Bill Text: TX SB1126 | 2021-2022 | 87th Legislature | Enrolled


Bill Title: Relating to the establishment and administration of the Texas Woman's University System.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Passed) 2021-05-26 - Effective immediately [SB1126 Detail]

Download: Texas-2021-SB1126-Enrolled.html
 
 
  S.B. No. 1126
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the establishment and administration of the Texas
  Woman's University System.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  The heading to Chapter 107, Education Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
  CHAPTER 107. TEXAS WOMAN'S UNIVERSITY SYSTEM
         SECTION 2.  Section 107.01, Education Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         Sec. 107.01.  TEXAS WOMAN'S [LOCATION AND PURPOSE OF]
  UNIVERSITY SYSTEM.  The Texas Woman's University System is a
  woman-focused system composed of:
               (1)  Texas Woman's University; and
               (2)  any other institution assigned by law to the
  governance, control, jurisdiction, and management of the board of
  regents of the system [an institution of higher education for women
  with its main campus at Denton].
         SECTION 3.  Section 107.21, Education Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         Sec. 107.21.  BOARD OF REGENTS.  (a) The board of regents of
  the system [university] is composed of nine persons, four of whom
  must [shall] be women, appointed by the governor with the advice and
  consent of the senate.
         (b)  Each member of the board must [shall] be a qualified
  voter,[;] and the members must [shall] be selected from different
  portions of the state.
         (c)  The members hold office for staggered terms of six
  years, with the terms of three expiring February 1 of odd-numbered
  years.
         SECTION 4.  Section 107.23, Education Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         Sec. 107.23.  BOARD MEETINGS; MINUTES.  The presiding
  officer shall convene the board to consider any business connected
  with the system [university] whenever the presiding officer deems
  it expedient. A full record shall be kept of all the board's
  proceedings.
         SECTION 5.  Section 107.42, Education Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         Sec. 107.42.  STAFF. (a) The board shall appoint a chief
  executive officer [president] of the system [university] and other
  officers and employees it deems proper and shall fix their
  salaries.
         (b)  The chief executive officer of the system shall also
  serve as the president of Texas Woman's University.
         (c)  The board shall make rules and regulations for the
  government of the system's [university's] staff as it deems
  advisable.
         SECTION 6.  Section 107.44, Education Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         Sec. 107.44.  RULES AND REGULATIONS. The board shall adopt
  rules and regulations it deems necessary to carry out the purposes
  of the system [institution] and to enforce the faithful discharge
  of the duties of all officers, professors, and students.
         SECTION 7.  Section 107.45(a), Education Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         (a)  The board of regents has the power of eminent domain to
  acquire for the use of the system [university] in the manner
  prescribed by Chapter 21, Property Code, any real property that may
  be necessary and proper for carrying out its purposes.
         SECTION 8.  Section 107.46, Education Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         Sec. 107.46.  GIFTS, GRANTS, AND DONATIONS.  The board is
  specifically authorized, upon terms and conditions acceptable to
  it, to accept, retain, and administer gifts, grants, or donations
  of any kind, including real estate or money, from any source, for
  use by the system [university], and to carry out the directions,
  limitations, and provisions declared in writing in the gifts,
  grants, or donations.
         SECTION 9.  Subchapter C, Chapter 107, Education Code, is
  amended by adding Section 107.47 to read as follows:
         Sec. 107.47.  REPORT ON TRANSITION OF BRANCH LOCATIONS TO
  COMPONENT INSTITUTIONS. (a)  Not later than December 1, 2022, the
  system shall, using available funding, prepare and submit to the
  governor, the lieutenant governor, the speaker of the house of
  representatives, and the chairs of the standing legislative
  committees with primary jurisdiction over appropriations or higher
  education a report on the transition of the Texas Woman's
  University branch locations at Dallas and Houston to component
  institutions of the system.  The report must include:
               (1)  a strategy for each branch location to attain
  accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
  Commission on Colleges;
               (2)  a strategy for improvement and expansion of
  facilities, if needed, at each branch location that does not
  include the use of additional state funding;
               (3)  proposed degree programs to be offered by each
  branch location that will meet the requirements for approval by the
  Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the estimated
  additional state costs associated with those programs; and
               (4)  any anticipated increase in administrative costs
  associated with the transition, including any personnel costs
  required to attain accreditation described by Subdivision (1).
