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The Alamo Colleges District supports students by meeting with state and federal legislators to pass important education bills. 

86th Legislative Session

Summary of Bills Enrolled

 

Categories

Appropriations Cosmetology Cyber Security
 
Dual Credit DPS Financial Aid / Grants / Loans
 
Funding Human Resources Legal
 
Property Tax State Mandate Students
 
Text Books Transcripts Transfer
 
Tuition & Fees Veterans Workforce

 

Appropriations

HB 1               Author: Zerwas Sponsor: Nelson

Last Action 05/27/2019 E Sent to the Comptroller

General Appropriations Bill.

Cosmetology

HB 2698        Author: Goldman | et al. Sponsor: Zaffirini

Last Action 05/24/2019 E Sent to the Governor

Caption: Relating to the administration of the practical examination required for a barbering or cosmetology license.

 

HB 2847        Author: Goldman | et al. Sponsor: Hancock | et al.

Last Action 05/27/2019 H Signed in the House

Caption: Relating to the licensing and regulation of certain occupations, activities, and agreements; providing a civil penalty; authorizing fees; requiring an occupational registration and an occupational license.

Cyber Security

HB 3834        Author: Capriglione Sponsor: Paxton

Last Action 05/27/2019 H Signed in the House

Caption: Relating to the requirement that certain state and local government employees and state contractors complete a cybersecurity training program certified by the Department of Information Resources.

Dual Credit

HB 3650        Author: Turner, Chris | et al. Sponsor: Creighton

Last Action 05/26/2019 E Sent to the Governor

Caption: Relating to an agreement between a school district and public institution of higher education to provide a dual credit program to high school students enrolled in the district.

 

SB 1276        Author: Powell Sponsor: Frullo

Last Action 05/17/2019 E Sent to the Governor

Caption: Relating to an agreement between a school district and public institution of higher education to provide a dual credit program to high school students enrolled in the district.

DPS

SB 586          Author: Watson | et al. Sponsor: Neave

Last Action 05/22/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19

Caption: Relating to the training of peace officers for family violence and sexual assault assignments.

 

SB 1827        Author: Menéndez Sponsor: Lambert

Last Action 05/25/2019 E Sent to the Governor

Caption: Relating to the possession and emergency administration of an epinephrine auto-injector by law enforcement agencies and peace officers.

Financial Aid/Grants/Loans

HB 1401        Author: Howard | et al. Sponsor: Hinojosa | et al.

Last Action 05/28/2019 E Sent to the Governor

Caption: Relating to the use of money from the permanent fund for health-related programs to provide grants to nursing education programs.

 

HB 2140        Author: Neave | et al. Sponsor: Powell | et al.

Last Action 05/26/2019 E Sent to the Governor

Caption: Relating to creating an electronic application system for state student financial assistance.

Funding

HB 700          Author: Guillen | et al. Sponsor: Powell | et al.

Last Action 05/27/2019 H Signed in the House

Caption: Relating to the use of the skills development fund by certain entities and a study and report regarding the effectiveness of that fund.

 

HB 1949        Author: Guillen Sponsor: West | et al.

Last Action 05/26/2019 H Signed in the House

Caption: Relating to the criteria for awarding adult education and literacy program performance incentive funds.

HR

HB 2240        Author: Murphy | et al. Sponsor: Hinojosa

Last Action 05/17/2019 E Sent to the Governor

Caption: Relating to the payment of wages by an employer through a payroll card account.

 

HB 2486        Author: Goldman | et al. Sponsor: Schwertner | et al.

Last Action 05/26/2019 H Signed in the House

Caption: Relating to certain required disclosures and prohibited practices of certain employee benefit plans and health insurance policies that provide benefits for dental care services.

 

SB 1582       Author: Lucio Sponsor: Wray | et al.

Last Action 05/25/2019 E Sent to the Governor

Caption: Relating to benefits for peace officers relating to certain

diseases or illnesses.

Legal

HB 1735        Author: Howard | et al. Sponsor: Watson

Last Action 05/27/2019 H Signed in the House

Caption: Relating to sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking at public and private postsecondary educational institutions; providing an administrative penalty.

 

HB 1999        Author: Leach | et al. Sponsor: Creighton

Last Action 05/26/2019 H Signed in the House

Caption: Relating to certain construction liability claims concerning public buildings and public works.

 

SB 18            Author: Huffman | et al. Sponsor: Geren | et al.

Last Action 05/26/2019 E Sent to the Governor

Caption: Relating to the protection of expressive activities at public institutions of higher education.

 

SB 212          Author: Huffman | et al. Sponsor: Morrison | et al.

Last Action 05/25/2019 E Sent to the Governor

Caption: Relating to a reporting requirement incident 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.

 

SB 943          Author: Watson | et al. Sponsor: Capriglione | et al.

