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Sen. Jessica Garvin’s Press Releases

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OKLAHOMA CITY –Sen. Jessica Garvin, R-Duncan, was chosen Tuesday to represent Oklahoma as a state director by the nonpartisan Women in Government (WIG) all-legislator board of directors. The Duncan Republican was nominated for the position by her fellow colleague and Oklahoma’s current WIG state director, Sen. Carri Hicks, D-Oklahoma City.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. Michael Brooks, D-Oklahoma City, and Rep. Ryan Martinez, R-Edmond, were joined Wednesday by Sen. Jessica Garvin, R-Duncan, and Rep. José Cruz, D-Oklahoma City, in announcing the formation of the bipartisan, bicameral Legislative Latino Caucus. Brooks said the caucus will help better address the unique needs of the state’s fastest growing population, the Latino community, while also celebrating and recognizing their contributions to Oklahoma’s economy.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – More elderly and frail inmates in Oklahoma’s prisons could soon qualify for medical parole under legislation signed into law Tuesday. Senate Bill 320, authored by Sen. Jessica Garvin, R-Duncan,

will allow those offenders deemed medically frail or vulnerable to be considered for medical parole, also known as compassionate release.  

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Garvin statement on Duncan shooting

Sen. Jessica Garvin, R-Duncan, released the following statement Wednesday following the tragic shooting death of 20-year-old convenience store worker, Malaki Stone, Tuesday in Duncan.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – A measure to better protect victims of domestic violence from harassment through social media was approved Thursday in the Senate. Sen. Jessica Garvin, R-Duncan, is the principal Senate author of the measure and said House Bill 1007 is needed to bring victim protection laws in line with new technologies and communication platforms.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – A bill clarifying the definition of rape to include acts within or without the bonds of matrimony is on its way to the governor’s desk. House Bill 2666, by Sen. Jessica Garvin, R-Duncan, passed the Senate unanimously Wednesday.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – A measure to restrict abortions in Oklahoma by ensuring only board-certified obstetricians and gynecologists can perform them passed the Senate Tuesday. Sen. Jessica Garvin, R-Duncan, is the principal Senate author of House Bill 1904.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – The Senate approved legislation Monday modifying rules to terminate parental rights. Sen. Jessica Garvin, R-Duncan, and Rep. Mark Lawson, R-Sapulpa, are the authors of House Bill 2318 to add findings of child abuse or neglect that is heinous and shocking as legal grounds for the termination of parental rights. Under the bill, failing to protect a child, even it is not their own, from such treatment could result in the termination of parental rights.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – The Senate approved a pair of bills Wednesday afternoon to better protect the health and well-being of Oklahoma’s children in daycare facilities and those living under safety plans. Sen. Jessica Garvin, R-Duncan, is the Senate author of the House measures.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – The Senate gave final approval Monday to legislation that will help speed up the process of issuing and renewing commercial driver licenses (CDLs) in Oklahoma. Sen. Jessica Garvin, R-Duncan, is the principal Senate author of House Bill 1059 that she says addresses numerous problems that are bogging down tag agents and will bring the state in line with federal law.        

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