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Thursday, October 14, 2021

11:00 AM

Capitol Extension, Room E1.012




Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule 11.10 and 11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on Higher Education was held on Thursday, October 14, 2021, in the Capitol Extension, Room E1.012, at Austin, Texas.







Senator Brandon Creighton, Chair



Senator Royce West, Vice Chair



Senator Brian Birdwell



Senator César Blanco



Senator Borris Miles



Senator Angela Paxton



Senator Drew Springer



Senator Larry Taylor



Senator Judith Zaffirini






The chair called the meeting to order at 11:12 AM. There being a quorum present, the following business was transacted:


Senator West assumed the chair.


The chair laid out SB 52 and recognized the author, Senator Creighton, to explain the bill.


Senator Creighton sent up a committee substitute.  The chair recognized Senator Creighton to explain the difference between the committee substitute and the senate bill as filed.  Senator West moved adoption of the committee substitute; without objection, it was so ordered.


Witnesses testifying and registering on the bill are shown on the attached list.


The chair moved that the public testimony be closed; without objection, it was so ordered.


Senator Creighton moved that SB 52 do not pass but that CSSB 52 be reported back to the Senate with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed. The motion carried with a record vote of 9 ayes, 0 nays, 0 present not voting, and 0 absent.


Senator Creighton resumed the chair.


There being no further business, at 12:23 PM Senator Creighton moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of the chair. Without objection, it was so ordered.








Senator Brandon Creighton, Chair




Abby Johnston, Clerk