By Wilson H.B. No. 1902 76R8079 SRC-D A BILL TO BE ENTITLED 1-1 AN ACT 1-2 relating to the use of standardized assessments as criteria for 1-3 admission to public institutions of higher education. 1-4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: 1-5 SECTION 1. Section 51.805, Education Code, is amended by 1-6 adding Subsection (f) to read as follows: 1-7 (f) A general academic teaching institution may not 1-8 establish a minimum score on a standardized test as condition to 1-9 admission of an undergraduate student or otherwise use the score 1-10 on a standardized test in admission decisions except as one of 1-11 various indicators of academic ability. 1-12 SECTION 2. This Act applies to admission decisions beginning 1-13 with admission for the summer session of 2000. 1-14 SECTION 3. The importance of this legislation and the 1-15 crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an 1-16 emergency and an imperative public necessity that the 1-17 constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several 1-18 days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended, 1-19 and that this Act take effect and be in force from and after its 1-20 passage, and it is so enacted.