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January 22, 2011

UPDATE: 2011 Oklahoma Legislature Files 2229 – Bills. Now it’s 2234!


Sure glad the Republican led Oklahoma legislature is serious about “smaller, smarter government”.

Between the OK House and Senate 2229  2234 (five more bills introduced since this post was initially published) bills have been filed: 1217 by the House, and 1012 by the Senate.  The deadline for filing was Thursday, January 20, 2011 and apparently all 101 House members and 48 Senators made the deadline.

A preliminary glance does not reveal many repealer bills.  Too bad for us.

The 2011 Oklahoma Legislative session begins on Monday, February 7, 2011.

Better start reading. 

Begin by reading every bill your own elected official has submitted.  (You can search for bill by Author by clicking Tools, then Edit, then enter the key search word – either the subject or author.  Your search word will be highlighted.)

Shell bills are those bills with a bill number and author, a brief description and little else.  These are waiting for language to be added later.   Look for all bills creating NEW LAW.  Then read the amendatory language bills. 

Pay particular attention to Title 47 Motor Vehicles, Title 62 Public Finance,  Title 68 Revenue and Taxation, and Title 74 State Government.

Then call your elected official and start asking questions about those specific bills.

Oklahoma Legislature website:  www.lsb.state.ok.us/  Click Text of Measures to find the introduced House and Senate bills.

Oklahoma House: 1-800-522-8502, 1-405-521-2711

Oklahoma Senate: 1-800-865-6490, 1-405-524-0126

Read those bills; make those calls. Let’s make 2011 the year of Citizen Involvement in the Legislative Process.

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6 Comments »

  1. Everyone’s so involved with ‘Obama bashing’ that they haven’t been watching their state Legislators enacting laws. Remember they don’t meet all year long, the Republicans want to use the “Trow back” policies. Erasing years of civil rights bills.

    Comment by Tim Day — March 13, 2012 @ 5:17 am

  2. Is common law marriages still valid in the state of Oklahoma?

    Comment by brittany — April 15, 2011 @ 4:59 pm

    • Interesting question and one we’ve not dealt with before…

      First, let me state that OK-SAFE does not offer legal advice, nor do we presume to know all the ins and outs of the legal system. All we can do is point you to some sources that may help you with your question.

      Second, may we recommend that you consider using the Oklahoma State Courts Network as a good source for legal research in Oklahoma? This site – http://www.oscn.net – is a wealth of information, citing not only the Oklahoma Constitution and all the Oklahoma Statutes Citationized, it also lists court cases, and attorney general opinions. (Click on Legal Research bar to access the mentioned items.)

      It appears that common law marriages entered into prior to 11/1/1998 are considered valid in Oklahoma; however, there also appears to be room for discussion about those entered into after that date as well.

      Suggest the following for better information. Some helpful links:

      1) Title 43 in the Oklahoma Statutes deals with Marriage. Link: http://www.oscn.net/applications/oscn/index.asp?ftdb=STOKST&level=1

      2) National Conference on State Legislatures info on Common Law Marriage. Link: http://www.ncsl.org/default.aspx?tabid=4265

      3) Common Law Marriage in Oklahoma article. Link: http://marriage.about.com/od/commonlaw/qt/oklacommon.htm

      May we also suggest you talk to your pastor about this important subject? Also, a friendly attorney may be of help to you as well.

      Best regards,
      OK-SAFE, Inc.

      Comment by oksafeinc — April 15, 2011 @ 5:55 pm

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  4. Freedom is the absence of legislation.

    Comment by HighlanderJuan — January 22, 2011 @ 4:30 am

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