By Goolsby, et al.                                     H.B. No. 815
       74R3551 SMH-F
                                 A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
    1-1                                AN ACT
    1-2  relating to a recreational facility fee at The University of Texas
    1-3  at Dallas.
    1-5        SECTION 1.  Subchapter E, Chapter 54, Education Code, is
    1-6  amended by adding Section 54.544 to read as follows:
    1-8  TEXAS AT DALLAS.  (a)  The board of regents of The University of
    1-9  Texas System may charge each student enrolled at The University of
   1-10  Texas at Dallas a recreational facility fee to finance, construct,
   1-11  equip, operate, maintain, or improve student recreational
   1-12  facilities or programs at the university.
   1-13        (b)  A recreational facility fee may not exceed:
   1-14              (1)  $40 for each student for a semester of the regular
   1-15  term or a 12-week summer session; and
   1-16              (2)  $26.67 for each student for an eight-week summer
   1-17  session.
   1-18        (b-1)  Before the fall semester of 1998, a recreational
   1-19  facility fee may not exceed:
   1-20              (1)  $25 for each student for a semester of the regular
   1-21  term or a 12-week summer session; and
   1-22              (2)  $16.67 for each student for an eight-week summer
   1-23  session.
   1-24        (b-2)  Subsection (b-1) and this subsection expire January 1,
    2-1  1999.
    2-2        (c)  A recreational facility fee may not be charged or
    2-3  increased unless charging or increasing the fee is approved by a
    2-4  majority vote of the students participating in a general student
    2-5  election called for that purpose.
    2-6        (d)  The board of regents shall collect a fee charged under
    2-7  this section and deposit the fee in an account known as the
    2-8  recreational facility account.
    2-9        (e)  The board of regents may pledge a fee charged under this
   2-10  section to pay an obligation issued under the revenue financing
   2-11  system of The University of Texas System.
   2-12        (f)  A fee charged under this section may not be counted in
   2-13  determining the maximum amount of student services fees that may be
   2-14  charged under Section 54.503(b).
   2-15        SECTION 2.  This Act applies beginning with the fall semester
   2-16  of 1995.
   2-17        SECTION 3.  The importance of this legislation and the
   2-18  crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an
   2-19  emergency and an imperative public necessity that the
   2-20  constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several
   2-21  days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended,
   2-22  and that this Act take effect and be in force from and after its
   2-23  passage, and it is so enacted.