87th Legislature: House and Senate Bills Relating to Higher Education in Texas

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Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of certain real property leased to and used by certain educational organizations.​
87th Legislature
Bill # Author Description Filed Date
SB 165 Blanco Relating to an exception to dropped course limitations at public institutions of higher education for courses dropped during a disaster that results in a bar or limit on in-person course attendance. 11/10/2020
HB 920 Blanco Relating to the compensation and professional representation of student athletes participating in intercollegiate athletic programs at certain public and private institutions of higher education. 11/10/2020
HB 1458 Swanson Relating to the separation based on biological sex of athletics teams sponsored by a public school or institution of higher education. 1/28/2021
HB 421 Miles Relating to the compensation and professional representation of student athletes participating in intercollegiate athletic programs at certain public and private institutions of higher education. 1/25/2021
HB 294 Cortez Relating to the financial audit of public institutions of higher education by the state auditor. 11/9/2020
HB 449 Turner, Chris Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund capital projects at certain public institutions of higher education. 11/10/2020
HB 1000 Morales, Eddie Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund capital projects at Sul Ross State University and Sul Ross State University Rio Grande College. 1/6/2021
HB 736 Sherman, Sr. Relating to the closure of state agencies and institutions of higher education on Juneteenth. 12/4/2020
HB 755 Fierro Relating to consumer information regarding career schools and colleges. 12/8/2020
HB 33 Dominguez Relating to measures to facilitate the award of postsecondary course credit leading to workforce credentialing based on military experience, education, and training. 11/9/2020
HB 197 Thierry Relating to medical education coursework and training for physicians in cultural competence and implicit bias. 11/9/2020
HB 622 Gervin-Hawkins Relating to creating abbreviated educator preparation programs for certification in marketing education and certification in health science technology education. 11/20/2020
HB 811 Gervin-Hawkins Relating to a single common course numbering system for and the transfer of course credit among public institutions of higher education in this state. 12/11/2020
HB 885 Harris Relating to the requirements for a junior college district to receive approval from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to offer baccalaureate degree programs. 12/18/2020
HB 1142 Ramos Relating to the inclusion of transfer pathways in the guidelines addressing transfer practices published by general academic teaching institutions. 1/15/2021
HB 1220 Shaheen Relating to authorizing the Collin County Community College District to offer a baccalaureate degree program in the field of education. 1/20/2021
HB 1457 Johnson, Ann Relating to the consolidation of certain graduate programs of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. 1/28/2021
SB 102 Menéndez Relating to the enforcement of certain requirements regarding the transfer of course credit between public institutions of higher education. 11/9/2020
SB 226 Paxton Relating to instruction in educator training programs regarding digital learning, virtual learning, and virtual instruction. 12/2/2020
SB 354 Miles Relating to access to postsecondary courses or programs for inmates of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. 1/15/2021
HB 38 Reynolds Relating to discrimination on the basis of hair texture or protective hairstyle associated with race. 11/9/2020
HB 392 Bowers Relating to discrimination on the basis of hair texture or protective hairstyle associated with race. 11/9/2020
SB 36 Zaffirini Relating to the offense of hazing. 11/9/2020
HB 201 Meza Relating to the carrying of handguns on the campuses of and certain other locations associated with institutions of higher education. 11/9/2020
HB 781 Sanford Relating to the carrying and possession of a handgun by a public junior college school marshal. 12/9/2020
HB 919 Leman Relating to the enforcement of certain federal laws regulating firearms, firearm accessories, and firearm ammunition within the State of Texas. 12/30/2020
SB 499 Kolkhorst Relating to the enforcement of certain federal laws regulating firearms, firearm accessories, and firearm ammunition within the State of Texas. 1/28/2021
SB 513 Hall Relating to the enforcement of certain federal laws regulating firearms, firearm accessories, and firearm ammunition within the State of Texas; creating a criminal offense. 1/28/201
HB 141 Reynolds Relating to the establishment of the Texas Promise Grant Program for certain students at two-year public institutions of higher education. 11/9/2020
HB 244 González, Mary Relating to the establishment of a grant program for promoting computer science certification and professional development in coding, technology applications, and computer science for public school teachers. 11/9/2020
HB 557 White Relating to the establishment of the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Scholarship Program for certain students at public institutions of higher education. 11/13/2020
HB 588 Meza Relating to the establishment of the Texas Promise Grant Program for certain students at two-year public institutions of higher education. 11/17/2020
HB 739 Lopez Relating to a grant program administered by the Texas Veterans Commission to provide energy industry career training for veterans. 12/4/2020
HB 1214 Muñoz, Jr. Relating to requirements for certain skills development fund grant proposals. 1/20/2021
HJR 27 White Proposing a constitutional amendment to reduce the allocation of certain general revenue to the economic stabilization fund and to use that revenue for certain science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) scholarships. 11/12/2020
