Bill Text: TX SB1219 | 2017-2018 | 85th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to a requirement that the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board conduct an annual comprehensive evaluation of the impact of the top 10 percent automatic admissions law.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2017-03-09 - Referred to Higher Education [SB1219 Detail]

Download: Texas-2017-SB1219-Introduced.html
  85R12106 KSD-D
 
  By: Miles S.B. No. 1219
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to a requirement that the Texas Higher Education
  Coordinating Board conduct an annual comprehensive evaluation of
  the impact of the top 10 percent automatic admissions law.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter C, Chapter 61, Education Code, is
  amended by adding Section 61.0667 to read as follows:
         Sec. 61.0667.  ANNUAL EVALUATION OF AUTOMATIC ADMISSIONS.
  (a) Annually, the board shall conduct a comprehensive, statewide
  quantitative and qualitative evaluation of the impact of the
  automatic admission of students at general academic teaching
  institutions under Section 51.803, with particular focus on the
  impact of automatic admissions on admissions to The University of
  Texas at Austin and Texas A&M University.
         (b)  The evaluation required under this section must include
  an analysis of the impact of automatic admissions under Section
  51.803 on the racial, socioeconomic, and geographic diversity of
  first-time resident undergraduate students at general academic
  teaching institutions.
         (c)  On request, a general academic teaching institution
  shall provide the board with any information the board considers
  necessary for conducting its evaluation under this section.
         (d)  The evaluation required by this section is in addition
  to the annual report required by Section 51.803(l).
         (e)  Not later than September 1 of each year, the board shall
  provide to each standing committee of the legislature with primary
  jurisdiction over higher education and to the primary author and
  sponsor of the legislation enacting this section, if still members
  of the legislature, a detailed written report regarding the board's
  most recent evaluation conducted under this section.
         SECTION 2.  The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
  shall provide the initial report required under Section 61.0667,
  Education Code, as added by this Act, not later than September 1,
  2018.
         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, 2017.
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