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                                                                                      H.B. No. 3568



                                   A BILL TO BE ENTITLED

                                             AN ACT

relating to the consolidation of The University of Texas System's institutions located in the

Dallas-Fort Worth area.

                           BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF

TEXAS:

                           SECTION 1. Section 51.502(1), Education Code, is amended to read

as follows:

                                    (1) "Eligible institution" means the college, department, or

other unit of engineering at any of the following institutions of higher education:

                                              (A) The University of Texas at Austin;

                                              (B) The University of Texas at Dallas [Arlington];

                                              (C) The University of Texas at El Paso;

                                              (D) The University of Texas at San Antonio;

                                              (E) The University of Texas of the Permian Basin;

                                              (F) Texas A&M University;

                                              (G) Prairie View A&M University;

                                              (H) Texas Tech University;

                                              (I) Lamar University;

                                              (J) University of Houston; and
                                              (K) Texas A&M University--Kingsville.

                           SECTION 2. Section 54.512, Education Code, is amended to read as

follows:

                           Sec. 54.512. SHUTTLE BUS FEE; THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS

AT DALLAS CAMPUS AT ARLINGTON. (a) The board of regents of The University of Texas

System may levy a shuttle bus fee not to exceed $10 per student for each regular semester and not

to exceed $5 per student for each term of the summer session, for the sole purpose of financing

shuttle bus service for students attending The University of Texas at Dallas Campus at Arlington.

The fees herein authorized to be levied are in addition to any use fee or service fee now or

hereafter authorized to be levied. However, no fee may be levied unless the fee is approved by a

majority vote of those students participating in a general election called for that purpose.

                           (b) Such fees shall be deposited to an account known as "The

University of Texas at Dallas Arlington Campus Shuttle Bus Fee Account" and shall be

expended in accordance with a budget submitted to and approved by the board of regents. The

board of regents shall make such changes in the budget as it deems necessary before approving

the budget, and shall then levy the fees, within the limits herein fixed, in such amounts as will be

sufficient to meet the budget as approved.

                           SECTION 3. Section 54.5121, Education Code, is amended to read as

follows:

                           Sec. 54.5121. INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETIC FEE; THE

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT DALLAS CAMPUS AT ARLINGTON. (a) The board of

regents of The University of Texas System may impose a mandatory intercollegiate athletics fee

at The University of Texas at Dallas Campus at Arlington. The amount of the fee may not exceed
$7.75 per semester credit hour for each regular semester, unless increased as provided by

Subsection (b). The fee may not be imposed unless approved by a majority vote of the students

participating in a general student election held for that purpose.

                            (b) The amount of the fee per semester credit hour may be increased

from one academic year to the next only if approved by a majority vote of the students

participating in a general student election held for that purpose or, if the amount of the increase

does not exceed five percent, by the legislative body of the student government of the university.

                            (c) The board of regents may prorate the amount of the fee for a

summer session.

                            (d) The fee imposed under this section may not be considered in

determining the maximum student services fees that may be imposed under Section 54.503.

                            SECTION 4. Section 55.1722, Education Code, is amended by

amending Subsection (a) and adding Subsection (e) to read as follows:

                            (a) In addition to the other authority granted by this subchapter, the

board of regents of The University of Texas System may acquire, purchase, construct, improve,

renovate, enlarge, or equip property, buildings, structures, facilities, roads, or related

infrastructure for the following institutions to be financed by the issuance of bonds in accordance

with this subchapter, including bonds issued in accordance with its systemwide revenue

financing program and secured as provided by that program in aggregate principal amounts not to

exceed the following amounts:

                                      (1) [The University of Texas at Arlington, $16 million;

                                      [(2)] The University of Texas at Austin, $12.5 million;

                                      (2) [(3)] The University of Texas at Brownsville, $22.5
million;

                                      (3) [(4)] The University of Texas at Dallas, $41 [$5] million;

                                      (4) [(5)] The University of Texas at El Paso, $14 million;

