99th General Assembly, 1st Regular Session - 2017
Agriculture Policy, Chairman
MO House of Representatives
201 West Capitol Avenue
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.
Allows all honorably discharged veterans to fish and hunt without a permit, with certain exceptions
Modifies provisions relating to captive cervids
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
Prohibits a superintendent from serving on any school board in the state
Requires any statewide athletic organization with a public school district as a member to provide coaches for practices at the state fair
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
Allows a guardian to execute a pre-need funeral contract on behalf of a ward
Modifies the definition of livestock by adding the word "bison"
Changes the law regarding initiative petitions
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
Requires school boards to establish a policy related to abusive conduct directed toward school employees
Urges the Missouri School Boards' Association and the Missouri Association of School Administrators to address conflicts of interest for school board members and superintendents
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
Modifies the membership composition and terms of service of the commissioners on the Conservation Commission