48th Oklahoma Legislature

First Session - 2001






From:  Bryce Fair & Carolyn McCoy                                                                                                    



Friday, January 26, 2001




First Weekly Bill-Tracking Report


Following is our first bill-tracking report for the 2001 legislative session.  For those that have not used our report before, it is presented in three primary sections—first is a section highlighting activities of the week; second is a subject index of the bills in our tracking list; and third is a brief summary of each bill with an internet link to the bill’s actual text where can read or print out the bill.


To date, most House bills have been introduced.  However, the Senate continues to introduce bills each day.  We already have over 150 bills on our tracking list, and we expect that number to increase until the legislative session begins February 5.  Following are a few bills of particular interest to higher education:

Ø      SB 25 – sales tax exemption for gender equity purposes

Ø      SB 81 – creating a Science and Technology Council

Ø      SB 149 – Tuition Scholarship Revolving Fund

Ø      SB 351 – amending the Oklahoma Tuition Scholarship Program

Ø      SCR 1 – credit card contracts/promotion at higher education institutions

Ø      HB 1027 – faculty employment; written notification for adverse employment actions

Ø      HB 1080 – amending the Oklahoma Tuition Scholarship Program

Ø      HB 1276 & HB 1347 – posting of meeting notices on internet websites

Ø      HB 1503 – Ok. Center for Rural Development at Northeastern State University

Ø      HB 1604 – teacher preparation; phonics reading instruction methods

Ø      HB 1642 – creating the Office of Technology & the Governmental Technology Policy Board

Ø      HB 1645 – Tulsa Race Riot Minority Scholarship Trust Fund

Ø      HB 1687 – state income tax cut for recent college graduates

Ø      HB 1729 & HB 1890 – state income tax credit for college tuition expenses

Ø      HB 1896 – tax deduction for contributions to the Oklahoma College Savings Plan

Ø      HB 1901 – Greenwood Area Education and Scholarship Program





Upcoming Meetings:

·          January 29 - House Appropriations and Budget Subcommittee on Education - presentation on the common education budget request -- see the meeting notice at:  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/house/meet_esc2.htm

·          January 29 - Senate Interim Study on Social Studies Education at the High School Level;  to see meeting notice, go to "Senate Committees" at:  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/senate/welcome.html

·          January 29 – Oklahoma College Savings Plan Board of Trustees; 2:00 p.m., State Regents Conference Room, Oklahoma City

·          January 30 – Electronic Commerce Task Force; see meeting notice at:  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/house/meet_ectf.htm

·          January 30 - House Higher Education Committee -- continued presentations on higher education issues; issues to be covered at this meeting include economic development and cooperative efforts with K-12 and career technology education; see the meeting notice at:  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/house/meet_he.htm

·          January 31 - House Appropriations and Budget Subcommittee on Education - presentation on the career technology education budget request -- see the meeting notice at:  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/house/meet_esc3.htm

·          February 9 – State Regents for Higher Education; Rogers State University, Claremore






Upcoming Legislative Deadlines:

January 30, Tuesday............................................................... Deadline for Introduction of Bills (Senate)

February 5, Monday............................................................................... First Day of Legislative Session

                                                                                                    Governor’s State of the State Address

February 22, Thursday.............................................................. Bills from Committee of House of Origin

March 15, Thursday.......................................................................... Bills from Floor of House of Origin

March 29, Thursday.................................................................. Bills from Committee of Opposite House

April 19, Thursday............................................................................. Bills from Floor of Opposite House

April 26, Thursday................................................. Deadline for Requesting Joint Conference Committee

May 25, Friday.................................................................................................... Sine Die Adjournment






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, SB 149

Administrative Hearings, HB 1315

Ad valorem tax, HB 1364, HB 1686

Agricultural Linked Deposit Program, HB 1378

Alternative fuels technology, HB 1360

Alternative teacher certification, HB 1744

American Sign Language, HB 1654


      Agriculture Department for OSU services, HB 1530

      Education first, HJR 1013

      Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST), SB 210, SB 212, SB 304, HB 1559, HB 1560

