Senate Subcommittee on Capital Funding for Higher Education

Committee Information
Chair Members:
Clerk: Amy Jeter
Tel: (512) 463-0370
Sam Houston Bldg.
Room 315
Schedule, Minutes, Witness List and Bills Referred to Committee Schedule, Minutes, Witness List and Bills Referred to Committee
79th Session Third Called Session

79th Session Interim Hearings


Interim Charges

  1. Study capital funding for institutions of higher education, including tuition revenue bonds (looking at construction, renovation, and technology projects), PUF, and HEAF funding issues. Review the state's current process of authorizing tuition revenue bonds. Make recommendations to streamline and objectify the process to ensure the authorizations of tuition revenue bonds meet the state's goals for higher education.


The Committee shall submit copies of its final report no later than December 1, 2006. The printing of reports should be coordinated through the Secretary of the Senate. Copies of the final report should be sent to the Lieutenant Governor (5 copies), Secretary of the Senate, Senate Research, Legislative Budget Board, Legislative Council, and Legislative Reference Library.

The final report should include recommended statutory or agency rulemaking changes, if applicable. Such recommendations must be approved by a majority of the voting members of the Committee. Recommendations should also include state and local fiscal cost estimates, where feasible. The Legislative Budget Board is available to assist in this regard.

The following reports are available for download:

Budget and Staff

Travel costs shall be paid from the operating budgets of Senate members. All other costs shall be borne be the Senate Subcommittee on Capital Funding for Higher Educationís interim budget, as approved by the Senate Administration Committee.

The Subcommittee should also seek the assistance of legislative and executive branch agencies where appropriate.

Interim Appointments

Pursuant to Section 301.041, Government Code, it may be necessary to change the membership of a committee if a member is not returning to the Legislature in 2007. This will ensure that the work of interim committees is carried forward into the 80th Legislative Session.