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. 1-4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: 1-5 SECTION 1. Subchapter E, Chapter 54, Education Code, is 1-6 amended by adding Section 54.544 to read as follows: 1-7 Sec. 54.544. RECREATIONAL FACILITY FEE; THE UNIVERSITY OF 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.