95th General Assembly, 2nd Regular Session
Special Standing Committee on General Laws, Chairman
Special Standing Committee on Workforce Development and Workplace Safety, Vice-Chairman
Energy and Environment
Joint Committee on Legislative Research
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Rep. Kirk Mathews, a republican, represents southwest St. Louis County including Eureka and parts of Wildwood, and parts of eastern Franklin County including most of Pacific (District 110) in the Missouri House of Representatives. He was elected to his first two-year term in November of 2014.
In 1997 Rep. Mathews started a healthcare company that grew over 14 years to employ physicians in 19 different states. During that time, he authored a book on recruiting hospitalists and served on the Public Policy Committee of the Society of Hospital Medicine, the professional society that represents the nation’s 42,000 hospitalists. Since selling the company in 2011, Rep. Mathews joined a real estate business that serves the St. Louis area.
Rep. Mathews and his wife of 34 years live in Pacific, Missouri and are members of Genesis Church Eureka. They have four children.
Rep. Mathews has a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and an MBA, both from Northwest Missouri State University where he was a decorated athlete.
Changes the laws regarding local taxes
Places a one-year statute of limitation on any action for electronic funds transfer beginning on the date the violation occurred
Requires certain public governing bodies to hold a public meeting and to allow public comment four business days prior to voting on certain issues
Changes the laws regarding the Open Meetings and Records Law, commonly known as the Sunshine Law
Changes the laws regarding financial transactions
Changes the laws regarding unlawful discriminatory practices in employment as they relate to the Missouri Human Rights Law and the Workers' Compensation Law
Changes the laws regarding the payment of health insurance claims
Requires certain incumbent local exchange telecommunications companies to reduce their composite intrastate switched exchange access rates annually for a period of three years as specified
Authorizes an income tax credit for the eligible costs of bringing conventions or sporting games to Missouri
Requires certain court records regarding dissolutions of marriage to be subject to inspection by certain individuals
Requires the Board of Trustees of the Petroleum Storage Tank Insurance Fund to create, fund, and maintain an underground storage tank operator training program
Requires the Department of Health and Senior Services to develop information for school districts to provide parents and students about meningococcal disease and the availability of a vaccine to prevent it
Changes the laws regarding child support
Establishes the School Choice Tax Credit Act which authorizes an income tax credit for a taxpayer who donates to a scholarship-granting organization
Proposes a constitutional amendment prohibiting any person, employer, or health care provider from being compelled to participate in any health care system
Proposes a constitutional amendment authorizing an exemption from personal property tax for one motor vehicle owned by or leased to a veteran awarded the Purple Heart medal or the surviving, unwed spouse