Text Box:  FINAL







From:  Bryce Fair & Carolyn McCoy                                                                                                    



Friday, June 16, 2000






Appropriations Finalized, Veto Frees Up $2.8 Million:  After the Governor’s actions last week on the remaining appropriation bills, higher education ended up with total state funding of $816.2 million for FY2001, an increase of $44.0 million over FY2000.


In an unusual development, Governor Keating vetoed a section in SB 965 that actually freed up $2.8 million in additional funds for higher education.




OTRS Retirees to Receive COLA and Health Insurance Benefit Increase:  Beginning July 1, retirees in the Oklahoma Teachers Retirement System (OTRS) will receive an average cost-of-living-adjustment (COLA) of 1.8% in their monthly retirement benefits.  In addition, SB 994 increases the monthly health insurance subsidy each retiree receives from about $70 to $100.  The OTRS Board has estimated that the benefit increases have an actuarial cost of approximately $250 million-- $65-70 million for the COLA and $175-180 million for the insurance subsidy increase.




Special Session Planned, No Higher Education Issues Expected:  Governor Keating has announced that he will call the state House and Senate back into a special legislative session on June 28 to address car tag and workers compensation issues.  Speaker of the House Loyd Benson has also requested that the legislature consider a bill allocating funds from the tobacco lawsuit settlement.  This legislation passed the Senate but failed to be considered by the House on the last day of the regular session.  At this point, there does not appear to be any issues directly related to higher education.




Governor’s Action on Selected Bills:  Following are the actions of the Governor last week on a few selected bills we are tracking.  For a complete list, see the section below entitled “Actions on Bills This Week”.


Bills Signed by the Governor:

§         SB 788 – Revenue Bonds - removes the minimum price at which higher education revenue bonds may be sold; bill text: http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb788_enr.rtf

§         SB 965 – Appropriations - a “clean up” appropriations bill that modifies the amounts appropriated or authorized in SB 980 and HB 2249, as well as appropriates some additional funds.  The Governor line-item vetoed Section 18 of the bill that would have lowered the amount higher education received from state General Revenue Funds from $618.3 million to $615.4 million.   Bill text at: http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb965_enr.rtf

§         SB 973 – Capital Bond Program - capital bond funding, including $30.7 million for higher education; bill text: http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb973_enr.rtf

§         SB 980 – Appropriations - authorizes the State Regents to expend $46.2 million from the Higher Education Capital Revolving Fund and $46.2 million from the Oklahoma Tuition Scholarship Revolving Fund.  Bill text at: http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb980_enr.rtf

§         SB 984 – Appropriations - appropriates $24.3 million to the State Regents.  The revenue for this appropriation is dependent upon a provision in Section 1 of the bill accelerating the collection of sales tax revenue from large retailers.  Bill text at: http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb984_enr.rtf

§         SB 994 – Retirement - retirement benefit increases to OTRS retirees and other state retirees; the bill includes a COLA of approximately 1.8% as well as a $30 increase in the monthly health insurance subsidy for retirees; bill text: http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb994_enr.rtf

§         SB 1015 – Advanced Placement Program – modifies grant program; bill text: http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1015_enr.rtf

§         SB 1172 – Public Construction - related to public construction contracts-- letters of credit, consultant contracts, minimum contract amounts, etc.; bill text: http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1172_enr.rtf

§         SB 1250 – Public Construction - related to public construction and the Advisory Task Force on Public Construction and Renovation Laws; bill text: http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1250_enr.rtf

§         SB 1348 – School Land Commission funds – modifies distribution; bill text: http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1348_enr.rtf

§         SB 1598 – Uniform Electronic Transactions Act; bill text:  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1598_enr.rtf

§         HB 1289 – Standards for Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Act; bill text:  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb1289_enr.rtf

§         HB 2117 – NSU Literacy Center; adult literacy programs:  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2117_enr.rtf

§         HB 2249 – Appropriations - amended the amount appropriated to higher education earlier in the session in the General Appropriations bill (HB 2260); bill text: http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2249_enr.rtf

§         HB 2452 – Tuition Waiver - authorizing tuition waiver for individuals in the custody of DHS (foster children); bill text: http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2452_enr.rtf

§         HB 2532 – EPSCoR - creates the Oklahoma EPSCoR Advisory Committee; bill text: http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2532_enr.rtf

§         HB 2635 – Liability - Section 10 increases the state liability limit from $100,000 to $125,000; Section 13 relates to nonprofit corporations issuing indebtedness for the benefit of educational institutions; bill text: http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2635_enr.rtf

§         HB 2662 – Internet School - VISION program (Virtual Internet School in Oklahoma Network): http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2662_enr.rtf



Bills Vetoed by the Governor:

§         HB 1967 – "Oklahoma Workforce Investment Act"; bill text: http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb1967_enr.rtf

§         HB 2467 – Great Expectations programs; bill text: http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2467_enr.rtf




Upcoming Meetings/ Activities:

Ø      June 30 – State Regents’ meeting, Oklahoma City, agenda includes approval of institution budgets.




Upcoming Legislative Deadlines:

June 28, 2000.............................................................. First Day of Proposed Special Legislative Session




Action on Bills This Week:


Bills Signed by the Governor:

SB 108 - Health Care Freedom of Choice; ambulatory surgical centers

SB 491 - School testing

SB 788 – Revenue bonds

SB 817 - Teachers’ Retirement System

SB 900 - Appropriations

SB 904 - GEAR UP scholarship trust fund

SB 930 – Tourism management internship

SB 931 - Appropriations - OCAST

SB 970 – Deferred savings

SB 973 - Capital projects

SB 980 - Higher education revolving funds

SB 984 - State Regents Appropriations

SB 994 - Retirement benefit increase

SB 1015 - Advanced Placement

SB 1024 - George Nigh Rehabilitation Institute retired employees

SB 1172 – Public construction

SB 1250 – Public construction; design build construction management

SB 1252 - Telemedicine

SB 1348 – School land funds

SB 1396 – Health insurance; enrollment

SB 1496 - Concealed handguns on college campuses

SB 1551 - Vending facilities

SB 1585 - Health care data access by OU College of Public Health

SB 1598 - Electronic transactions

HB 1289 - Workplace drug and alcohol testing

HB 1351 - Dental faculty permits

HB 1863 – World War II memorial

HB 2072 - Health insurance; emergency service

HB 2117 – Center for the Study of Literacy

HB 2220 – Appropriations

HB 2249 - Appropriations

HB 2274 - Leave sharing

HB 2452 – Child welfare; curriculum; fee waivers

HB 2532 - EPSCoR Advisory Committee

HB 2533 – Children and Youth Services planning council

HB 2582 – Health insurance; emergency services

HB 2635 - Governmental Tort Claims/bonds/indebtedness

HB 2662 – Virtual Internet School in Oklahoma Network (VISION)


Bills Vetoed by the Governor:

SB 400 - Dept. of Corrections cash awards for degree completion

SB 913 - Appropriations (Line-Item Veto)

SB 965 - Appropriations (Line-Item Veto)

SB 968 - Flexible benefits

SB 990 - Teachers’ retirement

SB 1004 – Privatization of state functions

SB 1472 - Health insurance claim

SB 1588 – Health insurance; managed care plans

HB 1507 - Civil procedure

HB 1943 – Reduction-in-force

HB 1967 – Workforce investment

HB 2467 – Great Expectations; student volunteer tutors


Bills Added to the Tracking List: 

SB 968 - Flexible benefits

HB 1507 - Civil procedure

HCR 1091- Neurofibromatosis awareness; OUHSC

HCR 1112 - Oklahoma Comprehensive Cancer Program Task Force


Bills Deleted from the Tracking List:




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”.





