Senator Bob Deuell
Texas Senate, District 2
P.O. Box 12068 Capitol Station, Austin, Texas 78711

DATE: March 6, 2003
CONTACT: Don T. Forse, Jr.
(512) 463-0102

Deuell Files Scholarship Enhancement Bill

(Austin) - On Tuesday, State Senator Bob Deuell (R-Greenville) filed legislation that will supplement scholarship programs to universities in the Texas A&M University System. The bill, Senate Bill 874, uses the money collected from Texas State Rifle Association license plates to be used for scholarship programs at A&M system schools, including Texas A&M University at Commerce.

Deuell said he is happy to facilitate a program that will see more money being put back into scholarship programs.

"I'm proud to file this bill in support of students and higher education," Deuell said. "I will be very happy to see some of this money being used by students at A&M Commerce."

The bill allows the Department of Transportation to collect eight dollars of the annual fee for each set of TSRA license plates issued, with the remained of the fee being appropriated only to Texas A&M University system to supplement existing and future scholarship programs supported by TSRA.

The money will also be used to provide grants to 4-H Club shooting sports programs to promote safety education.