Representative Kevin West

Hi, I'm Kevin West and I represent the people of Oklahoma's 54th District.



Assistant Floor Leader

59th Legislature

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Sep 29, 2023
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Rep. Kevin West to Study Permanent Standard Time

OKLAHOMA CITY – Rep. Kevin West, R-Moore, has scheduled an interim study to discuss the potential benefits of moving the state to permanent Standard Time. He said his aim is to raise awareness among legislators about the history of Standard Time versus Daylight Saving Time. IS23-062 is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, in Room 450 at the State Capitol, 2300 N Lincoln Blvd., Oklahoma City. "There's been great confusion in the past about whether or not Oklahoma can lock the clock and move to either Daylight Saving Time permanently or Standard Time," West said. "There are strong beliefs on each side of this issue. My hope is to discuss Oklahoma's options under federal regulations and to determine the pros and cons of any move so we can decide if future legislation would be needed or successful."  Study presenters include: Jay Pea, president and founder of Save Standard Time, a nonprofit, nonpartisan, donor-funded, volunteer-supported effort to preserve and extend the observation of longitudinally correct Standard Time. Jeffery Gentry, PhD, a professor of communication at Eastern New Mexico University, where he conducts research in political communication and the rhetoric of science. Robert Scott, a native Oklahoman and an aerospace engineer who holds a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Oklahoma State University. Dr. Karin Johnson, a professor of neurology at the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School-Baystate and medical director of the Baystate Health Regional Sleep Program. She is vice-president of Save Standard Time and creator and host of its educational video series, "The Science of Clock Change."

Feb 28, 2023
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House Prohibits Gender Transition Services for Minors

OKLAHOMA CITY – Legislation prohibiting gender transition services for minors was approved Tuesday by the Oklahoma House of Representatives. House Bill 2177, authored by Rep. Kevin West, R-Moore, and Rep. Jim Olsen, R-Roland, prohibits health care professionals from providing, attempting to provide or providing a referral for puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones and gender reassignment surgeries for minors. "This legislation is about protecting our children from those who would seek to profit from their gender confusion," West said. "As a state, we must not be partner to irreversible health practices that permanently change the bodies of our children before they are of an age where they can fully understand the consequences of their decisions." HB2177 allows exceptions for minors with a medically verifiable disorder. The bill prohibits insurance coverage for gender transition services performed within the state on any minor or adult. "Common sense tells us that the decisions people make as a teenager may be shortsighted and later regretted, especially in regard to a major action like these irreversible procedures," Olsen said. "Even one child who undergoes a life-altering procedure and later laments their decision is one too many. I'm proud to stand against these reprehensible actions and proud to protect Oklahoma's children." The measure, which would go into effect immediately upon being signed, grants a six-month time period to taper off any minor currently on hormone therapy. HB2177 passed the House 80-18 and now moves to the Senate for consideration.

Feb 7, 2023

Legislators, Pro-Life Organizations Defend Oklahoma's Abortion Laws

OKLAHOMA CITY – Today a bicameral group of legislators, together with numerous pro-life organizations, released the following statement in support of Oklahoma's current abortion laws. "Oklahoma is blessed to have the most comprehensive laws in the country to protect our unborn babies. We intend to defend our current laws as they stand, with the only allowed exception being to save the life of the mother. There is nothing more important than defending innocent life. The push to allow exceptions may come across as rooted in compassion for difficult circumstances, but at the end of the day, any additional exceptions would only take away innocent lives. There is no gray area when the issue is defending life. Each and every child has a right to life." The above statement is supported by the following legislators and organizations: Rep. Chris Banning (R-Bixby) Rep. Brad Boles (R-Marlow) Rep. Eddy Dempsey (R-Valliant) Rep. Collin Duel (R-Guthrie) Rep. Tom Gann (R-Inola) Rep. David Hardin (R-Stilwell) Rep. Justin Humphrey (R-Lane) Rep. John Kane (R-Bartlesville) Rep. Cody Maynard (R-Durant) Rep. Jim Olsen (R-Roland) Rep. Randy Randleman (R-Eufaula) Rep. Clay Staires (R-Skiatook) Rep. Kevin West (R-Moore) Rep. Rick West (R-Heavener) Rep. Danny Williams (R-Seminole) Rep. Max Wolfley (R-Oklahoma City) Sen. Micheal Bergstrom (R-Adair) Sen. David Bullard (R-Durant) Sen. George Burns (R-Pollard) Sen. Nathan Dahm (R-Broken Arrow) Sen. Warren Hamilton (R-McCurtain) Sen. Shane Jett (R-Shawnee) Sen. Roland Pederson (R-Burlington) Sen. Blake Stephens (R-Tahlequah) Students for Life Action OCPAC City Elders Oklahoma Second Amendment Association  The First Session of the 59th Legislature began Monday, February 6.