Oklahoma legislature convenes special session to approve health emergency declaration

Governor Kevin Stitt (R) called the Oklahoma State Legislature into a special session, set to convene at 8:00 a.m. April 6, 2020, to approve his declaration of a statewide health emergency.

To date, 24 legislatures have suspended their sessions (two of these – New York and Vermont – have since reconvened). One state – Minnesota – has implemented a partial suspension of legislative activity. Five states are in regular session, and two (Oklahoma and Wisconsin) are in special sessions. The remainder have either adjourned for the year or are not scheduled to convene in regular session.

Additional Reading:
Changes to state legislative session dates in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, 2020




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