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HB 51, 81st Regular Session
Relating to measures to enhance and maintain the quality of state universities, including funding and incentives to support emerging public research universities, to the abolition of the higher education fund, to the institutional groupings under the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board's accountability system, to the independent status of Lamar Institute of Technology, to research conducted by public universities and other state entities, and to the authorization of revenue bonds for certain institutions of higher education.

Last action: See remarks for effective date

Author: Dan Branch
Joint Author: Brian McCall | Garnet Coleman | Ruth McClendon | Jerry Madden
Coauthor: Alma Allen | Roberto Alonzo | Carol Alvarado | Rafael Anchia | Jimmie Aycock | Leo Berman | Dwayne Bohac | Valinda Bolton | Dennis Bonnen | Fred Brown | Angie Button | Bill Callegari | Joaquin Castro | Ellen Cohen | Byron Cook | Joe Crabb | Brandon Creighton | Myra Crownover | Drew Darby | John Davis | Joe Driver | Dawnna Dukes | Harold V. Dutton, Jr. | Al Edwards | Craig Eiland | Rob Eissler | Gary Elkins | Kirk England | Joe Farias | Jessica Farrar | Allen Fletcher | Kino Flores | Dan Flynn | Stephen Frost | Helen Giddings | Veronica Gonzales | Ryan Guillen | Kelly Hancock | Rick Hardcastle | Patricia Harless | Linda Harper-Brown | Will Hartnett | Joe Heflin | Ana Hernandez | Harvey Hilderbran | Mark Homer | Chuck Hopson | Charlie Howard | Todd Hunter | Carl Isett | Jim Jackson | Delwin Jones | Jim Keffer | Carol Kent | Tim Kleinschmidt | Edmund Kuempel | Jodie Laubenberg | Ken Legler | David Leibowitz | Tryon Lewis | Barbara Mallory Caraway | Armando Martinez | Robert Miklos | Doug Miller | Tan Parker | Diane Patrick | Joseph Pickett | Paula Pierson | Jim Pitts | Chente Quintanilla | Debbie Riddle | Patrick Rose | Mark Shelton | Wayne Smith | Burt Solomons | Mark Strama | Larry Taylor | Kristi Thibaut | Chris Turner | Sylvester Turner | Marc Veasey | Mike Villarreal | Hubert Vo | Randy Weber | Beverly Woolley | John Zerwas
Sponsor: Judith Zaffirini
CoSponsor: Mike Jackson

Remarks: This Act takes effect September 1, 2009, but only if a specific appropriation for the implementation of the Act is provided in a general appropriations act of the 81st Legislature. Sections 10 and 11 take effect immediately, and Sections 14 and 16 take effect only if HJR 14 is approved by the voters.

Session Law Chapter:
Acts 2009, 81st R.S.,ch. 287, General and Special Laws of Texas

Enabling legislation for: HJR 139 HJR 14

Bill Analyses:
Committee Report (House Research Organization)
Engrossed (Senate Research Center)
Committee Report (Senate Research Center)

Conference Committee:

Conference Committee Report 
House Members: (appointed 05/29/2009) Dan Branch (Chair) | Ellen Cohen | Craig Eiland | Jerry Madden | Brian McCall |

Senate Members: (appointed 05/30/2009) Judith Zaffirini (Chair) | Robert Duncan | Leticia Van de Putte | Kirk Watson | Tommy Williams |

Subjects:
Education--Higher--Finance
Education--Higher--Institutions & Programs
HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD, TEXAS
State Finances--Management & Control

House Committee: Higher Education (Dan Branch, Roberto Alonzo, Leo Berman, Joaquin Castro, Ellen Cohen, Donna Howard, Brian McCall, Diane Patrick, Patrick Rose, Van Taylor)
Senate Committee: Higher Education (Judith Zaffirini, Kip Averitt, Brian Birdwell, Robert Duncan, Chris Harris, Joan Huffman, Dan Patrick, Kirk Watson, Royce West)

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