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Pro Tem Treat names new chair, vice chair of Senate Retirement and Insurance Committee

OKLAHOMA CITY – Senate President Pro Tempore Greg Treat on Tuesday named a new chair and vice chair of the Senate Retirement and Insurance Committee.

Sen. Marty Quinn, R-Claremore, resigned as chairman of the committee after announcing his candidacy for the Second Congressional District. Quinn will remain a member of the committee.

Treat said Sen. John Michael Montgomery, R-Lawton, will serve as chair of the committee, while Sen. Jessica Garvin, R-Duncan, will replace Montgomery as vice chair of the committee. Treat said the appointments are effective immediately.

“I want to thank Marty Quinn for his distinguished tenure as chair of the Senate Retirement and Insurance Committee,” said Treat, R-Oklahoma City. “Senator Montgomery’s experience as vice chair and knowledge of the subject matters will make him an effective committee chair, and Senator Garvin is a bright, hard worker who brings great experience to the vice chair role. I know both Senator Montgomery and Senator Garvin will do well and appreciate them taking on a leadership role in these new positions.”

The Senate Retirement and Insurance Committee handles legislative issues relating to the regulation of private insurance, and legislation related to the six public pensions in this state including: the Teachers’ Retirement System of Oklahoma; Oklahoma Public Employees Retirement System; the Uniform Retirement System for Justices and Judges; the Oklahoma Firefighters Pension and Retirement System; the Oklahoma Police Pension and Retirement System; and the Oklahoma Law Enforcement Retirement System.


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