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Oklahoma state Capitol updates for May 16, 2013

Oklahoma Capitol updates for May 16.
Published: May 16, 2013
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Capitol Update

Guns

• At stake: House Bill 1622 would allow a person with an Oklahoma handgun permit to carry a firearm on private elementary or private secondary school property if a policy has been adopted by the private school.

• What happened: Passed the House 71-18.

• What's next: Goes to the governor.

Guns

• At stake: Senate Bill 408 allows the director of the Council on Law Enforcement and Education Training to waive training requirements of certified law officers wanting to return to full-time active status. The Senate added an amendment that would allow the attorney general and any assistant attorney general to carry a firearm after completion of an approved course of firearms training. An amendment that would have allowed public school teachers or administrators who successfully completed a special school resource officer course to bring loaded handguns to school was removed by the Senate.

• What happened: Passed the House 90-0.

• What's next: Goes to the governor.

MICHAEL MCNUTT, CAPITOL BUREAU