         (b)  This section expires January 1, 2023.
         SECTION 10.  Section 107.62, Education Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         Sec. 107.62.  OBLIGATIONS; PLEDGE OF REVENUE.  In payment
  for the erecting and equipping of dormitories and improvements, the
  board may issue its obligations in the amount and on the terms
  deemed advisable by the board. As security the board may pledge the
  income from the dormitories and improvements erected or from other
  dormitories owned by the system [university], as well as all other
  revenue derived by the system [university] from other sources,
  except revenue derived by means of appropriations made for a
  specific purpose by the legislature.
         SECTION 11.  Section 107.63, Education Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         Sec. 107.63.  SALE OF REAL ESTATE. The board may sell or
  encumber any part of [the campus or] real property [estate] owned by
  the system [university] for the purpose of obtaining funds with
  which to erect and equip these improvements or for the purpose of
  securing the payment of its obligations issued to any person, firm,
  or corporation for the erecting or equipping of these improvements.
         SECTION 12.  Section 107.64, Education Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         Sec. 107.64.  REQUIRED DORMITORY RESIDENCE. The board may
  adopt regulations it deems reasonable requiring any class or
  classes of students to reside in system [university] dormitories or
  other buildings.
         SECTION 13.  Section 107.65, Education Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         Sec. 107.65.  MANAGEMENT OF DORMITORIES. The board has
  absolute and sole management and control of system [university]
  dormitories and other improvements.
         SECTION 14.  Section 107.67, Education Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         Sec. 107.67.  LIMITATION ON OBLIGATIONS. In the erecting,
  or in contracts for the erecting, of dormitories and other
  improvements, the board may not in any manner incur any
  indebtedness against the system [university] except as provided in
  Sections 107.62 and 107.63 [of this code]. The obligations
  incurred in the erecting of dormitories and other improvements may
  never be personal obligations of the system [university] but shall
  be discharged solely from the revenue or property authorized to be
  pledged for that purpose.
         SECTION 15.  Section 107.69(a), Education Code, is amended
  to read as follows:
         (a)  The board may establish an historical collection of
  items illustrating the history of women in Texas. The historical
  collection is to be housed in a building belonging to the system
  [university] and is to be known as "The History of Texas Women."
  When established, the historical collection may be designated a
  state historical collection and shall be for the use and enjoyment
  of all citizens of Texas.
         SECTION 16.  Section 107.81(a), Education Code, is amended
  to read as follows:
         (a)  Campus security personnel commissioned under Section
  51.203 [of this code] have concurrent jurisdiction with police
  officers of a municipality in which a component institution of the
  system is located [the City of Denton] to enforce all criminal laws,
  including traffic laws, of the state and all ordinances of the
  municipality [city] regulating traffic on any public street running
  through the property of the system [university] and on any public
  street immediately adjacent to property owned or occupied and
  controlled by the system [university].
         SECTION 17.  Sections 107.82(a), (c), (d), and (e),
  Education Code, are amended to read as follows:
         (a)  The board of regents and the governing body of a
  municipality in which a component institution of the system is
  located [city council of Denton] may enter into written agreements,
  authorized by resolution of each governing body, to authorize the
  regular employed peace officers of the system [university] to
  assist the peace officers of the municipality [city] in enforcing
  the laws of the state and the ordinances of the municipality [city]
  at any location in the municipality [city].
         (c)  While acting pursuant to the agreement in Subsection (a)
  [above] and when such act is outside the property of the system
  [university] or outside any public street running through, adjacent
  to, or within property owned or occupied and controlled by the
  system [university], the peace officers of the system [university]
  are under the jurisdiction and command of the chief of police of the
  municipality [Denton].
         (d)  Neither the state nor the system [university] is liable
  for actions of a campus police officer acting under the
  jurisdiction and command of the chief of police of the municipality
  [Denton].
         (e)  The system has [university shall have] jurisdiction
  over its personnel and students upon property owned by the system
  [university] to the extent that it may:
               (1)  assign and regulate parking spaces for its use and
  charge and collect appropriate fees for parking and improper
  parking;
               (2)  prohibit parking where it deems necessary; and
               (3)  set and collect fees for and remove vehicles
  parked in violation of its rules and regulations or the laws of the
  State of Texas.
