Summary of the House Committee Version of the Bill


SPONSOR:  Champion (Dixon)

COMMITTEE ACTION:  Voted "do pass by consent" by the Committee on
Higher Education by a vote of 10 to 0.

This substitute specifies that members of the governing board of
the Missouri State University will serve six-year terms.  The
voting members of the board serving on August 28, 2005, will
serve until the expiration of the terms for which they were
appointed; and for those appointed after August 28, 2005, the
terms of office will be established so that no more than three
terms expire in any year.  If a member changes the congressional
district in which he or she resides, an unanimous vote of the
board can vacate the seat. If the number of congressional
districts is changed or boundaries are changed and a member is
displaced, the members of the board can serve the remainder of
the terms for which they were appointed.  The substitute also
contains other technical changes regarding the university's name

The substitute contains an emergency clause.

FISCAL NOTE:  No impact on state funds in FY 2007, FY 2008, and
FY 2009.

PROPONENTS:  Supporters say that these changes are necessary to
fully implement Senate Bill 98 enacted in 2005 regarding the
university's name change.  The terms of the members need to be
clarified as well as other technical corrections.

Testifying for the bill were Senator Champion; and Missouri State

OPPONENTS:  There was no opposition voiced to the committee.

Becky DeNeve, Senior Legislative Analyst

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93rd General Assembly, 2nd Regular Session
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