HB 2000

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

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Negative
  • Neutral


Chris Turner
Four Price
John Zerwas


Rafael Anchia
Michelle Beckley
Diego Bernal
Cesar Blanco
John H Bucy III
Dustin Burrows
Angie Chen Button
Gina Calanni
Giovanni Capriglione
Travis Clardy
Nicole Collier
Philip Cortez
Sarah Davis
Alex Dominguez
Harold Dutton Jr.
John Frullo
Charlie Geren
Barbara Gervin-Hawkins
Mary Gonzalez
Ana Hernandez
Gina Hinojosa
Donna Howard
Todd Hunter
Celia Israel
Eric Johnson
Jarvis Johnson
Julie Johnson
Kyle Kacal
Ken King
Stan Lambert
Brooks Landgraf
Jeff Leach
Oscar Longoria
J.M. Lozano
Eddie Lucio III
Armando Martinez
Ina Minjarez
Joe Moody
Christina Morales
Geanie Morrison
Sergio Munoz Jr.
Poncho Nevarez
Evelina Ortega
Leo Pacheco
Tan Parker
Mary Ann Perez
Dade Phelan
Ana-Maria Ramos
John Raney
Ron Reynolds
Jon E. Rosenthal
J.D. Sheffield
John Smithee
Lynn Stucky
James Talarico
John Turner
Armando Walle
Gene Wu
Erin Zwiener

Bill Caption

Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund capital projects at public institutions of higher education.

Fiscal Notes

Estimated Two-year Net Impact to General Revenue Related Funds for HB 2000, Committee Report 1st House, Substituted: a negative impact of ($660,100,240) through the biennium ending August 31, 2021.

The bill would make no appropriation but could provide the legal basis for an appropriation of funds to implement the provisions of the bill.

Bill Analysis

HB 2000 would authorize the issuance of an additional $3.8 billion in tuition-revenue bonds to various public universities in Texas for capital construction projects. The construction projects would include building improvements for certain universities around the state. As the fiscal note mentions, this would cost the state $660 million in debt service payments.

Vote Recommendation Notes

This legislation grows the size and scope of government at great cost to taxpayers. For this reason we oppose HB 2000.

Organizations Supporting

City of San Antonio