FIRST REGULAR SESSION

HOUSE BILL NO. 168

97TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY


 

 

INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES DAVIS (Sponsor), KELLEY (127), SPENCER, HOSKINS, CRAWFORD, COX, MCCAHERTY AND WHITE (Co-sponsors).

0896L.01I                                                                                                                                                  D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk


 

AN ACT

To amend chapter 173, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to residency at public institutions of higher education.




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 173.1150, to read as follows:

            173.1150. 1. Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, any individual who is in the process of separating from any branch of the military forces of the United States shall have student resident status for purposes of admission and in-state tuition at any approved public institution in Missouri.

            2. To be eligible for student resident status under this section, any such individual shall demonstrate presence within the state of Missouri. For purposes of attending a community college, an individual shall demonstrate presence within the service area of the community college he or she attends.

            3. The coordinating board for higher education shall promulgate rules to implement this section.

            4. For purposes of this section, "approved public institution" shall have the same meaning as provided in subdivision (3) of section 173.1102.

            5. 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, 2013, shall be invalid and void.