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Legislative Report — 56th Legislature

The first session of the 56th Oklahoma Legislature will begin Monday, Feb. 6, 2017. The OBA Legislative Monitoring Committee recently met and identified bills of interest that might affect you and your clients. We will you keep you updated on the status of those measures as the legislative session progresses. Individual bills may be tracked via the Legislature’s website. Contact your elected representatives if there are bills of concern or interest to you.

Bills Passed Could Affect Your Law Practice

Oklahoma Bar Association Views Proposed Sales Tax With a Critical Eye

List of Attorney Legislators - A total of 149 elected representatives and senators serve in the Oklahoma Legislature. The OBA is proud of its 22 lawyer members, who represent 17 percent of the House and Senate in Oklahoma.

Lists are informational only and are not a statement of support or opposition for any item. Items on the lists were selected by volunteer lawyers on Legislative Reading Day for the purpose of identifying measures that might be of interest to OBA members. The lists are not intended in any way to be a statement of OBA policy or to be inclusive of every issue that might affect the practice of law in Oklahoma.


The Legislative Monitoring Committee focuses on the following measures:

administration of justice;
Court organization, selection, tenure, salary and other incidents of the judicial office;
  Rules and laws affecting practice and procedure in the courts and in administrative bodies exercising adjudicatory functions;
The practice of law
  OBA Bylaws Art. VIII Sec 3

Legislative Proposals and Endorsements in Principle:

The House of Delegates has the authority to place a measure on the Legislative Program or to endorse it in principle, with at least a 60% vote.
  OBA Bylaws Art. VIII Sec 5

Action by the Association upon proposals for improvement of the law by legislation or by judicial rule shall consist of:

Adoption as part of the Legislative Program of the Association;
Endorsement in principle.
  OBA Bylaws Art. VIII Sec 2