LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

48th Oklahoma Legislature

Second Session - 2002

OKLAHOMA STATE REGENTS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION

 

 

 

 

From:  Lesa Jolly-Borin & Carolyn McCoy                                                                                            

 

 

Friday, May 31, 2002

 

Highlights for this Week:

 

[Note:  We will have one final legislative update when the Governor has acted upon all remaining bills.  The Governor has until June 8 to consider bills passed within the last week of the legislative session.]

           

Oklahoma Legislature Issues FY03 Budget Review

By Jeff Packham, Staff Writer

(GIT)   Facing revenue shortfalls for consecutive years for the first time since the mid-1980s, the Legislature has issued the budget review for the 2003 Fiscal Year.

            The Office of State Finance already expects an annual shortfall of $309 million, a 3.9 percent reduction. In order to keep agency appropriations aligned with revenue collections, allocations were reduced for all of the agencies.

            The State Board of Equalization certified $350.3 million less than what had been estimated for the revenues for FY03. However, several steps have been taken to ensure that operations will go on as normal, including:

            * Governor Frank Keating declared an emergency and accessed $170.3 million from the Constitutional Reserve Fund;

            * an additional $98.2 million was pulled from the Rainy Day Fund  through a constitutional provision which allowed an amount equal to the general revenue shortfall to be appropriated by the Legislature for the succeeding fiscal year;

            * another $21.5 million from agency budgets was cut from one-time FY02 expenditures; and

            * an appropriation of $97.6 million from FY01 agency supplementals was removed.

            The review showed that agency appropriations would be reduced by an average of 5 percent for FY03, with a number of agencies receiving cuts of 1.5 percent or lower.

            Those agencies will include Common Education, Higher Education, Career and Technology Education, Oklahoma Health Care Authority, Department of Human Services, Department of Rehabilitation Services, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, the Court of Criminal Appeals, the District Courts, the Supreme Court and the Workers' Compensation Court.

 

 

Senate Passes Appropriations, Honors Those Departing on Final Day

By Thomas Larson, Staff Writer

 (GIT)  On the final day of the session on Friday, the Senate spent much of their time passed needed appropriations bills and honoring those senators who will not be returning next year.

            The Senate adopted a series of resolutions in the morning to honor those senators who have decided to move on and do something different.

            SR 66, by Sen. Stratton Taylor, D-Claremore, thanks Senator Enoch Kelly Haney for his leadership as the Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, expresses gratitude for his many years of service to the State of Oklahoma and wishes him well upon the occasion of his retirement from the Oklahoma State Senate.

            SR 67, by Taylor, thanks Senator Billy Mickle for his leadership of the Oklahoma State Senate, expresses gratitude for his many years of service to the State of Oklahoma, and wishes him well upon the occasion of his retirement from the Oklahoma State Senate.

            SR 70, by Taylor, expresses gratitude and thanks Senator Paul Muegge for his years of service to the state of Oklahoma and wishes him well upon the occasion of his retirement from the Oklahoma State Senate.

            SR 69, by Taylor, thanks Senator Brooks Douglass for his service to the State of Oklahoma and wishes him well upon the occasion of his retirement from the Oklahoma State Senate.

            SR 68, by Rep. Gary Taylor, D-Dewey, thanks Senator Grover R. Campbell for his service to the State of Oklahoma and wishes him well upon the occasion of his retirement from the Oklahoma State Senate.

            In addition, the Senate also honored the retiring executive director of one of the state's largest agencies.

            SR 63, by Sen. Ted V. Fisher, D-Sapulpa, Sen. Cal Hobson, D-Lexington, and Sen. Mike Morgan, D-Stillwater, honors Dr. Ann Benson for her service and dedication to this state's career and technology education system.

            Also on Friday, many appropriations measures were passed by the Senate.

            SB 1003,by Haney, Cal Hobson, D-Lexington, Rep. Mike Mass, D-Hartshorne, and Rep. Jack Bonny, D-Burns Flat, modifies permitted uses of the flexible benefit allowance for school personnel.

            HB 2502, by Haney, Hobson, Mass and Bonny, corrects an error in the Department of Human Services budget.

            SB 1043,by Haney, Hobson, Mass and Bonny eliminates certain fees charged by the Oklahoma Securities Commission and creates the Oklahoma Department of Securities Investor Education Revolving Fund.

            SB 1045,by Haney, Hobson, Mass and Bonny appropriates $29.6 million to the State Department of Agriculture.

            SB 1067,by Haney, Hobson, Mass and Bonny, adds one district court judge for Garvin, McClain and Cleveland counties.

            SB 1210,by Haney, Hobson, Mass and Bonny, modifies appropriations for the State Board of Education.

            HB 2433, by Haney, Hobson, Mass and Bonny, makes an $850.9 million appropriation to the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.

            HB 2568, by Haney, Hobson, Mass and Bonny, makes a $5.2 million supplemental appropriation to the Department of Corrections.

            HB 2583, by Haney, Hobson, Mass and Bonny, makes a $985,000 appropriation for the Oklahoma Space Industry Development Authority.

            HB 2598, by Haney, Hobson, Mass and Bonny, funds from the Department of Human Services Revolving Fund to the State Regents for Higher Education.

            HB 2553, by Haney, Hobson, Mass and Bonny, makes an appropriation of $40.9 million to the Supreme Court for the District Courts.

            SB 1096,by Haney, Hobson, Mass and Bonny, appropriates $392 million for the Department of Corrections.

            SB 1201,by Haney, Hobson, Mass and Bonny, would require that any vetoed appropriations money be sent first to the agencies furloughing employees.

            HB 2587, by Haney, Hobson, Mass and Bonny, allocates money from the Rainy Day Fund.

            HB 2532, by Haney, Hobson, Mass and Bonny, makes an appropriation to the Oklahoma Department of Commerce.

            Other bills passed by the Senate on the final day of the session were:

            HB 2053, by Rep. John G. Nance, R-Bethany, and Sen. Frank Shurden, D-Henryetta, would establish a risk management audit program under the Department of Central Services designed to identify workplace security threats that expose state employees to dangers that could be eliminated or reduced by various means.

            SB 1368, by Taylor and Rep. Jari Askins, D-Duncan, provides a salary increase for district attorneys and allows assistant district attorneys to act as a municipal judge or prosecutor.

            HB 2009, by Rep. Richard Phillips, R-Warr Acres, and Sen. Charles R. Ford, R-Tulsa, modifies requirements for eligibility for a mortgage broker license.

            HB 2850, by Rep. Bill Case, R-Midwest City, and Sen. Angela Monson, D-Oklahoma City, relates to custody or guardianship of children, requiring courts to make determination regarding sex offenders and adding circumstances that shall constitute a rebuttal presumption and also requires coordination among agencies to establish an out-of-school resource center.

            HB 1719, by Rep. Barbara Staggs, D-Muskogee, and Monson, standardizes reporting requirements and the information and analysis of the financial conditions of all the state retirement systems, adds to the duties and responsibilities of the Oklahoma State Pension Commission, and increases the membership of the Oklahoma State Pension Commission.

            HB 2680, by Rep. Kris Steele, R-Shawnee, and Sen. Brad Henry, D-Shawnee, clarifies language related to building codes and municipal ordinances and authorizes municipalities to adopt a nationally recognized "smart code" building standard for purposes of rehabilitation

to existing structures.

            SB 871, by Sen. Kevin A. Easley, D-Broken Arrow, and Rep. Larry Rice, D-Pryor, modifies the membership of the Oklahoma Energy Resources Board.

            HB 1863, by Rep. Russ Roach, D-Tulsa, and Sen. Penny Williams, D-Tulsa, directs the Secretary of State to call for a vote of the people to provide homestead exemptions to offset property tax increases

            SB 873, by Monson and Rep. Clay Pope, D-Loyal, adds sales of tangible personal property to the exemptions from sales tax to nonprofit agencies or contractors and subcontractors working on a contract for nonprofit agencies.

            HB 2635, by Rep. Opio Toure, D-Oklahoma City, and Monson, prohibits the execution of persons with severe developmental disability (see related story).

            HB 2768, by Rep. Ray McCarter, D-Marlow, and Sen. Dick Wilkerson, D-Atwood, relates to the Oklahoma Motor Carrier Safety and Hazardous Materials Transportation Act, modifying distribution of certain funds.

            SB 1682, by Sen. Jerry L. Smith, R-Tulsa, and Askins, relates to judicial redistricting.

            HB 2895, by Blackburn and Sen. Kevin A. Easley, D-Broken Arrow, relates to groundwater, providing for issuance of permits for certain groundwater usage.

            HB 1939, by Toure and Henry, relates to civil procedure by conforming certain procedural requirements.

            HB 2904, by Rep. Russ Roach, D-Tulsa, and Williams, modifies notice requirements for public hearings regarding the adoption of a project plan or subsequent amendment thereto.

            HB 2633, by Rep. Lloyd Fields, D-McAlester, and Sen. Gene Stipe, D-McAlester, enacts the Oklahoma Workforce Investment Act, which will establish a state policy for the workforce investment system that is intended to strengthen and preserve local control of workforce development.

            HB 2921, by Rep. Fred Morgan, R-Oklahoma City, and Sen. Scott Pruitt, R-Broken Arrow, authorizes an address confidentiality program for victims of domestic abuse, sexual assault or stalking.

            HB 2674, by Rep. Michael Tyler, D-Sapulpa, and Stipe, modifies provisions regarding motorcycle safety and education program of the Department of Public Safety.

            HB 2613, by Rep. Susan Winchester, R-Chickasha, and Monson, raises the income tax deduction allowed for nonrecurring adoption expenses from $10,000 to $20,000.

            Other resolutions adopted by the Senate on Friday were:

            SCR 86, by Sen. Bruce Price, D-Hinton, and Rep. Clay Pope, creates the Joint Task Force on Automobile Industry Equity.

            HCR 1083, by Rep. Bill J. Mitchell, D-Lindsay, and Sen. Ben H. Robinson, D-Muskogee, requires the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee for the Oklahoma Health Care Authority to review and make recommendations regarding the Hospital Upper Payment Limit Program.

            SR 64, by Williams, expressing support for the Tulsa 2-1-1 Helpline.

            HCR 1062, by Rep. Larry E. Adair, D-Stilwell, and Taylor, expresses appreciation to Ralph Sewell for his work in the journalism profession.

            HCR 1076, by Rice, Sen. Easley, and Sen. Rick Littlefield, D-Grove, directs appropriate salary survey for Grand River Dam Authority.

            SR 65, by Williams, recognizes the professionalism of Oklahoma faculty members; urging all public colleges and universities in the state to respect that professionalism.

 

 

State Regents Approve Tuition, Fee Increases for 2002-2003

From OK Regents for Higher Education

 (OKLAHOMA) The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education approved tuition increases of 7 percent for residents and 9 percent for non-residents at most of Oklahoma’s public colleges and universities for fiscal year 2003.

