97th General Assembly, 2nd Regular Session
Representative Todd Richardson
Todd Richardson
District 152

Years Served:
Hometown:Poplar Bluff
Rep. Todd Richardson, a Republican, represents part of Butler County, including the City of Poplar Bluff and part of Dunklin County, including the City of Malden (District 152) in the Missouri House of Representatives. He was elected to his first two-year term in November 2010. Rep. Richardson served as the House Majority Leader for the 98th General Assembly before being elected to his current position as Speaker of the House.

In addition to his legislative duties, Rep. Richardson is a practicing attorney in Poplar Bluff. He previously served as an adjunct instructor at Three Rivers College where he taught business law and national and state government classes.

Rep. Richardson is a member and serves on the board of the First Christian Church in Poplar Bluff.

Rep. Richardson is a 1995 graduate of Poplar Bluff High School. He received his B.A. in Political Communication from the University of Memphis in 2004. He obtained his J.D. from the University of Memphis in 2007. As a law student, Rep. Richardson led the University of Memphis to the finals of the National Moot Court competition and was recognized for outstanding advocacy and trial skills. He graduated from law school with honors and at the top of his class. He was also selected by his peers to give the commencement at his graduation.

Rep. Richardson currently lives in Poplar Bluff with his wife and their 2 children.
Sponsored Bills
HB 1349 - (5285H.02C)
Changes the laws regarding the disruption or failure of communications services during emergencies
HB 1350 - (5286H.03C)
Changes the laws regarding the publishing of Missouri statutes
HB 1351 - (4722H.01I)
Allows judgments awarding rent to be revived by publication instead of requiring notice to be served on the defendant
HB 1631 - (5364S.07T)
Requires the Air Conservation Commission to develop emissions standards through a unit-by-unit analysis of each carbon dioxide generation plant within the state
HB 1661 - (5523L.01I)
Authorizes an income tax credit for a taxpayer who uses processed biomass engineered fiber fuel
HB 1662 - (5261H.05C)
Changes the laws regarding MO HealthNet managed care services
HCR 8 - (4732H.01I)
Strongly urges the National Park Service to draft its final General Management Plan for the Ozark National Scenic Riverways to recognize the importance the riverways provide to the state
HJR 56 - (4458H.02P)
Proposes a constitutional amendment specifying that parents have a fundamental right to exercise exclusive control over the care, custody, education, and upbringing of their minor children
HJR 72 - (5412H.01T)
Proposes a constitutional amendment prohibiting the Governor from reducing any payment of public debt and requiring notification to the General Assembly when he or she makes specified payment changes of appropriations
Co-sponsored Bills
Past Legislation