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HB8   Signed by the Governor
This bill would cost taxpayers $278,070,076.00 over five years, according to the Legislative Budget Bureau.
Referred to House Higher Education Committee, chaired by a Republican
Referred to Senate Subcommittee on Higher Education Committee, chaired by a Republican
Caption: Relating to public higher education, including the public junior college state finance program.
Bipartisan Bill, authored by VanDeaver; Kuempel; Buckley; Bonnen; Longoria
Co-authors: Allison; Anchía; Anderson; Ashby; Bailes; Bell, Cecil; Bell, Keith; Bernal; Bhojani; Bowers; Bryant; Bucy; Bumgarner; Burns; Button; Cain; Capriglione; Clardy; Cole; Cook; Craddick; Cunningham; Darby; Dean; Dutton; Flores; Frazier; Gamez; Garcia; Gervin-Hawkins; Goldman; González, Jessica; González, Mary; Harless; Harris, Caroline; Hayes; Hefner; Hernandez; Herrero; Holland; Hull; Hunter; Jetton; Johnson, Ann; Johnson, Julie; Jones, Venton; Kacal; King, Ken; King, Tracy O.; Lalani; Lambert; Landgraf; Leo-Wilson; Lopez, Janie; Lopez, Ray; Lozano; Lujan; Martinez Fischer; Metcalf; Meyer; Meza; Morales Shaw; Morales, Christina; Morales, Eddie; Morrison; Muñoz, Jr.; Murr; Neave Criado; Noble; Ordaz; Orr; Ortega; Patterson; Paul; Perez; Plesa; Price; Ramos; Raney; Raymond; Rogers; Romero, Jr.; Rosenthal; Schaefer; Shaheen; Slawson; Smith; Smithee; Spiller; Stucky; Talarico; Tepper; Thimesch; Thompson, Ed; Troxclair; Turner; Walle; Wilson; Wu; Zwiener
Sponsors: Creighton
Co-sponsors: Alvarado; Bettencourt; Birdwell; Blanco; Eckhardt; Hinojosa; Menéndez; Paxton; West; Zaffirini

View at Texas Legislature Online

Tue 2/28/2023


(H) Filed
(H) Gary VanDeaver signed onto the bill as Author
 

Wed 3/1/2023


(H) Referred to the House Higher Education Committee, chaired by a Republican
 

Tue 3/7/2023


(H) Brad Buckley signed onto the bill as Joint Author
(H) Greg Bonnen signed onto the bill as Joint Author
(H) John Kuempel signed onto the bill as Joint Author
(H) Oscar Longoria signed onto the bill as Joint Author
 

Wed 3/15/2023


(H) Armando Walle signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Barbara Gervin-Hawkins signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Ben Bumgarner signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Brooks Landgraf signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Carl Tepper signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Caroline Harris signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Cecil Bell signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Charles "Doc" Anderson signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Christina Morales signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Craig Goldman signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) David Spiller signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Dennis Paul signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) DeWayne Burns signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Ed Thompson signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Ernest Bailes signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Geanie Morrison signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Giovanni Capriglione signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Glenn Rogers signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Jacey Jetton signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) James Talarico signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Janie Lopez signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Jay Dean signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) John Bucy signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Jon Rosenthal signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Julie Johnson signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Justin Holland signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Keith Bell signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Kronda Thimesch signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Lacey Hull signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Mary González signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Matt Shaheen signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Ramon Romero, Jr. signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Ray Lopez signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Reggie Smith signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Richard Hayes signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Richard Peña Raymond signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Salman Bhojani signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Shelby Slawson signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Stan Lambert signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Terri Leo-Wilson signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Terry Wilson signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Tracy King signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Trent Ashby signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Trey Martinez Fischer signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Will Metcalf signed onto the bill as Coauthor
 

Thu 3/16/2023


(H) Lulu Flores signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Steve Allison signed onto the bill as Coauthor
 

Mon 3/20/2023


(H) Considered in public hearing
(H) Four Price signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Frederick Frazier signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Gene Wu signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) John Lujan signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) John Raney signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Kyle Kacal signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Mihaela Plesa signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) House Higher Education Committee met and decided to leave this bill pending without objection.
 

