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.

Missouri’s house is the fourth largest in the United States even as the state ranks 18th in population. The only states with a larger lower house in the United States are New Hampshire (400), Pennsylvania (203) and Georgia (180).[2][3] Republicans have controlled the State House since 2003.[4]

Operations

The Missouri House of Representatives meets annually beginning on the Wednesday after the first Monday in January.[5] A part-time legislature, it concludes session business by May 30. To serve in the chamber, an individual must have attained the age of 24 and have resided in their district for a period of one year preceding the election. State representatives are paid $35,915 per year, with a per diem of $119 per day. The Speaker of the House is the most powerful individual in the chamber, elected by all members of the House. The Speaker makes an additional $2,500 per year in accordance with state law. Representatives are term-limited to a maximum of four terms, or eight years, in the chamber.

Composition

AffiliationParty

(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
RepublicanDemocraticIndVacant
End of previous session1144701612
Start of 2021 session1144801621
After April 6 special election[6][7][8]1124901622
Latest voting share69.6%30.4%

Leadership

PositionNamePartyDistrict
Speaker of the HouseRob VescovoRep112
Speaker Pro TemporeJohn WiemannRep103
Majority LeaderDean PlocherRep89
Assistant Majority Floor LeaderHannah KellyRep141
Majority WhipAllen AndrewsRep1
Majority Caucus ChairSara WalshRep50
Minority LeaderCrystal QuadeDem132
Assistant Minority Floor LeaderRichard BrownDem27
Minority WhipDoug ClemensDem72
Minority Caucus ChairIngrid BurnettDem19

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List of current representatives

