Legislative Tracker

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Bill       Author Caption
House    
HB 66 Guillen Relating to the appointment by certain elected officials of students to receive a Texas Armed Services Scholarship.
HB 112 Dutton | et al. Relating to a limitation on the amount of tuition charged by public institutions of higher education.
HB 170 Lucio III Relating to exempting books purchased, used, or consumed by university and college students from the sales and use tax for limited periods.
HB 242 Hernandez Relating to exempting textbooks purchased, used, or consumed by university and college students from the sales and use tax for limited periods.
HB 248 Hernandez Relating to a cost-of-living increase applicable to benefits paid by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
HB 254 Hernandez Relating to a single common course numbering system for public institutions of higher education in this state.
HB 282 Anchia Relating to the carrying of handguns on the campuses of and certain other locations associated with institutions of higher education.
HB 341 Canales Relating to requiring certain textbook publishers to offer electronic textbooks.
HB 350 Canales Relating to exempting textbooks purchased, used, or consumed by university and college students from the sales and use tax for limited periods.
HB 364 Huberty Relating to exemptions for disabled peace officers and fire fighters from payment of tuition and fees at public institutions of higher education.
HB 375 Stickland Relating to providing for the carrying of handguns without a license and to related offenses and penalties.
HB 378 Oliverson Relating to a requirement that online admission application forms for public institutions of higher education include a link to certain employment data relating to fields of study.
HB 385 Murphy Relating to the elimination of certain formula funding and dropped course restrictions for students enrolled in accelerated, affordable baccalaureate programs at public institutions of higher education.
HB 391 Howard Relating to the carrying of handguns on the campuses of and certain other locations associated with institutions of higher education.
HB 392 Howard Relating to certain offenses involving the carrying of handguns by license holders on the premises of certain hospitals, mental health facilities, and nursing facilities.
HB 393 Stickland Relating to the determination of resident status of students by public institutions of higher education.
HB 397 Allen Relating to benefits paid by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
HB 417 White Relating to the repeal of the Texas Success Initiative.
HB 430 Johnson, Jarvis Relating to outcomes-based funding for general academic teaching institutions.
HB 440 Martinez, "Mando" Relating to a cost-of-living increase applicable to benefits paid by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
HB 465 Anchia Relating to the prosecution of certain offenses involving the carrying of weapons at amusement parks or locations associated with schools or educational institutions.
HB 560  Springer Relating to the places where a person may carry a handgun if the person is licensed to carry a handgun and to certain related criminal offenses.
HB 585 Hernandez Relating to a study conducted by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board on the qualification for and performance at institutions of higher education of certain students who completed certain mathematics courses during high school.
HB 653 Clardy Relating to the Texas Educational Opportunity Grant program.
HB 711 Wu Relating to a limitation on the number of certain nontenured or nontenure track faculty employed at public universities.
HB 712 Wu Relating to a single common course numbering system for public institutions of higher education in this state.
HB 728 Guerra Relating to the establishment by the commissioner of education of an advanced computer science program for high school students.
HB 753 Keough Relating to the determination of resident status of students by public institutions of higher education.
HB 767 Fallon Relating to the determination of resident status of students by public institutions of higher education.
HB 802 Murphy Relating to a requirement that online admission application forms for public institutions of higher education include a link to certain postsecondary education and career opportunity information.
HB 832 Clardy Relating to state funding for baccalaureate degree programs offered at certain public junior colleges.
HB 846 Raney Relating to the implementation of student financial assistance programs for veterans and their families.
HB 960 Villalba Relating to the appointment of school marshals by public schools and the ammunition approved for use by a school marshal serving a public school or a public junior college.
HB 968 Metcalf Relating to the prosecution of the offense of possessing a weapon in certain prohibited places associated with schools or postsecondary educational institutions.
HB 971 Giddings Relating to authorization by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for certain public junior colleges to offer early childhood education baccalaureate degree programs.
HB 972 Giddings Relating to the assignment of a public school student to an uncertified teacher.
HB 973 Roberts | et al. Relating to authorization by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for certain public junior colleges to offer baccalaureate degree programs.
HB1007 Alonzo Relating to the establishment of veterans resource centers at certain institutions of higher education.
HB1096 Canales Relating to requiring public institutions of higher education to establish a policy and prevention and outreach program on campus sexual assault, family violence, and stalking.
HB1117 Wray Relating to eligibility for the Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program.
HB1192 Blanco Relating to the expansion of the College Credit for Heroes program to lower-division public institutions of higher education offering degrees in certain fields.
HB1212 Phillips Relating to authorization by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for certain public junior colleges to offer baccalaureate degree programs.
HB1232 Swanson Relating to a limitation on the amount of tuition, fees, and other charges charged to students by public institutions of higher education.
HB1237 Lucio III Relating to the establishment of a Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) program and to the repeal of the tech-prep program.
HB1241 Giddings Relating to outcomes-based funding for general academic teaching institutions.
