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No significant fiscal implication to the State.
School districts that currently pay the tuition and fees for students to
attend dual credit courses would see increases in their costs if they
selected to continue to pay for these costs. These costs could vary
widely depending on participation.
Districts that did not cover the cost of tuition and fees may see some administrative cost savings for students that attended additional dual credit courses that were taught by the college and not by district staff.
HB 2812 would repeal Section 130.008(f) of the Education Code; "Except as provided by this section, a student may not enroll in more than three courses under this section at a junior college if the junior college does not have a service area that includes the student's high school. A student enrolled at an early college high school may enroll in a greater number of courses to the extent approved by the commissioner of education."
No changes were made to this bill. The second chamber sponsor is Senator Van Taylor.
First chamber recommendation:
This bill would affirm the principle of limited government by removing regulation that prevents a high school student from enrolling in more than three courses at a junior college. For this reason, we support HB 2812.