Kaye Beach

OK Capitol Happenings Today

In Uncategorized on February 25, 2010 at 6:46 am

OK Capitol Happenings Today


HB2317 The Oklahoma Enumerated Powers Act, passed committee today

HJR 1063 was taken off the Rules Committee roster about 15 minutes before the meeting started, apparently by Speaker Benge.

HB2538 (Message from OK2A)

Open Carry would allow law abiding Oklahomans to openly carry a sidearm if they wanted to do so. But, unfortunately, the chairman, Representative Sue Tibbs, of the (Public Safety) committee that the Open Carry bills are assigned to in the House has single-handedly held those bills up.(last session)

Because of pressure brought to bear by freedom loving Oklahomans, Representative Tibbs promised she would run an Open Carry bill.

After obtaining a copy of the bill, it is crystal clear that Rep. Tibbs is not living up to her promise…

NewsOK 2/24/2010

Rep. Sue Tibbs, chairman of the House Public Safety Committee, said House Bill 2538 would allow a gun owner who has a permit to carry a concealed firearm to put the loaded weapon on the dashboard or seat of a vehicle. Now gun owners with permits must conceal the weapons in their vehicles, said Tibbs, R-Tulsa. HB 2538 passed the committee 11-1 and goes to the full House.

Read more:

This sure doesn’t sound like an “Open Carry” bill to me.

see what you think;

Rep. Mike Ritze attempted to read a brief statement in support of the proposed amendment that would have added open carry to the bill but was not permitted to do so. When asked if there were any other amendments, Rep. Ritze offered “The Second”

Good Call!

Tibbs tabled the amendment immediately; the move was opposed by Ritze, McCullough, and Murphy who managed to get a recorded vote on that vote.

Results- Oklahoma. No Open Carry for You!

And now for the shocker of the day- HB 2569 the anti-RFID bill by Rep. Wesselhoft passed unanimously BUT, Rep Liebmann moved to strike the title meaning that the bill has been effectively monkeywrenched. Wesselhoft was quite surprised as apparently he had not been informed of Liebmann’s intention to strike the title.

Customarily the author of the bill will be informed beforehand when such a move is planned as a matter of courtesy.

Why Liebmann chose to do this is a matter of speculation. It might be assumed that he did so as a payback for all the heat he has been taking over holding back HB 2810. The other possibility is that federal officials got wind of it and directed him to quash the bill. Insiders say to expect the PASS ID ACT to be implemented shortly after state legislatures adjourn this year. These ID’s will likely be loaded with RFID.


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