Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 186
Advisory Commissions, Committees and Councils, Business and Education

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Law, how cited.

186.005. Sections 186.005 to 186.019 shall be known as and may be cited as the "Missouri Women's Council Act".

(L. 1985 H.B. 325 § 1, A.L. 1993 H.B. 566)

Women's council established--appointment--qualifications--terms,vacancies--chairman appointed.

186.007. There is created in the department of economic development a "Missouri Women's Council" which shall consist of fifteen members. Eleven of the members shall be appointed by the governor, of which no more than six of the eleven members may be of the same political party as the governor appointing such members, with the advice and consent of the senate, and shall be representative of a cross section of the citizenry. Four members shall be appointed for one year, four for two years, and three for three years. Their successors shall serve terms of three years. The remaining four vacancies on the council shall be filled by the general assembly. Two representatives and two senators shall be appointed by their respective bodies in the same manner as members of standing committees are appointed. The governor shall designate one of the members as chairman. In the event of a vacancy in a term of office through death, resignation or otherwise, the governor shall appoint a person to serve the unexpired portion of the term of a member appointed by the governor. The unexpired council terms of any senator or representative unable or unwilling to serve shall be filled by their respective bodies in the same manner as vacancies on standing committees are filled.

(L. 1985 H.B. 325 § 2 subsec. 1, A.L. 1993 H.B. 566)

Expenses, how paid--staff to be furnished--meetings, when held.

186.011. 1. No salary or compensation shall be allowed any member of the council. Actual and necessary expenses incurred by members of the council shall be paid in conformity with regulations applicable to state employees, from any funds which are or may become available for the purpose of this section.

2. The department of economic development shall furnish administrative support and staff as is necessary for the effective operation of the council.

3. The council shall meet at least four times per year at the call of the chairman.

(L. 1985 H.B. 325 § 2 subsecs. 2, 3, § 6, A.L. 1990 S.B. 664)

Executive director for council to be in department of economicdevelopment--appointment--qualifications, powers and duties.

186.014. 1. There is hereby created in the department of economic development an "Executive Director" for the Missouri women's council. Upon consultation with the council, the director of the department of economic development shall recommend for appointment to the governor, with the advice and consent of the senate, an individual who possesses demonstrated capability in business or industry, especially in business enterprises or employment training, to serve as executive director to work with the council in the implementation of sections 186.005 to 186.019.

2. The executive director shall be responsible for:

(1) Implementing programs initiated by the council; and

(2) Performing other duties as defined by the council.

(L. 1985 H.B. 325 § 3, A.L. 1990 S.B. 664, A.L. 1993 H.B. 566)

Powers and duties of the council.

186.016. The mission of the council is:

(1) To promote and increase women's economic and employment opportunities through education and training programs to aid in and insure entry into the labor market;

(2) To promote occupational mobility of women workers in lower and middle levels of employment;

(3) To promote access to jobs with more skill and responsibility, especially at the managerial level by encouraging maternity protection, child care facilities, technical training, and health protection;

(4) To initiate programs to assist women in small business enterprises;

(5) To assure access of women to nontraditional skilled trades through greater participation in apprenticeship programs and vocational and technical training;

(6) To promote retraining programs and facilities for unemployed women especially in growth sectors;

(7) To apply for federal or private funds or grants available for such employment and training programs, business enterprise programs, studies, seminars, and conferences and to participate in already existing federally, state or privately funded programs with other state departments and/or divisions;

(8) To conduct programs, studies, seminars, and conferences in cooperation with federal, state, and local agencies in the following areas:

(a) Educational needs and opportunities;

(b) Displaced homemakers;

(c) Credit;

(d) Federal and state affecting the rights and responsibilities of women; and

(e) Women-owned business enterprises.

(L. 1985 H.B. 325 § 4)

Council to develop state plan.

186.018. The council shall prepare a state plan to identify and prioritize targeted populations in terms of employment accessibility and geographic regions, which plan shall be reviewed and revised annually. The state plan shall include but not be limited to:

(1) A needs-assessment of the state to determine specific economic and employment problems that exist in which geographic areas of the state;

(2) A statement of short- and long-term goals relating to economic factors which include evaluation, labor, work availability, small business opportunities, employment, training, household, and family with special emphasis on rural women and the underprivileged sectors of society;

(3) An inventory of existing federal, state, community and private programs and facilities relating to economic and employment needs of women;

(4) Plans for addressing those identified prioritized and targeted populations including special strategies for specific groups or regions with unique needs in the employment or training area.

(L. 1985 H.B. 325 § 5)

Report from certain state agencies to council and designatedofficials--contents--due, when.

