97th General Assembly, 2nd Regular Session
Joint Committee on Missouri's Promise
Elementary and Secondary Education
Appropriations - Revenue, Transportation, and Economic Development
Children, Families, and Persons with Disabilities
Appropriations - Infrastructure and Job Creation
Oral Health Issue Development
Wetlands Management Issue Development
Missouri Sportsman Issue Development
Issue Development Standing Committee on Workers Freedom
Interim Committee on Health Care Workforce
MO House of Representatives
201 West Capitol Avenue
Jefferson City MO 65101
Rep. Elijah Haahr, a Republican, represents south central Springfield (District 134) in the Missouri House of Representatives. Elijah was elected to his first term in November of 2012.
In addition to his legislative duties, Elijah is an attorney with Lathrop Gage and focuses his practice on workers’ compensation and civil litigation. He is licensed to practice in Missouri and Oklahoma.
Prior to law school, Elijah grew up in southwest Missouri. He attended Ozarks Technical Community College and was a member of the National Dean’s List and Phi Theta Kappa. After graduating from OTC with honors in 2002, Elijah received an academic scholarship to attend Missouri Western State University. He served as MWSU’s Student Body President, received two bachelor’s degrees, and was a member of the Honor’s Program. He also was a founding father of the Epsilon Omicron chapter of the Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity and served as the first President. In 2004, he was awarded the Frank Hargear award given annually to recognize Alpha Sigma Phi’s most outstanding national undergraduate. He graduated Cum Laude from MWSU in 2005.
Elijah attended the University of Missouri School of Law on academic scholarship and graduated with honors in 2008. At MU, he served as Editor in Chief of the Environmental Law Review and represented MU at the regional level in Mock Trial and Moot Court competitions. In 2007, he served as the National Student Representative for the ABA’s Appellate Advocacy competition. Upon graduation, he was awarded the Order of Barristers as one of the top 10 oral advocates in his graduating class.
Elijah lives in Springfield with his wife, Amanda, and four children, Jackson, Reagan, Scarlett and Alexandra. He remains active in the local community as a member (and former President) of the Springfield Jaycees, and the Springfield Chamber of Commerce Government Relations Committee. He is a member of the National Rifle Association. In 2010, he was selected as one of 417 Magazine’s 20 under 30 for his work in the community, in 2013, for Springfield Business Journal's 40 under 40, and in 2015 he was named the Ozarks Technical Community College distinguished alumni.
Establishes the Show-Me Future Program as a pilot program to replace traditional higher education tuition with a new system enabling graduates to repay higher education costs with a percentage of their income
Changes the laws regarding custody and visitation rights of a father who attempted to coerce the mother of his child to obtain an abortion
Establishes the Missouri Student Religious Liberties Act
Allows home school students to participate in Missouri State High School Activities Association activities for the public school district in which they reside
Allows health care providers to release a deceased patient's medical records to certain individuals
Changes the amount that a compensation or death benefit must be increased or reduced for an employee's personal injury or death if it was caused by certain failures of the employer or employee
Establishes the Missouri Nonrecourse Consumer Legal Lending Act
Specifies that recipients of blind pension benefits with no usable vision must be exempt from the five-year vision re-examination requirement
Authorizes the Family Support Division to intercept excursion gambling boat winnings from an obligor owing an arrearage under a child support order
Requires all printing done by any state department, agency, or entity to use the Garamond font if practicable
Allows a person to apply for a special personalized license plate for a trailer with the exception of a commercial trailer or a semitrailer
Changes the laws regarding workers' compensation hearings when the parties agree on the material facts