99th General Assembly, 1st Regular Session - 2017
Bruce Franks Jr.
Subcommittee on Police/Community Relations, Chairman
Crime Prevention and Public Safety, Ranking Minority Member
Corrections and Public Institutions
Subcommittee on Corrections Workforce Environment and Conduct
Special Committee on Tax Policy for Working Families
MO House of Representatives
201 West Capitol Avenue
Jefferson City MO 65101
Rep. Bruce Franks, Jr., a Democrat, represents part of St. Louis City (District 78) in the Missouri House of Representatives. He was elected to his first two-year term in November 2016.
In addition to his legislative duties, Rep. Franks, Jr. is a small business owner, and has operated Kwik Tax Services for six years in St. Louis City. In 2015 he was appointed Police Community Liaison by the St. Louis City Police chief. He also has served as a regional organizer for Generation Progress, and is the founder of 28 to Life, which is a youth violence prevention organization.
Rep. Franks, Jr. graduated from Lindbergh High School in 2002, and has strived to serve his community in his adult life.
Rep. Franks, Jr. was born in St. Louis, MO, and continues to reside there with his wife. They have seven children.
Designates June 7th as "Youth Violence Prevention Day"
Requires the Secretary of State to establish a system for automatic voter registration
Requires reporting of lost or stolen firearms
Requires the director of the department of public safety to initiate disciplinary action when the director is presented with any information demonstrating cause to discipline a peace officer licensee
Creates the Task Force on Prison to Prosperity to develop a statewide plan for prison to prosperity programs
Modifies provisions relating to good time credit
Designates the Sheriff of the City of St. Louis and deputies as law enforcement officers eligible for certain training and licensure
Authorizes a tax credit for establishing a new business in a distressed community
Proposes a constitutional amendment that prohibits certain candidates and officials from receiving campaign contributions when the General Assembly is in regular session