Missouri House of Representatives

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Missouri House of Representatives
Missouri General Assembly
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Term limits
4 terms (8 years)
History
New session started
January 10, 2018
Leadership
Todd Richardson (R)
Since May 15, 2015
Speaker pro Tempore
Elijah Haahr (R)
Since January 4, 2017
Majority Leader
Rob Vescovo (R)
Since May 15, 2015
Minority Leader
Gail McCann Beatty (D)
Since January 4, 2017
Structure
Seats 163
Missouri House 2-6-18.svg
Political groups

Majority

Minority

Length of term
2 years
Authority Article III, Missouri Constitution
Salary $35,915/year + per diem[1]
Elections
Last election
November 8, 2016
(163 seats)
Next election
November 6, 2018
(163 seats)
Redistricting Legislative Control
Meeting place
Missouri House of Representatives.jpg
House of Representatives Chamber
Missouri State Capitol
Jefferson City, Missouri
Website
Missouri House of Representatives

The Missouri House of Representatives is the lower chamber of the Missouri General Assembly. It has 163 members, representing districts with an average size of 37,000 residents. House members are elected for two-year terms during general elections held in even-numbered years.

In 1992 Missouri approved a constitutional amendment providing term limits (previously there were no limits).[2] No Representative may serve more than eight years in the House. Each candidate for the office must be at least twenty-four years old, a registered qualified voter in the state for at least two years, and a resident of his or her district for at least one year.[3]

Missouri's house is the fourth largest in the United States although the state ranks 18th in population. Legislation was introduced in 2011 to cut its size to 103 in 2020. Larger legislatures in the United States are New Hampshire (400), Pennsylvania (203) and Georgia (180).[4][5]

Composition[edit]

Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Republican Democratic Ind Vacant
End 2016 session 115 45 1 161 2
Begin 2017 session 117 46 0 163 0
January 9, 2017[6] 116 162 1
May 31, 2017[7] 45 161 2
June 2, 2017[8] 115 160 3
August 8, 2017[9]
September 18, 2017[10] 114 159 4
September 20, 2017[11] 113 158 5
October 19, 2017[12] 112 157 6
November 7, 2017[13] 46 158 5
February 6, 2018[14] 115 47 162 1
March 18, 2018[15] 114 47 161 2
Latest voting share 70.81% 29.19%

Leadership[edit]

From:[16]

Position Name Party District
Speaker of the House Todd Richardson Rep 152
Speaker Pro Tempore Elijah Haahr Rep 134
Majority Leader Rob Vescovo Rep 112
Assistant Majority Floor Leader Kevin Austin Rep 136
Majority Whip Steve Lynch Rep 122
Caucus Chair Glen Kolkmeyer Rep 53
Caucus Secretary Jason Chipman Rep 120
Minority Leader Gail McCann Beatty Dem 26
Assistant Minority Floor Leader Gina Mitten Dem 83
Minority Whip Kip Kendrick Dem 45
Caucus Chair Michael Butler Dem 79
Caucus Secretary DaRon McGee Dem 36

Members of the Missouri House of Representatives[edit]

