SECOND REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 2246
97TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES MAY (Sponsor), PIERSON, PACE, MORGAN, NICHOLS, MEREDITH, MCNEIL, PETERS, SMITH, ELLINGTON, KIRKTON, KELLY (45), RIZZO AND GARDNER (Co-sponsors).
6445L.02I D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk
To amend chapter 173, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to funding for Missouri land grant institutions.
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 173.1560, to read as follows:
173.1560. 1. To ensure compliance with federal land grant institution laws and to prevent the potential loss of any federal moneys to land grant institutions in this state based on a failure to appropriate the state matching moneys, and notwithstanding any other provision of law, the state shall appropriate matching moneys to all land grant institutions in the state in compliance with the one-to-one match obligation established in the First Morrill Act of 1862 and the Second Morrill Act of 1890. Any one-to-one match made by the state shall not result in a reduction in other state moneys appropriated to a land grant institution.
2. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the state shall not seek a waiver or require any land grant institution in the state to seek a waiver of the state's one-to-one match obligation.