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Sen. Roland Pederson’s Press Releases

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The state Senate approved the nomination of Jason Turnbow to sit on the Northern Oklahoma College (NOC) Board of Regents Thursday. The nomination was carried by Sen. Roland Pederson, R-Burlington.

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The full Senate gave final approval to Deirdre Gurry of Enid to serve as a member of the Oklahoma Space Industry Development Authority. The nomination was carried by Sen. Roland Pederson, R-Burlington.

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The full Senate gave unanimous approval to House Bill 3359 Thursday, which would modify the education qualifications for those pursuing a career in funeral directing or embalming. The measure was authored by Sen. Roland Pederson, R-Burlington.

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The full Senate has given approval to Senate Bill 1544, which would prevent public, charter or virtual schools across the state from partnering with an individual or entity that performs, induces, or provides abortions.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. Roland Pederson has filed legislation aimed at cutting through red tape for farmers and ranchers renewing their agricultural sales tax exemption.  Pederson, R- Burlington, said Senate Bill 1655 would simplify the renewal process for those who have already met the initial requirements to qualify for the exemption.

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Sen. Cody Rogers, R-Tulsa, and Sen. Roland Pederson, R-Burlington, will study process validation and medical marijuana testing requirements in the Senate Health and Human Services Committee on Monday, Oct. 25 at 10:30 a.m. in room 535 of the state Capitol.

The study will include an overview of Oklahoma’s medical marijuana industry as well as process validation, which allows marijuana manufacturers, growers and producers to assure quality and provide consumers with a safe and reliable product.

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The agricultural industry has a significant impact on Oklahoma’s economy, and Senate Agriculture and Wildlife Committee vice chairman Roland Pederson said it’s time to review who qualifies for agricultural sales tax exemptions in the state.

An interim study – “Finding a pathway for equitable farm tax exemptions” – will take a deep dive into this issue in the Senate Finance Committee on Monday, Sept. 13 at 10:30 a.m.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – The agricultural industry has a significant impact on Oklahoma’s economy, and Senate Agriculture and Wildlife Committee vice chairman Roland Pederson said it’s time to review who qualifies for agricultural sales tax exemptions in the state.

An interim study – “Finding a pathway for equitable farm tax exemptions” – will take a deep dive into this issue in the Senate Finance Committee on Monday, Sept. 13 at 10:30 a.m.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – The Senate adopted Senate Concurrent Resolution 8 on Thursday, which designates April 15 as “Purple Up! For Military Kids Day” in Oklahoma to recognize the sacrifices made by military families and the important role military children play in the armed forces community. The resolution is authored by Sen. Roland Pederson, R-Burlington.

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The full Senate voted to prioritize child safety on Monday by passing Senate Bill 339, which would require any child 17 years old and younger riding in the back seat of a passenger vehicle to properly wear a seatbelt. The measure is authored by Sen. Roland Pederson, R-Burlington.

The bill was one of many approved by the Senate last year, but stalled in the House due to the shortened session caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Pederson re-introduced the bill this legislative session.

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