COMMITTEE:    Higher Education 

TIME & DATE:  8:00 AM, Thursday, March 25, 2021 

PLACE:       JHR 120 
CHAIR:       Rep. Jim Murphy 


The committee will hear the following bills:


HB 199         Ortega                                                
Relating to the establishment of a public law school in El Paso County.

HB 695         Martinez                                              
Relating to the establishment of a public law school in the Rio Grande Valley.

HB 1027        Parker                                                
Relating to the disclosure of certain information regarding textbooks and learning content management systems by certain institutions of higher education.

HB 1259        Darby | et al.                                         
Relating to the rural veterinarian incentive program.

HB 1707        Howard                                                
Relating to certain automatic charges for instructional materials assessed to students enrolled at a public institution of higher education.

HB 1850        Paddie                                                
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Prepaid Higher Education Tuition Board.

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