Thursday, September 14, 2006

1:30 p.m.

Capitol Extension, Room E1.036






Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule 11.18, a public hearing of the Standing Senate Subcommittee on Higher Education was held on Thursday, September 14, 2006, in the Capitol Extension, Room E1.036, at Austin, Texas.




MEMBERS PRESENT:                                                      MEMBERS ABSENT:

Senator Judith Zaffirini                                                          Senator Kip Averitt

Senator Kyle Janek                                                                 Senator Todd Staples

Senator Royce West                                                               Senator Tommy Williams




The chair called the meeting to order at 1:30 p.m.  The following business was transacted: 


Senator Zaffirini made opening remarks.


The Committee heard invited testimony on Interim Charge 3: Study what impact any changes to the percentage requirement of the Top 10 Percent Law could have on students currently in the educational pipeline, discuss developing a uniform transcript and a standard methodology for calculating GPAs, and make recommendations for relating to the application of the Top 10 Percent Law, including to children of Texas residents in the military. 


Names of witnesses who testified and registered regarding Interim Charge 3 are on the attached list. 


There being no other witnesses interested in testifying, without objection, the chair closed public testimony.


There being no further business, and by unanimous consent, at 4:58 p.m. Senator Zaffirini announced that the Committee would stand in recess, subject to the call of the chair.



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Senator Judith Zaffirini, Chair                                                Tara Korstad, Clerk