by: Hicham Raache
Posted: Feb 25, 2021 / 09:40 PM CST / Updated: Feb 25, 2021 / 09:40 PM CST
OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – State Senate and House committees adopted redistricting rules and guidelines, as well as parameters for public map submissions.
The Senate Select Committee on Redistricting and the House State and Federal Redistricting Committee adopted the rules, guidelines and parameters on Thursday.read more.
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Senate Select Committee on Redistricting and the House State and Federal Redistricting Committee met Thursday at the Oklahoma Capitol and adopted redistricting rules and guidelines as well as the parameters for public map submissions.read more.
By Carmen Forman
One of the most important issues Oklahoma lawmakers face this year is redrawing the state’s congressional and legislative districts for the next decade.
But it’s likely the redistricting process won’t be complete during the regular legislative session that runs from February through May.
Senate Minority Leader Kay Floyd, D-Oklahoma City, predicted it could take months for Oklahoma to receive complete U.S. Census data that will be used to draw districts.read more.
By Owasso Reporter Editor Art Haddaway
A town hall meeting on redistricting was held at Tulsa Tech’s Owasso campus on Thursday.
Every 10 years, following completion of the U.S. Census, the constitution requires lawmakers to redraw boundary lines for legislative and congressional districts using data from the 2020 U.S. Census.
Several area citizens attended the session, both in-person and online, to hear the proposed changes. Sen. J.J. Dossett, D-Owasso, and Rep. Mark Vancuren, R-Owasso, were both on hand as well.read more.
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma House of Representatives and the State Senate redistricting offices have scheduled two virtual town hall meetings on the legislative redistricting process to answer questions and take comments from the public in real time.
The virtual meetings are scheduled for: 6 p.m., Monday, Dec 21, and 6 p.m., Monday, Jan. 25read more.
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Senate’s series of statewide redistricting town hall meetings gets underway next week with meetings in Ada and Chickasha. The Senate and Oklahoma House of Representatives are partnering together with each chamber hosting a series of meetings the next several weeks at sites across the state in an effort to solicit input and inform citizens about the redistricting process.read more.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Senate President Pro Tempore Greg Treat on Thursday announced the members he appointed to serve on the Senate Select Committee on Redistricting.
“Alongside drafting a state budget, redistricting will be the highest priority of the Legislature next session. The Oklahoma Senate will conduct an open, transparent and bipartisan redistricting process. The senators who serve on the redistricting committee have an important task and I appreciate them accepting the challenge to serve on the Senate redistricting committee,” said Treat, R-Oklahoma City.read more.
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma House of Representatives and the Oklahoma Senate announced dates for a series of redistricting town hall meetings to be held across the state in the coming weeks.read more.
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma House of Representatives and the Oklahoma Senate plan a bipartisan, bicameral training session on redistricting for all members of the Legislature later this month.read more.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Senate leaders Thursday announced more details of the process the Oklahoma Senate Select Committee on Redistricting will use as the Senate prepares for redistricting next year upon receipt of data from the 2020 U.S. Census.
The moves will ensure the general public’s role in the upcoming redistricting process in the Senate, said Senate President Pro Tempore Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City.read more.
Senate President Pro Tempore Greg Treat on Monday announced his appointments to lead the Senate Select Committee on Redistricting.read more.