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Missouri House of Representatives
Missouri General Assembly
Coat of arms or logo
Type
TypeLower house
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
History
New session startedJanuary 9, 2013
Leadership
Speaker of the HouseTim Jones, (R)
Since January 9, 2013
Speaker pro TemporeDenny Hoskins[1], (R)
Since August 16, 2013
Majority LeaderJason Diehl, (R)
Since January 9, 2013
Minority LeaderJacob Hummell, (D)
Since January 9, 2013
Structure
Seats163
Political groupsRepublican Party (109)
Democratic Party (52), 2 vacancies[2]
Length of term2 years
AuthorityArticle III, Missouri Constitution
Salary$35,915/year + per diem [3]
Elections
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
(163 seats)
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
(163 seats)
RedistrictingLegislative Control
Meeting place
Missouri House of Representatives.jpg
House of Representatives Chamber
Missouri State Capitol
Jefferson City, Missouri
Website
Missouri House of Representatives
 
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Missouri House of Representatives
Missouri General Assembly
Coat of arms or logo
Type
TypeLower house
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
History
New session startedJanuary 9, 2013
Leadership
Speaker of the HouseTim Jones, (R)
Since January 9, 2013
Speaker pro TemporeDenny Hoskins[1], (R)
Since August 16, 2013
Majority LeaderJason Diehl, (R)
Since January 9, 2013
Minority LeaderJacob Hummell, (D)
Since January 9, 2013
Structure
Seats163
Political groupsRepublican Party (109)
Democratic Party (52), 2 vacancies[2]
Length of term2 years
AuthorityArticle III, Missouri Constitution
Salary$35,915/year + per diem [3]
Elections
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
(163 seats)
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
(163 seats)
RedistrictingLegislative 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 31,000 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).[4] 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.[5]

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. Bigger legislatures in the United States are New Hampshire (400), Pennsylvania (203) and Georgia (180).[6][7]

Composition[edit]

Leadership[edit]

PositionNamePartyDistrict
Speaker of the HouseTim JonesRep110
Speaker Pro TemDenny HoskinsRep54 [1]
Majority LeaderJohn DiehlRep89
Assistant Majority Floor LeaderMike CierpiotRep30
Majority WhipSandy CrawfordRep129
Minority LeaderJacob HummelDem81
Assistant Minority Floor LeaderGail McCann BeattyDem26
Minority WhipJohn RizzoDem19

Members of the Missouri House of Representatives, 2013–2015[edit]