         SECTION 18.  Section 107.83, Education Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         Sec. 107.83.  CITY DELEGATION OF PARKING REGULATION
  AUTHORITY. (a)  By contract between the municipality [city] and the
  system [university], the governing body [city council] of the
  municipality in which a component institution of the system is
  located [Denton] may delegate to the system [university] the
  authority to regulate the parking of vehicles on any public street
  running through or immediately adjacent to property owned or
  occupied and controlled by the system [university].
         (b)  The contract may authorize the system [university] to
  assign and regulate parking spaces for its use, to charge and
  collect a fee from its personnel and students for parking, to
  prohibit parking, and to charge and collect a fee for removing
  vehicles parked in violation of law or ordinance or in violation of
  a rule governing the parking of vehicles adopted by the board. All
  parking violations shall be filed in the municipal court [Municipal
  Court of Denton] or the justice of the peace court having
  jurisdiction over the offense.
         (c)  Before the contract is considered by the governing body
  of the municipality [city council] or the board, the attorney
  general and the applicable city attorney [of Denton] shall review
  and either approve the contract or file written legal objections to
  the contract with the chief executive officer of both the board and
  the governing body of the municipality [council]. The contract
  must be approved by resolution of the board and the governing body
  of the municipality [city council].
         SECTION 19.  Section 107.84, Education Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         Sec. 107.84.  CONSTRUCTION OF SUBCHAPTER. This subchapter
  does not:
               (1)  limit the police powers of a municipality [the
  city] or its law enforcement jurisdiction;
               (2)  render a campus peace officer an employee of a
  municipality [the city] or entitle a campus peace officer to
  compensation from a municipality [the city]; or
               (3)  restrict the power of the system [university]
  under other law to enforce laws, ordinances, or rules regulating
  traffic or parking.
         SECTION 20.  Chapter 107, Education Code, is amended by
  adding Subchapters F, G, and H to read as follows:
  SUBCHAPTER F. TEXAS WOMAN'S UNIVERSITY
         Sec. 107.101.  TEXAS WOMAN'S UNIVERSITY.  (a)  Texas Woman's
  University is a woman-focused general academic teaching
  institution located in the city of Denton.
         (b)  The university is under the management and control of
  the board of regents.
  SUBCHAPTER G. TEXAS WOMAN'S UNIVERSITY AT DALLAS
         Sec. 107.151.  TEXAS WOMAN'S UNIVERSITY AT DALLAS.  (a)  
  Texas Woman's University at Dallas is a woman-focused general
  academic teaching institution located in the city of Dallas.
         (b)  The university is under the management and control of
  the board of regents.
         (c)  Notwithstanding any other provision of this subchapter,
  the university may operate as a general academic teaching
  institution only after the Texas Higher Education Coordinating
  Board certifies that the university is accredited by the Southern
  Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and has
  been approved by the coordinating board to offer one or more degree
  programs. Until the coordinating board certifies that the
  conditions of this subsection have been met, the board of regents
  may operate a branch campus of Texas Woman's University in the city
  of Dallas.
  SUBCHAPTER H. TEXAS WOMAN'S UNIVERSITY AT HOUSTON
         Sec. 107.201.  TEXAS WOMAN'S UNIVERSITY AT HOUSTON.  (a)  
  Texas Woman's University at Houston is a woman-focused general
  academic teaching institution located in the city of Houston.
         (b)  The university is under the management and control of
  the board of regents.
         (c)  Notwithstanding any other provision of this subchapter,
  the university may operate as a general academic teaching
  institution only after the Texas Higher Education Coordinating
  Board certifies that the university is accredited by the Southern
  Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and has
  been approved by the coordinating board to offer one or more degree
  programs. Until the coordinating board certifies that the
  conditions of this subsection have been met, the board of regents
  may operate a branch campus of Texas Woman's University in the city
  of Houston.
         SECTION 21.  Section 50A.010, Agriculture Code, is amended
  to read as follows:
         Sec. 50A.010.  DUTIES. (a) The council shall:
               (1)  adopt procedures as necessary to administer this
  chapter, including procedures for awarding contracts under this
  chapter;
               (2)  issue requests for research proposals and award
  grants:
                     (A)  to enhance the health benefits of fruits and
  vegetables; or
                     (B)  to help growers maximize crop yields through
  applied research;
               (3)  develop educational materials that promote the
  benefits of consuming fruits and vegetables; and
               (4)  in cooperation with the Texas Agricultural
  Experiment Station, The Texas A&M University System, Texas Tech
  University, The University of Texas System, the Texas Woman's
  University System, state agencies, and produce associations,
  develop innovative educational programs related to appropriate and
  safe methods of storing, preparing, and serving fresh produce.
