Going through mail today - Gwen sends me a note every month or so to let me know she's praying for me. I'm grateful for such kind constituents, neighbors & friends in House District 100.
As the House wraps up work on House bills today, I'm reading essays submitted for the Treasurer's "Making a Difference" essay contest.
They received over 500 essays & the winners will receive a $1529 contribution to their Oklahoma 529 College Savings Plan. Honored to have been selected as one of the five judges for the contest!
It's a deadline week at the Oklahoma House of Representatives - we're still in session working through legislation!
Week 3 Legislative Session update is at ELISEHALL.com/blog - link in profile!
Victim's rights was the common theme of legislation passed out of the House of Representatives today. (Link in profile to read full article)
It was great to have @senatorlankford at the Capitol today!
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Starting off week 2 of the 56th Legislative Session by working on the agenda for this week’s Business, Commerce & Tourism committee!
If you’re looking for a great day to visit the Capitol, I’d suggest Mondays - there are sweet treats in room 200 for you to enjoy!
Wednesdays are busy days at the House - two committee meetings, constituents visiting the Capitol, and presenting HB 1466 in the Judiciary - Criminal Justice & Corrections committee.
HB 1466 allows victims of domestic violence to have a judge sever the contract between the account holder of a wireless or public utility providing the service to allow the victim to have control over their service. Currently, the account holder owns & controls the account with a wireless company or public utility. If that account holder is an abuser, then the victim cannot remove their cell phone, etc from the abusers account & use it as their own. HB 1466 now heads to the full House of Representatives for consideration!
Each legislative session begins with a Joint Sessjon to hear the Governor's State of the State address.
During today's address, the audience clapped on 23 occasions & gave 9 standing ovations.
Today, the Oklahoma House of Representatives convenes to being the 56th Legislature & the return of Sweet Monday. Stop by my office (room 200) every Monday during session for a sweet treat! "Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love." 1 Corinthians 16:13-14
It's great to hear from House & Senate leaders at the Greater OKC Legislative Breakfast this morning!
They are talking budgets, teacher pay raises, & other top issue facing our state!
With session beginning on Monday, February 6, I'm here at the Capitol meeting with chairman of A&B Select Agencies & House fiscal staff, constituents, & colleagues to prepare for the upcoming session!
Spent the morning with fellow Oklahoma City legislators at Oklahoma City's 2017 State Legislative Program.
Oklahoma City sure is a great place to live, raise a family, work, & have fun!
As the House gears up for the 56th Legislative Session to begin on February 6, we're hosting budget hearings for some of the top appropriated agencies. Today, we're hearing from the Department of Human Services.
Congratulations, Mr. Speaker!
It was an honor to cast my vote today for Speaker Charles McCall. He's the right man for the job - to lead the Oklahoma House of Representative in the days ahead.
"For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace."
From my family to yours, Merry Christmas!
Spent the morning at oil rig sites in western Oklahoma - what a great tour of an important industry in our state.
The most quintessential way to start the Christmas season is with a Christmas concert - well done, Bethany High School Choir! Such a great concert! ... my favorites were the Sophomore girls from my small group! They are awesome!
"In ordinary life, we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich." Dietrich Bonhoeffer