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  86R28001 SOS-D
 
  By: Pacheco H.B. No. 3382
 
  Substitute the following for H.B. No. 3382:
 
  By:  Pacheco C.S.H.B. No. 3382
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the application of certain occupation-related
  postsecondary educational financial aid and student loan repayment
  programs.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 61.605(a), Education Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         (a)  The board may provide repayment assistance under this
  subchapter for the repayment of any student loan, including a loan
  for undergraduate education, received by an eligible person through
  any lender for education at:
               (1)  an institution of higher education;
               (2)  [,] a private or independent institution of higher
  education;
               (3)  [, or] a public or private out-of-state
  institution of higher education accredited by a recognized
  accrediting agency; or
               (4)  a nonprofit, tax-exempt, regionally accredited
  college or university operating in accordance with a memorandum of
  understanding with this state under an executive order issued by
  the governor[, including loans for undergraduate education,
  received by an eligible person through any lender].
         SECTION 2.  Section 61.608(b), Education Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         (b)  The board shall distribute to each institution of higher
  education or private or independent institution of higher
  education, each college or university described by Section
  61.605(a)(4), and [to] any appropriate state agency and
  professional association copies of the rules adopted under this
  section and other pertinent information relating to this
  subchapter.
         SECTION 3.  Section 61.9751(2), Education Code, is amended
  to read as follows:
               (2)  "Nursing education program" means:
                     (A)  an undergraduate professional nursing
  program or a graduate professional nursing program as those terms
  are defined by Section 54.355; and
                     (B)  a comparable nursing program offered by a
  nonprofit, tax-exempt, regionally accredited college or university
  operating in accordance with a memorandum of understanding with
  this state under an executive order issued by the governor.
         SECTION 4.  Section 61.9824(a), Education Code, is amended
  to read as follows:
         (a)  The board may provide repayment assistance for the
  repayment of any student loan received by an eligible person
  through any lender that is for education, including undergraduate
  education, at:
               (1)  a public or private institution of higher
  education; or
               (2)  a nonprofit, tax-exempt, regionally accredited
  college or university operating in accordance with a memorandum of
  understanding with this state under an executive order issued by
  the governor [any public or private institution of higher
  education, including a loan for undergraduate education, received
  by an eligible person through any lender].
         SECTION 5.  Section 61.9835(a), Education Code, is amended
  to read as follows:
         (a)  The board may provide repayment assistance under this
  subchapter for the repayment of any student loan received by an
  eligible person through an eligible lender that[:
               [(1)]  is for education at:
               (1)  a public or private institution of higher
  education; or [and]
               (2)  a nonprofit, tax-exempt, regionally accredited
  college or university operating in accordance with a memorandum of
  understanding with this state under an executive order issued by
  the governor [is received by an eligible person through an eligible
  lender].
         SECTION 6.  As soon as practicable after the effective date
  of this Act, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board shall
  adopt any rules necessary to administer the changes in law made by
  this Act.
         SECTION 7.  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, 2019.