FINAL

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

48th Oklahoma Legislature

First Session - 2001

OKLAHOMA STATE REGENTS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION

 

 

 

From:  Bryce Fair & Carolyn McCoy                                                                                                    

 

 

Tuesday, June 12, 2001

 

 

 

Final Highlights:

 

 

[Note:  We have removed about 50 bills from this last legislative update—bills that did not pass the last week or which no longer contained issues related to higher education.  A complete list of the removed bills is shown under the section “Bills Deleted from the Tracking List”.]

 

 

Governor Signs Final Higher Education Appropriation:   On Friday, June 8, Governor Keating signed the last bill containing additional state appropriations for higher education.  HB 1570 appropriated $24.1 million for higher education purposes.   All together, higher education was appropriated $860.6 million for FY2002, an increase of $44.4 million, or 5.4%, over FY2001.  The appropriations were contained in five different bills—SB 239, SB 310, HB 1505, HB 1564, and HB 1570.

FY2001 Appropriation                                            $816,172,157

FY2002 Appropriation                                            $860,553,765

$ Increase                                                               $44,381,608

% Increase                                                                       5.4%

 

 

 

Governor Completes Bill Actions:   Since the end of the legislative session on May 25, the Governor has approved approximately 50 bills we are tracking.  The last of those bills was signed on June 8.  See the following sections for a complete summary of the Governor’s actions.

 

 

 

Upcoming Meetings/Activities:

·          June 29 – Friday, State Regents meeting; 8:30 a.m., 500 Education Bldg., State Capitol Complex

 

 

 

 

Action on Bills Since the End of the Legislative Session:

 

 

GOVERNOR’S ACTIONS

 

Bills Signed by the Governor

SB 32 - Physician assistants

SB 45 - Locker room privacy

SB 81 - Creating the Science & Technology Council

SB 149 - Task Force on State Scholarship and Student Aid Grant Programs

SB 168 - Reading Sufficiency Act

SB 181 - Construction

SB 210 - Appropriations - Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST)

SB 239 - Appropriations - State Regents

SB 240 - Student loan qualification; Medical Technology and Research Authority transfer to OU

SB 310 - Appropriations - University Hospitals, OU Weather Center, OSU/Tulsa

SB 388 - National Board Certification

SB 434 - Firearms on campus

SB 447 - Purchasing - Sole-source

SB 469 - Approval of bond issues

SB 499 - Teacher residency program

SB 567 - Quartz Mountain State Park transfer

SB 571 - Employee recognition; leave accrual

SB 611 - Leave sharing

SB 675 - Health insurance coverage for child

SB 694 - Creating Oklahoma Institute of Technology

SB 711 - Health insurance - Mammography coverage

SB 733 - Health insurance - Colon cancer screening

SB 796 - Correctional employees - Tuition assistance

SB 810 - School testing

SB 813 - Teacher certification/competency

HB 1003 - Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust Fund

HB 1019 - Re-creating the State Accrediting Agency, the Capitol-Medical Center Improvement and Zoning Commission, Oklahoma Prison Industry Marketing Development Advisory Task Force

HB 1143 - Child abuse prevention pilot program evaluation

HB 1178 - Transfer of Greenwood Park area; Tulsa Reconciliation Scholarship

HB 1194 - Telemedicine Advisory Council

HB 1203 - Tax exemption for national championship sports event

HB 1258 - Real estate appraisers - educational requirements

HB 1266 - Computer crimes

HB 1322 - Electronic signatures

HB 1332 - Employee productivity programs - recognition awards

HB 1505 - Appropriations - education entities

HB 1523 - Appropriations - University Hospitals

HB 1524 - Supplemental appropriations

HB 1529 - Asbestos abatement

HB 1530 - Appropriations - Agriculture/OSU programs

HB 1535 - Appropriation for digital conversion for higher education institution with broadcast license

HB 1570 - Appropriations

HB 1590 - Tobacco Settlement Fund

HB 1638 - State and Education Employees Group Insurance Board study

HB 1662 - Charging fee for any electronic/online transaction

HB 1670 - Family assistance

HB 1718 - Workers’ Compensation - Mediation

HB 1754 - Teachers’ Retirement - membership requirements

HB 1768 - Family leave; leave-sharing

HB 1869 - Performance-based efficiency contracts

HB 1896 - Income tax deduction for College Savings Plan

HB 1964 - Medical micropigmentation

 

 

 

Bills Vetoed by the Governor

SB 496 - School testing

SB 681 - Retired teachers’ organization

 

 

 

Bills Added to the Tracking List 

HCR 1028 - Neurofibromatosis Awareness Month

HR 1021 - Internet-based instruction

 

 

Bills Deleted from the Tracking List

SB 25 - Event tickets - Sales tax exemption

SB 37 - Partnership for School Readiness

SB 90 - Re-creating State Accrediting Agency/Capitol-Medical Center Improvement & Zoning Commission

SB 110 - Employee benefits meetings

SB 117 - Internet - sales tax exemption

SB 172 - Employment Security/Workforce Investment

SB 195 - Dental hygienists

SB 212 - Appropriations - Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST)

SB 241 - Appropriations - Physician Manpower Training Commission

SB 304 - General appropriations

SB 319 - State Employee Deferred Savings Incentive Plan

SB 321 - Agency strategic plans

SB 325 - Tobacco Settlement Fund

SB 396 - Board members - Congressional districts

SB 417 - Telephone answering by person

SB 419 - Retirement benefit increase

SB 440 - Electric Restructuring Advisory Committee

SB 511 - Telemarketing

SB 599 - Gross production tax - Apportionment

SB 635 - Leave-sharing

SB 682 - Privatization of state functions

SB 684 - Leave benefits/Deferred savings

SB 687 - Leave benefits

SB 788 - 1921 Tulsa Race Riot Commission

SJR 11 - Board of Regents of Oklahoma Colleges - Congressional districts

SCR 1 - Credit card contracts with higher education institutuions

SCR 21 - University of Oklahoma softball team

HB 1029 - Dental hygienists

HB 1196 - Creating the Oklahoma Institute of Technology

HB 1197 - Workers’ Compensation

HB 1252 - Purchasing from Oklahoma vendors

HB 1364 - Ad valorem

HB 1405 - Storage Tank Regulation Program

HB 1503 - Center for Rural Development at Northeastern State University

HB 1510 - Teacher Preparation Commission - Budgetary limits

HB 1523 - Nursing facilities

HB 1524 - Oklahoma Schools for the Blind and the Deaf

HB 1530 - Volunteer fire departments

HB 1532 - Asbestos abatement

HB 1537 - Budgetary limitations - Jazz Hall of Fame; Greenwood Center

HB 1560 - General appropriations

HB 1581 - Appropriations - State Regents

HB 1589 - Program Performance and Budgeting and Accountability

HB 1591 - Tobacco Settlement Fund

HB 1630 - Teacher salary increase

HB 1637 - Sales tax exemption - Museums

HB 1711 - Teacher certification for superintendents & principals

HB 1719 - Teachers’ Retirement - Unfunded liability

HB 1767 - Partnership for School Readiness

HB 1938 - Governmental Tort Claims

HB 1939 - Bond requirements

HCR 1006 - Southeastern Oklahoma State University Jazz Ensemble - Official Jazz Ambassadors

 

 

 

 

 

If you are unable to print copies of the bills in this report, please contact Carolyn McCoy at (405) 225-9165 or e-mail her at “cmccoy@osrhe.edu”.


