Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
For Immediate Release: January 16, 2009
Bill Filing Ends for 2009 Session
Bill filing has ended for the 2009 legislative session.
Thursday, January 15 was the deadline for members of the Oklahoma
State Senate to file legislation for the first session of the
52nd Legislature. Senators filed 1,240 bills and 42 joint resolutions
for the upcoming session. 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.