99th General Assembly, 2nd Regular Session - 2018
Gail McCann Beatty
Minority Floor Leader
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Ex-officio member of all committees of the House
Joint Committee on Capitol Security
MO House of Representatives
201 West Capitol Avenue
Jefferson City MO 65101
Rep. Gail McCann Beatty
P.O. Box 22333
Kansas City MO 64113
Minority Floor Leader Rep. Gail McCann Beatty, represents the Kansas City metro area (District 26) in the Missouri House of Representatives. She was elected to her first two-year term in November 2010.
When Rep. McCann Beatty was 18, she was elected to her first seat as a committeewoman for the then 27th Ward. In 1992, she once again was elected as a committeewoman, this time to the 17th ward and in 2014, she was elected as a committeewoman to the 16th Ward. Rep. McCann Beatty is an active member of the Missouri Legislative Black Caucus and is the Chair of the Missouri Legislative Black Caucus Foundation, whose purpose is to educate and finance Missouri’s Urban Youth. She is also a board member of Jewish Family Services, which provides essential human services for people facing challenges in everyday life or times of crisis — regardless of faith, age, culture or lifestyle.
Rep. McCann Beatty was appointed to the Missouri Tourism Commission in 2000 by Governor Mel Carnahan. She served on Tourism for three years and resigned to serve on the Missouri Real Estate Appraisers Commission.
In addition to her legislative duties, Rep. McCann Beatty has worked for 25 years as a general certified appraiser in commercial and residential real estate at McCann Beatty Valuation and Consulting in the Kansas City Metropolitan area. She is also an Office Manager/Claims manager at the Holiday Law Firm Inc. since 2014 and has served as Regional Manager for Primerica Financial Services since 2004.
A member of Saint James United Methodist Church, Rep. Beatty is a 1983 graduate of Pembroke Hill High School. She received her B.A. in Political Science from Stanford University in 1987. She participated in American University’s Washington Semester Program in Washington D.C. and interned with former Congressman Alan Wheat.
Modifies provisions related to protections for whistleblowers and payments out of the state legal expense fund
Requires the attorney general and the commissioner of administration to submit to the general assembly a monthly report of all settlements and judgments paid from the state legal expense fund
Modifies provisions relating to unlawful discriminatory housing practices
Requires the Secretary of State to establish a system for automatic voter registration
Establishes provisions for lifetime parole supervision for offenders serving sentences of life without parole after a minimum of twenty-five years of confinement
Requires certain out-of-state sellers to remit sales tax
Specifies procedure in officer-involved deaths and shootings by requiring a special prosecutor
Allows public access to investigations and complaints into holders of licenses in cosmetology and barbering
Allows individuals found guilty of certain offenses of unlawful use of a weapon to expunge records relating to such offense