Academic Scholars rules, HCR 1099

Administrative procedures, HCR 1099

Advanced Placement, SB 1015

Agricultural mediation services, SB 1078

Albert, Carl, SCR 63

Anatomical Board, SB 868


      Agriculture Department for OSU extension service, SB 924

      Alliance for Geographic Education, SB 900

      Community Education Grants, SB 900

      Great Expectations Summer Institutes scholarships, SB 900

      Mesonet Program, SB 965

      National Assessment of Educational Progress, SB 900

      Northeastern State University branch campus at Broken Arrow, SB 965

      Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST), SB 931, HB 2260

      Oklahoma State University-Okmulgee, HB 2220

      Physician Manpower Training Commission, HB 2249, HB 2260

      Southeastern Oklahoma State University Small Business Development Centers, SB 965, HB 2220

      State Regents, SB 965, SB 980, SB 984, HB 2249, HB 2260

      Teacher Preparation Commission, SB 900, HB 2260

      Telecommunications curriculum, SB 900

      University Hospitals, SB 913, HB 2260

Asbestos abatement, SB 924


Bidding, public, SB 1100, SB 1172, SB 1176, HB 2323

Board of Tests for Alcohol and Drug Influence, SB 866

Bonds/indebtedness, HB 2635

Bonds, revenue, SB 788, SCR 91, SCR 96, SCR 97, SCR 99

Branch banking, HB 2676


Capital projects, SB 965, SB 973

Charitable auctions, HB 1970

Civil procedure, HB 1507

Climatological Survey, SB 863, HB 1849

College savings, SB 1211

Commissioner of Health education qualifications, SB 968

Commissioner of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Service education qualifications, SB 968

Comprehensive Cancer Program Task Force, HCR 1112

County Government Personnel Education and Training Comm., HB 1857

Curriculum, HB 2452, HB 2728


Deferred savings, SB 970

Degree completion cash awards, SB 400

Dental hygienists, HB 1351

Diploma of honor, HB 2728

Disabled, HB 2356, HB 2586

Doctor, definition of, HB 2090

Drug and alcohol testing, HB 1289


Electronic commerce, SB 1598, HB 2310

EPSCoR, HB 2532


Fees, library, student service facility, student health, SB 1305

Fee waiver, HB 2452

Flexible benefits, SB 968

Foster parent curriculum, HB 2452

4-H Day, HCR 1081


GEAR UP scholarship trust fund, SB 904

Governmental Tort Claims Act, HB 2635

Great Expectations programs, HB 2467

Great Expectations Summer Institutes for Teachers, SB 843


Health Care Information System, SB 1585


Insurance, health

Accountability, SB 1206

Benefits for George Nigh Rehabilitation Institute employees, SB 1024

Claims, SB 1472

Disability, SB 108

Disease management program, SB 1396

Emergency coverage, HB 2072, HB 2582

Freedom of choice, SB 108, HB 2559

HMOs, improvement of care, SB 1588

Retirees' benefits, SB 990

Vision care, HB 2183

Wigs, HB 2725

International baccalaureate, SB 1015


Jones, Bob, SCR 66


Kinzer, Dr. Joe, Jr., SCR 73


Laser safety, HB 1987

Leasing equipment, SB 1390


      Disaster, HB 2274

      for National Guard members, SB 1246

Licensed professional counselors, HB 2135

License plates

      4-H, SB 859

      Support education, SB 831

Literacy, Center for Study of, HB 2117

Literacy Initiatives Commission, SB 863, SB 970, HB 1850, HB 2117


Mentor programs, HB 2467


Neurofibromatosis awareness, HCR 1091

Nigh, George, Rehabilitation Institute, SB 959, SB 1024

Noble family, SCR 90

Northeastern State University, SCR 91, HB 2117

Northern Oklahoma College, SCR 73

Northwestern Oklahoma State University, SR 45, SR 46, HR 1059


Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program (OHLAP), HB 2728, HCR 1099

Oklahoma Planning and Coordinating Council for Services to Children and Youth, HB 2533

Oklahoma State University, HB 1857

      Comprehensive Cancer Program Task Force members, HCR 1112

      Cooperative Extension Service, SB 859, SB 1078, HCR 1081

      Foundation former Governor, Bob Jones, SCR 66

      Land transfer, SB 965, HB 2468

      Revenue bonds, SCR 99

Oklahoma Tuition Aid Grant Program rules, HCR 1099

Optometrists, HB 2183


Pay raise

      State employees, SB 959

      Teacher, HB 2653

Privatization of government functions, SB 1004

Public construction, SB 1172, SB 1176, SB 1250


Reduction-in-Force, HB 1943

Religious freedom, SB 1162

Retirement, SB 991

      Benefit increase, SB 994

      Benefits for George Nigh Rehabilitation Institute employees, SB 1024

      Credit for adjunct employees, SB 996

      Health insurance, SB 990, SB 994

      Organization dues, SB 1239

      Temporary teacher contracts, SB 817

      Transfer of credits, SB 994

Revolving funds, SB 831, SB 980


Sanders, Jason, Rhodes Scholar, SR 44

School land funds, SB 1348

Schusterman, Charles and Lynn, SCR 82

Science and Technology Month, HCR 1076

Sexual battery, HB 2121

Smoking in public places, HB 2529

Spring break schedule, HB 2728

State Anatomical Board, SB 868

State System administration rules, HCR 1099

Struckle, Joe, SR 45, HR 1059

Student loans, SB 1154

Sunset legislation, HB 1923

Surplus property, HB 1905


Tax exemption for

      Campus construction projects, SB 1216

      College savings account withdrawals, SB 1211

      Institutional parking, SB 1057


      Certification, SB 1392, HB 2728

      Forgivable loans, SB 1393

      Pay raise, HB 2653

      Temporary, SB 817

Telecommunications, SB 1178, SB 1252, HB 2665

Telemedicine, SB 1252, HB 1918

Testing, school, SB 491

Tobacco settlement, HB 1002, HB 2022, HCR 1080

Tourism management internship, SB 930

TRIO Day, HR 1049

Tuition Scholarship, SB 980, HB 2728

Tulsa Race Riot memorial park, SB 965, HB 2468


University Center of Tulsa, SB 965, HB 2468

University of Oklahoma

      Climatological Survey, SB 863, HB 1849

      College of Medicine Dean, SB 866

      College of Public Health, SB 1585

      Comprehensive Cancer Program Task Force members, HCR 1112

      Graduate, Carl Albert, SCR 63

      Neurofibromatosis research, HCR 1091

      Noble Foundation contribution, SCR 90

      Philanthropists, Charles and Lynn Schusterman, SCR 82

      Revenue bonds, SCR 96, SCR 97

      Student, Jason Sanders, SR 44

      In Tulsa, SCR 82


Vending facilities, SB 1551

Virtual Internet School in Oklahoma Network (VISION), HB 2662

Vo-Tech name change, HB 2128


Weapons on campus, SB 1496

Workers' Compensation, SB 1414

Workforce investment, HB 1967

World War II memorial, HB 1863



Status Reported as of June 12, 2000





SB 108 (Long/Gilbert) - INSURANCE.  This is a comprehensive insurance bill which relates to various aspects of insurance; modifies the Health Care Freedom of Choice Act, authorizing the Insurance Commissioner to examine insurer’s and preferred provider organizations’ claims files; amends a section pertaining to the Disability Insurance Program for state employees.  (36 § 6057.1, 74 § 1332)

      6/06/00      Signed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb108_enr.rtf


SB 400 (Stipe/Culver) - DEGREE COMPLETION/CASH AWARDS.  Authorizes the Department of Corrections to provide cash awards to employees who complete the degree requirements for an associate’s, bachelor’s or master’s level program, through an accredited college or university, in the behavioral sciences; requires that the department ensure that any employee who completes one of the specific degree programs is offered an award; prohibits any single award from exceeding $1,000 and prohibits an employee from being awarded more than $2,500 during the duration of employment with the Department; limits the total of such awards to $10,000 each fiscal year; requires that any employee who accepts such cash award and voluntarily leaves employment with the department within two years must reimburse the department in full.  (57 § 528.6)

      6/07/00      Vetoed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb400_enr.rtf


SB 491 (Williams/Boyd) - SCHOOL TESTING.  Relates to the Oklahoma School Testing Program; requires that after the end-of-instruction tests are fully implemented all students will take the tests prior to graduation, unless exempted by law; modifies schedule for implementation of criterion-referenced tests; requires that test results be disaggregated by ethnic group and gender; amends section pertaining to low-performing and high-challenge schools.  (70 §§ 1210.508, 1210.541)

      6/05/00      Signed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb491_enr.rtf


SB 788 (Fisher/Wells) – REVENUE BONDS.  Removes the minimum price for which higher education revenue bonds may be sold.  (70 § 4002)

      6/06/00      Signed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb788_enr.rtf


SB 817 (Milacek/McCarter) - RETIREMENT.  Provides an exemption from the prohibition against temporary teacher contracts for teachers who are retired members of the Teachers’ Retirement System.  (70 § 6-101.23)

      6/06/00      Signed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb817_enr.rtf


