[TACRAO] Listserv ADDITION: 86th Legislature Update week of February 4 , 2019

Debbie Gilchrist debbie.gilchrist at utrgv.edu
Sun Feb 10 15:47:30 CST 2019


Dear TACRAO,

I am pleased to announce the addition of Jodie Rexroat from Dallas County Community College District to the Legislative Issues Committee.   Welcome Jodie!

Your Legislative Issues Committee,
Debbie Gilchrist, Chair - The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Chris Reed, Chair-Elect - Texas A&M University
Dr. Bobbye Fry - University of the Incarnate Word
Sheila Gray - Texas Tech University
Jodie Rexroat - Dallas County Community College District
Madeline Tolliver - Victoria College

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Good Afternoon TACRAO!

As of 2/10/2019, 2,230 bills have been filed in the Texas Senate and House.   Bills filed since January 27 pertaining to higher education are attached.

Last week, both the State of the Union and the State of the State addresses occurred on Tuesday, February 5, 2019.  Higher Education was not mentioned in this year's State of the Union address.  Other than mentioning that Texas has doubled the number of tier one institutions, the topic of higher education was missing from the State of the State address as well.  Abbott named the following as emergency items during his address:


  *   school finance reform
  *   teacher pay raises
  *   property tax relief
Governor Abbott also placed safety, disaster response and mental health programs on his priority list. Abbott's designation of those priorities allows lawmakers to take up such measures sooner, lifting the usual constitutional limitation<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com_-3Furl-3Dhttps-253A-252F-252Furldefense.proofpoint.com-252Fv2-252Furl-253Fu-253Dhttps-2D3A-5F-5Fwww.texastribune.org-5F2019-5F01-5F15-5Ftexas-2D2Dhouse-2D2Dsenate-2D2Dadjourn-2D2Dearly-2D2Dtexplainer-5F-2526d-253DDwMFAg-2526c-253DoqyuZuih6ykib6aKiBq22-5Fbich4AVfYGoLertJN0bEc-2526r-253D5cwyr3ZZzjmRsIsXglBYqQ-2526m-253DhSGdmEdVTRfvBChi7UqSkEY-5FWDbOAsXQsMZThwOMXpI-2526s-253D62ms0ceVwB9Wg1b-5FJAiWfLDIRlC7ZiTCWLKiqrQy4xY-2526e-253D-26data-3D02-257C01-257CDebbie.gilchrist-2540utrgv.edu-257Cb36c92eebac94e27f06008d68f8d36e1-257C990436a687df491c91249afa91f88827-257C0-257C0-257C636854234026984294-26sdata-3DWs5OgezejslmsrVhQAw-252FqtLC8QekWPurNxc2TOtqY0U-253D-26reserved-3D0&d=DwIFAg&c=oqyuZuih6ykib6aKiBq22_bich4AVfYGoLertJN0bEc&r=5cwyr3ZZzjmRsIsXglBYqQ&m=uItwQSfZ9F3mB0I_nfjo5jVkQcMBqAtpkM4lPA7gvko&s=cEcUntjz2BYoys8rbLUklLsKf_sctUh_zWvarVaMYl0&e=> that prevents the Legislature from passing bills within the first 60 days of the session.

The proposed bills below have referred to committees:

TX - SB 249 - RELATING TO THE AUTOMATIC ADMISSION TO GENERAL ACADEMIC TEACHING INSTITUTIONS AND ELIGIBILITY FOR CERTAIN SCHOLARSHIPS OF A STUDENT WHO IS THE VALEDICTORIAN OF THE STUDENT'S HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATING CLASS
There have been status changes.
o          07-Feb-19 - Read first time
o          07-Feb-19 - Referred to Higher Education

TX - SB 256 - RELATING TO A REQUIREMENT THAT PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION PROVIDE CERTAIN INFORMATION REGARDING CERTAIN WOMEN'S HEALTH PROGRAMS TO STUDENTS
There have been status changes.
o          07-Feb-19 - Read first time
o          07-Feb-19 - Referred to Higher Education

TX - SB 251 - RELATING TO COURSES OFFERED JOINTLY BY PUBLIC JUNIOR COLLEGES AND INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICTS
There have been status changes.
o          07-Feb-19 - Read first time
o          07-Feb-19 - Referred to Education

