|SB 0714||Renames Southwest Missouri State University as "Missouri State University"|
|LR Number:||3171S.06P||Fiscal Note:||3171-06|
|Committee:||Pensions and General Laws|
|Last Action:||02/03/04 - Perfected||Journal page:||S223|
|Title:||SS SCS SBs 714 & 761|
|Effective Date:||August 28, 2004|
SS/SCS/SBs 714 & 761 - This act renames "Southwest Missouri State University" as "Missouri State University" and "Central Missouri State University" as "The University of Central Missouri."
The act specifies that the name change of any higher education institution contained in that section shall not authorize the establishment of new degree programs other than as established by statute, including approval by the Coordinating Board.
Further, the act alters the composition of the governing board of the renamed Missouri State University from eight members to ten.
Lastly, the act contains what is in essence a "non-compete" clause, the provisions of which restrict Missouri State University from duplicating the research, missions, professional doctoral programs, and existing first professional programs of the University of Missouri.
This act is similar to the SS/SB 217 from 2003.