Dept. of Libraries
Jan Eric Cartwright
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The only official legislative history for Oklahoma legislative measures is a procedural one. Official legislative intent is rare. Committee reports, minutes, and hearings are not published. The following sources provide some information about Oklahoma legislation.
The official bill files contain every form of a bill from its introduction to final action. Since 1989, the respective chambers of the Legislature have kept these and current bill files.
For access to the House bill files:
Clerk of the House, Room 109, State Capitol, Oklahoma City, OK 73105
For access to the Senate bill files:
Senate Records and Information, Room B-30, State Capitol, Oklahoma City, OK 73105
(Ask for Senate Records).
The official bill files for legislation prior to 1989 are housed at:
Oklahoma Department of Libraries
200 N.E. 18th, Oklahoma City, OK 73105
(Archives will need to know the bill number and the year, which can be found in the bound journals)
Journals of the House and Senate
The journals record the activities of each legislative day and include such information as bill authors, committee assignments, and the record of votes on each bill considered, but exclude the floor debates.
The bound journals are indexed by subject, bill number, and author and are available at
ODL's Cartwright Memorial Library located in Room B-8 of the State Capitol.
The House does not record its proceedings.