      Physician Manpower Training Commission, SB 241, SB 304, HB 1559, HB 1560

      State and Education Employees Group Insurance Board, HB 1132, HB 1842

      State Regents, SB 239, 240, 304, HB 1523, HB 1559, HB 1560, HB 1581

            Endowed chairs, HB 1847

      Teacher Preparation Commission, SB 250, SB 255, SB 304, HB 1505, HB 1510

      Teachers' Retirement System, HB 1710

      Tourism and Recreations for Jazz Hall of Fame and Greenwood Cultural Center, HB 1537

      University Hospitals, SB 263, SB 268, HB 1518, HB 1523

Asbestos abatement, HB 1532


Bidding, public, HB 1090

Biological evidence, HB 1373

Budgeting, HB 1501, HB 1589, HB 1810


Campus security, HB 1373

Cancer research, HB 1072

Capital projects, SB 323

Capitol-Medical Center Improvement and Zoning Commission, SB 90, HB 1019, HB 1020

Carbon Sequestration Enhancement Act, HB 1192

Cathode ray tube disposal, HB 1155

Commissioners of the Land Office, SB 147, HB 1364

Computer crimes, HB 1266

Construction requirement, HB 1793

Credit cards, SCR 1

Curriculum, high school, HB 1641, HB 1862


Deferred savings, SB 319

Dental hygienists, HB 1029

Disabled, HB 1401


Educational funds, SB 147

Electronic commerce, HB 1322


      Benefits, SB 110

      Information, HB 1334

      Recognition, HB 1332

Ethanol development, HB 1217, HB 1225

Ethics, HB 1676, HB 1867


Faculty employment, HB 1027

Flexible benefits, HB 1689

Forgivable loan, HB 1499


Governmental Tort Claims Act, SB 73

Graduation requirements, HB 1641, HB 1862

Greenwood Area Education and Scholarship Program, HB 1901


Higher Education Committee, HB 1440, HB 1441


Insurance, health,

      Benefits, HB 1638

      Deductibles, HB 1280, HB 1837

      Diabetes treatment, HB 1887

      Family coverage, SB 132

      High risk, HB 1348

      Premiums, HB 1132, HB 1638

      Prescription coverage, HB 1069

      Portability, HB 1707

      Retirees' benefits, HB 1707


Leave, family, HB 1768

Leave sharing, HB 1119, HB 1768

Licensed professional counselors, HB 1174

Lobbyists, HB 1676

Meeting notices, HB 1276, HB 1347


Nepotism, HB 1602

Nigh, George, Rehabilitation Institute, HB 1593

Northeastern State University, HB 1503


Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program (OHLAP), SB 149

Oklahoma State University, HB 1192, HB 1217, HB 1225

            College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery, SB 341

            Cooperative Extension Service, HB 1378

            Okmulgee, HB 1360

Open Meeting, HB 1276, HB 1347, HB 1355

Oversight of agencies, HB 1316, HB 1317


Physician assistants, SB 33

Prison industry marketing, HB 1023

Public buildings, HB 1145

Purchasing, HB 1252, HB 1307


Real estate continuing education, HB 1134

Reduction-in-Force, HB 1768

Religious land use, SB 350

Resident teachers, HB 1305

Retirement, HB 1248

      Beneficiary, HB 1924

      Portability, HB 1688

      Rejoining the system, HB 1754

      Tax exemption, HB 1325, HB 1446

      Unfunded liability reduction, HB 1719

      Withdrawal of contributions, HB 1754

Rural Development, Center for, HB 1503


Scholarships, tuition, SB 149, HB 1080

Science and Technology, SB 81, HB 1643, HB 1644

Severance benefits, HB 1768

Smoking in public places, HB 1159, HB 1352, HB 1636

State Accrediting Agency, SB 90, HB 1016, HB 1019

Storage tank regulation, HB 1405

Strategic planning, SB 321



      Credit for college tuition, HB 1729, HB 1890

      Credit for teacher’s materials, HB 1287

      Deduction for College Savings Plan contributions, HB 1896

      Exemption for college graduates, HB 1687

      Exemption for retirement benefits, HB 1325, HB 1446, HB 1860

      Exemption for ticket sales, SB 25

      Exemption for tuition for private schools, HB 1031


      Certification, HB 1305, HB 1371, HB 1647, HB 1744

      Competency, SB 56, HB 1647, HB 1744

      Criminal history, HB 1253

      Deaf education, HB 1654

      Forgivable loans, HB 1499

      Mentors, HB 1158, HB 1917

      Preparation, HB 1158, HB 1600, HB 1604, HB 1678

      Professional development, HB 1158, HB 1462, HB 1600, HB 1678, HB 1917

      Salaries, HB 1630

Technology, SB 81, HB 1642, HB 1643, HB 1644

Telecommunications, HB 1642

Telemedicine, HB 1201

Ten Commandments, HB 1145

Testing, school, HB 1678

