March 11, 2013

House Bill 1430 on Agenda Today

Click here to read House Bill 1430.
House Bill 1430, could be heard as early as 1:06 p.m. today, according to the Oklahoma House of Representatives calendar.

We encourage you to click the above link and familiarize yourself with what the house calendar looks like. Every Monday-Thursday during the legislative session (February-May), legislators meet and vote on various pieces of legislation.

House Bill 1430 is  hyperlinked on the agenda as well as the recent amendment that was filed. This amendment seeks to reduce the amount the Oklahoma Art in Public Places law requires be spent on public art from 1.5 percent to zero.

Arts advocates are welcome to attend today's meeting of the Oklahoma House of Representatives. Keep in mind, the bill may not be heard, and even if it is, it could be late in the day. We will gather in the 4th Floor Rotunda at 12:55 p.m. At 1 p.m., we will walk to the 5th floor together, where we can enter a stadium-type viewing area for the public inside the chamber.

As advocates, we don't "storm the capitol." Also, sergeant-at-Arms enforce strict codes of conduct on visitors. For example, you can't stand while in this area. What we can do is participate in the legislative process by being present to see and hear the vote on House Bill 1430.

If you're planning on coming to the capitol today, please text Jennifer (OFTA Director) at 405.413.1175.

If you can't make it to the capitol, you can still watch the Oklahoma House of Representatives in action today. Click here to access streaming video of the House in session. You can also follow our updates on Instagram. We cross-post them to Facebook and Twitter.

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