186.019. 1. Prior to April first of each year, starting in 1992, the information described in subdivisions (1), (2), (3) and (4) of this subsection shall be delivered in report form to the Missouri women's council, the governor's office, the secretary of the senate, and the chief clerk of the house of representatives. The information shall apply only to activities which occurred during the previous calendar year. Reports shall be required from the following:

(1) The department of labor and industrial relations, and the division of workforce development of the department of economic development, who shall assemble all available data and report on all business start-ups and business failures which are fifty-one percent or more owned by women. The reports shall distinguish, as best as possible, those businesses which are sole proprietorships, partnerships, or corporations;

(2) The department of economic development, who shall assemble all available data and report on financial assistance or other incentives given to all businesses which are fifty-one percent or more owned by women. The report shall contain information relating to assistance or incentives awarded for the retention of existing businesses, the expansion of existing businesses, or the start-up of new businesses;

(3) The department of revenue, who shall assemble all available data and report on the number, gross receipts and net income of all businesses which are fifty-one percent or more owned by women. The reports shall distinguish those businesses which are sole proprietorships, partnerships or corporations;

(4) The division of purchasing of the office of administration, who shall assemble all available data and report on businesses which are fifty-one percent or more owned by women which are recipients of contracts awarded by the state of Missouri.

2. Prior to December first of each year, starting in 1990, the information described in subdivisions (1) and (2) of this subsection shall be delivered in report form to the Missouri women's council, the governor's office, the secretary of the senate, and the chief clerk of the house of representatives. The information shall apply only to activities which occurred during the previous school year. Reports shall be required from the following:

(1) The department of elementary and secondary education shall assemble all available data from the Vocational and Education Data System (VEDS) on class enrollments by Instruction Program Codes (CIP); by secondary and postsecondary schools; and, secondary, postsecondary, and adult level classes; and by gender. This data shall also be reported by classes of traditional and nontraditional occupational areas;

(2) The coordinating board for higher education shall assemble all available data and report on higher education degrees awarded by academic discipline; type of degree; type of school; and gender. All available data shall also be reported on salaries received upon completion of degree program and subsequent hire, as well as any data available on follow-up salaries.

(L. 1990 S.B. 664, A.L. 1993 H.B. 566, A.L. 2014 H.B. 1299 Revision)

Humanities council, purpose--definitions.

186.050. 1. The general assembly, giving due consideration to the historical and continuing interest of the people of the state of Missouri in encouraging the educational and cultural enrichment of its residents, finds that public humanities education, including the study of history, literature and other aspects of culture, contribute significantly to such enrichment, and consequently that support of a humanities council is an important public purpose.

2. As used in sections 186.050 to 186.067, the term "humanities council" means the not-for-profit organization designated as the Missouri state affiliate of the federal agency, the National Endowment for the Humanities.

(L. 1995 H.B. 194 § 1)

Missouri humanities trust fund established, funding--administrationby board of trustees, members, appointment, terms--humanities councilexecutive committee, appointment.

186.055. There is hereby established a special trust fund, to be known as the "Missouri Humanities Council Trust Fund", which shall consist of all moneys transferred to the fund by the board of trustees established in this section, moneys transferred to the fund pursuant to section 186.060, and any earnings resulting from the investment of moneys in the fund. The fund shall be administered by a board of trustees, consisting of the state treasurer, two members of the senate appointed by the president pro tem of the senate, two members of the house of representatives appointed by the speaker of the house and four members of the Missouri humanities council executive committee appointed by the chair of the council. Any member appointed due to such person's membership in the senate, house of representatives or humanities council shall serve only as long as such person holds the office referenced in this section. The state treasurer shall invest moneys in the fund in a manner as provided by law. Subject to appropriations, moneys in the fund shall be used solely for the promotion of the humanities in Missouri and for the administrative costs of the Missouri humanities council. The provisions of section 33.080 to the contrary notwithstanding, money in the Missouri humanities council trust fund shall not be transferred and placed to the credit of the general revenue fund.

(L. 1995 H.B. 194 § 5, A.L. 1997 H.B. 51 merged with S.B. 70)

Effective 7-1-97 (H.B. 51)

5-13-97 (S.B. 70)

Operating and program expenses, how paid, limitation.

186.060. Subject to appropriation from general revenue, one million dollars may be appropriated to the Missouri humanities council. Grants made to the Missouri humanities council may be used for operating and programming expenses except that the administrative costs shall not exceed five percent of such funding.

(L. 1995 H.B. 194 § 3, A.L. 1999 S.B. 184)

General assembly may appropriate funds, purpose--distribution offunds, when.

186.065. The general assembly may appropriate funds for grants to the Missouri humanities council. State funds received pursuant to sections 186.050 to 186.067 shall be used for public humanities programming. State funds shall be distributed to the Missouri humanities council after receipt of the council's annual report of expenses for the prior fiscal year.

(L. 1995 H.B. 194 § 2)

Annual report to be made by council, when, content.

186.067. If the humanities council receives any state funds pursuant to the provisions of sections 186.050 to 186.067, the council shall furnish the director of the department of economic development and the oversight division of the committee on legislative research, within sixty days after the end of each fiscal year, with an annual report and accounting of the funds received and expended by the council during the immediate prior fiscal year and may furnish recommendations and suggestions for improvement in programs and services provided pursuant to the provisions of sections 186.050 to 186.067.

(L. 1995 H.B. 194 § 4)


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