99th General Assembly, 1st Regular Session - 2017
Agriculture Policy, Vice-Chairman
Rules - Legislative Oversight
Subcommittee on Appropriations - Agriculture, Conservation, Natural Resources, and Economic Development
MO House of Representatives
201 West Capitol Avenue
Jefferson City MO 65101
Rep. Donald Rone Jr., a Republican, represents New Madrid County and parts of Scott, Mississippi, and Pemiscot Counties (District 149) in the Missouri House of Representatives. He was elected to his first two-year term in November 2014.
Prior to his legislative duties, Rep. Rone was an accounts manager for FMC Corporation, Agriculture Solutions. He also spent time as a farmer and as a teacher for Matthews and Portageville High Schools. Rep. Rone has served as Mayor of Portageville Missouri and New Madrid County Public Administrator. Rep. Rone served in the Missouri National Guard.
Rep. Rone is a 1963 graduate from Portageville High School. He received his BS degree from Southeast Missouri State University in 1968.
Rep. Rone is a member of the First Church of God in Portageville. He is a lifetime member of the NRA, member of Delta Wildlife and National Wild Turkey Federation, a 32nd degree Mason, and served on the University of Missouri Delta Center Advisory Board for 30 years. Rep. Rone also currently serves on the board of the St. Francis Levee District of Missouri.
Born December 21, 1944 in Cape Girardeau, Rep. Rone currently resides in Portageville with his wife, Myra Ann Rone. They have two children, Donald (Trey) Rone III his wife Valerie and their 4 girls Mikayla, Shelby, Reece and Phoebe and James Kevin Rone his wife Patricia and their two children Bryce and Grace.
Removes the union lobbying exemption
Changes the laws regarding public administrators to require the county to provide a staff if the public administrator handles over 70 cases
Requires the Department of Agriculture to review each herbicide sold in the state to determine if it is an inherently volatile herbicide, and to develop usage restrictions for such herbicides
Prohibits the commercial sale of any herbicide-resistant agricultural seed if there is not an approved herbicide for use on crops resulting from such seed
Changes the laws regarding the misuse of herbicides
Requires public schools to provide home school students the opportunity to participate in extracurricular activities