Legislative News

March 27, 2014

Republican House leaders say they have passed the heart of their agenda as the deadline for introducing bills passed in the 2014 legislative session. The question remains if the Senate will approve the same bills even though both chambers are […]

March 27, 2014

Two measures by state Rep. Doug Cox aimed at regulating tobacco sales have passed out of the Oklahoma House of Representatives. House Bill 2361 would prohibit the distribution, sale and transportation of cigarettes to anyone who is not an authorized […]

March 20, 2014

A measure that would allow a person who is licensed to carry a handgun to keep the handgun in a locked car in the parking lot of a public or private elementary or secondary school passed out of the House […]

March 20, 2014

A bill allowing Oklahoma veterans to be provided with free hyperbaric oxygen treatment (HBOT) for traumatic brain injury (TBI) has been approved by the state Senate. Senate Bill 1604, the Veterans Recovery Plan Act, states that any Oklahoma veteran who […]

March 20, 2014

A measure that would derail a pending pay raise for elected state officials, as recommended by Governor Fallin, is still a “live round” in the Legislature, said state Rep. Mike Brown. A spokesman for Gov. Mary Fallin reportedly said that […]

March 13, 2014

A bipartisan measure that would protect the traditional holiday season of Christmas and Hanukkah passed out of the House of Representatives. House Bill 2317, also known as the “Merry Christmas” bill, won approval by a 73-10 vote. The measure would […]

March 13, 2014

A measure that would substantially increase the penalties for those convicted of charges related to obscenity or child pornography passed out of the House of Representatives. House Bill 2349, by state Rep. Sally Kern, would increase the fine for creating, […]

March 13, 2014

A measure that would toughen the penalties for human trafficking passed unanimously out of the House of Representatives. House Bill 2353, by state Rep. Sally Kern, would add human trafficking to the list of crimes requiring those convicted to serve […]

March 13, 2014

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is one step closer to being required to abide by the state’s open records law. House Bill 2676 would require the OHP to adhere to the Oklahoma Open Records Act, making dashcam footage open to the […]

March 13, 2014

State Rep. John Bennett said the Ninth Circuit Court has made a blatant attack on First Amendment rights in their ruling on Dariano v. Morgan Hill Unified School Dist. “As a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps who has […]