Oklahoma lawmakers announce COVID-19 precautions for session

The Associated Press - January 30, 2021 12:04 pm

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The leaders of the Oklahoma House and Senate have announced COVID-19 safety protocols for the upcoming legislative session that include encouraging, but not requiring, lawmakers to wear masks when at the state Capitol as well as livestreaming all proceedings.

The precautions announced on Friday by House Speaker Charles McCall and Senate President Pro Tem Greg Treat also include requiring staff and visitors to wear masks, limiting capacity of committee rooms and legislative chambers, remote voting on bills in committee, and proxy vote or remote voting on bills on the floor of the bodies.

 

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