Chris Kelly

Running, Democrat for Missouri House of Representatives District 45

Chris Kelly

Chris Kelly running for Missouri House of Representatives District 45

 

Full Name: Chris Kelly Click here for Voting Records
Current Office: State House - District 24, Democratic  
First Elected: 11/04/2008  
Last Elected: 11/02/2010  
Next Election: 2012  
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for State House - District 45  
General Nov. 6, 2012  
Primary Aug. 7, 2012  
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Nanette Laughrey; 2 Children: Hugh, Kate
Religion: Catholic

 

Bio:

Representative Chris Kelly is in his second term in the Missouri House of Representatives, after having previously served from 1983-1994.

2012
Legislative committees on which serving:
    Budget Committee
    Interim Committee on Budget Transparency
    Chair – House Appropriations Committee for Public Safety and Corrections
    Judiciary Committee
    Agri-Business Committee
    Special Standing Committee on Election Contests
    Joint Committee on Legislative Research
    Joint Committee on Capital Improvements and Leases Oversight
    Interim Committee on Criminal Justice
    Special Standing Committee on Government Oversight and Accountability

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2011
Legislative committees on which serving:
    House Budget Committee
    Chair – House Appropriations Committee for Public Safety and Corrections
    Budget Transparency Committee
    Judiciary Committee
    Joint Committee on Capital Improvements and Leases Oversight
    Special Standing Committee on Election Contests

2010
Legislative committees on which served:
    Budget
    Elections
    Ethics
    Judiciary
    Joint Committee on Capital Improvements & Leases Oversight
    Joint Committee on MO Health Net
    Joint Committee on Oversight of Federal Stimulus & Stabilization Funds
    Special Standing Committee on Emerging Issues in Animal Agriculture

2009
Legislative committees on which served:
    Budget (ranking member)
    Elections
    Ethics
    Special Standing Committee on Emerging Issues in Animal Agriculture
    Joint Committee on Missouri HealthNet

2008
Elected as Missouri State Representative in the 24th Legislative District
Major Legislative Accomplishments–– 2008-2011
    Sponsored the creation of the Missouri Psychiatric Center
    Responsible for the organ donor check-off program on tax forms
    Led the effort to build the overpass at Columbia Regional Airport
    Handled the Amy Hester Student Protection Act in the House
    Sponsored the Veterans Home Funding Bill
    Helped to lead the way in rewriting state Domestic Violence law
    Sponsored the budget appropriation for Caring for Missouri

Recent Legislative Awards:
    2012 Asphalt Paving Association Outstanding Legislator of the Year
    2011 Geyer Public Service Award from the Missouri Alumni Association
    2011 Alliance of Alumni Associations and Extension Presidential Citation Award
    2011 House of Representatives Legislative Award from the Missouri American Legion
    2010 Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Legislator of the Year Award

2000-2006
Associate Court Judge, 13th Judicial District – Boone County

1994-2000
Chairman, Missouri Labor and Industrial Relations Commission

1983-1994
Missouri House of Representatives:
    Budget Chair, 1991-1994
    Budget Vice Chair 1985-1991
    Committee Member: Legislative Research, Budget Control, Revenue and Economics, Elections, Insurance, Joint Committee on Desegregation (Chair), Joint Committee on the 1993 Flood (Chair)

Major Legislative Accomplishments:
    Led the effort in the Missouri House to establish the Katy Trail
    Brought MO Employers Mutual Insurance to Columbia
    Sponsored Federal Reimbursement Allowance Legislation that brought billions of federal healthcare dollars to Missouri
    Sponsored durable power of attorney for healthcare
    Championed campaign finance reform

1977-1982
Boone County Clerk

1972-1977
Central Missouri Counties’ Human Development Corporation
    Associate Director (1975-1977)
    Cole County Director (1972-1975)

Education
    B.A. Marist College (1968)
    J.D. University of Missouri (1988)

Personal
    Married for 41 years, two children, one grandson
    Member, Our Lady of Lourdes Parish
    Member, ACLU
    Lifetime Member, Missouri Whitewater Association

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
May 18, 2012 SB 749 Authorizes Employers to Exempt Contraception from Healthcare Coverage Conference Report Adopted - House
(105 - 33)
Nay
May 15, 2012 SB 576 Authorizes the Expansion of Charter Schools Bill Passed - House
(99 - 54)
Nay
May 7, 2012 Amdt 1 Rescinds Funding for the Sue Shear Institute Amendment Adopted - House
(93 - 59)
Nay
May 3, 2012 HB 1526 Amends Teacher Dismissal Policies Bill Passed - House
(83 - 76)
Nay
April 26, 2012 HB 1540 Prohibits Employees from Suing Co-Workers for Job Injuries Bill Passed - House
(99 - 47)
Yea
April 19, 2012 HB 1534 Prohibits Implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Bill Passed - House
(108 - 44)
Nay
April 19, 2012 HB 1860 Prohibits Undisclosed Recording of Livestock Bill Passed - House
(108 - 32)
Did Not Vote
March 29, 2012 HB 1541 Provides Exemptions on Participating in Certain Medical Procedures. Bill Passed - House
(113 - 41)
Nay
March 29, 2012 HB 1046 Requires Proof of Citizenship for Presidential Candidates Bill Passed - House
(92 - 49)
Nay
March 7, 2012 SB 572 Amends Worker's Compensation Bill Passed - House
(87 - 68)
Nay
Feb. 9, 2012 HB 1104 Voter ID Bill Passed - House
(101 - 54)
Did Not Vote
Feb. 9, 2012 HB 1219 Workplace Discrimination Amendments Bill Passed - House
(89 - 68)
Did Not Vote
Jan. 19, 2012 HJR 43 Limits State Spending Amendment Adopted - House
(105 - 54)
Yea
Oct. 6, 2011 SB 8 Tax Credit Amendments Bill Passed - House
(98 - 48)
Yea
Sept. 23, 2011 SB 7 Incentives for Science-Based Businesses Bill Passed - House
(94 - 48)
Yea
Sept. 23, 2011 HA 1 to SB 7 Prohibits Public Funding for Certain Life Science Research Projects Amendment Rejected - House
(68 - 74)
Nay
Sept. 9, 2011 HB 6 Appropriations for Missouri Disaster Relief Bill Passed - House
(127 - 22)
Yea
Sept. 9, 2011 HB 1 Authority Over the Saint Louis Police Department Bill Passed - House
(123 - 27)
Yea
May 10, 2011 HB 73 Drug Testing Of Welfare Recipients Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(113 - 34)
Yea
May 4, 2011 HB 193 Congressional Redistricting Plan Veto Override Passed - House
(109 - 44)
Did Not Vote
April 13, 2011 SB 113 Regulating Animal Care Facilities Bill Passed - House
(85 - 71)
Nay
April 6, 2011 HB 193 Congressional Redistricting Bill Passed - House
(106 - 53)
Nay
March 17, 2011 HB 213 Restrictions on Late-Term Abortions Bill Passed - House
(119 - 38)
Nay
March 10, 2011 HB 167 Driver License Examinations Administered in English Only Bill Passed - House
(102 - 56)
Nay
March 3, 2011 HB 61 Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House
(92 - 60)
Nay
Jan. 11, 2011 HR 39 Attorney General Challenge of the Federal Health Care Law Resolution Passed - House
(115 - 46)
Nay
July 14, 2010 HB 1 Public Retirement Systems Conference Report Adopted - House
(84 - 53)
Nay
July 14, 2010 HB 2 Manufacturing Jobs Act Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(101 - 40)
Yea
June 29, 2010 HB 2 Manufacturing Jobs Act Bill Passed - House
(125 - 19)
Yea
June 29, 2010 HB 1 Public Retirement Systems Bill Passed - House
(92 - 54)
Yea
May 14, 2010 SB 793 Abortion Law Amendments Bill Passed - House
(114 - 39)
Nay
May 13, 2010 SB 586 Sexually Oriented Business Regulations Bill Passed - House
(118 - 28)
Yea
May 12, 2010 HB 1311 Coverage for Individuals Diagnosed with Autism Conference Report Adopted - House
(144 - 16)
Yea
May 11, 2010 HB 1764 Prohibits Mandatory Participation in a Health Care System Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(108 - 47)
Nay
April 29, 2010 HB 2011 2010-2011 Department of Social Services Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(93 - 63)
Yea
April 28, 2010 HB 2002 2010-2010 Education Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(87 - 64)
Yea
April 28, 2010 HB 2010 2010-2011 Department of Mental Health and Department of Health and Senior Serices Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(85 - 70)
Yea
April 28, 2010 HB 2003 Higher Education Appropriations Conference Report Adopted - House
(115 - 34)
Yea
April 1, 2010 HB 1747 Authorizing Horse Slaughterhouses Bill Passed - House
(91 - 61)
Nay
March 31, 2010 HB 1601 St. Louis Police Department Governance Modifications Motion Rejected - House
(66 - 86)
Nay
March 30, 2010 HB 1327 Abortion Regulation Modifications Bill Passed - House
(113 - 37)
Nay
March 17, 2010 Amdt 4 Deleting an Education Foundation Formula Modification Amendment Rejected - House
(73 - 83)
Yea
Jan. 19, 2010 HCR 18 Statement of Opposition to Federal Health Care Proposal Joint Resolution Passed - House
(111 - 46)
Nay
Sept. 16, 2009 HB 544 Increasing Legislative Oversight of Federal Funds Veto Override Failed - House
(86 - 71)
Nay
May 14, 2009 SB 291 Education Provision Modifications Bill Passed - House
(110 - 46)
Nay
May 12, 2009 SB 306 State Health Care Expansion Bill Passed - House
(83 - 77)
Yea
May 7, 2009 HB 11 2009-2010 Social Services Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(87 - 74)
Nay
May 4, 2009 HB 22 Capital Improvements Bill Passed - House
(117 - 42)
Yea
April 30, 2009 SB 71 Income Tax Rate Reduction and Additional Tax Credt Bill Passed - House
(86 - 66)
Nay
April 28, 2009 Amdt 1 Allowing Pharmacists to Refuse to Provide "Abortifacients" Amendment Adopted - House
(115 - 43)
Nay
April 16, 2009 HB 795 Minimum Wage and Sales Tax Modifications for Businesses Bill Passed - House
(87 - 70)
Nay
April 16, 2009 HB 258 Excluding Tipped Employees from Mandatory Minimum Wage Increases Bill Passed - House
(86 - 74)
Nay
April 16, 2009 HB 668 Firearm Regulation Amendments Bill Passed - House
(105 - 50)
Nay
April 16, 2009 HJR 32 Bonds to Fund Higher Education Joint Resolution Passed - House
(131 - 28)
Yea
April 2, 2009 HB 681 Special Elections for Statewide Office Vacancies Bill Passed - House
(94 - 63)
Nay
March 26, 2009 HB 11 2009-2010 Social Services Budget Bill Passed - House
(88 - 66)
Nay
March 26, 2009 HB 10 2009-10 Health Budget Bill Passed - House
(88 - 66)
Nay
March 26, 2009 HB 2 2009-10 Education Budget Bill Passed - House
(92 - 64)
Yea
March 12, 2009 HJR 23 Constitutional State Spending Cap Joint Resolution Passed - House
(82 - 78)
Nay
March 11, 2009 HB 46 Expansion of Abortion Laws Bill Passed - House
(115 - 43)
Nay
Feb. 26, 2009 HB 242 Authorizing Four-Day School Weeks Bill Passed - House
(101 - 60)
Did Not Vote
Jan. 26, 2009 HCR 5 Rejecting Pay Increases for Elected Officials and Judges Resolution Passed - House
(129 - 31)
Yea