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Sen. Greg McCortney’s Press Releases

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State Sen. Greg McCortney, Chair of the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services, issued the following statement Tuesday on the resignation of Sec. of Health and Mental Health, Jerome Loughridge, who was appointed to that position by Gov. Kevin Stitt in March of 2019.

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OKLAHOMA CITY –Legislation raising the minimum age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21 has been signed into law.  Sen. Greg McCortney, R-Ada, is principal author of Senate Bill 1423, signed into law by Gov. Kevin Stitt on Tuesday.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – The full Senate has approved legislation to better protect law enforcement and other first responders during a pandemic.  Sen. Greg McCortney, Chair of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee, is the author of House Bill 2938 which was approved by the full Senate on Thursday.

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State Sen. Greg McCortney is expressing his condolences after the passing of Garvin County Election Board Secretary Doylene Cunningham. 

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The full Senate has approved legislation raising the minimum age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21.  Sen. read more.

The Senate’s Health and Human Services Committee voted Monday in favor of legislation increasing the age to buy or use tobacco products from 18 to 21.  Senator Greg McCortney, chair of the committee, is the author of Senate Bill 1423. 

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State Sen. Greg McCortney has been named chair of the Senate’s Health and Human Services Committee.  McCortney, R-Ada, was appointed to the leadership post by Senate President Pro Tempore Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City.

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State Sen. Greg McCortney, R-Ada, has filed legislation to reflect recent changes in federal law raising the minimum age to purchase tobacco products to 21.  Last month, Congress passed legislation prohibiting the sale of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars and other tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21.  The Tobacco-Free Youth Act was signed into law by President Donald Trump.
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Legislation to add school nurses or other designated employees to those who can administer life-saving opiate antagonists has been signed into law by Gov. Kevin Stitt. Current law includes first-responders, such as emergency medical technicians, law enforcement and firefighters.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Eastern Oklahoma State College student, Tanner Jarrett, was recognized by Sen. Greg McCortney, R-Lawton, for being a member of the All-Oklahoma Academic Team on Tuesday at the state Capitol. All-Oklahoma Academic Team members have a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.5 and are nominated by their college president to the All-USA Academic Team.

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