S.B. No. 719
  relating to requiring the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
  to collect, study, and report certain data regarding workforce
  education programs.
         SECTION 1.  Section 61.0664, Education Code, is amended by
  amending Subsection (a) and adding Subsections (f), (g), (h), and
  (i) to read as follows:
         (a)  The board shall collect and maintain data relating to:
               (1)  undergraduate and graduate level participation of
  persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities at
  institutions of higher education, including data regarding
  applications for admission, admissions, retention, graduation, and
  professional licensing; and
               (2)  participation of persons with intellectual and
  developmental disabilities enrolled in a workforce education
  program, including a workforce continuing education program, that
  is eligible for state-appropriated formula funding, including data
  regarding retention, graduation, and professional licensing.
         (f)  The board, in consultation with public junior college
  districts, shall identify five junior college districts
  representative of each of the public junior college district peer
  groups as identified by the board, with two selected from the peer
  groups of the largest junior college district, and the geographic
  diversity of this state for the purpose of implementing a pilot
  program to develop and recommend minimum reporting language for
  financial and instructional cost information, including
  information relating to instruction of persons with intellectual
  and developmental disabilities.  In consultation with the
  Legislative Budget Board, the junior college districts
  participating in the program shall study best practices for the
  reporting of revenue and costs allocated across the districts and
  the practicability of disaggregating financial and instructional
  cost information by instructional site within a junior college
  district.  Participants in the study shall consider the following
               (1)  the number of contact hours, including those
  generated from distance learning;
               (2)  student attainment of completion milestones as
  measured by a performance funding formula established by the
  coordinating board under Section 51.3062(m);
               (3)  the total amount of state appropriations, tax
  revenue, in-district and out-of-district tuition and fee revenue,
  or any other revenue received by the junior college districts and
  the rates or methods by which those revenues are collected;
               (4)  the amount of money expended by the junior college
  districts for programs related to the participation, retention, and
  graduation of persons with intellectual and developmental
               (5)  a statement of the total amount of money expended
  by the junior college districts;
               (6)  the number of full-time and adjunct faculty; and
               (7)  any other relevant data or reporting
         (g)  Not later than June 1, 2018, the board and the
  participating junior college districts shall report to the
  Legislative Budget Board the findings from the study under
  Subsection (f), including best practices in reporting,
  methodologies in reporting, and a template for reporting.  Each
  participating junior college district shall report to the board the
  district's financial and instructional costs using the reporting
  template not later than:
               (1)  September 1, 2019, for the state fiscal year
  ending August 31, 2019; and
               (2)  September 1, 2020, for the state fiscal year
  ending August 31, 2020.
         (h)  To the extent of any conflict, Subsections (f) and (g)
  prevail over any rider regarding a reporting requirement following
  the appropriations to Public Community/Junior Colleges in Senate
  Bill No. 1, Acts of the 85th Legislature, Regular Session, 2017 (the
  General Appropriations Act).
         (i)  This subsection and Subsections (f), (g), and (h) expire
  December 31, 2020.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2017.
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 719 passed the Senate on
  April 3, 2017, by the following vote: Yeas 31, Nays 0; and that
  the Senate concurred in House amendment on May 27, 2017, by the
  following vote: Yeas 31, Nays 0.
  Secretary of the Senate    
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 719 passed the House, with
  amendment, on May 24, 2017, by the following vote: Yeas 137,
  Nays 8, one present not voting.
  Chief Clerk of the House