99th General Assembly, 2nd Regular Session
Representative Bill White
Bill White
District 161

Years Served:
Counties:Newton, Jasper
Capitol Address
Address:MO House of Representatives
201 West Capitol Avenue
Room 400
Jefferson City MO 65101 
Legislative Assistant:Rejina "Gina" Richardson 
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 1313 - (5107H.01I)
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 1314 - (4390H.01I)
Modifies provisions relating to unlawful discrimination
HB 1716 - (5134H.01I)
Prohibits non-Missouri medical schools from entering into exclusive contracts with Missouri health care providers for the placement of medical students
HB 1717 - (5123H.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 1718 - (5131H.01I)
Modifies the law regarding health insurance adverse determination appeals
HB 2062 - (5621H.02P)
Allows law enforcement agencies located in the Joplin area to request assistance from agencies in other jurisdictions, including some jurisdictions located in Kansas and Oklahoma.
HB 2063 - (5830H.02C)
Allows individuals 75 years of age or older to be excused from jury duty without cause
HB 2273 - (6072H.01I)
Specifies that the standard of proof to award punitive damages in actions against health care providers is by clear and convincing evidence
HB 2346 - (6266H.01I)
Modifies provisions for second-level review procedures.
HB 2434 - (6381H.02C)
Changes provisions regarding punitive damages against health care providers
HB 2510 - (5152H.01I)
Establishes the offense of placing an unsafe vehicle in the stream of commerce
Co-sponsored Bills
Past Legislation