Does Oklahoma truly have representative government?
Often times legislation which is introduced from our House Districts never see the light of day. Before legislation is heard for a vote on the House Floor it goes to a committee where often times at the whim of the committee chair is not given a hearing or even an up or down vote.
This has been the primary reason why most 2nd Amendment legislation and Life legislation has not made it to the floor for a vote. Most Oklahomans have been unaware that their voice in OKC has been stifled.
Please read the post below from our friend Sandra Crosnoe and contact your state representative’s ASAP. The 2017 Oklahoma Legislature convenes tomorrow, February 6th and a vital vote will be taken early in the morning which can bring truly representative government back to Oklahoma.
Kenny Bob Tapp
The House officially convenes on Monday, February 6, and their first order of business will be to adopt the rules which will govern how they operate for the session. On that day, a representative will propose the adoption of the “Open Government Rule,” which states, “A bill shall be heard and receive a vote in committee if the primary author requests it in writing; and a bill, having passed committee, shall be heard and receive a vote on the House floor if the primary author requests it in writing.”
To help return a voice to the people and our representatives, please CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTATIVE by email and by phone. Your message should run something like this:
Representative _______, I am one your constituents, and I am asking you to vote YES on February 6 on a new House rule, called the “Open Government Rule,” which would effectively guarantee all representatives a right to have their bills heard in committee and receive a recorded vote if they so desire. I want to see the legislative processes reformed to discourage corruption while encouraging transparency and accountability. As it currently stands, the Speaker and his Committee Chairmen can kill your bills without a hearing. That violates the foundation of representative government, denying you and your constituents an equal voice.
Continue reading this article on OKGrassroots – Activist Alert: Open Government Rule is a Top Priority on Feb 6th
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