The House has passed the budget for Fiscal Year 2020, and after the Senate votes on it next week, it will proceed to the Governor’s desk. I’ve written a separate post elaborating on my thoughts regarding the budget. Overall, I think it makes tremendous progress in the right direction that we can continue to build on during next session and beyond.
Governor Stitt signed a fourth bill that I’ve authored this session: HB 1070. This piece of legislation clarifies that if a congressional vacancy occurs during an even-numbered year, the Governor can issue a proclamation to ensure that the regulatory election serves as the special election, too.
This week, I had the opportunity to participate in a few events with my colleagues. On Monday, I played in the annual Oklahoma House of Representatives softball game. This tradition is a great opportunity to hang out with fellow legislators and have a little fun as we conclude the legislative session. On Wednesday, a few colleagues and myself participated in the first legislative bike ride celebrating National Bicycle Month and the bicycle safety bills that passed this session. On Thursday, I toured Tinker Air Force Base and learned more about how the aerospace industry contributes to our state’s economy.
After we pass the remaining bills that have gone through conference committee, we should be finishing this legislative session next week. Please come to tomorrow’s town hall meeting if you’re able to make it. We’ll be discussing the budget and major takeaways from this session at the Lawton Public Library, Meeting Room 1 from 1 PM to 3 PM.
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