Draft Rules

Draft Rules

The following provides an overview of the rule revisions being considered to implement the legislative changes in HB 1042 as signed by Governor Nixon in June 2012. Words in boldface of the draft rule text are new or modified language. Comments will be accepted through July 31, 2012. Comments received after that date will be considered as time permits. All comments received will be posted with responses prior to filing as a proposed rulemaking. Once the proposed rule text is filed and published in the Missouri Register, there will be another opportunity to comment during the proposed rulemaking open comment period. Thank you for your interest and assistance in developing these rules.

Proposed Significant Rule Changes

Rulemaking Process

After the July 31st cutoff date for comments, the department will consider the feedback received and, where deemed appropriate, revise the draft rules for review by the Coordinating Board at the September 5, 2012 meeting. Upon approval by the CBHE, the department will file the draft rules with the Office of the Secretary of State and the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR).

The Secretary of State will publish the draft rules in the Missouri Register, after which the public will have at least thirty days to submit a comment on the draft rules. Once the public comment period is closed, the department will review comments and prepare an order of rulemaking. This order is first filed with the Secretary of State and then with JCAR for their review.

The order is then published in the Missouri Register and put into final form for publication in the Code of State Regulations (CSR). The rules will become effective thirty days after publication in the CSR.

The department currently anticipates the rules will be in place by April 2013. Please check back periodically for updates to the effective date of the new rules.

Legislation and Rules Webinar

The Proprietary School Certification Program held a webinar to provide additional details regarding the revised legislation and solicit feedback for the draft rules.

To view the webinar, click on the following link: http://stateofmo.adobeconnect.com/p4u2yt5g372/