99th General Assembly, 2nd Regular Session - 2018
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Local Government, Chairman
Crime Prevention and Public Safety
Elementary and Secondary Education
MO House of Representatives
201 West Capitol Avenue
Jefferson City MO 65101
Rep. Shamed Dogan, a Republican, represents part of St. Louis County (District 98) in the Missouri House of Representatives. His district includes parts of Ballwin, Ellisville, Fenton, and Wildwood. He was elected to his first two-year term in November 2014, and re-elected to a second term in 2016. Dogan serves as Chairman of the House Committee on Local Government, which considers bills relating to counties, cities, towns, villages, and other subdivisions of the state. Dogan also serves as Vice Chair of the Missouri Legislative Black Caucus.
Rep. Dogan's legislative agenda has focused on education reform, ethics reform, and criminal justice reform. In his first year in the House, he successfully organized two-thirds of the legislature to petition Governor Nixon to commute the sentence of Jeff Mizanskey, who served over 20 years of a life sentence for nonviolent marijuana offenses. He also sponsored the "Blue Alert" law to allow for quicker capture of anyone suspected of killing or injuring a police officer, after Ballwin Police Officer Mike Flamion was shot and wounded in his district in 2016.
Prior to his legislative duties, Rep. Dogan served from 2011-2014 as an Alderman representing Ballwin’s 2nd Ward, and also worked as a fundraiser for Washington University in St. Louis. After graduating college, Rep. Dogan worked for the National Republican Senatorial Committee and served for three years as a legislative assistant to Senator Jim Talent. During his time working for Senator Talent, he helped write federal “Pass with Care” legislation and advised the Senator on issues including transportation, immigration and 2nd Amendment rights.
Rep. Dogan is currently a board member for the Epworth Children & Family Services. He is a former board member of the Epilepsy Foundation of Missouri & Kansas, the St. Louis Area Young Republicans, and the West St. Louis County Jaycees.
A 1996 graduate of Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School, Rep. Dogan received his bachelor’s degree from Yale University in 2000 in both Political Science and Philosophy.
Rep. Dogan lives in Ballwin with his wife Sara and their two children.
Modifies provisions relating to the sheriff in the City of St. Louis
Requires utilities to notify customers before replacing meters.
Prohibits lobbyists from giving gifts to local government officials, with an exception for group gifts
Requires law enforcement agencies to adopt a written investigation policy for officer-involved deaths
Modifies provisions relating to dispensing contraceptives
Allows a health care provider to transfer a long-acting reversible contraceptive to a patient other than the patient to whom it was initially prescribed in certain circumstances
Modifies provisions relating to the practice of cosmetology and barbering
Prohibits law enforcement agencies from transferring seized property to a federal agency in forfeiture litigation except if the seized property is $100,000 or more in currency
Prohibits certain selective abortions relating to sex, race, or Down Syndrome
Establishes the "Fourth Amendment Affirmation Act"