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This bill would negatively impact the principle of limited government, therefore we oppose this legislation. It is ill-advised for government to be raising fees when the cost of tuition and fees is such a substantial burden on students already.
For a more detailed analysis on the long term impact to the total cost of education that such fee increases can create, see our analysis of HB 671 which provided for new student fees at Stephen F. Austin State University.
The second chamber sponsor is Senator Kolkhorst.