99th General Assembly, 1st Regular Session - 2017
Representative Shawn Rhoads
Shawn Rhoads
District 154

Years Served:
Hometown:West Plains
Capitol Address
Address:MO House of Representatives
201 West Capitol Avenue
Room 403-B
Jefferson City MO 65101 
Office Hours:Monday-Thursday 7:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. 
Rep. Shawn Rhoads, a Republican, represents the majority of Howell County (District 154). He was elected to his first two-year term in November 2012.

In addition to his legislative duties, Rep. Rhoads was a Detective with the West Plain Police Department. As a Detective, he worked as a liaison between the West Plains R-7 school system, the Juvenile Office, Division of Family Services and the police department. During this time, he organized the Shop with a Cop program, served as a member of the HAZMAT team, and was instrumental in the formation of the Child Advocacy Center here in Howell County.

In 2007, Rep. Rhoads was elected to the West Plains R-7 School board. He and his family has been active in coaching mighty mite football, little league baseball, organizing a USAV junior volleyball club and being a host family for the Grizzly volleyball program. He is a member of the Church of Christ in West Plains.

A 1995 graduate of West Plains High School, Rep. Rhoads attended the Missouri Sheriff’s Academy and graduated as a law enforcement officer in 2000.

Born January 18, 1977, in West Plains, Rep. Rhoads currently lives in West Plains with his wife, Jennifer. They have three children: Katie, Kameren, and Jillian.
Sponsored Bills
HB 255 - (0770H.02P)
Changes the laws regarding the resale of event tickets
HB 256 - (0744S.04C)
Removes restrictions on when amber or white lights may be used on motor vehicles and equipment performing work for the department of transportation
HB 430 - (0775H.02C)
Modifies provisions relating to juvenile courts
HB 586 - (1061H.01P)
Prohibits a peer support specialist from disclosing any confidential communication properly entrusted to the counselor by law enforcement and emergency personnel while receiving counseling
HB 656 - (1391S.05C)
Changes the law regarding the uniform wireless communication infrastructure deployment act
HB 657 - (1470H.02C)
Changes the laws regarding dispensations of maintenance medications
HB 719 - (1568H.01D)
Changes the laws regarding property classifications for zoning so that sawmills are classified as agricultural property
HB 957 - (1979H.02C)
Changes the laws regarding the Statutory County Recorder's Fund
HB 996 - (1853H.01I)
Modifies provisions relating to pension forfeiture
HB 1139 - (2249H.01I)
Specifies that the supervisor of liquor control, or his or her designee, has the authority to approve or deny all applications for licenses issued under chapter 311
HB 1190 - (2333H.01I)
Establishes the Business Premises Safety Act
Co-sponsored Bills
Past Legislation