99th General Assembly, 2nd Regular Session - 2018
St. Louis City
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Special Committee on Government Oversight, Ranking Minority Member
Subcommittee on Appropriations - General Administration
Joint Committee on Administrative Rules
Subcommittee on Second Amendment Preservation
MO House of Representatives
201 West Capitol Avenue
Jefferson City MO 65101
Rep. Peter Merideth, a Democrat, represents St. Louis City (District 80) in the Missouri House of Representatives. He was elected to his first two-year term in November 2016.
Prior to his legislative duties, Rep. Merideth worked with the firm Husch Blackwell, and in 2011 started his own law practice, GroundUp STL, in Shaw.
A graduate of St. Margaret of Scotland grade school and St. Louis University High School, Rep. Merideth studied musical theatre at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. While there, Rep. Merideth developed an excitement for politics and policy, and returned to St. Louis to study law at Washington University.
Rep. Merideth is a member of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis and the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, and is of counsel with the firm Dearing & Hartzog, L.C. He also served on the St. Louis City Board of Equalization in 2014, the board of the 8th Ward Independent Democratic Association since 2013, and as the President of the Shaw Neighborhood Association in 2015. A member of St. Margaret of Scotland, Rep. Merideth sings regularly with their choir and in other churches and groups – including The Wee Heavies - a Celtic acapella quartet with three of his closest friends.
Rep. Merideth was born and raised in the Shaw neighborhood in South St. Louis City and now resides in Tower Grove East with his wife and their two daughters.
Changes the laws regarding taxation by reducing the amount businesses and employers may retain for timely remitting sales and withholding taxes and directing the savings created to certain funds
Provides for the expansion of MO HealthNet services beginning January 1, 2019
Establishes the Missouri Care Plan within the MO HealthNet program to allow individuals who are not otherwise eligible for Medicaid to purchase coverage through the plan
Authorizes a tax credit for health care professionals serving in rural areas
Establishes and modifies provisions relating to the legalization of marijuana
Requires a judge or a jury to determine if a person's life would constitute a threat to another or society prior to issuing a sentence of death
Repeals certain provisions relating to the stand your ground law and the constitutional carry law
Authorizes the Community Police Tax Credit for law enforcement officers who live in a high-crime area
Requires the Department of Public Safety to engage in discussions with local government officials and law enforcement agencies to develop a memorandum of understanding concerning the use of automated license plate reader systems and crime cameras by law enforcement on public roadways within the state
Authorizes an earned income tax credit in Missouri
Specifies that the Secretary of State will create a website and allow citizens of Missouri to electronically sign ballot measures that are approved for circulation.
Requires the Missouri Secretary of State to develop standards for electronic notarization and standards for any two-way live video and audio conferencing communication
Requires employers to allow mothers breaks to express breast milk
Requires insurance plans to cover up to a 12-month supply of hormonal contraceptives at one time.
Expands insurance coverage for certain infertility treatments.
Modifies provisions relating to the powers and duties of civilian review boards
Repeals a provision of law stating that an officer may use all necessary means to effect an arrest when a defendant flees or forcibly resists arrest after he or she is given notice of the officer's intent to arrest
Modifies provisions relating to unlawful discrimination
Proposes a constitutional amendment to specify that cash-only bonds shall not be deemed sufficient surety for bail
Proposes a constitutional amendment establishing nonpartisan procedures for apportioning the state into state legislative and United States Congressional districts on the basis of population