HB 2937

85(R) - 2017
House Higher Education
Senate Education
House Higher Education
Senate Education

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Terry Canales


Bobby Guerra
Oscar Longoria
J.M. Lozano
Eddie Lucio III


Eddie Lucio Jr.

Bill Caption

Relating to the establishment of a pilot program under which a licensed hospital may offer dual credit courses to public high school students.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated. 

Bill Analysis

HBl 2937 would institute a dual credit medical pilot program. High school students would be able to work in a hospital for college credit for the purposes of learning to work in the medical field. Students participating in the medical dual credit program could not be charged for tuition, fees, or required textbooks or other instructional materials; school districts would be required to cover these costs to the extent that they were not waived by the hospital offering the program.

Vote Recommendation Notes

Like other bills, providing greater access to career options for students in high school and preparing them for what lies ahead in a career or further higher education goals is an improvement of our educational system. However, such a program is not without faults. In particular, providing such courses free of cost seems like a door left open for the state to subsidize the program given the specialized nature of medical classes. So for these reasons, we will remain neutral on HB 2937.