100th General Assembly, 1st Regular Session
Dade, Barton, Jasper, Cedar
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Health and Mental Health Policy
Special Committee on Student Accountability
MO House of Representatives
201 West Capitol Avenue
Jefferson City MO 65101
Representative Ann Kelley, a Republican, represents Barton, Dade, and parts of Jasper and Cedar counties (District 127) in the Missouri House of Representatives. She was elected to her first two-year term in November 2018. Her seat was previously held by her husband, Mike, for eight years.
Prior to her legislative service, Kelley worked as an educator. For 13 years she worked as a middle school English Language Arts teacher with the Lamar School District. She also has owned and operated a licensed daycare.
Kelley is a member of the Chambers of Commerce for Barton County, Sarcoxie, Lockwood, and Greenfield. She also is a member of the NRA, Missouri Farm Bureau, and the Missouri State Teachers Association. Kelley also serves as a board member for the Barton County Ambulance District. Kelley and her husband attend Oakton United Methodist Church.
A graduate of Liberal High School, Kelley attended Missouri Southern State University where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in Middle School Science and English. She also obtained a master’s degree in Curriculum and Middle School Reading and Writing from Grand Canyon University.
Born in Joplin, Kelley currently resides in Lamar with her husband. They have a son, Brenden.
Requires insurance companies to cover hearing aids
Allows Missouri driver's license applicants to elect to have a medical alert notation placed on the person's driver's license or nondriver's identification card
Modifies provisions relating to the A+ schools program
Establishes a statewide hearing aid distribution program
Allows school districts to implement alternative instruction plans to avoid make-up days
Modifies provisions relating to a tax deduction for educator expenses
Allows first responders to display local government license plates containing the words "emergency responder" on personal motor vehicles when responding to calls
Exempts certain property acquired during the marriage from marital property
Requires each local school district and charter school to have on file a policy for reading success plans for certain students
Re-establishes the Motorist Insurance Identification Database Program to verify compliance with motor vehicle financial responsibility requirements and changes the laws regarding towing of certain vehicles
Bars certain professionals and entities from being held liable for damages resulting from any lawfully conducted body cavity search
Allows public institutions of higher education to charge differential tuition rates based on program of study
Repeals provisions of the Higher Education Student Funding Act
Changes the law regarding timeshare agreements
Replaces the student representative on the Board of Curators of the University of Missouri with a student curator
Establishes a specialty license plate for the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
Adds new provisions relating to contraceptive coverage
Proposes a constitutional amendment that establishes daylight saving time as new standard time