Representative Kevin Wallace

Hello, I’m Kevin Wallace and I’m proudly representing the people of Oklahoma’s 32nd District.



Chair of the House Appropriations and Budget Committee

58th Legislature

Chair of the House Appropriations and Budget Committee

59th Legislature

News & Announcements

Jun 4, 2024
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OK Legislature Passes 'Alyssa’s Law' to Enhance School Security

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Legislature has taken a significant step toward ensuring the safety and security of students and staff in schools across the state with the passage of House Bill 4073, also known as “Alyssa’s Law.” This landmark legislation, authored by Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, and Sen. Darrell Weaver, R-Moore, implements a mobile panic alert system in all school districts starting with the 2024-25 school year. The act is named after Alyssa Alhadeff, a 14-year-old student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL. She was the victim of a school shooter who killed 17 people on Feb. 14, 2018. Key Features of Alyssa’s Law include: Real-time coordination: The mobile panic alert system will connect emergency service technologies to ensure real-time coordination among multiple first responder agencies. Enhanced 911 integration: The system will integrate with public safety answering point infrastructure to transmit 911 calls and mobile activations, providing immediate alerts to designated school personnel. Comprehensive emergency response: Emergency responders will receive vital information such as floor plans and caller location to assist during emergencies, ensuring a prompt and efficient response. “We’ve prioritized school safety over the past couple of years, and Alyssa’s law ties school security together by coordinating our schools and law enforcement," Rep. Wallace said. "The most secure buildings have vulnerabilities when communication isn’t clear.” By adopting HB 4073, the Oklahoma Legislature also has ensured local school choice and free market competition for school mobile panic button systems. The legislation tasks the State Board of Education with adopting a list of approved mobile panic alert systems that meet rigorous standards. These systems must: Automatically alert designated school personnel during an emergency initiated by smartphone application, phone call, text message, or other technology. Provide emergency responders with critical situational information during a 911 call. Integrate designated school personnel with emergency responders for real-time situational updates. Sen. Weaver added, “Allowing the best private vendors to show our schools their options was a priority for us while making sure any school security system adheres to common standards. In the end, we wanted to provide our local schools the ability to choose the school security system that best fits their needs.” HB 4073 also allows schools to tap into existing funding under the “School Security Revolving Fund.” The Legislature has made historic investments for Oklahoma student safety, totaling $50 million a year for the School Security Revolving Fund. This funding will support school mobile panic alert systems. “Passage of Alyssa’s Law is a monumental achievement for the safety of our students and school staff,” said State Superintendent Ryan Walters. “This legislation ensures that our schools are equipped with the necessary tools to respond swiftly and effectively to emergencies, providing peace of mind to parents, students and educators alike.” HB 4073 has been sent to the governor for his consideration of signing it into law. 

Jan 19, 2024
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Rep. Kevin Wallace Elected to NASC Executive Council

OKLAHOMA CITY – During the 20 th Annual National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses (NASC) Sportsman-Legislator Summit held in Dewey Beach, DE, Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, was elected to serve a full, two-year term as a member of the NASC Executive Council (EC).  Established in 2004 by the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF), NASC provides the synergy to protect and advance hunting, angling, recreational shooting, trapping, and professional fish and wildlife management in state capitols. With more than 2,000 legislators who are members of state legislative sportsmen’s caucuses from all 50 states, this unprecedented network of pro-sportsmen legislators provides the nexus and support among the state caucuses that is critical to the successful advancement of pro-sportsmen policies across the nation. Last year, Rep. Wallace was elected as one of three alternates who serve one-year terms alongside the full, 12-member EC. Working with staff at CSF, the EC assists with the establishment and promotion of pro-sportsmen ideas, and facilitates the sharing of information between state caucuses, conservation partners and allied industries. The EC plays a critical role in the protection and advancement of hunting and angling rights and the continuation of our sportsmen’s heritage by establishing the activities of NASC, assisting with policy development, setting guidelines for affiliated state caucuses, as well as media outreach intended to highlight the role hunting, angling, recreational shooting and trapping play in supporting conservation policies that also benefit our nation’s social and economic well-being. "I've spent much of my life enjoying hunting, fishing and other outdoor sports, and much of my time in public service making sure others are free to enjoy these pursuits as well," Wallace said. "It's truly an honor, therefore, to be elected to serve a full two-year term as a member of the NASC Executive Council. I've already learned so much from the assembly, and look forward to sharing this national perspective with my peers in Oklahoma. With Oklahoma's robust outdoor sporting community, I know we'll have much to bring to the table as well."  Rep. Wallace also serves as co-chair of the Oklahoma Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus. 

