In order to introduce and pass Insurance Fairness for Amputees legislation, we need people with varying levels of advocacy experience to aid our efforts in an upcoming session. We are actively seeking advocates to show support, contact legislators, or lead the effort in Oklahoma.
The Oklahoma State Legislature has previously introduced Insurance Fairness for Amputees. The most recent introduction took place during the 2010 Legislative Session, which saw legislation introduced in the Senate. SB1390 was introduced and referred to the Retirement and Insurance Committee. It did not receive any consideration before the committee and died upon adjournment.
State Government Information
The Republican Party controls both chambers of the State Legislature and the Office of the Governor.
Oklahoma’s State Legislature works on a two year cycle. Session runs from February until May each year.
The Office of Governor has an election every four years that coincides with Congressional Mid-Term Elections. The next election will be held in 2022. An individual elected to the Office of the Governor can serve two consecutive terms. The Governor is responsible for signing legislation into law and granting formal proclamations, such as Limb Loss Awareness Month.
The Oklahoma Department of Insurance is a state department falling under the executive branch of Oklahoma’s government. The Commissioner of Insurance is elected to observe the oversight of the insurance industry. The Department provides information about insurance payment reforms and the ability to file a complaint against an insurance provider.
The Amputee Coalition needs support from the limb loss/difference community. If you are interested in aiding our efforts: