SB 34

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

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Judith Zaffirini

Bill Caption

Relating to the maximum number of semester credit hours allowed for and funding sources used to supplement a TEXAS grant.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

SB 34 would limit eligibility for the TEXAS grant program by reducing the number of semester credit hours which may be earned under the program from 150 to 135. The bill would also remove work-study programs as a potential matching fund to make up the difference between grant money from the TEXAS grant program and tuition the student is paying. In practical terms this means more students could participate in the grant program without increasing the overall cost of the program

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action remains neutral on SB 34 because it does not affect our liberty principles.

Organizations Opposed

Center for Public Policy Priorities