+ − Contact Information Office Address: 201 West Capitol Avenue Room 413A Jefferson City, MO + − Committees (6) MO - Appropriations - Education (House) Title: member MO - Education (House) Title: chair MO - Education (House) Title: member MO - Small Business (House) Title: member MO - Urban Issues (House) Title: member MO - Tax Policy (House) Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (11) MO - HB1417 Requires that one voting member of the board of curators of certain state institutions of higher education be a student. MO - HB984 Revises the minor in possession law by also making it a misdemeanor to be under the influence of intoxicating liquor. MO - HB982 Allows parents or legal guardians of 16 to 18 year-olds to choose to have the compulsory school attendance and work certificate laws apply to their children. MO - HB983 Makes is a class A misdemeanor for a person under 21 years of age to be under the influence of a controlled substance. MO - HB1065 Adds Cass County to the list of counties which assess a surcharge of $10 in all criminal cases. MO - HB1066 Adds Cass County to the list of counties which are authorized to assess a $45 civil case surcharge for a courthouse restoration fund. MO - HB978 Establishes the Small Business Regulatory Fairness Board to serve as a liaison between state agencies and small businesses. MO - HCR23 Urges the Governor, the President of the United States, and the United Congress to oppose any effort to allow trucks to enter Missouri without first being inspected at the border of the United States. MO - HB1508 Provides that emblem-use fees received by the Kansas City Chiefs be forwarded to the Chiefs' Children's Fund, a not-for-profit organization established to benefit Kansas City area children in need. MO - HCR16 Urges the members of the Missouri Congressional Delegation to support funding for Kansas City SmartPort, Inc. MO - HJR42 Proposes a constitutional amendment prohibiting same-sex marriages. + − Cosponsored Bills (32) MO - HB799 Allows covenant marriages in Missouri. MO - HB914 Permits a pregnant woman to determine the final disposition of human fetal remains. MO - HB915 Defines "next friend" for the purpose of consent to an abortion by a minor. MO - HB952 Requires the Department of Transportation to report annually on real property inventory and transactions. MO - HB969 Establishes guidelines for corporate income tax on intangible property. MO - HB1040 Establishes policies for education accountability. MO - HB1041 Revises various statutes regarding teachers and other school personnel. MO - HB1077 Repeals certain statutes that are expired, terminated, or no longer effective. MO - HB1078 Revises various statutes relating to juveniles. MO - HB1091 Requires a countywide election after a favorable municipal election to approve gambling boats in cities located within a county. MO - HB1103 Gives juvenile courts jurisdiction over children who violate laws dealing with the possession or use of tobacco. MO - HB1173 Amends the computation of state aid for schools by modifying the requirements for the summer school add-on. MO - HB1174 Establishes a comprehensive children's mental health service system. MO - HB1231 Modifies the formula for the lapse of moneys in the Department of Insurance Dedicated Fund to general revenue. MO - HB1268 Revises the statutes relating to employment security. MO - HB1290 Authorizes income tax check-off boxes for certain chronic illness charities. MO - HB1304 Revises various statutes relating to claims for damages and the payment of these claims. MO - HB1305 Creates notice provisions, reporting requirements, public market rates, and presumptions for the Department of Insurance and entities providing medical malpractice and professional negligence insurance. MO - HB1313 Relates to pupil/teacher ratios. MO - HB1314 Changes scholarship requirements for students pursuing teacher education degrees. MO - HB1367 Establishes the Missouri Homestead Preservation Act. MO - HB1513 Provides that all state college and university diplomas contain the words "in the year of our Lord" within the date listed on the diploma. MO - HB1571 Requires semiannual payments of real and personal property taxes. MO - HB1572 Requires the Office of Administration to implement the Oversight Review Committee's recommendations on Minority Business Enterprises and Women's Business Enterprises not domiciled in Missouri. MO - HB1574 Creates penalties for certain uses of cellular or other wireless devices in polling places. MO - HB1599 Establishes the Joint Committee on Waste, Fraud, and Abuse to make a continuing study and analysis of inefficiencies in state government. MO - HB1629 Requires passenger seat belts on every school bus beginning with the 2004-2005 school year and creates the School Bus Seat Belt Fund to help school districts pay for the seat belts. MO - HJR39 Proposes a constitutional amendment establishing marriage as only between a man and a woman. MO - HJR45 Proposes a constitutional amendment restricting the use of transportation revenue. MO - HJR48 Proposes a constitutional amendment guaranteeing a citizen's right to pray. MO - HJR51 Proposes a constitutional amendment prohibiting any state court from imposing any tax or toll road fee or requiring the General Assembly to do so. MO - HJR52 Proposes a constitutional amendment prohibiting the General Assembly from removing certain statutory termination dates absent a two-thirds vote.