99th General Assembly, 2nd Regular Session
New Madrid, Pemiscot, Mississippi, Scott
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Agriculture Policy, Vice-Chairman
Subcommittee on Appropriations - Agriculture, Conservation, Natural Resources, and Economic Development
Rules - Legislative Oversight
MO House of Representatives
201 West Capitol Avenue
Jefferson City MO 65101
Rep. Donald Rone Jr., a Republican, represents New Madrid County and parts of Scott, Mississippi, and Pemiscot Counties (District 149) in the Missouri House of Representatives. He was elected to his first two-year term in November 2014.
Prior to his legislative duties, Rep. Rone was an accounts manager for FMC Corporation, Agriculture Solutions. He also spent time as a farmer and as a teacher for Matthews and Portageville High Schools. Rep. Rone has served as Mayor of Portageville Missouri and New Madrid County Public Administrator. Rep. Rone served in the Missouri National Guard.
Rep. Rone is a 1963 graduate from Portageville High School. He received his BS degree from Southeast Missouri State University in 1968.
Rep. Rone is a member of the First Church of God in Portageville. He is a lifetime member of the NRA, member of Delta Wildlife and National Wild Turkey Federation, a 32nd degree Mason, and served on the University of Missouri Delta Center Advisory Board for 30 years. Rep. Rone also currently serves on the board of the St. Francis Levee District of Missouri.
Born December 21, 1944 in Cape Girardeau, Rep. Rone currently resides in Portageville with his wife, Myra Ann Rone. They have two children, Donald (Trey) Rone III his wife Valerie and their 4 girls Mikayla, Shelby, Reece and Phoebe and James Kevin Rone his wife Patricia and their two children Bryce and Grace.
Increases the reward a county commission may offer for the apprehension of a felon from $500 to $100,000
Authorizes Pemiscot and New Madrid Counties to vote to change the county prosecutor from a full-time to part-time position
Changes the law regarding a county sales tax for transportation infrastructure by removing the provision requiring the tax be approved by voters every four years
Authorizes cotton growers to vote to utilize boll weevil eradication funds for other purposes
Expands the definition of "dangerous dog" for the purposes of committing the offense of keeping a dangerous dog.
Modifies provisions relating to pesticide registration fees
Enacts certain provisions relating to alternative special needs services for elementary and secondary education students