The Senate gave approval to a measure Wednesday that would require insurers to provide a detailed notice to both the patient and health care provider when denying a claim.read more.
The Senate unanimously approved a measure on Monday that would modernize county clerk services. Senate Bill 569, authored by Sen. Joe Newhouse, R-Tulsa, would allow certified copies of county land records to be signed, notarized and recorded electronically.read more.
The Veterans and Military Affairs Committee approved unanimously a bill to establish the Oklahoma Homeland Security Revolving Fund to provide assistance for the funeral expenses of state military or law enforcement personnel who die in the line of duty.read more.
Sen. Nathan Dahm, Sen. Joe Newhouse, Sen. Dave Rader and newly-elected Sen. Cody Rogers are officially on the job for the next four years after taking the official oath of office at the Capitol on Monday. The oath was administered to the Tulsa area senators in small groups on the Senate floor to accommodate for COVID-19 health safety protocols and ongoing Capitol construction.read more.
While the COVID-19 pandemic has left the country with a shortage of personal protective equipment and ventilators, it has also resulted in a depleted supply of blood.read more.
The Oklahoma Constitution is well overdue for an upgrade. That’s according to State Sen. Joe Newhouse, R-Broken Arrow, who authored Senate Joint Resolution 31, which would give power to the people to decide if the state should call a Constitutional Convention to propose alterations, revisions and amendments to the document. read more.
State Sen. Joe Newhouse, R-Broken Arrow, says Oklahomans should decide if the legislature can save additional funds each year by increasing the constitutional savings cap on the Rainy Day Fund, which is the state’s emergency savings account.read more.
Oklahomans will be treated to exhibits of art, music, dance, and food tastings this Wednesday, May 1, as part of a celebration marking the third annual Hispanic Cultural Day at the state Capitol. The event, which will be held in the fourth floor rotunda, will celebrate Oklahoma’s Hispanic influences that began in the 1500’s and continue today.read more.
State Sen. Joe Newhouse has been chosen to serve as vice chair of the Senate Education Committee during the 57th Legislature. Newhouse said he was honored by the appointment.read more.