Speaker Hickman decides which ones go forth
5:57 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

House Lawmakers Propose 93 Topics To Explore In 2015

Alternatives to Oklahoma's lethal injection execution method are among 93 topics House lawmakers hope to explore before the 2015 legislative session begins in February.

House Speaker Jeff Hickman
House Speaker Jeff Hickman
Credit Oklahoma State Legislature

The 101 House members had until last week to submit requests for studies to House Speaker Jeff Hickman, who will decide by July 11 which ones to approve.

Oklahoma City Republican Rep. Mike Christian says his study into alternatives to Oklahoma's method of executing death row inmates was prompted by the botched April 29 lethal injection of Clayton Lockett.

Other topics requested for study include texting and driving, taxes, marriage and funding for health care and education.

Two members also want to explore the use of certain marijuana extracts for the treatment of seizure disorders in children.

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