HBA-CCH, LJP H.B. 571 77(R) BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisH.B. 571 By: Green Public Education 3/12/2001 Introduced BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Concurrent enrollment is a method that allows high school students to take courses at a junior college that simultaneously earns them high school and junior college course credit. Many students of public high schools have benefited from concurrent enrollment, but students of private high schools have not been afforded the same opportunity. House Bill 571 permits for agreements between private school systems and public junior colleges to grant concurrent enrollment for students of private high schools. RULEMAKING AUTHORITY It is the opinion of the Office of House Bill Analysis that this bill does not expressly delegate any additional rulemaking authority to a state officer, department, agency, or institution. ANALYSIS House Bill 571 amends the Education Code to permit a private high school to enter into a concurrent enrollment agreement to allow a private high school student to enroll in a public junior college course. EFFECTIVE DATE On passage, or if the Act does not receive the necessary vote, the Act takes effect September 1, 2001.