         (b)  The council may:
               (1)  issue requests for proposals as necessary to
  administer this chapter; or
               (2)  publish educational materials or other materials
  developed in conjunction with employees of the Texas Agricultural
  Experiment Station, The Texas A&M University System, Texas Tech
  University, The University of Texas System, or the Texas Woman's
  University System.
         SECTION 22.  The heading to Section 54.5085, Education Code,
  is amended to read as follows:
         Sec. 54.5085.  MEDICAL SERVICES FEE; TEXAS WOMAN'S
  UNIVERSITY SYSTEM.
         SECTION 23.  Sections 54.5085(a), (b), and (c), Education
  Code, are amended to read as follows:
         (a)  The board of regents of the Texas Woman's University
  System may charge each student registered at a component
  institution of the system [university] a medical services fee not
  to exceed $55 for each semester of the regular term or 12-week
  summer session and not to exceed $25 for each six-week or shorter
  term of the summer session.
         (b)  Before the board imposes or increases a fee charged at a
  component institution under this section, the board shall consider
  the recommendations of a student fee advisory committee established
  by the president of the institution [university]. A majority of the
  members of the advisory committee must be students appointed by the
  presiding officer of the student governing body of the institution
  and the remainder of the members must be appointed by the president
  of the institution [university]. The board may increase the amount
  of the fee by an amount that is more than 10 percent of the amount
  imposed in the preceding academic year only if that increase is
  approved by a majority vote of those students of the institution
  [university] participating in a general election called for that
  purpose.
         (c)  A medical services fee charged at a component
  institution under this section may be used only to provide medical
  services to students registered at the institution [university].
         SECTION 24.  Section 54.525, Education Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         Sec. 54.525.  FEES FOR STUDENT CENTERS; TEXAS WOMAN'S
  UNIVERSITY SYSTEM COMPONENTS.  (a)  The board of regents of the
  Texas Woman's University System may levy a regular, fixed student
  fee of not less than $25 or more than $75 [per student] for each
  semester of the long session and of not less than $12.50 or more
  than $35 [per student] for each term of the summer session on each
  student enrolled at a component institution of the system, as the
  board determines is just and necessary for the purpose of
  financing, improving, operating, maintaining, and equipping
  student centers and acquiring or constructing additions to student
  centers.
         (b)  The board may increase a student fee levied at an
  institution under this section. If the increase is for more than $3
  per fiscal year, a majority of the students enrolled in the
  institution voting in an election called for that purpose must
  approve the increase.
         (c)  Revenue from a fee imposed at an institution under this
  section shall be deposited to the credit of an account known as the
  student center fee account ["Texas Woman's University Student
  Center Fee Account"] under the control of the institution's
  [university's] student fee advisory committee. Annually, the
  committee shall submit to the president of the institution
  [university] its recommendation for any change to the amount of the
  fee and a complete and itemized budget for the student center
  together with a complete report of all student center activities
  conducted during the past year and all expenditures made in
  connection with those activities. The president shall submit the
  budget to the board of regents as part of the institution's
  [university's] institutional budget. The board of regents may make
  changes in the budget that the board determines are necessary.
         (d)  Notwithstanding Subsection (a), the board may increase
  the amount of the fee imposed at an institution for a semester or
  summer session to an amount that does not exceed $150 if the
  increase is approved by a majority vote of those students enrolled
  at the institution participating in a general election called for
  that purpose. The increased amount under this subsection may not be
  charged after the fifth academic year in which the increased amount
  is first charged unless, before the end of that academic year, the
  institution has issued bonds payable from the fee, in which event
  the increased amount may not be charged after the academic year in
  which all such bonds, including refunding bonds for those bonds,
  have been fully paid.