            State Regents also approved tuition increases in many of the professional programs across the state, as well as increases in certain fees that are charged to students when they enroll in college and in specific courses.

            “Oklahoma’s public colleges and universities offer our students quality education but must also cope with mandatory cost increases and rising enrollments,” Chancellor Hans Brisch said. “The State Regents stayed within the framework that the state legislature gave us last year so that these tuition and fee increases would not have a significant impact on students and would continue to provide them with access to our institutions’ quality educational programs.”

            Brisch said that although students will have to pay a little bit more to go to college in Oklahoma next fall, students in other states are facing double-digit tuition increases.

            “Compared to the rest of the nation, students in Oklahoma are much better off. Even with these increases, Oklahoma is still ranked as one of the best buys in the nation for college costs,” Brisch said, noting that a recent study that showed Oklahoma’s comprehensive universities and regional universities ranked 44th and 49th in the nation, respectively, for the lowest tuition and fees. That same study ranked Oklahoma’s community colleges as the 33rd lowest in the nation for tuition and fees.

            Although the majority of institutions will be raising tuition to the maximum levels allowed by law, a handful requested smaller tuition increases, including Langston University (4 percent for residents, 6 percent for non-residents); Connors State College (5 percent for residents); Oklahoma State University and Northeastern A&M College (7 percent for both residents and non-residents); and OSU’s technical branches in both Oklahoma City and Okmulgee (6.3 percent for residents, 6.7 percent for non-residents).

            Tuition will rise by 10 percent and 15 percent for residents and non-residents, respectively, for students enrolled in professional degree programs such as law, medicine and pharmacy. Both resident and non-resident tuition will increase by 10 percent at the OU Law Center and by 7 percent at the OSU School of Veterinary Medicine.

            State Regents posted the maximum rates and institutional fee requests April 4 and held a public hearing May 1 where they heard from college students and student-government leaders who expressed support for the increases.

            “A lot of thought and discussion has taken place for months leading up to today’s action,” State Regents’ Chairman Joe Mayer said. “The majority of students across Oklahoma support the decision to raise tuition and fees because they understand the hardships our institutions are faced with in regards to limited resources and increasing enrollments.”

            This marks the second year in a row that State Regents have approved tuition increases for Oklahoma’s public colleges and universities.

     During the 2001 legislative session, state lawmakers gave the State Regents the authority to raise tuition for the next five years, beginning with the 2001-2002 school year. Officials expect next year’s tuition increase to generate approximately $18 million in extra revenue for the state system.

 

 

Scholarship Program Expanded

By Bill Duncan, Staff Writer

(GIT) More students will be able to qualify for a state tuition scholarship program under a new law passed by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Frank Keating.

            HB 2738, Rep. Abe Deutschendorf, D-Lawton, and Sen. Sam Helton, D-Lawton, and Robert Kerr, D-Altus, also grants new powers to the Quartz Mountain Board. The bill passed the House and Senate without a dissenting vote.

            The Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program (OHLAP) offers tuition awards to Oklahoma students. Eligible students must be a state resident, have a satisfactory record and have graduated within the previous three years from an accredited school with a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average.

            The Act extends the eligibility to students who have graduated within the previous three years from a high school not accredited by the State Board of Education, so long as they meet the remaining requirements. In addition to graduating with a 2.5 grade point average, students from non-accredited schools have to score a 22 or higher on the American College Test.

            Also under HB 2738, the board of trustees for the Quartz Mountain Arts and Conference Center and Nature Park, which is part of the State System of Higher Education, will have expanded authority. The board will be able to adopt rules to govern the center, accept gifts, hire part-time seasonal help and commission park rangers.

            Park rangers now have "all the powers of peace officers . . .with respect to criminal matter and enforcement of the laws."

            The Act also makes it illegal to discharge fireworks, bring glass containers into designated swimming or beach areas, build a fire, or solicit money, gifts, goods or services anywhere within the center's premises north of Altus. It also is now illegal to sell any item of value without a contract or lease agreement that has been approved by the board of trustees.

 

 

Halligan Announces Retirement Plans

By Thomas Larson, Staff Writer

 (GIT)  Oklahoma State University President and CEO James Halligan announced on Wednesday his plans to retire as soon as a replacement can be found, probably in six to eight months.

            Halligan said the demands of being a university president prevent him from spending as much time with his family as he would like.

            "Our time at OSU has been a joy," Halligan said, "but at this point in our lives, we also want the flexibility to spend time with our eight grandchildren. Time is one perk no one can promise a university president."

            Halligan, who came to the office in 1994 as OSU's 16th president, said his retirement is actually one year ahead of his expectations. "We said from the day we arrived that we are a 10-year team and so expected to announce our retirement next year to occur in 2004," Halligan said, but added that a series of recent events have led him to the decision that the time is right for a transition.

            "I'm sorry this announcement occurs at a time when our students and faculty are away, but once Ann and I told the board our decision, it was the general consensus that we needed to move ahead," Halligan said.

            Just because he is retiring doesn't mean Halligan will disappear entirely from OSU. He said he would like to continue to work on several projects around OSU without being burdened by the schedule of a university president.

            "I've told the board I'd like to continue to work on several current initiatives, including OSU's efforts to attract federal and private funds for sensor research, plans to renovate the OSU stadium and the initiative to resolve OSU's participation in OTRS."

            Halligan's achievements as president include reversing a trend of declining enrollments, and improving the school until it was named America's Best College Buy and a Truman Honor Institution. The university has had 15 national scholars in Halligan's nine years as president.

            Halligan's tenure also saw several capital projects, including new student housing and a major, and much praised, renovation of the Gallagher-Iba Arena. In all, $380 million in new facilities were brought online under Halligan's leadership, including the Advanced Technology

Research Center and the Food and Agricultural Products Research and Technology Center. Halligan was also involved in the creation of OSU/Tulsa.

            Fred Harlan, chairman of the OSU/A&M Regents, said, "Dr. Halligan has had a truly remarkable presidency at Oklahoma State University, taking the university to new heights and firmly establishing it as one of the finest institutions of higher education in the country.

            "The Board of Regents and the entire OSU family appreciate Jim and Ann for their inspired leadership since 1994 and will look forward to working with them during their remaining six to eight months in office," Harlan continued. "Further, we are pleased Jim and Ann agreed to remain involved after retirement with OSU and assist a new president as a means to ensure the positive momentum we enjoy today will continue."

            Halligan said the successes of his administration, however, could not have been achieved without the people around him.

            "I can't begin to tell you how much Ann and I appreciate the support we have received from day one at Oklahoma State University," he said.

            "I learned early in my life one cannot succeed without an extraordinary team," Halligan continued. "You must remember the achievements we have enjoyed over the past nine years are the result of the collective talents, energies, efforts and capabilities of a number of fine people Ann and I have been blessed to work with at OSU. That's an important reason we intend to retire here in Oklahoma."

 

 

Five Chosen as Chancellor's Scholars

By Bill Duncan, Staff Writer

(GIT) Five Oklahoma high school graduates have been chosen to receive the prestigious $1,000 scholarships as Chancellor's Scholars for 2002 by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.

            The recipients were chosen for their outstanding leadership and commitment to their communities, as well as high academic achievement.

            The 2002 Chancellor's Scholars are Melanie Marks, Yukon High School; Scott Mason, Cordell High School; LienAnh Pham, Putnam City High School, Warr Acres; Jennifer Rogers, Canton High School; and Jill Webster, Oktaha High School.

            Regents Chancellor Hans Brisch said, "Communities rely on the support and service of its citizens. These outstanding students are serving as role models, not only for the children who will follow them, but for every adult in their communities.

            "It is a privilege each year to recognize students who go beyond the classroom and reach out to the people around them in so many different ways," Brisch continued.

            Marks has volunteered more than 930 hours of service to her school, church and community during the past year. In addition to traveling across the state to speak to high school students about adolescent suicide, she has served as a mentor and coach for the Oklahoma Special Olympics, as a coordinator for Oklahoma's Harvest Food Drive and as a volunteer for Teen Line answering calls from troubled adolescents across the country.

            Ranked seventh in a class of 447, Marks also served as student council president, class president and a member of the Yukon Public Schools Curriculum Council. She plans to attend Oklahoma State University.

            Mason, who is a student reporter for a local radio station, played a crucial role in alerting residents about the location of the F-3 tornado that damaged the area in October. In addition to his reporting duties, he also writes for the local newspaper and launched the first Cordell High School newspaper.

            Mason, who plans to attend Oklahoma State University, also creates Web sites for his school, the Cordell Police Department and the Washita County Sheriff's Department.

            Pham, who will be attending Oklahoma State University, arrived in the United States in 1991, unable to speak English. Today, she is fluent in Vietnamese, Spanish and English.

            Ranked first in her class of 306, Pham has volunteered in several community organizations, including Feed the Children and SpecialCare, a school/day care for physically challenged children.      Addtionally, she has been honored with the Smith College Award for outstanding junior girl, served as school ambassador to the Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Seminar and played a significant role in establishing a chapter of the Future Educators of America at Putnam City High School.

            Rogers, who assists students in math, Spanish, English, science and history, serves as the only source of tutoring for high school students in her community. In addition to tutoring elementary students through H.O.S.T.S (Help One Student to Succeed), she volunteers as an assistant coach for soccer, swimming, Pee-Wee cheerleading and the Junior Varsity Academic Team.

            Rogers also serves as president of Students Against Destructive Decisions and plans to attend the University of Central Oklahoma.

            Webster has served as a page for the Oklahoma House of Representatives and as a delegate to Oklahoma Girls' State. As an advocate of 4-H, she has also held various offices at the local, county, district and state levels and speaks to local and county 4-H chapters.

            Recognized by Who's Who Among American High School Students, the National Honor Society and the Oklahoma State Honor Society, Webster will graduate as valedictorian and attend Northeastern State University.

            State Regents Chairman Joe Mayer said, "Schools across the state are striving to instill in young people the importance of community service in addition to leadership and academic achievement.

            "It is an honor to recognize these five students for committing themselves to serving as leaders in their communities and schools. They will represent their communities well as they continue their education,” Mayer concluded.

            The Chancellor's Scholars program, now in its 12th year, was established by the State Regents to honor Brisch, who has served as Chancellor of the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education since 1987.

            The first Chancellor's Scholars were recognized in 1992, and since then, 44 students have received the award. The scholarship program was established through private funding.

