99th General Assembly, 1st Regular Session - 2017
Special Committee on Innovation and Technology, Chairman
Rules - Administrative Oversight
MO House of Representatives
201 West Capitol Avenue
Jefferson City MO 65101
Rep. T.J. Berry
P.O. Box 512
Kearney MO 64060
Rep. T.J. Berry, a Republican, represents part of Clay County (District 38) in the Missouri House of Representatives.
T.J. has been a lifelong Clay County resident. He started his educational experience in the Liberty School district and concluded it at UCM.
Life has taken T.J. on the path of entrepreneurism. His first business was started while at UCM and he has gone on to successfully start and run three additional businesses. In 2010 he successfully ran for the Missouri House of Representatives and has served the last 7 years.
As a Representative he has served on numerous committees including economic development and small business. He has chaired the House Utilities Committee and currently chairs the House Committee on Innovation and Technology.
Outside the capitol T.J. has volunteered for many organizations. The one he is most engaged with is the Missouri Technology Corporation. He has sat on the board of directors for the last 5 years. In that 5 years he has been a part of investing over 30 million dollars into the lifeblood of entrepreneurism.
At home T.J. resides with the light of his life, Shelly. The two have been married for 31 years.
Changes the laws regarding marriage and replaces marriage licenses with contracts of domestic union
Authorizes a tax credit for student loan payments resulting from STEM degrees
Authorizes a sales tax exemption for items used in the production or transmission of electricity to customers
Allows electrical corporations to recover certain costs through the rate case process
Repeals the provisions that allow the use of the death penalty in Missouri
Authorizes telephone companies to elect to have their tangible personal property assessed in accordance with a depreciation schedule
Extends the sunset date of the Manufacturing Jobs Act
Changes the laws regarding the Net Metering and Easy Connection Act
Establishes the Manufacturing Infrastructure Investment Act, which allows certain businesses to retain withholding taxes
Enacts a regulatory scheme for weigh station and inspection site bypass services
Authorizes municipalities to establish technology business facility projects and authorizes tax exemptions for such projects
Requires trucks and motor vehicles subject to inspection to be physically weighed on truck scales and prohibits the use of electronic weigh station bypass systems
Requires the actuary for each public employee retirement plan to use certain assumptions when performing the plan's actuarial valuation
Changes the law regarding the Office of Administration and the Missouri data exchange
Enacts new provisions of law relating to professional employer organizations
Applies to the United States Congress to call a convention for the exclusive purpose of proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America that will restore free and fair elections