HB1425 Swanson Relating to a requirement that public and private institutions of higher education provide certain cost and employment opportunity data for degree programs.
HB1498 Turner, Chris Relating to the appropriation of money from the economic stabilization fund for maintenance and repairs at institutions of higher education.
HB1592 Bohac Relating to the punishment of certain assaults committed against employees of primary and secondary schools.
HB1602 Keough Relating to authorization by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for certain public junior colleges to offer baccalaureate degree programs.
HB1638 Guillen Relating to statewide goals for dual credit programs provided by school districts.
HB1705 Johnson, Jarvis Relating to curriculum requirements in American history at institutions of higher education.
HB1915 Cain Relating to the prosecution of the offense of possessing a weapon in certain prohibited places associated with schools or educational institutions.
HB2105 Holland Relating to the transportation and storage of firearms and ammunition in private vehicles on the campuses of institutions of higher education.
HB2155 Howard Relating to a college readiness memorandum of understanding between a school district and a public institution of higher education.
HB2229 Leach Relating to requiring certain public and private institutions of higher education to provide students and employees an option to electronically report certain offenses to the institution.
HB2232 Dukes Relating to the establishment of a statewide task force to address sexual assault occurring on the campuses of public and private institutions of higher education.
HB2289 Rinaldi Relating to the eligibility for service retirement annuities from the Employees Retirement System of Texas or the Teacher Retirement System of Texas of certain employees convicted of certain offenses.
HB2340 Huberty Relating to the use by a school district of certain undesignated funds in the district's general fund.
HB2355 Thierry Relating to measures to assist students at public institutions of higher education who are homeless.
HB2404 Alvarado Relating to reports of sexual assault made to public or private institutions of higher education.
HB2434 Flynn Relating to requiring certain public retirement systems to adopt a funding plan to achieve actuarial soundness.
HB2920 Alonzo Relating to an audit of faculty composition by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
HB3187 Alvarado Relating to the campus sexual assault policy at a public institution of higher education.
HB3190 Uresti,Tomas Relating to an adjustment to certain benefits paid by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
HB3245 Button Relating to the definition of distinguished researcher for purposes of the governor's university research initiative.
HB3260 Button Relating to use of the governor's university research initiative fund to support the commercialization of property derived from research at or through public institutions of higher education.
HB3267 Lozano Relating to participation in and contributions to the optional retirement program for certain employees of institutions of higher education.
HB3766 Lozano Relating to tuition and fee exemptions at public institutions of higher education for legacy students who are eligible for tuition and fee exemptions under the Hazlewood Legacy Program.
HB3818 Howard Relating to a sexual assault policy at public and private institutions of higher education.
HB3837 Blanco Relating to an appropriation of money from the economic stabilization fund to the permanent fund supporting military and veterans exemptions to fund tuition and fee exemptions for children of veterans.
HB3866 Wilson Relating to the protection of expressive activities at public institutions of higher education.
HB3914 Anchia Relating to creditable service in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
HB3916 Fallon Relating to the ineligibility of educators or certain other school personnel for benefits from certain public retirement systems because of a conviction for an offense the victim of which is a student.
HB4035 Flynn Relating to eligibility and contributions for coverage under the state employee group benefits program and health benefit plans offered by certain university systems.
HB4075 Flynn Relating to contributions to, benefits from, membership in, and the administration of systems and programs administered by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
HB4078 Flynn Relating to contributions to, benefits from, late fees imposed by, and the administration of systems and programs administered by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
HB4089 Miller | et al. Relating to tuition and fee exemptions at public institutions of higher education for certain military personnel and their dependents.
HB4190 Hinojosa,Gina Relating to membership in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
HB4229 Arévalo Relating to the state contribution to the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
HB4234 Arévalo Relating to a cost-of-living adjustment applicable to certain benefits paid by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
HB4237 Moody Relating to mental health first aid training for university employees.
HJR 54 Elkins Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of certain property owned by or leased to or by a university research technology corporation.
 
 

 

  Bill       Author           Caption  
  Senate        
  SB 6 Kolkhorst | et al.   Relating to regulations and policies for entering or using a bathroom or changing facility; authorizing a civil penalty; increasing criminal penalties.  
  SB 18 Seliger   Relating to eliminating provisions requiring public institutions of higher education to set aside portions of designated tuition for student financial assistance.  
  SB 19 Seliger   Relating to temporary limitations on the amount of tuition and fees charged by certain public institutions of higher education.  
  SB 32 Zaffirini   Relating to the establishment and operation of the Texas B-On-time student loan program.  
  SB 33 Zaffirini   Relating to eligibility for a TEXAS Grant and to administration of the TEXAS grant program.  
  SB 34 Zaffirini   Relating to outcomes-based funding for general academic teaching institutions.  
  SB 48 Zaffirini   Relating to exempting books purchased, used, or consumed by certain university and college students from the sales and use tax for limited periods.  
  SB 49 Zaffirini   Relating to the appointment by certain elected officials of students to receive a Texas Armed Services Scholarship.  
