The bill passed on a 6-5 vote, but with the title stricken. That's a maneuver to keep the bill alive, but requiring another committee vote with potential amendments. The bill cannot have a senate floor vote until the committee casts a future vote to restore the title of the document.
Senator Ikley-Freeman expressed serious disappointment that the bill creates new felony law where the statutes currently assign a misdemeanor classification.
Senators; Silk, David, Standridge, & Yen, were also among those voting for the most restrictive version of medical marijuana.
In other committee news, the committee soundly rejected yet another of Chairman Yen's efforts to force more parents to impose more vaccinations, with less options for objecting to the injections.
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David Van Risseghem is the Director of Sooner Politics.org. The resource is committed to informing & mobilizing conservative Oklahomans for civic reform. This endeavor seeks to utilize the efforts of all cooperative facets of the Conservative movement...