Law:Title 3. Higher Education. Subtitle F. Other Colleges And Universities from Chapter 107. Texas Woman's University (Texas)

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Subtitle F. Other Colleges And Universities

Contents

Chapter 107. Texas Woman's University

Subchapter A. General Provisions

Section  107.01.  Location And Purpose Of University.

Texas Woman's University is an institution of higher education for women with its main campus at Denton.

Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 3253, ch. 1024, art. 1, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1971.



Subchapter B. Administrative Provisions

Section  107.21.  Board Of Regents.

The board of regents of the university is composed of nine persons, four of whom shall be women, appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate. Each member of the board shall be a qualified voter; and the members shall be selected from different portions of the state. The members hold office for staggered terms of six years, with the terms of three expiring February 1 of odd-numbered years.

Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 3253, ch. 1024, art. 1, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1971. Amended by Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 2838, ch. 484, art. III, Sec. 4, eff. June 19, 1983.



Section  107.211.  Grounds For Removal Of Board Member.

(a) It is a ground for removal from the board that a member:

(1)  commits malfeasance of office;

(2)  cannot, because of illness or disability, discharge the member's duties for a substantial part of the member's term; or

(3)  is absent from more than half of the regularly scheduled board meetings that the member is eligible to attend during a calendar year, unless the absence is excused by majority vote of the board.

(b)  The validity of an action of the board is not affected by the fact that it was taken when a ground for removal of a board member existed.

Added by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 225, Sec. 1, eff. May 22, 2001.



Section  107.22.  Officers.

The board shall biennially elect a presiding officer, an assistant presiding officer, and other officers it deems necessary from among its members.

Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 3253, ch. 1024, art. 1, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1971. Amended by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 158, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 27, 2001.



Section  107.23.  Board Meetings; Minutes.

The presiding officer shall convene the board to consider any business connected with the university whenever the presiding officer deems it expedient. A full record shall be kept of all the board's proceedings.

Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 3253, ch. 1024, art. 1, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1971. Amended by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 158, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 27, 2001.



Section  107.24.  Compensation Of Board.

Members of the board shall receive the same compensation conferred by law on the board of regents of The University of Texas System.

Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 3253, ch. 1024, art. 1, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1971.



Subchapter C. Powers And Duties

Section  107.41.  Extent Of Powers.

The board has the power incident to its position and to the same extent, as far as applicable, as is conferred on the board of regents of The University of Texas System.

Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 3253, ch. 1024, art. 1, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1971.



Section  107.42.  Staff.

The board shall appoint a president of the university and other officers and employees it deems proper and shall fix their salaries. The board shall make rules and regulations for the government of the university's staff as it deems advisable.

Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 3253, ch. 1024, art. 1, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1971.



Section  107.43.  Departments.

The board shall divide the course of instruction into departments and shall select careful and efficient professors in each department, in order to secure the best possible instruction in all areas of study.

Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 3254, ch. 1024, art. 1, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1971.



Section  107.44.  Rules And Regulations.

The board shall adopt rules and regulations it deems necessary to carry out the purposes of the institution and to enforce the faithful discharge of the duties of all officers, professors, and students.

Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 3254, ch. 1024, art. 1, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1971.



Section 107.45.  Eminent Domain;  Restriction.

(a) The board of regents has the power of eminent domain to acquire for the use of the university in the manner prescribed by Chapter 21, Property Code, any real property that may be necessary and proper for carrying out its purposes.

(b)  The taking of real property by the board under this section is declared to be for the use of this state.  The board is not required to deposit a bond or the amount equal to the award of damages by the commissioners as provided by Section 21.021, Property Code.

(c)  The board may not use the power of eminent domain to acquire real property that is dedicated to a public use by another governmental entity.

Added by Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 42, ch. 26, Sec. 2, eff. March 24, 1977.

Amended by:

Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 276, Sec. 1, eff. June 15, 2007.



Section  107.46.  Gifts, Grants, And Donations.

The board is specifically authorized, upon terms and conditions acceptable to it, to accept, retain, and administer gifts, grants, or donations of any kind, including real estate or money, from any source, for use by the university, and to carry out the directions, limitations, and provisions declared in writing in the gifts, grants or donations.

Added by Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 1251, ch. 271, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1983.



Subchapter D. Dormitories And Improvements

Section  107.61.  Construction Of Dormitories And Improvements.

The board may erect and equip, or may contract with any person, firm, or corporation for the erecting and equipping of dormitories and other improvements, which shall be located either on the campus or on land purchased or leased for the purpose by the board. The board may purchase or lease additional real estate for the purpose, or exchange or sell real estate for the purpose.

Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 3254, ch. 1024, art. 1, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1971.



Section  107.62.  Obligations; Pledge Of Revenue.

In payment for the erecting and equipping of dormitories and improvements, the board may issue its obligations in the amount and on the terms deemed advisable by the board. As security the board may pledge the income from the dormitories and improvements erected or from other dormitories owned by the university, as well as all other revenue derived by the university from other sources, except revenue derived by means of appropriations made for a specific purpose by the legislature.

Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 3254, ch. 1024, art. 1, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1971.



Section  107.63.  Sale Of Real Estate.

The board may sell or encumber any part of the campus or real estate owned by the university for the purpose of obtaining funds with which to erect and equip these improvements or for the purpose of securing the payment of its obligations issued to any person, firm, or corporation for the erecting or equipping of these improvements.

Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 3254, ch. 1024, art. 1, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1971.



Section  107.64.  Required Dormitory Residence.

