It was a great day at the Oklahoma State Capitol as advocates were able to be there in-person for the first time since 2020.
Advocates from across the state participated in 2022 Heart at the Capitol and the timing couldn't have been better! Participants were on hand for a Senate Resolution proclaiming Tuesday, April 19, 2022, Wear Red Day, followed by a hearing on the Senate Floor for legislation we support to remove penalties for youth who purchase, use or possess tobacco products. You might remember from the February newsletter this is one of our priorities for this session.
The Senate passed the legislation, but changes were made during a committee hearing, so it will go back to the House, which had previously approved the legislation, for approval of the amendments. From there, the bill would go to Gov. Kevin Stitt to be signed.
Thanks to everyone who attended, learned about the issues, then spoke to their legislators!
Check out our photos from the day: