Rep. Carl Newton 2019
Republican Party Platform Sets the Standards
The higher the score the more conservative the legislator
2019 Oklahoma Trump Index of 16
16 votes cast wrong according to the GOP Party Platform
Towns in district include:
Aline, Alva, Ames, Amorita, Burlington, Byron, Capron, Carmen, Cherokee, Chester, Cleo Springs, Dacoma, Fairview, Freedom, Goltry, Helena, Isabella, Jet, Lambert, Meno, Mooreland, Nescatunga, Ringwood, Waynoka, Woodward
Zip codes in district include: 73663, 73716, 73717, 73718, 73719, 73722, 73726, 73728, 73729, 73731, 73737, 73739, 73741, 73746, 73747, 73749, 73754, 73755, 73758, 73760, 73763, 73768, 73801, 73838, 73841, 73842, 73852, 73853, 73860
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Representative Carl Newton did a terrible job representing his voters this year. He got 16 of the votes wrong that put him to be at 23rd spot from the top and 79th spot from the bottom of the index list. Here is their contact info, please contact them and voice your opinion on their voting record.
Below is a list of the bills where Carl Newton made bad votes according to the Republican Party.
HB1014 Finger Print Bill allows the OSBI to access drivers license finger prints and bio metric info without a court order. The legislation is supposed to help those that are missing, endangered, or deceased. The first two categories are wide open to interpretation and thus subject to abuse. We were told that these real ID bio metrics would be kept confidential but once the data is out there it will show up anywhere and be abused. This increases privacy abuses without a corresponding benefit for security.
HB 1089 Hospital Subsidy Program Extension This legislation extends the supplemental hospital offset payment program fee for five years. The system taxes the hospitals, then uses the money to provide care for welfare recipients and trigger federal dollars to flow in to Oklahoma. For 2019, hospitals will pay SHOPP assessments of $204 million, and receive supplemental payments of $475 million. This is bad legislation, people ought to have skin in the game for medical care and pay for the majority of their own needs which helps keep all medical care costs down.
HB 1100 slashes the penalties for selling drugs in school zones and makes it much harder to prosecute criminals for selling drugs to school students. It reduces the distance from a school from 2000 feet to 500 feet and only allows the use of the statute during hours of school operation. So a drug dealer targeting a school isn’t going to be doing business while class is in session but will conduct business before or after the school is let out. The bill cuts prison time from seven years to life in prison to not more than ten years in prison.