88th Legislature: House and Senate Bills Relating to Higher Education in Texas

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Texas Comission on Community College Finance Report to the 88th Legistlature


 

Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of certain real property leased to and used by certain educational organizations.​
88th Legislature
Bill # Author Description Filed Date
HB 116 Canales Relating to a distance learning program at The University of Texas at Austin School of Law. 11/14/2022
HB 131 Murr Relating to excused absences from public school for certain students to visit a professional's workplace for a career investigation day. 11/14/2022
HB 334 Johnson, Jarvis Relating to contracts to provide appropriate residential housing to students in extended foster care who enroll at public institutions of higher education. 11/14/2022
SB 200 Eckhardt Relating to the period for which an applicant for admission as an undergraduate student to a public institution of higher education is entitled to an academic fresh start. 11/14/2022
HB 621 Shaheen Relating to creating a temporary educator certification for certain military service members. 11/14/2022
SB 37 Zaffirini Relating to the criminal offense of hazing. 11/14/2022
HB 74 Bernal Relating to the establishment of the Texas Teacher Recruitment Scholarship Program and the Texas Teacher Retention Incentive Program. 11/14/2022
HB 104 Klick Relating to student loan repayment assistance for certain nurses employed by a long-term care facility. 11/14/2022
HB 157 Ortega Relating to the establishment of a public law school in El Paso County.

11/14/2022

HB 306 Bernal Relating to student access to certain academic records; authorizing a fee.

11/14/2022

HB 320 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.

11/14/2022

HB 334 Johnson, Jarvis Relating to contracts to provide appropriate residential housing to students in extended foster care who enroll at public institutions of higher education.

11/14/2022

HB 644 Hinojosa Relating to the designation of polling place locations on the campuses of certain general academic teaching institutions.

11/14/2022

SB 36 Zaffirini Relating to the establishment and operation of the Texas B-On-time student loan program; authorizing a fee.

11/14/2022

SB 55 Zaffirini Relating to a study and report by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board regarding best practices for assisting students with autism spectrum disorder.

11/14/2022

SB 118 Menéndez | Johnson Relating to the designation of polling place locations on the campuses of certain institutions of higher education.

11/14/2022

SB 174 Blanco Relating to the establishment of a public law school in El Paso County.

11/14/2022

SB 205 Eckhardt Relating to the carrying of handguns on the campuses of and certain other locations associated with institutions of higher education.

11/14/2022

HB 547 Cain Relating to tuition and fee bills or billing statements provided to students by public institutions of higher education.

11/14/2022

SB 35 Zaffirini Relating to the establishment of the Texas Promise Grant Program for certain students at two-year public institutions of higher education.

11/14/2022

HB 68 Talarico Relating to free tuition for youth in foster care.

11/14/2022

HB 104 Klick Relating to student loan repayment assistance for certain nurses employed by a long-term care facility.

11/14/2022

SB 34 Zaffirini Relating to the establishment of the Texas Promise Grant Program for certain students at public institutions of higher education.

11/14/2022

HB 164 Canales Relating to exempting textbooks purchased, used, or consumed by university and college students from sales and use taxes for limited periods.

11/14/2022

HB 38 Murr Relating to the elimination of certain property taxes for school district maintenance and operations and the provision of public education funding by increasing the rates of certain state taxes.

11/14/2022

HB 584 Capriglione Relating to the development of a state information technology credential offered by public junior colleges to address shortages in the state information resources workforce.

11/14/2022

HB 313 Bernal Relating to the compensatory education allotment for homeless students or students in foster care under the Foundation School Program.

11/14/2022

HB 354 Bucy Relating to acceptable forms of identification for voting.

11/14/2022

HJR 24 Lopez, Ray Proposing a constitutional amendment to require the legislature to appropriate funds to state institutions of higher education to fund certain education programs for veterans

11/14/2022

HB 306 Bernal Relating to student access to certain academic records; authorizing a fee.

11/14/2022

HB 547 Cain Relating to tuition and fee bills or billing statements provided to students by public institutions of higher education.

11/14/2022

HB 683 Cole Relating to the exemption of tuition and laboratory fees at public institutions of higher education for certain paramedics.