INDEX

BILLS OF INTEREST TO HIGHER EDUCATION

 

 

Advanced Placement Program report, SB 790

Agricultural Linked Deposit Program, HB 1378

Alternative fuels technology, HB 1360

Appropriations

      Academic Scholars, SB 239

      Community education consortium, HB 1505

      Cooperative Extension Services, SB 239

      Endowed chairs, HB 1564

      Fred Jones Jr. Art Museum, HB 1570

      General, HB 1564

      Great Expectations Summer Institutes for Teachers, HB 1505

      National Assessment of Educational Progress, HB 1505

      Oklahoma Alliance for Geographic Education, HB 1505

     Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST), SB 210, HB 1505

     Oklahoma Education Television Authority (OETA) for digital conversion, HB 1535

     Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program (OHLAP), SB 239

     Oklahoma Panhandle State University, SB 239

     OSU/Tulsa, SB 310

     Oklahoma tuition aid grants, SB 239

      Physician Manpower Training Commission, SB 239

     State Regents, SB 239, SB 310, HB 1505, HB 1564, HB 1570

     Supplemental, HB 1564

      Teacher Preparation Commission, HB 1505

      Telecommunications curriculum, HB 1505

      University Hospitals, SB 310, HB 1518

      University of Oklahoma Weather Center, SB 310

      Utility cost relief, HB 1564

      Virtual Internet School in Oklahoma Network (VISION), HB 1505

Asbestos abatement, HB 1529

 

Bidding, SB 181, HB 1090

Blue River Conservation Passport, HB 1265

Boger, Lawrence L., HCR 1040

Bonds

      Approval, SB 469, HB 1640

      Revenue, SCR 10, SCR 11, SCR 15, SCR 19, SCR 32, SCR 33, SCR 34, SCR 36

Building code, SB 553

 

Campus security

      Biological evidence preservation, HB 1373

      Ordering persons to leave campus, SB 439

      OU and OSU police officers’ retirement, SB 408

      Private investigators carrying firearms on campus, SB 434

Cancer research, HB 1072                          

Capitol-Medical Center Improvement and Zoning Commission, HB 1019, HB 1020

Carbon Sequestration Enhancement Act, HB 1192

Career and Technology name change, HB 1214

Career-Technology Professional Certification Task Force, HB 1914

Child abuse prevention pilot program evaluation team, HB 1143

Child-care centers for state employees, HB 1768

College Savings Plan accounts, SB 782, HB 1896

Commissioners of the Land Office, investment of funds, SB 147

Computer crimes, HB 1266

Construction/consultants, SB 181

Contracts, performance-based efficiency, HB 1869

County employees training, HB 1376

Criminal history of students/school employees, HB 1253

Curriculum assessments, SB 496

 

Disabilities, Task Force to Review the Complaint System for Persons with, HB 1401

Disabled veteran, probationary period for, HB 1768

 

Educational funds, investment of, SB 147

Education reform, HB 1499

Electronic commerce, HB 1322

Employee

      Advocacy Rights, SB 680

      Benefits informational meetings, SCR 20

      Incentive awards, HB 1768

      Recognition, HB 1332

Ethanol Development Study Act, HB 1217

 

Family resource assistance, HB 1670

Financial aid resources, SB 149

Firearms on campus, SB 434

Fire marshal education requirements, HB 1768

Forestry information, SB 522

4-H Day, HCR 1010

Friday night football games, HR 1024

 

Garber, Martin, Jr., SR 5, HR 1008

Governmental tort claims, SB 130

Graduate medical education funding task force, HCR 1026

 

Higher Education Capital Revolving Fund, tax apportionment for, SB 307

Hospital Funding Task Force, HCR 1026

 

Indigent Defense System contracts with educational institutions, HB 1804

Insurance, health

      Claim reimbursement, SB 192

      Colon cancer screening provision, SB 733

      Coverage through alternate insurance carrier, SB 423

      High-deductible plans, SB 502

      Mammography coverage, SB 711

      Out-of-state-provider discounts, SB 416

      Plans to be offered, SB 502, SB 633

      Plan study, HB 1638

      Required coverage for child, SB 132, SB 675

Insurance, life, continuation of coverage, SB 633

International Baccalaureate test fee, SB 790

Internet-based instruction, HR 1021

Investing in Stronger Oklahoma Families Act, HB 1670

 

Langston University

      Graduate, Lecia Swain-Ross, SR 3

      Revenue bonds, SCR 15

Law enforcement scholarships, HB 1231

Leave

      Accrual, SB 571

      Family, HB 1768

      Sharing, SB 611, HB 1119, HB 1768

Locker room privacy, SB 45

 

Master Lease Purchase Program, HB 1570

Medical micropigmentation, HB 1964

Medical Technology and Research Authority transferred to OU, SB 240

Meeting notices on Internet, HB 1276

 

National Board Certification, SB 388

Neurofibromatosis Awareness Month, HCR 1028

Nursing practice, SB 377

 

Oklahoma City Community College land exchange, SJR 26

Oklahoma State University

      Basketball team, HCR 1012

      Carbon Sequestration Advisory Committee member, HB 1192

      Child abuse prevention pilot program evaluation member, HB 1143

      College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery, SB 57, SB 341

      Cooperative Extension Service, HB 1378

      Ethanol Development Advisory Committee member, HB 1217

      Former president, Lawrence L. Boger, HCR 1040

      Health Sciences Center, SB 341

      Police officer retirement, SB 408

      Prison Industry Marketing Development Advisory Task Force membership, HB 1023

      Revenue bonds, SCR 19

      Rural Health Policy and Research Center, SB 341

      Technical Institute member, SB 694

Orthotics/prosthetics, education qualifications for licensing, SB 189

Osteopathic medicine licensing, SB 154

 

Pedorthists, licensing, SB 166

Performance-based efficiency contracts, HB 1869

Physician assistants, SB 32

Physician Manpower Training Commission members, SB 57

Police Corps educational opportunities, HB 1231

Portal system, HB 1662

Prison industry marketing, HB 1019, HB 1023

Public construction contracts, SB 181

Purchasing, sole source, SB 447

 

Quartz Mountain State Park transfer, SB 567

 

Reading sufficiency, SB 168

Real estate

      Appraisers, educational requirements, HB 1258

      Licensees, continuing education, HB 1134

Redlands Community College, transferred lands, SB 549

Reduction-in-force, HB 1768

Retirement

      Member contributions, HB 1248

      Organization of retired teachers, SB 681

      Rejoining the system, HB 1754

Robotics, SB 535

Rogers State University - Technology Institute member, SB 694

 

Scholarship and Student Aid Grant Programs Task Force, SB 149

Schusterman, Charles, OU benefactor, SCR 13

Science and Technology

      Council, SB 81

      Month, SR 11, HR 1012

Severance benefits, HB 1768

Southeastern Oklahoma State University revenue bonds, SCR 34

State Accrediting Agency re-creation, HB 1016, HB 1019

Student loans, SB 240

Superintendents’ certification, SB 373

Swain-Ross, Lecia, SR 3

 

Tax

      Deduction for College Savings Plan contributions, HB 1896

      Exemption for

            National championship sports event, HB 1203

            Teacher training related to robotics, SB 535

      Gross production, apportionment for higher education, SB 307

Teacher

      Certification, SB 373, SB 388, SB 813, HR 1021

      Criminal history, HB 1253

      Residency, SB 499

      Shortage employment incentive payment program, HB 1499

Technology

      Council, SB 81

      Institute, SB 694

Telemedicine Advisory Council, HB 1194

Testing, school, SB 496, SB 810

Tobacco settlement, SB 372, HB 1003, HB 1590

Tourism internship, HB 1535

Travel reimbursement, HB 1070

Tuition

      Assistance for correctional employees, SB 796

      Increase authorization, SB 596

      Scholarship Revolving Fund, deposit of funds to, SB 307

      Waiver for farmers and ranchers, HB 1378

Tulsa Community College

      Board of Regents member, Martin Garber, Jr., SR 5, HR 1008

      Revenue bonds, SCR 36

      Technical Institute member, SB 694

Tulsa Reconciliation Education and Scholarship, HB 1178

 

University of Oklahoma

      Benefactor, Charles Schusterman, SCR 13

      Cancer treatment and research program, HB 1072

      Capitol-Medical Center Improvement and Zoning Commission member, HB 1020

      Child abuse prevention pilot program evaluation member, HB 1143

      Football team, SCR 16

      Health Sciences Center neurofibromatosis researchers, HCR 1028

      Medical Technology & Research Authority transfer of duties, SB 240

      Police officer retirement, SB 408

      Prison Industry Marketing Development Advisory Task Force membership, HB 1023

      Revenue bonds, SCR 10, SCR 11, SCR 32, SCR 33

      Technology development, SB 81

      Technology Institute member, SB 694

Utility assistance, HB 1565

 

Vehicles, state-owned, HB 1326

Vocational-technical school districts, HB 1214

Voluntary-out benefits, HB 1768

 

Workers' Compensation, SB 6X, HB 1003X, HB 1718

Workforce investment, HB 1388

 


BILL SUMMARIES

 

Status Reported as of June 8, 2001

 

 

SENATE BILLS

 

SB 32 (Robinson/Erwin) - PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS.  Relating to the Physician Assistant Act; modifying certain definition to add services which physician assistants may perform; providing additional requirement for the supervision of a physician assistant.  (47 § 15-112, 59 §§ 59.1, 59.6, 59.7, 887.2; 63 § 2-312) 

      6/4/01  Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb32_enr.rtf

 

SB 45 (Wilkerson/Dunegan) - LOCKER ROOM PRIVACY.  Expanding the crime of peeping tom to include such acts committed in a locker room, dressing room or other place where a person has a right to a reasonable expectation of privacy; adding penalty; prohibiting use of electronic or video equipment for illegal purposes with the intent to view a person without their knowledge or consent where the person would expect to have privacy.

