99th General Assembly, 2nd Regular Session
Courtney Allen Curtis
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Special Committee on Urban Issues, Chairman
Joint Committee on Education
Rules - Legislative Oversight
Special Committee on Homeland Security
MO House of Representatives
201 West Capitol Avenue
Jefferson City MO 65101
State Representative Courtney Allen Curtis (D), District 73, represents St. Louis North County in the Missouri House. He was elected to his first two-year term in November 2012 and re-elected in November 2014. He currently serves on the following Committees: Appropriations - Health, Mental Health and Social Services, Ways and Means and Government Oversight and Accountability.
After winning his first House seat, Rep. Curtis soon became the President of the Freshman Democratic Caucus and Chair of the Freshman Bipartisan Issues Committee. Because of his commitment to ensuring and improving access to a quality higher education in Missouri, he was also named 2013’s Associated Students of the University of Missouri Legislator of the year.
At the University of Missouri, Rep. Curtis led initiatives to encourage minority students to increase their presence in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. In April 2014, Rep. Curtis established the not for profit organization North County Forever. The Organization’s objective is to end poverty, strife and to build a sustainable community in North County.
A native of St. Louis North County, Rep. Curtis is a 1999 graduate of McCluer Senior High School in Florissant. In addition to the University of Missouri, he also attended Columbia College. Rep. Curtis, born on April 12, 1981, currently lives in Ferguson.
Specifies penalties for school superintendents who fail to attend hearings of the general assembly after receiving official invitations
Establishes the "Equity in Higher Education Funding Program"
Changes the definition of the state adequacy target in the school foundation formula
Authorizes the Department of Natural Resources to acquire certain property in Kinloch, Missouri for the establishment of a state park
Establishes the Urban Education Institute
Authorizes a tax credit for taxpayers whose pensions are reduced for certain reasons
Modifies provisions relating to the sunshine law.
Modifies provisions relating to the children's services funds
Modifies provision for municipal and school board elections.
Changes the laws regarding controlled substances by removing marijuana's classification as a controlled substance
Modifies provisions relating to industrial hemp
Prohibits public institutions of higher education from subjecting video game competitors to institutional or athletic organizational rules regarding student athletes
Allows the public service commission to offer a lower rate to low-income senior citizens when a rate increase is projected to give a public utility a profit increase of more than one hundred million dollars.
Changes the laws regarding the offenses of harassment and sexual abuse by changing the penalty for law enforcement officers who commit the offenses in an official capacity
Modifies provisions of law relating to campaign finance
Specifies that an internship is considered employment under the Missouri Human Rights Act
Requires employers of first responders to provide employee assistance programs
Provides that students who report an incident of sexual assault to law enforcement or to an institution of higher education shall not be subject to discipline or other consequences for violations of any drug or alcohol policy of the institution
Modifies provisions relating to the protection of vulnerable persons
Requires the Governor to issue an executive order to implement the remedies recommended in the 2014 Disparity Study regarding utilization levels of minorities and women-based enterprises in state-awarded contracts
Changes the law regarding the consolidation of certain political subdivisions
Establishes the St. Louis Airport Oversight Commission
Prohibits the possession, sale, and consumption of intoxicating liquor in the state of Missouri
Encourages the United States Department of Education to provide certain federal funding to the states
Proposes a constitutional amendment to decriminalize the possession and consumption of marijuana by a person twenty-one years of age or older