                                      (5) [(6)] The University of Texas--Pan American, $17

million;

                                      (6) [(7)] The University of Texas of the Permian Basin,

$25.8 million;

                                      (7) [(8)] The University of Texas at San Antonio, $50

million;

                                      (8) [(9)] The University of Texas at Tyler, $9.5 million;

                                      (9) [(10) The University of Texas Southwestern Medical

Center at Dallas, $20 million;

                                      [(11)] The University of Texas Health Science Center at

Houston, $17.5 million; and

                                      (10) [(12)] the Lower Rio Grande Valley Academic Health

Center, $30 million, if that institution is established.

                            (e) Bonds issued under this section before September 1, 2001, for

facilities of The University of Texas at Arlington and The University of Texas Southwestern

Medical Center at Dallas are considered to be bonds issued for facilities of The University of

Texas at Dallas.

                            SECTION 5. Sections 61.003(3) and (5), Education Code, are

amended to read as follows:

                                      (3) "General academic teaching institution" means The
University of Texas at Austin; The University of Texas at El Paso; The University of Texas of

the Permian Basin; The University of Texas at Dallas; The University of Texas at San Antonio;

Texas A&M University, Main University; [The University of Texas at Arlington;] Tarleton

State University; Prairie View A&M University; Texas Maritime Academy; Texas Tech

University; University of North Texas; Lamar University; Lamar State College--Orange; Lamar

State College--Port Arthur; Texas A&M University--Kingsville; Texas A&M

University--Corpus Christi; Texas Woman's University; Texas Southern University;

Midwestern State University; University of Houston; University of Texas--Pan American; The

University of Texas at Brownsville; Texas A&M University--Commerce; Sam Houston State

University; Southwest Texas State University; West Texas A&M University; Stephen F. Austin

State University; Sul Ross State University; Angelo State University; The University of Texas

at Tyler; and any other college, university, or institution so classified as provided in this chapter

or created and so classified, expressly or impliedly, by law.

                                     (5) "Medical and dental unit" means The University of Texas

Medical Branch at Galveston; the [The University of Texas] Southwestern Medical Center of

The University of Texas at Dallas; The University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio; The

University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston; The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer

Center; The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston; The

University of Texas Dental School at San Antonio; The University of Texas Medical School at

Houston; the nursing institutions of The University of Texas System; and The University of

Texas School of Public Health at Houston; and such other medical or dental schools as may be

established by statute or as provided in this chapter.

                            SECTION 6. Section 63.002(c), Education Code, is amended to read
as follows:

                           (c) The amount available for distribution from the fund may be

appropriated only for programs that benefit medical research, health education, or treatment

programs at the following health-related institutions of higher education:

                                    (1) The University of Texas Health Science Center at San

Antonio;

                                    (2) The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center;

                                    (3) the [The University of Texas] Southwestern Medical

Center of The University of Texas at Dallas;

                                    (4) The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston;

                                    (5) The University of Texas Health Science Center at

Houston;

                                    (6) The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler;

                                    (7) The Texas A&M University Health Science Center;

                                    (8) the University of North Texas Health Science Center at

Fort Worth;

                                    (9) the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center; and

                                    (10) Baylor College of Medicine, if a contract between

Baylor College of Medicine and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board is in effect

under Section 61.092.

                           SECTION 7. Section 63.101(a), Education Code, is amended to read

as follows:

                           (a) A separate permanent endowment fund is established for the
benefit of each of the following institutions of higher education:

                                      (1) The University of Texas Health Science Center at San

Antonio;

                                      (2) The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center;

                                      (3) the [The University of Texas] Southwestern Medical

Center of The University of Texas at Dallas;

                                      (4) The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston;

                                      (5) The University of Texas Health Science Center at

Houston;

                                      (6) The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler;

                                      (7) The University of Texas at El Paso;

                                      (8) The Texas A&M University Health Science Center;

                                      (9) the University of North Texas Health Science Center at

Fort Worth;