SB 831 (Ford/Newport) – SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES.  Adds the Support Education License Plate to list of special license plates authorized by the Oklahoma Tax Commission; provides that $2 of the $25 fee will go to the Tax Commission with the remaining $23 dollars divided between the Education Reform Revolving Fund (5 percent), the Higher Education Revolving Fund (5 percent), the State Vocational-Technical Fund (5 percent), and the Teachers’ Retirement Benefit Fund (85 percent).  (47 § 1136)

      5/15/00      Signed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb831_enr.rtf


SB 843 (Helton/McCarter) - GREAT EXPECTATIONS.  Removes the first-come-first-served criteria for awarding scholarships for teachers and administrators to attend the Great Expectations Summer Institutes for Teachers; authorizes the State Board of Education to develop criteria for scholarship awards.  (70 § 6-194.2) 

      4/28/00      Signed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb843_enr.rtf


SB 859 (Weedn/Hilliard) - 4-H LICENSE PLATES/OSU EXTENSION.  Amends section providing for Four-H Club License Plates; provides that a portion of the fee shall be apportioned to the OSU Extension Service License Plate Revolving Fund; creates the “OSU Extension Service License Plate Revolving Fund”.  (47 §§ 1136, 1104.4)

      5/24/00      Signed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb859_enr.rtf


SB 863 (Harrison/Easley) - CLIMATOLOGICAL SURVEY/LITERACY INITIATIVES.  Re-creates until 2006 various boards including the Oklahoma Climatological Survey; deletes from the list the Literacy Initiatives Commission. (74 § 3907)

      4/28/00      Signed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb863_enr.rtf


SB 866 (Harrison/Easley) - BOARD OF TESTS FOR ALCOHOL AND DRUG INFLUENCE. Re-creates until 2006 the Board of Tests for Alcohol and Drug Influence, the chairman of which is the Dean of the OU College of Medicine or the Dean’s designee.  (47 § 759)

      4/18/00      Signed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb866_enr.rtf


SB 868 (Harrison/Easley) - STATE ANATOMICAL BOARD. Re-creates until 2006 the State Anatomical Board.  (63 § 91)

      4/18/00      Signed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb868_enr.rtf


SB 900 (Haney/Settle) - APPROPRIATIONS.  Appropriates to various education entities including the State Board of Education for scholarships to the Great Expectations Summer Institutes for Teachers, for expenditure on a competitive application basis to a State System institution for implementation of a telecommunications curriculum, for funding Community Education Grants on a contractual basis to a community education consortium group which is associated with a State System institution, for participation in the National Assessment of Educational Progress, for contracting with the Oklahoma Alliance for Geographic Education, and to the Teacher Preparation Commission.  (70 § 18.103.1)

      6/09/00      Signed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb900_enr.rtf


SB 904 (Haney/Settle) - GEAR UP.  Creates an Oklahoma GEAR UP Scholarship Trust Fund and makes the State Regents trustees for the fund; modifies authorization to lease buildings to certain nonprofit corporations; requires State Regents to adopt rules for transfer of funds from the Oklahoma GEAR UP Scholarship Trust Fund.  (70 §§ 3953.3, 3954, 3955, 4012)

      6/05/00      Signed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb904_enr.rtf


SB 913 (Haney/Settle) - APPROPRIATIONS.  Appropriates to various health entities including the University Hospitals Authority.  Vetoed Section 10.

      6/09/00      Line-Item Vetoed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb913_enr.rtf


SB 924 (Haney/Settle) - APPROPRIATIONS.  Appropriates to various agencies including the State Department of Agriculture for Oklahoma State University’s Statewide Intensive Financial Management Assistance Program and animal diagnostic laboratory equipment; allows the Agriculture Department to spend as much as necessary to accomplish contractual responsibilities for statewide dissemination of intensive financial management technical assistance by OSU’s extension service; requires the Labor Department to submit annual reports detailing the amount per agency of all state, federal and local funds received for asbestos abatement, the projects completed per agency, the number of agency employees used in the programs and the projected needs for the next succeeding fiscal year; requires the State Regents and other appropriate state agencies involved in asbestos abatement to cooperate with the Labor Department to provide such information.  Vetoed Section 19, which pertains to Labor Department budgeting.

      6/09/00      Line-Item Vetoed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb924_enr.rtf


SB 930 (Haney /Settle) - APPROPRIATIONS/TOURISM MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIP.  Appropriates to the Tourism and Recreation Department; Section 10 authorizes the State Regents to establish an internship program in conjunction with the Department for students enrolled in a State System institution who are pursuing an associate or business administration degree in the area of tourism management. 

      6/09/00      Signed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb930_enr.rtf


SB 931 (Haney /Settle) - APPROPRIATIONS/OCAST.  Appropriates $182,800 to the Oklahoma Educational Television Authority and $500,000 to the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST).

      6/09/00      Signed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb931_enr.rtf


SB 959 (Taylor/Benson) – STATE EMPLOYEE PAY RAISE.  Provides for a pay increase for certain state employees, including the employees of the George Nigh Rehabilitation Institute.

      4/06/00      Signed by Governor -http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb959_enr.rtf


SB 965 (Haney/Settle) - APPROPRIATIONS.  Section 5 provides a contingency appropriation for capital improvements to the Broken Arrow branch campus of Northeastern State University; Section 16 amends authorization for expenditures by State Regents made in SB 980, changing amount from $46,163,636 to $47, 583, 990; Section 17 changes amount authorized for expenditure by State Regents by Section 7 of SB 980 from $46,163,636 to $47, 583,990; Section 18 reduces from $618,257,976 to $615,417,268 the amount appropriated to the State Regents in Section 20 of HB 2260; Section 23 amends Section 2 of HB 2468 by changing from Oklahoma State University to The University Center of Tulsa Trust Authority the entity from which the property is transferred from to the Oklahoma Historical Society for the memorial to the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot; Section 22 provides an appropriation of $260,704 for the Oklahoma Mesonet Program contingent upon the enactment of SB 1048; Section 48 appropriates $625,000 to the State Regents; Section 79 appropriates $30,000 to the Commerce Department for use by Southeastern Oklahoma State University for the statewide Small Business Development Centers.  Vetoed Section 18, which reduced the appropriation to the State Regents.

      6/09/00      Line-Item Vetoed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb965_enr.rtf


SB 968 (Haney/Settle) - EDUCATION QUALIFICATIONS/FLEXIBLE BENEFITS.  Amends educational qualifications for the Commissioner of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services and the State Commissioner of Health; modifies state employees flexible benefits plan, requiring a one-day employee benefit informational meeting prior to the annual deadline for making changes to state employees’ benefit packages.  (74 § 1344)

      6/07/00      Vetoed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb968_enr.rtf


SB 970 (Haney/Settle) - DEFERRED SAVINGS.  Makes qualified participants eligible for a contribution of $25 to the Oklahoma State Employees Deferred Savings Incentive Plan beginning with the first employee deferral into the Plan; requires the provision for appropriate payroll transactions; includes employees of the George Nigh Rehabilitation Institute who are members of the Oklahoma Public Employees Retirement System; provides that state employers shall pay matching amount and administrative expenses; repeals duplicate section.  (74 § 1707)

      6/06/00      Signed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb970_enr.rtf


SB 973 (Haney/Settle) - CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT.  Provides for $30,767,909 to be allocated to the State Regents for capital improvement projects; prohibits the Capital Improvement Authority from issuing such obligations prior to Jan. 1, 2001.  (73 § 301)

      6/07/00      Signed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb973_enr.rtf


SB 980 (Haney/Settle) – HIGHER EDUCATION CAPITAL FUND/TUITION SCHOLARSHIP FUND.  Makes the Common Education Technology Fund, the Higher Education Capital Fund, and the Oklahoma Tuition Scholarship Fund revolving funds; Section 6 authorizes the State Regents to expend $46,163,636 from the Higher Education Capital Revolving Fund and Section 7 authorizes the expenditure of $46,163,636 from the Tuition Scholarship Revolving Fund for the education and general operating budgets of the institutions and for other programs, construction, renovations or repairs administered by the Regents; repeals Sections 3, 4, 5, 21, 22, and 23 of  HB 2260.  Sections 6 and 7 are amended by Sections 16 and 17, respectively, of SB 965.  (62 §§ 41.29c/41.29e, 68 § 1004)

      6/09/00      Signed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb980_enr.rtf


SB 984 (Haney/Settle) - APPROPRIATIONS.  Modifies the sales tax remittance schedule for persons owing an average of at least $100,000 per month in total sales taxes in the previous fiscal year; appropriates $24,253, 414 to the State Regents; appropriates to the State Department of Education; states legislative intent to use the accelerated collection of revenue to provide funding such appropriations.  (68 § 1365)

      6/09/00      Signed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb984_enr.rtf


SB 990 (Morgan/Roberts) - RETIREMENT.  Provides an additional opportunity to certain retired or vested members of OTRS to elect to again be covered under the health, dental and all other insurance benefits authorized by the State and Education Employees Group Insurance Act, if his or her spouse loses coverage for any reason.  (74 §§ 1315, 1316.2, 1316.3)

      6/07/00      Vetoed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb990_enr.rtf


SB 991 (Morgan/Wells) - RETIREMENT.  Pertains to retirement; relates to the date certain changes to

employer matching contributions are determined; changes the effective date to July 1, 2001.