District Representative Party Residence First
elected
1 Allen Andrews Rep Grant City 2014
2 J. Eggleston Rep Maysville 2014
3 Nate Walker Rep Kirksville 2012
4 Craig Redmon Rep Canton 2010
5 Lindell Shumake Rep Hannibal 2010
6 Tim Remole Rep Excello 2012
7 Rusty Black Rep Chillicothe 2016
8 Jim Neely Rep Cameron 2012
9 Delus Johnson Rep St. Joseph 2010
10 Pat Conway Dem St. Joseph 2010↑
11 Galen Higdon Rep Weston 2010
12 Kenneth Wilson Rep Smithville 2012
13 Nick Marshall Rep Parkville 2010
14 Kevin Corlew Rep Kansas City 2014
15 Jon Carpenter Dem Gladstone 2012
16 Noel Shull Rep Gashland 2012
17 Mark Ellebracht Dem Liberty 2016
18 Lauren Arthur Dem North Kansas City 2014
19 Ingrid Burnett Dem Kansas City 2016
20 Bill Kidd Rep Independence 2014
21 Ira Anders Dem Independence 2010
22 Brandon Ellington Dem Kansas City 2011↑
23 Barbara Anne Washington Dem Kansas City 2017↑
24 Judy Morgan Dem Kansas City 2011↑
25 Greg Razer Dem Kansas City 2016
26 Gail McCann Beatty Dem Kansas City 2010
27 Richard Brown Dem Kansas City 2016
28 Jerome Barnes Dem Raytown 2016
29 Rory Rowland Dem Independence 2015↑
30 Vacant
31 Dan Stacy Rep Blue Springs 2016
32 Jeanie Lauer Rep Blue Springs 2010
33 Donna Pfautsch Rep Harrisonville 2012
34 Rebecca Roeber Rep Lee's Summit 2014
35 Gary L. Cross Rep Lee's Summit 2010
36 DaRon McGee Dem Kansas City 2015↑
37 Joe Runions Dem Grandview 2012
38 TJ Berry Rep Excelsior Springs 2010
39 Peggy McGaugh Rep Carrollton 2018↑
40 Jim Hansen Rep Frankford 2012
41 Randy Pietzman Rep Troy 2014
42 Bart Korman Rep High Hill 2010
43 Jay Houghton Rep Martinsburg 2010
44 Cheri Toalson Reisch Rep Columbia 2016
45 Kip Kendrick Dem Columbia 2014
46 Martha Stevens Dem Columbia 2016
47 Chuck Basye Rep Rocheport 2014
48 Dave Muntzel Rep Boonville 2012
49 Travis Fitzwater Rep Holts Summit 2014
50 Sara Walsh Rep Ashland 2017↑
51 Dean Dohrman Rep LaMonte 2012
52 Nathan Beard Rep Sedalia 2014
53 Glen Kolkmeyer Rep Wellington 2012
54 Dan Houx Rep Warrensburg 2016
55 Rick Brattin Rep Harrisonville 2010
56 Jack Bondon Rep Belton 2014
57 Wanda Brown Rep Lincoln 2010
58 David Wood Rep Versailles 2012
59 Mike Bernskoetter Rep Jefferson City 2010
60 Jay Barnes Rep Jefferson City 2010
61 Vacant
62 Tom Hurst Rep Meta 2012
63 Bryan Spencer Rep Wentzville 2012
64 Robert Cornejo Rep St. Peters 2012
65 Tom Hannegan Rep St. Charles 2016
66 Tommie Pierson Jr. Dem St. Louis 2016
67 Alan Green Dem Florissant 2014↑
68 Jay Mosley Dem Florissant 2016
69 Gretchen Bangert Dem Florissant 2016
70 Mark Matthiesen Rep[17] St. Charles 2016
71 Sue Meredith Dem St. Louis County 2012
72 Mary Nichols Dem Maryland Heights 2010
73 Courtney Allen Curtis Dem Berkeley 2012
74 Cora Faith Walker Dem Ferguson 2016
75 Alan Gray Dem Black Jack 2016
76 Joshua Peters Dem St. Louis 2013↑
77 Steven Roberts Dem St. Louis 2016
78 Bruce Franks Jr. Dem St. Louis 2016
79 Michael Butler Dem St. Louis 2012
80 Peter Merideth Dem St. Louis 2016
81 Fred Wessels Dem St. Louis 2016
