NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

COMMITTEE: Education

TIME & DATE:  8:30AM, Thursday, April 14, 2005

PLACE: E1.028

CHAIR: Senator Florence Shapiro

The Committee will meet to discuss the following bills:

SB 1374            Staples
Relating to notice regarding an exception from elementary school
class size limits.

SB 1446            Averitt
Relating to public school admission and enrollment.

SB 1583            Zaffirini
Relating to notification of immunization requirements applicable to
public school students.

The Committee will consider the following pending business:

SB 474            Barrientos / et al.
Relating to safety regulations for certain extracurricular school

SB 962            Shapiro
Relating to state assistance for public school facilities.

SB 1393            Shapiro
Relating to the accountability of regional education service

SB 1395            Shapiro
Relating to the establishment of high school diploma programs by
Job Corps programs under the United States Department of Labor.

The Committee will consider the following Subcommittee Reports:

SB 30            Zaffirini
Relating to tuition and fee exemptions for students contracting to
graduate in a timely manner from public institutions of higher education.

SB 95            Shapleigh
Relating to the establishment of an asthma research center at the
Texas Tech University campus in El Paso.

SB 157            Fraser
Relating to the student enrollment required for the operation of
Texas A&M University--Central Texas as an independent general
academic teaching institution.

SB 333            West, Royce / et al.
Relating to the eligibility of a high school graduate for automatic
admission to an institution of higher education.

SB 448            Zaffirini
Relating to the Texas Academy of International Studies at Texas A&M
International University.

SB 676            West, Royce
Relating to identifying which public institutions of higher
education in this state are comprehensive research universities of
the first class.

SB 801            Lucio
Relating to a fee to support the wellness, recreational, and
fitness complex at The University of Texas at Brownsville.

SB 928            Ellis
Relating to the effect of annexation of territory on the terms of
members of the governing boards of certain junior college

SB 929            Ellis
Relating to the service area of the Houston Community College
System District.

SB 936            West, Royce
Relating to practices of school districts that concern the
admission process to institutions of higher education.

SB 1118            Ellis
Relating to the authority to change the name of component
institutions of The Texas A&M University System.

SB 1138            Estes
Relating to the establishment of a recreational and health
facilities fee at Midwestern State University.

SB 1185            West, Royce
Relating to the qualifications of and training and continuing
education for certain officials and personnel of career schools or

SB 1193            Wentworth
Relating to the service areas of the Alamo Community College
District and the Austin Community College District.

SB 1226            Shapiro
Relating to a study of the reporting requirements imposed on public
institutions of higher education.

SB 1228            Shapiro / et al.
Relating to a statewide assessment and accountability system for
public institutions of higher education.

SB 1247            West, Royce
Relating to admission to the Joint Admission Medical Program.

SCR 24            West, Royce / et al.
Memorializing Congress to support federal efforts to simplify the
Free Application for Federal Student Aid and to support legislation
requiring a new formula for distributing federal campus-based funds
among institutions.

The Committee will consider CSHB 2 after the above posted committee
business is complete.

HB 2            Grusendorf / et al.      SP: Shapiro
Relating to public education and public school finance matters.

The Committee will hear public testimony on issues in CSHB 2 regarding
school funding.  These provisions may be found in:

Article 1-Public School Finance
Part A. Education Funding
Part B. School Facilities

Article 2-Education Excellence
Part D. Instructional Materials

Article 3-Statewide Property Tax

Pre-K Funding

Dependent upon the amount of witness cards received, the chair may limit
public testimony to three (3) minutes for each witness who wishes
to testify before the Committee.