99th General Assembly, 2nd Regular Session - 2018
Bruce Franks Jr.
St. Louis City
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Crime Prevention and Public Safety, Ranking Minority Member
Rules - Administrative Oversight, Ranking Minority Member
Corrections and Public Institutions
Special Committee on Tax Policy for Working Families
Subcommittee on Corrections Workforce Environment and Conduct
MO House of Representatives
201 West Capitol Avenue
Jefferson City MO 65101
Rep. Bruce Franks, Jr., a Democrat, represents part of St. Louis City (District 78) in the Missouri House of Representatives. He was elected to his first two-year term in November 2016.
In addition to his legislative duties, Rep. Franks, Jr. is a small business owner, and has operated Kwik Tax Services for six years in St. Louis City. In 2015 he was appointed Police Community Liaison by the St. Louis City Police chief. He also has served as a regional organizer for Generation Progress, and is the founder of 28 to Life, which is a youth violence prevention organization.
Rep. Franks, Jr. graduated from Lindbergh High School in 2002, and has strived to serve his community in his adult life.
Rep. Franks, Jr. was born in St. Louis, MO, and continues to reside there with his wife. They have seven children.
Modifies provisions relating to good time credit for offenders committed to the department of corrections
Modifies provisions relating to charter schools
Specifies that no individual shall be incarcerated for failure to pay a child support obligation
Requires the state board of education to terminate the transitional school board under certain circumstances
Requires the director of the department of public safety to initiate disciplinary action when the director is presented with any information demonstrating cause to discipline a peace officer licensee
Requires the secretary of state to establish a system for automatic voter registration
Designates June 7th as "Youth Violence Prevention Day"
Establishes the "Protestors' Bill of Rights"
Requires reporting of lost or stolen firearms
Authorizes a tax credit for establishing a new business in a distressed community
Creates civil rights for homeless persons.
Creates the veterans' bill of rights.
Specifies procedure in officer-involved deaths and shootings by requiring the officer take a drug test and undergo a psychiatric evaluation
Modifies provisions for absentee voting.
Authorizes municipalities and counties to pass ordinances requiring a CCW permit to carry a concealed firearm within the municipality or county
Declares youth violence as a public health epidemic and declares June 7th as "Christopher Harris Day" in Missouri