In the final days of session, the legislature finally passed a $49 billion dollar budget that included increased core higher education funding along with funding for institution’s top capital improvement project totaling $3.4 billion that will be funded through American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) dollars. The budget now heads to the Governor for approval, he has until July to approve the state operating budget. The Governor also has line-item veto authority and must either sign, pocket sign (no signature) or veto the legislation.
In the final hours, the Missouri Senate officially passed a congressional redistricting map, with changes to where the congressional lines are drawn but maintaining a 6-2 map. The congressional maps will now need to be approved by the Governor.
The Missouri House of Representatives is in session today with several motions left on the docket. Meanwhile, the Missouri Senate has adjourned and will officially sine die on May 18, 2022.
Missouri’s Operating Budget for FY23
The Missouri General Assembly approved House Bill’s 1-20 related to FY23 Budget. House Bill 3, which appropriates money for Missouri Higher Education Institutions core budgets and related line items included $262,956,797 for the UM System core with additional core funding to Mizzou’s Law Clinic, Mizzou’s Delta Center, and Extension. These increases brought UM System core appropriations to approximately $463M. House Bill 20, which appropriates money for planning and capital improvements from ARPA dollars, gave $104 million to the University of Missouri-Columbia for the NextGen Radiopharmaceuticals and Animal Science, $41,250,000M to Missouri S&T for the construction and or renovation needs for the Missouri Protoplex, $40M to the University of Missouri-St. Louis for the for the demolition, construction and or renovation needs for a Campus of the Future, and $40M to the University of Missouri-Kansas City for the construction and or renovation needs for a Health Science District Development.
Additional budgetary items for the UM System are outlined below.
HB 3003 Higher Education
- University of Missouri Core $262,956,797
- University of Missouri- Land Grant Core- $27,500,000
- University of Missouri- First Professional Doctorate Degrees Core- $94,700,000
- University of Missouri-Research & Development Operations Core-$74,800,000
- Total Core $463,876,797M
- University of Missouri-School of Law Family Violence & Criminal Prosecution Clinic- NDI- $400,000
- University of Missouri-Fisher Delta Research Center for the Rice Breeders Association- NDI- $120,000
- University of Missouri-Graves-Chapple Extension & Education Center- NDI- $400,000
- S&T - Re-engineering Missouri’s STEM Workforce-$815,000
- MU - Advancing Adult Learning Paths-$1,000,000
- UMSL - Geospatial Workforce Development-$49,000
- UMKC - Student Career Paths (Mobility Escalators)-$1,536,000
- UMSL - Industrial Engineering Degree Program-$1,093,000
HB 3020 ARPA Funds
- MU Received $104M for the NextGen Radiopharmaceuticals and Animal Science with a 50/50 match up to $60M and a 25/75 match over $60M.
- Delta Center will receive $1M for maintenance, repair and capital improvements
- MU’s Thompson Center will receive $31,500,000 for autism and neurodevelopment disorders that provide clinical services, research, and training with a 50/50 match up to $60M and a 25/75 match over $60M
- MU’s Missouri Foundation Seed program to receive $3,240,000 dollars
- UMLS received $40M for the demolition, construction and or renovation needs for a Campus of the Future with a 50/50 match up to $60M and a 25/75 match over $60M
- UMKC received $40M for the construction and or renovation needs for a Health Science District Development with a 50/50 match up to $60M and a 25/75 match over $60M
- Missouri S&T received $41,250,000M for the construction and or renovation needs for the Missouri Protoplex with a 50/50 match up to $60M and a 25/75 match over $60M
Higher Education Bills Passes
The Missouri General Assembly truly agreed to and passed Senate Bill 718, which designates the third week in September as “Historically Black College and University Week” in Missouri. This legislation was amended to include a package of education issues including a medical preceptorship tax credit, modifications to dual credit and dual enrollment courses and computer science courses, name, image, and likeness rights (NIL), workforce diploma program, suicide and crisis lifelines information advanced placement examination credit, and bankruptcy exemptions. Please see below for additional information or click here.
- Medical preceptorship tax credit
- This act authorizes a taxpayer to claim a tax credit for serving as a community-based faculty preceptor for a medical student core preceptorship or a physician assistant student core preceptorship, as such terms are defined in the act.
- The tax credit shall be equal to $1,000 for each preceptorship, but not to exceed $3,000 in any tax year.
- This provision is substantially similar to Senate Bill 801
- Modifications to dual credit and dual enrollment courses
- Under current law, a dual credit scholarship shall reimburse each eligible student for up to fifty percent of the tuition and cost paid by the student to enroll in a dual credit course. Current law also limits the amount of the scholarship per student to $500 annually for all dual credit courses taken by such student. This act provides that each eligible student shall be offered a dual credit or dual enrollment scholarship equal to the tuition and fees paid by the student to enroll in the dual credit or dual enrollment course. The act also repeals the $500 limitation. Finally, the act renames the Dual Credit Scholarship Fund as the Dual Credit and Dual Enrollment Scholarship Fund.
- These provisions are similar to Senate Bill 1055
- Computer science courses
- Computer science courses successfully completed and counted toward state graduation requirements shall be equivalent to one science or practical arts credit for the purpose of satisfying admission requirements at any public institution of higher education in the state.
- This act establishes the "Computer Science Education Task Force". The Task Force shall develop a strategic plan for expanding a statewide computer science education program.
- These provisions are identical to the perfected House Bill 2202, the University of Missouri System worked with the bill sponsor on this bill and is thankful to the bill sponsor for working on agreeable language.
- Name, image, and likeness rights (NIL)
- This act authorizes a postsecondary educational institution or any officer, director, or employee of such institution, including a coach or any individual associated with an athletic department, to identify or assist with opportunities for a student athlete to earn compensation from a third party for the use of the student athlete's name, image, likeness rights, or athletic reputation, provided that the person doesn't serve as the student athlete's agent, receive compensation from the student athlete or a third party, attempt to influence an athlete's choice of professional representation or reduce the athlete's opportunities from competing third parties, or be present at any meeting between a student athlete and a third party where the student athlete's compensation is negotiated or completed.
- Currently, postsecondary educational institutions that enter into commercial agreements that require the use of a student athlete's name, image, likeness, or athletic reputation must conduct a financial development program for the athletes. This act requires such program to include information concerning financial aid, debt management, and a recommended budget for student athletes based on the current year's cost of attendance. The program must also include information on time management skills necessary for success as a student athlete and available academic resources.
- Suicide and crisis lifelines information
- This act requires a public school or charter school with pupils in grades seven to twelve, as well as a public institution of higher education, that issues pupil or student identification cards to print the 3-digit dialing code that directs calls and routes text messages to the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline, 988.
- Advanced Placement (AP) examination credit
- This act creates provisions relating to advanced placement examinations.
- Each institution, which includes in-state public community college, college, or university that offers postsecondary freshman-level courses shall adopt and implement a policy to grand undergraduate course credit to entering freshman students for each advanced placement examination where a student achieves a score of 3 or higher for any similarly correlated course offered by the institution.
- This provision is identical to House Bill 1683, the University of Missouri System worked with the bill sponsor on this bill and is thankful to the bill sponsor for working on agreeable language.
Truly Agreed to and Finally Passed Legislation
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