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
LEGISLATIVE KICKOFF JAN. 29, 2021
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.
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)|
|1:55 p.m.||Legislative Panel
Sen. Brent Howard
Sen. Kay Floyd
Rep. Chris Kannady
Rep. Emily Virgin