Oklahoma City, OK 73105
For Immediate Release: February 1, 2006
Senate to Post Real-time Floor Votes, Webcast Additional Committee Meetings
Oklahomans now have even greater access to events at the
State Capitol via the Internet. As of Wednesday, February 1, streaming
audio and video will be available from two Senate committee rooms as well
as in the Senate Chamber. In addition, beginning Monday, all floor votes
on bills can be viewed in real time on the Senate website.
Senate President Pro Tempore Mike Morgan said the Senate has been on the
cutting edge when it comes to utilizing new technology to open up the
“Last year we first unveiled our streaming audio and video that
allowed the public to have a first-hand look at what we do in the Senate
right on their computer. The feedback was so overwhelmingly positive,
we started working to expand the services we offer through our website,
including making more committee meetings and our floor votes accessible
in real time,” said Morgan.
In addition to streaming video and audio from the Senate Chamber and 419-C,
the Senate will now offer live audio and video from room 511-A. In addition,
when 511-A is filled to capacity the live feed from that committee room
will be made available in rooms 419-A and B.
The State Senate was also the first in the Capitol building to offer wireless
Internet access to the public and members of the media in all public areas
as well as to the Capitol press rooms.
To view streaming video, Senate votes or to download bills, committee
agendas, Senate Journal reports on committee and floor action as well
as other related information, go to www.oksenate.gov.
more information contact:
Senate Communications Office - (405) 521-5774