LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

48th Oklahoma Legislature

Second Session - 2002

OKLAHOMA STATE REGENTS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION

 

 

 

 

From:  Lesa Borin & Carolyn McCoy

 

Friday, February 22, 2002

 

Highlights this Week:

 

 

The Governor’s Tax Reform Task Force held their first meeting yesterday.  The Co-Chairs of the Task Force are 
Don Davis, President of Cameron University, and Howard Barnett, Governor’s Chief of Staff.   The membership of the task
force is comprised of citizens and legislators including State Regent John Massey and State Regent Jimmy Harrel.  After being
addressed by Speaker of the House, Larry Adair, and President Pro Tempore-Elect, Cal Hobson, the task force was charged
by Governor Frank Keating to
create substantial and feasible ideas for the government to work with.  For additional information
on the Task Force and their duties, click on http://www.governor.state.ok.us/TAXES221.htm 
 
Senate Appropriations Committee Gets Budget Briefing
 
(Article by Thomas Larson of GIT, Inc.) The Senate Appropriations Committee met on Tuesday and, in addition to passing more 
than 80 bills, received a budget briefing from Senate fiscal staff and Committee Chairman Sen. Enoch Kelly Haney, D-Seminole.
First, on the current fiscal year, the Office of State Finance has projected a budget shortfall to state agencies of around $70 million.
The revenue shortfall is largely due to lower-than-expected revenues from the Gross Production Tax of natural gas, which is
projected to be $236 million below last year's estimate.  In addition, three revolving funds for education, two used by the Regents
for Higher Education and one used by common education, will each be $7 million short due to the drop in oil prices.
Next year's forecast is worse, with a projected drop of $350 million for FY 2003. However, with funds from the Rainy Day Fund, 
that can be whittled down to an $81 million shortfall.
However, the Legislature has already received over $100 million in supplemental requests for this fiscal year and over $331 
million in FY2003 requested budget increases.  According to Senate fiscal staff, for next year, the shortfall could be made up by
a 4.4 percent cut to all agencies. If education entities are held harmless, as many in the Legislature and the Governor would like to do,
all other agencies would face a 9.4 percent cut. If educational entities and the Health Care Authority, which administers Oklahoma's
Medicaid program, are held harmless, other agencies would receive an 11.1 percent cut.

Fiscal staff also said that, if Rainy Funds are used to make up a significant portion of the FY 2003 shortfall, it will create a shortfall in
FY 2004. Between the Rainy Day Fund, the Special Cash/Cash Flow Reserve and the Tobacco Settlement Fund, the Legislature has
$349 million at its disposal this year. If that is all used, they will only have $63 million from those sources in FY 2004, a negative
difference of $286 million.  However, they said, Oklahoma is not alone. Forty-five states and Washington DC are faced with
in the current fiscal year, and other states may join the list before the year's end. In FY 2003, 37 states and the District of Columbia
face potential shortfalls.

Bills of Interest

 

·          SB 903 (Williams) would require institutions to provide written reasons to faculty for adverse employment actions http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB903_int.rtf In the introduced version, the bill exempted the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University.  However, the committee amended the bill to exempt all institutions under the A&M Board of Regents, rather that just Oklahoma State University in paragraph B of section 1.  The bill passed by vote of 14 yes, 1 no.  It will next be heard on the Senate floor.

 

·          SB 962 (Milacek) Expresses legislative intent that higher education institutions cease entering into contracts with credit card issuers and cease to allow issuers to market credit cards on campus http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB962_int.rtf .  The title on the bill was "stricken" which means it would have to come back to the Senate for a second vote before final passage.  The bill passed by a vote of 10 yes, 7 no.

 

·          SB 995 (Morgan), http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB995_int.rtf would change the name of Connors State College of Agriculture and Applied Science to Connors State College passed out of the Senate Education Committee.

 

·          SB 1353 (Williams), modifies language relating to transfer of certain assets to OSU-Tulsa. http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1353_int.rtf passed out of the Senate Education Committee.

 

·          SB 1358 (Morgan), Increases from $500 to $5,000 the limit on inventory of institutions comprising The Oklahoma State System of Higher Education and the University Hospitals.   The bill was passed by the Senate Government Operations and Agency Oversight Committee. http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1358_int.rtf

 

·          SB 1317 (Laughlin), which would authorize NWOSU to establish tuition and fees for students who are not US citizens beginning with the 2002-2003 school year. http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1317_int.rtf .  The title was stricken and there was much debate on the bill. During the debate, Senator Scott Pruitt expressed his desire to have the bill language restructured to connect directly to the E-Commerce program, which it currently does not.  Senator Owen Laughlin, the author of bill, stated that this was to be a pilot program and that if it proved to be successful, then perhaps the Legislature would consider making this program available to all state colleges and universities in the future.  The Senate Appropriations Committee voted a do pass on the bill.

 

·          SB 1446 (Wilcoxson), which was to have been the vehicle for the Governor's 4x4 legislation, failed in the Senate Appropriations & Budget Subcommittee on Education

 

·          SJR 40 (Henry) http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SJR40_int.rtf   The lottery bill was voted out of the Senate Appropriations Committee by a very close margin of 19 Yes to 16 No.  As a result, SB 1636 http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1636_int.rtf was voted out of Committee as a do pass.  SB1636 is specific to educational programs, including higher education and common education, which would be funded by a lottery.  Should SJR 40 be passed on the floor, it would result in a State Question for Oklahoma voters later this fall.  SB 1636 is contingent upon passage of the State Question.

 

·          A committee substitute for HB 1440 http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1440_cs.rtf  was passed by the House Higher Education Committee on Wednesday.  The bill would repeal the Oklahoma Tuition Scholarship Program (OTSP).  The bill comes out of recommendations of the Task Force on State Scholarship and Student Aid Grant Programs that met during the interim.  The OTSP is a new scholarship program that is scheduled to become effective for college freshmen during the 2003-04 academic year.  The OTSP would offer a 2-year tuition scholarship targeted at high achieving students (at least 26 ACT) with family incomes up to $70,000.  The estimated cost of the program is $2.5 million in FY2004 and $4.8 million in FY2005.  In the context of the funding demands for existing scholarship and grant programs -- OTAG, OHLAP, and Academic Scholars Program -- the Task Force recommended that the Legislature reconsider implementing the OTSP.  The Task Force also concluded that the OTSP would not be effective toward the goal of increasing the number of college graduates in Oklahoma.  The bill passed unanimously on a non-recorded voice vote.

 

·          HB 2045 (Wilt), Exempting full-time college students from jury duty. http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2045_int.rtf was amended and passed out of the House Judiciary committee.

 

·          HB 2138 (Roach) http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2138_int.rtf Stating legislative intent for the Board of Trustees for Oklahoma State University/Tulsa to develop and implement a technology intern partner program was passed unanimously on a non-recorded voice vote out of the House Higher Education Committee on Wednesday.

 

·          HB 2141 (Toure), which is similar to SB 903, failed to pass the committee.  The bill failed on a non-recorded voice vote.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2141_int.rtf

 

·          Both HB 2706 and HB 2886 which would amend 70 O.S. 2001, Section 11-103.6, which relates to high school graduation curriculum requirements and the modification of certain core curriculum units or sets of competencies requirements, passed unanimously on a non-recorded voice vote out of the House Common Education Committee on Monday.   Bill text for both bills may be found at the following links: HB 2706 http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2706_int.rtf  and HB 2886 http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2886_int.rtf

 

 

 

Upcoming Legislative Deadlines:

 

March 14, Thursday.......................................................................... Bills from Floor of House of Origin

April 4, Thursday...................................................................... Bills from Committee of Opposite House

April 25, Thursday............................................................................. Bills from Floor of Opposite House

May 2, Thursday.................................................... Deadline for Requesting Joint Conference Committee

May 31, Friday.................................................................................................... Sine Die Adjournment

 

Bills added to Tracking List

SB 576 – Accumulated leave

SB 650 - Workers’ Compensation

SCR 54 – OU Political Communication Center

HB 1440 – Repealing the Oklahoma Tuition Scholarship

HB 1923 – Telemarketing

HB 1985 – Whistleblower Act; exempting higher education

HCR 1049 – OSU revenue bonds

 

Action on Bills This Week

 

SENATE ACTIONS

Bills Passed on Senate Floor

SB 1001 – Appropriations – various education entities

SB 1002 – Appropriations – various education entities

SB 1010 – Appropriations – Teacher Preparation

SB 1011 – Budgetary limitations – Teacher Preparation

SB 1024 – Appropriations – health entities

SB 1033 – Budgetary limitations – University Hospitals Authority

SB 1034 – Budgetary limitations – University Hospitals Authority

SB 1044 – Appropriations – Dept. of Agriculture for OSU programs

SB 1045 – Budgetary limitations - Dept. of Agriculture for OSU programs

SB 1046 - Budgetary limitations - Dept. of Agriculture for OSU programs

SB 1055 – Budgetary limitations – Tourism Dept. for Summer Arts Institute & Jazz Hall of Fame

SB 1058 – Budgetary limitations – Tourism Dept. for Summer Arts Institute & Jazz Hall of Fame

SB 1059 – Budgetary limitations – Tourism Dept. for Summer Arts Institute & Jazz Hall of Fame

 

Bills Passed in Senate Committee

SB 576 – Accumulated leave

SB 650 - Workers’ Compensation

SB 836 – Weighted pupil category for science and math courses

SB 893 - Sales tax exemption – event tickets

SB 903 – Faculty employment

SB 929 – Sales tax deduction – technology/biotechnology

SB 934 – Commissioners of the Land Office

SB 936 – Use of golf carts in parks

SB 948 - Administrative Rules

SB 962 – Credit cards issuers on college campuses

SB 989 – Lottery

SB 990 – Health care consumer protection

SB 995 – Connors State College name change

SB 1222 – State Chief Executive Officer Salary Act

SB 1233 - Employee Benefits Council – renegotiating rates

SB 1239 – Agency telephone answering

SB 1243 – Health insurance – Oklahoma Medical Center, George Nigh Rehabilitation Institute, retirees

SB 1251 – Certificate of high school equivalency

SB 1299 – Health insurance – network provider facility contract

SB 1317 - Northwestern Oklahoma State University – tuition for non-US-citizens

SB 1353 – Oklahoma State University/Tulsa

SB 1364 – Donated leave

SB 1365 – Professional services contract

SB 1378 – Alternate retirement plan for OU and OSU

SB 1381 – State agency audits/state purchase cards

SB 1382 – Reports to Legislature

SB 1384 – Leave sharing; Carl Albert Public Internship Program

SB 1385 - Employee Benefits Council – rate negotiating

SB 1408 – Graduation requirements – credits for technology center school courses

SB 1415 - Sales tax exemption – teacher training and robotics

SB 1420 – Sex offender registration

SB 1422 – Graduation requirements – social studies, community service, character education

SB 1447 – Cameron University – contract with Tax Commission

SB 1456 - Teachers’ Retirement

SB 1460 – Medical record copying cost

SB 1462 – Teacher salary – military credit

SB 1469 – Privatization of state functions

SB 1580 - Governmental Tort Claims

SB 1621 – School testing

SB 1627 - Quartz Mountain Arts and Conference Center

SB 1631 – School testing

SB 1636 – Educational facilities grant program; HOPE scholarship

SB 1637 – Teacher certification – points of entry

SJR 40 - Lottery

 

Bills Failed in Senate Committee

SB 1446 – Graduation requirements

 

HOUSE ACTIONS

Bills Passed on House Floor

HB 1923 – Telemarketing

HB 2209 – School Professional Nurse Staff Task Force

HB 2249 – Services to individuals with disabilities

HB 2264 – Pay for employees on National Guard duty

HB 2271 – Performance evaluation of parent education programs

HB 2412 – State audits

HB 2739 – VISION Task Force

HB 2915 – Teacher certification – alternative placement

 

Bills Passed in House Committee

HB 1440 – Repealing the Oklahoma Tuition Scholarship

HB 1985 – Whistleblower Act; exempting higher education

HB 2018 - Statewide Temporary Assistance Responsibility System (STARS)

HB 2045 – Jury duty exemption for students

HB 2053 – Risk management

HB 2068 – OSU Center for Issue Management and Communication for Agriculture, Rural Living, Environment and Government

HB 2082 – Income tax exemption for retirement benefits

HB 2093 – Medical licensure

HB 2100 – Statewide Temporary Assistance Responsibility System (STARS)

HB 2109 – Veterinarian technicians

HB 2123 - Teachers’ Retirement System – annual reporting requirements

HB 2138 – OSU/Tulsa Technology Intern Partner Program

HB 2142 – Cloning prohibition

HB 2162 – Nursing Workforce Task Force

HB 2169 – OETA – re-creation

HB 2175 – Special Agency Account Board – re-creation

HB 2180 - Special Agency Account Board/OETA – re-creation

HB 2220 – Income tax credit for teacher’s materials

HB 2238 – Tulsa Reconciliation Education and Scholarship Program

HB 2274 – Public disclosure – employee discipline

HB 2321 – Mentor teachers

HB 2328 – Task Force to Review the Complaint System for Persons with Disabilities/Task Force on State Scholarship and Student Aid - abolishing

HB 2361 – Community service leave

HB 2410 – Children First Program

HB 2616 – Appropriations – USAO

HB 2651 - Administrative Rules

HB 2689 – Appropriations/Military Base Closure Prevention Task Force

HB 2697 – Complaint system for individuals with disabilities

HB 2706 – Graduation requirements

HB 2729 – Appropriations – State Department of Education

HB 2763 – Health insurance – freedom of choice

HB 2796 – Internet access service
HB 2847 – Reading pilot program

HB 2849 – Ad valorem taxation

HB 2874 – Construction/bidding

HB 2886 – Graduation requirements

HB 2919 – Address confidentiality

HJR 1051 – Limiting liability for contractors

HJR 1055 – Legislative consideration of appropriations

HCR 1045 – OSU revenue bonds

HCR 1047 – OSU revenue bonds

 

 

Bills Failed in House Committee

HB 2141 – Faculty employment

 

Bills Signed by the Governor

SB 1486 – Education appropriations; repealing sections relating to higher education leasing

SB 1487 – Appropriations - University Hospitals Authority

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

Abortion, HB 2684,

Accreditation, SB 1485

Address confidentiality, HB 2921

Administrative rules, SB 948, HB 2651

Appropriations

            Agriculture Department for OSU services, SB 1044, SB 1045, SB 1046, HB 2063, HB 2510

            Capital projects, HB 2687

            Commerce Department for SEOSU Small Business Development and Bid Assistance Program OSU/CATT, HB 2532

            Community Education Grants, SB 1001, HB 2429

            Education Leadership Oklahoma, SB 1001, SB 1002, HB 2429

            General, SB 1188

            Great Expectations Summer Institutes for Teachers scholarships, SB 1001, HB 2429

            Health Department for various health-related programs, SB 1024, HB 2488

            Legislative consideration of, HJR 1055

            Military Base Closure Prevention Task Force, HB 2689

            National Assessment of Educational Progress participation, SB 1001, HB 2429

            Oklahoma Alliance for Geographic Education, SB 1001, HB 2429

Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST), SB 1117, SB 1120, SB 1121, SB 1188, SB 1486, HB 2445, HB 2446

Physician Manpower Training Commission, SB 1168, SB 1171, SB 1172, SB 1188, HB 2439, HB 2440

            Scholarships, HB 2687

            State and Education Employees Group Insurance Board,

            State Regents, SB 1168, SB 1169, SB 1170, SB 1188, SB 1486, HB 2433, HB 2434, HB 2689

Teacher Preparation Commission, SB 1001, SB 1010, SB 1011, SB 1188, SB 1486, HB 2447, HB 2448

            Telecommunications curriculum, SB 1486, HB 2429

Tourism for Summer Arts Institute and Jazz Hall of Fame, SB 1055, SB 1058, SB 1059, HB 2524

            University Hospitals, SB 1024, SB 1033, SB 1034, SB 1188, SB 1487, HB 2507, HB 2508

University of Oklahoma for Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art and Native American Language Curator for the Sam Noble Museum of Natural History, SB 1486

            University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma, HB 2616

            Virtual Internet School in Oklahoma Network (VISION), SB 1001, SB 1002, HB 2429

Asbestos abatement, HB 2030

Attorney, private, SB 899

Audiologists, SB 901

Audits, SB 1381, HB 2412

 

Banking, HB 2907

Benefits, SB 1233, SB 1385

Bidding, public, HB 2420, HB 2874

Biotechnology, SB 929

Blue River Conservation Passport, HB 2374

Bonds, Private Activity, HB 2408

 

Cameron University, SB 1447

Capitol communications, HB 2852

Carl Albert Public Internship Program, SB 1384

Children First Program, HB 2410

Child support for children of disabled law enforcement members, HB 2311

Cloning, SB 1552, HB 2011, HB 2036, HB 2142

College Savings Plan, SB 1274, HB 2908

Commissioners of the Land Office, SB 934, SB 1327

Community Hospitals Authority, SB 1675

Computer services, HB 2737

Connors State College name change, SB 995

Construction, HB 2874

Contractors, limited liability, HJR 1051

Contracts, HB 2420

Credit cards, SB 962, HB 2792

Curriculum, HB 2668, HB 2706, HB 2886

 

Deaf, educational interpreter for, SB 1328, HB 2902

Deferred savings, SB 1204, HB 2896

Dental hygienists, SB 978

Disabilities, SB 1237, SB 1512, HB 2249, HB 2697

Dispute resolution, HB 2068

 

Education Facilities Grant Program, SB 1636

Educational indicators, SB 940

Education Leadership of Oklahoma, HB 2333

Education oversight, HB 2919

Employee

            Benefits Council, SB 1233, SB 1385

            Discipline, disclosure of, HB 2274

            On National Guard Duty, HB 2264

            Privacy of information, HB 2352

            Recognition, HB 2099

            Recruitment, HCR 1044

English proficiency for teaching assistants, HB 2742

EPSCoR, SB 1513

Ethics, HB 2839

 

Faculty employment, SB 903, HB 2141

Flight instruction to non-citizens, SB 1321

 

Golf cart use in state parks, SB 936

Governmental Tort Claims, SB 997, SB 1241, SB 1580

Graduation requirements, SB 1251, SB 1392, SB 1408, SB 1422, SB 1446, HB 2265

 

Highway relocation, HB 2745

HOPE Scholarship, SB 1636

Hospitals, HB 2121

Hunting and fishing area use passport, HB 2205, HB 2374

 

Information

            Disclosure, HB 2263

            Service, HB 2852

Injury prevention, HB 2714

Insurance, health, HB 1362, HB 2821

            Alternative basic plan, SB 1296

            Audiological services coverage, SB 1641, HB 2178

            Claim litigation, SB 1484

            Consumer protection, SB 990

            Contracts, SB 1299

            Data, SB 1443, SB 1575

            Facility contract, SB 1299

            Freedom of choice, SB 1518, HB 2763

            George Nigh Rehabilitation Institute, SB 1243

            Mammography screenings, SB 1676

            Oklahoma Medical Center, SB 1243

            Plan specifications, HB 2222

            Point-of-service plan, SB 1455

            Preexisting condition, HB 2778

            Premiums, HB 2805

            Prescription coverage, HB 2733, HB 2805

            Retirees' benefits, SB 1243, SB 1244, HB 2353

            Self-audits, HB 2804

            Vision, HB 2608

Insurance, life, HB 2058

Internet access service, HB 2684, HB 2796

Inventory of equipment, SB 1240, SB 1358

 

