Tuesday, March 8, 2016

First Major Vote on Childhood Cancer Research Resolution Set Wednesday Afternoon

March 8, 2016 -- House Resolution 1043 describing the need for more research into improved therapies to fight childhood cancer was introduced by Reps. Jason Nelson and Todd Thomsen earlier today.

HR1043 was filed 24 hours before House Joint Resolution 1045, the constitutional amendment directing funds from the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust, is due to be considered by the Oklahoma House of Representatives. 

Rep. Nelson said both resolutions are scheduled to be voted on by representatives Wednesday afternoon. 

"HJR1045 and HR1043 are scheduled to be heard tomorrow after 4:30 p.m.," Nelson said. "We plan to hear HR1043 first which describes the need for more research funding and then hear HJR1045, the constitutional amendment, which is the legislation that will go to a vote of the people this year if passed by the Legislature."

Nelson said anyone interested in showing their support for the pair of resolutions are welcome to come to the House Gallery at the State Capitol by 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 9, 2016, to watch the proceedings. The House session is also streamed live on the Oklahoma House of Representatives website for those who cannot come to the Capitol.

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