Bill Text: TX SB1635 | 2021-2022 | 87th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to a study by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board on the feasibility of establishing a divinity program at Texas Southern University.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-03-24 - Referred to Higher Education [SB1635 Detail]

Download: Texas-2021-SB1635-Introduced.html
  87R5707 KJE-D
 
  By: Miles S.B. No. 1635
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to a study by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating
  Board on the feasibility of establishing a divinity program at
  Texas Southern University.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter C, Chapter 61, Education Code, is
  amended by adding Section 61.06695 to read as follows:
         Sec. 61.06695.  STUDY ON DIVINITY PROGRAM AT TEXAS SOUTHERN
  UNIVERSITY. (a) The board shall conduct a study on the feasibility
  of establishing a divinity program that offers bachelor's,
  master's, and doctoral degrees at Texas Southern University.
         (b)  Not later than December 1, 2022, the board shall submit
  to each legislative standing committee with primary jurisdiction
  over higher education and the board of regents of Texas Southern
  University a report on the results of the study.
         (c)  This section expires September 1, 2023.
         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, 2021.
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