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Sen. J.J. Dossett’s Press Releases

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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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State Sen. J.J. Dossett will serve on five different Senate committees during the 57th Legislature.  Senate Democratic Leader Designate Kay Floyd has chosen Dossett to serve on the full Senate Appropriations Committee, the Appropriations Subcommittee on Natural Resources and Regulatory Services, the Agriculture and Wildlife Committee, the Education Committee, and the Veterans and Military Affairs Committee.

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Oklahoma has a ban on tobacco products for public and private school buildings and vehicles. After conducting an interim study this fall, state Sen. J.J. Dossett has filed legislation for the 2019 session that would extend that ban to vaping.
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State Sen. J.J. Dossett has been sworn in to continue his service on behalf of District 34 in the Oklahoma State Senate.  Dossett was first elected in 2016 in a special election.  A former history teacher and coach, Dossett won re-election to his first full four-year term earlier this month and took his oath of office in a ceremony at the state Capitol on Wednesday.

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Capitol Room 422
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
(405) 521-5612
For Immediate Release: November 6, 2017
Senate leaders talk to Capitol press following Monday's 37-5 vote on bipartisan revenue bill.
Pictured are Appropriations Vice Chair Sen. Eddie Fields, R-Waynona;
Appropriations Chair Sen. Kim David, R-Porter; Senate President Pro
Tempore Mike Schulz, R-Altus; and Majority Leader Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City.
****Click link above to access press conference audio.

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Senate Appropriations Chair Kim David said she was disappointed by the Oklahoma Health Care Authority’s decision to cancel the Request for Proposal (RFP) for SoonerHealth+, a capitated care coordination plan to serve Oklahoma Medicaid’s aged, blind and disabled (ABD) population. read more.
Says REAL ID, energy jobs policy wins during challenging budget year

Oklahoma Senate President Pro Tempore Mike Schulz commented on the 2017 session, saying great policy bookended a session dominated by a $1 billion budget shortfall.
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