Organizational day for Oklahoma legislators, the ones who will handle important energy issues in the state, will be Tuesday, January 3.
The 59th Oklahoma legislature will take the steps to prepare for the first day of session set for Monday, Feb. 6.
Beginning at noon, the House will take constitutionally-required actions to seat elected members, install leadership and adopt House Rules for the 59th Legislature. A brief, constitutionally-required Joint Session of the House and Senate also will occur to formally accept election returns.
The Oklahoma Constitution requires each two-year Legislature to convene at noon on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in January of each odd numbered year to formally organize each chamber by electing officers and approving rules. The Constitution also requires the House and Senate to jointly meet in the House Chamber to officially approve the prior year’s election returns.
After the formal installation of the Speaker and Speaker Pro Tempore of the House, the Senate will travel across the rotunda to the House Chamber for a short Joint Session to formally approve election returns, as required by the Constitution.
All proceedings can be livestreamed at https://okhouse.gov/Video/Default.aspx.
Source: press release