Kendrick Begins A New Chapter in the Missouri House

Kip Swearing-In Ceremony 2015

Rep. Kip Kendrick was sworn in as Columbia’s Kip-Swearing In-sm45th District Representative in the House Chamber on January 7, 2015, replacing long-time Boone County Representative Chris Kelly.


The Latest News from Rep. Kendrick...

Kendrick backs Rep. Barnes’ bill on Telehealth

Traction is difficult for Democratic bills in the State House of Representatives.  Such is the current fate of HB340, sponsored by Rep. Kip Kendrick, which has not been assigned to committee. Kendrick’s bill would make telehealth services provided to students in Missouri school districts reimbursable by Medicaid. Instead, a similar bill, HB 319, introduced by […]


Feb 26, 2015 – Weekly Capitol Update

HIGH COURT CONSIDERS VALIDITY OF BALLOT MEASURES The Missouri Supreme Court on Feb. 25 heard arguments in two cases separately challenging the validity of constitutional amendments ratified by voters last August expanding gun rights and establishing a right to farm. The plaintiffs in both cases claim the General Assembly crafted unfair and misleading ballot language […]


Kendrick Awards Resolution to Columbia Art League

The 2015 Missouri Arts Awards were presented February 11th in the State Capitol.  Rep. Kendrick presented the award for Arts Organization and resolution to Diana Moxin, Director of the Columbia Art League. The Missouri Arts Council noted the Columbia Art League as the… Cornerstone of the arts in mid-Missouri since 1959, annually producing the Arts […]


Feb 12, 2015 – Weekly Capitol Update

COURT SAYS LEGISLATORS CAN’T BLOCK BALLOT MEASURES Lawmakers can’t pre-emptively block pending ballot measures by passing legislation that attempts to supersede the measure before voters have a chance to decide, the Missouri Supreme Court ruled in a 5-2 decision on Feb. 10. The case involves a bill the Republican-controlled General Assembly passed in May 2008 […]


Rep. Kip Kendrick pushes for telehealth services in schools

Few schools in Missouri are capable of giving students direct access to health care specialists for treatment of conditions like diabetes and asthma. Rep. Kip Kendrick, D-Columbia, believes this is a problem that needs a low-cost solution. The freshman lawmaker filed House Bill 340 on Jan. 5 to provide students in Missouri schools the opportunity […]


Jan 29, 2015 – Weekly Capitol Update

SPEAKER BANS ‘COUNTRY CLUB’ COMMITTEE HEARINGS One day after embarrassing television footage aired of Republican lawmakers schmoozing with lobbyists at the Jefferson City Country Club at what officially was a public hearing of the House Telecommunications Committee, House Speaker John Diehl on Jan. 28 instituted an immediate ban on committees meeting outside of the Capitol. […]


Kendrick Addresses MO Telehealth Summit

On January 27, Rep. Kendrick addressed 150 health professionals at the Missouri Telehealth Summit in Jefferson City regarding the importance of HB 340 to the telehealth community.  He also participated in a panel discussion with Rep. Keith Frederick and Dr. Wayne Cooper regarding pending legislation affecting telehealth in Missouri. The keynote speaker, Dr. Sanjeev Arora […]


Kendrick Participates in MU Legislative Forum

The University of Missouri Alumni Association held its thirteenth annual Legislative Forum on January 22.  Participating in the event were all five Boone County state representatives. You can see Rep. Kendrick’s address to the standing room only group on the link below, including a summary of his legislation, HB340, just filed.