SB 32 Zaffirini Relating to a student loan repayment assistance program for certain professionals for exceptional service to the State of Texas during the coronavirus pandemic. 11/9/2020
SB 33 Zaffirini Relating to the establishment of the Texas Promise Grant Program for certain students at public institutions of higher education. 11/9/2020
SB 34 Zaffirini Relating to the establishment of the Texas Promise Grant Program for certain students at two-year public institutions of higher education. 11/9/2020
SB 35 Zaffirini Relating to the establishment and operation of the Texas B-On-time student loan program; authorizing a fee. 11/9/2020
SB 74 Miles Relating to the contract terms of certain grants awarded by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas. 11/9/2020
SB 101 Menéndez Relating to the establishment of the Texas Emergency Aid for Public Postsecondary Students (TEAPPS) grant program for students at public institutions of higher education. 11/9/2020
SB 103 Menéndez Relating to the establishment of the Texas First Generation Matching Scholarship Program for certain first generation students at public institutions of higher education. 11/9/2020
SB 169 Blanco Relating to eligibility for the Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program. 11/10/2020
SB 176 Zaffirini Relating to the award of a grant under the Texas Educational Opportunity Grant Program to certain students enrolled in a baccalaureate degree program. 11/10/2020
SB 302 Hinojosa Relating to the administration of the Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) Grant Program. 1/11/2021
SB 370 Powell Relating to the determination of student priority in awarding TEXAS grants. 1/15/2021
SB 371 Powell Relating to matching private grants given to enhance additional research activities at public institutions of higher education. 1/15/2021
HB 581 Hinojosa Relating to the inclusion of suicide prevention information on student identification cards issued by a public institution of higher education. 11/17/2020
HB 1014 Bucy Relating to the inclusion of suicide prevention information on certain student identification cards issued by a public or private school or postsecondary educational institution. 1/7/2021
HB 702 González, Mary Relating to minimum education requirements for child protective services caseworkers. 12/2/2020
HB 1132 Oliverson Relating to the information maintained by the Texas Education Agency regarding postsecondary education and career opportunities. 1/14/2021
HB 1218 Oliverson Relating to the display of the national motto in public schools and institutions of higher education. 1/20/2021
HB 1325 Coleman Relating to the participation of the medical school at the University of Houston and the college of osteopathic medicine at Sam Houston State University in the Joint Admission Medical Program. 1/25/2021
HB 1481 Johnson, Jarvis Relating to contracts to provide appropriate residential housing to students in extended foster care who enroll at public institutions of higher education. 1/29/2021
SB 203 Schwertner Relating to selection of statewide competition locations by the University Interscholastic League. 11/17/2020
SB 369 Kolkhorst Relating to the notice required regarding the requirement to submit a financial aid application as a condition of high school graduation for public school students. 1/15/2021
SB 420 Miles Relating to the participation of the medical school at the University of Houston and the college of osteopathic medicine at Sam Houston State University in the Joint Admission Medical Program. 01/25/2021 
SB 447 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 institution, officers, or employees. 1/26/2021
SB 522 Gutierrez Relating to the transfer of Sul Ross State University to The Texas A&M University System. 1/29/2021
HB 199 Ortega Relating to the establishment of a public law school in El Paso County. 11/9/2020
HB 695 Martinez Relating to the establishment of a public law school in the Rio Grande Valley. 12/2/2020
HB 935 Raymond Relating to the transfer of certain real property in the city of Laredo from The University of Texas System to The Texas A&M University System and to the uses of that property. 1/4/2021
HB 923 Reynolds Relating to historically underutilized businesses and to goods and services purchased by governmental entities. 12/31/2020
HB 546 Pacheco Relating to the application of certain occupation-related postsecondary educational financial aid and student loan repayment programs. 11/12/2020
SB 236 Schwertner Relating to the submission of an affordability and access report by public institutions of higher education. 12/9/2020
HB 214 Thierry Relating to measures to assist students enrolled at public institutions of higher education who are homeless or who are or were in foster care. 11/9/2020
HB 403 Hernandez Relating to exempting certain individuals who are homeless from the payment of tuition and fees at public institutions of higher education. 11/9/2020
HB 700 Johnson, Jarvis Relating to the eligibility of foster children to receive college credit for completing the Preparation for Adult Living Program. 12/2/2020
HB 1482 Johnson, Jarvis Relating to measures to assist students enrolled at public institutions of higher education who are homeless or who are or were in foster care. 1/29/2021
HB 324 Howard Relating to the establishment of the Texas Computational Health Research Institute. 11/9/2020
HB 333 Talarico Relating to establishing a Texas Service Corps to provide student loan relief, job training, and work experience, in exchange for providing community service in underserved areas. 11/9/2020
HB 784 Guerra Relating to a local agreement with the Department of State Health Services to improve laboratory capabilities in border counties. 12/9/2020
HB 819 White Relating to the creation of certain pilot programs to encourage economic and educational opportunities in certain regions of this state. 12/14/2020
HB 855 González, Mary Relating to a joint study and report by the Texas Education Agency and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board regarding the transition of public school students with disabilities to higher education. 12/16/2020
