EDUCATION CODE - Title 3 - SUBTITLE G. NON-BACCALAUREATE SYSTEM

Link to law: http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/ED/htm/ED.134.HTM
Published: 2015-07-01

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EDUCATION CODE

TITLE 3. HIGHER EDUCATION

SUBTITLE G. NON-BACCALAUREATE SYSTEM

CHAPTER 134. JOBS AND EDUCATION FOR TEXANS (JET) GRANT PROGRAM



This section was amended by the 84th Legislature. Pending publication of the current statutes, see H.B. 3062 and S.B. 1351, 84th Legislature, Regular Session, for amendments affecting this section.

Sec. 134.001. DEFINITIONS. In this chapter:

(1) Repealed by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 859, Sec. 3(a), eff. September 1, 2013.

(2) "Public junior college" and "public technical institute" have the meanings assigned by Section 61.003.

Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 895 (H.B. 3), Sec. 64, eff. June 19, 2009.

Amended by:

Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 859 (H.B. 437), Sec. 3(a), eff. September 1, 2013.



This section was amended by the 84th Legislature. Pending publication of the current statutes, see H.B. 3062 and S.B. 1351, 84th Legislature, Regular Session, for amendments affecting this section.

Sec. 134.002. JOBS AND EDUCATION FOR TEXANS (JET) FUND. (a) The comptroller shall establish and administer the Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) fund as a dedicated account in the general revenue fund.

(b) The following amounts shall be deposited in the fund:

(1) any amounts appropriated by the legislature for the fund for purposes of this chapter;

(2) interest earned on the investment of money in the fund; and

(3) gifts, grants, and other donations received for the fund.

Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 895 (H.B. 3), Sec. 64, eff. June 19, 2009.



This section was amended by the 84th Legislature. Pending publication of the current statutes, see H.B. 3062 and S.B. 1351, 84th Legislature, Regular Session, for amendments affecting this section.

Sec. 134.003. ADVISORY BOARD. (a) An advisory board of education and workforce stakeholders is created to assist the comptroller in administering this chapter.

(b) The advisory board is composed of seven members who serve two-year terms and are appointed as follows:

(1) one member appointed by the governor;

(2) one member appointed by the lieutenant governor;

(3) one member appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives;

(4) one member appointed by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board;

(5) one member appointed by the Texas Workforce Commission;

(6) one member of the public appointed by the comptroller; and

(7) the comptroller, who serves as the presiding officer.

(c) The advisory board shall meet at least once each quarter to review received applications and recommend awarding grants under this chapter.

Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 895 (H.B. 3), Sec. 64, eff. June 19, 2009.



This section was amended by the 84th Legislature. Pending publication of the current statutes, see H.B. 3062 and S.B. 1351, 84th Legislature, Regular Session, for amendments affecting this section.

Sec. 134.004. JOBS AND EDUCATION FOR TEXANS (JET) GRANT PROGRAM. (a) The comptroller shall establish and administer the Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) Grant Program to provide grants to public junior colleges and public technical institutes that apply to the advisory board in the manner prescribed by the advisory board. The comptroller shall award the grants on the advice and recommendations of the advisory board.

(b) Grants may be awarded under this chapter from the Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) fund to defray the start-up costs associated with the development of new career and technical education programs at public junior colleges and public technical institutes that meet the requirements of Section 134.006.

Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 895 (H.B. 3), Sec. 64, eff. June 19, 2009.

Amended by:

Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 859 (H.B. 437), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2013.



This section was amended by the 84th Legislature. Pending publication of the current statutes, see H.B. 3062 and S.B. 1351, 84th Legislature, Regular Session, for amendments affecting this section.

Sec. 134.006. GRANTS TO EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS FOR CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS. (a) The comptroller may award a grant for the development of new career and technical education courses or programs at public junior colleges and public technical institutes.

(b) A grant received under this section may be used only:

(1) to support courses or programs that prepare students for career employment in occupations that are identified by local businesses as being in high demand, including courses offered for dual credit;

(2) to finance initial costs of career and technical education course or program development, including the costs of constructing or renovating facilities, purchasing equipment, and other expenses associated with the development of a new course; and

(3) to finance a career and technical education course or program that leads to a license, certificate, or postsecondary degree.

(c) In awarding a grant under this section, the comptroller shall primarily consider the potential economic returns to the state from the development of the career and technical education course or program. The comptroller may also consider whether the course or program:

(1) is part of a new, emerging industry or high-demand occupation;

(2) offers new or expanded dual credit career and technical educational opportunities in public high schools; or

(3) is provided in cooperation with other public junior colleges or public technical institutes across existing service areas.

(d) To be eligible to receive a grant under this section, a public junior college or public technical institute must provide matching funds in accordance with rules adopted under Section 134.008. The matching funds may be obtained from any source available to the junior college or technical institute, including in-kind contributions, industry consortia, community or foundation grants, individual contributions, and local governmental agency operating funds.

Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 895 (H.B. 3), Sec. 64, eff. June 19, 2009.



This section was amended by the 84th Legislature. Pending publication of the current statutes, see H.B. 3062 and S.B. 1351, 84th Legislature, Regular Session, for amendments affecting this section.

Sec. 134.008. RULES. The comptroller shall adopt rules as necessary for the administration of this chapter.

Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 895 (H.B. 3), Sec. 64, eff. June 19, 2009.