FIRST REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 861
94TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES ROBB (Sponsor), CUNNINGHAM (86), BEARDEN, EMERY, RUESTMAN AND MUSCHANY (Co-sponsors).
Read 1st time February 14, 2007 and copies ordered printed.
D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk
To amend chapter 161, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to remedial course reimbursement.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Chapter 161, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto one new section, to be known as section 161.720, to read as follows:
161.720. 1. Beginning with academic year 2008-2009, any student who graduates from a Missouri public high school and enrolls in a two-year or four-year degree program in Missouri within three years after high school graduation may apply to receive reimbursement for tuition for remedial courses to which such student is assigned by the college or university under the conditions described in this section.
2. A college course shall qualify as remedial if it is:
(a) In an academic subject required for high school graduation; and
(b) Is designated by number, title, course description, or other means, as necessary to prepare a student for the first college-level course in an academic subject.
3. The department of elementary and secondary education shall, by rule, establish a method by which a student may apply for, provide documentation for, and receive a reimbursement for such tuition no more frequently than twice a year.
4. Any rule or portion of a rule, as that term is defined in section 536.010, RSMo, that is created under the authority delegated in this section shall become effective only if it complies with and is subject to all of the provisions of chapter 536, RSMo, and, if applicable, section 536.028, RSMo. This section and chapter 536, RSMo, are nonseverable and if any of the powers vested with the general assembly pursuant to chapter 536, RSMo, to review, to delay the effective date, or to disapprove and annul a rule are subsequently held unconstitutional, then the grant of rulemaking authority and any rule proposed or adopted after August 28, 2007, shall be invalid and void.