House of Representatives


Below are several resources for identifying a bill and understanding what it does. Bills that became law are easier to locate than those that did not. Depending on where a bill is in the process, it may have several versions. For example, the first available draft is called the "introduced" version. The final version of a bill is the "enrolled" version.

Successful Bills from Prior Years


Session in Review

This book is produced by the House Research Staff and contains an explanation of all legislation enacted during a session. It is divided into subject areas and has useful indexes. This book is available by clicking here.


Legislative Appropriations

This book is produced by the House Fiscal Staff and contains an explanation of every successful bill that affects the state budget. It is divided into subject areas and has useful indexes. This book is available by clicking here. Earlier versions are also available.


Session Overview

This document is produced by the House Research Staff at the close of the legislative session. It summarizes some of the most significant legislation passed during the session. This document is available by clicking here.


Appropriations Process

This booklet contains an explanation of how the budget process works and briefly describes the amount of money appropriated to state agencies. It can be found by clicking here.

All Bills - Successful and Unsuccessful, Current Year and Prior Years


Subject Search

The Oklahoma Legislative Service Bureau maintains a bill tracking database known at BTOnline. This database is accessible to the public by clicking here. A variety of searches are available including: subject, keyword, committee, author, bill number, and many others. The search results provide the status of the bill, versions of the bill, bill summaries and more.


Text of Measures

A key word search is available for identifying bills on a specific topic. This search is available by clicking here.


Bill Summary

Once a bill number has been identified the summary may be the best place to start to understand what the bill does. If the bill is lengthy or complex the summary may discuss each section of the bill in turn. The bill summary also contains a fiscal impact statement. Summaries can be found by going to the House website and clicking on the Legislation tab on the top menu. Click on the measure you are interested in and you will be able to access information for the bill, including summaries.


Status of Measures

Knowing where a bill is in the legislative process is important. The status of a bill is available by clicking here.

Updated 1/27/2014