HB 2921

84(R) - 2015
House Higher Education
House Higher Education

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
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  • Negative
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Dennis Paul

Bill Caption

Relating to authorizing a recreation and wellness facility fee at the University of Houston-Clear Lake.

Fiscal Notes

There is no significant fiscal implication to the State or local government.

Bill Analysis

HB 2921 would amend the Education Code to authorize a recreation and wellness fee at the University of Houston - Clear Lake. The bill would cap the fee amount at $150 per student for each regular semester, $75 per student for each summer session of eight weeks or longer, and $50 per student for each term of the summer session of less than eight weeks.

Vote Recommendation Notes

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 of how increased fees add up to substantially increase the overall cost of higher education, see our analysis of HB 671 which authorized a new fee at Stephen F. Austin State University.

The second chamber sponsor is Senator Larry Taylor.