78R8040 KEL-D

By:  Nelson                                                       S.B. No. 1319

relating to the establishment of a school of pharmacy at the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: SECTION 1. Subchapter H, Chapter 105, Education Code, is amended by adding Section 105.405 to read as follows: Sec. 105.405. SCHOOL OF PHARMACY. (a) The board may establish and maintain a school of pharmacy as a professional school of the health science center. (b) The board may prescribe courses leading to customary degrees offered at other leading American schools of pharmacy and may award those degrees. SECTION 2. Not later than August 31, 2004, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board shall prepare an impact statement examining the initial implementation of this Act and shall deliver a copy of the statement to the board of regents of the University of North Texas System and to the chair of the standing committee of each house of the legislature with primary jurisdiction over higher education. SECTION 3. This Act takes effect September 1, 2003.