      6/4/01  Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb45_enr.rtf

 

SB 57 (Capps/Begley) - Physician Manpower Training Commission.  Modifying membership requirements of Physician Manpower Training Commission; removing the president of the Oklahoma College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery and the executive chief of staff of the Oklahoma Medical Center from the commission.  (70 § 697.3)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB57_int.rtf

      4/24/01      Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb57_enr.rtf

 

SB 81 (Dunlap/Perry) - Science and Technology.  Creating a Science and Technology Council to target marketing opportunities for the state; requiring the office of the vice president of technology development of the University of Oklahoma to provide staff assistance and meeting space.  (74 §§ 5060.40, 5060.41)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB81_int.rtf

      6/5/01  Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb81_enr.rtf

 

SB 130 (Cain/Benson) - Governmental Tort Claims.  Modifying the Governmental Tort Claims Act; expanding scope of definition of political subdivision; providing that when a claim is one for wrongful death, notice may be presented by a personal representative within one year after the death occurs, rather than the injury or loss resulting in death.  (51 § 152)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB130_int.rtf

      4/9/01  Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb130_enr.rtf

 

SB 132 (Monson/Cox) - HEALTH INSURANCE. Providing that an insurer who provides family health insurance coverage to a parent of a child who is ordered by a court to provide health coverage to provide that such requirements shall not apply where the coverage is through a group plan and the group’s coverage through the insurer is discontinued or the noncustodial parent ceases to be eligible for participation in the group plan.  (36 § 6058A)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB132_int.rtf

      4/10/01      Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb132_enr.rtf

 

SB 147 (Herbert/Glover) - EDUCATIONAL FUNDS.  Increasing from 45 percent to 50 percent the portion of permanent school funds, other educational funds and public building funds the Commissioners of the Land Office may invest in equity securities; after July 1, 2001, increasing the allowable percentage by 5 percent each year until the investment in equity securities reaches a maximum of 60 percent.  (64 § 51)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB147_int.rtf

      4/16/01      Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb147_enr.rtf

 

SB 149 (Wilcoxson/Ferguson) - Scholarship TASK FORCE.  Creating the 14-member Task Force on State Scholarship and Student Aid Grant Programs to evaluate postsecondary financial aid resources available and the effectiveness of those resources toward increasing the number of college graduates; providing for appointment of members; providing for staff support.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB149_int.rtf

      5/31/01      Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb149_enr.rtf

 

SB 154 (Shurden/Turner) - OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE.  Relating to the Osteopathic Medicine Act; requiring specified interns be licensed; providing limits on practice involving electronic means; modifying licensing procedures; recognizing equivalent education.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB154_int.rtf

      4/2/01  Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb154_enr.rtf

 

SB 166 (Shurden/Leist) - PEDORTHISTS.  Enacting the Licensed Pedorthists Act; authorizing the promulgation of rules for licensure; defining practice of pedorthics; creating an advisory committee. 

      5/7/01  Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb166_enr.rtf

 

SB 168 (Wilcoxson/Coleman) - READING SUFFICIENCY.  Relating to the Reading Sufficiency Act; providing for screening for and assessment of phoneme awareness and other reading skills; stating reading goals; establishing the standard for evaluating instruction; modifying assessment procedures; modifying content of annual Reading Report Cards.  (70 §§ 1210.508B, 1210.508C)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB168_int.rtf

      6/5/01  Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb168_enr.rtf

 

SB 181 (Robinson/Ferguson) - CONSTRUCTION/BIDDING.  Requiring construction managers and design consultants to re-register with the Department of Central Services each successive calendar year; exempting from certain bond, insurance, time-frame and other requirements public construction contracts of constitutional agencies which authorized a wrap-up, wrap-around or controlled insurance program on or before April 11, 2000; deleting language authorizing chief administrative officers of agencies to declare an emergency whereby competitive bidding requirements shall not apply to a contract not exceeding $35,000; requiring the Construction and Properties Division of the Department of Central Services to review and approve state-agency transactions to lease or acquire real property or lease, dispose of or transfer state-owned real property.  (61 §§ 62, 113, 130)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB181_int.rtf

      5/31/01      Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb181_enr.rtf

 

SB 189 (Maddox/Matlock) - ORTHOTICS/PROSTHETICS.  Creating the Orthotics and Prosthetics Practice Act; providing for education qualifications for licensing.   (59 §§ 3001/3008)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB189_int.rtf

      5/1/01  Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb189_enr.rtf

 

SB 192 (Shurden/Erwin) - HEALTH INSURANCE.  Requiring accident and health insurance insurers to reimburse all clean claims within 45 days after receipt; requiring notification of any claim defects within 30 days of receipt of claim by insurer; providing that overdue payments shall bear simple interest at the rate of 10 percent per year; providing that failure of a health plan to provide 30 days’ notice of claim defects shall constitute prima facie evidence that the claim will be paid in full.  (36 §§ 1219, 4008; 63 § 2514; 74 § 1328)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB192_int.rtf

      4/10/01      Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb192_enr.rtf

 

SB 210 (Haney/Mass) - APPROPRIATIONS/OCAST.  Appropriating to various state entities, including $913,014 to Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST).  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB210_int.rtf

      5/31/01      Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb210_enr.rtf

 

SB 239 (Haney/Mass) - APPROPRIATIONS/STATE REGENTS/PHYSICIAN MANPOWER TRAINING COMMISSION.  Appropriating $33,493,973 to the State Regents and $449,048 to the Physician Manpower Training Commission; stating legislative intent that of funds appropriated in Sections 17 and 18 of HB 1564, $18,437,430 be expended for Oklahoma tuition aid grants, $1.9 million be allocated for the Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program (OHLAP), and $7,104,500 be allocated for the Academic Scholars Program; stating legislative intent that of funds appropriated by Section 1 of this bill $750,000 be allocated for completion of an arts and activities center at Oklahoma Panhandle State University and $500,000 be allocated for the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB239_int.rtf

      5/31/01      Signed by Governor)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb239_enr.rtf

 

SB 240 (Haney/Mass) - STUDENT LOANS/MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY AND RESEARCH AUTHORITY/OU.  Increasing from $40,000 to $80,000 the family income limit for students qualifying for loans through the Oklahoma Student Loan Authority; providing for cost-of-living adjustments to the income limitation; abolishing the Medical Technology and Research Authority of Oklahoma and transferring powers, duties and responsibilities to the University of Oklahoma; repealing sections relating to the technology and research authority.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB240_int.rtf

      5/31/01      Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb240_enr.rtf

 

SB 307 (Haney/Mass) - GROSS PRODUCTION TAX APPORTIONMENT.  Increasing from $100,000,000 to $150,000,000 the cap on gross production tax revenues earmarked for certain funds, including the Higher Education Capital Revolving Fund and the Oklahoma Tuition Scholarship Revolving Fund in any fiscal year.  (68 § 1004)

      5/24/01      Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb307_enr.rtf

 

SB 310 (Haney/Mass) - APPROPRIATIONS.  Appropriating from the Rainy Day Fund: $250,000 to the University Hospitals Authority; $2.7 million to the State Regents for the OU Weather Center; $2.5 million to the State Regents for OSU/Tulsa. 

      6/4/01  Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb310_enr.rtf

 

SB 341 (Williams/Roach) - OSU COLLEGE OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE.  Changing the name of the Oklahoma College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery to the Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine; creating the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences; providing that nothing in the act will change the mission, courses or programs of OSU or alter the powers of the State Regents regarding approval of courses, programs and institutional missions; creating an Oklahoma Rural Health Policy and Research Center at the OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine with a mission to improve rural heath care delivery in Oklahoma through the coordination of rural medical education, telemedicine, research and health care policy.  (70 §§ 3423, 3424, 4673)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB341_int.rtf

      5/22/01      Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb341_enr.rtf

 

SB 372 (Taylor/Adair) - Tobacco Settlement Fund.  Providing for appropriation of monies from the Tobacco Settlement Fund; setting terms of office of members of the Board of Investors of the Tobacco Settlement Fund; requiring that the bond in any tobacco action or litigation involving a manufacturer party to the master settlement agreement be in an amount not to exceed 100 percent of the judgment or $25 million, whichever is less.  (12 § 990.4, 62 § 50)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB372_int.rtf

      4/10/01      Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb372_enr.rtf

 

SB 373 (Leftwich/Nance) - TEACHER CERTIFICATION/SUPERINTENDENTS.  Authorizing the State Board of Education to grant exemption from certification requirements for superintendents in districts with average daily membership over 25,000.  (70 § 3-126)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB373_int.rtf

      4/3/01  Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb373_enr.rtf

 

