On Friday, May 30, Speaker Tim Jones signed a number of bills voted Truly Agreed and Finally Passed during the final days of the 2014 legislative session, including the following:
- HB1132 – will increase the amount of tax credits available for contributions to pregnancy resource centers, encouraging donations to these organizations;
- HB1303 – the Missouri Student Religious Liberties Act, which will protect students’ ability to exercise their First Amendment religious rights;
- HB1307 – will change the minimum waiting period for obtaining an abortion from 24 hours to 72 hours;
- SB635 – a bill to end the “border war” by prohibiting the issuance of incentives to businesses relocating from Kansas, as long as Kansas passes a similar bill; and
- SB656 – a firearms omnibus lowering the concealed carry age to 19, preventing housing authorities from barring lessees from possessing guns, and preventing healthcare professionals from asking patients if they own guns, among other items.
“I am proud of the work the Missouri General Assembly did during the 2014 legislative session. By working together, we were able to pass numerous bills which will help move our state forward and protect Missourians’ rights, including the first tax cut in more than nine decades and a landmark bill to extend the abortion waiting period from 24 hours to 72 hours, among others,” said Speaker Jones.
Tim Jones was elected to the Missouri House of Representatives in 2006 and was elected as Speaker of the House in 2012. During his time in the House, Tim has become known as a consistent conservative, passing major pieces of conservative legislation including the Missouri Health Care Freedom Act, multiple bills defending our Second Amendment rights, the largest tax cut in Missouri history, and a variety of pro-life measures which have made Missouri one of the safest places in the nation for unborn children.
Speaker Jones currently represents the 110th District, including parts of St. Louis and Franklin Counties. In addition to his legislative duties, he is an attorney at the Chesterfield law firm of Doster Ullom, LLC. He and his wife, Suzanne, live in Eureka with their two daughters, Katie and Abby.