OKLAHOMA CITY – The Senate Public Safety Committee has approved a measure to better prepare inmates to rejoin society and the workforce. Sen. Darrell Weaver, R-Moore, is the Senate principal author of House Bill 1679, the “Sarah Stitt Act,” by Reps. Marilyn Stark, R-Bethany, and Brian Hill, R-Mustang.read more.
I received an email this past week from a 73-year-old grandmother and constituent who was unable to get a driver license in Tulsa. She wrote she was going to travel to Muskogee and be there at 5:30 a.m. to stand in line so she could get through the door at 8:00 and hopefully get her license. I’d like to say that’s an isolated case, but it’s not. Right now, I’d say the number one issue people are asking me about is the problems they’ve experienced or have heard about related to getting a driver license.read more.
Senate President Pro Tempore Greg Treat met with media after the Senate's eighth week of session.
Senate President Pro Tempore Greg Treat met with media after the Senate's seventh week of session. He was joined by Sen. Taylor and Sen. Leewright to give an update and answer questions about the work of the Senate select committee looking at utility issues after the February winter storm.
The Senate gave approval to a measure Wednesday that would require insurers to provide a detailed notice to both the patient and health care provider when denying a claim.read more.
On Thursday, the Senate voted overwhelmingly to protect churches as essential in the state of Oklahoma. Senate Bill 368, by David Bullard, R-Durant, creates the Oklahoma Religious Freedom Act, prohibiting declaration of religious institutions as nonessential.read more.
The full Senate has approved legislation by Sen. Rob Standridge allowing social media users to sue for damages against any social media website that censors a user’s political or religious speech. Standridge, R-Norman, authored Senate Bill 383 to eliminate selective censorship of opinion on social media and to ensure free speech is treated fairly.read more.