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Move to delete spanking exception from child abuse measure tabled; bill moves on to Senate floor (access required)

Raising concerns he first voiced in the Senate Public Safety Committee last week, Sen. David Holt moved Wednesday to delete from HB 2334 language that carves out an exception in the child abuse statutes for parents using “reasonable and ordinary force” to discipline their children by methods including spanking, switching or paddling.

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Bill eliminates highway patrol ‘dash-cam video’ open records exception (access required)

The public could gain access to “dash-cam” videos from Oklahoma Highway Patrol vehicles under a measure approved Wednesday by the Senate Rules Committee.

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Oklahomans will get to battle through true ‘Black Friday’ sales this holiday season (access required)

Wisconsin will soon be the only state whose laws ban the super-low prices enjoyed by consumers in almost all other states in “Black Friday” sales after Thanksgiving.

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Marriage-promotion PSA measure amended to ban input from political consultants, organizations that receive political contributions (access required)

A measure by House Speaker T.W. Shannon that would create a statewide, publicly funded public service announcement campaign promoting marriage as a tool against poverty passed out of the Senate Appropriations Committee Wednesday with an amendment banning participation by political consultants or groups that accept political funds.

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Marriage PSA bill, food stamp restriction measure approved by Senate committee (access required)

A bill requiring a statewide marriage-promotion ad campaign and a measure restricting access to food stamps are on their way to the Senate floor, both amended from their introduced form.

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Prof.: Oklahoma’s one of only three state legislatures exempt from Open Records laws (access required)

Only Oklahoma, Massachusetts and Oregon exempt their legislatures from the states’ Open Records laws, a Senate panel was told Tuesday.

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TANF drug-screening measure passes Senate (access required)

Applicants for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families would have to undergo a drug-screening procedure under a House measure that passed the Senate Wednesday.

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Senate Rules panel kills “American Laws for American Courts” measure (access required)

A new attempt to ban Oklahoma courts from relying on foreign law in handing down decisions was defeated Wednesday in the Senate Rules Committee.

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Bill requiring drug tests for TANF recipients passes out of Senate budget panel (access required)

Lacking a certain amendment that was added in the House, a substitute version of a bill to require recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families to undergo drug testing was approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee Wednesday by a vote of 13-6.

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Bill moving presidential primary to March on way to Fallin’s desk (access required)

A measure aimed at moving Oklahoma’s presidential primary from the first Tuesday in February to the first Tuesday in March is on its way to Gov. Mary Fallin for her signature. HB 1614,  by Sen. David Holt and Rep. Gary Banz, was necessitated by changes in the rules of both the Republican and Democratic national political parties. The new rules …

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