99th General Assembly, 1st Regular Session - 2017
Government Efficiency, Ranking Minority Member
Professional Registration and Licensing
Subcommittee on Appropriations - Agriculture, Conservation, Natural Resources, and Economic Development
Subcommittee on Scope of Practice
MO House of Representatives
201 West Capitol Avenue
Room 130 DC
Jefferson City MO 65101
Rep. Joshua Peters
6085 West Florissant Ave.
St. Louis MO 63136
Representative Joshua Peters represents portions of north Saint Louis City (District 76) in the Missouri House of Representatives. He was elected to the Missouri House in a special election held April 5, 2013.
In 2010, he graduated magna cum laude from Lincoln University, where he also became a member of Pi Sigma Alpha, The National Political Honor Society and served as President of the Student Government Association.
He served on the staff of United States Representative William Lacy Clay, Jr. for three years and then was appointed by President Barack Obama as a Confidential Assistant to the Under Secretary of Education.
Representative Peters serves as a local board member of the United States Selective Service System, as well as the Board of Directors for People’s Community Action Corporation.
Representative Peters is currently a member of the Cathedral Basilica Parish of St. Louis, Rotary International, and Congressional Black Associates.
Born August 25 in the City of St. Louis, he currently resides there.
Increases the state minimum wage to $15 per hour
Establishes the "Missouri Promise Act"
Prohibits a health insurer and any wellness program associated with a health insurer from sharing with an employer of an insured information relating to such insured’s usage of contraceptives
Designates January 5th of each year as “Kappa Alpha Psi Day” in Missouri
Requires the Department of Corrections, or its contracted vendors, to purchase beef or vegetable products grown or produced in Missouri
Establishes the Food Deserts Act, which makes loans available to grocery stores in food deserts
Authorizes an income tax exemption for residents who are at least seventy years old
Allows the sheriff of the city of St. Louis to appoint deputies and assistants without the approval of a majority of the circuit judges of the circuit court of such city
Designates the .44-caliber Smith and Wesson revolver as the official state hand gun of Missouri
Requires licensed chiropractors to be reimbursed for the provision of MO HealthNet services
Prohibits the Department of Mental Health from contracting with providers that operate methadone treatment programs