                                      (10) the components of the Texas Tech University Health

Sciences Center located in El Paso;

                                      (11) the components of the Texas Tech University Health

Sciences Center at locations other than El Paso;

                                      (12) the regional academic health center established under

Section 74.611; and

                                      (13) Baylor College of Medicine, if a contract between

Baylor College of Medicine and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board is in effect

under Section 61.092.
                             SECTION 8. Section 65.02(a), Education Code, is amended to read as

follows:

                             (a) The University of Texas System is composed of the following

institutions and entities:

                                     (1) [The University of Texas at Arlington, including

                                              [(A) The University of Texas Institute of Urban

Studies at Arlington; and

                                              [(B) The University of Texas School of Nursing at

Arlington;

                                     [(2)] The University of Texas at Austin, including:

                                              (A) The University of Texas Marine Science

Institute;

                                              (B) The University of Texas McDonald

Observatory at Mount Locke; and

                                              (C) The University of Texas School of Nursing at

Austin;

                                     (2) [(3)] The University of Texas at Dallas, including:

                                              (A) The University of Texas Institute of Urban

Studies at Arlington;

                                              (B) The University of Texas School of Nursing at

Arlington; and

                                              (C) the Southwestern Medical Center of The

University of Texas at Dallas, including:
                                                      (i) the Southwestern Medical School of

The University of Texas at Dallas;

                                                      (ii) the Southwestern Graduate School of

Biomedical Sciences of The University of Texas at Dallas; and

                                                      (iii) the Southwestern Allied Health

Sciences School of The University of Texas at Dallas;

                                     (3) [(4)] The University of Texas at El Paso, including The

University of Texas School of Nursing at El Paso;

                                     (4) [(5)] The University of Texas of the Permian Basin;

                                     (5) [(6)] The University of Texas at San Antonio, including

the University of Texas Institute of Texan Cultures at San Antonio;

                                     (6) [(7) The University of Texas Southwestern Medical

Center at Dallas, including

                                             [(A) The University of Texas Southwestern

Medical School at Dallas;

                                             [(B) The University of Texas Southwestern

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Dallas; and

                                             [(C) The University of Texas Southwestern Allied

Health Sciences School at Dallas;

                                     [(8)] The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston,

including:

                                             (A) The University of Texas Medical School at

Galveston;
                                            (B) The University of Texas Graduate School of

Biomedical Sciences at Galveston;

                                            (C) The University of Texas School of Allied

Health Sciences at Galveston;

                                            (D) The University of Texas Marine Biomedical

Institute at Galveston;

                                            (E) The University of Texas Hospitals at Galveston;

and

                                            (F) The University of Texas School of Nursing at

Galveston;

                                    (7) [(9)] The University of Texas Health Science Center at

Houston, including:

                                            (A) The University of Texas Medical School at

Houston;

                                            (B) The University of Texas Dental Branch at

Houston;

                                            (C) The University of Texas Graduate School of

Biomedical Sciences at Houston;

                                            (D) The University of Texas School of Allied

Health Sciences at Houston;

                                            (E) The University of Texas School of Public

Health at Houston;

                                            (F) The University of Texas Speech and Hearing
Institute at Houston; and

                                          (G) The University of Texas School of Nursing at

Houston;

                                  (8) [(10)] The University of Texas Health Science Center at

San Antonio, including:

                                          (A) The University of Texas Medical School at San

Antonio;

                                          (B) The University of Texas Dental School at San

Antonio;

                                          (C) The University of Texas Graduate School of

Biomedical Sciences at San Antonio;

                                          (D) The University of Texas School of Allied

Health Sciences at San Antonio; and

                                          (E) The University of Texas School of Nursing at

San Antonio;

                                  (9) [(11)] The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer

Center, including:

                                          (A) The University of Texas M. D. Anderson

Hospital;

                                          (B) The University of Texas M. D. Anderson

Tumor Institute; and

                                          (C) The University of Texas M. D. Anderson

Science Park.
                            SECTION 9. Chapter 70, Education Code, is amended to read as

follows:

                    CHAPTER 70. THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT DALLAS

                            Sec. 70.01. UNIVERSITY AUTHORIZED. The Board of Regents of

The University of Texas System shall establish and maintain a state-supported general academic

teaching institution of higher education with campuses located in Dallas and Arlington to be

known as The University of Texas at Dallas. The university may maintain a medical branch in

Dallas to be known as the Southwestern Medical Center of The University of Texas at Dallas.

