Bill

HB 2140

86(R) - 2019
House Higher Education
Senate Higher Education
House Higher Education
Senate Higher Education

Contact the Author

Victoria Neave

Phone:

512-463-0244

Capitol Office:

E2.208

Email:

Vote Recommendation

Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral

Author(s)

Victoria Neave
Angie Chen Button

Sponsor(s)

Beverly Powell

Bill Caption

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

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

HB 2140 would require the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to allow people to apply for a TAFSA or similar state student financial aid on the board's website. The board would be required to create a temporary advisory committee to help develop the application and website as well as make recommendations to the board. The board would also be required to maintain an online database of institutions of higher education where state student financial aid can be applied. Any personal information submitted to the application and website would be confidential. 

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action remains neutral on HB 2140 because it does not promote or violate any of our principles. 

Contact the Author

Victoria Neave

Phone:

512-463-0244

Capitol Office:

E2.208

Email: