As House and Senate leadership continue to announce interim committees and appoint chairs and members, The Missouri Times will update this document to reflect those changes.
Senate Interim Committees
Senate Interim Committee on Capital Improvement Assessment and Planning (announced June 18)
- – Purpose: To gather input on State Capital improvement needs and compile a report by Dec. 1.
- – What leadership said: “We want to study the needs across the state including parks, mental health facilities, state buildings and higher education facilities. The interim committee will be able to do a cost benefit analysis of the proposed projects to help us prioritize those needs and leverage private support.” — Senate President Pro Tem Tom Dempsey, R-St. Charles
- – Chair: Sen. David Pearce, R-Johnson County
- – Vice-Chair: Has not been announced
- – Members: Specific senators have not been announced, but the release states the committee will have five Republican members and two Democrat members.
Interim Committee on Medicaid Transformation and Reform (announced May 30)
- – Purpose: To study options Missouri has when it comes to Medicaid reform and take an in-depth look at what other states are doing
- – What leadership said: “We need to do what’s best for our state. The interim committee will be able take a good look at Missouri’s Medicaid program and see what ideas to improve efficiency and delivery can be implemented here at home.” – Senate President Pro Tem Tom Dempsey, R-St. Charles County
- – Chair: Sen. Gary Romine, R-Farmington
- – Vice-Chair: Sen. David Sater, R-Cassville
- – Members: Sen. Dan Brown, R-Phelps County; Sen. Doug Libla, R-Butler County; Sen. Rob Schaaf, R-Buchanan County; Sen. Wayne Wallingford, R-Cape Girardeau County; Sen. Jay Wasson, R-Christian County; Sen. Joseph Keaveny, D-St. Louis; Sen. Paul LeVota, D-Kansas City; Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis.
House Interim Committees
House Interim Committee on Education
- – Purpose: Discuss ways to improve educational outcomes for Missouri young people.
- – What leadership said: “I want the committee to look at ways we can help our failing districts to better serve the educational needs of our young people, and to develop policy solutions that can empower our best districts to do an even better job of preparing students for future success.” — House Speaker Tim Jones, R-Eureka
- – Chair: Rep. Steve Cookson, R-Poplar Bluff
- – Vice-Chair: Rep. Lyle Rowland, R-Cedarcreek
- – Members: Charlie Davis, R-Webb City; Casey Guernsey, R-Bethany; Ron Hicks, R-Peters; Mike Lair, R-Chillicothe; Myron Neth, R-Liberty; Donna Pfautsch, R-Harrisonville; Bill Reiboldt, R-Neosho; Chrissy Sommer, R-St. Charles; Bryan Spencer, R-Wentzville; Rick Stream, R-Kirkwood, Kathy Swan, R-Cape Girardeau; David Wood, R-Versailles; Ira Anders, D-Independence; Michael Butler, D-St. Louis; Vicki Englund, D-St. Louis; Margo McNeil, D-Florissant; Genise Montecillo, D-St. Louis; Judy Morgan, D-Kansas City; and Tommie Pierson, D-St. Louis.
House Interim Committee to Develop Suggestions to Augment Missouri’s Agriculture Industry (announced June 24)
- – Purpose: To assess the current state of agriculture in Missouri and develop policy recommendations that will promote the continued growth of the farming industry.
- – What leadership said: “I want Reps. Guernsey and Reiboldt to take a closer look at some of the issues impacting our dairy industry, as well as some of the infrastructure needs our state will have to meet in order move our agricultural products to new markets. These are issues we must explore thoroughly to determine if there are reasonable policy solutions we can enact to help protect the long-term viability of the industry.” — House Speaker Tim Jones, R-Eureka
- – Chair: Rep. Casey Guernsey, R-Bethany
- – Vice Chair: Rep. Bill Reiboldt, R-Neosho
- – Members: Reps. Sonya Anderson, R-Springfield; T.J. Berry, R-Kearney; Sandy Crawford, R-Buffalo; Dean Dohrman, R-La Monte; Tony Dugger, R-Hartville; Dennis Fowler, R-Advance; Diane Franklin, R-Camdenton; Kent Hampton, R-Malden; Jay Houghton, R-Martinsburg; Tom Hurst, R-Meta; Warren Love, R-Osceola; Joe Don McGaugh, R-Carrollton; Mike Moon, R-Ash Grove: Dave Muntzel, R-Boonville; Donna Pfautsch, R-Harrisonville; Tim Remole, R-Excello; Bryan Spencer, R-Wentzville; Nate Walker, R-Kirksville; Linda Black, D-Bonne Terre; Kimberly Gardner, D-St. Louis; Steve Hodges, D-East Prairie; Gina Mitten, D-St. Louis; Ed Schieffer, D-Troy; John Wright, D-Rocheport.
