Oklahoma legislators filed 2,815 bills and joint resolutions for the 2019 session.
The total included 1,733 House bills, 1,040 Senate bills, 21 House joint resolutions and the same number of Senate joint resolutions. Joint resolutions are the usual measures being referred to a vote of the people.
After a deadline to get bills out of committee, floor work began two weeks ago with approximately 1,000 bills and joint resolutions still alive; approximately 60 measures did not make it through the floor hearing process, according to eCapitol.
Gov. Kevin Stitt has now signed 11 bills into law, including permitless firearm carry and an expansion of Oklahoma's regulatory framework for medical marijuana.
Below are some measures that stood out, and links to news related to any movement on the bill in the Legislature.
Several bills were not voted through committee before deadline and therefore cannot be considered for 2019. After this week's deadline for bills to leave their chamber of origin, about 810 still-alive measures will move to committee hearings in the opposite chamber. Floor leaders in both chambers will be assigning the surviving bills to committees.
Senate Bill 441, by Sen. Marty Quinn, R-Claremore
House Bill 3548 by Rep. Regina Goodwin, D-Tulsa
Senate Bill 184, by Sen. Wayne Shaw, R-Grove,
Senate Bill 804 by Sen. Stephanie Bice, R-Oklahoma City
Senate Bill 1001, by Sen. James Leewright, R-Bristow
SB 1194 by Sen. Rob Standridge, R-Norman
Senate Bill 13 by Joseph Silk
Senate Bill 21 by Casey Murdock
House Bill 2325 by Rep. Kevin McDugle and Stephanie Bice
House Bill 1055 by Carol Bush
House Bill 2214 by Todd Russ
Senate Bills 2 and 6 by Kim David and Julie Daniels
Senate Bill 17 by JJ Dossett
House Bill 2597
Senate Bill 43 by JJ Dossett
Senate Bill 45 by Ron Sharp
Senate Bill 50 by George Young
Senate Bill 51 by JJ Dossett
Senate Bill 282 by Kevin Matthews
Senate Bill 111 by Micheal Bergstrom
Senate Bill 72 by Allison Ikley-Freeman
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Senate Bill 96 by Darrell Weaver
Senate Bill 64 by Rob Standridge
Senate Bill 1202 by Sen. Dewayne Pemberton, R-Muskogee
House Bill 1072 by Daniel Pae
House Bill 1197 by Republican Tom Gann
House Bill 1413 by John Waldron
House Bill 1323 by Kelly Albright
Senate Bill 206 by Mary Boren
Senate Bill 102 by George Young
Senate Bill 325 by Casey Murdock
House Bill 1149 by Jim Grego
House Bill 1359 by Tony Hassenbeck
Senate Bill 901 by President Pro Tem Greg Treat
House Bill 1153 by Jim Grego
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The measure passed the floor by a vote of 40-7 and heads to the House for consideration.
House Bill 2597, called “Constitutional Carry,” passed the Senate Appropriations Committee by a vote of 18-4.