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Legislative Report — 54th Legislature

The second session of the 54th Oklahoma Legislature began Monday, Feb. 3. The OBA Legislative Monitoring Committee recently met and identified nearly 500 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.

Legislative Monitoring Committee Update: Top 10 Bills to Watch

The Legislative Monitoring Committee provides an updated list of bills that may be of interest to Oklahoma lawyers. You can download the most recent list at the links below.

Bills Every Lawyer Should Know About

Top 10 Bills (More or Less) By Practice Area

Business, Labor and Industry
Family Law
Tax, Energy and Transportation

 Criminal Law Civil Procedure and Courts

Master List - OBA Bills of Interest


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