Bill Text: TX HB802 | 2017-2018 | 85th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to a requirement that online admission application forms for public institutions of higher education include a link to certain postsecondary education and career opportunity information.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2017-02-21 - Referred to Higher Education [HB802 Detail]

Download: Texas-2017-HB802-Introduced.html
  85R1961 KSD-F
 
  By: Murphy H.B. No. 802
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to a requirement that online admission application forms
  for public institutions of higher education include a link to
  certain postsecondary education and career opportunity
  information.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 51.762, Education Code, is amended by
  adding Subsection (b-1) to read as follows:
         (b-1)  An electronic common admission application form
  adopted under this section must include a prominent link to the
  comparative postsecondary education and career opportunity
  information maintained by the Texas Education Agency on the
  agency's Internet website under Section 7.040.
         SECTION 2.  Section 51.763(b), Education Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         (b)  The form must:
               (1)  [shall] allow each applicant to:
                     (A) [(1)]  apply electronically to one or more of
  the general academic teaching institutions within the university
  system; and
                     (B) [(2)]  indicate preferences for admission
  between those institutions; and
               (2)  include a prominent link to the comparative
  postsecondary education and career opportunity information
  maintained by the Texas Education Agency on the agency's Internet
  website under Section 7.040.
         SECTION 3.  The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
  and the governing board of a university system shall comply with
  Section 51.762(b-1) or 51.763(b)(2), Education Code, as added by
  this Act, as applicable, as soon as practicable following the
  effective date of this Act but not later than January 1, 2018.
         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 September 1, 2017.
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