HB 739

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

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Sam Harless
Terry Canales
Ryan Guillen
J.M. Lozano
Richard Raymond


Jose Menendez

Bill Caption

Relating to tuition and fees for certain military spouses and dependents.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

HB 739 would require a public institution of higher education to permit a spouse of a member of the U.S. armed forces who is stationed outside of Texas to pay the tuition, fees, and other charges provided for Texas residents if the spouse graduated from a public or private high school in Texas or received the equivalent high school diploma in Texas, and and maintained a domicile in Texas continuously for at least one year before the member was assigned to duty outside the state. 

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action remains neutral on HB 739 because it does not affect our liberty principles.

Organizations Supporting

Republican Party of Texas
Texas Coalition of Veterans Organizations