The Oklahoma State Senate will soon consider two new rules designed to make the legislative process run in a more efficient manner. The rules are the byproduct of the work of a special bipartisan task force that was appointed to study the Senate rules and offer proposals for improvement.
"I applaud the work of every member of the task force: Senators Keith Leftwich, Charles Ford, Brad Henry, Jim Williamson and Cal Hobson. I also appreciate the cooperation and hard work of Senator Jim Dunlap. I believe that the new rules will help improve the way daily business is conducted in the Senate," said Senator Stratton Taylor, Senate President Pro Tempore."
"The new rules are a step in the right direction. I appreciate the bipartisan cooperation that allowed this agreement to take place," said Senator Dunlap, Senate Republican leader.
In a unanimous vote, the special committee has offered two proposed rule changes for consideration by the full Senate. They are:
"The Senate has a tradition of working in a bipartisan manner and I think the latest rule proposals are a good example of that. I'm confident that the spirit of cooperation will continue throughout the legislative session," said Senator Taylor.
The full Senate will consider the proposed rule changes during the first week of session.