By Junell                                             H.B. No. 1792
       74R1528 JSA-D
                                 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.
    1-5        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
   1-12  code>.
   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  Section 54.0511, Education Code, is repealed.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.