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State Rep. Nichols Celebrates House Passage of SB1835

"I am proud to co-author this important piece of bi-partisan legislation, it is a critical step forward in a state that leads the nation in domestic violence rates and is third in the number of women killed by a partner”

Tulsa, OK - State Representative and Tulsa mayoral candidate Monroe Nichols celebrated the passage of SB1835, a resurrected version of the Oklahoma Survivors' Act that was vetoed earlier in session by Governor Stitt. 

The measure directs the court to consider physical, sexual, or psychological abuse by a person’s intimate partner, family member or member of the household, the trafficker, or other individual who used the person for financial gain when sentencing or accepting pleas from domestic violence survivors charged with a crime.

"I am proud to co-author this important piece of bi-partisan legislation, it is a critical step forward in a state that leads the nation in domestic violence rates and is third in the number of women killed by a partner," Rep. Nichols stated. "SB 1835 is the result of two years of advocacy by domestic violence victims and service providers, human trafficking shelters, lawyers for survivors of abuse and directly impacted survivors. I’m proud to close out my last session in the legislature voting to protect women and all victims of domestic violence.” 

“I am thankful for every member of the legislature who supported this legislation and look forward to it being signed by Governor Stitt without any further delay,” Nichols said. 

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About State Rep. Monroe Nichols:

Monroe Nichols has been a leading voice on education, healthcare, criminal justice reform, and economic growth. A four-term legislator, Nichols is an established leader in the Oklahoma House of Representatives and serves as the current chair of the Oklahoma Legislative Black Caucus. Nichols brings a wealth of experience from government, business, higher-education, and non-profit sectors. Nichols has been recognized with numerous awards for his public service. As mayor, Monroe will work tirelessly to end homelessness, invest in education, expand our economy, and ensure Tulsa is the safest big city in America.


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Monroe Nichols

(918) 720-5271 


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