SB 377 (Monson/Askins) - NURSING PRACTICE.  Expanding the purpose of the Oklahoma Nursing Practice Act to include advanced unlicensed assistive personnel; providing for a designation as graduate nurse practitioner, graduate nurse anesthetist, graduate clinical nurse specialist or graduate nurse-midwife for registered nurses with temporary recognition to practice as advanced practice nurses; expanding membership of the Board of Nursing from nine members to 11; requiring nomination and appointment of members based on geographical areas; removing the limitation on the number of names submitted for appointment; requiring a criminal background search for licensure of registered nurses and practical nurses; expanding reasons for which nurses may be subject to disciplinary action; requires that an approved program for practical nurses be in a school approved by the Department of Career and Technology Education or licensed by the Board of Private Vocational Schools.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB377_int.rtf

      5/23/01      Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb377_enr.rtf

 

SB 388 (Williams/Roach) - NATIONAL BOARD CERTIFICation.  Authorizing standard certification to teachers holding National Board Certification.  (70 § 6-190)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB388_int.rtf

      6/5/01  Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb388_enr.rtf

 

SB 408 (Monson/Nations) - OU & OSU campus police.  Allowing election for limited participation in the Oklahoma Law Enforcement Retirement System for OU and OSU police officers.  (47 § 2-314)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB408_int.rtf

      5/7/01  Signed by Governor)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb408_enr.rtf

 

SB 416 (Maddox/McCarter) - HEALTH INSURANCE.  Relating to the State and Education Employees Group Insurance Board; providing for discounts with out-of-state providers.  (74 §§ 1304, 1307.3)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB416_int.rtf

      4/10/01      Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb416_enr.rtf

 

SB 423 (Maddox/Benson) - HEALTH INSURANCE.  Authorizing an employer to cease participation in the State and Education Employees Group Insurance Act but provide health insurance coverage for its current and former employees through another insurance carrier.  (74 § 1315)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB423_int.rtf

      4/10/01      Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb423_enr.rtf

 

SB 434 (Shurden/Stanley) - CAMPUS SECURITY/FIREARMS.  Section 2 amends Section 19 of HB 1214, allowing private investigators with firearms authorization acting in the scope and course of employment to carry firearms onto a college campus.  (21 § 1277)

      6/4/01  Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb434_enr.rtf

 

SB 439 (Maddox/Kirby) - CAMPUS SECURITY.  Expanding list of persons who may order another to leave an institution of learning for cause to include governing board members; extending the time of such order from 30 days to six months; defining the term “interferes with the peaceful conduct” to include actions that directly interfere with classes, study, student or faculty safety, housing or parking areas or extracurricular activities, threatening or stalking any person, damaging or causing waste to property belonging to another person or the institution of learning and direct interference with administration, maintenance or security of property belonging to the institution; requiring governing boards of institutions to establish a grievance or appeals procedure; requiring written notice of procedure.  (21 § 1376)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB439_int.rtf

      5/21/01      Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb439_enr.rtf

 

SB 447 (Dickerson/Askins) - PURCHASING.  For purposes of the Central Purchasing Act, modifying sole source/sole brand procedures, limits, and reports.  (74 § 85.45j)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB447_int.rtf

      6/4/01  Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb447_enr.rtf

 

SB 469 (Stipe/Dunegan) - BOND ISSUES.  Authorizing agencies to apply to the Oklahoma Supreme Court for approval of bond issues; giving the Court exclusive original jurisdiction; requiring publication of hearing notices; authorizing the Supreme Court to develop rules for approval of obligations.  (20 § 14.1)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB469_int.rtf

      6/4/01  Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb469_enr.rtf

 

SB 496 (Williams/Roberts) - SCHOOL TESTING.  Exempting the State Board of Education and the State Department of Education from competitive bidding requirements for the purpose of contracting with an entity to review, analyze and report on the Oklahoma core curriculum, known as the Priority Academic Student Skills (P.A.S.S.) and review alignment of such curriculum to assessments administered pursuant to the State Testing Program Act and other assessments administered by a state agency.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB496_int.rtf

      6/5/01  Vetoed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb496_enr.rtf

 

SB 499 (Williams/Roach) - TEACHER RESIDENCY.  Relating to the teacher residency program; authorizing employment of licensed teachers as resident teachers by private or public providers of early childhood education programs; providing for appointment of residency committee members upon such employment and prescribing duties; setting minimum salary and fringe benefits amounts for such teachers employed in a program provided through contract with a public school district.  (70 § 6-195)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB499_int.rtf

      6/4/01  Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb499_enr.rtf

 

SB 502 (Rabon/Matlock) - HEALTH INSURANCE.  Authorizing the State and Education Employees Group Insurance Board to determine appropriate insurance plans to be offered by the Board; deleting language requiring the State and Education Employees Group Insurance Board to offer a high deductible health benefit plan.  (74 §§ 1306, 1371)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB502_int.rtf

      5/7/01   Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb502_enr.rtf

 

SB 522 (Easley/Matlock) - FORESTRY.  Modifying various sections of the Oklahoma Forestry Code; requiring the State Board of Agriculture to cooperate with educational institutions regarding information about forests.  (2 §§ 1301-104) 

      4/18/01      Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb522_enr.rtf

 

SB 535 (Hobson/Nations) - SALES TAX EXEMPTION/TEACHER TRAINING.  Providing a sales tax exemption on tangible personal property for 501(c)(3) organizations affiliated with a State System comprehensive university for teacher training and events related to robotics.  (68 § 1356)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB535_int.rtf

      5/21/01      Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb535_enr.rtf

 

SB 549 (Johnson/Young) - REDLANDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE/LAND TRANSFER.  Modifying the legal description of lands transferred to Redlands Community College. (74 § 129.8)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB549_int.rtf

      4/24/01      Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb549_enr.rtf

 

SB 553 (Horner/Tyler) - BUILDING CODE.  Relating to the State Fire Marshal; authorizing a municipality or subdivision to adopt a renovation code for existing buildings; requiring approval of such code by the Office of the State Fire Marshal; adding International Building Code to list of approved building codes.  (74 §§ 324.8, 324.11)   http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB553_int.rtf

      4/24/01      Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb553_enr.rtf

 

SB 567 (Herbert/Corn) - QUARTZ MOUNTAIN STATE PARK.  Transferring the conference center and Quartz Mountain State Park from the Tourism and Recreation Department to the State Regents.  (70 §§ 4450/4452)

      6/1/01  Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb567_enr.rtf

 

SB 571 (Helton/Nations) - LEAVE ACCRUAL.  Increasing sick and annual leave accrual rates for long-term state employees.  (74 § 840-2.20)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB571_int.rtf

      6/1/01  Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb571_enr.rtf

 

SB 596 (Hobson/Nations) - TUITION INCREASE AUTHORIZATION.  Requiring the State Regents to submit a report by January 1 of each year of the schedule of tuition approved for each State System institution and technical branch and for special programs; authorizing the State Regents to increase resident tuition by no more than 7 percent annually over the next five years; authorizing maximum annual increases of 9 percent for nonresident tuition, 10 percent for resident tuition at professional schools (law, medicine, dental, veterinary medicine, etc.), and 15 percent for nonresident professional school tuition.  (70 § 3218.9)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB596_int.rtf

      5/21/01      Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb596_enr.rtf

 

SB 611 (Wilkerson/Turner) - LEAVE SHARING.  Amending HB 1119 by providing that upon written request by an employee who has either reached or shall reach in near future a maximum amount of share leave time, the chief administrative officer of the employee may approve additional donated leave as requested by the employee.  (74 § 840-2.23)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB611_int.rtf

      6/1/01  Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb611_enr.rtf

 

SB 633 (Robinson/McCarter) - HEALTH/LIFE INSURANCE.  Authorizing the State and Education Employees Group Insurance Board to prepare specifications for insurance plans as the board may determine to be appropriate; authorizing board to request bids for plans it may offer; allowing non-vested employees to continue their life insurance benefits following termination of employment, if employee has completed at least 10 years of service with an employer participating in the Teachers’ Retirement System.  (74 §§ 1306, 1309, 1316.1, 1321, 1332, 1369)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB633_int.rtf

      5/7/01   Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb633_enr.rtf

 

SB 675 (Cain/Vaughn) - Health insurance.  Addressing child support orders; requiring parents to provide medical insurance for a child when coverage is available through employment or other group plan; requiring certain employers to enroll certain children in health care coverage; providing method of notification of employer; requiring certain employers to provide certain information to the Centralized Support Registry.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB675_int.rtf

      6/4/01  Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb675_enr.rtf

 

SB 680 (Leftwich/Askins) - EMPLOYEE ADVOCACY RIGHTS.  Creating the State Employee Advocacy Rights Act; requiring state agencies to allow employee organizations to hold meetings on state property that does not disrupt the operations of agency business, to permit communications between state employees and employee organization representatives by e-mail, and to allow employee organizations to provide information to state agencies to be included in new employee packets.  (74 §§ 842/844)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB680_int.rtf