Jury duty exemption for full-time college students, HB 2045

 

Leasing, SB 1486

Leave

            Accumulated, SB 576

            Community service, HB 2361

            For families of crime victims, SB 1461

            Jury duty, HB 2729

            For organ and tissue donation, SB 1628

            Sharing, SB 1364, SB 1384

Licensed professionals, HB 2625

Long range plans, State Regents, HB 1208

Lottery, SB 989, SJR 40

 

Medical licensure, HB 2078, HB 2093

Medical records, SB 1460

 

Naming rights, HB 2331

National Board Certification bonus, HB 2333

National Guard and Reserve employees, HB 2264

Net energy metering, HB 2376

Northwestern Oklahoma State University, tuition for foreign students, SB 1317

Nursing Workforce Task Force, HB 2162

 

Oklahoma Education Television Authority (OETA), HB 2169, HB 2180

Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program (OHLAP), SB 1523, HB 2306, HB 2822

Oklahoma Institute of Technology, SB 1391

Oklahoma State University

            Center for Issue Management and Communication for Agriculture, Rural Living, Environment and Government, HB 2068

            College of Osteopathic Medicine, SB 1675

            Revenue bonds, HCR 1045, HCR 1047, HCR 1049

            School of Nursing member on Task Force, HB 2209

            Tulsa, SB 1353, SB 1354

                        Technology intern partner program, HB 2138

Oklahoma Tuition Scholarship, SB 1523, HB 1440, HB 2738, HB 2822

Open Meeting, HB 2015, HB 2057

Open Records, HB 2815

Oklahoma Tuition Aid Grants, HB 2822

 

Parent education program evaluation, HB 2271

Parking violations, SB 1292

Pay for employees on National Guard duty, HB 2264

Planning, SB 1206, SB 1208

Prenatal visitation program, HB 2410

Private school accreditation, SB 1485

Privatization of state functions, SB 1469

Professional services contract, SB 1365

Public buildings, HB 2381

Public disruptions, SB 1292, HB 2381

Purchasing

            Purchase cards, SB 1381

            Sole source and sole brand, HB 2021

 

Quartz Mountain Arts and Conference Center, SB 1627

 

Reading pilot program, HB 2847

Reading sufficiency, SB 1465

Regents for A&M Colleges, meeting by teleconference, HB 2015, HB 2057

Reports, SB 1382

Retirement, SB 1456, HB 2326

            Alternate plan, SB 1378

            Beneficiary, SB 1227

            Benefit calculations, SB 1231

            Cost-of-living and health care supplement adjustment, HB 2004, HB 2124, HB 2326, HB 2368

            Death benefits, HB 2383

            Defined contribution, SB 1235

            Health insurance, SB 1243, SB 1244

            Post-retirement employment, HB 2344

            Reporting, HB 2123

            Tax apportionment, SJR 1X, SB 1376

            Tax exemption, HB 2082

Revenue bonds, HCR 1045, HCR 1047

Revolving funds, Higher Education, SB 1211

Risk management, SB 1454, HB 2053

Robotics, SB 1415

 

Salaries for state chief executive officers, SB 1222

Scholarships, HB 2328

            HOPE Scholarship, SB 1636

            Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program (OHLAP), SB 1523, HB 2306, HB 2822

            Tuition, SB 1523, HB 1440, HB 2738, HB 2822

School buses, HB 2807

School improvement plans, HB 2341

School nurses, HB 2209

School performance review, SB 1335, HB 2919

School psychologists, SB 901, HB 2625

School readiness, SB 37

Science and math courses, SB 836

Sex offender registration, SB 1420, HB 2055

Smoking in public places, SB 1553, HB 2401

Special Agency Account Board, HB 2175, HB 2180

Speech pathologists, SB 901, HB 2625

Statewide Temporary Assistance Responsibility System (STARS), HB 2018, HB 2100, HB 2694

Strategic Planning Committee on the Olmstead Decision, SB 1512

 

Task Force on State Scholarship and Student Aid Grant Programs, HB 2328

Task Force to Review the Complaint System for Persons with Disabilities, HB 2328, HB 2697

Tax

            Ad valorem tax, HB 2849, HJR 1042

            Apportionment for Teachers’ Retirement System, SJR 1X, SB 1376

            Credit for educational expenses, HB 2413

            Credit for gifts to charitable organizations, SB 875, HB 2291

            Credit for gifts to schools, HB 2236

            Credit for teacher’s materials, HB 2220

            Deduction for College savings plans, SB 1274

            Deduction for investors in emerging technology or biotechnology company, SB 929

            Exemption for donations to libraries, HB 2289

            Exemption for retirement benefits, HB 2082, HB 2851

            Exemption for sales to hospitals, HB 1974

            Exemption for sales to technology or biotechnology company, SB 929

            Exemption for ticket sales, SB 893

            Revenues for University Hospitals Authority, SJR 38

Teacher

            Adjunct, HB 2332

            Alternative certification, SB 1595, HB 2915

            Certification, SB 1595, SB 1637, HB 2915, HB 2332

            Mentors, HB 2321, HB 2384

            Professional development, HB 2127

            Residency, HB 2384

            Salaries, SB 901, SB 912, SB 1462, HB 2189, HB 2223, HB 2332

            Student, HB 2384

            Testing, SB 1506

Technology business development, SB 929, HB 2735

Telemarketing, SB 950, HB 1923, HB 2347, HB 2760

Telephone answering, SB 1239

Testing, school, SB 940, SB 1621, SB 1631, HB 2188, HB 2346

Tobacco Settlement, SB 1209, HJR 1036

Tuition and fees, SB 1317

Tuition equalization grants, HB 2288

Tuition Scholarship, SB 1523, HB 2738, HB 2822

Tuition waiver for ROTC students, HB 2623

Tulsa Community College Technology Center School District, SB 1287

Tulsa Reconciliation Education and Scholarship Program, SB 1344, HB 2238

 

Unclassified service, SB 1203

University Hospitals Authority, SJR 38

University of Oklahoma

            College of Dentistry, HB 2411

            College of Medicine (Tulsa), SB 1675

            Football player, Roy Williams, SR 26

            Political Communication Center, SCR 54

            School of Nursing member on Task Force, HB 2209

            Wind power initiative, HB 2376

 

Vehicle reimbursement, SB 1237

Veterinary technicians, HB 2109

Virtual Internet School in Oklahoma Network (VISION), HB 2739

 

Water plan, HB 2419, HB 2895

Weapons, HB 2801

Whistleblower Act, HB 2266

Williams, Roy, SR 26

Workers' Compensation, SB 650, SB 969, SB 1576, SB 1509, SB 1515, SB 1603, HB 2696, HB2701, HB 2818, HB 2841, HJR 1053

Workforce investment, HB 2633

 


BILL SUMMARIES

 

Status Reported as of February 21, 2002

 

 

SENATE BILLS

 

SB 37 (Fisher/Peters) - SCHOOL READINESS.  Creating the Oklahoma Partnership for School Readiness Act; creating the Oklahoma Partnership for School Readiness Board, whose membership includes the Chancellor.  (10 § 640.2) 

      2/21/01Title Stricken

      02/21/01 Senate Committee - Do Pass as Amended

      3/5/01   Bill Amended and Passed - Senate   (42-0)

      3/28/01House Committee - Committee Substitute Passed

      4/4/01   Bill Amended and Passed - House  (65-33)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/sb37_hasb.rtf

      4/25/01In Conference Committee - GCCA

      2/12/02House Rejected CCR, Requested Further Conference

      2/13/02In Conference Committee

 

SB 576 (Herbert/Paulk) - ACCUMULATED ANNUAL LEAVE.  Allowing employees to be paid for excess annual leave.  The committee substitute authorizes an appointing authority to allow its employees to sell back excess annual leave at the end of a calendar year; requiring that sold-back leave be calculated at the employee’s salary level at the end of the calendar year; defining excess annual leave as annual leave that would exceed the maximum annual leave at the end of the calendar year had the employee been allowed to accumulate more than the maximum annual leave amount; requiring the Office of Personnel Management to promulgate rules to implement such provisions.  (74 § 840-2.20)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB576_int.rtf

      2/15/01Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee:  General Government Subcommittee

      2/20/02Senate Committee - Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb576_cs.rtf

 

SB 650 (Henry/Askins) - Workers’ Compensation.  For the purposes of the Workers’ Compensation Act, providing that payments for medical and treatment charges are due and owing only upon proper invoice.  The committee substitute amends 85 O.S. 2001, Sections 134, 142 and 175, to authorize the commissioner of CompSource Oklahoma to require production of records of employers insured with or applying for insurance with CompSource Oklahoma against liability for compensation; requiring that premiums for any policy period be paid according to the contract of insurance; requiring the administrator for the Multiple Injury Trust Fund to approve funds to be allocated by the state treasurer to CompSource Oklahoma for administration expenses, unless rejected by the governor and attorney general; repealing 85 O.S. 2001, Sections 2c and 2.6, relating to authorization of claims, and to certain employees of family members.  (85 § 14)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB650_int.rtf

      2/6/01   Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee

      2/19/02House Committee - Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb650_cs.rtf

 

SB 836 (Ford/Hopper Smith) – SCIENCE & MATH COURSES.  Establishing a weighted pupil category for laboratory science and upper-level mathematics course enrollment; Authorizing the Education Department to determine courses eligible for category weight.  The committee substitute has a stricken title.  (70 O.S. 2001, § 18-201.1)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB836_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

      2/20/02Title Stricken

      2/20/02Senate Committee – Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb836_cs.rtf

 

SB 875 (Pruitt) – INCOME TAX CREDIT/GIFTS TO CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS.  Establishing an income tax credit for voluntary contributions to a qualifying charitable organization; limiting tax credit.  (68 § 2357.66)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB875_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Finance Committee

 

SB 893 (Morgan) – SALES TAX EXEMPTION/EVENT TICKETS.  Providing a sales tax exemption for sales of admission tickets to recreational events or activities that are located at and operated by a State System institution; requiring that an amount equivalent to the amount that otherwise would be required to be collected must be separately stated on the admission ticket and used for funding policies, practices, programs and services to promote gender equity.  (68 O.S. 2001, § 1356)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB893_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Finance Committee

      2/19/02Title Stricken

      2/19/02Senate Committee – Passed as Amended

 

SB 899 (Pruitt) – PRIVATE ATTORNEY.  Creating the Private Attorney Retention Sunshine Act; requiring competitive bidding on state agency contracts with private attorneys exceeding $5,000; prohibiting state agencies from entering into legal services contracts exceeding $1 million without at least one legislative hearing.  (74 §§ 85.7d/85.7g)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB899_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

 

SB 901 (Crutchfield/Staggs) – SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS/SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS/AUDIOLOGISTS/SALARY BONUS.  Requiring the State Board of Education, subject to availability of funds, to provide an annual salary bonus of $5,000 to school psychologists and speech-language pathologists or audiologists.  (70 § 6-205)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB901_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

      2/13/02Title Stricken

      2/13/02Senate Committee – Passed as Amended  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb901_sflr.rtf

 

SB 903 (Williams/Vaughn) – FACULTY EMPLOYMENT.  Requiring that full-time higher education faculty be given reasons for certain employment decisions within seven days of decision; exempting the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University.  The amendment exempts all institutions under the A&M Board rather than just OSU.  (70 § 3231)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB903_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Education Committee

      2/18/02Senate Committee – Passed as Amended  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb903_sflr.rtf

 

SB 912 (Crutchfield) – TEACHERS’ SALARY.  Providing for step increases in the minimum salary schedule for public school teachers; repealing a duplicate section relating to the minimum salary schedule.  (70 O.S. 2001, § 18-114.7)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB912_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

 

SB 929 (Morgan) – SALES TAX DEDUCTION/TECHNOLOGY/BIOTECHNOLOGY.  Creating the “Oklahoma Emerging Technology and Biotechnology Financial Assistance Act”; stating legislative intent to provide financial assistance to emerging technology or biotechnology companies; stating importance of supporting pharmaceutical industry, related university biotechnology research programs and the sizable investment of state funds in higher education.  (68 O.S. 2001, § 2358)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB929_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Finance Committee

      2/19/02Title Stricken

      2/19/02Senate Committee – Passed as Amended

 

SB 934 (Herbert/Glover) – COMMISSIONERS OF LAND OFFICE.  Authorizing the Commissioners of the Land Office to hold meetings by teleconference; authorizing the Commissioners to invest the permanent school fund and the other educational funds in timber and timberland and in real estate, improved real estate and real estate investment trusts; authorizing the Commissioners to buy, sell, harvest and manage timber produced on the state’s school lands; modifying publication requirements for the sale of oil, gas and mineral leases on school lands; requiring the Commissioners to pay real estate appraiser license fees for employees required to obtain such license to perform required job duties.  (25 O.S. 2001, § 307.1; 64 O.S. 2001, §§ 51, 92, 281)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB934_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

      2/18/02Senate Committee - Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb934_cs.rtf

 

SB 936 (Shurden/Turner) – GOLF CART USE IN STATE PARK.  Authorizing a physically disabled person to operate a golf cart within the boundaries of a state park during daylight hours, so long as the golf cart does not exceed the speed limit in the area as determined by the Department of Tourism and Recreation.  (47 § 31151.2)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB936_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Tourism Committee

      2/21/02Title Stricken

      2/21/02Senate Committee – Passed as Amended

 

SB 940 (Wilcoxson) – SCHOOL TESTING/EDUCATIONAL INDICATORS.  Relating to the School Testing Program; deleting third-grade norm-referenced test requirement; deleting redundant language; requiring development, field-testing, and implementation of certain tests by certain deadlines; requiring remediation of certain students; modifying date by which test results are to be returned to certain entities; amending section relating to Educational Indicators Program; modifying date of publication for certain report.  (70 O.S. 2001, §§ 1210.508, 1210.531)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB940_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Education Committee

 

SB 948 (Maddux/Plunk) – Administrative RuleS.  Changing from 20 days to 30 days the amount of time required for a comment period after publication of notice of intended rulemaking action; requiring agencies to submit to the Small Business Regulatory Review Committee proposed rules adversely affecting small businesses.  The committee substitute provides for establishment of an 11-member review committee instead of a 13-member panel.  (75 O.S. 2001, §§ 303)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB948_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Small Business Committee

      2/21/02Senate Committee - Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb948_cs.rtf

 

SB 950 (Leftwich/Paulk) – TELEMARKETING.  “Telemarketer Restriction Act”; requiring the attorney general to establish a no-telemarketing-sales-call registry; providing an exception from restrictions for the solicitation of funds or other support for a charitable or religious activity, political candidate, cause or organization and any activity of a charitable not-for-profit entity; providing an exception in cases in which a business relationship has been established; authorizing the attorney general to promulgate rules establishing a schedule of increasing fines to be assessed for multiple and repeated violations.  The amendment deletes certain language and inserts definition of “established business relationship”. (15 §§ 775B.1/775B.7)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB950_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Business & Labor Committee

      2/13/02Title Stricken

      2/13/02Senate Committee – Passed as Amended  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb950_sflr.rtf

 

SB 962 (Milacek) – CREDIT CARDS/HIGHER EDUCATION.  Stating legislative intent that the State Regents and any organization associated with state-supported higher education institutions cease entering into contracts with credit card issuers and cease allowing credit card issuers to use institution space or facilities.  (70 § 3242)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB962_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Education Committee

      2/18/02Title Stricken

      2/18/02Senate Committee – Passed as Amended

 

SB 969 (Herbert) – Workers’ Compensation.  Establishing an income tax credit for charges paid by an employer for participation in a certified workplace medical plan; requiring that any state agency experiencing losses greater than premiums paid in one policy year or which has had two consecutive policy years of increased losses to adopt and implement a certified workplace medical plan of their insurer’s choice; requiring continuance of CWMP for no less than five years; deleting requirement that an employee apply to the court for a change of physician; deleting requirement for hearing within seven days of application; requiring court to present to the employer a list of three physicians chosen by the employee; limiting the court’s authority to modify treatment of employees in CWMPs; deleting references to employee’s option to elect to participate in a CWMP.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB969_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee

 

SB 978 (Morgan) – Dental hygienistsAuthorizing dental hygienists to apply sealants to teeth; authorizing hygienists to operate in a school where a licensed dentist is under a Medicaid contract with the Oklahoma Health Care Authority.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB978_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Human Resources Committee

 

SB 989 (Shurden/Leist ) - LOTTERYExpanding activities deemed not to be violations of state lottery or gambling laws to include funding raising by qualified organizations issuing numbered tickets in conjunction with voluntary contributions, with the corresponding stub or stubs of one or more of the tickets to be drawn by lot under the supervision of an official of the qualified organization, the stub or stubs so drawn entitling the ticket holder to a prize; defining “qualified organization” as a church, a public or private school accredited by the Department of Education or registered by the State Board of Education for purposes of participating in federal programs, a student group or organization affiliated with a public or private school, a parent-teacher association or organization affiliated with a public or private school, or a religious, charitable, labor, fraternal, veteran, firefighter, law enforcement, educational or other such entity.  (21 O.S. 2001, § 1051)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB989_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

      2/20/02Title Stricken

      2/20/02Senate Committee – Passed as Amended

 

SB 990 (Rozell) – HEALTH CARE CONSUMER PROTECTION.  Enacting the “Health Care Consumer Protection and Fraud Prevention Act”; making certain acts related to health care claims, goods and services, payment collections and certain billing practices unlawful.  (36 §§ 3650.1/3650.6)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB990_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Human Resources Committee

      2/21/02Title Stricken

      2/21/02Senate Committee – Passed as Amended

 

SB 995 (Robinson/Ericson) – CONNORS STATE COLLEGE.  Changing the name of Connors State College of Agriculture and Applied Science to Connors State College.  (70 §§ 3201, 3405, 3405.1, 3412)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2002-02SB/SB995_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Education Committee

      2/21/02Senate Committee – Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb995_sflr.rtf

 

SB 997 (Herbert) – GOVERNMENTAL TORT CLAIMS.  Limiting government liability for certain acts to $100,000 rather than $125,000; allowing suit of elected officials with their written permission.  (51 O.S. 2001, §§ 154, 163)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB997_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee

 

SB 1001 (Haney/Mass) – Appropriations/TEACHER PREPARATION.  Appropriating to various education entities including funds for the Virtual Internet School in Oklahoma Network (VISION) Pilot Program, Great Expectations Summer Institutes for Teachers scholarships, Community Education Grants, Education Leadership Oklahoma, participation in the National Assessment of Educational Progress, Oklahoma Alliance for Geographic Education, and the Teacher Preparation Commission.  (70 § 18-103.1)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1001_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Direct to Calendar

      2/19/02Title Stricken

      2/19/02Bill and Emergency Passed - Senate  (41-2)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1001_engr.rtf

      2/21/02Direct to Calendar

 

SB 1002 (Haney/Mass) – Appropriations/VISION/EDUCATION LEADERSHIP.  Appropriating to common education, including funds for the Virtual Internet School in Oklahoma Network (VISION) Pilot Program and Education Leadership Oklahoma.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1002_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Direct to Calendar

