Honorable Joe Straus, Speaker of the House, House of Representatives
Ursula Parks, Director, Legislative Budget Board
HB2036 by Branch (Relating to the creation of a commission to identify future higher education and workforce needs of this state and make related recommendations to address those needs by the state's bicentennial.), As Passed 2nd House
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
The bill would create a commission to prepare for the celebration of the of the state's bicentennial. The bill would require the commission to plan and coordinate state and local activities related to the celebration of the state's bicentennial. The commission would consist of 11 members including the chair of the Senate and House Higher Education Committees, the commissioner of higher education, the chair of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, the chair of the Texas Workforce Commission, the chair of the governing board of an institution of higher education appointed by the governor, a trustee of a public junior college district appointed by the governor, two members appointed by the Lieutenant Governor, and two members by the Speaker of the House of Representatives. The bill also requires the commission to report on January 1 of each odd numbered year on its assessment of the state's ability to meet the future higher education and workforce needs of this state and its recommendations for meeting those needs. The commission would be abolished January 1, 2037.
Local Government Impact
No fiscal implication to units of local government is anticipated.
320 Texas Workforce Commission, 710 Texas A&M University System Administrative and General Offices, 720 The University of Texas System Administration, 768 Texas Tech University System Administration, 781 Higher Education Coordinating Board, 783 University of Houston System Administration