99th General Assembly, 2nd Regular Session
Kansas City, Jackson
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Jefferson City MO 65101
Rep. Rory Rowland, a Democrat, represents parts of Jackson County and Kansas City (District 29) in the Missouri House of Representatives. He regards President Harry S. Truman as his political inspiration for being a public servant. He was elected in a special election in November 2015.
In addition to his legislative duties, Rep. Rowland started Rowland Consulting, where he speaks to business groups all over the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. He previously served as President of two credit unions in the Kansas City area.
Rep. Rowland and his family attend St. Mark’s Catholic Church, where he has served on the Finance Committee for 20 years.
Rep. Rowland has an MBA from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Rep. Rowland currently resides in Independence, with his wife Tedi. They have lived there for 34 years and have raised four children who have all attended school in the Independence School District.
Modifies provisions relating to financial interest statements
Prohibits certain settlement agreements that contain confidentiality agreements
Modifies provisions relating to sheltered workshop payments
Creates new provisions relating to sheltered workshops
Changes the compensation a juror may receive from $6 to $27
Allows law enforcement officers to enforce the seat belt law as a stand-alone offense
Repeals provisions of law relating to state preemption for the field of regulating the use of hand-held electronic wireless communications devices in motor vehicles
Prohibits public entities from contracting with Chinese entities that are under FBI investigation or have been investigated by the FBI for intellectual property theft.
Requires public school buses to be operated by human drivers
Changes the minimum amounts of automobile liability insurance required
Prohibits the use of a hand-held wireless communications device for texting by drivers of any age
Urges the General Assembly to place photos of future generations in the composite photo each year to remind the lawmakers of why they ran for office
Urges a commitment to equal rights for people with cognitive disabilities to access technology and information