99th General Assembly, 2nd Regular Session
Representative Michael Butler
Michael Butler
District 079
Minority Caucus Chair

Years Served:
Hometown:St. Louis
Counties:St. Louis City
Capitol Address
Address:MO House of Representatives
201 West Capitol Avenue
Room 101-B
Jefferson City MO 65101 
Legislative Assistant:Robin Davis 
District Address
Address:Rep. Michael Butler
1428 Salisbury St.

St. Louis MO  63107 
Rep. Michael Butler, a Democrat, represents part of St. Louis City (District 79) in the Missouri House of Representatives. He was elected to his first two-year term in November 2012.

Prior to his legislative duties, Rep. Butler gained experience in the legislature while serving as the Legislative Aide in the office of State Senator Robin Wright-Jones, and as the Legislative Assistant to State Rep. Mary Wynne Still. During his 2012 campaign, he served as a permanent substitute teacher in the St. Louis Public School System. In addition, Rep. Butler has valuable private sector experience while employed as a manager at the home office of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. in Bentonville, Arkansas.

Rep. Butler holds a bachelor’s degree in Business from Alabama A&M University, where he also served as Student Government President and as a Board of Trustee member. While working with the legislature, he also obtained a master’s degree in Public Affairs from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Born and raised in the 79th district, Rep. Butler’s childhood home is near the corner of Shaw Boulevard and South Spring Avenue. His father owned Pelican Printing in Midtown, and his grandfather taught for 20 year at Vashon High School, both in the 79th district.
Sponsored Bills
HB 1532 - (4117H.01I)
Modifies the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Fund
HB 1533 - (4102H.02I)
Establishes the Economic Education Partnership Act that allows certain small businesses to retain withholding taxes
HB 1534 - (4113H.01I)
Establishes the Missouri Parent/Teacher Involvement Act
HB 1535 - (4106H.01I)
Authorizes a tax credit for a contributions to certain public school foundations
HB 1536 - (4374H.01I)
Increases the number of hours of continuing education requirements needed for peace officer certification by the POST commission
HB 1537 - (5058H.01I)
Creates the Quality Policing Act that establishes reporting and conduct guidelines for law enforcement agencies
HB 1538 - (4110H.01I)
Changes the laws regarding public nuisance penalties
HB 1957 - (4459H.01I)
Requires districts with a sufficient number of children determined to be gifted to establish special programs for the gifted children
HB 1958 - (5464H.01I)
Designates the Sheriff of the City of St. Louis and deputies as law enforcement officers eligible for certain training and licensure
HB 1959 - (4372H.01I)
Requires the highway patrol to investigate any incident in which a law enforcement officer is involved in a shooting or instance resulting in serious bodily harm or death
HB 1960 - (5096H.01I)
Requires applicants for employment as peace officers to undergo psychological evaluations aimed at identifying an applicant's potential prejudices, including overt and implicit biases
HB 1961 - (5213H.01I)
Modifies provisions relating to the powers and duties of civilian review boards
HB 1962 - (4204H.01I)
Changes the laws regarding the MO HealthNet program
HB 1990 - (5092H.02I)
Requires law enforcement officers to give persons under arrest forty-eight hours to arrange for their motor vehicle to be removed before authorizing a towing company to remove a motor vehicle
HB 2132 - (5156H.01I)
Specifies procedure in officer-involved deaths and severe officer misconduct by requiring a special prosecutor
HB 2435 - (6142H.01I)
Requires the state board of education to terminate the transitional school district under certain circumstances
HB 2512 - (6476H.01I)
Requires student organizations at public institutions of higher education to appoint one or more members to serve as mandated reporters for purposes of reporting campus domestic violence and sexual assault
HB 2714 - (6722H.01I)
Establishes the Education and Job Training Television Broadcasting District Act
Co-sponsored Bills
Past Legislation