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Sen. Darrell Weaver’s Press Releases

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OKLAHOMA CITY – A bill giving greater protection to victims of human trafficking and child abduction has been signed into law.  Senate Bill 1569, by Sen. Darrell Weaver, R-Moore, is also known as the “Address Confidentiality for Child Survivors and Their Families Act.”  

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OKLAHOMA CITY – The Senate has given unanimous approval to a bill known as the Stephen Bernius Memorial Act, expanding domestic abuse language in state law that determines who can obtain a protective order.  Sen. Darrell Weaver, R-Moore, is the Senate principal author of House Bill 4374.  

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OKLAHOMA CITY – There’s a new law on the books that strengthens Oklahoma’s accessory to murder statute.  Sen Darrell Weaver, R-Moore, and Rep. Ross Ford, R-Broken Arrow, are the principal authors of Senate Bill 6, the Sgt. Craig Johnson Act, named for a Tulsa police officer who was shot while conducting a traffic stop in 2020 and later died from his injuries. Gov. Kevin Stitt signed the bill into law on Wednesday.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – The full Senate has given unanimous approval to a bill to better protect victims of human trafficking and child abduction.  Senate Bill 1569, by Sen. Darrell Weaver, creates the “Address Confidentiality for Child Survivors and Their Families Act.”

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Senate President Pro Tempore Greg Treat on Wednesday announced changes to Senate leadership and some committee chair assignments.

Treat said Sen. Greg McCortney, R-Ada, will take over the duties of majority floor leader from Sen. Kim David, R-Porter. Treat said David will continue her Senate service and she will remain a trusted voice and leader for Senate Republicans.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – State Sen. Darrell Weaver, R-Moore, has been reappointed as commissioner of a national law enforcement organization aimed at improving public safety.  The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., (CALEA), was created in 1979 as a credentialing authority through the joint efforts of law enforcement’s major executive associations, including the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, the National Sheriffs’ Association and the Police Executive Research Forum.

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The Research Institute for Economic Development (RIED) has issued its annual report, scoring legislators for their votes for legislation supporting businesses, economic development and job creation.  Of the 149 members of the Legislature, 22 members earned perfect scores, including Sen. Darrell Weaver, R-Moore.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – A bill to help law enforcement locate kidnap victims faster has been signed into law.  Sen. Darrell Weaver, R-Moore, and Rep. Rande Worthen, R-Lawton, are the principal authors of Senate Bill 272, the “Kelsey Smith Act,” which will require cell phone companies to provide phone location information to law enforcement in emergency situations, such as an abduction. The measure was signed into law on May 3, which would have been Kelsey’s 32nd birthday.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – As law enforcement officers from throughout Oklahoma watched from the gallery, the Oklahoma Senate approved a resolution on Wednesday recognizing May as “Law Enforcement Appreciation Month” in the state.  Sen. Darrell Weaver, R-Moore, is the principal author of Senate Resolution 15.

Weaver, who spent three decades in law enforcement and served as director of the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, told fellow members about the dangers and risks law enforcement officers face on a daily basis.

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Senate approves bike safety measure

OKLAHOMA CITY – The full Senate has approved legislation to better protect bicyclists in Oklahoma.  Sen. Darrell Weaver, R-Moore, and Rep. Mike Dobrinski, R-Okeene, are the principal authors of House Bill 1770, which would allow people on bicycles to treat stop signs as yield signs and red lights as stop signs.

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