Cantrell Releases Statement on House Bill 3758
Rep. Josh Cantrell, R-Kingston, released the following statement in response to opposition on House Bill 3758. "House Bill 3758 prioritizes the safety of our children and proactively mitigates potential risks to ensure a safe and secure learning environment for students across Oklahoma. Creating a buffer zone between new correctional facilities and schools can reduce the likelihood of recently released individuals walking around our children's schools and playgrounds. It can also significantly lessen the chance of lockdowns interrupting classes when someone escapes from jail. "Opponents are reciting talking points that intentionally misrepresent the bill's effect. All Oklahomans should call for quick passage of House Bill 3758 to protect our children from potentially dangerous situations. My office door is open for anybody interested in discussing this legislation as we work together to ensure the safety and well-being of all Oklahomans." HB3758 passed the House County and Municipal Government Committee unanimously on Monday. It is now eligible to be heard on the House floor.