For Immediate Release: April 17, 2007
Senator Glenn Coffee
Senator Coffee: Lawsuit Reform Bill Gains Momentum with
A comprehensive lawsuit reform bill is gaining
momentum with a key endorsement by the National Rifle Association,
the Senate’s co-president pro tempore said Tuesday.
“The NRA’s endorsement of SB 507’s
liability protection for firearms and ammunition manufacturers
has added to the momentum for meaningful lawsuit reform this
year,” stated Senate Co-President Pro Tem Glenn Coffee,
R-Oklahoma City. “The NRA’s support should ensure
additional votes for SB 507 from rural Democrats who support
Second Amendment rights.”
Senate Bill 507, by Senators Cliff Branan, R-Oklahoma
City, and James A. Williamson, R-Tulsa, is being amended by
the House of Representatives this week to include several lawsuit
reform provisions that have been blocked for several years by
the Democrat leadership of the Oklahoma Senate.
This year, the Senate is tied with 24 Democrats
and 24 Republicans. Coffee believes SB 507 will receive the
25 votes in the Senate needed to accept the House’s amendments
and send the bill to Gov. Brad Henry.
Coffee expects a vote in the Senate on SB 507
could come early next week.
For more information contact:
Senator Coffee's Office: (405) 521-5636