“I don’t have an agenda here to add parks, eliminate parks or add more money,” Rader said. “I really want to know how we are doing.”
Sen. Mary Boren, D-Norman, is seeking a study on how to support pregnant girls and women and expectant fathers in high school, CareerTech and college with improved accommodations.
Boren said those accommodations could include leave for college athletes on scholarship who become pregnant.
“There are a lot of different options that might be helpful, like a pause where you can step away if you need and your transcript and financial aid is not compromised,” Boren said.
She said such accommodations might help reduce the number of abortions.
The list of requested studies was released Friday. The requests have been assigned to committees, whose chairs will determine whether a study is scheduled for presentation.
Initially, 72 were submitted, but one was withdrawn, said Aaron Cooper, a spokesman for Senate President Pro Tem Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City.
House members requested 135 interim studies. House Speaker Charles McCall, R-Atoka, is expected to approve or deny the requests later this month.
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