Dialysis, E-Cigarettes, More Fill Senate Study Requests
Senators requested a total of 55 interim studies by Friday’s deadline for submitting their proposals. ECapitol reports the proposed studies cover a variety of different issues.
Sen. Kim David, R-Wagoner, for example, requested a study of the certification process for dialysis centers, Interim Study Request 2013S-22.
Sen. Rob Johnson, R-Yukon, has requested a study of the taxes and youth access to e-cigarettes. Johnson was the author of one bill related to the issue during the legislative session and contributed language concerning the products for another bill, neither of which was approved.
Unlike the House, where Speaker T.W. Shannon, R-Lawton, will decide by July 17 which of the members’ 135 requests will be heard and which will not, Senate President Pro Tempore Brian Bingman, R-Sapulpa, assigned each of the studies to a standing committee.
According to Nathan Atkins, Bingman’s spokesman, it will be up to each standing committee’s chair to determine which studies are heard and when.