99th General Assembly, 1st Regular Session - 2017
Assistant Minority Floor Leader
Ex-officio member of all committees of the House
Judiciary, Ranking Minority Member
Special Committee on Litigation Reform, Ranking Minority Member
Special Committee on Government Oversight
Joint Committee on Administrative Rules
Joint Committee on Justice System
Joint Committee on Legislative Research
Joint Committee on Legislative Research - Revision
MO House of Representatives
201 West Capitol Avenue
Jefferson City MO 65101
Representative Gina Mitten (D-83) represents portions of St. Louis City and St. Louis County. Ms. Mitten graduated summa cum laude from University of Missouri-St. Louis. She is a 2001 recipient of the American Mock Trial Association’s National All American Attorney award. In 2005, Representative Mitten received her Juris Doctor degree from Washington University in St. Louis, where she was a primary editor of the Journal of Law and Policy and recipient of the Don Sommers Prize for Professional Responsibility (ethics).
Before joining the House of Representatives, Representative Mitten was a member of the Richmond Heights City Council from 2004-2012. She also served on the St. Louis County Municipal League’s legislative affairs committee (2005-2010) and was a voting member of the Clayton/Richmond Heights Joint Study Committee (2005-2006). Ms. Mitten has been an ardent supporter of the Maplewood Richmond Height School District for more than fifteen years, and has served on its Building Corporation since 2007.
In addition to her legislative duties, Representative Mitten is an attorney with the St. Louis Lawyers Group, focusing her practice on civil litigation and domestic relations. Prior to receiving her law degree, she worked as a legal assistant in the St. Louis area.
Ms. Mitten resides in Richmond Heights with her husband and daughter. Her adult son lives in New York where he works in the film and television industry.
Requires a peace officer to provide an oral advisement and obtain written consent for a voluntary search of a person not under arrest or the person's effects or vehicle
Allows current members of the General Assembly who are summoned for jury service during a legislative session to obtain an extension not to exceed six months for such service
Changes the laws regarding eligibility for MO HealthNet benefits
Changes the laws regarding taxation of feminine hygiene products
Creates a right to unpaid leave for employees that are affected by domestic violence
Requires legislative lobbyists and legislative liaisons to complete sexual harassment training offered by the Missouri Ethics Commission
Requires the Secretary of State to establish a system for automatic voter registration
Changes the laws regarding income tax rates
Establishes a recall process for elected officials of fourth class cities