Representative Anthony Moore

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Mar 18, 2024
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Speaker McCall, Rep. Moore Comment on Passing of Gen. Thomas P. Stafford

OKLAHOMA CITY – Speaker Charles McCall, R-Atoka, and Rep. Anthony Moore, R-Clinton, today issued a statement commenting on the passing of General Thomas P. Stafford. "Today is a sad day for our state and nation as we mourn the loss of Gen. Thomas P. Stafford," McCall said. "His service to our country inspired generations who came after to dream big and reach for the stars. His commitment to public outreach through the Apollo Program allowed millions of Americans to experience the wonder of space, something that has continued at the Stafford Air & Space Museum that shares his name. My sincere condolences go out to his family during this difficult time. He was a truly great Oklahoman and will be missed." Gen. Thomas P. Stafford was an American Air Force officer, test pilot and NASA astronaut, and one of 24 astronauts who flew to the Moon. He also served as Chief of the Astronaut Office from 1969 to 1971. "General Stafford played an instrumental role in leading humanity to the stars," Moore said. "As a little boy growing up in western Oklahoma, he had no idea the immense impact he would eventually have on space exploration. His storied career opened unprecedented horizons of scientific exploration and brought a new understanding of our universe. His hometown of Weatherford and all of western Oklahoma have remained and always will be eternally proud to call him one of our own, and I pray that his loved ones find peace during this time." After graduating from the United States Naval Academy, Stafford was commissioned in the United States Air Force, flying the F-86 Sabre before becoming a test pilot. He was selected to become an astronaut in 1962, and flew aboard Gemini 6A in 1965 and Gemini 9A in 1966. In 1969, Stafford served as the commander of Apollo 10, the second crewed mission to orbit the Moon. On the mission he, along with Gene Cernan, became the first to fly an Apollo Lunar Module in lunar orbit, descending to an altitude of nine miles. Born in Weatherford, OK on Sept. 17, 1930, Stafford attended Weatherford High School and went on to play football at the University of Oklahoma and attend the United States Naval Academy. He was 93. -END- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Speaker Charles McCall Phone: (405) 557-7412 Contact: Rep. Anthony Moore Phone: (405) 557-7325

May 17, 2023
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Constituent Request for Prisoner Escape Alert Signed into Law

OKLAHOMA CITY – Rep. Anthony Moore, R-Clinton, today commented on the governor signing into law a bill that creates an Orange Alert to notify residents in close proximity of a correctional facility in the event of a prisoner escape.   House Bill 1546 directs the Oklahoma Department of Corrections to develop an Orange Alert communication system at each correctional facility in the state to notify any resident within a 40-mile radius of the facility when a prisoner has escaped. The legislation was drafted by Katie Edelen, a high school senior from Arapaho-Butler Public Schools – a constituent in Moore's House District 57. "This is phenomenal work by a young woman who took a frightening personal experience and turned it into a law that will better protect all Oklahomans" Moore said. "I am so proud of Katie's courage, insight and leadership on this important issue. Residents deserve to know if their lives are in danger, and this alert will help protect their safety." Moore explained that Edelen's family lived through a frightening situation in which her aunt, Jamie Allen, was kidnapped by escaped inmates. After that experience, Edelen attended "Capitol Camp" last summer. The program, held at the State Capitol, is hosted by the Oklahoma Farm Bureau for high school FFA and 4-H students. The goal is to help students learn about the legislative process and how bills become laws. During the camp, Edelen drafted the proposed legislation. "I am excited to know that the Orange Alert is becoming a law," Edelen said. "I hope that with this bill I can keep everyone more safe and maybe potentially save a life." Allen related her experience and her gratitude toward her niece for creating and pursuing the Orange Alert legislation. "On March 12, 2006, one of the first things I saw when I opened my front door was orange jumpsuit pants. That signaled forever change in my life," Allen said. "Katie Sue's work on and the passing of the Orange Alert signals another forever change for Oklahomans. Katie Sue has brought a ray of sunshine to a dark situation. Although many positive things have come from what happened to me that day, I never want anyone else to have to travel through it. The Orange Alert will help raise awareness to ensure that it doesn't happen to anyone else. Genesis 50:20 says 'As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today.'" Moore said the alert created in HB1546 would work similar to Amber Alerts that people receive on their cell phones. The measure passed unanimously in both the House and Senate. Sen. Darcy Jech, R-Kingfisher, is the Senate author of the bill. “House Bill 1546 increases public safety as area residents will be more aware of potential danger," Jech said. "A more efficient public notification process will also aid law enforcement in locating escaped prisoners. I greatly appreciate Representative Moore for his work on the bill, as well as the governor for signing this legislation in to law as it not only benefits Senate District 26, but all of Oklahoma.” HB1546 takes effect Nov. 1. 

Apr 26, 2023
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Moore's Food Insecurity Bill Becomes Law

Legislation allowing restaurants and school cafeterias to donate leftover food without threat of civil liability, except in certain circumstances, has been signed into law. House Bill 1542, authored by Rep. Anthony Moore, R-Clinton, grants civil immunity to restaurants and school cafeterias donating leftover food. "Unfortunately, the lack of protection from civil action has prevented Oklahoma's restaurants and school cafeterias from donating perfectly good food to those in need," Moore said. "It's my hope that this legislation will help address food shortage issues within the state and open the door to more restaurants and cafeterias interested in donating leftovers." The bill provides for civil action in situations where the restaurant or school cafeteria willfully or negligently donate spoiled food. “We have many seniors, individuals and families who are living with food insecurity, while restaurants and school cafeterias feel they have no choice but to throw away nutritious, good food,” said Sen. Brenda Stanley, R-Midwest City, who authored the bill in the Senate. “This new law is aimed at encouraging those restaurants and schools who would like to help address hunger in our state to do so. I appreciate the support of our fellow members and thank Governor Stitt for signing this bill into law.” HB1542 was signed into law April 19 and will take effect Nov. 1.