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Barry McBee, who spoke on behalf of the UT System, said the system had "some preference" for the original versions of the bill.
The committee approved the bill unanimously and referred it to the full Senate for a vote.
The new changes, Oliveira said, put the entire legislation in jeopardy Omega Watch Vintage Models including access to the Permanent University Fund by the University of Texas at Brownsville and the University of Texas Pan American. The fund generates roughly $13 billion for the UT System and the Texas A University System. UTB and UTPA are the only schools in the UT System not allotted money from this fund.
One of those to testify finally answered, "Whatever we need to do we'll do. We are committed 100 percent. We've waited 40 to 60 something years; we can wait two more."
The state lawmaker said he had several ideas about the developments that he could not disclose, but he remains "cautiously optimistic" about achieving final passage of the bill passed.
Committee OKs plan to split med school between counties
Community leaders from the region attended the hearing to voice support and some to show disapproval of the amendment.
"We're not just talking about the medical school. We are talking about losing the Permanent University Fund and all those benefits," Oliveira said.
Harlingen Mayor Chris Boswell said during the hearing that Harlingen has already contributed much to the Regional Academic Health Center to lose half of the medical school to Hidalgo County. The RAHC was Omega Watch Red
Previously, the bill left the location of programs up to the University of Texas System, which would convene a committee of experts to study the region and see where programs would best fit.
"We want to see the project completed. We want to see this built," Zaffirini said. "I don't believe we will ever have this opportunity again. The support is so strong for this legislation that we must resolve these differences."
There was no answer until Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr. interjected, "I don't think the witnesses are prepared to answer that because they haven't been part of the legislative process."
During the hearing, committee member Sen. Judith Zaffirini, D Laredo, asked those testifying what would happen if the Senate doesn't pass the house bill and vice versa.
The change to the legislation has left state Rep.
Hidalgo County Judge Ramon Garcia, who spoke in favor of the amendment, said Hidalgo County will create a taxing district to raise funds for the medical school.
"There are components of it already there, through 31 acre campus in Harlingen," Boswell said.
"We would very much like to see the bill advance in this process so we continue the conversations," said McBee, the vice chancellor for governmental relations.
years in Cameron County.
meant to be a starting point for a medical school in the region, Boswell said.
The amendment to House Bill 1000, introduced by Sen. Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa, D McAllen, places the first two years of medical school in Hidalgo County while students would complete their third and fourth Omega Speedmaster 45th Anniversary
"Indeed, most Texans want the state to be fiscally responsible, and to underutilize the assets that are already in place would not be what our goal has been and we urge you not to pass the substitute," he added.
regional facility and everyone in the Valley would benefit," said Oliveira, D Brownsville. "Now it's become a power grab and now we are back to the Friday football mentality and that's regrettable."
"That's why we need something in Hidalgo County; that's where you come in," Garcia told the committee. "We can't raise taxes for something located outside of the county."
Oliveira said he would not back the bill as it is now.
"That proposal has never been vetted," Oliveira said. "We have never dealt with the accreditation of medical schools to know that it's even a viable way to do it. That's the idea of people from Hidalgo County who have never created a medical school."
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Hinojosa said the amendment would give flexibility to students who need to be in both Hidalgo and Cameron counties.
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