      5/24/01      Vetoed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb680_enr.rtf

 

SB 681 (Leftwich/Erwin) - RETIREMENT.  Requiring the Teachers' Retirement System to provide retirement members an application to participate in a retired teachers’ organization, along with a form allowing the member to elect to have annual membership dues to be withheld from monthly benefits.  (70 §§ 17-122, 17-122.1)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB681_int.rtf

      6/8/01  Vetoed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb681_enr.rtf

 

SB 694 (Fisher/Rice) - TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE.  Creating the Oklahoma Institute of Technology; stating mission and purposes of Institute; providing for governance of Institute; creating board of trustees, which would include a member each from the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University, Rogers State University, and Tulsa Community College; creating the Oklahoma Institute of Technology Trust Fund.  (74 § 5060.41)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB694_int.rtf

      6/8/01  Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb694_enr.rtf

 

SB 711 (Dickerson/Askins) - HEALTH INSURANCE/MAMMOGRAPHY.  Requiring the State and Education Employees Group Insurance Board to provide coverage for mammography screening; increasing the reimbursement amount from $75 to $115; providing for mammography screening coverage at no charge to a female patient 40 years of age or older.  (36 § 6060)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB711_int.rtf

      6/4/01  Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb711_enr.rtf

 

SB 733 (Cain/Askins) - Health insurance/COLON CANCER SCREENING.  Requiring group health benefit plans to provide colon cancer screening to individuals who are at least 50 years of age or less than 50 years of age and at high risk for colorectal cancer.  (36 § 6060.8A)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB733_int.rtf

      6/4/01  Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb733_enr.rtf

 

SB 782 (Henry/Blackburn) - COLLEGE SAVINGS.  Modifying entities who may own College Savings Plan accounts.  (70 § 3970.3)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB782_int.rtf

      4/17/01      Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb782_enr.rtf

 

SB 790 (Williams/Roach) - Advanced Placement.  Requiring a report on the Advanced Placement Incentive Program; authorizing the State Board of Education to award a share of the International Baccalaureate test fee for certain students.  (70 §§ 1210.701, 1210.703) 

      4/23/01      Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb790_enr.rtf

 

SB 796 (Wilkerson/Corn) - EMPLOYEE TUITION ASSISTANCE.  Authorizing an employee tuition assistance program for correctional employees.  (57 § 510)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB796_int.rtf

      6/4/01  Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb796_enr.rtf

 

SB 810 (Williams/Roberts) - SCHOOL TESTING.  Modifying assessment requirements relating to the Oklahoma School Testing Program Act; deleting the Oklahoma Performance Index.  (70 §§ 1210.508, 1210.541)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB810_int.rtf

      6/4/01  Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb810_enr.rtf

 

SB 813 (Williams/Nations) - TEACHER CERTIFICATION.  Authorizing applicants for licensure or certification who did not receive a favorable recommendation to appeal the decision of the Teacher Competency Review Panel to State Board of Education.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB813_int.rtf

      6/5/01  Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb813_enr.rtf

 

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTIONS

 

SJR 26 (Herbert/Glover) - OKLAHOMA CITY COMMUNITY COLLEGE LAND.  Approving exchange of lands held by Commissioners of the Land Office; apportioning land to Oklahoma City Community College.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SJR26_int.rtf

      4/17/01      Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sjr26_enr.rtf

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS

 

SCR 10 (Hobson/Nations) - UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA REVENUE BONDS.  Authorizing the University of Oklahoma to issue $20 million in revenue bonds for several Norman campus research and technology capital projects.

      4/5/01  To Secretary of State  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/scr10_enr.rtf

 

SCR 11 (Hobson/Nations) - UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA REVENUE BONDS.  Authorizing the University of Oklahoma to issue $65 million in revenue bonds for several Norman campus athletic department capital projects.

      4/5/01  To Secretary of State  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/scr11_enr.rtf

 

SCR 13 (Taylor/Easley) - CHARLES SCHUSTERMAN.  Mourning the loss of Charles Schusterman, philanthropist and University of Oklahoma benefactor.

      5/10/01      To Secretary of State  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/scr13_enr.rtf

 

SCR 15 (Morgan/Wells) - LANGSTON UNIVERSITY/REVENUE BONDS.  Authorizing the issue of $10 million in revenue bonds for Langston University.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SCR15_int.rtf

      5/15/01      To Secretary of State  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/scr15_enr.rtf

 

SCR 16 (Hobson/Nations) - UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA FOOTBALL PROGRAM.  Praising the undefeated, Number One-ranked University of Oklahoma Sooners 2000 football team; congratulating OU on its winning football program and for demonstrating academic as well as athletic excellence.

      3/12/01      To Secretary of State  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/scr16_enr.rtf

 

SCR 19 (Morgan/Wells) - OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY REVENUE BONDS.  Authorizing the A&M Board of Regents to issue $4 million in revenue bonds to complete repairs and renovations of The Hotel at Oklahoma State University.

      5/15/01      To Secretary of State  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/scr19_enr.rtf

 

SCR 20 (Mickle/Erwin) - EMPLOYEE BENEFITS.  Recalling SB 110 from the Governor’s desk.

      4/9/01  To Secretary of State  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/scr20_enr.rtf

 

SCR 32 (Hobson/Nations) - UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA REVENUE BONDS.  Authorizing the University of Oklahoma to issue $75 million in revenue bonds for construction of several Norman campus and Health Sciences Center campus housing department, parking and transportation department and Goddard Health Center capital projects.

      5/23/01      To Secretary of State  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/scr32_enr.rtf

 

SCR 33 (Hobson/Nations) - UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA REVENUE BONDS.  Authorizing the University of Oklahoma to issue $45 million in revenue bonds for construction of several Norman campus and Health Sciences Center campus research and technology capital projects.

      5/23/01      To Secretary of State  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/scr33_enr.rtf

 

SCR 34 (Mickle/Dunegan) - SOUTHEASTERN OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY REVENUE BONDS.  Authorizing the Board of Regents of Oklahoma Colleges to issue $8 million in revenue bonds for construction of a student union building on the campus of Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant.

      5/23/01      To Secretary of State  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/scr34_enr.rtf

 

SCR 36 (Smith/Rice) - TULSA COMMUNITY COLLEGE REVENUE BONDS.  Authorizing the Board of Regents of Tulsa Community College to issue certain revenue bonds.

      5/23/01      To Secretary of State  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/scr36_enr.rtf

 

SENATE RESOLUTIONS

 

SR 3 (Monson) - LECIA SWAIN-ROSS.  Celebrates the life and accomplishments of Lecia Swain-Ross, who died on Feb. 3, 2001.  Lecia, who was serving as executive assistant to Senator Angela Monson at the time of her death, was a graduate of Langston University and had done graduate work at the University of Oklahoma.

      2/12/01      To Secretary of State  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sr3_enr.rtf

 

SR 5 (Dunlap) - MARTIN GARBER, JR.  Congratulating Martin Garber, Jr., for a successful career; wishing him well upon the occasion of his retirement.  Mr. Garber is a member of the Board of Regents of Tulsa Community College, where he served as Chairman of the Board and is currently Chairman of its Community Relations Committee.

      3/7/01  To Secretary of State  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sr5_enr.rtf

 

SR 11 (Robinson) - SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY.  Proclaiming April 2001 as “Oklahoma Science and Technology Month”.

      4/10/01      To Secretary of State - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sr11_enr.rtf

 

 

HOUSE BILLS

 

HB 1003 (Askins/Taylor) - TOBACCO SETTLEMENT ENDOWMENT TRUST FUND.  Enacting the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust Fund Act; creating the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust Fund; amending Section 2 of SB 372, concerning terms of office for members of the Board of Investors and the Board of Directors of the trust fund; specifying duties and procedures concerning the trust fund, the Board of Investors and the Board of Directors.  Amended by HB 1590.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1003_int.rtf

      5/31/01      Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb1003_enr.rtf

 

HB 1016 (Easley/Crutchfield) - STATE ACCREDITING AGENCY.  Re-creating until 2007 the State Accrediting Agency, the composition of which includes the Chancellor or designee.  (72 § 241)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1016_int.rtf

      3/28/01      Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb1016_enr.rtf

 

HB 1019 (Easley/Crutchfield) - STATE ACCREDITING AGENCY/CAPITOL-MEDICAL CENTER.  Re-creating until 2007 various entities including the State Accrediting Agency, the Capitol-Medical Center Improvement and Zoning Commission and the Oklahoma Prison Industry Marketing Development Advisory Task Force.  (74 § 3908)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1019_int.rtf

      5/31/01      Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb1019_enr.rtf

 

