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Sen. J.J. Dossett’s Press Releases

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Senate Minority Leader Kay Floyd, Sen. Michael Brooks, Sen. Julia Kirt and Sen. J.J. Dossett met with media to provide an update on session.

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The full Senate adopted a resolution Thursday recognizing the first week of May as Teacher Appreciation Week.

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Sen. J.J. Dossett, D-Owasso, and Rep. Mark Vancuren, R-Owasso, are inviting citizens to attend an upcoming town hall meeting on redistricting.  The town hall will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 28, at the Tulsa Technology Center’s Sycamore Room, 10800 North 140 East Avenue in Owasso.

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OKLAHOMA CITY –Sen. J.J. Dossett, D-Owasso, and Sen. Marty Quinn, R-Claremore, have filed Senate Bill 225, naming a section of State Highway 20 as the Tech. Sgt. Marshall D. Roberts Memorial Highway. Roberts, an Oklahoma Air National Guardsman from Owasso, was killed in a rocket attack in Iraq last March 11. 

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State Sen. J.J. Dossett, D-Owasso, has received his committee assignments for the next two years.  Senate Democratic Leader Kay Floyd, D-Oklahoma City, has reappointed Dossett to serve on the Senate Education Committee; Agriculture and Wildlife; Appropriations; Veterans and Military Affairs; and the Appropriations Subcommittee on Natural Resources and Regulatory Services.

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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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Legislation aimed at better supporting disabled veterans who work for the state has cleared the full Senate.  State Sen. J.J. Dossett, D-Owasso, is principal author of Senate Bill 1434, which gives an additional 16 hours of sick leave each year for veterans with a service-connected disability rated at 30 percent or more.  The bill was approved on Monday.

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Senate Democratic Leader Kay Floyd discusses Gov. Stitt's State of the State address alongside her caucus members. Pictured L-R: Brenda Stanley, J.J. read more.


State Sen. J.J. Dossett has cleared the first hurdle for legislation banning vaping in school. The Senate Education Committee on Tuesday gave unanimous approval to Senate Bill 33, a measure to expand the Tobacco-Free Schools Act to ban the use of any vaping products, including noncombustible devices as well as the cartridges, whether or not they contain nicotine. The ban applies to any public or private school buildings and vehicles.
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State Sen. J.J. Dossett has filed legislation to assure students, parents and educators that the results of a single high-stakes reading test won’t cause children to be held back. Dossett, a former teacher, said when the Reading Sufficiency Act (RSA) was originally approved in 2011, the idea was to use a federally-mandated reading test to determine whether kids could continue to the fourth grade.
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