Saturday, January 16, 2010
Oklahoma legislators ready to debate newly filed state measures
BY MICHAEL MCNUTT and JULIE BISBEE The Oklahoman
Published: January 17, 2010
The state’s worst budget crisis in modern history is not getting in the way of legislators filing more than 2,200 bills for the session that begins next month.
Some issues back
→Requiring insurance companies to provide coverage of treatment for children with autism, an issue that Democratic and Republican leaders have butted heads over the past two sessions, is back. A House committee last year on the second day of the session killed a proposal named "Nick’s Law” for an 11-year- old boy from Edmond who suffers from autism. Under legislative rules, the issue isn’t to be brought up again until the legislative session starting in 2011.
However, Democratic floor leader Mike Brown of Tahlequah has filed a resolution that if approved would put the idea to voters.
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