Dec 18, 2023
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House Schedules Annual Agency Budget Request Hearings

OKLAHOMA CITY – The House of Representatives is continuing its standard practice and tradition of fiscal transparency this year with upcoming agency performance reviews and budget request hearings. Each year, House Appropriation & Budget subcommittees hold hearings prior to the legislative session in which state agencies, boards or commissions that receive state funding come before the appropriate committee to present reports on prior year spending and to detail their budget requests for the next fiscal year. House members of each subcommittee are encouraged to ask detailed questions of the agencies as they will be charged with negotiating state appropriations for each entity during the annual budget process. The public is invited to attend every meeting or to watch online on the House website. "These meetings, which are held each year in the House per state statute, give anyone interested a chance to hear how taxpayer dollars are appropriated to various programs that serve the needs of Oklahomans," said Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, the chair of the House Appropriations & Budget Committee. "If the public is interested in hearing how schools used money to pay teachers or on classroom expenses, or if they want to know how transportation dollars were utilized to improve roads and bridges, or how we funded hospitals, health care and human services, or any other of the plethora of uses of state funding, then these hearings will prove invaluable."  The House each year holds performance reviews and budget hearings in the House Chamber for the agencies that receive the largest portion of state appropriations. In the past, this has included the State Department of Education and the Oklahoma Regents for Higher Education. However, this year, these agencies will present the same week along with all other A&B Education subcommittee agencies on January 10.  The House full A&B Committee will have the remaining four largest appropriated agencies present in the House Chamber. All House members are invited and encouraged to attend these meetings to ask questions of the agencies that receive the largest amount of state dollars.  These meetings also are open to the public and available to watch online. This year, A&B subcommittee chairs will preside over the following in the House Chamber:  Office of Management and Enterprise Services, 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, Rep. Judd Strom, R-Copan, chair of A&B General Government. Oklahoma Health Care Authority at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, Rep. Marcus McEntire, R-Duncan, chair of A&B Health. Oklahoma Department of Human Services at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, Rep. Mark Lawson, R-Sapulpa, chair of A&B Human Services. Oklahoma Department of Transportation at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, Rep. Nicole Miller, R-Edmond, chair of A&B Transportation.  The full schedule of A&B subcommittee performance reviews and budget request hearings are as follows: A&B Natural Resources and Regulatory Services Subcommittee ( presented jointly with Senate ) 9 a.m. Dec. 18-19, Senate Room 535, Rep. Carl Newton, R-Cherokee, chair A&B Public Safety Subcommittee, 9 a.m., Jan. 8, Room 450, Rep. Ross Ford, R-Broken Arrow, chair A&B Education Subcommittee, 9 a.m. Jan. 9, 9:30 a.m. Jan. 10, Room 4S5, Rep. Mark McBride, R-Moore, chair A&B General Government subcommittee, 8:30 a.m. Jan. 11, Room 206, Rep. Judd Strom, R-Copan, chair A&B Transportation Subcommittee, 9 a.m. Jan. 19, Room 450, Rep. Nicole Miller, R-Edmond, chair A&B Health Subcommittee, 8:30 a.m., Jan. 22, Room 206, Rep. Marcus McEntire, R-Duncan, chair A&B Human Services Subcommittee, 9 a.m., Jan. 23, Room 206, Rep. Mark Lawson, R-Sapulpa, chair A&B Judiciary Subcommittee, 8:30 a.m. Jan. 23, Room 4S5, Rep. Danny Sterling, R-Tecumseh, chair A&B Finance Subcommittee, 2 p.m., Feb. 5, Room 450, Rep. Scott Fetgatter, R-Okmulgee, chair  Meeting times, dates and rooms are subject to change. A calendar of all meetings can be found on the House website,, under News & Media Live Events: