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Week In Review

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Monday, February 5, 2018

• The Senate met briefly Monday to formally begin the Second Session of the 56th Legislature before adjourning to a joint session with the House of Representatives. The Senate recognized the seating of Sen. Allison Ikley-Freeman, D-Tulsa, who was formally sworn-in on Thursday, February 1. She replaces former Sen. Dan Newberry, R-Tulsa. After concluding its business, the Senate moved to the House chamber to attend Gov. Mary Fallin's final State of the State address.

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Monday, May 8, 2017

• The Senate approved several bills on its first day of the work week, including:

SB 40, by Sen. Micheal Bergstrom and Rep. Bobby Cleveland, permits the pointing of a shotgun, rifle or pistol, or any deadly weapon for acts of self-defense. It also permits armed security guards licensed by the Council on Law Enforcement Education and in the performance of their duties to point a shotgun, rifle or pistol, or any deadly weapon. The bill now goes to Gov. Mary Fallin for her consideration.

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Monday, April 24, 2017

• The Senate met Monday afternoon, approving the following legislation:

-HB 1119, by Rep. Randy McDaniel and Sen. Marty Quinn, modifies language related to SIMPLE IRA distributions related to the Oklahoma Police Pension and Retirement System. The bill and its
emergency clause passed 43 to 0.

-HB 1187, by Rep. Avery Frix and Sen. Roger Thompson, prohibits the enacting of any new tax incentive a sunset date of no more than four years after its implementation. The bill passed 43 to 0.

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