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Legislative Interim Studies

59th Legislature, 2023

What is an interim study?

Any legislator may request explorations into policy topics called interim studies, though not all requests are granted. These studies take place during the time between the two regular sessions. Studies are intended to gather research on the requested topic during public legislative committee meetings. The research is gathered from speakers, or experts, selected by the legislator(s) who requested the interim study (on rare occasions, the committee chair may tap a speaker). Interim studies rarely generate formal reports or recommendations, but their work can guide future legislation. [Metriarch Legislative GlossaryOK Policy]

Senate Interim Studies

Just like with bills, Metriarch will be keeping tabs on all the interim studies. However, we have indicated the ones we will be paying particular attention. Our assessments are based on a combination of title, author, news coverage, and legislative history of the topic. Some titles may be too broad to mark them as of now, however we are still watching as they are updated. Check back in with us to catch new developments.

All information is taken from the House and Senate websites. Approved studies may or may not be heard.

Indicates studies that Metriarch will be watching very closely

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House of Representatives Interim Studies

Just like with bills, Metriarch will be keeping tabs on all the interim studies. However, we have indicated the ones we will be paying particular attention. Our assessments are based on a combination of title, author, news coverage, and legislative history of the topic. Some titles may be too broad to mark them as of now, however we are still watching as they are updated. Check back in with us to catch new developments.

All information is taken from the House and Senate websites. Approved studies may or may not be heard. 

Indicates studies that Metriarch will be watching very closely

Indicates studies that have caught our attention and may be relevant

Legislative Glossary

Have you asked yourself, "what the heck is Engrossed!?" Dive into our legislative glossary where you will find an extensive list of legislative terms. Be sure to check out our videos on how a bill becomes a law in Oklahoma!

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Making Contact

Sure, we could give you a link to find your legislator, but then what? If you have ever found yourself paralyzed not knowing what to say, check out this quick and easy breakdown on how to craft a communication with representatives.

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Tune into the Capitol

You don't need to be in OKC to watch what's going on under the dome. The House and Senate livestream committee and floor proceedings onto their websites. Peer into the inner workings with the links below, and check out the Mertiarch® Facebook and Twitter for live updates.

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About Metriarch®

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