OKLAHOMA CITY —
Some bills were approved — a hotly controversial measure allowing commercial horse slaughter passed a Senate committee Monday, for example. But Senate rules require a lag time between committee approval and coming to the floor.
“It couldn’t actually be heard by the floor under our rules until this coming Tuesday,” Atkins said.
While the break week is an annual event, this year’s was also unusual in its timing, which might partly explain the Capitol’s relative quiet through the week.
“This is my ninth year, but I don’t recall a time when the spring break for the public schools was the same as the first week after the deadline,” Crain, the Tulsa senator, said. “My daughters are in high school and college, and it was an opportunity to spend time with them. I wanted to take advantage of it.”