82R3387 KJM-D
  By: Guillen H.B. No. 946
  relating to the identification of courses included in the common
  course numbering system to be offered by and the transferability of
  those courses among public institutions of higher education.
         SECTION 1.  Sections 61.052(a) and (b), Education Code, are
  amended to read as follows:
         (a)  Each governing board shall submit to the board once each
  year on dates designated by the board a comprehensive list by
  department, division, and school of all courses, together with a
  description of content, scope, and prerequisites of all these
  courses, that will be offered by each institution under the
  supervision of that governing board during the following academic
  year. The list for each institution must also specifically
  identify any course included in the common course numbering system
  under Section 61.832 that has been added to or removed from the
  institution's list for the current academic year, and the board
  shall distribute that information as necessary to accomplish the
  purposes of Section 61.832.
         (b)  After the comprehensive list of courses is submitted by
  a governing board under Subsection (a) of this section, the
  governing board shall submit on dates designated by the board any
  changes in the comprehensive list of courses to be offered,
  including any changes relating to offering a course included in the
  common course numbering system.
         SECTION 2.  Section 61.832, Education Code, is amended by
  adding Subsection (e) to read as follows:
         (e)  A student who transfers from one institution of higher
  education to another shall receive academic credit from the
  receiving institution for each course that the student has
  successfully completed that serves as an equivalent course under
  the common course numbering system at the institution from which
  the student transfers.
         SECTION 3.  (a)  Sections 61.052(a) and (b), Education Code,
  as amended by this Act, apply to the comprehensive lists of courses
  offered by public institutions of higher education beginning with
  lists required to be submitted for the 2012-2013 academic year.
         (b)  Section 61.832(e), Education Code, as added by this Act,
  applies beginning with the 2011 fall semester.
         SECTION 4.  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, 2011.