                            Sec. 70.02. [LOCATION. The board shall locate The University of

Texas at Dallas on a site, to be selected in Dallas County, consisting of not less than 250 acres of

land that shall be donated for that purpose without cost to the State of Texas. The site may

extend into any county adjacent to Dallas County.

                            [Sec. 70.03.] COURSES AND DEGREES. (a) The board may

prescribe courses leading to customary degrees offered at leading American universities and may

award those degrees. It is the intent of the legislature that those degrees include bachelor's,

master's, and doctor's degrees, and their equivalents.

                            (b) No department, school, or degree program shall be instituted

except with the prior approval of the Coordinating Board, Texas College and University System,

or its successor.

                            [(c) Initial programs and departments shall be limited to those which

existed in the Southwest Center for Advanced Studies on September 1, 1969. Approval of these

programs, their expansion, and initiation of other programs shall be recommended by the board

of regents and approved by the coordinating board.]
                            Sec. 70.03 [70.04]. RULES AND REGULATIONS; JOINT

APPOINTMENTS. The board may adopt [other] rules [and regulations] for the operation,

control, and management of the university that are necessary for the conduct of the university as

one of the first class. The board is specifically authorized to make joint appointments in the

university and in other institutions under its governance. The salary of any person who receives a

joint appointment shall be apportioned to the appointing institutions on the basis of services

rendered.

                            Sec. 70.04 [70.05]. PROGRAMS AT OTHER UNIVERSITIES. It is

the intent of the legislature that existing programs leading to undergraduate and graduate degrees

at the University of North Texas, Texas Woman's University, and Texas A&M

University--Commerce [East Texas State University, and The University of Texas at Arlington]

shall never be placed at a disadvantage, curtailed, or restricted from orderly and proper expansion

for any cause attributable to the establishment of, or the curricular objectives for, The University

of Texas at Dallas; and that these universities shall not, as a result of the establishment of The

University of Texas at Dallas, be handicapped in realizing their full potentials in quantity or

quality for developing additional undergraduate and graduate programs which may from time to

time be authorized by the coordinating board.

                            Sec. 70.05 [70.07]. GRANTS AND GIFTS. The board may accept

and administer, on terms and conditions satisfactory to it, grants or gifts of property, including

real estate or money, that may be tendered to it in aid of the planning, establishment, conduct,

and operation of The University of Texas at Dallas, and in aid of the research and teaching at the

university. The board may accept from the federal government or any foundation, trust fund,

corporation, or individual donations, gifts, and grants, including real estate, buildings, libraries,
laboratories, apparatus, equipment, records, leases, or money for the use and benefit of the

university. Before acceptance of gifts, grants, and donations of real property, the board shall

secure the opinion of the attorney general on the title of the real property to be conveyed.

                            Sec. 70.06. LEASE OF LAND FOR HOSPITAL, ETC. (a) The

board may lease to nonprofit charitable, scientific, or educational corporations organized under

the laws of this state, or to any governmental agency or agencies, a tract or tracts of land situated

in Dallas County out of land previously deeded by Southwestern Medical Foundation to the State

of Texas.

                            (b) A lease under this section shall be on the terms, conditions, and

provisions and for a period of years determined by the board. No lease shall be for a term of

more than 99 years.

                            (c) A lease under this section shall be made only to a nonprofit

corporation or governmental agency for the purpose of constructing, maintaining, and operating a

hospital, hospitals, or public health centers and services, or for the purpose of constructing,

maintaining, and operating dormitories and housing facilities for students attending the medical

school or persons employed by and in institutions located on the property.

