99th General Assembly, 1st Regular Session - 2017
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Special Committee on Litigation Reform
MO House of Representatives
201 West Capitol Avenue
Jefferson City MO 65101
Rep. Bruce DeGroot, a Republican, represents parts of St. Louis County, including Chesterfield, (District 101) in the Missouri House of Representatives. He was elected to his first two-year term in November 2016.
Immediately prior to assuming his office, Rep. DeGroot served as a councilman for the City of Chesterfield.
Rep. DeGroot is a former Trustee for the Chesterfield Farms Subdivision and has served as the Vice Chair and Secretary on the Planning Commission for the City of Chesterfield. He has also served on the Board of Variances and the Chesterfield Drug Task Force. He attends the Ascension Parish, where he is also a board member for the Ascension Athletic Association.
Rep. DeGroot graduated from Sioux Falls Christian High School in 1982. He earned his bachelor’s degree in 1987 from the University of South Dakota and his J.D. from Saint Louis University School of Law.
Rep. DeGroot was born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and is a descendent of Buffalo Bill. He currently resides in Chesterfield. He and his wife, Jill, have three children—Regan, Cliff, and Thomas, whom they love to brag about.
Changes the laws regarding asbestos tort claims and asbestos trust claims
Modifies provisions relating to tort claims
Specifies that an attorney who presents a current valid Missouri Bar membership card to courthouse security is not subject to any security screening, with an exception
Modifies provisions relating to records of regularly conducted activity as evidence law
Modifies provisions relating to financial interests of minors
Repeals a provision relating to insurance
Changes the law relating to assessments made by the Public Service Commission
Adds provisions relating to a claim for breach of implied warranty of habitability by a tenant of rental property
Changes the law regarding the Universal Service Board
Prohibits villages, towns, and cities from regulating dogs in a breed-specific manner
Provides that the practices of cosmetology and barbering do not include shampooing
Modifies laws regarding arbitration agreements
Allows an offense involving the operation of a motor vehicle in an intoxicating condition to be cognizable before a municipal court if, after referral, the county prosecuting attorney fails to prosecute
Establishes the Justice Safety Valve Act that provides judges with discretion to depart from mandatory minimum sentences
Modifies the appeal procedure for decisions by the public service commission
Modifies provisions related to workers' compensation
Specifies that no state funds shall go to National Public Radio