99th General Assembly, 1st Regular Session - 2017
Representative Bill White
Bill White
District 161

Years Served:
Capitol Address
Address:MO House of Representatives
201 West Capitol Avenue
Room 400
Jefferson City MO 65101 
Home Address
Address:Rep. Bill White
2122 E. 47th Street

Joplin MO  64804 
District Address
Address:Rep. Bill White

Rep. William White, a Republican, represents parts of Jasper and Newton Counties (District 161) in the Missouri House of Representatives. He was elected to his first two-year term in November 2010.

In addition to his legislative duties, Rep. White is an attorney whose practice has focused on representing children, the elderly, and business law. He previously served as the Juvenile Attorney for Jasper County representing the county juvenile office in juvenile delinquency and abuse and neglect cases. For the past seven years, Rep. White has also worked as a volunteer teacher in the political and social sciences for McAuley Catholic High School. He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1973 to 1976.

Rep. White is a member of the Rotary Club of Joplin, several local Chambers of Commerce, the American Legion, the Missouri Bar, the NRA, the Marine Corps League, and the Naval Institute. He has been involved with the Boy Scouts, Joplin Swim Team, USA swimming, and has served as a member of the City of Joplin Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. He has also served on a number of boards in his community.

Rep. White is a 1971 graduate of Olathe High School. He received his B.A. from the University of Kansas in 1979 and his M.A. in Soviet Area Studies from the University of Chicago in 1980. In 1993, Rep. White obtained his J.D. from Washburn University.

Born June 16, 1953 in Kansas City, Rep. White currently resides in Joplin with his wife, Ellen Nichols. They have four children, Jesse, Brandyn, Amanda and Jera.
Sponsored Bills
HB 42 - (0154H.01I)
Specifies that a person cannot be required to become or refrain from becoming a member of or paying dues to a labor organization as a condition or continuation of employment
HB 43 - (0156H.02C)
Changes the laws regarding the assessment of commercial real property destroyed by a natural disaster
HB 44 - (0155H.03C)
Prohibits the Missouri Housing Development Commission from requiring a prevailing hourly wage to be paid to a contractor on a project for a housing tax credit
HB 45 - (0177H.01I)
Requires the Commissioner of Administration to procure a blanket bond or crime insurance policy to protect the state against loss from the acts or omissions of any state-compensated person within the judiciary
HB 413 - (1091H.01I)
Establishes guidelines for the regulation of occupations and professions not regulated by the Division of Professional Registration
HB 690 - (1451H.01I)
Prohibits non-Missouri medical schools from entering into exclusive contracts with Missouri health care providers for the placement of medical students
HB 720 - (1570H.01I)
Modifies the law regarding health insurance adverse determination appeals
HJR 16 - (0972H.01I)
Proposes a constitutional amendment requiring the election of all supreme court, courts of appeal, circuit court, and associate circuit judges
Co-sponsored Bills
Past Legislation