+ − Contact Information Office Address: 201 West Capitol Avenue Room 115I Jefferson City, MO + − Committees (4) MO - Appropriations - Education (House) Title: member MO - Tax Policy Title: member MO - Children and Families (House) Title: member MO - Tax Policy (House) Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (6) MO - HB1348 Legalizes the use of marijuana for medical purposes. MO - HB816 Recognizes and encourages the teaching, study, and learning of American Sign Language. MO - HB1236 Revises the statutes relating to payday loans including language allowing the Attorney General to maintain an action to enforce compliance. MO - HB1320 Excludes new taxes imposed after a tax increment financing ordinance is established from being used for tax increment financing projects. MO - HB1237 Creates T.J.'s Law dealing with the regulation and licensing of bail bondsmen and surety recovery agents. MO - HB1593 Prohibits statewide elected officials and members of the General Assembly from participating in lobbying activities within 12 months of leaving office. + − Cosponsored Bills (25) MO - HB777 Changes the name of Southwest Missouri State University to Missouri State University. MO - HB825 Changes the name of Missouri Western State College to Missouri Western State University. MO - HB856 Allows school districts to enact income and sales taxes. MO - HB868 Requires fiduciaries of insurers to annually submit their credit scores to the Department of Insurance if the insurer uses credit reports or scoring for underwriting insurance contracts. MO - HB882 Makes it unlawful for an employer to deduct from an employee's wages the value of any merchandise stolen from the employer. MO - HB901 Creates the Fund for the Reduction of Alcohol-Related Problems. MO - HB902 Requires certificates of value to be filed with the county assessor's office. MO - HB903 Increases the senior citizen/disabled person property tax credit limits. MO - HB936 Requires health insurance coverage for children's hearing aids. MO - HB1046 Establishes the Adult Entertainment Tax Act. MO - HB1067 Authorizes the charging of vehicle-related fees and fines to personal property tax bills. MO - HB1089 Limits the disclosure of nonpublic personal health information. MO - HB1093 Establishes the rights of persons who utilize service dogs. MO - HB1116 Excludes from tax increment financing projects certain transportation sales taxes in Kansas City. MO - HB1144 Establishes the Advisory Commission for Naturopathic Medicine. MO - HB1217 Provides that certain retired members of the Kansas City Police Civilian Employees' Retirement System can become special consultants on the problems of retirement, aging, and other matters. MO - HB1264 Extends the statute of limitations to five years for arson in the first and second degree and knowingly burning or exploding property. MO - HB1451 Requires all elementary school students to receive regular classroom instruction in a foreign language. MO - HB1459 Requires all television stations in the state to provide real-time captioning of all local news, weather, and sports programming by January 1, 2006. MO - HB1466 Removes the $500 gambling loss limit and increases taxes from 20% to 21%. MO - HB1563 Requires all hospitals to report to the Department of Health and Senior Services the number of staph infections diagnosed and treated at their facility. MO - HB1589 Authorizes the issuance of certain revenue bonds by the University of Missouri. MO - HB1609 Requires entities emitting more than 30 pounds of mercury per year to pay a fine. MO - HB1631 Removes an outdated reference to the State Training School for Negro Girls and other outdated institutional references. MO - HB1657 Establishes the Women's Right to Know Act to raise public awareness about the existence and availability of emergency contraception.