McCall approves all interim study requests
(QC) House Speaker Charles McCall announced Friday he had approved all his members’ interim study requests.
The 82 study requests approved by McCall, R-Atoka, include eight proposed joint studies with senators:
• IS H22-002, Oklahoma Rural Development Through Industrial Hemp (cannabis) Production, requested by Rep. David Smith, R-McAlester; . . .
(eCap) House and Senate members requested more than 3,810 bills and joint resolutions for possible consideration during the 2021 legislative session.
Some 2,141 drafting requests for bills and joint resolutions were submitted in the House and 1,672 requests were submitted in the Senate, according to officials in each chamber, for a total of 3,813 . . .
OKLAHOMA CITY – Senate President Pro Tempore Greg Treat on Tuesday announced his appointments of chairs and vice chairs of Senate committees. Treat also announced Republican committee assignments.
Treat said an important change to committees this session is on the Veterans and Military Affairs Committee. Treat has named as members of that committee . . .
OKLAHOMA CITY – House Speaker Charles McCall appointed all House members to redistricting committees Monday.
“House members work directly for the people,” said McCall, R-Atoka. “Because these are the people’s districts, the House is putting the people in charge of the redistricting process. “With this approach, more Oklahomans than ever . . .
Roughly two dozen new state laws will take effect in Oklahoma on Wednesday. Here’s a look at some of the new laws.
Cost-of-living adjustments. For the first time in 12 years, most state retirees will see a cost-of-living adjustment in their pension checks.
Oklahoma voters go to the polls on June 30 under some new rules and recommendations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. KGOU’s Dick Pryor and eCapitol’s Shawn Ashley talk to Oklahoma State Election Board Secretary Paul Ziriax about absentee voting and what to expect on election day for the Oklahoma Primary Election.
The Secretary of the Oklahoma State Election Board joined representatives of the Oklahoma Bankers Association, Oklahoma Credit Union Association, and Community Bankers Association of Oklahoma today to announce that financial institutions across the state plan to offer free absentee voting services to all Oklahoma voters…
The coronavirus pandemic has likely put to an end any further consideration this year of numerous bills that had been progressing in the Oklahoma Legislature prior to mid-March.
Before meeting last week in an extraordinary special session called to affirm a state health emergency and to give Gov. Kevin Stitt broad authority to coordinate a response . . .
Congress’s latest coronavirus relief package, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, is the largest economic relief bill in U.S. history and will allocate $2.2 trillion in support to individuals and businesses affected by . . .