OKLAHOMA CITY – State Sen. Micheal Bergstrom took to the air today with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol to tour flood damage in his district by plane.read more.
OKLAHOMA CITY–A budget agreement was announced on Wednesday at the State Capitol that includes increased funding for education, transportation, public safety and health care, among many other areas. The budget for Fiscal Year 2020 also earmarks $200 million for Oklahoma’s savings account, bringing rainy day funding to more than $1 billion. State Sen. Micheal Bergstrom says the budget is one of the strongest in recent years, giving more support in critical areas, while still showing fiscal restraint by having enough left over to boost the state’s savings account.read more.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Three transportation measures authored by Sen. Micheal Bergstrom were signed into law by Governor Stitt this month, bringing Oklahoma into compliance with federal regulations.read more.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Two measures authored by Sen. Micheal Bergstrom aimed at modifying state alcohol laws were signed into law by Governor Stitt this week.
Senate Bill 113 allows a Retail Wine License or a Retail Beer License holder to sell beer or wine on credit when the holder of such license is a private membership club, marina, golf course or country club that normally charges food, drinks and other purchases to the member's monthly dues account in the regular course of business.read more.
OKLAHOMA CITY – A measure authored by Sen. Micheal Bergstrom that regulates self-driving cars in the state was signed by Governor Stitt this week.
Senate Bill 365 creates the Oklahoma Driving Automation System Uniformity Act. The measure preempts local laws and asserts that only the state may enact laws or regulations regarding the use of motor vehicles equipped with driving automation systems in Oklahoma.read more.
OKLAHOMA CITY – State Sen. Micheal Bergstrom is commending the Senate’s approval of Ann Neal’s reappointment to the Oklahoma Arts Council. Neal will serve a three-year term ending July 1, 2022.
“It is an honor and a pleasure to carry Ann Neal's nomination to the Oklahoma Arts Council for the Governor,” said Bergstrom, R-Adair. “The governor clearly sees the legacy of her years of service in Arts and Humanities and wants to continue to bring her expertise to the state level. Ann will continue to be a great ambassador for northeastern Oklahoma on the state Arts Council."read more.
OKLAHOMA CITY – A measure authored by State Sen. Micheal Bergstrom aimed at stronger consumer protections in regards to meat labeling was recently signed into law by Gov. Kevin Stitt.read more.
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – A bill to stop county sheriffs from being charged to house inmates before they can be transferred into the custody of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections (ODOC) was signed by the governor this week.read more.