The 2013 Legislative Primer is your guide to Oklahoma’s lawmaking process

2013PrimerWhere do bills come from? How many make it into law? Who makes up Governor Fallin’s cabinet? How does the committee process work, and who leads which committee? As the 2013 Oklahoma Legislative session gets underway, our fully-updated and redesigned Legislative Primer will answer these questions and more.

Whether you are a veteran legislator, a complete novice to Oklahoma politics, or anyone in between, the 2013 Legislative Primer will provide you invaluable information in a concise, user-friendly format. The Primer has sections on:

  • Composition of the Legislature
  • The Executive Branch
  • The Legislative Calender
  • How a Bill Becomes a Law
  • The Budget Process
  • And more!

You can view the 2013 Legislative Primer on our website or download it as a PDF.

You might also want to check out our other free resources packed with information about Oklahoma government and politics. Visit OK Policy’s Online Budget Guide to find out more about how our state and local governments collect and spend money, and go to our County-Level Data app to find statistics on numerous topics for every county in Oklahoma and statewide.

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Gene Perry worked for OK Policy from 2011 to 2019. He is a native Oklahoman and a citizen of the Cherokee Nation. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.A. in history and an M.A. in journalism.

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