Tulsa, Oklahoma 2021-01-23 01:00:00 –
In addition, Treat has submitted Senate Bill 1032. This will update the Public Meeting Law. Treat said he plans to work with stakeholders such as the Oklahoma City League and the Oklahoma Press Association at SB 1032, and said the bill will go through the normal legislative process.
The SB 1032 requires that all public meetings in physical locations include a virtual live stream that is accessible to the public, unless government agencies are facing technical or logistical issues.
The bill also automatically allows fully virtual public meetings in all counties subject to a state of emergency immediately after the state of emergency is declared.
Thursday was the deadline for submitting bills for the session starting February 1.
Oklahoma House has submitted 1,942 bills, 44 joint resolutions, and two House resolutions.
Last year, the House of Representatives submitted 1,361 bills, 16 joint resolutions, and four simultaneous House resolutions. The COVID-19 pandemic suspended the 2020 session and most of the bill did not complete the legislative process.
The Senate submitted 1,035 bills and 26 joint resolutions this year.
Last year, the Senate submitted 1,040 bills and 21 joint resolutions.
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