OK-SAFE, Inc. – The Oklahoma Legislature will convene the 2013 Special Session on Tuesday, September 3, 2013. This session is expected to run 6 to 10 days.
This Extraordinary Session was convened per Gov. Mary Fallin’s Executive Order 2013-30 to address a single subject: the tort reform passed in 2009 recently thrown out by the OK Supreme Court.
Many are concerned that the legislators may try to slip other subject matter, i.e., expansion of Medicaid, giving additional authority to the OHCA, health care reform initiatives, etc. Keeping an eye on the session is recommended.
As legislation is filed for the 2013 Special Session it will be posted under the Legislation tab on the OK Legislature website. What is not known is if the legislation will follow the same legislative process (committee assignment, etc.) before advancing directly to the floor for consideration.
To see text of the proposed legislation for the 2013 Special Session:
- Go to http://www.oklegislature.gov
- Click on Legislation, then choose Text of Measures
- Choose the Chamber: Senate or House; 2013 Special Session; Introduced
- Click Search
As of 9:00 am this morning one bill had been filed:
Officers; The Governmental Tort Claims Act; modifying exemptions from liability.