Bill Text: TX SB42 | 2015-2016 | 84th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to the selection process for student members of the board of regents of a state university or state university system.

Status: (Introduced) 2014-11-10 - Filed [SB42 Detail]

Download: Texas-2015-SB42-Introduced.html
  84R699 KSD-F
 
  By: Zaffirini S.B. No. 42
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the selection process for student members of the board
  of regents of a state university or state university system.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 51.355(c), Education Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         (c)  Except as provided by Subsection (f), not later than
  November 1 of each year, the student government of each general
  academic teaching institution and medical and dental unit in a
  university system shall solicit applicants for appointment to the
  next regular term of the position of student regent.  Not later than
  January 1, from among the applications received by the student
  government, the student government shall select five applicants as
  the student government's recommendations for the position of
  student regent and send the applications of those applicants to the
  chancellor of the university system.  From among those applicants,
  the chancellor shall select two or more applicants as the
  university system's recommendations for the position of student
  regent and shall send the applications of those applicants to the
  governor not later than February 1.  The governor may request to
  review all applications for the position of student regent received
  by the student governments and may request an applicant to submit
  additional information to the governor.  On June 1, or as soon
  thereafter as practicable, the governor shall appoint one of the
  applicants to serve as the student regent for the system for a
  one-year term expiring on the next May 31.  The governor is not
  required to appoint an applicant recommended by the chancellor, but
  may not appoint a student regent who did not submit an application
  to the student government of a general academic teaching
  institution or medical and dental unit in the system as described by
  this subsection.
         SECTION 2.  Section 51.356(d), Education Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         (d)  Not later than November 1 of each year, the student
  government of the general academic teaching institution shall
  solicit applicants for appointment to the next regular term of the
  position of student regent.  Not later than January 1, from among
  the applications received by the student government, the student
  government shall select five applicants as the student government's
  recommendations for the position of student regent and send the
  applications of those applicants to the president of the
  institution.  From among those applicants, the president shall
  select two or more applicants as the institution's recommendations
  for the position of student regent and shall send the applications
  of those applicants to the governor not later than February 1.  The
  governor may request to review all applications for the position of
  student regent received by the student government and may request
  an applicant to submit additional information to the governor.  On
  June 1, or as soon thereafter as practicable, the governor shall
  appoint one of the applicants to serve as the student regent for the
  institution for a one-year term expiring on the next May 31.  The
  governor is not required to appoint an applicant recommended by the
  president, but may not appoint a student regent who did not submit
  an application to the student government of the institution as
  described by this subsection.
         SECTION 3.  Sections 51.355(c) and 51.356(d), Education
  Code, as amended by this Act, are intended only to clarify existing
  law with respect to the appointment of student members of the board
  of regents of a state university or state university system.
         SECTION 4.  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, 2015.
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