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Week In Review

Showing: March, 2015

Monday, March 16

• Monday, the Senate considered only one measure.

-SB 831, by Sen. Anthony Sykes, aligns all statutes approved the previous year that affect the same section of law. It amends, merges, consolidates and repeals duplicative sections of law. The bill and its emergency clause passed 37-0.

-The Senate also adopted SR 18, by Sen. Ron Justice, congratulating Mike Kubicek on his retirement as Executive Director of the Oklahoma Peanut Commission.

-Several executive nominations were also approved on Monday.

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Monday, March 9

• With the March 12 deadline for measures on third reading from the house of origin quickly approaching, the full Senate began the week with 233 measures on general order. On Monday, the Senate considered approximately 40 measures. Among those winning full Senate approval:

-SB 35, by Sen. AJ Griffin, would permit the Department of Public Safety to offer online applications for state identifications cards and allow electronic signatures for the applications. The bill passed 41-0.

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Monday, March 2

• The full Senate met on Monday and approved these bills.

-SB 50, with title restored, by Sen. Jason Smalley, lowers the grade level at which agricultural education may be offered from eighth grade to sixth grade. The bill and its emergency clause passed 44 to 0.

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