      5/24/00      Signed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb991_enr.rtf


SB 994 (Morgan/Stites) - RETIREMENT.  Provides for transfer of service credits among various state retirement systems; provides for benefit increases for certain members of the state retirement systems; modifies calculation of benefits; increases payments to retired members for health insurance coverage.  (70 §§ 17-116.2, 17-116.4; 74 § 1316.3)

      6/07/00      Signed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb994_enr.rtf


SB 996 (Morgan/Adair) - RETIREMENT.  Pertains to the Teachers’ Retirement System; allows an OTRS member who was employed in an adjunct position in a State System institution to purchase a maximum five years’ credit for such employment; allows one year of service credit to be purchased for any calendar year in which the member worked 18 credit hours or more in such position.  (70 § 17-116.16)

      5/03/00      Signed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb996_enr.rtf


SB 1004 (Leftwich/Vaughn)- PRIVATIZATION OF STATE FUNCTIONS.  Requires agencies, before contracting to privatize a function, to determine the fully allocated cost of the current service delivery system; requires that proposals submitted by agency employees be considered simultaneously in the bid or proposal process with non-employee bids and proposals; requires the agency, when evaluating bids and proposals from private vendors and employees, to consider the full cost of privatizing, including the cost of contract implementation and monitoring and transitional costs.  (74 § 589)

      6/07/00      Vetoed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1004_enr.rtf


SB 1015 (Williams/Roberts) - ADVANCED PLACEMENT.  Expands components of the Oklahoma Advanced Placement Incentive Program to include test fee assistance; adds definitions; specifies conditions for grants; modifies awards to allow for support of preadvanced placement courses and International Baccalaureate courses.  (70 §§ 1210.701/1210.703)

      6/05/00      Signed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1015_enr.rtf


SB 1024 (Shurden/Leist) - George Nigh Rehabilitation Institute EMPLOYEES.  Provides eligibility for certain retirement and health benefits for certain employees of the George Nigh Rehabilitation Institute.  (74 §§ 902, 1316.2, 1316.3, 1707)

      6/05/00      Signed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1024_enr.rtf


SB 1057 (Hobson/Corn) - SALES TAX EXEMPTION.  Provides a sales tax exemption for the sale, lease or use of parking privileges by a State System institution.  (68 § 1356)

      6/01/00      Signed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1057_enr.rtf


SB 1078 (Muegge/Covey) - AGRICULTURE/OSU COOPERATIVE EXTENSION.  Authorizes the Oklahoma Agriculture Mediation Program to provide mediation services for agricultural and rural living issues; directs the Agriculture Department, in cooperation with the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, to develop and implement a plan to increase public awareness of the program.  (2 § 2-29)

      5/24/00      Signed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1078_enr.rtf


SB 1100 (Stipe/Tyler) - PUBLIC BIDDING.  Re-words sections relating to disclosure of items of bid and prequalification of bidders.  (61 §§ 116, 118)

      4/14/00      Signed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1100_enr.rtf


SB 1154 (Morgan/Settle) - STUDENT LOANS.  Expands student loans and student loan programs in which insurers may invest.  (36 § 1629) 

      4/18/00      Signed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1154_enr.rtf


SB 1162 (Pruitt/Vaughn) - RELIGIOUS FREEDOM.  Creates the “Oklahoma Religious Freedom Act”; prohibits government entities from substantially burdening a person’s free exercise of religion, even if the burden results from a rule of general applicability, unless it demonstrates the application of the burden is essential to further a compelling governmental interest and the least restrictive means of furthering that compelling governmental interest.  (51 § 251/256)

      6/01/00      Signed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1162_enr.rtf


SB 1172 (Robinson/Paulk) - PUBLIC CONSTRUCTION.  Increases from $13,500 to $25,000 the public construction contract amount above which the contractor must furnish a bond or irrevocable letter of credit and certified check equal to 5 percent of the bid; standardizes the value of public works contracts at which specified sureties are required; deletes the notice requirement for rental equipment; modifies requisition, solicitation and review responsibilities; authorizes negotiations; requires that fees be fair and reasonable; authorizes the Department of Central Services to enter into contracts with construction managers and design consultants; requires state agencies to reimburse the Department; changes the value of contracts at which specified sureties are required; authorizes correction errors, recission of awards and re-advertising for bids; changes the value of contracts to which splitting into partial contracts is prohibited; removes requirements for certain reports; authorizes audit or review of state agencies’ construction project records by designated personnel of the Department; repeals sections relating to the Public Building Construction and Planning Act.  (61 §§ 1, 62, 102, 107, 121, 131, 204, 207.2; 42 § 143.1; Repeals 61 §§ 207, 207.1, 207.3)

      6/06/00      Signed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1172_enr.rtf


SB 1176 (Robinson/Paulk) - PUBLIC BIDDING.  Prohibits public agencies from requiring for any public construction project submission of a project bid based on acquiring or participating in any wrap-up, wrap-around or controlled insurance program.  (61 § 113)

      4/11/00      Signed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1176_enr.rtf


SB 1178 (Robinson/Deutschendorf) - TELECOMMUNICATIONS.  Authorizes use of monies in the Telecommunications Technology Training Fund for the training of school administrators.  (17 § 139.109)

      4/10/00      Signed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1178_enr.rtf


SB 1206 (Henry/Toure) - HEALTH INSURANCE.  Enacts the “Managed Health Care Reform and Accountability Act”; requires health care entities to exercise ordinary care when making health care treatment decisions; makes entities liable for damages for harm to an enrollee proximately caused by breach of the duty to exercise ordinary care if such failure resulted in denial, significant delay or modification of health care service recommended for or furnished to the enrollee and the enrollee suffered harm; provides for external review. (36 §§ 6591/6596; 63 § 2528.5)

      4/28/00      Signed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1206_enr.rtf


SB 1211 (Henry/Blackburn) - COLLEGE SAVINGS.  Authorizes voluntary payroll deductions for state employees for payments to a college savings account administered under the Oklahoma College Savings Plan Act; exempts college savings account withdrawals from calculation in taxable income.  (62 § 7.10, 68 § 2358)

      4/14/00      Signed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1211_enr.rtf


SB 1216 (Morgan/Braddock) - SALES TAX/CAMPUS CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS.  Exempts from state sales tax sales of tangible personal property or services for use on campus construction projects for accredited public or private higher education institutions, when such projects are financed by or through use of nonprofit, tax-exempt entities.  (68 § 1356)

      6/01/00      Signed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1216_enr.rtf


SB 1239 (Leftwich/Roberts) - Retirement.  Requires the Teachers’ Retirement System of Oklahoma to provide to a member making application to retire an application to participate in a retired teachers’ organization along with a form allowing the member to elect to have dues prorated and withheld from the member’s retirement benefits; requires such an organization to pay for the cost of applications and forms; requires that to qualify as a retired teachers’ organization, the organization must have at least 1,000 dues-paying members.  (70 §§ 17-122, 17-122.1)

      5/22/00      Vetoed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1239_enr.rtf


SB 1246 (Hobson/Wells) - LEAVE/NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERS.  Entitles public employees who are members of the National Guard on inactive duty to a leave of absence for any period of active duty without loss of status or efficiency rating.  (44 § 209)

      5/24/00      Signed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1246_enr.rtf


SB 1250 (Robinson/Paulk) - PUBLIC CONSTRUCTION.  Requires approval or legislative action for utilization of design-build or at-risk construction management project delivery methods; states exceptions.  (61 §§ 202, 202.1)

