Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 30
State Treasurer
Section 30.756

August 28, 2014


Lending institution receiving linked deposits, requirements and limitations--false statements as to use for loan, penalty--eligible student borrowers--eligibility, student renewal loans, repayment method--priority for reduced-rate loans.

30.756. 1. An eligible lending institution that desires to receive a linked deposit shall accept and review applications for linked deposit loans from eligible multitenant enterprises, eligible farming operations, eligible alternative energy consumers, eligible alternative energy operations, eligible locally owned businesses, eligible small businesses, eligible job enhancement businesses, eligible marketing enterprises, eligible agribusinesses, eligible beginning farmers, eligible livestock operations, eligible residential property developers, eligible residential property owners, eligible governmental entities, eligible student borrowers, eligible facility borrowers, and eligible water supply systems. An eligible residential property owner shall certify on his or her loan application that the reduced rate loan will be used exclusively to purchase, develop or rehabilitate a multifamily residential property. The lending institution shall apply all usual lending standards to determine the creditworthiness of each eligible multitenant enterprise, eligible farming operation, eligible alternative energy operation, eligible alternative energy consumer, eligible locally owned business, eligible small business, eligible job enhancement business, eligible marketing enterprise, eligible residential property developer, eligible residential property owner, eligible governmental entities, eligible agribusiness, eligible beginning farmer, eligible livestock operation, eligible student borrower, eligible facility borrower, or eligible water supply system. No linked deposit loan made to any eligible multitenant development enterprise, eligible farming operation, eligible alternative energy operation, eligible alternative energy consumer, eligible locally owned business, eligible livestock operation, eligible agribusiness, eligible beginning farmer, eligible job enhancement business, eligible marketing enterprise, eligible residential property developer, eligible residential property owner, eligible governmental entity, eligible student borrower, eligible water supply system, or eligible small business shall exceed a dollar limit determined by the state treasurer in the state treasurer's best judgment, except as otherwise limited. Any link deposit loan made to an eligible facility borrower shall be in accordance with the loan amount and loan term requirements in section 30.860.

2. An eligible farming operation, small business or job enhancement business shall certify on its loan application that the reduced rate loan will be used exclusively for necessary production expenses or the expenses listed in subsection 2 of section 30.753 or the refinancing of an existing loan for production expenses or the expenses listed in subsection 2 of section 30.753 of an eligible farming operation, small business or job enhancement business. Whoever knowingly makes a false statement concerning such application is guilty of a class A misdemeanor. An eligible water supply system shall certify on its loan application that the reduced rate loan shall be used exclusively to pay the costs of upgrading or repairing an existing water system, constructing a new water system, or making other capital improvements to a water system which are necessary to improve the service capacity of the system.

3. In considering which eligible farming operations should receive reduced-rate loans, the eligible lending institution shall give priority to those farming operations which have suffered reduced yields due to drought or other natural disasters and for which the receipt of a reduced-rate loan will make a significant contribution to the continued operation of the recipient farming operation.

4. The eligible financial institution shall forward to the state treasurer a linked deposit loan package, in the form and manner as prescribed by the state treasurer. The package shall include such information as required by the state treasurer, including the amount of each loan requested. The institution shall certify that each applicant is an eligible multitenant development enterprise, eligible farming operation, eligible alternative energy operation, eligible alternative energy consumer, eligible locally owned business, eligible small business, eligible job enhancement business, eligible marketing enterprise, eligible residential property developer, eligible residential property owner, eligible governmental entity, eligible agribusiness, eligible beginning farmer, eligible livestock operation, eligible student borrower, eligible facility borrower, or eligible water supply system, and shall, for each eligible multitenant development enterprise, eligible farming operation, eligible alternative energy operation, eligible alternative energy consumer, eligible small business, eligible job enhancement business, eligible marketing enterprise, eligible residential property developer, eligible residential property owner, eligible governmental entity, eligible agribusiness, eligible beginning farmer, eligible livestock operation, eligible student borrower, eligible facility borrower, or eligible water supply system, certify the present borrowing rate applicable.

5. The eligible lending institution shall be responsible for determining if a student borrower is an eligible student borrower. A student borrower shall be eligible for an initial or renewal reduced-rate loan only if, at the time of the application for the loan, the student is a citizen or permanent resident of the United States, a resident of the state of Missouri as defined by the coordinating board for higher education, is enrolled or has been accepted for enrollment in an eligible higher education institution, and establishes that the student has financial need. In considering which eligible student borrowers may receive reduced-rate loans, the eligible lending institution may give priority to those eligible student borrowers whose income, or whose family income, if the eligible student borrower is a dependent, is such that the eligible student borrower does not qualify for need-based student financial aid pursuant to 20 U.S.C. 1078, as amended (the Higher Education Amendments of 1986). The eligible lending institution shall require the eligible student borrower to document that the student has applied for and has obtained all need-based student financial aid for which the student is eligible prior to application for a reduced-rate loan pursuant to this section. In no case shall the combination of all financial aid awarded to any student in any particular enrollment period exceed the total cost of attendance at the institution in which the student is enrolled. No eligible lending institution shall charge any additional fees, including but not limited to an origination, service or insurance fee on any loan agreement under the provisions of sections 30.750 to 30.765.

6. The eligible lending institution making an initial loan to an eligible student borrower may make a renewal loan or loans to the student. The total of such reduced-rate loans from eligible lending institutions made pursuant to this section to any individual student shall not exceed the cumulative totals established by 20 U.S.C. 1078, as amended. An eligible student borrower shall certify on his or her loan application that the reduced-rate loan shall be used exclusively to pay the costs of tuition, incidental fees, books and academic supplies, room and board and other fees directly related to enrollment in an eligible higher education institution. The eligible lending institution shall make the loan payable to the eligible student borrower and the eligible higher education institution as co-payees. The method of repayment of the loan shall be the same as for repayment of loans made pursuant to sections 173.095 to 173.186.

7. Beginning August 28, 2005, in considering which eligible multitenant enterprise, eligible farming operation, eligible alternative energy operation, eligible alternative energy consumer, eligible locally owned business, eligible small business, eligible job enhancement business, eligible marketing enterprise, eligible residential property developer, eligible residential property owner, eligible governmental entity, eligible agribusiness, eligible beginning farmer, eligible livestock operation, eligible student borrower, eligible facility borrower, or eligible water supply system should receive reduced-rate loans, the eligible lending institution shall give priority to an eligible multitenant enterprise, eligible farming operation, eligible alternative energy operation, eligible alternative energy consumer, eligible locally owned business, eligible small business, eligible job enhancement business, eligible marketing enterprise, eligible residential property developer, eligible residential property owner, eligible governmental entity, eligible agribusiness, eligible beginning farmer, eligible livestock operation, eligible student borrower, eligible facility borrower, or eligible water supply system that has not previously received a reduced-rate loan through the linked deposit program. However, nothing shall prohibit an eligible lending institution from making a reduced-rate loan to any entity that previously has received such a loan, if such entity otherwise qualifies for such a reduced-rate loan.

(L. 1986 H.B. 1107 ยง 3, A.L. 1987 H.B. 294, A.L. 1988 H.B. 1260, A.L. 1989 S.B. 444, A.L. 1991 H.B. 51, et al., A.L. 1993 H.B. 566, A.L. 1994 H.B. 1248 & 1048 merged with H.B. 1681, A.L. 1997 H.B. H.B. 557, A.L. 2004 S.B. 1155, A.L. 2005 S.B. 270, A.L. 2007 H.B. 741, A.L. 2008 S.B. 1181, et al., A.L. 2009 H.B. 883)


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