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Week In Review

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Monday, March 14, 2016

• The Senate met briefly Monday and took up no business. This week is spring break for most Oklahoma public and private schools, as well as colleges and universities.

• The House took up no bills during a brief meeting Monday. The House also requested the consent of the Senate to adjourn for more than three consecutive days starting Thursday.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

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Monday, March 7, 2016

• The Senate approved 37 bills on Monday as it worked toward this week’s deadline for bills to be heard in their chamber of origin, including the following:

-SJR 72, by Sen. Rob Standridge and Rep. John Jordan, proposes a vote of the people to repeal Article 2, Section 5 of the Oklahoma Constitution, which prohibits the use of public monies or property for sectarian or religious purposes. The resolution passed 39 to 5.

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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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