Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
For Immediate Release: January 21, 2011
Senate Concludes Bill Filing for 2011 Session
The deadline for members of the Oklahoma State Senate to file
legislation for the first session of the 53rd Legislature was 4
p.m. on Thursday, January 20th. By that deadline 969 bills and 44
joint resolutions filed. Last year 1082 bills and 82 joint resolutions
were filed, with 860 Senate Bills and 38 Senate Joint Resolutions
carried over from the 2009 session.
The total for the 2011 bill filing does not include appropriations
shell bills. Under a change in Senate rules this year, appropriations
and redistricting bills are not subject to the deadlines controlling
the processing of substantive, or policy, bills. This change was
made in an effort to improve efficiency and increase transparency
in the legislative process.
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.
The Senate website also includes daily agendas, meeting notices,
calendars, statutes and other helpful information. Several features
have been added to the system this year.
Free computer training will be offered to anyone interested in
learning how to track legislation online. The training will be held
on Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at 9:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. in room
419-C. These one hour sessions will be repeated in 419-C on Thursday,
January 27 at 9:30 a.m. and again at 1:00 p.m. There will also be
streaming video available of the training sessions on the Senate
The 2011 legislative session will officially get underway on Monday,
February 7. 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 more information, contact Malia Bennett, Director of the Senate
Communication Division, at 405-521-5774, or email email@example.com
. You can also follow the Oklahoma State Senate on Twitter at OKSENATEINFO.
For more information contact:
Senate Communications Divsion: (405) 521-5774