99th General Assembly, 2nd Regular Session
Representative Jay Houghton
Jay Houghton
District 043

Years Served:
Counties:Audrain, Callaway
Capitol Address
Address:MO House of Representatives
201 West Capitol Avenue
Room 413-A
Jefferson City MO 65101 
Legislative Assistant:Chris Crawford 
Rep. Jay Houghton, a Republican, represents Audrain and parts of Callaway County (District 43) in the Missouri House of Representatives. He was elected to his first two-year term in November 2010.

In addition to his legislative duties, Rep. Houghton is a swine finishing facility manager with McCaw Farms in Martinsburg.

Rep. Houghton is the nephew of former state Rep. Brian Munzlinger, who served the 1st House district from 2002 – 2010. In addition, two of Rep. Houghton’s great uncles and his great, great grandfather served as state representatives.

Rep. Houghton is a 1984 graduate of Highland High School. He attended the University of Missouri – Columbia.

Born October 27, 1966 in Kansas City, Rep. Houghton currently resides in Martinsburg. He has two children, Tyler and Hunter.
Sponsored Bills
HB 1826 - (5636H.01I)
Prohibits local school districts from setting an opening date for the school term that is more than ten calendar days prior to the first Monday in September
HB 1827 - (5645H.01I)
Modifies the definition of livestock by adding the word "bison"
HB 1828 - (5642H.02P)
Creates a certification process for individuals and organizations engaged in animal care training
HB 1829 - (5439H.01I)
Changes the laws regarding guardianship proceedings by requiring the state to reimburse the county for certain court costs
HB 1839 - (5637H.01I)
Requires any statewide athletic organization with a public school district as a member to provide coaches for practices at the state fair
HB 1840 - (5647H.01I)
Allows all honorably discharged veterans to fish and hunt without a permit, with certain exceptions
HB 1841 - (5649H.02C)
Requires a hunter at least six years of age but less than 16 years of age to hunt in the immediate presence of an adult with a valid hunter education certificate card
HB 1842 - (5640H.01I)
Changes the law regarding initiative petitions.
HB 2243 - (5943H.01P)
Modifies certain provisions relating to county recording fees
HB 2377 - (6222H.01I)
Allows taxpayers to designate another person to receive the taxpayer's property tax statements
HB 2430 - (6193H.01I)
Allows for the slaughter and processing of captive cervids for human consumption with certain restrictions
HB 2637 - (6697H.01I)
Modifies provisions relating to captive cervids
HB 2676 - (6751H.01I)
Authorizes the Department of Agriculture to assess civil penalties for violations of provisions regarding the sale of eggs
HCB 16 - (6694H.02P)
Modifies provisions relating to agriculture
HCB 17 - (6695H.01I)
Modifies provisions relating to agriculture education
HJR 70 - (5643H.01I)
Modifies the membership composition and terms of service of the commissioners on the Conservation Commission
HJR 71 - (5644H.01I)
Amends the Constitution to require that the sales tax dedicated to conservation purposes be resubmitted to the voters for approval every 10 years
Co-sponsored Bills
Past Legislation