‘Merry Christmas Bill’: Lawmakers get contentious before it passes House

www.tulsaworld.com Published: March 4, 2014

The "Merry Christmas Bill," had some rough sledding Monday in the Oklahoma House of Representatives, where a 90-minute discussion became contentious at times.

House Bill 2317, by Rep. Bobby Cleveland, R-Slaughterville, is intended to allow schools to observe "winter holidays" – essentially Christmas and Hanukkah – without fear of legal retribution.

Several House members questioned the bill’s usefulness while others said it represented the membership's lack of perspective.

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