100th General Assembly, 1st Regular Session
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Subcommittee on Appropriations - Public Safety, Corrections, Transportation and Revenue, Vice-Chairman
Professional Registration and Licensing
Special Committee on Criminal Justice
MO House of Representatives
201 West Capitol Avenue
Jefferson City MO 65101
Representative Lane Roberts, a Republican, represents part of Jasper and Newton counties (District 161) in the Missouri House of Representatives. He was elected to his first two-year term in November 2018.
Prior to his legislative service, Roberts served as the director of the Missouri Department of Public Safety and as the chief of police for the City of Joplin. He has also served as chief of police in communities in the states of Washington and Oregon. Roberts is a veteran of the United States Air Force.
Roberts is a past president of the Oregon Association of Chiefs of Police and a past regional vice president of the Missouri Police Chiefs Association He was named Police Chief of the Year by the Missouri Police Chiefs Association in 2013.
Roberts holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Liberty University and an MBA from William Woods University in Fulton. He also is a graduate of the FBI National Academy Session #178 and the Northwest Law Enforcement Executive Command College.
Born in Oceanside, California, Roberts currently resides in Joplin with his wife, Judy. They have three children.
Establishes procedures for a violent offender registry, which will include any person on probation or parole for first or second degree murder
Requires an insurance carrier to post a current provider directory on its website
Provides that a law enforcement officer does not commit the offense of failure to execute an arrest warrant if he or she does not execute an arrest warrant on a person who commits certain motor vehicle offenses
Modifies provisions of the Missouri Museum and Cultural District Act