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Legislative Report — 56th Legislature


OBA DAY AT THE CAPITOL - MARCH 21, 2017

RSVP to debbieb@okbar.org or call Debbie Brink at 405-416-7014; 800-522-8065.

PRELIMINARY AGENDA

TIME TOPIC/EVENT
SPEAKER/LOCATION
9:30 a.m.
Registration Emerson Hall, 1901 N. Lincoln Blvd., Okla. Bar Center
10:00 a.m. Introduce OBA President
Linda S. Thomas
John Morris Williams
OBA Executive Director
10:05 a.m.
Welcome
President Linda Thomas

10:10 a.m.

This Session from the Perspective of a Legislator
Rep. Chris Kannady, House District 91
10:30 a.m.
Bills of Interest to the Judiciary

Jari Askins, Administrative Director of the Courts

10:50 a.m.
Break
 
11 a.m.
How to Track Bills on the Legislative Website
Angela Ailles Bahm, Legislative Monitoring Committee Chairperson
11:20 a.m.
Bills of Interest Relating to the Practice of Law and Their Status
Clay Taylor, Legislative Liaison
11:30 a.m.
How to Talk to Legislators
Randy Grau, Former Representative District 81
11:50 a.m. Information and Questions
John Morris Williams
Noon Lunch
Emerson Hall
1 – 3 p.m.
Visit with Legislators
State Capitol Building

Resources

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