Thursday March 13th was the deadline for bills and Joint Resolutions to be out of their respective chambers and sent to the other chamber in the Oklahoma legislature. Here are some of the notable bills that were passed by the legislature:
Speaker Jeff Hickman, (R-Fairview), authored House Joint Resolution 1033. The JR asks the people of Oklahoma to approve a $120 million bond to repair and renovate the Capitol building. There is absolutely no reason to borrow money to fix the Capitol. Currently over $750 million dollars is sitting in Oklahoma state agencies’ ‘reserve accounts.’ If every agency would give back just 20% of their reserve money, no bond would be necessary. Why is tapping the reserve funds to fix the Capitol not being discussed? Call your legislator and ask them to use money we already have to fix the people’s house.