      6/06/00      Signed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1250_enr.rtf


SB 1252 (Robinson/Ervin) - TELEMEDICINE.  Requires that each nonprofit hospital in the state receive free of charge, upon written request, one telecommunications line or wireless connection sufficient for providing telemedicine services the hospital is equipped to provide; provides that the telecommunications carrier be entitled to reimbursement from the Universal Service Fund for providing the line or connection. (17 § 139.109)

      6/05/00      Signed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1252_enr.rtf


SB 1305 (Hobson/Wells) – SPECIAL FEES.  Raises the cap on library automation and materials fees at State System institutions from $1.50 to $2.25 per semester credit hour; raises the cap on the fees for student service facilities, such as student union, infirmary and stadium from $4.30 to $7.30; raises the cap on student health care fees from $46 to $54.  (70 §§ 3218.11, 3218.12)

      4/24/00      Signed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1305_enr.rtf


SB 1348 (Herbert/Glover) – SCHOOL LAND FUNDS.  Relates to distribution from permanent school funds; modifies distribution formula.  (64 §§ 51.A, 253)

      6/05/00      Signed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1348_enr.rtf


SB 1390 (Hobson/Askins) - EQUIPMENT LEASING.  Section 16 authorizes the Capitol Improvement Authority to create and administer a state agency equipment leasing and finance program.  (73 § 184)

      4/24/00      Signed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1390_enr.rtf


SB 1392 (Ford/Adkins) - TEACHER CERTIFICATION.  Requires teachers of honors courses to be certified to teach in the subject area.  (70 § 11-103.6c)

      5/19/00      Signed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1392_enr.rtf


SB 1393 (Ford/Bryant) - TEACHER LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM.  States legislative intent that the State Regents establish a teacher loan repayment program for students planning to teach math or science in an Oklahoma public secondary school; authorizes the Chancellor to make reductions in loan repayments if sufficient funds are not available for repayment of loans to qualified persons.  (70 § 698.3)

      5/24/00      Signed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1393_enr.rtf


SB 1396 (Monson/Askins) - HEALTH INSURANCE.  Authorizes the State and Education Employees Group Insurance Board to implement a pilot disease management program to reduce cost in the three most costly disease categories; allows the Employee Benefits Council to manage, license or sell certain software.  (74 §§ 85.60, 1306.4, 1365)

      6/05/00      Signed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1396_enr.rtf


SB 1414 (Henry/Ervin) - WORKERS' COMPENSATION.  Relates to Workers’ Compensation; provides for medical cost reduction; provides for dividends to be paid by the State Insurance Fund; allows employers to inquire about previous Workers’ Compensation claims paid to an employee while employed by a previous employer; authorizes certain agreements between the State Insurance Fund and the Multiple Injury Trust Fund.  (85 §§ 173.1/173.3, 14, 2b, 137, 138, 172/174)

      5/26/00      Signed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1414_enr.rtf


SB 1472 (Shurden/Erwin) - HEALTH INSURANCE.  Requires insurers to reimburse all clean claims within 45 calendar days after receipt of the claim; requires notice of claim defects within a stated time period; requires interest on overdue payments.  (36 §§ 1219, 4008; 63 §, 2514; 74 § 1328)

      6/07/00      Vetoed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1472_enr.rtf


SB 1496 (Shurden/Stanley) - CONCEALED HANDGUNS.  Pertains to concealed handguns; modifies section relating to policies or rules pertaining to the possession of a concealed handgun on college or university property.  (21 § 1277)

      6/07/00      Signed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1496_enr.rtf


SB 1551 (Weedn/Kirby) - VENDING FACILITIES.  Expands list of entities required to give priority to vending facilities operated by licensed blind operators and established by the State Department of Rehabilitation Services; prohibits charging of commission on sales.  (7 § 73)

      6/05/00      Signed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1551_enr.rtf


SB 1585 (Monson/Cox) - HEALTH CARE INFORMATION SYSTEM.  Removes language authorizing access to the health care information system by the University of Oklahoma College of Public Health and other entities.  (63 §§ 1-117/1-119)

      6/05/00      Signed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1585_enr.rtf


SB 1588 (Monson/Seikel) - HEALTH INSURANCE.  Creates a 13-member Health Maintenance Organization Advisory Council within the Department of Health to advise the Commissioner of Health and the State Board of Health regarding HMO operations and to recommend actions to improve health care provided through HMOs. (63 § 2575.1)

      6/07/00      Vetoed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1588_enr.rtf


SB 1598 (Coffee/Perry) - ELECTRONIC COMMERCE.  Creates the "Uniform Electronic Transaction Act"; provides for use of electronic records and electronic signatures and authorizes variation by agreement; provides for legal recognition of electronic records, electronic signatures and electronic contracts; provides for creation and retention of electronic records and for conversion of written records by governmental agencies; repeals sections relating to the "Electronic Records and Signature Act of 1998".  (12A §§ 15-101/15-119, 15 §§ 960/968)

      6/06/00      Signed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1598_enr.rtf




SCR 63 (Stipe/Mass) - CARL ALBERT.  Praises the life and career of the former Speaker of the U.S. House Carl Bert Albert, who was a graduate of the University of Oklahoma

      2/9/00  To Secretary of State - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/scr63_enr.rtf


SCR 66 (Taylor/Benson) – BOB JONES.  Honors the memory of Bob Jones, Executive Director of the Oklahoma Osteopathic Association.  Mr. Jones served as Governor of the Oklahoma State University Foundation and served on the board of the Physician Manpower Training Commission.

      3/22/00      To Secretary of State -http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/scr66_enr.rtf


SCR 73 (Milacek/Roggow) – NORTHERN OKLAHOMA COLLEGE.  Declares April 14, 2000, “Northern Oklahoma College Appreciation Day”, and congratulates the college and its president, Dr. Joe Kinzer, Jr., for successfully operating its dual campus system.

      4/12/00      To Secretary of State - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/scr73_enr.rtf


SCR 82 (Taylor/Easley) – CHARLES & LYNN SCHUSTERMAN.  Expresses appreciation to Charles and Lynn Schusterman for their philanthropic and charitable activities.  The Schustermans have benefited the University of Oklahoma through the endowment of the Schusterman/Josey Chair in Judaic History, the creation of the Energy Institute of the Americas program, and the $10 million grant for the Schusterman Health Sciences Center at the University of Oklahoma in Tulsa.

      4/5/00  To Secretary of State -http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/scr82_enr.rtf


SCR 90 (Taylor/Benson) – NOBLE FOUNDATION.  Honors the Noble family and the Noble Foundation for their philanthropic activities, which have resulted in the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History.  Lloyd Noble was educated at Southeastern Oklahoma State University and the University of Oklahoma, served two terms as a Regent of the University of Oklahoma and was awarded the University of Oklahoma’s Distinguished Service Citation.  Samuel Russell Noble and Mary Jane Curtis Noble were also educated at the University of Oklahoma, served on the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents, and served in many other capacities as benefactors and supporters of the University of Oklahoma.  The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation has made generous contributions to the University of Oklahoma including $8.17 million to renovate Lloyd Noble Center, $1.4 million towards the University of Oklahoma’s Presidential Professors program, $110,000 to endow the G. Rainey Williams Chair at the OUHSC, and $7.5 million to the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History.

      05/24/00    To Secretary of State - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/scr90_enr.rtf


SCR 91 (Rozell/Culver) – NORTHEASTERN STATE UNIVERSITY REVENUE BONDS.  Authorizes the Board of Regents of Oklahoma Colleges to issue $10 million in revenue bonds on behalf of Northeastern State University.

      05/22/00    To Secretary of State - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/scr91_enr.rtf


SCR 96 (Hobson/Nations) – UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA REVENUE BONDS.  Authorizes the Board of Regents of the University of Oklahoma to issue $13.5 million in revenue bonds for various capital projects.

      05/22/00    To Secretary of State - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/scr96_enr.rtf


SCR 97 (Hobson/Settle) – UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA REVENUE BONDS.  Authorizes the Board of Regents of the University of Oklahoma to issue $30 million in revenue bonds for various capital projects.

      5/19/00      To Secretary of State - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/scr97_enr.rtf


SCR 99 (Morgan/Wells) – OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY REVENUE BONDS.  Authorizes the Board of Regents for A&M Colleges to issue $16 million in revenue bonds for the Colvin Recreation Center facilities and $3 million in revenue bonds for refunding the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Facilities Revenue Bonds, Series 1989, and the Colvin Center Swimming Pools Restoration Project Revenue Bonds, Series 1993.

