99th General Assembly, 2nd Regular Session
Representative Brandon Ellington
Brandon Ellington
District 022

Years Served:
Hometown:Kansas City
Capitol Address
Address:MO House of Representatives
201 West Capitol Avenue
Room 109-C
Jefferson City MO 65101 
Representative Brandon Ellington, a Democrat, represents part of Jackson County and Independence in the Missouri House of Representatives. He was first elected to the House of Representatives in a November 2011 special election.

During his time in the House of Representatives, Rep. Ellington has served as the Chairman of the Missouri Legislative Black Caucus (2015-2017), the Vice Chairman of the Missouri Legislative Black Caucus (2013-2015), and he is currently serving as the House Minority Whip.

Rep. Ellington is actively involved in the community by working with food pantries, starting programs to initiate neighborhood cleanup, mentorship, elderly assistance and community outreach, and coaching youth basketball. He is the cofounder of Voices of the People, a member of We the People, and serves as president of I Am My Brother’s Keeper. He is also a member of Giving Yourself Real Love (G.Y.R.L.).

Rep. Ellington is dedicated to being an advocate for the underprivileged and disenfranchised. He has introduced legislation proposing full decriminalization of marijuana-related offenses in the state of Missouri and supports legislation that expunges the records of those charged with marijuana-related offenses. Rep. Ellington also supports the immediate release of those incarcerated for marijuana-related offenses, should decriminalization pass.

