SECOND REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 1579
96TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES DAVIS (Sponsor), WHITE, BRATTIN, BROWN (116), FISHER, SCHATZ, LEACH, WELLS, KELLEY (126) AND REIBOLDT (Co-sponsors).
5518L.01I D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk
To amend chapter 173, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to eduational credits for veterans.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Chapter 173, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto one new section, to be known as section 173.1158, to read as follows:
173.1158. 1. By no later than January 1, 2013, the department of higher education and the coordinating board for higher education shall adopt a policy requiring every institution of postsecondary education, including but not limited to every university, college, vocational and technical school, in this state to award educational credits to a student enrolled in a postsecondary education institution, who is also a veteran, for courses that are part of the student's military training or service and that meet the standards of the American Council on Education or equivalent standards for awarding academic credit if the award of educational credit is based upon the institution's admission standards and its role, scope, and mission.
2. Beginning for the 2013-2014 academic year and for every academic year thereafter, the department of higher education and every governing body of an institution of postsecondary education in this state shall adopt necessary rules and procedures to implement the provisions of this section. Any rule or portion of a rule, as that term is defined in section 536.010, 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 and, if applicable, section 536.028. This section and chapter 536 are nonseverable and if any of the powers vested with the general assembly pursuant to chapter 536 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, 2012, shall be invalid and void.