity Grant program. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Referred to Higher Education
HB 654 85-0 (2017) Author: Clardy, Travis | et. al. Relating to the elimination of certain formula funding and dropped course restrictions for returning adult students at public institutions of higher education and to the tuition rate that may be charged to those students for certain excessive undergraduate hours. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Referred to Higher Education
HB 711 85-0 (2017) Author: Wu, Gene Relating to a limitation on the number of certain nontenured or nontenure track faculty employed at public universities. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 712 85-0 (2017) Author: Wu, Gene | et. al. Relating to a single common course numbering system for public institutions of higher education in this state. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 767 85-0 (2017) Author: Fallon, Pat Relating to the determination of resident status of students by public institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 796 85-0 (2017) Author: Clardy, Travis | et. al. Relating to the work-study student mentorship program administered by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. House: Higher Education Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 817 85-0 (2017) Author: Ortega, Evelina "Lina" Relating to a study on increasing the number of medical residency programs, medical residents, and physicians practicing medical specialties in this state. House: Higher Education No action taken in committee
HB 832 85-0 (2017) Author: Clardy, Travis | et. al. Relating to state funding for baccalaureate degree programs offered at certain public junior colleges. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Referred to Higher Education
HB 841 85-0 (2017) Author: Ortega, Evelina "Lina" | et. al. Relating to the establishment of a public law school in El Paso County. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 906 85-0 (2017) Author: Elkins, Gary Relating to the creation of research technology corporations for the development and commercialization of technologies owned by institutions of higher education or by certain medical centers with members that are institutions of higher education; providing for tax exemptions; providing a penalty. House: Government Transparency & Operation Referred to Government Transparency & Operation
HB 968 85-0 (2017) Author: Metcalf, Will | et. al. Relating to the prosecution of the offense of possessing a weapon in certain prohibited places associated with schools or postsecondary educational institutions. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Left pending in committee
HB 973 85-0 (2017) Author: Roberts, Kevin | et. al. Relating to authorization by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for certain public junior colleges to offer baccalaureate degree programs. House: Higher Education Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1007 85-0 (2017) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to the establishment of veterans resource centers at certain institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1096 85-0 (2017) Author: Canales, Terry | et. al. Relating to requiring public institutions of higher education to establish a policy and prevention and outreach program on campus sexual assault, family violence, and stalking. House: Higher Education Left pending in committee
HB 1121 85-0 (2017) Author: Springer, Drew Relating to instruction in accessible design in the curriculum for an architecture degree program offered by a public institution of higher education. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 1176 85-0 (2017) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to an optometry career program at the University of Houston. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 1179 85-0 (2017) Author: Johnson, Jarvis | et. al. Relating to a requirement that a student's postsecondary transcript include the average or median grade awarded in each class. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 1192 85-0 (2017) Author: Blanco, César | et. al. Relating to the expansion of the College Credit for Heroes program to lower-division public institutions of higher education offering degrees in certain fields. House: Higher Education Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
HB 1212 85-0 (2017) Author: Phillips, Larry Relating to authorization by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for certain public junior colleges to offer baccalaureate degree programs. House: Higher Education Left pending in committee
HB 1237 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio III, Eddie | et. al. Relating to the establishment of a Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) program and to the repeal of the tech-prep program. House: Public Education Withdrawn from schedule
HB 1241 85-0 (2017) Author: Giddings, Helen | et. al. Relating to student success-based funding recommendations for certain public institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1359 85-0 (2017) Author: White, James | et. al. Relating to monuments and memorials for Texas heroes and other persons and events of historical significance; creating criminal offenses. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1369 85-0 (2017) Author: Clardy, Travis | et. al. Relating to the Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) Grant Program. House: Higher Education Returned to Calendars Committee
HB 1407 85-0 (2017) Author: Sheffield, J. D. | et. al.
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Relating to the establishment of the emergency medical services assistance program. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 1425 85-0 (2017) Author: Swanson, Valoree Relating to a requirement that public and private institutions of higher education provide certain cost and employment opportunity data for degree programs. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 1498 85-0 (2017) Author: Turner, Chris Relating to the appropriation of money from the economic stabilization fund for maintenance and repairs at institutions of higher education. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 1499 85-0 (2017) Author: Turner, Chris Relating to the appropriation of money from the economic stabilization fund for maintenance, renovation, and repair of certain state buildings. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 1580 85-0 (2017) Author: Howard, Donna Relating to authorization by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for certain public junior colleges to offer baccalaureate degree programs. House: Higher Education No action taken in committee
HB 1602 85-0 (2017) Author: Keough, Mark | et. al. Relating to authorization by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for certain public junior colleges to offer baccalaureate degree programs. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 1628 85-0 (2017) Author: Perez, Mary Ann Relating to authorization by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for certain public junior colleges to offer baccalaureate degree programs. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 1640 85-0 (2017) Author: Vo, Hubert | et. al. Relating to ensuring continuity of education for homeless children and foster care youth and access to higher education, career information, and skills certification for foster care youth and former foster care youth. House: Human Services
Senate: Education
Referred to Education
HB 1705 85-0 (2017) Author: Johnson, Jarvis | et. al. Relating to curriculum requirements in American history at institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 1737 85-0 (2017) Author: Alvarado, Carol Relating to certain academic programs and projects undertaken by public institutions of higher education at an off-campus academic or research site or a similar location. House: Higher Education Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1840 85-0 (2017) Author: Burrows, Dustin Relating to the requirement for a report by a state agency on the request for a study from an institution of higher education. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 1842 85-0 (2017) Author: Giddings, Helen | et. al. Relating to the establishment of a Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) program and to the repeal of the tech-prep program. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 1843 85-0 (2017) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to the purchase of certain insurance coverage and the performance of related risk management services for the University of Houston System and the component institutions of that system. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HB 1882 85-0 (2017) Author: King, Tracy | et. al. Relating to the management of university land by The University of Texas System. House: Land & Resource Management Left pending in committee
HB 1913 85-0 (2017) Author: Geren, Charlie
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Relating to the required qualifications for serving as president of the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth and to the prohibition against the award of certain degrees by the center's governing board. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
HB 1915 85-0 (2017) Author: Cain, Briscoe Relating to the prosecution of the offense of possessing a weapon in certain prohibited places associated with schools or educational institutions. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
HB 2155 85-0 (2017) Author: Howard, Donna Relating to a college readiness memorandum of understanding between a school district and a public institution of higher education. House: Higher Education Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2210 85-0 (2017) Author: Cortez, Philip Relating to a college readiness memorandum of understanding between a school district and a public institution of higher education. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 2223 85-0 (2017) Author: Giddings, Helen | et. al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to developmental coursework offered by public institutions of higher education under the Texas Success Initiative. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
HB 2229 85-0 (2017) Author: Leach, Jeff | et. al. Relating to requiring certain public and private institutions of higher education to provide students and employees an option to electronically report certain offenses to the institution. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 2230 85-0 (2017) Author: Leach, Jeff | et. al. Relating to requiring certain public and private institutions of higher education to provide amnesty to students who report incidents of sexual assault. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 2232 85-0 (2017) Author: Dukes, Dawnna Relating to the establishment of a statewide task force to address sexual assault occurring on the campuses of public and private institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 2242 85-0 (2017) Author: Lozano, J. M. Relating to the establishment of a college of veterinary medicine at Texas A&M University--Kingsville. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 2285 85-0 (2017) Author: Thompson, Ed | et. al.
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Relating to the establishment of the Texas Institute for Coastal Prairie Research and Education at the University of Houston. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
HB 2355 85-0 (2017) Author: Thierry, Shawn | et. al. Relating to measures to assist students at public institutions of higher education who are homeless. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 2404 85-0 (2017) Author: Alvarado, Carol Relating to reports of sexual assault made to public or private institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 2421 85-0 (2017) Author: Howard, Donna | et. al. Relating to an annual report on employment positions provided through the Texas college work-study program. House: Higher Education Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
HB 2431 85-0 (2017) Author: Deshotel, Joe
Sponsor: Creighton, Brandon
Relating to the participation of public state colleges in the Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) Grant Program. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
HB 2432 85-0 (2017) Author: Raney, John
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Relating to certain academic programs and projects undertaken by public institutions of higher education at a location other than the institution's main campus. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Returned from the House for further action
HB 2478 85-0 (2017) Author: Davis, Sarah Relating to an innovation grant program to support residency training programs in psychiatric specialty fields. House: Higher Education Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2527 85-0 (2017) Author: Cain, Briscoe | et. al. Relating to the protection of expressive activities at public institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 2541 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to funding for apprenticeship training programs through a lottery game. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Left pending in committee
HB 2637 85-0 (2017) Author: Faircloth, Wayne | et. al. Relating to authorization by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for certain public junior colleges to offer baccalaureate degree programs. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 2673 85-0 (2017) Author: Blanco, César | et. al. Relating to the development of transferable degree or certificate program curricula for which qualified veterans or military service members may be awarded course credit based on military service. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 2819 85-0 (2017) Author: Darby, Drew | et. al.
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to the establishment of an advisory committee for the TexNet seismic monitoring program. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 2895 85-0 (2017) Author: Price, Four | et. al.
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Relating to the requirement that certain public institutions of higher education post mental health resources on the institution's Internet website. House: Public Health
Senate: Higher Education
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 2902 85-0 (2017) Author: Muñoz, Jr., Sergio Relating to authorization by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for certain public junior colleges to offer baccalaureate degree programs. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 2917 85-0 (2017) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to the establishment of a scholarship program to support study abroad by students enrolled at public institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 2918 85-0 (2017) Author: Uresti, Tomas Relating to requiring a public institution of higher education to post on its Internet website a status report regarding certain disciplinary processes involving an incident of campus sexual assault. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 2920 85-0 (2017) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to an audit of faculty composition by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 2988 85-0 (2017) Author: Frullo, John Relating to authorization for the conveyance of certain real property from Texas Tech University to Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. House: Higher Education Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2999 85-0 (2017) Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan | et. al.
Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of property owned by certain medical centers in certain counties. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 1/1/18
HB 3059 85-0 (2017) Author: Bell, Cecil Relating to the automatic admission to general academic teaching institutions of students who complete the early college education program. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 3091 85-0 (2017) Author: Burkett, Cindy Relating to evaluating and improving the provision of prevention and early intervention services by the Department of Family and Protective Services. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 3092 85-0 (2017) Author: Burkett, Cindy Relating to prevention and early intervention services provided by the Department of Family and Protective Services. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 3142 85-0 (2017) Author: Turner, Chris Relating to a requirement that a public or private institution of higher education include a disciplinary notation on a student's transcript under certain circumstances. House: Higher Education Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3143 85-0 (2017) Author: Turner, Chris Relating to mental health professional staffing requirements at certain public institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 3159 85-0 (2017) Author: Button, Angie Relating to a study regarding the economic impact of general academic teaching institutions. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 3160 85-0 (2017) Author: Button, Angie | et. al. Relating to use of money from the Texas Enterprise Fund for certain projects involving the commercialization of property derived from research at or through institutions of higher education. House: Economic & Small Business Development Left pending in committee
HB 3179 85-0 (2017) Author: Lozano, J. M. | et. al. Relating to the Texas college work-study program and to establishing a program for the off-campus employment of certain students at public or private institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education Companion considered in lieu of
HB 3187 85-0 (2017) Author: Alvarado, Carol Relating to the campus sexual assault policy at a public institution of higher education. House: Higher Education Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3195 85-0 (2017) Author: Alvarado, Carol Relating to a requirement that each public institution of higher education develop and implement a strategic plan for the prevention of sexual assault and unplanned pregnancy. House: Higher Education Left pending in committee
HB 3231 85-0 (2017) Author: Bohac, Dwayne Relating to financial accountability standards for charter schools operated by a public institution of higher education. House: Public Education Returned to Calendars Committee
HB 3245 85-0 (2017) Author: Button, Angie Relating to the definition of distinguished researcher for purposes of the governor's university research initiative. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 3247 85-0 (2017) Author: Leach, Jeff Relating to eligibility for a TEXAS grant. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 3260 85-0 (2017) Author: Button, Angie | et. al. Relating to use of the governor's university research initiative fund to support the commercialization of property derived from research at or through public institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education Left pending in committee
HB 3267 85-0 (2017) Author: Lozano, J. M. Relating to participation in and contributions to the optional retirement program for certain employees of institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
HB 3327 85-0 (2017) Author: Thierry, Shawn Relating to automatic voter registration of students enrolled in public institutions of higher education. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 3330 85-0 (2017) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to the establishment of a legislative internship program. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 3407 85-0 (2017) Author: Thierry, Shawn | et. al. Relating to the establishment of a task force to address suicide prevention at public institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 3568 85-0 (2017) Author: Oliverson, Tom Relating to an occupational and life skills associate degree program offered by the Lone Star College System District. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 3577 85-0 (2017) Author: Sheffield, J. D. Relating to the establishment of the emergency medical services educational program. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 3593 85-0 (2017) Author: Bernal, Diego | et. al.
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry | et. al.
Relating to instruction in career and technology education provided by public schools, including instruction in technology applications, cybersecurity, and computer coding, and to consideration of completed practicums and internships in school accountability ratings. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Effective immediately
HB 3610 85-0 (2017) Author: Lozano, J. M. Relating to the establishment of the Texas Higher Education Innovation Accelerator for public institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 3747 85-0 (2017) Author: Wilson, Terry M. Relating to a requirement that each state university provide to a student certain employment data relating to the student's major field of study. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 3766 85-0 (2017) Author: Lozano, J. M. | et. al. Relating to tuition and fee exemptions or waivers at public institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3768 85-0 (2017) Author: Howard, Donna | et. al. Relating to the establishment of the Texas Guided Pathways program to facilitate the completion by students of undergraduate certificate and degree programs. House: Higher Education Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3775 85-0 (2017) Author: Raney, John Relating to a competitive grant program to fund promotion of early literacy programs in certain communities in this state. House: Higher Education Returned to Calendars Committee
HB 3780 85-0 (2017) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni | et. al. Relating to the establishment of a state secondary Internet website domain name server. House: Government Transparency & Operation Left pending in committee
HB 3818 85-0 (2017) Author: Howard, Donna Relating to a sexual assault policy at public and private institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 3842 85-0 (2017) Author: Hinojosa, Gina | et. al. Relating to transferring the Office for the Prevention of Developmental Disabilities to The University of Texas at Austin and renaming the office the Office for Healthy Children. House: Human Services Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3851 85-0 (2017) Author: Howard, Donna | et. al. Relating to policies and training regarding the use of epinephrine auto-injectors by public institutions of higher education; providing immunity. House: Higher Education Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3866 85-0 (2017) Author: Wilson, Terry M. Relating to the protection of expressive activities at public institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 4035 85-0 (2017) Author: Flynn, Dan
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan
Relating to eligibility and contributions for coverage under the state employee group benefits program and health benefit plans offered by certain university systems. House: Pensions
Senate: State Affairs
See remarks for effective date
HB 4216 85-0 (2017) Author: Walle, Armando Relating to required notice to certain students at public lower-division institutions of higher education regarding skills development job training or incentive programs. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 4220 85-0 (2017) Author: González, Mary Relating to the regulation of certain degree-granting postsecondary educational institutions by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. House: Higher Education Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 4251 85-0 (2017) Author: Walle, Armando Relating to an exemption from tuition and required fees at public institutions of higher education for undergraduate students from low-income families. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HJR 54 85-0 (2017) Author: Elkins, Gary Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of certain property owned by or leased to or by a university research technology corporation. House: Government Transparency & Operation Referred to Government Transparency & Operation
HJR 110 85-0 (2017) Author: Alvarado, Carol | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to establish permanent funds for the support of state institutions and agencies of higher education that do not participate in funding from the permanent university fund. House: Higher Education Left pending in committee
HJR 114 85-0 (2017) Author: Burrows, Dustin Proposing a constitutional amendment to divert any net income attributable to newly discovered oil and gas or other mineral interests on permanent university fund land from the permanent university fund to fund capital projects at certain public universities and agencies of higher education that are currently ineligible for distributions from the permanent university fund. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HR 2609 85-0 (2017) Author: Alvarado, Carol Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 968. Reported enrolled
SB 18 85-0 (2017) Author: Seliger, Kel | et. al. Relating to public institutions of higher education setting aside portions of designated tuition for student financial assistance. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Left pending in committee
SB 19 85-0 (2017) Author: Seliger, Kel | et. al. Relating to performance-based tuition limitations for and a temporary limitation on the amount of tuition and fees charged by certain public institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Left pending in committee
SB 22 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Larry | et. al.
Sponsor: Lucio III, Eddie | et. al.
Relating to the establishment of a Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) program and to the repeal of the tech-prep program. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 32 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the establishment and operation of the Texas B-On-time student loan program. Senate: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
SB 33 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to eligibility for a TEXAS Grant and to administration of the TEXAS grant program. Senate: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
SB 34 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to outcomes-based funding for general academic teaching institutions. Senate: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
SB 59 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Kuempel, John
Relating to energy and water management planning and reporting requirements for state agencies and institutions of higher education. House: Government Transparency & Operation
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 60 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the preference given by state and local governmental entities, including public institutions of higher education, to agricultural products produced, processed, or grown in this state. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
SB 141 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Van | et. al. Relating to eligibility for a TEXAS grant. Senate: Higher Education Co-author authorized
SB 249 85-0 (2017) Author: Schwertner, Charles
Sponsor: Oliverson, Tom
Relating to the submission of an affordability and access report by public institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 331 85-0 (2017) Author: West, Royce
Sponsor: Rose, Toni | et. al.
Relating to the temporary approval of a private or independent college or university to continue to participate in the tuition equalization grant program. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 349 85-0 (2017) Author: Creighton, Brandon | et. al.
Sponsor: Metcalf, Will
Relating to the prosecution of the offense of possessing a weapon in certain prohibited places associated with schools or postsecondary educational institutions. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: State Affairs
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 352 85-0 (2017) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to authorization by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for certain public junior colleges to offer baccalaureate degree programs. Senate: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
SB 367 85-0 (2017) Author: Garcia, Sylvia Relating to authorization by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for certain public junior colleges to offer baccalaureate degree programs. Senate: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
SB 437 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to the establishment of a public law school in El Paso County. Senate: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
SB 482 85-0 (2017) Author: Miles, Borris Relating to the creation of a program to assist foster care youth and former foster care youth in accessing higher education, career information, and skills certifications. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 543 85-0 (2017) Author: Seliger, Kel | et. al. Relating to performance-based tuition limitations for certain public institutions of higher education and a temporary tuition limitation for those institutions. Senate: Higher Education Co-author authorized
SB 574 85-0 (2017) Author: Miles, Borris Relating to the expansion of applied workforce learning opportunities in this state, including through the establishment of the Texas Industry Internship Challenge. Senate: Education Referred to Education
SB 598 85-0 (2017) Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al. Relating to authorization by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for certain public junior colleges to offer baccalaureate degree programs. Senate: Higher Education Co-author authorized
SB 634 85-0 (2017) Author: Estes, Craig
Sponsor: Button, Angie
Relating to reporting requirements for certain skills development fund workforce training program providers. House: Economic & Small Business Development
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 719 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Raney, John
Relating to requiring the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to collect, study, and report certain data regarding workforce education programs. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 802 85-0 (2017) Author: Seliger, Kel | et. al.
