Letters hit mailboxes today regarding Oklahoma House Representative Kay Floyd, a Democrat from Oklahoma City streamlined series of questions to constituents in Oklahoma second to an announced special legislative session to take place September 03, 2013. A rare thing.
"I have requested a study that will determine on average how much money the Oklahoma State Legislature spends generating unconstituional legislation. Session after session we see the same radical unconstitutional bills filed and then signed by the Governor. This places a tremendous burden on our Oklahoma Supreme Court to rectify the mistakes of the State Legislature, while costing Oklahoma taxpayers money." wrote Representative Kay Floyd.
Kay Floyd, a practicing attorney and former Oklahoma County Judge sits on committees in this her freshman term with the House of Representatives under the headers of Administrative Rules, Government Oversight and Repair, A&B Common Education, A&B Judiciary, Rules and State's Rights.
Kay Floyd provided a questionnaire to constituents, asking that they return by US Mail at Representative Kay Floyd, 2300 North Lincoln Boulevard, Room 510B, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105-4885
You can also email it to her firstname.lastname@example.org
The landmark offering of a questionnaire, will allow Floyd ( and others you can contact YOUR Representative with YOUR answers to same) to speak with hand completed responses to same in hand.
Oklahoma Residents letter to State Senators and Representatives
address listing and finder here
Kay Floyd's questions are:
1.) Do you support a bond issue to build community storm shelters?
2.) Do you support the accepatance of federal funds to expand Medicaid in Oklahoma?
3.) Do you support reviving recently defeated legislation that would make texting whild driving illegal?
4.) Do you support Governor Mary Fallin's proposal to reduce income tax from 5.25% down to 5%?
5.) Would you support a bill granting cities and towns the authority to regulate the use of tobacco in public places?
6.) Do you spport spending State funds for a Special Legislative Session solely to address tort reform bills that were found to be unconstitutional?
7.) What do you see as the (top five) issues facing your District?
8.) What do you see as the (top five) issues facing Oklahoma?
Other questions that have come forward are TW Shannon, Oklahoma Speaker of the House asking for a change in Oklahoma Court Network Appelate Judge Terms, which Governor Fallin has flatly refused.
Some Oklahoma constituents hope that this special session will allow legislation to be passed to address issues regarding both the reading and Oklahoma County Court Judicial application of a recent Oklahoma law ( preventing a pedophile from residing with any child under 18) which sent gradeschooler Sarah Elizondo to live with her biologic father whom she did not know, a convicted pedophile who resides in Calfornia. ( see this series of 5 Examiner.com articles on the progression, and still unresolved problems for Sarah, which includes another couple of letters the public can send to local authorities regarding this problem)