Record of Success
Jason sponsored, cosponsored, or supported the following bills, working with members of both parties, in order to find solutions to our state’s problems. You can read more about these bills on the Official Missouri House Website.
- HCS HCR 34 & 35 – Co-Sponsored. This resolution submits to Congress a proposed federal balanced budget amendment to the United States Constitution.
- Jason is a fiscal conservative who helped pass a balance budget for Missouri without raising taxes. Because of this Missouri was able to keep its triple bond rating.
- HB 1655 – Co-Sponsored. Amended to HB 1549 et al Supported. Requires applicants for public benefits to prove citizenship, permanent residence, or lawful presence to be eligible for benefits.
- HJR 7 – Supported. English as official language of Missouri.
- HB 390 – Supported. This bill insures that Missouri public institutions of higher education do not award financial aid to students here illegally.
- HB 1341 – Sponsored. Combined with HB 1311, SCS HB 1311 & 1341. Expands access to life-changing autism diagnosis, treatment and therapy. With the joint effort and work of Jason and Rep. Scharnhorst the bill passed with the support of both parties. Jason worked with Republicans and Democrats alike to pass a bill allowing families to finally get the insurance coverage their children need.
- HB 525 – Co-Sponsored. Requires the Division of Developmental Disabilities to establish programs and services for individuals diagnosed with autism jointly with families, regional councils, and a newly established committee.
- HB 2157 – Sponsored. Combined with HB 1384, SCS HB 1384 & 2157. Fights identity theft by changing the laws regarding identity protection and gives identity theft victims the right to have an incident report filed by their local law enforcement agency and receive a copy of the report.
- HB 1654 – Co-Sponsored. Requires a notice of garnishment and a writ of sequestration to contain only the last four digits of a person’s Social Security number instead of the full number.
- HB 1511 & 1512 – Co-Sponsored. Amended to SB 1034 & 802. Creates penalties for unlawful purchases and theft of certain scrap metal, wire and electrical devices.
- HB 250 – Co-Sponsored. Increases the amount of the Higher Education Academic Scholarship Program, commonly known as Bright Flight, from $2,000 to $4,000 a year.
- HB 2048 – Co-Sponsored. Established the Textbook Transparency Act.
- HB 509 – Co-Sponsored. Promotes physical education programs and establishes standards for foods, beverages and meals in Missouri Schools.
- HB 763 – Sponsored, Amended to CCS SS SCS HCS HB 62. Specifies that a person who knowingly uses or attempts to use a false or misleading degree from any institution of higher education or a degree from any institution of higher education in a false or misleading manner, in connection with admission to any institution of higher education or with any business, employment, occupation, profession, trade, or public office, will be guilty of a Class C misdemeanor.
- Supported Parents as Teachers and funding for Park Hill & Platte County R-3 schools. Jason fought for funding to be directed to the classroom, not the bureaucracy, and to make pre-kindergarten available to families who want it.
Drunk Driving / Public Safety
- HB 1695 – Supported. Jason helped pass a tough new drunk driving law for Missouri that increases penalties for repeat offenders. The new law helps police know who has previous drunk driving convictions so repeat offenders can be stopped.
Job Creation / Economic Development
- HB 2 – Co-Sponsored. This bill establishes the Manufacturing Jobs Act which provides incentives for qualified manufacturing companies and qualified suppliers that create or retain Missouri jobs.
- HB 2393 – Co-Sponsored. Promotes manufacturing and assembling facility jobs within enhanced enterprise zones.
- The National Federation of Independent Business says “Grill knows that small business is the engine that drives Missouri’s economy, and he has worked to provide the tools small business owners need. He has made a difference for small business in Jefferson City.”
- HB 444 – Co-Sponsored. SS #2 SCS HCS HB 444 et al. Authorizes an income tax deduction for Social Security and non-private retirement benefits received by the elderly, subject to income limits, and for qualified health insurance premiums.
- HB 2036 – Co-Sponsored. Requires the Department of Mental Health and Senior Services to equitably distribute to each area agency on aging any funds appropriated by the General Assembly that are in addition to the annual budget appropriation for nutrition, transportation, or home-delivered meal services for the elderly.
- HB 774 – Co-Sponsored. Amended SCS HCS HB 82. Establishes the Federal Retirement Exemption Act which authorizes a state individual income tax exemption for federal retirement benefits for certain taxpayers.
- HB 766 – Sponsored. Amended CCS HCS SB 296, Section I. The bill specifies that any person providing teeth whitening services to another person by the use of products not readily available to the public through over-the-counter purchase will be deemed to be engaging in the practice of dentistry. Application of whitening formulations may be done by licensed dental hygienists and registered dental assistants, but only under the appropriate level of supervision of a licensed dentist.
- HB 272 – Co-Sponsored. SCS HCS HB 272. Established the Alzheimer’s State Plan Task Force within the Department of Health and Senior Services to asses the impact of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia on residents of this state.
- HB 818 – Co-Sponsored. SCS HCS HB 818. Establishes the Missouri Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and changes the laws regarding the Missouri Health Insurance Pool.
- HB 933 – Co-Sponsored. Amended SCS HCS SB 82. Allows an application for a driver’s license for a person deployed with the United States armed forces to be signed by a person who holds general power of attorney for the applicant.
- HB 27 – Co-Sponsored. Amended SCS HCS SB 82. Authorizes an income tax deduction from a taxpayer’s Missouri adjusted gross income for 100% of any military retirement income, regardless of age or income.
- HB 1678 – Co-Sponsored. Provides Missouri Soldiers returning from duty and their families with additional education and career advancement opportunities. Also creates the “Missouri Returning Heroes’ Education Act,” which requires all higher education institutions in Missouri that receive state funding to limit the tuition charged to combat veterans to $50 per credit hour. Qualifications are required and eligibility for the reduced tuition will expire in 10 years from the date of the veteran’s discharge.
- HB 1783 – Co-Sponsored. Amended to SB 806. Requires the Governor to order the United States Flag and the Missouri State Flag to be flown at half-staff when any Missouri active-duty military personnel dies during a declared war or conflict.
- HB 892 – Co-Sponsored. Creates the Medal of Freedom to be awarded to any veteran who honorably served in the armed forces at any time since 1990 under certain residency requirements.
- HB 1784 – Co-Sponsored. Requires any American or Missouri Flag flown on state property to be manufactured in the United States.
Energy / Agriculture
- HB 2178 – Supported. Amended HB 1692. Establishes the Property Assessment Clean Energy Act which authorizes municipalities to form a clean energy development board to finance energy efficiency or renewable energy improvement projects.
- HB 1848 – Co-Sponsored. SS HCS HB 1848. Establishes the Joint Committee on Urban Farming to study and make recommendations regarding the impact of urban farm cooperatives, vertical farming and sustainable living communities in Missouri.
- HB 1861 – Supported. Establishes the Renewable Energy Information and Reporting Act which requires the Missouri Public Service Commission to provide an annual report on renewable energy trends and new developments.
- Jason voted against a pay raise for Missouri legislators and he voted for limits on campaign contributions and tough new ethics reforms so that special interests do not take over.
Bipartisan Voting Record
|Votes By Jason Grill||Yes Votes With Speaker (Republican)||Yes Votes With Minority Leader (Democrat)|