OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma State Senate today gave passage to its historic $700 million education package.
Senators voted overwhelmingly on both measures 40 – to – 7 on House Bill 1935 and 46 – to – 2 on House Bill 2775, approving the single largest appropriations increase to education in state history, sending it back to the House of Representatives.
Senate Pro Tem Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City, said the Senate did its job and delivered for teachers, children and parents.read more.
Senate President Pro Tem Greg Treat held a press conference on Thursday, March 30, 2023, at 1:15 p.m.
Senate Pro Tempore Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City
Sen. Adam Pugh, R-Edmond
Sen. David Bullard, R-Durant
Sen. Kristen Thompson, R-Edmondread more.
Senate Democrats held a press conference on March 30, 2023, at 12:00 p.m.
Sen. Jo Anna Dossett, D-Tulsaread more.
Senate Democratic Leader Kay Floyd, D-Oklahoma City, and Sen. Julia Kirt, D-Oklahoma City, released the following statements about the first meeting of the Select Committee on Business Retention and Economic Development.read more.
OKLAHOMA CITY – A Senate bill is on its way to the House of Representatives ensuring the long-term maintenance of the state Capitol, governor’s mansion and grounds is strategic and transparent to the public. Senate Bill 141 by Sen.read more.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Members of the Oklahoma State Senate voted on and approved two proposals today that would represent an historic investment that includes pay raises, school choice measures and local control.
Two bills totaling approximately $630 million were approved, sending the measures to the Senate floor. The full Senate is expected to vote on the bills Thursday.read more.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. Carri Hicks and Sen. Jo Anna Dossett released the following statement regarding House Bill 1935 – a measure that uses taxpayer dollars to subsidize unregulated private schools.read more.
Sen. Tom Woods, R-Westville, and Sen. Warren Hamilton, R-McCurtain, released the following statement Monday after a special meeting of the Oklahoma Veterans Commission to address the status of the Sallisaw Veterans Home.read more.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. Joe Newhouse, R-Tulsa, received unanimous approval for Senate Bill 1070 Wednesday, which allows mothers to receive a temporary disability placard to use for six months after giving birth.read more.
Senate Pro Tem Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City, today named the members of his previously announced senate economic development select committee and announced the first meeting date.
The meeting will be at the Oklahoma State Capitol on Tuesday, March 28 at 9:30 a.m. in room 535. A live stream will be available for public viewing. The meeting will be organizational in nature, so no public comment will be on the agenda.read more.
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Senate gave unanimous approval Thursday to a measure that could potentially save students with diabetes in emergency situations. Senate Bill 147, by Sen.read more.
OKLAHOMA CITY – The full Senate approved Senate Bill 706 Thursday. Sen. Roland Pederson, R-Burlington, authored the measure that removes jury trials in proceedings to terminate parental rights.read more.
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Senate continued their efforts Thursday to improve public safety within the medical marijuana industry. Sen.read more.
OKLAHOMA CITY – The full Senate has given unanimous approval to legislation to ensure missing child and manhunt cases will include the resources of the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) and the Department of Public Safety (DPS) early in such searches. Sen.read more.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Further major reforms to address illegal marijuana grows and other activities moved through the Senate this week. Senate Bill 475 by Sen.read more.
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Senate overwhelmingly passed a pro-family measure Wednesday that protects women’s freedom to access birth control. Senate Bill 368, by Sen. Jessica Garvin, R-Duncan, and Rep.read more.
Senate President Pro Tem Greg Treat held a press conference on Thursday, March 23, 2023, at 1:15 p.m.read more.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Another major education reform received approval in the Senate Wednesday. Sen. Adam Pugh’s Senate Bill 364 would provide teachers and school employees up to eight weeks of maternity leave following the birth of a child.read more.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. George Burns, R-Pollard, is the author of Senate Bill 675, which was approved Wednesday and would transfer Hugo Lake Park back to the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department.read more.
OKLAHOMA CITY - Senate Pro Tempore Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City, and Senate Health and Human Services Committee chair Sen. Paul Rosino, R-Oklahoma City, today released the following statements in response to the latest report on the Department of Human Services’ Pinnacle Plan.read more.