The Legislature took up a number of bills this week across a wide variety of policy areas, including several that I was proud to author and coauthor.
The Senate sent a bill I coauthored to the governor. House Bill 2777 would strengthen penalties for porch package theft. It establishes a misdemeanor for first and second offenses and a felony for three or more offenses within a 60-day period of anyone holding, concealing, destroying, or taking mail from the mailbox of another person or from a delivery without the recipient’s approval.
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted what a problem this has become, as many people have ordered additional packages for delivery. I was proud to serve as a coauthor of the bill and I’m glad that it passed the Senate.
House Bill 2588 was another bill I authored to allow Oklahoma courts to grant guardians the power to consent to withdrawing or withholding life-sustaining procedures through a separate order. It passed the Senate this week by a wide margin and now heads to the Governor for consideration to be signed into law.