12/05/2017 09:30 AM-04:30 PM
Where: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, 1200 E. Anderson Lane, Austin, TX - Lonestar Room
Purpose: Texas Education Code Section 51.406 directs the THECB to reevaluate its rules and policies to ensure the need for the data requests it imposes on institutions of higher education and to consult with the IHEs to identify any unnecessary data request(s) that are appropriate for removal from Board rules. The THECB will engage IHEs in a negotiated rulemaking process as described in Texas Government Code Section 2008 to reevaluate current data requests. This is in accordance with the provisions of TEC 61.0331.
Status: committee met December 5, 2017.
Texas Penal Code Section 46.035(c) states: "A license holder commits an offense if the license holder intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly carries a handgun under the authority of Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code, regardless of whether the handgun is concealed or carried in a shoulder or belt holster, in the room or rooms where a meeting of a governmental entity is held and if the meeting is an open meeting subject to Chapter 551, Government Code, and the entity provided notice as required by that chapter." Thus, no person can carry a handgun and enter the room or rooms where a meeting of the THECB is held if the meeting is an open meeting subject to Chapter 551, Government Code.
Please Note that this governmental meeting is, in the opinion of counsel representing THECB, an open meeting subject to Chapter 551, Government Code and THECB is providing notice of this meeting as required by Chapter 551. In addition, please note that the written communication required by Texas Penal Code Sections 30.06 and 30.07, prohibiting both concealed and open carry of handguns by Government Code Chapter 411 licensees, will be posted at the entrances to this governmental meeting.