HB 505

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

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Neutral
  • Positive


Eddie Rodriguez


Wayne Smith
Paul Workman

Bill Caption

Relating to a prohibition of limitations on the number of dual credit courses or hours in which a public high school student may enroll.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State.

Local Government Impact:

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.


Bill Analysis

HB 505 would prohibit any limitation on duel credit hours or dual credit courses that a high school student could enroll in each semester or year.

Vote Recommendation Notes

5/9/15: Amendments adopted on the House floor do not change our support for this bill. Senate sponsor is Senator Estes. 

Original analysis below:

We would like to highlight this bill for prohibiting limitation on dual credit courses. This legislation would be beneficial by not holding back exemplary students and also by upholding education standards, promoting the personal responsibility and individual liberty of students by allowing them to better themselves and their future careers.

This bill would affirm the principles of personal responsibility and individual liberty, therefore we support HB 505.