COMMITTEE:     Higher Education 

TIME & DATE:   9:00 AM, Wednesday, April 08, 2015 

PLACE:         E1.028 (Hearing Room) 
CHAIR:         Senator Kel Seliger 



To consider the following:


SB 42          Zaffirini               
Relating to the selection process for student members of the board of regents of a state university or state university system.

SB 685         Seliger                 
Relating to the applicability of open meetings and public information laws to the education research center advisory board.

SB 691         Birdwell                
Relating to tuition and fee exemptions for certain students enrolled in fire science courses at public institutions of higher education.

SB 915         Kolkhorst               
Relating to the textbook affordability pilot program and to certain studies and reports by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board regarding achievable cost-saving measures and the use and availability of electronic, public domain, and open source textbooks at institutions of higher education

SB 1189        Seliger                 
Relating to the establishment of a transfer associate degree program at each public junior college.

SB 1205        Rodríguez               
Relating to the environmental services fee at public institutions of higher education.

SB 1470        Watson                  
Relating to the establishment of state authorization reciprocity agreements for postsecondary distance learning courses.

SB 1543        Perry | et al.          
Relating to the admission of undergraduate students with nontraditional secondary education to public institutions of higher education.

SB 1714        Zaffirini               
Relating to the release of student academic information by a public institution of higher education for certain purposes and the manner in which the information is used.

SB 1750        West                    
Relating to the requirements for employment positions provided through the Texas college work-study program.

Pending Business:


SB 778         Seliger                 
Relating to performance-based tuition limitations for certain public institutions of higher education.

Public testimony will be limited to three (3) minutes. If submitting written testimony, please provide twenty (20) copies to the committee clerk with your name on each.




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