96th General Assembly, 1st Regular Session
Representative Stanley Cox
Stanley Cox
District 118

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Representative Stanley Cox, a Republican, currently represents parts of Johnson and Pettis Counties (District 52) in the Missouri House of Representatives. He was elected to the House in November 2006 and reelected in 2008, 2010 and 2012.

In additional to his legislative duties, Representative Cox is engaged in the private practice of law in Sedalia, Missouri. Stanley served in active duty with the United States Army (Signal Corps) between 1971 and 1973, stationed in the Republic of Korea and the U.S. Military Academy - West Point, New York. He also served as an officer in the Missouri Army National Guard from 1974 through 1979, attaining the rank of Captain.

Stanley served as the elected Prosecuting Attorney of Pettis County from 1979 through 1982. He served on the Missouri Housing Development Commission from 1984 through 1988 as a member and as Chairman for two terms. He served as the first Vice-Chairman of the Missouri Veterans Commission from 1989 through 1991, and served as a member of the Board of Regents of Central Missouri State University from 1991 through 1997, with two terms as Board President.

Stanley was a board member of the Pettis County Fire Protection District, an elected position which he has held from 1991 to December 2006. He is an active member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Sedalia, Missouri; Sedalia Rotary Club; and a member of the VFW Post #2591 and Voiture 333, 40 & 8 in Sedalia, Missouri. He has worked extensively as a volunteer for the Boy Scouts of American, currently serving as “Scouting for Food” Chairman. Stanley has received the 1995 "Scouter Extraordinary” Award of the Osage Trails District – BSA, and is the recipient of the “John C. Ryan Award”.

Stanley graduated with a bachelor's degree in Political Science from Central Missouri State University-Warrensburg in 1971 and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri-Columbia Law School in 1976.

Stanley Cox was born on December 26, 1949. Stanley currently resides with his wife, Kristeen, They have two adult children, Adam and Sarah.
Sponsored Bills
HB 111 - (0593S.13T)
Changes the laws regarding judicial procedures
HB 131 - (0137L.06C)
Changes the laws regarding the Animal Care Facilities Act and the Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act
HB 161 - (0781S.05T)
Changes the laws regarding certain transient guest taxes
HB 218 - (0947L.01I)
Allows a senior judge or senior commissioner to elect to forgo his or her regular salary and receive only the minimum wage during times of budget stress
HB 250 - (0601S.03T)
Changes the laws regarding water well regulations
HB 251 - (0598L.01I)
Specifies that tax credits for qualified film production projects will expire December 31, 2011
HB 252 - (0589L.01P)
Establishes the Business Premises Safety Act
HB 253 - (0590L.04C)
Changes the laws regarding judicial procedures
HB 254 - (0591L.01I)
Requires restitution to be paid through the office of the prosecuting or circuit attorney and authorizes certain administrative costs to be assessed and restitution to be taken from an inmate's account
HB 255 - (0666L.01I)
Establishes the Private Attorney Retention Act which specifies the procedures state agencies or agents must follow when retaining a lawyer or law firm to perform legal services under certain conditions
HB 256 - (0592S.02T)
Extends the expiration date of the provisions regarding the Basic Civil Legal Services Fund from December 31, 2012, to December 31, 2018
HB 257 - (0767L.01P)
Repeals the provisions regarding the Sentencing Advisory Commission
HB 258 - (0879L.01I)
Prohibits beer brewers or manufacturers from having any interest in the license, business, assets, or corporate stock of a liquor wholesaler with certain exceptions
HB 259 - (0295L.03P)
Authorizes a public body to close certain foster care licensure data and requires the Division of Family Services to prepare a detailed report of specific information obtained in the licensure process
HB 260 - (0594L.01T)
Repeals and re-enacts provisions regarding the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act to be consistent with the changes adopted by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws
HB 483 - (1388L.01I)
Requires any entity performing or assisting in certain abortions or counseling a woman to have an abortion to file an annual report regarding moneys received under the federal Public Health Service Act
HJR 14 - (1049L.01I)
Proposes a constitutional amendment changing the laws regarding elections by authorizing provisions relating to advance voting, voter identification, and absentee voting
HJR 18 - (0642L.01I)
Proposes a constitutional amendment changing the composition of nonpartisan judicial commissions and increases the number of candidates it nominates to the Governor for certain judicial vacancies
Co-sponsored Bills
Past Legislation