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Virtual Redistricting Meetings Scheduled

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma House of Representatives and the State Senate redistricting offices have scheduled two virtual town hall meetings on the legislative redistricting process to answer questions and take comments from the public in real time.

The virtual meetings are scheduled for: 6 p.m., Monday, Dec 21, and 6 p.m., Monday, Jan. 25

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State Sen. Rob Standridge, R-Norman, is once again raising concern regarding managed care organizations (MCO) after the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report finding access and quality problems in managed care.

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State Sen. Warren Hamilton, R-McCurtain, announced Wednesday his intent to file the Abolition of Abortion in Oklahoma Act/Equal Protection and Equal Justice Act, which would criminalize and end all abortions in Oklahoma.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Senate Appropriations Chair Roger Thompson, R-Okemah, said the entire state should be proud after Amanda English, a former police chief who is now an educator at Metro Tech in Oklahoma City, was named National Teacher of the Year for 2021 by the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE).

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Lawton area legislators including Sen. John Michael Montgomery, R-Lawton; Sen. Chris Kidd, R-Waurika; Rep. Trey Caldwell, R-Lawton; Rep. Toni Hasenbeck, R-Elgin; Rep. Daniel Pae, R-Lawton; and Rep. Rande Worthen, R-Lawton, released the following statement after the COVID-19 vaccine was distributed to the Comanche County Memorial Hospital on Wednesday:

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Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, filed the Defend the Guard Act Monday to ensure men and women serving in the Oklahoma National Guard are only deployed as directed by the United States Constitution.

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Senators Kevin Matthews, D-Tulsa, and Jo Anna Dossett, D-Tulsa, received committee appointments Tuesday for the 58thSession of the Oklahoma Legislature.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. Carri Hicks, D-Oklahoma City, is continuing her efforts to protect Oklahoma’s infants by filing legislation to ban the sale of crib bumpers and prohibit their use in hotels and other places of public accommodation. The Department of Human Services (DHS) already prohibits their use in childcare facilities in the state. She says Senate Bill 98, the “Safe Sleep Act,” will help reduce the risk of infant suffocation and strangulation. 

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OKLAHOMA CITY – State Sen. Rob Standridge, R-Norman, issued the following statement Thursday after Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter announced his support of a Texas lawsuit challenging the 2020 presidential election results for Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan and Wisconsin in the U.S. Supreme Court.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Senate and Oklahoma House of Representatives have planned a bipartisan, bicameral virtual demonstration of the redistricting software, Maptitude for Redistricting by Caliper, that both chambers will use to redraw new legislative and congressional distri

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OKLAHOMA CITY – A small group of senators took the oath of office Tuesday during a ceremony on the floor of the Oklahoma Senate.

Oklahoma Supreme Court Chief Justice Noma Gurich administered the oath of office while Lt. Governor Matt Pinnell presided over the ceremonies.

Among the group was Senate President Pro Tempore Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City. It was the final time Treat, who was re-elected in November, will take the oath of office. Additionally, next session will be Treat’s third as president pro tempore, the Senate’s top leadership post.

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State Sen. Rob Standridge, R-Norman, issued the following statement Tuesday after Texas announced it was challenging the 2020 presidential election results for Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan and Wisconsin in the U.S. Supreme Court.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Senate Democratic Leader Kay Floyd, D-Oklahoma City, announced committee assignments today for members of the Senate Democratic Caucus for the 58th Legislature.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Senate President Pro Tempore Greg Treat on Tuesday announced his appointments of chairs and vice chairs of Senate committees. Treat also announced Republican committee assignments.

Treat said an important change to committees this session is on the Veterans and Military Affairs Committee. Treat has named as members of that committee senators who represent military facilities in the state of Oklahoma.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Senate’s series of statewide redistricting town hall meetings gets underway next week with meetings in Ada and Chickasha. The Senate and Oklahoma House of Representatives are partnering together with each chamber hosting a series of meetings the next several weeks at sites across the state in an effort to solicit input and inform citizens about the redistricting process.

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Senator Carri Hicks, D-Oklahoma City, released the following statement in response to the new policy regarding in-school quarantining announced by the Oklahoma State Department of Health:

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Senate President Pro Tempore Greg Treat on Thursday announced the members he appointed to serve on the Senate Select Committee on Redistricting.

“Alongside drafting a state budget, redistricting will be the highest priority of the Legislature next session. The Oklahoma Senate will conduct an open, transparent and bipartisan redistricting process. The senators who serve on the redistricting committee have an important task and I appreciate them accepting the challenge to serve on the Senate redistricting committee,” said Treat, R-Oklahoma City.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – With deer gun season starting this weekend, Sen. Frank Simpson, R-Springer, wants to remind Oklahoma’s veterans about the Stars and Stripes License Project.

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State Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, filed a series of election integrity bills on Wednesday to further strengthen and secure the state’s election systems and encourage the United States Congress to do the same.

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