A resolution that would alter the kinds of bills the Oklahoma Legislature can consider each year was unanimously approved by the House Rules Committee on Wednesday.
State Rep. Randy Grau said House Joint Resolution 1003 calls for a public vote in November on whether to limit the Legislature to considering policy issues only once every two years, while allowing lawmakers to continue considering appropriation and budget bills every year.
“I think we pass way too many laws,” said Grau, R-Edmond. “I think this will slow down the number of laws we pass.”
Grau said he also believes the proposed change would focus the Legislature’s attention on making sure taxpayers’ money is wisely spent.
The resolution will now go to the Calendar Committee to be scheduled for consideration on the House floor.