99th General Assembly, 2nd Regular Session
Representative Richard Brown
Representative
Richard Brown
District 027
Democrat

Elected:2016 
Years Served:
Hometown:Kansas City
Counties:Jackson, Kansas City
Capitol Address
Address:MO House of Representatives
201 West Capitol Avenue
Room 109-G
Jefferson City MO 65101 
Legislative Assistant:Donna Gentzsch 
Phone:573-751-7639 
E-Mail:Richard.Brown@house.mo.gov 
Biography
Rep. Richard Brown, a Democrat, represents parts of Jackson County, including part of Kansas City (District 27) in the Missouri House of Representatives. He was elected to his first two-year term in November 2016.

Prior to his legislative duties, Rep. Brown was a public school teacher for twenty-three years.

Rep. Brown is a member of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity and the NAACP. He also attends the Concord Fortress of Hope Church.

Rep. Brown graduated from Southeast High School in 1981. He earned his Bachelor’s degree and Master of Arts in 1986 and 1996 from the University of Central Missouri and is currently pursuing his master of science at Webster University.

Rep. Brown was born in Ft. Riley, Kansas. He currently resides in Kansas City with his wife, Regina.

Sponsored Bills
Co-sponsored Bills
HB 1246 - (4337H.02I) - Pike, Patricia
Requires the Department of Public Safety to develop human trafficking hotline posters
HB 1255 - (4836H.01I) - Schroer, Nick
Requires children under the age of 18 to be prosecuted for most criminal offenses in juvenile courts unless the child is certified as an adult
HB 1277 - (4214H.01I) - Beck, Doug
Repeals the law that specifies that a person cannot be required to become or refrain from becoming a member of or paying dues to a labor organization as a condition or continuation of employment
HB 1278 - (4645H.01I) - Beck, Doug
Authorizes a tax credit for the establishment of a grocery store in a food desert
HB 1283 - (4440H.01I) - Conway, Pat
Allows any registered voter who is eligible to vote in a particular election to do so by absentee ballot without being required to state a reason
HB 1303 - (5017H.01I) - Alferman, Justin
Changes the laws regarding lobbyist expenditures
HB 1310 - (4378H.01I) - Quade, Crystal
Requires the Department of Health and Senior Services to promulgate regulations consistent with CDC guidelines for prescribing opioids for chronic pain
HB 1323 - (4071H.01I) - Roberts, Steven
Prohibits the practice of requiring peace officers to issue a specific number of citations within a designated period of time
HB 1334 - (4773H.01I) - Walker, Cora Faith
Specifies that if federal funds are not appropriated for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), the General Assembly shall fund the program
HB 1349 - (4040H.01I) - Black, Rusty
Designates July seventh as "Missouri Sliced Bread Day."
HB 1362 - (4174H.01I) - Kidd, Bill
Authorizes a tax credit for senior citizen property owners
HB 1385 - (4300H.01I) - Spencer, Bryan
Establishes the Student Accountability Act that gives those students with certain scores on an assessment a notation on their high school diploma
HB 1418 - (4307H.01I) - Burnett, Ingrid
Increases the penalties for the offense of animal abuse
HB 1456 - (4845H.03P) - Lauer, Jeanie
Changes the laws regarding 911 emergency communication services
HB 1460 - (4687H.02I) - Evans, Jean
Authorizes a tax deduction for any prize or award won by an Olympic medalist
HB 1465 - (5132H.01I) - Cookson, Steve
Modifies various provisions relating to degree offerings at public institutions of higher education
HB 1515 - (4869H.02I) - McCann Beatty, Gail
Modifies provisions related to protections for whistleblowers and payments out of the state legal expense fund
HB 1600 - (5200H.01I) - 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 1618 - (4387H.01I) - Barnes, Jay
Establishes a controlled substance take back program to allow certain health care entities to accept unused drugs for safe disposal
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 1661 - (5038H.01I) - Swan, Kathryn
Reauthorizes and modifies a tax credit for film projects
HB 1710 - (4386H.01I) - Grier, Derek
Changes the law relating to recognizing licenses to practice occupations or professions issued by other states
HB 1796 - (5281H.03I) - 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 1994 - (5667H.01I) - Ellebracht, Mark
Establishes provisions for net neutrality
HB 2100 - (5856H.01I) - Razer, Greg
Modifies provisions relating to complaints filed with the Missouri Commission on Human Rights regarding discrimination based upon a person's sexual orientation or gender identity
HB 2105 - (5793H.06P) - Frederick, Keith
Establishes the Opioid Addiction Prevention and Treatment Act of 2018
HB 2134 - (5929H.01I) - Walker, Cora Faith
Requires certain public schools to offer breakfast after the bell
HB 2204 - (5798H.01I) - McCreery, Tracy
Changes the laws regarding consumer products so that certain manufacturers are required to provide repair information to certain individuals and businesses
HB 2276 - (6139H.01I) - Lichtenegger, Donna
Modifies the offense of unlawful possession of a firearm
HB 2302 - (6180H.02I) - McGee, DaRon
Establishes Blair's Law which specifies that a person commits the crime of unlawful use of a weapon if she or she discharges a firearm within or into the limits of a municipality with criminal negligence
HB 2644 - (6586H.03I) - Rowland, Rory
Creates new provisions relating to sheltered workshops
HCR 56 - (4794H.01I) - Morgan, Judy
Establishes Missouri's ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution
HCR 84 - (6228H.01I) - Quade, Crystal
Urges Congress to pass legislation reinstating net neutrality
HCR 86 - (5267H.03I) - Moon, Mike
Formally denounces the infamous Dred Scott decision.
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Past Legislation