100th General Assembly, 1st Regular Session
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Subcommittee on Litigation Reform, Chairman
Financial Institutions, Vice-Chairman
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.
Modifies provisions relating to civil procedure
Modifies provisions relating to the collateral source rule
Modifies provisions relating to bail bond agents
Modifies provisions relating to permanent total disability benefits
Allows the circuit court in St. Louis City to collect a fee not to exceed twenty dollars, rather than fifteen, to go toward the law library
Modifies provisions relating to damages in wrongful death actions
Modifies provisions relating to the payment fines by offenders
Modifies provisions for the Property Assessment Clean Energy Act
Modifies provisions relating to actions for damages due to exposure to asbestos
Modifies provisions regarding punitive damages
Modifies provisions relating to workers' compensation
Requires court records pertaining to certain misdemeanor cases to be removed from any state courts automated case management system