Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
For Immediate Release: January 15, 2009
Senate Works to Meet Bill Filing Deadline
Thursday, January 15 marks the deadline for members
of the Oklahoma State Senate to file legislation for the 2009
session, the first of the 52nd Legislature. By 5 p.m., 1,054 bills
and 35 joint resolutions had been filed, with staff members expected
to work into the evening filing the final measures. In 2008, the
Senate considered 1,069 new bills as well as 31 new joint resolutions.
In 2007, a total of 1,130 bills and 32 joint resolutions were
filed by members of the Senate.
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 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday,
January 20, and Wednesday, January 28 at 9:00 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 2009 legislative session will officially get
underway on Monday, February 2. 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 rooms.