98th General Assembly, 2nd Regular Session
Consumer Affairs, Chairman
Appropriations - Higher Education
Select Committee on Judiciary
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Rep. Mark Parkinson, a Republican, represents part of St. Charles County (District 105) in the Missouri House of Representatives. He was elected to the House in a special election in February 2008, and reelected to his first full term in November 2008.
Prior to his legislative duties, Rep. Parkinson spent seven years as the Deputy District Office Director for U.S. Senator Christopher “Kit” Bond. One of his responsibilities included conducting Senator Bond's Listening Post program in 17 counties in northeast Missouri. Rep. Parkinson has also worked with the office of former U.S. Senator John Ashcroft.
During his tenure in the General Assembly, Rep. Parkinson was the sponsor of HB 2366 in 2008, a bill that became part of the successful immigration reform omnibus bill that session. For his work on this issue, Rep. Parkinson was recognized as one of the freshman legislators of the year.
Rep. Parkinson graduated from Francis Howell High School and also attended St. Louis University, where he received a degree in political science in 2000. Rep. Parkinson is a life-long member of the National Rifle Association and is also a member of Ducks Unlimited, Missouri Right to Life, and the National Park Foundation.
Rep. Parkinson was born in St. Charles in 1972 and currently resides there with his wife, Brigit. They are the proud “parents” of a 160-lb. Brazilian mastiff named Duchess that they rescued from a shelter.
Repeals provisions regarding the Regional Taxicab Commission
Modifies provisions relating to vacancies in elected public offices
Specifies that any person who fails to provide proof of motor vehicle financial responsibility will have the vehicle he or she is operating impounded until valid proof is provided and all fees are paid
Changes the determination of a defendant's liability in a tort action for damages by specifying that the liability of each defendant for compensatory or punitive damages must be several and cannot be joint
Prohibits a school district from entering into a contract with any teacher for unpaid leave that results in the teacher receiving funds from the district when another organization is reimbursing the district
Changes the laws regarding state procurement
Changes the laws regarding vacancies in certain public offices
Changes the terms of imprisonment for the crime of armed criminal action
Adds citizenship information to the sexual offender registration form and requires the State Highway Patrol to report to the federal government any non-U.S. citizen on the sexual offender registry
Eliminates the corporate income tax imposed on Missouri businesses beginning in 2017
Establishes the Annual Sportsman Sales Tax Holiday Act which authorizes an annual state sales and use tax exemption on purchases of certain outdoor sportsman equipment for three days in October
Modifies provisions relating to the Criminal Activity Forfeiture Act
Authorizes a state income tax deduction for school supplies and books purchased for home schooling a child
Specifies that public universities must not bind students to third-party contracts for health insurance without written approval
Requires lobbyists to report an itemized listing of expenditures for committees and events that identifies members of the general assembly individually rather than as a group
Modifies provisions relating to metropolitan park and recreation districts and reporting requirements.
Allows the governing body of any established political party to choose to adopt a closed primary system.
Proposes a constitutional amendment to establish a new appointment process for vacancies occurring in certain statewide offices
Proposes a constitutional amendment establishing a convenience clause as a method to pass legislation at an earlier date