99th General Assembly, 2nd Regular Session
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Financial Institutions, Ranking Minority Member
Corrections and Public Institutions
Special Committee on Tourism
MO House of Representatives
201 West Capitol Avenue
Jefferson City MO 65101
Rep. Mary Nichols, a Democrat, represents St. Louis County (District 72) in the Missouri House of Representatives. She was elected to her first two-year term in November 2010.
In addition to her legislative duties, Rep. Nichols is a residential real estate sales person for Coldwell Banker Gundaker in Maryland Heights. Rep. Nichols also served four terms on the Maryland Heights City Council and two terms as the Maryland Heights Township Committeewoman.
Rep. Nichols received her A.A. from Monticello College in 1969 and her B.S. from Southern Illinois University in 1972. Rep Nichols also received her Teaching Certificate from the State of Illinois in 1972.
Rep. Nichols currently resides in Maryland Heights with her husband, Robert K. Nichols.
Repeals the definition of municipal ordinance violations which were added to the calculation limiting the percentage of annual general operating revenue that can come from fines and court costs for minor violations and allows for confinement for minor traffic violations
Changes the laws regarding tax increment financing so that requirements regarding project approval apply equally throughout the state
Requires all motor vehicle insurers to notify the Department of Revenue of lapsed policies in order to allow the owner to provide proof of insurance or surrender the license plates if no proof is provided
Doubles the fine for littering with cigarettes or cigars
Requires the secretary of state to establish a system of automatic voter registration
Prohibits retail establishments from providing or selling single-use plastic carryout bags to customers.