04/20/2016 09:30 AM-04:30 PM
Where: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, 1200 E. Anderson Lane, Austin, TX - Lonestar Room
Purpose: House Bill 1, Article IX Section 18.38, 84th Texas Legislature, provides contingent on enactment of House Bill 700, or similar legislation relating to the elimination of the tuition set aside under Texas Education Code Section 56.465, institutions of higher education are appropriated $65m in unexpended balances as of August 31, 2015, in General Revenue-Dedicated Texas BOT Account 5103. The THECB will engage in a negotiated rulemaking process as described in Chapter 2008 of the Texas Government Code to develop an allocation methodology for distributing these funds. This is in accordance with the provisions of Texas Education Code 61.0331.
Status: Allocation methodology adopted at July 21, 2016 Board meeting; committee disbanded.
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.