99th General Assembly, 2nd Regular Session - 2018
Assistant Minority Floor Leader
St. Louis City, St. Louis
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Ex-officio member of all committees of the House
Judiciary, Ranking Minority Member
Special Committee on Litigation Reform, Ranking Minority Member
Joint Committee on Administrative Rules
Joint Committee on Justice System
Joint Committee on Legislative Research
Joint Committee on Legislative Research - Revision
Special Committee on Improve Care and Well-being of Young People
MO House of Representatives
201 West Capitol Avenue
Jefferson City MO 65101
Representative Gina Mitten (D-83) represents portions of St. Louis City and St. Louis County. Ms. Mitten graduated summa cum laude from University of Missouri-St. Louis. She is a 2001 recipient of the American Mock Trial Association’s National All American Attorney award. In 2005, Representative Mitten received her Juris Doctor degree from Washington University in St. Louis, where she was a primary editor of the Journal of Law and Policy and recipient of the Don Sommers Prize for Professional Responsibility (ethics).
Before joining the House of Representatives, Representative Mitten was a member of the Richmond Heights City Council from 2004-2012. She also served on the St. Louis County Municipal League’s legislative affairs committee (2005-2010) and was a voting member of the Clayton/Richmond Heights Joint Study Committee (2005-2006). Ms. Mitten has been an ardent supporter of the Maplewood Richmond Height School District for more than fifteen years, and has served on its Building Corporation since 2007.
In addition to her legislative duties, Representative Mitten is an attorney with the St. Louis Lawyers Group, focusing her practice on civil litigation and domestic relations. Prior to receiving her law degree, she worked as a legal assistant in the St. Louis area.
Ms. Mitten resides in Richmond Heights with her husband and daughter. Her adult son lives in New York where he works in the film and television industry.
Requires a peace officer to provide an oral advisement and obtain written consent for a voluntary search of a person not under arrest or the person's effects or vehicle
Modifies provisions relating to unlawful discriminatory practices
Requires pharmacies to post information regarding the safe disposal of unused pharmaceuticals
Requires certain individuals with prescriptive authority to complete four hours of continuing professional education in approved classes that provide training in prescribing controlled substances
Provides for the expansion of MO HealthNet services beginning January 1, 2019
Prohibits members and employees of public governmental bodies from using software designed to send encrypted messages that automatically self-destruct to conduct public business