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Week In Review

Showing: April, 2005

Monday, April 25th

• The Senate convened to consider House bills as well as appropriations shell bills. Appropriations subcommittees also met to hold budget hearings.

-HB 1853 by Sen. Susan Paddack and Rep. Kris Steele would create an Rx for Oklahoma Act authorizing community action agencies, the Department of Human Services, County Health Departments and other entities and agencies to establish a statewide program to assist medically indigent state residents with receiving prescriptions through assistance programs. The bill and emergency passed 47-0.

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Monday, April 18th

• The Senate convened to consider House bills to ensure they beat the deadline next week for bills from the opposite house to be heard on the floor.

-HB 1230 by Sen. Jay Paul Gumm and Rep. Thad Balkman would provide a sales tax exemption for clothing and footwear and any school supplies used exclusively for school or classwork, with a sales price of less than $100. The bill and emergency passed 42-0.

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Monday, April 4th

•• The Senate convened to consider two resolutions and then adjourned to committee meetings to meet the April 7th deadline to consider bills from the house of origin.

-HB 1004 by Sen. Glenn Coffee and Rep. Bill Case would repeal the Oklahoma Municipal Employee Collective Bargaining Act that was approved and signed by the Governor during the last legislative session. The do pass motion failed by a tie vote of 3-3.

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