Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, Sen. Dave Rader, R-Tulsa, Sen. Joe Newhouse, R-Tulsa, and Sen. John Haste, R-Broken Arrow, released the following statements congratulating Union High School math teacher Rebecka Peterson on being named the 2023 National Teacher of the Year.read more.
The full Senate has given unanimous approval to a measure that would further protect stalking victims.
Under current state law, if a victim is stalked by a stranger, they must first file a complaint with a law enforcement agency before they can file a protective order. Authored by Sen. Dave Rader, R-Tulsa, Senate Bill 1674 would remove this requirement and allow any stalking victim – whether they know their perpetrator or not – to file a protective order without prior documentation of stalking behavior.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.
Senate Majority Caucus Chair Dave Rader, R-Tulsa, will host an interim study regarding criminal sentencing reform today, Tuesday, Oct. 5, at 1 p.m.read more.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Senate leaders on Wednesday made public the new district maps and the chair of the redistricting committee says the open and transparent process this time produced better maps.read more.
The Senate has given approval to a measure aimed at combatting traumatic brain injuries (TBI) by creating the Advisory Council on Traumatic Brain Injury to further study the issue.read more.
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Senate Rules Committee has approved Senate Bill 253, authored by Sen. Dave Rader, R-Tulsa, which would modify declaration of candidacy forms for citizens seeking to hold public office.
The measure would require candidates to provide the date they registered as a voter of the political party they are running for as well as his or her voter registration identification number.read more.
The full Senate unanimously approved a measure on Monday that would allow personal care aides to perform a wider scope of in-home healthcare services under the supervision of a registered nurse.read more.
State Senator Dave Rader was selected by his peers to serve as the majority caucus chair for the 58th Legislature, one of the Senate’s highest leadership positions.read more.