      5/24/00      To Secretary of State - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/scr99_enr.rtf




SR 44 (Ford) - JASON SANDERS.  Congratulates Jason Sanders upon his selection as a Rhodes Scholar.  Jason is a University of Oklahoma student and won a Regents’ Award for outstanding juniors. 

      2/15/00      To Secretary of State - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sr44_enr.rtf


SR 45 (Muegge) - JOE STRUCKLE.  Honors Joe J. Struckle upon his retirement as president of Northwestern Oklahoma State University.

      2/10/00      To Secretary of State - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sr45_enr.rtf


SR 46 (Muegge) - Northwestern Oklahoma State University.  Congratulates Northwestern Oklahoma State University Rangers football team for winning the 1999 NAIA Football National Championship; praises the university’s football program.

      2/10/00      To Secretary of State - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sr46_enr.rtf





HB 1002 (Askins/Brown) - TOBACCO SETTLEMENT.  Provides that provisions for deposits into the Attorney General’s Revolving Fund and the Attorney General’s Evidence Fund shall not apply to any monies paid to the state as a result of the settlement of the lawsuit filed by the state against the tobacco industry; creates a Tobacco Settlement Fund, comprising monies received by the state in settlement of claims against tobacco manufacturers during the month of April, 2000; requires the Director of State Finance to transfer from the Attorney General’s Revolving Fund to the Tobacco Settlement Fund $2,991,632 received by the Attorney General after Dec. 1, 1999, pursuant to the Master Settlement Agreement between states and participating tobacco product manufacturers.  (74 § 19; 62 § 50)

      4/14/00      Signed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb1002_enr2.rtf


HB 1289 (Dale Smith/Brown) - DRUG AND ALCOHOL TESTING.  Relates to the Standards for Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Act; modifies a definition.  (40 § 552)

      6/06/00      Signed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb1289_enr.rtf


HB 1351 (Stanley/Morgan) - DENTAL HYGIENIST LICENSURE.  Relates to nomination and election of members of the Board of Dentistry; modifies requirements for license as a dental hygienist and for licensure without examination of hygienists licensed in another state.  (59 §§ 328.24, 328.25)

      6/05/00      Signed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb1351_enr.rtf


HB 1507 (Toure/Henry) - CIVIL PROCEDURE.  Provides that, when an action is filed in court where the state or a state agency is a party, no bonds or other obligations of security shall be required from the state or from any party acting under the direction of the state, either to prosecute, answer or appeal the action.  (12 § 66)

      6/07/00      Vetoed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb1507_enr.rtf


HB 1849 (Easley/Harrison) - CLIMATOLOGICAL SURVEY.  Re-creates the Oklahoma Climatological Survey until July 1, 2006.

      4/06/00      Signed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb1849_enr.rtf


HB 1850 (Easley/Harrison) - LITERACY INITIATIVES COMMISSION.  Repeals the section which re-created the Literacy Initiatives Commission until July 1, 2000.  (70 § 8001)

      4/06/00      Signed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb1850_enr.rtf


HB 1857 (Easley/Harrison) - COUNTY GOVERNMENT PERSONNEL EDUCATION AND TRAINING COMMISSION.  Re-creates the Commission on County Government Personnel Education and Training until July 1, 2006; includes on the commission the Oklahoma State University president or designee.

      4/06/00      Signed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb1857_enr.rtf


HB 1863 (Easley/Helton) - WORLD WAR II MEMORIAL.  States legislative intent to commit to contribute, if funds are available, at least $265,000 to the construction of the World War II memorial in Washington D.C.; permits the Department of Veteran Affairs to request contributions from the Oklahoma Historical Society, the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department, the State Regents, the Department of Human Services, and any other appropriate state agency.  (74 § 8301)\

      6/05/00      Signed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb1863_enr.rtf


HB 1905 (Covey/Fisher) – SURPLUS PROPERTY.  Requires the Department of Central Services to manage state surplus property programs; requires the department to make surplus property available to state agencies and authorized entities, including political subdivisions, school districts and nonprofit entities of the state; provides an exemption for higher education institutions; requires Central Services, when disposing of a vehicle or equipment for a state agency, to remit the proceeds from the sale, less a reasonable fee, to the state agency.  (74 §§ 62.2/62.4, 62.6)

      5/24/00      Signed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb1905_enr.rtf


HB 1918 (Boyd/Robinson) - TELEMEDICINE NETWORK RULES.  Directs the State Board of Health to promulgate rules for implementation of teleradiology responsibilities for the Oklahoma Telemedicine Network; requires that such rules be based on the American College of Radiology Standards for Teleradiology. (63 § 1-2702)

      4/06/00      Signed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb1918_enr.rtf


HB 1923 (Easley/Harrison) - SUNSET LEGISLATION.  This is a clean-up bill removing obsolete language; deletes language requiring a report filed on or before Dec. 31, 1991, by the University Hospitals Trust; deletes language that established various committees and task forces including the Advisory Committee on School Curriculum Standards and the Joint Legislative Task Force on Expansion of Health Insurance Coverage; repeals sections relating to the Oklahoma Task Force on Statewide Provision of Assistive Technology, the Task Force on Electronic Commerce, the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee for the Oklahoma Health Care Authority, the Oklahoma Quality Improvement Task Force, the Joint Committee to Investigate the Financial Condition of the State Insurance Fund and the Special Indemnity Fund, the Task Force on Speech-Language Pathologists in the Public Schools, Task Force 2000: Creating Twenty-First Century Schools, the Citizens’ Task Force on Taxation, the Task Force on State Plan Options for the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families Program, the Oklahoma Task Force on Qualified State Tuition Plans, the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot Commission and the Physician Manpower Training commission Study Committee.  (61 § 103.3, 70 §§ 1210.801/1210.803)

      6/01/00      Signed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb1923_enr.rtf


HB 1943 (Ervin/Monson) - REDUCTION-IN-FORCE.  Amends sections relating to the State Government Reduction-in-Force and Severance Benefits Act; provides for an amendment to a reduction-in-force plan if affected employees will be needed past the scheduled date for implementing the reduction in force; requires severance benefits for affected employees who are separated from state service as a result of a reduction in force due to a reorganization, privatization or other action.  (74 §§ 840-2.27B/840-2.27E)

      6/07/00      Vetoed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb1943_enr.rtf


HB 1967 (Bonny/Hobson) – WORKFORCE INVESTMENT.  Enacts the “Oklahoma Workforce Investment Act” (OWIA); requires the Governor to establish a State Workforce Investment Board to assist in the development of a state plan for the workforce investment system; provides for Board membership; requires the Governor to designate local workforce investment areas with local boards; establishes a WIA grant program. (25 § 307.1, 74 §§ 9101/9109)

      6/07/00      Vetoed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb1967_enr.rtf


HB 1970 (Ingmire/Douglass) - CHARITABLE AUCTION LICENSES.  Authorizes the Alcoholic Beverage Laws Enforcement (ABLE) Commission to issue charitable auction licenses; authorizes charitable organizations to auction purchased wine or gifts of wine for charitable purposes.  (37 §§ 518, 521) 

      4/14/00      Signed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb1970_enr.rtf


HB 1987 (Kirby/Helton) - LASER SAFETY.  Creates the “Laser Safety Act”; makes it a misdemeanor to project a laser at a law enforcement officer without the officer’s consent and while acting in an official capacity.  (21 § 1992)

      4/06/00      Signed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb1987_enr.rtf


HB 2022 (Benson/Taylor) - TOBACCO SETTLEMENT.  This is a proposed constitutional amendment creating the “Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust Fund”; requires that a graduated percentage be placed into the Fund each year ranging from 50 percent in FY 2002 to 75 percent in FY 2007 and at least 75 percent in subsequent years; creates the Board of Investors and Board of Directors of the Fund; provides that investment of the fund shall be expended for various purposes including programs and services for the benefit of children, with particular emphasis on common and higher education.

