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Oklahoma lawmakers approve diverse bills

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Veterans

The state Senate on Monday approved a bill that would allow Oklahoma veterans with traumatic brain injury to receive free hyperbaric oxygen treatment.

Senate Bill 1604 would allow free treatment at any licensed and equipped facility in Oklahoma. “Many Oklahoma veterans are struggling with symptoms of traumatic brain injury and have been unable to get the treatment they need,” said state Sen Mark Allen, R-Spiro, the Senate author of the bill. “This bill will broaden access to a proven treatment method for our injured veterans.”

The bill passed the Senate 43-0 and now will go to the House, but the Senate took procedural steps to make sure it must act again on the bill before it could become law.

Human trafficking The state Senate passed a bill Monday that would require people convicted of human trafficking to serve at least 85 percent of their sentences.

Sen. Dan Newberry, R-Tulsa, said Senate Bill 1433 would ensure that some of the state’s most dangerous criminals serve sentences that fit the crime. The bill passed the Senate 42-0 and will now go to the House. The state House passed its own human trafficking bill Monday.

House Bill 2596 by Pam Peterson, R-Tulsa, would require a person convicted of human trafficking to register as a sex offender if the offense involved trafficking a minor for commercial sex. That bill passed the House 90-0 and will now go to the Senate. Click here to read the full story online

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