98th General Assembly, 2nd Regular Session
Government Oversight and Accountability, Chairman
Interim Investigative Committee on State Park Creation, Chairman
Conference Committee on SS SCS HB 2203, Chairman
Appropriations - General Administration
Interim Committee on Missouri State High School Activities Association
Joint Committee on Administrative Rules
Conference Committee on SS SCS HB 1983
Conference Committee on SS SCS HB 1979
Joint Interim Committee on State Employee Wages
Election Procedures and Accountability Task Force
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Rep. Jay Barnes, a Republican, represents Cole County (District 60) in the Missouri House of Representatives. He was elected to his first two-year term in November 2010.
In addition to his legislative duties, Rep. Barnes is an attorney with Barnes and Associates. He previously worked as general counsel to Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Michael Gibbons and as a policy counsel and speechwriter for Governor Matt Blunt.
Rep. Barnes is a member of Immaculate Conception Church in Jefferson City. He is a member of the Chamber of Commerce, Jefferson City Young Professionals, the Missouri Bar Association, the Jefferson City Association of Realtors, and Farm Bureau.
Rep. Barnes is a 1998 graduate of Helias High School. He received his bachelor’s degree and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri - Columbia. While in law school, he won the Ike Skelton Award for earning the best score in his class in Trial Practice.
Born December 27, 1979 in Jefferson City, Rep. Barnes currently resides there with his wife, Jane, and their three children.
Requires the Department of Natural Resources to sell certain lands acquired through environmental settlement funds
Changes the laws regarding retirement benefits being subject to domestic relations orders
Establishes requirements for certain authorized entities to stock a supply of epinephrine auto-injectors for emergency administration
Establishes a Prescription Abuse Registry
Changes the laws regarding the provision of telehealth services
Creates the crime of caller identification spoofing when a person places a call knowingly inserting false information into a caller identification system to mislead, defraud, or deceive
Changes the laws regarding the investment of campaign funds
Changes the laws regarding campaign finance
Changes provisions of law related to the technical advisory staff of the public service commission
Changes provisions of law relating to the public service commission's complaint procedure
Adds special executive branch appointees to the definition of public official
Changes the laws regarding the Saint Louis Regional Convention and Sports Authority Complex
Specifies that state employees shall receive ten consecutive work days of paid leave upon the birth or adoption of a child
Modifies provisions regarding sexual offenses against children
Changes the laws regarding the MO HealthNet program
Adds provisions relating to the revocation of probation or parole for a crime for which a person is later determined to be actually innocent
Specifies qualifications for the state Attorney General
Creates procedures for higher education entity participation in Missouri Consolidated Health Care Plan
Allows nonpublic school students to receive reimbursement of higher education costs through the A+ schools program
Disapproves the final order of rulemaking for the proposed rule 19 CSR 15-8.410 relating to the Personal Care Attendant Wage Range