Sponsor: Howard, Donna
Relating to a study and report regarding best practices in the transfer of course credit between public institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
SB 803 85-0 (2017) Author: Seliger, Kel
Sponsor: Martinez, Armando
Relating to a study on the feasibility of requiring certain researchers to make research papers available to the public. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 810 85-0 (2017) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois | et. al.
Sponsor: Howard, Donna
Relating to the purchase and use of open educational resources. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
SB 828 85-0 (2017) Author: Seliger, Kel | et. al. Relating to certain academic programs and projects undertaken by public institutions of higher education at an off-campus academic or research site or a similar location. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Referred to Higher Education
SB 834 85-0 (2017) Author: Hughes, Bryan Relating to state funding for baccalaureate degree programs offered at certain public junior colleges. Senate: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
SB 885 85-0 (2017) Author: Seliger, Kel Relating to the maximum number of semester credit hours allowed for and funding sources used to supplement a TEXAS grant and to the removal of obsolete references related to the Teach for Texas grant program. Senate: Higher Education Removed from local & uncontested calendar
SB 968 85-0 (2017) Author: Watson, Kirk | et. al.
Sponsor: Alvarado, Carol | et. al.
Relating to a sexual assault policy at certain public and private institutions of higher education and to requiring those institutions to provide students and employees an option to electronically report certain offenses to the institution. House: Higher Education
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 969 85-0 (2017) Author: Watson, Kirk | et. al.
Sponsor: Leach, Jeff | et. al.
Relating to requiring certain public and private institutions of higher education to provide amnesty to students who report certain incidents, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, or stalking. House: Higher Education
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 970 85-0 (2017) Author: Watson, Kirk | et. al. Relating to a sexual assault policy at public and private institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to Higher Education
SB 997 85-0 (2017) Author: Garcia, Sylvia | et. al. Relating to peace officer enforcement of federal immigration law at places of worship, hospitals, public schools, and courthouses. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1033 85-0 (2017) Author: Perry, Charles
Sponsor: Frullo, John
Relating to authorization for the conveyance of certain real property from Texas Tech University to Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
SB 1066 85-0 (2017) Author: Schwertner, Charles | et. al.
Sponsor: Lozano, J. M.
Relating to meeting the graduate medical education needs of new medical degree programs offered by public institutions of higher education and to the employment status of certain residents participating in certain graduate medical education programs. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
SB 1092 85-0 (2017) Author: Seliger, Kel Relating to access to certain meetings and information of private or independent institutions of higher education. Senate: Higher Education Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1097 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to funding for apprenticeship training programs through a lottery game. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1119 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Howard, Donna | et. al.
Relating to an annual report on employment positions provided through the Texas college work-study program. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
SB 1151 85-0 (2017) Author: Buckingham, Dawn | et. al. Relating to the protection of expressive activities at public institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Referred to Higher Education
SB 1170 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Larry Relating to authorization by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for certain public junior colleges to offer baccalaureate degree programs. Senate: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
SB 1181 85-0 (2017) Author: Whitmire, John Relating to the purchase of certain insurance coverage and the performance of related risk management services for the University of Houston System and the component institutions of that system. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1220 85-0 (2017) Author: Miles, Borris | et. al.
Sponsor: Vo, Hubert
Relating to ensuring continuity of education and access to higher education, career information, and skills certification for foster care youth and former foster care youth. House: Human Services
Senate: Education
Effective immediately
SB 1223 85-0 (2017) Author: Hughes, Bryan
Sponsor: Clardy, Travis
Relating to suits against The University of Texas at Tyler. House: Higher Education
Senate: State Affairs
Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
SB 1225 85-0 (2017) Author: Miles, Borris Relating to eligibility requirements for the repayment of certain physician education loans. Senate: Higher Education Left pending in committee
SB 1323 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the academic costs charged to resident undergraduate students by general academic teaching institutions and to certain reports regarding certain costs of those institutions. Senate: Higher Education Left pending in committee
SB 1367 85-0 (2017) Author: Menéndez, José | et. al.
Sponsor: Howard, Donna | et. al.
Relating to policies and training regarding the use of epinephrine auto-injectors by public institutions of higher education; providing immunity. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 1467 85-0 (2017) Author: West, Royce
Sponsor: Lozano, J. M. | et. al.
Relating to the Texas college work-study program and to establishing a program for the off-campus employment of certain students at public or private institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
House passage as amended reported
SB 1471 85-0 (2017) Author: Seliger, Kel Relating to the establishment of the emergency medical services assistance program. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 1527 85-0 (2017) Author: Creighton, Brandon Relating to authorization by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for certain public junior colleges to offer baccalaureate degree programs. Senate: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
SB 1531 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to the expansion of the College Credit for Heroes program to lower-division public institutions of higher education offering degrees in certain fields. Senate: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
SB 1558 85-0 (2017) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to automatic admission to general academic teaching institutions for valedictorians of certain high school graduating classes. Senate: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
SB 1649 85-0 (2017) Author: Watson, Kirk
Sponsor: Moody, Joe
Relating to increasing the punishment for certain conduct constituting the offense of criminal trespass. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 1743 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Gina | et. al.
Relating to transferring the Office for the Prevention of Developmental Disabilities to The University of Texas at Austin and renaming the office the Office for Healthy Children. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Vetoed by the Governor
SB 1762 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the regulation of the parking and removal of vehicles on the campus of a public institution of higher education. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1782 85-0 (2017) Author: West, Royce
Sponsor: Clardy, Travis | et. al.
Relating to the elimination of certain formula funding and dropped course restrictions for returning adult students at public institutions of higher education and to the tuition rate that may be charged to those students for certain excessive undergraduate hours. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
SB 1809 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffman, Joan Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of property owned by certain medical centers in certain counties. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SB 1837 85-0 (2017) Author: Hughes, Bryan | et. al.
Sponsor: Bohac, Dwayne
Relating to financial accountability standards for charter schools operated by a public institution of higher education. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Effective immediately
SB 1845 85-0 (2017) Author: Campbell, Donna | et. al.
Sponsor: Blanco, César
Relating to the development of transferable degree or certificate program curricula for which qualified veterans or military service members may be awarded course credit based on military service. House: Higher Education
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1888 85-0 (2017) Author: Bettencourt, Paul Relating to limitations on the automatic admission of students to general academic teaching institutions and on the admission of nonresident students to The University of Texas at Austin. Senate: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
SB 1892 85-0 (2017) Author: Bettencourt, Paul Relating to student success-based funding for certain public institutions of higher education. Senate: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
SB 1910 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Capriglione, Giovanni
Relating to state agency information security plans, information technology employees, and online and mobile applications. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 1926 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to authorization by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for certain public junior colleges to offer baccalaureate degree programs. Senate: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
SB 1930 85-0 (2017) Author: West, Royce Relating to the adoption of cats and dogs previously used for research at public institutions of higher education. Senate: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
SB 1982 85-0 (2017) Author: Schwertner, Charles Relating to the establishment of a university system center located in Brazos County as part of The Texas A&M University System. Senate: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
SB 2033 85-0 (2017) Author: Bettencourt, Paul Relating to the fixed tuition price plan offered by certain general academic teaching institutions. Senate: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
SB 2079 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Larry Relating to a requirement that a student's postsecondary transcript include the average or median grade awarded in each class. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Referred to Higher Education
SB 2082 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Larry
Sponsor: Clardy, Travis | et. al.
Relating to the work-study student mentorship program administered by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
SB 2086 85-0 (2017) Author: West, Royce Relating to measures to facilitate the transfer of students and course credit within the public higher education system. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Referred to Higher Education
SB 2109 85-0 (2017) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to a requirement that each public institution of higher education develop and implement a strategic plan for the prevention of sexual assault and unplanned pregnancy. Senate: Higher Education Left pending in committee
SB 2122 85-0 (2017) Author: West, Royce | et. al. Relating to the coordination of the transfer of course credit between public institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Left pending in committee
SB 2131 85-0 (2017) Author: West, Royce
Sponsor: Howard, Donna
Relating to efforts to facilitate the completion by students of undergraduate certificate and degree programs. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
House appoints conferees-reported
SB 2201 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to curriculum requirements in American history at institutions of higher education. Senate: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
SB 2214 85-0 (2017) Author: Schwertner, Charles Relating to state fiscal matters related to health and human services and state agencies administering health and human services programs. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 56 85-0 (2017) Author: Menéndez, José Proposing a constitutional amendment regarding a transfer of money from the economic stabilization fund to the permanent fund supporting military and veterans exemptions to fund tuition and fee exemptions for children of veterans. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 57 85-0 (2017) Author: Schwertner, Charles Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the maximum amount of the annual distribution made from the permanent university fund to the available university fund. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SR 931 85-0 (2017) Author: Watson, Kirk Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction on SB 968. Reported enrolled
HB 113 85-1 (2017) Author: Uresti, Tomas Relating to requiring a public institution of higher education to post on its Internet website a status report regarding certain disciplinary processes involving an incident of sexual assault or sexual harassment. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 122 85-1 (2017) Author: Turner, Chris Relating to a requirement that a public or private institution of higher education include a disciplinary notation on a student's transcript under certain circumstances. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 281 85-1 (2017) Author: Fallon, Pat Relating to the determination of resident status of students by public institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 330 85-1 (2017) Author: Neave, Victoria Relating to an investigation by the Department of Public Safety into the response by certain public and private institutions of higher education to reports of sexual assault at those institutions. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
HB 371 85-1 (2017) Author: Dukes, Dawnna Relating to the establishment of a statewide task force to address sexual assault occurring on the campuses of public and private institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
SB 29 85-1 (2017) Author: Huffman, Joan Relating to a reporting requirement for certain incidents of sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, or stalking at certain public and private institutions of higher education; creating a criminal offense; authorizing administrative penalties. Filed
HB 26 84-0 (2015) Author: Button, Angie | et. al.
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy | et. al.
Relating to state economic development measures, including administration of the Texas Enterprise Fund, creation of the Economic Incentive Oversight Board and the governor's university research initiative, abolishment of the Texas emerging technology fund, and renaming the Major Events trust fund to the Major Events Reimbursement Program. House: Economic & Small Business Development
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 27 84-0 (2015) Author: Button, Angie | et. al. Relating to state economic development measures, including administration of the Texas Enterprise Fund, the abolishment of the Texas emerging technology fund, and the disposition of balances from the Texas emerging technology fund. House: Economic & Small Business Development Postponed
HB 44 84-0 (2015) Author: Martinez, Armando | et. al. Relating to the establishment of a public law school in the Rio Grande Valley. House: Higher Education Left pending in committee
HB 46 84-0 (2015) Author: Martinez, Armando Relating to the establishment of a public law school in the Rio Grande Valley. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 59 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to the establishment of a public law school in the Rio Grande Valley. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 61 84-0 (2015) Author: McClendon, Ruth | et. al. Relating to a single common course numbering system for public institutions of higher education in this state. House: Higher Education Placed on General State Calendar
HB 100 84-0 (2015) Author: Zerwas, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel | et. al.
Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund capital projects at public institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 197 84-0 (2015) Author: Price, Four | et. al.
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Relating to requiring certain public institutions of higher education to post information regarding mental health resources on the institution's Internet website. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 209 84-0 (2015) Author: Stickland, Jonathan Relating to the determination of resident status of students by public institutions of higher education. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 301 84-0 (2015) Author: Wu, Gene Relating to the granting of undergraduate course credit by examination or assessment at public institutions of higher education; authorizing a fee. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 450 84-0 (2015) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to the establishment of veterans resource centers at certain institutions of higher education. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 451 84-0 (2015) Author: Alonzo, Roberto | et. al. Relating to an optometry career program at the University of Houston. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Referred to Higher Education
HB 458 84-0 (2015) Author: Flynn, Dan Relating to the governance of public institutions of higher education in this state. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 494 84-0 (2015) Author: Hernandez, Ana Relating to the institutions of higher education eligible to participate in the Texas Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (T-STEM) Challenge Scholarship program. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 495 84-0 (2015) Author: Howard, Donna
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the use of money from the permanent fund for health-related programs to provide grants to nursing education programs. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
HB 530 84-0 (2015) Author: Hernandez, Ana
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to the use of proceeds from criminal asset forfeiture to provide college scholarships to children of peace officers killed in the line of duty and to an annual report regarding the total value of forfeited property in this state. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 557 84-0 (2015) Author: Farias, Joe | et. al. Relating to the growth or cultivation of industrial hemp for certain research purposes. House: Agriculture & Livestock Placed on General State Calendar
HB 586 84-0 (2015) Author: Zedler, Bill Relating to the determination of resident status of students by public institutions of higher education. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 590 84-0 (2015) Author: Elkins, Gary | et. al.
Sponsor: Bettencourt, Paul
Relating to the creation of research technology corporations for the development and commercialization of technologies owned by institutions of higher education or by certain medical centers with members that are institutions of higher education; providing for tax exemptions; providing a penalty. House: Government Transparency & Operation
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Left pending in committee
HB 599 84-0 (2015) Author: Clardy, Travis Relating to energy savings performance contracts entered into by public institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 602 84-0 (2015) Author: Clardy, Travis Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education and Research Center at Stephen F. Austin State University. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 609 84-0 (2015) Author: Davis, Sarah Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund a personalized cancer care building at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 626 84-0 (2015) Author: Landgraf, Brooks Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund an engineering building at The University of Texas of the Permian Basin. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 658 84-0 (2015) Author: Zerwas, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Kolkhorst, Lois
Relating to the creation of a campus of the Texas State Technical College System in Fort Bend County. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
HB 699 84-0 (2015) Author: Nevárez, Poncho | et. al.
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos
Relating to requiring public institutions of higher education to establish a policy on campus sexual assault. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
HB 753 84-0 (2015) Author: Muñoz, Jr., Sergio | et. al. Relating to The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. House: Higher Education Laid on the table subject to call
HB 782 84-0 (2015) Author: Miller, Rick Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund an academic building at the University of Houston. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 784 84-0 (2015) Author: Phelan, Dade Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for a multipurpose education building at Lamar State College--Orange. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 791 84-0 (2015) Author: Canales, Terry | et. al. Relating to a distance learning program at The University of Texas at Austin School of Law. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 796 84-0 (2015) Author: Geren, Charlie | et. al.
Sponsor: Eltife, Kevin
Relating to the purchase of certain insurance coverage and the performance of related risk management services for the Texas State University System and the component institutions of that system. House: Higher Education
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
HB 812 84-0 (2015) Author: Lozano, J. M. Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund capital projects at public institutions of higher education; making an appropriation. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 827 84-0 (2015) Author: Giddings, Helen Relating to a limitation on the amount of tuition charged by public institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 844 84-0 (2015) Author: Schaefer, Matt Relating to the possession of certain weapons by a security guard on the premises of a school or educational institution. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
HB 901 84-0 (2015) Author: Canales, Terry | et. al. Relating to a student election to select the athletics nickname of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 909 84-0 (2015) Author: Phillips, Larry
Sponsor: Watson, Kirk
Relating to the tasting of alcoholic beverages by students enrolled in certain courses. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 935 84-0 (2015) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to the approval by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board of baccalaureate degree programs offered by public junior colleges. House: Higher Education Left pending in committee
HB 937 84-0 (2015) Author: Fletcher, Allen | et. al. Relating to the carrying of handguns on the campuses of and certain other locations associated with institutions of higher education; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty; creating a criminal offense. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Considered in Calendars
HB 951 84-0 (2015) Author: Hernandez, Ana Relating to a study conducted by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board on the qualification for and performance at institutions of higher education of certain students who completed certain mathematics courses during high school. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 990 84-0 (2015) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to a program to provide financial incentives to students who agree to teach bilingual education, English as a second language, or Spanish in certain public schools. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 996 84-0 (2015) Author: Parker, Tan | et. al. Relating to the effect of certain agreements with a collective bargaining organization on certain state-funded public work contracts. House: Economic & Small Business Development
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 1000 84-0 (2015) Author: Zerwas, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Relating to state support for general academic teaching institutions in this state. House: Higher Education
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1049 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Rodríguez, José | et. al.