Last Action 05/25/2019 E Sent to the Governor

Caption: Relating to the disclosure of certain contracting information under the public information law.

 

SB 944          Author: Watson | et al. Sponsor: Capriglione

Last Action 05/27/2019 H Signed in the House

Caption: Relating to the public information law.

 

SB 988          Author: Watson Sponsor: Capriglione

Last Action 05/25/2019 E Sent to the Governor

Caption: Relating to the assessment of litigation costs and attorney's fees in certain actions under the public information law.

Property Tax

HB 492         Author: Shine | et al. Sponsor: Taylor | et al.

Last Action 05/27/2019 H Signed in the House

Caption: Relating to a temporary exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion of the appraised value of certain property damaged by a disaster.

 

SB 2               Author: Bettencourt | et al. Sponsor: Burrows | et al.

Last Action 05/27/2019 H Signed in the House

Caption: Relating to ad valorem taxation; authorizing fees.

State Mandate

HB 277         Author: Oliverson | et al. Sponsor: Creighton

Last Action 05/24/2019 E Sent to the Governor

Caption: Relating to a requirement that online admission application forms for public institutions of higher education include a link to certain comparative gainful employment data.

 

HB 476          Author: Howard Sponsor: Menéndez

Last Action 05/16/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19

Caption: Relating to certain duties of public institutions of higher education and the Department of State Health Services regarding policies on the use of epinephrine auto-injectors by public institutions of higher education.

 

HB 1702       Author: Howard | et al. Sponsor: Hancock | et al.

Last Action 05/17/2019 E Sent to the Governor

Caption: Relating to services provided for students at public institutions of higher education who are or were in foster care.

 

HB 3435       Author: Bowers Sponsor: Johnson

Last Action 05/26/2019 E Sent to the Governor

Caption: Relating to establishing and celebrating Texas Girls in STEM Day.

 

SB 976           Author: Hughes | et al. Sponsor: Martinez

Last Action 05/25/2019 E Sent to the Governor

Caption: Relating to the notification of a peace officer through an indication associated with vehicle registration that a person has a health condition or disability that may impede effective communication.

  

SB 1017       Author: Powell | et al. Sponsor: Guerra | et al.

Last Action 05/26/2019 E Sent to the Governor

Caption: Relating to the creation of the advisory council on postsecondary education for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

Students

HB 1891       Author: Stucky Sponsor: Powell

 

Last Action 05/24/2019 E Sent to the Governor

 

Caption: Relating to an exemption from the assessment requirements of the Texas Success Initiative for students who achieve a certain score on a high school equivalency examination.

 

 

HB 3808        Author: Walle Sponsor: Powell | et al.

 

Last Action 05/27/2019 H Signed in the House

 

Caption: Relating to measures to facilitate the timely graduation of and attainment of marketable skills by students in public higher education.

 

 

SB 1324        Author: Taylor | et al. Sponsor: Turner, Chris

 

Last Action 05/21/2019 E Sent to the Governor

 

Caption: Relating to the filing of a degree plan by students at public institutions of higher education.

 

 Text Books
HB 3652       Author: Turner, Chris | et al. Sponsor: Creighton | et al.

Last Action 05/26/2019 E Sent to the Governor

Caption: Relating to the creation of a state repository for open educational resources by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Transcripts

HB 449         Author: Turner, Chris | et al. Sponsor: Watson | et al.

Last Action 05/24/2019 E Sent to the Governor

Caption: Relating to a requirement that a public or private institution of higher education include a notation on a student's transcript under certain circumstances.

 Transfer
SB 25             Author: West | et al. Sponsor: Turner, Chris | et al.

Last Action 05/25/2019 E Sent to the Governor

Caption: Relating to measures to facilitate the transfer, academic progress, and timely graduation of students in public higher education.

 

SB 502          Author: Seliger | et al. Sponsor: Howard

Last Action 05/25/2019 E Sent to the Governor

Caption: Relating to requiring certain institutions of higher education to issue reports on the transferability of credit.

Tuition & Fees

HB 766          Author: Huberty | et al. Sponsor: Watson | et al.

Last Action 05/27/2019 H Signed in the House

Caption: Relating to exemptions for disabled peace officers and fire fighters from payment of tuition and fees at public institutions of higher education.

Veterans

HB 3601       Author: Bell, Cecil | et al. Sponsor: Menéndez | et al.

Last Action 05/24/2019 E Sent to the Governor

Caption: Relating to the recognition by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board of competency-based education degree plans for members of the Texas military forces.

Workforce

 

HB 2784       Author: Phelan | et al. Sponsor: Alvarado | et al.

 

Last Action 05/26/2019 H Signed in the House

 

Caption: Relating to the creation of the Texas Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs Grant Program.

 

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