Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
For Immediate Release: January 20, 2012
Senate Concludes Bill Filing for 2012 Session
The deadline for members of the Oklahoma State Senate to file
legislation for the second session of the 53rd Legislature was 4
p.m. Thursday, January 19. A total of 972 bills and 45 joint resolutions
were filed with 753 Senate Bills and 41 Senate Joint Resolutions
carried over from the 2011 session.
Under Senate rules, appropriations bills are not subject to the
deadlines pertaining to substantive (policy) bills. Last year, 976
substantive bills and 45 joint resolutions were filed by the 2011
The 2012 legislative session will officially begin Monday, February
6. 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.
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, deadlines, journals, press releases, digital audio clips
and other helpful resources. You can also follow the Oklahoma State
Senate on Twitter at OKSENATEINFO.
For more information contact:
Senate Communications Division: (405) 521-5774