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Legislative Report — 56th Legislature

The first session of the 56th Oklahoma Legislature adjourned May 26, 2017. The OBA Legislative Monitoring Committee is continuing to meet periodically in preparation for the 2018 session.

End of Session Legislative Monitoring Committee Report

Bills Passed Could Affect Your Law Practice

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.


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