By Junell H.B. No. 1792
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
1-1 AN ACT
1-2 relating to the tuition charged to nonresident students at certain
1-3 public institutions of higher education.
1-4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
1-5 SECTION 1. Sections 54.051(a) and (d), Education Code, are
1-6 amended to read as follows:
1-7 (a) In this section:
1-8 (1) "Coordinating board" means the Texas Higher
1-9 Education Coordinating Board <
"Cost of education" means the
1-10 applicable cost of education determined by the Coordinating Board,
1-11 Texas College and University System, under Section 54.0511 of this
1-13 (2) "General academic teaching institution" has the
1-14 meaning assigned by Section 61.003(3) of this code.
1-15 (3) "Medical and dental unit" has the meaning assigned
1-16 by Section 61.003 of this code.
1-17 (4) "Public junior college" has the meaning assigned
1-18 by Section 61.003(2) of this code.
1-19 (d) Unless a different rate is specified by this section,
1-20 tuition for a nonresident student at a general academic teaching
1-21 institution or medical and dental unit is an amount per semester
1-22 credit hour equal to the average of the nonresident undergraduate
1-23 tuition charged to a resident of this state at a public state
1-24 university in each of the five most populous states other than this
2-1 state, as computed by the coordinating board under this subsection
2-2 < 100 percent of the cost of education>. The coordinating board
2-3 shall set the tuition rate provided by this subsection for each
2-4 academic year and report that rate to each appropriate institution
2-5 not later than January 1 of the calendar year in which the academic
2-6 year begins, or as soon after that January 1 as practicable. In
2-7 computing the tuition rate, the coordinating board shall use the
2-8 nonresident tuition rates for the other states in effect for the
2-9 academic year in progress when the board makes the computation.
2-10 SECTION 2. Section 54.0511, Education Code, is repealed.
2-11 SECTION 3. (a) This Act applies beginning with tuition
2-12 charged for the fall 1995 semester.
2-13 (b) The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board shall
2-14 compute the nonresident tuition applicable to the 1995-1996
2-15 academic year under Section 54.051(d), Education Code, as amended
2-16 by this Act, as soon as practicable after this Act takes effect.
2-17 In computing that tuition rate, the board shall use nonresident
2-18 tuition rates for the other states in effect for the 1994-1995
2-19 academic year.
2-20 SECTION 4. The importance of this legislation and the
2-21 crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an
2-22 emergency and an imperative public necessity that the
2-23 constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several
2-24 days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended,
2-25 and that this Act take effect and be in force from and after its
2-26 passage, and it is so enacted.