COMMITTEE:    Higher Education 

TIME & DATE:  7:30 AM, Wednesday, April 21, 2021 

PLACE:       E1.030 
CHAIR:       Rep. Jim Murphy 


The committee will hear the following bills:


HB 237         Bernal                                                
Relating to student access to certain academic records; authorizing a fee.

HB 546         Pacheco                                               
Relating to the application of certain occupation-related postsecondary educational financial aid and student loan repayment programs.

HB 3273        Neave | et al.                                         
Relating to creating an electronic application system for state student financial assistance.

HB 3734        Howard                                                
Relating to the professional nursing programs that may receive grants under the professional nursing shortage reduction program.

HB 3764        Guillen                                               
Relating to the authority of a college to adopt a sexual harassment policy.

HB 3931        Raney | et al.                                         
Relating to the establishment of the Texas Competency-Based Education Grant Program for certain students enrolled in competency-based baccalaureate degree programs and to formula funding and dropped and repeated course restrictions for students enrolled in those degree programs at public institutions of higher education.

HB 4387        González, Mary                                         
Relating to the establishment of the Texas Transfer Grant pilot program.

SB 783         Creighton                                             
Relating to the purchase of iron and steel products made in the United States for certain projects by public institutions of higher education.

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