                            (d) In no event shall the State of Texas or The University of Texas

System be liable, directly or indirectly, for any expense or cost in connection with the

construction, operation, and maintenance of any building or other improvement placed on the

leased premises by any lessee.

                            [Sec. 70.08. UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS. (a) The board of

regents of The University of Texas System may provide for the admission and enrollment of not

more than 2,000 entering freshman students at The University of Texas at Dallas.
                           [(b) The board may provide for the admission of undergraduate

transfer students with less than 54 semester hours of college credit at The University of Texas at

Dallas as provided by this section. The board shall control the admission and enrollment of

entering freshmen and of undergraduate transfer students with less than 54 semester hours of

college credit in a manner that ensures that the enrollment of students classified as freshmen and

sophomores at the institution does not exceed 5,000, except as provided by Subsection (c) of this

section.

                           [(c) For each academic year, in addition to the enrollments targeted by

the academic plan for that academic year, The University of Texas at Dallas may admit an

additional number of students equal to not more than four percent of the targeted number if those

students are classified as sophomores, have earned more than 29 but less than 54 semester hours

of college credit at a community college in the Dallas or the Collin County Community College

district, and otherwise meet the minimum criteria for transfer admission to The University of

Texas at Dallas. This subsection does not limit or otherwise affect the enrollment of students at

The University of Texas at Dallas who have earned semester credit hours at a community college

in the Dallas or the Collin County Community College district and who otherwise compete

successfully for admission and enrollment at The University of Texas at Dallas.

                           [(d) It is the intent of the legislature that minority students be full

participants in the educational opportunities created by the admission of lower-division

undergraduate students to The University of Texas at Dallas primarily in programs leading to

degrees in natural sciences, mathematics, and engineering. Therefore, until the minority student

populations at The University of Texas at Dallas are fully representative of the state's minority

populations, the board shall cause to be set aside for each academic year from among the
enrollments targeted by the academic plan for that academic year a number of enrollments equal

to not less than five percent of the targeted number, and those enrollments are to be reserved

exclusively for admission of minority students.

                           [(e) The board shall develop policies for undergraduate admission to

The University of Texas at Dallas that emphasize the admission and enrollment of lower-division

students who intend to enroll in academic programs leading to degrees in natural sciences,

mathematics, or engineering. Nothing in this section prohibits a public senior college or

university in the North Texas region from creating and developing undergraduate and graduate

programs in the areas of natural sciences, mathematics, and engineering.

                           [(f) At a minimum, in addition to other qualitative criteria that the

board may establish, the board shall provide that the admission criteria for entering freshmen and

for transfer students with less than 54 semester hours of college credit be no less stringent than

the criteria for admission to The University of Texas at Austin for those students.

                           [(g) The board shall continue to provide for the admission at The

University of Texas at Dallas of undergraduate transfer students with 54 or more semester hours

of college credit. The admission criteria effective on March 1, 1989, for those students may

continue in effect but may be amended from time to time by the board. In amending those

criteria, the board shall consider that one of the primary missions of The University of Texas at

Dallas is to serve those students who have received freshman-level and sophomore-level

undergraduate instruction at community colleges located in the surrounding area.

                           [(h) This section does not affect the criteria for admission to graduate

programs at The University of Texas at Dallas.

                           [(i) In this section, the number of students is determined by head
count.]

                           SECTION 10. Section 151.002(a), Education Code, as added by

Chapter 1381, Acts of the 76th Legislature, Regular Session, 1999, is amended to read as

follows:

                           (a) The council shall establish a consortium of Alzheimer's disease

centers, to be initially composed of the Alzheimer's disease centers at the Baylor College of

Medicine, the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, the University of North Texas

Health Science Center at Fort Worth, and the [The University of Texas] Southwestern Medical

Center of The University of Texas at Dallas. The council may add additional consortium

participants to the consortium as necessary.

