Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
For Immediate Release: August 22, 2012
Senate makes all interim study materials
available on website
Oklahomans interested in following the work of Senate interim studies
underway this fall now have easier access to materials provided
during hearings. Lists of speakers, power-point presentations and
other materials can be found on the State Senate website. Senate
President Pro Tempore Brian
Bingman said placing these additional materials on the Internet
makes it easier for more citizens to follow interim studies.
“Interim studies give us the opportunity to take more time
when studying complex issues than we’d have during the session,
and many times these panels produce recommendations for legislation,”
said Bingman, R-Sapulpa. “Now, in addition to the meeting
notices, agendas and the streaming audio and video already available,
the public can also access all the materials that are presented
in each of the study meetings.”
Materials from the interim studies can be viewed or downloaded by
going to the official Oklahoma Senate website at www.oksenate.gov.
Select the committee tab at the top of the page and scroll down
to the link for interim studies to see any materials available.
Documents prepared for the studies will be available online the
day of the meeting and will be archived on the website by Senate
The first Senate interim study meeting on the War Veterans Commission
and Veterans Centers was held on Tuesday, August 21. All materials
provided at that meeting are now available on the Senate website.
In addition, once the interim study committees have concluded their
meetings, any final reports and recommendations will also be made
available online. Anyone wishing to receive notification of upcoming
meetings can now sign up for email notices on the Interim Study
page of the Senate website.
“Not every citizen or member of the media interested in a
particular interim study can travel to the State Capitol and attend
these meetings in person. Coupled with our streaming video, this
further opens up the process to give even greater access to the
legislative process,” Bingman said.
For more information contact:
Sen. Bingman: (405) 521-5605