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                                                                  H.B. No. 1737




AN ACT
relating to the establishment of a dual usage educational complex by a junior college district and other political subdivisions or institutions of higher education. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: SECTION 1. Subchapter A, Chapter 130, Education Code, is amended by adding Section 130.0103 to read as follows: Sec. 130.0103. DUAL USAGE EDUCATIONAL COMPLEX. (a) The board of trustees of a junior college district may establish and operate a dual usage educational complex to provide a shared facility for the educational activities of the district and other participating entities. The board of trustees may enter into a cooperative agreement governing the operation and use of the complex with the governing bodies of one or more of the following entities: (1) a county, municipality, or school district located in whole or in part in the service area of the junior college district; or (2) another institution of higher education with a campus or other educational facility located in the same state uniform service region as adopted by the coordinating board. (b) The junior college district shall coordinate and supervise the operation of the complex. The use and the costs associated with the establishment and operation of the complex shall be shared by the district and the other participating entities under the terms of the cooperative agreement. SECTION 2. This Act takes effect immediately if it receives a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution. If this Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this Act takes effect September 1, 2005. ______________________________ ______________________________ President of the Senate Speaker of the House I certify that H.B. No. 1737 was passed by the House on April 27, 2005, by the following vote: Yeas 148, Nays 0, 1 present, not voting; and that the House concurred in Senate amendments to H.B. No. 1737 on May 27, 2005, by the following vote: Yeas 138, Nays 0, 2 present, not voting. ______________________________ Chief Clerk of the House I certify that H.B. No. 1737 was passed by the Senate, with amendments, on May 25, 2005, by the following vote: Yeas 31, Nays 0. ______________________________ Secretary of the Senate APPROVED: __________________ Date __________________ Governor