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June 3, 2013
83rd Legislative Session Wrap-up
Bills that passed
Bills that did not pass
A brief look forward
Community College New Methodology for Funding Adopted
Core Operations Funding
$1 million per college each biennium
Student Success Points Funding
10% of state funding based on student outcomes
Contact Hour Funding
Remaining 90% of state funding based on contact hours
Student Success Points Budget Rider
Community Colleges in collaboration with the Higher Education Coordinating Board will make recommendations to the 84th Legislature for a college to “compete against itself” for future outcomes-based funding.
Mid-Biennium Reallocation Rider
The rider from the last Appropriations Act which required a reallocation of formula funds in the second year of the biennium was removed from SB 1.
State Funding for Community Colleges
Bills that Passed
SB 1812 by Duncan
Codification of 50/50 cost-share agreement on employee benefits.
SB 62 by Nelson
Changes to bacterial meningitis vaccination requirements: Lowers age to 22 / Online portal for community college students to access exemption form at Department of State Health Services.
SB 15 by Seliger
Makes significant changes to Education Code related to Board Governance including prohibiting a board member from voting on budget matters until “new member training” has been completed.
HB 2668 by Vo
Requires Boards of College Districts (enrollment that exceeds 20,000) to broadcast meetings and place written meeting materials on college Website.
SB 307 by Huffman
Moves Adult Basic Education from the Texas Education Agency to the Texas Workforce Commission.
SB 215 by Birdwell
Sunset bill for Higher Education Coordinating Board – includes changes that moves community college students out of Texas Grants program and into Texas Educational Opportunity Grant (TEOG) program.
Bills that did not Pass
HB 972 by Fletcher
Was never heard on the Senate Floor
Contained “Opt-Out” provision for institutions on an annual basis
HB14/SB14 by Pitts/Williams
Would have made significant changes in the information required of an institution related to financial transparency and ballot language for bond elections.
Currently limited to Redistricting
Hearings taking place at the Capitol today
Bills on the floor next week
Other Items may be included on the “Call”
Concealed carry on campus
A Look Ahead
Public School Finance
Supreme Court ruling sometime next spring?
Economic Projections: Impact on State Revenues
Sales tax revenues continue to trend above levels from 2012
Economist concern over sustained growth
Price of oil over the next 2-3 years
Continued Growth in K-12 Enrollments
Affordable Care Act Implementation / Increasing Caseloads and Costs
Why Texas Needs a Success Center
Alignment of different innovation and success initiatives into a more coherent and comprehensive approach, including development data infrastructure and key measures of success;
Acceleration of learning across institutions so that adoption of proven or evidence-based initiatives can be accelerated and information costs reduced; and
Advocacy for policies that support the success agenda, in the legislature and in relevant state agencies.
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