      2/19/02Title Stricken

      2/19/02Bill and Emergency Passed - Senate  (46-0)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1002_engr.rtf

      2/21/02Direct to Calendar

 

SB 1010 (Haney/Mass) – Appropriations/TEACHER PREPARATION.  Setting budgetary limitations for the Teacher Preparation Commission.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1010_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Direct to Calendar

      2/19/02Title Stricken

      2/19/02Bill and Emergency Passed - Senate  (45-1)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1010_engr.rtf

      2/21/02Direct to Calendar

 

SB 1011 (Haney/Mass) – Appropriations/TEACHER PREPARATION.  Setting budgetary limitations for the Teacher Preparation Commission.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1011_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Direct to Calendar

      2/19/02Title Stricken

      2/19/02Bill and Emergency Passed - Senate  (46-0)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1011_engr.rtf

      2/21/02Direct to Calendar

 

SB 1024 (Haney/Mass) – Appropriations/UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS.  Appropriating to various health entities including the Health Department for contractual services of OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine for the Area Health Education Centers Campaign, contractual services for the OU Health Science Center Pediatric Endocrinology Department, contractual services with the Perinatal Continuing Education Program within OU’s College of Medicine’s Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, for the Children First Program and University Hospitals Authority.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1024_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Direct to Calendar

      2/19/02Title Stricken

      2/19/02Bill and Emergency Passed - Senate  (46-0)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1024_engr.rtf

      2/21/02Direct to Calendar

 

SB 1033 (Haney/Mass) – Appropriations/ UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS.  Setting budgetary limitations for the University Hospitals Authority.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1033_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Direct to Calendar

      2/19/02Title Stricken

      2/19/02Bill and Emergency Passed - Senate  (46-0)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1033_engr.rtf

      2/21/02Direct to Calendar

 

SB 1034 (Haney/Mass) – Appropriations/ UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS.  Setting budgetary limitations for the University Hospitals Authority.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1034_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Direct to Calendar

      2/19/02Title Stricken

      2/19/02Bill and Emergency Passed - Senate  (46-0)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1034_engr.rtf

      2/21/02Direct to Calendar

 

SB 1044 (Haney/Mass) APPROPRIATIONS/AGRICULTURE/OSU PROGRAMS.  Appropriating to the Department of Agriculture, including funds for OSU’s Statewide Intensive Financial Management Assistance Program and diagnostic laboratories.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1044_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Direct to Calendar

      2/19/02Title Stricken

      2/19/02Bill and Emergency Passed - Senate  (46-0)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1044_engr.rtf

      2/21/02Direct to Calendar

 

SB 1045 (Haney/Mass) APPROPRIATIONS/AGRICULTURE/OSU PROGRAMS.  Setting budgetary limits for the Department of Agriculture, including funds for OSU’s Statewide Intensive Financial Management Assistance Program and diagnostic laboratories.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1045_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Direct to Calendar

      2/19/02Title Stricken

      2/19/02Bill and Emergency Passed - Senate  (46-0)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1045_engr.rtf

      2/21/02Direct to Calendar

 

SB 1046 (Haney/Mass) APPROPRIATIONS/AGRICULTURE/OSU PROGRAMS.  Setting budgetary limits for the Department of Agriculture, including funds for OSU’s Statewide Intensive Financial Management Assistance Program and diagnostic laboratories.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1046_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Direct to Calendar

      2/19/02Title Stricken

      2/19/02Bill and Emergency Passed - Senate  (46-0)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1046_engr.rtf

      2/21/02Direct to Calendar

 

SB 1055 (Haney/Mass) – APPROPRIATIONS/TOURISM.  Establishing budgetary limitations for the Department of Tourism and Recreation, including unspecified funds budgeted for the Summer Arts Institute and the Jazz Hall of Fame.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1055_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Direct to Calendar

      2/19/02Title Stricken

      2/19/02Bill and Emergency Passed - Senate  (46-0)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1055_engr.rtf

      2/21/02Direct to Calendar

 

SB 1058 (Haney/Mass) – APPROPRIATIONS/TOURISM.  Establishing budgetary limitations for the Department of Tourism and Recreation, including unspecified funds budgeted for the Summer Arts Institute and the Jazz Hall of Fame.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1058_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Direct to Calendar

      2/19/02Title Stricken

      2/19/02Bill and Emergency Passed - Senate  (46-0)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1058_engr.rtf

      2/21/02Direct to Calendar

 

SB 1059 (Haney/Mass) – APPROPRIATIONS/TOURISM.  Establishing budgetary limitations for the Department of Tourism and Recreation, including unspecified funds budgeted for the Summer Arts Institute and the Jazz Hall of Fame.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1059_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Direct to Calendar

      2/19/02Title Stricken

      2/19/02Bill and Emergency Passed - Senate  (46-0)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1059_engr.rtf

      2/21/02Direct to Calendar

 

SB 1117 (Haney/Mass) – Appropriations/OCAST.  Appropriating to Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST).  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1117_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Direct to Calendar

 

SB 1120 (Haney/Mass) – Appropriations/OCAST.  Setting budgetary limitations for Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST).  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1120_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Direct to Calendar

 

SB 1121 (Haney/Mass) – Appropriations/OCAST.  Setting budgetary limitations for Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST).  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1121_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Direct to Calendar

 

SB 1168 (Haney/Mass) – Appropriations/STATE REGENTS/ Physician Manpower Training CommissionAppropriating to the State Regents and Physician Manpower Training Commission.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1168_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Direct to Calendar

 

SB 1169 (Haney/Mass) – Appropriations/STATE REGENTS.  Appropriating to the State Regents.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1169_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Direct to Calendar

 

SB 1170 (Haney/Mass) – Appropriations/STATE REGENTS.  Appropriating to the State Regents.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1170_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Direct to Calendar

 

SB 1171 (Haney/Mass) – Appropriations/Physician Manpower Training CommissionSetting budgetary limitations for the Physician Manpower Training Commission.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1171_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Direct to Calendar

 

SB 1172 (Haney/Mass) – Appropriations/Physician Manpower Training CommissionSetting budgetary limitations for the Physician Manpower Training Commission.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1172_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Direct to Calendar

 

SB 1188 (Haney/Mass) – Appropriations/GENERAL.  Appropriating to various state entities including the State Regents, Physician Manpower Training Commission, Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST), Teacher Preparation Commission, and the University Hospitals Authority.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1188_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Direct to Calendar

 

SB 1203 (Haney/Mass) – UNCLASSIFIED SERVICERelating to unclassified service; updating agency references.  (74 O.S. 2001, § 840-5.5)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1203_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Direct to Calendar

 

SB 1204 (Haney/Mass) – DEFERRED SAVINGSClarifying language relating to the Oklahoma State Employees Deferred Savings Incentive Plan.  (74 O.S. 2001, § 1707)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1204_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Direct to Calendar

 

SB 1206 (Haney/Mass) – STRATEGIC PLANSThis is a shell bill relating to agency strategic plans.  (62 O.S. 2001, § 45.3)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1206_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Direct to Calendar

 

SB 1208 (Haney/Mass) – STATE REGENTS LONG-RANGE PLANSAuthorizing Central Services to expend certain funding for the purpose of site location, design and architectural work for projects of the State Regents as approved by the Long-Range Capital Planning Commission and the Contingency Review Board.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1208_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Direct to Calendar

 

SB 1209 (Haney/Mass) – Tobacco Settlement FundClarifying language relating to the Tobacco Settlement Fund.  (62 O.S. 2001, § 50)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1209_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Direct to Calendar

 

SB 1211 (Haney/Mass) – Higher Education CAPITAL REVOLVING FUNDChanges the name of the Higher Education Capital Revolving Fund to the Higher Education Research Revolving Fund.  (62 O.S. 2001, § 41.29d)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1211_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Direct to Calendar

 

SB 1222 (Haney/Mass) – SALARIES/STATE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICERS.  “The State Chief Executive Officer Salary Act”; creating the nine-member State Chief Executive Officer Salary Commission; requiring the Office of Personnel Management to establish salary guidelines and ranges for state chief executive officers; requiring the commission to review guidelines and ranges; requiring implementation of guidelines by Dec. 1, 2002; prohibiting reduction of a chief executive’s salary if it is above the range; allowing reduction if the salary is within the established range; requiring commission to consider recommendations for amending chief executive salaries; requiring OPM to conduct a chief executive salary survey every three years.  (74 § 870-1.1)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1222_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

      2/20/02Title Stricken

      2/20/02Senate Committee – Passed as Amended

 

SB 1227 (Herbert) – TEACHERS’ RetirementFor members of the Oklahoma Teachers Retirement System, providing that if a spouse is beneficiary and the marriage ends after the member’s effective date of retirement, it shall be considered that the spouse died at the time of divorce or annulment and the member survived, unless the divorce decree provides otherwise or the member renames the former spouse as beneficiary in writing within 90 days of date of divorce.  (70 O.S. 2001, § 17-105)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1227_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

 

SB 1231 (Morgan) – TEACHERS’ RetirementRequiring that retirement allowances for members of the Teachers Retirement System of Oklahoma be calculated on the member’s current average salary plus $1,000; providing for a 3.5-percent benefit increase; providing for indexed benefit increases.  (70 §§ 17-116.17, 17-116.18)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1231_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

      2/13/02Senate Committee - Committee Substitute Passed 

 

SB 1233 (Morgan) – Employee Benefits CouncilAllowing the Oklahoma State Employees Benefits Council to renegotiate rates with successful bidders after contracts have been awarded if there is a substantial fluctuation in enrollment.  (74 § 1321)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1233_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

      2/20/02Title Stricken

      2/20/02Senate Committee – Passed as Amended

 

SB 1235 (Wilcoxson) – TEACHERS’ RetirementRequiring the Board of Trustees of the Teacher’s Retirement System of Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Public Employees Retirement System to establish a defined contribution retirement plan in addition to the existing defined benefit retirement plan; establishing contribution rates.  (70 §§ 17-106.5, 17-106.6, 17-108.3, 17-122; 70 O.S. 2001, § 17-108.2; 74 §§909.3, 915.3, 920B, 934)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1235_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

 

SB 1237 (Capps/Paulk) – VEHICLE REIMBURSEMENTRequiring state agencies to reimburse employees for use of their privately owned vehicle in lieu of a state vehicle if the employee is determined by the State Department of Rehabilitation Services to be severely disabled and such disability would be accommodated by allowing the employee to use his or her own vehicle.  (74 O.S. 2001, § 500.4)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1237_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Govt Ops & Agency Oversight Committee

      2/14/02Senate Committee – Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1237_sflr.rtf

 

SB 1239 (Maddox) – TELEPHONE ANSWERINGRequiring that primary state agency telephone numbers be answered by an employee during normal business hours.  (74 § 3306)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1239_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

      2/20/02Title Stricken

      2/20/02Senate Committee – Passed as Amended

 

SB 1240 (Wilcoxson/Covey) – EQUIPMENT INVENTORYDeleting exemptions from inventory of state equipment by the Department of Central Services; requiring agency to make periodic checks of inventory items and report missing items to law enforcement.  (74 O.S. 2001, § 110.1)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1240_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Govt Ops & Agency Oversight Committee

      2/14/02Senate Committee – Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1240_sflr.rtf

 

SB 1241 (Smith/Braddock) – Governmental Tort ClaimsModifying settlement amount pursuant to the Governmental Tort Claims Act from $10,000 to $25,000.  (51 O.S. 2001, § 158)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1241_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee

      2/12/02Senate Committee – Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1241_sflr.rtf

 

SB 1243 (Morgan/Corn) – Health insurance/TEACHERS’ RetirementDeleting language regarding the State and Education Employees Group Insurance Board contracting with the Oklahoma Medical Center and George Nigh Rehabilitation Institute; deleting authorization for retired members of the Teacher’s Retirement System whose education entity is not a participant in the State and Education Group Insurance Act to begin health and dental insurance coverage.  The committee substitute has a stricken title.  (74 O.S. 2001, §§ 1304, 1305.1, 1306, 1316.3, 1365)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1243_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

      2/21/02Title Stricken

      2/21/02Senate Committee - Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1243_cs.rtf

 

SB 1244 (Morgan) – TEACHERS’ Retirement/Health insuranceIncreasing by $75 the maximum benefit payable by the Teacher’s Retirement System on behalf of a retired person toward a monthly premium for health insurance; increasing amount each year thereafter by the lesser of $75 or the member’s share of the monthly premium.  (74 O.S. 2001, § 1316.3)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1244_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

      2/13/02Title Stricken

      2/13/02Senate Committee – Passed as Amended

 

SB 1251 (Shurden/Leist) – GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS.  Requiring the State Board of Education to issue a certificate of high school equivalency to students educated by other means who achieve a composite score on the American College Test (ACT) equivalent to or higher than the most recent state average composite score; requiring the student’s parent or legal guardian to sign an affidavit that the student met the curricular requirements necessary for high school graduation.  (70 O.S. 2001, § 1212.516)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1251_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Education Committee

      2/18/02Title Stricken

      2/18/02Senate Committee – Passed as Amended  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1251_sflr.rtf

 

SB 1274 (Coffee) – College Savings PlanModifying college savings plans for which contributions may be deducted for state income tax purposes.  (68 O.S. 2001, § 2358)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1274_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Finance Committee

 

SB 1287 (Ford/Hopper Smith) – Tulsa Community College TECHNOLOGY CENTER SCHOOL DISTRICTModifying the name of the Tulsa County Technology Center School District to be the Tulsa Technology Center School District; increasing the limit on ad valorem levies from three mills to five mills; requiring the requirement that funds expended for operations or capital improvements be subject to approval by the State Board of Career and Technology Education; removing authority of State Board of Career and Technology Education to approve Tulsa Community College budget.  (70 O.S. 2001, §§ 4419, 4420)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1287_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

      2/13/02Title Stricken

      2/13/02Senate Committee – Passed as Amended  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1287_sflr.rtf

 

SB 1292 (Crutchfield/Roan) – PARKING/PUBLIC DISRUPTIONS.  Prohibiting parking on all state properties contrary to regulations; removing reference to the Cowboy Hall of Fame Park; increasing parking violation fine from $5 to $15 if paid within 10 days, and from $20 to $24 if paid after 10 days; authorizing booting of autos with outstanding fines; making it a misdemeanor to disrupt the business or operation of a state agency by certain behavior.  (47 O.S. 2001, § 11-1009; 21, § 280)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1292_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Govt Ops & Agency Oversight Committee

      2/14/02Senate Committee – Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1292_sflr.rtf

 

SB 1296 (Coffee)Health insurance.  Authorizing participants of plans offered by the Oklahoma State Employees Benefits Council to elect to participate in an alternative basic plan, which would include only health and disability benefits; requiring that participants in the alternative basic plan provide proof of other life and dental insurance coverage.  (74 O.S. 2001, §§ 1363, 1370, 1271)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1296_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

 

SB 1299 (Rozell/Webb)Health insurance.  Allowing a network provider facility contract to be amended at any time during the term of the contract but, if it is amended, it may be amended only by mutual written consent of duly authorized representatives of the State and Education Employees Group Insurance Board and the network provider.  The committee substitute has a stricken title; applies not only to network providers but to physicians, as well.  (74 § 1306.5)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1299_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

      2/20/02Title Stricken

      2/20/02Senate Committee – Committee Substitute Passed

 

SB 1317 (Laughlin)NorthWEstern OKLAHOMA State University.  Authorizing Northwestern Oklahoma State University to establish tuition and fees for students who are not U.S. citizens, at an amount not less than is charged for nonresident tuition.  (70 § 3218.15)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1317_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

      2/20/02Title Stricken

      2/20/02Senate Committee – Passed as Amended

 

SB 1321 (Easley)FLIGHT INSTRUCTIONS TO NON-CITIZENS.  Making it a felony to instruct non-U.S. citizens in airplane flight skills and procedures, including ground school courses; outlining sanctions against schools which violate this prohibition.  (70 § 3250)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1321_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

 

SB 1327 (Pruitt)COMMISSIONERS OF LAND OFFICE.  Directing the Commissioners of the Land Office to sell all lands under their control on or before July 1, 2003.  (64 O.S. 2001, §§ 94, 99)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1327_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

      2/13/02Senate Committee - Committee Substitute Passed 

 

SB 1328 (Cain/Greenwood) – EDUCATIONAL INTERPRETER FOR DEAF.  “Oklahoma Educational Interpreter for the Deaf Act”; establishing qualifications for educational interpreters in the public schools.  (70 §§ 13-115/13-115.4)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1328_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Education Committee

      2/12/02Senate Committee – Passed as Amended  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1328_sflr.rtf

 

SB 1335 (Wilcoxson/Morgan) – SCHOOL PERFORMANCE REVIEW.  Authorizing the Office of Accountability, under the director of the Education Oversight Board, to research, develop, implement and administer a school performance review program.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1335_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

      2/21/02Title Stricken

      2/21/02Senate Committee – Passed as Amended  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1335_sflr.rtf

 

SB 1344 (Horner)TULSA RECONCILIATION SCHOLARSHIP.  Limiting the scope of the Tulsa Reconciliation Education and Scholarship Program to residents of the greater Greenwood area of Tulsa.  (70 O.S. 2001, §§ 2621, 2622)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1344_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

 

SB 1353 (Williams/Roach) – OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY/TULSA.  Modifying language relating to transfer of certain assets to Oklahoma State University/Tulsa.  (70 O.S. 2001, § 4670)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1353_int.rtf

      2/12/02Withdrawn from Appropriations Committee; Assigned to Education Committee

      2/18/02Senate Committee – Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1353_sflr.rtf

 

SB 1354 (Williams) – OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY/TULSA.  Clarifying language relating to transfer of certain assets to Oklahoma State University/Tulsa.  (70 O.S. 2001, § 4663)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1354_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Rules Committee

 

SB 1358 (Morgan/Webb) – INVENTORY.  Increasing from $500 to $5,000 the limit on inventory of State System institutions and the University Hospitals consisting of machinery, implements, tools, furniture, livestock, vehicles and other apparatus that may be used repeatedly without material impairment of its physical condition.  (74 O.S. 2001, § 110.1)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1358_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Govt Ops & Agency Oversight Committee

      2/13/02Senate Committee – Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1358_sflr.rtf

 

SB 1362 (Monson)State and Education Employees Group Insurance Board.  Clarifying language relating to the State and Education Employees Group Insurance Board.  (74 O.S. 2001, § 1304)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1362_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Rules Committee

 

SB 1364 (Monson/Askins) – DONATED LEAVE.  Removing authority for chief administrative officers to deny the donation of leave solely because it originates from different agencies.  (74 O.S. 2001, § 840-2.23)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1364_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

      2/20/02Title Stricken

      2/20/02Senate Committee – Passed as Amended

 

SB 1365 (Dickerson/Askins) – PROFESSIONAL SERVICES CONTRACT.  Providing that, if an evaluation by a state agency of the performance of a professional services contract indicates deficiencies with the supplier's work, the agency must send a copy of the evaluation to the State purchasing director.  (74 O.S. 2001, § 85.41)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1365_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

      2/20/02Title Stricken

      2/20/02Senate Committee – Passed as Amended

 