HB 1020 (Easley/Crutchfield) - CAPITOL-MEDICAL CENTER.  Re-creating until 2007 the Capitol-Medical Center Improvement and Zoning Commission, the membership of which includes the president of the University of Oklahoma or designee.  (73 § 83.1)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1020_int.rtf

      3/28/01      Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb1020_enr.rtf

 

HB 1023 (Easley/Crutchfield) - PRISON INDUSTRY MARKETING.  Re-creating the Prison Industry Marketing Development Advisory Task Force, the membership of which includes representatives from Oklahoma State University and the University of Oklahoma.  (57 § 549.2)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1023_int.rtf

      3/28/01      Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb1023_enr.rtf

 

HB 1070 (Mitchell/Littlefield) - TRAVEL REIMBURSEMENT.  Authorizing state travel reimbursement to be the same as the amount authorized by IRS for deductibility of expenses for travel without additional documentation; removing language relating to designated high-rate geographical areas.  (74 §§ 500.8, 500.9)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1070_int.rtf

      5/23/01      Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb1070_enr.rtf

 

HB 1072 (Mitchell/Monson) - UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA CANCER RESEARCH.  Requesting the OU Board of Regents to establish a cancer treatment and research program; authorizing the Board of Regents to create a not-for-profit corporation to raise funds and name a board of directors.  (70 § 3317)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1072_int.rtf

      5/23/01      Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb1072_enr.rtf

 

HB 1090 (Benge/Smith) - BIDDING.  Requiring state agencies to reciprocate bidding preferences given by other states or nations; requiring the annual preparation and distribution to certified procurement officers a schedule providing which states give bidders in their states a preference and the extent of the preference.  (74 § 85.17A)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1090_int.rtf

      5/21/01      Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb1090_enr.rtf

 

HB 1119 (Adair/Taylor) - LEAVE SHARING.  Allowing a state employee to receive and use a maximum 365 days of donated leave during total state employment if the employee is suffering from an illness that has been certified as likely to result in death within two calendar years.  Amended by SB 611 and HB 1768.  (74 § 840-2.23) 

      02/20/01 Signed by the Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb1119_enr.rtf

 

HB 1134 (Phillips/Robinson) - REAL ESTATE CONTINUING EDUCATION.  Modifying powers and duties of the Oklahoma Real Estate Commission; amending Section 48 of HB 1214, modifying continuing education requirements; requiring such continuing education hours to be set by the Commission.  (59 § 858-307.1)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1134_int.rtf

      5/23/01      Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb1134_enr.rtf

 

HB 1143 (Peters/Williams) - CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION.  Creating a pilot program to serve children at high risk of abuse and neglect; providing for the establishment by DHS of an evaluation team which includes representatives from the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University.

      6/4/01  Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb1143_enr.rtf

 

HB 1178 (Ross/Horner) - Tulsa Reconciliation Education and Scholarship.  Enacting the “1921 Tulsa Race Riot Reconciliation Act of 2001”; enacting the “Tulsa Reconciliation Education and Scholarship Act”; creating the Tulsa Reconciliation Education and Scholarship Program; outlining financial and educational criteria; creating a scholarship trust fund.

      6/1/01  Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb1178_enr.rtf

 

HB 1192 (Clay Pope/Price) - CARBON SEQUESTRATION ENHANCEMENT.  Creating Oklahoma Carbon Sequestration Enhancement Act; creating Carbon Sequestration Advisory Committee whose membership includes one member representing Oklahoma State University; requiring the Oklahoma Conservation Commission to assess agricultural and nonagricultural lands for past and future carbon sequestration.  (27A §§ 3-4-101/3-4-104)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1192_int.rtf

      4/16/01      Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb1192_enr.rtf

 

HB 1194 (Clay Pope/Price) - TELEMEDICINE.  Amending sections relating to the Telemedicine Advisory Council, the membership of which includes the Chancellor; providing for members to appoint a designee, directing the establishment of the Center for Telemedicine within the State Department of Health; directing the establishment of a telehealth website.

      6/1/01  Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb1194_enr.rtf

 

HB 1203 (Clay Pope/Monson) - TAX EXEMPTION/SPORTS EVENTS.  Amending HB 1965; exempting from sales tax sales to tax-exempt organizations conducting a national championship sports event.  (68 § 1356)

      6/4/01  Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb1203_enr.rtf

 

HB 1214 (Ingmire/Fisher) - VOCATIONAL-TECHNOLOGY DISTRICTS.  Changing the name of the State Board of Vocational and Technical Education, the Department of Vocational and Technical Education and area vocational and technical schools or school districts to reflect a change from the term “vocational and technical” to “career and technology”.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1214_int.rtf

      4/9/01  Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb1214_enr.rtf  [large file]

 

HB 1217 (Turner/Muegge) - ETHANOL DEVELOPMENT.  Creating the Oklahoma Ethanol Development Study Act; creating the Oklahoma Ethanol Development Advisory Committee which includes a member appointed by and representing Oklahoma State University.  (2 § 1950.1, 1950.2)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1217_int.rtf

      5/14/01      Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb1217_enr.rtf

 

HB 1231 (Plunk/Wilkerson) - POLICE CORPS SCHOLARSHIPS.  Creating the Oklahoma Police Corps Program to provide educational opportunities for citizens to obtain a baccalaureate degree or pursue graduate study on a competitive basis if the student demonstrates an interest in law enforcement, and to provide law enforcement training, with a stipend, for any citizen with a baccalaureate degree who will commit to a minimum of four years of commissioned service with a law enforcement agency in this state; creating the Police Corps Advisory Council, one member of which is to be a university or college faculty member; creating the Police Corps Selection Committee, one member of which is to be the dean of students of East Central University; requiring that an applicant to the Police Corps Program be a student enrolled at or hold a baccalaureate degree from a college or university recognized and accepted by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) and whose hours are eligible for transfer between such recognized institutions.  Amended by HB 1768 and HB 1896.

      5/2/01  Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb1231_enr.rtf

 

HB 1248 (Stites/Morgan) - TEACHERS’ RETIREMENT.  Allowing employing school districts to pay all or a portion of the contributions and interest the member of the Teachers’ Retirement System is required to pay.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1248_int.rtf

      4/10/01      Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb1248_enr.rtf

 

HB 1253 (Adair/Crutchfield) - CRIMINAL HISTORY OF TEACHER.  Requiring a district attorney, upon filing an information or indictment and being aware that the person arrested is a student or employee of a school district, to notify the superintendent of the district of the charges filed against such person; requiring a criminal history record from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation and a national-fingerprint-based criminal-history record as provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for licensure by the State Board of Education as a teacher; requiring the applicant for a license to be responsible for the cost of the record.  (70 §§ 5-144, 6-190)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1253_int.rtf

      4/9/01  Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb1253_enr.rtf

 

HB 1258 (Leonard Sullivan/Stipe) - REAL ESTATE APPRAISERS/EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS.  Relating to the Certified Real Estate Appraisers Act; changing authority over minimum requirements of classroom hours; providing that any appraiser who becomes state licensed prior to July 1, 2001, shall not be required to complete any additional classroom hours necessary to meet the minimum requirements to maintain certification; requiring trainee appraisers to complete not fewer than 75 classroom hours; providing that the continuing education requirement for a trainee appraiser shall be the same as that of a state-licensed appraiser.

      5/31/01      Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb1258_enr.rtf

 

HB 1265 (Dale Smith/Shurden) - BLUE RIVER CONSERVATION PASSPORT.  Authorizing the Wildlife Conservation Commission to establish a Blue River Conservation Passport; exempting from the passport requirements students and instructors participating in educational tours. 

