Its author says that HB 1940 is aimed at blocking instances of discrimination against students’ freedom of religious expression that have occurred in other states. Opposition lawmakers say not only is it unnecessary under federal court decisions, but it will amount to intrusion of the state into local school authority.
Entries Tagged as 'Wade Rousselot'
">Legislators come down on both sides of measure outlining model policy for schools to allow students freedom of religious expression; opponents say bill is not needed and will intrude on local authority
March 14th, 2013 · No Comments · House, Organizations
February 18th, 2013 · No Comments · House
Adult Oklahoma adoptees would be allowed to obtain a copy of their original birth certificate under a measure by Rep. Wade Rousselot, D-Wagoner, which was approved Monday by the House Human Services Committee. “This has to do with opening up adoption records that are currently sealed,” Rousselot told the panel.
February 7th, 2013 · No Comments · House
State representatives from both sides of the aisle questioned Thursday one particular change in the joint rules that govern the House and Senate—removal of language referencing the single-subject rule outlined in the Oklahoma Constitution.
November 5th, 2012 · No Comments · House, Politics
On the eve of the general election, Oklahoma Republicans find their majority in the state House pared to 67-31—a sizeable lead, but one shy of being able to block emergency clauses without Democratic help.