DistrictRepresentativePartySinceResidenceCounties represented
1Allen AndrewsRepublican2015Grant CityAtchison, Holt, Nodaway, Worth
2J. EgglestonRepublican2015MaysvilleDaviess, DeKalb, Gentry, Harrison
3Danny BusickRepublican2019NewtownAdair, Mercer, Putnam, Sullivan
4Greg SharpeRepublican2019EwingAdair, Clark, Knox, Lewis, Schuyler, Scotland
5Louis RiggsRepublican2019HannibalMarion, Monroe, Shelby
6Ed LewisRepublican2021MoberlyLinn, Macon, Randolph
7Rusty BlackRepublican2017ChillicotheGrundy, Linn, Livingston
8Randy RailsbackRepublican2021HamiltonCaldwell, Clay, Clinton, Ray
9Dean Van SchoiackRepublican2021SavannahAndrew, Buchanan
10Bill FalknerRepublican2019St. JosephBuchanan
11Brenda ShieldsRepublican2019St. JosephBuchanan, Platte
12Josh HurlbertRepublican2021SmithvilleClay, Platte
13Sean PoucheRepublican2021Kansas CityPlatte
14Ashley AuneDemocratic2021Kansas CityClay, Platte
15Maggie NurrenbernDemocratic2021Kansas CityClay
16Chris BrownRepublican2021Kansas CityClay
17Mark EllebrachtDemocratic2017LibertyClay
18Wes RogersDemocratic2019Kansas CityClay
19Ingrid BurnettDemocratic2017Kansas CityJackson
20Bill KiddRepublican2015BucknerJackson
21Robert SaulsDemocratic2019IndependenceJackson
22Yolanda YoungDemocratic2020Kansas CityJackson
23Michael JohnsonDemocratic2021Kansas CityJackson
24Emily WeberDemocratic2021Kansas CityJackson
25Patty LewisDemocratic2021Kansas CityJackson
26Ashley Bland ManloveDemocratic2019Kansas CityJackson
27Richard BrownDemocratic2017Kansas CityJackson
28Jerome BarnesDemocratic2017RaytownJackson
29Rory RowlandDemocratic2016IndependenceJackson
30Jonathan PattersonRepublican2019Lee’s SummitJackson
31Dan StacyRepublican2017Blue SpringsJackson
32Jeff ColemanRepublican2019Grain ValleyJackson
33Chris SanderRepublican2021Lone JackCass, Jackson, Lafayette
34Vacant since Rick Roeber was expelled[10]VacantJackson
35Keri IngleDemocratic2019Lee’s SummitJackson
36Mark SharpDemocratic2020Kansas CityJackson
37Annette TurnbaughDemocratic2021GrandviewCass, Jackson
38Doug RicheyRepublican2019Excelsior SpringsClay
39Peggy McGaughRepublican2018CarrolltonCarroll, Chariton, Ray
40Chad PerkinsRepublican2021Bowling GreenLincoln, Monroe, Pike, Ralls
41Randy PietzmanRepublican2015TroyLincoln
42Jeff PorterRepublican2019Montgomery CityGasconade, Montgomery, St. Charles, Warren
43Kent HadenRepublican2019MexicoAudrain, Callaway
44Cheri Toalson ReischRepublican2017HallsvilleBoone, Randolph
45David Tyson SmithDemocratic2021ColumbiaBoone
46Martha StevensDemocratic2017ColumbiaBoone
47Chuck BasyeRepublican2015RocheportBoone, Cooper, Howard, Randolph
48Tim TaylorRepublican2021BuncetonChariton, Cooper, Howard, Pettis, Randolph, Saline
49Travis FitzwaterRepublican2015Holts SummitCallaway, Cole
50Sara WalshRepublican2017AshlandBoone, Cole, Cooper, Moniteau
51Kurtis GregoryRepublican2021MarshallJohnson, Pettis, Saline
52Brad PollittRepublican2019SedaliaJohnson, Pettis
53Republican2021LexingtonJackson, Johnson, Lafayette
54Dan HouxRepublican2017WarrensburgJohnson, Pettis
55Mike HaffnerRepublican2019Pleasant HillCass
56Republican2021Kansas CityBates, Cass, Jackson
57Rodger ReedyRepublican2019WindsorBates, Benton, Cass, Henry
58Republican2021EldonMiller, Moniteau, Morgan
59Rudy VeitRepublican2019WardsvilleCole, Miller
60Republican2019Jefferson CityCole
61Republican2019WashingtonFranklin, Gasconade, Osage
62Republican2021BlandCole, Crawford, Gasconade, Maries, Miller, Osage, Phelps
63Richard WestRepublican2021New MelleSt. Charles, Warren
64Tony LovascoRepublican2019O’FallonLincoln, St. Charles
65*Vacant due to death of Tom Hannegan[8]VacantSt. Charles
66Marlene TerryDemocratic2021St. LouisSt. Louis City, St. Louis County
67Democratic2021St. LouisSt. Louis County
68Jay MosleyDemocratic2017FlorissantSt. Louis County
69Gretchen BangertDemocratic2017FlorissantSt. Louis County
70Paula BrownDemocratic2019HazelwoodSt. Charles, St. Louis County
71LaDonna AppelbaumDemocratic2019St. LouisSt. Louis County
72Doug ClemensDemocratic2019St. AnnSt. Louis County
73Raychel ProudieDemocratic2019FergusonSt. Louis County
74Democratic2020FergusonSt. Louis County
75Alan GrayDemocratic2017Black JackSt. Louis County
76Marlon AndersonDemocratic2021St. LouisSt. Louis City
77Kimberly-Ann CollinsDemocratic2021St. LouisSt. Louis City
78Rasheen Aldridge Jr.Democratic2020St. LouisSt. Louis City
79LaKeySha Frazier-BosleyDemocratic2019St. LouisSt. Louis City
80Peter MeridethDemocratic2017St. LouisSt. Louis City
81Steve ButzDemocratic2019St. LouisSt. Louis City
82Donna BaringerDemocratic2017St. LouisSt. Louis City
83Jo DollDemocratic2021St. LouisSt. Louis City, St. Louis County
84Wiley Price IVDemocratic2019St. LouisSt. Louis City
85Kevin Windham Jr.Democratic2019HillsdaleSt. Louis County
86Joe AdamsDemocratic2021University CitySt. Louis County
87Ian MackeyDemocratic2019St. LouisSt. Louis County
88Tracy McCreeryDemocratic2015St. LouisSt. Louis County
89Dean PlocherRepublican2016St. LouisSt. Louis County
90Barbara PhiferDemocratic2021St. LouisSt. Louis County
91Sarah UnsickerDemocratic2017ShrewsburySt. Louis City, St. Louis County
92Democratic2021LakeshireSt. Louis County
93Bridget Walsh MooreDemocratic2021St. LouisSt. Louis City, St. Louis County
94Jim MurphyRepublican2019St. LouisSt. Louis County
95Republican2019St. LouisSt. Louis County
96David GregoryRepublican2017St. LouisSt. Louis County
97Republican2019ArnoldJefferson, St. Louis County
98Shamed DoganRepublican2015BallwinSt. Louis County
99Trish GunbyDemocratic2020BallwinSt. Louis County
100Derek GrierRepublican2017ChesterfieldSt. Louis County
101Bruce DeGrootRepublican2017EllisvilleSt. Louis County
102Ron HicksRepublican2019Dardenne PrairieSt. Charles
103John WiemannRepublican2015O’FallonSt. Charles
104Adam SchneltingRepublican2019St. CharlesSt. Charles
105Phil ChristofanelliRepublican2017St. PetersSt. Charles
106Republican2021St. CharlesSt. Charles
107Nick SchroerRepublican2017O’FallonSt. Charles
108Justin HillRepublican2015Lake St. LouisSt. Charles
109Republican2019WashingtonFranklin
110Republican2019EurekaFranklin, St. Louis County
111Shane RodenRepublican2015Cedar HillJefferson
112Rob VescovoRepublican2015ArnoldJefferson
113Dan ShaulRepublican2015ImperialJefferson
114Becky RuthRepublican2015FestusJefferson
115Cyndi Buchheit-CourtwayRepublican2021FestusJefferson, St. Francois, Ste. Genevieve
116Dale WrightRepublican2019FarmingtonPerry, St. Francois, Ste. Genevieve
117Mike HendersonRepublican2017Bonne TerreSt. Francois
118Republican2019PotosiJefferson, Washington
119Nate TateRepublican2017St. ClairFranklin, Washington
120Jason ChipmanRepublican2015SteelvilleCrawford, Phelps
121Republican2019CrockerPhelps, Pulaski
122Republican2021WaynesvillePulaski
123Suzie PollockRepublican2019LebanonCamden, Laclede
124Republican2021Lake OzarkCamden, Miller
125Republican2021Lowry CityBenton, Cedar, Hickory, St. Clair
126Patricia PikeRepublican2015AdrianBates, Vernon
127Republican2019LamarBarton, Cedar, Dade, Jasper
128Republican2017BolivarCedar, Polk
129Republican2018LebanonDallas, Laclede
130Republican2021RepublicGreene
131Bill OwenRepublican2021SpringfieldGreene
132Crystal QuadeDemocratic2017SpringfieldGreene
133Curtis TrentRepublican2017SpringfieldGreene
134Republican2021SpringfieldGreene
135Betsy FogleDemocratic2021SpringfieldGreene
136Craig FishelRepublican2019SpringfieldGreene
137John BlackRepublican2019MarshfieldGreene, Webster
138Republican2019Cape FairChristian, Stone, Taney
139Jered TaylorRepublican2015RepublicChristian
140Republican2021NixaChristian
141Hannah KellyRepublican2017Mountain GroveWebster, Wright
142Republican2021HoustonHowell, Phelps, Pulaski, Texas
143Republican2021SalemDent, Oregon, Reynolds, Shannon
144Chris DinkinsRepublican2018AnnapolisIron, Reynolds, Washington, Wayne
145Rick FrancisRepublican2017PerryvilleBollinger, Madison, Perry
146Barry HovisRepublican2019WhitewaterCape Girardeau
147Wayne WallingfordRepublican2021Cape GirardeauCape Girardeau
148Republican2021BentonMississippi, Scott
149Don Rone Jr.Republican2015PortagevilleMississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Scott
150Andrew McDanielRepublican2015DeeringDunklin, Pemiscot
151Herman MorseRepublican2018DexterScott, Stoddard
152Hardy BillingtonRepublican2019Poplar BluffButler, Dunklin
153Republican2021WilliamsvilleButler, Carter, Ripley, Wayne
154Republican2019West PlainsHowell
155Republican2021DoraDouglas, Ozark, Taney
156Republican2021BransonTaney
157Republican2021La RussellLawrence
158Scott CuppsRepublican2020Shell KnobBarry, Lawrence, Stone
159Republican2019NoelMcDonald, Newton
160Ben BakerRepublican2019NeoshoNewton
161Lane RobertsRepublican2019JoplinJasper, Newton
162Bob BromleyRepublican2019Carl JunctionJasper, Newton
163Republican2017CarthageJasper

