As the second session of the 57th Oklahoma Legislature began on Monday, Feb. 3, state legislators wasted no time getting to work on more than 4,500 pieces of legislation.
The session began with Gov. Kevin Stitt’s State of the State in which he highlighted opportunities to improve rural health care as well as rural roads and bridges, two areas of importance to Farm Bureau members.
A number of bills from last year were carried over into this session and are on the fast track to the floor, including legislation on some of OKFB’s priority issues. Farm Bureau staff continue to work with state legislators on issues such as ad valorem tax increases and groundwater rights to ensure the voices of Farm Bureau members are heard in the state Capitol.
Hear an overview of the first week of the session in this week’s Lincoln to Local.