Deadline Week

Ponca City Now - March 19, 2024 6:02 am

Rep. Ken Luttrell

By Rep. Ken Luttrell

It was a busy week at the Capitol. The House completed its third reading deadline on Thursday, March 14. We passed 422 bills and joint resolutions off the House floor before the deadline, just a fraction of the thousands of measures filed this year.

These bills covered various topics, including banning ranked-choice voting, inflation relief, and public safety. As the House is the body closest to the people, many of these bills directly resulted from constituent requests.

The House will now swap bills with the Senate and consider their 279 bills, beginning with hearing measures in our House committees before they advance to the floor.

With session underway, I wanted to update everyone on how to look up bills to stay informed.

Filed bills may be viewed at okhouse.gov by visiting “Legislation,” then “Basic Bill Search,” where you can enter the bill number to view the full text of the bill.

To view bills filed by a certain legislator, select “Advanced Bill Search” under “Legislation.” From there, you can select the legislator’s last name to view bills they’ve filed.

You can also view all the bills that have been filed to date by visiting “Selected Step Reports” on the far left and select “Introduced.” Here, you can choose bills filed only in one chamber or you can select everything and view all the bills.

You can also view committee meetings and floor proceedings at okhouse.gov by visiting “News & Media,” where you can watch live proceedings or recordings.

I want to thank everyone who stopped by our office this week. It was great to visit with U.S. Marshal Clayton Johnson, Rural Electric Co-ops, Ponca City Schools Superintendent Adam Leaming, Molly Kyler Pioneer Tech, Leadership Ponca City, Kay County 4-H, and FFA members.

It’s always great to see people from the district stop by the office. Again, thank you for electing me to serve District 37.

It is truly an honor and privilege to represent you at the State Capitol. As always, please do not ‎hesitate to reach out to me with any concerns at ‎405-557-7355 or [email protected].

 

 

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