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Key Votes

Jay Houghton's Voting Records

Full Name: Jay D. Houghton
Office: State House (MO) - District 43, Republican
First Elected: 11/02/2010
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for State House - District 43
Primary Aug. 5, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Nancy; 2 Children: Tyler, Hunter
Birth Date: 10/27/1966
Birth Place: Kansas City, MO
Home City: Martinsburg, MO

Missouri Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
May 16, 2014 SB 656 Authorizes Concealed Carry of Firearms by School Faculty Conference Report Adopted - House
(111 - 28)
Yea
May 15, 2014 HB 1490 Authorizes Education Standards Intended to Replace Common Core Conference Report Adopted - House
(135 - 10)
Yea
May 15, 2014 SB 493 Amends School Transfer Laws Conference Report Adopted - House
(89 - 66)
Yea
May 14, 2014 HB 1307 Extends the Waiting Period Prior to an Abortion Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(111 - 39)
Yea
May 14, 2014 HJR 68 Increases Sales Tax Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(105 - 43)
Yea
May 14, 2014 HJR 90 Establishes Early Voting Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(92 - 57)
Yea
May 12, 2014 SB 841 Prohibits the Sale of Electric Cigarettes to Minors Bill Passed - House
(127 - 19)
Yea
May 6, 2014 SB 509 Reduces State Income Tax Rates Veto Override Passed - House
(109 - 46)
Yea
May 5, 2014 SB 892 Amends the Date of the Presidential Primaries Bill Passed - House
(101 - 47)
Yea
April 30, 2014 SB 673 Reduces the Time Period for Unemployment Benefits Bill Passed - House
(101 - 49)
Yea
April 29, 2014 SB 510 Amends Requirements for Workers to Claim Unemployment Benefits Bill Passed - House
(107 - 45)
Yea
April 29, 2014 SB 694 Amends Payday Loans and Interest Rates Bill Passed - House
(112 - 39)
Yea
April 24, 2014 HB 2126 Expands the Legal Use of Deadly Force Bill Passed - House
(122 - 30)
Yea
April 16, 2014 SB 509 Reduces State Income Tax Rates Bill Passed - House
(104 - 48)
Yea
April 9, 2014 HJR 68 Increases Sales Tax Joint Resolution Passed - House
(96 - 53)
Yea
April 3, 2014 HB 1439 Prohibits Enforcement of Federal Firearm Regulations Bill Passed - House
(110 - 41)
Yea
April 3, 2014 HB 1617 Requires Yearly Employee Consent for Paycheck Deductions by Public Labor Organizations Bill Passed - House
(83 - 69)
Yea
March 13, 2014 HB 1557 Authorizes the Use of Red Light Cameras Bill Passed - House
(84 - 63)
Yea
March 13, 2014 HB 1902 Amends Election Dates Bill Passed - House
(97 - 48)
Yea
March 5, 2014 HB 1173 Establishes Causes of Action in Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Bill Passed - House
(94 - 61)
Yea
Feb. 27, 2014 HJR 47 Requires a Photo Identification to Vote Bill Passed - House
(103 - 50)
Yea
Feb. 20, 2014 HB 1253 Reduces Tax Rates For Businesses Bill Passed - House
(106 - 49)
Yea
Feb. 20, 2014 HB 1295 Reduces Income Tax Rates Bill Passed - House
(106 - 47)
Yea
Feb. 20, 2014 HJR 72 Authorizes Legislature to Override Certain Gubernatorial Spending Reductions Amendment Adopted - House
(109 - 42)
Yea
Feb. 13, 2014 HB 1430 Authorizes Health Care Providers to Opt Out of Certain Medical Procedures Bill Passed - House
(112 - 38)
Yea
Jan. 29, 2014 HJR 72 Authorizes Legislature to Override Certain Gubernatorial Spending Reductions House Co-sponsor
Jan. 15, 2014 HB 1439 Prohibits Enforcement of Federal Firearm Regulations House Co-sponsor
Sept. 11, 2013 HB 253 Authorizes Income Tax Cuts Veto Override Failed - House
(94 - 67)
Yea
Sept. 11, 2013 HB 278 Prohibits a Public Entity from Limiting the Practice or Celebration of Any Federal Holiday Veto Override Passed - House
(114 - 45)
Yea
Sept. 11, 2013 HB 436 Prohibits the Enforcement of Federal Firearm Regulations Veto Override Passed - House
(109 - 49)
Yea
Sept. 11, 2013 SB 267 Prohibits the Enforcement of Foreign Laws Veto Override Failed - House
(108 - 53)
Yea
Sept. 11, 2013 SB 9 Amends Animal Abuse and Neglect Laws Veto Override Passed - House
(111 - 50)
Yea
May 15, 2013 HB 650 Limits Punitive Awards for Lead Exposure from Certain Mines Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(94 - 63)
Yea
May 14, 2013 SB 125 Amends State Intervention Process For Unaccredited Schools Bill Passed - House
(107 - 49)
Yea
May 14, 2013 SJR 16 Establishes a 1-Cent Sales Tax for Local Transportation Projects Bill Passed - House
(100 - 57)
Yea
May 13, 2013 HB 400 Establishes Requirements for the Administration of Abortion-Inducing Drugs Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(115 - 39)
Yea
May 13, 2013 SB 29 Requires Consent for Automatic Withdrawal of Union Fees for Public Employees Bill Passed - House
(85 - 69)
Yea
May 9, 2013 HB 19 Appropriates Funds for Capitol Renovations Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(111 - 42)
Yea
May 9, 2013 HB 253 Authorizes Income Tax Cuts Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(103 - 51)
Yea
May 8, 2013 HB 436 Prohibits the Enforcement of Federal Firearm Regulations Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(116 - 38)
Yea
May 8, 2013 SB 114 Amends Homebrewed Beer and Liquor Distributor Regulations Bill Passed - House
(110 - 48)
Yea
May 8, 2013 SB 265 Prohibits Compliance with United Nations Agenda 21 Bill Passed - House
(118 - 37)
Yea
May 8, 2013 SB 267 Prohibits the Enforcement of Foreign Laws Bill Passed - House
(109 - 41)
Yea
May 6, 2013 HB 34 Expands Prevailing Wage Requirements for Public Works Projects Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(93 - 64)
Yea
May 2, 2013 HB 555 Amends Motorcycle Helmet Law Bill Passed - House
(94 - 63)
Yea
April 18, 2013 HB 400 Establishes Requirements for the Administration of Abortion-Inducing Drugs Bill Passed - House
(115 - 39)
Yea
April 18, 2013 HB 436 Prohibits the Enforcement of Federal Firearm Regulations Bill Passed - House
(115 - 41)
Yea
April 11, 2013 HB 533 Authorizes State Employees to Keep Firearms in Vehicles Bill Passed - House
(126 - 25)
Yea
April 4, 2013 HB 46 Prohibits the Use of Unmanned Aircrafts Bill Passed - House
(87 - 66)
Yea
March 7, 2013 HJR 4 Increases Representative Term Limits Joint Resolution Passed - House
(121 - 31)
Yea

About the Selection and Descriptions of Key Votes

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  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
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  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
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