99th General Assembly, 2nd Regular Session
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Subcommittee on Appropriations - Education
Consent and House Procedure
Joint Committee on Review of the Plant Industries Division
MO House of Representatives
201 West Capitol Avenue
Jefferson City MO 65101
Rep. Rusty Black, a Republican, represents Grundy, Livingston Counties and a majority of Linn County (District 7) in the Missouri House of Representatives. He was elected to his first two-year term in November 2016.
In addition to his legislative duties, Rep. Black worked as an Agriculture Educator for thirty-two years before retiring in 2016. During his time as a teacher, Rep. Black worked at Nodaway-Holt R-7 for five years and Chillicothe R-2 Schools for twenty-seven years.
A graduate of the University of Missouri - Columbia, Rep. Black earned his Bachelors of Science in Agriculture in 1983, and went on to graduate with a Masters in Agriculture Education by 1993.
Rep. Black was born in St. Joseph, MO, living in Amazonia then moving and graduating High School from King City MO. He currently resides in Chillicothe with his wife. Together they have four children and four grandchildren. Rusty and his wife attend the United Methodist Church and both are active with various community organizations.
Specifies that the department of elementary and secondary education handles funds from career and technical student organizations
Designates July seventh as "Missouri Sliced Bread Day."
Prohibits the State Tax Commission from raising agricultural land productive values under certain circumstances
Modifies provisions relating to school employee retirement systems
Urges the Public Service Commission to reaffirm the state's policy of encouraging electrical corporations to act in consumers' best interests through prudent hedging of natural gas and other fuels.