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OK-SAFE Training Sessions – OKC and Tulsa

In activism on January 11, 2011 at 10:49 pm

OK-SAFE Training Sessions – OKC and Tulsa

The Oklahoma Legislative Session begins on Monday, February 7, 2011,  runs for 16 weeks, and ends on May 27, 2011.

Building on last year’s citizen training, OK-SAFE will be conducting 2 training sessions entitled Citizen Involvement in the Legislative Process.
These meetings are subject-specific, and graduated by level of ability and interest.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their own computers, note-taking material, and refreshments as these are working meetings.
  • Date: Saturday, January 15, 2011
  • Time: 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
  • Location: The Village Library, 10307 N. Penn Ave., The Village, OK (North Oklahoma City).
  • Date: Saturday, January 22, 2011
  • Time: 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
  • Location: The HQ Building, 1008-B N. Hickory Ave., Broken Arrow, OK.

Preliminary Agenda is detailed below.

1st Hour –

  • Introductory – The Basics. 1) Overview of the OK Legislative Process; 2) Identifying your legislator; 3) Contact information and lists; 4) Writing emails; 5) Making the OK Legislature and OSCN websites your home pages.

2nd Hour –

  • Intermediate -Building on Hour 1. 1) The legislative process, including interim studies, bills introduced, bill committee assignments; 2) The committee process; when to advocate for a bill; 3) Creating group email lists for House and Senate; 4) Understanding the role of Speaker/ Pro-Temp, Floor Leader, and Whips.

3rd Hour –

  • Advanced – Taking off the Rose-Colored Glasses. 1) Understanding political doublespeak, i.e, smaller, smarter government, small business, advanced, quality job, knowledge-based economy; 2) How to read a bill with understanding; which OK titles of law to examine; 3) The Quality Jobs Program Act; PrimeWIN; OSU-UML, the ‘contract verifier’ for OK; 4) Tax incentives; who is benefiting from the passage of legislation.

These meetings are free and open to the public; we are suggesting, however, a small donation to cover cost of printed material.

Learn to Track Legislation Thursday Jan 21st and Wed. 27

In Oklahoma Legislation, Oklahoma State Capitol on January 19, 2010 at 9:45 am

Free Legislative Tracking Training Jan 21st and 27th

Text and History of Bills (Bill Tracking System) Training

The Oklahoma State Senate website includes legislative bill tracking information, copies of all versions of bills including committee reports, daily agendas, meeting notices, calendars, and an array of useful information.  This information is available on the web site earlier than it is available in hard copy.  Many new features have been added to the system.  The training classes are open to everyone and will last approximately one hour.  This year the training will also be broadcast on the Senate’s website http://www.oksenate.gov. Select the link for audio and video in Room 419-C.

The training will be in the capitol on the following date:

Thursday, January 21, 2010 at 9:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. in Room 511-A

Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. in Room 419-A

Questions: 405.521.5687

The training will be in the capitol on the following date:

Thursday, January 21, 2010 at 9:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. in Room 511-A