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.