SB 709

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

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Royce West
Kel Seliger


John Frullo


Charles Anderson
Cesar Blanco
Travis Clardy
Drew Darby
Dan Flynn
Stan Lambert
Oscar Longoria
J.M. Lozano
Christina Morales
Geanie Morrison
Dade Phelan
Four Price
John Smithee
Phil Stephenson
John Wray

Bill Caption

Relating to the allocation and use of the annual constitutional appropriation to certain agencies and institutions of higher education.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

SB 709 would reallocate funding for several public universities across the state and would allow for continued appropriation for every following fiscal year. Per the Texas Constitution, the legislature is required to review the allocation formula for the distribution of funds to eligible institutions every fifth year of each 10-year allocation cycle. This reallocation is a product of that review based on Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board recommendations.

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action remains neutral on SB 709 because it does not affect our liberty principles.