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** REVISION **
SENATE

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

 

COMMITTEE:     Higher Education 

TIME & DATE:   8:30 AM, Wednesday, May 19, 2021 

PLACE:         Ext. Auditorium 
CHAIR:         Senator Brandon Creighton 

 

 

The committee will meet to consider pending business and the following:

 

HB 885         Harris | et al.          SP: Birdwell
Relating to the requirements for a junior college district to receive approval from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to offer baccalaureate degree programs.

HB 981         Dutton                  SP: Miles
Relating to a study by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board on the feasibility of establishing a divinity program at Texas Southern University.

HB 1027        Parker | et al.          SP: Creighton
Relating to the disclosure of certain information regarding course materials by public institutions of higher education.

HB 1522        Frank | et al.           SP: Springer
Relating to the transfer of Midwestern State University to the Texas Tech University System, to certain fees charged by that system's governing board, and to mandatory venue for actions brought against that system or its institutions, officers, or employees.

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

HB 4202        Rose                    SP: West
Relating to including work colleges in the TexShare library consortium.

HB 4383        Murphy                  SP: Hughes
Relating to providing information to undergraduate students regarding certain fixed or flat tuition rates provided by certain institutions of higher education.

SB 2005        Bettencourt            
Relating to off-campus workforce education or lower-division programs offered by a public institution of higher education at the request of an employer.

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

HB 3767        Murphy | et al.          SP: Bettencourt
Relating to measures to support the alignment of education and workforce development in the state with state workforce needs, including the establishment of the Tri-Agency Workforce Initiative.

Those wishing to give public testimony, please limit prepared remarks to 2

minutes. If submitting written testimony, please submit 12 copies, with

your name on each copy, to the Committee during the hearing.

 

To protect the health and safety of members, staff and the public, the

Senate Higher Education Committee will strictly follow all Senate

rules relating to the pandemic, including the requirement for a negative

COVID-19 test to enter the hearing room.

 

 

 

 

Bills added after last posting:

HB 1259

HB 3767

 

** See Committee Coordinator for previous versions of the schedule **

NOTICE OF ASSISTANCE AT PUBLIC MEETINGS

PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES WHO PLAN TO ATTEND THIS MEETING AND WHO MAY NEED ASSISTANCE, SUCH AS A SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETER OR PERSONAL ASSISTIVE LISTENING DEVICES, ARE REQUESTED TO CONTACT THE SENATE COMMITTEE COORDINATOR AT 512/463-0070, 72 HOURS PRIOR TO THE MEETING SO APPROPRIATE ARRANGEMENTS CAN BE MADE.

 

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