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Professionals could lose licenses because of unpaid loans

February 11, 2002
By: Sonya Marie Harper
State Capital Bureau

Missouri legislators say they want to punish those who don't pay their student loans. Sonya Harper has more from Jefferson City.

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If you don't pay back your student loans, you might lose your professional license.

Representative Craig Hosmer from Springfield has introduced legislation to make that possible for teachers, insurance agents and other licensed professionals.

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Contents: Representative Hosmer says that it doesn't matter what your profession is, if you borrow money from the federal government you need to pay it back or else you will lose your license.

Hosmer says people in default of their student loans are denying other students the opportunity to get loans.

The bill is waiting to be sent to committee.

In Jefferson City, Sonya Harper.