This week, we continued to accept Senate Amendments on the House Floor, and for those of us with conference committees, we worked diligently with stakeholders to improve the remaining legislation that is on the agenda. Budget negotiations continue between the House, Senate, and Governor. I’m still hopeful that we’ll have a final agreement very soon.
On Monday, I passed HB 1070 off the House Floor. This is the final piece of legislation that I presented for this legislative session. HB 1070 cleans up statute language relating to special elections for congressional vacancies in even-numbered years. The Senate added further clarifying language, so that’s why we had to vote on it one more time. HB 1070 now goes to the Governor’s desk. I want to thank the State Election Board staff for all of their help on this bill!
Ethan Kinslow was my page this week. He is my third page of the legislative session, and I’m excited that he was recognized as Page of the Week by his fellow pages! Ethan is currently a sophomore at Lawton High School and plans on studying mechanical engineering in college. He’s involved with Student Council, Key Club, Academic Team, and Spanish Club. Ethan admirably represented his fellow Lawtonians at the State Capitol!
I also enjoyed helping judge student presentations at the Spring 2019 Civics Day for Generation Citizen! I was impressed by the articulate and well-researched middle school students who have been working hard this semester on their projects. Young people need to be civically engaged and informed about what’s going on in their local communities.
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