For Immediate Release: January 17, 2014
Senate Concludes Bill Filing for 2014 Session
The deadline for members of the Oklahoma State Senate to file
legislation for the second session of the 54th Legislature was
4 p.m. on Thursday, January 16. By that deadline, 976 bills and
35 joint resolutions were filed. Last year at this time, a total
of 1,119 bills and 34 joint resolutions were filed; 915 Senate
Bills and 31 Senate Joint Resolutions still alive from the 2013
session will carry over into the 2014 session.
The total for the 2014 bill filing does not include appropriations
shell bills. Under Senate rules, appropriations bills are not
subject to the deadlines controlling the processing of substantive,
or policy, bills.
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.
The 2014 legislative session will officially get underway on Monday,
February 3. The Senate offers streaming audio and video from the
Senate Chamber, as well as from all committee rooms. 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
For more information contact:
Senate Communications: (405) 521-5774