Senate Week in Review: March 17-19
Monday, March 17
- The Senate met briefly Monday, approving several resolutions including the following.
-SCR 32 by Sen. Jerry Ellis, Allows Congress to direct the United States Geological Survey to conduct a master multi-state study of the Red River Watershed Basin.
-SR 46 by Sen. Brian Crain, celebrates the centennial anniversary of YWCA Tulsa.
Senate committees approved several measures Monday including the following.
-HB 2626 by Rep. Katie Henke, repeals language relating to an application for a school transfer.
-HB 3160 by Rep. Harold Wright, amends language relating to the Oklahoma Scrap Metal Dealers Act.
-HB 2765 by Rep. Brian Renegar, modifies license expiration for animal shelters and pet breeders.
The House met Monday and adjourned without considering legislation.
House committees took no action on bills Monday.
Tuesday, March 18
The Senate met Tuesday, approving several executive nominations.
Senate committees approved a number of measures Tuesday including the following.
-HB 2405 by Rep. Randy Grau, updates references to the Governmental Tort Claims Act.
-HB 2580 by Rep. Todd Thomsen, extends the provisions of the Compete with Canada Film Act.
-HB 2711 by Rep. Doug Cox, extends the Oklahoma Quality Events Incentive Act.
-HB 2325 by Rep. Bobby Cleveland, extends civil immunity during a time of emergency.
-HB 2859 by Rep. Ben Sherrer, removes the word pilot in references to mental health courts.
The House took no action on bills Tuesday.
House committees approved one bill Tuesday.
-SB 1315 by Sen. Bryce Marlatt, clarifies language related to protest periods for initiative petitions.
Wednesday, March 19
The Senate met Wednesday, approving the following resolution.
-SR 49 by Sen. Susan Paddack, proclaims March 19, 2014, as Girl Scout Day in Oklahoma.