Tue 3/21/2023


(H) Cole Hefner signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Tom Craddick signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) House Higher Education Committee met and voted for passage. Ayes (Kuempel; Paul; Bucy; Burns; Clardy; Cole; González, Mary; Howard; Lalani) Absents (Burrows; Raney)
 

Thu 3/23/2023


(H) Diego Bernal signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Eddie Morales signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Sheryl Cole signed onto the bill as Coauthor
 

Fri 3/24/2023


(H) David Cook signed onto the bill as Coauthor
 

Mon 3/27/2023


(H) Angie Button signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Chris Turner signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Jared Patterson signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Terry Meza signed onto the bill as Coauthor
 

Tue 3/28/2023


(H) Referred to the House Calendars Committee, chaired by a Republican
(H) Ann Johnson signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Charles Cunningham signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Rafael Anchía signed onto the bill as Coauthor
 

Wed 3/29/2023


(H) Angelia Orr signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Mary Ann Perez signed onto the bill as Coauthor
 

Mon 4/3/2023


(H) Evelina "Lina" Ortega signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Venton Jones signed onto the bill as Coauthor
 

Tue 4/4/2023


(H) Briscoe Cain signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Rhetta Bowers signed onto the bill as Coauthor
 

Wed 4/5/2023


(H) Abel Herrero signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Lynn Stucky signed onto the bill as Coauthor
 

Thu 4/6/2023


(H) Ana Hernandez signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Andrew Murr signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Ken King signed onto the bill as Coauthor
 

Mon 4/10/2023


(H) Drew Darby signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Jessica González signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Sam Harless signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Travis Clardy signed onto the bill as Coauthor
 

Tue 4/11/2023


(H) Candy Noble signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Harold Dutton signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) J.M. Lozano signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) John Smithee signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Morgan Meyer signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Sergio Muñoz, Jr. signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Suleman Lalani signed onto the bill as Coauthor
 

Wed 4/12/2023


(H) Record Vote No. 149 (HB 8 was passed)

RV#149: Yeas 146 (R 83, D 63) - Nays 1 (R 1, D 0)
View in House Legislative Journal

Yea - Allen; Allison; Anchía; Anderson; Ashby; Bailes; Bell, C.; Bell, K.; Bernal; Bhojani; Bonnen; Bowers; Bryant; Buckley; Bucy; Bumgarner; Burns; Burrows; Button; Cain; Campos; Canales; Capriglione; Clardy; Cole; Collier; Cook; Cortez; Craddick; Cunningham; Darby; Davis; Dean; DeAyala; Dorazio; Dutton; Flores; Frank; Frazier; Gamez; Garcia; Gates; Gerdes; Geren; Gervin-Hawkins; González, J.; González, M.; Goodwin; Guerra; Guillen; Harless; Harris, C. E.; Harris, C. J.; Harrison; Hayes; Hefner; Hernandez; Herrero; Hinojosa; Holland; Howard; Hull; Hunter; Isaac; Jetton; Johnson, A.; Johnson, J. D.; Johnson, J. E.; Jones, J.; Jones, V.; Kacal; King, K.; King, T.; Kitzman; Klick; Kuempel; Lalani; Lambert; Landgraf; Leach; Leo-Wilson; Longoria; Lopez, J.; Lopez, R.; Lozano; Lujan; Manuel; Martinez; Martinez Fischer; Metcalf; Meyer; Meza; Moody; Morales Shaw; Morales, C.; Morales, E.; Morrison; Muñoz; Murr; Neave Criado; Noble; Oliverson; Ordaz; Orr; Ortega; Patterson; Paul; Perez; Plesa; Price; Ramos; Raney; Raymond; Reynolds; Rogers; Romero; Rose; Rosenthal; Schaefer; Schatzline; Schofield; Shaheen; Sherman; Shine; Slawson; Smith; Smithee; Spiller; Stucky; Swanson; Talarico; Tepper; Thierry; Thimesch; Thompson, E.; Thompson, S.; Tinderholt; Toth; Troxclair; Turner; VanDeaver; Vasut; Walle; Wilson; Wu; Zwiener

Nay - Slaton

(H) Erin Gamez signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Victoria Neave Criado signed onto the bill as Coauthor
 

Fri 4/14/2023


(H) Ellen Troxclair signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Matt Schaefer signed onto the bill as Coauthor
 

Mon 4/17/2023


(H) Todd Hunter signed onto the bill as Coauthor
 

Tue 4/18/2023


(H) Ana-Maria Ramos signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Josey Garcia signed onto the bill as Coauthor
 

Wed 4/19/2023


(H) Claudia Ordaz signed onto the bill as Coauthor
 

Tue 4/25/2023


(H) John Bryant signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Penny Morales Shaw signed onto the bill as Coauthor
 