SB 1376 (Morgan) – TEACHERS' RETIREMENT/APPORTIONMENT.  Modifying apportionment of sales and use tax and income tax revenues; increasing to 5 percent the amount to be deposited into the Teachers' Retirement System of Oklahoma fund.  (68 O.S. 2001, §§ 1353, 1403, 2352)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1376_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

      2/13/02Title Stricken

      2/13/02Senate Committee – Passed as Amended

 

SB 1378 (Morgan) – ALTERNATE RETIREMENT PLAN.  "Alternate Retirement Plan for Eligible Employees of Participating State Institutions of Higher Education Act"; authorizing alternate retirement plans for eligible employees and electing employees at the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University in lieu of the plan offered by the Teachers' Retirement System of Oklahoma; authorizing boards of regents to establish such plan.  (70 O.S. 2001, § 17-103)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1378_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

      2/20/02Senate Committee - Committee Substitute Passed 

 

SB 1381 (Dickerson/Askins) – AUDITS/STATE PURCHASE CARDS.  Authorizing the director of the Department of Central Services to promulgate rules relating to audits of state agency acquisitions and use of a state purchase card to make acquisitions; limiting cards to not exceed $2,500; authorizing the Purchasing Director to authorize state agencies to use reverse auctions to acquire acquisitions.  (74 O.S. 2001, § 85.5)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1381_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

      2/20/02Title Stricken

      2/20/02Senate Committee – Passed as Amended

 

SB 1382 (Dickerson/Corn) – REPORTS TO LEGISLATURE.  Requiring state agencies to supply reports and other documents only to recipients named in the appropriate legislation.  (74 § 3118)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1382_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

      2/20/02Title Stricken

      2/20/02Senate Committee – Passed as Amended

 

SB 1384 (Dickerson/Dunegan) – STATE PERSONNEL/LEAVE SHARING/CARL ALBERT PUBLIC INTERNSHIP.  Modifying numerous provisions relating to state personnel, including leave sharing and the Carl Albert Public Internship Program.  (74 O.S. 2001, §§ 840-2.23, 840-3.4, 840-3.5)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1384_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

      2/20/02Title Stricken

      2/20/02Senate Committee – Passed as Amended

 

SB 1385 (Monson/Askins) – Employee Benefits CouncilAllowing the Oklahoma State Employees Benefits Council to renegotiate rates with successful bidders after contracts have been awarded if there is a substantial fluctuation in enrollment; authorizing the council to contract with dental and vision plans.  (74 O.S. 2001, §§ 1321, 1365)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1385_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

      2/13/02Title Stricken

      2/13/02Senate Committee – Passed as Amended  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1385_sflr.rtf

 

SB 1391 (Fisher/Rice)TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE.  Clarifying language relating to the Oklahoma Institute of Technology.  (74 O.S. 2001, § 5060.42)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1391_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Economic Development Committee

      2/13/02Title Stricken

      2/13/02Senate Committee – Passed as Amended  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1391_sflr.rtf

 

SB 1392 (Pruitt)GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS.  Relating to high school graduation requirements; modifying number of units required for high school graduation; deleting physical education classes from certain requirement.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1392_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

 

SB 1408 (Easley/Ferguson)GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS.  Removing authorization to award credit for certain mathematics and science courses taught at technology center schools; clarifying certain accreditation requirement; authorizing credit for core curriculum courses at technology centers upon district board approval.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1408_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

      2/20/02Title Stricken

      2/20/02Senate Committee – Passed as Amended

 

SB 1415 (Monson/Clay Pope) - SALES TAX EXEMPTION/TEACHER TRAINING/ROBOTICS.  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/SB1415_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Finance Committee

      2/19/02Title Stricken

      2/19/02Senate Committee – Passed as Amended  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1415_sflr.rtf

 

SB 1420 (Maddox/Kirby)SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION.  Requiring certain sex offenders to register with higher education campus police or security.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1420_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

      2/20/02Senate Committee - Passed

 

SB 1422 (Leftwich)GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS.  Modifying social studies requirements; encouraging districts to include certain youth community service programs in course offerings; modifying character education program components.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1422_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

      2/20/02Title Stricken

      2/20/02Senate Committee – Passed as Amended

 

SB 1443 (Monson)HEALTH INSURANCE.  Requiring health insurance carriers to furnish aggregate claim data to certain employers.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1443_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Human Resources Committee

 

SB 1446 (Wilcoxson)GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS.  Requiring that students complete four units each of science, math, language arts and social studies for high school graduation; allowing certain substitutions.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1446_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

      2/18/02Senate Committee - Failed

 

SB 1447 (Taylor/Deutschendorf)CAMERON UNIVERSITY/TAX COMMISSION.  Authorizing the Tax Commission to enter into a contract with Cameron University to use its computer server to detect non-registered taxpayers, no-filers and underreporting taxpayers.  (68 § 205)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1447_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Finance Committee

      2/19/02Senate Committee – Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1447_sflr.rtf

 

SB 1454 (Shurden/Paulk)RISK MANAGEMENT.  Requiring Central Services to establish a risk management audit program to identify workplace security threats that expose state employees to dangers that could be eliminated or reduced by infrastructure, technology or other improvements; requiring each state agency to designate an employee to receive training.  (74 O.S. 2001, § 85.58A)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1454_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Govt Ops & Agency Oversight Committee

      2/13/02Title Stricken

      2/13/02Senate Committee – Passed as Amended  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1454_sflr.rtf

 

SB 1455 (Leftwich)HEALTH INSURANCE/POINT-OF-SERVICE PLAN.  Requiring the State and Education Group Insurance Board to establish a point-of-service plan.  (74 O.S. 2001, §§ 1303, 1306, 1371)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1455_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

 

SB 1456 (Williams/Roberts)TEACHERS’ RETIREMENT.  Amending section relating to the Teachers’ Retirement System.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1456_int.rtf

      2/13/02Committee Reassignment - Appropriations

      2/20/02Title Stricken

      2/20/02Senate Committee - Committee Substitute Passed 

 

SB 1460 (Leftwich/Gray)MEDICAL RECORDS.  Increasing allowable copy costs for medical records from 25 cents per page to $1 for the first page, 50 cents for each subsequent page.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1460_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee

      2/19/02Title Stricken

      2/19/02Senate Committee – Passed as Amended  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1460_sflr.rtf

 

SB 1461 (Dickerson/Corn)UNPAID LEAVE/FAMILIES OF CRIME VICTIMS.  Requiring the employer of an employee who is the immediate family member of a victim of violent crime to provide unpaid leave to the employee to attend judicial or other proceedings; designating violation as a misdemeanor.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1461_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Business & Labor Committee

      2/12/02Senate Committee – Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1461_sflr.rtf

 

SB 1462 (Wilcoxson/Pettigrew)TEACHER SALARY/MILITARY CREDIT.  Increasing from five to 10 years the number of years of military service for which a teacher shall be granted credit for the purpose of state salary increments and retirement; repealing duplicate section.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1462_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

      2/18/02Title Stricken

      2/18/02Senate Committee – Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1462_cs.rtf

 

SB 1465 (Hobson)READING SUFFICIENCY.  Amending section relating to the Reading Sufficiency Act.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1465_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Rules Committee

 

SB 1469 (Leftwich/Nations)PRIVATIZATION.  Amending section relating to the Privatization of State Functions Act; requiring agencies to make cost determination; requiring certain report.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1469_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

      2/20/02Title Stricken

      2/20/02Senate Committee – Passed as Amended

 

SB 1484 (Shurden/Erwin)HEALTH INSURANCE/CLAIM LITIGATION.  Deleting language providing for recovery of attorney fees by prevailing party in the event of litigation regarding a claim made to the State and Education Employees Group Insurance Board.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1484_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

      2/20/02Title Stricken

      2/20/02Senate Committee – Passed as Amended  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1484_sflr.rtf

 

SB 1485 (Hobson)PRIVATE SCHOOL ACCREDITATION.  Updating statutory reference relating to accreditation of private educational institutions.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1485_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Rules Committee

 

SB 1486 (Haney/Mass)APPROPRIATIONS/MASTER LEASE.  Appropriating to the State Board of Education; designating $405,870 to be expended on a competitive application basis to a State System institution for implementing telecommunications curriculum; setting budgetary limitations for the Teacher Preparation Commission; making appropriations to the State Regents; stating legislative intent that $500,000 be allocated for the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma; stating legislative intent that $100,000 be allocated for a Native American Language Curator for the Sam Noble Museum of Natural History at the University of Oklahoma; creating a new section of law permitting the State Regents to establish a master lease program; appropriating to the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST); repealing sections relating to higher education leasing, higher education funding and OCAST.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1486_int.rtf

      2/6/02   Bill and Emergency Passed - Senate   (41-0)  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1486_engr.rtf

      2/12/02Bill Passed - House   (97-1) 

      2/12/02To Governor

      2/15/01      Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1486_enr.rtf

 

SB 1487 (Haney/Mass)APPROPRIATIONS.  Making appropriations to various health entities, including the University Hospitals Authority; authorizing the referral of correctional inmate patients to the University Hospitals.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1487_int.rtf

      2/6/02   Bill and Emergency Passed - Senate   (39-2) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1487_engr.rtf

      2/12/02Bill Passed - House   (98-1) 

      2/12/02To Governor

      2/15/01      Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1487_enr.rtf

 

SB 1506 (Wilcoxson/Toure)TEACHER TESTING.  Requiring that teachers in core subject areas complete the Oklahoma Subject Area Test for all subjects taught by the teacher.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1506_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Education Committee

      2/11/02Title Stricken

      2/11/02Senate Committee – Passed as Amended  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1506_sflr.rtf

 

SB 1509 (Pruitt)Workers’ Compensation.  Amending section relating to the determination of disability; modifying selection of certain physician.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1509_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee

 

SB 1512 (Cain/Lindley)OLMSTEAD DECISION.  Creating the Strategic Planning Committee on the Olmstead decision regarding discriminatory segregation of disabled individuals requiring certain services.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1512_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Human Resources Committee

      2/11/02Title Stricken

      2/11/02Senate Committee – Passed as Amended  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1512_sflr.rtf

 

SB 1513 (Hobson)EPSCOR.  Modifying language relating to the Oklahoma EPSCoR Advisory Committee.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1513_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Rules Committee

 

SB 1515 (Pruitt)Workers’ Compensation.  Capping attorney fees in Workers’ Compensation cases to not exceed 15 percent of the amount in dispute, exclusive of medical and rehabilitation expenses.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1515_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee

 

SB 1518 (Morgan) – HEALTH INSURANCE/FREEDOM OF CHOICE.  Clarifying language relating to the limitation on deductibles and co-payment provisions in the Health Care Freedom of Choice Act.  (36 O.S. 2001, § 6055)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1518_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Rules Committee

 

SB 1523 (Wilcoxson/Nations) - Oklahoma Tuition SCHOLARSHIP/OHLAP.  Authorizing students in the 11th and 12th grades during the 2002-03 school year, for the purpose of providing an award to students in lieu of the Oklahoma Tuition Scholarship Program, to enter into participation in the Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program (OHLAP), upon meeting certain eligibility requirements; prohibiting such students from being found to be in financial need for purposes of the program if the income from taxable and nontaxable sources of the student’s parents exceed $70,000 per year; providing for adjustment of award amounts based on income levels; requiring the State Regents to include such provisions in the public awareness program used for the 2002-03 school year; repealing a section relating to the Oklahoma Tuition Scholarship Act.  (70 §§ 2610/2613)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1523_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

      2/13/02Title Stricken

      2/13/02Senate Committee – Passed as Amended  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1523_sflr.rtf

 

SB 1552 (Reynolds) - HUMAN CLONING.  "Human Cloning Prohibition Act"; making it unlawful to perform or attempt to perform human cloning, to participate in an attempt to perform human cloning or to ship or receive the product of human cloning for any purpose within the state; setting penalties; making violations of the act constitute unprofessional conduct for medical doctors, surgeons and osteopathic doctors resulting in permanent revocation of the violator's license to practice medicine.  (63 § 2390)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1552_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Human Resources Committee

 

SB 1553 (Robinson/Vaughn) - Smoking in Public Places.  Modifying the list of locations in which the possession of lighted tobacco in any form is a public nuisance and dangerous to public health to include indoor workplaces, all indoor areas of any place used by the general public, to which the public is invited or in which the public is permitted, any indoor area in a health care facility, nursing home or assisted living facility, any nursery or place of education, any indoor area in any place providing child care or adult day services and in any senior citizen center, homeless shelter, food bank, adoption agency or other social service establishment, and within 25 feet of any entrance to, or fresh air intake for, any of the specified places; removing the requirement to post signs.  (21 O.S. 2001, § 1247)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1553_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Human Resources Committee

      2/14/02Title Stricken

      2/14/02Senate Committee – Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1553_cs.rtf

 

SB 1575 (Crutchfield) - HEALTH INSURANCE.  Requiring licensed insurance companies that provide health insurance or health reinsurance to employers with more than 50 employees to provide policyholders or their representatives loss experience and loss data that includes premium rates and total claims at least 30 days prior to any rate adjustment action.  (36 § 6530)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1575_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Human Resources Committee

 

SB 1576 (Pruitt) - Workers’ Compensation.  Requiring mediation for any workers' compensation claim; requiring that mediation take place after the filing of the employee's first notice of accidental injury and claim for compensation but before the filing of a motion to set for trial; repealing a section relating to voluntary mediation.  (85 § 3.12)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1576_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee

 

SB 1580 (Cain/Benson) - Governmental Tort Claims.  Clarifying language relating to the Governmental Tort Claims Act.  (51 § 152)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1580_int.rtf

      2/12/01Withdrawn from Rules Committee – Reassigned to Judiciary Committee

      2/19/02Title Stricken

      2/19/02Senate Committee – Passed as Amended  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1580_sflr.rtf

 

SB 1595 (Williams/Nations) - TEACHER CERTIFICATION.  Requiring successful completion of the competency examination for licensure as a teacher; providing an exception for Alternative Placement Program candidates.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1595_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Education Committee

      2/12/02Senate Committee – Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1595_sflr.rtf

 

SB 1603 (Pruitt) - Workers’ Compensation.  Requiring mediation for workers' compensation claims; requiring that mediation take place after the filing of the employee's first notice of accidental injury and claim for compensation but before the filing of a motion to set for trial; allowing medical testimony to be disputed by the employer as to the medical cause of the medical permanent impairment or the percentage of impairment or, if the employer has no lost time from employment, only the employer may challenge such testimony by giving written notice to all other parties and to the administrator of the Workers' Compensation Court; requiring the administrator, upon receipt of such notice, to permit the employer to select a physician to examine the employee and medical data or evidence; requiring that, for evidentiary purposes, the treating physician's testimony be given deference for rating purposes only, and only after a determination of both relevance and reliability of testimony based on scientific, technical and other specialized knowledge; specifying requirements for determining reliability of testimony; prohibiting the court from splitting the difference between the treating physician's and independent medical examiner's opinions; requiring that the opinions of the treating physician and independent medical examiner be the only medical reports and opinions considered; prohibiting claims for legal services for a workers' compensation claim from exceeding 15 percent of the amount in dispute to the employee, exclusive of medical and rehabilitation expenses; repealing a section relating to voluntary mediation.  (85 O.S. 2001 §§ 3, 17, 30)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1603_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee

 

SB 1621 (Williams/Roberts) - SCHOOL TESTING.  Removing the third- and fourth-grade norm-referenced test requirement from the Oklahoma School Testing Program; requiring the Department of Education to develop and field-test during the 2002-03 school year, and implement in the 2003-04 school year, criterion-referenced tests with embedded norm-referenced test items in reading/language arts and mathematics for the third grade; requiring the department to develop and field-test criterion-referenced tests in reading, language arts and mathematics for the fourth grade during 2003-04 school year and implement in the 2004-05 school year and for the sixth and seventh grades during the 2004-05 school year and implementation in the 2005-06 school year; requiring the department to seek to join other states in establishing a consortium to develop a common test item repository.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1621_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

      2/20/02Title Stricken

      2/20/02Senate Committee – Passed as Amended

 

SB 1627 (Kerr/Braddock) - Quartz Mountain.  Authorizing the Board of Trustees for Quartz Mountain Arts and Conference Center and Nature Park to adopt rules to govern the center and park, to accept gifts and to commission park rangers; modifying the definition of "record" for purposes of the Open Records Act to exclude personal information provided by a guest at a facility owned or operated by the Board of Trustees of the Quartz Mountain Arts and Conference Center and Nature Park or by a purchaser of a product sold by or through the conference center and nature park.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1627_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

      2/20/02Senate Committee - Passed

 

SB 1628 (Williams/Vaughn) –ORGAN AND TISSUE DONATION/curriculum/LEAVE.  Relating to the Organ Donor Education and Awareness Program; requiring the teaching of an organ donor education and awareness curriculum; requiring that state employees be granted a leave of absence for organ and tissue donation; requiring that such employees receive the base state pay without interruption during the leave of absence.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1628_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

      2/14/02Title Stricken

      2/14/02Senate Committee – Passed as Amended  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1628_sflr.rtf

 

SB 1631 (Crutchfield/Staggs) – SCHOOL TESTING.  Limiting remediation for students who do not perform satisfactorily on the mathematics portion of either the norm- or criterion-referenced tests to students in grades three through eight; limiting summer academies for students to reading and math; requiring a satisfactory reading ability and successful passage of a criterion-referenced mathematics test for obtaining a driver license; requiring satisfactory mathematics ability at the eighth-grade level; requiring the Department of Education to approve alternative mathematics proficiency tests.  (70 O.S. 2001, §§ 1210.5E, 1210.508E, 1210.515; 47 O.S. 2001, § 6-107.3)  -  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1631_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

      2/20/02Title Stricken

      2/20/02Senate Committee – Passed as Amended

 

SB 1636 (Henry/Kirby) – EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES GRANT/HOPE SCHOLARSHIP.  Creating an Educational Facilities Grant Program, administered by an Educational Facilities Grant Committee, to fund capital projects for public educational facilities, including State System institutions and public schools under the governance of local boards of education; creating a Helping Oklahoma Promote Education (HOPE) Scholarship Program, administered by the State Regents for Higher Education, to increase the number of Oklahomans enrolled in higher education and the number of Oklahomans with college degrees; specifying eligibility requirements for such scholarships; authorizing expenditure from the Lottery for Education Revolving Fund, created pursuant to an unspecified Senate Joint Resolution, for early childhood program, health insurance for school district employees, the educational facilities grant program and the HOPE Scholarship Program; making act effective upon certification of voter approval of the referendum proposed in the joint resolution.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1636_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

      2/20/02Senate Committee – Passed as Amended

 

SB 1637 (Williams) – TEACHER CERTIFICATION.  Stating legislative intent that the teacher certification system allow for multiple points of entry into the teaching profession to attract professionals and mid-career professionals, as well as provide incentives rather than barriers to attract teachers from other states.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1637_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Education Committee

      2/18/02Title Stricken

      2/18/02Senate Committee – Passed as Amended

 

SB 1641 (Cain/Blackburn) – HEALTH INSURANCE/AUDIOLOGICAL SERVICES.  Requiring group health insurance plans to provide coverage for audiological services and hearing aids for children up to age 18; requiring that such coverage apply only to hearing aids that are prescribed, filled and dispensed by a licensed audiologist and authorizing a limitation on the hearing aid benefit payable for each hearing-impaired ear to every 48 months, but allowing such coverage to provide for up to four additional ear molds per year for children up to age two.  The committee substitute makes no substantive change.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1641_int.rtf

      2/19/02Withdrawn from Human Resources Committee; Reassigned to Appropriations Committee

      2/14/02Senate Committee - Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1641_cs.rtf

 

SB 1675 (Morgan) – COMMUNITY HOSPITALS/TULSA.  "Community Hospitals Authority Act"; providing that "community hospitals" shall include all Tulsa hospitals, the Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine (Tulsa); creating the Community Hospitals Authority and placing hospitals under authority; authorizing authority to issue bonds; approving creation of the Community Hospitals.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1675_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

 

SB 1676 (Dickerson) – HEALTH INSURANCE/MAMMOGRAPHY SCREENINGS.  Relating to mammography screenings; clarifying insurance benefit.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1676_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Human Resources Committee

      2/7/02   Senate Committee – Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1676_sflr.rtf

 

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTIONS

 

SJR 38 (Maddox) – TAX REVENUES/University Hospitals Authority.  Legislative referendum, increasing gasoline excise tax and diesel tax; modifying apportionment of revenues; creating the rapid medical transportation revolving fund; requiring that additional revenues be apportioned to the University Hospitals Authority for this fund.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SJR38_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Finance Committee

 

SJR 40 (Henry/Kirby) – LOTTERY.  Legislative referendum creating the Oklahoma Lottery for Education Act; allowing agency special account for prize funds.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SJR40_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

      2/20/02Title Stricken

      2/20/02Senate Committee – Passed as Amended

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS

 

SCR 54 (Hobson/Nations) – UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA/POLITICAL COMMUNICATION CENTER.  Commending the University of Oklahoma’s Political Communication Center and those involved in producing “Sights and Sounds of Oklahoma Politics,” which electronically portrays the history of politics from Oklahoma territorial days to the present.

