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OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill Thursday to protect election integrity in the absentee ballot process and now the bill heads to the governor’s desk for consideration.

Senate President Pro Tempore Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City, is the author of the bill, which protects the integrity of the absentee ballot process while granting exemptions during the course of the coronavirus health pandemic. The bill passed 38-9.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Legislation modernizing how Oklahoma regulates Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) has been signed into law.  Senate Bill 801, authored by Sen. Paul Rosino, R-Oklahoma City, and Rep. Marcus McEntire, R-Duncan, was signed by Gov. Kevin Stitt on Thursday.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. Julie Daniels, R-Bartlesville, has won full Senate approval for a measure limiting liability for health care providers and facilities responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Daniels said those responding to the outbreak in Oklahoma will be protected from those alleging injury as a result of their treatment or care during this health emergency. 

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Senate Democratic Leader Kay Floyd, D-Oklahoma City, released the following statement on behalf of the Senate Democratic Caucus after Tuesday’s vote on the Fiscal Year 2021 budget:

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OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Senate on Tuesday advanced a series of bills as part of the Fiscal Year 2021 budget agreement announced earlier this week.

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Sen. Mary Boren, D-Norman, released the following statement Monday regarding her decision to continue representing her district by voting and meeting virtually due to COVID-19 precautions.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Legislative leaders announced a Fiscal Year 2021 state budget agreement Monday designed to hold education funding harmless while limiting most budget reductions to 4% or less amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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State Sen. George Young, D-Oklahoma City, released the following statement on Monday regarding his decision to remain home and vote remotely while the Senate convenes in session.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Access restrictions to the State Capitol will be partially loosened Monday to restore public access, with requirements such as entry point screenings, masks, appointment only office visits, social distancing, disinfection and more remaining in place for health and safety.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. Adam Pugh and Sen.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – State Sen. Roger Thompson is urging citizens throughout Senate District 8 to step up for their communities, their counties and the entire state by completing the 2020 U.S. Census.  Thompson, R-Okemah, said right now Oklahoma is trailing most other states in the region and the country, but there is still time to turn those numbers around.

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The Senate Agriculture and Wildlife Committee approved the nomination of Chad Dillingham on Tuesday to serve an eight-year term to the Oklahoma Wildlife and Conservation Commission. Sen. Roland Pederson, R-Burlington, carried the nomination

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Enid residents Stanley Brownlee and Jami Groendyke were approved Tuesday by the Senate Education Committee to serve five-year terms on the Board of Regents for Northern Oklahoma College (NOC).

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Kyle Whitehead, owner of Evans Drug Store in Enid received approval by the Senate Health and Human Services Committee to serve another five-year term on the Oklahoma State Board of Pharmacy.

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Senate Democratic Leader Kay Floyd, D-Oklahoma City, issued the following statement in response to Gov. Stitt’s announcement on Wednesday of plans to reopen Oklahoma businesses:

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