99th General Assembly, 1st Regular Session - 2017
Representative Jay Houghton
Jay Houghton
District 043

Years Served:
Capitol Address
Address:MO House of Representatives
201 West Capitol Avenue
Room 413-A
Jefferson City MO 65101 
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 278 - (0842H.01I)
Allows all honorably discharged veterans to fish and hunt without a permit, with certain exceptions
HB 279 - (0819H.01I)
Modifies provisions relating to captive cervids
HB 280 - (0869H.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 448 - (1116H.01I)
Prohibits a superintendent from serving on any school board in the state
HB 449 - (0125H.02I)
Requires any statewide athletic organization with a public school district as a member to provide coaches for practices at the state fair
HB 450 - (0828H.02I)
Requires a hunter at least six years of age but less than 15 years of age to hunt in the immediate presence of an adult hunter with a valid hunter education certificate card
HB 897 - (1851H.01I)
Allows a guardian to execute a pre-need funeral contract on behalf of a ward
HB 975 - (2038H.01I)
Modifies the definition of livestock by adding the word "bison"
HB 1055 - (2177H.01I)
Changes the law regarding initiative petitions
HB 1097 - (2227H.01I)
Changes the laws regarding public administrators so that the state must reimburse a county for fees if a state agency petitions for the appointment of a county public administrator
HB 1165 - (2321H.02I)
Requires school boards to establish a policy related to abusive conduct directed toward school employees
HCR 39 - (2025H.01I)
Urges the Missouri School Boards' Association and the Missouri Association of School Administrators to address conflicts of interest for school board members and superintendents
HJR 38 - (1846H.01I)
Proposes a constitutional amendment requiring the conservation sales and use tax to be reauthorized every 10 years and divides the revenue with the Highways and Transportation Commission
HJR 40 - (2192H.01I)
Modifies the membership composition and terms of service of the commissioners on the Conservation Commission
Co-sponsored Bills
Past Legislation