Today, the Senate gave final approval to my legislation to open up all law enforcement dash cam videos. This is a big victory for transparency in government. I commend the Oklahoma Highway Patrol for their continued support of the bill. HB 2676 now returns to the House for one final vote.
KFOR has coverage of Senator David Holt’s recent bill with Rep. Kay Floyd to help combat domestic violence. The story can be viewed here.
Very happy to have passed HB 2526 out of the Senate today with a 47-0 vote. Oklahoma has the third-highest rate of women being murdered by men. This bill, authored in the House by Rep. Kay Floyd, intends to help address our domestic violence crisis by creating a series of questions to be asked by law enforcement of domestic violence victims. The answers to the questions will help the officer determine the level of continuing danger to the victim so that the officer may direct the victim to the appropriate shelter or services.
Tuesday is Oklahoma City’s 125th birthday.
I introduced a resolution in the Senate today to mark the occasion, and was joined by Mayor Mick Cornett and City Manager Jim Couch.
Not many cities can tell you their exact birthdate, but on April 22, 1889, OKC’s population went from zero to 10,000. That pioneer spirit is still a part of who we are today.
Happy birthday, OKC!
This week, I was re-elected to a second term in the Oklahoma Senate, when no one else filed to run.
We’ve done a lot the last four years, but there is still more to do, and I’m excited for the opportunity to continue that work.
On behalf of Rachel, George and Maggie, thank you to my constituents in Northwest Oklahoma City, Bethany, Warr Acres and The Village for the trust you have given us and renewed today.