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OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. George Burns, R-Pollard, has introduced Senate Bill 1535, a bill aimed at expanding the scope and impact of the Oklahoma Low Carbon Energy Initiative.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – On Monday, Senate Bill 1959, authored by Sen. Jerry Alvord, R-Wilson, was approved overwhelmingly by the Business and Commerce Committee with a bipartisan 12-1 vote.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. George Burns, R-Pollard, has introduced Senate Bill 1712, a bill aimed at guiding the transition of electric utilities from coal-fired electric generation facilities to advanced nuclear reactors.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. George Burns, R-Pollard, has introduced Senate Bill 1412, a measure aimed at bolstering tourism initiatives in the state.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. George Burns, R-Pollard, has introduced Senate Bill 1252 aimed at changing the management and operation of Hugo Lake Park.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. George Young released the following statement after the Senate General Government Committee on Thursday approved Senate Bill 1854, which would make a conviction of creating a camp in a right-of-way or on state land a misdemeanor.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Senate Pro Tem Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City, today issued the following statement after the Oklahoma Board of Equalization released the estimate of revenue that will be available for lawmakers to spend on government services.

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Senate Pro Tem Greg Treat held a press conference on Thursday, February 15 at 1:15 p.m.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. Mary Boren, D-Norman, issued the following statement after Wednesday’s Appropriations Subcommittee on Education meeting where education agencies discussed their budgets with members. Every agency initially requested additional resources for Fiscal Year 2025 to meet increased demand. No agency had requested a flat budget prior to Wednesday’s meeting. The meeting gave those agencies an opportunity to amend their budget request.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. George Burns, R-Pollard, has introduced Senate Bill 1253 to make State Parks in Oklahoma more accessible and affordable for state residents.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. George Burns, R-Pollard, has introduced Senate Bill 1275 to safeguard the future of state parks across the state.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. George Burns, R-Pollard, has introduced Senate Bill 1953, a measure aimed at ensuring compliance with Oklahoma law regarding the leasing of agricultural land by aliens.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. Carri Hicks has received approval from the Senate Retirement and Insurance Committee for Senate Bill 1581, requiring pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) to make patients and their insurance companies the top consideration when negotiating prescription drug plans.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Senate Bill 1215 was unanimously approved by the Senate Tuesday. The measure, authored by Sen. Brenda Stanley, R-Midwest City, removes the deadline for 100% disabled veterans to submit their information to the Oklahoma Veterans Registry in order to receive a sales tax exemption.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Senate Pro Tem Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City, highlighted the January report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released today showing food prices rose nearly 4% over the last year.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. George Burns, R-Pollard, has introduced SB 1537, a bill aimed at enhancing safety measures and accessibility for all-terrain vehicle (ATV) enthusiasts across the state.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. George Burns, R-Pollard, introduced a measure aimed at addressing healthcare needs in rural communities.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Senate Pro Tem Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City, today announced the Senate Republican Caucus convened and voted for Sen. Greg McCortney, R-Ada, to be the Pro Tem Designee after Pro Tem Treat terms out of office in November of this year. 

Pro Tem Treat was elected in a special election in 2011 to represent District 47. He has been the leader of the Senate since 2019 and was re-elected Senate President Pro Tem in 2021 and 2023.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. George Burns, R-Pollard, has introduced Senate Bill 1551, a measure aimed at safeguarding firearm suppressors manufactured within the state from federal regulations.

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OKLAHOMA CITY - Senator Darrell Weaver's proposed legislation, Senate Bill 1280, aimed at addressing the alarming rise in fentanyl-related incidents, took a significant stride forward yesterday as it passed unanimously from the Senate Public Safety Committee.

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