Representative Brian Hill

Hi, I'm Brian Hill and I represent the people of Oklahoma's 47th District.



Assistant Majority Floor Leader

59th Legislature

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May 9, 2024
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House Sends Cryptocurrency Protection Bill to Gov

Oklahoma could soon become a frontrunner in digital currency legislation after the Oklahoma House of Representatives sent House Bill 3594 to the governor's desk on Wednesday. The bill was introduced by state Rep. Brian Hill, R-Mustang, and outlines landmark regulations of blockchain applications, which allows transparent information sharing within a business network. Blockchain technology is common in cryptocurrency, as well as other industries. "House Bill 3594 lays a foundation for protecting individuals' rights to their digital assets," Hill said. "By providing clarity and protection now, we can ensure free market practices remain the guiding principles in this burgeoning industry." HB3594 outlines actions that the state and local governments are prohibited from doing to hinder the use of digital assets for purchases, commercial asset mining, home asset mining, staking or operating nodes on a blockchain network. Sen. Bill Coleman, R-Ponca City, carried the bill in the Senate. "Oklahoma currently has no laws addressing or regulating bitcoin and blockchain, but I hope that’s about to change," Coleman said. "House Bill 3594 will put our state on the forefront of the exploding digital asset industry by ensuring our residents have a right to use cryptocurrency for legal transactions." If signed into law, HB3594 would take effect Nov. 1.

May 9, 2024
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Employment-Boosting Legislation Sent to Governor

Legislation creating an online jobs center through the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission (OESC) has been sent to the governor's desk. House Bill 3595, authored by Rep. Brian Hill, R-Mustang, would allow the agency to require claimants to take a skills test, create an account and add a resume to the online platform. "House Bill 3595 presents an opportunity to streamline job matching, empower job seekers and close the hiring gap in Oklahoma," Hill said. "Through this measure, the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission can better connect individuals with employment opportunities while ensuring accountability in the unemployment benefits system. This legislation marks a proactive step towards a more efficient and effective job market for all Oklahomans." Under the bill, OESC could also require claimants to apply to a minimum number of jobs. Failure to apply or participate would result in the termination of benefits for a full period of unemployment. Additionally, OESC must verify the eligibility of claims filed and may cross-check various state and national databases to verify eligibility. The measure was authored in the Senate by Sen. Jerry Alvord, R-Wilson. "With this measure we are modernizing our approach to anti-fraud measures that will benefit Oklahoma employees without burdening claimants," Alvord said. "In fact, the anti-fraud measures in this bill have been recommended by both republican and democrat administrators. HB 3595 strengthens job search opportunities for individuals applying for and receiving unemployment benefits and contains robust protections to stop waste, fraud, and abuse." If signed into law, HB3595 would take effect Nov. 1.

Mar 8, 2024
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Hill Passes Oklahoma Enterprise Task Force Through House

Rep. Brian Hill, R-Mustang, passed legislation encouraging economic growth through infrastructure development off the Oklahoma House of Representatives floor.  House Bill 3622, authored by Hill, creates the Oklahoma Enterprise Task Force, which would make recommendations on best practice methods to support infrastructure development throughout the state.  "The success of Oklahoma is dependent on ensuring we're investing in all regions of Oklahoma, especially rural," Hill said. "There are plenty of economic opportunities for people in the metro areas but fewer options exist as you move further out. To keep Oklahoma strong, we must continue to invest in our people and our infrastructure, and this task force is a way to do that with no cost to taxpayers."  In his ongoing work to expand employment opportunities for Oklahoma’s youth and families, Hill also authored the legislation which created the Oklahoma Workforce Commission in 2023, bills helping hardworking Oklahomans by modernizing the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission, and multiple bills since 2020 to address Restorative Workforce in response to the needs of employers across Oklahoma for skilled workers. “By working together for real long-term solutions, we can build a stronger future for our families and communities across every region of this great state and move Oklahoma forward,” Hill said. The task force, which would comprise of 25 members, will submit a final report detailing recommendations to the Governor, Speaker of the House and Senate Pro Tempore by Dec. 1, 2025.  HB3622 passed the House 80-6 and now moves to the Senate.