Bill Text: TX HB1562 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to the allocation and use of the annual constitutional appropriation to certain agencies and institutions of higher education.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-11 - Referred directly to subcommittee by chair [HB1562 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-HB1562-Introduced.html
  86R6099 KJE-F
 
  By: Frullo H.B. No. 1562
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the allocation and use of the annual constitutional
  appropriation to certain agencies and institutions of higher
  education.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 62.021, Education Code, is amended by
  amending Subsections (a), (a-1), and (b), and adding Subsection
  (a-3) to read as follows:
         (a)  In each state fiscal year beginning with the state
  fiscal year ending August 31, 2021 [2016], an eligible institution
  is entitled to receive an amount allocated in accordance with this
  section from the funds appropriated for that year by Section 17(a),
  Article VII, Texas Constitution. The comptroller shall distribute
  funds allocated under this subsection only on presentation of a
  claim and issuance of a warrant in accordance with Section 403.071,
  Government Code. An eligible institution may not present a claim to
  be paid from any funds allocated under this subsection before the
  delivery of goods or services described in Section 17, Article VII,
  Texas Constitution, except for the payment of principal or interest
  on bonds or notes or for a payment for a book or other published
  library material as authorized by Section 2155.386, Government
  Code. The allocation of funds under this subsection is made in
  accordance with an equitable formula consisting of the following
  elements: space deficit, facilities condition, institutional
  complexity, and a separate allocation for the Texas State Technical
  College System. The annual amounts allocated by the formula are as
  follows:
               (1)  $4,933,200 [$3,374,275] to Midwestern State
  University;
               (2)  to the following component institutions of the
  University of North Texas System:
                     (A)  $37,346,563 [$25,041,370] to the University
  of North Texas;
                     (B)  $15,125,502 [$11,394,570] to the University
  of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth; and
                     (C)  $3,354,441 [$1,408,669] to the University of
  North Texas at Dallas[, $135,593 of which must be used for the
  University of North Texas at Dallas College of Law];
               (3)  $11,277,793 [$7,757,442] to Stephen F. Austin
  State University;
               (4)  to the following component institutions of the
  Texas State University System:
                     (A)  $13,141,181 [$9,401,255] to Lamar
  University;
                     (B)  $2,553,130 [$1,720,347] to the Lamar
  Institute of Technology;
                     (C)  $1,488,396 [$1,129,562] to Lamar State
  College--Orange;
                     (D)  $2,217,102 [$1,438,523] to Lamar State
  College--Port Arthur;
                     (E)  $18,236,811 [$11,553,239] to Sam Houston
  State University;
                     (F)  $37,606,478 [$24,775,170] to Texas State
  University;
                     (G)  $2,151,723 [$1,423,682] to Sul Ross State
  University; and
                     (H)  $472,890 [$273,825] to Sul Ross State
  University-Rio Grande College;
               (5)  $11,719,335 [$7,773,229] to Texas Southern
  University;
               (6)  to the following component institutions of the
  Texas Tech University System:
                     (A)  $49,874,746 [$32,817,206] to Texas Tech
  University;
                     (B)  $21,652,392 [$15,581,597] to Texas Tech
  University Health Sciences Center;
                     (C)  $6,792,999 [$3,546,735] to Angelo State
  University; and
                     (D)  $5,557,572 [$4,156,050] to Texas Tech
  University Health Sciences Center--El Paso;
               (7)  $14,554,133 [$9,897,706] to Texas Woman's
  University;
               (8)  to the following component institutions of the
  University of Houston System:
                     (A)  $54,514,004 [$35,180,036] to the University
  of Houston;
                     (B)  $3,542,817 [$2,850,574] to the University of
  Houston--Victoria;
                     (C)  $7,726,043 [$5,336,744] to the University of
  Houston--Clear Lake; and
                     (D)  $10,828,344 [$7,835,252] to the University
  of Houston--Downtown;
               (9)  to the following component institutions of The
  Texas A&M University System:
                     (A)  $11,478,824 [$7,424,229] to Texas A&M
  University--Corpus Christi;
                     (B)  $7,462,394 [$4,473,273] to Texas A&M
  International University;
                     (C)  $8,858,060 [$5,977,371] to Texas A&M
  University--Kingsville;
                     (D)  $7,446,495 [$4,776,272] to West Texas A&M
  University;
                     (E)  $11,123,859 [$7,190,875] to Texas A&M
  University--Commerce; and
                     (F)  $2,050,273 [$1,215,922] to Texas A&M
  University--Texarkana; and
               (10)  $8,662,500 [$5,775,000] to the Texas State
  Technical College System Administration and the following
  component campuses, but not its extension centers or programs:
                     (A)  Texas State Technical College-Harlingen;
                     (B)  Texas State Technical College--Marshall;
                     (C)  Texas State Technical College--West Texas;
  [and]
                     (D)  Texas State Technical College--Waco;
                     (E)  Texas State Technical College--Fort Bend;
  and
                     (F)  Texas State Technical College--North Texas.