Relating to the classification of licensed massage therapy programs as postsecondary education programs. House: Economic & Small Business Development
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
HB 1051 84-0 (2015) Author: Wray, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Birdwell, Brian
Relating to the creation of a campus of the Texas State Technical College System in Ellis County. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
HB 1054 84-0 (2015) Author: Clardy, Travis
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to developmental education programs under the Texas Success Initiative for public institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
HB 1088 84-0 (2015) Author: Márquez, Marisa | et. al. Relating to the establishment of the Texas Technical Center for Innovative Desalination at The University of Texas at El Paso in partnership with The University of Texas at San Antonio. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1103 84-0 (2015) Author: Murphy, Jim Relating to space utilization and online enrollment requirements for the issuance of revenue bonds by certain public institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education Left pending in committee
HB 1194 84-0 (2015) Author: Leach, Jeff | et. al. Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for capital projects at The University of Texas at Dallas. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 1196 84-0 (2015) Author: Turner, Scott | et. al. Relating to a requirement that a student's postsecondary transcript include the average or median grade awarded in each class. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 1234 84-0 (2015) Author: Tinderholt, Tony Relating to the carrying of concealed handguns by certain license holders on certain locations associated with a public or private school or educational institution. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
HB 1254 84-0 (2015) Author: Sheffield, J. D. | et. al. Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for capital projects at Tarleton State University. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 1256 84-0 (2015) Author: Sheffield, J. D. | et. al. Relating to the selection process for student members of the board of regents of a state university or state university system. House: Higher Education Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1262 84-0 (2015) Author: Clardy, Travis Relating to continuing eligibility requirements for institutions of higher education to participate in the Texas Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (T-STEM) Challenge Scholarship Program. House: Higher Education Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1287 84-0 (2015) Author: Simmons, Ron
Sponsor: Burton, Konni
Relating to a requirement that each state university's Internet website include a link to certain employment data. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
HB 1299 84-0 (2015) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni Relating to the tasting of wine by students enrolled in certain courses. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
HB 1384 84-0 (2015) Author: Davis, Sarah | et. al. Relating to authorization by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for certain public junior colleges to offer baccalaureate degree programs. House: Higher Education Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1387 84-0 (2015) Author: Anderson, Rodney Relating to a franchise tax credit for entities offering internships to certain college students. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1467 84-0 (2015) Author: Lozano, J. M. Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for a classroom building at Texas A&M University--Kingsville. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 1476 84-0 (2015) Author: Flynn, Dan Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for capital projects at Texas A&M University-Commerce. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 1487 84-0 (2015) Author: Thompson, Ed Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund a health sciences and classroom building at the Pearland campus of the University of Houston--Clear Lake. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 1505 84-0 (2015) Author: Alvarado, Carol Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund a science and technology building at the downtown campus of the University of Houston. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 1565 84-0 (2015) Author: White, James Relating to the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of qualified timber land. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1583 84-0 (2015) Author: Clardy, Travis
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to block scheduling for certain associate degree and certificate programs at public junior colleges. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
HB 1611 84-0 (2015) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to the exemption from the assessment requirements of the Texas Success Initiative for students who successfully complete certain college preparatory courses. House: Higher Education Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 1612 84-0 (2015) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to a requirement that public institutions of higher education provide certain information to students and school districts regarding student performance on Texas Success Initiative assessment instruments. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Referred to Higher Education
HB 1634 84-0 (2015) Author: Romero, Ramon | et. al. Relating to a franchise tax credit for certain taxable entities offering postsecondary tuition assistance. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 1672 84-0 (2015) Author: González, Mary Relating to requiring public institutions of higher education to request student disciplinary records for certain applicants for admission to the institution. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 1689 84-0 (2015) Author: Faircloth, Wayne Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund an interprofessional health education center at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 1708 84-0 (2015) Author: Stephenson, Phil Relating to tuition and fee exemptions for certain students enrolled in fire science courses at public institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 1712 84-0 (2015) Author: Oliveira, René Relating to the establishment of an innovative workforce training center in the Rio Grande Valley. House: Higher Education Left pending in subcommittee
HB 1731 84-0 (2015) Author: VanDeaver, Gary Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for an academic and student services building at Texas A&M University--Texarkana. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 1807 84-0 (2015) Author: Naishtat, Elliott
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to requiring the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to maintain an inventory of postsecondary educational programs and services for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
HB 1809 84-0 (2015) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to creation of an employment-first task force advisory committee. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 1887 84-0 (2015) Author: Muñoz, Jr., Sergio | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the establishment of a regional center for public safety excellence in the Rio Grande Valley. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
HB 1895 84-0 (2015) Author: Gutierrez, Roland Relating to scholarship and insurance payments for student athletes at certain public institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 1904 84-0 (2015) Author: Howard, Donna Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund the renovation of Robert A. Welch Hall at The University of Texas at Austin. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 1916 84-0 (2015) Author: Sheffield, J. D. Relating to the enforcement of certain local traffic laws on the campus of a public or private institution of higher education. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 2017 84-0 (2015) Author: Miller, Rick Relating to permissible locations of open-enrollment charter schools created by institutions of higher education. House: Public Education Left pending in committee
HB 2056 84-0 (2015) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for a library at Texas Southern University. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 2060 84-0 (2015) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to the application of public information laws to campus police departments at private institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 2097 84-0 (2015) Author: Canales, Terry Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund an interdisciplinary engineering and academic studies building at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 2131 84-0 (2015) Author: Davis, Sarah | et. al.
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan
Relating to the designation of centers of excellence to achieve healthy fetal outcomes in this state. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2167 84-0 (2015) Author: Smith, Wayne
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to certain images captured by an unmanned aircraft. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2237 84-0 (2015) Author: Turner, Chris Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for capital projects at The University of Texas at Arlington. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 2281 84-0 (2015) Author: Blanco, César Relating to a feasibility study and report by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board regarding the establishment of a law school campus extension in El Paso. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 2365 84-0 (2015) Author: Murphy, Jim | et. al. Relating to the requirements for employment positions provided through the Texas college work-study program. House: Higher Education Left pending in committee
HB 2396 84-0 (2015) Author: Howard, Donna | et. al.
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Relating to eliminating requirements that certain public institutions of higher education set aside portions of tuition for student loan repayment programs for certain physicians and state attorneys. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
HB 2402 84-0 (2015) Author: Howard, Donna | et. al. Relating to a study and report by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board on the feasibility of providing off-campus employment positions through the Texas college work-study program. House: Higher Education Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2423 84-0 (2015) Author: Anderson, Rodney Relating to a study and report by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board on the feasibility of providing off-campus employment positions through the Texas college work-study program. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 2472 84-0 (2015) Author: Zerwas, John
Sponsor: Watson, Kirk
Relating to the automatic admission of undergraduate students to The University of Texas at Austin. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
HB 2483 84-0 (2015) Author: Zerwas, John Relating to a maximum tuition rate under a fixed tuition price plan. House: Higher Education Left pending in committee
HB 2568 84-0 (2015) Author: Morrison, Geanie
Sponsor: Kolkhorst, Lois
Relating to authorizing a student center fee at the University of Houston-Victoria. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
HB 2741 84-0 (2015) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni Relating to a competitive grant program to fund promotion of early literacy programs in certain communities in this state. House: Higher Education Left pending in committee
HB 2755 84-0 (2015) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to the higher education fund, the management of investments of the permanent university fund, and the allocation and distribution of certain constitutional revenues to the University of Houston. House: Higher Education Left pending in committee
HB 2841 84-0 (2015) Author: Turner, Chris Relating to the appropriation of money from the economic stabilization fund for maintenance and repairs at institutions of higher education. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 2842 84-0 (2015) Author: Turner, Chris Relating to the appropriation of money from the economic stabilization fund for maintenance, renovation, and repair of certain state buildings. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 2848 84-0 (2015) Author: Crownover, Myra | et. al. Relating to the amount and allocation of the annual constitutional appropriation to certain agencies and institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2921 84-0 (2015) Author: Paul, Dennis
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Relating to authorizing a recreation and wellness facility fee at the University of Houston-Clear Lake. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
HB 3062 84-0 (2015) Author: Clardy, Travis
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to the Jobs and Education for Texans Grant Program. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
HB 3073 84-0 (2015) Author: Springer, Drew Relating to eligibility for a TEXAS grant. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 3078 84-0 (2015) Author: Darby, Drew
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Relating to the creation of an advisory committee to recommend a uniform pre-nursing curriculum for undergraduate professional nursing programs offered by public institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
HB 3261 84-0 (2015) Author: Price, Four Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for capital projects at West Texas A&M University. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 3323 84-0 (2015) Author: Schofield, Mike Relating to the establishment of the University of Houston-Katy campus and authorization for the issuance of revenue bonds to fund an academic building at the campus. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 3348 84-0 (2015) Author: Clardy, Travis | et. al.
Sponsor: Eltife, Kevin
Relating to authorization by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for certain public junior colleges to offer baccalaureate degree programs. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
HB 3367 84-0 (2015) Author: Raney, John Relating to the establishment of state authorization reciprocity agreements for postsecondary distance learning courses. House: Higher Education Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3384 84-0 (2015) Author: Johnson, Eric | et. al. Relating to the automatic admission of certain transfer students to general academic teaching institutions. House: Higher Education Left pending in committee
HB 3467 84-0 (2015) Author: Martinez, Armando | et. al. Relating to a postsecondary distance learning feasibility study conducted by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Referred to Higher Education
HB 3498 84-0 (2015) Author: González, Mary Relating to the development of transfer associate degree programs to facilitate the transfer of students from public junior colleges to general academic teaching institutions. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 3508 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to a college readiness memorandum of understanding between a school district and an institution of higher education. House: Higher Education Left pending in committee
HB 3531 84-0 (2015) Author: Deshotel, Joe | et. al. Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for a multipurpose education building at Lamar University. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 3534 84-0 (2015) Author: Deshotel, Joe | et. al. Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for a multipurpose education building at Lamar State College--Port Arthur. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 3577 84-0 (2015) Author: Howard, Donna | et. al.
Sponsor: Birdwell, Brian
Relating to the allocation of funds to eligible institutions under the Texas Educational Opportunity Grant Program. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Committee report printed and distributed
HB 3644 84-0 (2015) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to establishing a student grant program administered by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board funded by depository interest and earnings on certain unclaimed original land grant mineral proceeds. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 3670 84-0 (2015) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to an environmental service fee charged by an institution of higher education. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Referred to Higher Education
HB 3696 84-0 (2015) Author: Landgraf, Brooks Relating to establishing the Texas Water Research Program. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 3748 84-0 (2015) Author: Farney, Marsha
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to the coordination of educational support services for and information regarding students who are currently or were formerly placed in foster care. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
HB 3842 84-0 (2015) Author: Smithee, John
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Relating to an agreement to finance and build a conference center and other appropriate facilities in or near a state park. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 3863 84-0 (2015) Author: Morrison, Geanie Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund a science, technology, and classroom building located at the University of Houston--Victoria. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 3983 84-0 (2015) Author: González, Mary Relating to the Global Agricultural Innovation Institute program administered by the Department of Agriculture. House: Agriculture & Livestock Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3998 84-0 (2015) Author: Blanco, César Relating to the expansion of the College Credit for Heroes demonstration program to lower-division public institutions of higher education offering degrees in certain fields. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HCR 134 84-0 (2015) Author: Darby, Drew
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house to make corrections in H.B. No. 3078. Signed by the Governor
HJR 64 84-0 (2015) Author: Elkins, Gary
Sponsor: Bettencourt, Paul
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of certain property owned by or leased to or by a university research technology corporation. House: Government Transparency & Operation
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Left pending in committee
HJR 115 84-0 (2015) Author: Turner, Sylvester Proposing a constitutional amendment to entitle the University of Houston to participate in the income and other benefits of the permanent university fund. House: Higher Education Left pending in committee
HR 3466 84-0 (2015) Author: Crownover, Myra Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 1191. Reported enrolled
HR 3467 84-0 (2015) Author: Fletcher, Allen Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 11. Reported enrolled
SB 11 84-0 (2015) Author: Birdwell, Brian | et. al.
Sponsor: Fletcher, Allen
Relating to the carrying of handguns on the campuses of and certain other locations associated with institutions of higher education; providing a criminal penalty. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SB 22 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to outcomes-based funding for general academic teaching institutions. Senate: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
SB 24 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Sponsor: Zerwas, John
Relating to training for members of the governing board of a public institution of higher education. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective on 1/1/16
SB 27 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Howard, Donna
Relating to the online broadcast of open meetings of institutions of higher education. House: Government Transparency & Operation
Senate: Higher Education
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 36 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to requiring the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to maintain an inventory of postsecondary educational programs and services for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Senate: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
SB 38 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to creation of an employment-first task force advisory committee. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 39 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the preference given by state and local governmental entities, including public institutions of higher education, to agricultural products produced or grown in this state. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 42 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Sheffield, J. D.
Relating to the selection process for student members of the board of regents of a state university or state university system. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
SB 43 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the institutions of higher education eligible to participate in the Texas Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (T-STEM) Challenge Scholarship program. Senate: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
SB 44 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Howard, Donna
Relating to matching private grants given to enhance additional research activities at institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 56 84-0 (2015) Author: Nelson, Jane Relating to the resident physician expansion grant program. Senate: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
SB 117 84-0 (2015) Author: Taylor, Van Relating to eligibility for a TEXAS grant. Senate: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
SB 150 84-0 (2015) Author: Seliger, Kel | et. al. Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund capital projects at public institutions of higher education. Senate: Higher Education Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 163 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund an interdisciplinary research facility at The University of Texas at El Paso. Senate: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
SB 177 84-0 (2015) Author: Seliger, Kel | et. al. Relating to the governance of public institutions of higher education in this state. Senate: Higher Education Co-author authorized
SB 245 84-0 (2015) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund capital projects at public institutions of higher education. Senate: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
SB 252 84-0 (2015) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund a personalized cancer care building at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. Senate: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
SB 255 84-0 (2015) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to a limitation on the amount of tuition charged by public institutions of higher education. Senate: Higher Education Left pending in committee
SB 271 84-0 (2015) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Relating to authorization by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for certain public junior colleges to offer baccalaureate degree programs. Senate: Higher Education Left pending in committee
SB 275 84-0 (2015) Author: Nichols, Robert Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education and Research Center at Stephen F. Austin State University. Senate: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
SB 294 84-0 (2015) Author: West, Royce Relating to the coordination of educational support services for and information regarding students who are currently or were formerly placed in foster care. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 303 84-0 (2015) Author: Hancock, Kelly Relating to the effect of certain agreements with a collective bargaining organization on certain state-funded public work contracts. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 308 84-0 (2015) Author: Whitmire, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Coleman, Garnet
Relating to the powers and duties of campus police departments at private institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 317 84-0 (2015) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al.
Sponsor: Muñoz, Jr., Sergio
Relating to The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
SB 323 84-0 (2015) Author: Nichols, Robert Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for a multipurpose education building at Lamar State College--Orange. Senate: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
SB 325 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund a college of business administration complex at The University of Texas at El Paso. Senate: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
SB 420 84-0 (2015) Author: Birdwell, Brian Relating to the creation of a campus of the Texas State Technical College System in Ellis County. Senate: Higher Education Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 448 84-0 (2015) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the use of money from the permanent fund for health-related programs to provide grants to nursing education programs. Senate: Higher Education Left pending in committee
SB 499 84-0 (2015) Author: Burton, Konni Relating to a requirement that a student's postsecondary transcript include the average or median grade awarded in each class. Senate: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
SB 581 84-0 (2015) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to the creation of a campus of the Texas State Technical College System in Fort Bend County. Senate: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
SB 632 84-0 (2015) Author: Fraser, Troy | et. al.
Sponsor: Button, Angie | et. al.
Relating to the creation of the governor's university research initiative and to the abolishment of the Texas emerging technology fund. House: Economic & Small Business Development
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 691 84-0 (2015) Author: Birdwell, Brian Relating to tuition and fee exemptions for certain students enrolled in fire science courses at public institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Referred to Higher Education
SB 768 84-0 (2015) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund a science and technology building at the downtown campus of the University of Houston. Senate: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
SB 781 84-0 (2015) Author: Eltife, Kevin Relating to the purchase of certain insurance coverage and the performance of related risk management services for certain university systems and the component institutions of those systems. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 793 84-0 (2015) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to the administration of the Blinn Junior College District. Senate: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
SB 881 84-0 (2015) Author: Nelson, Jane
Sponsor: Springer, Drew | et. al.
Relating to the dedication of certain wine-related revenue. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 907 84-0 (2015) Author: Perry, Charles
Sponsor: Frullo, John
Relating to the powers and duties of the board of regents of the Texas Tech University System and to workers' compensation coverage for employees of the system's components. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
SB 913 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Minjarez, Ina
Relating to energy and water management planning and reporting requirements for state agencies and institutions of higher education. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 915 84-0 (2015) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois
Sponsor: Zerwas, John
Relating to the establishment and administration by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board of a textbook affordability pilot program at a public institution of higher education. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 916 84-0 (2015) Author: Seliger, Kel Relating to the creation of a program to improve public education through partnerships between certain public school campuses and public universities. Senate: Education Referred to Education
SB 947 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Sponsor: Howard, Donna
Relating to a study and report by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board on the feasibility of providing off-campus employment positions through the Texas college work-study program. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
SB 955 84-0 (2015) Author: Schwertner, Charles
Sponsor: Miller, Rick | et. al.
Relating to permissible locations of open-enrollment charter schools created by certain institutions of higher education. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Effective immediately
SB 1053 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the management of state contracts, including the establishment of the contract management division of the Legislative Budget Board. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1066 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Sponsor: Clardy, Travis
Relating to continuing eligibility requirements for institutions of higher education to participate in the Texas Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (T-STEM) Challenge Scholarship Program. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 1110 84-0 (2015) Author: Burton, Konni Relating to the carrying of concealed handguns by certain license holders on certain locations associated with a public or private school or educational institution. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1189 84-0 (2015) Author: Seliger, Kel
Sponsor: Zerwas, John
Relating to the establishment of a multidisciplinary studies associate degree program at each public junior college. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
SB 1191 84-0 (2015) Author: Seliger, Kel | et. al.
Sponsor: Crownover, Myra
Relating to the amount and allocation of the annual constitutional appropriation to certain agencies and institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SB 1207 84-0 (2015) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to tuition and fee bills or billing statements provided to students by certain public institutions of higher education. Senate: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
SB 1261 84-0 (2015) Author: Taylor, Larry Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund an interprofessional health education center at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Senate: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
SB 1262 84-0 (2015) Author: Taylor, Larry Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund a health sciences and classroom building at the Pearland campus of the University of Houston--Clear Lake. Senate: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
SB 1400 84-0 (2015) Author: Eltife, Kevin Relating to authorization by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for certain public junior colleges to offer baccalaureate degree programs. Senate: Higher Education Left pending in committee
SB 1470 84-0 (2015) Author: Watson, Kirk
Sponsor: Raney, John
Relating to the establishment of state authorization reciprocity agreements for postsecondary distance learning courses. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
SB 1624 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodríguez, José | et. al.
Sponsor: Márquez, Marisa
Relating to a requirement that certain entering students at a general academic teaching institution receive information regarding mental health and suicide prevention services. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 1714 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Howard, Donna
Relating to the release of student academic information by a public institution of higher education for certain purposes and the manner in which the information is used. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
SB 1750 84-0 (2015) Author: West, Royce | et. al.
Sponsor: Murphy, Jim
Relating to the requirements for employment positions provided through the Texas college work-study program. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
SB 1770 84-0 (2015) Author: Taylor, Larry Relating to a single common course numbering system for public institutions of higher education in this state. Senate: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
SB 1776 84-0 (2015) Author: Menéndez, José
Sponsor: Guillen, Ryan
Relating to the exemption from the assessment requirements of the Texas Success Initiative for students who successfully complete certain college preparatory courses. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
SB 1819 84-0 (2015) Author: Campbell, Donna | et. al. Relating to the determination of resident status of students by public institutions of higher education. Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1844 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Walle, Armando
Relating to the establishment and functions of the Interagency Data Transparency Commission. House: Government Transparency & Operation
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 1914 84-0 (2015) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to creation of the Texas Health Improvement Network. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 1967 84-0 (2015) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to space utilization and online enrollment requirements for the issuance of revenue bonds by certain public institutions of higher education. Senate: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
SB 1986 84-0 (2015) Author: Taylor, Larry Relating to authorizing a recreation and wellness facility fee at the University of Houston-Clear Lake. Senate: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
SB 2017 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the establishment of an innovative workforce training center in the Rio Grande Valley. Senate: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
SB 2031 84-0 (2015) Author: Watson, Kirk | et. al.
Sponsor: Howard, Donna
Relating to the date for publication of the factors considered for admission to a new graduate and professional program. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
SR 1059 84-0 (2015) Author: Seliger, Kel Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. 1191. Reported enrolled
SR 1060 84-0 (2015) Author: Birdwell, Brian Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. 11. Reported enrolled
HB 22 83-0 (2013) Author: Martinez Fischer, Trey Relating to the establishment of a public service requirement for undergraduate students, known as Service to Texas, at public institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education Left pending in committee
HB 28 83-0 (2013) Author: Martinez Fischer, Trey Relating to authorization by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for certain public junior colleges to offer baccalaureate degree programs. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 29 83-0 (2013) Author: Branch, Dan | et. al.
