21.920. 1. There is established a joint committee of the general assembly to be known as the "Joint Committee on Missouri's Promise" to be composed of five members of the senate and five members of the house of representatives. The senate members of the joint committee shall be appointed by the president pro tem of the senate and the house members shall be appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives. The appointment of each member shall continue during the member's term of office as a member of the general assembly or until a successor has been appointed to fill the member's place when his or her term of office as a member of the general assembly has expired. No party shall be represented by more than three members from the house of representatives nor more than three members from the senate. A majority of the committee shall constitute a quorum, but the concurrence of a majority of the members shall be required for the determination of any matter within the committee's duties.
2. The committee shall be charged with the following:
(1) Examining issues that will be impacting the future of the state of Missouri and its citizens;
(2) Developing long-term strategies and plans for:
(a) Increasing the economic prosperity and opportunities for the citizens of this state;
(b) Improving the health status of our citizens;
(c) An education system that educates students who are capable of attending and being productive and successful citizens and designed to successfully prepare graduates for global competition;
(d) Investing in, and maintaining, a modern infrastructure and transportation system and identifying potential sources of revenue to sustain such efforts; and
(e) Other areas that the committee determines are vital to improving the lives of the citizens of Missouri;
(3) Developing three-, five-, and ten-year plans for the general assembly to meet the long-term strategies outlined in subdivision (2) of this subsection;
(4) Implementing budget forecasting for the upcoming ten years in order to plan for the long-term financial soundness of the state; and
(5) Such other matters as the committee may deem necessary in order to determine the proper course of future legislative and budgetary action regarding these issues.
3. The committee may solicit input and information necessary to fulfill its obligations, including, but not limited to, soliciting input and information from any state department or agency the committee deems relevant, political subdivisions of this state, and the general public.
4. By January 1, 2011, and every year thereafter, the committee shall issue a report to the general assembly with any findings or recommendations of the committee with regard to its duties under subsection 2 of this section.
5. Members of the committee shall receive no compensation but may be reimbursed for reasonable and necessary expenses associated with the performance of their official duties.
(L. 2010 H.B. 1965, A.L. 2011 S.B. 173)
Missouri General Assembly