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Week In Review

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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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Monday, April 27

• The Senate convened on Monday and approved several bills.

-SB 70, by Sen. Marty Quinn, modifies language related to the Oklahoma Reward System. The bill requires the person eligible for a reward to have given valuable information that materially assists in the investigation of the commission or attempted commission of a crime rather than resulting in the arrest and conviction of a person accused of the commission or attempted commission of a crime. The bill passed 39 to 2.

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