COMMITTEE:    Higher Education 

TIME & DATE:  8:00 AM, Thursday, April 1, 2021 

PLACE:       JHR 120 
CHAIR:       Rep. Jim Murphy 


The committee will hearing the following bills:


HB 2509        Lucio III                                             
Relating to measures to support or enhance graduate medical education for the practice of podiatric medicine in this state.

HB 2827        González, Mary                                         
Relating to the transfer to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board of certain responsibilities relating to postsecondary education and career counseling.

HB 2705        Stucky | et al.                                        
Relating to the establishment and administration of the Texas Woman's University System.

HB 3348        Pacheco                                               
Relating to the number of baccalaureate degree programs certain public junior colleges may offer.

HB 15          Thompson, Senfronia | et al.                                   
Relating to the creation of the Brain Institute of Texas; granting authority to issue bonds.

HJR 5          Thompson, Senfronia | et al.                                   
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the issuance of general obligation bonds and the dedication of bond proceeds to the Brain Institute of Texas research fund established to fund brain research in this state.

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