Bill Text: TX SB249 | 2017-2018 | 85th Legislature | Comm Sub


Bill Title: Relating to the submission of an affordability and access report by public institutions of higher education.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 2-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2017-05-19 - Committee report sent to Calendars [SB249 Detail]

Download: Texas-2017-SB249-Comm_Sub.html
 
 
  By: Schwertner S.B. No. 249
 
  (Oliverson)
 
   
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the submission of an affordability and access report by
  public institutions of higher education.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Sections 51.4031(a) and (d), Education Code, are
  amended to read as follows:
         (a)  Not later than November 1 of each year, the chief
  executive officer of each institution of higher education, as
  defined by Section 61.003, shall provide to the governing board of
  the institution and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board a
  report for the preceding fall, spring, and summer semesters that
  examines the affordability and access of the institution.
         (d)  An institution's report must be in the form prescribed
  by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board in consultation
  with the institution.  The coordinating board shall provide a
  report received under this section to the governor, the lieutenant
  governor, the speaker of the house of representatives, and each
  member of the legislature.  The coordinating board may provide the
  report electronically.
         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, 2017.
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