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A number of bills filed recently in the Texas House of Representatives could potentially impact community colleges. View a brief summary in the chart below; click on the bill number to see additional information available on Texas Legislature Online.

Bill Summary Author
HB 1 General Appropriations Bill. Pitts
HB 4 Relating to making supplemental appropriations and giving direction and adjustment authority regarding appropriations. Pitts | Aycock | Darby | Zerwas | Otto
HB 9 Relating to student success-based funding for public institutions of higher education. Branch
HB 10 Relating to eligibility for a TEXAS grant and to administration of the TEXAS grant program. Branch
HB 12 Relating to the enforcement of state and federal laws governing immigration by certain governmental entities. Solomons | Bohac | Harless
HB 17 Relating to the creation of the offense of criminal trespass by an illegal alien and to certain procedures for arresting illegal aliens for committing that criminal offense.

Riddle

HB 22 Relating to information regarding the citizenship and immigration status of public school students.

Riddle

HB 33 Relating to measures to increase the affordability of textbooks used for courses at public institutions of higher education. Branch
HB 34 Relating to including in the public high school curriculum instruction in methods of paying for postsecondary education and training.

Branch | Lewis

HB 38 Relating to the punishment for the offense of graffiti. Menendez
HB 51 Relating to energy efficiency standards for certain buildings and to high-performance design, construction, and renovation standards for certain government buildings and facilities. Lucio III
HB 67 Relating to the creation of a literacy center pilot program by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Martinez, Armando
HB 73 Relating to the dissemination of criminal history record information to state agencies for employment or contracting purposes. Martinez, Armando
HB 81 Relating to the use of public funds to print certain public documents in a language other than English and other bilingual requirements. Flynn
HB 86 Relating to the carrying of concealed handguns on the campuses of institutions of higher education.

Simpson

HB 104 Relating to abolishing the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and transferring the coordinating board's functions and activities and the State Board of Education's statutorily assigned functions and activities to the Texas Education Agency.

Brown, Fred

HB 112 Relating to requiring a voter to present proof of identification.

