2024 BILL TRACKING 

The Oklahoma Public Health Association's Policy Committee works to identify state public health policy issues and promote the passage of health policies and laws that are best practice in public health. Each year, the Policy Committee, with the input of membership and approval from the Board of Directors, identifies key legislative priorities and tracks bills that fall within those priorities.

Oklahoma's 2024 regular legislative session officially began on February 5, 2024 (the first Monday in February) and will run through May 31, 2024 (the final Friday in May). Below on this webpage are the embedded sheets OPHA uses to track the progress of bills throughout session and contact all legislators and legislative assistants. You can access the full sheet here!

At the beginning of session OPHA identified 247 bills that fit within our 2024 Policy Agenda and selected 155 to track. OPHA is now tracking 29 live bills as of the opposite chamber deadline on April 25, 2024. Please find them in the embedded sheet below! Dead bills are found grayed-out at the bottom of the sheet. Notable definitions and actions referred to in the sheet are defined immediately below the embedded sheet.

Notable Definitions

  • HB - bills originating from (filed in) the House; stands for House Bill
  • SB - bills originating from (filed in) the Senate; stands for Senate Bill
  • Author - legislator who is leading the bill in the bill's chamber of origin; the author typically filed the bill too, but bill authors can be changed during session
  • Sponsor - legislator who is leading the bill in the opposite chamber; sponsor(s) can also change during session
  • (F) - stands for Freshman, indicating the legislator is in their first term
  • As Substituted - indicates that the bill was passed with amended (substituted) language

Minimum Actions for a Bill to Become Law (in chronological order)

  • Filed in chamber of origin by Author
  • Referred to Committee(s)/Subcommittee(s) in chamber of origin by Speaker of the House/Senate Pro Tempore
  • Set on Committee(s)/Subcommittee(s) meeting agenda by Committee/Subcommittee Chair(s)
  • Voted "Do Pass" from Committee(s)/Subcommittee(s) in chamber of origin
  • Set on chamber of origin's Floor Agenda by Speaker of the House/Senate Pro Tempore
  • Voted "Passed/Adopted" from chamber of origin
  • Received in opposite chamber
  • Referred to Committee/Subcommittee in opposite chamber by Speaker of the House/Senate Pro Tempore
  • Set on Committee(s)/Subcommittee(s) meeting agenda by Committee/Subcommittee Chair(s)
  • Voted "Do Pass" from Committee(s)/Subcommittee(s) in in opposite chamber 
  • Set on opposite chamber's Floor Agenda by Speaker of the House/Senate Pro Tempore
  • Voted "Passed/Adopted" from chamber of origin
  • Sent to the governor
  • Signed by the governor

Use Your Voice & Advocate!

See a bill you feel strongly about? You can advocate for or against the bill by contacting legislators! Find a full list of the legislators and their staff below, and feel free to follow our "calling a legislator" guide! The guide can be easily adapted into an email, but please note that calling legislators tends to be more effective than emailing.


Oklahoma Public Health Association
121 NE 52nd Street, Ste. 260
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
405-605-2099
opha@opha.net