House Organizational Day set for Tuesday, January 6
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Published: 05-Jan-2015

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Legislature will hold its “Organizational Day” on Tuesday, January 6 at the state Capitol.

Organizational Day is a constitutionally required day where legislators meet to certify the elections and formally seat the members for the recently elected 55th Oklahoma Legislature.

On the same day, the House nominate and vote on a House Speaker and Speaker Pro Tempore for the upcoming two-year legislative cycle.

Upon completion of the Speaker and Speaker Pro Tempore elections, the House will recess and then will meet in joint session with the Senate for the publication of the statewide election results of the November 2014 elections.

Rep. Jeff Hickman of Fairview will be reelected Speaker of the House, while Brian Bingman of Sapulpa will return as President Pro Tempore of the Senate.

Leaders of the political parties in both the House and Senate have established the organizational structure for 2015 in a series of caucus or other meetings held in November and December.

Bill request deadline came on December 12.

The House and Senate will separately convene for Organizational Day on Tuesday, January 6 in the House Chamber. Organizational Day is the first day of the first legislative session of the 55th Legislature.

Bill filing deadline will be January 22.

Legislators will reconvene at noon on Monday, February 2, to hear Governor Mary Fallin's State of the State address and to receive her executive budget proposal.  

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