NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

COMMITTEE: Education

TIME & DATE: 11:00AM or 30 mins. after adjourn.
             Wednesday, April 28, 1999

PLACE: E1.012

CHAIR: Senator Teel Bivins


A public hearing to consider the following:

SB 777            Bernsen
Relating to a requirement that litter prevention information be
included in the curriculum of certain driver education and driving
safety courses.

SB 808            Ellis, Rodney
Relating to auditing and evaluating the deferred maintenance needs
of state institutions of higher education.

SB 875            Shapiro
Relating to the financial accountability of school districts.

SB 876            Shapiro
Relating to restaffing certain low-performing public schools.

SB 877            Shapiro
Relating to accreditation and rating standards for public school
districts and schools.

SB 1027            Lucio
Relating to tech-prep education.

SB 1140            Wentworth
Relating to eligibility for public prekindergarten classes.

SB 1380            Shapleigh
Relating to review of criminal history records of persons seeking
educator certification or employment in a public school or persons
seeking to volunteer in a public school.

HB 713            Cuellar / et al.         SP: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to the Texas Gateway to the Future Grant Program and the
Teach for Texas Program; consolidating financial aid, grant, and
scholarship programs; and providing for the education,
certification, and recruitment of teachers.

HB 888            Gray                     SP: Jackson
Relating to graduate level instruction at Texas A&M University at

HB 1744            Noriega                  SP: Gallegos
Relating to additional equipment requirements for school buses.

HB 2181            Coleman                  SP: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to authorizing a recreational and wellness facility fee at
the University of Houston.

HB 3319            Cuellar                  SP: Bivins
Relating to the approval of certain construction projects by the
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Subcommittee Reports:

SB 1356            Barrientos
Relating to providing certain students with an equal opportunity to
enroll in or receive a competitive scholarship for a graduate or
professional degree program.

SB 1655            Jackson
Relating to the administration and responsibilities of The
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

SB 1859            Sibley
Relating to the creation of the Texas Woman's University System and
declaring the Texas Woman's University Institute of Health Sciences
a health related institution.

SB 1861            Sibley
Relating to defining a private or independent institution of higher