99th General Assembly, 2nd Regular Session - 2018
St. Charles, Lincoln
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General Laws, Chairman
Special Committee on Litigation Reform
MO House of Representatives
201 West Capitol Avenue
Jefferson City MO 65101
Rep. Robert Cornejo, a Republican, represents St. Charles and Lincoln counties (District 64). He was elected to his first two-year term in November 2012.
In addition to his legislative duties, Rep. Cornejo is an attorney and is now a member of the law firm Kespohl and Cornejo, LLC.
In 2004, Robert interned for U.S. Senator Jim Talent's St. Louis office. He is an active member in his church, Zion Lutheran Church in Harvester.
A 2001 graduate of Hazelwood Central, Rep. Cornejo graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a degree in Political Science with a second major in International Business. In 2008, Rep. Cornejo earned his J.D. from University of Missouri- School of Law.
Born in St Louis County, Rep. Cornejo currently lives in St. Peters with his wife. They have a son and two daughters.
Changes the laws regarding property that may be exempt from execution
Modifies provisions relating to the injuring or killing of law enforcement animals.
Modifies provisions relating to trust instruments
Modifies provisions relating to the publication of electronic notice of the sale of real property
Modifies provisions relating to physician referrals to physical therapists
Modifies provisions of law relating to certain incentives offered by manufacturers and retailers of intoxicating liquor
Limits contingency fees a private attorney may receive from contingency fee contracts with the state
Changes the law regarding assignments for benefit of creditors
Establishes the "Professional Employer Organization Act"
Changes merchandising practices and credit user protection law and creates the offenses of defacing a credit card reader and illegal use of a card scanner
Modifies provisions relating to trusts directed by trust protectors
Modifies provisions relating to powers of appointment
Modifies provisions related to estate planning
Requires the Department of Social Services to assign individuals receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to a work program
Prohibits state and political subdivision licensing authorities from compensating lobbyists to lobby on their behalf
Modifies provisions relating to records pertaining to foster homes
Imposes restrictions on the use of the terms "Missouri Whiskey", "Missouri Bourbon", and "Missouri Bourbon Whiskey"
Creates provisions relating to the registering of roofing contractors
Increases the penalties for the offense of failing to yield the right-of-way and the time period the court may order the suspension of a person's driving privilege for the offense
Increases the court cost collected for the statewide court automation fund from $7 to $25