      4/11/01      Vetoed by Governor -- http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb1265_enr.rtf

 

HB 1266 (Perry/Smith) - COMPUTER CRIMES.  Increasing penalty for the offense involving use of a computer to commit certain sexual crimes.  (21 § 1040.13a)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1266_int.rtf

      6/4/01  Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb1266_enr.rtf

 

HB 1276 (Friskup/Haney) - MEETING NOTICES ON INTERNET.  Requiring public bodies to make available on an Internet web site a schedule and information about their regularly scheduled meetings and names of members of their governing bodies; requiring that when reasonably possible, public bodies shall also provide information on the website about any special or emergency meetings.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1276_int.rtf

      4/24/01      Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb1276_enr.rtf

 

HB 1322 (Perry/Robinson) - Electronic COMMERCE.  Adding certain definitions to the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act; providing requirements for a registered certification authority; creating until 2004 the Electronic Commerce Task Force, the membership of which includes the Chancellor or designee.  (12A § 15-118)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1322_int.rtf

      5/31/01      Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb1322_enr.rtf

 

HB 1326 (Covey/Herbert) - STATE AGENCY OWNED VEHICLES.  Modifying provisions regarding state-owned vehicles.  (47 § 151)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1326_int.rtf

      5/2/01  Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb1326_enr.rtf

 

HB 1332 (Nations/Coffee) - EMPLOYEE PRODUCTIVITY.  Authorizing state agencies to establish employee productivity programs; limiting value of recognition awards to no more than $100 per employee per award.  (74 § 4121)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1332_int.rtf

      6/4/01  Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb1332_enr.rtf

 

HB 1360 (Case/Herbert) - ALTERNATIVE FUELS TECHNOLOGY.  Modifying the Alternative Fuels Technician Certification Act; expressing legislative intent to enact legislation promoting the development of technology in a manner that ensures the health and safety of the citizens of this state; modifying definition of “electric vehicle technician”.  (74 §§ 130.12, 130.13)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1360_int.rtf

      4/16/01      Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb1360_enr.rtf

 

HB 1373 (Askins/Smith) - BIOLOGICAL EVIDENCE.  Requiring law enforcement agencies, including campus police agencies, having custody of biological evidence in connection with a criminal case to preserve the evidence as long as the person incarcerated in connection with the case remains incarcerated; allowing prior disposal if certain persons are notified.  (22 §§ 1325, 1372)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1373_int.rtf

      4/10/01      Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb1373_enr.rtf

 

HB 1376 (Plunk/Shurden) - COUNTY EMPLOYEES TRAINING.  Authorizing county commissioners to recommend or sponsor an employee or prospective employee for job-related training and certification as provided by state agencies, technology center schools or universities.  (19 § 339) 

      4/9/01  Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb1376_enr.rtf

 

HB 1378 (Covey/Muegge) - AGRICULTURAL PROGRAMS.  Modifying language relating to agricultural fairs and expositions, the Oklahoma Wheat Resources Act, the Oklahoma Peanut Act, the Oklahoma Agricultural Liming Materials Act, the Oklahoma Sheep and Wool Producers Act, the Soil Amendment Act, the Livestock Dealers Program, the Oklahoma Agricultural Linked Deposit Program, the Oklahoma Fuel Alcohol Act, the Oklahoma International Trade Development Act and the Oklahoma Sorghum Commission; repealing sections relating to hog cholera, penalties and rules, tuition waivers for farmers and ranchers and their spouses, qualifications for retraining and administration, certain strategic plans and the Task Force on Agricultural Cooperatives; amending several sections pertaining to the Cooperative Extension Service of Oklahoma State University.  (2 § 1762)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1378_int.rtf

      4/30/01      Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb1378_enr.rtf

 

HB 1388 (Fields/Stipe) - WORKFORCE INVESTMENT.  Enacting the Oklahoma Workforce Investment Act (OWIA); requiring the Governor to establish a State Workforce Investment Board to assist in the development of the state plan; requiring establishment of local workforce investment boards which would include representatives of local community colleges; establishing a WIA grant program; reserving funds to be used by the Department of Career and Technology Education for administering a statewide offender employment-training program; allowing the State Workforce Investment Board, any subgroups and local boards and subgroups to hold meetings by teleconference.  (74 §§ 9101/9109, 25 § 307.1, 40 § 3-109.1) 

      5/23/01      Vetoed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb1388_enr.rtf

 

HB 1401 (Lindley/Cain) - COMPLAINTS FROM PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES.  Extending until 2002 the Task Force to Review the Complaint System for Persons with Disabilities, the membership of which includes the Chancellor or a designee.  (74 §§ 169.2, 169.2a)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1401_int.rtf

      4/16/01      Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb1401_enr.rtf

 

HB 1499 (Benson/Williams) - EDUCATION REFORM/TEACHER EMPLOYMENT INCENTIVES.  Delaying implementation of certain education programs until the current expenditure per pupil in average daily attendance in public elementary and secondary schools in unadjusted dollars for that school year beginning with the 1998-99 school year reaches at least 90 percent of the regional average expenditure for the same year; replacing the State Regents’ repayment of certain student loans incentive program with a teacher shortage employment incentive payment program; authorizing State Regents to make certain employment incentive payments; providing limit on amount of certain incentive payment; authorizing reduction of employment incentive payments if funds not available.  (70 §§ 3-152, 6-195.1, 6-204.2, 18-108, 698.2, 698.3, 1210.5E, 1210.508E, 1210.553, 1210.568, 1210.569, 1210.710)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1499_int.rtf

      5/8/01  Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb1499_enr.rtf

 

HB 1505 (Mass/Haney) - APPROPRIATIONS/EDUCATION ENTITIES.  Appropriating to various education agencies for various purposes including the Oklahoma Alliance for Geographic Education, scholarships for the Great Expectations Summer Institutes for Teachers, for the Virtual Internet School in Oklahoma Network (VISION) Act, OCAST’s Health Research Program, to the State Regents for various purposes, for implementing a telecommunications curriculum, for a contract for a community education consortium, for monitoring programs for teacher applicants, for participation in the National Assessment of Educational Progress, and for the Teacher Preparation Commission.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1505_int.rtf

      6/5/01  Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb1505_enr.rtf

 

HB 1518 (Mass/Haney) - APPROPRIATIONS/UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS.  Appropriating to various health services agencies, appropriating an additional $12.1 million for the University Hospitals Authority, increasing the total budget to almost $44.6 million – a 37.2-percent increase over last year's budget.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1518_int.rtf

      5/21/01      Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb1518_enr.rtf

 

HB 1529 (Mass/Haney) - ASBESTOS ABATEMENT.  Section 23 requires the Labor Department to submit annual asbestos abatement reports; requiring the State Regents and other agencies involved in asbestos abatement to provide required information.

      6/5/01  Signed by Governor With Line-Item Veto  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb1529_enr.rtf

 

HB 1535 (Mass/Haney) - APPROPRIATIONS/OETA/DIGITAL CONVERSION/TOURISM MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIP.  Appropriating to the Arts Council, the Tourism and Recreation Department and Oklahoma Educational Television Authority; authorizing the establishment of an internship program in conjunction with the Tourism and Recreation Department for students in a State System institution pursuing a degree in tourism management; directing OETA to provide $1.1 million to a public higher education institution with an existing noncommercial television broadcast license for federally mandated digital conversion.

      5/31/01      Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb1535_enr.rtf

 

HB 1564 (Mass/Haney) - GENERAL/SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS.  Making $5,206,326,730 in general appropriations to state agencies, boards and commissions for FY2002; making $96.1 million in supplemental appropriations.  For higher education, the bill includes $820.7 million for FY2002 purposes.  It also includes supplemental appropriations totaling $16.8 million-- $2.8 million for bond project debt payments; $5 million for utility cost relief, and $9 million for the endowed chairs program.  The Governor signed provisions providing supplemental appropriations for endowed chairs, heating bill assistance and bond project debt payments.  He vetoed the $5.1 million appropriation for the State Regents administrative budget.

      3/26/01      Signed by Governor With Line-Item Veto  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb1564_enr.rtf

 

HB 1565 (Mass/Haney) - UTILITY ASSISTANCE.  Creating utility assistance programs for various state agencies; creating a Higher Education Utility Assistance Program to be administered by the State Regents for higher education institutions.

      3/28/01      Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb1565_enr.rtf

 

HB 1570 (Mass/Haney) - APPROPRIATIONS/STATE REGENTS.  Modifying FY02 appropriation levels for numerous state agencies; Section 11 amends Section 1 of SB 239, revising the amount appropriated to the State Regents from $28,437,608 to $4,914,356; Section 12 appropriates $11,761,626 from the Oklahoma Tuition Scholarship Revolving Fund to the State Regents; Section 13 appropriates $11,761,626 to the State Regents from the Higher Education Capital Revolving Fund; Section 14 appropriates $500,000 to the State Regents and states legislative intent that the funds be spent for the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma; Section 15 appropriates $100,000 and states legislative intent that the money be allocated for the Native American Language Curator for the Sam Noble Museum of Natural History at the University of Oklahoma Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art; Section 16 expands the Master Lease Purchase Program to include capital equipment projects of $10 million rather than the previous $5 million and the useful life from 10 to 20 years.  The Governor line-item vetoed two sections unrelated to higher education.

