Sen. Kyle D. Loveless (R-Oklahoma City) released the following statement today regarding the American Indian Cultural Center and Museum.
“I am pleased the committee appointed by Oklahoma City Mayor Cornett today heard the consultant’s report on this project and it now heads to the full City Council. This proposed plan exemplifies the Oklahoma Standard. City, county, state and tribal governments have all joined together to showcase our unique history and shared culture by moving forward with this Smithsonian-style museum.read more.
Senate President Pro Tempore Brian Bingman released the following statement after today’s meeting of the State Board of Equalization.read more.
Sen. Frank Simpson recently filed legislation to better protect Oklahoma veterans while on duty. Senate Bill 913 clarifies that Oklahoma Army or Air National Guard personnel with proper authorization may carry loaded or unloaded concealed weapons on Oklahoma Military Department facilities while performing a military function.
Retired school teacher, Sen. Ron Sharp, filed legislation Friday that will recognize the hard work of all high school graduates rather than just those who plan on attending college. Currently, Oklahoma high school seniors can only get two degrees – one for students who are college bound (meets the state’s College Preparatory/Work Ready Curriculum Standards) and one for those who are not attending college (meets Core Curriculum Standards). The Shawnee Republican believes more diplomas should be offered to recognize all students who excel in the classroom.
Sen. Kyle D. Loveless (R-Oklahoma City) on Thursday filed Senate Bill 915, an act to prohibit state funding for Project Relate (The Oklahoma Marriage Initiative).
“I believe strong marriages are the backbone of strong families, but I don’t think the Oklahoma Marriage Initiative makes sense. The data just doesn’t back up their claim of helping Oklahoma families,” said Loveless.
Sen. Ron Sharp has refiled legislation to address the growing problem of student misconduct in classrooms. Senate Bill 911 will provide an alternative to suspension by giving school districts the option of creating a system to issue fines if necessary to parents whose children violate the district’s behavioral policy.
In an effort to raise awareness and educate Oklahomans about the importance of the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution, State Senators Patrick Anderson, R-Enid, and John Sparks, D-Norman, support building a Bill of Rights monument on the grounds of the state Capitol. The lawmakers held a press conference on Tuesday, which was Bill of Rights Day, to discuss the proposal. The effort is part of a nationwide push to create similar monuments in all 50 states.read more.
Sen. Kyle D. Loveless (R-Oklahoma City) Tuesday released the following statement commemorating the 224th anniversary of the adoption of the Bill of Rights:
“The Bill of Rights lays the foundation of our government and guarantees certain rights to our citizens. Of these are our religious liberty, the right to bear arms, and the right to be secure in one’s life, liberty and property.read more.
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Second grade students from Stephanie Payne’s class at Carnegie Elementary school were recently selected to decorate one of 26 Christmas trees inside the state Capitol, according to State Senator Darcy Jech, R-Kingfisher. Each year, schools across the state are invited to apply to be selected to participate in the decorating event in conjunction with the Governor’s Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony.read more.