S.B. No. 596
  relating to the imposition of the student centers fee at Texas
  Woman's University.
         SECTION 1.  Section 54.525, Education Code, is amended by
  amending Subsections (a) and (c) and adding Subsection (d) to read
  as follows:
         (a)  The board of regents of Texas Woman's University may
  levy a regular, fixed student fee of not less than $25 or more than
  $75 [$40] per student for each semester of the long session and of
  not less than $12.50 or more than $35 [$20] per student for each
  term of the summer session, as the board determines is just and
  necessary for the purpose of financing, improving, operating,
  maintaining, and equipping student centers and acquiring or
  constructing additions to student centers.
         (c)  Revenue from a fee imposed under this section shall be
  deposited to the credit of an account known as the "Texas Woman's
  University Student Center Fee Account" under the control of the
  university's student fee advisory committee. Annually, the
  committee shall submit to the president of the university its
  recommendation for any change to the amount of the fee and a
  complete and itemized budget for the student center together with a
  complete report of all student center activities conducted during
  the past year and all expenditures made in connection with those
  activities. The president shall submit the budget to the board of
  regents as part of the university's institutional budget. The
  board of regents may make changes in the budget that the board
  determines are necessary [The board shall keep fees collected under
  this section in an account apart from the educational and general
  funds of the university. The board shall deposit the fees in a
  depository bank designated by the board and shall secure the
  deposits as required by law].
         (d)  Notwithstanding Subsection (a), the board may increase
  the amount of the fee for a semester or summer session to an amount
  that does not exceed $150 if the increase is approved by a majority
  vote of those students participating in a general election called
  for that purpose.  The increased amount under this subsection may
  not be charged after the fifth academic year in which the increased
  amount is first charged unless, before the end of that academic
  year, the institution has issued bonds payable from the fee, in
  which event the increased amount may not be charged after the
  academic year in which all such bonds, including refunding bonds
  for those bonds, have been fully paid.
         SECTION 2.  The change in law made by this Act applies only
  to fees imposed for a semester or term that begins on or after the
  effective date of this Act.
         SECTION 3.  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, 2015.
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 596 passed the Senate on
  April 9, 2015, by the following vote: Yeas 29, Nays 2; and that
  the Senate concurred in House amendment on May 14, 2015, by the
  following vote: Yeas 29, Nays 2.
  Secretary of the Senate    
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 596 passed the House, with
  amendment, on April 30, 2015, by the following vote: Yeas 125,
  Nays 14, one present not voting.
  Chief Clerk of the House