      2/21/02Senate Introduced  -  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SCR54_int.rtf

 

SENATE RESOLUTIONS

 

SR 26 (Leftwich) – ROY WILLIAMS.  Praising Roy Williams’ contributions to the University of Oklahoma football program.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SR26_int.rtf

      2/12/02      Adopted, to Secretary of State  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sr26_enr.rtf

 

 

HOUSE BILLS

 

HB 1440 (Nations/Wilcoxson) – TUITION SCHOLARSHIPThe committee substitute repeals the Oklahoma Tuition Scholarship Program (OTSP).  The bill comes out of recommendations of the Task Force on State Scholarship and Student Aid Grant Programs that met during the interim.

      2/19/02House Committee - Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1440_cs.rtf

 

HB 1923 (Paulk/Leftwich) – TELEMARKETINGThe committee substitute enacts the Oklahoma No-Call List Act; requiring the attorney general to establish a no-call list of consumers who do not wish to receive unsolicited telemarketing calls; authorizing contracting with a vendor to establish and maintain the no-call list; requiring notice of establishment of the list and means for consumers to be included or removed; requiring quarterly updates; making telemarketing calls to registered consumers an unlawful telemarketing practice and a violation of the Oklahoma Consumer Protection Act; permitting administrative fines; creating a no-call list revolving fund for the office of the attorney general to be expended for the purpose of implementing, administering or enforcing provisions of the act.  (15 §§ 775B.1/775B.7) 

      2/6/02   Referred to House Energy & Utility Regulation Committee

      2/12/02House Committee - Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1923_cs.rtf

      2/20/02Floor Amended; Bill and Emergency Passed - House  (90-5)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb1923_engr.rtf

 

HB 1974 (Mitchell/Monson) – SALESTAX EXEMPTION FOR SALES TO HOSPITALS.  Providing a sales tax exemption for sales to federally tax-exempt charitable hospitals of tangible personal property that will be consumed in the process of providing health care to indigent persons; effective date July 1, 2002.  (68 O.S. 2001, § 1356)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1974_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Revenue & Taxation Committee

      2/13/02House Committee - Passed

 

HB 1985 (Erwin/Herbert) – WHISTLEBLOWER ACT.  The committee substitute adds a section to be entitled the "Whistleblower Act"; exempting higher education institutions and the judicial department; prohibiting officers or employees of state agencies from taking disciplinary action against an employee for disclosing public information to correct what the employee reasonably believes evidences a violation of law or regulations or discussing agency operations with persons in a position to investigate or initiate corrective action.  (74 O.S. 2001, § 840-2.5) 

      2/5/02   Referred to House Administrative Rule Review Committee

      2/20/02House Committee - Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1985_cs.rtf

 

HB 2004 (Begley) – TEACHERS’ RETIREMENT.  “Teachers’ Retirement System Cost-of-Living and Health Care Supplement Adjustment Act of 2002”.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2004_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Retirement Laws Committee

 

HB 2011 (Graves) – PROHIBITION OF CLONING.  Prohibiting human cloning; making violation a felony.  (63 § 2390)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2011_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Judiciary Committee

 

HB 2015 (Ingmire) – OKLAHOMA A&M BOARD OF REGENTS/TELECONFERENCE.  Authorizing the Board of Career and Technology Education and the A&M Board of Regents to hold meetings by teleconference.  (25 O.S. 2001, § 307.1)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2015_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Rules Committee

 

HB 2018 (Mitchell/Robinson) – STATEWIDE TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE RESPONSIBILITY SYSTEM (STARS).  This is a shell bill relating to the Statewide Temporary Assistance Responsibility System (STARS).  (56 O.S. 2001, § 230.50)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2018_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Appropriations & Budget Committee

      2/20/02House Committee - Passed

 

HB 2021 (Phillips) – PURCHASING/SOLE SOURCE.  This is a shell bill relating to sole source or sole brand acquisitions.  (74 O.S. 2001, § 85.45j)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2021_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Rules Committee

 

HB 2030 (Benge/Herbert) – Asbestos abatement.  Eliminating references to the Asbestos Abatement Division of the Department of Central Services; requiring the department to provide such services if need is certified by the State Department of Labor; allowing the agency to enter into interlocal agreements with counties and municipalities.  (74 O.S. 2001, § 61.6)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2030_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Commerce, Industry & Labor Committee

      2/6/02   House Committee – Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2030_hcr.rtf

 

HB 2036 (Maddux) – PROHIBITION OF CLONING.  Prohibiting human cloning; making violation a felony.  (63 O.S. 2001, § 1-791)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2036_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Judiciary Committee

 

HB 2045 (Wilt/Henry) – JURY DUTY EXEMPTION FOR STUDENTS.  Exempting full-time college students from jury duty.  The committee substitute exempts students enrolled in at least 16 hours for the current semester in an accredited higher education institution.  (38 O.S. 2001, § 28)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2045_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Judiciary Committee

      2/18/02House Committee - Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2045_cs.rtf

 

HB 2053 (Nance/Wilkerson) – RISK MANAGMENT.  Requiring the Department of Central Services to establish a risk management audit program.  (74 O.S. 2001, § 85.58A)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2053_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Appropriations & Budget Committee

      2/20/02House Committee - Passed

 

HB 2055 (Wilt) – SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION.  Requiring registration of all persons previously convicted of sexual child abuse or lewd acts or proposals to a child; providing for retroactive application of the Sex Offender Registration Act.  (57 O.S. 2001, § 582.1)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2055_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Criminal Justice Committee

 

HB 2057 (Cargill) – OKLAHOMA A&M BOARD OF REGENTS/TELECONFERENCE.  Authorizing the A&M Board of Regents to hold meetings by teleconference.  (25 O.S. 2001, § 307.1)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2057_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Rules Committee

 

HB 2058 (Adair/Morgan) – LIFE INSURANCE.  Allowing dependents of members of the State and Education Employees Group Insurance Program to continue or purchase life insurance; authorizing retirees to continue in force any additional life insurance purchased prior to retirement, deleting requirement that additional insurance be above three-fourths of basic life insurance amount; deleting language terminating benefits when the surviving spouse remarries or become eligible for another group health insurance plan.  (74 O.S. 2001, § 1316.1/1316.3)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2058_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Govt Ops & Agency Oversight Committee

      2/11/02House Committee – Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2058_hcr.rtf

 

HB 2063 (Erwin) APPROPRIATIONS/AGRICULTURE/OSU PROGRAMS.  Appropriating to the Department of Agriculture, including funds for OSU’s Statewide Intensive Financial Management Assistance Program and diagnostic laboratories.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2063_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Rules Committee

 

HB 2068 (Covey/Muegge) – OSU CENTER FOR ISSUE MANAGEMENT & COMMUNICATION.  Authorizing the A&M Board of Regents to establish a Center for Issue Management and Communication for Agriculture, Rural Living, Environment and Government at Oklahoma State University; stating intent that the Center provide and promote specialized training and education in matters of communications, alternative dispute resolution and topical research.  (70 O.S. 2001, § 3430)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2068_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Appropriations & Budget Committee

      2/20/02House Committee - Passed

 

HB 2078 (Adkins/Cain) – MEDICAL LICENSURE.  Modifying requirements for licensure of allopathic physicians to allow for approved postgraduate medical training in programs in England, Scotland and Ireland.  (59 O.S. 2001, § 493.1)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2078_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Public Health Committee

      2/6/02   House Committee – Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2078_hcr.rtf

 

HB 2082 (Kirby/Maddox) – INCOME TAX EXEMPTION FOR RETIREMENT BENEFITS.  Increasing the exemption from taxable income for retirement benefits received by individuals 65 years of age or older to $50,000 if the filing status is single, head of household or married filing separate returns or $100,000 if married filing joint return or qualifying widow.  (68 O.S. 2001, § 2358)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2082_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Revenue & Taxation Committee

      2/20/02House Committee – Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2082_hcr.rtf

 

HB 2093 (Paulk/Leftwich) – MEDICAL LICENSURE.  Modifying requirements for foreign applicants for allopathic medical licensure; providing that, in the event clerkships were used by a foreign medical school, the clerkships must have been performed in hospitals and schools in the U.S., its territories or possessions that have Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education accredited programs; requiring that foreign applicants provide a certified copy of the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates certificate to the Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision; expanding disciplinary authority of the board; prohibiting a licensee whose surrender in lieu of prosecution is accepted by the board from reapplying for reinstatement for at least one year from the date of the accepted surrender.  The committee substitute adds a section providing that investigators for the Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision may be commissioned peace officers.  (59 O.S. 2001, §§ 493.2, 508, 509.1, 512)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2093_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Public Health Committee

      2/20/02House Committee - Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2093_cs.rtf

 

HB 2099 (Gilbert/Cain) – EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION.  Authorizing the use of agency operating funds to pay the cost of recognition award receptions; placing a limitation on the cost of an award at $150 per recognized employee each fiscal year; allowing agencies to establish, in addition to recognition awards, an employee performance and conduct cash recognition award not to exceed $250 per recognized employee each fiscal year for cash awards to recognize outstanding performance in the workplace.  (74 O.S. 2001, § 4121)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2099_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Govt Ops & Agency Oversight Committee

      2/7/02   House Committee – Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2099_hcr.rtf

 

HB 2100 (Gilbert/Cain) – Statewide Temporary Assistance Responsibility System (STARS).  Specifying the method for determining maximum monthly cash assistance payments pursuant to the Temporary Assistance Responsibility System (STARS); expanding amounts exempt from resource determination criteria to include $2,000 in countable assets, and removing the $5,000 maximum equity allowed for an automobile.  The committee substitute increases the automobile allowance to $7,500.  (56 O.S. 2001, §§ 230.52, 230.53)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2100_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Appropriations & Budget Committee

      2/20/02House Committee - Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2100_cs.rtf

 

HB 2109 (Covey/Price) – VETERINARY TECHNICIANS.  Authorizing the State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners to conduct a national criminal history records search for certified animal euthanasia technicians; specifying requirements; authorizing registered veterinary technicians to provide emergency care or treatment to an animal at the scene of an accident or disaster or emergency care to a human victim; providing an exemption from civil liability; authorizing licensed veterinarians to delegate animal care responsibilities to employees commensurate with their training, experience and skills; prohibiting a registered veterinary technician, veterinary technologist, nurse, veterinary assistant or other employee from diagnosing animal diseases, prescribing medical or surgical treatment or perform as a surgeon.  The committee substitute makes no substantive change.  (59 O.S. 2001, §§ 698.2, 698.7, 698.12, 698.17, 698.21, 698.22, 698.26)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2109_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Agriculture & Rural Dvlpmnt Committee

      2/18/02House Committee - Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2109_cs.rtf

 

HB 2121 (Ervin) – OPERATION OF HOSPITALS.  Clarifying language relating to operation of hospitals.  (63 O.S. 2001, § 1-706)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2121_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Public Health Committee

 

HB 2123 (Staggs/Morgan) – Retirement/REPORTING REQUIREMENTS.  The committee substitute amends sections relating to several state retirement systems, including the Teachers’ Retirement System; modifying annual reporting requirements for the system to include standardized information and analysis of the financial condition of the system.  (70 O.S. 2001, § 17-106.1) 

      2/5/02   Referred to House Retirement Committee

      2/20/02House Committee - Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2123_cs.rtf

 

HB 2124 (Stites/Morgan) – RETIREMENT/HEALTHCARE COST OF LIVING ADJUSTMENT.  “Oklahoma Public Pension Systems Cost-of-Living Adjustment and Healthcare Supplement Implementation Act of 2002”.  The committee substitute requires that unspecified amounts be paid for retirees from state retirement systems, including the Teachers’ Retirement System, for health insurance premiums.  (74 O.S. 2001, §§ 1316.2, 1316.3)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2124_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Retirement Laws Committee

      2/12/02House Committee - Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2124_cs.rtf

 

HB 2127 (Wilson) – Faculty PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT REVOLVING FUND.  Creating a Higher Education Professional Development Revolving Fund for the State Regents to finance faculty attending professional meetings and to fund sabbaticals.  (70 O.S. 2001, § 3211.1)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2127_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Appropriations & Budget Committee

 

HB 2138 (Roach/Williams) – OSU/TULSA TECHNOLOGY INTERN PROGRAM.  Stating legislative intent for OSU/Tulsa to develop a Technology Intern Partner Program to provide internships for eligible students with technology-based companies; requiring that funding be split equally between the university and the participating companies.  (70 O.S. 2001, § 4674)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2138_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Higher Education Committee

      2/19/02House Committee – Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2138_hcr.rtf

 

HB 2141 (Toure) – FACULTY EMPLOYMENT.  Requiring written notification of reasons for adverse faculty employment actions; requiring an appeal process.  (70 § 3205.1)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2141_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Higher Education Committee

      2/20/02House Committee - Report Progress

 

HB 2142 (Toure/Cain) – CLONING.  Enacting the “Oklahoma Cloning Prohibition Act”; making it unlawful to use or attempt to use human somatic cell nuclear transfer technology to initiate a pregnancy or with the intent to initiate a pregnancy or to ship, mail, transport or receive the product of such technology within the state knowing that the product is intended to be used to initiate a pregnancy.  (63 §§ 1-791/1-794)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2142_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Judiciary Committee

      2/18/02House Committee – Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2142_hcr.rtf

 

HB 2162 (Paulk/Leftwich) – NURSING WORKFORCE TASK FORCE.  Creating a 13-member Nursing Workforce Task Force to identify strategies for recruitment and retention of nurses into the workforce; reverse the growing shortage of nurses; increase the number of individuals choosing nursing as a career, including creation and expansion of scholarships; to identify strategies for the uniform collection of data from licensure boards to gauge workforce supply and employ needs and plan for education and training, especially interdisciplinary education and service learning; to identify strategies to upgrade the image of nursing and eliminate barriers to mobility in education and career advancement; to recommend potential changes in nursing curricula and ways to expand the use of technology to prepare the type of competently trained graduates required by employers; to identify best practice retention models within the employment environment; to identify strategies to assure governmental payors and private insurers adequately cover labor costs; to identify the roles and responsibilities of private and public organizations in addressing nursing workforce shortage issues; and to gather information on work completed by other groups, states and the federal government related to the nursing workforce shortage.  The committee substitute expands the task force to 16 members.  (59 § 575)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2162_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Public Health Committee

      2/20/02House Committee - Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2162_cs.rtf

 

HB 2169 (Easley/Crutchfield) – OKLAHOMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION AUTHORITY (OETA).  Re-creating the Oklahoma Educational Television Authority (OETA) until July 1, 2008. (70 O.S. 2001, § 23-105)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2169_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Govt Ops & Agency Oversight Committee

      2/21/02House Committee - Passed

 

HB 2175 (Easley/Crutchfield) – SPECIAL AGENCY ACCOUNT BOARD.  Re-creating until July 1, 2008, the Special Agency Account Board.  (62 O.S. 2001, § 7.2)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2175_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Govt Ops & Agency Oversight Committee

      2/21/02House Committee - Passed

 

HB 2178 (Easley/Cain) – HEALTH INSURANCE/AUDIOLOGICAL SERVICES.  Requiring health insurance plans and policies to provide coverage for audiological services and hearing aids for children up to 16, rather than 13, years of age. (36 O.S. 2001, § 6060.7)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2178_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Insurance Committee

      2/13/02House Committee – Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2178_hcr.rtf

 

HB 2180 (Easley/Crutchfield) – SPECIAL AGENCY ACCOUNT BOARD/OETA.  Re-creating until July 1, 2008, the Special Agency Account Board and OETA.  (74 O.S. 2001, § 3903)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2180_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Govt Ops & Agency Oversight Committee

      2/21/02House Committee - Passed

 

HB 2188 (Leonard Sullivan) – SCHOOL TESTING.  Requiring school districts to ensure that seniors perform satisfactorily on the eighth grade criterion-referenced reading test; reducing state aid to schools in violation, by $10,000 for each senior failing to satisfactorily complete the test. (70 O.S. 2001, § 1210.508F)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2188_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Common Education Committee

 

HB 2189 (Leonard Sullivan) – TEACHERS’ SALARY.  Calling for a $5,000 pay increase for certified teachers of math or science.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2189_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Appropriations & Budget Committee

 

HB 2205 (Dale Smith) – PUBLIC FISHING AND HUNTING PASSPORT.  Authorizing the Wildlife Conservation Commission to establish a Public Fishing and Hunting Area Use Passport; exempting from the passport requirements students and instructors participating in educational tours or activities.  (29 O.S. 2001, § 4-138)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2205_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Wildlife Committee

 

HB 2209 (Paulk/Crutchfield) – SCHOOL PROFESSIONAL NURSE STAFF TASK FORCE.  Creating a School Professional Nurse Staff Task Force, the membership of which would include one member each from the University of Oklahoma School of Nursing and the Oklahoma State University School of Nursing.  The committee substitute adds two members to be appointed by the Governor. (59 O.S. 2001, § 575)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2209_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Common Education Committee

      2/12/02House Committee - Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2209_cs.rtf

      2/21/02Bill and Emergency Passed - House   (92-3) 

 

HB 2220 (Cox/Maddox) - TAX CREDIT/TEACHER’S MATERIALS.  Allowing an income tax credit of up to $500 for public school teachers’ unreimbursed expenditures related to education and used in the classroom.  The committee substitute makes no substantive change.  (68 § 2357.45)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2220_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Revenue & Taxation Committee

      2/20/02House Committee - Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2220_cs.rtf

 

HB 2222 (Pettigrew) – HEALTH INSURANCE.  Clarifying language relating to health insurance plan specifications and limitations.  (74 O.S. 2001, § 1307)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2222_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Govt Ops & Agency Oversight Committee

      2/12/02Withdrawn from Committee; Reassigned to Appro. & Budget Com., Education Subcom.

 

HB 2223 (Pettigrew) – TEACHERS’ SALARIES.  Deleting five-year limitation on out-of-state teaching experience for purposes of the minimum salary schedule; repealing duplicate section.  (70 O.S. 2001, § 18-114.7)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2223_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Appropriations & Budget Committee

 

HB 2236 (Jones) - TAX CREDIT/SCHOOL DONATIONS.  Allowing an income tax credit for donations or gifts to public or private schools.  (68 § 2357.45)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2236_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Revenue & Taxation Committee

 

HB 2238 (Ross/Horner) - TULSA RACE RIOT MEMORIAL/RECONCILIATION SCHOLARSHIP.  Providing certain requirements for the Tulsa Race Riot Memorial design, administration and funding; requiring the State Regents to award full-time-equivalent scholarships for the Tulsa Reconciliation Education and Scholarship Program to residents of the greater Greenwood area; deleting income requirement and modifying residency requirement.  The committee substitute no longer defines the Greenwood area’s boundaries, nor does it delete the scholarship income and residency requirements.  Benefits are to be awarded to not more than 300 eligible participants annually.  The trust fund would be managed by a board of trustees.  The Tax Commission would include on income tax forms an opportunity to donate to the scholarship fund.  (74 §§ 8201.1, 8221, 8224, 8224.1; 70 §§ 2621/2623, 2625)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2238_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Rules Committee

      2/21/02House Committee - Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2238_cs.rtf

 

HB 2249 (Lindley/Cain) – PLANNING COMMITTEE/SERVICES TO INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES.  Creating a 20 member Strategic Planning Committee on the Olmstead Decision to develop a plan of implementation for the state regarding provision of services to individuals with disabilities; requiring cooperation of all state agencies.  The committee substitute modifies the makeup of the committee.  (56 § 1021)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2249_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Mental Health Committee

      2/5/02   House Committee - Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2249_cs.rtf

      2/19/02Title Stricken

      2/19/02Bill and Emergency Passed - House  (96-0)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2249_engr.rtf

 

HB 2263 (Graves) – INFORMATION DISCLOSURE.  This is a shell bill relating to disciplinary actions against state agencies and employees for disclosure of information.  (74 O.S. 2001, § 840-2.5)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2263_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Govt Ops & Agency Oversight Committee

 

HB 2264 (Dunegan/Crutchfield) – STATE EMPLOYEES/NATIONAL GUARD DUTY.  Requiring that state officers and employees called to active service for Operation Enduring Freedom be entitled to the difference between their full regular pay and their National Guard or Reserve Components pay retroactive to the date the person reported to such active service; placing in the unclassified state service incumbent employees hired to perform duties of persons who are on active duty.  The floor substitute deletes municipalities from the bill’s provisions.  (44 O.S. 2001, § 209; 72 O.S. 2001, §§ 47, 48; 74 O.S. 2001, § 840-5.5)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2264_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Veterans  & Military Affairs Committee

      2/6/02   House Committee – Passed

      2/19/02Floor Substitute Adopted; Bill and Emergency Passed - House  (95-0)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2264_engr.rtf

 

HB 2265 (DeWitt) – HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS.  This is a shell bill relating to high school graduation requirements.  (70 O.S. 2001, § 11-103.6)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2265_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Common Education Committee

 

HB 2266 (Tibbs) - Whistleblower Act.  stating purpose to encourage and protect the reporting of wrongful governmental activities and to deter retaliation against state employees for reporting those activities; providing exemptions for State System institutions and the judicial department; modifying circumstances under which disciplinary action may not be taken to include disclosing public information to correct what the employee reasonably believes evidences a violation of the Oklahoma Constitution, a law or a rule and discussing the operations and functions of the agency with a person in a position to investigate or initiate corrective action; excluding the reporting of abuse of authority.  (74 O.S. 2001, § 840-2.5)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2266_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Govt Ops & Agency Oversight Committee

 

HB 2271 (Coleman/Coffee) – PARENT EDUCATION/PERFORMANCE EVALUATION.  Requiring the State Board of Education to restrict participation in parent education programs to a certain percentage of parents of children with at least two academic-failure risk factors; requiring the Board to contract with an Oklahoma university-related program for an outcome-based performance evaluation of the parent education program.  (70 O.S. 2001, § 10-105.3)  The committee substitute rewrites the bill to express legislative intent that parent education programs serve children at risk of academic failure and that such children be given priority for acceptance; authorizing families whose income does not exceed 185 percent of the federal poverty level to receive services free of charge; providing that other families shall be entitled to services upon payment of a sliding-scale fee; modifying criteria for consideration of a child as being at risk of academic failure; requiring the State Board of Education to contract for an outcome-based evaluation of the parent education program.  The engrossed bill no longer requires the Board to contract with a university-related program for program evaluation.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2271_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Human Resources Committee

      2/11/02House Committee - Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2271_cs.rtf

      2/19/02Bill Amended and Passed - House  (85-11)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2271_engr.rtf

 

HB 2274 (Webb/Herbert) – PUBLIC DISCLOSURE/EMPLOYEE DISCIPLINE.  Granting public bodies the privilege not to disclose deliberations, votes and determinations or recommendations of a government review board convened regarding employment discipline of a public employee; providing that privilege does not extend to evidence presented to the review board.  (12 O.S. 2001, § 2509)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2274_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Judiciary Committee

      2/18/02House Committee – Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2274_hcr.rtf

 

HB 2288 (Steele) Oklahoma Tuition Equalization Grant.  Enacting the Oklahoma Tuition Equalization Grant Act; setting eligibility criteria as follows: Oklahoma residency, full-time undergraduate enrollment, family income of no more than $70,000, payment of more tuition than required at a comparable public higher education institution, but no less than regular tuition required of all students enrolled at the institution where the student is enrolled; authorizing the State Regents to award Tuition Equalization Grants of $2,000 per academic year, $1,000 per semester; providing for adjustment of amount in subsequent years.  (70 §§ 2627/2629)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2288_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Appropriations & Budget Committee

 

HB 2289 (Hiett) SALES TAX EXEMPTION/DONATION TO PUBLIC LIBRARY.  Establishing a sales tax exemption for sales of tangible personal property or services to a tax-exempt organization which donates property or services to public libraries.  (68 §§ 1356)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2289_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Revenue & Taxation Committee

 

HB 2291 (Hiett) INCOME TAX CREDIT/GIFTS TO CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS.  Establishing a 10-percent income tax credit for individual taxpayers who give donations or gifts to charitable organizations who expend the donations in this state; limiting credit to a maximum of $200.  (68 § 2357.45)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2291_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Revenue & Taxation Committee

 

HB 2306 (Worthen) – Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program (OHLAP).  Providing that a student who has not graduated from an accredited school shall be eligible to participate in the Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program and qualify for an award if certain eligibility criteria are met; modifying criteria to cover students being educated by equivalent means, other than attending school.  (70 O.S. 2001, §§ 2603,2605)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2306_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Rules Committee

 

HB 2311 (Stites/Morgan) – CHILDREN OF DISABLED LAW-ENFORCEMENT MEMBER.  Providing that any person previously qualified for membership in the Law Enforcement Retirement System who voluntarily seeks and accepts employment to a position in a covered agency that is not a covered position is excluded from further participation in the system; providing that if a disabled member has children, $400 per month shall be paid for the support of each child until the child reaches 18 years of age or 22 years of age if attending a public or private school or higher education institution.  The committee substitute no longer increases the health insurance premium rate to be paid by the system for retired employees or surviving spouses who elect to continue the health plan.  (47 O.S. 2001, § 2-305)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2311_int.rtfhttp://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2311_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Retirement Laws Committee

      2/12/02House Committee - Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2311_cs.rtf

 

HB 2321 (Ray Miller) – MENTOR TEACHERS.  Specifying factors to be considered in the selection of mentor teachers; prohibiting discrimination against teachers by the board of education, superintendent or other administrative officer of a school district or employee organization in the selection of a mentor teacher or a member of a professional development committee because of membership or non-membership in an employee organization.  (70 O.S. 2001, §§ 6-182, 6-194)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2321_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Common Education Committee

      2/18/02House Committee – Passed as Amended

 

HB 2326 (Corn/Dickerson)– TEACHERS’ RETIREMENT.  Providing for a cost-of-living adjustment for members of the Teachers’ Retirement System; modifying provisions related to combination of age and years of service for purposes of retirement; increasing the amount to be paid toward a retired member’s health insurance premium; repealing a section relating to post-retirement earnings limitations.  The committee substitute provides for a cost-of-living adjustment for members for the Teachers’ Retirement System; modifying provisions related to combination of age and years of service for purposes of retirement; increasing the amount to be paid toward a retired member’s health insurance premium; repealing a section relating to post-retirement earnings limitations.  (70, §§ 17-105, 17-116.10, 17-116.18; 74 O.S. 2001, § 1316.3)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2326_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Retirement Laws Committee

      2/13/02House Committee - Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2326_cs.rtf

 

HB 2328 (Easley/Crutchfield) – TASK FORCES.  Abolishing various task forces, including the Task Force to Review the Complaint System for Persons with Disabilities and the Task Force on State Scholarship and Student Aid.  The committee substitute also repeals a section relating to the Oklahoma Battlefield Preservation Commission.   http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2328_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Govt Ops & Agency Oversight Committee

      2/21/02House Committee - Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2328_cs.rtf

 

HB 2331 (Wright) – NAMING RIGHTS.  Enacting the “Leave a Legacy Initiative Act”; providing that a person, estate or entity that makes a donation for a capital asset to a public school district, technology center school district, State System institution or other educational facility that receives 10 percent or more of its operating budget from the state shall receive naming rights; requiring that naming rights be granted if the value of the donation is more than 51 percent of the depreciated value of the capital asset; providing for determining the depreciated value of a capital asset; providing for the granting of additional naming rights for rooms in the building; limiting the use of such donations to capital expenditures.  (60 §§ 398, 399)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2331_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Common Education Committee

 

HB 2332 (Balkman) – ADJUNCT TEACHERS/CERTIFICATION/SALARIES.  Providing for recognition of adjunct teaching experience for certification and salary increment purposes.  (70 O.S. 2001, § 18-114.7)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2332_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Appropriations & Budget Committee

 

HB 2333 (Roggow) – EDUCATION LEADERSHIP/NATIONAL BOARD CERTIFICATION.  Expanding provisions in the Education Leadership Oklahoma Act to authorize bonuses for teachers employed at the Oklahoma School for Science and Mathematics who attain National Board certification.  (70 O.S. 2001, §§ 6-204.1, 6-204.2)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2333_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Appropriations & Budget Committee

 

HB 2341 (Wilt/Ford) – SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLANS.  Changing the name of "advisory planning committees" to local boards of education to "advisory councils"; increasing the duration of school improvement plans from four years to six years; requiring that administrators, teachers, other school staff and parents in each school district annual monitor and update the school improvement plan as necessary; specifying additional content and information to be contained in school improvement plans.  The committee substitute modifies the content of school improvement plans.  (70 O.S. 2001, § 5-117.4)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2341_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Common Education Committee

      2/12/02House Committee - Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2341_cs.rtf

 

HB 2344 (Staggs/Crutchfield) – POST-RETIREMENT EMPLOYMENT.  Establishing post-retirement annual earnings limitations for retirees employed by school districts.  The committee substitute applies both to individual members and to incorporated entities that may contract with the public schools.  (70 O.S. 2001, § 17-116.10)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2344_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Retirement Laws Committee

      2/12/02House Committee - Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2344_cs.rtf

 

HB 2346 (Staggs/Crutchfield) – SCHOOL TESTING.  Modifying the School Testing Program Act to remove Grade 5 and add other grades to certain criterion-referenced test requirements; changing field test and implementation dates for criterion-referenced tests.  (70 O.S. 2001, § 1210.508)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2346_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Common Education Committee

      2/12/02House Committee - Passed

 

HB 2347 (Paulk) – TELEMARKETING.  Oklahoma No-Call List Act; requiring the attorney general to establish a no-call list of consumers who do not wish to receive unsolicited telemarketing calls; authorizing contracting with a vendor to establish and maintain the no-call list; requiring notice of establishment of the list and means for consumers to be included or removed; requiring quarterly updates; making telemarketing calls to registered consumers an unlawful telemarketing practice and a violation of the Oklahoma Consumer Protection Act; permitting administrative fines; creating a no-call list revolving fund for the office of the attorney general to be expended for the purpose of implementing, administering or enforcing provisions of the acts.  (15 §§ 775B.1/775B.7)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2347_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Energy & Utility Regulation Committee

 

HB 2352 (Liotta/Littlefield) – EMPLOYEE PRIVACY.  Prohibiting employers from releasing social security numbers of current or former employees without written permission; making violation a misdemeanor.  The committee substitute prohibits release of social security numbers by an employer except in compliance with state and federal regulation, in response to an official request from a law enforcement agency or in administration of employment benefits and pay.  (40 § 61.1)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2352_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Commerce, Industry & Labor Committee

      2/6/02   House Committee - Committee Substitute Passed - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2352_cs.rtf

 

HB 2353 (Adair/Taylor) – RETIREMENT/HEALTH INSURANCE.  Allowing former employees who retire or have a vested benefit in state retirement systems to reinstate health and dental insurance coverage.  The committee substitute allows reinstatement of coverage if the former employee involuntarily loses coverage in the group plan or becomes eligible for Medicare coverage.  (74 §§ 1316.2, 1316.3)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2353_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Govt Ops & Agency Oversight Committee

      2/14/02House Committee - Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2353_cs.rtf

 

HB 2361 (Newport/Dickerson) – COMMUNITY SERVICE LEAVE.  Requiring that a maximum 24 hours of community service leave be available to state employees each calendar year to encourage volunteerism in support of schools, communities, citizens and nonprofit organizations; specifying requirements for such leave.  The committee substitute adds language requiring the administrator of the Office of Personnel Management to promulgate rules to implement the requirement.  (74 § 840-2.20)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2361_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Govt Ops & Agency Oversight Committee

      2/18/02House Committee - Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2361_cs.rtf

 

HB 2368 (Turner/Shurden) – TEACHERS’ RETIREMENT.  Providing a cost-of-living adjustment for retired members of the Teachers’ Retirement System; increasing the amount to be paid toward a retired member’s health insurance premium.  The committee substitute no longer specifies the increased amounts for health insurance premiums, leaving the new amounts blank.  (70 § 17-116.18; 74 O.S. 2001, § 1316.3)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2368_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Retirement Laws Committee

      2/12/02House Committee - Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2368_cs.rtf

 

HB 2374 (Roan/Shurden) - BLUE RIVER CONSERVATION PASSPORT.  Authorizing the Wildlife Conservation Commission to establish a Blue River Conservation Passport; a special use permit; exempting from the passport requirements students and instructors participating in educational tours.  (29 O.S. 2001, § 4-138)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2374_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Wildlife Committee

      2/13/02House Committee - Passed

 

HB 2376 (Covey) – NET ENERGY METERING.  Enacting the “Oklahoma Net Metering and Interconnection Act”; stating legislative finding that a program to provide net energy metering for eligible customers is one way to encourage substantial private investment in renewable energy resources, stimulate in-state economic growth, reduce demand for electricity during peak consumption periods and enhance continued diversification of Oklahoma’s energy resource mix; creating a Renewable Energy Trust Fund; requiring that the fund be used to provide funding for the Oklahoma Wind Power Initiative at the University of Oklahoma to develop and implement a renewable energy education program.  (17 O.S. 2001, §§ 192.1/192.3, 193.1, 193.2, 194.1)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2376_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Energy & Utility Regulation Committee

 

HB 2381 (Roan/Crutchfield) – PARKING VIOLATIONS/PUBLIC DISRUPTIONS.  Prohibiting parking of vehicles contrary to officially posted restrictions at state buildings and property; prohibiting disruption of a state agency; requiring persons to leave state property upon a lawful order to leave.  (21 § 280)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2381_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Homeland Security Committee

      2/12/02House Committee – Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2381_hcr.rtf

 

HB 2383 (Roan/Shurden)Teachers’ Retirement.  Relating to public retirement systems, including the Teachers’ Retirement System; modifying provisions related to death benefits; providing that such benefits, for purposes of federal income taxation, shall be deemed life insurance proceeds and not as a death benefit.  The committee substitute would deem death benefits as life insurance proceeds if the IRS approves such a provision pursuant to a private-letter-ruling request to be submitted by the boards of trustees of state retirement systems.  (70 O.S. 2001, § 17-105)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2383_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Retirement Laws Committee

      2/12/02House Committee - Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2383_cs.rtf

 

HB 2384 (Smaligo) – RESIDENT/MENTOR/STUDENT Teachers.  Modifying definitions of resident teachers and teacher mentors; requiring that the Teacher Preparation Commission rather than the State Board of Education approve a student teacher.  (70 O.S. 2001, § 1-116)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2384_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Common Education Committee

 

HB 2401 (Vaughn) – SMOKING.  Prohibiting the permitting of possession of lighted tobacco in certain public places, including undergraduate or postgraduate public or private schools; eliminating the requirement that signs be posted.  (21 O.S. 2001, § 1247)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2401_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Commerce, Industry & Labor Committee

 

HB 2408 (Wilt) – PRIVATE ACTIVITY BONDS.  This is a shell bill creating the “Oklahoma Private Activity Bond Allocation Amendments Act of 2002”.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2408_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Economic Development Committee

 

HB 2410 (Coleman/Robinson) – CHILDREN FIRST PROGRAM.  Changing the name of the Children First program to the Prenatal and Infancy Nurse Home Visitation Program; requiring the department to contact with an Oklahoma university-related program for an outcome-based performance evaluation of the visitation program.  The committee substitute no longer makes the name change.  (63 O.S. 2001, § 1-110.1)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2410_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Appropriations & Budget Committee

      2/20/02House Committee - Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2410_cs.rtf

 

HB 2411 (Coleman) – OU COLLEGE OF DENTISTRY LAB FUNDING.  Authorizing the State Regents to withdraw $2,348,251 from the Higher Education Capital Revolving Fund during FY2003 for deposit in an interest-bearing special account, with withdrawals used to fund the pre-clinic dental laboratory renovation and modernization at the OU College of Dentistry and replacement of dental units in teaching clinics at the dentistry college.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2411_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Appropriations & Budget Committee

 

