S.B. No. 1165
  relating to the use of real property by the University of
  Houston--Sugar Land.
         SECTION 1.  The legislature finds that the transfer of real
  property, on which the University of Houston--Sugar Land is now
  located, to the University of Houston System by the Texas
  Department of Transportation pursuant to Chapter 1243 (H.B. 1961),
  Acts of the 75th Legislature, Regular Session, 1997, was made in the
  public interest and continues to serve all public purposes of the
  state listed in Subsection (a), Section 1 of Chapter 1243.
         SECTION 2.  The legislature finds that:
               (1)  the public purpose requirements placed on the
  property transferred pursuant to Chapter 1243 are served if the
  property is used for higher education purposes that encompass more
  than strictly academic pursuits; and
               (2)  the language in Chapter 1243 that required the
  property to be used "only for higher education purposes" is
  misleading to the extent that it may be construed to imply that the
  property is reserved for strictly academic pursuits.
         SECTION 3.  To clarify the intent of the legislature and in
  accordance with the findings made by this Act, the ownership and
  transfer documents for the property shall be amended to state that
  the University of Houston--Sugar Land shall use the property "for
  higher education purposes" consistent with the purposes of the
         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, 2013.
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1165 passed the Senate on
  April 11, 2013, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
  Secretary of the Senate    
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1165 passed the House on
  April 25, 2013, by the following vote:  Yeas 136, Nays 0, two
  present not voting.
  Chief Clerk of the House