99th General Assembly, 2nd Regular Session
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Health and Mental Health Policy, Ranking Minority Member
Administration and Accounts
Interim Committee on Stabilizing Missouri's Health Insurance Markets
Legislative Task Force on Dyslexia
MO House of Representatives
201 West Capitol Avenue
Jefferson City MO 65101
Rep. Lauren Arthur, a Democrat, represents Clay County (District 18) in the Missouri House of Representatives. She was elected to her first two-year term in November 2014.
Rep. Arthur grew up in Northland. After graduating from North Kansas City's Baccalaureate program, Rep. Arthur received a scholarship to Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts.
During her time at Smith, Rep. Arthur interned at the Smithsonian's American History Museum and the Scottish Parliament. She graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in History.
Rep. Arthur returned home to Kansas City to join Teach for America. She worked as a middle school teacher. She taught English Language Arts at Urban Community Leadership Academy, a charter school in the urban core. During that time, Rep. Arthur earned her Masters in Education from University of Missouri – St. Louis. She also worked as a Project Manager at VML, a global advertising agency headquartered in Kansas City. She now serves as Regional Director for Urban Leaders Fellowship, a program designed for early- to mid-career professionals who are looking to accelerate their leadership through a seven-week fellowship with a focus on policy and practice.
Rep. Arthur currently lives in Kansas City, MO. She enjoys spending time with her husband Russell and their dog Odie.
Adds medication assisted treatment for substance abuse disorders as a covered benefit in health insurance.
Requires reporting of expenditures in excess of one thousand dollars for the purpose of electioneering activities
Modifies provisions relating to assessment and treatment services for children entering foster care
Changes the laws regarding the interest on tax payments
Allows victims of certain crimes to be released from certain lease agreements if documentation is provided to the landlord
Expands the requirement for children to wear personal flotation devices
Modifies provisions relating to substitute teaching by retired teachers