HB 2412 (Coleman/Herbert) – STATE AUDITS.  Requiring state agencies to furnish copies of all audits to the Legislature; requiring agencies, upon receipt of an audit report from an auditor, to implement its recommendations unless implementation would result in a substantial additional cost or not a cost benefit to the agency or state compared with any cost savings or benefit that would result if the recommendations were implemented, require statutory changes or be against state policy or legislative intent for the agency or program; requiring agencies, if unable to implement the auditor’s recommendations, to include with the copies of the report submitted to the Legislature, a plan of action for achieving the recommendation of the auditor a written statement for each recommendation in the report explaining the reasons for not implementing the recommendations.  The committee substitute no longer requires that agencies, upon receipt of an audit report from an auditor, implement its recommendations unless implementation would result in a substantial additional cost or not a cost benefit to the agency or state compared with any cost savings or benefit that would result if the recommendations were implemented, require statutory changes or be against state policy or legislative intent for the agency or program.  It also does not require agencies, if unable to implement the auditor’s recommendations, to include with the copies of the report submitted to the legislature, a plan of action for achieving the recommendation of the auditor or a written statement for each recommendation in the report explaining in detail the reasons for not implementing the recommendations.  The floor substitute no longer requires agencies to implement an audit’s recommendations, but does require them to furnish copies of audits to the Legislature; “Legislative Review of State Audit Act”; requiring agencies to deliver copies of audit reports to legislative leaders, who shall submit a copy to legislative appropriations committees; requiring written agency responses.  The amendment relates to economy and efficiency audits and program audits.  (74 §§ 452.10, 452.11/452.14)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2412_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Govt Ops & Agency Oversight Committee

      2/7/02   House Committee - Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2412_cs.rtf

      2/21/02Floor Substitute Amended and Adopted; Bill Passed - House  (95-0) 

 

HB 2413 (Dank) – INCOME TAX CREDIT/EDUCATIONAL EXPENSES.  Authorizing an income tax credit for up to $500 for donations to a nonprofit student-funding entity for scholarships to low-income students not over the age of 18 who attend any elementary or secondary school; providing that, in order to claim the credit, the taxpayer shall not be able to contribute toward a scholarship for the benefit of their own dependents; providing an income tax credit for up to $200 for donations to a public school district to support extracurricular activities conducted for students in the district; establishing an income tax credit of up to $500 per child for monies taxpayers spend for educational expenses directly related to their children’s education.  (68 §§ 2357.101, 2357.1024)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2413_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Revenue & Taxation Committee

 

HB 2419 (Clay Pope) – WATER PLAN.  Providing for an the Oklahoma Comprehensive State Water Plan Act; requiring the Oklahoma Water Resources Board, prior to execution of any contract for the out-of-state sale or transfer of any state waters, to study, investigate and survey the occurrence, quantity, quality and availability of surface water of the state; requiring all state agencies, including higher education institutions, that collect water data or information or possess data concerning the water resources of the state to make such data available to the Board and cooperate with the Board; specifying requirements for such study; requiring the board, by Feb. 1, 2004, to develop a water supply model for the six basins in the 22-county region in southeast Oklahoma near Sallisaw to Hugo; requiring the model to encompass, to the extent practicable, the significant water demands within the watersheds of the basins as well as the unique geology and hydrology of the regions.  (82 O.S. 2001, § 1086.2)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2419_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Environment & Natural Resources Committee

 

HB 2420 (Clay Pope/Crutchfield) – COMPETITIVE BIDDING BY TRUSTS.  Increasing from $12,500 to $25,000 the dollar amount required for competitive bidding of contracts by trusts in furtherance of public functions.  The committee substitute makes no substantive change.  (60 O.S. 2001, § 176)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2420_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Govt Ops & Agency Oversight Committee

      2/14/02House Committee - Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2420_cs.rtf

 

HB 2429 (Mass/Haney) – APPROPRIATIONS/STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.  Appropriating to the State Department of Education for various programs, including the Virtual Internet School in Oklahoma Network (VISION), scholarships for the Great Expectations Summer Institutes for Teachers, implementation of a telecommunications curriculum, Community Education Grants, Education Leadership Oklahoma, participation in the National Assessment of Educational Progress, and the Oklahoma Alliance for Geographic Education.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2429_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Appropriations & Budget Committee

      2/14/02Withdrawn from Committee – Refer Direct to Calendar

 

HB 2433 (Mass/Haney) – APPROPRIATIONS/STATE REGENTS.  Appropriating unspecified amounts to the State Regents.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2433_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Appropriations & Budget Committee

      2/14/02Withdrawn from Committee – Refer Direct to Calendar

 

HB 2434 (Mass/Haney) – APPROPRIATIONS/STATE REGENTS.  Appropriating to the State Regents.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2434_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Direct to Calendar

      2/14/02Withdrawn from Committee – Refer Direct to Calendar

 

HB 2439 (Mass/Haney) – APPROPRIATIONS/Physician Manpower Training Commission.  Appropriating to the Physician Manpower Training Commission.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2439_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Appropriations & Budget Committee

      2/14/02Withdrawn from Committee – Refer Direct to Calendar

 

HB 2440 (Mass/Haney) – APPROPRIATIONS/Physician Manpower Training Commission.  Establishing budgetary limitations for the Physician Manpower Training Commission.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2440_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Appropriations & Budget Committee

      2/14/02Withdrawn from Committee – Refer Direct to Calendar

 

HB 2445 (Mass/Haney) – APPROPRIATIONS/Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST).  Appropriating to the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST).  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2445_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Appropriations & Budget Committee

      2/14/02Withdrawn from Committee – Refer Direct to Calendar

 

HB 2446 (Mass/Haney) – APPROPRIATIONS/Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST).  Establishing budgetary limitations for the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST).  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2446_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Direct to Calendar

      2/14/02Withdrawn from Committee – Refer Direct to Calendar

 

HB 2447 (Mass/Haney) – APPROPRIATIONS/Teacher Preparation.  Appropriating to the Teacher Preparation Commission.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2447_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Appropriations & Budget Committee

      2/14/02Withdrawn from Committee – Refer Direct to Calendar

 

HB 2448 (Mass/Haney) – APPROPRIATIONS/Teacher Preparation.  Establishing budgetary limitations for the Teacher Preparation Commission.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2448_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Direct to Calendar

      2/14/02Withdrawn from Committee – Refer Direct to Calendar

 

HB 2488 (Mass/Haney) – APPROPRIATIONS/HEALTH.  Appropriating to the State Department of Health, requiring budgeting for certain programs including contractual services of the OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine for the Area Health Education Centers Campaign, contractual services for the OU Health Science Center Pediatric Endocrinology Department, contractual services with the Perinatal Continuing Education Program within OU’s College of Medicine’s Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, and the Children First Program.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2488_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Direct to Calendar

      2/14/02Withdrawn from Committee – Refer Direct to Calendar

 

HB 2507 (Mass/Haney) – APPROPRIATIONS/University HOSPITALS.  Appropriating to the University Hospitals Authority.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2507_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Appropriations & Budget Committee

      2/14/02Withdrawn from Committee – Refer Direct to Calendar

 

HB 2508 (Mass/Haney) – APPROPRIATIONS/University Hospitals.  Establishing budgetary limitations for the University Hospitals Authority.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2508_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Direct to Calendar

      2/14/02Withdrawn from Committee – Refer Direct to Calendar

 

HB 2510 (Mass/Haney) – APPROPRIATIONS/AGRICULTURE.  Establishing budgetary limitations for the Agriculture Department, including unspecified funds for OSU for the Statewide Intensive Financial Management Assistance Program and Animal Diagnostic Laboratory Equipment.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2510_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Appropriations & Budget Committee

      2/14/02Withdrawn from Committee – Refer Direct to Calendar

 

HB 2524 (Mass/Haney) – APPROPRIATIONS/TOURISM.  Establishing budgetary limitations for the Department of Tourism and Recreation, including unspecified funds budgeted for the Summer Arts Institute and the Jazz Hall of Fame.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2524_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Appropriations & Budget Committee

      2/14/02Withdrawn from Committee – Refer Direct to Calendar

 

HB 2532 (Mass/Haney) – APPROPRIATIONS/COMMERCE DEPT.  Establishing budgetary limitations for the Department of Commerce, including unspecified amounts for the Southeastern Oklahoma State University Statewide Small Business Development Centers Program and the Bid Assistance Program OSU/CATT.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2532_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Appropriations & Budget Committee

      2/14/02Withdrawn from Committee – Refer Direct to Calendar

 

HB 2608 (Benson/Helton) – HEALTH INSURANCE/VISION.  Requiring the State Employee Benefits Council and the Oklahoma State and Education Employees Group Insurance Board to offer a vision plan.  (74 O.S. 2001, § 1374)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2608_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Govt Ops & Agency Oversight Committee

      2/11/02House Committee - Passed

 

HB 2616 (Winchester/Price) – APPROPRIATIONS/USAO.  Appropriating to the State Regents an amount necessary to provide capital improvements at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.  The committee substitute authorizes the Regents to use $1.8 million to restore and remodel Canning Hall at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma into space for a cooperative interagency deaf education program.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2616_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Appropriations & Budget Committee

      2/20/02House Committee - Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2616_cs.rtf

 

HB 2623 (Hopper Smith) – ROTC TUITION WAIVER.  Authorizing the ROTC nonresident tuition waiver for students who formerly trained in the ROTC at a higher education institution in another state and partially completed training, does not currently hold a baccalaureate degree and meets all admission and retention criteria. (70 O.S. 2001, § 3230.5)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2623_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Appropriations & Budget Committee

 

HB 2625 (Eddins/Fisher) – PROFESSIONAL LICENSING.  Requiring the State Board of Education and the Teacher Preparation Commission to conduct a study of licensing requirements for school psychologists and speech pathologists. (70 O.S. 2001, § 6-205)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2625_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Common Education Committee

      2/12/02House Committee - Passed

 

HB 2633 (Fields/Stipe) - Oklahoma Workforce Investment. Oklahoma Workforce Investment Act; requiring governor to establish a State Workforce Investment Board; requiring development of state plan; authorizing state board to establish subgroups; requiring annual report; requiring governor to establish local workforce investment areas; providing for grants; providing for establishment of local workforce investment boards; requiring submission of local plans; requiring reservation of $704,000 in certain federal funding for use by the Department of Career and Technology Education to administer a statewide offender employment training program; authorizing state board, subgroups and local boards to hold meetings by teleconference.  (74 §§ 9101/9109; 25 O.S. 2001, § 307.1)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2633_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Commerce, Industry & Labor Committee

      2/13/02House Committee – Passed as Amended  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2633_hcr.rtf

 

HB 2651 (Wright/Milacek) – Administrative RuleS.  Requiring that agency rules be reviewed by legislative review committees, if established by legislative leadership, and the committee of each house which the subject of the rule affects; requiring Legislature to affirmatively approve rules; providing that failure of either house to affirmatively approve a rule within 30 legislative days shall constitute disapproval.  (75 O.S. 2001, §§ 307.1, 308)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2651_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Administrative Rule Review Committee

      2/20/02House Committee – Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2651_hcr.rtf

 

HB 2668 (Sweeden) – LIFE-management SKILLS CURRICULUMRequiring the State Board of Education to develop curricular standards for life-management skills education, including marriage and relationships.  (70 O.S. 2001, §§ 11-103.6)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2668_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Judiciary Committee

 

HB 2684 (Calvey) – INTERNET ACCESS SERVICEProhibiting the Corporation Commission from regulating high-speed Internet access services or broadband services using a digital subscriber line.  (17 § 139.110)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2684_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Rules Committee

 

HB 2687 (Coleman) – Appropriations/CAPITAL PROJECTS/SCHOLARSHIPS.  Requiring that revenues in the Common Education Technology Revolving Fund be appropriated and used for providing technology in public school classrooms; requiring that revenues in the Higher Education Capital Revolving Fund be appropriated and expended for capital projects at State System institutions; requiring that revenues in the Oklahoma Tuition Scholarship Revolving Fund be appropriated and expended for providing tuition scholarships.  (62 O.S. 2001, §§ 41.29c/41.29e)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2687_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Rules Committee

 

HB 2689 (Braddock/Herbert) - Appropriations/MILITARY BASE CLOSURE PREVENTION.  Appropriating $1,250,000 to the Department of Commerce from the constitutional reserve fund pursuant to recommendations of the Oklahoma Military Base Closure Prevention Task Force to assist communities with strategic planning in order to prevent a military base closure or realignment detrimental to an affected community; appropriating $2,750,000 to the State Regents to improve educational systems that support affected communities and which assist strategic planning by the affected communities in order to prevent a military base closure or a military base realignment..  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2689_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Appropriations & Budget Committee

      2/20/02House Committee - Passed

 

HB 2694 (Graves) - Statewide Temporary Assistance Responsibility System (STARS).  This is a shell bill relating to the Statewide Temporary Assistance Responsibility System (STARS) program.  (56 O.S. 2001, § 230.51)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2694_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Appropriations & Budget Committee

 

HB 2696 (Graves) - Workers’ Compensation.  This is a shell bill relating to Workers’ Compensation relating to occupational diseases.  (85 O.S. 2001, § 1.1)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2696_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Rules Committee

 

HB 2697 (Lindley/Cain) – INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES EDUCATION.  Requiring the State Department of Education to implement a system for monitoring school district compliance with federal and state laws relating to special education pursuant to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; requiring the department to develop a system for investigating and resolving complaints; requiring annual state hearing; re-creating the Task Force to Review Complaint System for Persons with Disabilities, the membership of which includes the Chancellor.  The committee substitute adds a section providing that if a parent invokes due process hearing procedures, and the school district proposes a settlement agreement, the agreement shall include payment of all reasonable costs and expenses incurred by the parent.  (74 O.S. 2001, §§ 169.2, 169.2a, 169.2b)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2697_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Common Education Committee

      2/18/02House Committee - Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2697_cs.rtf

 

HB 2701 (Mitchell) – Workers’ CompensationClarifying language relating to temporary disability benefits.  (85 O.S. 2001, § 22.1)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2701_int.rtf

      2/7/02   Referred to House Rules Committee

 

HB 2706 (Wells/Morgan) – HIGH SCHOOL CURRICULUM.  Adding Applied Mathematics I and II and Applied Biology and Chemistry to core curricula for high school graduation purposes.  (70 O.S. 2001, § 11-1-3.6)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2706_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Common Education Committee

      2/18/02House Committee – Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2706_hcr.rtf

 

HB 2714 (Stanley/Cain) – INJURY PREVENTION.  Establishing May of each year as “Injury Prevention Month”; recommending that all state agencies, businesses, and interested organizations should take the opportunity to provide their employees and members with injury prevention information during Injury Prevention Month.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2714_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Public Health Committee

      2/6/02   House Committee - Passed

 

HB 2729 (Pettigrew/Nichols) – JURY DUTY LEAVE.  Making it a misdemeanor to require an employee to use sick or vacation leave while on jury duty; providing that section shall not require an employer to pay wages for time on jury duty unless the employee uses paid leave for that purpose.  (38 O.S. 2001, § 34, 35)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2729_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Judiciary Committee

      2/18/02House Committee – Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2729_hcr.rtf

 

HB 2733 (Deutschendorf) - Health insurance/PRESCRIPTIONS.  Providing a maximum $500 income tax credit for out-of-pocket pharmaceutical expenses incurred by a state or education employee enrolled in the health insurance plan offered by the State and Education Employees Group Insurance Board for purchasing a non-preferred drug when there is not a preferred drug option available to the employee.  (68 § 2357.101)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2733_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Revenue & Taxation Committee

 

HB 2735 (Deutschendorf) - Young Entrepreneur Technology Business Development.  Creating an Oklahoma Young Entrepreneur Technology Business Development Program to assist students enrolled in a State System institution or in a postgraduate course or program at a technology center school district in developing and commercializing new technology products and processes.  (74 § 5060.45)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2735_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Science & Technology Committee

 

HB 2737 (Deutschendorf) – COMPUTER SERVICES.  Stating legislative intent that any State System institution may enter into a collaborative agreement with any state agency to provide computer services and equipment to the state agency.  (70 § 3227.1)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2737_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Higher Education Committee

 

HB 2738 (Deutschendorf/Helton) – TUITION SCHOLARSHIPS ELIGIBILITY.  Authorizing students who have graduated from private schools not accredited by the State Board of Education to participate in the Oklahoma Tuition Scholarship Program and qualify for scholarships by meeting eligibility criteria.  (70 O.S. 2001, § 2612)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2738_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Higher Education Committee

      2/13/02House Committee – Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2738_hcr.rtf

 

HB 2739 (Deutschendorf/Robinson) – Virtual Internet School in Oklahoma Network (VISION).  Creating an 11-member Virtual Internet School in Oklahoma Network (VISION) Task Force until June 30, 2003, to make findings and recommendations on extending the web-based curriculum programs developed through the VISION pilot program to all public school districts in the state, determining the cost of making such programs and web-based management systems developed through the pilot program available to all districts, developing a pricing schedule that other states and countries must pay in order to access web-based curriculum programs and management systems developed through the pilot program and location of a statewide server array with the necessary storage to support the storage and retrieval of curriculum and management programs developed through the pilot program; requiring the task force to issue a report.  (70 § 1210.727)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2739_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Science & Technology Committee

      2/11/02House Committee – Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2739_hcr.rtf

      2/18/02Bill and Emergency Passed - House   (94-0)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2739_engr.rtf

 

HB 2742 (Nations) – TEACHING ASSISTANTS/ENGLISH PROFICIENCY.  This is a shell bill relating to nonresident tuition waiver for teaching assistants having proficiency in English.  (70 § 3218.13)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2742_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Higher Education Committee

 

HB 2745 (Taylor) – RELOCATING ROADS.  This is a shell bill relating to general powers of boards of county commissioners, including the power to relocate highways adjoining the property of higher education institutions.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2745_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House County & Municipal Government Committee

 

HB 2760 (Newport) – TELEMARKETING.  Prohibiting the use of an automatic dial announcing device after 5 p.m.; ”Telemarketer Restriction Act”; requiring the attorney general to establish a list of customers who do not wish to receive unsolicited telemarketing sales calls; providing an exception from restrictions for the solicitation of funds or other support for a charitable or religious activity, political candidate, cause or organization and any activity of a charitable not-for-profit entity; providing an exception in cases in which a business relationship has been established; requiring notice of establishment of the no-telemarketing-sales-call registry and means for consumers to be included or removed; requiring quarterly updates; making telemarketing calls to registered consumers an unlawful telemarketing practice and a violation of the Oklahoma Consumer Protection Act; permitting administrative fines; creating a telemarketer revolving fund for the office of the attorney general to be expended for the purpose of implementing, administering or enforcing provisions of the act.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2760_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Energy & Utility Regulation Committee

 

HB 2763 (Lindley/Monson) – Health insurance/FREEDOM OF CHOICE.  This is a shell bill relating to health maintenance organization or prepaid health plan regulations and the Health Care Freedom of Choice Act.  (63 § 2510; 36 § 6055)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2763_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Public Health Committee

      2/20/02House Committee – Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2763_cs.rtf

 

HB 2778 (Glover) – Health insurance/PREEXISTING CONDITION.  This is a shell bill relating to the preexisting condition exclusion for the State and Education Employees Group Health Insurance Plan.  (74 § 1308.2)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2778_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Govt Ops & Agency Oversight Committee

 

HB 2792 (Perry) – CREDIT CARDS/HIGHER EDUCATION.  Stating legislative intent that the State Regents cease entering into contracts with credit card issuers and to cease allowing credit card issuers to use space in a state-supported higher education institution for taking applications for credit cards, issuing credit cards or offering inducements to apply for credit cards.   (70 § 3242)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2792_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Higher Education Committee

