MINUTES

 

SENATE COMMITTEE ON HIGHER EDUCATION

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

8:00 AM

Capitol Extension, Room E1.028

 

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Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule 11.10 and 11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on Higher Education was held on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, in the Capitol Extension, Room E1.028, at Austin, Texas.

 

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MEMBERS PRESENT:

 

MEMBERS ABSENT:

Senator Brandon Creighton, Chair

 

Senator Peter Flores

Senator Royce West, Vice Chair

 

 

Senator Paul Bettencourt

 

 

Senator Dawn Buckingham

 

 

Senator JosÚ MenÚndez

 

 

Senator Beverly Powell

 

 

Senator Larry Taylor

 

 

Senator Kirk Watson

 

 

 

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The chair called the meeting to order at 8:05 AM. There being a quorum present, the following business was transacted:

 

The following members arrived after the roll was called: Senators Bettencourt, Buckingham, and West.

 

The chair laid out SB 2058 and recognized the author, Senator MenÚndez, to explain the bill.

 

Witnesses testifying and registering on the bill are shown on the attached list.

 

The chair moved that the public testimony be closed; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Senator Creighton moved that SB 2058 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out SB 1378 and recognized the author, Senator Buckingham, to explain the bill.

 

Witnesses testifying and registering on the bill are shown on the attached list.

 

The chair moved that the public testimony be closed; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Senator Creighton moved that SB 1378 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out SB 502 and recognized the author, Senator Seliger, to explain the bill.

 

Witnesses registering on the bill are shown on the attached list.

 

The chair moved that the public testimony be closed; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Senator Creighton moved that SB 502 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out SB 1017 and recognized the author, Senator Powell, to explain the bill.

 

Witnesses testifying and registering on the bill are shown on the attached list.

 

The chair moved that the public testimony be closed; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Senator Creighton moved that SB 1017 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out SB 709 and recognized the author, Senator West, to explain the bill.

 

Witnesses registering on the bill are shown on the attached list.

 

The chair moved that the public testimony be closed; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Senator Creighton moved that SB 709 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out SB 1923 and recognized the author, Senator West, to explain the bill.

 

Witnesses testifying and registering on the bill are shown on the attached list.

 

The chair moved that the public testimony be closed; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Senator Creighton moved that SB 1923 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out SB 25 and recognized the author, Senator West, to explain the bill.

 

Witnesses testifying and registering on the bill are shown on the attached list.

 

The chair moved that the public testimony be closed; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Senator Creighton moved that SB 25 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Senator Watson assumed the chair.

 

The chair laid out SB 1757 and recognized the author, Senator Creighton, to explain the bill.

 

Witnesses testifying and registering on the bill are shown on the attached list.

 

The chair moved that the public testimony be closed; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Senator Watson moved that SB 1757 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Senator Creighton resumed the chair.

 

There being no further business, at 9:26 AM Senator Taylor moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of the chair. Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

 

 

 

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Senator Brandon Creighton, Chair

 

 

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Abby Romero, Clerk