 

 

 

 

Action on Bills Since the End of the Legislative Session:

 

 

GOVERNOR’S ACTIONS

 

Bills Signed by the Governor

SB 936 – Use of golf carts in parks

SB 1271 – Golf Course Operation Revolving Fund

SB 1384 – Leave sharing; Carl Albert Public Internship Program

SB 1445 – OSU Cooperative Extension Service - training

SB 1512 – Olmstead Decision planning committee

HB 2099 – Employee recognition

HB 2162 – Nursing Workforce Task Force

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

HB 2212 – Law enforcement retirement – OU and OSU police officers

HB 2524 – Quartz Mountain Revolving Fund

HB 2587 – Appropriations – State Regents from Rainy Day Fund

HB 2605 – Pharmacy Connection Program

 

 

Bills Vetoed by the Governor

SB 1364 – Donated leave

HB 2656 – Technology center school boards

 

 

Bills Remaining on Governor’s Desk

SB 396 – A&M Board of Regents – selection by Congressional District

SB 696 - Smoking in Public Places

SB 701 – Our-of-state student transfers/social studies program

SB 948 - Administrative Rules

SB 1002 – Appropriations – Common Education

SB 1045 – Appropriations - Dept. of Agriculture for OSU programs

SB 1049 - Asbestos abatement

SB 1212 – OSU/Tulsa technology intern partner program

SB 1231 – Teachers’ Retirement – benefit increase

SB 1233 – Health insurance

SB 1287 – TCC Technology Center School District

SB 1335 – School performance review

SB 1358 - Inventory

SB 1376 - Teachers’ Retirement fund – apportionment of tax revenues

SB 1378 – Oklahoma A&M Board funds

SB 1381 – State agency audits/state purchase cards/risk management

SB 1385 – Health insurance - high risk pool/dental & vision plans

SB 1391 – Oklahoma Institute of Technology – board member terms

SB 1408 – Technology center courses

SB 1415 - Sales tax exemption – teacher training and robotics

SB 1456 – Teachers’ Retirement System – transferring from OPERS

HB 1029 - Dental hygienists

HB 1660 - Teachers’ Retirement System

HB 1719 - Teachers’ Retirement - Unfunded liability

HB 1985 – Whistleblower Act

HB 2053 – Risk management

HB 2238 – Tulsa Reconciliation Education and Scholarship Program

HB 2264 – Pay for employees on National Guard duty

HB 2311 - Children of disabled law-enforcement member/tuition waiver

HB 2383 - Teachers’ Retirement – death benefits

HB 2412 – Legislative review of state audits

HB 2433 – Appropriations – State Regents

HB 2532 – Appropriations – Commerce Dept. for SEOSU and OSU/CATT programs

HB 2598 - Higher Education Facilities Revolving Fund - transfer

HB 2633 – Oklahoma Workforce Investment

HB 2719 – Health insurance

HB 2901 – Community Hospitals Authority - Tulsa

HB 2921 – Address confidentiality

 

 

Bills Added to the Tracking List

 

SB 1043 – Securities investor education

SR 65 – Faculty member professionalism

HB 2487 – Appropriations – University Hospitals Authority/Health Dept.

HB 2587 – Appropriations – State Regents from Rainy Day Fund

 

 

Bills Deleted from the Tracking List

 

SB 37 - Partnership for School Readiness

SB 880 - Higher Education Facilities Revolving Fund

SB 893 - Sales tax exemption – event tickets

SB 934 – Commissioners of the Land Office

SB 1001 – Appropriations – Various education entities

SB 1011 – Budgetary limitations – Teacher Preparation

SB 1024 – Appropriations – health entities

SB 1034 – Budgetary limitations – University Hospitals Authority

SB 1044 – Appropriations – 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

SB 1117 – Appropriations - OCAST

SB 1120 – Appropriations - OCAST

SB 1121 – Appropriations - OCAST

SB 1168 – Appropriations – State Regents/Physician Manpower Training Commission

SB 1169 – Appropriations – State Regents

SB 1170 – Appropriations – State Regents

SB 1171 – Appropriations - Physician Manpower Training Commission

SB 1172 – Appropriations - Physician Manpower Training Commission

SB 1188 – Appropriations - General

SB 1203 – Unclassified service

SB 1204 – Deferred savings

SB 1206 – Strategic plans

SB 1208 – State Regents’ long range plans

SB 1209 - Tobacco Settlement Endowment Fund

SB 1211 - Higher Education Capital Revolving Fund

SB 1240 – Equipment inventory

SB 1244 - Teachers’ Retirement – health insurance premium

SB 1365 – Professional services contract

SB 1382 – Reports to Legislature

SB 1444 – Oklahoma Education Data and Statistics Task Force

SB 1460 – Medical record copying cost

SB 1461 – Unpaid leave for families of crime victims

SJR 1X – Tax reform/Teachers’ Retirement System

HB 1012 – Administrative rules

HB 1069 – Prescription coverage

HB 1456 - Homeland Security – OSU diagnostic laboratory facility

HB 2100 – Statewide Temporary Assistance Responsibility System (STARS)

HB 2245 – Quality Jobs Incentive Leverage Act

HB 2352 – Social Security number confidentiality

HB 2368 - Teachers’ Retirement – health insurance premiums

HB 2429 – Appropriations – State Department of Education

HB 2434 – Appropriations – State Regents

HB 2440 – Appropriations - Physician Manpower Training Commission

HB 2446 – Appropriations – OCAST

HB 2447 – Appropriations – Teacher Preparation

HB 2448 – Appropriations – Teacher Preparation

HB 2488 – Appropriations – health programs

HB 2507 – Appropriations - University Hospitals Authority

HB 2508 – Appropriations - University Hospitals Authority

HB 2510 – Appropriations – Agriculture Dept. for OSU programs

HB 2764 – Terrorism

HB 2765 - Catastrophic Emergency Health Powers Act

HCR 1044- State employment recruitment

HCR 1051 – Sen. Larry Dickerson

HCR 1075 – Task Force to Review the Complaint System for Persons with Disabilities

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

Academic Scholars, HB 1440

Address confidentiality, HB 2921

Administrative rules, SB 948, SCR 72

Appropriations

            Agriculture Department for OSU services, SB 1045

            Children First, HB 2487

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

            Community Education Grants, SB 1002

            Education Leadership Oklahoma, SB 1002

            Great Expectations Summer Institutes for Teachers scholarships, SB 1002

            Health Department for contractual services with

                        OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine’s health education centers, HB 2487

                        OU College of Medicine perinatal continuing education, HB 2487

                        OUHSC pediatric endocrinology department,  HB HB 2487

            National Assessment of Educational Progress participation, SB 1002

            Oklahoma Alliance for Geographic Education, SB 1002

Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST), SB 1486, HB 2445

Physician Manpower Training Commission, HB 2439

            State Regents, SB 1486, HB 2433, HB 2587

            Summer Arts Institute, SB 1002

Teacher Preparation Commission, SB 1010, SB 1486

            Telecommunications curriculum, SB 1002, SB 1486

Tourism for Summer Arts Institute and Jazz Hall of Fame, SB 1492

            University Hospitals, SB 1033, SB 1487, HB 2487

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

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

Asbestos abatement, SB 1049, HB 2030

Audits, SB 1381, HB 2412

 

Banking, HB 2907

Benefits, SB 1385

Bidding, public, HB 2874

Blue River Conservation Passport, HB 2374

Board appointments/Congressional districts, SB 396

 

Cameron University, SB 1447

Campus police, SB 1420, HB 2300

Carl Albert Public Internship Program, SB 1384

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

College Savings Plan, HB 2908

Community Hospitals Authority, HB 2901

Connors State College name change, SB 995

Construction, HB 2874

Contractors, limited liability, HJR 1051

Curriculum, SB 701, SB 1408, HB 2886

 

Deaf, educational interpreter for, SB 1328

Dental hygienists, HB 1029

Disabilities, SB 1512

Dispute resolution, HB 2068

 

East Central University revenue bonds, HCR 1079

Elevator injury report, SB 952

Employee

            Benefits Council, SB 1233, SB 1385

            On National Guard Duty, HB 2264

            Recognition, HB 2099

Ethanol Plant Feasibility Advisory Committee, SB 878

 

Faculty members/professionalism, SR 65

4-H Day, SCR 57

 

Golf cart use in state parks, SB 936

Golf Course Operation Revolving Fund, SB 1271

Graduation requirements/transfer students, SB 701, HB 2312

 

Higher Education Facilities Revolving Fund, HB 2536, HB 2598

Hunting and fishing area use passport, HB 2374

 

Injury prevention, HB 2714

Insurance, health

            Audiological services coverage, SB 1641

            Clean claims, SB 1484

            Contracts, SB 1299, SB 1385

            George Nigh Rehabilitation Institute, SB 1243

            Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs), SB 1233

            Mammography screenings, SB 1676

            Oklahoma Medical Center, SB 1243

            Performance measures, SB 1243

            Prescription coverage, HB 2719

            Rate negotiation, SB 1233

            Report to employer, HB 2719

            Retirees' benefits, SB 1243

            Vision, HB 2608

Insurance, life, HB 2058

Internet access service, HB 2796

Inventory of equipment, SB 1358

 

Leasing, SB 1486

Leave

            Bone marrow and organ donation, SB 1628

            Jury duty, HB 2729

            Sharing, SB 1364, SB 1384

Licensed professionals, HB 2625

Long range plans, State Regents, HB 1208

 

Master lease, SB 1486

Medical licensure, HB 2078

 

National Guard and Reserve duty, HB 2212, HB 2264

Northeastern State University - Rural Development Center, HB 1503

Nursing Workforce Task Force, HB 2162

 

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

Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program (OHLAP), HB 2738

Oklahoma Institute of Technology, SB 1391

Oklahoma State University

            A&M Board of Regents, SB 396, SB 1378

            College of Osteopathic Medicine, HB 2901

            Cooperative Extension Service, SB 1445, SR 57, HR 1044

            Ethanol Plant Feasibility Advisory Committee member, SB 878

            Institute for Issue Management and Alternative Dispute Resolution, HB 2068

            Police officers retirement, HB 2212

            Revenue bonds, HCR 1045, HCR 1047, HCR 1049, HCR 1055

            Sensor research, HB 2536, HCR 1072

            Small Rural Manufacturer Program, HB 2532

            Tulsa, technology intern partner program, SB 1212

Oklahoma Tuition Scholarship, HB 1440

Olmstead Decision, SB 1512

 

Parking violations, SB 1292

Pay for employees on National Guard duty, HB 2264

Pharmacy Connection Program, HB 2605

Public disruptions, SB 1292

Purchase cards, SB 1381

 

Quartz Mountain Arts and Conference Center and Nature Park, HB 2738

Quartz Mountain Revolving Fund, HB 2524

 

Retirement

            Actuarial assumption, HB 1719

            Benefit calculations/increase, SB 1231

            Death benefits, HB 2383

            Health insurance, SB 1243

            Permissive service credit, HB 1660

            Police officers at OU and OSU, HB 2212

            Portability, SB 1456

            Post-retirement employment, HB 2344

            Tax apportionment, SB 1376

Revenue bonds, SCR 83, SCR 84, HCR 1045, HCR 1047, HCR 1049, HCR 1055, HCR 1064, HCR 1079