11/15/2022

HB 75 Zwiener Relating to acceptable forms of identification for voting.

11/14/2022

HB 567 Bowers Relating to discrimination on the basis of hair texture or protective hairstyle associated with race.

11/14/2022

HB 742 Goodwin Relating to tuition and fee exemptions at public institutions of higher education for certain county jailers and law enforcement telecommunicators.

11/16/2022

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

11/17/2022

SB 244 Kolkhorst | Blanco | Campbell | Hall | Perry Relating to support for nursing-related postsecondary education including the provision of loan repayment assistance to nursing faculty and the provision of grants to nursing education programs.

11/21/2022

HB 859 Slaton Relating to the determination of resident status of students by public institutions of higher education.

12/01/2022

HB 845 Patterson

Relating to prohibiting a public institution of higher education from providing financial support to nonprofit media organizations.

12/01/2022

SB 257 Eckhardt Relating to the reduction of methane gas flaring on land dedicated to the permanent university fund.

12/01/2022

HB 875 Harrison Relating to a campus of the Texas State Technical College System located in Ellis County.

12/02/2022

HB 877 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.

12/05/202

HB 878 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.

12/05/2022

HB 881 Metcalf Relating to the eligibility of Sam Houston State University to receive formula funding for the Sam Houston State University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

12/06/2022

HB 901 Klick Relating to support for nursing-related postsecondary education including the provision of loan repayment assistance to nursing faculty and the provision of grants to nursing education programs. 12/07/2022
HB 901 Klick Relating to support for nursing-related postsecondary education including the provision of loan repayment assistance to nursing faculty and the provision of grants to nursing education programs. 12/07/2022
HB 920 Klick Relating to the use of medication designated for treatment of respiratory distress on public and private school campuses. 12/08/2022
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.

12/08/2022
HB 1006 Tepper

Relating to protected expression, intellectual freedom, and viewpoint diversity at public institutions of higher education.

