COMMITTEE:    Higher Education 

TIME & DATE:  8:00 AM, Thursday, May 6, 2021 

PLACE:       JHR 120 
CHAIR:       Rep. Jim Murphy 


The committee will hear the following bills and consider pending and referred business.


HB 1408        Schaefer                                              
Relating to temporary limitations on the amount of tuition and fees charged by public institutions of higher education.

SB 480         Miles                                                 
Relating to the student union fee at the University of Houston.

SB 1385        Creighton | et al.                                     
Relating to the compensation and professional representation of student athletes participating in intercollegiate athletic programs at certain institutions of higher education.

SB 1490        Creighton | et al.                                     
Relating to the authority of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to authorize certain degree programs offered by private postsecondary educational institutions.

SB 1531        West                                                  
Relating to formula funding for excess undergraduate credit hours at public institutions of higher education and to the tuition rate that may be charged for those credit hours.

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