Tobacco Settlement, SB 141, SB 325, HB 1003, HB 1590, HB 1591, HB 1595, HJR 1019

Travel, HB 1070

Tuition Scholarship, SB 149, SB 351, HB 1080

Tulsa Race Riot Memorial Scholarship, HB 1645


University Hospitals, HB 1065

University of Oklahoma cancer research, HB 1072


Vehicles, state-owned, HB 1326


Workers' Compensation, SB 349, HB 1197, HB 1357, HB 1500, HB 1718, HB 1722, HB 1739, HB 1810, HB 1889

Workforce investment, HB 1279

Workplace safety, HB 1889


Zero-Based Budgeting, HB 1501, HB 1823



Status Reported as of January 25, 2001





SB 25 (Morgan) - EVENT TICKETS/SALES TAX EXEMPTION.  Providing a sales tax exemption for sales of admission tickets to recreational events or activities that are located at and operated by a State System institution; requiring that an amount equivalent to the amount that otherwise would be required to be collected must be separately stated on the admission ticket and used for funding policies, practices, programs and services to promote gender equity.  (68 § 1356)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB25_int.rtf


SB 33 (Robinson) - PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS.  Amending sections pertaining to services that may be provided by a physician assistant; modifying the membership of the Physician Assistant Committee, requiring the inclusion of a director, or designee, representing all physician assistant higher educational programs in the state.  (59 §§ 519.2, 519.3, 519.6, 519.7, 519.10; 63 § 2-312)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB33_int.rtf


SB 56 (Capps) - TEACHER COMPETENCY REVIEW PANEL.  Repealing the Teacher Competency Review Panel.  (70 § 6-202)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB56_int.rtf


SB 73 (Helton) - Governmental Tort Claims.  Increasing from $125,000 to $200,000 the total liability for claims brought under the Governmental Tort Claims Act for certain losses arising out of a single act, accident or occurrence.  (51 § 154)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB73_int.rtf


SB 81 (Dunlap) - Science and Technology.  Creating a Science and Technology Council to target marketing opportunities for the state.  (74 §§ 5060.40, 5060.41)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB81_int.rtf


SB 90 (Crutchfield/Easley) - STATE ACCREDITING AGENCY/CAPITOL-MEDICAL CENTER.  Re-creating until 2007 various entities including the State Accrediting Agency and the Capitol-Medical Center Improvement and Zoning Commission.  (74 § 3908)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB90_int.rtf


SB 110 (Mickle) - EMPLOYEE BENEFITS.  Requiring agencies to provide employee benefit informational meetings.  (74 § 1344)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB110_int.rtf


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


SB 141 (Williams) - TOBACCO SETTLEMENT FUND.  Clarifying language relating to the Tobacco Settlement Fund.  (62 § 50)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB141_int.rtf


SB 147 (Herbert) - EDUCATIONAL FUNDS.  Increasing from 45 percent to 60 percent the portion of permanent school funds, other educational funds and public building funds the Commissioners of the Land Office may invest in equity securities.  (64 § 51)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB147_int.rtf


SB 149 (Wilcoxson) - Tuition Scholarship REVOLVING FUND.  Changing the name of the Oklahoma Tuition Scholarship Revolving Fund to the Oklahoma Scholarship Revolving Fund; allowing monies to be used only for payment authorized by the Academic Scholars Act, the Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program Act and the Oklahoma Tuition Scholarship Act.  (62 § 41.29e)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB149_int.rtf


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


SB 212 (Haney/Mass) - APPROPRIATIONS/OCAST.  Providing budgetary limitations for the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST).  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB212_int.rtf


SB 239 (Haney/Mass) - APPROPRIATIONS/STATE REGENTS.  Appropriating to the State Regents.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB239_int.rtf


SB 240 (Haney/Mass) - APPROPRIATIONS/STATE REGENTS.  Appropriating to the State Regents.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB240_int.rtf