  SB 141 Taylor, Van   Relating to eligibility for a TEXAS grant.  
  SB 217 Menéndez   Relating to a supplemental payment for retirees of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas and the unfunded actuarial liabilities allowed under that system.  
  SB 218 Menéndez   Relating to a cost-of-living adjustment applicable to certain benefits paid by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.  
  SB 219 Menéndez   Relating to the state contribution to the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.  
  SB 249 Schwertner   Relating to the submission of an affordability and access report by public institutions of higher education.  
  SB 250 Schwertner   Relating to limitations on increases in fees and designated tuition charged by certain public institutions of higher education.  
  SB 331 West   Relating to the temporary approval of a private or independent college or university to continue to participate in the tuition equalization grant program.  
  SB 349 Creighton   Relating to the prosecution of the offense of possessing a weapon in certain prohibited places associated with schools or postsecondary educational institutions.  
  SB 352 Watson   Relating to authorization by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for certain public junior colleges to offer baccalaureate degree programs.  
  SB 367 Garcia   Relating to authorization by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for certain public junior colleges to offer baccalaureate degree programs.  
  SB 383 Burton   Relating to eligibility for certain higher education grant programs.  
  SB 439 Rodriguez   Relating to the appointment by certain elected officials of students to receive a Texas Armed Services Scholarship.  
  SB 442 Rodriguez   Relating to a limitation on the amount of tuition charged by public institutions of higher education.  
  SB 516 Kolkhorst   Relating to a study and report concerning faculty productivity at general academic teaching institutions.  
  SB 537 Hinojosa   Relating to requiring the disclosure of special course fees at public institutions of higher education.  
  SB 543 Seliger   Relating to performance-based tuition limitations for certain public institutions of higher education and a temporary tuition limitation for those institutions.  
  SB 576 Huffman   Relating to a reporting requirement for certain incidents of sexual harassment, sexual assault, family violence, or stalking at public institutions of higher education; creating a criminal offense.  
  SB 598 Bettencourt   Relating to authorization by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for certain public junior colleges to offer baccalaureate degree programs.  
  SB 644 Watson   Relating to authorization by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for certain public junior colleges to offer baccalaureate degree programs.  
  SB 645 Watson   Relating to authorization by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for certain public junior colleges to offer baccalaureate degree programs  
  SB 652 Taylor, Van   Relating to the eligibility for service retirement annuities from the Employees Retirement System of Texas or the Teacher Retirement System of Texas of certain employees convicted of certain offenses.  
  SB 765 Huffines   Relating to providing the financial cost incurred by the Texas Education Agency as a result of providing educational services to persons who are not lawfully present in the United States.  
  SB 802 Seliger   Relating to the instructional material list and supplemental instructional materials adopted by the State Board of Education.  
  SB 803 Seliger   Relating to a study on the feasibility of requiring certain researchers to make research papers available to the public.  
  SB 828 Seliger   Relating to certain academic programs and projects undertaken by public institutions of higher education at an off-campus academic or research site or a similar location.  
  SB 834 Hughes   Relating to state funding for baccalaureate degree programs offered at certain public junior colleges.  
  SB 837 Seliger   Relating to requirements for student elections to authorize or increase certain fees at public institutions of higher education.  
  SB 885 Seliger   Relating to eligibility for a TEXAS grant and to administration of the TEXAS grant program.  
  SB 886 Seliger   Relating to the Texas Educational Opportunity Grant program  
  SB 909 Hughes   Relating to the elimination of certain formula funding and dropped course restrictions for students enrolled in accelerated, affordable baccalaureate programs at public institutions of higher educatio  
  SB 936 Huffman   Relating to the creation of a joint interim committee to undertake a study of the public retirement systems of this state.  
  SB 950 Seliger   Relating to tuition and fee exemptions or waivers at public institutions of higher education.  
  SB 968 Watson   Relating to requiring certain public and private institutions of higher education to provide students and employees an option to electronically report certain offenses to the institution.  
  SB 970 Watson   Relating to a sexual assault policy at public and private institutions of higher education.  
  SB1925 Lucio   Relating to authorization by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for certain public junior colleges to offer baccalaureate degree programs.  
  SB1926 Lucio   Relating to authorization by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for certain public junior colleges to offer baccalaureate degree programs.  
  SB1934 Garcia   Relating to requiring the Teacher Retirement System of Texas to notify employees of an open-enrollment charter school of the revocation, nonrenewal, expiration, or surrender of a charter.  
  SB1954 Hughes   Relating to participation in and contributions to the optional retirement program for certain employees of institutions of higher education.  
  SB2122 West   Relating to authorization by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to develop and implement transfer policy for lower division courses among Texas public institutions of higher education.  
  SJR 24 Taylor, Van   Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for certain excess revenue to be dedicated toward contributions to state retirement systems, the health benefit plan for retired education employees and their dependents, the Texas tomorrow fund, the permanent school fund, and the permanent university fund.