82 Donna Baringer Dem St. Louis 2016
83 Gina Mitten Dem St. Louis 2014
84 Karla May Dem St. Louis 2010
85 Clem Smith Dem St. Louis 2010
86 Joe Adams Dem University City 2014
87 Stacey Newman Dem St. Louis 2009↑
88 Tracy McCreery Dem St. Louis 2014
(2011↑-2013)
89 Dean Plocher Rep Town and Country 2015↑
90 Deb Lavender Dem Kirkwood 2014
91 Sarah Unsicker Dem St. Louis 2016
92 Doug Beck Dem St. Louis 2016
93 Bob Burns Dem St. Louis 2012
94 Vacant
95 Marsha Haefner Rep St. Louis 2010
96 David Gregory Rep St. Louis 2016
97 Mike Revis Dem Fenton 2018↑
98 Shamed Dogan Rep Ballwin 2014
99 Jean Evans Rep Manchester 2016
100 Derek Grier Rep Ballwin 2016
101 Bruce DeGroot Rep Chesterfield 2016
102 Kurt Bahr Rep St. Charles 2010
103 John Wiemann Rep St. Peters 2014
104 Kathie Conway Rep St. Charles 2010
105 Phil Christofanelli Rep St. Charles 2016
106 Chrissy Sommer Rep St. Charles 2010
107 Nick Schroer Rep St. Peters 2016
108 Justin Hill Rep Lake St. Louis 2014
109 Paul Curtman Rep Union 2010
110 Kirk Mathews Rep Pacific 2014
111 Shane Roden Rep Cedar Hill 2014
112 Rob Vescovo Rep Arnold 2014
113 Dan Shaul Rep Imperial 2014
114 Becky Ruth Rep Festus 2014
115 Elaine Gannon Rep Desoto 2012
116 Kevin P. Engler Rep Farmington 2012
(2003-2005)
117 Mike Henderson Rep Bonne Terre 2016
118 Ben Harris Dem Hillsboro 2010
119 Nate Tate Rep St. Clair 2016
120 Jason Chipman Rep Steelville 2015
121 Keith Frederick Rep Rolla 2010
122 Steve Lynch Rep Waynesville 2012
123 Diane Franklin Rep Camdenton 2010
124 Rocky Miller Rep Tuscumbia 2012
125 Warren Love Rep Osceola 2012
126 Patrica Pike Rep Adrian 2014
127 Mike Kelley Rep Lamar 2010
128 Mike Stephens Rep Bolivar 2016
129 Jeff Knight Rep Lebanon 2018↑
130 Jeffrey Messenger Rep Republic 2012
131 Sonya Anderson Rep Springfield 2012
132 Crystal Quade Dem Springfield 2016
133 Curtis Trent Rep Springfield 2016
134 Elijah Haahr Rep Springfield 2012
135 Steve Helms Rep Springfield 2016
136 Kevin Austin Rep Springfield 2012
137 Lyndall Fraker Rep Marshfield 2010
138 Don Phillips Rep Kimberling City 2010
139 Jered Taylor Rep Nixa 2014
140 Lynn Morris Rep Nixa 2012
141 Hannah Kelly Rep Hartville 2016
142 Robert Ross Rep Yukon 2012
143 Jeff Pogue Rep Salem 2012
144 Chris Dinkins Rep Annapolis 2018↑
145 Rick Francis Rep Perryville 2016
146 Donna Lichtenegger Rep Jackson 2010
147 Kathryn Swan Rep Cape Girardeau 2012
148 Holly Rehder Rep Sikeston 2012
149 Don Rone Rep Portageville 2014
150 Andrew McDaniel Rep Salem 2014
151 Herman Morse Rep Dexter 2017↑
152 Todd Richardson Rep Poplar Bluff 2011↑
153 Steve Cookson Rep Fairdealing 2010
154 Shawn Rhoads Rep West Plains 2012
155 Lyle Rowland Rep Cedar Creek 2010
156 Jeffery Justus Rep Branson 2012
157 Mike Moon Rep Ash Grove 2013↑
158 Scott Fitzpatrick Rep Shell Knob 2012
159 Bill Lant Rep Joplin 2010
160 Bill Reiboldt Rep Neosho 2010
161 Bill White Rep Joplin 2010
162 Charlie Davis Rep Webb City 2010
163 Cody Smith Rep Carthage 2016
  • ↑: Member was first elected in a special election

