100th General Assembly, 1st Regular Session
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Consent and House Procedure
Joint Committee on Legislative Research
Joint Committee on Legislative Research - Personnel Subcommittee
Subcommittee on Appropriations - Public Safety, Corrections, Transportation and Revenue
Special Committee on Career Readiness
Special Committee on Government Oversight
MO House of Representatives
201 West Capitol Avenue
Jefferson City MO 65101
Representative Dirk Deaton represents McDonald and southern Newton Counties (District 159) in the Missouri House of Representatives. He was elected to his first two-year term in November 2018.
Prior to his legislative service, Deaton worked for a small Southwest Missouri manufacturer. He is the co-founder of the Noel Betterment Association and a member of the Anderson Betterment Club. Deaton is also a member of the McDonald County Chamber of Commerce, Seneca Area Chamber of Commerce, and past president of the McDonald County Republican Club.
Deaton graduated Magna Cum Laude from Liberty University with a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies. He also attended Crowder College and Missouri Southern State University. Deaton was present on the Dean’s List at all three institutions. He also was inducted into Phi Theta Kappa, and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars at Crowder College and Liberty University, respectively.
Changes the laws regarding government-sanctioned businesses
Allows home school students to participate in activities sponsored by a statewide activities association for the public school district in they reside
Creates new provisions relating to student freedom of association
Modifies provisions for initiative petitions and referendums