CCS HCS SB 997, 2016 (New Section - as Truly Agreed)
173.035. 1. The department of higher education shall
develop, maintain, and operate a website containing information
of public and private institutions of higher education in this
state directing students to resources including, but not limited
to, academic programs, financial aid, and how academic course
credit may be transferred from one institution of higher education
to another. The information on the website shall be made available
to the public and shall be accessible from various devices including,
but not limited to, computers, tablets, and other electronic
2. Inclusion of institution information on the website is voluntary, and institutions of higher education may elect to have institutional information included on the website by notifying the department of higher education.
3. The department of higher education may promulgate all necessary rules and regulations for the administration of this section. Any rule or portion of a rule, as that term is defined in section 536.010, that is created under the authority delegated in this section shall become effective only if it complies with and is subject to all of the provisions of chapter 536 and, if applicable, section 536.028. This section and chapter 536 are nonseverable, and if any of the powers vested with the general assembly pursuant to chapter 536 to review, to delay the effective date, or to disapprove and annul a rule are subsequently held unconstitutional, then the grant of rulemaking authority and any rule proposed or adopted after August 28, 2016, shall be invalid and void.