House Interim Committee on Medicaid Transformation and the Citizens and Legislators Working Group on Medicaid Eligibility and Reform (announced June 20)
- – Purpose: The two groups will work together to develop legislative proposals that have the potential to make positive transformative changes to the state’s Medicaid system.
- – What leadership said: “I encourage all Missourians to contact my office with any suggestions they have for members. Whether it is a doctor they know or a community leader who they feel will make a valuable contribution to the Medicaid discussion, I hope they will share their suggestions so we can make this a productive think tank for developing effective solutions.” — House Speaker Tim Jones, R-Eureka
- – Chair: Rep. Jay Barnes, R-Jefferson City
- – Vice Chair: Rep. Noel Torpey, R-Independence
- – Members of the Citizens and Legislators Working Group on Medicaid Eligibility and Reform Committee: Reps. Noel Torpey, R-Independence, chairman; Kent Hampton, R-Malden, vice chairman; Jay Barnes, R-Jefferson City; Diane Franklin, R-Camdenton; Casey Guernsey, R-Bethany; Jim Neely, R-Cameron; Shawn Rhoads, R-West Plains; Caleb Rowden, R-Columbia; Nate Walker, R-Kirksville; Kimberly Gardner, D-St. Louis; Jeremy LaFaver; D-Kansas City; John Mayfield, D-Independence; Joshua Peters, D-St. Louis; and John Wright, D-Rocheport. And the following citizens: Roger Archibald, CFO for Sak Construction; Shannon Bagley, CEO for Home State Health Plan; Cale Bradford, COO for Pyramid Home Health Services; Robert Cerrano, CFO for the O’Fallon Fire Protection District; Mark Dungan, manager of Thrive Pregnancy Resource Center; Steve Edwards, CEO of CoxHealth; Chris Gray, executive director for Missouri Council of the Blind; Dr. Larry Gurian, gastroenterologist in Springfield; Kathleen Haycraft, state representative for American Association of Nurse Practitioners; Dr. Randy Jotte, emergency physician at Barnes-Jewish Hospital; Dr. Bill Kapp, orthopedic surgeon in Cape Girardeau; Dr. Jerry Kennett, vice president and chief medical officer at Boone Hospital Center; Gordon Kinne, president of Med-Pay, Inc.; Dr. Wayne Letizia, physician from Independence; Dale Lindhorst, owner of Sterling Financial Advisors; Thomas Long, former state representative and fleet manager with Prime Incorporated; Jeff Mazur, executive director of AFSCME Council 72; Phyllis Melton, Medicaid recipient; Brooks Miller, executive director of Jordan Valley Health Center; Sally Nance, CEO of Excelsior Springs Hospital; George Oestreich; former clinical service director for MO Healthnet; John Orear, insurance agent and financial planner; Leanne Peace, director of Missouri Kidney Program; Dr. Steve Pu, surgeon from Kennett; Dr. Dan Redwood, chiropractor from Kansas City; Dr. Dwayne Roberts, radiologist from Jefferson City; Sam Richardson, regional director of state and federal affairs for Molina Health Care; Michael Scavotto; chief executive at Management Performance Associates; Jan Stallmeyer, regional vice president for Aetna Medicaid; Dr. Andrew Valleroy, family physician at University Hospital in Columbia; Aimee Wehmeier, CEO for Paraquad; Dr. Ed Weisbart, family physician from St. Louis; Jane Whitesides, vice chair for Missouri Health Advocacy Alliance; Dr. Charles Willey, CEO for Innovare Health Advocates; Karl Wilson, psychologist from Wentzville and former CEO for Crider Health Center; and David Zechman, CEO for Ozarks Medical Center.
- – Members of the House Interim Committee on Medicaid Transformation: Reps. Jay Barnes, R-Jefferson City, chairman; Noel Torpey, R-Independence, vice chairman; Sue Allen, R-Town and Country; Tom Flanigan, R-Carthage; Keith Frederick, R-Rolla; Marsha Haefner, R-St. Louis; Donna Lichtenegger, R-Jackson; Chris Molendorp, R-Belton, Lynn Morris, R-Nixa; Ron Schieber, R-Kansas City; Rick Stream, R-Kirkwood; Kathy Swan, R-Cape Girardeau; David Wood, R-Versailles; Chris Kelly, D-Columbia; Jeanne Kirkton, D-Webster Groves; Gail McCann Beatty, D-Kansas City; Kevin McManus, D-Kansas City; Gina Mitten, D-St. Louis; Judy Morgan, D-Kansas City; Steve Webb, D-Florissant; Stephen Webber, D-Columbia.
