Friday, January 20, 2023

Legislature completes bill filing for 2023 session with record amount of legislation

As best as I can tell, the Oklahoma Legislature has set a new record for amount of legislation filed in advance of a legislative session, with 3,079 bills and resolutions submitted.

You can research filed legislation by visiting Here are the details from the House and Senate:

House Completes Bill Filing for 2023 Session

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma House of Representatives completed bill filing Thurs., Jan. 19, for the first session of the 59th Legislature. A total of 1,901 House Bills and 44 House Joint Resolutions were filed. One House Resolution was filed outlining House Rules and was adopted on Organizational Day earlier this month. 

The full text of the bills, along with additional information including authors and co-authors, can be found online at

Last year, the Clerk of the House reported 1,482 House Bills, 18 House Joint Resolutions and 2 House Resolutions were filed. Joint resolutions may be filed at any point during the session.

The House is comprised of 81 Republicans and 20 Democrats. The first session of the 59th Legislature will begin Mon., Feb. 6 at noon with the State of the State address from Gov. Kevin Stitt in the House Chamber.

Senate completes bill filing for 2023 session

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Senate has completed filing bills for the First Session of the 59th Legislature.  The deadline was Thursday, Jan. 19.  A total of 1,116 Senate Bills and 18 Senate Joint Resolutions were filed. 

The Thursday deadline did not apply to appropriations bills, which can be filed throughout the session. 

Senate rules also allow for bills by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate to be filed throughout the session. Senate Resolutions and Senate Concurrent Resolutions can be filed throughout the session as well.

Members of the public can read and download current legislation by going to the official Senate website at and following the link for legislation at the top of the homepage.  The Senate website also includes daily agendas, meeting notices, calendars, and other helpful information.

The 2023 legislative session will convene at noon on Monday, Feb. 6.  The Senate offers streaming audio and video with closed captioning from the Senate Chamber, as well as from all committee rooms on its website.  Wireless Internet access is available to all Capitol visitors throughout the Senate Gallery, rotunda, committee rooms, offices and press rooms.

You can also follow the Oklahoma State Senate @oksenate on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.


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