Democratic Representative Joe Dorman of Rush Springs is calling for a special session, to deal with what Oklahoma should do about a federal health care exchange.
"The governor indicated earlier that she didn't want to call us back to a special session for any reason. So, this was our opportunity provided to the Legislature to call ourselves back into a special session, to have an official say on which direction we should take with the health care exchange," Dorman told reporters.
Dorman made the surprise announcement after Wednesday's swearing-in ceremony in the House chamber.
Dorman said he thinks the Republican controlled Legislature twice gambled incorrectly. Once in assuming the U.S. Supreme Court would strike down the federal health care reform act, and again in assuming Governor Mitt Romney would win the presidential election.
Dorman said he'd like a special session to convene by December first. He's circulating a petition among lawmakers. He said he must get 68 signatures in the House, and 32 in the Senate.