For Immediate Release: January 17,
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Senate Works to Meet Bill Filing Deadline
Thursday, January 17 marks the deadline for
members of the Oklahoma State Senate to file legislation for the
2008 session, the second of the 51st Legislature. By 5 p.m., 969
bills and 22 joint resolutions had been filed, with staff members
expected to work into the evening filing the final measures. There
were also 806 Senate bills and joint resolutions carried over from
the 2007 session. In 2007, the Senate considered 1,130 new Senate
bills as well as 32 Senate Joint Resolutions.
Members of the public can read and download current legislation
by going to the official State Senate website at www.oksenate.gov
and following the link for legislation at the top of the homepage.
In addition, free computer training will be offered to anyone interested
in learning how to track legislation online. Those training sessions
will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 23, and Tuesday,
January 29 at 9:30 a.m., in room 419-C on the fourth floor of the
State Capitol. The training session can also be viewed on the Senate’s
official website at www.oksenate.gov.
The 2008 legislative session will officially get underway on Monday,
February 4. The Senate offers streaming audio and video from the
Senate Chamber, as well as from committee rooms 419-C and 511-A.
Wireless Internet access is available to all Capitol visitors throughout
the Senate gallery, rotunda, committee rooms, offices and press
For further information, contact the Senate Communications Division
For more information contact:
Senate Communications Division - (405) 521-5774