Committee unexpectedly approves domestic violence insurance bill | Blue Oklahoma
A House committee yesterday unexpectedly approved a bill to prohibit insurance companies from denying policies and coverage to victims of domestic violence. Rep. Dan Sullivan, R-Tulsa, who chairs the House Economic Development and Financial Services Committee, had not planned to consider Senate Bill 1251, which passed the Senate unanimously last month. The bill wasn't on the agenda, but Sullivan relented after taking heat from concerned Oklahomans and being ripped in a press release from Rep. Mike Brown, D-Tahlequah, the bill's House author.