Harless

HB 113 Relating to the enforcement of state and federal laws governing immigration by certain governmental entities; providing a civil penalty. Harless
HB 136 Relating to restrictions on dropping courses at public institutions of higher education. Shelton
HB 138 Relating to the acquisition of and compensation for real property, including blighted property, for public purposes through condemnation or certain other means. Callegari
HB 150 Relating to the composition of the districts for the election of members of the Texas House of Representatives. Solomons
HB 154 Relating to a prohibition against human cloning and regulating other uses of human tissue by institutions of higher education; providing penalties. Raymond
HB 158 Relating to leave for junior college district or university system employees who are physically assaulted while on duty. Raymond
HB 176 Relating to designating English as the official language of this state. Jackson, Jim | Button
HB 178 Relating to requiring governmental entities to participate in the federal electronic verification of work authorization program or E-verify. Jackson, Jim | Button
HB 275 Relating to making an appropriation of money from the economic stabilization fund for expenditure during the current state fiscal biennium. Pitts | Giddings | Otto | Riddle | Aycock
HB 279 Relating to the use of eminent domain authority. Geren | Schwertner | Zerwas | Orr | Sheffield
HB 301 Relating to the establishment of English as the official language of Texas and the requirement that official acts of government be performed in English. Berman
HB 374 Relating to a program to provide financial incentives to students who agree to teach bilingual education, English as a second language, or Spanish in certain public schools. Alonzo
HB 375 Relating to establishing veterans resource centers at certain institutions of higher education. Alonzo
HB 381 Relating to the operation of a student health center of an institution of higher education. Brown, Fred
HB 399 Relating to requiring general academic teaching institutions to offer personal financial literacy training. Castro
HB 402 Relating to public school students who have dyscalculia. Fletcher
HB 428 Relating to access to campuses of public schools and institutions of higher education by foreign consuls. Fletcher
HB 448 Relating to the establishment of a pilot program under which high school students may accrue prepaid tuition units at public institutions of higher education by completing certain community service activities. Lucio III
HB 452 Relating to temporary housing between academic terms for certain postsecondary students who have been under the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services. Lucio III
HB 455 Relating to exempting books purchased by university and college students from the sales tax for a limited time. Lucio III
HB 459 Relating to temporary limitations on the total amount of tuition charged to a student by a four-year public institution of higher education. White
HB 464 Relating to the determination of resident status of students by public institutions of higher education. Kleinschmidt | Flynn
HB 537 Relating to the sale of instructional materials to students of public institutions of higher education. Brown
HB 650 Relating to property held by certain junior colleges and presumed abandoned. Castro
HB 681 Relating to an employee's transportation and storage of certain firearms or ammunition while on certain property owned or controlled by the employee's employer. Kleinschmidt | Hardcastle | Guillen | Fletcher | Geren
HB 736 Relating to online institution resumes for public institutions of higher education. Patrick, Diane
HB 750 Relating to the carrying of concealed handguns on certain premises of or locations associated with schools or institutions of higher education. Driver
HB 808 Relating to the identification of courses included in the common course numbering system to be offered by and the transferability of those courses among public institutions of higher education. Lozano | Guillen | Muñoz Jr.
HB 946 Relating to the identification of courses included in the common course numbering system to be offered by and the transferability of those courses among public institutions of higher education. Guillen
HB 991 Relating to authorization by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for certain public junior colleges to offer baccalaureate degree programs. Castro
HB 992 Relating to excess undergraduate credit hours at public institutions of higher education. Castro
HB 1044 Relating to categories of information presumed to be public under the public information law. Solomons
HB 1163 Relating to tuition and fee exemptions at public institutions of higher education for certain peace officers and firefighters. Keffer
HB 1167 Relating to the carrying of concealed handguns on certain premises of or locations associated with schools or public junior colleges and public technical institutes. Taylor, Van
HB 1185 Relating to determination of state contributions for participation by certain junior college employees in the state employees group benefits program (proportionality). Solomons
HB 1206 Relating to training for members of governing boards of public junior college districts. Guillen
HB 1244 Relating to developmental education courses and the assessment of student readiness under the Texas Success Initiative for public institutions of higher education. Castro
HB 1268 Relating to the computation of public high school grade point averages. Murphy | Allen | Eissler | Patrick, Diane | Cook
HB 1420 Relating to limitations on the number of courses that students may drop under certain circumstances at certain public institutions of higher education. Price
HB 1460 Relating to measures to increase cost efficiency at public institutions of higher education and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, including the elimination of certain reporting and other requirements imposed on institutions or the coordinating board. Branch
HB 1495 Relating to the application of the Information Resources Management Act to public junior colleges and public junior college districts. Muñoz Jr.
HB 1497 Relating to the allocation of certain federal career and technical education funds. Howard, Donna
HB 1508 Relating to authorizing certain public junior colleges to offer a baccalaureate degree in nursing. Legler
HB 1630 Relating to funding the TEXAS grant program at public institutions of higher education. Thompson
HB 2440 Relating to the creation of a Texas Junior College System office. Pitts
HB 2441 Relating to public junior college employee participation in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas. Pitts
HB 2517 Relating to eligibility for state credits for college tuition and fees for public high school students who receive diplomas by demonstrating early readiness for college. Villarreal
HB 2756 Relating to the authority of a person who is licensed to carry a handgun to openly carry the handgun. Lavender
HB 2758 Relating to mandatory emergency alert systems at institutions of higher education. Peña
HB 2905 Relating to tuition and fee exemptions at public institutions of higher education for certain military personnel, veterans, and dependents residing in this state. Branch
HB 2910 Relating to agreements between the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and certain organizations for increasing degree completion rates. Branch
HB 2911 Relating to guaranteed student loans and alternative education loans. Branch
HB 3025 Relating to measures to facilitate the transfer of students within the public higher education system and the timely graduation of students from public institutions of higher education. Branch
HB 3263 Relating to higher education curriculum review teams to review public school curriculum standards for college readiness purposes. Strama
HB 3361 Relating to financial oversight of junior college districts. Hochberg
HB 3461 Relating to the transfer of adult education and literacy programs from the Texas Education Agency to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Margo
HB 3517 Relating to the administration and business affairs of public institutions of higher education. Branch
HB 3577 Relating to eligibility requirements for the Texas Educational Opportunity Grant. Gonzales, Larry