How it works
Oklahoma's 54th Legislature
What you need to know about this year's
• This year's legislative session begins Monday.
• There are 101 members of the House and 48 members of the Senate.
• In the Senate, there are 36 Republicans and 12 Democrats. There were 32 Republicans and 16 Democrats at the end of last year's session.
• Four Senators are women.
• Eight are freshmen: seven Republicans and one Democrat.
• In the House, there are 72 Republicans and 29 Democrats, up from 67 and 31 respectively, with three vacancies, at the end of last year's session.
• Sixteen representatives are women.
• Sixteen are freshmen: 13 Republicans and three Democrats.
• Both bodies typically meet Monday through Thursday.
• To become law, a bill must be passed in both the House and the Senate and be signed by Gov. Mary Fallin. A Fallin veto can be overridden by two-thirds majority vote in both houses.
• Meeting schedules, bill information, individual lawmaker bios and contacts and live streaming of session meetings — including many committee meetings — are available online.