99th General Assembly, 2nd Regular Session
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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.
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
Modifies the definition of livestock by adding the word "bison"
Creates a certification process for individuals and organizations engaged in animal care training
Changes the laws regarding guardianship proceedings by requiring the state to reimburse the county for certain court costs
Requires any statewide athletic organization with a public school district as a member to provide coaches for practices at the state fair
Allows all honorably discharged veterans to fish and hunt without a permit, with certain exceptions
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
Changes the law regarding initiative petitions.
Modifies certain provisions relating to county recording fees
Allows taxpayers to designate another person to receive the taxpayer's property tax statements
Allows for the slaughter and processing of captive cervids for human consumption with certain restrictions
Modifies provisions relating to captive cervids
Authorizes the Department of Agriculture to assess civil penalties for violations of provisions regarding the sale of eggs
Modifies provisions relating to agriculture
Modifies provisions relating to agriculture education
Modifies the membership composition and terms of service of the commissioners on the Conservation Commission
Amends the Constitution to require that the sales tax dedicated to conservation purposes be resubmitted to the voters for approval every 10 years