SB 241 (Haney/Mass) - APPROPRIATIONS/Physician Manpower Training Commission.  Providing budgetary limitations for the Physician Manpower Training Commission.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB241_int.rtf


SB 250 (Haney/Mass) - APPROPRIATIONS.  This is a shell bill appropriating to various educational entities, including the Teacher Preparation Commission.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB250_int.rtf


SB 255 (Haney/Mass) - APPROPRIATIONS/TEACHER PREPARATION COMMISSION.  Providing budgetary limitations for the Teacher Preparation Commission.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB255_int.rtf


SB 263 (Haney/Mass) - APPROPRIATIONS/UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS.  This is a shell bill appropriating to various health service entities, including the University Hospitals Authority.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB263_int.rtf


SB 268 (Haney/Mass) - APPROPRIATIONS/UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS.  Providing budgetary limitations for the University Hospitals Authority.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB268_int.rtf


SB 304 (Haney/Mass) - APPROPRIATIONS.  This is a shell general appropriations bill.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB304_int.rtf


SB 319 (Haney/Mass) - DEFERRED SAVINGS.  Clarifying language relating to the State Employees Deferred Savings Incentive Plan.  (74 § 1707)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB319_int.rtf


SB 321 (Haney/Mass) - STRATEGIC PLANS.  Clarifying language relating to agency strategic plans.  (62 § 45.3)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB321_int.rtf


SB 323 (Haney/Mass) - CAPITAL PLANS.  Authorizing funds for projects of the State Regents.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB323_int.rtf


SB 325 (Haney/Mass) - Tobacco Settlement Fund.  Clarifying language relating to the Tobacco Settlement Fund.  (62 § 50)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB325_int.rtf


SB 341 (Williams) - OSU COLLEGE OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE.  Changing the name of the Oklahoma College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery to the Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine; creating the Oklahoma State University Health Sciences Center (70 § 3423)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB341_int.rtf


SB 349 (Robinson) - Workers’ Compensation.  Clarifying language relating to Workers’ Compensation.  (85 § 21)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB349_int.rtf


SB 350 (Pruitt) - RELIGIOUS LAND USE.  Creating the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2001; prohibiting burden upon free exercise of religion; providing exception; prohibiting imposing a land use regulation in a certain manner.  (51 §§ 270/276)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB350_int.rtf


SB 351 (Wilcoxson/Coleman) - TUITION SCHOLARSHIP.  Limiting the Oklahoma Tuition Scholarship Program to freshman and junior years of enrollment; requiring students to achieve at least a 3.25 grade point average in high school; providing that payment of scholarships begins during the 2003-2004 academic year.  (70 §§ 2611, 2612)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB351_int.rtf




SCR 1 (Milacek) - CREDIT CARDS/HIGHER EDUCATION.  Requesting that the State Regents terminate any contracts with credit card issuers, cease entering into contracts in the future and to cease allowing credit card issuers to use space in a state-supported higher education institution for taking applications for credit cards, issuing credit cards or offering inducements to apply for credit cards. http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SCR1_int.rtf





HB 1003 (Askins) - TOBACCO SETTLEMENT ENDOWMENT TRUST FUND.  Shell bill creating the “Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust Fund Act”.  (62 § 2301)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1003_int.rtf


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


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


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


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


HB 1027 (Roberts/Cain) - FACULTY EMPLOYMENT.  Requiring written notification of reasons for adverse faculty employment actions; requiring an appeal process.  (70 § 3205.1)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1027_int.rtf


HB 1029 (Stanley) - 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)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1029_int.rtf


HB 1031 (John Sullivan) - TAX EXEMPTION FOR PRIVATE SCHOOL TUITION.  Providing sales tax exemptions for sales of tangible personal property or services to and tuition paid to private, nonprofit institutions with a minimum of 50 students, registered by the state Board of Education to participate in federal programs or accredited by the State Regents.  (68 § 1356)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1031_int.rtf


HB 1065 (Mitchell) - UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS AUTHORITY.  Clarifying language relating to the University Hospitals Authority.  (63 § 3201)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1065_int.rtf


HB 1069 (Mitchell) - HEALTH INSURANCE/PRESCRIPTIONS.  Requiring certain health benefit plans to issue certain cards or other technology containing uniform prescription drug information.  (36 § 3634.4)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1069_int.rtf


