Following last week’s deadline rush, this week was unusually light for both chambers of the legislature. The Senate met for a handful of committee meetings this week, while the House canceled all but one committee meeting. Floor agendas reflected the reduced committee workload with only five bills receiving consideration on the House floor.
On Tuesday, March 29, members from Canadian and Woodward counties came to Oklahoma City to meet with their legislators. They discussed a variety of bills currently working their way through the legislature and visited with their elected officials on how the legislation would impact their operations.
A group of 20 members and 4-H students from Garfield and Kay counties visited the Capitol on Wednesday, March 30, where they received updates from the lawmakers representing their counties on legislation they have worked on throughout the 2022 session, as well as forecasts for what might take shape in the last two months of session. Following the combined group update, members were able to visit with the legislators who represent them personally to discuss legislation important to them.
Both groups were able to visit the newly opened Oklahoma State Capitol Museum. The museum contains several exhibits featuring historical information of the Oklahoma State Capitol as well as information and artifacts from the restoration work that will be completed this summer.
If you or your county would like to visit the Capitol and visit with legislators, contact the public policy team or your field representative.
For an update on weekly happenings at the Capitol and an outlook on what is ahead, be sure to tune in to Oklahoma Farm Bureau’s weekly public policy update each Friday at noon via Zoom.