      5/26/00      To Secretary of State - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2022_enr.rtf


HB 2072 (Morgan/Brown) - HEALTH INSURANCE.  Provides that decisions by a managed care plan to authorize or deny coverage for an emergency service shall be based on the patient presenting symptoms of sufficient severity that a reasonable and prudent layperson could expect the absence of medical attention to result in serious jeopardy to health, impairment to bodily function or dysfunction of any bodily organ or part; prohibits plans from denying an otherwise covered emergency service based solely upon lack of notification to the plan; requires plans to compensate a provider for patient screening, evaluation and examination services reasonably calculated to assist the provider in determining whether the condition of the patient requires emergency service.  (63 §§ 2525.2, 2525.3, 2525.5)

      6/05/00      Signed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2072_enr.rtf


HB 2090 (Hilliard/Weedn) - DEFINITION OF “DOCTOR”.  Expands the definition of “Doctor” to include individuals with doctoral degrees who are licensed as speech and language pathologists and audiologists.  (59 §§ 725.2, 731.2, 731.5, 492)

      4/14/00      Signed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2090_enr.rtf


HB 2117 (Coleman/Horner) - NORTHEASTERN STATE UNIVERSITY/LITERACY SERVICES.  States legislative intent that the Center for the Study of Literacy at Northeastern State University be responsible for establishment and operation of a toll-free statewide literacy services referral system, as funds become available; creates a 15-member Adult Literacy Services Advisory Committee; requires the committee to submit a report by Jan. 1 of each year to the Governor and the Legislature; requires that the State Department of Education participate in the National Adult Literacy Survey in 2001; repeals a section relating to composition of the Literacy Initiatives Commission.  (70 §§ 8002/8005)

      6/05/00      Signed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2117_enr.rtf


HB 2121 (Culver/Mickle) - SEXUAL BATTERY.  Expands the circumstances constituting forcible sodomy and sexual battery to include such action committed by a state, county, municipal or political subdivision employee or a contractor or an employee of a contractor of the state, a county, a municipality or political subdivision upon a person under the legal custody, supervision or authority of a state agency, a county, a municipality or a political subdivision.  (21 §§ 888, 1123)

      5/03/00      Signed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2121_enr.rtf


HB 2128 (Wells/Morgan) - VOCATIONAL AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION.  Changes the name of the State Board of Vocational and Technical Education to the State Board of Career and Technology Education; changes the name of the Oklahoma Department of Vocational and Technical Education to the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education.  (70 §§ 14-101, 14-104)

      5/19/00      Signed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2128_enr.rtf


HB 2135 (McCarter/Helton) - LICENSED PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS.  Removes language that prohibits an applicant for a professional counselor, marital and family therapist or behavioral practitioner license who has failed two successive examinations from reapplying for two years from the date of the last examination; limits the examination fee to the department's actual costs for holding and grading the examination; provides for licenses by endorsement; provides that initial behavioral practitioner appointees to the Oklahoma Licensed Behavioral Practitioners Advisory Board not be required to be licensed under the Licensed Behavioral Practitioner Act before the end of the first year that the license is available.  (59 §§ 1906/1909, 1911, 1917, 1919, 1925.7, 1925.8, 1925.9, 1925.15, 1925.16, 1925.18, 1931/1933, 1936/1938, 1940, 1944, 1949, 1925.13)

      4/14/00      Signed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2135_enr.rtf


HB 2183 (Adair/Morgan) - HEALTH INSURANCE.  Requires health benefit plans, HMOs, prepaid health plans, state-purchased and state-subsidized health care benefit plans, including Medicaid, and all health benefit plans offered by the State and Education Employees Group Insurance Board that include services for vision care or medical diagnosis and treatment for the eye to allow optometrists to be providers of those services.  (36 § 3634.11; 63 §§ 2505, 5011.1; 74 § 1327)

      4/14/00      Signed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2183_enr.rtf


HB 2220 (Settle/Haney) - APPROPRIATIONS.  Appropriates to the Commerce Department; provides allocation for contractual responsibilities with Southeastern Oklahoma State University for its statewide Small Business Development Centers Network and for the Bid Assistance Program/Computer-Assisted Technology Transfer program at Oklahoma State University-Okmulgee.

      6/09/00      Signed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2220_enr.rtf


HB 2249 (Settle/Haney) - APPROPRIATIONS.  Amends Section 20 of HB 2260 changing the appropriation to the State Regents from $634,891,903 to $618,257,976; states legislative intent that $22.5 million of the funds be expended for a 3-percent system-wide salary increase for faculty and staff; states legislative intent that the State Regents treat branch campuses as separate institutions for purposes of capital allocations, equipment and information technology funding, and all other special purpose state system funding; sets budgetary limitations for Physician Manpower Training Commission.  Section 1 is amended by SB 965.

      6/09/00      Signed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2249_enr.rtf


HB 2260 (Settle/Haney) - APPROPRIATIONS/STATE REGENTS/PMTC/OCAST/TEACHER PREP/UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS.  This is a general appropriations bill in which Sections 20-28 appropriate $7 million to the State Regents; appropriates to the Physician Manpower Training Commission, the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST), Teacher Preparation Commission and the University Hospitals Authority.  Section 20 is amended by HB 2249 which is then amended by Section 18 of SB 965.

      4/24/00      Signed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2260_enr.rtf


HB 2274 (Settle/Haney) - LEAVE SHARING.  Extends state leave sharing program to cover individuals affected by a presidentially declared national disaster in Oklahoma after May 1, 1999, for a period of 18, rather than six, months; extends state-agency authority to grant up to 15 days of leave with pay for not more than 18, rather than six, months after declaration of such a disaster.

      6/05/00      Signed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2274_enr.rtf


HB 2310 (Perry/Robinson) - ELECTRONIC COMMERCE.  Re-creates the Task Force on Electronic Commerce until June 1, 2003; modifies membership of the task force.  The Chancellor is a member of the task force.

      5/19/00      Signed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2310_enr.rtf


HB 2323 (Tyler/Stipe) - PUBLIC BIDDING.  Provides that a penalty for disclosure of the terms of a bid shall not apply to a public agency's engineering estimate which is not considered confidential and is open for public inspection. (61 § 116)

      4/20/00      Vetoed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2323_enr.rtf


HB 2356 (Lindley/Cain) - DISABLED/COMPLAINTS.  Establishes a 22-member Task Force to Review the Complaint System for Persons with Disabilities until June 30, 2001; requires the Task Force to conduct a thorough review of the procedures for reporting and resolving complaints regarding access to programs and services by persons with disabilities within various governmental entities and to recommend any changes necessary to improve the system based on its findings; includes the Chancellor or a designee on the committee; requires the Task Force to issue a report of findings and recommendations by Jan. 15, 2001.  (74 §§ 169.2/169.2b)

      5/03/00      Signed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2356_enr.rtf


HB 2452 (Seikel/Cain) – FOSTER PARENT CURRICULUM/FEE WAIVER.  Requires the Child Welfare System Reform Review Committee to involve various entities, including higher education, in the establishment of a professional foster parent curriculum for use in a community college or vo-tech setting; provides for a higher education or vo-tech fee-waiver for certain individuals who have been in custody of the Department of Human Services for a certain amount of time and who meet certain requirements.  (10 § 7007-1.4, 70 § 3230)

      6/07/00      Signed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2452_enr.rtf


HB 2467 (Ross/Horner) – GREAT EXPECTATIONS/STUDENT MENTORS.  Authorizes the State Board of Education to award competitive grants for providing after-school academically oriented programs to students in low-performing or high-challenge elementary or middle schools; requires that grants be contingent upon other available funds, including funding from Great Expectations programs; requires pilot program criteria to include use of college student volunteers as tutors.  (70 § 1210.553)

      6/07/00      Vetoed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2467_enr.rtf


HB 2468 (Ross/Horner) - OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY LAND TRANSFER.  Provides for the transfer of a parcel of land owned by the University Center of Tulsa Trust Authority from Oklahoma State University to the Oklahoma Historical Society; provides for the land to be held and used by the Historical Society for development of The 1921 Tulsa Race Riot Memorial of Reconciliation.  Amended by SB 965.  (53 § 4.13, 74 § 8203)

      4/06/00      Signed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2468_enr.rtf


HB 2529 (Coleman/Robinson) - SMOKING IN PUBLIC PLACES.  Deletes language allowing educational facilities to designate smoking areas; requires educational facilities which offer early childhood education programs or grades K-12 to prohibit smoking and other types of tobacco use between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m., or when class or any program established for students is in session; authorizes educational facilities to designate smoking areas outside the building for use of adults during certain activities or functions; allows educational facilities to have more restrictive policies.  (63 § 1-1523)

      5/24/00      Signed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2529_enr.rtf