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Relating to requiring certain general academic teaching institutions to offer a fixed tuition price plan to undergraduate students. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
HB 30 83-0 (2013) Author: Branch, Dan | et. al. Relating to measures to facilitate the transfer, academic progress, and timely graduation of students in public higher education; authorizing a fee. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Referred to Higher Education
HB 31 83-0 (2013) Author: Branch, Dan | et. al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to certain requirements applicable to meetings of the governing board of a general academic teaching institution or a state university system. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
HB 67 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio III, Eddie | et. al. Relating to the establishment by The University of Texas System of a law school in the Rio Grande Valley. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 82 83-0 (2013) Author: McClendon, Ruth | et. al. Relating to a single common course numbering system for public institutions of higher education in this state. House: Higher Education Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 92 83-0 (2013) Author: White, James Relating to state formula funding for pharmacy schools and colleges and graduate-level pharmacy programs. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 142 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Relating to a prohibition against human cloning and regulating other uses of human tissue by institutions of higher education; providing penalties. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 172 83-0 (2013) Author: Alonzo, Roberto | et. al. Relating to a program to provide financial incentives to students who agree to teach bilingual education, English as a second language, or Spanish in certain public schools. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 173 83-0 (2013) Author: Alonzo, Roberto | et. al. Relating to an optometry career program at the University of Houston. House: Higher Education Left pending in committee
HB 180 83-0 (2013) Author: Zedler, Bill | et. al. Relating to the determination of resident status of students by public institutions of higher education. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 257 83-0 (2013) Author: Gonzalez, Naomi | et. al. Relating to the creation of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso as a component institution of the Texas Tech University System. House: Higher Education Laid on the table subject to call
HB 360 83-0 (2013) Author: Krause, Matt | et. al. Relating to certain requirements of public institutions of higher education regarding student organization membership. House: Higher Education Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 363 83-0 (2013) Author: Martinez, Armando Relating to the establishment of a public law school in the Rio Grande Valley. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 407 83-0 (2013) Author: King, Phil | et. al.
Sponsor: Birdwell, Brian
Relating to the Weatherford College District service area. House: Higher Education
Senate: Administration
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 451 83-0 (2013) Author: Dukes, Dawnna Relating to restrictions on access to certain personal online accounts through electronic communication devices by employers or public or private institutions of higher education; establishing an unlawful employment practice. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 533 83-0 (2013) Author: Lozano, J. M. | et. al. Relating to a development of a workforce investment partnership in rural areas. House: Economic & Small Business Development Placed on General State Calendar
HB 551 83-0 (2013) Author: Cortez, Philip | et. al. Relating to the payment of tuition for public high school students who participate in college credit programs. House: Public Education Considered in Local & Consent Calendars
HB 556 83-0 (2013) Author: Clardy, Travis Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education and Research Center at Stephen F. Austin State University. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 603 83-0 (2013) Author: Lozano, J. M. | et. al. Relating to exempting certain textbooks for university and college courses from the sales and use tax. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 643 83-0 (2013) Author: Patrick, Diane Relating to the name of The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center Baylor College of Dentistry. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 662 83-0 (2013) Author: Lewis, Tryon Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for a medical education building for the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 681 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, Sarah Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund capital projects at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 706 83-0 (2013) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni | et. al. Relating to the carrying of concealed handguns on certain premises of or locations associated with schools or institutions of higher education. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Left pending in committee
HB 778 83-0 (2013) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to an annual football game between The University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M University. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 794 83-0 (2013) Author: Lozano, J. M. Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for capital projects at Texas A&M University--Kingsville. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 813 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, Sarah | et. al. Relating to authorization by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for certain public junior colleges to offer baccalaureate degree programs. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 814 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, Sarah Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund a Basic Science Research Building II at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 841 83-0 (2013) Author: Callegari, Bill | et. al. Relating to the establishment of the Texas Center for Innovative Desalination Technology at the University of Houston in partnership with The University of Texas at El Paso. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 870 83-0 (2013) Author: Bell, Cecil | et. al.
Sponsor: Hegar, Glenn | et. al.
Relating to Prairie View A&M University's eligibility to participate in the research development fund. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
HB 948 83-0 (2013) Author: King, Susan | et. al. Relating to the operation and administration of the supplemental nutrition assistance program. House: Human Services Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 953 83-0 (2013) Author: Button, Angie | et. al. Relating to a franchise tax credit for research and development activities performed in conjunction with institutions of higher education; authorizing a tax credit. House: Economic & Small Business Development - S/C Manufacturing
Senate: Finance
Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
HB 972 83-0 (2013) Author: Fletcher, Allen | et. al.
Sponsor: Birdwell, Brian | et. al.
Relating to the carrying of concealed handguns on the premises of and certain other locations associated with institutions of higher education. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: Criminal Justice
Co-sponsor authorized
HB 976 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Relating to the use of money from Veterans' Land Board funds to provide educational benefits to veterans. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs
HB 1000 83-0 (2013) Author: Oliveira, René | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al.
Relating to the creation of a new university in South Texas within The University of Texas System. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Senate Amendments Analysis distributed
HB 1033 83-0 (2013) Author: Alvarado, Carol Relating to eligibility for tuition and fee exemptions at public institutions of higher education for certain military personnel, veterans, and dependents residing in this state. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 1045 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to establishing a task force to design cultural competence education requirements for certain health education programs. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 1052 83-0 (2013) Author: Lavender, George | et. al. Relating to the automatic admission to a public institution of higher education of a child of a person who was killed or sustained a fatal injury in the line of duty in the United States armed forces. House: Higher Education Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1061 83-0 (2013) Author: Branch, Dan
Sponsor: Birdwell, Brian
Relating to the repeal of the statutory authority for the State Medical Education Board. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
HB 1078 83-0 (2013) Author: Kleinschmidt, Tim Relating to the carrying of concealed handguns on certain premises of or locations associated with institutions of higher education. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Left pending in committee
HB 1090 83-0 (2013) Author: Martinez, Armando | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the creation of Texas Task Force 1 Type 3 Rio Grande Valley and authorizing the creation of a Texas Task Force 2 by certain municipalities. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 1182 83-0 (2013) Author: Kacal, Kyle | et. al. Relating to energy and water management planning and reporting by state agencies and institutions of higher education. House: Government Efficiency & Reform Companion considered in lieu of in committee
HB 1261 83-0 (2013) Author: Lewis, Tryon | et. al. Relating to the authority of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to consolidate or eliminate a degree or certificate program offered by a public institution of higher education. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 1284 83-0 (2013) Author: Johnson, Eric | et. al.
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan
Relating to the offense of making or causing a false alarm or report involving a public or private institution of higher education. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective immediately
HB 1297 83-0 (2013) Author: Alvarado, Carol | et. al.
Sponsor: Estes, Craig | et. al.
Relating to the review of certain skills development fund workforce training programs. House: Economic & Small Business Development
Senate: Economic Development
Effective immediately
HB 1313 83-0 (2013) Author: Creighton, Brandon | et. al. Relating to the carrying of concealed handguns on certain premises of or locations associated with schools or institutions of higher education. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Left pending in committee
HB 1351 83-0 (2013) Author: Nevárez, Poncho | et. al. Relating to the authority of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board regarding the initiation, consolidation, or elimination of a degree or certificate program offered by a public institution of higher education. House: Higher Education Left pending in committee
HB 1409 83-0 (2013) Author: Wu, Gene Relating to the granting of undergraduate course credit by examination or assessment at public institutions of higher education; authorizing a fee. House: Higher Education Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1484 83-0 (2013) Author: Laubenberg, Jodie | et. al. Relating to authorization by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for certain public junior colleges to offer baccalaureate degree programs. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 1517 83-0 (2013) Author: Sheffield, J. D. Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for capital projects at Tarleton State University. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 1548 83-0 (2013) Author: Callegari, Bill | et. al.
Sponsor: Hancock, Kelly
Relating to the effect of certain agreements with a collective bargaining organization on certain state-funded public work contracts. House: Government Efficiency & Reform
Senate: Government Organization
Left pending in committee
HB 1569 83-0 (2013) Author: Howard, Donna Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for The University of Texas at Austin. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 1629 83-0 (2013) Author: Murphy, Jim Relating to information prepared by the Texas Education Agency for public school students regarding institutions of higher education in this state. House: Economic & Small Business Development Referred to Economic & Small Business Development
HB 1753 83-0 (2013) Author: Patrick, Diane
Sponsor: Hancock, Kelly
Relating to authorizing the board of regents of The University of Texas System to acquire certain property in the city of Arlington. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
HB 1787 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to the elimination of the discounts allowed for timely filing and prepayment of sales and use taxes and the allocation of certain revenue from those taxes for certain workforce training programs. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1789 83-0 (2013) Author: Sheffield, Ralph Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for a research building at Texas A&M University Health Science Center College of Medicine--Temple. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 1805 83-0 (2013) Author: Pitts, Jim Relating to the fiscal transparency and accountability of certain entities responsible for public money. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency and Reform Left pending in subcommittee
HB 1864 83-0 (2013) Author: Wu, Gene
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to certain energy security technologies for critical governmental facilities. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 1868 83-0 (2013) Author: Villarreal, Mike Relating to conditioning certain TEXAS grant awards on a grant recipient's participation in a student engagement program. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 1938 83-0 (2013) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni | et. al. Relating to curriculum requirements in American and Texas history at institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1974 83-0 (2013) Author: Bonnen, Dennis Relating to certain duties of public junior colleges and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board in relation to baccalaureate degree programs offered by public junior colleges. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 1983 83-0 (2013) Author: Murphy, Jim Relating to the fiscal transparency of certain entities responsible for public money. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 1993 83-0 (2013) Author: Guillen, Ryan | et. al. Relating to the discharge of a firearm across the property line of an educational facility and educating hunters on that subject; providing criminal penalties. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
HB 2000 83-0 (2013) Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Hancock, Kelly
Relating to the qualification of certain nonprofit schools and educational institutions for exemption from state laws regulating career schools and colleges and to complaints made against those entities. House: Economic & Small Business Development
Senate: Economic Development
Effective immediately
HB 2002 83-0 (2013) Author: Otto, John Relating to a limit on state reimbursement to public institutions of higher education for debt service on tuition revenue bonds. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency and Reform Left pending in subcommittee
HB 2013 83-0 (2013) Author: Villarreal, Mike Relating to a principal preparation grant program. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 2039 83-0 (2013) Author: Giddings, Helen Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for a library and student success center at the University of North Texas at Dallas. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 2051 83-0 (2013) Author: Villalba, Jason | et. al.
Sponsor: Carona, John
Relating to the authority of public institutions of higher education to make certain investments to support technology commercialization. House: Economic & Small Business Development - S/C Manufacturing
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
HB 2059 83-0 (2013) Author: Branch, Dan Relating to requiring general academic teaching institutions to study and report the feasibility of certain administrative staff budget reductions. House: Higher Education Left pending in committee
HB 2103 83-0 (2013) Author: Villarreal, Mike | et. al.
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Relating to education research centers and the sharing of educational data between state agencies; redesignating certain fees as charges. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
HB 2127 83-0 (2013) Author: Howard, Donna | et. al.
Sponsor: Watson, Kirk
Relating to the eligibility of certain employees of public institutions of higher education to participate in a state group benefits program. House: Pensions
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 2207 83-0 (2013) Author: Crownover, Myra Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund capital projects at the University of North Texas. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 2208 83-0 (2013) Author: Crownover, Myra Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for a science and technology research facility at the University of North Texas. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 2209 83-0 (2013) Author: Crownover, Myra Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for a College of Visual Arts and Design building at the University of North Texas. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 2238 83-0 (2013) Author: Isaac, Jason | et. al. Relating to the name of Texas State University--San Marcos. House: Higher Education Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2313 83-0 (2013) Author: Otto, John Relating to increasing the recreational sports fee at Texas State University System institutions. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 2322 83-0 (2013) Author: Gonzalez, Naomi Relating to an emergency loan program at a public institution of higher education. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 2342 83-0 (2013) Author: Zedler, Bill | et. al. Relating to the research, collection, and use of adult stem cells. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2473 83-0 (2013) Author: Deshotel, Joe
Sponsor: Williams, Tommy
Relating to use of sales and use tax proceeds by economic development corporations in connection with housing facilities for certain institutions of higher education. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Economic Development
Effective immediately
HB 2481 83-0 (2013) Author: Alvarado, Carol Relating to workforce training programs funded by the skills development fund. House: Economic & Small Business Development Referred to Economic & Small Business Development
HB 2491 83-0 (2013) Author: Otto, John Relating to the student center fee at component institutions of the Texas State University System; increasing the amount of the fee. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 2495 83-0 (2013) Author: Parker, Tan | et. al. Relating to reporting child abuse and neglect and to training regarding recognizing and reporting child abuse and neglect at schools, institutions of higher education, and other entities. House: Human Services Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 2534 83-0 (2013) Author: Schaefer, Matt Relating to the possession of certain weapons by a security guard on the premises of a school or educational institution. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
HB 2551 83-0 (2013) Author: Patrick, Diane Relating to the repeal of the Texas B-On-time student loan program. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 2611 83-0 (2013) Author: Pitts, Jim Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for Tarleton State University for construction of a university center for the multi-institution teaching center in Midlothian. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 2639 83-0 (2013) Author: Larson, Lyle Relating to the authority of public institutions of higher education to determine the eligibility of certain persons to pay tuition at the rates established for residents of this state. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 2656 83-0 (2013) Author: Zerwas, John | et. al. Relating to limiting the authority of certain foreign private postsecondary educational institutions to grant or award professional degrees or offer courses toward those degrees. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 2668 83-0 (2013) Author: Vo, Hubert
Sponsor: Davis, Wendy
Relating to requirements applicable to meetings of the governing board of certain junior college districts. House: Technology
Senate: Open Government
Effective immediately
HB 2674 83-0 (2013) Author: Ashby, Trent Relating to energy and water management planning and reporting by state agencies and institutions of higher education. House: Government Efficiency & Reform Referred to Government Efficiency & Reform
HB 2689 83-0 (2013) Author: Howard, Donna Relating to a study regarding state formula funding for health-related institutions and general academic teaching institutions. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency and Reform Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2751 83-0 (2013) Author: Clardy, Travis | et. al. Relating to the liability of individuals providing labor or assistance to the Texas Forest Service in the performance of certain fire suppression duties. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2755 83-0 (2013) Author: Branch, Dan Relating to student financial assistance for certain students of WGU Texas or similar online nonprofit colleges or universities. House: Higher Education Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2760 83-0 (2013) Author: Branch, Dan | et. al.
Sponsor: Birdwell, Brian
Relating to partnerships between the Texas State Technical College System and public junior colleges. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
HB 2780 83-0 (2013) Author: Elkins, Gary | et. al. Relating to the establishment of research technology corporations by institutions of higher education; providing for tax exemptions. House: Technology
Senate: Higher Education
Referred to Higher Education
HB 2793 83-0 (2013) Author: Simpson, David Relating to an exemption from compulsory public school attendance for children who have completed grade 10 and are attending an institution of higher education or a trade school or are employed as an apprentice. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 2826 83-0 (2013) Author: King, Ken Relating to telecommunications service discounts for educational institutions, libraries, hospitals, and telemedicine centers. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2850 83-0 (2013) Author: White, James Relating to exempting certain low-income students from the payment of certain fees at a public institution of higher education. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 2883 83-0 (2013) Author: Muñoz, Jr., Sergio Relating to the establishment of a regional center for public safety excellence in the Rio Grande Valley. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: Higher Education
Referred to Higher Education
HB 2892 83-0 (2013) Author: Raney, John
Sponsor: Hegar, Glenn
Relating to the authority of the board of regents of The Texas A&M University System to dispose of real property and mineral interests under its jurisdiction. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
HB 2941 83-0 (2013) Author: Alvarado, Carol Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for certain property and services used in research and development activities performed in conjunction with institutions of higher education. House: Economic & Small Business Development Left pending in committee
HB 2946 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, Sarah Relating to a contract for the acquisition of goods or services to which The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is a party. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3023 83-0 (2013) Author: Zedler, Bill Relating to procedures to resolve complaints against faculty members at institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 3047 83-0 (2013) Author: Darby, Drew Relating to the powers and duties of the board of regents of the Texas Tech University System. House: Higher Education Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3075 83-0 (2013) Author: Miller, Rick Relating to the use of real property by the University of Houston--Sugar Land. House: Land & Resource Management Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3191 83-0 (2013) Author: Otto, John Relating to the Correctional Management Institute of Texas at Sam Houston State University. House: Higher Education Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 3229 83-0 (2013) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for a library at Texas Southern University. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 3295 83-0 (2013) Author: Miller, Rick Relating to tuition and fees for veterans and certain family members of veterans. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 3308 83-0 (2013) Author: Crownover, Myra Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for a science and technology learning center at Texas Woman's University. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 3331 83-0 (2013) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to complaints against peace officers. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
HB 3341 83-0 (2013) Author: Martinez Fischer, Trey Relating to a requirement that public institutions of higher education provide a student receiving student financial assistance an annual disclosure regarding the status of the student's financial assistance. House: Higher Education No action taken in committee
HB 3349 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to accelerated educational programs offered by public institutions of higher education to qualified persons seeking licensure as physician assistants. House: Higher Education Left pending in committee
HB 3353 83-0 (2013) Author: Frank, James Relating to the investment of funds by the governing boards of certain institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3367 83-0 (2013) Author: Pitts, Jim Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for a specialty and technical course building in Ellis County for the Texas State Technical College System. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 3372 83-0 (2013) Author: Giddings, Helen | et. al. Relating to the administration of the Texas B-On-time loan program and to permitting an institution of higher education to retain excess B-On-time tuition set-asides to provide financial assistance to students of the institution. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 3375 83-0 (2013) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to authorizing a public junior college district to exempt from the payment of tuition and fees certain students enrolled concurrently in certain training programs and adult education courses. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 3498 83-0 (2013) Author: Turner, Scott | et. al. Relating to a requirement that a student's postsecondary transcript include the average or median grade awarded in each class. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Referred to Higher Education
HB 3518 83-0 (2013) Author: Branch, Dan Relating to long-term statewide planning to achieve the goals of the state's master plan for higher education, "Closing the Gaps." House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 3519 83-0 (2013) Author: Branch, Dan Relating to providing information to entering undergraduate students at general academic teaching institutions to promote timely graduation. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 3544 83-0 (2013) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to higher education for veterans and their families. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 3640 83-0 (2013) Author: Pitts, Jim
Sponsor: Birdwell, Brian
Relating to the creation of an extension center of the Texas State Technical College System. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency and Reform
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
HB 3662 83-0 (2013) Author: Clardy, Travis | et. al.
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Relating to the Texas Workforce Innovation Needs Program; authorizing a fee. House: Economic & Small Business Development
Senate: Education
Effective immediately
HR 3056 83-0 (2013) Author: Menéndez, José Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 1158. Reported enrolled
SB 15 83-0 (2013) Author: Seliger, Kel | et. al.
