Oklahoma Senate Potporri

Kaye Beach

April 14, 2011

Random news bits about the state Senate and former state and current US Senators from Oklahoma.

Former Oklahoma senator announces resignation as head of Grand River Dam Authority
The Republic
A Democrat, Easley resigned his position in the state Senate to take over as the GRDA’s chief executive officer in 2004. The GRDA operates three hydroelectric facilities in northeast Oklahoma and delivers power to cities, industries and electric

Two anti-abortion bills head to Oklahoma governor
Senate Bill 547 would ensure that standard health insurance policies sold in Oklahoma do not include elective abortion coverage. BY MICHAEL MCNUTT Leave a comment Two anti-abortion bills — including one that would outlaw abortions after 20 weeks and

FAA Investigation Reveals Senator’s Frightening Landing
Fox News
The Oklahoma Republican issued a brief statement in response to the new details about the Oct. 21 incident at the Port Isabel-Cameron County Airport, calling it “an old story.” “I have completed the program required by the (Federal Aviation

Fox News

Bill lets Okla. voters decide property tax values
Ct Post
SEAN MURPHY, AP OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma voters will decide whether to cap increases in property tax valuations of their homes to no more than 3 percent each year under a proposal narrowly approved Wednesday in the state Senate.

Capitol updates
At stake: Senate Bill 921 allows the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control to have reserve agents. The agents would have to receive training. They would be unpaid but could receive travel reimbursements. At stake: Senate Bill 801

Bid to revive open-carry measure in Oklahoma House fails
The bill originally would have allowed anyone 18 or older to openly carry a firearm in Oklahoma without a gun license. The new language was the same as legislation that easily passed both the House and Senate last year but was vetoed by Democratic Gov.

Senate report on financial crisis cites reckless lending, lack of oversight
Carl Levin, D-Mich., and Republican Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn released the report on Wednesday, saying it was the culmination of a two-year investigation by the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations that included four public hearings and the

Ballot access bill divides Oklahoma Republicans
Pinnell said he expressed concerns about the bill to the committee’s chairman, Sen. Rob Johnson, R-Kingfisher, and Senate author, Sen. Jim Reynolds, R-Oklahoma City. Johnson did not return a message left at his office Wednesday.

Steele Announces Standing Conference Committees
Pauls Valley Daily Democrat
As in the past, for a bill to emerge from conference committee and receive a vote from the entire Oklahoma House of Representatives, the conference committee report must receive the support of a majority of both the House and Senate members

Oklahoma legislation that would change binding arbitration advances to full House
When the House and Senate pass different versions of the same bill, the legislation is sent to a joint conference committee where a final version is negotiated. Previously, the conference committees rarely convened in any actual meeting and votes were


One response to “Oklahoma Senate Potporri

  1. From The Red Dirt Report By Ted H. Smith Red Dirt Report, contributing writer Posted: October 19, 2010 NORMAN, Okla. — Anyone who read the October 7 edition of The Oklahoman business section and was not outraged by wasteful state … Contin… [Read More]

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