S.B. No. 302
relating to reports regarding participation in higher education.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
SECTION 1. The heading to Subchapter H, Chapter 51,
Education Code, is amended to read as follows:
SUBCHAPTER H. GUIDELINES FOR ACADEMIC AND OTHER REPORTS
BY INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION
SECTION 2. Subchapter H, Chapter 51, Education Code, is
amended by adding Section 51.4032 to read as follows:
Sec. 51.4032. ANNUAL REPORT OF PARTICIPATION IN HIGHER
EDUCATION. Not later than July 31 of each year and in the form
prescribed by the coordinating board, each general academic
teaching institution and medical and dental unit as defined in
Section 61.003 shall provide to the Texas Higher Education
Coordinating Board a report describing the composition of the
institution's entering class of students. The report must include
a demographic breakdown of the class, including a breakdown by
race, ethnicity, and economic status. A report submitted by a
general academic teaching institution or medical and dental unit as
defined in Section 61.003 must include separate demographic
breakdowns of the students admitted under Sections 51.803, 51.804,
SECTION 3. Subsection (b), Section 61.086, Education Code,
is amended to read as follows:
(b) Each institution of higher education shall implement
the uniform strategy developed under Subsection (a). Each
institution shall report [
annually] to the board as part of the
annual report submitted under Section 51.4032 the manner in which
the institution has implemented the uniform strategy.
SECTION 4. Section 51.806, Education Code, is repealed.
SECTION 5. Each public institution of higher education in
this state shall submit the first report required by Section
51.4032, Education Code, as added by this Act, not later than July
SECTION 6. This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution. If this
Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
Act takes effect September 1, 2005.
President of the Senate Speaker of the House
I hereby certify that S.B. No. 302 passed the Senate on
April 21, 2005, by the following vote: Yeas 30, Nays 0.
Secretary of the Senate
I hereby certify that S.B. No. 302 passed the House on
May 25, 2005, by the following vote: Yeas 144, Nays 0, two
present not voting.
Chief Clerk of the House