[TACRAO] Listserv Legislative Update

Rexroat, Jodie jrexroat at mail.smu.edu
Mon Apr 10 10:15:05 CDT 2023


Hello TACRAO:

The legislative session is heating up.  There were many marathon committee meetings and full chamber sessions this past week with passionate testimony on a number of bills and topics.  An update list of bills and their status is attached.

Three more bills passed out of the Senate and are now moving to the House:

SB 412:  Relating to protections for pregnant and parenting students enrolled in public institutions of higher education.

SB 459: Relating to early registration for parenting students at public institutions of higher education.

SB 1563: Relating to the eligibility of Sam Houston State University to receive formula funding for the Sam Houston State University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

In other Texas news, the Texas Supreme Court last week ruled that universities can revoke degrees for academic misconduct.  Article:  Texas Supreme Court rules on voiding degrees for academic misconduct<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.statesman.com_story_news_education_2023_04_05_texas-2Dsupreme-2Dcourt-2Dcolleges-2Dcan-2Dvoid-2Ddegrees-2Dfor-2Dacademic-2Dmisconduct_70077784007_&d=DwIFAg&c=oqyuZuih6ykib6aKiBq22_bich4AVfYGoLertJN0bEc&r=5cwyr3ZZzjmRsIsXglBYqe5YAXYFhHfS54cn-lLqj54&m=5dFfj4-_aMSDO4bid_hitbrmWDQr5kxpBV-7cTiIlXUXh8gU1_ghSL1L8JvtWhF8&s=FLlwlmpw_XQxzKARh5pPnaVm9sBZEKGAV7YrvVh43z8&e= >


Federal Updates:

The Department of Education released a fact sheet<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.ed.gov_news_press-2Dreleases_fact-2Dsheet-2Dus-2Ddepartment-2Deducations-2Dproposed-2Dchange-2Dits-2Dtitle-2Dix-2Dregulations-2Dstudents-2Deligibility-2Dathletic-2Dteams-3Futm-5Fcontent-3D-26utm-5Fmedium-3Demail-26utm-5Fname-3D-26utm-5Fsource-3Dgovdelivery-26utm-5Fterm-3D&d=DwIFAg&c=oqyuZuih6ykib6aKiBq22_bich4AVfYGoLertJN0bEc&r=5cwyr3ZZzjmRsIsXglBYqe5YAXYFhHfS54cn-lLqj54&m=5dFfj4-_aMSDO4bid_hitbrmWDQr5kxpBV-7cTiIlXUXh8gU1_ghSL1L8JvtWhF8&s=xf96tquYKXLg_fi_TNhDHfc5og2t-ZvzHnj9_p0RSGw&e= > regarding proposed change to its Title IX regulations on students' eligibility for athletic teams.

Also in a follow up to the definition change for Third-party service providers and Title IV,  a suit has been filed by online program manager , 2U.  Article:  2U sues education department over outsourcing guidance<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.insidehighered.com_quicktakes_2023_04_05_2u-2Dsues-2Deducation-2Ddepartment-2Dover-2Doutsourcing-2Dguidance-23.ZC14ZUZkj6g.link&d=DwIFAg&c=oqyuZuih6ykib6aKiBq22_bich4AVfYGoLertJN0bEc&r=5cwyr3ZZzjmRsIsXglBYqe5YAXYFhHfS54cn-lLqj54&m=5dFfj4-_aMSDO4bid_hitbrmWDQr5kxpBV-7cTiIlXUXh8gU1_ghSL1L8JvtWhF8&s=PUItkLscPzFvDFRY4J8D6HlUxd6XJsWcm8Cn5hz2a40&e= >


Have a great week!

Jodie Rexroat, Chair Legislative Issues Committee


Jodie Rexroat
Manager, Degree Programs and Services
Division of Enrollment Services
Southern Methodist University
jrexroat at smu.edu<mailto:jrexroat at smu.edu>
214-768-4214

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