COMMITTEE:    Higher Education 

TIME & DATE:  10:00 AM, Monday, April 10, 2023 

PLACE:        E2.010 
CHAIR:        Rep. John Kuempel 


Testimony may be limited at the discretion of the chair.


The Committee will hear public testimony on the following items:


HB 906         Moody                                     
Relating to the provision of information regarding mental health and suicide prevention services to entering students at public institutions of higher education.

HB 1960        Morales, Eddie                            
Relating to the name of and the course levels offered at Sul Ross State University Rio Grande College.

HB 2158        Ashby                                     
Relating to tuition and fee exemptions for firefighters enrolled in certain courses at public institutions of higher education.

HB 2504        Button                                    
Relating to the award of scholarship money by the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy to certain accounting students.

HB 2871        González, Mary                            
Relating to the establishment of a program at the University of Texas at Austin to promote computer science education capacity in public schools.

HB 2920        Paul                                      
Relating to the information maintained by the Texas Education Agency regarding postsecondary education and career opportunities.

HB 3124        Lalani                                    
Relating to the use of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and smokable tobacco products on the campus of a public institution of higher education.

HB 3486        Turner                                    
Relating to the requirements for the early college education program and the transfer of course credit among public institutions of higher education.

HB 3993        Paul                                      
Relating to the automatic admission of students with a nontraditional secondary education to certain public institutions of higher education.

HB 4363        Kuempel                                   
Relating to the establishment of a scholarship program for aspiring classroom teachers.

HB 4571        Bucy                                      
Relating to measures to address student hunger at postsecondary educational institutions.

HJR 201        Wilson | et al.                           
Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the creation of the technical institution infrastructure fund and the available workforce education fund to support the capital needs of career and technical education programs offered by the Texas State Technical College System, the Lamar Institute of Technology, Lamar State College-Orange, and Lamar State College-Port Arthur.

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