97th General Assembly, 1st Regular Session - 2013
Small Business, Chairman
Special Standing Committee on Small Business, Chairman
Interim Committee on Citizens and Legislators Working Group on Medicaid Eligibility and Reform, Chairman
Appropriations - Health, Mental Health, and Social Services, Vice-Chairman
Interim Committee on Medicaid Transformation, Vice-Chairman
Joint Committee on Gaming and Wagering
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Representative Noel Torpey, a Republican, represents part of Eastern Jackson County (District 29) in the Missouri House of Representatives. He was elected to his first two-year term in November 2010.
In addition to his legislative duties, Rep. Torpey co-owns a small business in Independence with his brother Edward. He is also a member of the Independence Chamber of Commerce and volunteers on the Advisory Committee for the Independence School District.
Rep. Torpey and his wife Julie were church youth leaders for seven years. He was a member of the Independence Kiwanis Club and often volunteered as a youth friend for the Independence School District. He served on the Queen City Baseball Board for five years, and currently coaches both of his sons, Hayden and Dawson.
Rep. Torpey received a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science, with a concentration in Political Science, from Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa. His previous legislative experience includes serving as a Legislative Assistant for Senator Grassley in Washington D.C.
Born December 12, 1971, Rep. Torpey resides in Independence with his wife Julie, who is a teacher, and their two children, Hayden and Dawson.
Establishes the Missouri Angel Investment Incentive Act
Extends to August 28, 2020, the tax credit a freight line company is allowed against its property taxes for specified expenses incurred in this state
Exempts, effective January 1, 2014, an animal shelter from the payment of any licensing and other fees under the provisions of the Animal Care Facilities Act
Allows a limited liability company to establish a designated series of members, managers, and company interests having separate rights and duties regarding specified property
Changes the laws regarding the Safe Place for Newborns Act of 2002
Requires the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to wait five years, rather than three years, to count the scores of English language learners on statewide assessments
Proposes to prohibit statewide elected officials or General Assembly members from acting, serving, or registering as a lobbyist within one year of leaving office
Changes the laws regarding the compulsory school attendance of certain students
Changes the laws regarding the assignment of property tax liens
Requires the Department of Economic Development to distribute money to early stage business development corporations for grants to newly formed businesses that have the potential for national or international sales or the development of new technology
Limits the increase in assessed valuation of residential property by the percentage of increase in the Social Security benefits for the elderly and disabled who own and live in their principle residence
Specifies that any social host that furnishes a minor with alcohol resulting in permanent personal injuries or death will be guilty of a class D felony