Sen. Micheal Bergstrom’s Press Releases

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. Micheal Bergstrom, R-Adair, has filed a bill to help ensure individuals awaiting competency restoration treatment necessary for them to stand trial have access to that treatment sooner.  Senate Bill 1113 would provide for jail-based treatment.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. Micheal Bergstrom, R-Adair, has filed legislation to remove one of the roadblocks for recently released inmates to enter the workforce and become productive members of society.  Senate Bill 1107 says if an inmate had a valid, unexpired driver license when they were incarcerated, that license would still be valid for up to 180 days after they are released from prison, even if their license technically expired during the time they were in Department of Corrections’ (DOC) custody. 

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Senate President Pro Tempore Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City, has appointed Sen. Micheal Bergstrom, R-Adair, to the newly formed Joint Committee on Administrative Rules. The committee will ensure a more transparent and thorough process before administrative rules are approved or repealed.

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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:

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Sen. Micheal Bergstrom, R-Adair, filed Senate Concurrent Resolution 13 Thursday, urging Congress to protect consumers from harmful Internal Revenue Service (IRS) rules, such as burdensome reporting requirements for financial institutions.

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Sen. Micheal Bergstrom, R-Adair, filed SB 1100 on Wednesday, which would require male and female to be the only options on birth certificates to identify a child’s sex at birth.

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A measure intended to create a manufacturing boon for the state and open the free market for the purchase of firearm suppressors, also known as silencers, has been filed for the 2022 legislative session by Sen. Micheal Bergstrom.

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Sen. Micheal Bergstrom recently attended the ceremonial signing of Senate Bill 999, also known as the Oklahoma Courier Application Services Act. The Adair Republican was the author of the measure, which will ensure individuals involved in local delivery services, like Uber Eats, Grub Hub, Door Dash and Amazon Flex, are not regulated like the trucking industry by the Oklahoma Corporation Commission.

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The governor recently held a ceremonial signing for Senate Bill 8, which designates the route that largely follows State Highway 69 as the “Historic Jefferson Highway Route.” In attendance was Sen. Micheal Bergstrom, R-Adair, principal author for the measure and strong advocate for the highway.

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Sen. Micheal Bergstrom, R-Adair, recently joined Gov. Kevin Stitt for the ceremonial signing of Senate Bill 631, also known as the Second Amendment Sanctuary State Act. Bergstrom was a co-author of the measure, which was passed during the 2021 legislative session and went into effect on April 26 upon the governor’s approval.

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