         SECTION 25.  Section 54.5251, Education Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         Sec. 54.5251.  STUDENT FITNESS AND RECREATIONAL FEE; TEXAS
  WOMAN'S UNIVERSITY SYSTEM.  (a)  The board of regents of the Texas
  Woman's University System may charge each student enrolled at a
  component institution of the system [university] a student fitness
  and recreational fee in an amount not to exceed:
               (1)  $125 for each regular semester or each summer
  session of more than six weeks; or
               (2)  $62.50 for each summer session of six weeks or
  less.
         (b)  The fee may be used only for financing, constructing,
  operating, maintaining, or improving a fitness or recreational
  facility or for operating a fitness or recreational program at the
  institution [university].
         (c)  The fee may not be imposed unless approved by a majority
  vote of the students of the institution [university] who
  participate in a general student election held for that purpose.
         (d)  The amount of the fee may not be increased to an amount
  that exceeds by 10 percent or more the total amount of the fee as
  last approved by a student vote under Subsection (c) or this
  subsection unless the increase has been approved by a majority vote
  of the students enrolled at the institution [university] who
  participate in a general student election called for that purpose.
         (e)  The chief fiscal officer of the institution
  [university] shall collect the fee and shall deposit the revenue
  from the fee in an account to be known as the student fitness and
  recreational account.
         (f)  The fee is not considered in determining the maximum
  amount of student services fees that may be charged under Section
  54.503.
         (g)  The board may permit a person who is not enrolled at the
  institution [university] to use a facility financed with revenue
  from the fee imposed at the institution under this section only if:
               (1)  the person's use will not materially interfere
  with use of the facility by students of the institution
  [university];
               (2)  the person is charged a fee in an amount that is
  not less than the amount of the student fee or the total amount of
  the direct and indirect costs to the institution [university] of
  providing for the person's use, except that a charge under this
  subdivision may not be imposed on a person who uses the facility
  under an existing lifetime contract with the institution
  [university] for the use of fitness and recreational facilities;
  and
               (3)  the person's use will not materially increase the
  potential liability of the institution [university].
         SECTION 26.  Section 55.1718, Education Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         Sec. 55.1718.  TEXAS WOMAN'S UNIVERSITY SYSTEM. (a) The
  board of regents of the Texas Woman's University System may
  acquire, purchase, construct, improve, renovate, enlarge, or equip
  property, buildings, structures, facilities, roads, or related
  infrastructure for a component institution of the system [Texas
  Woman's University] to be financed by the issuance of bonds in
  accordance with this subchapter in the aggregate principal amount
  of $5 million.
         (b)  The board may pledge irrevocably to the payment of those
  bonds all or any part of the revenue funds of the Texas Woman's
  University System, including student tuition charges required or
  authorized by law to be imposed on students enrolled at a component
  institution of the system [Texas Woman's University]. The amount
  of a pledge made under this subsection may not be reduced or
  abrogated while the bonds for which the pledge is made, or bonds
  issued to refund those bonds, are outstanding.
         SECTION 27.  Section 55.1726, Education Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         Sec. 55.1726.  TEXAS WOMAN'S UNIVERSITY SYSTEM.  (a)  The
  board of regents of the Texas Woman's University System may
  acquire, purchase, construct, improve, renovate, enlarge, or equip
  property, buildings, structures, facilities, roads, or related
  infrastructure for a component institution of the system [Texas
  Woman's University] to be financed by the issuance of bonds in
  accordance with this subchapter in the aggregate principal amount
  not to exceed $8.5 million.
         (b)  The board may pledge irrevocably to the payment of those
  bonds all or any part of the revenue funds of the Texas Woman's
  University System, including student tuition charges required or
  authorized by law to be imposed on students enrolled at a component
  institution of the system [Texas Woman's University]. The amount
  of a pledge made under this subsection may not be reduced or
  abrogated while the bonds for which the pledge is made, or bonds
  issued to refund those bonds, are outstanding.
         SECTION 28.  Section 55.1736, Education Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         Sec. 55.1736.  TEXAS WOMAN'S UNIVERSITY SYSTEM.  (a)  In
  addition to the other authority granted by this subchapter, the
  board of regents of the Texas Woman's University System may issue
  bonds in accordance with this subchapter in the aggregate principal
  amount not to exceed $25,797,500 to finance the renovation of
  academic and administrative buildings at a component institution of
  the system [Texas Woman's University].
