Oklahoma Legislators

Governor Kevin Stitt Warns Oklahoma Tribes About Creating Abortion Safe Havens
Governor Kevin Stitt Warns Oklahoma Tribes About Creating Abortion Safe Havens
During a recent interview on Fox News, this past Sunday Governor Kevin Stitt warned Oklahoma tribes about creating abortion safe havens on tribal lands. It's been rumored that Native American tribes are considering circumventing recent Oklahoma abortion laws and the possible overturning of ' Roe v Wade' by the Supreme Court by opening and operating abortion clinics on tribal lands.
Oklahoma Bill Would Allow City Employees to Carry Concealed Firearms While on the Job
Oklahoma Bill Would Allow City Employees to Carry Concealed Firearms While on the Job
More firearm legislation is headed to the Oklahoma House for a vote. House Bill (HB-3069) would grant municipalities the authority to allow city employees to carry concealed firearms while at work or on duty. The bill would amend various prohibited locations and properties that are currently restricted such as properties, buildings, structures, and office space that is owned by the city which does business with the public.
Oklahoma Board of Education Passes New Rules Covering Race and Gender Topics in Classrooms
Oklahoma Board of Education Passes New Rules Covering Race and Gender Topics in Classrooms
Earlier this Summer in May Oklahoma Legislators passed House Bill (HB 1775) which bans the teaching or practice of "Critical Race Theory" in Oklahoma schools. The bill also has some specific elements that limit and/or prohibit universities from requiring students to take mandatory race and gender diversity counseling or training. Governor Kevin Stitt signed the new bill and it went into effect at the beginning of the month on July 1st (07-01-21). That left students, parents and educators across the state wondering just how HB-1775 will be applied and enforced starting with this upcoming school year.
Oklahoma House Passes Bill Allowing School Personnel to Carry Firearms
Oklahoma House Passes Bill Allowing School Personnel to Carry Firearms
The Oklahoma House of Representatives just passed House Bill 2588 which would allow teachers, administrators and other school personnel to carry firearms on school campuses. The new bill would require that they possess a valid handgun license and met other requirements and criteria set forth by the board of education in their respective districts. HB 2588 passed the house by a (79-19) vote and will now head to the Senate.