Oklahoma has two bills that would put severe restrictions on the use of drones within the state, in the House it is HB3039 in the Oklahoma Senate it is SB2043. assigned to the Judicial Proceedings committee.
STATUS – HB3039 has been assigned to the Judiciary Committee after its second reading. It needs a majority vote in this committee before the full House can consider it.
STATUS – SB2043 has been assigned to the Public Safety Committee then to Appropriations Committee after its second reading. It needs a majority vote in committee before the full Senate can consider it.
PLEASE TAKE THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS – It doesn’t matter where you live in the state, please follow all these steps to support HB0847 and SB2043.
1. Please CALL the chair and the vice-chair of each committee. Strongly, but politely let them know that you want them to schedule a hearing and PASS HB0847 and SB2043 so it can get a vote in the full House and Senate. A phone call has 10x the impact of an email; yours can make the difference.
|Chair Rep. Leslie Osborn (405) 557-7333
Vice Chair Rep. Aaron Stiles (405) 557-7386
|Chair Senator Don Barrington (405) 521-5563
Vice Chair Senator Kim David (405) 521-5590
2. Please CALL all other members of the committee. Again, be strong, but respectful. Urge each of them to take action to move the bill forward and vote YES on HB0847. If they do not commit to a YES vote, ask them why. If they’re undecided, let them know you’ll call back in a few days.
|Rep. Scott R. Biggs (405) 557-7405
Rep. Dennis Johnson (405) 557-7327
Rep. Mark McBride (405) 557-7346
Rep. Richard Morrissette (405) 557-7404
Rep. Emily Virgin (405) 557-7323
Rep. Jon Echols (405) 557-7354
Rep. Fred Jordan (405) 557-7331
Rep. Charles A. McCall (405) 557-7412
Rep. Tom Newell (405) 557-7372
Rep. Cory T. Williams (405) 557-7411
Rep. Scott Inman (405) 557-7370
Rep. Steve Martin (405) 557-7402
Rep. Mark McCullough (405) 557-7414
Rep. Ben Sherrer (405) 557-7364
|Senator Roger Ballenger (405) 521-5588
Senator Larry Boggs (405) 521-5604
Senator Josh Brecheen (405) 521-5586
Senator David Holt (405) 521-5636
Senator Al McAffrey (405) 521-5610
Senator Wayne Shaw (405) 521-5574
Senator Ralph Shortey (405) 521-5557
3. Call Back – any NO or UNDECIDED – in 3-4 days. Ask if they’ve had a chance to review the legislation and what their opposition might be. Post a comment below or reach us through our feedback forum to let us know any information you receive.
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5. Write a letter to the editor. Look up your local newspaper and submit a letter to the editor voicing your support for HB0847 and SB2043. It is essential to take measures to protect the privacy rights of Oklahoma residents. Passing HB0847 and SB2043 will help make that happen.