The board may adopt regulations it deems reasonable requiring any class or classes of students to reside in university dormitories or other buildings.

Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 3254, ch. 1024, art. 1, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1971.



Section  107.65.  Management Of Dormitories.

The board has absolute and sole management and control of university dormitories and other improvements.

Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 3254, ch. 1024, art. 1, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1971.



Section 107.66.  Requisition Of Furnishings, Equipment, Etc.

The board may make requisition to the comptroller for furniture, furnishings, equipment, and appointments required for the proper use and enjoyment of improvements erected by the board, and the comptroller may purchase and pay for the furnishings, equipment, and appointments.

Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 3255, ch. 1024, art. 1, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1971. Amended by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1420, Sec. 4.013, eff. Sept. 1, 2001.

Amended by:

Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 937, Sec. 1.86, eff. September 1, 2007.



Section  107.67.  Limitation On Obligations.

In the erecting, or in contracts for the erecting, of dormitories and improvements, the board may not in any manner incur any indebtedness against the university except as provided in Sections 107.62 and 107.63 of this code. The obligations incurred in the erecting of dormitories and improvements may never be personal obligations of the university but shall be discharged solely from the revenue or property authorized to be pledged for that purpose.

Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 3255, ch. 1024, art. 1, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1971.



Section  107.68.  General Powers.

The board may do any and all things necessary or convenient to carry out the purpose and intent of this subchapter.

Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 3255, ch. 1024, art. 1, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1971.



Section  107.69.  State Historical Collection.

(a) The board may establish an historical collection of items illustrating the history of women in Texas. The historical collection is to be housed in a building belonging to the university and is to be known as "The History of Texas Women." When established, the historical collection may be designated a state historical collection and shall be for the use and enjoyment of all citizens of Texas.

(b)  The board may accept donations, gifts, and collections of historical value for the use of the historical collection and shall adopt rules for the receipt, care, custody, and control of items in the collection.

Added by Acts 1979, 66th Leg., p. 1145, ch. 551, Sec. 1, eff. June 11, 1979.



Subchapter E. Campus Security Personnel

Section  107.81.  Concurrent Jurisdiction With City Police.

(a) Campus security personnel commissioned under Section 51.203 of this code have concurrent jurisdiction with police officers of the City of Denton to enforce all criminal laws, including traffic laws, of the state and all ordinances of the city regulating traffic on any public street running through the property of the university and on any public street immediately adjacent to property owned or occupied and controlled by the university.

(b)  The form and content of traffic citations issued for violations of law shall be similar to the type used by the State Highway Patrol and shall be filed in the municipal court or any justice of the peace court with jurisdiction of the offense.

Added by Acts 1981, 67th Leg., p. 892, ch. 317, Sec. 2, eff. Aug. 31, 1981.



Section  107.82.  Assistance To City Police.

(a) The board of regents and the city council of Denton may enter into written agreements, authorized by resolution of each governing body, to authorize the regular employed peace officers of the university to assist the peace officers of the city in enforcing the laws of the state and the ordinances of the city at any location in the city.

(b)  To be valid, an agreement under Subsection (a) of this section must be approved by the attorney general.

(c)  While acting pursuant to the agreement in Subsection (a) above and when such act is outside the property of the university or outside any public street running through, adjacent to, or within property owned or occupied and controlled by the university, the peace officers of the university are under the jurisdiction and command of the chief of police of Denton.

(d)  Neither the state nor the university is liable for actions of a campus police officer acting under the jurisdiction and command of the chief of police of Denton.

(e)  The university shall have jurisdiction over its personnel and students upon property owned by the university to the extent that it may (1) assign and regulate parking spaces for its use and charge and collect appropriate fees for parking and improper parking; (2) prohibit parking where it deems necessary; (3) set and collect fees for and remove vehicles parked in violation of its rules and regulations or the laws of the State of Texas.

Added by Acts 1981, 67th Leg., p. 892, ch. 317, Sec. 2, eff. Aug. 31, 1981.



Section  107.83.  City Delegation Of Parking Regulation Authority.

(a) By contract between the city and the university, the city council of Denton may delegate to the university the authority to regulate the parking of vehicles on any public street running through or immediately adjacent to property owned or occupied and controlled by the university.

(b)  The contract may authorize the university to assign and regulate parking spaces for its use, to charge and collect a fee from its personnel and students for parking, to prohibit parking, and to charge and collect a fee for removing vehicles parked in violation of law or ordinance or in violation of a rule governing the parking of vehicles adopted by the board. All parking violations shall be filed in the Municipal Court of Denton or the justice of the peace court having jurisdiction over the offense.

(c)  Before the contract is considered by the city council or the board, the attorney general and the city attorney of Denton shall review and either approve the contract or file written legal objections to the contract with the chief executive officer of both the board and the council. The contract must be approved by resolution of the board and the city council.

Added by Acts 1981, 67th Leg., p. 892, ch. 317, Sec. 2, eff. Aug. 31, 1981.



Section  107.84.

  CONSTRUCTION OF

Subchapter

. This subchapter does not:

(1)  limit the police powers of the city or its law enforcement jurisdiction;

(2)  render a campus peace officer an employee of the city or entitle a campus peace officer to compensation from the city; or

(3)  restrict the power of the university under other law to enforce laws, ordinances, or rules regulating traffic or parking.

Added by Acts 1981, 67th Leg., p. 892, ch. 317, Sec. 2, eff. Aug. 31, 1981.


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