HB 382

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

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Negative
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Terry Canales

Bill Caption

Relating to public junior college district branch campuses, including a requirement that the South Texas Community College District establish an extension facility in a certain location.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State.

Based on information provided by South Texas College, implementing the provisions of the bill would be a significant cost to the institution. Establishing and operating a new extension facility would require costs associated with land acquisition, design of a new facility, construction of the facility and infrastructure, technology, and ongoing instructional, academic support, and operating costs. The institution is unable to determine the exact cost of the extension facility without further study. Any additional costs associated with implementing the provisions of the bill would be funded with institutional funds.

Bill Analysis

HB 382 would amend code to require that the South Texas Community College establish and operate an extension within the corporate limits of the municipality of Edcouch or Elsa.

Vote Recommendation Notes

This bill abridges the principle of limited government by creating an unfunded mandate to this community college. For this reason, we oppose HB 382.

The Senate sponsor is Senator Lucio.