Standing Committees[edit]

These are the yearly recurring committees that hold hearings on legislation filed by Representatives. Once filed, legislation is assigned to one of the following committees by the Missouri Speaker of the House. Legislation is typically assigned to the committee whose province envelopes the subject matter of the bill. However, there are frequently multiple relevant committees to which a bill can be assigned, and it is at the Speaker's discretion to choose which committee receives the bill. Politics can also play a part, as the Speaker may assign a bill he or she wants to fail to a committee with an unfriendly chair or membership, or may select a more friendly committee if he or she wishes the bill to pass.

The partisan makeup of each committee is intended to reflect as closely as possible the partisan makeup of the entire House. Each Party caucus selects which of its members will serve on the Standing Committees, and the Chair of each committee is chosen by the Speaker of the House.

Standing Committee List
Committee[18] Chair Vice-Chair
Administration and Accounts Dwight Scharnhorst Lindell Shumake
Agri-Business Casey Guernsey Kent Hampton
Agriculture Policy Bill Reiboldt Jay Houghton
Budget Rick Stream Tom Flanigan
Children, Families, and Persons with Disabilities Jeff Grisamore Kurt Bahr
Corrections Paul Fitzwater Rick Brattin
Crime Prevention and Public Safety Dave Hinson Kathie Conway
Downsizing State Government Paul Curtman Mike Kelley
Economic Development Anne Zerr Jeanie Lauer
Elections Sue Entlicher Myron Neth
Elementary and Secondary Education Steve Cookson Jay Barnes
Emerging Issues in Agriculture Delus Johnson Lyle Rowland
Ethics John Diehl Rory Ellinger
Financial Institutions Tony Dugger Wanda Brown
Fiscal Review Marsha Haefner Rob Vescovo
General Laws Caleb Jones Todd Richardson
Government Oversight and Accountability Jay Barnes Mark Parkinson
Health Care Policy Keith Frederick Diane Franklin
Health Insurance Chris Molendorp Donna Lichtenegger
Higher Education Mike Thomson Keith Frederick
Insurance Policy Vacant (Don Gosen resigns) Paul Wieland
International Trade John McCaherty T.J. Berry
Issue Development Standing Committee on Missouri Ports Paul Wieland John McCaherty
Issue Development Standing Committee on Workers Freedom Holly Rehder Donna Lichtenegger
Judiciary Stanley Cox Kevin Elmer
Leadership for Missouri Issue Development Mark Parkinson Mike Cierpiot
Local Government Chuck Gatschenberger Ronald Schieber
Missouri Sportsman Issue Development Eric Burlison Linda Black
Oral Health Issue Development Donna Lichtenegger Jeanne Kirkton
Professional Registration and Licensing Robert Ross Steve Helms
Retirement Mike Leara Bill White
Rules Jeanie Riddle Caleb Jones
Small Business Noel Torpey Gary L. Cross
Special Standing Committee on Corrections Paul Fitzwater Rick Brattin
Special Standing Committee on Emerging Issues in Health Care Todd Richardson Eric Burlison
Special Standing Committee on Small Business Noel Torpey Gary L. Cross
Special Standing Committee on Urban Issues Penny Hubbard Nick Marshall
Tourism and Natural Resources Don Phillips Jay Houghton
Transportation Dave Schatz Lincoln Hough
Urban Issues Penny Hubbard Nick Marshall
Utilities Doug Funderburk Dave Schatz
Veterans Charlie Davis Sheila Solon
Ways and Means Andrew Koenig Galen Higdon
Wetlands Management Issue Development Kevin Elmer Lincoln Hough
Workforce Development and Workplace Safety Bill Lant Lyndall Fraker

Budget Committee and Subcommittees[edit]

Tradition in the Missouri General Assembly is that all appropriations bills initiate in the Missouri House rather than the Senate. So each year, the Chair of the House Budget Committee files legislation establishing the spending plan for the state of Missouri. This plan, which in 2007 exceeded $20 billion, may differ greatly from the Governor's budget recommendations, issued at the State of the State address given in late January.

The budget legislation is assigned to the House Budget Committee, which then assigns each bill to its respective subcommittee. After the subcommittee makes its recommendations, the full Budget Committee runs through the entire appropriations package, makes its desired changes, and sends the bill to the full House for consideration.

