COMMITTEE:   Higher Education 

TIME & DATE: 8:30 AM, Wednesday, May 18, 2011 

PLACE:       E1.014 
CHAIR:       Rep. Dan Branch 


The committee may consider pending bills and the following:  


SB 32         Zaffirini
Relating to the consolidation of related higher education programs governing tuition, fee exemptions, and waivers respective to specific target populations.

SB 145        Hinojosa
Relating to student loan repayment assistance for nurses employed as faculty members at certain institutions of higher education.

SB 149        West
Relating to rules adopted and reporting required under the school district college credit program.

SB 228        Nelson | et al.
Relating to reporting requirements for institutions of higher education conducting human stem cell research.

SB 282        Zaffirini | et al.
Relating to eliminating certain reporting, planning, student developmental, and other requirements imposed on the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board or public institutions of higher education.

SB 945        Patrick | et al.
Relating to authorizing a public junior college to award an associate degree to a student enrolled in a four-year public institution of higher education who previously attended the junior college.

SB 975        Hinojosa | et al.
Relating to the operation of dropout recovery programs by certain public junior colleges in partnership with school districts.

SB 1304       Rodriguez
Relating to requiring financial disclosure concerning reports prepared by public institutions of higher education for other entities.

SB 1325       Watson
Relating to the administration of the Texas Save and Match Program to assist qualifying beneficiaries under the state's prepaid tuition unit program and college savings plans and to the treatment of a beneficiary's assets under a prepaid tuition program or a college savings plan in determining eligibility for student financial assistance and other assistance programs.

SB 1729       Zaffirini
Relating to the Texas Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (T-STEM) Challenge Scholarship program.

SB 1799       West
Relating to the student loan program administered by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board; authorizing the issuance of bonds.

SJR 50        West
Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the issuance of general obligation bonds of the state to finance educational loans to students.