DistrictRepresentativePartyResidence
1Mike ThomsonRepMaryville
2Casey GuernseyRepBethany
3Nate WalkerRepKirksville
4Craig RedmonRepCanton
5Lindell ShumakeRepHannibal
6Tim RemoleRepExcello
7Mike LairRepChillicothe
8Jim NeelyRepCameron
9Delus JohnsonRepSt. Joseph
10Pat ConwayDemSt. Joseph
11Galon HigdonRepWeston
12Kenneth WilsonRepSmithville
13Nick MarshallRepParkville
14Ronald SchieberRepRiverside
15Jon CarpenterDemGladstone
16Noel ShullRepGashland
17Myron NethRepLiberty
18Jay SwearingenDemNorth Kansas City
19John RizzoDemKansas City
20John MayfieldDemIndependence
21Ira AndersDemIndependence
22Brandon EllingtonDemKansas City
23Randy DunnDemKansas City
24Judy MorganDemKansas City
25Jeremy LaFaverDemKansas City
26Gail McCann BeattyDemKansas City
27Bonnaye MimsDemKansas City
28Tom McDonaldDemIndependence
29Noel TorpeyRepIndependence
30Mike CierpiotRepLee's Summit
31Sheila SolonRepBlue Springs
32Jeanie LauerRepBlue Springs
33Donna PfautschRepHarrisonville
34Jeff GrisamoreRepLee's Summit
35Gary L. CrossRepLee's Summit
36Kevin McManusRepKansas City
37Joe RunionsDemGrandview
38TJ BerryRepExcelsior springs
39Joe Don McGaughRepCarrolton
40Jim HansenRepFrankford
41Ed SchiefferDemTroy
42Bart KormanRepHigh Hill
43Jay HoughtonRepMartinsburg
44Caleb RowdenRepColumbia
45Chris KellyDemColumbia
46Stephen WebberDemColumbia
47John WrightDemRocheport
48Dave MuntzelRepBoonville
49Jeanie RiddleRepMokane
50Caleb JonesRepCalifornia
51Dean DohrmanRepLaMonte
52Stanley CoxRepSedalia
53Glen KolkmeyerRepWellington
54Denny HoskinsRepWarrensburg
55Rick BrattinRepHarrisonville
56Chris MolendorpRepBelton
57Wanda BrownRepLincoln
58David WoodRepVersailles
59Mike BernskoetterRepJefferson City
60Jay BarnesRepJefferson City
61Dave SchatzRepSullivan
62Tom HurstRepMeta
63Bryan SpencerRepWentzville
64Robert CornejoRepSt. Peters
65Anne ZerrRepSt. Charles
66Tommie PiersonDemSt. Louis
67Vacant (Steve Webb (D) resigned on Dec. 2, 2013)[8]
68Keith EnglishDemFlorissant
69Margo McNeilDemFlorissant
70Bill OttoDemSt. Charles
71Sue MeredithDemSt. Louis County
72Mary NicholsDemMaryland Heights
73Courtney Allen CurtisDemBerkely
74Sharon PaceDemNorthwoods
75Rochelle Walton GrayDemBlack Jack
76Joshua PetersDemSt. Louis
77Kimberly GardnerDemSt. Louis
78Penny HubbardDemSt. Louis
79Michael ButlerDemSt. Louis
80Mike ColonaDemSt. Louis
81Jacob HummelDemSt. Louis
82Michele KratkyDemSt. Louis
83Gina MittenDemSt. Louis
84Karla MayDemSt. Louis
85Clem SmithDemSt. Louis
86Rory EllingerDemUniversity City
87Stacey NewmanDemSt. Louis
88Jill SchuppDemCreve Coeur
89John DiehlRepTown and Country
90Rick StreamRepKirkwood
91Jeanne KirktonDemWebster Groves
92Genise MontecilloDemSt. Louis
93Bob BurnsDemSt. Louis
94Vicki EnglundDemSt. Louis
95Marsha HaefnerRepSt. Louis
96Mike LearaRepSt. Louis
97John McCahertyRepHigh Ridge
98Dwight ScharnhorstRepManchester
99Andrew KoenigRepManchester
100Sue AllenRepBallwin
101Don GosenRepChesterfield
102Kurt BahrRepSt. Charles
103Doug FunderburkRepSt. Peters
104Kathie ConwayRepSt. Charles
105Mark ParkinsonRepSt. Charles
106Chrissy SommerRepSt. Charles
107Ron HicksRepSt. Peters
108Chuck GatschenbergerRepLake St. Louis
109Paul CurtmanRepPacific
110Tim JonesRepEureka
111Michael FrameRepSullivan
112Paul WielandRepImperial
113Jeff RoordaDemBarnhart
114TJ McKennaDemFestus
115Elaine GannonRepDeSoto
116Kevin EnglerRepFarmington
117Linda BlackDemDesloge
118Ben HarrisDemHillsboro
119Dave HinsonRepSt. Clair
120Vacant
121Keith FrederickRepRolla
122Steve LynchRepWaynesville
123Diane FranklinRepCamdenton
124Rocky MillerRepTuscumbia
125Warren LoveRepOsceola
126Randy PikeRepAdrian
127Mike KelleyRepLamar
128Sue EntlicherRepBolivar
129Sandy CrawfordRepBuffalo
130Jeffrey MessengerRepRepublic
131Sonya AndersonRepSpringfield
132Charlie NorrDemSpringfield
133Eric BurlisonRepSpringfield
134Elijah HaahrRepSpringfield
135Lincoln HoughRepSpringfield
136Kevin AustinRepSpringfield
137Lyndall FrakerRepMarshfield
138Don PhillipsRepKimberling City
139Kevin ElmerRepNixa
140Lynn MorrisRepNixa
141Tony DuggerRepHartville
142Robert RossRepYukon
143Jeff PogueRepSalem
144Paul FitzwaterRepPotosi
145Shelley KeeneyRepMarble Hill
146Donna LichteneggerRepJackson
147Kathryn SwanRepCape Girardeau
148Holly RehderRepSikeston
149Steve HodgesDemEast Prairie
150Kent HamptonRepSalem
151Dennis FowlerRepAdvance
152Todd RichardsonRepPoplar Bluff
153Steve CooksonRepFairdealing
154Shawn RhoadsRepWest Plains
155Lyle RowlandRepCedar Creek
156Jeffery JustusRepBranson
157Mike MoonRepAsh Grove
158Scott FitzpatrickRepShell Knob
159Bill LantRepJoplin
160Bill ReiboldtRepNeosho
161Bill WhiteRepJoplin
162Charlie DavisRepWebb City
163Tom FlaniganRepCarthage