TX - SB 275 - RELATING TO THE APPOINTMENT OF THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF A PUBLIC INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION OR UNIVERSITY SYSTEM
There have been status changes.
o          07-Feb-19 - Read first time
o          07-Feb-19 - Referred to Higher Education

TX - SB 358 - RELATING TO THE NURSING FACULTY LOAN REPAYMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
There have been status changes.
o          07-Feb-19 - Read first time
o          07-Feb-19 - Referred to Higher Education

TX - SB 279 - RELATING TO COMPLETION AND SUBMISSION OF A FINANCIAL AID APPLICATION FOR COSTS OF HIGHER EDUCATION AS A CONDITION OF HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION
There have been status changes.
o          07-Feb-19 - Read first time
o          07-Feb-19 - Referred to Education

TX - SB 331 - RELATING TO MEASURES TO ASSIST STUDENTS ENROLLED AT PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION WHO ARE HOMELESS OR WHO WERE FORMERLY IN FOSTER CARE
There have been status changes.
o          07-Feb-19 - Read first time
o          07-Feb-19 - Referred to Higher Education

TX - SB 296 - RELATING TO THE ABOLITION OF STUDENT LOAN DEFAULT OR BREACH OF A STUDENT LOAN REPAYMENT OR SCHOLARSHIP CONTRACT AS A GROUND FOR NONRENEWAL OR OTHER DISCIPLINARY ACTION IN RELATION TO A PROFESSIONAL OR OCCUPATIONAL LICENSE AND TO CERTAIN DUTIES OF STATE AGENCIES AND POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS IN RELATION TO DELINQUENT OR DEFAULTED STUDENT LOANS
There have been status changes.
o          07-Feb-19 - Read first time
o          07-Feb-19 - Referred to Business & Commerce

TX - SB 330 - RELATING TO THE AWARD OF A GRANT UNDER THE TEXAS EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY GRANT PROGRAM TO CERTAIN STUDENTS ENROLLED IN A BACCALAUREATE DEGREE PROGRAM
There have been status changes.
o          07-Feb-19 - Read first time
o          07-Feb-19 - Referred to Higher Education

TX - SB 34 - RELATING TO THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS ALLOWED FOR AND FUNDING SOURCES USED TO SUPPLEMENT A TEXAS GRANT
There have been status changes.
o          01-Feb-19 - Read first time
o          01-Feb-19 - Referred to Higher Education

TX - SB 35 - RELATING TO THE ESTABLISHMENT AND OPERATION OF THE TEXAS B-ON-TIME STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM
There have been status changes.
o          01-Feb-19 - Read first time
o          01-Feb-19 - Referred to Higher Education

TX - SB 32 - RELATING TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE TEXAS PROMISE GRANT PROGRAM FOR CERTAIN STUDENTS AT PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION
There have been status changes.
o          01-Feb-19 - Read first time
o          01-Feb-19 - Referred to Higher Education

TX - SB 33 - RELATING TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE TEXAS PROMISE GRANT PROGRAM FOR CERTAIN STUDENTS AT TWO-YEAR PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION
There have been status changes.
o          01-Feb-19 - Read first time
o          01-Feb-19 - Referred to Higher Education

TX - SB 117 - RELATING TO THE PROSECUTION OF THE OFFENSE OF POSSESSING A WEAPON IN CERTAIN PROHIBITED PLACES ASSOCIATED WITH SCHOOLS OR POSTSECONDARY EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS
There have been status changes.
o          01-Feb-19 - Read first time
o          01-Feb-19 - Referred to State Affairs

TX - SB 108 - RELATING TO MEASURES TO INCREASE PARTICIPATION IN STATE PROGRAMS RELATING TO SAVING MONEY OR PREPAYING FOR COLLEGE
There have been status changes.
o          01-Feb-19 - Read first time
o          01-Feb-19 - Referred to Higher Education

TX - SB 144 - RELATING TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A PUBLIC LAW SCHOOL IN EL PASO COUNTY
There have been status changes.
o          01-Feb-19 - Read first time
o          01-Feb-19 - Referred to Higher Education

