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  H.B. No. 3165
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to an occupational and life skills associate degree
  program offered by the Lone Star College System District.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter A, Chapter 130, Education Code, is
  amended by adding Section 130.0106 to read as follows:
         Sec. 130.0106.  OCCUPATIONAL AND LIFE SKILLS ASSOCIATE
  DEGREE PROGRAM. (a)  The governing board of the Lone Star College
  System District may establish an occupational and life skills
  associate degree program at each junior college in the district.
         (b)  An occupational and life skills associate degree
  program established at a junior college under this section must
  require a student to successfully complete:
               (1)  an appropriate curriculum of required courses for
  the degree program adopted by the governing board of the junior
  college district; and
               (2)  additional courses selected by the student in the
  student's degree plan.
         (c)  Section 61.05151(a) does not apply to an associate
  degree program established under this section.
         (d)  The coordinating board shall adopt rules as necessary
  for the administration of this section.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
  a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
  provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution. If this
  Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
  Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 3165 was passed by the House on April
  25, 2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 134, Nays 1, 1 present, not
  voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 3165 was passed by the Senate on May
  21, 2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________
                     Date          
   
            _____________________
                   Governor