Revolving funds, Higher Education, HB 2536, HB 2598

Risk management, SB 1381, HB 2053

Robotics, SB 1415, HB 2924

Rural development, HB 1503

 

Scholarships, HB 1440, HB 2328, HB 2738

School improvement plans, HB 2341

School performance review, SB 1335

School psychologists, SB 901, HB 2625

Securities investor education, SB 1043

Sex offender registration, SB 1420, HB 2300

Smoking in public places, SB 696, SB 1553

Social Studies Stimulus Program, SB 701

Southwestern Oklahoma State University revenue bonds, HCR 1064

Special Agency Account Board, HB 2175, HB 2180

Speech pathologists, HB 2625

Strategic Planning Committee on the Olmstead Decision, SB 1512

 

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

Tax apportionment for Teachers’ Retirement System, SB 1376

Teacher

            Certification/Alternative certification, SB 1595

            Math, HB 2625

            Testing, SB 1595

Technology center

            Buildings, HB 2234, HB 2656

            Courses, SB 1408

Technology transfer, HB 1503

Telemarketing, SB 950

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program, SB 1632, SB 1658

Terrorism, HB 2536

Testing, school, SB 1631

Tobacco Settlement, HJR 1036

Tuition Scholarship, HB 1440

Tuition waiver, HB 2311

Tulsa Community College Technology Center School District, SB 1287

Tulsa Reconciliation Education and Scholarship Program, HB 2238

 

University of Oklahoma

            Basketball team (men’s), SCR 74

            Basketball team (women’s), SCR 75

            College of Medicine (Tulsa), HB 2901

            College of Pharmacy representative on Pharmacy Connection Council, HB 2605

            College of Public Health representative on Pharmacy Connection Council, HB 2605

            Football player, Roy Williams, SR 26

            Gymnastics team (men’s), SCR 76

            Police officers retirement, HB 2212

            Political Communication Center, SCR 54

            Revenue bonds, SCR 83, SCR 84

            Weather Research Center, HB 2536

 

Veterinary technicians, HB 2109

 

Weapons, HB 2801

Whistleblower Act, HB 1985

Williams, Roy, SR 26

Workers' Compensation, SB 650

Workforce development, HB 1503

Workforce investment, HB 2633

 


BILL SUMMARIES

 

Status Reported as of May 30, 2002

 

 

SENATE BILLS

 

SB 396 (Morgan/Paulk) - BOARD APPOINTMENTS/DISTRICTS.  Providing for appointment of members of various State boards, commissions, and authorities, including the Board of Regents for the A&M Colleges and OETA, in the event congressional districts are modified; providing for appointments to be filled based on redrawn congressional districts.  (70 O.S. 2001, §§ 23-105, 3409) 

http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb396_enr.rtf

      5/23/02To Governor

 

SB 650 (Henry/Askins) - Workers’ Compensation.  Authorizing 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, Section 2c, relating to authorization of claims.  (85 O.S. 2001, §§ 134, 142, 175) 

      4/29/02      Signed by Governor  -  http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SB/650.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb650_enr.rtf

 

SB 696 (Robinson/Vaughn) - Smoking in Public Places.  Relating to data related to marriage and divorce in the state; removing specific requirements for no smoking signs and requiring that owners or operators of places where smoking or tobacco use is prohibited by law be responsible for posting a sign or decal, at least four inches by two inches in size, at each entrance to the building indicating that the pace is smoke-free or tobacco-free.  (63 § 1-334; 21 O.S. 2001, § 1247)

      5/24/02To Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb696_enr.rtf

 

SB 701 (Leftwich/McCarter) – OUT-OF-STATE TRANSFER STUDENTS/SOCIAL STUDIES.  Requiring the State Board of Education to adopt rules to allow district boards of education to except certain transfer students from out of state from certain high school graduation requirements; creating the Oklahoma Social Studies Stimulus Program; authorizing State Board of Education to establish criteria and award grants.  (70 §§ 11-103.6, 1210.705)

      5/24/02To Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb701_enr.rtf

 

SB 878 (Muegge/Turner) – OSU/ETHANOL PLANT FEASIBILITY.  Directing the Agriculture Department to conduct a feasibility study to attract an ethanol processing plant to the state; creating the Ethanol Plant Feasibility Advisory Committee, one member of which would be appointed by and would represent Oklahoma State University.

      4/15/02      Signed by Governor  -  http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SB/878.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb878_enr.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, with certain qualifications.  (47 § 1151.2)

      5/24/02      Signed by Governor  -  http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SB/936.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb936_enr.rtf

 

SB 948 (Maddux/Plunk) – Administrative RuleS.  Enacting the Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Act; requiring agencies to submit to the Small Business Regulatory Review Committee proposed rules if the rules adversely affect small business; changing from 20 days to 30 days the amount of time required for a comment period after publication of notice of intended rulemaking action.  (75 O.S. 2001, §§ 303)

      5/23/02To Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb948_enr.rtf

 

SB 950 (Leftwich/Newport) – 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.  (15 §§ 775B.1/775B.7)

      4/15/02      Signed by Governor  -  http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SB/950.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb950_enr.rtf

 

SB 952 (Leftwich/Paulk) – ELEVATOR INJURY REPORT.  Requiring reporting of injuries resulting from operation or malfunction of elevators.  (59 §§ 3009/3011)

      5/6/02  Signed by Governor  -  http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SB/952.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb952_enr.rtf

 

SB 995 (Robinson/Ericson) – CONNORS STATE COLLEGE.  Changing the name of Connors State College of Agriculture and Applied Science to Connors State College.  (70 §§ 3103, 3201, 3405, 3405.1, 3412) 

      5/6/02  Signed by Governor  -  http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SB/995.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb995_enr.rtf

 

SB 1002 (Haney/Mass) – Appropriations/EDUCATION.  Appropriating to common education, including funds to be apportioned for the Summer Arts Institute, Education Leadership Oklahoma, the Virtual Internet School in Oklahoma Network (VISION) Pilot Program, scholarships to the Great Expectations Summer Institutes for Teachers, the implementation of a telecommunications curriculum, Community Education Grants to be expended on a contractual basis to a community education consortium group which is associated with a State System institution, participation in the National Assessment of Educational Progress, and contracting with the Oklahoma Alliance for Geographic Education.  (70 O.S. 2001, § 18-103.1)

      5/21/02To Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1002_enr.rtf

 

SB 1010 (Haney/Mass) – Appropriations/TEACHER PREPARATION.  Appropriating $2,219,555 to the Teacher Preparation Commission.

      5/13/02      Signed by Governor  -  http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SB/1010.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1010_enr.rtf

 

SB 1033 (Haney/Mass) – Appropriations/ UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS.  Appropriating $41,499,895 to the University Hospitals Authority.

      5/8/02  Signed by Governor  -  http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SB/1033.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1033_enr.rtf

 

SB 1043 (Haney/Mass)  SECURITIES INVESTOR EDUCATIONCreating the Oklahoma Department of Securities Investor Education Revolving Fund; requiring that any amounts received from any court settlement in excess of $1 million be used exclusively for research and education concerning securities laws and general investor protection.

      5/24/02To Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1043_enr.rtf

 

SB 1045 (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/SB1045_int.rtf

      5/24/02To Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1045_enr.rtf

 

SB 1049 (Haney/Mass) APPROPRIATIONS/LABOR/ASBESTOS ABATEMENT.  Appropriating to the Labor Department; Section 6 requires the Labor Department to submit annual asbestos abatement reports; requiring the State Regents and other agencies involved in asbestos abatement to provide required information.

      5/21/02To Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1049_enr.rtf

 

SB 1212 (Haney/Mass) – OSU/TULSA TECHNOLOGY INTERN PROGRAMExempting appointed members of the Education Oversight Board from the prohibition against dual office holding; authorizing priority consideration for new funding requests for parent education programs; stating legislative intent for the Board of Trustees for Oklahoma State University/Tulsa to develop and implement a technology intern partner program; authorizing school districts to operate as federal Head Start program grantees.  (70 O.S. 2001, § 3-116, 10-105.3, 4670)

      5/24/02To Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1212_enr.rtf

 

SB 1231 (Morgan/J.T. Stites) – TEACHERS’ RetirementRequiring that persons receiving retirement benefits from the Teachers’ Retirement System as of June 30, 2001, who continue to receive benefits after July 1, 2002, receive an increase in retirement benefits equal to 3 percent; requiring that such persons who are otherwise eligible for the benefit increase, who retired from the system with 30 years of credit service, receive in lieu of the benefit increase an increase in benefits equal to 4 percent.  (70 §§ 17-116.17, 17-116.18)

      5/20/02To Governor  -   http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1231_enr.rtf

 

SB 1233 (Morgan/Wells) – HEALTH INSURANCE PLANS. Requiring the Board of Directors of the Health Insurance High Risk Pool to adopt alternative health insurance plans that will provide options for its members; authorizing the board to offer different benefit structures; requiring the board to implement disease management programs, implement a multi-tier pharmacy benefit design, report to state officials concerning the status of the Pool and make recommendations; requiring the board to select a case manager; authorizing the Oklahoma State Employees Benefits Council to renegotiate rates with successful bidders after contracts have been awarded if there is an extraordinary circumstance; requiring the Benefits Council and the Oklahoma State and Education Employee Group Insurance Board to develop geographic service areas, not require that participating HMOs offer a Medicare supplement plan and require participating HMOs to meet the standardized benefit plan; requiring the Oklahoma Health Care Authority to conduct a feasibility study concerning coverage of applicants to the Health Insurance High Risk Pool under Medicaid programs.  (74 § 1366.1)

      5/23/02To Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1233_enr.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; changing certain reporting date from fiscal to calendar year; changing period of effect for certain emergency rules; requiring the Board to annually collect its own set of performance measures to assess the quality of its HealthChoice plans and other services; 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; removing HEDIS data requirement for the state plan.  (74 O.S. 2001, §§ 1304, 1305.1, 1306, 1316.3, 1365)

      5/6/02  Signed by Governor  -  http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SB/1243.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1243_enr.rtf

 

SB 1271 (Herbert/Corn) – GOLF COURSE OPERATION REVOLVING FUND.  Modifying the requirement for certain interest income to be apportioned to the General Revenue Fund to provide exemptions for the Tourism and Recreation Department Revolving Fund and the Golf Course Operation Revolving Fund; providing that theTourism and Recreation Department Revolving Fund shall include monies derived from the sale or conveyance of real estate and interest attributable to investment of money in the fund; providing that the Golf Course Operations Revolving Fund shall include interest attributable to investment of money in the fund; authorizing employees of Oklahoma Today magazine to receive additional compensation for bulk subscriptions, newsstand or ancillary product sales; authorizing the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Commission to implement a pay incentive plan for employees of the Divisions of Parks, Golf Operations and Oklahoma Today magazine, not to exceed 10 percent of each eligible employee's salary; authorizing the Commission to transfer interest in real and personal property to other government agencies; authorizing the Commission to sell surplus property within the Cedar Creek area of Hochatown State Park and Texoma State Park; authorizing the Commission to issue notes and bonds under the Oklahoma Bond Oversight and Reform Act.  (62 O.S. 2001, § 203; 74 O.S. 2001, §§ 85.42, 500.18, 1811.1, 1811.1a, 1813.3, 1847.1) 

