COMMITTEE:     Higher Education 

TIME & DATE:   3:30 PM or upon adjourn/recess
Thursday, May 16, 2019 

PLACE:         Senate Chamber, back rail 
CHAIR:         Senator Brandon Creighton 

24 hour posting rule suspended


New business:


HB 766         Huberty | et al.         SP: Watson
Relating to exemptions for disabled peace officers and fire fighters from payment of tuition and fees at public institutions of higher education.

HB 3601        Bell, Cecil | et al.     SP: Menéndez
Relating to the recognition by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board of competency-based education degree plans for members of the Texas military forces.

HB 3312        Morrison                SP: Kolkhorst
Relating to authorizing a health and wellness center fee at the University of Houston-Victoria.

Pending business:


HB 449         Turner, Chris | et al.   SP: Watson
Relating to a requirement that a public or private institution of higher education include a notation on a student's transcript under certain circumstances.

HB 539         Leman | et al.           SP: Kolkhorst
Relating to the automatic admission to general academic teaching institutions and eligibility for certain scholarships of a student who is the valedictorian of the student's high school graduating class.

HB 1891        Stucky                  SP: Powell
Relating to an exemption from the assessment requirements of the Texas Success Initiative for students who achieve a certain score on a high school equivalency examination.

HB 2140        Neave | et al.           SP: Powell
Relating to creating an electronic application system for state student financial assistance.

HB 2261        Walle | et al.           SP: Hinojosa
Relating to the physician education loan repayment program.

HB 2668        Turner, Chris            SP: Paxton
Relating to the dissolution of a direct-support organization established by the Prepaid Higher Education Tuition Board and the transfer of funds related to prepaid higher education tuition scholarships to the Texas Match the Promise Foundation or a successor entity.

HB 2680        Schaefer                SP: Hughes
Relating to the student recreational facility fee at The University of Texas at Tyler.

HB 2718        Turner, Chris            SP: West
Relating to authorizing an increase in the student union fee at The University of Texas at Arlington.

HB 3011        Turner, Chris | et al.   SP: Powell
Relating to requiring the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to provide to a school district certain information used in determining academic accountability ratings for the district.

HB 3124        Wilson                  SP: Flores
Relating to tuition and fees charged by The Texas A&M University System for certain national laboratory or national laboratory operator employees and dependents.

HB 3652        Turner, Chris | et al.   SP: Creighton
Relating to the creation of a state repository for open educational resources by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

HB 3808        Walle                   SP: Powell
Relating to the filing of a degree plan by students at public institutions of higher education.

HB 4182        Sherman, Sr.             SP: West
Relating to an intercollegiate athletics fee at the University of North Texas at Dallas.