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Tools and Templates

OK Policy Institute 2011 Legislative and Budget Process Overview - New! 

United States Congress Links

United State Congressional Staff & Local Office Information includes staffer names and titles.

Oklahoma House Links

Oklahoma House of Representatives Official Website

2012 House of Representatives Members

2012 Oklahoma House of Representatives Leadership and Committees

Oklahoma House Majority Leadership

Oklahoma House Minority Leadership

Oklahoma House:  The Course of  Bills in Becoming Laws

This site also has a link to a PDF file with the timeline for Floor Amendments. This is a new procedure the House leadership introduced in 2006. It changes the process for allowing amendments to be considered to a bill when it reaches the House floor. Depending on the day of the week when a bill passes committee, there are deadlines by which a Member must file his/her proposed floor amendment, or amendment to an amendment.

Oklahoma House Graphic Flow Chart:  How a Bill Becomes Law 

Watch and Listen to the Oklahoma House in Session (no link currently provided on House website)

Oklahoma House and Senate Bills

At this screen, select House or Senate, select the session year, and then select the a bill status. For example, to find out what House bills have been introduced in 2007, select House, select 2007, then select Introduced. Then click on Search. A table will appear showing bill numbers, introduction dates, titles and authors. To read a bill, click on the bill number.

Oklahoma House and Senate Bills - Status of Measure

Oklahoma Constitution and Statutes

Oklahoma Senate Links

Oklahoma State Senate Official Site

2012 Oklahoma Senate Members

Oklahoma State Senate 2012 Committees

Watch or Listen to the Oklahoma Senate in Session  

Watch or List to the Oklahoma Senate in Session  You can also tune in to committee meetings in Senate Rooms 419C and 511A.


Get the tools to help you and your clients register to vote with contact information for their local OK candidates at:  

How to Register to Vote

Oklahoma Election Board - This is a skip ahead page for those who know what they are looking for. These are specific tools and skill sets used in advocacy.

Calling a Policymaker

Sample Script for Calling a Policymaker

Writing to a Policymaker

Visiting with Legislators

Tips for Talking with Reporters

Directions to the State Capitol

Tips on Public Speaking

Navigating within the State Capitol

How to Testify at a Public Hearing

How to Create Fact Sheets and Action Alerts

Writing Op-Eds and Letters to the Editor