HB 2532 (Deutschendorf/Williams) - RESEARCH/EPSCoR.  Creates the Oklahoma EPSCoR Advisory Committee; authorizes the committee to recommend to the Regents research projects requiring state matching funds and other research and systemic initiatives as requested by the Regents.  (70 §§ 3230.1/ 3230.4)

      6/07/00      Signed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2532_enr.rtf


HB 2533 (Boyd/Fisher) – CHILDREN AND YOUTH SERVICES.  Repeals the section creating the Oklahoma Planning and Coordinating Council for Services to Children and Youth, which includes the “State Board of Regents for Higher Education” among membership of the Council.  (10 § 601.7)

      6/05/00      Signed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2533_enr.rtf


HB 2559 (Ervin/Smith) - HEALTH INSURANCE.  Relates to the Health Care Freedom of Choice Act; provides that upon submission of a claim by a practitioner, hospital, home care agency or ambulatory surgical center to an insurer on a uniform health care claim form, the insurer shall provide a timely explanation of benefits regardless of the network participation of the person or entity.  Amended by HB 2582.  (36 § 6055)

      4/24/00      Signed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2559_enr.rtf


HB 2582 (Settle/Shurden) - HEALTH INSURANCE.  Amends HB 2559; requires that decisions by an insurer or a preferred provider organization (PPO) to authorize or deny coverage for an emergency service shall be based on the patient presenting symptoms such that a reasonable layperson could expect the absence of medical attention to have certain serious consequences; prohibits an insurer or PPO from denying emergency service because of lack of notification to insurer or PPO.  (36 § 6055)

      6/06/00      Signed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2582_enr.rtf


HB 2586 (Hilliard/Hobson) - DISABLED STUDENTS.  Expresses legislative intent that students with disabilities in the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education be afforded the opportunity to succeed; requires the State Regents to encourage institutions to communicate to manufacturers and publishers of instructional materials to provide instructional materials in digital electronic format.  (70 § 3241) 

      4/14/00      Signed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2586_enr.rtf


HB 2635 (Roach/Williams) - GOVERNMENTAL TORT CLAIMS/BONDS/INDEBTEDNESS.  Increases liability for claims under the Governmental Tort Claims Act for any loss arising out of a single act, accident or occurrence; authorizes nonprofit corporations to issue indebtedness on behalf of Oklahoma educational institutions.  (51 § 154, 68 § 2358.4, 18 § 868)

      6/06/00      Signed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2635_enr.rtf


HB 2653 (Benson/Taylor) - TEACHER PAY RAISE.  Appropriates funds to provide for a $3,000 pay raise for each teacher employed by local public school districts, local area vo-tech schools and the Department of Rehabilitation Services for the 2000-01 school year; increases the minimum salary schedule for teachers by $3,000 for each step.  Section 1 amended by SB 901.  (70 § 18-114.7)

      2/18/00      Signed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2653_enr.rtf


HB 2662 (Deutschendorf/Robinson) - Virtual Internet School.  Requires that the Virtual Internet School in Oklahoma Network (VISION) pilot program concentrate on development of web-based instructional programs in math for all grades, beginning with the third grade; deletes language making the Oklahoma Educational Television Authority the collaborative agency responsible for delivery of instructional content and for housing and maintaining equipment; requires that participating school districts be selected within 30 days after the effective date of this act; modifies objectives.  (70 §§ 1210.722/1210.726)

      6/05/00      Signed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2662_enr.rtf


HB 2665 (Kirby/Helton) - TELECOMMUNICATIONS/THEFT.  Expands circumstances that constitute the crime of theft of telecommunications service.  (21 § 1737)

      4/24/00      Signed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2665_enr.rtf


HB 2676 (Weaver/Fisher) - BRANCH BANKING.  Modifies the “Oklahoma Banking Code”; deletes section relating to branch banking on college campuses and rewords the language in a new section.  (6 §§ 501.1, 501.2)

      5/17/00      Signed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2676_enr.rtf


HB 2725 (Thornbrugh/Smith) - HEALTH INSURANCE.  Requires any health insurance plan that provides medical and surgical benefits for cancer treatment or other conditions treated by chemotherapy or radiation therapy to provide coverage for wigs or other scalp prostheses.  (36 § 6060.9)

      5/02/00      Signed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2725_enr.rtf


HB 2728 (Benson/Taylor) - CORE CURRICULUM/TUITION SCHOLARSHIP/OHLAP.  Modifies certain curriculum requirements of HB 1759; creates one standard diploma and deletes references to the diploma of honor; modifies curriculum for high school graduation to include sets of competencies as well as course units; expands courses which meet criteria; provides that school districts shall not be responsible for costs of concurrent courses, unless the school district does not offer enough course selection to meet graduation requirements; states legislative intent that colleges not charge non-course related fees; authorizes school boards to develop and issue a certificate of distinction to students who meet certain academic criteria; prohibits colleges and universities from making holding a certificate of distinction a part of their admission standards; modifies certification requirements for seventh- and eighth-grade math teachers; requires charter schools to address graduation requirements in the charter; provides for student transfers; amends school dress code; amends provisions for the Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program (OHLAP) to make the benefit compatible with the federal HOPE tax benefit, modify the terminology on tuition, revise the high school graduation requirements and increase the level of income eligibility from $32,000 to $50,000; revises the qualifications for the Oklahoma Tuition Scholarship Program, providing an award equivalent to tuition for the first two years of college for students graduating high school with a 3.25 GPA, an ACT score of 26, and ranked in the top 15 percent of their class; provides that any state or federal tuition aid the student receives would reduce or eliminate the award; specifies that high school students graduating in the 2002-2003 school year would be the first students eligible for the award; states legislative intent for the coordination of spring break dates for public schools, area vo-tech schools and higher education institutions beginning with the 2001-2002 school year; repeals sections pertaining to diploma of honor.  (70 §§ 11-103.6, 11-103.6c, 11-103.6d, 6-189.1, 3-132, 3-133, 3-136, 8-101.2, 8-103, 8-103.2, 6-114, 2602/2605, 2610/262613, 3953.2, 3954, 24-151)

      5/24/00      Signed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2728_enr.rtf




HCR 1076 (Bonny/Robinson) – SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY MONTH.  Declares the month of April 2000 as “Oklahoma Science and Technology Month”.

      05/01/00    To Secretary of State - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hcr1076_enr.rtf


HCR 1080 (Askins/Brown) - TOBACCO SETTLEMENT.  Recalls HB 1002 from the Governor.

      04/05/00    To Secretary of State - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hcr1080_enr.rtf


HCR 1081 (Leist/Muegge) – 4-H DAY.  Declares April 12, 2000, as “4-H Day at the Legislature”; traces 4-H back to the enactment in 1914 of the Smith-Lever Act which established the Cooperative Extension System within the United States Department of Agriculture, the state land-grant universities and the counties.

      04/13/00    To Secretary of State - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hcr1081_enr.rtf


HCR 1091 (Lindley/Leftwich) – NEUROFIBROMATOSIS AWARENESS.  Declares May as Neurofibromatosis Awareness Month in Oklahoma; recognizes and honors Dr. John J. Mulvihill and Dr. Rosita Kirshman at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center for their research, treatment and promotion of public awareness of NF.

      5/17/00      To Secretary of State - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hcr1091_enr.rtf


HCR 1099 (Gray/Leftwich) – APA RULES.  Waives the 30-legislative-day review period for proposed amendments to certain permanent rules of the State Regents relating to administration of State System institutions, constituent agencies and community junior colleges, the Academic Scholars Program, the Oklahoma Tuition Aid Grant Program and the Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program (OHLAP).

      5/25/00      To Secretary of State - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hcr1099_enr.rtf


HCR 1112 (Thomas/Monson) – CANCER RESEARCH.  Creates the Oklahoma Comprehensive Cancer Program Task Force to study the need for a comprehensive cancer research and treatment program; includes in the task force membership two Deans of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, the Dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Oklahoma State University, and the Executive Director of the University Hospitals Authority.

      5/26/00      To Secretary of State - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hcr1112_enr.rtf




HR 1049 (Glover) - TRIO.  Declares Feb. 23, 2000, as TRIO Day in Oklahoma.

      2/24/00      To Secretary of State - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/HR1049_int.rtf


HR 1059 (Sellers) - JOE STRUCKLE.  Honors Joe J. Struckle upon his retirement as president of Northwestern Oklahoma State University.

      5/17/00      To Secretary of State - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hr1059_enr.rtf