Bill ensuring rights of family caregivers signed into law

Bill ensuring rights of family caregivers signed into law

Sen. AJ Griffin and Rep. Harold Wright applauded the signing of SB 1516, a continuation of the Lay Caregivers Act, which was passed in 2014. The Lay Caregivers Act allows hospital patients to designate a lay caregiver upon formal admission to a hospital facility and requires hospitals to notify the designated caregiver of the patient’s […]

Senator Griffin named Outstanding Legislator by OSDH

Sen. A.J. Griffin (center) is pictured with Health and Human Services Secretary Steve Buck (right) and Interim Commissioner of Health Tom Bates (left).

Senator Griffin named Outstanding Legislator by OSDH

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) recognized six outstanding leaders in child abuse prevention during a ceremony Tuesday at the State Capitol. Individuals and organizations were honored for their efforts, which demonstrated significant and outstanding commitment and dedication to child abuse prevention.

Sen. Griffin welcomes new executive assistant to the Oklahoma State Senate

Guthrie resident Kala Plagg (right) is now on the job at the state Capitol as executive assistant to Sen. AJ Griffin, R-Guthrie, representing District 20.

Sen. Griffin welcomes new executive assistant to the Oklahoma State Senate

When citizens visit State Sen. AJ Griffin’s office at 23rd and Lincoln, they’ll be greeted by a new face — but even though Kala Plagg is new to the Capitol, she’s not new to Senate District 20. Plagg has been a native of Guthrie for four decades and raised her children in the state’s first […]

Senate Minutes with AJ Griffin

Senate Minutes with AJ Griffin

This month I served on a panel for the Oklahoma Early Childhood Coalition Summit.  We heard from experts who talked about how an “adverse childhood experience” (ACE) such as abuse, neglect, divorce, parental incarceration and poverty or witnessing domestic abuse or substance abuse can hinder children in school.  Unfortunately, Oklahoma has one of the highest […]

Sen. Griffin honored for 100 percent support of legislation for agriculture, rural Oklahoma

Sen. Griffin honored for 100 percent support of legislation for agriculture, rural Oklahoma

The Oklahoma Farm Bureau (OKFB) is applauding lawmakers who are now a part of their 100 Percent Club for voting in favor of key legislation important to farmers, ranchers and rural Oklahoma during the 2017 session.  Sen. AJ Griffin, who is chair of the Senate’s Rural Caucus, is among those being recognized by the organization […]

Senate Minutes with Senator AJ Griffin

Senate Minutes with Senator AJ Griffin

If you are not familiar with the legislative process, you may not know that there are actually several different kinds of legislation filed each session. For example a bill is a proposed new law or a proposed current law to be presented to the Legislature for consideration. There are other kinds of legislation besides bills […]

Legislation updating, streamlining sex offender registration becomes law

Legislation updating, streamlining sex offender registration becomes law

Legislation improving the state’s sex offender registry law has been signed by the governor.  Senate Bill 217, by Sen. AJ Griffin and Rep. Mike Osburn, modifies Oklahoma’s current sex offender registration law to streamline the notification process between local law enforcement, the courts and the Department of Corrections (DOC) and, in certain cases, will require […]