                           SECTION 11. Section 572.003(c), Government Code, is amended to

read as follows:

                           (c) The term means a member of:

                                    (1) the Public Utility Commission of Texas;

                                    (2) the Texas Department of Economic Development

[Commerce];

                                    (3) the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission;

                                    (4) the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission;

                                    (5) The Finance Commission of Texas;

                                    (6) the General Services Commission;

                                    (7) the Texas Board of Criminal Justice;

                                    (8) the board of trustees of the Employees Retirement

System of Texas;
                                   (9) the Texas Transportation Commission;

                                   (10) the Texas Workers' Compensation Commission;

                                   (11) the Texas Department [State Board] of Insurance;

                                   (12) the Parks and Wildlife Commission;

                                   (13) the Public Safety Commission;

                                   (14) the Texas Ethics Commission;

                                   (15) the State Securities Board;

                                   (16) the Texas Water Development Board;

                                   (17) the governing board of a public senior college or

university as defined by Section 61.003, Education Code, or of [The University of Texas

Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas,] The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston,

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, The University of Texas Health

Science Center at San Antonio, The University of Texas System Cancer Center, The University

of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler, University of North Texas Health Science Center at

Fort Worth, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Texas State Technical

College--Amarillo, Texas State Technical College--Harlingen, Texas State Technical

College--Sweetwater, or Texas State Technical College--Waco;

                                   (18) the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board;

                                   (19) the Texas Workforce [Employment] Commission;

                                   (20) [the State Banking Board;

                                   [(21)] the board of trustees of the Teacher Retirement

System of Texas;

                                   (21) [(22)] the Credit Union Commission;
                         (22) [(23)] the School Land Board;

                         (23) [(24)] the board of the Texas Department of Housing

and Community Affairs;

                         (24) [(25)] the Texas Racing Commission;

                         (25) [(26)] the State Board of Dental Examiners;

                         (26) [(27)] the Texas Board of Licensure for Nursing Home

Administrators;

                         (27) [(28)] the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners;

                         (28) [(29)] the Board of Pardons and Paroles;

                         (29) [(30)] the Texas State Board of Pharmacy;

                         (30) [(31)] the Department of Information Resources

governing board;

                         (31) [(32)] the Motor Vehicle Board;

                         (32) [(33)] the Texas Real Estate Commission;

                         (33) [(34)] the board of directors of the State Bar of Texas;

                         (34) [(35)] the bond review board;

                         (35) [(36)] the Texas Board of Health;

                         (36) [(37)] the Texas Board of Mental Health and Mental

Retardation;

                         (37) [(38)] the Texas Board on Aging;

                         (38) [(39)] the Texas Board of Human Services;

                         (39) [(40)] the Texas Funeral Service Commission;

                         (40) [(41)] the board of directors of a river authority created
under the Texas Constitution or a statute of this state; or

                                     (41) [(42)] the Texas Lottery Commission.

                            SECTION 12. Section 121.102, Health and Safety Code, is amended

to read as follows:

                            Sec. 121.102. CONSORTIUM ESTABLISHED. Subject to

availability of funds, the department shall establish a public health consortium composed of:

                                     (1) The University of Texas Health Science Center at San

Antonio;

                                     (2) The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center;

                                     (3) the [The University of Texas] Southwestern Medical

Center of The University of Texas at Dallas;

                                     (4) The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston;

                                     (5) The University of Texas Health Science Center at

Houston;

                                     (6) The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler;

                                     (7) the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center;

                                     (8) The Texas A&M University Health Science Center;

                                     (9) the University of North Texas Health Science Center at

Fort Worth; and

                                     (10) any other public institution of higher education that

elects to participate in the consortium.

