100th General Assembly, 1st Regular Session
Majority Caucus Secretary
Washington, Wayne, Reynolds, Iron
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Rep. Chris Dinkins, a Republican, represents Iron County and parts of Washington, Wayne and Reynolds Counties (District 144) in the Missouri House of Representatives. She was elected to her first term in a special election February, 2018.
In addition to her legislative duties, Rep. Dinkins is a former public school teacher who still substitutes at local schools throughout the district when called upon. Rep. Dinkins and her husband are small business owners in Reynolds County where they own and operate a campground and float outfitter. Prior to her election, Rep. Dinkins served as a legislative assistant in the House of Representatives for Representatives Jim Neely and Paul Fitzwater.
Rep. Dinkins is a graduate of Clearwater R-1 High School and received her Bachelors of Administration from Central Methodist University and her Master of Education from Webster University.
Born in Piedmont, Missouri, Rep. Dinkins currently resides in Annapolis with her husband Dave Dinkins on their family farm. They attend Happy Zion General Baptist Church of Annapolis, have two children, Joshua (Blair) Dinkins and Brett Dinkins, and are proud grandparents to Greyson and Asher Dinkins.
Prohibits the use of a hand-held wireless communications device within a school zone
Modifies provisions relating to school teacher and employee retirement allowances
Prohibits two-way telecommunications devices and their component parts in correctional centers and jails
Modifies provisions for sunshine requests for records affecting the security of correctional centers
Limits private campground owner liability
Modifies provisions relating to school protection officers
Creates new provisions relating to mining royalties on federal land
Authorizes the conveyance of certain state property
Modifies a provision relating to sexual offenders who are Tier I sexual offenders
Creates new provisions relating to hunter safety instruction in physical education courses
Modifies the offense of false impersonation by including a person who falsely represents himself or herself to a law enforcement officer upon being lawfully detained
Modifies provisions relating to killing of feral hogs
Allows certain specially appointed persons who serve court orders to collect the charge for such service
Prohibits publishing of the names of lottery winners
Adds provisions relating to public funding for family planning
Urges the U.S. Congress to adopt a Paid Family and Medical Leave law
Proposes a constitutional amendment to assert the right of Missourians to hunt and fish