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
CommitteeChairVice-Chair
Administration and AccountsDwight ScharnhorstLindell Shumake
Agri-BusinessCasey GuernseyKent Hampton
Agriculture PolicyBill ReiboldtJay Houghton
BudgetRick StreamTom Flanigan
Children, Families, and Persons with DisabilitiesJeff GrisamoreKurt Bahr
CorrectionsPaul FitzwaterRick Brattin
Crime Prevention and Public SafetyDave HinsonKathie Conway
Downsizing State GovernmentPaul CurtmanMike Kelley
Economic DevelopmentAnne ZerrJeanie Lauer
ElectionsSue EntlicherMyron Neth
Elementary and Secondary EducationSteve CooksonJay Barnes
Emerging Issues in AgricultureDelus JohnsonLyle Rowland
EthicsJohn DiehlRory Ellinger
Financial InstitutionsTony DuggerWanda Brown
Fiscal ReviewTom FlaniganMarsha Haefner
General LawsCaleb JonesTodd Richardson
Government Oversight and AccountabilityJay BarnesMark Parkinson
Health Care PolicyKeith FrederickDiane Franklin
Health InsuranceChris MolendorpDonna Lichtenegger
Higher EducationMike ThomsonKeith Frederick
Insurance PolicyDon GosenPaul Wieland
International TradeJohn McCahertyT.J. Berry
Issue Development Standing Committee on Missouri PortsPaul WielandJohn McCaherty
Issue Development Standing Committee on Workers FreedomHolly RehderDonna Lichtenegger
JudiciaryStanley CoxKevin Elmer
Leadership for Missouri Issue DevelopmentMark ParkinsonMike Cierpiot
Local GovernmentChuck GatschenbergerRonald Schieber
Missouri Sportsman Issue DevelopmentEric BurlisonLinda Black
Oral Health Issue DevelopmentDonna LichteneggerJeanne Kirkton
Professional Registration and LicensingEric BurlisonKevin Elmer
RetirementMike LearaBill White
RulesJeanie RiddleCaleb Jones
Small BusinessNoel TorpeyGary L. Cross
Special Standing Committee on CorrectionsPaul FitzwaterRick Brattin
Special Standing Committee on Emerging Issues in Health CareTodd RichardsonEric Burlison
Special Standing Committee on Small BusinessNoel TorpeyGary L. Cross
Special Standing Committee on Urban IssuesPenny HubbardNick Marshall
Tourism and Natural ResourcesDon PhillipsJay Houghton
TransportationDave SchatzLincoln Hough
Urban IssuesPenny HubbardNick Marshall
UtilitiesDoug FunderburkDave Schatz
VeteransCharlie DavisSheila Solon
Ways and MeansAndrew KoenigGalen Higdon
Wetlands Management Issue DevelopmentKevin ElmerLincoln Hough
Workforce Development and Workplace SafetyBill LantLyndall Fraker

[9]

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
CommitteeChairVice-Chair
BudgetRick StreamTom Flanigan
Appropriations - Agriculture and Natural ResourcesCraig RedmonLincoln Hough
Appropriations - EducationMike LairLyle Rowland
Appropriations - General AdministrationMark ParkinsonChrissy Sommer
Appropriations - Health, Mental Health, and Social ServicesSue AllenNoel Torpey
Appropriations - Infrastructure and Job CreationChris KellyLincoln Hough
Appropriations - Public Safety and CorrectionsMarsha HaefnerKathie Conway
Appropriations - Revenue, Transportation, and Economic DevelopmentDenny HoskinsBart Korman

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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

[9]

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.[10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Hoskins wins Speaker Pro Tem role in caucus election". The Missouri Times. 17 August 2013. Retrieved 17 August 2013. 
  2. ^ 1/9 – Missouri House Begins 2013 Legislative Session MO House of Representatives (Jan. 9, 2013)
  3. ^ FAQs, Missouri House of Representatives
  4. ^ "termlim". House.mo.gov. Retrieved April 5, 2011. 
  5. ^ http://www.house.mo.gov/billtracking/info/1821.pdf
  6. ^ BY CHRIS BLANK/The Associated Press. "Missouri Senate OKs shrinking number of House members". Columbia Missourian. Retrieved April 5, 2011. 
  7. ^ brenda erickson (October 11, 2007). "Population and Size of Legislature". Ncsl.org. Retrieved April 5, 2011. 
  8. ^ Missouri Rep. Webb, accused of stealing campaign funds, resigns his office, St. Louis Post-Dispatch (December 2, 2013)
  9. ^ a b c Missouri House of Representatives
  10. ^ "Missouri House of Representatives". House.mo.gov. Retrieved April 5, 2011. 

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