100th General Assembly, 1st Regular Session
Mary Elizabeth Coleman
Jefferson, St. Louis
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Elementary and Secondary Education
Subcommittee on Litigation Reform
MO House of Representatives
201 West Capitol Avenue
Jefferson City MO 65101
Representative Mary Elizabeth Coleman, a Republican, represents parts of Jefferson and St. Louis counties (District 97) in the Missouri House of Representatives. She was elected to her first two-year term in November of 2018.
Raised in Georgetown, Texas, Coleman received a BSBA in Management from Saint Louis University and her Juris Doctorate from St. Mary’s University School of Law. She served on Arnold City Council from 2013 to 2015.
In addition to serving in the legislature, her most important job is being a wife and mother. She and her husband, Christopher Coleman, have been married for fifteen years and have six children. An estate planning attorney by trade, Coleman stopped working in September of 2017 when she and her husband adopted their youngest son. At that time she was working as the CEO of TuckerAllen.
Modifies provisions regarding the protection of children from sex trafficking
Transfers the Missouri State Council on the Arts to the Office of the Lieutenant Governor by type II transfer
Places restrictions on the authority of dentists to prescribe certain opioids
Modifies provisions relating to abortion
Modifies provisions relating to tax increment financing
Changes the laws regarding development permits in floodplains
Modifies the offense and penalties of promoting prostitution in the first degree
Specifies that certain healthcare products shall be available to prisoners at no cost while held in custody
Requires the use of a fetal heartbeat detection test prior to an abortion and prohibits an abortion if a fetal heartbeat is detected
Changes the law regarding restraining prisoners by making state regulations apply to local jails