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  S.B. No. 1066
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to continuing eligibility requirements for institutions
  of higher education to participate in the Texas Science,
  Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (T-STEM) Challenge
  Scholarship Program.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 61.9794(b), Education Code, is amended
  to read as follows:
         (b)  To maintain eligibility, each year beginning with the
  third [second] year following implementation of a scholarship
  program under this subchapter, an institution must demonstrate to
  the board that at least 70 percent of the institution's T-STEM
  Challenge Scholarship recipients [graduates], within twelve 
  [three] months of receipt of a scholarship [after graduation], are:
               (1)  employed [by a business in a Science, Technology,
  Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) field]; or
               (2)  enrolled in [upper-division] courses leading to a
  certificate, associate, or baccalaureate degree in a Science,
  Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) field.
         SECTION 2.  The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
  shall award scholarships under Subchapter GG, Chapter 61, Education
  Code, as amended by this Act, beginning with the 2015-2016 academic
  year.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2015.
 
 
 
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1066 passed the Senate on
  April 1, 2015, by the following vote:  Yeas 30, Nays 0.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1066 passed the House on
  April 30, 2015, by the following vote:  Yeas 129, Nays 10, one
  present not voting.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
 
  Approved:
 
  ______________________________ 
              Date
 
 
  ______________________________ 
            Governor