Bill Text: TX HB778 | 2013-2014 | 83rd Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to an annual football game between The University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M University.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced - Dead) 2013-02-18 - Referred to Higher Education [HB778 Detail]

Download: Texas-2013-HB778-Introduced.html
  83R4404 DDT-D
 
  By: Guillen H.B. No. 778
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to an annual football game between The University of Texas
  at Austin and Texas A&M University.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter Z, Chapter 51, Education Code, is
  amended by adding Section 51.9246 to read as follows:
         Sec. 51.9246.  FOOTBALL GAME BETWEEN THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS
  AT AUSTIN AND TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY. (a)  The intercollegiate
  football teams of The University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M
  University shall annually play a nonconference, regular-season
  football game against one another.
         (b)  If The University of Texas at Austin or Texas A&M
  University refuses to play the football game required by Subsection
  (a) in a year, the university may not award to any student for the
  following academic year an athletic scholarship, grant, or similar
  financial assistance funded with state money and conditioned on the
  student's participation on the university's intercollegiate
  football team.
         SECTION 2.  Section 51.9246, Education Code, as added by
  this Act, applies beginning with the intercollegiate football
  season for the 2014-2015 academic year.
         SECTION 3.  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, 2013.
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