Fri 4/28/2023


(H) Erin Zwiener signed onto the bill as Coauthor
 

Mon 5/1/2023


(S) Referred to the Senate Subcommittee on Higher Education Committee, chaired by a Republican
 

Tue 5/16/2023


(S) Considered in public hearing
 

Fri 5/19/2023


(S) Placed on intent calendar
(S) Record Vote (Senate Third Reading)

Senate Vote: Yeas 31 (R 19, D 12) - Nays 0 (R 0, D 0)

Yea - Alvarado; Bettencourt; Birdwell; Blanco; Campbell; Creighton; Eckhardt; Flores; Gutierrez; Hall; Hancock; Hinojosa; Huffman; Hughes; Johnson; King; Kolkhorst; LaMantia; Menéndez; Middleton; Miles; Nichols; Parker; Paxton; Perry; Schwertner; Sparks; Springer; West; Whitmire; Zaffirini

 

Wed 5/24/2023


(H) Record Vote No. 2062 (The motion to concur in the senate amendments to HB 8 prevailed)

RV#2062: Yeas 142 (R 80, D 62) - Nays 0 (R 0, D 0)
View in House Legislative Journal

Yea - Allen; Allison; Anchía; Anderson; Ashby; Bailes; Bell, C.; Bell, K.; Bernal; Bhojani; Bonnen; Bowers; Bryant; Buckley; Bucy; Bumgarner; Burns; Burrows; Button; Cain; Campos; Canales; Capriglione; Clardy; Cole; Collier; Cook; Cortez; Craddick; Cunningham; Darby; Davis; Dean; DeAyala; Dorazio; Dutton; Flores; Frank; Frazier; Gamez; Garcia; Gates; Gerdes; Gervin-Hawkins; Goldman; González, J.; González, M.; Goodwin; Guerra; Guillen; Harless; Harris, C. E.; Harris, C. J.; Harrison; Hayes; Hefner; Hernandez; Herrero; Hinojosa; Howard; Hull; Hunter; Isaac; Jetton; Johnson, J. D.; Johnson, J. E.; Jones, J.; Jones, V.; Kacal; King, K.; King, T.; Kitzman; Klick; Lalani; Lambert; Landgraf; Leach; Leo-Wilson; Longoria; Lopez, J.; Lopez, R.; Lozano; Lujan; Manuel; Martinez; Metcalf; Meyer; Meza; Moody; Morales Shaw; Morales, C.; Morales, E.; Morrison; Muñoz; Neave Criado; Noble; Oliverson; Ordaz; Orr; Ortega; Patterson; Paul; Perez; Plesa; Price; Ramos; Raney; Raymond; Reynolds; Rogers; Romero; Rose; Rosenthal; Schaefer; Schatzline; Schofield; Shaheen; Sherman; Shine; Slawson; Smith; Smithee; Spiller; Stucky; Swanson; Talarico; Tepper; Thierry; Thimesch; Thompson, E.; Thompson, S.; Tinderholt; Toth; Troxclair; Turner; VanDeaver; Vasut; Vo; Walle; Wilson; Wu; Zwiener

Please note: the following statements by legislators do not affect the vote count that was recorded.

Kuempel: "When Record No. 2062 was taken, my vote failed to register. I would have voted yes." (view other statements of vote for this Rep)

Murr: "When Record No. 2062 was taken, I was excused to attend a meeting of the Committee on General Investigating. I would have voted yes." (view other statements of vote for this Rep)


 

