Missouri House of Representatives


Missouri House of Representatives
Missouri House of Representatives
Missouri General Assembly
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type Lower house
Term limits 4 terms (8 years)
New session started January 5, 2011
Leadership
Speaker of the House Steven Tilley, (R)
since January 5, 2011
Speaker pro Tempore Shane Schoeller, (R)
since January 5, 2011
Majority Leader Tim Jones, (R)
since January 5, 2011
Minority Leader Mike Talboy, (D)
since January 5, 2011
Structure
Members 163
Political groups Republican Party (106)
Democratic Party (56)
Length of term 2 years
Authority Article III, Missouri Constitution
Salary $35,915/year + per diem
Elections
Last election November 2, 2010
(163 seats)
Next election November 6, 2012
(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 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).[1] 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.[2]

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).[3][4]

Contents

Composition

As of the first session of the 96th General Assembly in 2011, the party representation in the House of Representatives is:

Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Republican Democratic Ind Vacant
End of previous legislature 89 74 0 163 0
Begin 106 57 0 163 0
February 22, 2011[5] 56 162 1
April 2011[6] 105 55 160 3
May 6, 2011[7] 54 159 4
November 8, 2011[8] 106 56 1 163 0
Latest voting share 65.0% 35.0%

Leadership

Position Name Party District
Speaker of the House Steven Tilley Rep 106
Speaker Pro Tem Shane Schoeller Rep 139
Majority Leader Tim Jones Rep 89
Assistant Majority Floor Leader Jeanie Riddle Rep 20
Majority Whip Jason Smith Rep 150
Minority Leader Mike Talboy Dem 37
Assistant Minority Floor Leader Tishaura Jones Dem 63
Minority Whip Mike Colona Dem 67

Members of the Missouri House of Representatives, 2011-2013

District Representative Party Residence
1 Craig Redmon Rep Canton
2 Zachary Wyatt Rep Greencastle
3 Casey Guernsey Rep Bethany
4 Mike Thomson Rep Maryville
5 Glen Klippenstein Rep Maysville
6 Lindell Shumake Rep Hannibal
7 Mike Lair Rep Chillicothe
8 Tom Shively Dem Shelbyville
9 Paul Quinn Dem Monroe City
10 Jay Houghton Rep Martinsburg
11 Ed Schieffer Dem Troy
12 Doug Funderburk Rep St. Peters
13 Chuck Gatschenberger Rep Lake St. Louis
14 Kathie Conway Rep St. Charles
15 Chrissy Sommer Rep
16 Mark A. Parkinson Rep St. Charles
17 Vicki Schneider Rep St. Charles
18 Anne Zerr Rep St. Charles
19 Kurt Bahr Rep O'Fallon
20 Jeanie Riddle Rep Mokane
21 John W. Cauthorn Rep Mexico
22 Randy Asbury Rep Higbee
23 Stephen Webber Dem Columbia
24 Chris Kelly Dem Columbia
25 Mary Still Dem Columbia
26 Joe Aull Dem Marshall
27 Pat Conway Dem St. Joseph
28 Delus Johnson Rep St. Joseph
29 Galen Higdon Rep St. Joseph
30 Nick Marshall Rep Parkville
31 Jay Swearingin Dem North Kansas City
32 Ronald Schieber Rep Kansas City
33 Jerry Nolte Rep Gladstone
34 Myron Neth Rep Liberty
35 T.J. Berry Rep Kearney
36 Bob Nance Rep Excelsior Springs
37 Mike Talboy Dem Kansas City
38 Ryan Silvey Rep Kansas City
39 Judy Morgan Dem
40 John Rizzo Dem Kansas City
41 Brandon Ellington Dem
42 Leonard Hughes Dem Kansas City
43 Gail McCann Beatty Dem Kansas City
44 Jason Kander Dem Kansas City
45 Jason R. Holsman Dem Kansas City
46 Kevin McManus Dem Kansas City
47 Jeff Grisamore Rep Lee’s Summit
48 Gary Cross Rep Lee's Summit
49 Tom McDonald Dem Kansas City
50 Michael R. Brown Dem Kansas City
51 Ray Salva Dem Sugar Creek
52 Noel Torpey Rep Independence
53 Brent Lasater Rep Independence
54 Jeanie Lauer Rep Blue Springs
55 Sheila Solon Rep Blue Springs
56 Mike Cierpiot Rep Lee's Summit
57 Karla May Dem St. Louis
58 Penny Hubbard Dem St. Louis
59 Jeanette Mott Oxford Dem St. Louis
60 Jamilah Nasheed Dem St. Louis
61 Chris Carter Dem St. Louis
62 Don Phillips Rep Kimberling City
63 Tishaura Jones Dem St. Louis
64 Susan Carlson Dem St. Louis
65 Michele Kratky Dem St. Louis
66 Genise Montecillo Dem St. Louis
67 Mike Colona Dem St. Louis
68 David Sater Rep Cassville
69 Tommie Pierson Dem St. Louis
70 Sharon Pace Dem Northwoods
71 Clem Smith Dem St. Louis
72 Rory Ellinger Dem University City
73 Stacey Newman Dem St. Louis
74 Steve Webb Dem Florissant
75 Bert Atkins Dem Florissant
76 Churie Spreng Dem Florissant
77 Eileen McGeoghegan Dem St. Ann
78 Margo McNeil Dem Florissant
79 Mary Nichols Dem Maryland Heights
80 Sylvester Taylor Dem Berkeley
81 Rochelle Walton Gray Dem Black Jack
82 Jill Schupp Dem Creve Coeur
83 Tracy McCreery Ind
84 Don Gosen Rep Chesterfield
85 Cloria Brown Rep St. Louis
86 Cole McNary Rep Chesterfield
87 John Diehl Rep Town and Country
88 Andrew Koenig Rep Winchester
89 Tim Jones Rep Eureka
90 John McCaherty Rep High Ridge
91 Jeanne Kirkton Dem Webster Groves
92 Sue Allen Rep Ballwin
93 Dwight Scharnhorst Rep Manchester
94 Rick Stream Rep Kirkwood
95 Mike Leara Rep St. Louis
96 Scott Sifton Dem St. Louis
97 Gary Furh Rep St. Louis
98 Dave Hinson Rep St. Clair
99 Bart Korman Rep High Hill
100 Masha Haefner Rep St. Louis
101 Tim Meadows Dem Imperial
102 Paul Wieland Rep Imperial
103 Ron Casey Dem Crystal City
104 Joe Fallert Dem Ste. Genevieve
105 Paul Curtman Rep Pacific
106 Steven Tilley Rep Perryville
107 Linda Black Dem Bonne Terre
108 Jacob Hummel Dem St. Louis
109 Scott Dieckhaus Rep Washington
110 Ben Harris Dem Hillsboro
111 Dave Schatz Rep Sullivan
112 Tom Loehner Rep Koeltztown
113 Mike Bernskoetter Rep Jefferson City
114 Jay Barnes Rep Jefferson City
115 Rodney Schad Rep Versailles
116 Wanda Brown Rep Lincoln
117 Caleb Jones Rep California
118 Stanley Cox Rep Sedalia
119 Sandy Crawford Rep Buffalo
120 Scott Largent Rep Clinton
121 Denny Hoskins Rep Warrensburg
122 Michael McGhee Rep Odessa
123 Chris Molendrop Rep Belton
124 Rick Brattin Rep Harrisonville
125 Barney Joe Fisher Rep Richards
126 Mike Kelley Rep Lamar
127 Tom Flanigan Rep Carthage
128 Charlie Davis Rep Webb City
129 Bill White Rep Joplin
130 Bill Reiboldt Rep Neosho
131 Bill Lant Rep Joplin
132 Don Ruzicka Rep Mount Vernon
133 Sue Entlicher Rep Bolivar
134 Thomas Long Rep Battlefield
135 Charles Denison Rep Springfield
136 Eric Burlison Rep Springfield
137 Melissa Leach Rep Springfield
138 Sara Lampe Dem Springfield
139 Shane Schoeller Rep Willard
140 Lincoln Hough Rep Springfield
141 Kevin Elmer Rep Nixa
142 Raymond “Ray” Weter Rep Nixa
143 Lyle Rowland Rep Cedar Creek
144 Tony Dugger Rep Hartville
145 Lyndall Fraker Rep Marshfield
146 Darrel Pollock Rep Lebanon
147 Don Wells Rep Cabool
148 David Day Rep Dixon
149 Keith Frederick Rep Rolla
150 Jason Smith Rep Salem
151 Ward Franz Rep West Plains
152 Paul Fitzwater Rep Potosi
153 Steve Cookson Rep Fairdealing
154 Todd Richardson Rep Poplar Bluff
155 Diane Franklin Rep Camdenton
156 Shelley Keeney Rep Marble Hill
157 Donna Lichtenegger Rep Jackson
158 Wayne Wallingford Rep Cape Girardeau
159 Billy Pat Wright Rep Dexter
160 Ellen Brandom Rep Sikeston
161 Steve Hodges Dem East Prairie
162 Terry Swinger Dem Caruthersville
163 Kent Hampton Rep Malden

Standing Committees

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 Chair Vice-Chair
Administration and Accounts Mike McGhee Cole McNary
Agri-Business Casey Guernsey Kent Hampton
Agriculture Policy Tom Loehner Bill Reiboldt
Corrections Linda Black Paul Fitzwater
Crime Prevention and Public Safety Rodney Schad Nick Marshall
Downsizing State Government Cole McNary Paul Curtman
Economic Development Anne Zerr Caleb Jones
Elections Tony Dugger Sue Entlicher
Elementary and Secondary Education Scott Dieckhaus Steve Cookson
Ethics Timothy Jones Jeanette Mott Oxford
Financial Institutions Don Wells Scott Largent
Fiscal Review Rick Stream Tom Flanigan
Health Care Policy David Sater Keith Frederick
Higher Education Mike Thomson Wayne Wallingford
Insurance Policy Bob Nance Don Gosen
International Trade and Job Creation Jerry Nolte John McCaherty
Judiciary Stanley Cox Kevin Elmer
Local Government Chuck Gatschenberger Vicki Schneider
Retirement Mike Leara Cloria Brown
Rules John Diehl Doug Funderburk
Rural Community Development Ray Weter Zachary Wyatt
Small Business Dwight Scharnhorst Noel Torpey
Special Standing Committee on Disability Services Jeff Grisamore Jay Houghton
Special Standing Committee on Election Contests Timothy Jones Tony Dugger
Special Standing Committee on Redistricting John Diehl Stanley Cox
Special Standing Committee on Renewable Energy Jason Holsman Rodney Schad
Tax Reform Doug Funderburk Gary Cross
Tourism and Natural Resources Don Ruzicka Don Phillips
Transportation Charlie Denison Sally Faith
Utilities Darrell Pollock Dave Schatz
Veterans David Day Charlie Davis
Ways and Means Andrew Koenig Galen Higdon

Special Committees

Special committees are new to the Missouri House. In 2007, Speaker of the House Rod Jetton disbanded several Standing Committees, which had previously been the norm in the Missouri House, and instead established the following Special Committees. The subject matter of these committees is more specialized than the Standing Committees, so most of these committees have been assigned less bills on average than the Standing Committees.

Another distinction between Special and Standing Committees is that the Minority Party selects which members of its caucus will sit on Standing Committees. The membership of Special Committees, however, is decided exclusively by the Speaker of the House. The partisan breakdown of both Standing and Special Committees, however, is established by standing House Rule and is intended to closely reflect the partisan breakdown of the entire Missouri House.

Special Committee List

Committee Chair Vice-Chair
Special Committee on Children and Families Scott Largent Kurt Bahr
Special Committee on Emerging Issues in Animal Agriculture Billy Pat Wright Randy Asbury
Special Committee on General Laws Ward Franz Todd Richardson
Special Committee on Health Insurance Chris Molendorp Eric Burlison
Special Committee on Professional Registration and Licensing Ellen Brandom Eric Burlison
Special Committee on Transportation Funding and Public Institutions Sally Faith Mike Cierpiot
Special Committee on Urban Issues Jamilah Nasheed Michael Brown
Special Committee on Workforce Development and Workplace Safety Barney Fisher Wanda Brown

Budget Committee and Subcommittees

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

Committee Chair Vice-Chair
Budget Ryan Silvey Rick Stream
Appropriations Subcommittee - Agriculture and Natural Resources John Cauthorn Lincoln Hough
Appropriations Subcommittee - Education Mike Lair Lyle Rowland
Appropriations Subcommittee - General Administration Mark Parkinson Jay Barnes
Appropriations Subcommittee - Health, Mental Health, and Social Services Tom Flanigan Donna Lichtenegger
Appropriations Subcommittee - Public Safety and Corrections Chris Kelly Gary Fuhr
Appropriations Subcommittee - Transportation and Economic Development Denny Hoskins Thomas Long

Joint Committees

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

  • Joint Committee on Restructuring Fees of The Clean Water and Storm Water Programs
  • Joint Committee on Administrative Rules
  • Joint Committee on Capital Improvements and Leases Oversight
  • Joint Committee on Corrections
  • Joint Committee on Court Automation
  • Joint Committee on Economic Development, Policy, and Planning
  • Joint Committee on Education
  • Joint Committee on Gaming and Wagering
  • Joint Committee on Government Accountability
  • Joint Committee on Legislative Research
  • Joint Committee on Legislative Research, Oversight Subcommittee
  • Joint Committee on Public Employee Retirement
  • Joint Committee on Tax Policy
  • Joint Committee on Terrorism, Bioterrorism, and Homeland Security
  • Joint Committee on Transportation Oversight
  • Joint Committee on Wetlands
  • Missouri Job Training Joint Legislative Oversight Committee

Term Limits

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

As of March 2008, members of the Missouri House of Representatives receive an annual salary of $35,915.44.[9]

References

  1. ^ "termlim". House.mo.gov. http://www.house.mo.gov/researchdocs/?file=termlim.htm. Retrieved 2011-04-05. 
  2. ^ http://www.house.mo.gov/billtracking/info/1821.pdf
  3. ^ BY CHRIS BLANK/The Associated Press. "Missouri Senate OKs shrinking number of House members". Columbia Missourian. http://www.columbiamissourian.com/stories/2011/04/04/missouri-senate-oks-advances-move-shrink-house/. Retrieved 2011-04-05. 
  4. ^ brenda erickson (2007-10-11). "Population and Size of Legislature". Ncsl.org. http://www.ncsl.org/default.aspx?tabid=13527. Retrieved 2011-04-05. 
  5. ^ Shalonn Curls (District 45) elected to the Missouri Senate.
  6. ^ Republican Sally Faith (District 15) and Democrat Jake Zimmerman (District 83) resigned after being elected Mayor of St. Charles and St. Louis County Assessor, respectively.
  7. ^ Democrat Jean Peters-Baker (District 39) resigned after being appointed Jackson County Prosecutor.
  8. ^ Republican Chrissy Sommer, Democrats Judy Morgan and Brandon Ellington and Independent Tracy McCreery elected to succeed Faith, Peters-Baker, Curls and Zimmerman, respectively.
  9. ^ "Missouri House of Representatives". House.mo.gov. http://www.house.mo.gov/content.aspx?info=/info/memfaq.htm. Retrieved 2011-04-05. 

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