COMMITTEE:    Higher Education 

TIME & DATE:  7:30 AM, Wednesday, May 11, 2011 

PLACE:        E1.012 (Hearing Room) 
CHAIR:        Senator Judith Zaffirini 



SB 1631       Birdwell               
Relating to the determination of resident status of students by public institutions of higher education.

HB 399        Castro | et al.         SP: Zaffirini
Relating to requiring general academic teaching institutions to offer personal financial literacy training.

HB 2907       Branch                  SP: Carona
Relating to the requirements for and procedures governing tuition equalization grants.

HB 2908       Branch | et al.         SP: Zaffirini
Relating to providing graduate medical education positions for Texas medical school graduates.

HB 2937       Lewis                   SP: Zaffirini
Relating to access to the criminal history record information of certain individuals by public or private institutions of higher education and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

HB 3577       Gonzales, Larry         SP: Zaffirini
Relating to eligibility requirements for the Texas Educational Opportunity Grant.

HJR 130       Branch                  SP: Birdwell
Meeting requirements of the United States Department of Education concerning federal student aid by naming private institutions of higher education in the State of Texas that are authorized to operate educational programs beyond secondary education, including programs leading to a degree or certificate.

Pending Bills:


SB 774        Zaffirini              
Relating to exemptions for disabled peace officers from the payment of tuition and fees at public institutions of higher education.

SB 1624       Hegar                  
Relating to Prairie View A&M University's eligibility to participate in the research development fund.

SB 1723       Zaffirini              
Relating to tuition and fee exemptions for certain military personnel and their spouses and dependent children for under-enrolled undergraduate classes at public institutions of higher education.

HB 1000       Branch | et al.         SP: Zaffirini
Relating to the distribution of money appropriated from the national research university fund and to one or more audits of certain general academic teaching institutions in connection with that distribution; making an appropriation.

*Additional bills may be added to the agenda.


*Public Testimony will be limited to three minutes.


*If submitting written testimony, please provide 20 copies to the committee clerk. Each copy must include a name, date, and source.