Thu 5/25/2023


(H) Signed in the House
 

Fri 5/26/2023


(S) Signed in the Senate


Lobbying Against/For/On This Bill

For

(Mon 3/20/2023) Testifying before House Higher Education as Black, Tre for Dallas Regional Chamber
(Mon 3/20/2023) Testifying before House Higher Education as Floyd, Beaman for Texas Community College Teachers Association, Texas Association of
(Mon 3/20/2023) Testifying before House Higher Education as Hoover, Victoria for self (with Texas Community College Student Advisory Council)
(Mon 3/20/2023) Testifying before House Higher Education as Kays, Brenda for self (with Kilgore College and Texas Association of Community Colleges)
(Mon 3/20/2023) Testifying before House Higher Education as Kemgang, Steve for Intercultural Development Research Association (IDRA)
(Mon 3/20/2023) Testifying before House Higher Education as Kieschnick, Kelle for self (with Commit Partnership)
(Mon 3/20/2023) Testifying before House Higher Education as Lowery-Hart, Russell for self (with Texas Association of Community Colleges, Amarillo College)
(Mon 3/20/2023) Testifying before House Higher Education as Martinez, Ray for Texas Association of Community Colleges (TACC)
(Mon 3/20/2023) Testifying before House Higher Education as Meroney, Mike for Texas Association of Manufacturers (TAM)
(Mon 3/20/2023) Testifying before House Higher Education as Rivero, Hector for Texas Chemical Council
(Mon 3/20/2023) Testifying before House Higher Education as Scott, Carol for self (with Community College Association of Texas Trustees)
(Mon 3/20/2023) Testifying before House Higher Education as Serrata, William for self (with El Paso Community College, Texas Association of Community)
(Mon 3/20/2023) Testifying before House Higher Education as Simon, Michael for self (with Angelina College & TACC)
(Mon 3/20/2023) Testifying before House Higher Education as Soto, Renzo for Texas 2036
(Mon 3/20/2023) Testifying before House Higher Education as Thomas, Montoya for Texas community college student advisory council
(Mon 3/20/2023) Testifying before House Higher Education as Toussant, Jarrad for Dallas Regional Chamber
(Mon 3/20/2023) Testifying before House Higher Education as Yancy, Justin for Texas Business Leadership Council
(Mon 3/20/2023) Registering before House Higher Education as Bionat, Christian for Greater Houston Partnership
(Mon 3/20/2023) Registering before House Higher Education as Calahan, Rebekah for Philanthropy Advocates at Communities Foundation of Texas
(Mon 3/20/2023) Registering before House Higher Education as Camacho, Priscilla for Alamo Colleges District
(Mon 3/20/2023) Registering before House Higher Education as Carter, Jennifer for Goodwill Central Texas
(Mon 3/20/2023) Registering before House Higher Education as Clarida, Kimberly for Every Texan
(Mon 3/20/2023) Registering before House Higher Education as Davies, Will for Breakthrough central texas
(Mon 3/20/2023) Registering before House Higher Education as Feinstein, Jonathan for Education Trust Texas
(Mon 3/20/2023) Registering before House Higher Education as Fitzpatrick, John for Educate Texas/CFT
(Mon 3/20/2023) Registering before House Higher Education as Gutierrez, Martin for Texas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Coalition
(Mon 3/20/2023) Registering before House Higher Education as Hale, J.D. for Texas Association of Builders
(Mon 3/20/2023) Registering before House Higher Education as Harris, Ashley for United Ways of Texas
(Mon 3/20/2023) Registering before House Higher Education as Henning, Lori for Texas Association of Goodwills
(Mon 3/20/2023) Registering before House Higher Education as Jones, Garry for self (with Democrats for Education Reform TX)
(Mon 3/20/2023) Registering before House Higher Education as Krogman, Travis for Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce
(Mon 3/20/2023) Registering before House Higher Education as Landwehr, Martha for BASF Corporation
(Mon 3/20/2023) Registering before House Higher Education as Mauro, Megan for Texas Association of Business
(Mon 3/20/2023) Registering before House Higher Education as Morgan, Ashley for JP Morgan Chase
(Mon 3/20/2023) Registering before House Higher Education as Nathan, Robert for Schneider Electric
(Mon 3/20/2023) Registering before House Higher Education as Parenteau, Julia for Texas Realtors
(Mon 3/20/2023) Registering before House Higher Education as Rodriguez, Jennifer for North Texas Commission
(Mon 3/20/2023) Registering before House Higher Education as Spilman, Annie for National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)
(Mon 3/20/2023) Registering before House Higher Education as Stratmann, Ben for Dallas Regional Chamber
(Mon 3/20/2023) Registering before House Higher Education as Streufert, Kelsey for Texas Restaurant Association
(Mon 3/20/2023) Registering before House Higher Education as Van de Putte, Leticia for San Antonio Chamber of Commerce
(Mon 3/20/2023) Registering before House Higher Education as Zavala, Gilbert for Opportunity Austin
 

On

(Mon 3/20/2023) Testifying before House Higher Education as Daniel, Bryan for Texas Workforce Commission
(Mon 3/20/2023) Testifying before House Higher Education as Hallmark, James for Texas A&M System and Texas Student Success Council
(Mon 3/20/2023) Testifying before House Higher Education as Hunt, Woody for self (with Texas Commission on Community College Finance)
(Mon 3/20/2023) Testifying before House Higher Education as Keller, Harrison for Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
(Mon 3/20/2023) Registering before House Higher Education as Bauserman, Alexis for Texas Education Agency
(Mon 3/20/2023) Registering before House Higher Education as Byer, Von for Texas Education Agency



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