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OKLAHOMA CITY – House Bill 3288, by Sen. Cody Rogers, R-Tulsa, received approval from the full Senate Wednesday. The measure provides $50 million in funding for repairs and improvements to the Arkansas River Levee Systems, which are currently at high risk of failure.

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Senate Pro Tem Greg Treat held a press conference on Thursday, April 25 at 1:15 p.m.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. Darrell Weaver, R-Moore, received Senate approval for a measure that allows Oklahoma businesses to sell or serve alcohol without being required to first check identification cards. House Bill 3571 allows businesses to use their discretion on whether or not to check IDs, ensuring older Oklahomans are not inconvenienced.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. Greg McCortney, R-Ada, today released the following statement on House Bill 2946.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Senate Bill 1200 received approval from the House of Representatives Tuesday. The bill’s author, Sen. Blake Cowboy Stephens, R-Tahlequah, extended his appreciation to the Legislature for their support, and to Speaker Charles McCall for carrying the measure in his chamber.

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Pro Tem Treat: Governor’s veto is playing politics in the worst way possible

OKLAHOMA CITY – Senate Pro Tem Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City, today took swift action to override Governor Kevin Stitt’s veto of Senate Bill 1470 yesterday.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. Mary Boren, D-Norman, issued the following statement after Wednesday’s vote on House Bill 3959, providing tens of millions of dollars in rebates for men’s professional sports.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Senate on Tuesday passed a bill to prohibit public school employees from using corporal punishment on disabled students.

In a 31-11 vote, the Senate passed House Bill 1028 from Rep. John Talley, R-Stillwater, and Sen. Dave Rader, R-Tulsa, that prevents school personnel from hitting, slapping, paddling or inflicting any kind of physical pain on disabled students.

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OKLAHOMA CITY— Sen. Casey Murdock, R-Felt, released the following statement after the Senate approved House Bill 4156 Tuesday. The measure aims to crack down on illegal immigration in Oklahoma by creating the crime of impermissible occupation and requiring individuals to leave the state within 72 hours of their conviction or release from custody.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Senate Bill 1959, by Sen. Jerry Alvord, R-Wilson, has successfully passed through the House of Representatives and now awaits the governor's signature to become law.

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Senate Bill 2035 was authored by Pro Tem Treat after son’s near-deadly accident

OKLAHOMA CITY – Senate Pro Tem Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City, today applauded the Oklahoma House of Representatives for passing Senate Bill 2035, legislation he authored after his son’s near-deadly accident.

The bill passed off the House floor by a vote of 89-2.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. Tom Woods, R-Westville, today released the following statement after he voted in favor of passing House Bill 4156 that aims to crack down on illegal immigration in Oklahoma.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. Jessica Garvin, R-Duncan, on Tuesday released the following statement after voting in favor of House Bill 4156 to crack down on illegal immigration.

This bill creates the crime of “impermissible occupation,” which is when someone who has not obtained legal authorization to enter the United States comes to Oklahoma and remains in the state.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. Michael Brooks, D-Oklahoma City, released the following statement after the full Senate approved House Bill 4156, creating misdemeanor and felony crimes aimed at Oklahoma’s immigrant populations.

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Treat: Legislation necessary due to federal inaction to protect Oklahomans

OKLAHOMA CITY – Senate Pro Tem Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City, today commented on the Senate passage of House Bill 4156 by a 39-8 vote. 

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. Warren Hamilton, R-McCurtain, serves as the Senate author of House Bill 1010, which received approval from the full Senate Monday. HB 1010 streamlines central purchasing processes for state agencies, resulting in cost savings and increased government efficiency.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Senate on Tuesday passed the Women’s Bill of Rights, which updates state law to ensure all statutory references to women refer to a person’s biological sex and, specifically, individuals who were born female.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – After winning unanimous approval in the Senate Health and Human Services Committee and passing the full Senate, a bill to help determine the causes of maternal deaths in Oklahoma is now one step closer to the governor’s desk. Rep. Cynthia Roe, R-Lindsay, and Sen. Jo Anna Dossett, D-Tulsa, are authors of House Bill 2152.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Legislation creating the “Oklahoma Standby Guardianship Act” has been signed into law. Senate Bill 1701, by Sen. Michael Brooks, D-Oklahoma City, and Rep. Chris Kannady, R-Oklahoma City, creates a legal framework so that parents can designate a “standby” guardian under certain circumstances.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. Ally Seifried joined fellow Claremore Republican Rep. Mark Lepak in sharing appreciation for Governor Stitt’s approval of Senate Bill 1756. Seifried said it has been an honor to author this piece of legislation that represents a meaningful step forward in ensuring the safety of children during supervised visitations when facilitated by third-party volunteers.

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