NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

COMMITTEE: S/C on Higher Education

TIME & DATE:  1:30PM Or upon adjournment
             Monday, April 4, 2005

PLACE: Betty King Committee Room

CHAIR: Senator Royce West

The Betty King Room is located in the capitol, room 2E.20.

The Subcommittee will meet to discuss the following bills:

SB 132            Nelson
Relating to goals and strategies concerning the number of graduates
from professional nursing education programs.

SB 315            Lucio
Relating to minimum personal leave for faculty members at public
institutions of higher education.

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 722            Lucio / et al.
Relating to the creation of the TexasNextStep grant program to pay
tuition and required fees and textbook costs of certain students
enrolled in two-year public institutions of higher education in
this state.

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

SB 927            Ellis
Relating to the annexation of territory in political subdivisions
by certain junior college districts.

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 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 1208            Lindsay
Relating to filing requirements for candidates to positions on
governing boards of certain public junior colleges.

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

SB 1227            Shapiro / et al.
Relating to payment of the costs of attending public and private
postsecondary educational institutions and to financial aid and
other measures to assist students to pay those costs.

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.

SB 1528            Zaffirini
Relating to the payment of tuition and fees at public institutions
of higher education and the determination of Texas residency for
that purpose.

SB 1553            Ellis
Relating to the creation of a program for alternative funding of
Toward EXcellence, Access, & Success (TEXAS) grants.

SB 1643            Hinojosa
Relating to a strategy to ensure that public institutions of higher
education employ faculty and staff who reflect the population of

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.
Pending Bills:

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 530            West, Royce
Relating to a fixed tuition rate provided by general academic
teaching institutions to certain students for satisfactory academic
progress and performance.

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



SB 927