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Week In Review

Showing: February, 2016

Monday, February 29, 2016

• The full Senate considered 22 bills Monday, passing the following:

-SB 1027, by Sen. Don Barrington and Rep. Charles Joyner, creates the Oklahoma Incident Management Team Advisory Committee. It sets duties and purpose of the Committee, establishes membership and provides for frequency of meetings. The bill states that members receive no compensation or travel reimbursement. The bill passed 31 to 13.

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Monday, February 22, 2016

• On Monday, the Senate met and approved the following bills:

-SB 1069, by Sen. AJ Griffin and Rep. Lee Denney, requires the Office of Management and Enterprise Services to take any action necessary to assist the Office of Juvenile Affairs in operating charter schools. The bill and its emergency clause passed 45 to 0.

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Monday, February 15, 2016

• The Senate took up no legislation on Monday afternoon, but U.S. Senator James Lankford was introduced on the floor by Senate President Pro Tempore Brian Bingman. Sen. Lankford met with several legislators throughout the day.

• The Senate General Government committee approved the following measures on Monday:

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Monday, February 8, 2016

• On Monday, the Senate met briefly to begin the second week of the legislative session without considering any legislation. Senate Floor Leader Mike Schulz, announced that Anthony Sykes has been appointed as a member of the Senate Rules Committee.

• The Senate Pension Committee approved the following bills on Monday:

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Monday, February 1, 2016

• On Monday, the Senate met for the first day of the 2nd Session of the 55th Legislature before moving into the House chamber for joint session to hear Gov. Fallin’s sixth State of the State address.

• The certification of the election of Sen. J.J. Dossett, D-Owasso, was delivered to the Senate, officially making him the 48th member of the chamber. There are now 39 Republicans and 9 Democrats in the State Senate.

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