HB 981 Dutton Relating to a study by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board on the feasibility of establishing a divinity program at Texas Southern University. 1/6/2021
HB 1076 Meza Relating to a study by the Legislative Budget Board concerning the long-term effects of regulating tuition rates and amounts charged by public institutions of higher education. 1/13/2021
HB 1247 Lozano Relating to the development of and report on a tri-agency work-based learning strategic framework by the Texas Workforce Commission, the Texas Education Agency, and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. 1/21/2021
HB 1259 Darby Relating to the rural veterinarian incentive program. 1/21/2021
HB 1373 Guerra Relating to a study on leasing state property for private use. 1/26/2021
HCR 11 Dutton Directing the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to conduct a study on the creation of a divinity program at Texas Southern University. 12/3/2020
SB 54 Zaffirini Relating to a study and report by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board regarding best practices for assisting students with autism spectrum disorder. 11/9/2020
HB 174 Canales Relating to exempting textbooks purchased, used, or consumed by university and college students from sales and use taxes for limited periods. 11/9/2020
HB 406 Hernandez Relating to exempting textbooks purchased, used, or consumed by university and college students from sales and use taxes for limited periods. 11/9/2020
HB 1027 Parker Relating to the disclosure of certain information regarding textbooks and learning content management systems by certain institutions of higher education. 1/8/2021
HB 27 Fierro Relating to a limitation on the amount of a fee charged by a public institution of higher education for the issuance of an official transcript. 11/9/2020
HB 237 Bernal Relating to student access to certain academic records; authorizing a fee. 11/9/2020
HB 582 Cole Relating to the exemption of tuition and laboratory fees at public institutions of higher education for certain paramedics. 11/17/2020
HB 814 Dutton Relating to an exemption from or refund of tuition and fees for certain lower-division students enrolled in a general academic teaching institution who maintain a high grade point average. 12/14/2020
HB 1136 Cain Relating to tuition and fee bills or billing statements provided to students by public institutions of higher education. 1/15/2021
HB 1271 Coleman Relating to the student union fee at the University of Houston. 1/21/2021
HB 1310 Guillen Relating to the exemption of tuition and laboratory fees at public institutions of higher education for certain paramedics. 1/25/2021
HB 1312 Romero, Jr. Relating to student success-based funding recommendations for certain continuing workforce education courses offered by public junior colleges. 1/25/2021
HB 1408 Schaefer Relating to temporary limitations on the amount of tuition and fees charged by public institutions of higher education. 1/27/2021
HB 1486 Cason Relating to the determination of resident status of students by public institutions of higher education. 1/29/2021
HJR 20 Lopez Proposing a constitutional amendment to require the legislature to appropriate funds to state institutions of higher education to fund certain education programs for veterans. 11/9/2020
SB 167 Blanco Relating to a limitation on the amount of tuition charged by public institutions of higher education. 11/10/2020
SB 235 Schwertner Relating to limitations on increases in fees charged by certain public institutions of higher education. 12/9/2020
SB 384 Powell Relating to the exemption of tuition and laboratory fees at public institutions of higher education for certain paramedics. 1/21/2021
SB 480 Miles Relating to the student union fee at the University of Houston. 1/27/2021
HB 93 Hinojosa Relating to the designation of polling place locations on the campuses of certain institutions of higher education. 11/9/2020
SB 342 West Relating to the designation of polling place locations on the campuses of certain institutions of higher education. 1/14/2021
SB 408 Menéndez Relating to the designation of polling place locations on the campuses of certain institutions of higher education. 1/28/2021
HB 1522 Frank  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 institution, officers, or employees. 2/2/2021
HB 1521 Hinojosa Relating to the reduction of methane gas flaring on land dedicated to the permanent university fund. 2/2/2021
HB 1559 Howard Relating to the Nursing Faculty Loan Repayment Assistance Program. 2/3/2021
SB 575 Hinojosa Relating to the Nursing Faculty Loan Repayment Assistance Program. 2/3/2021
SB 601 Perry Relating to the creation and activities of the Texas Produced Water Consortium. 2/5/2021
HB 1624 Raymond Relating to a study on best practices in STEM programs at minority-serving public institutions of higher education and to a grant program to implement those practices. 2/5/2021
SB 603 Blanco Relating to the establishment of a public law school in El Paso County. 2/5/2021
HB 1710 Dominguez Relating to the compensation and professional representation of student athletes participating in intercollegiate athletic programs at certain public and private institutions of higher education. 2/9/2021
HB 1707 Howard Relating to certain automatic charges for instructional materials assessed to students enrolled at a public institution of higher education. 2/9/2021
HB 1744 Guerra Relating to measures to prepare students to teach bilingual education, English as a second language, or Spanish. 2/9/2021
HB 1723 Rogers Relating to junior college district territory annexation and program approval in certain countie 2/9/2021
SB 628 Hinojosa Relating to the service areas of the Bee County College District and the Del Mar College-Corpus Christi Junior College District. 2/9/2021
HB 1768 Anchia Relating to the prosecution of certain offenses involving the carrying of weapons at amusement parks or locations associated with schools or other educational institutions. 2/10/2021
HB 1769 Anchia Relating to the carrying of handguns on the campuses of and certain other locations associated with institutions of higher education.

