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Bills Moving Forward at State Capitol

Posted at 8:49 AM, Mar 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-04 09:49:50-05

There are still several Bills moving forward at the Oklahoma State Capitol.

On it's way to the state house Senate Bill 1423, which would raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21.

The full Senate has approved this legislation, which aligns state law with the federal tobacco-free youth act, signed into law by President Donald Trump in December.

Sen. Greg McCortney of Ada, says it was important to make sure Oklahoma's statutes mirror the new federal law.

Also moving to the house, a bill that would clear up confusion over where you can use medical marijuana.

It would allow cities and counties to regulate public places, regarding smoking or vaping marijuana.

But edible marijuana use would not be impacted.

Also, legislation aimed at cracking down on porch pirates is one step closer to passing.

House Bill 2777 now heads to the Senate for consideration.

The bill, also known as the Oklahoma Porch Piracy Act of 2020, passed through the House.

Former police officer and Broken Arrow representative, Ross Ford, authored the bill.

If passed, it would increase the penalties for first time porch pirates and make second time offenses a felony.

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