12/13/2022
HB 900 Howard Relating to the task force on racial diversity in the nursing workforce 12/13/2022
HB 989 Howard Relating to the establishment of a higher education plan for human papillomavirus education and prevention. 12/13/2022
SB 278 Eckhardt Relating to exempting textbooks purchased, used, or consumed by university and college students from sales and use taxes for limited periods. 12/13/2022
SB 286 Zaffirni Relating to conditions on the continued receipt of tuition and fee benefits at public institutions of higher education for senior citizens. 12/15/2022
SB 294 Johnson Relating to the use of medication designated for treatment of respiratory distress on public and private school campuses. 12/16/2022
HB 1046 Tepper Relating to prohibiting the use of political tests by public institutions of higher education. 12/19/2022
SB 231 Perry Relating to the production and regulation of hemp; providing administrative penalties; creating a criminal offense. 12/19/2022
HJR 67 Lopez, Ray Proposing a constitutional amendment to require the legislature to appropriate funds to state institutions of higher education to fund certain education benefits provided to veterans and family members of veterans. 12/21/2022
HB 1077 Martinez Relating to the establishment of a public law school in the Rio Grande Valley. 12/21/2022
HB 1032 Noble Relating to prohibited vaccination status discrimination and requirements for COVID-19 vaccines. 12/192022
HB 1044 Hinojosa Relating to the issuance of a transcript by a postsecondary educational institution to a student who is in default on certain student loans. 12/19/2022
SB 304 Hall Relating to prohibited immunization status discrimination and vaccine mandates; authorizing administrative penalties. 12/19/2022
SB 308 Hall Relating to prohibited vaccination status discrimination and requirements for COVID-19 vaccines; authorizing administrative penalties.
12/19/2022
HB 1053 Rosenthal Relating to measures to facilitate the successful completion of degree and certificate programs by certain adult learners at public institutions of higher education. 12/19/2022
HB 1114 Kacal Relating to the service area of the Blinn Junior College District. 12/27/2022
SB 336 Zaffirini Relating to compliance programs at public institutions of higher education. 12/28/2022
HB 1117 Leo-Wilson Relating to the determination of resident status of students by public institutions of higher education. 12/28/2022
SB 67 Zaffirini Relating to excused absences from public school for certain students to visit a professional's workplace for a career investigation day. 11/14/2022
HB 1142 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. 12/29/2022
HB 1165 Thierry Relating to medical education coursework in cultural competence and implicit bias. 01/03/2023
HB 1192 Turner Relating to the Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program. 01/05/2023
HB 1183 Harrison Relating to requiring coursework in economics for an associate or baccalaureate degree program at a public institution of higher education. 01/05/2023
HB 1184 Rose Relating to access to criminal history record information for use in certain research or statistical projects. 01/05/2023
SJR 26 Perry Proposing a constitutional amendment to entitle all component institutions of The Texas A&M University System and The University of Texas System to participate in the income and other benefits of the permanent university fund. 01/06/2023
SB 364 Kolkhorst Relating to the service area of the Blinn Junior College District. 01/06/2023
SB 371 Eckhardt Relating to the Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program. 01/09/2023
HB 1211 Guillen Relating to repayment of certain mental health professional education loans. 01/09/2023
HB 1276 Hinojosa Relating to the reduction of methane gas flaring on land dedicated to the permanent university fund. 01/11/2023
SB 412 Paxton Relating to protections for pregnant and parenting students enrolled in public institutions of higher education. 01/12/2023
SB 413 Paxton Relating to protections for pregnant and parenting students enrolled in public institutions of higher education.
01/12/2023
SB 438 Menéndez Relating to tuition and fee exemptions at public institutions of higher education for certain students who were under the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services. 01/12/2023
SB 453 Menéndez Relating to the enforcement of certain requirements regarding the transfer of course credit between public institutions of higher education. 01/12/2023
SB 411 Paxton Relating to requiring public institutions of higher education to make available to students certain pregnancy--related informational materials published by the Department of State Health Services. 01/12/2023
SB 419 Paxton Relating to parental access to a public school's library catalog and consent for student access to certain public school library materials. 01/12/2023
SB 408 Hinojosa Relating to the Nursing Faculty Loan Repayment Assistance Program. 01/12/2023
HB 1323 Talarico Relating to the measures to encourage eligible students to claim certain tuition and fee exemptions at public institutions of higher education for students who are or have been in foster or other residential care. 01/12/2023
SB 427 Kolkhorst Relating to requiring certain institutions of higher education to enter into an agreement to offer undergraduate courses in Texas History. 01/12/2023
SB 428 Middleton Relating to the limitation on the number of baccalaureate degree programs a public junior college may offer. 01/12/2023
SB 454 Menéndez Relating to the establishment of the Texas Emergency Aid for Public Postsecondary Students (TEAPPS) grant program for students at certain public institutions of higher education. 01/12/2023
SB 455 Menéndez Relating to the measures to encourage eligible students to claim certain tuition and fee exemptions at public institutions of higher education for students who are or have been in foster or other residential care. 01/12/2023
SB 429 Middleton Relating to the requirements for a public junior college to receive approval from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to offer a baccalaureate degree program. 01/12/2023
SB 459 Paxton Relating to early registration for parenting students at public institutions of higher education. 01/13/2023
SB 462 Parker Relating to the establishment of the Texas Competency-Based Education Grant Program for certain students enrolled in competency-based baccalaureate degree programs and to formula funding and dropped and repeated course restrictions for students enrolled in those degree programs at public institutions of higher education. 01/13/2023
HB 1329 Morales, Eddie Relating to student loan repayment assistance for certain health care workers employed in rural counties. 01/13/2023
SB 458 Kolkhorst Relating to nursing educational programs offered by for-profit entities. 01/13/2023
HB 1338 Raney Relating to the participation of community-based organizations in workforce training programs funded by the skills development fund. 01/13/2023
HB 1361 Morales Shaw Relating to the designation of liaison officers to assist certain students at public institutions of higher education who are parents. 01/17/2023
SB 473 Hughes Relating to providing information to undergraduate students regarding certain fixed or flat tuition rates provided by certain public institutions of higher education. 01/17/2023
HB 1391 Schaefer Relating to the regulation of electricians, including the requirements to obtain a residential wireman license. 01/18/2023
HB 1406 Lujan Relating to the measures to encourage eligible students to claim certain tuition and fee exemptions at public institutions of higher education for students who are or have been in foster or other residential care. 01/18/2023
HB 1419 Cain Relating to the repeal of certain limitations on bacterial meningitis vaccination exemptions for students at institutions of higher education. 01/18/2023
SB 487 Springer Relating to authorizing of any Community College District to offer a baccalaureate degree program in the field of education. 01/18/2023
HB 1474 Guillen Relating to protections for pregnant and parenting students enrolled in public institutions of higher education. 01/19/2023
HB 1488 Rose

Relating to sickle cell disease health care improvement and the sickle cell task force.

