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Legislative

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 Reading Day

Saturday, Feb. 2 | Oklahoma Bar Center

The Oklahoma Legislature reconvenes in February and hundreds of bills will be pre-filed. Much of the proposed legislation could affect the administration of justice, and some will undoubtedly affect your practice. Join the OBA Legislative Monitoring Committee at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Oklahoma Bar Center and earn two hours of MCLE credit. Lunch will be provided.

The OBA has no position on any pending legislation with the exception of SB 317, which was approved by the House of delegates in 2017. The sole purpose of posting legislation is to make OBA members aware of potential changes in the law. Any discussion on bills before the legislature by individual OBA members does not reflect the position of the OBA. OBA bylaws and policy narrowly restrict the matters that can be on the OBA Legislative Agenda.