 

HB 2796 (Braddock/Morgan) – INTERNET ACCESS SERVICE.  Prohibiting the Oklahoma Corporation Commission from imposing any regulation on a high-speed Internet access service or broadband service provider unless the regulation is imposed equally and uniformly upon all providers of high-speed Internet access service or broadband service, regardless of technology or medium used to provide such service; providing that, if an incumbent local exchange telecommunications service provider (ILEC) has entered into an interconnection agreement with a competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC) prior to Jan. 1, 2002, and the agreement includes a provision permitting the CLEC to provide digital subscriber line services on the high-frequency portion of a copper-wire loop owned by the ILEC, then the ILEC must continue to provide access to the high-frequency portion of copper-wire loops to that CLEC for the duration of and according to the terms and conditions of the interconnection agreement and the ILEC must make the same contract provision available to other CLECs; authorizing the corporation commission to enforce a provision of an interconnection agreement in existence prior to Jan. 1, 2002, providing for CLEC usage of the high-frequency portion of copper-wire loops but the commission may not in any way expand regulation of the provision of high-speed Internet access service or broadband service by an ILEC beyond that existing provision concerning the high-frequency portion of a copper-wire loop.  The committee substitute adds a section; still prohibits corporation commission regulation of broadband service.  The remainder of this language has been deleted, but the bill does require that an ILEC must provide unbundled access to network elements to the extent required by FCC regulations.  (17 O.S. 2001, § 139.102)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2796_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Energy & Utility Regulation Committee

      2/20/02House Committee - Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2796_cs.rtf

 

HB 2801 (Balkman) – WEAPONS.  Clarifying language relating to unlawful carrying of a weapon.  (21 § 1272)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2801_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Rules Committee

 

HB 2804 (Cox) – INSURANCE.  Providing for insurance compliance self-audits; allowing such audits to be conducted by the insurer, its agents, officers or employees or by independent contractors; prohibiting communications relating to such audits from being discoverable or admissible as evidence in any civil, administrative or similar case, except as expressly provided.  (36 § 401/408)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2804_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Insurance Committee

 

HB 2805 (Cox) – HEALTH INSURANCE.  Modifying criteria for preparation of annual statements by insurers; authorizing the insurance commissioner to request financial and other information from insurers more frequently than quarterly under certain circumstances; authorizing the Insurance Departments Anti-Fraud Unit to refer certain matters to the attorney general; making investigators of the Anti-Fraud Unit peace officers; modifying the amount of surplus insurers must maintain; requiring applicants requesting to be admitted to transact insurance to follow certain instructions; making certificates of authority perpetual, with exception; modifying the premium tax; defining what constitutes financial soundness for surplus line brokers; authorizing domestic insurers to make purchases used in connection with data processing of transactions; modifying the definition of extraordinary dividend or distribution; providing for the effect of issuance of an order appointing a liquidator; providing that the statute of limitations and defense of laches do not run under certain circumstances; modifying the date for filing certain statements by motor service clubs; making minimum premium charges subject to the premium tax; requiring that fees passed on to consumers be an actual expense of the insurer; providing a maximum allowable total for fees and minimum premium charges; authorizing insurers to contract with mail order prescription drug services and retail pharmacies under employer health care programs; repealing sections relating to application for certificates of authority to transact insurance and insurance requirements under the Home Inspection Licensing Act.  (36 O.S. 2001, §§ 311, 311.2, 321, 348.1, 361, 362, 1112, 1435.7, 1435.23, 1435.29, 1452, 1474, 1612, 1655, 1803, 3106, 3623.1, 3624, 4511, 5123; repealing 36 O.S. 2001, § 615; 59 O.S. 2001, § 858-630)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2805_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Insurance Committee

 

HB 2807 (McCarter/Coffee) – SCHOOL BUSES.  Relating to motor vehicles, including school and church buses; modifying the definition of vehicle to remove the exception for devices moved by human power; eliminating the requirement that school buses bear the words “School Bus”; requiring that school buses be National School Bus Yellow; adopting federal specifications and standards for certain lighting equipment; requiring certain headlamps to be in use while a vehicle is driven on a highway; prohibiting the use of neon lamps; requiring headlamps to emit white light; specifying how head and tail lamps must be displayed; modifying the distance for height placement of lamps and reflectors; specifying vehicles that are required to use stop lamps and electric flashing turn signals; specifying lights to be used when a load extends beyond the bed or body of a vehicle; specifying light requirements for parked vehicles; establishing minimum lighting requirements for implements of husbandry and for towed units of farm equipment; modifying distances of light visibility for animal-drawn vehicles; specifying the standard for vehicular hazard warning lamps; adding vehicles that may use flashing lights; specifying lighting equipment for school and church buses; requiring the State Board of Education to be in compliance with federal standards regarding lighting equipment and special warning devices for school buses; requiring vehicles to be equipped to prevent excessive noise and excessive fumes or smoke; specifying standards for windshield wipers, tires and glass; requiring that certain vehicles be equipped with portable red emergency reflectors; specifying the type of refrigerant that may be used for air-conditioning vehicles; prohibiting operation of vehicles with television-type receiving equipment, with exception; prohibiting disconnection, modification or alteration of emissions equipment; prohibiting operation of a vehicle with disconnected or broken shock absorbers; repealing sections relating to lamps and other lighting equipment and brakes on vehicles and to motorcycles.  The committee substitute adds two sections to the repealer, relating to slow-moving vehicle emblems.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2807_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Public Safety Committee

      2/14/02House Committee - Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2807_cs.rtf

 

HB 2815 (Ingmire) – OPEN RECORDS.  This is a shell bill relating to the Open Records Act.  (51 § 24A.1)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2815_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Rules Committee

 

HB 2818 (Calvey) – Workers’ Compensation.  Modifying the Workers’ Compensation Act to change circumstances under which drug or alcohol testing may occur.  (40 O.S. 2001, § 554; 85 O.S. 2001, § 17)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2818_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Rules Committee

 

HB 2821 (Calvey) – Health insurance.  Clarifying language relating to group accident and health insurance and health maintenance organizations.  (36 O.S. 2001 § 4501, 63 O.S. 2001, § 2501)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2821_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Rules Committee

 

HB 2822 (Calvey) – SCHOLARSHIP QUALIFICATIONS.  Allowing tuition aid grants, Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program (OHLAP) scholarships and Oklahoma Tuition Scholarship awards to eligible students enrolled at private schools licensed by the Board of Private Vocational Schools.  (70 O.S. 2001, §§ 626.2, 626.7, 2602, 2604, 2611/2613)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2822_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Rules Committee

 

HB 2839 (Hastings) – ETHICS.  Clarifying language relating to penalties for violating ethics provisions.  (74 O.S. 2001, § 4255)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2839_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Rules Committee

 

HB 2841 (Hastings) – Workers’ Compensation.  This is a shell bill relating to benefits or savings considered for Workers’ Compensation purposes.  (85 O.S. 2001, § 45)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2841_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Judiciary Committee

 

HB 2847 (Hastings/Leftwich) – READING PILOT PROGRAM.  Requiring the State Board of Education to establish a reading pilot program for low-performing or high challenge schools.  The committee substitute clarifies language relating to reading assessment plans.  (70 § 1210.543) 

http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2847_int.rtf

      2/21/02Committee Reassignment – House Administrative Rule Review Committee

      2/21/02House Committee - Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2847_cs.rtf

 

HB 2849 (Case/Riley) – Ad valorem TAXATION.  This is a shell bill relating to ad valorem tax exemptions.  The committee substitute modifies ad valorem tax exemptions for location of continuum of care retirement communities to refer to tax-exempt entities located in metropolitan statistical areas rather than counties with a population of more than 500,000.  (68 O.S. 2001, § 2887)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2849_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Revenue & Taxation Committee

      2/20/02House Committee - Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2849_cs.rtf

 

HB 2851 (Case) – INCOME TAX EXEMPTIONS/RETIREMENT BENEFITS.  Removing income and total benefit limitations on exemption of retirement benefits from taxable income.  (68 O.S. 2001, § 2358)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2851_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Revenue & Taxation Committee

 

HB 2852 (Easley/Horner) – CAPITOL COMMUNICATIONS.  Oklahoma Capitol Communications Center Act; creating an Oklahoma Capitol Communications Center, a toll-free telephone service for assisting Oklahomans with problems or questions concerning state government, including proper referrals.  (74 §§ 5021.1/5021)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2852_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Govt Ops & Agency Oversight Committee

      2/12/02House Committee - Passed

 

HB 2864 (John Sullivan) – ABORTION.  “Informed Consent for Abortion Act”; prohibiting performance of an abortion without the voluntary and informed consent of the woman upon whom it is to be performed; outlining information to be imparted by the physician; providing for modified procedure in the event of a medical emergency; requiring every facility in which an abortion is performed to file certain reports; requiring the State Health Department to publish certain information; requiring department to collect certain statistical information; outlining penalties for violations.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2864_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Public Health Committee

 

HB 2874 (Gray) – CONSTRUCTION/BIDDING.  Transferring certain duties from the director of the Department of Central Services to the state construction administrator of the Construction and Properties Division of the department; authorizing awarding agencies to require contractors and material suppliers to pre-qualify as responsible bidders prior to submitting bids; authorizing chief administrating officer of awarding agency to reject bids; repealing section relating to requirement of competitive bidding for construction of certain facilities  (61 O.S. 2001, §§ 9/13, 60/65, 102, 104, 107, 110, 113, 115, 116, 118, 119, 121, 128, 130, 152, 154, 157, 202/204, 207.2, 208.1, 208.2, 209, 211; repealing 61 O.S. 2001, § 103.3)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2874_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Govt Ops & Agency Oversight Committee

      2/21/02House Committee - Committee Substitute Passed 

 

HB 2886 (Ferguson/Fisher) – HIGH SCHOOL CURRICULUM.  Adding Applied Mathematics I and II and other technology and contextual math courses to core curricula for high school graduation purposes.  (70 O.S. 2001, § 11-1-3.6)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2886_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Common Education Committee

      2/18/02House Committee – Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2886_hcr.rtf

 

HB 2895 (Blackburn/Easley) – WATER RESOURCES DATA.  Requiring legislative approval of cooperative agreements to sell water out of state; requiring the Oklahoma Water Resources Board to conduct a surface water study; requiring higher education institutions with water resource data to make the data available to the Board and cooperate with and assist in the collection, analysis, processing and receipt of such data.  The committee substitute creates the "Oklahoma Comprehensive Water Plan Act of 2002"; establishing a moratorium on the sale of exportation of public water outside this state for a three-year period; requiring a study of Oklahoma water resources by the Oklahoma Water Resources Board; requiring development of a comprehensive state water plan; requiring development of a water-supply model prior to execution of any contract by the board for the out-of-state sale or exportation of water; requiring legislative approval of cooperative agreements with federally recognized Indian tribes regarding the sale or exportation of water out of state.   (74 O.S. 2001, § 1221; 82 § 1B)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2895_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Environment & Natural Resources Committee

      2/11/02House Committee - Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2895_cs.rtf

 

HB 2896 (Askins) – DEFERRED SAVINGS.  Increasing employer contribution amount for the state employees deferred savings incentive plan from $25 to not to exceed $75 per month.  (74 O.S. 2001, § 1707)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2896_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Rules Committee

 

HB 2902 (Blackburn) – EDUCATIONAL INTERPRETER FOR THE DEAF.  Creating the “Oklahoma Educational Interpreter for the Deaf Act”; establishing qualifications for educational interpreters in public schools; requiring the State Department of Education to maintain a registry.  (70 §§ 13-141/13-145)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2902_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Common Education Committee

 

HB 2907 (Blackburn/Monson) – BANKING/INVESTMENT SECURITIES.  Modifying provisions relating to banks and trust companies, shareholders, certificates of authority, bank commissioner hearings, deposit of securities and type of securities to be deposited with commissioner; permitting a bank to purchase investment securities (including certain obligation bonds and revenue bonds) issued by or on behalf of any state or political subdivision of a state.  The committee substitute makes no substantive changes.  (6 § 806)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2907_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Banking & Finance Committee

      2/12/02House Committee - Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2907_cs.rtf

 

HB 2908 (Blackburn/Henry) – College Savings PlanModifying maximum contributions to College Savings Plan accounts to not to exceed $2,500 for each contributor each year for each account; authorizing account owners to make certain changes in accounts; repealing section relating to distributions from an account.  The committee substitute makes no substantive change.  (68 O.S. 2001, § 2358; 70 O.S. 2001, §§ 3970.3, 3970.6 3970.7; 3970.8)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2908_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Higher Education Committee

      2/13/02House Committee - Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2908_cs.rtf

 

HB 2915 (Winchester/Wilcoxson) – TEACHER CERTIFICATION/Alternative PLACEMENT.  Requiring that candidates for alternative placement teaching certificates be at least 25 years of age.  The committee substitute also requires that candidates have an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher and a GPA of 2.5 or higher in a major field corresponding to the subject area of specialization for which the person is seeking certification.  (70 § 6-122.3)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2915_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Common Education Committee

      2/12/02House Committee - Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2915_cs.rtf

      2/21/02Bill and Emergency Passed - House   (86-9) 

 

HB 2919 (Morgan/Wilcoxson) – SCHOOL PERFORMANCE REVIEW.  Authorizing the Office of Accountability, under the director of the Education Oversight Board, to research, develop, implement and administer a school performance review program.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2919_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Common Education Committee

      2/18/02House Committee – Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2919_hcr.rtf

 

HB 2921 (Morgan/Pruitt) – ADDRESS CONFIDENTIALITY.  Establishing an address confidentiality program through the Office of the Secretary of State for victims of domestic abuse, sexual assault or stalking; stating that a program participant may request that state and local agencies use the address designated by the Secretary of State as the address of the participant.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2921_int.rtf

      2/6/02   House Committee - Passed

      2/13/02Bill Passed - House   (99-0)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2921_engr.rtf

 

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTIONS

 

HJR 1036 (Adair/Taylor) - Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust Fund.  This is a proposed constitutional amendment modifying expenditures from the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust Fund.  (Art. X, § 40)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HJR1036_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Rules Committee

      2/14/02House Committee – Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HJR1036_hcr.rtf

 

HJR 1042 (Hiett/Johnson) – AD VALOREM TAXATION.  This is a proposed constitutional amendment adding an exemption for farm tractors or implements from ad valorem taxation on a county option basis; requiring the Legislature to enact laws to reimburse various entities, including junior colleges for revenue loss.  (Art. X, § 6)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HJR1042_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Revenue & Taxation Committee

      2/13/02House Committee - Passed

 

HJR 1051 (Perry/Coffee) – LIMITING LIABILITY FOR CONTRACTORS.  Proposed constitutional amendment requiring the Legislature to enact laws permitting state entities to limit liability of persons contracting to provide goods or services to the state.  (Art. V, § 53)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HJR1051_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Rules Committee

      2/21/02House Committee – Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HJR1051_hcr.rtf

 

HJR 1053 (Hastings) – Workers’ Compensation.  Expressing legislative intent that from the effective date of SB 1414 (2001) no Workers’ Compensation awards would be made for permanent partial disability resulting from a combination of injuries.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HJR1053_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Judiciary Committee

 

HJR 1055 (Askins/Maddox) – APPROPRIATIONS/LEGISLATIVE CONSIDERATION.  Proposed constitutional amendment authorizing the Legislature, during each odd-numbered year, to consider only measures for appropriation of revenues to fund the executive, legislative and judicial branches, for the payment of interest on the public debt and other appropriations authorized by the Oklahoma Constitution; requiring that such measures provide for expenses or interest for two fiscal years; authorizing the legislature to provide for the appropriations to be specific to each fiscal year during the two-year fiscal period or to provide a total sum that includes the appropriation amount for the entire two-year fiscal period; authorizing the legislature, during each even-numbered year, to consider measures for enactment, amendment or repeal of law, referenda for modifications to the Constitution and measures not having the force or effect of law; prohibiting the Legislature from considering appropriation measures during an even-numbered year; requiring a three-fourths vote of the members of each chamber of the Legislature to consider substantive legislation during an odd-numbered year.   The committee substitute is a proposed constitutional amendment limiting odd-year sessions to budgetary or revenue and financial matters, redistricting measures in the first session after the census and emergency measures identified by the House speaker and president pro tempore of the Senate; authorizing introduction and consideration of other measures by two-thirds vote of either house; requiring that in odd-numbered years the Legislature shall provide for a state budget for each of the two insuring fiscal years.  (Art. V, § 26; Art. X, § 23)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HJR1055_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Rules Committee

      2/21/02House Committee - Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HJR1055_cs.rtf

 

HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS

 

HCR 1044 (Doug Miller) – STATE EMPLOYEE RECRUITMENT.  Creating a State Government Employee Excellence in Recruitment and Retention Task Force, membership of which includes two persons associated with higher education institutions.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HCR1044_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Govt Ops & Agency Oversight Committee

 

HCR 1045 (Ingmire/Morgan) – OSU/REVENUE BONDS.  Authorizing the A&M Board of Regents, on behalf of Oklahoma State University, to issue $8 million in revenue bonds for upgrading a water treatment facility.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HCR1045_int.rtf

      2/7/02   Referred to House Appropriations & Budget Committee, Education Subcommittee

      2/20/02House Committee – Passed  - 

 

HCR 1047 (Wells/Morgan) – OSU/REVENUE BONDS.  Authorizing the A&M Board of Regents, on behalf of Oklahoma State University, to issue $25 million in revenue bonds to construct a new outdoor swimming pool, make certain repairs to the Colvin Recreation Center and refund certain outstanding revenue bond obligations.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HCR1047_int.rtf

      2/7/02   Referred to House Appropriations & Budget Committee, Education Subcommittee

      2/20/02House Committee – Passed  - 

 

HCR 1049 (Wells/Morgan) – OSU/REVENUE BONDS.  Authorizing the A&M Board of Regents, on behalf of Oklahoma State University, to issue $6 million in revenue bonds for construction of a new addition and minor renovation of the Agricultural Center Office Building. 

      2/21/02House Introduction and First Reading  -  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HCR1049_int.rtf

 

 

FIRST EXTRAORDINARY SESSION

 

 

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTIONS

 

SJR 1X (Dunlap) – TAX REFORM/TEACHERS’ RETIREMENT.  Legislative referendum, the "Oklahoma Tax Reform Act of 2002"; repealing individual income tax, estate tax to level of federal allowance "pickup" status, franchise tax and state sales tax on groceries; levying 5.9 percent tax on numerous services, including out-of-state services used or consumed in this state; allocating tax revenues as follows: 87.2 percent to general revenue fund, 8.5 percent to the education reform revolving fund, 3.35 percent to the Teachers Retirement System of Oklahoma, capped at $136 million, with excess deposited to general fund, 0.95 percent to the ad valorem reimbursement fund; outlining exemptions; increasing household income ceiling for sales tax relief to $20,000 for an individual and spouse, $50,000 for households with children, individuals with a physical disability and those 65 years of age or older; increasing amount of claim for an individual spouse to $400, for other qualifying families $600 for an individual plus $40 for each allowable personal exemption; repealing sections relating to income tax withholding.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SJR1x_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Introduced

 

 

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