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



The Oklahoma Legislature is scheduled to reconvene in February. As per the norm, hundreds of bills are expected to be pre-filed. Much of the proposed legislation could affect the administration of justice, and some will undoubtedly affect your practice. It certainly will be a legislative session like none other in light of the continued effects of Covid-19 on our state.

Join the OBA Legislative Monitoring Committee at 9 a.m. Friday, Jan. 29, 2021, remotely to identify top bills of interest to the OBA and your practice area. Participation earns MCLE credit.



9 a.m. Welcome
OBA President Mike Mordy, Oklahoma City
9:05 a.m. How a Bill Becomes Law in Oklahoma 
Clay Taylor, OBA Legislative Liaison
10:05 a.m. COVID-19 Update 
Tony G. Puckett, McAfee & Taft
10:55 a.m. Native American Law Update
Conor Cleary, Senior Indian Law Attorney, U.S. Department of the Interior
11:45 a.m. Lunch Break (on your own)
1:00 p.m.
  • Family Law Bills – 1:00 p.m. to 1:10 p.m.
    Kim Hays, Kimberly K. Hays, P.L.L.C.
  • Government Bills– 1:10 p.m. to 1:20 p.m.
    Richard Mildren, The Mildren Group
  • Civil Procedure/Courts Bills– 1:20 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    Rep. Chris Kannady
  • Cannabis Law Bills– 1:30 p.m. to 1:40 p.m.
    Felina Rivera, Bussett Legal Group
  • Corporate Law 50 Bills in 50 Minutes– 1:40 p.m. to 1:50 p.m.
    Kim Andres, Citi Bank
1:55 p.m. Legislative Panel
Sen. Brent Howard
Sen. Kay Floyd
Rep. Chris Kannady
Rep. Emily Virgin