98th General Assembly, 2nd Regular Session
Children and Families, Chairman
Interim House Review Committee on the 2011 Missouri Water Patrol Division Merger, Chairman
Appropriations - Elementary and Secondary Education
Joint Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect
Joint Committee on Public Assistance
Professional Registration and Licensing
Select Committee on Social Services
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Rep. Diane Franklin, a Republican, represents parts of Camden and Laclede counties (District 123) in the Missouri House of Representatives. She was elected to her first two-year term in November 2010.
In addition to her legislative activities, Rep. Franklin is a fifth-generation farmer. She served on the Camdenton R-III School Board from 1993 to 1999 and served as Board Representative to Lake Career and Technical Center, Parents as Teachers, and the Dorothy Blair Scholarship Fund.
Rep. Franklin is a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association, National Wild Turkey Federation and Missouri Farm Bureau. She is also a member of the Amateur and Missouri Trap Shooting Associations where she was one of four women on the Missouri State Trapshooting Team. She also serves as a board member for the Missouri Youth Sport Shooting Alliance.
An active member of her local church, she is also an involved member of Lake Area, Camdenton and Lebanon Chambers of Commerce, Kiwanis International, and Rotary International. Rep. Franklin has served as both president and vice president of the Lake Masters Area Gardeners.
Rep. Franklin is a graduate of Camdenton RIII schools, a graduate of Ozarks Technical Community College and recipient of their Distinguished Alumni Award. She has also completed course work at Southwest Baptist University and Truman State University.
A Blue Star Mother of America, Rep. Franklin resides in Camdenton, Missouri. She is the mother of two sons and the proud grandmother of two granddaughters and three grandsons.
Waives corporate registration report requirements for certain farming corporations
Changes the laws regarding resident landowner hunting permits
Allows various state boards to collaborate with the Department of Health and Senior Services to collect and analyze workforce data to assess the availability of qualified health care professionals
Modifies laws relating to the reporting of domestic violence incidents and Missouri Uniform Crime Reporting.
Transfers all powers, duties, and functions of the Division of Water Patrol within the State Highway Patrol to the State Water Patrol within the Department of Public Safety
Changes the laws regarding the prohibition on the sale of aborted fetal remains
Changes the laws regarding abortion
Changes the definition of "remains of a human fetus"
Changes the laws regarding abortions and required tissue reports
Adds victims of domestic assault offenses to the list of persons who automatically receive notification of certain events pertaining to the defendant or a proceeding against the defendant
Establishes a penalty for failure to comply with US Coast Guard-Approved lifesaving device requirements
Establishes the Joint Committee on Public Assistance
Changes the laws regarding rentals to transient guests so that online homestay rentals are subject to state regulations