Budget Committee List[18]
Committee Chair Vice-Chair
Budget Rick Stream Tom Flanigan
Appropriations - Agriculture and Natural Resources Craig Redmon Lincoln Hough
Appropriations - Education Mike Lair Lyle Rowland
Appropriations - General Administration Mark Parkinson Chrissy Sommer
Appropriations - Health, Mental Health, and Social Services Sue Allen Noel Torpey
Appropriations - Infrastructure and Job Creation Chris Kelly Lincoln Hough
Appropriations - Public Safety and Corrections Marsha Haefner Kathie Conway
Appropriations - Revenue, Transportation, and Economic Development Denny Hoskins Bart Korman

Joint Committees[edit]

Joint Committees contain members from both the Missouri House and Senate. These committees may be permanent and study ongoing issues, or may be temporary and intended to come up with suggested legislation to address a one-time issue. The Chair of these committees typically alternates annually between a Representative and a Senator to prevent unfairness to one chamber.

Joint Committee List[18]

  • Joint Committee on Administrative Rules
  • Joint Committee on Capital Improvements and Leases Oversight
  • Joint Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Joint Committee on Corrections
  • Joint Committee on Education
  • Joint Committee on Gaming and Wagering
  • Joint Committee on Government Accountability
  • Joint Committee on Legislative Research
  • Joint Committee on Life Sciences
  • Joint Committee on Missouri's Promise
  • Joint Committee on MO Health Net
  • Joint Committee on Public Employee Retirement
  • Joint Committee on Tax Policy
  • Joint Committee on Transportation Oversight
  • Joint Legislative Committee on Court Automation
  • Joint Review Committee on Downtown and Rural Economic Stimulus Act
  • Missouri Job Training Joint Legislative Oversight Committee

Term Limits[edit]

In 1992 Missouri voters approved a constitutional amendment placing term limits on the Missouri House of Representatives. A Representative can serve no more than four two-year terms in the house. The first time term limits prevented someone from running again was in 2002.

Salary[edit]

As of March 2008, members of the Missouri House of Representatives receive an annual salary of $35,915.44.[19]

Past composition of the House of Representatives[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ FAQs, Missouri House of Representatives
  2. ^ "termlim". House.mo.gov. Retrieved April 5, 2011. 
  3. ^ http://www.house.mo.gov/billtracking/info/1821.pdf
  4. ^ CHRIS BLANK/The Associated Press. "Missouri Senate OKs shrinking number of House members". Columbia Missourian. Retrieved April 5, 2011. 
  5. ^ brenda erickson (October 11, 2007). "Population and Size of Legislature". Ncsl.org. Retrieved April 5, 2011. 
  6. ^ Republican Caleb Jones (District 50) resigned to join the Eric Greitens administration.[1]
  7. ^ Democrat Randy Dunn (District 23) resigned to move to Omaha.[2]
  8. ^ Republican Tila Hubrecht (District 151) resigned to return to private life.[3]
  9. ^ Republican Sara Walsh elected to succeed Jones. Republican Sandy Crawford (District 129) elected to the Missouri Senate.[4][5]
  10. ^ Republican John McCaherty (District 97) resigned to focus on a run for Jefferson County executive.[6]
  11. ^ Republican Paul Fitzwater (District 144) resigned to take a new state job.[7]
  12. ^ Republican Joe Don McGaugh (District 39) resigned to become a state judge.[8]
  13. ^ Democrat Barbara Anne Washington and Republican Herman Morse elected to succeed Dunn and Hubrecht respectively. Republican Mike Cierpot elected to the Missouri Senate. ([9]
  14. ^ Republicans Peggy McGaugh, Jeff Knight and Chris Dinkins elected to succeed McGaugh, Crawford and Fitzwater, respectively. Democrat Mike Revis elected to succeed McCaherty. [10]
  15. ^ Republican Cloria Brown died. [11]
  16. ^ http://www.house.mo.gov//MemberGridCluster.aspx?year=2018&code=R%20&filter=leader&cluster=true
  17. ^ "Representative Mark Matthiesen". 
  18. ^ a b c Missouri House of Representatives
  19. ^ "Missouri House of Representatives". House.mo.gov. Retrieved August 13, 2017. 

External links[edit]

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