COMMITTEE:     Higher Education 

TIME & DATE:   8:30 AM, Wednesday, May 20, 2015 

PLACE:         E1.012 (Hearing Room) 
CHAIR:         Senator Kel Seliger 



To consider the following:


HB 699         Nevárez | et al.         SP: Uresti
Relating to requiring public institutions of higher education to establish a policy on campus sexual assault.

HB 700         Giddings | et al.        SP: Seliger
Relating to the repeal of the Texas B-On-time student loan program.

HB 1054        Clardy                   SP: Zaffirini
Relating to developmental education programs under the Texas Success Initiative for public institutions of higher education.

HB 1287        Simmons                  SP: Burton
Relating to a requirement that each state university's Internet website include a link to certain employment data.

HB 1300        Capriglione | et al.     SP: Seliger
Relating to eligibility requirements for admission of certain persons to educator preparation programs.

HB 1583        Clardy                   SP: Zaffirini
Relating to block scheduling for certain associate degree and certificate programs at public junior colleges.

HB 1613        Guillen                  SP: Perry
Relating to the use of performance on certain assessment instruments designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to satisfy requirements concerning high school end-of-course assessment instruments.

HB 1807        Naishtat                 SP: Zaffirini
Relating to requiring the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to maintain an inventory of postsecondary educational programs and services for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

HB 1887        Muñoz, Jr. | et al.      SP: Hinojosa
Relating to the establishment of a regional center for public safety excellence in the Rio Grande Valley.

HB 2205        Crownover | et al.       SP: Seliger
Relating to educator preparation programs and appointment to the State Board for Educator Certification, including the appointment of a nonvoting member with experience and knowledge of alternative educator preparation programs.

HB 2396        Howard | et al.          SP: Seliger
Relating to eliminating requirements that certain public institutions of higher education set aside portions of tuition for student loan repayment programs for certain physicians and state attorneys.

HB 2472        Zerwas                   SP: Watson
Relating to the automatic admission of undergraduate students to The University of Texas at Austin.

HB 2568        Morrison                 SP: Kolkhorst
Relating to authorizing a student center fee at the University of Houston-Victoria.

HB 2621        Raney | et al.           SP: Schwertner
Relating to the board of trustees of the Blinn Junior College District.

HB 2629        Kacal | et al.           SP: Hancock
Relating to unauthorized persons at public or private institutions of higher education in this state and to trespass, damage, or defacement occurring on the grounds of those institutions; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty and creating offenses.

HB 2812        Springer | et al.        SP: Taylor, Van
Relating to the limit on junior college courses that a high school student may enroll in for dual credit.

HB 2921        Paul                     SP: Taylor, Larry
Relating to authorizing a recreation and wellness facility fee at the University of Houston-Clear Lake.

HB 3027        Zerwas                   SP: Watson
Relating to the establishment of the Texas Competency-Based Education Grant Program for certain students enrolled in competency-based baccalaureate degree programs at certain institutions of higher education.

HB 3348        Clardy | et al.          SP: Eltife
Relating to authorization by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for certain public junior colleges to offer baccalaureate degree programs.

HB 3577        Howard | et al.          SP: Birdwell
Relating to the distribution of funds under the Texas Educational Opportunity Grant Program.

HB 3748        Farney                   SP: West
Relating to the coordination of educational support services for and information regarding students who are currently or were formerly placed in foster care.

HB 4046        Alvarado | et al.        SP: Ellis
Relating to the confidentiality of student records.

At the Chair's discretion, the Committee may also consider any pending business.


Public testimony will be limited to two (2) minutes. If submitting written testimony, please provide twenty (20) copies to the committee clerk with your name on each.




Bills added after last posting:

HB 1887

HB 2205

HB 3348


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