01/19/2023
HB 1501 Walle

Relating to the eligibility of certain students enrolled in a postsecondary educational institution for the supplemental nutrition assistance program.

01/20/2023
SB 518 Kolkhorst

Relating to requiring the consideration of standardized test scores as a factor in nonautomatic admissions decisions at certain public institutions of higher education.

01/20/2023
HB 1509 Patterson

Relating to an annual report on financial support provided by public institutions of higher education to nonprofit media organizations.

01/20/2023
SB 532 West

Relating to repayment of certain mental health professional education loans.

01/20/2023
HB 1495 Guerra

Relating to a study on leasing state property for private use

01/20/2023
HB 1508 Darby

Relating to certain powers and duties in relation to information resources at public institutions of higher education and other state agencies.

01/20/2023
SB 518 Kolkhorst

Relating to requiring the consideration of standardized test scores as a factor in nonautomatic admissions decisions at certain public institutions of higher education.

01/20/2023
SB 526 West

Relating to requiring prior approval by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to offer a degree or certificate program to certain persons who are incarcerated or subject to involuntary civil commitment.

01/20/2023
SB 530 West

Relating to a peer support network for law enforcement officers.

01/20/2023
SB 557 West

Relating to the eligibility of certain students enrolled in a postsecondary educational institution for the supplemental nutrition assistance program.

02/23/2023
SB 549 Eckhardt

Relating to a study on leasing state property for private use.

01/23/2023
SB 548 Blanco

Relating to a limitation on the amount of tuition charged by public institutions of higher education.

01/23/2023
SB 567 Springer

Relating to Firefighters Enrolled in Fire Science Courses.

01/23/2023
HB 1604 González, Mary

Relating to a report by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board regarding students with disabilities in higher education.

01/25/2023
HB 1067 Harris, Cody

Relating to prohibiting certain instruction as part of a course at a public institution of higher education.

01/25/2023
SB 597 Echkardt

Relating to the designation of liaison officers to assist certain students at public institutions of higher education who are parents.

01/25/2023
HB 1636 Canales

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

01/25/2023
SB 601 Birdwell

Relating to a campus of the Texas State Technical College System located in Ellis County.

01/25/2023
HB 1755 Button

Relating to the creation of the Lone Star Workforce of the Future Fund.

01/26/2023
HB 1703 Ordaz Relating to the workforce development evaluation system administered by the Texas Workforce Commission. 01/26/2023
SB 633 Menéndez Relating to the provision of information regarding mental health and suicide prevention services to entering students at public institutions of higher education. 01/26/2023
SB 365 Eckhardt Relating to the development of a state information technology credential offered by public junior colleges to address shortages in the state information resources workforce. 01/26/2023
SB 642 Zaffirini Relating to the issuance of a transcript by a postsecondary educational institution to a student who is in default on certain student loans. 01/27/2023
SB 646 Nichols Relating to formula funding for certain nonresident students enrolled at Lamar State College--Orange. 01/27/2023
SB 649 Middleton Relating to participation in athletic activities based on biological sex; providing a civil right to action for K-12 athletes and college athletes. 01/27/2023
HB 1794 Schaefer Relating to the eligibility of The University of Texas at Tyler to receive formula funding for the university's school of pharmacy. 01/27/2023
HB 1760 Hefner Relating to the prosecution of the offense of possessing a weapon in certain prohibited places associated with schools or postsecondary educational institutions. 01/27/2023
SB 657 Menéndez Relating to the establishment of the Texas Teacher Recruitment Scholarship Program and the Texas Teacher Retention Incentive Program. 01/27/2023