99th General Assembly, 1st Regular Session - 2017
Subcommittee on Appropriations - General Administration, Chairman
Elementary and Secondary Education
Special Committee on Employment Security
Special Committee on Tax Policy for Working Families
Conference Committee on Budget
MO House of Representatives
201 West Capitol Avenue
Jefferson City MO 65101
Rep. Kurt Bahr
Rep. Kurt Bahr, a Republican, represents part of St. Charles County (District 102) in the Missouri House of Representatives. He was elected to his first two-year term in November 2010.
In addition to his legislative duties, Rep. Bahr is an entrepreneur and small business owner. He previously served in the United States Air Force as a budget officer in Italy and Los Angeles from 2001-2006.
Kurt is a founding member of the House Conservative Caucus. He is also a member of Missouri Right to Life, the National Rifle Association, the St. Charles County Pachyderm Club, the Saint Charles County Christian Home Educators, and Grace Community Chapel.
Rep. Bahr graduated from his family's home school in O'Fallon. He is a 2001 graduate of Oklahoma Wesleyan University where he received a bachelor’s degree in political science and history. Rep. Bahr received a master's degree in public policy from Regent University in 2008.
Born in St. Charles, Rep. Bahr currently resides in O'Fallon with his wife, Jennifer. They have six children, Micah, Lydia, Josiah, Judah, Charissa, and Isaiah.
Specifies that parental liberty to direct the upbringing, education, and care of his or her children is a fundamental right not subject to infringement without demonstrating a compelling governmental interest
Prohibits a property owners' association from preventing a property owner from placing political signs on his or her property
Allows taxpayers to classify individuals as independent contractors under certain circumstances
Modifies the laws relating to the ways in which school districts use moneys received through a certain annual appropriation
Requires State Board of Education meetings to be recorded by video and posted on the website of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Changes the laws regarding the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules
Changes the laws regarding the state sexual offender registry and its requirements
Allows structured family caregiving as a covered service under MO HealthNet, subject to the approval of federal waivers
Modifies provisions relating to home school education
Establishes the Missouri Empowerment Scholarship Accounts Program
Allows computer science to count as a science course for purposes of high school graduation requirements
Modifies provisions relating to academic performance standards
Proposes a constitutional amendment to reduce the number of state representatives to four representatives from each senate district
Proposes a constitutional amendment imposing term limits on city and county offices
Proposes a Constitutional amendment to expand the term limits for the General Assembly to 16 years total between the two houses, instead of 8 years in any one house