NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

COMMITTEE: S/C on Higher Education

TIME & DATE: Or upon adjournment
             Tuesday, April 19, 2005

PLACE: Senate Chamber

CHAIR: Senator Royce West

The 24-hour posting rule was suspended to hear the following bills:

SB 31            Zaffirini
Relating to requiring students receiving certain financial aid at
institutions of higher education to meet timely graduation and academic
progress requirements.

SB 532            Shapiro
Relating to tuition for a student registered in a public junior

SB 817            West, Royce
Relating to financial transaction awareness plans to be adopted by
public institutions of higher education.

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

SB 1037            Lucio
Relating to tuition rates for Olympic athletes residing and
training in Texas.

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

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 1300            West, Royce
Relating to an excused absence from a public institution of higher
education for a person called to active military service.

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 1544            West, Royce
Relating to purchasing practices of public junior college and
community college districts.

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

SB 1594            Lucio
Relating to a small contractor assistance program for bidding on
construction contracts at institutions of higher education.

SB 1671            Hinojosa
Relating to higher education tuition exemptions for members of
certain groups that are underrepresented among the faculty or
administration of public junior colleges.

SB 1778            Van de Putte
Relating to reporting requirements by officers of junior college

SB 1780            Van de Putte
Relating to the issuance of bonds or other obligations by certain
junior college districts.

SCR 17            Madla / et al.
Requesting Texas institutes of higher education to offer education
and research opportunities in viticulture and enology.

SCR 27            West, Royce / et al.
Memorializing Congress to eliminate current caps on funded Medicare
resident training slots and related limits on costs per resident
used to determine Medicare graduate medical education reimbursement