HB 2765

83(R) - 2013
Higher Education

Vote Recommendation

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Dan Branch

Bill Caption

Relating to the creation of the Texas competitive knowledge fund to support excellence at qualifying institutions of higher education.

Fiscal Notes

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

Bill Analysis

Summary: HB 2765 would codify the fund dedicated to supporting research universities and emerging research universities by creating the Texas Competitive Knowledge Fund that replaces the Research University Development Fund and will receive appropriated funding from the Competitive Knowledge Fund strategy. The legislation would specify eligibility and distribution requirements.

Analysis: HB 2765 would provide transparency on how funding is appropriated to research institutions and provide equity on how the institutions receive funding. We support HB 2765.