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[11]ChairVice-Chair
Administration and AccountsJason ChipmanPeggy McGaugh
Agriculture PolicyDon RoneRick Francis
BudgetCody SmithDirk Deaton
Children and FamiliesDottie Bailey
Conference on BudgetCody SmithVacant
Consent and House ProcedureSara WalshCraig Fishel
Conservation and Natural ResourcesRandy PietzmanDon Mayhew
Corrections and Public InstitutionsAndrew McDanielChris Dinkins
Crime PreventionLane RobertsBarry Hovis
Downsizing State GovernmentBen BakerAdam Schnelting
Economic DevelopmentDerek GrierLouis Riggs
Elections and Elected OfficialsDan ShaulPeggy McGaugh
Elementary and Secondary EducationChuck BayseMike Haffner
Emerging IssuesAaron GriesheimerJonathan Patterson
EthicsTravis FitzwaterMark Ellebracht
Financial InstitutionsRick FrancisMichael O’Donnell
Fiscal ReviewTravis FitzwaterDoug Richey
General LawsCurtis TrentAlex Riley
Health and Mental Health PolicyMike StephensCyndi Buchheit-Courtway
Higher EducationBrenda ShieldsJohn Black
Insurance PolicyJustin HillJeff Porter
JudiciaryDavid EvansRudy Viet
Local GovernmentVacantBill Falkner
Legislative ReviewDan HouxRon Hicks
PensionsPatricia PikeRusty Black
Professional Registration and LicensingJeff ColemanChris Dinkins
Public SafetyShane RodenAndrew McDaniel
Rules – Administrative OversightJ. EgglestonBecky Ruth
Rules – Legislative OversightPhil ChristofanelliDoug Richey
Rural Community DevelopmentBrad PollittGreg Sharpe
TransportationBecky RuthJeff Porter
UtilitiesBill KiddBob Bromley
VeteransDave GriffithHerman Morse
Ways and MeansWayne WallingfordMike McGirl
Workforce DevelopmentMike HendersonKurtis Gregory

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[11]
CommitteeChairVice-Chair
Joint Committee on Legislative Research – Oversight SubcommitteeDan HegemanDenny Hoskins
Joint Committee on Legislative Research – Revision SubcommitteeCody SmithVacant
Appropriations – Agriculture, Conservation, Natural Resources, and Economic DevelopmentScott CuppsDavid Evans
Appropriations – EducationRusty BlackBrenda Shields
Appropriations – General AdministrationBrad HudsonDon Mayhew
Appropriations – Health, Mental Health, and Social ServicesKirk DeatonPeggy McGaugh
Appropriations – Public Safety, Corrections, Transportation and RevenueSara WalshLane Roberts

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[11]

  • Joint Committee on Administrative Rules
  • Joint Committee on Capitol Security
  • Joint Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Joint Committee on Disaster Preparedness and Awareness
  • Joint Committee on Education
  • Joint Committee on Government Accountability
  • Joint Committee on the Justice System
  • Joint Committee on Legislative Research (three subcommittees)
  • Joint Committee on the Life Sciences
  • Joint Committee on Public Assistance
  • Joint Committee on Public Employee Retirement
  • Joint Committee on Tax Policy
  • Joint Committee on Transportation Oversight

Term limits

In 1992 Missouri voters approved a 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.

Political party strength

Since 2003, the Republican Party has held this chamber of the Missouri General Assembly

See also

References

Footnotes

Citations

  1. ^ FAQs, Missouri House of Representatives
  2. ^ CHRIS BLANK/The Associated Press. “Missouri Senate OKs shrinking number of House members”. Columbia Missourian. Retrieved April 5, 2011.
  3. ^ brenda erickson (October 11, 2007). “Population and Size of Legislature”. Ncsl.org. Retrieved April 5, 2011.
  4. ^ “Party control of Missouri state government: Historical party control”. Ballotpedia. Retrieved March 14, 2021.
  5. ^ http://knowledgecenter.csg.org/kc/system/files/3.2.2019.pdf
  6. ^ Schallhorn, Kaitlyn (2021-04-29). “Capitol Briefs: David Tyson Smith sworn into Missouri House”. The Missouri Times. Retrieved 2021-04-29.
  7. ^ Representative Rick Roeber (R-34) was expelled. [1]
  8. ^ a b Schallhorn, Kaitlyn (2021-10-20). “Tom Hannegan passes away”. The Missouri Times. Retrieved 2021-10-20.
  9. ^ “Leadership”. Missouri House of Representatives. Retrieved February 6, 2020.
  10. ^ Hancock, By Jason. “House expels area legislator”. The Examiner.
  11. ^ a b c “Missouri House of Representative – Committees”. www.house.mo.gov.

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