Oklahoma Senate adds high-resolution cameras
It should be easier to follow action in the Senate. New high-resolution cameras have been added in the front and back of the Senate chamber to improve Internet viewing of action on the floor. Computer software has been added that allows visitors to the Senate website to get bill information as well as get links to the text of measures to appear next to the chamber video. A new voting board will enable the display of more information, including a full short title of the bill being heard and a list of upcoming bills to be heard that day. Archived, searchable audio of the Senate's legislative sessions will be available on the website beginning with the 2013 session. The new voting and sound boards will also allow enhanced archived audio that will be searchable by bill number. The Senate's website is www.oksenate.gov.
MICHAEL MCNUTT, CAPITOL BUREAU