COMMITTEE:    Higher Education 

TIME & DATE:  9:00 AM, Thursday, May 13, 2021 

PLACE:       JHR 120 
CHAIR:       Rep. Jim Murphy 


**Pursuant to an announcement from the House floor, this hearing, which was originally scheduled for 8:00am will convene at 9:00am.**


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


SB 810         Kolkhorst                                             
Relating to the course information required to be posted on a public institution of higher education's Internet website.

SB 1780        Creighton | et al.                                     
Relating to the protection of public health in this state, including through the establishment of the Texas Epidemic Public Health Institute at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

SB 1888        Creighton                                             
Relating to the establishment of certain programs to facilitate early high school graduation and enrollment at public institutions of higher education and to the repeal of the Early High School Graduation Scholarship program.

SB 1889        Creighton | et al.                                     
Relating to measures to support public secondary and postsecondary American history and civics education, including the satisfaction of curriculum requirements in American History at institutions of higher education and the establishment of the American History and Civics Project.

For those persons who will be testifying, information for in-person witness registration, can be found here: https://mytxlegis.capitol.texas.gov/HWRSPublic/About.aspx


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