Negotiated Rulemaking Committee on Dual Credit Course Limitations

When: 11/02/2017 09:30 AM-04:30 PM
Where: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, 1200 E. Anderson Lane, Austin, TX - Board Room

Purpose: Senate Bill 1091, 85th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, relating to limitations on courses that may be offered for dual credit by school districts and public institutions of higher education amends Texas Education Code Sections 28.009, 51.968, and 130.008. The legislation requires the THECB and Texas Education Agency (TEA) to coordinate the adoption of rules for the implementation of these amendments. The THECB and TEA will engage IHEs in developing these rules through a negotiated rulemaking process as described in Texas Government Code Section 2008 (Negotiated Rulemaking Act).

Status: Rule adopted at January 25, 2018 Board meeting; committee disbanded.

Background Materials 
Committee Members
Draft Strawman Rule
Proposed Rule 
Adopted Rule

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.