Legislative News

April 24, 2014

Last week, the Guthrie School Board passed a resolution calling for the repeal of Common Core standards and asking legislators to take action. State Reps. Lee Denney, Dale DeWitt, Jason Murphey and state Sen. AJ Griffin thanked the Guthrie school […]

April 24, 2014

The full Senate has given unanimous approval to a measure aimed at protecting the rights of parents to decide how best to raise their children. House Bill 1384, by Sen. A.J. Griffin, R-Guthrie, and Rep. Sally Kern, R-Oklahoma City, is […]

April 24, 2014

The Senate approved legislation that would help the children of public servants killed in the line of duty attend any Oklahoma career technology center tuition free. House Bill 3350 pertains to the children of any Oklahoma firefighter or emergency medical […]

April 24, 2014

The Senate approved legislation adding four additional drugs to the state’s Trafficking in Illegal Drugs Act.  House Bill 2589, by Sen. Frank Simpson and Rep. Pat Ownbey, adds Morphine, Oxycodone, Hydrocodone and Benzodiazepine to the list of controlled substances in […]

April 24, 2014

The Oklahoma Senate overwhelmingly passed House Speaker Jeff Hickman’s measure to reform academic requirements for the Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program (OHLAP). OHLAP provides funds for tuition and fees to fulltime Oklahoma students whose families meet certain financial requirements. House […]

April 24, 2014

The House gave final approval to legislation Wednesday putting into statute an agreement made in 2013 between the governor and the War Veterans Commission addressing smoking in Oklahoma’s veterans centers. Senate Bill 1777, by Sen. Frank Simpson and Rep. Pat […]

April 24, 2014

The Senate Republican caucus has voted unanimously to re-elect Pro Tem Brian Bingman to another term. The caucus vote means Bingman will be the first Republican in state history to serve three terms as Pro Tempore of the Senate. “I […]

April 24, 2014

Small businesses in Cleveland, Oklahoma and Tulsa counties could soon be able to qualify for the Oklahoma Small Employer Quality Jobs Incentive Act thanks to legislation given final approval this month.  House Bill 2956, by Sen. Ron Sharp and Rep. […]

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 […]