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SB 175

Relating to the automatic admission of undergraduate students to certain general academic teaching institutions and to scholarship and other programs to facilitate enrollment at institutions of higher education.

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Issues

Session: 81st
Write Your Senator
This text refers to the Passage With Amendment in the House.
Vote to pass a bill that lowers the number of students in the top 10% of their high school class that the University of Texas at Austin is required to admit and provides for some scholarships to students in the top 10% of their high school class.
-Caps the percentage of applicants in the top 10% of their high school class that the University of Texas at Austin is required to accept at 75% of its freshman class (Sec. 1). -Priority in admission will first be given to those students in the top 1% of their high school class, then in the top 2% and so forth (Sec. 1). -Requires reexamination of this legislation after the 2015-2016 academic year (Sec. 1). -Caps the number of out-of-state students admitted to the University of Texas at Austin to 10% of freshman enrollment (Sec. 1). -Provides a scholarship to qualified students in the top 10% of their high school class that covers demonstrated financial need (Sec. 5). -Requires all high schools that send a significantly less than average percentage of students to college provide their students with information about and assistance with the college admittance process (Sec. 6).

Recent Actions

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executive branch Signed by the Governor
executive branch Effective immediately
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News & Blog Coverage

  • Texas Senate nears approval of voter ID bill (dallasnews.com)
    Jan 25, 2011
    Troy Fraser during debate on Senate Bill 14, the Voter ID Bill, in the Senate Chamber at the Capitol in Austin on Tuesday. By TERRENCE STUTZ AUSTIN ...
    Dallas Morning News


Recent Votes

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    150 all votes
    123 yes votes
    20 no votes
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  • final passage on passage
    150 all votes
    123 yes votes
    20 no votes
    7 other votes
           
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