100th General Assembly, 1st Regular Session
St. Louis City
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General Laws, Ranking Minority Member
Subcommittee on Appropriations - Public Safety, Corrections, Transportation and Revenue, Ranking Minority Member
Joint Committee on Administrative Rules
Joint Committee on Disaster Preparedness and Awareness
Special Committee on Government Oversight
MO House of Representatives
201 West Capitol Avenue
Jefferson City MO 65101
Rep. Peter Merideth, a Democrat, represents St. Louis City (District 80) in the Missouri House of Representatives. He was elected to his first two-year term in November 2016.
Prior to his legislative duties, Rep. Merideth worked with the firm Husch Blackwell, and in 2011 started his own law practice, GroundUp STL, in Shaw.
A graduate of St. Margaret of Scotland grade school and St. Louis University High School, Rep. Merideth studied musical theatre at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. While there, Rep. Merideth developed an excitement for politics and policy, and returned to St. Louis to study law at Washington University.
Rep. Merideth is a member of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis and the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, and is of counsel with the firm Dearing & Hartzog, L.C. He also served on the St. Louis City Board of Equalization in 2014, the board of the 8th Ward Independent Democratic Association since 2013, and as the President of the Shaw Neighborhood Association in 2015. A member of St. Margaret of Scotland, Rep. Merideth sings regularly with their choir and in other churches and groups – including The Wee Heavies - a Celtic acapella quartet with three of his closest friends.
Rep. Merideth was born and raised in the Shaw neighborhood in South St. Louis City and now resides in Tower Grove East with his wife and their two daughters.
Establishes the "Missouri Care Plan" which allows any person who is not otherwise eligible for MO HealthNet to purchase coverage through MO HealthNet
Specifies that the Secretary of State will create a website and allow citizens of Missouri to electronically sign ballot measures that are approved for circulation
Establishes and modifies provisions relating to the legalization of marijuana
Modifies provisions relating to campaign finance
Modifies nuisance actions in certain cities
Repeals a provision of law stating that an officer may use all necessary means to effect an arrest when a defendant flees or forcibly resists arrest after he or she is given notice of the officer's intent to arrest
Changes the laws regarding phone privileges for prisoners of jails
Requires employers to allow for break time for nursing mothers
Authorizes the Community Police Tax Credit for law enforcement officers who live in a high-crime area
Changes the laws regarding firearms
Authorizes tax credits for health care professionals and EMTs serving in rural areas
Modifies provisions relating to the purchase of firearms
Modifies voter eligibility and creates provisions for early voting and automatic voter registration
Proposes a constitutional amendment to require a background check for all firearm transfers of ownership and to require a permit to conceal carry a firearm