Representative Justin Humphrey

Hi, I'm Justin Humphrey and I represent the people of Oklahoma's 19th District.


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Apr 26, 2023
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House Approves Travel Allowance Increase for County Officials

OKLAHOMA CITY – Rep. Justin Humphrey, R-Lane, this week secured passage of a bill that would raise the monthly travel allowance by $300 for county officials. Under Senate Bill 951, the travel allowance for county commissioners and sheriffs would go from $700 to up to $1,000 per month; county assessors from $600 to up to $900; and county clerks, court clerks and county treasurers from $500 to up to $800. The measure also provides for county officer monthly travel allowances to be increased by 2% annually beginning in Fiscal Year 2028. The money would come from county budgets and have no direct fiscal impact on the state budget or state appropriations. "Many of our county officials use their own personal vehicles, and this increase simply keeps pace with rising costs for gas, insurance and vehicle maintenance expenses," Humphrey told fellow lawmakers. "This actually represents a savings for many of our counties rather than asking them to supply each official a county-owned vehicle." Humphrey said he worked with county officials on the language of the bill. Sen. Chris Kidd is the principal Senate author of the bill. “This will provide our county officials with a much-needed financial boost to cover their ever-increasing travel expenses as they conduct their official duties,” Kidd said. “I’m thankful for the bipartisan support from both chambers to get this bill to the governor’s desk.” The bill now moves to the governor for his consideration of signing it into law.

Mar 21, 2023
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The Chicken Crosses the Rotunda: Humphrey Cockfighting Bill Sent to Senate

OKLAHOMA CITY – A bill that would reduce violations relating to cockfighting from felonies to misdemeanors flew through the House today, landing in the Senate. Rep. Justin Humphrey, R-Lane, authored House Bill 2530. "Voters in Oklahoma several years ago said they wanted us to reduce the population of our state prisons and reduce a number of offenses from felonies to misdemeanors," Humphrey said. "This bill is just in keeping with those wishes. No person has ever died from a chicken fight. This bill ensures that people who breed these birds will not face undue punishment." The measure also would provide that 5% of the voters of a county may call an election on the issue by submitting a petition signed by such voters to the county election board. A majority of a county's commissioners also may call the special election. Sen. Lonnie Paxton, R-Tuttle, now will battle for the bill in the Senate.

Mar 9, 2023
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Correction Reform Measures Advance to Senate

OKLAHOMA CITY – Rep. Justin Humphrey, R-Lane, this week secured passage of House Bills 2589 and 2608 in the House. House Bill 2589 would allow county sheriffs or jail trust administrators to request an immediate transfer of inmates from their jails to the Department of Corrections. The Department would be required to schedule transport of the inmate or inmates within three working days after the request is made. "These are men and women that have already been sentenced for crimes committed, and they are the responsibility of the Department of Corrections," Humphrey said. "This bill just allows county sheriffs or jail trust administrators to request an immediate transport of these individuals from the jail to prison should the need arise." Humphrey said the Department of Corrections worked with him on the legislation. It passed in the House last year but did not advance in the Senate. This year, the bill passed unanimously in the House and now awaits committee assignment in the Senate. It is authored in that chamber by Sen. David Bullard, R-Durant. House Bill 2608 would modify the definition of "local law enforcement authority" within the Oklahoma Sex Offender Registration Act to include the police or law enforcement officers of any federally recognized Indian nation or tribe in Oklahoma. This will require persons subject to registration to report to such law enforcement if they reside or stay within the jurisdictional boundaries of the Indian nation or tribe. Humphrey explained that this does not put additional burden on the offender, but instead just allows the state's federally recognized Native American nations or tribes to access the information in the state's sex offender registration and for the state to have access to the systems the tribes use as well. "This is so all people in the state can know who is a registered sex offender and where they reside. This will help us keep all Oklahomans safe," Humphrey said. He said the request for the bill came from the Department of Corrections. He also visited with the Choctaw Nation, which is in his House district, and they expressed no problem with the bill. He believes other tribes will want to participate as well. "I think it is a good thing to try to work with our tribal governments to try to extend law enforcement across boundaries and help each other in this manner," Humphrey said. This bill also now moves to the Senate where it is authored by Sen. Bullard.