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Oklahoma House rejects proposed coronavirus safety measures


January 6, 2021

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Republican-led Oklahoma House on Tuesday rejected an attempt by Democrats to require members to wear masks on the House floor and take other steps to minimize the spread of the coronavirus.

The House and Senate each convened for a constitutionally mandated organizational day to formally elect its leaders and seat its elected members. They also voted to adopt rules ahead of the new legislative session that begins Feb. 1.

During discussion of the new House rules, Democratic leader Rep. Emily Virgin proposed several amendments, including a requirement that members we...

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