Sponsor: Branch, Dan
Relating to the governance of public institutions of higher education in this state. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Vetoed by the Governor
SB 24 83-0 (2013) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al.
Sponsor: Oliveira, René | et. al.
Relating to the creation of a new university in South Texas within The University of Texas System. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
SB 120 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodríguez, José | et. al.
Sponsor: Gonzalez, Naomi | et. al.
Relating to the creation of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso as a component institution of the Texas Tech University System. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
SB 177 83-0 (2013) Author: Nichols, Robert Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education and Research Center at Stephen F. Austin State University. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 182 83-0 (2013) Author: Birdwell, Brian | et. al. Relating to the carrying of concealed handguns on the campuses of and certain other locations associated with institutions of higher education. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 301 83-0 (2013) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Sponsor: Zerwas, John
Relating to the authority of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to issue to a foreign postsecondary institution a certificate of authority to grant professional degrees. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 414 83-0 (2013) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al.
Sponsor: Davis, Sarah | et. al.
Relating to a study and report regarding authorizing certain public junior colleges to offer baccalaureate degree programs to address regional workforce needs. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
SB 416 83-0 (2013) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to restrictions on access to certain personal online accounts through electronic communication devices by employers or public or private institutions of higher education; establishing an unlawful employment practice. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 435 83-0 (2013) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Cortez, Philip | et. al.
Relating to the payment of tuition for public high school students who participate in college credit programs. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Effective immediately
SB 436 83-0 (2013) Author: Birdwell, Brian Relating to administration of collegiate learning assessments to students at general academic teaching institutions. Senate: Higher Education Left pending in committee
SB 437 83-0 (2013) Author: Birdwell, Brian Relating to the determination of resident status of students by public institutions of higher education. Senate: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
SB 439 83-0 (2013) Author: Birdwell, Brian Relating to the Weatherford College District service area. Senate: Higher Education Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 445 83-0 (2013) Author: Birdwell, Brian Relating to an informed student document for prospective students of certain public institutions of higher education. Senate: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
SB 496 83-0 (2013) Author: Seliger, Kel | et. al. Relating to the authority of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to review and approve capital projects and purchases of real property at public institutions of higher education in this state. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Left pending in committee
SB 497 83-0 (2013) Author: Seliger, Kel | et. al.
Sponsor: Branch, Dan
Relating to the number of semester credit hours required to earn an associate degree at public institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
SB 533 83-0 (2013) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Keffer, Jim
Relating to a review of cost savings to state agencies and institutions of higher education under energy savings performance contracts. House: Higher Education
Senate: Government Organization
Effective immediately
SB 629 83-0 (2013) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for The University of Texas at Austin. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 680 83-0 (2013) Author: West, Royce | et. al.
Sponsor: Patrick, Diane
Relating to a pilot program to improve student loan default rates and financial aid literacy among postsecondary students. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
SB 700 83-0 (2013) Author: Hegar, Glenn
Sponsor: Kacal, Kyle | et. al.
Relating to energy and water management planning and reporting by state agencies and institutions of higher education. House: Government Efficiency & Reform
Senate: Government Organization
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 726 83-0 (2013) Author: Paxton, Ken | et. al. Relating to authorization by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for certain public junior colleges to offer baccalaureate degree programs. Senate: Higher Education Co-author authorized
SB 842 83-0 (2013) Author: Hancock, Kelly Relating to authorizing the board of regents of The University of Texas System to acquire certain property in the city of Arlington. Senate: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
SB 857 83-0 (2013) Author: Seliger, Kel | et. al. Relating to the authority of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board regarding the initiation, consolidation, or elimination of a degree or certificate program offered by a public institution of higher education. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Co-author authorized
SB 922 83-0 (2013) Author: Birdwell, Brian | et. al. Relating to partnerships between the Texas State Technical College System and public junior colleges. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Referred to Higher Education
SB 939 83-0 (2013) Author: West, Royce | et. al.
Sponsor: Parker, Tan | et. al.
Relating to reporting child abuse and neglect and to training regarding recognizing and reporting child abuse and neglect at schools, institutions of higher education, and other entities. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 956 83-0 (2013) Author: Fraser, Troy Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for a research building at Texas A&M University Health Science Center College of Medicine--Temple. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 974 83-0 (2013) Author: Campbell, Donna | et. al.
Sponsor: Isaac, Jason | et. al.
Relating to the name of Texas State University--San Marcos. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 986 83-0 (2013) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Darby, Drew
Relating to the powers and duties of the board of regents of the Texas Tech University System. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1019 83-0 (2013) Author: Estes, Craig
Sponsor: Frank, James
Relating to the investment of funds by the governing boards of certain institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 1038 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to the disclosure by public institutions of higher education of the identity of private sponsors of certain research. Senate: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
SB 1042 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund an interdisciplinary research facility at The University of Texas at El Paso. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1055 83-0 (2013) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to the eligibility of certain employees of public institutions of higher education to participate in a state group benefits program. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1061 83-0 (2013) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia
Sponsor: Menéndez, José
Relating to parking privileges of disabled veterans on the property of institutions of higher education. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective immediately
SB 1113 83-0 (2013) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Branch, Dan
Relating to matching private grants given to enhance additional research activities at institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1128 83-0 (2013) Author: Patrick, Dan Relating to curriculum requirements in American and Texas history at institutions of higher education. Senate: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
SB 1158 83-0 (2013) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia | et. al.
Sponsor: Menéndez, José
Relating to higher education for veterans and their families. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
See remarks for effective date
SB 1165 83-0 (2013) Author: Hegar, Glenn
Sponsor: Miller, Rick
Relating to the use of real property by the University of Houston--Sugar Land. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Transportation
Effective immediately
SB 1171 83-0 (2013) Author: Hegar, Glenn | et. al. Relating to Prairie View A&M University's eligibility to participate in the research development fund. Senate: Higher Education Co-author authorized
SB 1195 83-0 (2013) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al.
Sponsor: Davis, Sarah
Relating to a contract for the acquisition of goods or services to which The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is a party. House: State Affairs
Senate: Government Organization
Effective immediately
SB 1258 83-0 (2013) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al. Relating to improving access to nursing education programs. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Referred to Higher Education
SB 1267 83-0 (2013) Author: Nichols, Robert
Sponsor: Clardy, Travis | et. al.
Relating to the liability of individuals providing labor or assistance to the Texas Forest Service in the performance of certain fire suppression duties. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 1313 83-0 (2013) Author: Schwertner, Charles
Sponsor: Otto, John
Relating to the Correctional Management Institute of Texas at Sam Houston State University. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
SB 1343 83-0 (2013) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the establishment of a regional center for public safety excellence in the Rio Grande Valley. Senate: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
SB 1346 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to establishing a task force to design cultural competence education requirements for certain health education programs. Senate: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
SB 1381 83-0 (2013) Author: Hancock, Kelly Relating to the effect of certain agreements with a collective bargaining organization on certain state-funded public work contracts. Senate: Government Organization Referred to Government Organization
SB 1509 83-0 (2013) Author: Seliger, Kel
Sponsor: Aycock, Jimmie Don
Relating to college readiness and success. House: Public Education
Senate: Higher Education
Postponed
SB 1531 83-0 (2013) Author: Seliger, Kel | et. al.
Sponsor: Branch, Dan
Relating to providing information to entering undergraduate students at certain general academic teaching institutions to promote timely graduation. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 1576 83-0 (2013) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to a study and report of issues affecting persons with disabilities at state agencies and postsecondary educational institutions. House: State Affairs
Senate: Health & Human Services
Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
SB 1590 83-0 (2013) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Branch, Dan
Relating to requirements for personal financial literacy training offered by public school districts and public universities. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
SB 1602 83-0 (2013) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to reports and other information required of or held by institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education
Senate: Government Organization
Referred to Higher Education
SB 1604 83-0 (2013) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Howard, Donna
Relating to asset management and acquisition by institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
SB 1674 83-0 (2013) Author: Taylor, Larry Relating to accelerated educational programs offered by public institutions of higher education to qualified persons seeking licensure as physician assistants. Senate: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
SB 1710 83-0 (2013) Author: Birdwell, Brian Relating to measures to facilitate the transfer of students within the public higher education system and the timely graduation of students from public institutions of higher education. Senate: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
SB 1721 83-0 (2013) Author: Patrick, Dan Relating to a requirement that a student's postsecondary transcript include the average or median grade awarded in each class. Senate: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
SB 1741 83-0 (2013) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to training for and complaints regarding members of the governing board of a public institution of higher education. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Left pending in committee
SR 1079 83-0 (2013) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 1158. Reported enrolled
HB 10 83-1 (2013) Author: Branch, Dan | et. al. Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund capital projects at public institutions of higher education. Filed
HB 19 83-1 (2013) Author: Fletcher, Allen | et. al. Relating to the carrying of concealed handguns on the campuses of and certain other locations associated with institutions of higher education. Filed
HB 42 83-1 (2013) Author: Howard, Donna Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for The University of Texas at Austin. Filed
HB 86 83-1 (2013) Author: McClendon, Ruth Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund capital projects at public institutions of higher education. Filed
HR 230 83-1 (2013) Author: Pitts, Jim Adopting procedures regarding the impeachment of Wallace L. Hall Jr., a member of the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System, or other state officers, for certain misconduct. Filed
SB 9 83-1 (2013) Author: Birdwell, Brian | et. al. Relating to the carrying of concealed handguns on the campuses of and certain other locations associated with institutions of higher education. Co-author authorized
SB 11 83-1 (2013) Author: Seliger, Kel Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund capital projects at public institutions of higher education. Filed
SB 20 83-1 (2013) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for The University of Texas at Austin. Filed
SB 25 83-1 (2013) Author: Nichols, Robert Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education and Research Center at Stephen F. Austin State University. Filed
SB 26 83-1 (2013) Author: Nichols, Robert Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for a multipurpose education building at Lamar State College--Orange. Filed
SB 42 83-1 (2013) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund an interdisciplinary research facility at The University of Texas at El Paso. Filed
SB 44 83-1 (2013) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al. Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund capital projects at public institutions of higher education; making an appropriation. Co-author authorized
HB 5 83-2 (2013) Author: Branch, Dan | et. al. Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund capital projects at public institutions of higher education; making an appropriation. House: Appropriations Placed on Major State Calendar
HB 30 83-2 (2013) Author: Howard, Donna Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for The University of Texas at Austin. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 34 83-2 (2013) Author: McClendon, Ruth Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund capital projects at public institutions of higher education. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
SB 6 83-2 (2013) Author: Seliger, Kel | et. al. Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund capital projects at public institutions of higher education. Co-author authorized
SB 8 83-2 (2013) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for The University of Texas at Austin. Filed
SB 11 83-2 (2013) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for Texas A&M University--San Antonio. Filed
SB 20 83-2 (2013) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund an interdisciplinary research facility at The University of Texas at El Paso. Filed
SB 40 83-2 (2013) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al. Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund capital projects at public institutions of higher education. Co-author authorized
HB 11 83-3 (2013) Author: Branch, Dan | et. al. Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund capital projects at public institutions of higher education; making an appropriation. Filed
SB 3 83-3 (2013) Author: Seliger, Kel | et. al. Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund capital projects at public institutions of higher education; making an appropriation. Co-author authorized
SB 5 83-3 (2013) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for The University of Texas at Austin. Filed
SB 10 83-3 (2013) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al. Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund capital projects at public institutions of higher education. Filed
SB 11 83-3 (2013) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for Texas A&M University--San Antonio. Filed
SB 16 83-3 (2013) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund an interdisciplinary research facility at The University of Texas at El Paso. Filed
HB 9 82-0 (2011) Author: Branch, Dan | et. al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to student success-based funding for and reporting regarding public institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
HB 50 82-0 (2011) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to the establishment by The University of Texas System of a law school in the Rio Grande Valley. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 51 82-0 (2011) Author: Lucio III, Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to energy efficiency standards for certain buildings and to high-performance design, construction, and renovation standards for certain buildings and facilities of institutions of higher education. House: State Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 53 82-0 (2011) Author: Martinez, Armando Relating to the establishment of a public law school in the Rio Grande Valley. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 86 82-0 (2011) Author: Simpson, David | et. al. Relating to the carrying of concealed handguns on the campuses of institutions of higher education. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Left pending in committee
HB 216 82-0 (2011) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to the creation of the Texas Legislative Fellows Program for certain students enrolled in component institutions of The University of Texas System. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 319 82-0 (2011) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to an optometry career program at the University of Houston. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 373 82-0 (2011) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to the establishment of a program at the University of North Texas to provide financial incentives to certain students who agree to teach bilingual education, English as a second language, or Spanish in certain public schools. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 374 82-0 (2011) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to a program to provide financial incentives to students who agree to teach bilingual education, English as a second language, or Spanish in certain public schools. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 375 82-0 (2011) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to establishing veterans resource centers at certain institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education Left pending in committee
HB 399 82-0 (2011) Author: Castro, Joaquin | et. al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Relating to requiring general academic teaching institutions to offer personal financial literacy training. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
HB 523 82-0 (2011) Author: Christian, Wayne Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for a molecular science building at Stephen F. Austin State University. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 573 82-0 (2011) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to a TEXAS grant pilot project to provide incentives for students to attend certain underutilized public institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education Left pending in committee
HB 706 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, John Relating to the course levels offered by the University of Houston--Clear Lake. House: Higher Education Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 714 82-0 (2011) Author: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | et. al. Relating to the acquisition of land and facilities by the Texas State Technical College System. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 736 82-0 (2011) Author: Patrick, Diane | et. al.
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to online information and resources regarding public institutions of higher education and career schools and colleges. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
HB 743 82-0 (2011) Author: Sheffield, Ralph | et. al. Relating to requiring public institutions of higher education to notify the federal Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) regarding the withdrawal or nonattendance of certain foreign students. House: Higher Education Returned to committee
HB 750 82-0 (2011) Author: Driver, Joe | et. al. Relating to the carrying of concealed handguns on certain premises of or locations associated with schools or institutions of higher education. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Considered in Calendars
HB 752 82-0 (2011) Author: Lewis, Tryon Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for a medical education building for the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 808 82-0 (2011) Author: Lozano, J. M. | et. al. Relating to the identification of courses included in the common course numbering system to be offered by and the transferability of those courses among public institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education Left pending in committee
HB 946 82-0 (2011) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to the identification of courses included in the common course numbering system to be offered by and the transferability of those courses among public institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 947 82-0 (2011) Author: Lozano, J. M. | et. al. Relating to a pilot program to expand access to career and technical education partnerships in rural areas. House: Agriculture & Livestock Left pending in committee
HB 991 82-0 (2011) Author: Castro, Joaquin Relating to authorization by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for certain public junior colleges to offer baccalaureate degree programs. House: Higher Education No action taken in committee
HB 1000 82-0 (2011) Author: Branch, Dan | et. al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Relating to the distribution of money appropriated from the national research university fund; making an appropriation. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
HB 1031 82-0 (2011) Author: King, Susan | et. al. Relating to the Texas State Technical College System. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 1042 82-0 (2011) Author: Lewis, Tryon Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for a medical education building for the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 1167 82-0 (2011) Author: Taylor, Van | et. al. Relating to the carrying of concealed handguns on certain premises of or locations associated with schools or public junior colleges and public technical institutes. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1206 82-0 (2011) Author: Guillen, Ryan
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to training for members of governing boards of public junior college districts. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 1244 82-0 (2011) Author: Castro, Joaquin
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to developmental education and the assessment of student readiness under the Texas Success Initiative and to students enrolled in developmental education at public institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
HB 1337 82-0 (2011) Author: Allen, Alma Relating to the use of state institutions of higher education to provide training to state agency employees. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1356 82-0 (2011) Author: Gooden, Lance Relating to the carrying of concealed handguns on certain premises of or locations associated with schools or institutions of higher education. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1370 82-0 (2011) Author: Workman, Paul Relating to establishment of the Texas Construction Academy as a residential construction training and high school center for certain public high school students and high school graduates. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 1407 82-0 (2011) Author: Lavender, George Relating to tuition rates and formula funding for certain nonresident students enrolled at Texas A&M University--Texarkana. House: Higher Education Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1420 82-0 (2011) Author: Price, Walter "Four" | et. al. Relating to limitations on the number of courses that students may drop under certain circumstances at certain public institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education Left pending in committee
HB 1459 82-0 (2011) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to the Texas Academy of Fine Arts, Culture, and Sciences at Sul Ross State University. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 1460 82-0 (2011) Author: Branch, Dan Relating to measures to increase cost efficiency at public institutions of higher education and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, including the elimination of certain reporting and other requirements imposed on institutions or the coordinating board. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 1508 82-0 (2011) Author: Legler, Ken | et. al. Relating to authorizing certain public junior colleges to offer a baccalaureate degree in nursing. House: Higher Education No action taken in committee
HB 1557 82-0 (2011) Author: Reynolds, Ron | et. al. Relating to the vaccination against bacterial meningitis of first-time students at public and private or independent institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 1582 82-0 (2011) Author: Farias, Joe Relating to authorization for the operation in certain counties of an educator preparation program with an internship program component. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 1607 82-0 (2011) Author: Guillen, Ryan | et. al. Relating to the lease of certain state parking facilities to other persons. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1630 82-0 (2011) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al. Relating to funding the TEXAS grant program at public institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 1728 82-0 (2011) Author: Keffer, Jim
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to energy savings performance contracts and energy efficiency planning. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Government Organization
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 1816 82-0 (2011) Author: Howard, Charlie | et. al. Relating to the vaccination against bacterial meningitis of first-time students at public and private or independent institutions of higher education. House: Public Health Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1875 82-0 (2011) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to the repeal of certain health programs, task forces, and councils, to the review of certain health programs, councils, centers, and divisions under the Texas Sunset Act, and to the transfer of certain functions to the Department of State Health Services; providing penalties. House: Government Efficiency & Reform Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1892 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Sarah Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund capital projects at certain health-related institutions of The University of Texas System. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 2115 82-0 (2011) Author: Coleman, Garnet | et. al. Relating to the distribution of money appropriated from the national research university fund. House: Higher Education Left pending in committee
HB 2178 82-0 (2011) Author: Driver, Joe Relating to the carrying of concealed handguns on the campuses of and certain other locations associated with institutions of higher education. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Corrected committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2201 82-0 (2011) Author: Miles, Borris Relating to a fixed tuition rate provided by general academic teaching institutions to certain undergraduate students. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 2251 82-0 (2011) Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Public Finance Authority. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
Senate: Government Organization
Effective immediately
HB 2308 82-0 (2011) Author: Cook, Byron Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Forest Service. House: Agriculture & Livestock Left pending in committee
HB 2314 82-0 (2011) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to the rates of tuition charged to students of public institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 2339 82-0 (2011) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to the authority of Sul Ross State University to offer certain degree and certificate programs. House: Higher Education Left pending in committee
HB 2441 82-0 (2011) Author: Pitts, Jim Relating to public junior college employee participation in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
HB 2517 82-0 (2011) Author: Villarreal, Mike Relating to eligibility for state credits for college tuition and fees for public high school students who receive diplomas by demonstrating early readiness for college. House: Higher Education No action taken in committee
HB 2520 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, John Relating to the linking of data regarding specialized technology research projects conducted by general academic teaching institutions and other state agencies. House: Technology Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 2549 82-0 (2011) Author: Crownover, Myra
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to the authority of a state employee to authorize a deduction from the employee's salary or wage payment for a charitable contribution to certain entities. House: State Affairs
Senate: Government Organization
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 2556 82-0 (2011) Author: Morrison, Geanie Relating to the transfer of the University of Houston--Victoria to The Texas A&M University System. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 2625 82-0 (2011) Author: Branch, Dan Relating to developing a developmental education plan for students entering public institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 2626 82-0 (2011) Author: Branch, Dan Relating to the distribution of money appropriated from the national research university fund and to one or more audits of the information necessary to establish eligibility for that distribution. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 2630 82-0 (2011) Author: Branch, Dan | et. al. Relating to the formal recognition and administration of The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Referred to Higher Education
HB 2631 82-0 (2011) Author: Branch, Dan
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to the advanced research program. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
HB 2701 82-0 (2011) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to sexual abuse and child molestation training and examination for employees of certain programs for minors held on campuses of institutions of higher education; providing penalties. House: Higher Education Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2758 82-0 (2011) Author: Peña, Aaron
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to mandatory emergency alert systems at institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
HB 2864 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to the disclosure required by an officer of the executive branch on the nomination of an appointed officer. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2870 82-0 (2011) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda | et. al. Relating to the elimination of certain required reports prepared by state agencies and institutions of higher education. House: Government Efficiency & Reform
Senate: Finance
Referred to Finance
HB 2898 82-0 (2011) Author: Morrison, Geanie Relating to the issuance of tuition revenue bonds for the University of Houston-Victoria. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 2907 82-0 (2011) Author: Branch, Dan
Sponsor: Carona, John
Relating to the requirements for and procedures governing tuition equalization grants. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
HB 2910 82-0 (2011) Author: Branch, Dan | et. al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to measures to increase degree completion rates and support students enrolled in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics at institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
HB 2937 82-0 (2011) Author: Lewis, Tryon
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to access to the criminal history record information of certain individuals by public or private institutions of higher education and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
HB 2941 82-0 (2011) Author: Zerwas, John Relating to the intercollegiate athletics fee at Prairie View A&M University. House: Higher Education Left pending in committee
HB 3025 82-0 (2011) Author: Branch, Dan | et. al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to measures to facilitate the timely completion of degrees by students of public institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
HB 3052 82-0 (2011) Author: Lozano, J. M. Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for capital projects at Texas A&M University - Kingsville. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 3185 82-0 (2011) Author: Paxton, Ken Relating to a requirement of lawful presence in the United States for receipt of state educational benefits for use at a public or private institution of higher education. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 3189 82-0 (2011) Author: Gonzales, Veronica Relating to the establishment of an academic health center by a university system. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 3246 82-0 (2011) Author: Elkins, Gary
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to public improvement districts designated by a municipality or county. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
S. refuses to adopt conf comm rept.-reported
HB 3258 82-0 (2011) Author: Strama, Mark Relating to telecommunications service discounts for educational institutions, libraries, hospitals, and telemedicine centers. House: State Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 3289 82-0 (2011) Author: Miller, Doug Relating to expenditure of certain wine related revenue House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Left pending in committee
HB 3325 82-0 (2011) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to the payment of certain costs associated with certain educational programs of Prairie View A&M University. House: Higher Education Companion considered in lieu of in committee
HB 3331 82-0 (2011) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to the exemption of certain persons who teach social work at institutions of higher education from the licensing requirements for social workers. House: Human Services Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3499 82-0 (2011) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for a library at Texas Southern University. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 3515 82-0 (2011) Author: Branch, Dan Relating to the Texas Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (T-STEM) Challenge Scholarship program. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 3517 82-0 (2011) Author: Branch, Dan Relating to the administration and business affairs of public institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3591 82-0 (2011) Author: Howard, Donna Relating to the confidentiality of information obtained by a compliance office of an institution of higher education. House: Higher Education Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3689 82-0 (2011) Author: Oliveira, Rene
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to The University of Texas at Brownsville, including its partnership agreement with the Texas Southmost College District. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Committee report printed and distributed
HB 3711 82-0 (2011) Author: Howard, Donna Relating to requirements for the coordinated admission program at The University of Texas at Austin. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 3733 82-0 (2011) Author: Martinez, Armando Relating to the creation of Texas Task Force 3 in the Rio Grande Valley. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
HJR 130 82-0 (2011) Author: Branch, Dan
Sponsor: Birdwell, Brian
Meeting requirements of the United States Department of Education concerning federal student aid by naming private institutions of higher education in the State of Texas that are authorized to operate educational programs beyond secondary education, including programs leading to a degree or certificate. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Signed by the Governor
HR 2611 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, John Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 1534. 3 hr. notice-for consideration
SB 5 82-0 (2011) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Branch, Dan
Relating to the administration and business affairs of public institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
See remarks for effective date
SB 28 82-0 (2011) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Sponsor: Branch, Dan | et. al.
Relating to eligibility for a TEXAS grant and to administration of the TEXAS grant program. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 36 82-0 (2011) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Castro, Joaquin
Relating to methods for increasing student success and degree completion at public institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
SB 38 82-0 (2011) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Sponsor: Branch, Dan
Relating to the inclusion of private postsecondary educational institutions and private career schools and colleges in the higher education accountability system of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 50 82-0 (2011) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to regulatory authority for courses taken by public high school students for both high school and college credit. Senate: Education Referred to Education
SB 51 82-0 (2011) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to a pilot program to expand access to career and technical education partnerships in rural areas. Senate: Agriculture & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture & Rural Affairs
SB 162 82-0 (2011) Author: Shapiro, Florence
Sponsor: Branch, Dan
Relating to developing a developmental education plan for students entering public institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
SB 200 82-0 (2011) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al. Relating to reports, notices, and records required of institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Referred to Higher Education
SB 272 82-0 (2011) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al. Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund capital projects at public institutions of higher education. Senate: Finance Co-author authorized
SB 281 82-0 (2011) Author: Nichols, Robert Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for a molecular science building at Stephen F. Austin State University. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 324 82-0 (2011) Author: Jackson, Mike
Sponsor: Davis, John
Relating to the course levels offered by the University of Houston-Clear Lake. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
SB 354 82-0 (2011) Author: Wentworth, Jeff | et. al. Relating to the carrying of concealed handguns on the campuses of and certain other locations associated with institutions of higher education. Senate: Criminal Justice Record vote
SB 489 82-0 (2011) Author: Fraser, Troy | et. al.
Sponsor: King, Susan
Relating to the Texas State Technical College System. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
SB 514 82-0 (2011) Author: Birdwell, Brian | et. al.
Sponsor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | et. al.
Relating to the acquisition of land and facilities by the Texas State Technical College System. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
SB 646 82-0 (2011) Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Sponsor: Cook, Byron
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Forest Service. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Government Organization
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 654 82-0 (2011) Author: Whitmire, John | et. al. Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Public Finance Authority. Senate: Government Organization Committee report printed and distributed
SB 773 82-0 (2011) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Sponsor: Gallego, Pete | et. al.
Relating to telecommunications service discounts for educational institutions, libraries, hospitals, and telemedicine centers. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 898 82-0 (2011) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Cook, Byron
Relating to energy efficiency programs in institutions of higher education and certain governmental entities. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 945 82-0 (2011) Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al.
Sponsor: Branch, Dan
Relating to authorizing a lower-division institution of higher education to award an associate degree to a student enrolled in a four-year public institution of higher education who previously attended the lower-division institution. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1009 82-0 (2011) Author: Huffman, Joan
Sponsor: Sheffield, Ralph
Relating to requiring public institutions of higher education to notify the federal Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) regarding the withdrawal or nonattendance of certain foreign students. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 1047 82-0 (2011) Author: Jackson, Mike
Sponsor: Davis, John
Relating to the eligibility of an innovation and commercialization organization associated with the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center to receive funding from the Texas emerging technology fund. House: Economic & Small Business Development
Senate: Economic Development
Effective immediately
SB 1067 82-0 (2011) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to funding the TEXAS grant program at public institutions of higher education. Senate: Higher Education No action taken in committee
SB 1068 82-0 (2011) Author: Ellis, Rodney
Sponsor: Guillen, Ryan
Relating to the lease of certain state parking facilities to other persons. House: State Affairs
Senate: Government Organization
Effective immediately
SB 1092 82-0 (2011) Author: Rodriguez, Jose Relating to creating a pilot project to reduce the need for developmental education required for certain students entering higher education. Senate: Education Referred to Education
SB 1107 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Wendy | et. al.
Sponsor: Howard, Charlie
Relating to the vaccination against bacterial meningitis of entering students at public and private or independent institutions of higher education. House: Public Health
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
SB 1146 82-0 (2011) Author: Estes, Craig Relating to programs funded under the Texas emissions reduction plan fund. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1152 82-0 (2011) Author: Williams, Tommy Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund capital projects at Lamar University and Lamar Institute of Technology. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1179 82-0 (2011) Author: Nelson, Jane
Sponsor: Harper-Brown, Linda
Relating to the elimination of certain required reports prepared by state agencies and institutions of higher education and other obsolete provisions of law. House: Government Efficiency & Reform
Senate: Finance
Effective immediately
SB 1272 82-0 (2011) Author: Eltife, Kevin
Sponsor: Lavender, George
Relating to tuition rates and formula funding for certain nonresident students enrolled at Texas A&M University--Texarkana. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
SB 1304 82-0 (2011) Author: Rodriguez, Jose
Sponsor: Castro, Joaquin
Relating to requiring financial disclosure concerning reports prepared by public institutions of higher education for for-profit entities. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1318 82-0 (2011) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to design, construction, and renovation standards for state buildings and facilities. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1327 82-0 (2011) Author: Watson, Kirk
Sponsor: Howard, Donna
Relating to the confidentiality of information obtained by a compliance office of an institution of higher education. House: Higher Education
Senate: Open Government, Select
Effective immediately
SB 1340 82-0 (2011) Author: Carona, John Relating to the creation of the Energy Efficiency Council and to statewide energy efficiency; providing penalties. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1365 82-0 (2011) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Relating to the distribution of money appropriated from the national research university fund. Senate: Higher Education No action taken in committee
SB 1396 82-0 (2011) Author: Patrick, Dan Relating to measures to increase cost efficiency at public institutions of higher education and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, including the elimination of certain reporting and other requirements imposed on institutions or the coordinating board. Senate: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
SB 1414 82-0 (2011) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Eiland, Craig
Relating to sexual abuse and child molestation training and examination for employees of certain programs for minors held on campuses of institutions of higher education; providing penalties. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 1460 82-0 (2011) Author: Harris, Chris Relating to energy savings performance contracts. Senate: Government Organization Received from the Senate
SB 1534 82-0 (2011) Author: Shapiro, Florence
Sponsor: Davis, John
Relating to the operation, certification, and accountability of career schools or colleges. House: Economic & Small Business Development
Senate: Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 1571 82-0 (2011) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to information subject to the public information law. Senate: Open Government, Select Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1619 82-0 (2011) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Aycock, Jimmie
Relating to participation of public high school students in college credit programs. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Effective immediately
SB 1621 82-0 (2011) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia | et. al. Relating to establishing veterans resource centers at certain institutions of higher education. Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations Committee report printed and distributed
SB 1624 82-0 (2011) Author: Hegar, Glenn Relating to Prairie View A&M University's eligibility to participate in the research development fund. Senate: Higher Education No action taken in committee
SB 1648 82-0 (2011) Author: Watson, Kirk | et. al. Relating to the establishment of a system health center by a university system. Senate: Higher Education Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1662 82-0 (2011) Author: West, Royce | et. al.
Sponsor: Turner, Sylvester
Relating to the payment of costs associated with certain educational programs of Prairie View A&M University. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
SB 1672 82-0 (2011) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for a library at Texas Southern University. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1723 82-0 (2011) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to tuition and fee exemptions for certain military personnel and their spouses and dependent children for under-enrolled undergraduate classes at public institutions of higher education. Senate: Higher Education No action taken in committee
SB 1724 82-0 (2011) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al. Relating to conditions on the receipt of tuition and fee exemptions at public institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Referred to Higher Education
SB 1725 82-0 (2011) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to a tuition exemption at a four-year public institution of higher education based on a student's academic performance and timely progress toward completion of a baccalaureate degree program. Senate: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
SB 1726 82-0 (2011) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Branch, Dan
Relating to the development of measurable learning outcomes for undergraduate courses at public institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
SB 1729 82-0 (2011) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Branch, Dan
Relating to the Texas Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (T-STEM) Challenge Scholarship program. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1731 82-0 (2011) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to requiring public junior colleges to offer an academic associate degree program. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Referred to Higher Education
SB 1736 82-0 (2011) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia | et. al.
Sponsor: Castro, Joaquin | et. al.
Relating to the establishment of the College Credit for Heroes program. House: Economic & Small Business Development
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective immediately
SB 1845 82-0 (2011) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the change of the name of Texas A&M University--Kingsville to Texas A&I University. Senate: Higher Education Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
SB 1904 82-0 (2011) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to the definition of a governmental body for the purposes of the open meetings and public information laws. Senate: Open Government, Select No action taken in committee
SB 1909 82-0 (2011) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: Oliveira, Rene
Relating to The University of Texas at Brownsville, including its partnership agreement with the Texas Southmost College District. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
SR 1227 82-0 (2011) Author: Shapiro, Florence Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 1534. Reported enrolled
HB 6 81-0 (2009) Author: Eiland, Craig | et. al. Relating to appropriations for damages and disruptions suffered by state agencies and institutions of higher education caused by natural disasters and to an appropriation for disaster relief generally. House: Appropriations Considered in Calendars
HB 51 81-0 (2009) Author: Branch, Dan | et. al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Relating to measures to enhance and maintain the quality of state universities, including funding and incentives to support emerging public research universities, to the abolition of the higher education fund, to the institutional groupings under the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board's accountability system, to the independent status of Lamar Institute of Technology, to research conducted by public universities and other state entities, and to the authorization of revenue bonds for certain institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
See remarks for effective date
HB 59 81-0 (2009) Author: Branch, Dan | et. al. Relating to the establishment of a law school in the city of Dallas by the University of North Texas System. House: Higher Education Laid on the table subject to call
HB 61 81-0 (2009) Author: Aycock, Jimmie | et. al. Relating to the statutory limitation imposed on certain university systems to issue revenue bonds to fund facilities at certain institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 66 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio III, Eddie | et. al. Relating to the establishment of a school of law at The University of Texas at Brownsville. House: Higher Education Left pending in committee
HB 83 81-0 (2009) Author: Martinez, Armando | et. al. Relating to establishing a health science center and medical school in the Rio Grande Valley. House: Higher Education Left pending in committee
HB 91 81-0 (2009) Author: Martinez, Armando | et. al. Relating to the establishment by The University of Texas System of a law school in the Rio Grande Valley. House: Higher Education Placed on General State Calendar
HB 110 81-0 (2009) Author: Peña, Aaron | et. al. Relating to establishing a health science center and medical school in the Rio Grande Valley. House: Higher Education Left pending in committee
HB 180 81-0 (2009) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to the establishment of a program at the University of North Texas at Dallas to provide financial incentives to certain students who agree to teach bilingual education, English as a second language, or Spanish in certain public schools. House: Higher Education Placed on General State Calendar
HB 181 81-0 (2009) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to a program to provide financial incentives to students who agree to teach bilingual education, English as a second language, or Spanish in certain public schools. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 182 81-0 (2009) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to a program to assist certain persons to become certified to teach in bilingual education programs and to teach in public schools with a shortage of certified bilingual education teachers. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 184 81-0 (2009) Author: Alonzo, Roberto | et. al. Relating to an optometry career program at the University of Houston. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Referred to Higher Education
HB 330 81-0 (2009) Author: Pierson, Paula | et. al. Relating to the appointment of a nonvoting faculty regent to the board of regents of each state university or state university system. House: Higher Education Placed on General State Calendar
HB 425 81-0 (2009) Author: Christian, Wayne | et. al. Relating to a prohibition against changing the name of certain public institutions of higher education that are named after state historical figures. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Referred to Higher Education
HB 426 81-0 (2009) Author: Christian, Wayne | et. al. Relating to the name of Stephen F. Austin State University. House: Higher Education Left pending in committee
HB 429 81-0 (2009) Author: King, Susan Relating to a competitive grant program to fund promotion of early literacy programs in certain communities in this state. House: Higher Education Placed on General State Calendar
HB 519 81-0 (2009) Author: Giddings, Helen | et. al. Relating to the establishment of a school of pharmacy in the city of Dallas by the University of North Texas System. House: Higher Education Left pending in committee
HB 577 81-0 (2009) Author: Sheffield, Ralph Relating to requiring public institutions of higher education to notify the federal Student Exchange and Visitor Information System (SEVIS) regarding the withdrawal or nonattendance of certain foreign students. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 602 81-0 (2009) Author: Farabee, David
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to designation of Midwestern State University as a public liberal arts university. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
HB 685 81-0 (2009) Author: Herrero, Abel Relating to a fixed tuition rate provided by general academic teaching institutions and public junior colleges to certain undergraduate students. House: Higher Education Left pending in committee
HB 712 81-0 (2009) Author: Rose, Patrick | et. al. Relating to student members of the board of regents of a state university system or a state university. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 713 81-0 (2009) Author: Rose, Patrick Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for the construction of a recital hall and theater center at Texas State University--San Marcos. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 746 81-0 (2009) Author: Brown, Fred | et. al.
Sponsor: Patrick, Dan
Relating to expanding the availability of classrooms and other facilities for use by public junior colleges. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
HB 838 81-0 (2009) Author: Christian, Wayne Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for a molecular science building at Stephen F. Austin State University. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 993 81-0 (2009) Author: Farias, Joe | et. al. Relating to enrollment requirements for the operation of Texas A&M University--San Antonio as a general academic teaching institution and the issuance of bonds for that institution. House: Higher Education Left pending in committee
HB 1056 81-0 (2009) Author: Morrison, Geanie
Sponsor: Hegar, Glenn
Relating to the course levels offered by the University of Houston-Victoria. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
HB 1262 81-0 (2009) Author: Villarreal, Mike Relating to increasing the number of undergraduate transfer students at general academic teaching institutions. House: Higher Education Left pending in committee
HB 1266 81-0 (2009) Author: Darby, Drew Relating to authorizing the board of regents of the Texas Tech University System to transfer the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts to a nonprofit organization to operate the museum. House: Higher Education Considered in Local & Consent Calendars
HB 1325 81-0 (2009) Author: Rios Ybarra, Tara | et. al.
