HB493 - GOVERNING BODIES - Farnen, Ted
HB493 ADDITIONAL MEMBERS OF CERTAIN UNIVERSITY BOARDS.
Sponsor: Farnen, Ted (21) Effective Date:00/00/00
CoSponsor: LR Number:0578-01
Last Action: COMMITTEE: SENATE EDUCATION
HCS HB 493 & 39
Next Hearing:Hearing not scheduled
Calendar:Bill currently not on calendar
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BILL SUMMARIES

PERFECTED

HCS HB 493 & 39 -- GOVERNING BODIES OF PUBLIC COLLEGES AND
UNIVERSITIES (Farnen)

This substitute makes several changes in the representation on
the governing bodies of public colleges and universities.  These
changes affect the governing boards at the University of
Missouri, Lincoln University, Truman State University, and the 7
regional state colleges and universities.

The student representative to the governing board of each of
these institutions is authorized to receive the same
reimbursement for expenses related to board meeting attendance
as other board members.  Current law prohibits the student
representative at Lincoln University and the regional
institutions from receiving reimbursement for expenses.  The
substitute also clarifies that the current requirement for the
student representative to have paid all student fees and tuition
prior to appointment to the board and while serving on the board
applies to the student representative at all of the
institutions. The student representatives are permitted to
attend closed meetings of the board unless the board members who
are present and who are not a faculty or student representative
unanimously vote to exclude them from a given closed meeting.

The substitute authorizes a faculty member representative as a
nonvoting member of each institution's governing body.  A panel
of 3 names of full-time faculty members is to be submitted to
the Governor by each institution's faculty governing
association.  From the panel of names, the Governor will appoint
the faculty member representative, with the advice and consent
of the Senate.  Faculty appointments to the Board of Curators of
the University of Missouri will rotate among each of the 4
campuses, beginning with the Columbia campus, followed by the
Kansas City campus, the Rolla campus, and the St. Louis campus.
The faculty member representative at each institution must be a
U.S. citizen and a Missouri resident.  Faculty member
representatives are to serve a term of 2 years, and will receive
the same reimbursement for expenses as other board members.
Faculty member representatives are allowed to attend closed
meetings of the board unless the board members who are present
and who are not a faculty or student representative unanimously
vote to exclude them from a given closed meeting.  Provisions
for filling faculty vacancies on the boards are outlined.  The
board of governors at Truman State University is increased from
10 to 11 members, to accommodate the addition of a nonvoting
faculty member representative.

This substitute also requires that confidentiality as provided
by board policy and law apply to all members and representatives
on the governing boards, and allows any member or representative
to voluntarily recuse himself or herself from any board
deliberation or proceeding.

FISCAL NOTE:  No impact on state funds.


COMMITTEE

HCS HB 493 & 39 -- GOVERNING BODIES OF PUBLIC COLLEGES AND
UNIVERSITIES

CO-SPONSORS:  Scheve (Farnen)

COMMITTEE ACTION:  Voted "do pass" by the Committee on Higher
Education by a vote of 15 to 2.

This substitute makes several changes in the representation on
the governing bodies of public colleges and universities.  These
changes affect the governing boards at the University of
Missouri, Lincoln University, Truman State University, and the
seven regional state colleges and universities.

The student representative to the governing board of each of
these institutions is authorized to receive reimbursement for
actual and necessary expenses related to board meeting
attendance.  Current law prohibits the student representative at
Lincoln University and the regional institutions from receiving
reimbursement for expenses.  This substitute also clarifies that
the current requirement for the student representative to have
paid all student fees and tuition prior to appointment to the
board and while serving on the board applies to the student
representative at all of the institutions. The student
representatives are permitted to attend closed meetings of the
board unless the board members who are present and who are not a
faculty or student representative unanimously vote to exclude
them from a given closed meeting.

The substitute authorizes a faculty member representative as a
nonvoting member of each institution's governing body.  A panel
of 3 names of full-time, tenured faculty members is to be
submitted to the Governor by each institution's faculty
governing association.  From the panel of names, the Governor
will appoint the faculty member representative, with the advice
and consent of the Senate.  Faculty appointments to the Board of
Curators of the University of Missouri will rotate among each of
the 4 campuses, beginning with the Columbia campus, followed by
the Kansas City campus, the Rolla campus, and the St. Louis
campus.  The faculty member representative at each institution
must be a U.S. citizen and a Missouri resident.  Faculty member
representatives are to serve a term of 2 years, and will receive
the same reimbursement for expenses as other board members.
Faculty member representatives are allowed to attend closed
meetings of the board unless the board members who are present
and who are not a faculty or student representative unanimously
vote to exclude them from a given closed meeting.  Provisions
for filling faculty vacancies on the boards are outlined.  The
board of governors at Truman State University is increased from
10 to 11 members, to accommodate the addition of a nonvoting
faculty member representative.

This substitute also requires that confidentiality as provided
by board policy and law apply to all members and representatives
on the governing boards, and allows any member or representative
to voluntarily recuse himself or herself from any board
deliberation or proceeding.

FISCAL NOTE:  No impact on state funds.

PROPONENTS:  Supporters say that allowing faculty representation
on the governing boards is good public policy because it is fair
and it brings balance to the university governing process.

Testifying for the bill were Representatives Farnen and Hosmer;
University of Missouri Faculty Council; Associated Students of
the University of Missouri; and a past student representative to
the Board of Curators, University of Missouri.

OPPONENTS:  There was no opposition voiced to the committee.

Debra Cheshier, Research Analyst


INTRODUCED

HB 493 -- Governing Bodies of Public Colleges and Universities

Sponsor:  Farnen

This bill makes several changes in the representation on the
governing bodies of public colleges and universities.  These
changes affect the governing boards at the University of
Missouri, Lincoln University, Truman State University, and the
seven regional state colleges and universities.

The student representative to the governing board of each of
these institutions is permitted to attend closed meetings of the
board, and to receive reimbursement for actual and necessary
expenses related to board meeting attendance.  Current law
prohibits the student representative at Lincoln University and
the regional institutions from receiving reimbursement for
expenses.  This bill also clarifies that the current requirement
for the student representative to have paid all student fees and
tuition prior to appointment to the board and while serving on
the board applies to the student representative at all of the
institutions.

The bill authorizes a faculty member representative to each
institution's governing body.  A panel of 3 names of full-time,
tenured faculty members is to be submitted to the Governor by
each institution's faculty governing association.  From the
panel of names, the Governor will appoint the faculty member
representative, with the advice and consent of the Senate.
Faculty appointments to the Board of Curators of the University
of Missouri will rotate among each of the 4 campuses, beginning
with the Columbia campus, followed by the Kansas City campus,
the Rolla campus, and the St. Louis campus.  The faculty member
representative at each institution must be a U.S. citizen and a
Missouri resident.  Faculty member representatives are to serve
for only one two-year term. Excepting voting privileges, faculty
members will have the same powers and duties, and will receive
the same reimbursement for expenses, as other board members.
Provisions for filling faculty vacancies on the boards are
outlined.  The board of governors at Truman State University is
increased from 10 to 11 members, to accommodate the addition of
a nonvoting faculty member representative.


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