Report: Representative Jim Kalberloh, 126th District

Submitted by the Office of Jim Kalberloh
To the Constituents of the 126th District,
We are now halfway through the 102nd Session! It has been busy and time has flown by, and I feel we have produced some good legislation for the people of Missouri. We will be on Spring Break this coming week, so I will be in the district, if anyone would like to visit on any matters, please feel free to contact me. I had visitors this week from Hospice Care that works out of GVMH. It was great to visit with them and thank them for the awesome job that they do!
Listed below is a few of the major caucus priorities that we have passed so far this session.
Curbing Violent Crime - HB 301 is a wide-ranging public safety bill that includes a key provision that would allow the governor to appoint a special prosecutor in areas of the state with an excessive homicide rate.
Supporting Law Enforcement - HBs 702, 53, 213, 216, 306 & 359 will take the politics out of policing by placing the St. Louis Police Department under the control of a state-appointed board of commissioners, which will stabilize the department so it can perform the basic job of law enforcement.
Promoting School Choice - HB 253 would establish the Public School Open Enrollment Program to improve quality instruction and increase parental involvement, provide access to programs and classes, and offer opportunity by allowing students to attend a public school in a nonresident district.
Protecting the Constitution - HJR 43 is designed to protect the state constitution from the influence of out-of-state interests by allowing voters to decide if the state should raise the threshold to modify the constitution in the future.
Providing Property Tax Relief - HB 713 would change current state law that requires assessors to determine vehicle values by using the National Automobile Dealers’ Association Official Used Car Guide.
Protecting Missouri Farmland - HBs 903, 465, 430 & 499 is a critical national security bill that would protect fair competition and limit foreign ownership of Missouri farmland by defined enemies of the United States of America. The bill approved by the House would limit foreign ownership of Missouri farmland to 0.5%, from the current restriction in statute of 1%. The bill also would prohibit a foreign business from certain countries from purchasing any land in the state. Nations on the “Restrictive Country” list in the bill are defined as China, Russia, Iran, North Korea, and Venezuela.
I am honored to serve as your Representative in the Missouri House. If at any time, you have questions, concerns or ideas regarding state government, please feel free to contact me at 573-751-5388 or
Jim Kalberloh
State Representative
District 126