TX HB8 | 2023-2024 | 88th Legislature


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill
Status: Passed on June 9 2023 - 100% progression
Action: 2023-06-09 - See remarks for effective date
Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [HTML]


Relating to public higher education, including the public junior college state finance program.

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Relating to public higher education, including the public junior college state finance program.


Rep. Gary Vandeaver [R]Rep. John Kuempel [R]Rep. Brad Buckley [R]Rep. Greg Bonnen [R]
Rep. Oscar Longoria [D]Rep. Stephen Allison [R]Rep. Rafael Anchia [D]Rep. Charles Anderson [R]
Rep. Trent Ashby [R]Rep. Ernest Bailes [R]Rep. Cecil Bell [R]Rep. Keith Bell [R]
Rep. Diego Bernal [D]Rep. Salman Bhojani [D]Rep. Rhetta Bowers [D]Rep. John Bryant [D]
Rep. John Bucy [D]Rep. Ben Bumgarner [R]Rep. Dewayne Burns [R]Rep. Angie Button [R]
Rep. Briscoe Cain [R]Rep. Giovanni Capriglione [R]Rep. Travis Clardy [R]Rep. Sheryl Cole [D]
Rep. David Cook [R]Rep. Tom Craddick [R]Rep. Charles Cunningham [R]Rep. Drew Darby [R]
Rep. Jay Dean [R]Rep. Harold Dutton [D]Rep. Maria Flores [D]Rep. Frederick Frazier [R]
Rep. Erin Gamez [D]Rep. Josey Garcia [D]Rep. Barbara Gervin-Hawkins [D]Rep. Craig Goldman [R]
Rep. Jessica Gonzalez [D]Rep. Mary Gonzalez [D]Rep. Sam Harless [R]Rep. Caroline Harris [R]
Rep. Richard Hayes [R]Rep. Cole Hefner [R]Rep. Ana Hernandez [D]Rep. Abel Herrero [D]
Rep. Justin Holland [R]Rep. Lacey Hull [R]Rep. Todd Hunter [R]Rep. Jacey Jetton [R]
Rep. Ann Johnson [D]Rep. Julie Johnson [D]Rep. Venton Jones [D]Rep. Kyle Kacal [R]
Rep. Ken King [R]Rep. Tracy King [D]Rep. Suleman Lalani [D]Rep. Stan Lambert [R]
Rep. Brooks Landgraf [R]Rep. Terri Leo-Wilson [R]Rep. Janie Lopez [R]Rep. Ray Lopez [D]
Rep. J.M. Lozano [R]Rep. John Lujan [R]Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer [D]Rep. William Metcalf [R]
Rep. Morgan Meyer [R]Rep. Terry Meza [D]Rep. Penny Morales Shaw [D]Rep. Christina Morales [D]
Rep. Eddie Morales [D]Rep. Geanie Morrison [R]Rep. Sergio Munoz [D]Rep. Andrew Murr [R]
Rep. Victoria Neave Criado [D]Rep. Candy Noble [R]Rep. Claudia Ordaz Perez [D]Rep. Angelia Orr [R]
Rep. Lina Ortega [D]Rep. Jared Patterson [R]Rep. Dennis Paul [R]Rep. Mary Perez [D]
Rep. Mihaela Plesa [D]Rep. Four Price [R]Rep. Ana-Maria Ramos [D]Rep. John Raney [R]
Rep. Richard Raymond [D]Rep. Glenn Rogers [R]Rep. Ramon Romero [D]Rep. Jon Rosenthal [D]
Rep. Matt Schaefer [R]Rep. Matthew Shaheen [R]Rep. Shelby Slawson [R]Rep. Reggie Smith [R]
Rep. John Smithee [R]Rep. David Spiller [R]Rep. Lynn Stucky [R]Rep. James Talarico [D]
Rep. Carl Tepper [R]Rep. Kronda Thimesch [R]Rep. Ed Thompson [R]Rep. Ellen Troxclair [R]
Rep. Chris Turner [D]Rep. Armando Walle [D]Rep. Terry Wilson [R]Rep. Eugene Wu [D]
Rep. Erin Zwiener [D]Sen. Charles Creighton [R]Sen. Carol Alvarado [D]Sen. Paul Bettencourt [R]
Sen. Brian Birdwell [R]Sen. Cesar Blanco [D]Sen. Sarah Eckhardt [D]Sen. Juan Hinojosa [D]
Sen. Jose Menendez [D]Sen. Angela Paxton [R]Sen. Royce West [D]Sen. Judith Zaffirini [D]

Roll Calls

2023-05-24 - House - House concurs in Senate amendment(s) RV#2062 (Y: 142 N: 0 NV: 1 Abs: 6) [PASS]
2023-05-19 - Senate - Read 3rd time (Y: 31 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2023-05-19 - Senate - Three day rule suspended (Y: 31 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2023-04-12 - House - Read 3rd time RV#149 (Y: 146 N: 1 NV: 2 Abs: 1) [PASS]


2023-06-09 See remarks for effective date
2023-06-09 Signed by the Governor
2023-05-26 Sent to the Governor
2023-05-26SenateSigned in the Senate
2023-05-25HouseSigned in the House
2023-05-24HouseReported enrolled
2023-05-24SenateHouse concurs in Senate amendment(s)-reported
2023-05-24HouseText of Senate Amendment(s)
2023-05-24HouseStatement(s) of vote recorded in Journal
2023-05-24HouseRecord vote RV#2062
2023-05-24HouseHouse concurs in Senate amendment(s)
2023-05-19HouseSenate Amendments Analysis distributed
2023-05-19HouseSenate Amendments distributed
2023-05-19HouseSenate passage as amended reported
2023-05-19SenateRecord vote
2023-05-19SenateRead 3rd time
2023-05-19SenateRecord vote
2023-05-19SenateThree day rule suspended
2023-05-19SenateVote recorded in Journal
2023-05-19SenateRead 2nd time & passed to 3rd reading
2023-05-19SenateRules suspended-Regular order of business
2023-05-19SenatePlaced on intent calendar
2023-05-19SenateCo-sponsor authorized
2023-05-18SenateCommittee report printed and distributed
2023-05-18SenateReported favorably as substituted
2023-05-18SenateCo-sponsor authorized
2023-05-16SenateVote taken in committee
2023-05-16SenateConsidered in public hearing
2023-05-15SenateCo-sponsor authorized
2023-05-09SenateReported from s/c favorably w/o amendments
2023-05-09SenateConsidered by subcommittee
2023-05-01SenateReferred to s/c on Higher Education by Pres
2023-05-01SenateRead first time
2023-04-12SenateReceived from the House
2023-04-12HouseReported engrossed
2023-04-12HouseRecord vote RV#149
2023-04-12HouseRead 3rd time
2023-04-11HousePassed to engrossment
2023-04-11HouseRead 2nd time
2023-04-11HousePlaced on Major State Calendar
2023-04-06HouseConsidered in Calendars
2023-03-28HouseCommittee report sent to Calendars
2023-03-27HouseCommittee report distributed
2023-03-27HouseComte report filed with Committee Coordinator
2023-03-21HouseReported favorably as substituted
2023-03-21HouseCommittee substitute considered in committee
2023-03-21HouseConsidered in formal meeting
2023-03-20HouseLeft pending in committee
2023-03-20HouseTestimony taken/registration(s) recorded in committee
2023-03-20HouseCommittee substitute considered in committee
2023-03-20HouseConsidered in public hearing
2023-03-20HouseScheduled for public hearing on . . .
2023-03-01HouseReferred to Higher Education
2023-03-01HouseRead first time

Same As/Similar To

SB2539 (Same As) 2023-03-27 - Co-author authorized
SB2539 (Same As) 2023-03-27 - Co-author authorized


Texas State Sources

Roll Callhttps://capitol.texas.gov/BillLookup/RecordVote.aspx?LegSess=88R&Bill=HB8&RcdVtNo=149&Ch=H&Dt=04/12/2023
Roll Callhttps://journals.senate.texas.gov/sjrnl/88r/pdf/88RSJ05-19-F.PDF#page=2
Roll Callhttps://capitol.texas.gov/BillLookup/RecordVote.aspx?LegSess=88R&Bill=HB8&RcdVtNo=2062&Ch=H&Dt=05/24/2023

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