The state budget.
A deadline set by the legislature, typically in December. Lawmakers are required to submit the vague ideas of bills they may author and introduce. Bill requests do not contain lawmaking language. There is no limit to the amount of bills that may be reused. Recently, around 3,000 bills have been requested year to year.
The time period when legislators meet to pass bills. Regular sessions are constitutionally set times between February and May. Special, or Extraordinary, Sessions are called to work on a specific topic and may take place anytime of the year.
Legislation can only be related to one item, or “subject”. A bill to rename a highway would likely be rejected if it also addressed water quality. Committees are charged with determining whether or not a bill meets this rule, however questions about a bill’s single subject often reaches the Oklahoma Supreme Court.
Proposed laws that are decided on by the voters, not the Legislature and Governor. State questions may propose/seek new laws, amend current laws, veto/overturn laws recently signed by the governor, or amend the state constitution. State questions may be placed on the ballot by citizens through signature collection or through a legislative Joint Resolution.
Removing constitutionally required language from a bill, rendering it unable to pass. Striking allows a chamber one last look and chance to edit a bill before moving towards the Governor. Striking the Title or Enacting Clause also allows legislators to vote for a bill they may have problems with knowing they will see an edited version before the bill is finalized.