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Showing: February, 2006
Senate Approves OHLAP Expansion

Democratic leaders Tuesday won approval by the full State Senate of an important middleclass expansion of the states successful meritbased scholarship program. read more.

Entire debate on OHLAP expansion bill - Sens. James A. Williamson, Cal Hobson, Bernest Cain, Jim Reynolds, Frank Shurden and Jonathan Nichols.
Sen. Pres. Pro Tem Mike Morgan debates for OHLAP expansion bill.
Senate Approves OHLAP Expansion

Democratic leaders Tuesday won approval by the full State Senate of an important middleclass expansion of the states successful meritbased scholarship program. read more.

Entire debate on OHLAP expansion bill - Sens. James A. Williamson, Cal Hobson, Bernest Cain, Jim Reynolds, Frank Shurden and Jonathan Nichols.
Sen. Pres. Pro Tem Mike Morgan debates for OHLAP expansion bill.

State Senators gave approval Tuesday to a $339.1 million boost in public school funding, including the largest teacher pay raise in seven years. By a 41-5 vote the Senate sent Senate Bill 1644 by Senators Susan Paddack and Stratton Taylor to the House for consideration.
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Sen. Pres. Pro Tem Emeritus Stratton Taylor debates for teacher pay raise bill.
Entire debate on teacher pay raise measure - Sen. Clark Jolley, Patrick Anderson, Johnnie Crutchfield, Earl Garrison, Nancy Riley, Mike Johnson, Kathleen Wilcoxson, Ted Fisher, Jim Reynolds and Kenneth Corn.

Under a proposal approved by the State Senate, victims and family members would be able to give their impact statement in person, without fear of further trauma. Senate Bill 1503, by Senator Glenn Coffee, would prevent the cross-examination of victims or their family members after presenting an oral impact statement during the sentencing phase of a trial.
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Sen. Coffee says bill would prevent further trauma to crime victims and families when presenting impact statements.

State Senators gave approval Tuesday to a $339.1 million boost in public school funding, including the largest teacher pay raise in seven years. By a 41-5 vote the Senate sent Senate Bill 1644 by Senators Susan Paddack and Stratton Taylor to the House for consideration.
read more.

Sen. Pres. Pro Tem Emeritus Stratton Taylor debates for teacher pay raise bill.
Entire debate on teacher pay raise measure - Sen. Clark Jolley, Patrick Anderson, Johnnie Crutchfield, Earl Garrison, Nancy Riley, Mike Johnson, Kathleen Wilcoxson, Ted Fisher, Jim Reynolds and Kenneth Corn.

The full Senate has approved a measure which would identify registered sex offenders on their state driver’s license. Under Senate Bill 1426, by Sen. Brian Crain, convicted sex offenders would be given 180 days after being notified by the Department of Corrections to get a new license reflecting their status as a sex offender or face cancellation of their license for one year.
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Sen. Crain says his bill would better protect the most vulnerable citizens from sex offenders.

The full Senate has given its approval to a measure creating a world-class diabetes research and treatment center in Oklahoma. Senate Bill 1056, co-authored by Sen. Cal Hobson, D-Lexington, and Sen. Glenn Coffee, R-Oklahoma City, would help fund the start-up cost for creating the center, which would have locations at the University of Oklahoma campuses in both Oklahoma City and Tulsa, with outreach programs serving the entire state.

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President Boren elated by vote on diabetes center.
Sen. Hobson says diabetes is a critical health issue.
Sen. Coffee says he's excited about the impact of the proposed diabetes center.

The full Senate has given its approval to a measure creating a world-class diabetes research and treatment center in Oklahoma. Senate Bill 1056, co-authored by Sen. Cal Hobson, D-Lexington, and Sen. Glenn Coffee, R-Oklahoma City, would help fund the start-up cost for creating the center, which would have locations at the University of Oklahoma campuses in both Oklahoma City and Tulsa, with outreach programs serving the entire state.

read more.
President Boren elated by vote on diabetes center.
Sen. Hobson says diabetes is a critical health issue.
Sen. Coffee says he's excited about the impact of the proposed diabetes center.

The Senate voted unanimously Tuesday to prohibit pawn shops, payday lenders and check-cashing institutions from selling lottery tickets. Senate Bill 1089, by Sen. Kathleen Wilcoxson, passed by a vote of 41-0.

“The people who visit pawn shops and payday lenders are likely facing financial hardship,” said Wilcoxson, R-Oklahoma City. “For the state to sell lottery tickets in such establishments is inappropriate and exploitative.”

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Sen. Wilcoxson says selling lottery tickets in pawn shops and payday lenders is inappropriate.

The full Senate has given its approval to a measure creating a world-class diabetes research and treatment center in Oklahoma. Senate Bill 1056, co-authored by Sen. Cal Hobson, D-Lexington, and Sen. Glenn Coffee, R-Oklahoma City, would help fund the start-up cost for creating the center, which would have locations at the University of Oklahoma campuses in both Oklahoma City and Tulsa, with outreach programs serving the entire state.

read more.
President Boren elated by vote on diabetes center.
Sen. Hobson says diabetes is a critical health issue.
Sen. Coffee says he's excited about the impact of the proposed diabetes center.