Bill Text: TX HB430 | 2017-2018 | 85th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to outcomes-based funding for general academic teaching institutions.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2017-02-21 - Referred to Appropriations [HB430 Detail]

Download: Texas-2017-HB430-Introduced.html
 
 
  By: Johnson of Harris H.B. No. 430
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to outcomes-based funding for general academic teaching
  institutions.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter D, Chapter 62, Education Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
  SUBCHAPTER D. OUTCOMES-BASED FUNDING FOR GENERAL ACADEMIC TEACHING
  INSTITUTIONS [PERFORMANCE INCENTIVE FUNDING]
         Sec. 62.071.  DEFINITIONS. In this subchapter:
               (1)  "At-risk student" means an undergraduate student
  of an eligible institution:
                     (A)  whose score on the Scholastic Assessment Test
  (SAT) or the American College Test (ACT) is less than the national
  mean score of students' scores on that test;
                     (B)  who has been awarded a grant under the
  federal Pell Grant program;
                     (C)  who was 20 years of age or older on the date
  the student initially enrolled in the institution;
                     (D)  who is enrolled as a part-time student; or
                     (E)  who did not receive a high school diploma but
  received a high school equivalency certificate [within the last six
  years].
               (2)  ["Critical field" means:
                     [(A)     the field of engineering, computer science,
  mathematics, physical science, allied health, nursing, or teacher
  certification in a field of science or mathematics; and
                     [(B)     any other field of study identified as a
  critical field by the coordinating board in "Closing the Gaps," the
  state's master plan for higher education.
               [(3)     "Eligible institution" means a general academic
  teaching institution other than a public state college.
               [(4)]  "General academic teaching institution" has
  [and "public state college" have] the meaning [meanings] assigned
  by Section 61.003.
         Sec. 62.072.  BIENNIAL DISTRIBUTION OF FUNDS TO GENERAL
  ACADEMIC TEACHING INSTITUTIONS BASED ON OUTCOMES METRICS POINTS.
  Except as provided by Section 62.073, for each state fiscal
  biennium, the coordinating board shall distribute any funds
  appropriated to the coordinating board by the legislature for the
  purposes of this subchapter, and any other funds made available for
  the purposes of this subchapter, to general academic teaching
  institutions in an amount based on each institution's average
  number of baccalaureate degrees awarded in a year during the
  preceding three years according to the following distribution:
               (1)  $500 for each baccalaureate degree awarded to a
  student who is not an at-risk student; and
               (2)  $1,000 for each baccalaureate degree awarded to an
  at-risk student.
         [FUNDING.     (a) For each state fiscal year, the coordinating
  board shall distribute any performance incentive funds
  appropriated by the legislature for purposes of this subchapter,
  and any other funds made available for the purposes of this
  subchapter, to eligible institutions as follows:
               [(1)     50 percent to be distributed among eligible
  institutions in proportion to the increase, if any, in the average
  number of degrees awarded annually by each institution in the two
  most recent fiscal years from the average number of degrees awarded
  annually by that institution in the two fiscal years immediately
  preceding those fiscal years, using the weights assigned to each
  degree under the table prescribed by Subsection (b); and
               [(2)     the remaining 50 percent to be distributed among
  eligible institutions in proportion to the average number of
  degrees awarded annually by each institution in the three most
  recent fiscal years, using the weights assigned to each degree
  under the table prescribed by Subsection (b).
         [(b)     A number of points is assigned for each degree awarded
  by an eligible institution according to the following table:
         [POINTS
         [Noncritical Field/Not At-Risk Student1.0
         [Noncritical Field/At-Risk Student2.0
         [Critical Field/Not At-Risk Student2.0
         [Critical Field/At-Risk Student3.0]
         Sec. 62.073.  DISTRIBUTION OF FUNDS CONTINGENT ON FULL
  FUNDING OF BASE FORMULA FUNDING. Funds may be distributed under
  this subchapter for a state fiscal biennium only if the instruction
  and operations formula for all general academic teaching
  institutions for undergraduate education under Section 61.059 is
  funded by appropriation for that biennium at a level, per weighted
  semester credit hour, that is equal to or greater than the level at
  which that formula was funded by appropriation for all general
  academic teaching institutions in the preceding state fiscal
  biennium, as that level is adjusted for inflation.
         Sec. 62.074.  RULES. The coordinating board shall adopt
  rules for the administration of this subchapter, including any
  rules the coordinating board considers necessary regarding the
  submission to the coordinating board by eligible institutions of
  any student data required for the coordinating board to carry out
  its duties under this subchapter.
         SECTION 2.  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, 2017.
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