Week 4 was a busy week at the Oklahoma Capitol and back home in District 11.
Week 4(the week of February 21st) had some fun highlights. I was excited for the opportunity to be a judge of the 2021 State Aviation Art Contest. Students of all ages submitted artwork to the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission focusing on the theme “A Friendlier World with Air Sports.” We were all impressed with the variety of artwork these students created: hot air balloons, parachutes, gliders, aerobatics planes, and even a biplane. It was an honor be part of this event.
Another event that was held virtually this year was the Bartlesville District Science Fair hosted by Phillips 66. I look forward to attending in person next year. Congratulations to all of the students who competed in this event!
My boys and I were able to attend the Washington County Junior Livestock Show for the awards presentation, Premium sale, and BBQ dinner. Oklahomans love their meat and I am proud to be from this great state! I was able to meet some lovely ladies from the Oklahoma CattleWomen. Members of this organization have been proudly supporting the cattle industry in Oklahoma since 1955.
In the House of Representatives, I have been assigned to 4 committees: States Rights, Public Health, Administrative Rules, and Select Agencies. This week, I was pleased to have the opportunity to vote for LIFE in Public Health and States Rights. We passed 3 very good bills out of committee:
HB1102 by Representative Jim Olsen (Senator Daniels, my Senator, is the Senate author.)
HB2441 by Representative Todd Russ (Again, Senator Daniels is the Senate author.)
HB1896 by Representative Sean Roberts
I am happy to report that ALL THREE BILLS have passed the House and move onto the Senate.