(Oklahoma City) Issues ranging from daycare staffing to rural 911 service will be the topics of a series of interim studies conducted by the Oklahoma State Senate in the coming months.
Senate President Pro Tempore Stratton Taylor announced the approval of the interim studies today, saying the special committee work will help lawmakers prepare for the 2003 legislative session.
"The interim studies will give legislators an opportunity to devote special attention to a variety of complex issues. Some questions or problems simply can't be addressed in a single, four month meeting period and deserve the more thorough deliberation that only an interim study can provide," said Senator Taylor.
"By working during the interim, we can be better prepared to hit the ground running when the Legislature reconvenes in February."
The 11 interim studies that have been approved to date will focus on the following issues: