COMMITTEE:    Higher Education 

TIME & DATE:  8:00 AM, Thursday, March 18, 2021 

PLACE:       JHR 120 
CHAIR:       Rep. Jim Murphy 


The committee will hear the following bills:


HB 582         Cole | et al.                                         
Relating to the exemption of tuition and laboratory fees at public institutions of higher education for certain paramedics.

HB 885         Harris | et al.                                        
Relating to the requirements for a junior college district to receive approval from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to offer baccalaureate degree programs.

HB 1325        Coleman                                               
Relating to the participation of the medical school at the University of Houston and the college of osteopathic medicine at Sam Houston State University in the Joint Admission Medical Program.

HB 1457        Johnson, Ann                                          
Relating to the consolidation of certain graduate programs of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.

HB 1522        Frank                                                 
Relating to the transfer of Midwestern State University to the Texas Tech University System, to certain fees charged by that system's governing board, and to mandatory venue for actions brought against that system or its institution, officers, or employees.

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