DALLAS -- A bill that would provide tuition revenue bonds for 62 Texas higher education construction projects won a House committee's approval, even though outgoing Gov. Rick Perry has not added the issue to the call for the legislature's second special session of the year.
House Bill 5, sponsored by Dan Branch, R-Dallas, won approval in the House Appropriations Committee on Thursday. However, House Appropriations chairman Jim Pitts, R-Waxahachie, said the bill would not be sent to the House for a vote unless Perry adds it to the call. The bill was sent to the House Calendars Committee.