                            SECTION 13. Section 777.008(b), Health and Safety Code, is

amended to read as follows:
                             (b) The committee is composed of one public member appointed by

the Texas Board of Health, one public member appointed by the Advisory Commission on State

Emergency Communications, and 13 members appointed by the chief executive officer of each

of the following entities:

                                     (1) The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston;

                                     (2) the Dallas County Hospital District/North Texas Poison

Center;

                                     (3) The University of Texas Health Science Center at San

Antonio;

                                     (4) R. E. Thomason General Hospital, El Paso County

Hospital District;

                                     (5) Northwest Texas Hospital, Amarillo Hospital District;

                                     (6) Scott and White Memorial Hospital, Temple, Texas;

                                     (7) the [The University of Texas] Southwestern Medical

Center of The University of Texas at Dallas;

                                     (8) The Texas A&M University Health Science Center;

                                     (9) the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center;

                                     (10) the Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory;

                                     (11) the Department of Agriculture;

                                     (12) the Texas Department of Health; and

                                     (13) the Advisory Commission on State Emergency

Communications.

                             SECTION 14. Sections 1, 2, and 4, Chapter 113, Acts of the 57th
Legislature, Regular Session, 1961 (Article 2603j, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes), are amended

to read as follows:

                               Sec. 1. The Board of Regents of The University of Texas is hereby

authorized and empowered to trade and exchange not more than ten (10) acres of land on the

western corner of the campus of the [The University of Texas] Southwestern Medical School of

The University of Texas at [in] Dallas[, Texas], being bound on the north by Inwood Road and

on the south by the right-of-way of the Chicago, Rock Island, and Gulf Railway, the same being

in the Wm. B. Coats Survey, Abstract No. 236, Dallas County, Texas, for a tract of land of seven

and one-half (7 1/2) acres, more or less, belonging to the Dallas County Hospital District,

adjacent to the Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, Texas, the same being in the A. Bahn

Survey, Abstract No. 182, and/or the Wm. B. Coats Survey, Abstract No. 236, Dallas County,

Texas, and to accomplish such trade and exchange the Board of Regents of The University of

Texas is authorized and directed to convey on behalf of the State of Texas the ten (10) acre tract

of land heretofore described in this Section to the Dallas County Hospital District, owner of the

seven and one-half (7 1/2) acre tract above described, upon the execution and delivery of a good

and sufficient deed of conveyance from the Dallas County Hospital District to the State of Texas

for the use and benefit of the Board of Regents of The University of Texas of the seven and

one-half (7 1/2) acre tract.

                               Sec. 2. The Board of Regents of The University of Texas on behalf of

the State of Texas is hereby authorized and empowered to convey the seven and one-half (7 1/2)

acre tract received in exchange from the Dallas County Hospital District to the governing board

of the Children's Medical Center of Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, for a construction site of a

children's hospital in consideration of the same being made available as a full-time teaching
facility for the [The University of Texas] Southwestern Medical School of The University of

Texas at [in] Dallas[, Texas]; provided, however, that neither the [The University of Texas]

Southwestern Medical School of The University of Texas at Dallas nor the Board of Regents of

The University of Texas shall ever incur any financial obligation or expend any funds

appropriated by the Legislature for the construction, maintenance, or operation of such children's

hospital.

                           Sec. 4. Each deed to be executed as provided for in this Act shall

contain by reference any and all easements, reversions, and restrictions to which any tract or

tracts conveyed by any party is subject or agreed upon; provided, however, that no deeds shall be

exchanged until a contract is negotiated and executed between the Board of Regents of The

University of Texas and the governing board of the Children's Medical Center of Dallas which

shall obligate the governing board of the Children's Medical Center to construct and operate a

children's hospital as a teaching hospital fully integrated with the medical program of the [The

University of Texas] Southwestern Medical School of The University of Texas at Dallas, without

cost to the State of Texas and which contract shall contain such other terms and conditions as the

Board of Regents of The University of Texas shall deem reasonable.

                           SECTION 15. Sections 54.529, 68.01-68.03, 68.06, and

74.101-74.105, Education Code, are repealed.

                           SECTION 16. (a) This Act takes effect September 1, 2001.

                           (b) The board of regents of The University of Texas System shall

provide for the orderly implementation of this Act and may take all action necessary for that

purpose.

				
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