99th General Assembly, 1st Regular Session - 2017
Subcommittee on Appropriations - Health, Mental Health, and Social Services
Joint Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect
Conference Committee on Budget
MO House of Representatives
201 West Capitol Avenue
Jefferson City MO 65101
Rep. Crystal Quade, a Democrat, represents part of Greene County (District 132) in the Missouri House of Representatives. She was elected to her first term in office in November 2016.
Quade is the former director of chapter services at Care to Learn, a nonprofit organization that addresses the health, hunger and hygiene needs of economically disadvantaged children in several school districts across Missouri. She previously worked as a field representative for Community Blood Center of the Ozarks, as regional field director for Organizing for America and as a U.S. Senate constituent services representative. She was just elected as Co-chair of the House Democratic Caucus.
While earning her Bachelor of Social Work degree at Missouri State University, Crystal was a legislative intern to four-term Representative of the 132nd, Charlie Norr.
Quade currently serves as a Greene County Democratic Committeewoman and is a member of the League of Women Voters of Southwest Missouri and The Kitchen, Inc. She has also worked with the Springfield, MO Community Focus Report, Civic Engagement Team.
Quade and her husband, Kevin Waterland, have three children: Aydin, Naomi, and Alexa.
Allows the Missouri Ethics Commission to prosecute criminal cases and initiate civil cases if the Attorney General declines criminal prosecution or civil enforcement
Establishes a pilot program within the Department of Social Services to provide additional child care assistance for low-income working families
Allows the court to grant reasonable visitation rights to siblings of a child whose parents are divorced or if one parent of the child is deceased
Enhances the penalties for certain offenses if the offenses were targeted toward certain victims