100th General Assembly, 1st Regular Session
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Downsizing State Government, Chairman
General Laws, Vice-Chairman
Joint Committee on Government Accountability
MO House of Representatives
201 West Capitol Avenue
Jefferson City MO 65101
Rep. Jered Taylor, a Republican, represents western Christian County (District 139) in the Missouri House of Representatives. He was elected to his first two-year term in November 2014, and was re-elected in 2016.
Prior to his legislative duties, Rep. Taylor worked as a Field Representative for Congressman Billy Long. He also worked in retail management for six years.
Rep. Taylor has actively served his community by mentoring elementary students, working on Habitat for Humanity projects, fundraising for the Multiple Sclerosis 150 mile bike ride, and working as an Emergency Medical Technician.
A graduate of Hannibal High School, Rep. Taylor obtained a B.S. in Administration of Justice from Hannibal-LaGrange University. While at Hannibal-LaGrange, he was a member of Phi Beta Delta, a community service fraternity. He was also elected as the Student Body President.
Rep. Taylor currently resides in Nixa with his wife and three daughters. He and his family are members of Jefferson Avenue Baptist Church in Springfield.
Modifies provisions relating to the concealed carrying of firearms
Establishes the Freedom to Work Act
Imposes civil penalties for poaching certain animals
Modifies provisions relating to second injury fund liabilities and self-insurance regulations
Modifies provisions relating to the Division of Workers' Compensation
Allows for the slaughter and processing of feral hogs for human consumption at facilities inspected by the USDA or Missouri Department of Agriculture
Requires administration of a statewide assessment test for five years before any revisions to the test may be made
Requires all nonfood items sold in the state capitol to be made in the USA
Establishes a new retirement option for certain teachers in Missouri
Changes the law regarding primary elections
Establishes the Second Amendment Preservation Act, which creates additional protections to the right to bear arms
Modifies provisions for state contracts