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CS/SB 1672: State University Free Seat Program

GENERAL BILL by Education ; Diaz

State University Free Seat Program; Creating the State University Free Seat Program; providing an exemption from tuition and fees, including lab fees, for one online course at a state university for certain resident students; prohibiting a state university from charging such students more than a specified percentage of the tuition rate and the tuition differential under certain circumstances; providing a limitation on the application of such tuition discount, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2021
Last Action: 4/30/2021 Senate - Laid on Table, refer to CS/HB 845 -SJ 1011
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Education (ED)
  2. Appropriations Subcommittee on Education (AED)
  3. Appropriations (AP)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/25/2021 Senate • Filed
3/4/2021 Senate • Referred to Education; Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; Appropriations -SJ 195
3/10/2021 Senate • Introduced -SJ 195
3/18/2021 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Education, 03/23/21, 12:30 pm, 412 Knott Building
3/23/2021 Senate • CS by Education; YEAS 10 NAYS 0 -SJ 324
3/25/2021 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Education
3/30/2021 Senate • CS by Education read 1st time -SJ 329
4/8/2021 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations Subcommittee on Education, 04/08/21, 11:30 am, 412 Knott Building --Temporarily Postponed
• On Committee agenda-- Appropriations Subcommittee on Education, 04/13/21, 2:00 pm, 412 Knott Building
4/13/2021 Senate • Subcommittee Recommendation: Favorable by Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; YEAS 9 NAYS 0 -SJ 465
4/14/2021 Senate • Now in Appropriations
• On Committee agenda-- Appropriations, 04/19/21, 10:00 am, 412 Knott Building
4/19/2021 Senate • Favorable by- Appropriations; YEAS 19 NAYS 0 -SJ 472
4/20/2021 Senate • Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
4/30/2021 Senate • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/30/21 -SJ 960
• Read 2nd time -SJ 1011
• Substituted CS/HB 845 -SJ 1011
• Laid on Table, refer to CS/HB 845 -SJ 1011