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Oklahoma House of Representatives

NameOklahoma House of Representatives
LegislatureOklahoma State Legislature
Coa PicSeal of Oklahoma.svg
House TypeLower house
Term Limits12 year cumulative total, in either or both chambers
New SessionFebruary 7, 2011
Leader1 TypeSpeaker
Leader1Kris Steele
Election1January 4, 2011
Leader2 TypeMajority Leader
Leader2Dale DeWitt
Election2January 4, 2011
Leader3 TypeMinority Leader
Leader3Scott Inman
Election3January 4, 2011
Term Length2 years
AuthorityArticle V, Oklahoma Constitution
Salary$38,400/year + per diem
Political Groups1Republican Party (70)
Democratic Party (31)
Last Election1November 2, 2010
(101 seats)
Next Election1November 6, 2012
(101 seats)
Meeting PlaceHouse of Representatives Chamber
Oklahoma State Capitol
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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The Oklahoma House of Representatives is the lower house of the Oklahoma Legislature, the legislative body of the U.S. state of Oklahoma. Its members are responsible for introducing and voting on bills and resolutions, providing legislative oversight for state agencies, and helping to craft the state's budget. The upper house of the Oklahoma Legislature is the Oklahoma Senate.

Originally, each county in Oklahoma was represented in the House proportional to its population, but a U.S. Supreme Court decision in 1964 forced the state to redistrict. Today, there are 101 House districts of equal population. Representatives serve two-year terms and each House member represents approximately 35,000 constituents. The presiding officer of the House is known as the Speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives.

The House meets in regular session in the west wing of the Oklahoma State Capitol in Oklahoma City, from early February to the last Friday in May. Special sessions may be called by the Governor of Oklahoma, or by supermajority vote of the Legislature.

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