Statement from Sen. Clark Jolley, R-Edmond, author of SB 529
Wednesday evenings House vote in favor of Senate Bill 529, the Erin Elizabeth Swezey Act, is another important step toward protecting the lives of innocent Oklahomans by strengthening our drunk driving laws.
I want to express my profound thanks to House Speaker Kris Steele and Floor Leader Dan Sullivan for ensuring this bill was heard, along with my House author, Rep. Jason Nelson, for all he has done.
The title is off, which means the bill will go to conference committee so that all concerns can be fully addressed. My goal with this legislation is that we save lives and never forget the loss that Erin Swezeys family and so many others in our state have endured needlessly because of drunk driving.