      6/8/01  Signed by Governor With Line-Item Veto  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb1570_enr.rtf

 

HB 1590 (Mass/Haney) - TOBACCO SETTLEMENT ENDOWMENT TRUST FUND.  Amending HB 1003 relating to the Board of Directors of the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust Fund.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1590_int.rtf

      6/4/01  Signed by Governor  - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb1590_enr.rtf

 

HB 1638 (Matlock/Crutchfield) - Health insurance STUDY.  Expressing legislative intent that an interim study be undertaken to study the premiums, benefits, financial reserves and retained earning of the State and Education Employees Group Insurance Board.   http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1638_int.rtf

      5/31/01      Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb1638_enr.rtf

 

HB 1640 (Dunegan/Rabon) - BONDS.  Providing the Supreme Court of Oklahoma with discretionary original jurisdiction for bond applications; requiring notice of hearing on each application be given by a newspaper of general circulation.  (20 § 14.1)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1640_int.rtf

      5/2/01  Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb1640_enr.rtf

 

HB 1662 (Perry/Coffee) - PORTAL SYSTEM.  Recognizing the need for a state portal system connecting state agency web sites and information systems; defining portal system; authorizing agencies to charge a convenience fee for electronic/online transactions; requiring agencies to use an open-systems concept portal system; establishing the State Governmental Internet Applications Review Board to review and make recommendations concerning transactions and applications; requiring the board to review forms and fees.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1662_int.rtf

      6/4/01  Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb1662_enr.rtf

 

HB 1670 (Roach/Williams) - FAMILY ASSISTANCE.  Creating the Investing in Stronger Oklahoma Families Act; encouraging the establishment of family resource assistance that creates collaborative partnerships between governmental agencies and private and nonprofit entities; including the State Regents in the list of agencies involved.  (10 § 22.3)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1670_int.rtf

      6/8/01  Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb1670_enr.rtf

 

HB 1718 (Askins/Henry) - Workers’ Compensation.  Renaming the State Insurance Fund to “Compsource Oklahoma”.  (85 §§ 131, 131a, 131b)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1718_int.rtf

      6/4/01  Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb1718_enr.rtf

 

HB 1754 (Wells/Morgan) - RETIREMENT.  Relating to the Teachers’ Retirement System and membership requirements; providing for nonclassified optional support personnel to resume employee contributions under certain conditions; providing for treatment of service.  (70 § 17-103)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1754_int.rtf

      6/1/01  Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb1754_enr.rtf

 

HB 1768 (Dunegan/Dickerson) - PERSONNEL/LEAVE.  Relating to the Oklahoma Personnel Act; giving state immunity with regard to application to state employees of certain federal legislation; providing for a family leave program for state employees under certain circumstances; modifying requirements for state leave-sharing program; modifying certain requirements in a reduction-in-force plan; modifying eligibility requirements for severance benefits and voluntary-out benefits; authorizing confidentiality of certain information; modifying education qualifications for the State Fire Marshal; increasing the cap on incentive awards for certain supervisory state employees; modifying sections relating to child care centers for children of state employees; amending section relating to state employment of special disabled veterans; expanding probationary period.  Amends HB 1119 and HB 1231.  (74 §§ 840-1.3, 840-1.6A, 840-2.17, 840-2.22, 840-2.23, 840-2.27C, 840-2.27D, 840-2.28, 840-3.1, 840-4.12, 840-4.17, 840-5.3, 840-5.5, 840-5.11, 840-5.12, 4117, 4190, 4191; 72 § 403)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1768_int.rtf

      6/4/01  Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb1768_enr.rtf

 

HB 1804 (Glover/Smith) - INDIGENT DEFENSE.  Amending sections relating to the Indigent Defense System; Section 5 authorizes the executive director to enter into contracts with individuals, educational institutions, or state or federal agencies for other purposes.  (22 § 1355.4)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1804_int.rtf

      5/14/01      Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb1804_enr.rtf

 

HB 1869 (Dunegan/Mickle) - PERFORMANCE-BASED EFFICIENCY CONTRACTS.  Authorizing public entities, including State System higher education institutions, to enter into performance-based efficiency contracts; providing contract procedures; requiring bond; prescribing conditions for bond; requiring guarantee of cost savings; prescribing procedures related to cost savings.

      6/8/01  Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb1869_enr.rtf

 

HB 1896 (Blackburn/Henry) - INCOME TAX/college SAVINGS.  Amending Section 12 of HB 1231 by establishing an income tax deduction for contributions to Oklahoma College Savings Plan accounts, not to exceed $2,500 per year per beneficiary of the account.  (68 § 2358)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1896_int.rtf

      5/31/01      Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb1896_enr.rtf

 

HB 1914 (Ray Miller/Morgan) - CAREER-TECHNOLOGY.  Creating the Task Force on Career-Technology Professional Certification; includes in the membership the Chancellor or designee and one member from a higher education institution who teaches career and technology teacher education courses.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1914_int.rtf

      4/9/01  Vetoed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb1914_enr.rtf

 

HB 1964 (Lindley/Morgan) - MEDICAL MICROPIGMENTATION.  Creating the Oklahoma Medical Micropigmentation Regulation Act; modifying the individuals who may apply or perform micropigmentation; requiring the State Board of Health in cooperation with the Medical Micropigmentation Advisory Committee and the Department of Career and Technology Education to adopt a curriculum of required courses; requiring written and clinical tests to be administered by the Department of Career and Technology Education.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1964_int.rtf

      6/4/01  Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb1964_enr.rtf

 

HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS

 

HCR 1010 (Covey/Muegge) - 4-H DAY.  Declaring April 17, 2001, as “4-H Day at the Legislature”; tracing 4-H back to the enactment in 1914 of the Smith-Lever Act which established the Cooperative Extension System within the United States Department of Agriculture, the state land-grant universities and the counties.

      4/17/01      To Secretary of State

 

HCR 1012 (Ingmire/Morgan) - OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY BASKETBALL TEAM.  Remembering the victims of the Oklahoma State University basketball team plane crash.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HCR1012_int.rtf

      4/25/01      To Secretary of State  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hcr1012_enr.rtf

 

HCR 1026 (Roach/Williams) - GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION.  Creating a Task Force on Hospital Funding to make findings and recommendations on state funding for graduate medical education and on indigent, charitable, Medicaid and Medicare medical care; authorizing the hiring of outside consultants; requiring a report by Dec. 31, 2001.  -  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HCR1026_int.rtf

      5/22/01      To Secretary of State  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hcr1026_enr.rtf

 

HCR 1028 (Lindley/Leftwich) - NEUROFIBROMATOSIS AWARENESS.  Declares May as Neurofibromatosis Awareness Month in Oklahoma; recognizes and honors Dr. John J. Mulvihill and Dr. Rosita Kirshman at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center for their research, treatment and promotion of public education of the disease.

      5/15/01      To Secretary of State - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hcr1028_enr.rtf

 

HCR 1040 (Ingmire/Morgan) - LAWRENCE L. BOGER.  Praising the life and career of the late Lawrence L. Boger, former president of Oklahoma State University.

      5/24/01      To Secretary of State  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hcr1040_enr.rtf

 

HOUSE RESOLUTIONS

 

HR 1008 (Wilt) - MARTIN GARBER, JR..  Congratulating Martin Garber, Jr., on his successful career and wishing him well on his retirement from Phillips Petroleum.  Mr. Garber is a member of the Board of Regents of Tulsa Community College, where he served as Chairman of the Board and is currently Chairman of its Community Relations Committee. 

      3/14/01      To Secretary of State  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hr1008_enr.rtf

 

HR 1012 (Bonny) - SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY.  Proclaiming April 2001 as “Oklahoma Science and Technology Month”.

      4/10/01      To Secretary of State  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb1012_enr.rtf

 

HR 1021 (Deutschendorf) - INTERNET-BASED EDUCATION.  Requesting the State Board of Education to adopt standards and guidelines on Internet-based instruction that address the areas of curriculum, instruction, teacher certification, accreditation, student assessment, management and

evaluation.

      5/23/01      To Secretary of State  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hr1021_enr.rtf

 

HR 1024 (Leonard Sullivan) - FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL GAMES.  Expressing displeasure at a NCAA rule change allowing Friday night college football games that threaten the time-honored tradition of Friday night high school football and urging the athletic directors for the State Systems institutions not to schedule Friday night football games.

      5/24/01      To Secretary of State - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hr1024_enr.rtf

 

 

 

FIRST EXTRAORDINARY SESSION

 

SENATE BILLS

 

SB 6X (Taylor/Adair) - Workers’ Compensation.  Clarifying language relating to the basis for computation of Workers’ Compensation benefits.  (85 § 21)

      5/22/01Direct to Calendar  -  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB6x_int.rtf

      5/23/01Title Stricken

      5/23/01Bill Amended and Passed - Senate  (42-1)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb6X_engr.rtf

      5/24/01Direct to House Calendar

 

HOUSE BILLS

 

HB 1003X (Askins) - Workers’ Compensation.  Clarifying language relating to Workers’ Compensation.  (85 § 45)

      5/21/01House Introduction and First Reading  -  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1003x_int.rtf

      5/23/01Title Stricken

      5/23/01Bill Amended and Passed - House  (97-1)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb1003x_engr.rtf

      5/24/01Direct to Senate Calendar

 

 

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