99th General Assembly, 2nd Regular Session
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Special Committee on Innovation and Technology, Chairman
Rules - Administrative Oversight
MO House of Representatives
201 West Capitol Avenue
Jefferson City MO 65101
Rep. T.J. Berry
P.O. Box 512
Kearney MO 64060
Rep. T.J. Berry, a Republican, represents part of Clay County (District 38) in the Missouri House of Representatives.
T.J. has been a lifelong Clay County resident. He started his educational experience in the Liberty School district and concluded it at UCM.
Life has taken T.J. on the path of entrepreneurism. His first business was started while at UCM and he has gone on to successfully start and run three additional businesses. In 2010 he successfully ran for the Missouri House of Representatives and has served the last 7 years.
As a Representative he has served on numerous committees including economic development and small business. He has chaired the House Utilities Committee and currently chairs the House Committee on Innovation and Technology.
Outside the capitol T.J. has volunteered for many organizations. The one he is most engaged with is the Missouri Technology Corporation. He has sat on the board of directors for the last 5 years. In that 5 years he has been a part of investing over 30 million dollars into the lifeblood of entrepreneurism.
At home T.J. resides with the light of his life, Shelly. The two have been married for 31 years.
Changes the law regarding the Office of Administration and the Missouri data exchange
Abolishes the death penalty in Missouri
Modifies provisions relating to marriage and replaces marriage licenses with contracts of domestic union
Authorizes telephone companies to elect to have their tangible personal property assessed in accordance with a depreciation schedule
Authorizes municipalities to establish technology business facility projects and authorizes tax exemptions for such projects
Authorizes a sales tax exemption for items used in the production or transmission of electricity to customers
Modifies provisions relating to public utilities.
Establishes the “Power Purchasing and Resale Act”.
Authorizes any fire protection district in Clay County to impose, upon voter approval, a sales tax dedicated to the fire protection district
Changes the law regarding the Public Service Commission
Establishes the State Technology Modernization Fund
Allows the department of transportation to authorize, operate, and approve construction designs for transportation sensor systems
Establishes the Taxpayer Protection Act, which implements protocols on persons who prepare tax returns for others
Modifies provisions for public utilities.
Modifies the definition of "electric plant."
Creates the Missouri Wind Energy Task Force.
Applies to the United States Congress to call a convention for the exclusive purpose of proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America that will restore free and fair elections.