House Interim Committee on Government Responsiveness and Efficiency (announced June 13)
- – Purpose: to look for ways to improve the responsiveness and efficiency of state government.
- –What leadership said: ” I want the committee to perform a thorough examination of how our governmental agencies operate with the goal of reducing the red tape and improving the quality of service provided to Missouri taxpayers.” – House Speaker Tim Jones, R-Eureka
- – Chair: Rep. Sue Allen, R-Town and Country
- – Vice Chair: Rep. Jeff Messenger, R-Republic
- – Members: Reps. Kurt Bahr, R-St. Charles; Kathie Conway, R-St. Charles; Gary Cross, R-Lee’s Summit; Charlie Davis, R-Webb City; Tom Flanigan, R-Carthage; Bart Korman, R-High Hill; John McCaherty, R-High Ridge; Mark Parkinson, R-St. Charles; Chrissy Sommer, R-St. Charles; Bryan Spencer, R-Wentzville; Pat Conway, D-St. Joseph; Courtney Curtis, D-Berkeley; Keith English, D-Florissant; Michele Kratky, D-St. Louis; Karla May, D-St. Louis; John Mayfield, D-Independence; Stacey Newman, D-St. Louis.
Interim Committee on Legislative Institutional Infrastructure and Process (announced June 7)
- -Purpose: To make long-term improvements to the structure of the institution as well as the legislative process.
- – What leadership said: “We have produced great results for Missourians by putting other branches of government under the microscope and holding them accountable. Now it is time to take a look in the mirror and make an honest assessment of where we are as a governmental body, and where we need to go in the future to serve as an even more effective voice for the people.” – House Speaker Tim Jones, R-Eureka
- – Chair: Rep. Dwight Scharnhorst, R-St. Louis
- – Vice Chair: Rep. Todd Richardson, R-Poplar Bluff
- – Members: Reps. Kevin Elmer, R-Nixa; Kevin Engler, R-Farmington; Scott Fitzpatrick, R-Shell Knob; Caleb Jones, R-California; Jeanne Kirkton, D-Webster Groves; Jeanie Lauer, R-Blue Springs; Gail McCann Beatty, D-Kansas City; Kevin McManus, D-Kansas City; Kathy Swan, R-Cape Girardeau; Stephen Webber, D-Columbia
House Interim Committee on the Cause and Spread of Chronic Wasting Disease (announced June 6)
- – Purpose: To examine ways to prevent the spread of CWD in Missouri’s elk and white-tailed deer.
- – What leadership said: “While we have only seen a few cases of CWD here in Missouri, it is a problem we must be ready to address if we are going to protect landowners, hunters and all of the hunting-related businesses that exist here in our state.” -House Speaker Tim Jones, R-Eureka
- – Chair: Rep. Sandy Crawford, R-Buffalo
- – Vice Chair: Rep. Robert Ross, R-Yukon
- – Members: Jay Houghton, R-Martinsburg; Caleb Jones, R-Columbia; Randy Pike, R-Adrian; Rocky Miller, R-Tuscumbia; Craig Redmon, R-Canton; Todd Richardson, R-Poplar Bluff; Jeanie Riddle, R-Mokane; Linda Black, D-Bonne Terre; Ben Harris, D-Hillsboro; T.J. McKenna, D-Festus; and Ed Schieffer, D-Troy
House Interim Committee on Election Procedure (announced June 3)
- – Purpose: To search for legislative solutions to preserve and strengthen Missouri’s elections process.
- – What leadership said: “My goal is for the committee to look at ways to clean up our elections laws so that they are up-to-date and not duplicative.” – House Speaker Tim Jones, R-Eureka
- – Chair: Rep. Sue Entlicher, R-Bolivar
- – Vice Chair: Rep. Gary Cross, R-Lee’s Summit
- – Members: Reps. John Diehl, R-Town and Country; Tony Dugger, R-Hartville; Joe Don McGaugh, R-Carrollton; Myron Neth, R-Liberty; Dave Muntzel, R-Boonville; Bryan Spencer, R-Wentzville; Mike Colona, D-St. Louis; Randy Dunn, D-Kansas City ; and Stacey Newman, D-St. Louis
- Story: Jones appoints chair and members of interim elections committee
- – Chair: None
- – Vice Chair: None
- – Members: Reps. Sue Allen, Town and Country; Andrew Koenig, R-Machester; Mike Leara, R-St. Louis; Bill Otto, D-St. Charles; Clem Smith, D-Velda Village Hills.
Ashley Jost is no longer with The Missouri Times. She worked as the executive editor for several months, and a reporter before that.