We’ve now completed the first phase of the legislative session!
Yesterday was the deadline to pass House bills out of committee, which is the first step for turning a bill into law.
Altogether, I passed seven bills through their respective committees:
HB 2846 creates the Oklahoma Kratom Consumer Protection Act.
HB 2848 adds cultural competency training on missing or murdered people to the CLEET curriculum.
HB 2850 is a clean-up bill related to the Oklahoma Veterans of Foreign Wars License Plate.
HB 2851 creates the Oklahoma Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary License Plate, Scottish Rite Mason License Plate, and Transportation to Transportation License Plate.
HB 2852 establishes a Canadian prescription drug importation program.
HB 2860 allows school districts or individual campuses with resources for military-connected students to be designated as Purple Star Campuses.
HB 3025 increases the penalties for human traffickers.
During the interim, I listened to the ideas and concerns that Lawtonians brought to my attention through conversations at community events and on the doorsteps. I believe that the seven bills that I’ve passed through committee reflect a governing approach that seeks common sense, reasonable policy proposals that can bring people from both sides of the aisle together.
I look forward to continuing to work with my colleagues on getting these bills considered and passed by the full House.
Throughout the week, I met with visitors like Comanche County Health Department's regional directorBrandie Combs, along with Great Plains Technology Center Superintendent Clarence Fortney and Deputy Superintendent Karen Bailey. It was also cool to have leaders from The Red Cord (President Ahsa Morin and her daughter Hannah LaVelle; Vice President Ashley Chapman) visit the Capitol yesterday to show support for HB 3025.
As always, I can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and phone at 405-557-7374.