OKLAHOMA CITY – In order to improve transparency in Oklahoma schools and help parents better understand the education their children will receive in a district, Sen. David Bullard, R-Durant, has filed Senate Bill 1125. The measure will require school districts to annually publish their professional development materials on their public website.read more.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, has filed Senate Bill 1121, to help Oklahoma students understand the importance of Thanksgiving in our nation’s history.read more.
OKLAHOMA CITY –Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, has filed legislation to ensure Oklahomans who use self-defense won’t have to face trial for political reasons. If the measure becomes law, victims of malicious prosecution would be able to receive compensation for expenses and damages. Dahm filed Senate Bill 1120, called Kyle’s Law, on Tuesday.read more.
OKLAHOMA CITY - After noticing an increased use of unmarked police cars for routine traffic enforcement, Sen. Cody Rogers, R-Tulsa, announced on Monday that he has filed Senate Bill 1109 calling for municipal police departments to use clearly marked vehicles.read more.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. Micheal Bergstrom, R-Adair, has filed a bill to help ensure individuals awaiting competency restoration treatment necessary for them to stand trial have access to that treatment sooner. Senate Bill 1113 would provide for jail-based treatment.read more.
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Senate on Friday overwhelmingly approved new maps for Oklahoma’s five congressional districts. The Senate also approved new district maps for the Oklahoma House of Representatives. Both bills go to the governor’s desk for consideration.
The congressional maps approved by the Senate:read more.
Contact: Democratic Leader Kay Floyd
Capitol: (405) 521-5610
OKLAHOMA CITY – Senate Democratic Leader Kay Floyd, D-Oklahoma City, released the following statement on Thursday:
OKLAHOMA CITY - Senate leaders praised the bipartisan and near-unanimous passage of new Senate district maps. Senate Bill 1x passed on a 46-1 vote Wednesday and now moves to the Oklahoma House of Representatives for consideration.
By law, the Legislature must redraw legislative district boundaries to reflect changes in population every 10 years following the decennial Census.read more.
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Contact: Democratic Leader Kay Floyd
Capitol: (405) 521-5610
OKLAHOMA CITY – Senate Democrats announced Monday they had filed Senate Bill 6X, legislation to enact a fair congressional map for Oklahoma.
OKLAHOMA CITY – In response to what he described as unaddressed concerns with election irregularities across the country regarding the 2020 election, Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, announced Monday he had filed Senate Bill 7X calling for a forensic audit.read more.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Republican leaders urged Democrat legislators to join them in calling for the dark money group that drew the Democrats’ proposed congressional redistricting map and drafted its redistricting commission proposal to disclose its donors and explain why the map abandons a successful strategy to protect key Oklahoma military installations.read more.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. Micheal Bergstrom, R-Adair, has filed legislation to remove one of the roadblocks for recently released inmates to enter the workforce and become productive members of society. Senate Bill 1107 says if an inmate had a valid, unexpired driver license when they were incarcerated, that license would still be valid for up to 180 days after they are released from prison, even if their license technically expired during the time they were in Department of Corrections’ (DOC) custody.read more.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. Rob Standridge, R-Norman, announced Friday he’d filed Senate Bill 1106, the “Citizen Health Mandate Protection Act,” aimed at both public and private entities and individuals that require vaccines or other medical treatments as a condition of employment. Those employers could be liable for $1 million in punitive damages if something goes wrong with that medication or treatment.read more.
OKLAHOMA CITY – As Oklahomans are still adjusting to the annual November time change, Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, has filed legislation to keep Daylight Saving Time in place year-round.read more.
OKLAHOMA CITY – As part of Diabetes Awareness Month, Legislative Diabetes Caucus chair Sen. Carri Hicks announced that Diabetes Action Day will be held Nov. 16 on the Capitol north lawn.read more.
OKLAHOMA CITY –Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, has filed legislation to make sure Oklahoma students are taught about the suppression of speech, poverty, starvation, migration, and systemic lethal violence against civilians that has occurred under communist regimes worldwide.
Dahm said that since 2017, the president has issued an annual proclamation declaring November 7 as Victims of Communism Day. The mandatory lesson would be taught on or around that date.read more.
State Sen. George Burns, R-Pollard, has filed Senate Bill 1101 for consideration during the upcoming legislative session, which would remove the growing, harvesting and processing of marijuana from the list of agricultural products available to receive a sales tax exemption.read more.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Senate President Pro Tempore Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City, on Thursday announced the Senate appointments to the newly created Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR).
Previously, Treat named Sen. Julie Daniels, R-Bartlesville, as co-chair of the joint committee made up of members from the Senate and the Oklahoma House of Representatives.
The Senate appointments to JCAR are:read more.
OKLAHOMA CITY –Sen. Jessica Garvin, R-Duncan, was chosen Tuesday to represent Oklahoma as a state director by the nonpartisan Women in Government (WIG) all-legislator board of directors. The Duncan Republican was nominated for the position by her fellow colleague and Oklahoma’s current WIG state director, Sen. Carri Hicks, D-Oklahoma City.read more.
Senate Democrats released the following statements in response to the proposed congressional map announced today:
“It is clear from the proposed map released today, the goal was to draw gerrymandered congressional districts to protect incumbents from competitive elections,” said Senate Democratic Leader Kay Floyd, D-Oklahoma City.read more.