Bill Text: TX HB122 | 2017 | 85th Legislature 1st Special Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to a requirement that a public or private institution of higher education include a disciplinary notation on a student's transcript under certain circumstances.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2017-07-20 - Referred to Higher Education [HB122 Detail]

Download: Texas-2017-HB122-Introduced.html
  85S10232 KJE-D
 
  By: Turner H.B. No. 122
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to a requirement that a public or private institution of
  higher education include a disciplinary notation on a student's
  transcript under certain circumstances.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter Z, Chapter 51, Education Code, is
  amended by adding Section 51.9364 to read as follows:
         Sec. 51.9364.  CERTAIN DISCIPLINARY NOTATIONS REQUIRED ON
  STUDENT TRANSCRIPTS. (a) In this section, "postsecondary
  educational institution" means an institution of higher education
  or a private or independent institution of higher education, as
  those terms are defined by Section 61.003.
         (b)  If a postsecondary educational institution suspends or
  expels a student from the institution for any reason, the
  institution shall include on the student's transcript a
  disciplinary notation stating that the student was suspended or
  expelled, as applicable, from the institution.
         (c)  If a student withdraws from a postsecondary educational
  institution pending disciplinary charges that may result in the
  student's suspension or expulsion from the institution, the
  institution may not end the disciplinary process until the
  institution makes a final determination of responsibility,
  including, if applicable, a determination of whether to suspend or
  expel the student from the institution as a result.  If the
  institution suspends or expels the student from the institution,
  the institution shall include a disciplinary notation on the
  student's transcript stating that the student was suspended or
  expelled, as applicable, from the institution.
         (d)  On request by the student, a postsecondary educational
  institution may remove from a student's transcript a disciplinary
  notation indicating the student's suspension or expulsion, as
  applicable, from the institution if the institution determines
  that:
               (1)  each condition of the suspension has been
  fulfilled, if applicable; or
               (2)  good cause exists to remove the notation.
         (e)  The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board shall
  adopt rules as necessary to implement this section.
         SECTION 2.  The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
  shall adopt the rules required by Section 51.9364, Education Code,
  as added by this Act, as soon as practicable after this Act takes
  effect.
         SECTION 3.  The change in law made by this Act applies
  beginning with the 2018 spring semester.
         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 on the 91st day after the last day of the
  legislative session.
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