Oklahoma City, OK 73105
For Immediate Release: November 18, 2014
Chief Justice Elect Reif administers oath of office in Senate Chamber.
Senators take oath of office
family and supporters looked on as newly elected and reelected members
of the Oklahoma State Senate took the oath of office on Tuesday
in the Senate chamber. Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb, President of the Senate,
presided over the ceremony. The oath was administered by the Honorable
John Reif, Chief Justice-Elect of the Supreme Court.
New members taking the oath of office
were Marty Quinn, R-Claremore; Joseph Silk, R-Broken Bow; Roger
Thompson, R-Okemah; Stephanie Bice, R-Oklahoma City; Darcy Jech,
R-Kingfisher; Jason Smalley, R-Stroud; Ervin Yen, R-Oklahoma City;
Jack Fry, R-Midwest City; and Kay Floyd, D-Oklahoma City. Anastasia
Pittman, D-Oklahoma City, was sworn in during an earlier ceremony.
Quinn, Floyd, Pittman and Smalley have previously served in the
House of Representatives.
Returning members who were sworn in on Tuesday included Senate President
Pro Tempore Brian
Bingman, R-Sapulpa; Mike
Schulz, R-Altus; Mark
Allen, R-Spiro; Randy
Bass, D-Lawton; Josh
Brecheen, R-Coalgate; Rick
Brinkley, R-Owasso; Bill
Brown, R-Broken Arrow; Kim
David, R-Porter; Eddie
Fields, R-Wynona; AJ
Griffin, R-Guthrie; Ralph
Shortey, R-Oklahoma City; Frank
Simpson, R-Springer; and Anthony
Sykes; R-Moore. David
Holt, R-Oklahoma City, and John
Sparks, D-Norman, took the oath of office in an earlier ceremony.
Returning members were able to file legislation for the 2015 session
beginning November 17, while new members can begin filing bills
on November 19. The deadline for requesting bills is December 12.
January 22 is the deadline for introducing legislation to be heard
in the 2015 session.
The full Senate will officially convene for an organizational day
on Tuesday, January 6, 2015, and the First Session of the 55th Legislature
reconvenes on Monday, February 2.
The Senate website has streaming video from all committee rooms
and the chamber. Legislation, the Senate Journal, biographical information
on members, high resolution photos, committee and floor agendas,
votes and press releases can also be accessed at www.oksenate.gov.
For more information, contact:
Senate Communications: (405) 521-5774