      5/30/02      Signed by Governor  -  http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SB/1271.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1271_enr.rtf

 

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; requiring that funds expended for operations or capital improvements for the Tulsa Community College Technology Center School District be subject to approval by the Tulsa Technology Center School District Board; removing authority of State Board of Career and Technology Education to approve Tulsa Community College budget; amending § 9B of Article X of the Oklahoma Constitution to authorize ad valorem tax levies for the technology center school district.  (70 O.S. 2001, §§ 4419, 4420)

      5/24/02To Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1287_enr.rtf

 

SB 1292 (Crutchfield/Roan) – PARKING/PUBLIC DISRUPTIONS.  Prohibiting unauthorized parking at any state building or property in Oklahoma and Tulsa Counties; removing reference to State Capitol Park, the Cowboy Hall of Fame Park and the State Capitol complex in Tulsa; authorizing booting of autos with outstanding fines; making it unlawful to disturb, interfere or disrupt state business, agency operations or any state employee, agent, official or representative; making it a misdemeanor to refuse to disperse or leave any property, building or structure used to conduct state business or operations after proper notice by a peace officer, sergeant-at-arms or other security personnel; setting punishment at a maximum one-year county jail term and/or a $1,000 fine.  (47 O.S. 2001, § 11-1009)

      4/15/02      Signed by Governor  -  http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SB/1292.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1292_enr.rtf

 

SB 1299 (Rozell/Webb)Health insurance.  Allowing a network provider facility or physician contract to be amended at any time during the term of the contract only by mutual written consent of duly authorized representatives of the State and Education Employees Group Insurance Board and the facility or physician.  (74 § 1306.5)

      5/6/02  Signed by Governor  -  http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SB/1299.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1299_enr.rtf

 

SB 1328 (Cain/Greenwood) – EDUCATIONAL INTERPRETER FOR DEAF.  “Oklahoma Educational Interpreter for the Deaf Act”; establishing qualifications for educational interpreters in the public schools; authorizing persons who meet certain requirements to be employed as an educational interpreter for up to three years, but must obtain one of the proficiency levels to continue after the third year.  (70 §§ 13-115/13-115.4)

      5/8/02  Signed by Governor  -  http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SB/1328.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1328_enr.rtf

 

SB 1335 (Wilcoxson/Morgan) – SCHOOL PERFORMANCE REVIEW.  Allowing funds appropriated by the Legislature to the State Board of Education for the Office of Accountability for FY2002 and subsequent years to be expended to conduct operations performance reviews of school districts having administrative service costs that are above established expenditure limits; authorizing the Office of Accountability to hire personnel to assist in development and design of the program and to contract with outside entities to assist in conducting performance review programs.

      5/24/02To Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1335_enr.rtf

 

SB 1358 (Morgan/Webb) – INVENTORY.  Increasing from $500 to $1,000 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)

      5/24/02To Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1358_enr.rtf

 

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)

      5/30/02      Vetoed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1364_ENR.rtf

 

SB 1376 (Morgan/J.T. Stites) – TEACHERS' RETIREMENT/APPORTIONMENT.  Modifying apportionment of sales and use tax and income tax revenues; providing for incremental increases to 5 percent over a five-year period the amount to be credited to the Teachers' Retirement System Dedicated Revenue Revolving Fund.  (68 O.S. 2001, §§ 1353, 1403, 2352)

      5/22/02To Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1376_enr.rtf

 

SB 1378 (Morgan/Ingmire) – A&M BOARD FUNDS.  Authorizing municipalities to support any public school system located outside their corporate limits if the boundaries of the district are completely surrounded by the municipality's corporate limits; amending Section 5 of SB 995, authorizing the A&M Board to receive and dispose of funds from state agencies;  authorizing school boards to enter into an installment contract, lease-purchase agreement or other contractual obligation for the purpose of financing projects for a term not to exceed 30 years or the useful life of the project.  (70 O.S. 2001, § 3412) 

      5/24/02To Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1378_enr.rtf

 

SB 1381 (Dickerson/Askins) – AUDITS/STATE PURCHASE CARDS/RISK MANAGEMENT.  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; requiring the director to asses a fee for training of agency purchasing officials; authorizing the use of state purchase cards for acquisitions not exceeding $2,500; authorizing the Purchasing Director to authorize state agencies to use reverse auctions to acquire acquisitions; providing that if a legislative appropriation does not meet the cost of a bond, the state purchasing director and state risk administrator shall assess each entity covered by the bond a pro-rata share of the excess cost amount; modifying criteria for state professional risk management program; allowing the Department of Central Services to obtain, provide or assist the State Regents in obtaining insurance for real property of which the State Regents is the beneficiary.

      5/24/02To Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1381_enr.rtf

 

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) 

      5/30/02      Signed by Governor  -  http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SB/1384.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1384_enr.rtf

 

SB 1385 (Monson/Askins) – HEALTH INSURANCE/HIGH RISK POOL/DENTAL & VISION PLANSExempting the State and Education Employees Group Insurance Board from the Health Insurance High Risk Pool Act; allowing an employee and covered dependent of the employee, who participates in a medical plan offered by the State and Education Employees Group Insurance Board, who is separated from eligible employment and has exhausted continued coverage, to continue coverage if he or she is otherwise eligible for participation in the High Risk Pool plan;allowing the Oklahoma State Employees Benefits Council to contract with qualifying dental and vision plans through a best and final offer negotiation process.  (36 O.S. 2001, § 6532; 74 O.S. 2001, § 1365) 

      5/24/02To Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1385_enr.rtf

 

SB 1391 (Fisher/Rice)TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE.  Relating to the Oklahoma Institute of Technology; updating references; deleting obsolete language; modifying terms of board members.  (74 O.S. 2001, § 5060.42)

      5/23/02To Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1391_enr.rtf

 

SB 1408 (Easley/Ferguson)TECHNOLOGY CENTER COURSES.  Authorizing enrollment of students on a part-time basis in remote or on-site Internet-based courses; authorizing school districts to furnish educational services to children who do not reside in the U.S.; authorizing remedial educational services through remote Internet-based instruction; providing formulas for calculation of State Aid; removing authorization to award credit for applied mathematics, computer science and applied science courses taught at technology center schools; authorizing academic credit be counted for Internet-based courses offered at a technology center school that are taught by a certified teacher and provided for the teaching and learning of the appropriate skills and knowledge in the Priority Academic Student Skills (PASS), if approved by the Board.

      5/24/02To Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1408_enr.rtf

 

SB 1415 (Monson/Clay Pope) - SALES TAX EXEMPTIONS/TEACHER TRAINING/ROBOTICS.  Making changes necessitated by HB 2924, the duplicate section bill, including the section providing for 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.  The conference committee substitute also amends 68 O.S. 2001, Sections 1365, 2352; 2902.2 and adds new law at Title 68, Section 2358.6.  It rewrites the bill to exempt from sales tax sales by or to parent-teacher associations or organizations and the first $15,000 annually from sales by youth athletic teams which are part of a tax-exempt athletic organization; modifying tax reporting dates for persons primarily engaged in selling building materials, except for home centers; providing that for tax returns filed after Sept. 10, 2001, by corporations and fiduciaries, federal taxable income shall be increased by 80 percent of any amount of bonus depreciation received under the federal Job Creation and Worker Assistance Act of 2002 for assets placed in service after Sept. 10, 2001, and before Sept. 11, 2004; providing that 25 percent of the total bonus depreciation added back may be subtracted in the first year following the year of addition, and 25 percent each year in each of the next three following years.  (68 § 1356) 

      5/24/02To Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1415_enr.rtf

 

SB 1420 (Maddox/Kirby)SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION.  Requiring certain sex offenders to register with higher education campus police or security if such person enrolls as a full- or part-time student, is a full- or part-time employee of a higher education institution, or resides or intends to reside or stay on any property owned or controlled by the institution; requiring the Department of Corrections to inform sex offenders of requirements; requiring registering information to include the name and address of any school where the person expects to become or is enrolled or employed for any length of time.  (57 O.S. 2001, §§ 583, 584)

      4/29/02      Signed by Governor  -  http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SB/1420.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1420_enr.rtf

 

SB 1445 (Leftwich/Nance)osu cooperative extension service.  Authorizing the Commission on County Government Personnel Education and Training to contract with the Center for Local  Government Technology and Cooperative Extension Service at OSU to train county and political subdivision personnel.  (19 O.S. 2001, §§ 130.2, 130.4) 

      5/30/02      Signed by Governor  -  http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SB/1445.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1445_enr.rtf

 

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, non-filers and underreporting taxpayers.  (68 § 205) 

      4/29/02      Signed by Governor  -  http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SB/1447.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1447_enr.rtf

 

SB 1456 (Williams/Roberts)TEACHERS’ RETIREMENT.  Providing for members of the Oklahoma Public Employees Retirement System who become employees of the Teachers Preparation Commission to transfer accumulated service credit to the Teachers’ Retirement System.  (70 O.S. 2001, § 17-116.2) 

      5/23/02To Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1456_enr.rtf

 

SB 1484 (Shurden/Erwin)HEALTH INSURANCE/CLEAN CLAIMS.  Relating to the State and Education Employees Group Insurance Act; amending references regarding certain duties in paying clean claims.  (74 O.S. 2001, § 1328)

      4/29/02      Signed by Governor  -  http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SB/1484.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1484_enr.rtf

 

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

      2/15/02      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

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

 

SB 1492 (Haney/Mass)Appropriations/SUMMER ARTS INSTITUTE/JAZZ HALL OF FAME.  Making certain tourism-related reappropriations; budgeting funds for the Summer Arts Institute and the Jazz Hall of Fame.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1492_int.rtf

      2/15/02      Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1492_enr.rtf

 

SB 1512 (Cain/Lindley)OLMSTEAD DECISION.  Creating the Strategic Planning Committee on the Olmstead Decision to develop a comprehensive, strategic plan for Oklahomans with disabilities; requiring all state agencies to cooperate with the Committee by providing any requested information, records, or reports. 

      5/30/02      Signed by Governor  -  http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SB/1512.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1512_enr.rtf

 

 

SB 1553 (Robinson/Vaughn) - Smoking in Public Places.  Designating state buildings as non-smoking; allowing each building to have one separately vented smoking room; excepting from the term “buildings” up to 25 percent of rooms in hotels or motels associated with state facilities in which rooms are located where children are not allowed, if the rooms are properly vented; atuthorizing counties and municipalities to designate facilities as nonsmoking, as nonsmoking with one designated smoking room or to retain their current smoking policy; prohibiting smoking within 25 feet of the entrance or exit of affected buildings.

      4/17/02      Signed by Governor  -  http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SB/1553.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1553_enr.rtf

 

SB 1595 (Williams/Nations) - TEACHER CERTIFICATION.  Authorizing additional professional leave days for teachers to attend or participate in professional meetings, staff development or National Board certification portfolio development; requiring successful completion of the competency examination for licensure as a teacher; providing an exception for Alternative Placement Program candidates.

      5/9/02  Signed by Governor  -  http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SB/1595.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1595_enr.rtf

 

SB 1628 (Williams/Vaughn) – BONE MARROW AND ORGAN DONATION LEAVE.  Changing the “Organ Donor Education and Awareness Program” to the “Cheryl Selman Organ Donor Education and Awareness Act”; requiring that state employees be granted a leave of absence for specified time for bone marrow and organ donation; requiring that such employees receive the base state pay without interruption during the leave of absence; prohibiting penalizing an employee for requesting or obtaining a leave of absence for bone marrow and organ donation.  (63 O.S. 2001, §§ 2220.1, 2220.3, 2220.6; 63 § 2220.11)

      5/8/02  Signed by Governor  -  http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SB/1628.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1628_enr.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.  (70 O.S. 2001, §§ 1210.5E, 1210.508E)

      5/7/02  Signed by Governor  -  http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SB/1631.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1631_enr.rtf

 

SB 1632 (Pruitt/Winchester) – TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE FOR NEEDY FAMILIES (TANF).  Requiring the Department of Human Services to establish a service delivery system under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program that provides for redemption of vouchers for TANF services at participating private faith-based providers and federally recognized Indian tribes; providing that vouchers be made payable for specified TANF services, which include work experience, job training, literacy and adult basic education and vocational-educational programs.  (56 § 230.77)

      5/17/02      Signed by Governor  -  http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SB/1632.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1632_enr.rtf

 

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.

      4/5/02  Signed by Governor  -  http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SB/1641.pdf; or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1641_enr.rtf

 

SB 1658 (Pruitt/Winchester) – TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE FOR NEEDY FAMILIES (TANF).  Requiring the Department of Human Services to provide English as a second language services to recipients pursuant to the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program through contracts; authorizing the Department to contract with faith-based organizations to provide necessary services.  (56 O.S. 2001, § 230.62)

      4/19/02      Signed by Governor  -  http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SB/1658.pdf or

http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1658_enr.rtf

 

SB 1676 (Dickerson/Askins) – HEALTH INSURANCE/MAMMOGRAPHY SCREENINGS.  Clarifying the insurance benefit for mammography screenings; deleting the no-charge-to-patient provision from mammography screening mandatory coverage. 

      4/15/02      Signed by Governor  -  http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SB/1676.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1676_enr.rtf

 

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.

      4/29/02      To Secretary of State  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/scr54_enr.rtf

 

SCR 57 (Muegge/Covey) – 4-H DAY.  Designating April 3, 2002, as “4-H Day” at the Oklahoma Legislature. 

      4/2/02  To Secretary of State  -  http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SC/57.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/scr57_enr.rtf

 

SCR 72 (Maddux/Plunk) – RECALLING SB 948.  Recalling SB 948 from the Governor’s office. 

      4/30/02      To Secretary of State  -  http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SC/72.pdf

 

SCR 74 (Hobson/Nations) – OU MEN’S BASKETBALL.  Praising the 2001-02 University of Oklahoma Sooners men’s basketball team for winning the Big 12 Tournament title and appearing in the Final Four playoff.

      5/15/02      To Secretary of State  -  http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SC/74.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/scr74_enr.rtf

 

SCR 75 (Hobson/Nations) – OU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL.  Praising the 2001-02 University of Oklahoma women’s basketball team for winning the Big 12 regular season title, Big 12 Tournament crown, first-ever NCAA regional title, NCAA Final Four appearance and NCAA national championship game.

      5/15/02      To Secretary of State  -  http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SC/75.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/scr75_enr.rtf

 

SCR 76 (Hobson/Nations) – OU MEN’S GYMNASTICS.  Praising the University of Oklahoma Sooners men’s gymnastics team for winning the NCAA national title and ending the season ranked first in the nation.

      5/15/02      To Secretary of State  -  http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SC/76.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/scr76_enr.rtf

 

SCR 83 (Hobson/Nations) – OU/REVENUE BONDS.  Authorizing the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents to issue $15 million in revenue bonds for the purpose of constructing, renovating, remodeling, expanding, furnishing and equipping several Norman Campus capital projects. 

      5/24/02      To Secretary of State  -  http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SC/83.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/scr83_enr.rtf

 

SCR 84 (Easley/Easley) – OU/REVENUE BONDS.  Authorizing the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents to issue $25 million in revenue bonds for the purpose of acquiring, constructing, renovating, remodeling, expanding, furnishing and equipping several Tulsa Campus capital projects including, but not limited to, academic buildings and facilities related thereto. 

      5/24/02      To Secretary of State  -  http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SC/84.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/scr84_enr.rtf

 

SENATE RESOLUTIONS

 

SR 26 (Leftwich) – ROY WILLIAMS.  Praising Roy Williams’ contributions to the University of Oklahoma football program.  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sr26_enr.rtf

      2/12/02      Adopted, to Secretary of State  -  http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SR/26.pdf

 

SR 57 (Muegge) – OSU/COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SERVICE.  Encouraging the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service to focus its resources on the needs of individual Oklahoma communities, develop and train local leaders, establish and maintain partnerships with other public agencies and provide a vehicle by which communities can access the resources of Oklahoma State University.

      5/24/02      To Secretary of State  -  http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SR/57.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sr57_enr.rtf

 

SR 65 (Williams) – FACULTY MEMBERS.  Recognizing the professionalism of Oklahoma faculty members in the public system of higher education; urging all public colleges and universities in the state to respect that professionalism in their treatment of faculty members.

      5/24/02      To Secretary of State  -  http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SR/65.pdf

or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sr65_enr.rtf

 

 

HOUSE BILLS

 

HB 1029 (Stanley/Morgan) - DENTAL HYGIENISTS.  Modifying definitions; modifying procedures and requirements for employment of dental hygienists; providing that a dental hygienist may practice dental hygiene in a treatment facility which includes an accredited dental college.  (59 §§ 328.3, 328.34) 

      5/24/02To Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb1029_enr.rtf

 

HB 1440 (Nations/Wilcoxson) – TUITION SCHOLARSHIP/ACADEMIC SCHOLARS.  Repealing the Oklahoma Tuition Scholarship Program (OTSP) as recommended by the interim Task Force on State Scholarship and Student Aid Grant Programs; renaming the “Oklahoma Tuition Scholarship Revolving Fund” to the “Oklahoma Student Aid Revolving Fund”; providing that monies accruing to the credit of the Fund, beginning with FY2003, will be budgeted for tuition aid grants, Academic Scholars program and the Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program (OHLAP); amending section relating to the Academic Scholars Program.  (62 § 41.29e; 70 §§ 3954, 3955, 2403, 2610, 2611, 2612, 2613, 3953.2)

      4/19/02      Signed by Governor  -  http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HB/1440.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb1440_enr.rtf

 

HB 1503 (Adair/Rozell) - RURAL DEVELOPMENT/Northeastern State University.  Creating the “Oklahoma Center for Rural Development Act”; providing that the Center will ensure compliance with the State Regents mandate that institutions contribute to workforce development, business-needs research, and technology transfer in their region; creating an Oklahoma Center for Rural Development at Northeastern State University; providing for a nine-member Board of Advisors, appointed by the president of the university; providing for powers and duties of Center; directing the Center to establish certain institutes; providing for funding.  (70 §§ 4801/4810) 

      5/6/02  Signed by Governor  -  http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HB/1503.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb1503_enr.rtf

 

HB 1660 (Staggs/Robinson) - RETIREMENT.  Allowing members of the Teachers’ Retirement System to purchase permissive service credit with a direct trustee-to-trustee transfer from certain types of governmental plans; allowing rollovers and trustee-to-trustee transfers to the extent permitted by federal law.  (70 O.S. 2001, § 17-108)

      5/23/02To Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb1660_enr.rtf

 

HB 1719 (Staggs/Capps) - RETIREMENT.  Increasing the Oklahoma State Pension Commission from five to seven members; expanding its responsibilities to include review of legislation and making recommendations to the legislative leadership and Governor; requiring the boards of trustees of state retirement systems, including the Teachers’ Retirement System, to make annual reports to the Commission; requiring certain actuarial assumptions.

      5/24/02To Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb1719_enr.rtf

 

HB 1985 (Erwin/Herbert) – WHISTLEBLOWER ACT.  "Whistleblower Act"; 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 rules or for discussing agency operations with persons in a position to investigate or initiate corrective action; prohibiting supervisors from considering incidents that occurred longer than five years prior to an offense for purposes of progressive discipline only, except that penalties imposed pursuant to the progressive discipline system must be limited to offenses of a similar or identical nature to the prior offense; making the prohibition inapplicable to incidents involving criminal activity, sexual misconduct and/or harassment, racially discriminatory behavior and/or harassment, threats of violence against others, or drug and/or alcohol use or abuse that affects employee performance.  (74 O.S. 2001, § 840-2.5) 

      5/24/02To Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb1985_enr.rtf

 

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 for asbestos abatement services.  (74 O.S. 2001, § 61.6)

      4/11/02      Signed by Governor  -  http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HB/2030.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2030_enr.rtf

 

HB 2053 (Nance/Shurden) – RISK MANAGMENT.  Requiring the Department of 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 or employees to receive pertinent training, to conduct an audit, and to report the findings to the governing entity of the agency.  (74 O.S. 2001, § 85.58A)

      5/24/02To Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2053_enr.rtf

 

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)

      4/23/02      Bill Became Law Without Governor’s Signature  -  http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HB/2058.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2058_enr.rtf

 

HB 2068 (Covey/Muegge) – OSU CENTER FOR ISSUE MANAGEMENT & ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION.  Authorizing the A&M Board to establish an Institute for Issue Management and Alternative Dispute Resolution, to be part of the Seretean Wellness Center at Oklahoma State University; requiring that the operation and activities of the Oklahoma Agriculture Mediation Program be incorporated into the institute.  (2 O.S. 2001, § 2-30; 70 § 3430)

      4/15/02      Signed by Governor  -  http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HB/2068.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2068_enr.rtf

 

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; 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 United States, its territories or possessions that have Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited programs; requiring that foreign applicants provide a certified copy of the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates Certificate to the State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision; expanding disciplinary authority of the state board; making a licensee whose license surrender in lieu of prosecution is accepted by the Board ineligible to reapply for reinstatement for at least one year from the date of the accepted surrender. (59 O.S. 2001, §§ 493.1, 493.2, 508, 509.1, 512)

      5/8/02  Signed by Governor  -  http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HB/2078.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2078_enr.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 program 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)

      5/30/02      Signed by Governor  -  http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HB/2099.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2099_enr.rtf

 

HB 2109 (Covey/Price) – VETERINARY TECHNICIANS.  Relating to the Veterinary Practice Act, modifying, adding and deleting definitions; 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 performing as a surgeon; allowing a registered veterinary technician to perform emergency treatments in a life-saving situation.  (59 O.S. 2001, §§ 698.2, 698.7, 698.12, 698.17, 698.21, 698.22, 698.26)

      5/6/02  Signed by Governor  -  http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HB/2109.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2109_enr.rtf

 

HB 2162 (Paulk/Leftwich) – NURSING WORKFORCE TASK FORCE.  Creating a Nursing Workforce Task Force to identify various strategies, including those for recruitment and retention of nurses and qualified nursing faculty for nursing education programs; providing for membership, which would include the Chancellor or designee; requiring the cooperation of all state departments, officers, agencies and employees; creating the Certified School Professional Nurse Staff Task Force.  (59 §§ 575, 576) 

      5/30/02      Signed by Governor  -  http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HB/2162.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2162_enr.rtf

 

HB 2169 (Easley/Crutchfield) – OKLAHOMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION AUTHORITY (OETA).  Re-creating until July 1, 2008, the Oklahoma Educational Television Authority (OETA); modifying qualifications relating to Congressional Districts. (70 O.S. 2001, § 23-105) 

      4/19/02      Signed by Governor  -  http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HB/2169.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2169_enr.rtf

 

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)

      4/19/02      Signed by Governor  -  http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HB/2175.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2175_enr.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) 

      5/30/02      Signed by Governor  -  http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HB/2180.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2180_enr.rtf

 

HB 2212 (Corn/Crutchfield)LAW ENFORCEMENT RETIREMENT/NATIONAL GUARD DUTY.  Modifying calculation of retirement benefits for members of the Oklahoma Law Enforcement Retirement System (OLERS), which include OU and OSU police officers; providing that members of OLERS responding to mobilization for state or national emergencies may not have the employer contribution reduced during their period of service in the Oklahoma National Guard or Reserve.  (47 O.S. 2001, § 2-305) 

      5/30/02      Signed by Governor  -  http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HB/2212.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2212_enr.rtf

 

HB 2234 (Matlock/Crutchfield)TECHNOLOGY CENTER SCHOOL BOARDS.  Authorizing boards of education of technology center school districts to approve plans and specifications for technology center school buildings, additions and major modifications without approval of the state board when the cost of the building project is to be paid with local levies.  Section 1 amended by HB 2656. (70 O.S. 2001, § 14-108)

      4/11/02      Signed by Governor  -  http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HB/2234.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2234_enr.rtf

 

HB 2238 (Ross/Horner) - TULSA RACE RIOT MEMORIAL/RECONCILIATION SCHOLARSHIP.  Providing certain requirements for the Tulsa Race Riot Memorial of Reconciliation design, administration and funding; amending the Greenwood Area Development Authority Act; amending the Tulsa Reconciliation Education and Scholarship Act; requiring the State Regents, subject to availability of funds, to award annually a maximum of 300 full-time-equivalent scholarships for the Tulsa Reconciliation Education and Scholarship Program to qualifying residents of the City of Tulsa; providing for the trust fund to be managed by the State Regents who would constitute the board of trustees; requiring the Tax Commission to include on income tax forms an opportunity to donate to the scholarship fund.  (74 §§ 8201.1, 8221, 8224, 8224.1; 70 §§ 2621/2623, 2625)

      5/24/02To Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2238_enr.rtf

 

HB 2264 (Dunegan/Crutchfield) – STATE EMPLOYEES/NATIONAL GUARD DUTY.  Requiring that state officers and employees called to active or inactive service for Operation Enduring Freedom, for the first twenty days be paid their full regular pay from the employing agency and then 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 on or after Sept. 11, 2001; amending Section 32 of HB 2924 by placing in the unclassified state service incumbent employees hired to perform duties of persons who are doing military service.  (44 O.S. 2001, § 209; 72 O.S. 2001, §§ 47, 48; 74 O.S. 2001, § 840-5.5)

      5/23/02To Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2264_enr.rtf

 

HB 2300 (Braddock/Wilkerson) – CAMPUS POLICE/SEX OFFENDER LISTS.  Relating to sex offenders; expanding the Sex Offenders Registration Act to include crimes involving sexual assault; requiring the Department of Corrections to provide lists of sex offenders living in their county to campus police departments.  (21 O.S. 2001, § 1021; 57 O.S. 2001 §§ 582, 584) 

      2/28/02      Signed by Governor -- http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2300_enr.rtf

 

HB 2311 (Stites/Morgan) – CHILDREN OF DISABLED LAW-ENFORCEMENT MEMBER.  Relating to the Law Enforcement Retirement 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; providing that a waiver of general enrollment fees and tuition shall also apply to the children of retired law enforcement members who have given their lives in the line of duty or whose disability occurred in the line of duty.  (47 O.S. 2001, § 2-305; 70 O.S. 2001, § 3218.7)

      5/24/02To Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2311_enr.rtf

 

HB 2312 (Roberts/Williams) – GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS/OUT-OF-STATE TRANSFER STUDENTS.  Requiring the State Board of Education to adopt rules to ensure that high school students who transfer from out of state not be denied, due to differing graduation requirements, the opportunity to be awarded a standard diploma; directing that the rules allow district boards of education to make exceptions on a case-by-case basis to high school graduation requirements for such students who enroll in a public school in the state following completion of the student’s sophomore year; requiring that any student who successfully completes an advanced science or mathematics course be granted academic credit toward meeting the core curriculum requirements for high school graduation.  (70 § 11-103.6f)

      5/8/02  Vetoed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2312_enr.rtf

and http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HB/2312-V.pdf (Veto message)

 

HB 2328 (Easley/Crutchfield) – TASK FORCES.  Abolishing various task forces, including the Task Force on State Scholarship and Student Aid.

      4/19/02      Signed by Governor  -  http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HB/2328.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2328_enr.rtf

 

HB 2341 (Wilt/Ford) – SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLANS.  Changing the name of "advisory planning committees" of 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 annually monitor and update the school improvement plan as necessary; specifying additional content and information, including educational indicators, to be contained in school improvement plans.  (70 O.S. 2001, § 5-117.4)

      5/22/02      Signed by Governor  -  http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HB/2341.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2341_enr.rtf

 

HB 2344 (Staggs/Crutchfield) – POST-RETIREMENT EMPLOYMENT.  Establishing post-retirement annual earnings limitations for individual retirees or incorporated entities employed by school districts; providing that for retired members 62 years of age or older, the limit on allowed earnings from public schools shall be the lesser of $30,000 or one-half of the member’s final average salary used in computing retirement benefits.  (70 O.S. 2001, § 17-116.10)

      5/6/02  Signed by Governor  -  http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HB/2344.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2344_enr.rtf

 

HB 2374 (Roan/Shurden) - BLUE RIVER CONSERVATION PASSPORT.  Authorizing the Wildlife Conservation Commission to establish a “Blue River Conservation Passport”, which is a special use permit; exempting from the passport requirements students and instructors participating in educational tours or activities who have received approval in advance.  (29 § 4-138)

      4/24/02      Signed by Governor  -  http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HB/2374.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2374_enr.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 if the IRS approves the 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) 

      5/23/02To Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2383_enr.rtf

 

HB 2412 (Coleman/Herbert) – STATE AUDITS.  Requiring state agencies to furnish copies of all audits to the Legislature; enacting the “Legislative Review of State Audits Act”; requiring agencies to deliver copies of audit reports to legislative leaders, who shall submit a copy each to the legislative appropriations committees and to the appropriate standing committees of the respective body having oversight of the agency submitting the audit report; requiring written agency responses.  (74 §§ 452.10, 452.11/452.14)

      5/24/02To Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2412_enr.rtf

 

HB 2433 (Mass/Haney) – APPROPRIATIONS/STATE REGENTS.  Appropriating $761,274,375 to the State Regents; appropriating $22,317,261 from the Higher Education Capital Revolving Fund; appropriating $546,713 from the Oklahoma Building Bonds of 1992 Fund A.

      5/24/02To Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2433_enr.rtf

 

HB 2439 (Mass/Haney) – APPROPRIATIONS/Physician Manpower Training Commission.  Appropriating $5,606,623 to the Physician Manpower Training Commission.

      5/13/02      Signed by Governor  -  http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HB/2439.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2439_enr.rtf

 

HB 2445 (Mass/Haney) – APPROPRIATIONS/Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST).  Appropriating $12,597,604 to the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST).

      5/13/02      Signed by Governor  -  http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HB/2445.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2445_enr.rtf

 

HB 2487 (Mass/Haney) – APPROPRIATIONS/UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS/HEALTH PROGRAMS.  Appropriating to the State Department of Health, providing for certain contractual services; appropriating to the University Hospitals Authority for contractual medical services for inmates.

      5/17/02      Signed by Governor  -  http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HB/2487.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2487_enr.rtf

 

HB 2524 (Mass/Haney) – APPROPRIATIONS/TOURISM/QUARTZ MOUNTAIN.  Authorizing the Tourism and Recreation Department to expend funds from the Quartz Mountain Revolving Fund for performance of duties of the Department. 

      5/24/02      Signed by Governor  -  http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HB/2524.pdf

or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2524_enr.rtf

 

HB 2532 (Mass/Haney) – APPROPRIATIONS/COMMERCE DEPT.  Appropriating various amounts to the Department of Commerce for specific programs, including $300,000 for the establishment of a Small Rural Manufacturer Program at Oklahoma State University (Sections 11 and 31), $685,928 for the Southeastern Oklahoma State University Statewide Small Business Development Centers Program (Sections 15 and 20) and $142,500 for the Bid Assistance Program OSU/CATT (Sections 15 and 27). 

      5/24/02To Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2532_enr.rtf

 

HB 2536 (Nations/Haney) – MOTOR FUEL ASSESSMENT/DISTRIBUTION TO OU/OSU.  Modifying distribution of the 1-cent-per-gallon assessment on motor and diesel fuel and blending materials to require that 50 percent of all revenues collected, in excess of the $1 million deposited into the Corporation Commission Revolving Fund, be deposited in a Higher Education Facilities Revolving Fund and 50 percent to the Petroleum Storage Tank Release Environmental Cleanup Indemnity Fund; changing the distribution to require that, beginning July 1, 2004, and until the total amount deposited in the higher education fund reaches $38 million, 25 percent be deposited to the higher education fund and 75 percent in the environmental cleanup fund; requiring that monies in the higher education fund be placed in two accounts, with one to be for transfer and allocation to the University of Oklahoma for funding construction of a weather center on the OU campus and one for transfer and allocation to Oklahoma State University for funding the purchase of equipment and renovation of facilities on the OSU campus for the advanced sensor technology research center for the detection of chemical and biological threats to homeland security.