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to the degrees awarded by the Texas State Technical College System. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
HB 1422 81-0 (2009) Author: Villarreal, Mike Relating to the requirements for a funeral establishment license. House: Public Health Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1584 81-0 (2009) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to a study regarding the establishment and administration of a legislative youth advisory council in this state. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 1602 81-0 (2009) Author: Maldonado, Diana Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for Texas State University--San Marcos for the Round Rock Higher Education Center in Williamson County. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 1603 81-0 (2009) Author: Maldonado, Diana Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for Texas State University--San Marcos for the Round Rock Higher Education Center in Williamson County. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 1676 81-0 (2009) Author: Eissler, Rob Relating to the automatic admission of undergraduate students to a general academic teaching institution that is a component institution of a university system. House: Higher Education Left pending in committee
HB 1762 81-0 (2009) Author: Chavez, Norma | et. al. Relating to improving state energy conservation, including through the use of thermostat settings. House: Energy Resources Left pending in subcommittee
HB 1774 81-0 (2009) Author: Giddings, Helen | et. al. Relating to the enrollment required for the University of North Texas System to issue revenue bonds to fund facilities at the University of North Texas Dallas Campus. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 1781 81-0 (2009) Author: Driver, Joe Relating to the establishment of the Texas Forensic Science Academy as a program of the Texas Engineering Extension Service of The Texas A&M University System. House: Higher Education Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1893 81-0 (2009) Author: Driver, Joe | et. al. Relating to the carrying of concealed handguns on the campuses of institutions of higher education. House: Public Safety Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1915 81-0 (2009) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for capital projects at Sam Houston State University. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 1916 81-0 (2009) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for capital projects at Sam Houston State University. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 1967 81-0 (2009) Author: Aycock, Jimmie | et. al. Relating to the operation of certain institutions of higher education as general academic teaching institutions and to the statutory limitation imposed on certain university systems to issue revenue bonds to fund facilities at certain institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1980 81-0 (2009) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to the use of solar energy in certain state buildings, public school facilities, and higher education facilities. House: Energy Resources Subcommittee members named
HB 2019 81-0 (2009) Author: Strama, Mark Relating to design, construction, and renovation standards for state buildings and facilities. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2075 81-0 (2009) Author: Shelton, Mark | et. al. Relating to limitations on the number of courses that students may drop under certain circumstances at certain public institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2143 81-0 (2009) Author: McClendon, Ruth Relating to the establishment of a student outcomes pilot program at Alamo Community College. House: Higher Education No action taken in committee
HB 2424 81-0 (2009) Author: Morrison, Geanie | et. al.
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan
Relating to exempting Lamar State College--Orange and Lamar State College--Port Arthur from certain requirements relating to student admissions. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
HB 2425 81-0 (2009) Author: Morrison, Geanie
Sponsor: Averitt, Kip
Relating to engineering recruitment programs at public or private institutions of higher education and to certain degree programs at public junior colleges. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
HB 2440 81-0 (2009) Author: McCall, Brian
Sponsor: Williams, Tommy
Relating to scholarships for fifth-year accounting students. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 2504 81-0 (2009) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois | et. al.
Sponsor: Shapiro, Florence
Relating to requiring a public institution of higher education to establish uniform standards for publishing cost of attendance information, to conduct student course evaluations of faculty, and to make certain information available on the Internet. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
HB 2518 81-0 (2009) Author: Menendez, Jose | et. al. Relating to authorization by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for certain public junior colleges to offer baccalaureate degree programs. House: Higher Education Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2538 81-0 (2009) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to the career and technology education program. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 2542 81-0 (2009) Author: Eissler, Rob | et. al.
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Relating to excused absences in public schools for students visiting institutions of higher education. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Effective immediately
HB 2746 81-0 (2009) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois | et. al. Relating to the establishment of the School of Ethics, Western Civilization, and American Traditions at The University of Texas at Austin. House: Higher Education Left pending in committee
HB 2768 81-0 (2009) Author: Anderson, Charles "Doc" Relating to applicability of fee exemptions for military personnel and their children to certain course fees charged by public technical institutes and public state colleges. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs
HB 2805 81-0 (2009) Author: Maldonado, Diana | et. al.
Sponsor: Ogden, Steve
Relating to the administration, powers, duties, operation, and financing of the East Williamson County Multi-Institution Teaching Center. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
HB 2812 81-0 (2009) Author: Swinford, David | et. al. Relating to the curriculum, funding, promotion, and economic impact of career and technology education in public educational institutions. House: Public Education Left pending in committee
HB 2823 81-0 (2009) Author: Patrick, Diane | et. al. Relating to eligible recipients of certain grants awarded by the commissioner of education. House: Public Education Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2887 81-0 (2009) Author: Martinez, Armando Relating to the creation of a literacy center pilot program by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. House: Higher Education Left pending in committee
HB 2898 81-0 (2009) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to the composition of the governing boards of certain junior college districts. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 2913 81-0 (2009) Author: Hernandez, Ana Relating to retirement benefits for law enforcement officers employed and commissioned by certain institutions of higher education. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Left pending in committee
HB 2939 81-0 (2009) Author: Callegari, Bill | et. al. Relating to the establishment of the Texas Hurricane Center for Innovative Technology at the University of Houston. House: Higher Education Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2954 81-0 (2009) Author: Coleman, Garnet
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to authorizing an increase in the student center fee at Texas Southern University. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
HB 2961 81-0 (2009) Author: Coleman, Garnet
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to authorizing an increase in the student union fee at the University of Houston. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
HB 3135 81-0 (2009) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to a TEXAS grant pilot project to provide incentives for students to attend certain underutilized public institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education Left pending in committee
HB 3257 81-0 (2009) Author: McClendon, Ruth Relating to the establishment of a branch campus of Alamo Community College. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 3293 81-0 (2009) Author: Castro, Joaquin Relating to a strategy to ensure that public institutions of higher education employ faculty and staff who reflect the population of Texas. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 3294 81-0 (2009) Author: Castro, Joaquin Relating to assessing the effectiveness of certain developmental education courses for students enrolled in public institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 3296 81-0 (2009) Author: Castro, Joaquin Relating to alternative developmental education courses under the Texas Success Initiative for institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3340 81-0 (2009) Author: Hopson, Chuck
Sponsor: Nichols, Robert
Relating to the conveyance of certain state forest land in Cherokee County under the control of the board of regents of The Texas A&M University System. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
HB 3418 81-0 (2009) Author: Oliveira, Rene | et. al. Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for a student services center at The University of Texas at Brownsville. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 3429 81-0 (2009) Author: Gutierrez, Roland
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia | et. al.
Relating to certain program and reporting duties of the Texas AgriLife Extension Service. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Agriculture & Rural Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 3506 81-0 (2009) Author: Fletcher, Allen Relating to the creation of the Public Education Management Institute of Texas. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 3571 81-0 (2009) Author: Olivo, Dora Relating to a program to provide financial incentives to students who agree to teach mathematics or science in certain public schools. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 3586 81-0 (2009) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to the Texas Academy of Fine Arts, Culture, and Sciences at Sul Ross State University. House: Higher Education Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3714 81-0 (2009) Author: King, Susan | et. al. Relating to public school career and technology education program curriculum and funding and to development of a list of high-demand occupations for career and technology education students. House: Public Education Left pending in committee
HB 3738 81-0 (2009) Author: Isett, Carl Relating to requirements for correspondence courses for licensing as a real estate broker, salesperson, or inspector. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3757 81-0 (2009) Author: Lewis, Tryon Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for a medical education building for the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 3790 81-0 (2009) Author: Morrison, Geanie
Sponsor: Shapiro, Florence
Relating to performance incentive funding for public institutions of higher education and to recognition of certain student achievement on degree completion. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Placed on intent calendar
HB 3791 81-0 (2009) Author: Morrison, Geanie Relating to developing a developmental education plan for students entering public institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education Left pending in committee
HB 3847 81-0 (2009) Author: Hamilton, Mike Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for a workforce training center at Lamar State College--Orange. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 3848 81-0 (2009) Author: Hamilton, Mike Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for a multipurpose education building at Lamar State College--Orange. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 3882 81-0 (2009) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to the establishment of a program at the University of North Texas to provide financial incentives to certain students who agree to teach bilingual education, English as a second language, or Spanish in certain public schools. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 4016 81-0 (2009) Author: Weber, Randy Relating to the authorization of certain municipalities and counties to issue public securities for the financing of permanent improvements for use by an institution of higher education. House: Higher Education Laid on the table subject to call
HB 4021 81-0 (2009) Author: Branch, Dan Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds or other obligations to fund capital projects at public institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 4022 81-0 (2009) Author: Branch, Dan Relating to the exemption of oil and gas royalty interests owned by private institutions of higher education from oil and gas severance taxes. House: Higher Education Placed on General State Calendar
HB 4050 81-0 (2009) Author: Castro, Joaquin Relating to requiring general academic teaching institutions to offer personal financial literacy training. House: Higher Education Left pending in committee
HB 4149 81-0 (2009) Author: Rose, Patrick | et. al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to certain studies and reports by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board regarding achievable cost-saving measures and the use and availability of electronic textbooks at institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
HB 4150 81-0 (2009) Author: Rose, Patrick Relating to the collection and provision of information concerning public school career and technology education programs. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 4189 81-0 (2009) Author: Rose, Patrick
Sponsor: Watson, Kirk
Relating to the conduct of compliance programs by institutions of higher education and to the vaccination of students of institutions of higher education against bacterial meningitis. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
HB 4222 81-0 (2009) Author: Branch, Dan Relating to limitations on increases in designated tuition charged by general academic teaching institutions and a biennial report to the legislature regarding the operational costs of those institutions. House: Higher Education Left pending in committee
HB 4236 81-0 (2009) Author: Peña, Aaron Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for The University of Texas - Pan American. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 4245 81-0 (2009) Author: Keffer, Jim | et. al. Relating to a pilot program to expand access to career and technical education partnerships in rural areas. House: Agriculture & Livestock Placed on General State Calendar
HB 4313 81-0 (2009) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to the creation of the Texas Legislative Fellows Program for certain students enrolled in component institutions of The University of Texas System. House: Higher Education Left pending in committee
HB 4315 81-0 (2009) Author: Gallego, Pete | et. al. Relating to the issuance of collegiate license plates. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Referred to Transportation & Homeland Sec.
HB 4329 81-0 (2009) Author: Strama, Mark Relating to an interim study on the creation of a data collection to track specialized technology research projects conducted by public universities, public university research facilities, and other state institutions. House: Technology, Economic Development & Workforce Placed on General State Calendar
HB 4405 81-0 (2009) Author: Villarreal, Mike Relating to establishment of the TEXAS Grant early enrollment guarantee program. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 4440 81-0 (2009) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to a study by the attorney general of the effects on state law and authority of certain international and other agreements and bodies. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 4453 81-0 (2009) Author: Branch, Dan Relating to the national research university fund and the allocation of amounts appropriated from the fund, the abolition of the higher education fund, and the institutional groupings established by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 4471 81-0 (2009) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois | et. al.
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Relating to the professional nursing shortage reduction program. House: Public Health
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
HB 4528 81-0 (2009) Author: Chavez, Norma Relating to a feasibility study and report by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board regarding the establishment of a school of law in the Texas-Mexico border region. House: Higher Education Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 4535 81-0 (2009) Author: Branch, Dan Relating to the annual allocation of certain constitutional funds to eligible agencies and institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education Left pending in committee
HB 4561 81-0 (2009) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to prohibiting institutions of higher education from disciplining students for conduct involving speech or expression. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 4575 81-0 (2009) Author: Martinez, Armando Relating to an exemption from accreditation for certain private postsecondary educational institutions offering professional law degrees in this state. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 4591 81-0 (2009) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to the issuance of general obligation bonds to provide funding to develop and maintain research universities in this state of the highest tier. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Left pending in committee
HB 4608 81-0 (2009) Author: Oliveira, Rene Relating to the higher education fund and the allocation and distribution of certain constitutional revenues to The University of Texas at Brownsville. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 4616 81-0 (2009) Author: Branch, Dan Relating to financial support and incentives for the development of national research universities and high-quality comprehensive regional universities and a review of the institutional groupings under the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board's accountability system. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 4647 81-0 (2009) Author: Rios Ybarra, Tara | et. al. Relating to the change of the name of Texas A&M University--Kingsville to Texas A&I University. House: Higher Education Left pending in committee
HJR 1 81-0 (2009) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the issuance of general obligation bonds to provide funding to develop and maintain research universities in this state of the highest tier. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Left pending in committee
HJR 2 81-0 (2009) Author: Oliveira, Rene Proposing a constitutional amendment to entitle The University of Texas at Brownsville to participate in the income and other benefits of the permanent university fund. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HJR 139 81-0 (2009) Author: Branch, Dan Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing the national research university fund to enable emerging research universities in this state to achieve national prominence as major research universities and transferring the balance of the higher education fund to the national research university fund. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
SB 9 81-0 (2009) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al. Relating to financial support and incentives for the development of national research universities and high-quality comprehensive regional universities and a review of the institutional groupings under the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board's accountability system. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Referred to Higher Education
SB 44 81-0 (2009) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Branch, Dan
Relating to the participation of students in funding awarded under the advanced research program. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
SB 73 81-0 (2009) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al. Relating to the establishment of an adult stem cell research program and to certain reporting requirements with regard to research involving human stem cells or human cloning. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Referred to Public Health
SB 127 81-0 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to design, construction, and renovation standards for state buildings and facilities. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 172 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapiro, Florence Relating to financial incentives and other assistance to develop and maintain excellence in specific programs and fields of study at public institutions of higher education. Senate: Higher Education Left pending in committee
SB 174 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapiro, Florence | et. al.
Sponsor: Branch, Dan
Relating to accountability of institutions of higher education, including educator preparation programs, and online institution resumes for public institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
SB 194 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot
Sponsor: Howard, Donna
Relating to a prohibition against certain activities by a person employed in the financial aid office of a public institution of higher education or of a career school or college. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
SB 198 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to requiring general academic teaching institutions to offer personal financial literacy training. Senate: Higher Education Left pending in committee
SB 226 81-0 (2009) Author: West, Royce Relating to student members of the board of regents of a state university system or a state university. Senate: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
SB 255 81-0 (2009) Author: Estes, Craig Relating to designation of Midwestern State University as a public liberal arts university. Senate: Higher Education Left pending in committee
SB 267 81-0 (2009) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al. Relating to design, construction, and renovation standards for state buildings and facilities. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 290 81-0 (2009) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al. Relating to the creation and implementation of the health professional education grant program. Senate: Higher Education Co-author authorized
SB 382 81-0 (2009) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia | et. al.
Sponsor: King, Susan
Relating to a competitive grant program to fund promotion of early literacy programs in certain communities in this state. House: Higher Education
Senate: Education
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 430 81-0 (2009) Author: West, Royce Relating to higher education facilities as authorized projects in a public improvement district. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 504 81-0 (2009) Author: Ogden, Steve
Sponsor: Brown, Fred
Relating to the use of land on the main campus of Texas A&M University in College Station. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
SB 567 81-0 (2009) Author: Hegar, Glenn Relating to the course levels offered by the University of Houston-Victoria. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Referred to Higher Education
SB 596 81-0 (2009) Author: Nichols, Robert
Sponsor: Christian, Wayne | et. al.
Relating to the name of Stephen F. Austin State University. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
SB 597 81-0 (2009) Author: Nichols, Robert Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for a molecular science building at Stephen F. Austin State University. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 607 81-0 (2009) Author: Uresti, Carlos | et. al. Relating to enrollment requirements for the operation of Texas A&M University--San Antonio as a general academic teaching institution and the issuance of bonds for that institution. Senate: Finance Co-author authorized
SB 629 81-0 (2009) Author: West, Royce | et. al.
Sponsor: Aycock, Jimmie | et. al.
Relating to the operation of certain institutions of higher education as general academic teaching institutions and to the statutory limitation imposed on certain university systems to issue revenue bonds to fund facilities at certain institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education
Senate: Finance
See remarks for effective date
SB 655 81-0 (2009) Author: Fraser, Troy | et. al. Relating to the statutory limitation imposed on certain university systems to issue revenue bonds to fund facilities at certain institutions of higher education. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SB 667 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to student Internet access to financial and academic information maintained by public institutions of higher education and to a fixed tuition rate provided by certain institutions of higher education to students for satisfactory academic performance. Senate: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
SB 755 81-0 (2009) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia
Sponsor: Villarreal, Mike
Relating to the requirements for a funeral establishment license. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
SB 811 81-0 (2009) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Darby, Drew
Relating to authorizing the board of regents of the Texas Tech University System to transfer the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts to a nonprofit organization to operate the museum. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
SB 816 81-0 (2009) Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al. Relating to the Texas Teach Corps Student Loan Repayment Assistance Program for undergraduate students who agree to teach in school districts in this state that have shortages of teachers in mathematics or science. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Referred to Higher Education
SB 846 81-0 (2009) Author: Averitt, Kip | et. al. Relating to the exemption of oil and gas royalty interests owned by private institutions of higher education from oil and gas severance taxes. Senate: Finance Co-author authorized
SB 847 81-0 (2009) Author: Averitt, Kip | et. al.
Sponsor: Anderson, Charles "Doc"
Relating to applicability of fee exemptions for military personnel and their children to certain course fees charged by public technical institutes and public state colleges. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
SB 875 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to consideration of students' preferred class times in establishing course schedules at public institutions of higher education. Senate: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
SB 956 81-0 (2009) Author: West, Royce | et. al.
Sponsor: Branch, Dan | et. al.
Relating to the establishment of a law school in the city of Dallas by the University of North Texas System. House: Higher Education
Senate: Education
See remarks for effective date
SB 1042 81-0 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to improving state energy conservation, including through the use of thermostat settings. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 1085 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to a report to the legislature and the Legislative Budget Board regarding funding for campuses of public institutions of higher education located outside the United States. House: Higher Education
Senate: International Relations & Trade
No action taken in committee
SB 1146 81-0 (2009) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al. Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds or other obligations to fund capital projects at public institutions of higher education. Senate: Finance Co-author authorized
SB 1164 81-0 (2009) Author: Wentworth, Jeff | et. al.
Sponsor: Driver, Joe
Relating to the carrying of concealed handguns on the campuses of institutions of higher education. House: Public Safety
Senate: State Affairs
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1249 81-0 (2009) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the creation of a pilot program to improve curricula alignment between junior colleges and general academic teaching institutions for engineering degree programs. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Meeting cancelled
SB 1256 81-0 (2009) Author: Carona, John | et. al. Relating to the prevention and prosecution of, and punishment prescribed for engaging in, organized criminal activity in a gang-free zone. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Left pending in committee
SB 1269 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to setting aside for TEXAS grant funding tuition paid by students at campuses maintained by public institutions of higher education outside the United States. Senate: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
SB 1313 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapiro, Florence | et. al.
