Senate President Pro Tempore Brian Bingman released the following statement upon the conclusion of the special session on Monday:
“Oklahoma has economic momentum right now that must continue. Our economy is growing, our unemployment rate is among the lowest in the nation and businesses are taking note. This special session was needed to end the legal chaos created by the June Supreme Court ruling, striking down critical lawsuit reform passed in 2009.
The Senate quickly, efficiently and in a bipartisan way passed the 23 bills needed to close the window of legal uncertainty and restore important reform that is needed for our state’s economic development efforts and to ensure health care is affordable for all Oklahomans. I applaud the bipartisan support these bills received and look forward to the governor signing them into law.
Closing this window of uncertainty as quickly as possible sends a loud message to companies looking to relocate or expand and create jobs that Oklahoma is in fact open for business.”