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  83R6298 KSD-F
 
  By: Bell, White, Dukes, et al. H.B. No. 870
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to Prairie View A&M University's eligibility to
  participate in the research development fund.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 62.003(1), Education Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
               (1)  Except as otherwise provided by Subchapters C, D,
  E, F, and G, "eligible  institution" means the eligible agencies
  and institutions of higher education listed in Article VII, Section
  17(b), of the Constitution of Texas, and any institution or agency
  of higher education that is later made eligible to participate in
  the disbursement of funds pursuant to Article VII, Section 17(c),
  of the Constitution of Texas.
         SECTION 2.  Section 62.092(2), Education Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
               (2)  "Eligible institution" means a general academic
  teaching institution, as defined by Section 61.003, other than The
  University of Texas at Austin or[,] Texas A&M University[, or
  Prairie View A&M University].
         SECTION 3.  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, 2013.