SECOND REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 1234
93RD GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES LOEHNER (Sponsor), SATER, FISHER,
JONES AND STORCH (Co-sponsors).
Read 1st time January 4, 2006 and copies ordered printed.
Read 2nd time January 5, 2006 and referred to the Special Committee on Student Achievement and Finance January 26, 2006.
Reported from the Special Committee on Student Achievement and Finance February 15, 2006 with recommendation that the bill
Do Pass by Consent. Referred to the Committee on Rules pursuant to Rule 25(26)(f).
Reported from the Committee on Rules February 21, 2006 with recommendation that the bill Do Pass by Consent.
Perfected by Consent February 28, 2006.
STEPHEN S. DAVIS, Chief Clerk
To repeal sections 335.212 and 335.233, RSMo, and to enact in lieu thereof two new sections
relating to the nursing student loan program.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Sections 335.212 and 335.233, RSMo, are repealed and two new sections
enacted in lieu thereof, to be known as sections 335.212 and 335.233, to read as follows:
335.212. As used in sections 335.212 to 335.242, the following terms mean:
(1) "Board", the Missouri state board of nursing;
(2) "Department", the Missouri department of health and senior services;
(3) "Director", director of the Missouri department of health and senior services;
(4) "Eligible student", a resident who has [made application to be] been accepted as a
full-time student in a formal course of instruction leading to an associate degree, a diploma, a
bachelor of science, or a master of science in nursing or leading to the completion of educational
requirements for a licensed practical nurse;
(5) "Participating school", an institution within this state which is approved by the board
for participation in the professional and practical nursing student loan program established by
sections 335.212 to 335.242, having a nursing department and offering a course of instruction
based on nursing theory and clinical nursing experience;
(6) "Qualified applicant", an eligible student approved by the board for participation in
the professional and practical nursing student loan program established by sections 335.212 to
(7) "Qualified employment", employment on a full-time basis in Missouri in a position
requiring licensure as a licensed practical nurse or registered professional nurse in any hospital
as defined in section 197.020, RSMo, or public or nonprofit agency, institution, or organization
located in an area of need as determined by the department of health and senior services. Any
forgiveness of such principal and interest for any qualified applicant engaged in qualified
employment on a less than full-time basis may be prorated to reflect the amounts provided in this
(8) "Resident", any person who has lived in this state for one or more years for any
purpose other than the attending of an educational institution located within this state.
335.233. The department shall establish schedules for repayment of the principal and
interest on any financial assistance made under the provisions of sections 335.212 to 335.242.
Interest at the rate of nine and one-half percent per annum shall be charged on all financial
assistance made under the provisions of sections 335.212 to 335.242, but [twenty-five percent
of] the interest and principal of the total financial assistance granted to a qualified applicant at
the time of the successful completion of a nursing degree, diploma program or a practical nursing
program shall be forgiven [for each year of] through qualified employment.