HB 1843

83(R) - 2013
Higher Education

Vote Recommendation

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Dan Branch

Bill Caption

Relating to limitations on the automatic admission of undergraduate students to general academic teaching institutions.

Fiscal Notes

No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated. No fiscal implication to units of local government is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

Summary: HB 1843 would extend the statutory provision for The University of Texas at Austin to limit automatic admission for the top 10% of students in their class for up to 75% of enrollment capacity. Furthermore, the legislation would no longer allow a university to consider automatic acceptance based on race or ethnicity.

Analysis: HB 1843 would minimize an underlying entitlement of automatic admission to a university based on academic ranking, race, or ethnicity and make the admission process more equitable for all students. We support HB 1843.