Rep. Ellington lives in Kansas City and was born on November 18, 1980. He is a 1999 graduate of Paseo High School in Kansas City and attended Penn Valley University and the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Sponsored Bills
Co-sponsored Bills
HB 1246 - (4337H.04P) - Pike, Patricia
Requires the Department of Public Safety to develop human trafficking hotline posters
HB 1247 - (4308H.01P) - Pike, Patricia
Designates the month of November as "Diabetes Awareness Month" in Missouri.
HB 1252 - (4115H.01P) - Plocher, Dean
Changes the law regarding low-dose mammography screening
HB 1275 - (4619H.01P) - Kendrick, Kip
Establishes a work-study program within the Department of Higher Education
HB 1350 - (4530H.01P) - Smith, Cody
Modifies provisions relating to background check requirements of in-home service providers and personal care attendants
HB 1351 - (4229H.01P) - Beard, Nathan
Specifies that a responsive pleading must be filed in any motion to modify a child support, spousal maintenance, or child custody judgment
HB 1358 - (4168H.03P) - Davis, Charlie
Creates new provisions relating to password protection
HB 1367 - (4631H.01I) - Basye, Chuck
Allows licensees to obtain duplicate licenses from the board of cosmetology and barber examiners
HB 1368 - (4626H.02P) - Basye, Chuck
Changes the law regarding the Missouri Returning Heroes Education Act
HB 1370 - (4108H.02C) - Sommer, Chrissy
Requires public schools to post certain financial information online for public access
HB 1371 - (4109H.01P) - Sommer, Chrissy
Requires any district with a state-approved gifted education program to have a process that allows parents or guardians to appeal a determination that their child does not qualify for gifted services
HB 1375 - (4738H.01P) - Ruth, Becky
Designates June 27 of each year as "Post Traumatic Stress Awareness Day" in Missouri.
HB 1389 - (4514H.01I) - Fitzpatrick, Scott
Excludes autocycle operators from protective headgear requirements
HB 1408 - (4329H.02C) - Spencer, Bryan
Modifies provisions relating to virtual education
HB 1411 - (5104H.02C) - Rhoads, Shawn
Prohibits a peer support specialist from disclosing any confidential communication properly entrusted to the counselor by law enforcement and emergency personnel while receiving counseling
HB 1415 - (4033H.01P) - Lauer, Jeanie
Allows teachers to count hours spent in externships with local businesses as professional development hours
HB 1419 - (4905H.01P) - Haefner, Marsha
Requires certain health care professionals to complete two hours of suicide prevention training as a condition of licensure
HB 1420 - (4121H.01I) - Pfautsch, Donna
Extends the sunset on the early learning quality assurance report program
HB 1421 - (4455H.01P) - Pfautsch, Donna
Requires each school district to establish a policy on acceleration and districts with gifted education programs to establish appeal procedures
HB 1455 - (4043H.03P) - Lauer, Jeanie
Requires high schools and public institutions of higher education to provide information related to careers and salaries to students
HB 1456 - (4845H.03C) - Lauer, Jeanie
Changes the laws regarding 911 emergency communication services
HB 1461 - (5046H.02P) - Anderson, Sonya
Modifies provisions relating to the Address Confidentiality Program
HB 1499 - (4658H.01P) - Dogan, Shamed
Allows a health care provider to transfer a long-acting reversible contraceptive to a patient other than the patient to whom it was initially prescribed in certain circumstances
HB 1500 - (5205H.03C) - Dogan, Shamed
Modifies provisions relating to the practice of cosmetology and barbering
HB 1516 - (4120H.02P) - Wiemann, John
Specifies that licensed chiropractic physicians may treat and be reimbursed for conditions currently reimbursed under MO HealthNet
HB 1542 - (5330H.02C) - Morris, Lynn
Prohibits certain actions by pharmacy benefits managers
HB 1554 - (5285H.04P) - Neely, Jim
Allows persons with certain serious medical conditions to use medical cannabis
HB 1558 - (5278H.01P) - Neely, Jim
Creates the offense of nonconsensual dissemination of private sexual images
HB 1572 - (4652H.03P) - Rowland, Lyle
Modifies provisions relating to driver's licenses for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing
HB 1598 - (4729H.01P) - Fraker, Lyndall
Modifies provisions relating to preneed contracts
HB 1600 - (5200H.01P) - Higdon, Galen
Establishes the Fair Fare Passenger Safety Act that prohibits any person operating a motor vehicle for compensation from using a hand-held wireless device
HB 1606 - (5095H.02P) - Gannon, Elaine
Modifies provisions relating to elementary and secondary education
HB 1618 - (4387H.05P) - Barnes, Jay
Modifies provisions relating to the disposal of unused controlled substances
HB 1620 - (4463H.01I) - Rehder, Holly
Exempts health care entities registered with the Department of Health and Senior Services that distribute hypodermic needles or syringes from the crime of unlawful delivery of drug paraphernalia
HB 1625 - (4986H.02P) - Morris, Lynn
Establishes the Missouri Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program to provide low-income seniors with fresh, Missouri-grown produce
HB 1629 - (5461H.01P) - Evans, Jean
Provides that a doctoral degree from programs accredited or provisionally accredited by the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System are acceptable for licensure as a psychologist if the program meets certain requirements
HB 1630 - (5275H.02I) - Evans, Jean
Changes the laws regarding marriage licenses
HB 1660 - (5093H.01P) - Swan, Kathryn
Modifies provisions relating to career and technical education
HB 1663 - (4893H.02P) - Swan, Kathryn
Allows school districts to establish comprehensive school counseling programs for students attending school in the district
HB 1667 - (4203H.02P) - Swan, Kathryn
Establishes a rebuttable presumption that child custody arrangements that award equal parenting time are in the best interest of the child
HB 1677 - (4051H.01I) - Lauer, Jeanie
Allows students to take the ACT WorkKeys assessments instead of the ACT Plus Writing assessment
HB 1679 - (4322H.01P) - Chipman, Jason
Prohibits public institutions of higher education from requiring students to purchase a meal plan when a student presents medical documentation of a food allergy or sensitivity, or a medical dietary issue
HB 1690 - (5490H.03P) - Engler, Kevin
Modifies provision of the Missouri life and health insurance guarantee act.
HB 1691 - (4872H.01P) - Miller, Rocky
Modifies the appeal procedure for decisions by the public service commission
HB 1710 - (4386H.02C) - Grier, Derek
Changes the law relating to recognizing licenses to practice occupations or professions issued by other states
HB 1739 - (5545H.02P) - Smith, Cody
Allows the court to depart from minimum sentencing provisions in certain circumstances
HB 1744 - (5478H.01P) - Hansen, Jim
Modifies the A+ Schools Program by removing the requirement that the student's attendance of public high school occur in the three years immediately prior to graduation
HB 1796 - (5281H.04C) - Ruth, Becky
Establishes the First-Time Home Buyer Savings Account Act and authorizes a tax deduction for contributions to a savings account dedicated to buying a first home
HB 1832 - (5497H.01P) - Cornejo, Robert
Changes merchandising practices and credit user protection law and creates the offenses of defacing a credit card reader and illegal use of a card scanner
HB 1838 - (5560H.01P) - Bernskoetter, Mike
Authorizes the conveyance of certain state property
HB 1858 - (5230H.01P) - Christofanelli, Phil
Requires the Department of Revenue to feature a map of all special taxing districts on its website
HB 1868 - (4148H.03P) - Kelley, Mike
Establishes a statewide hearing aid distribution program for low-come individuals
HB 1880 - (5670H.01P) - Trent, Curtis
Declares the intent of the general assembly to facilitate and encourage development of fiber optic infrastructure by rural electric cooperatives
HB 1887 - (5102H.01P) - Bahr, Kurt
Prohibits a property owners' association from preventing a property owner from placing political signs on his or her property
HB 1915 - (5517H.02P) - Roden, Shane
Modifies provisions relating to the no-call list.
HB 1953 - (5656H.01P) - Neely, Jim
Requires the Department of Health and Senior Services to develop and disseminate information regarding the bone marrow registry
HB 1998 - (5729H.01P) - Bondon, Jack
Creates guidelines for reviewing the comprehensive state energy plan.
HB 2034 - (5739H.04C) - Curtman, Paul
Modifies provisions relating to industrial hemp
HB 2039 - (5459H.01I) - Fraker, Lyndall
Creates the "Missouri Route 66 Centennial Commission"
HB 2101 - (5843H.01P) - Beard, Nathan
Specifies that guardian ad litem fees shall not be automatically waived in certain civil actions
HB 2238 - (6090H.01I) - Mathews, Kirk
Establishes the “Social Innovation Grant Program” to find alternative solutions for serving the state's vulnerable populations
HB 2249 - (6104H.03P) - Wood, David
Modifies provisions relating to child care facilities
HB 2255 - (5968H.02P) - Korman, Bart
Modifies provisions relating to the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Initiative
HB 2277 - (6184H.02P) - Shaul, Dan
Exempts permanently disabled persons from the requirement that a physician's statement be provided each time a disabled license plate or windshield placard is renewed.
HB 2280 - (6161H.03C) - Haefner, Marsha
Expands MO HealthNet benefits for pregnant women to provide substance abuse treatment for up to one year after giving birth
HB 2360 - (6251H.01P) - Redmon, Craig
Changes the laws regarding public safety officers who are eligible for a survivor's and disabled employee's educational grant
HB 2407 - (6334H.02P) - Ruth, Becky
Establishes the Advisory Council on Rare Diseases and Personalized Medicine
HB 2562 - (6484H.01P) - Austin, Kevin
Establishes treatment courts
HB 2644 - (6586H.03I) - Rowland, Rory
Creates new provisions relating to sheltered workshops
HCR 86 - (5267H.04P) - Moon, Mike
Formally denounces the infamous Dred Scott decision.
HJR 59 - (5115H.01P) - Brown, Wanda
Proposes a constitutional amendment to reduce the amount of time a person is required to be a member of an organization in order to participate in the management of a bingo game
Past Legislation