         (a-1)  In [each state fiscal year beginning with] the state
  fiscal year ending August 31, 2020 [2017], an eligible institution
  is entitled to receive an amount allocated in accordance with this
  subsection from the funds appropriated for that year by Section
  17(a), Article VII, Texas Constitution. The comptroller shall
  distribute funds allocated under this subsection only on
  presentation of a claim and issuance of a warrant in accordance with
  Section 403.071, Government Code. An eligible institution may not
  present a claim to be paid from any funds allocated under this
  subsection before the delivery of goods or services described in
  Section 17, Article VII, Texas Constitution, except for the payment
  of principal or interest on bonds or notes or for a payment for a
  book or other published library material as authorized by Section
  2155.386, Government Code. The allocation of funds under this
  subsection is made in accordance with an equitable formula
  consisting of the following elements: space deficit, facilities
  condition, institutional complexity, and a separate allocation for
  the Texas State Technical College System. The annual amounts
  allocated by the formula are as follows:
               (1)  $5,061,412 to Midwestern State University;
               (2)  to the following component institutions of the
  University of North Texas System:
                     (A)  $37,562,056 to the University of North Texas;
                     (B)  $17,091,856 to the University of North Texas
  Health Science Center at Fort Worth; and
                     (C)  $2,113,004 to the University of North Texas
  at Dallas[, $203,390 of which must be used for the University of
  North Texas at Dallas College of Law];
               (3)  $11,636,163 to Stephen F. Austin State University;
               (4)  to the following component institutions of the
  Texas State University System:
                     (A)  $14,101,882 to Lamar University;
                     (B)  $2,580,521 to the Lamar Institute of
  Technology;
                     (C)  $1,694,343 to Lamar State College--Orange;
                     (D)  $2,157,784 to Lamar State College--Port
  Arthur;
                     (E)  $17,329,858 to Sam Houston State University;
                     (F)  $37,162,755 to Texas State University;
                     (G)  $2,135,523 to Sul Ross State University; and
                     (H)  $410,738 to Sul Ross State University-Rio
  Grande College;
               (5)  $11,659,843 to Texas Southern University;
               (6)  to the following component institutions of the
  Texas Tech University System:
                     (A)  $49,225,809 to Texas Tech University;
                     (B)  $23,372,396 to Texas Tech University Health
  Sciences Center;
                     (C)  $5,320,102 to Angelo State University; and
                     (D)  $6,234,075 to Texas Tech University Health
  Sciences Center--El Paso;
               (7)  $14,846,558 to Texas Woman's University;
               (8)  to the following component institutions of the
  University of Houston System:
                     (A)  $52,770,054 to the University of Houston;
                     (B)  $4,275,861 to the University of
  Houston--Victoria;
                     (C)  $8,005,116 to the University of
  Houston--Clear Lake; and
                     (D)  $11,752,877 to the University of
  Houston--Downtown;
               (9)  to the following component institutions of The
  Texas A&M University System:
                     (A)  $11,136,344 to Texas A&M University--Corpus
  Christi;
                     (B)  $6,709,910 to Texas A&M International
  University;
                     (C)  $8,966,056 to Texas A&M
  University--Kingsville;
                     (D)  $7,164,408 to West Texas A&M University;
                     (E)  $10,786,313 to Texas A&M
  University--Commerce; and
                     (F)  $1,823,883 to Texas A&M
  University--Texarkana; and
               (10)  $8,662,500 to the Texas State Technical College
  System Administration and the following component campuses, but not
  its extension centers or programs:
                     (A)  Texas State Technical College-Harlingen;
                     (B)  Texas State Technical College--Marshall;
                     (C)  Texas State Technical College--West Texas;
  [and]
                     (D)  Texas State Technical College--Waco;
                     (E)  Texas State Technical College--Fort Bend;
  and
                     (F)  Texas State Technical College--North Texas.
         (a-3)  This subsection and Subsection (a-1) expire September
  1, 2020.
         (b)  Each governing board participating in the distribution
  of funds as described in this section may expend the funds without
  limitation, and as the governing board may decide in its sole
  discretion, for any and all purposes described in Section 17,
  Article VII, Texas [Section 17, of the] Constitution, including to
  purchase or contract for cloud computing services or other
  intangible assets with an expected useful life or for a contract
  period of more than one year [of Texas; provided, however, that for
  new construction, major repair and rehabilitation projects, and
  land acquisition projects, those funds may not be expended without
  the prior approval of the legislature or the approval, review, or
  endorsement, as applicable, of the coordinating board; and provided
  further that review and approval of major repair and rehabilitation
  shall apply only to projects in excess of $600,000].
         SECTION 2.  Sections 62.021(a-2) and (f), Education Code,
  are repealed.
         SECTION 3.  (a)  The amounts allocated under Section
  62.021(a-1), Education Code, as amended by this Act, apply to the
  state fiscal year beginning September 1, 2019.
         (b)  The amounts allocated under Section 62.021(a),
  Education Code, as amended by this Act, apply to each state fiscal
  year beginning with the state fiscal year beginning September 1,
  2020.
         SECTION 4.  This Act takes effect August 31, 2019.
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