HB 103

86(R) - 2019
House Higher Education
House Higher Education

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Armando Martinez
Ryan Guillen

Bill Caption

Relating to the establishment of a public law school in the Rio Grande Valley.

Fiscal Notes

Estimated Two-year Net Impact to General Revenue Related Funds for HB103, As Introduced: an impact of $0 through the biennium ending August 31, 2021.

There will be substantial costs related to the establishment of the law school beginning in fiscal year 2026, when state funding becomes available.

Bill Analysis

HB 103 would allow a university system to create a law school in either Hidalgo or Cameron County. The bill authorizes the Higher Education Coordinating Board to make a decision as to which system based on need, possible student demand, and available resources. In addition, it would prohibit a state appropriation from going to the law school before the biennium that is beginning September 2025. 

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action remains neutral on HB 103 because it does not violate any of our principles. Administration of the public university system is within the legitimate domain of legislative authority.