OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – At the conclusion of Thursday’s bill-filing deadline at 4:00 p.m. – the last day for state legislators to file legislation – there were 921 bills and 31 joint resolutions filed in the Oklahoma House of Representatives for the Second Session of the 55th Legislature.
“House members have been diligent during the interim studying issues and meeting with constituents, and now many of those ideas they have developed have been filed as legislation and are ready to be considered and debated,” said House Speaker Jeffrey W. Hickman, Fairview-58 (R). “Just like Oklahoma families and businesses do every day, legislators will be making tough decisions about priorities and sorting through wants and needs. I know our members are prepared for the hard work we were sent here to do.”
Last year, the Clerk of the House reported that 1,219 bills and 26 joint resolutions were filed at the deadline in the Oklahoma House of Representatives for the 2015 legislative session.
The 2016 legislative session convenes on February 1.