COMMITTEE:    Higher Education 

TIME & DATE:  10:00 AM, Monday, March 20, 2023 

PLACE:        E2.010 
CHAIR:        Rep. John Kuempel 


The Committee will hear invited testimony only from:


Texas Southern University


The Committee will hear public testimony on the following bills:


HB 8           VanDeaver | et al.                        
Relating to the administration, coordination, and support of public higher education, including the public junior college state finance program and an Advanced Career and Education (ACE) scholarship program for students enrolled in dual credit courses.

HB 15          Thompson, Senfronia | et al.                                        
Relating to the creation of the Mental Health and Brain Research Institute of Texas.

HB 750         Dean                                      
Relating to the disposition by a public junior college library of certain library materials.

HB 1114        Kacal | et al.                            
Relating to the service area of the Blinn Junior College District.

HB 1192        Turner                                    
Relating to the Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program.

HB 1590        Burns                                     
Relating to the establishment of the Texas Leadership Scholars Program to serve as a merit-based scholarship and leadership opportunity for high-achieving, emerging leaders with financial need.

HB 1636        Canales                                   
Relating to baccalaureate degree programs offered by certain public junior colleges.

HB 2415        Kuempel                                   
Relating to the view of the State Capitol.

HJR 135        Thompson, Senfronia | et al.             
Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the establishment of the Mental Health and Brain Research Institute of Texas and establishing the Mental Health and Brain Institute Research Fund for the purposes of scientific research of all forms of mental health and human brain disease and disorders.

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