         (b)  The board may pledge irrevocably to the payment of those
  bonds all or any part of the revenue funds of the Texas Woman's
  University System, including student tuition charges. The amount
  of a pledge made under this subsection may not be reduced or
  abrogated while the bonds for which the pledge is made, or bonds
  issued to refund those bonds, are outstanding.
         (c)  Any portion of the proceeds of bonds authorized by this
  section for one or more specified projects that is not required for
  the specified projects may be used to renovate existing structures
  and facilities at a component [the] institution of the system.
         SECTION 29.  Section 55.1756, Education Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         Sec. 55.1756.  TEXAS WOMAN'S UNIVERSITY SYSTEM.  (a)  In
  addition to the other authority granted by this subchapter, the
  board of regents of the Texas Woman's University System may
  acquire, purchase, construct, improve, renovate, enlarge, or equip
  facilities, including roads and related infrastructure, for
  renovations and additions to the science building on the Denton
  campus of Texas Woman's University, to be financed through the
  issuance of bonds in accordance with this subchapter in an
  aggregate principal amount not to exceed $21,739,712.
         (b)  The board may pledge irrevocably to the payment of bonds
  authorized by this section all or any part of the revenue funds of
  the Texas Woman's University System, including student tuition
  charges. The amount of a pledge made under this subsection may not
  be reduced or abrogated while the bonds for which the pledge is
  made, or bonds issued to refund those bonds, are outstanding.
         SECTION 30.  Section 55.1786, Education Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         Sec. 55.1786.  TEXAS WOMAN'S UNIVERSITY SYSTEM.  (a)  In
  addition to the other authority granted by this subchapter, the
  board of regents of the Texas Woman's University System may
  acquire, purchase, construct, improve, renovate, enlarge, or equip
  property and facilities, including roads and related
  infrastructure, for a laboratory building, to be financed through
  the issuance of bonds in accordance with this subchapter, not to
  exceed the aggregate principal amount of $37,997,000.
         (b)  The board may pledge irrevocably to the payment of bonds
  authorized by this section all or any part of the revenue funds of
  the Texas Woman's University System, including student tuition
  charges. The amount of a pledge made under this subsection may not
  be reduced or abrogated while the bonds for which the pledge is
  made, or bonds issued to refund those bonds, are outstanding.
         SECTION 31.  Section 62.021(a), Education Code, is amended
  to read as follows:
         (a)  In each state fiscal year beginning with the state
  fiscal year ending August 31, 2021, 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 to Midwestern State University;
               (2)  to the following component institutions of the
  University of North Texas System:
                     (A)  $37,346,563 to the University of North Texas;
                     (B)  $15,125,502 to the University of North Texas
  Health Science Center at Fort Worth; and
                     (C)  $3,354,441 to the University of North Texas
  at Dallas;
               (3)  $11,277,793 to Stephen F. Austin State University;
               (4)  to the following component institutions of the
  Texas State University System:
                     (A)  $13,141,181 to Lamar University;
                     (B)  $2,553,130 to the Lamar Institute of
  Technology;
                     (C)  $1,488,396 to Lamar State College--Orange;
                     (D)  $2,217,102 to Lamar State College--Port
  Arthur;
                     (E)  $18,236,811 to Sam Houston State University;
                     (F)  $37,606,478 to Texas State University;
                     (G)  $2,151,723 to Sul Ross State University; and
                     (H)  $472,890 to Sul Ross State University-Rio
  Grande College;
               (5)  $11,719,335 to Texas Southern University;
               (6)  to the following component institutions of the
  Texas Tech University System:
                     (A)  $49,874,746 to Texas Tech University;
                     (B)  $21,652,392 to Texas Tech University Health
  Sciences Center;
                     (C)  $6,792,999 to Angelo State University; and
                     (D)  $5,557,572 to Texas Tech University Health
  Sciences Center--El Paso;
               (7)  $14,554,133 to the component institutions of the
  Texas Woman's University System, allocated as determined by the
  board of regents of the system;
               (8)  to the following component institutions of the
  University of Houston System:
                     (A)  $54,514,004 to the University of Houston;
                     (B)  $3,542,817 to the University of
  Houston--Victoria;
                     (C)  $7,726,043 to the University of
  Houston--Clear Lake; and
                     (D)  $10,828,344 to the University of
  Houston--Downtown;
               (9)  to the following component institutions of The
  Texas A&M University System:
                     (A)  $11,478,824 to Texas A&M University--Corpus
  Christi;
                     (B)  $7,462,394 to Texas A&M International
  University;
                     (C)  $8,858,060 to Texas A&M
  University--Kingsville;
                     (D)  $7,446,495 to West Texas A&M University;
                     (E)  $11,123,859 to Texas A&M
  University--Commerce; and
                     (F)  $2,050,273 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;
                     (D)  Texas State Technical College--Waco;
                     (E)  Texas State Technical College--Fort Bend;
  and
                     (F)  Texas State Technical College--North Texas.
