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A bright idea comes from people, organizations, state agencies or interim studies. The sponsor requests the bill to be researched and drafted. The bill may originate in either the House or the Senate. The process is the same, regardless of which chamber the bill begins.


HOW OKLAHOMA LAWS ARE MADE 1


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Introduction and First Reading in Originating Chamber


Second Reading and Committee Referral


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Oklahoma has 101 Representatives | 48 Senators Legislative sessions begin the first Monday of February, ending the last Friday of May.


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Consideration by Conference Committee


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Fourth Reading and Final Passage


Enrollment and Transmission to Governor


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Bill becomes law without signature, except during last five days of session


Package veto MAP LEGEND


Possibility of bill dying


Bill is dead


Pocket veto for bills passed during last 5 days of session


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Action by the Governor Signs bill


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Consideration of Possible Amendments


Signing and Transmission to Originating Chamber


Bill Does Not Pass !


Committee Consideration and Report


General Order !


Consideration by whole Originating Chamber


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Consideration by Whole Chamber


The bill goes through the same process in the Opposite Chamber. !


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Introduction and First Reading


Second Reading and Committee Referral


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Third Reading and Final Action


Committee Consideration and Report


General Order !


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Engrossment is the act of preparing an official copy of a passed bill or resolution with all changes and amendments included.


Engrossment


Absolute majority is more than half of the entire membership


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Signing and Transmission to the Opposite Chamber


Majority Defined


Simple majority is more than half of the membership present and voting


Third Reading and Final Action in


3 ! Orginating Chamber LAW


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