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  H.B. No. 2424
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to exempting Lamar State College--Orange and Lamar State
  College--Port Arthur from certain requirements relating to student
  admissions.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 51.805, Education Code, is amended by
  adding Subsection (f) to read as follows:
         (f)  This section does not apply to Lamar State
  College--Orange or Lamar State College--Port Arthur as long as
  those institutions operate as two-year lower-division institutions
  of higher education.
         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, 2009.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 2424 was passed by the House on May 5,
  2009, by the following vote:  Yeas 144, Nays 0, 1 present, not
  voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 2424 was passed by the Senate on May
  20, 2009, by the following vote:  Yeas 30, Nays 0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________
                     Date          
   
            _____________________
                   Governor