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  H.B. No. 2074
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the creation of the East Williamson County
  Multi-Institution Teaching Center.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Chapter 130, Education Code, is amended by
  adding Subchapter F to read as follows:
  SUBCHAPTER F.  SPECIAL PROGRAMS OPERATED BY CERTAIN JUNIOR COLLEGE
  DISTRICTS
         Sec. 130.091.  DEFINITION.  In this chapter "institution of
  higher education" has the meaning assigned by Section 61.003.
         Sec. 130.092.  EAST WILLIAMSON COUNTY MULTI-INSTITUTION
  TEACHING CENTER.  (a)  The Temple Junior College District may
  establish, in conjunction with at least one of the following
  institutions, the East Williamson County Multi-Institution
  Teaching Center:
               (1)  Tarleton State University;
               (2)  Tarleton State University System Center--Central
  Texas;
               (3)  Texas State Technical College--Waco; or
               (4)  another public or private institution of higher
  education.
         (b)  The center shall provide coordinated higher education
  opportunities to the residents of the region in which the center is
  located by offering academic credit courses and programs from the
  member institutions of the center.  The center must be administered
  under a formal agreement entered into by the Temple Junior College
  District with the other member institutions.
         (c)  The  member institutions of the center shall work with
  the local community to identify and offer courses that will meet the
  educational and workforce development goals for the region served
  by the center.
         (d)  The member institutions of the center may, under the
  terms of the formal agreement, make provisions for adequate
  physical facilities for use by the center.
         (e)  The member institutions of the center may solicit,
  accept, and administer, on terms and conditions acceptable to the
  members, gifts, grants, or donations of any kind and from any source
  for use by the center.
         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, 2007.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 2074 was passed by the House on May
  11, 2007, by the following vote:  Yeas 143, Nays 0, 2 present, not
  voting; and that the House concurred in Senate amendments to H.B.
  No. 2074 on May 24, 2007, by the following vote:  Yeas 140, Nays 1,
  1 present, not voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 2074 was passed by the Senate, with
  amendments, on May 22, 2007, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays
  0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate   
  APPROVED: __________________
                  Date       
   
           __________________
                Governor