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February 26, 2013

State bills to watch

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OKLAHOMA CITY —

House Bill 1503, by Curtis McDaniel, would outlaw texting by drivers while their vehicle is in motion. The bill exempts texts to emergency response operators, medical providers, firefighters and law enforcement. The penalty would not exceed $500.
HB1623 would implement suicide prevention education in schools.
HB 2279 would require health education courses in public middle schools.
HB 2101 would allow schools to stock epi-pens used for emergency treatment during severe allergic reactions.
HB 2059 would require carbon monoxide detectors in facilities where people sleep.
HB 2227 would establish the Runaway Child Alert System Act.
 HB 1094 would exempt home bakeries from food preparation licensing requirements in the state. To qualify as a home bakery, they could earn no more than $20,000 a year and produce baked goods for sale that do not contain meat or fresh fruit.
I appreciate those of you who have reached out to me recently to voice your opinion about the many legislative issues under consideration. 
It is my pleasure to represent you in Oklahoma’s House and the only way I can do so is to have your input. You  may reach me by calling 1-800-522-8502, emailing to chuck.hoskin@okhouse.gov; or writing to me at Representative Chuck Hoskin, P.O. Box 941, Vinita, OK 74301.
Chuck Hoskin is state representative for District 6.
 

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