97th General Assembly, 2nd Regular Session
Government Oversight and Accountability, Chairman
Interim Committee on Medicaid Transformation, Chairman
Elementary and Secondary Education, Vice-Chairman
Joint Interim Committee on State Employee Wages
Joint Committee on Administrative Rules
Joint Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect
Appropriations - General Administration
Special Standing Committee on Urban Issues
Interim Committee on Citizens and Legislators Working Group on Medicaid Eligibility and Reform
MO House of Representatives
201 West Capitol Avenue
Jefferson City MO 65101
Rep. Jay Barnes, a Republican, represents Cole County (District 60) 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. Barnes is an attorney with Barnes and Associates. He previously worked as general counsel to Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Michael Gibbons and as a policy counsel and speechwriter for Governor Matt Blunt.
Rep. Barnes is a member of Immaculate Conception Church in Jefferson City. He is a member of the Chamber of Commerce, Jefferson City Young Professionals, the Missouri Bar Association, the Jefferson City Association of Realtors, and Farm Bureau.
Rep. Barnes is a 1998 graduate of Helias High School. He received his bachelor’s degree and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri - Columbia. While in law school, he won the Ike Skelton Award for earning the best score in his class in Trial Practice.
Born December 27, 1979 in Jefferson City, Rep. Barnes currently resides there with his wife, Jane, and their three children.
Requires the Department of Social Services to develop incentive programs to encourage health care facilities to co-locate on the property of certain public elementary and secondary schools
Allows a foster parent who is a state employee to use leave time for the placement or care of a foster child and requires the state and political subdivisions to provide a leave sharing program for certain employees involved with adopting or caring for a foster child
Changes the laws regarding retirement benefits for new members of the General Assembly and newly elected statewide officials
Specifies that personally identifiable information of consumers, including purchasing history, cannot be disseminated to certain parties without written consent of the individual
Requires health insurance navigators to be bonded and creates a private cause of action against navigators for unlawful release of private identifying information
Specifies that it is unlawful for any person to divulge educational records with personally-identifiable information of any elementary or secondary student to any other person or entity with specified exceptions
Prohibits the unauthorized release of data collected by automobile event data recorders, unless there is a valid search warrant
Changes the definition of personal information with regards to breaches of consumer information security
Creates the crime of publishing pornography for revenge
Prohibits businesses from requiring payment to remove a booking photograph and includes a petition process for an individual to have his or her booking photograph removed from the website
Requires each school district to ensure that every student develops a personal plan of study prior to the end of the student's sixth grade year
Establishes the Equal Opportunity Scholarship Program and changes the laws regarding elementary and secondary education
Changes the laws regarding the reporting of abuse of a student and repeals a school district's authority to investigate an allegation made against an employee that arises from spanking or use of force
Changes the laws regarding unclaimed property
Changes the laws regarding contracting between private companies and the state
Specifies that incest must be an aggravating factor in all sexual offenses
Requires the Department of Social Services to establish a pilot program to provide Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program participants with access to fresh fruit and vegetables
Repeals the provision requiring an automatic administrative hearing after an applicant or recipient of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families benefits tests positive for a controlled substance
Changes the laws regarding MO HealthNet eligibility and benefits
Allows electrical corporations to recover depreciation expenses and return for electric plants placed in service
Exempts Medicaid fraud actions from the two-year statute of limitations
Authorizes an income tax deduction for certain businesses that provide health insurance coverage for their employees
Proposes a constitutional amendment specifying that there must be a permanent Joint Committee on Administrative Rules