99th General Assembly, 1st Regular Session - 2017
Joe Don McGaugh
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Rep. McGaugh, a Republican, represents Carroll County, Ray County and parts of Chariton County (District 39) in the Missouri House of Representatives. He was elected to his first two-year term in November 2012 and was subsequently re-elected in 2014.
Following his first term in office Rep. McGaugh was awarded the 2014 Farm Bureau Friend of Agriculture Award, the Missouri Association of County Clerks and Election Authorities Legislative Award and the Missouri Judicial Conference Outstanding Legislative Service Award.
Prior to his legislative duties, Rep. McGaugh opened McGaugh Law Offices in Carrollton and Richmond and was appointed as both the city attorney and city counselor for the Town of Carrollton. In 2012 Rep. McGaugh was elected as city attorney.
Rep. McGaugh is a member of the following organizations: Carrollton United Methodist Church, Missouri Farm Bureau, Missouri Cattleman’s Association, National Rifle Association, Wakanda Lodge #52 AF & AM and the Carrollton Lions Club. Rep. McGaugh is also a member of the University of Missouri Extension Council and long-time supporter of 4-H and other youth activities and programs.
A 2002 graduate of Carrollton R-VII High School, Rep. McGaugh received his bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics and a minor in Political Science from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2006. He received his Juris Doctorate in 2010 from University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Born November 29, 1983 in Carrollton, Rep. McGaugh is a lifelong resident of Carroll County. He currently resides in Carrollton with his wife, Kassie, and their three girls, Nora Kate, Vivian, and Gemma.
Specifies that the continuing authority requirement to obtain a construction or operating permit is satisfied if the applicant is a registered LLC or other business organization
Changes the laws regarding condemnation proceedings
Provides certain immunities for peace disturbances related to farming activities
Establishes the Consumer Legal Funding Model Act
Modifies provisions relating to county prosecuting attorneys
Provides that certain persons shall not be required to disclose news sources or information
Establishes procedures concerning vexatious litigations
Modifies provisions relating to the prevailing wage
Establishes the School Construction Act, which exempts construction and maintenance work done for certain school districts from the prevailing wage requirement upon the school board's approval
Modifies provisions related to employer requirements for employee benefits
Modifies provisions relating to the collateral source rule and provides that parties may introduce evidence of the actual cost, rather than the value, of the medical care rendered
Exempts certain structures used for agricultural purposes from county health orders, ordinances, rules, or regulations
Specifies that any person who disseminates false information relating to a perishable food product implying the product is not safe for consumption is liable to the producer.
Relates to decisions regarding health care and health care records
Establishes provisions requiring actions against veterinarians to be brought within two years of the date of occurrence of the act of negligence that is at issue, except in certain situations
Modifies provisions relating to the detention and shackling of juvenile offenders and detention and shackling of pregnant offenders
Modifies provisions relating to predatory and persistent sexual offenders
Changes the laws regarding the Missouri Human Rights Act and employment discrimination
Establishes requirements for certain settlement offers of tort claims which must be accepted within a specified period of time
Provides that a person who is injured by a product has 10 years after the sale or lease of the product to bring a suit for damages
Makes offenders who owe court costs or restitution, or have not fulfilled certain other conditions, ineligible for early release for earned compliance credits
Modifies provisions relating to the State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors
Modifies provisions relating to court personnel
Prohibits the fine collection center from taking an individual's drivers' license for failure to appear for a traffic violation
Modifies the definition of dependent for purposes of workers' compensation claims
Specifies that any regulation that is revenue producing shall have a sunset provision and will require legislative approval for re-issuance
Modifies provisions relating to emergency rules
Changes the laws regarding county budgets so that county clerks may report budgets to the state auditor electronically
Changes the law regarding festival liability insurance
Provides that an employment exemption variance for persons required to have an ignition interlock device shall not be granted to a person who controls an entity that owns an employer-owned vehicle
Repeals the provision requiring arbitration, if requested by a plaintiff, in a negligence action against the Department of Transportation
Modifies mandated reporting requirements for sexual assault victims in long-term care facilities
Amends Supreme Court Rule 15.05 for the purpose of allowing legislative staff members to report in each reporting year credit for continuing legal education for employment during that reporting year's regular legislative session
Changes the law regarding initiative petitions
Modifies provisions relating to coroners
Modifies provisions relating to judicial proceedings
Modifies provisions relating to civil proceedings
Modifies provisions relating to criminal proceedings
Reaffirms Missouri's support of flood control and navigation being the dominant Congressionally authorized purposes for operation of the Missouri River
Delineates procedures a court must follow when assessing a claim that the government has enforced a law that limits a person's constitutional rights
Proposes a constitutional amendment to assert the right of Missourians to hunt and fish