By Gutierrez H.B. No. 1753 77R5233 KEL-D A BILL TO BE ENTITLED 1-1 AN ACT 1-2 relating to a partnership agreement between The University of 1-3 Texas--Pan American and the South Texas Community College District 1-4 to offer the lower-division courses required for students enrolled 1-5 in a teacher preparation program. 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 Subsection (d) 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 enrolled 1-13 in a teacher preparation program at the university. A student 1-14 enrolled in a teacher preparation program at the university is not 1-15 required to enroll as a student of the community college district 1-16 to register for a lower-division course offered under the 1-17 agreement. 1-18 SECTION 2. Not later than May 31, 2002, the Texas Higher 1-19 Education Coordinating Board shall prepare an impact statement 1-20 examining the initial implementation of this Act and shall deliver 1-21 a copy of the statement to the board of regents of The University 1-22 of Texas System, to the board of trustees of the South Texas 1-23 Community College District, and to the chair of the standing 1-24 committee of each house of the legislature with primary 2-1 jurisdiction over higher education. 2-2 SECTION 3. This Act takes effect immediately if it receives 2-3 a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as 2-4 provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution. If this 2-5 Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this 2-6 Act takes effect September 1, 2001.