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Senate Judiciary Chairman Comments on House Committee Passage of HB 2046

“Governor Henry and his bi-partisan task force spent months developing a comprehensive package of workers compensation reform. In the end this diverse group unanimously approved a progressive plan which will reduce costs for business without compromising the rights of injured workers.

“Speaker Hiett’s 187-page bill can only serve to force partisan politics back into a process which the governor worked tirelessly to depoliticize. The Speaker’s bill is full of provisions that will add to the burden for Oklahomans injured on the job and increase the skyrocketing healthcare costs of the system.

“The Senate Judiciary Committee will consider the governor’s plan, Senate Bill 846, on Tuesday and we plan to move forward in the bi-partisan, cooperative spirit established by Governor Henry and the task force.”

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