Government Relations

UM Legislative Update Newsletter

February 24, 2006

Higher education scholarship and funding plan introduced in House

Rep. Carl Bearden (R-St. Charles), speaker pro-tem of the House, introduced HB1865 on Thursday, Feb. 23. The bill serves as a blueprint to update the way Missouri’s public higher education institutions are funded and to provide increased support for scholarships. The new legislation is an updated version of last year’s HB742, which generated considerable discussion in the higher education community but did not move out of either chamber.

The new legislation, which is co-sponsored by 34 fellow House members including the Speaker and most of the House majority leadership, includes the following changes to higher education policy:

The bill is expected to be assigned to a House committee for consideration in the next few weeks.

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