TX - SB 212 - RELATING TO A REPORTING REQUIREMENT FOR CERTAIN INCIDENTS OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT, SEXUAL ASSAULT, DATING VIOLENCE, OR STALKING AT CERTAIN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION; CREATING A CRIMINAL OFFENSE; AUTHORIZING ADMINISTRATIVE PENALTIES
There have been status changes.
o          01-Feb-19 - Read first time
o          01-Feb-19 - Referred to State Affairs

TX - SB 37 - RELATING TO THE ABOLITION OF STUDENT LOAN DEFAULT OR BREACH OF A STUDENT LOAN REPAYMENT OR SCHOLARSHIP CONTRACT AS A GROUND FOR NONRENEWAL OR OTHER DISCIPLINARY ACTION IN RELATION TO A PROFESSIONAL OR OCCUPATIONAL LICENSE
There have been status changes.
o          01-Feb-19 - Read first time
o          01-Feb-19 - Referred to Business & Commerce

TX - SB 134 - RELATING TO THE PARTICIPATION OF THE MEDICAL SCHOOL AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS RIO GRANDE VALLEY IN THE JOINT ADMISSION MEDICAL PROGRAM
There have been status changes.
o          01-Feb-19 - Read first time
o          01-Feb-19 - Referred to Higher Education

TX - SB 38 - RELATING TO THE OFFENSE OF HAZING
There have been status changes.
o          01-Feb-19 - Read first time
o          01-Feb-19 - Referred to Criminal Justice

TX - SB 143 - RELATING TO A LIMITATION ON THE AMOUNT OF TUITION CHARGED BY PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION
There have been status changes.
o          01-Feb-19 - Read first time
o          01-Feb-19 - Referred to Higher Education

Reminder:  A list of proposed bills and most recent status can be found at https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.aacrao.org_advocacy_advocacy-2Daction-2Dcenter&d=DwIFAg&c=oqyuZuih6ykib6aKiBq22_bich4AVfYGoLertJN0bEc&r=5cwyr3ZZzjmRsIsXglBYqQ&m=uItwQSfZ9F3mB0I_nfjo5jVkQcMBqAtpkM4lPA7gvko&s=irx-NgaxdFPcSYPJpfCfBNDygjF4_6OivTXbhHEvpJQ&e=<https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Furldefense.proofpoint.com%2Fv2%2Furl%3Fu%3Dhttps-3A__na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com_-3Furl-3Dhttps-253A-252F-252Fwww.aacrao.org-252Fadvocacy-252Fadvocacy-2Daction-2Dcenter-2523-252Fbills-26data-3D02-257C01-257Cdebbie.gilchrist-2540utrgv.edu-257C96de6903888c4e8d549008d67bd73a7a-257C990436a687df491c91249afa91f88827-257C0-257C0-257C636832561671315661-26sdata-3DfkQxP7wX6Ru4sW-252BnWNrC8H2kamcalXtcTj8wJVc-252FwLU-253D-26reserved-3D0%26d%3DDwMFAg%26c%3DoqyuZuih6ykib6aKiBq22_bich4AVfYGoLertJN0bEc%26r%3D5cwyr3ZZzjmRsIsXglBYqQ%26m%3DhSGdmEdVTRfvBChi7UqSkEY_WDbOAsXQsMZThwOMXpI%26s%3DBCGkH3QnYDVXrSZn0Zp1P0VsTPbyE-fhLnQbWVwPQSs%26e%3D&data=02%7C01%7CDebbie.gilchrist%40utrgv.edu%7Cb36c92eebac94e27f06008d68f8d36e1%7C990436a687df491c91249afa91f88827%7C0%7C0%7C636854234026994299&sdata=YvQcHojok0%2FIbSKDbZu9wp3%2FHkwZsxrPa78iCSiO8DI%3D&reserved=0>.  Scroll down to the bottom of the page, place your mouse over the beautiful state of Texas and click.  The list of proposed bills will appear.

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Respectfully,
Your Legislative Issues Committee

Debbie Gilchrist, Chair - The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Chris Reed, Chair-Elect - Texas A&M University
Dr. Bobbye Fry - University of the Incarnate Word
Sheila Gray - Texas Tech University
Jodie Rexroat - Dallas County Community College District
Madeline Tolliver - Victoria College

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