99th General Assembly, 1st Regular Session - 2017
Subcommittee on Scope of Practice, Chairman
Rules - Administrative Oversight, Vice-Chairman
Professional Registration and Licensing
Special Committee on Homeland Security
MO House of Representatives
201 West Capitol Avenue
Jefferson City MO 65101
Rep. Chrissy Sommer, a Republican, represents part of St. Charles County (District 106) in the Missouri House of Representatives. She was elected in a special election in November 2011 and took office in January 2012.
Rep. Sommer has over 35 years of experience in the private sector and has served as vice president of accounting, sales, and marketing for her family’s business and managed her husband’s CPA firm and professional office building.
Rep. Sommer has over 35 years of Community Service experience. As a JCI Senator and 10th Degree Jaycee, she served as the St Charles Jaycees President and numerous other positions. As a First Class Girl Scout and Marian Metal Award recipient herself, she has served as an Assistant Leader of Girl Scout Troop 4433 at Harvest Ridge Elementary, Cub Scout Den Leader Troop 971 at Harvest Ridge Elementary and Assistant Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 911 at Harvester Christian Church. She has also served on the United Way Chocolate Wine and Jazz Board and President of the Harvest Ridge PTO. She is on the Board of Advisers for FiveAcres Animal Shelter, a member of the St Charles County Republican Central Committee, a member of the St Charles County Pachyderms, a member of the First Capitol Lions Club, and a member of the Greater St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce.
Rep. Sommer is a graduate of Lindbergh High School. She received her associate’s degree in Business Administration from St. Louis Community College at Meramec and received her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Business Marketing from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
Rep. Sommer lives in St. Charles with her husband, Michael, and their two children.
Revises the definition of "service dog" to include animals that provide support or therapeutic functions for individuals with psychiatric or mental disabilities
Requires school districts to post certain financial information online for public access
Specifies continuing education training for school board members, with additional training required for members serving districts with provisional accreditation
Establishes guidelines for the regulation of occupations and professions not regulated by the Division of Professional Registration
Changes the law regarding public notice requirements for certain hearings conducted by legislative bodies of municipalities
Requires any district with a state-approved gifted education program to have a process that allows parents or guardians to appeal a determination that their child does not qualify for gifted services
Authorizes an exemption for delivery charges from sales and use taxes
Exempts present and past military members and law enforcement officers from hunter education and safety training course requirements
Provides ways a professional licensee or holder of a permit certificate, or registration may submit payment and information to a board
Modifies provisions relating to the practice of public accounting