Sponsor: Eissler, Rob
Relating to the quality and accessibility of public school career and technical education programs and to assistance to students concerning postsecondary education and training. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1339 81-0 (2009) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for the University of Houston Multi-Cultural Studies and Classroom Complex. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1394 81-0 (2009) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Sponsor: Branch, Dan
Relating to notification of an applicant for admission to a general academic teaching institution regarding the availability of degree programs in the applicant's preferred major field of study offered by other institutions. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1412 81-0 (2009) Author: Williams, Tommy Relating to scholarships for fifth-year accounting students. Senate: Higher Education Left pending in committee
SB 1523 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to requiring satisfactory completion of a course in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System as a requisite for a degree in architecture at certain public institutions of higher education. Senate: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
SB 1524 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to a report regarding research funds received by public institutions of higher education or employees of those institutions from pharmaceutical companies. Senate: Higher Education Left pending in committee
SB 1560 81-0 (2009) Author: Duncan, Robert | et. al. Relating to university funding, including university funding for excellence, the national research university fund, the abolition of the higher education fund, and the institutional groupings established by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Referred to Higher Education
SB 1561 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapiro, Florence Relating to developing a developmental education plan for students entering public institutions of higher education. Senate: Higher Education Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1564 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to Tier One Challenge funding to support the development and enhancement of national research universities in this state. Senate: Higher Education Left pending in committee
SB 1567 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to creating a pilot project to reduce the need for developmental education required for certain students entering higher education. Senate: Education Referred to Education
SB 1600 81-0 (2009) Author: Watson, Kirk
Sponsor: Strama, Mark
Relating to an interim study on the creation of a data collection to track specialized technology research projects conducted by public universities, public university research facilities, and other state institutions. House: Technology, Economic Development & Workforce
Senate: Higher Education
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1603 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to requiring financial disclosure concerning reports prepared by public institutions of higher education for other entities. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Referred to Higher Education
SB 1729 81-0 (2009) Author: West, Royce
Sponsor: Alonzo, Roberto
Relating to the terms of student members of certain Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board advisory committees. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
SB 1797 81-0 (2009) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the creation of the Texas Future Scholars Pilot Program and the Workforce Shortage Education Loan Repayment Program and to the elimination of certain other student financial assistance programs. Senate: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
SB 1800 81-0 (2009) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Branch, Dan
Relating to methods for increasing student success and degree completion at public institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1801 81-0 (2009) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to orientation programs for new students at public institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Referred to Higher Education
SB 1819 81-0 (2009) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to the establishment of a student outcomes pilot program at Alamo Community College. Senate: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
SB 1942 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapiro, Florence Relating to performance incentive funding for public institutions of higher education and to recognition of certain student achievement on degree completion. Senate: Higher Education Left pending in committee
SB 1952 81-0 (2009) Author: Jackson, Mike
Sponsor: Weber, Randy
Relating to the authorization of certain municipalities and counties to issue public securities for the financing of permanent improvements for use by an institution of higher education. House: Higher Education
Senate: Economic Development
Effective immediately
SB 1968 81-0 (2009) Author: West, Royce Relating to the creation and operation of higher education enhancement districts. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 2007 81-0 (2009) Author: Hegar, Glenn
Sponsor: Zerwas, John
Relating to Prairie View A&M University's eligibility to participate in the research development fund. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 2045 81-0 (2009) Author: Williams, Tommy
Sponsor: Deshotel, Joe
Relating to certain constitutionally dedicated funds allocated to the Lamar Institute of Technology and to the administration of that institution. House: Higher Education
Senate: Finance
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 2084 81-0 (2009) Author: Ogden, Steve Relating to eligibility for a TEXAS grant and to administration of the TEXAS grant program. Senate: Finance Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 2146 81-0 (2009) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Branch, Dan
Relating to the annual allocation of certain constitutional funds to eligible agencies and institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education
Senate: Finance
Placed on Major State Calendar
SB 2189 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the degrees awarded by the Texas State Technical College System. Senate: Higher Education Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 2211 81-0 (2009) Author: West, Royce Relating to enrollment requirements for the operation of the University of North Texas at Dallas as a general academic teaching institution and the issuance of bonds for that institution. Senate: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
SB 2237 81-0 (2009) Author: Seliger, Kel Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for a medical education building for the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 2258 81-0 (2009) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Hochberg, Scott
Relating to intensive summer programs for public school students and to college readiness programs at public institutions of higher education. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Effective immediately
SB 2259 81-0 (2009) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the determination of resident status of students by public institutions of higher education. Senate: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
SB 2262 81-0 (2009) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Branch, Dan
Relating to the administration of mathematics, science, and technology teacher preparation academies at institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
SB 2323 81-0 (2009) Author: Carona, John Relating to the functions of the Texas School Safety Center and safety and security at public educational institutions. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Education
Reported favorably as substituted
SB 2376 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: Rios Ybarra, Tara
Relating to the change of the name of Texas A&M University--Kingsville to Texas A&I University. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 2405 81-0 (2009) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Keffer, Jim
Relating to a pilot program to expand access to career and technical education partnerships in rural areas. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Agriculture & Rural Affairs
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 2409 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the higher education fund and the allocation and distribution of certain constitutional revenues to The University of Texas at Brownsville. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 2465 81-0 (2009) Author: Seliger, Kel
Sponsor: Lewis, Tryon
Relating to the payment of certain costs associated with educational programs of the John Ben Shepperd Public Leadership Institute of The University of Texas of the Permian Basin. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective on 9/1/09
SJR 35 81-0 (2009) Author: Duncan, Robert | et. al.
Sponsor: Branch, Dan | et. al.
Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing the national research university fund to enable emerging research universities in this state to achieve national prominence as major research universities and transferring the balance of the higher education fund to the national research university fund. House: Higher Education
Senate: Finance
Placed on Constitutional Amendments Calendar
SJR 38 81-0 (2009) Author: Williams, Tommy Proposing a constitutional amendment to allow the Lamar Institute of Technology to participate in the allocation of certain constitutionally dedicated funds for capital improvements at agencies and institutions of higher education. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 53 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Proposing a constitutional amendment to entitle The University of Texas at Brownsville to participate in the income and other benefits of the permanent university fund. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 11 81-1 (2009) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund capital projects at public institutions of higher education. Filed
HB 134 80-0 (2007) Author: Villarreal, Mike Relating to teacher certification in early childhood education. House: Public Education Left pending in committee
HB 317 80-0 (2007) Author: Miller, Sid | et. al.
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to a study regarding the issuance of revenue bonds for certain campuses and centers of institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education
Senate: Education
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 389 80-0 (2007) Author: Callegari, Bill | et. al.
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to the eminent domain authority of Texas Woman's University. House: Government Reform
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 390 80-0 (2007) Author: Callegari, Bill Relating to the eminent domain authority of The University of Texas System. House: Government Reform Referred to Government Reform
HB 534 80-0 (2007) Author: Smithee, John
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Relating to authorizing the lease or conveyance of certain real property owned by Amarillo College. House: Higher Education
Senate: Education
Effective immediately
HB 589 80-0 (2007) Author: Aycock, Jimmie | et. al.
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to the student enrollment required for certain institutions of higher education to operate as general academic teaching institutions and to receive certain revenue. House: Higher Education
Senate: Education
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 868 80-0 (2007) Author: Haggerty, Pat
Sponsor: Shapleigh, Eliot
Relating to the recreational facility fee at The University of Texas at El Paso. House: Higher Education
Senate: Education
Effective immediately
HB 902 80-0 (2007) Author: Crownover, Myra
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to a student fitness and recreational fee at Texas Woman's University. House: Higher Education
Senate: Education
Effective immediately
HB 1099 80-0 (2007) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to the establishment of a school of law at The University of Texas at Brownsville. House: Higher Education Left pending in committee
HB 1157 80-0 (2007) Author: West, George
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Relating to student services building fees at The University of Texas of the Permian Basin. House: Higher Education
Senate: Education
Effective immediately
HB 1173 80-0 (2007) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds or other obligations to fund capital projects at public institutions of higher education; making an appropriation. House: Higher Education Left pending in committee
HB 1233 80-0 (2007) Author: Branch, Dan | et. al. Relating to the establishment of a law school in the city of Dallas by the University of North Texas System. House: Higher Education Left pending in committee
HB 1337 80-0 (2007) Author: Eissler, Rob | et. al. Relating to the use of the term "seminary" in the official name or title of a private postsecondary educational institution. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 1349 80-0 (2007) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to a prohibition against institutions of higher education entering into certain contracts regarding the development or production of nuclear weapons. House: Higher Education Left pending in committee
HB 1358 80-0 (2007) Author: Gattis, Dan Relating to the definition of private or independent institution of higher education applicable to certain statutes. House: Higher Education
Senate: Education
Refer to s/c on Higher Education by Pres
HB 1374 80-0 (2007) Author: Swinford, David
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Relating to service areas of the Amarillo College District, the Borger Junior College District, the Midland Community College District, and the Odessa College District. House: Higher Education
Senate: Education
Effective immediately
HB 1418 80-0 (2007) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois | et. al.
Sponsor: Ogden, Steve
Relating to the name of Sam Houston State University. House: Higher Education
Senate: Education
Effective immediately
HB 1419 80-0 (2007) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois | et. al. Relating to a prohibition against changing the name of a public institution of higher education that is named after a state historical figure. House: Higher Education Left pending in committee
HB 1427 80-0 (2007) Author: Alonzo, Roberto | et. al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to an optometry career program at the University of Houston. House: Higher Education
Senate: Education
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 1431 80-0 (2007) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to the establishment of the Sustainable Water Supply Research Center at The University of Texas at Arlington. House: Higher Education
Senate: Education
Refer to s/c on Higher Education by Pres
HB 1486 80-0 (2007) Author: Naishtat, Elliott | et. al. Relating to the establishment of the stem cell research program. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1493 80-0 (2007) Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Sponsor: Janek, Kyle
Relating to the establishment and operation of a severe storm research and planning center. House: Higher Education
Senate: Education
Effective immediately
HB 1505 80-0 (2007) Author: Lucio III, Eddie
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to a fee to support intercollegiate athletics at The University of Texas at Brownsville. House: Higher Education
Senate: Education
Effective immediately
HB 1520 80-0 (2007) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to student fees at Texas Southern University. House: Higher Education Left pending in committee
HB 1668 80-0 (2007) Author: Aycock, Jimmie | et. al. Relating to the issuance of revenue bonds to fund facilities at Texas A&M University--Central Texas. House: Higher Education
Senate: Finance
Referred to Finance
HB 1700 80-0 (2007) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to a project for the development and implementation of a nature science curriculum for public school students. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Effective immediately
HB 1746 80-0 (2007) Author: Giddings, Helen Relating to the establishment of a school of pharmacy in the city of Dallas by the University of North Texas System. House: Higher Education Left pending in committee
HB 1775 80-0 (2007) Author: Christian, Wayne
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for the expansion of school of nursing facilities at Stephen F. Austin State University. House: Higher Education
Senate: Education
Effective immediately
HB 1796 80-0 (2007) Author: Hochberg, Scott Relating to the refund of tuition and fees at institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 1916 80-0 (2007) Author: Gonzales, Veronica Relating to requiring all public institutions of higher education to use the common course numbering system. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 1982 80-0 (2007) Author: Latham, Thomas | et. al. Relating to the creation of the Public Education Management Institute of Texas. House: Public Education Left pending in committee
HB 2024 80-0 (2007) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Government Organization
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 2031 80-0 (2007) Author: Giddings, Helen Relating to the student enrollment required for the issuance of certain revenue bonds for facilities at the University of North Texas Dallas Campus. House: Higher Education Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2032 80-0 (2007) Author: Giddings, Helen Relating to African American studies programs and course work at certain public junior colleges. House: Higher Education Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 2066 80-0 (2007) Author: Laubenberg, Jodie Relating to the accessibility of initial training and continuing education for constables. House: Law Enforcement
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 2074 80-0 (2007) Author: Krusee, Mike
Sponsor: Ogden, Steve
Relating to the creation of the East Williamson County Multi-Institution Teaching Center. House: Higher Education
Senate: Education
Effective immediately
HB 2141 80-0 (2007) Author: Rose, Patrick Relating to student members of the board of regents of a state university or state university system. House: Higher Education Left pending in committee
HB 2164 80-0 (2007) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to the creation of a technology center grant program for rural counties. House: Border & International Affairs Referred to Border and International Affairs
HB 2198 80-0 (2007) Author: Flores, Kino | et. al.
Sponsor: Janek, Kyle
Relating to authorizing certain public junior colleges to offer baccalaureate degree programs. House: Higher Education
Senate: Education
Effective immediately
HB 2235 80-0 (2007) Author: Guillen, Ryan
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to the creation of a technology center grant program for rural counties. House: Border & International Affairs
Senate: International Relations & Trade
Effective immediately
HB 2336 80-0 (2007) Author: Bonnen, Dennis | et. al. Relating to authorizing certain public junior colleges to offer baccalaureate degree programs. House: Higher Education Left pending in committee
HB 2369 80-0 (2007) Author: Morrison, Geanie Relating to a study of developmental education provided by public institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 2386 80-0 (2007) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to establishing a health science center and medical school in the Rio Grande Valley. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 2556 80-0 (2007) Author: Zerwas, John Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for Prairie View A&M University. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 2650 80-0 (2007) Author: Rose, Patrick Relating to the creation and administration of the teacher, engineer, or professional nurse undergraduate education scholarship program. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 2778 80-0 (2007) Author: Villarreal, Mike | et. al. Relating to increasing the number of transfer students at general academic teaching institutions. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 2834 80-0 (2007) Author: Brown, Fred | et. al.
Sponsor: Ogden, Steve
Relating to the use of land on the main campus of Texas A&M University in College Station. House: Higher Education
Senate: Education
Effective immediately
HB 2978 80-0 (2007) Author: Morrison, Geanie | et. al.
Sponsor: Shapiro, Florence
Relating to engineering recruitment programs established by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. House: Higher Education
Senate: Education
Effective immediately
HB 3051 80-0 (2007) Author: Martinez Fischer, Trey Relating to subsidies relating to Spanish language college advanced placement tests. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 3075 80-0 (2007) Author: Howard, Charlie Relating to the transfer of course credit between public and private institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 3114 80-0 (2007) Author: Swinford, David
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to student fees at component institutions of The Texas A&M University System. House: Higher Education
Senate: Education
Effective immediately
HB 3215 80-0 (2007) Author: Branch, Dan Relating to the eligibility of private or independent institutions of higher education to participate in the advanced research program administered by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. House: Higher Education
Senate: Education
Refer to s/c on Higher Education by Pres
HB 3286 80-0 (2007) Author: Giddings, Helen Relating to offender education facilitation. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 3449 80-0 (2007) Author: Rose, Patrick
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to the imposition of an intercollegiate athletics fee at Texas State University--San Marcos. House: Higher Education
Senate: Education
Committee report printed and distributed
HB 3453 80-0 (2007) Author: Macias, Nathan Relating to permissible inquiries by a public information officer of an educational institution to a requestor requesting information about a student under the public information law. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 3464 80-0 (2007) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to establishing an office of state statistician. House: Higher Education
Senate: Education
Refer to s/c on Higher Education by Pres
HB 3484 80-0 (2007) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to the programs and functions of The Texas A&M University System and Sam Houston State University. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 3522 80-0 (2007) Author: Oliveira, Rene Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for the University of Texas at Brownsville Institute for Homeland Security and Emergency Management Integration Studies. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 3556 80-0 (2007) Author: Ortiz, Jr., Solomon | et. al. Relating to the establishment of a school of engineering at Texas A&M University--Corpus Christi. House: Higher Education Left pending in committee
HB 3564 80-0 (2007) Author: Darby, Drew | et. al.
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to the transfer of Angelo State University to the Texas Tech University System. House: Higher Education
Senate: Education
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 3720 80-0 (2007) Author: Krusee, Mike Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for the Texas A&M University--Central Texas East Williamson County Higher Education Center. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 3727 80-0 (2007) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to authorizing the issuance of tuition revenue bonds for Sam Houston State University for facilities in Montgomery County. House: Higher Education Scheduled for public hearing on . . . .
HB 3828 80-0 (2007) Author: Morrison, Geanie
Sponsor: Shapiro, Florence
Relating to performance incentive funding for institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education
Senate: Education
Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . .
HB 3851 80-0 (2007) Author: Morrison, Geanie
Sponsor: Shapiro, Florence
Relating to the admission of high school graduates and undergraduate transfer students to certain institutions of higher education, the computation of a student's high school grade point average for purposes of determining eligibility for admission, and policies to promote the admission of undergraduate transfer students. House: Higher Education
Senate: Education
Effective immediately
HB 3924 80-0 (2007) Author: Rose, Patrick | et. al. Relating to student members of the board of regents of a state university or state university system. House: Higher Education Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3934 80-0 (2007) Author: McClendon, Ruth
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Relating to the establishment of a student outcomes pilot program by Alamo Community College District. House: Higher Education
Senate: Education
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 3935 80-0 (2007) Author: McClendon, Ruth Relating to the establishment of a branch campus by Alamo Community College District. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HJR 80 80-0 (2007) Author: Rose, Patrick Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing a student member of the board of regents of a state institution of higher education or state university system to serve a term that differs from the terms served by the other members of the board. House: Higher Education Scheduled for public hearing on . . . .
HJR 103 80-0 (2007) Author: Darby, Drew
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the continuation of the constitutional appropriation for facilities and other capital items at Angelo State University on a change in the governance of the university. House: Higher Education
Senate: Education
Filed with the Secretary of State
SB 105 80-0 (2007) Author: West, Royce | et. al.
Sponsor: Branch, Dan | et. al.
Relating to the establishment of a law school in the city of Dallas by the University of North Texas System. House: Higher Education
Senate: Education
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 138 80-0 (2007) Author: Nelson, Jane
Sponsor: King, Susan
Relating to promoting the retention and graduation of students enrolled in professional nursing programs. House: Higher Education
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/07
SB 161 80-0 (2007) Author: Wentworth, Jeff | et. al.
Sponsor: Deshotel, Joe
Relating to intercollegiate athletics fees at institutions within the Texas State University System. House: Higher Education
Senate: Education
Effective immediately
SB 170 80-0 (2007) Author: Janek, Kyle Relating to training requirements for certain youth programs. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 211 80-0 (2007) Author: Fraser, Troy Relating to the student enrollment required for certain university system centers to operate as general academic teaching institutions. Senate: Education Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 212 80-0 (2007) Author: Fraser, Troy Relating to the issuance of revenue bonds to fund facilities at Texas A&M University--Central Texas. Senate: Finance Withdrawn from schedule

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