97th General Assembly, 2nd Regular Session - 2014
Special Standing Committee on Emerging Issues in Health Care, Chairman
General Laws, Vice-Chairman
Interim Committee on Legislative Institutional Infrastructure and Process, Vice-Chairman
Joint Committee on Administrative Rules
Government Oversight and Accountability
Issue Development Standing Committee on Workers Freedom
Interim Committee on Cause and Spread of Chronic Wasting Disease in the Elk and White Tail Deer Population
Missouri Oral Chemotherapy Parity Interim Committee
Missouri Oncology Issue Development Standing Committee
Interim House Review Committee on the 2011 Missouri Water Patrol Division Merger
MO House of Representatives
201 West Capitol Avenue
Jefferson City MO 65101
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.
Changes the laws regarding the disruption or failure of communications services during emergencies
Changes the laws regarding the publishing of Missouri statutes
Allows judgments awarding rent to be revived by publication instead of requiring notice to be served on the defendant
Requires the Air Conservation Commission to develop emissions standards through a unit-by-unit analysis of each carbon dioxide generation plant within the state
Authorizes an income tax credit for a taxpayer who uses processed biomass engineered fiber fuel
Changes the laws regarding MO HealthNet managed care services
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
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
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