Thursday, March 17, 2011

Oklahoma House Passes Second March Primary Bill

The Oklahoma House on Wednesday passed the second of two bills that have originated in the chamber to shift the state's presidential primary from the first Tuesday in February to the first Tuesday in March. HB 1615, the companion bill to SB 602 (passed by the Senate last week), passed by a vote of 68Y-27N, a vote with four times as much opposition as the alternate House bill (HB 1614 -- passed Monday by the House). The main difference between the two sets of companion bills is that HB1615/SB 602 contain provisions to not only alter the date of the presidential primary but the primaries for state and local offices as well.

All four bills have passed their houses of origin and are now being considered in the opposite chamber.

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