99th General Assembly, 1st Regular Session - 2017
Joint Committee on Public Employee Retirement, Vice-Chairman
Administration and Accounts
MO House of Representatives
201 West Capitol Avenue
Jefferson City MO 65101
Representative Nate Walker, a Republican, represents the City of Kirksville, the western part of Adair County, all of Sullivan, Putnam and Mercer Counties (District 3) in the Missouri House of Representatives. He was elected in 2012 and previously in the Missouri House of Representatives for the 12th District from 1981 – 1985.
Representative Walker has had a varied and diversified professional career having been involved in business, farming, community service, economic development, journalism, real estate and politics. He is a licensed realtor and works as a Realtor Associate for Heritage House Realty, Inc. in Kirksville, MO. His professional and vocational experiences include: former service in the Missouri General Assembly as 12th District State Representative; owner, publisher and editor of the La Plata Home Press; raising cattle and working on the family farm in Macon County; serving North Missouri in downtown, community and economic development; and working on national, state and regional transportation and traffic safety issues. Besides his service in the MO General Assembly Representative Walker is a farmer and realtor.
Representative Walker holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Journalism and a Master of Science Degree in Regional and Community Affairs from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He has also done post graduate studies at Duke University at Durham, North Carolina and at the Haus Rissen Institute of International Politics and Economics in Hamburg, Germany.
Representative Walker is involved and active in many community organizations, charities and activities which include: Kirksville First Christian Church; Kirksville Area Chamber of Commerce; Past Chairman of the Kirksville Area Chamber of Commerce Governmental Affairs Committee; Chairman of the Highway 63 Alternate Route Traffic Safety Commission; Kirksville Rotary Club; Kirksville Arts Association; Kirksville Regional Economic Development, Inc. (K-REDI), Adair Masonic Lodge #366 AF & AM; El Kadir Shrine Club; Ararat Shrine; National Rifle Association; Ducks Unlimited; Macon County Historical Society; Macon County Flywheel & Collectable Club, Inc.; Macon Area Chamber of Commerce; and the Macon Elks.
Representative Walker resides in Kirksville. He is the father of two sons: Madison Belt Walker and Samuel Preston Belt Walker.
Restricts the use of handheld communications devices while driving unless the device is equipped for hands-free operation and is being used in that manner
Establishes a procedure for the removal and disposal of abandoned aircraft on airport property
Modifies provisions relating to eminent domain
Changes the laws regarding the retirement system for prosecuting and circuit attorneys
Imposes certain conditions on land devoted to agricultural purposes that is proposed to be acquired through eminent domain
Allows the Missouri Dental Board to issue dental faculty permits to individuals who are employed by accredited dental schools, colleges, or programs in Missouri
Modifies provisions related to the retirement of school employees
Changes the law regarding the Missouri veterans' commission
Changes the law regarding condemnation for utility services
Modifies provisions related to public employee retirement systems
Increases various existing fees that are deposited in the county employees' retirement fund
Modifies provisions relating to the St. Louis Public School Retirement System
Modifies provisions relating to the police pension system for the City of St. Louis
Changes provisions relating to the Missouri State Board of Nursing