Extra: 2023 Oklahoma Legislative Session
The Oklahoma Senate and House completed their bill filing for the 2023 session.
2023 Oklahoma Legislative Session
The Oklahoma Senate and House completed their bill filing for the 2023 session. There are a few exceptions such as joint resolutions and appropriations bills that can be filed throughout the year, but for the most part all the legislation of the year has been submitted. A total of 1,901 House Bills, 44 House Joint Resolutions, 1,116 Senate Bills, and 18 Senate Joint Resolutions were filed.
All the bills and their status are viewable by the public. It’s a good way to keep on top of what your elected officials are working on.
The Oklahoma Legislature’s website, www.oklegislature.gov, is a bit outdated in form and function, but it is quite usable to look up legislation.
Each bill has a number assigned to it. Bills beginning with H are for House bills and S for Senate bills. House bills start at 1000 and Senate bills at 1. Examples are HB1001 and SB1.
If you know the bill number, you can search directly for it here:
If you would like a list of bills, you’ll need to use the advanced search here:
From the advanced search page, click on “Current Status” to get the full list of bills. Select which list you want to see (House Bills, Senate Bills, etc.). Then you can click on the bill number link (HB1001 or SB1) to go to that bill’s information page.
Once on the bill page, click on the “Version” tab to read the bill. Since the session hasn’t started yet, click on “Introduced” to read the bill as it was filed. Later you’ll find updated versions of the bill as they get altered by committee and amendments.
Note: From the advanced search page I was able to select the entire table and copy it into an Excel spreadsheet. Made for easier offline viewing.
Contact Your Legislator
It’s important to keep on top of what the Oklahoma Legislature is doing and what they are voting on. If you have any questions or thoughts about some legislation, contact your Senator or Representative.
They represent you, your opinion matters.
Until Next Time.