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Sen. Darcy Jech’s Press Releases

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There are four weeds labeled as “noxious” in the state of Oklahoma – meaning they are a public nuisance and can crowd out vegetation and forage for livestock and wildlife. Sen. Darcy Jech, R-Kingfisher, recently hosted an interim study to gauge the impacts of such weeds and discuss the remedial approaches being used to address them. 

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The governor ceremonially signed a measure this past week that creates the state’s first restorative justice program, with the goal of rehabilitating offenders and reducing the state’s prison population. The measure was authored by Sen. Darcy Jech, R-Kingfisher, and Rep. Tammy West, R-Oklahoma City.

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The Senate has given approval to two measures that would improve the accuracy and efficiency of state elections. Senate Bills 710 and 712 were authored by state Sen. Darcy Jech, R-Kingfisher.

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State Sens. Brent Howard and Darcy Jech invite citizens across western Oklahoma to participate in Oklahoma’s redistricting process by attending the Senate-sponsored town hall meeting in Clinton on Tuesday, Jan. 19.

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OKLAHOMA CITY - State legislators representing western Oklahoma are applauding a decision by the Department of Human Services (DHS) to keep their Sayre office in Beckham County open for in-person services. 

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The Senate approved the executive nomination of Kingfisher resident Lori Burns on Tuesday to serve as a member of the Board of Regents of Redlands Community College in El Reno. Sen. Darcy Jech, R-Kingfisher, carried the nomination.  

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Elk City resident and Beckham County Sheriff Derek Manning was unanimously approved Monday by the Senate to serve as a member of the Oklahoma State Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control Commission.

The executive nomination was carried by Sen. Darcy Jech, R-Kingfisher.

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Joshua Haven, Cheyenne, was unanimously approved by the Senate on Monday to serve as a member of the Oklahoma Mining Commission. The nomination was carried by Sen. Darcy Jech, R-Kingfisher.

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The Senate has approved a measure that would modify the calculation of sales tax applied to vehicles.

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The full Senate has approved a measure that would require the director of the Department of Corrections (DOC) to develop an annual report detailing issues related to contraband cellphone use in Oklahoma prisons.

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