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  S.B. No. 629
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the operation of certain institutions of higher
  education as general academic teaching institutions and to the
  statutory limitation imposed on certain university systems to issue
  revenue bonds to fund facilities at certain institutions of higher
  education.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subsection (d), Section 87.841, Education Code,
  is amended to read as follows:
         (d)  Notwithstanding any other provision of this subchapter,
  Texas A&M University--San Antonio may not operate as a general
  academic teaching institution until the Texas Higher Education
  Coordinating Board certifies that enrollment at the Texas A&M
  University--Kingsville System Center--San Antonio has reached an
  enrollment equivalent of[:
               [(1)]  1,000 full-time students for one semester [if
  the legislature authorizes revenue bonds to be issued to finance
  educational and related facilities for the institution, and the
  bonds are issued for that purpose; or
               [(2)     2,500 full-time students for one semester if the
  conditions specified by Subdivision (1) are not satisfied].
         SECTION 2.  Subsection (d), Section 105.501, Education Code,
  is amended to read as follows:
         (d)  Notwithstanding any other provision of this subchapter,
  the University of North Texas at Dallas may operate as a general
  academic teaching institution with its own chief executive officer,
  administration, and faculty only after the Texas Higher Education
  Coordinating Board certifies that enrollment at the University of
  North Texas System Center at Dallas has reached an enrollment
  equivalent to 1,000 full-time students for one semester. Until
  that enrollment level is reached, the board may operate a system
  center of the University of North Texas in the city of Dallas.
  [Prior to reaching 2,500 full-time equivalent students, the
  University of North Texas at Dallas may not receive general revenue
  in excess of the 2003 expended amount with the exception of funding
  provided through the General Academic Instruction and Operations
  Formula for semester credit hour increases and the Tuition Revenue
  Bond debt service for bonds approved in the 78th Legislature. The
  institution will not be eligible to receive the small school
  supplement in the General Academic Instruction and Operations
  Formula until it reaches 2,500 full-time equivalent student
  enrollment.]
         SECTION 3.  The following statutes are repealed:
               (1)  Subsections (d) and (e), Section 55.1751,
  Education Code; and
               (2)  Subsection (d), Section 55.1755, Education Code.
         SECTION 4.  This Act does not make an appropriation.  This
  Act takes effect only if a specific appropriation for the
  implementation of the Act is provided in a general appropriations
  act of the 81st Legislature.
         SECTION 5.  Except as otherwise provided by this Act, 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, except as otherwise provided by this Act.
 
 
 
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 629 passed the Senate on
  April 20, 2009, by the following vote:  Yeas 30, Nays 0.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 629 passed the House on
  May 13, 2009, by the following vote:  Yeas 140, Nays 0, one
  present not voting.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
 
  Approved:
 
  ______________________________ 
              Date
 
 
  ______________________________ 
            Governor