Posts Tagged:legislation

Oklahoma lawmaker files legislation to modify medical marijuana laws

An Oklahoma lawmaker has filed legislation to modify medical marijuana laws. On Wednesday, Rep. Sean Roberts, R-Hominy, announced that he plans to file legislation that will modify the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana and Patient Protection Act and the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Waste Management Act. “When medical marijuana was legalized in Oklahoma, it basically created a ‘Wild…Read More

Rep. Sean Roberts Announces Plans To File Legislation Allowing Individuals To Sue Doctors Who Perform Abortions

Oklahoma Representative Sean Roberts announced plans to file legislation that would allow any individual to sue doctors who perform an abortion. The announcement came in a statement from Roberts’ office released on Friday afternoon. According to the statement, the legislation is similar to a portion of Texas State Bill 8, which bans abortion after the…Read More

Early filings provide peek at 2022 legislation for Oklahoma

The deluge of proposed legislation ahead of the annual legislative session is, as yet, only a trickle. But there are some items of interest among the 50 or so bills and resolutions already in the hopper. Also, scores of bills filed last session and still in various stages of the legislative process will be eligible…Read More

New York’s commercial surrogacy legalization will exploit women, critics say

New York state this week legalized commercial surrogacy, prompting concerns about the exploitation of women and commodification of children. The law, passed during April 2020, took effect Feb. 15. Prior to the law’s implementation, New York was one of only a few states including Louisiana, Nebraska and Michigan that did not allow commercial surrogacy. The…Read More