The 2019 Legislative Session began on Feb. 4 when Gov. Kevin Stitt delivered his first State of the State address to a joint session of the Oklahoma House and Senate.
The Chamber relies on its members to engage with legislators and help move the agenda of Oklahoma City’s growth forward.
The agenda will focus on enhancing Oklahoma City's business climate.
The largest group of new lawmakers since statehood are poised to make their marks.
Oklahoma City is fortunate to host sporting events, horse shows and other public events each year, and these events bring millions of dollars to Oklahoma City’s economy. However, there has been a push recently to enact legislation that could severely limit Oklahoma City’s ability to attract and host large-scale, public events.
The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber’s executive committee and/or board of directors recently voted to support the state questions that will appear on the upcoming November ballot.
The legislative scorecard includes information prepared by the statewide Research Institute for Economic Development (RIED) to identify elected officials’ votes on issues important to the business community.
The Nov. 6 ballot will be full of important elections at every level of government, including five state questions and a special election to elect Oklahoma City’s next Ward 7 representative.