99th General Assembly, 1st Regular Session - 2017
Special Committee on Employment Security
MO House of Representatives
201 West Capitol Avenue
Jefferson City MO 65101
Rep. Jeff Pogue, a Republican, represents Dent, Shannon, Oregon, and part of Reynolds Counties (District 143) in the Missouri House of Representatives. He was elected to his first two-year term in November 2012.
In addition to his legislative duties, Rep. Pogue has been a carpenter by trade for the past 16 years, along with being a local contractor. He still works on the family farm in Salem, where he was born and raised. Rep. Pogue is also a staff pastor at Living Water Worship Center in Rolla, MO.
A 1999 graduate of Salem High School, Rep. Pogue earned an Associate’s degree in General Studies from Southwest Baptist University in 2012, followed by a Bachelor's degree with a dual major in Psychology and Sociology from Southwest Baptist University in 2016.
Born in Rolla, Representative Pogue resides in Salem with his wife and their three children.
Prohibits school districts from collecting biometric information on students without the express written consent of parents or legal guardians
Requires all public restrooms, other than single occupancy restrooms, to be gender-divided
Forbids the placement of refugees without the approval of the Missouri General Assembly
Requires all sales, transfers, or other conveyances of lands owned by the state, and acquisition of lands by the state, to be approved by the General Assembly
Allows a person authorized to solemnize marriages to refuse to solemnize a marriage which is contrary to the religious beliefs or sincerely held moral convictions of such person
Prohibits the collection of water, soil, or commodity samples by governmental entities without the written consent of the landowner
Establishes the "Second Amendment Preservation Act"
Changes the laws regarding jurisdiction ceded to the United States within the Ozark National Scenic Riverways
Changes the laws regarding foreign ownership of agricultural land
Changes the laws regarding income tax so that tax rates are reduced if tax revenues exceed the revenues of any of the three previous years
Imposes a one-year moratorium on state land purchases and requires the General Assembly to be notified of any requests to purchase land by any state agency
Requires the Department of Natural Resources to sell certain lands acquired through environmental settlement funds
Expands child neglect to include a child that is born with a controlled substance in the child's fluids because the pregnant mother knowingly used a controlled substance before birth
Changes the laws regarding abortion
Discourages the directorship of Missouri Department of Conservation Director Sara Parker Pauley for her involvement with the misappropriation of environmental settlement funds
Proposes a constitutional amendment to repeal the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Amendments of the Constitution of the United States
Calls for a special session for the purpose of eliminating the state's involvement in the institution of marriage
Urges the Board of Public Buildings to remove the metal detectors and security at the entrance of the capitol building
Allows both the General Assembly and the people to submit referendums on federal laws
Changes the laws regarding the amount of property tax state entities pay on state lands