By Gutierrez, Rangel, Hinojosa, Wise, H.B. No. 1753 77R9003 KEL-D A BILL TO BE ENTITLED 1-1 AN ACT 1-2 relating to authorizing The University of Texas--Pan American to 1-3 establish an upper-division extension campus in Rio Grande City and 1-4 to enter into a partnership agreement with a junior college 1-5 district for lower-division courses. 1-6 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: 1-7 SECTION 1. Section 77.12, Education Code, is amended by 1-8 adding Subsections (d) and (e) to read as follows: 1-9 (d) The university may enter into a partnership agreement 1-10 with the South Texas Community College District in the manner 1-11 authorized by Subchapter N, Chapter 51, providing for the district 1-12 to offer the lower-division courses required for students admitted 1-13 to a baccalaureate degree program at the university. The 1-14 university shall provide for students admitted to a baccalaureate 1-15 degree program who enroll in the community college for 1-16 lower-division courses under the degree program to transfer 1-17 automatically to the university on successful completion of the 1-18 required lower-division course work. 1-19 (e) The university may establish an extension campus at Rio 1-20 Grande City to offer the upper-division courses required for 1-21 students enrolled in a baccalaureate degree program at the 1-22 university. 1-23 SECTION 2. Not later than May 31, 2002, the Texas Higher 1-24 Education Coordinating Board shall prepare an impact statement 1-25 examining the initial implementation of this Act and shall deliver 2-1 a copy of the statement to the board of regents of The University 2-2 of Texas System, to the board of trustees of the South Texas 2-3 Community College District, and to the chair of the standing 2-4 committee of each house of the legislature with primary 2-5 jurisdiction over higher education. 2-6 SECTION 3. This Act takes effect immediately if it receives 2-7 a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as 2-8 provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution. If this 2-9 Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this 2-10 Act takes effect September 1, 2001.