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OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. Joe Newhouse, R-Tulsa, filed legislation to allow certified copies of county land records to be signed, notarized and recorded electronically.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. Micheal Bergstrom, R-Adair, has filed Senate Bill 44 to require high schools across the state to provide remediation courses for students scoring below subject-area benchmarks on tests like the ACT or SAT.

“Unfortunately, a large portion of our young people who graduate high school and opt for college end up having to take remedial courses and pay tuition for classes they passed in high school,” said Bergstrom.

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OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Senate Tuesday re-elected Sen. Greg Treat as president pro tempore and adopted rules for the upcoming 59th legislative session that begins February 6.

Today’s vote marks the fifth consecutive session that Treat will serve in this leadership role. Senate members also approved rules for the 59th Legislature and approved committee membership.

The votes came during the Senate’s organizational day, a constitutional requirement of both the state House and Senate before the start of each two-year session.

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OKLAHOMA CITY –Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, has filed three pieces of legislation to protect Oklahoma drivers from unnecessary headaches on the road.

Senate Bill 82 would prohibit law enforcement entities from requiring officers, justices, or judges to fulfill traffic citation quotas.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, has filed legislation requiring school districts to inform teachers of their First Amendment rights and obtain reauthorization every year before deducting union dues from teachers’ paychecks.

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Sen. Dahm files Nativity Protection Act

OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, filed legislation on Thursday to protect public and private Christmas Nativity displays.

“As we look forward to celebrating Christmas with our families in the coming days, we must protect time honored traditions in our state,” Dahm said. “One of these traditions is the display of nativity scenes representing the birth of Christ.”

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. John Haste, R-Broken Arrow, chair of the Senate Aeronautics and Transportation Committee, Rep. Nicole Miller, R-Edmond, chair of the House Appropriations and Budget Transportation Subcommittee, and Rep.

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OKLAHOMA CITY - Senate President Pro Tem Greg Treat today released the following statement following the passing of former Oklahoma Department of Transportation Secretary Gary Ridley. 

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma’s Future Caucus was honored last week at the Millennial Action Project (MAP) Rising Stars Awards in Washington, D.C. Co-chairs Sen. Carri Hicks, D-Oklahoma City, Sen. John Michael Montgomery, R-Lawton, and Rep. Ajay Pittman, D-Oklahoma City, along with fellow member Rep.

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OKLAHOMA CITY –Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, filed legislation on Wednesday to end the unnecessary and potentially harmful practice of setting clocks forward and back every year.

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OKLAHOMA CITY –Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, has filed Senate Joint Resolution 2 proposing an amendment to Section 1 Article 1 of the Oklahoma Constitution.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, has filed multiple bills aimed at preventing and disincentivizing illegal immigration.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, filed Senate Bill 41 on Thursday to protect Oklahoma property owners from eminent domain abuse.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. Casey Murdock, R-Felt, has filed a bill ahead of the 2023 legislative session aimed at further protecting and supporting the Second Amendment in Oklahoma.  Senate Bill 15 would prohibit state contracts from being made with companies that discriminate against a firearm entity or firearm trade association.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, has filed multiple pieces of legislation intended to strengthen 4th Amendment rights for Oklahoma citizens.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. John Haste, R-Broken Arrow, has been appointed to the Oklahoma Commission on Opioid Abuse by Senate President Pro Tempore Greg Treat.

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Sen. Dahm files Defend the Guard Act

OKLAHOMA CITY – Today, Sen.

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OKLAHOMA CITY –In response to the growing concerns over federal violations of constitutionally-protected rights, Sen.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. Cody Rogers, R-Tulsa, is planning to file legislation that ensures parents remain in control of conversations and actions regarding their children’s gender identity and sexual orientation.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. John Haste has been chosen to chair the Senate’s Aeronautics and Transportation Committee for the 59th Legislature. Formally called the Senate Transportation Committee, the policy panel has been restructured to highlight the increasing impact of the aviation industry in Oklahoma, the state’s second leading economic driver.

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