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Sen. George Young’s Press Releases

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Sen. George Young, D-Oklahoma City, hosted an interim study Wednesday, Oct. 20, that took an in depth look at equality issues related to racial discrimination and bias in state agencies, communities, organizations, and businesses across Oklahoma. The study was held in the Senate Appropriations Committee.

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State Sen. George Young wants to make Oklahoma the premier state for supporting minority and female-owned businesses, a commitment he vocalized during his interim study – Equitable Procurement for Minority and Women-owned Businesses – that was hosted Tuesday at the state Capitol.

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Sen. George Young, D-Oklahoma City, will host an interim study to discuss the equitable procurement for minority and women-owned businesses on Tuesday, Sept. 21, at 9:30 a.m. in the Senate Business, Commerce and Tourism committee.

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Of the 71 interim study requests approved by Senate President Pro Tempore Greg Treat last week, five were requested by state Sen. George Young, D-Oklahoma City. The series of studies would give senators the opportunity to delve into topics such as racial equality, health disparities in the African American community, minority-owned businesses and funding for historically Black colleges and universities (HBCU).

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State Senator George Young, D-Oklahoma City, issued the following statement in response to the Fiscal Year 2022 budget and the priorities that lie within it.

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State Senator George Young, D-Oklahoma City, issued the following statement in response to the adoption of Senate Concurrent Resolution 7, which designated cotton as the state fiber.

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State Senator George Young, D-Oklahoma City, issued the following statement in response to the Senate Rules Committee voting down Senate Bill 209, which would require a racial impact statement for any piece of criminal justice legislation that creates a new offense, significantly changes an existing offense, changes the penalty for an existing offense, or changes existing sentencing, parole or probation procedures.

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State Sen. George Young, D-Oklahoma City, has filed Senate Bill 480, which would modify the state’s requirement to become a public notary.

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State Sen. George Young, D-Oklahoma City, has filed legislation to require racial impact statements for specific Senate and House bills, a move he says can help reduce the disproportionate impact the state’s criminal justice system has on minority communities.

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State Senator George Young, D-Oklahoma City, issued the following statement in response to his absence at the Oklahoma State Senate’s organizational day held Tuesday at the state Capitol. 

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