         SECTION 32.  Section 301.001(1), Health and Safety Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
               (1)  "Eligible institution" means an entity engaged in
  health-related pursuits that, except for cooperative associations,
  is exempt from federal income tax and includes only:
                     (A)  a municipality;
                     (B)  a political subdivision of the state;
                     (C)  a state-supported health-related
  institution, including:
                           (i)  The Texas A&M University System;
                           (ii)  The University of Texas System; and
                           (iii)  the Texas Woman's University System;
                     (D)  a nonprofit health-related institution; or
                     (E)  a cooperative association created under
  Subchapter B, a unit of which is located in a county with a
  population of more than 3.3 million.
         SECTION 33.  Section 301.031(1), Health and Safety Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
               (1)  "Eligible institution" means an entity engaged in
  health-related pursuits that, except for cooperative associations,
  is exempt from federal income tax and includes only:
                     (A)  a municipality;
                     (B)  a political subdivision of the state;
                     (C)  a health-related institution supported by
  the state or federal government or by a federal department,
  division, or agency, including:
                           (i)  The Texas A&M University System;
                           (ii)  The University of Texas System;
                           (iii)  the Texas Woman's University System;
  and
                           (iv)  the Children's Nutrition Research
  Center;
                     (D)  a nonprofit health-related institution; and
                     (E)  a cooperative association created to provide
  a system, a unit of which is located in a county that has a
  population of more than 1.3 million and in which a municipality with
  a population of more than one million is primarily located, or in a
  county contiguous to a county having those characteristics.
         SECTION 34.  (a)  The transition of Texas Woman's University
  to the Texas Woman's University System under this Act does not
  affect the validity of any contracts or written obligations,
  including bonds, entered into by the board of regents of Texas
  Woman's University on the university's behalf. In those contracts
  and written obligations, the board of regents of the Texas Woman's
  University System is substituted for and stands and acts in the
  place of the board of regents of Texas Woman's University to the
  extent permitted by law.
         (b)  The transition of Texas Woman's University to the Texas
  Woman's University System under this Act does not affect:
               (1)  the status of any student enrolled at the
  university when the transition takes effect; or
               (2)  the employment status or accrued benefits of any
  person employed by the university when the transition takes effect.
         (c)  All funds that, on the effective date of the transition,
  have been appropriated to or dedicated to or are held for the use
  and benefit of Texas Woman's University are transferred to the
  Texas Woman's University System for the use and benefit of the
  system to the extent permitted by law.
         (d)  The changes in law made by this Act to Sections 55.1718,
  55.1726, 55.1736, 55.1756, and 55.1786, Education Code, do not
  authorize bonds in an amount that exceeds the original amount of
  bonds authorized by those sections.
         (e)  The board of regents of the Texas Woman's University
  System may take any action necessary to transition Texas Woman's
  University to the Texas Woman's University System under this Act,
  including by:
               (1)  allocating university funds, property, and
  personnel as the board determines appropriate between the system's
  component institutions; and
               (2)  postponing the effect of any other changes made by
  this Act as the board determines appropriate.
         SECTION 35.  Subchapters G and H, Chapter 107, Education
  Code, as added by this Act, apply beginning with the 2023-2024
  academic year.
         SECTION 36.  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, 2021.
 
 
 
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1126 passed the Senate on
  April 19, 2021, by the following vote: Yeas 31, Nays 0; and that
  the Senate concurred in House amendment on May 13, 2021, by the
  following vote: Yeas 30, Nays 0.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1126 passed the House, with
  amendment, on May 7, 2021, by the following vote: Yeas 137,
  Nays 2, one present not voting.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
 
  Approved:
 
  ______________________________ 
              Date
 
 
  ______________________________ 
            Governor
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