# The state law passed today, 37 to 9, had a few liberals in the mix, an amendment to place the Ten Commandments on the front entrance to the state capitol.
Oklahoma House Bill 1330 (the "Ten Commandments Monument Display Act"), passed in April 2009, allows for a Ten Commandments monument to be displayed on the Capitol grounds (not over the front entrance of the Capitol) in accordance with existing U.S. Supreme Court rulings. Whether the bill will pass constitutional muster, if challenged, remains to be decided.
# We recently passed a law in the state to incarcerate all illegal immigrants, and ship them back to where they came from, unless they want to get a green card and become an American citizen.
The Oklahoma Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act of 2007 declared that "It shall be unlawful for any person to transport, move, or attempt to transport within the United States any alien knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that the alien has come to, entered, or remained in the United States in violation of law, in furtherance of the illegal presence of the alien in the United States." (As indicated by the title, this legislation was passed back in 2007, during the Bush administration.) Enforcement of this law has been suspended by court challenges maintaining that it is at odds with federal law.
# Yesterday we passed a law to include DNA samples from any and all illegals to the Oklahoma database, for criminal investigative purposes.
In April 2009, Oklahoma passed legislation to expand existing law requiring DNA samples to include individuals convicted of certain violent misdemeanor crimes as well as illegal aliens upon arrest for any crime.
# Several weeks ago, we passed a law, declaring Oklahoma as a Sovereign state, not under the Federal Government directives.
In April 2009, Oklahoma passed a resolution "demanding the federal government cease and desist mandates beyond its authority as designated by the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution." This declaration was a resolution, not a law, and therefore is a symbolic act which has no legal effect.