Kirby said Saturday he was "extremely confident" that if the House voted on expulsion he would have prevailed.
However, he said he did not want to continue to put his family, himself and his friends "through more of this situation."
Kirby was divorced several years ago.
"I cannot, in good conscience, continue to fight against unfounded accusations and what I believe to be unreasonable committee recommendations when the end result will ultimately be that the people of House District 75 will not have a voice at the state Capitol for the next two years," Kirby said. "The committee has ensured that this would have been a lose-lose situation for me and my district."
"Being a representative of the people has been the highest honor of my life," Kirby said. "I am and will always be proud of the legislation I have carried to protect children, strengthen athletic regulations, make youth sports safer, and many other positive reforms I have carried."
If you're confused by social security disability forms, you might lose your gun rights. The Obama Administration came up with a reasoning for telling the Social Security Administration to flag any confused senior or applicant for disability benefits, who requests extra assistance with understanding the forms and process; may be to be deemed mentally defective and therefor a serious public safety risk. This order would direct clerical staff at the Social Security Administration to flag that applicant and have their name added to the national instant check(NICS), so they could no longer make most firearms purchases.
A Special Committee of the House of Representatives recommends Expulsion of Rep. Dan Kirby, of Tulsa. The decision was released This afternoon from the capitol. In addition, Rep Will Fourkiller is to be ordered into sensitivity training and barred from the legislative page program.
No report was published regarding the conduct of former Speaker, Jeff Hickman, who knowingly hid the allegations of misconduct and the cash payments to those who filed complaints.
Exposing Hickman would do 2 things:
If you're a competent teacher who can take on the challenge of educating in the way your parents were taught, then Rep Todd Russ has a deal for you!
HB1415 would mandate that school districts pay you thousands more. For every additional student in your classroom (beyond the standard set by your district) you'd be getting $1000 more, in annual compensation. So a 3rd grade teacher who can competently lead a class of 24 instead of the district's standard of 18, would be compensated another $6000 in pay.
The bill needs some tweaking, to clarify that the bonus is based upon a full day's worth of educating. So a high school history teacher who teaches during 7 class periods, would have that pay prorated to reflect the appropriate portion in which the classroom exceeded the cap.
Baby Boomers generally had class sizes of about 30, during the 60s & 70s. If today's teachers can match this level of performance, They may see their annually salary jump $10,000 without any additional moonlighting needed.