2/10/2021

SB 649 West Relating to automatic voter registration of students enrolled in public institutions of higher education. 2/10/2021
SB 660 Zaffirini Relating to the compensation and professional representation of student athletes participating in intercollegiate athletic programs at certain institutions of higher education. 2/11/2021
SB 663 Powell Relating to the development of and report on a tri-agency work-based learning strategic framework by the Texas Workforce Commission, the Texas Education Agency, and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board 2/11/2021
SB 661 Powell Relating to the establishment of the Building Better Futures Program to support educational and occupational skills training opportunities and support services for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities at public and private institutions of higher education. 2/11/2021
HB 1881 Middleton Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of certain real property leased to and used by certain educational organizations. 3/11/2021
HB 2281 Hefner Relating to the prosecution of the offense of possessing a weapon in certain prohibited places associated with schools or postsecondary educational institutions 2/25/2021
HB 2279 Middleton Relating to certain requirements for a public institution of higher education policy requiring students to reside on campus. 3/25/2021
HB 2336 Morales Relating to the transfer of Sul Ross State University to The Texas A&M University System. 2/27/2021
SB 810 Kolkhorst Relating to the course information required to be posted on a public institution of higher education's Internet website. 2/27/2021
SB 1091 Creighton Relating to the automatic admission of students to general academic teaching institutions. 3/5/2021
HB 2955 Klick Relating to the reimbursement of certain urban teaching hospitals for the provision of inpatient hospital care under Medicaid. 3/5/2021
SB 1126 Springer Relating to the establishment and administration of the Texas Woman's University System. 3/5/2021
SB 1092 Creighton Relating to the disclosure of certain information regarding textbooks and learning content management systems by certain institutions of higher education. 3/18/2021
HB 3003 Parker Relating to the establishment of the Texas Reskilling and Upskilling through Education (TRUE) Initiative to support workforce education at public junior colleges. 3/19/2021
HB 2458 Canales Relating to a distance learning program at The University of Texas at Austin School of Law. 3/1/2021
HB 2509 Lucio Relating to measures to support or enhance graduate medical education for the practice of podiatric medicine in this state. 3/1/2021
SB 869 Blanco Relating to eligibility for the supplemental nutrition assistance program and the provision of employment and training services under the program. 3/11/2021
HB 2493 Morales Relating to student loan repayment assistance for certain health care workers employed in rural counties. 3/1/2021
HB 2491 Morales Relating to creating Texas A&M University--Eagle Pass as a component institution of The Texas A&M University System. 3/1/2021
HB 3332 Lozano Relating to a study on the gap in student grade point averages resulting from the accessibility of dual credit courses to public high school students. 3/22/2021
HB 3434 Oliverson Relating to the time frame for passing certain licensing examinations for applicants seeking a license to practice medicine. 3/09/2021
SB 1221 Johnson Relating to inquiries into the criminal and disciplinary history of an applicant for undergraduate admission to a public institution of higher education. 3/9/2021
SB 1277 West Relating to an agreement between a school district and public institution of higher education to provide a dual credit program to high school students enrolled in the district. 3/18/2021
SB 1230 Taylor Relating to establishing the Texas Commission on Community College Finance. 3/18/2021
SB 1389 West Relating to remote learning programs provided by school districts and the calculation of average daily attendance in public schools. 3/10/2021
HB 3461 Hinojosa Relating to the supervision of the chief of police of a private institution of higher education's police department. 3/22/2021
HB 3465 Morales Relating to college readiness for purposes of the college, career, or military readiness outcomes bonus under the Foundation School Program 3/22/2021
SB 560 Lucio Relating to developing a strategic plan for the improvement and expansion of high-quality bilingual education. 3/22/2021
HB 2089 Burrows Relating to the detection and mitigation of plant pests and diseases. 4/22/2021
HB 15 Thompson Relating to the creation of the Brain Institute of Texas; granting authority to issue bonds. 4/22/2021