The House Committee on Appropriations - S/C on Article III

84th Legislature

March 24, 2016

10:00 a.m.



Pursuant to a notice posted on February 5, 2016, the House Committee on Appropriations - S/C on Article III met jointly with the House Committee on Higher Education in a public hearing and was called to order by the chair, Representative Ashby, at 10:02 a.m.


The initial quorum call was answered as follows: Representatives Ashby; Giddings; Howard; Márquez; Phelan; Raney; and VanDeaver.


A quorum was present.



The subcommittee on Article III and the House Committee on Higher Education heard invited and public testimony on Interim Charge 14:


Conduct a review of current funding formulas for community colleges. Specifically, focus on the elements of the instructional funding structure created by the 83rd Legislature: core operations, student success points, and contact hour funding and also the adequacy of state funding to sustain community colleges in light of the variance in resources available to individual colleges. Make recommendations for possible changes to the funding structure of community colleges or changes in the levels of current funding given the future workforce and higher educational needs of the state.


Testimony taken/registration recorded.  (See attached witness list.)


At 2:55 p.m., on the motion of the chair and without objection, the meeting was adjourned.




Rep. Ashby, Chair




Emily Howell, Clerk