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Negotiated Rulemaking Committee on Tuition Revenue Bond (TRB) Debt Service Allocation

When: 09/30/2015 09:30 AM-12:00 PM
Where: Board Room, 1200 East Anderson Lane, Austin NOTE: Committee members will be participating via audio conference. Those wishing to listen to the audio conference may do so in the Board Room at the THECB offices.

Purpose: House Bill 1, 84th Texas Legislature, specifically Article III Special Provisions Section 64, requires the THECB to present an allocation plan for the appropriations made for debt service on the authorized tuition revenue bonds (TRB) to the Legislative Budget Board by January 1, 2016. The THECB will engage in a negotiated rulemaking process as described in Chapter 2008 of the Texas Government Code to develop the allocation plan. This is in accordance with the provisions of Texas Education Code 61.0331.

Status: Allocation plan approved at October 22, 2015 Board Meeting; committee disbanded.

Background Materials
Committee Members 

Allocation Plan (draft with NRMC consensus)
Allocation Plan (approved by Board)

Report of the Committee

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.

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