      3/19/02      Signed by Governor  -  http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HB/2536.pdf

 

HB 2587 (Mass/Haney) – APPROPRIATIONS/STATE REGENTS.  Appropriating from the Rainy Day Fund to various state agencies, including the State Regents and OETA.

      5/30/02      Signed by Governor  -  http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HB/2587.pdf

 

HB 2598 (Mass/Haney) – Higher Education FACILITIES REVOLVING FUND.  Amending Section 2 of HB 2536 by transfering the Higher Education Facilities Revolving Fund from the Department of Central Services to the State Regents.

      5/24/02To Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2598_enr.rtf

 

HB 2605 (Kirby/Henry) – PRESCRIPTION DRUG ASSISTANCE.  Creating the Oklahoma Pharmacy Connection Program; requiring the Department of Human Services to establish a program through which health care providers and members of the public can obtain information about manufacturer-sponsored prescription drug assistance programs and to provide such information to pharmacies, physicians and other appropriate health care providers, and to the general public; creating the 20-member Oklahoma Pharmacy Connection Council, which would include representatives of the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy and College of Public Health.

      5/30/02      Signed by Governor  -  http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HB/2605.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2605_enr.rtf

 

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 to qualified employees and their dependents as a pretax benefit.  (74 § 1374)

      4/16/02      Vetoed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2608_enr.rtf

 

HB 2625 (Eddins/Fisher) – MATH TEACHERS/PROFESSIONAL LICENSING.  Authorizing sixth-grade math teachers to obtain middle-level endorsement by successfully completing a professional development institute in middle-level mathematics; requiring the State Board of Education and the Teacher Preparation Commission to conduct a joint study comparing licensing requirements for school psychologists and speech pathologists to the National Board certification requirements; requiring a report of the findings.  (70 O.S. 2001, § 6-189.1)

      5/22/02      Signed by Governor  -  http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HB/2625.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2625_enr.rtf

 

HB 2633 (Fields/Stipe) - Oklahoma Workforce Investment.  Enacting the Oklahoma Workforce Investment Act (OWIA); requiring the Governor to establish a State Workforce Investment Board to assist in the development of state plan; authorizing state board to establish subgroups; requiring annual report; requiring Governor to designate local workforce investment areas; providing for establishment of local workforce investment boards; providing for administration of grants; 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 the State Workforce Investment Board to hold meetings by teleconference; extending a 50-percent reduction in unemployment insurance taxes through Dec. 31, 2003; providing for suspension of reduction for any year in which a conditional factor applies. (74 §§ 9101/9109; 25 O.S. 2001, § 307.1; 40 O.S. 2001, § 3-109.1)

      5/24/02To Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2633_enr.rtf

 

HB 2656 (Piatt/Robinson) – TECHNOLOGY CENTER SCHOOLS. Allowing boards of education of technology center school districts to hold meetings by teleconference; amending Section 1 of HB 2234 by allowing technology center school boards to approve plans for new building projects without state board approval if financed with state bond monies.  (25 O.S. 2001, § 307.1; 70 O.S. 2001, § 14-108)

      5/30/02      Vetoed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2656_enr.rtf

 

HB 2714 (Stanley/Cain) – INJURY PREVENTION.  Establishing May of each year as “Injury Prevention Month”; recommending that the Governor annually encourage the dissemination of injury prevention information and 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.

      4/11/02      Signed by Governor  -  http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HB/2714.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2714_enr.rtf

 

HB 2719 (Case/Herbert) - HEALTH INSURANCE REPORTS/PRESCRIPTIONS.  Requiring carriers of employer health benefit plans to report certain information to the employer concerning annual charges, premium payments, other payments and claims; outlining penalties for violation; requiring that health insurance plans that provide prescription drug coverage issue to insureds a card or other technology containing uniform prescription drug information.  (36 §§ 4512, 3634.4)

      5/23/02To Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2719_enr.rtf

 

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)

      4/24/02      Signed by Governor  -  http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HB/2729.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2729_enr.rtf

 

HB 2738 (Deutschendorf/Helton) – OHLAP/QUARTZ MOUNTAIN CENTER.  Expanding eligibility for the Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program (OHLAP) to students attending non-accredited high schools; providing that the Board of Trustees for Quartz Mountain Arts and Conference Center and Nature Park shall have supervision, management and control of the center and may commission park rangers; prohibiting certain activities in or near the center; apportioning revenues from fines between a fund designated by the State Regents for Higher Education and the county in which the violation is made.  (70 O.S. 2001, §§ 2603, 4451; 51 O.S. 2001, § 24A.3)

      5/22/02      Signed by Governor  -  http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HB/2738.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2738_enr.rtf

 

HB 2796 (Braddock/Morgan) – INTERNET ACCESS SERVICE.  Relating to the Oklahoma Telecommunications Act of 1997; prohibiting the Oklahoma Corporation Commission from imposing any regulation on a high-speed Internet access service or broadband service provider, regardless of technology or medium used to provide such service; requiring that an incumbent local exchange telecommunications service provider (ILEC) must provide unbundled access to network elements to the extent required by FCC regulations.  (17, § 139.110)

      4/16/02      Signed by Governor  -  http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HB/2796.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2796_enr.rtf

 

HB 2874 (Gray/Leftwich) – 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)

      5/22/02      Signed by Governor  -  http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HB/2874.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2874_enr.rtf

 

HB 2886 (Ferguson/Morgan) – HIGH SCHOOL CURRICULUM.  Adding contextual math and science courses that enhance technology preparation and math and science courses taught at technology centers to core curricula for high school graduation purposes; modifying credit granting requirement.  (70 O.S. 2001, § 11-103.6) 

      4/29/02      Signed by Governor  -  http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HB/2886.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2886_enr.rtf

 

HB 2901 (Roach/Smith) – COMMUNITY HOSPITALS AUTHORITY/OSU COLLEGE OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE/OU COLLEGE OF MEDICINE (TULSA).  Creating the “Community Hospitals Authority Act” to provide administration, ensure funding and to contract for services with providers of indigent care for participating Tulsa-area hospitals; requiring the participating hospitals to maintain a close affiliation with the Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine (Tulsa); requiring participating hospitals to be available as teaching and training hospitals for the two Tulsa-area medical colleges and other health and educational facilities, and to provide indigent patient care; creating a five-member Community Hospitals Authority, the membership of which would include the presidents or designees of Oklahoma State University and the University of Oklahoma.  The conference committee substitute adds sections increasing by $1.50 all driver license fees and other fees to be deposited in the trauma care assistance revolving fund.

      5/22/02To Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2901_enr.rtf

 

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.  (6 O.S. 2001, § 806) 

      4/15/02      Signed by Governor  -  http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HB/2907.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2907_enr.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; requiring certain information be provided to account owners; modifying penalty for nonqualified withdrawals; repealing section relating to distributions from an account.  (68 O.S. 2001, § 2358; 70 O.S. 2001, §§ 3970.3, 3970.6 3970.7; 3970.8) 

      4/29/02      Signed by Governor  -  http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HB/2908.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2908_enr.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.

      5/24/02To Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2921_enr.rtf

 

HB 2924 (Toure/Smith) – DUPLICATE SECTIONS/SALES TAX EXEMPTION/TEACHER TRAINING/ROBOTICS.  Amending, consolidating, and repealing duplicate sections; 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)

      3/11/02      Signed by Governor  -   or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2924_enr.rtf

 

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTIONS

 

HJR 1036 (Adair/Taylor) - Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust Fund.  This is a proposed constitutional amendment [SQ 701] modifying expenditures from the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust Fund.  (Art. X, § 40) 

      4/29/02      To Secretary of State  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hjr1036_enr.rtf

 

HJR 1051 (Perry/Coffee) – LIMITING LIABILITY FOR CONTRACTORS.  Proposed constitutional amendment authorizing the Legislature to enact laws permitting state entities to limit the contractual liability of persons contracting to provide goods or services to the state; providing that in no event shall liability be limited to less than the amount of the contract.  (Art. V, § 53) 

      5/24/02      To Secretary of State  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hjr1051_enr.rtf

 

HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS

 

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 completing the construction of the Water Treatment Plant Upgrade and Distribution System Improvements.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HCR1045_int.rtf

      3/26/02      To Secretary of State  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hcr1045_enr.rtf

 

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

      3/5/02  To Secretary of State  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hcr1047_enr.rtf

 

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.

      5/7/02  To Secretary of State  -  http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HC/1049.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hcr1049_enr.rtf

 

HCR 1055 (Ingmire/Morgan) – OSU/REVENUE BONDS.  Authorizing the A&M Board of Regents, on behalf of Oklahoma State University, to issue $80 million in revenue bonds for renovating Lewis Field and refurbishing other existing athletic facilities in Stillwater. 

      4/24/02      To Secretary of State  -  http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HC/1055.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hcr1055_enr.rtf

 

HCR 1064 (Covey/Kerr) – SWOSU/REVENUE BONDS.  Authorizing the A&M Board of Regents, on behalf of Southwestern Oklahoma State University, to issue $8 million in revenue bonds to construct a new addition and to make certain renovations to the Memorial Student Center and other facilities on the campus.  

      5/24/02      To Secretary of State  -  http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HC/1064.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hcr1064_enr.rtf

 

HCR 1072 (Gray/Morgan) – OSU/SENSOR TECHNOLOGIES.  Memorializing the U.S. Congress to support research and development funding for sensor and sensor-related technologies at Oklahoma State University. 

      5/24/02      To Secretary of State  -  http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HC/1072.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hcr1072_enr.rtf

 

HCR 1079 (Plunk/Wilkerson) –ECU/REVENUE BONDS.  Authorizing the Board of Regents of Oklahoma Colleges, on behalf of East Central University, to issue $6 million in revenue bonds for completion of renovation and refurbishment of Pontotoc Residence Hall and construction of new student apartments.

      5/24/02      To Secretary of State  -  http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HC/1079.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hcr1079_enr.rtf

 

HOUSE RESOLUTIONS

 

HR 1044 (Covey) – OSU COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SERVICE.  Encouraging the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service to focus its resources on the needs of individual Oklahoma communities, develop and train local leaders, establish and maintain partnerships with other agencies and provide a vehicle by which communities can access the resources of Oklahoma State University.

      5/23/02      To Secretary of State  -  http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HR/1044.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hr1044_enr.rtf

 

 

 

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