SB 44

84(R) - 2015
Senate State Affairs
Senate State Affairs
State Affairs

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Judith Zaffirini

Bill Caption

Relating to matching private grants given to enhance additional research activities at institutions of higher education.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

No fiscal implication to local governments is anticipated.  

Bill Analysis

SB 44 would amend Education Code to clarify that private gifts made to an institution of higher education to support undergraduate research activities are eligible for matching grants under the Texas Research Incentive Program (TRIP). The bill also expressly adds undergraduate financial aid to the list of items ineligible for matching funds.

Vote Recommendation Notes

This bill does not negatively or positively impact or involve the liberty principles, therefore we are neutral on this legislation.