Bill

HB 199

87(R) - 2021
House Higher Education
House Higher Education
Education
Higher Education

Contact the Author

Evelina Ortega

Phone:

512-463-0638

Capitol Office:

E2.210

Email:

Vote Recommendation

No
  • Negative
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Negative
  • Neutral

Author(s)

Evelina Ortega
Art Fierro
Mary Gonzalez
Joe Moody
Claudia Ordaz perez

Bill Caption

Relating to the establishment of a public law school in El Paso County.

Fiscal Notes

Estimated Two-¬≠year Net Impact to General Revenue Related Funds for HB199, As Introduced: a negative impact of ($11,825,623) through the biennium ending August 31, 2023. 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 199 would allow the governing board of a university system to establish and operate, as a professional school of the system, a school of law in El Paso County as the governing board considers appropriate. 

Vote Recommendation Notes

While this bill is permissive, it will almost certainly lead to the establishment of a new public law school which would expand the size, scope, and cost of government. If there is market demand for a law school in El Paso County we prefer to let private sector actors meet that demand. For these reasons we oppose HB 199.

Contact the Author

Evelina Ortega

Phone:

512-463-0638

Capitol Office:

E2.210

Email: