Capitol Update from Rep. Luttrell

Mike Seals - March 6, 2021 7:18 pm

The fifth week of session seemed to have moved very quickly, but saw us pass a large amount of bills over to the Senate. In total the House has passed 179 bills off the floor, with more to be heard next week.

Two of my bills came to the floor this week and both passed with large margins.

HB 1783 gives the Oklahoma State Athletic Commission jurisdiction over amateur kickboxers and amateur kickboxing events. This measure also eliminates the exemption from the provisions of the Oklahoma State Athletic Commission Act for amateur combative sports events conducted or sponsored by amateur sanctioning bodies. USA Boxing events and events sponsored or conducted by the International Olympic Committee are exempted from the provisions of the Oklahoma State Athletic Commission Act. It passed by a vote of 89-1.

HB 1043 deletes a limitation on the height of motorcycle handlebars. This piece of legislation passed by a vote of 96-1.

Both bills are now eligible to be heard by the Senate.

We also heard two very important pieces of legislation designed to protect Oklahomans from having their data stolen and being harassed by telemarketers and scammers.

HB 1602, also known as the Oklahoma Computer Data Privacy Act, passed by a vote of 85-11. This legislation is one of the first opt-in data privacy bills in the country today and would give citizens more control over their privacy. The bill will stop big tech companies and data brokerage firms from collecting and selling your information without your consent.

HB 1891 prohibits a commercial telephone seller or solicitor from causing misleading information to be transmitted to the call recipient’s caller identification service or to otherwise misrepresent the origin of a phone call. This practice called “spoofing” is often used by telemarketers and scammers to disguise a phone call’s origin. The bill passed unanimously, 95-0.

That’s it for this week, but stay tuned for my next update. Thank you for your continued support.

If I can help you with anything, feel free to call my Capitol office at (405) 557-7355 or email me at [email protected].

Ken Luttrell represents District 37 in the Oklahoma House of Representatives, which includes Cherokee County.  

 

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