Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Session Begins

Yesterday, the first session of the 52nd Legislature began. It looks to be an interesting session, this being the first time the Republican Party controls both the House and the Senate.

And to kick things off, this afternoon the Economic Development & Financial Services Committee will take up two bills related to Autism. House Bill 2027, by Rep. Kris Steele (R, Shawnee), and House Bill 1312, by Rep. Mike Brown (D, Tahlequah), will be heard at 4:30pm today in Room 412C at the State Capitol. HB1312 is also known as Nick's Law. Word from the Capitol is that it will be a very interesting meeting, not unlike the Autism bill hearing last session.