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Capitol Remodel Won't Affect Possible Special Session

Jul 19, 2013

Oklahoma State Capitol
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As workers remodel House and Senate space in the State Capitol, lawmakers are confident the construction will not affect a possible special legislative session.

House Media Director Jason Sutton and Senate Communications Director Malia Bennett told eCapitol’s Shawn Ashley the current construction on offices or committee rooms would not impact the work lawmakers may be called to do.

Earlier this year, lawmakers appropriated $2 million to the House and Senate and $5 million to the Legislative Services Bureau to remodel and renovate areas of the second, third, and fifth floors of the State Capitol.

That construction has made some lawmakers’ offices inaccessible.