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HJR 1054 - Prohibiting Federal Health Care Mandates - Key Vote

Oklahoma Key Votes

Jim Halligan voted Yea (Override of Veto) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Veto Override Failed (Senate) (29-16) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibiting Federal Health Care Mandates

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to override a veto of a joint resolution that allows Oklahomans to refrain from obtaining health care coverage.

Highlights:
-Establishes that Oklahomans are not required to obtain or maintain a policy of individual health insurance coverage except as required by a court or the Department of Human Services (Sec. 1). -Establishes that no resident of Oklahoma is liable for any penalty, assessment, fee, or fine as a result of the failure to procure or obtain health insurance coverage (Sec. 1). -Authorizes a person or employer to pay directly for lawful health care services (Sec. 1). -Authorizes the purchase or sale of health insurance in private health care systems (Sec. 1). -Specifies that this bill does not affect which health care services a health care provider or hospital is required to perform or provide or affect which health care services are permitted by law (Sec. 1).
Note:

NOTE: A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY OF MEMBERS ELECTED IS REQUIRED TO OVERRIDE A GOVERNOR'S VETO.

Legislation - Veto Override Passed (House) (72-24) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibiting Federal Health Care Mandates

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to override a veto of a joint resolution that allows Oklahomans to refrain from obtaining health care coverage.

Highlights:
-Establishes that Oklahomans are not required to obtain or maintain a policy of individual health insurance coverage except as required by a court or the Department of Human Services (Sec. 1). -Establishes that no resident of Oklahoma is liable for any penalty, assessment, fee, or fine as a result of the failure to procure or obtain health insurance coverage (Sec. 1). -Authorizes a person or employer to pay directly for lawful health care services (Sec. 1). -Authorizes the purchase or sale of health insurance in private health care systems (Sec. 1). -Specifies that this bill does not affect which health care services a health care provider or hospital is required to perform or provide or affect which health care services are permitted by law (Sec. 1).
Note:

NOTE: A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY OF MEMBERS ELECTED IS REQUIRED TO OVERRIDE A GOVERNOR'S VETO.

Legislation - Vetoed (Executive) -

Title: Prohibiting Federal Health Care Mandates

Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) (25-17) -
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (71-27) -
Legislation - Concurrence Vote Failed (House) -
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (36-11) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (77-10) -
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Health insurance: not compulsory, prohibits fines, authorizes employment of legal counsel

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