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


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


HB 1080 (Coleman/Wilcoxson) - TUITION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM.  Removing the requirement for participation in the Oklahoma Tuition Scholarship Program that students must have a standard high school diploma; requiring that the two-year scholarship be paid the during the first and third years of enrollment at a higher education institution or the first two years of enrollment in a two-year vocational-technical program; increasing state residency requirement from two years to four years prior to completion of a high school curriculum; removing the requirement that a participant must have a graduate ranking in the top 15 percent of the student’s high school class; requiring that the participant have earned at least a 3.25 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale in the core curriculum.  (70 §§ 2611, 2612)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1080_int.rtf


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


HB 1105 (Webb) - UNEMPLOYMENT.  Limiting the penalty for employers failing or refusing to timely file contribution and wage reports to a maximum $100.  (40 § 3-301)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1105_int.rtf


HB 1119 (Adair/Taylor) - LEAVE SHARING.  Relating to the state leave-sharing program; modifying limit on use of donated leave under certain circumstances.  (74 § 840-2.23)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1119_int.rtf


HB 1132 (O’Neal) - APPROPRIATIONS/INSURANCE.  Appropriating $20 million to the Oklahoma State and Education Employees Group Insurance Board to offset premium increases adopted by the board to go into effect for FY2002.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1132_int.rtf


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


HB 1145 (Graves) - TEN COMMANDMENTS.  Authorizing the posting of the Ten Commandments in any public buildings of the state and political subdivision of the state.  (61 § 20)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1145_int.rtf


HB 1155 (McCarter) - CATHODE RAY TUBE DISPOSAL.  Prohibiting disposal or transfer in certain solid waste disposal facilities or landfills or transfer facilities of cathode ray tubes.  (27A § 2-10-308.2)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1155_int.rtf


HB 1158 (McCarter) - MENTOR TEACHERS/PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT.  Modifying selection process for mentor teachers and professional development committees.  (70 §§ 6-182, 6-194)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1158_int.rtf


HB 1159 (McCarter) - SMOKING.  Modifying the Smoking in Public Places Act’s prohibition against smoking in an educational facility that offers a program in which children in grades K-12 are educated to provide an exception for company employees receiving vocational-technical training at an educational facility.  (63 § 1-1523)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1159_int.rtf


HB 1174 (Dunegan) - LICENSED PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS.  Relating to the Licensed Professional Counselors Act; extending certain grandfather clause relating to new revised educational requirements.  (59 § 1915.1)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1174_int.rtf


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


HB 1197 (Ervin) - Workers’ Compensation.  Relating to consideration of collateral sources of an injured employee for Workers’ Compensation purposes.  (85 § 45)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1197_int.rtf


HB 1201 (Ervin) - TELEMEDICINE COUNCIL.  Modifying membership and duties of the Telemedicine Advisory Council, which includes the Chancellor as a member; directing the establishment of the Center for Telemedicine within the State Department of Health; directing the establishment of a telehealth website.  (63 §§ 1-2701/1-2702.1)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1201_int.rtf


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


HB 1225 (Leist) - ETHANOL DEVELOPMENT.  Creating the Oklahoma Ethanol Development and Marketing Act; creating the Oklahoma Ethanol Board; empowering the Board to appoint an advisory committee of four persons, one of whom represents Oklahoma State University.  (2 §§ 1950.1/1950.10)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1225_int.rtf


HB 1248 (Stites) - TEACHERS’ RETIREMENT.  Enacting the Oklahoma Teachers' Retirement System Amendments Act of 2001.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1248_int.rtf


HB 1252 (Wilson) - PURCHASING.  Requiring all purchases made by the state and political subdivisions of the state to be made from vendors that hold an Oklahoma sales or use tax permit.  (19 § 1501)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1252_int.rtf


HB 1253 (Adair) - CRIMINAL HISTORY OF TEACHER.  Requiring certain notification of criminal history information about school employees; requiring filing of criminal history record for teacher licensure.  (70 §§ 5-114, 6-190, 74 § 150.35)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1253_int.rtf


HB 1266 (Perry) - COMPUTER CRIMES.  Authorizing peace officers to seize any computer equipment used to violate the Oklahoma Computer Crimes Act.  (21 § 1959)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1266_int.rtf


HB 1276 (Friskup) - MEETING NOTICES ON INTERNET.  Modifying the Open Meeting Act to require a public body that has a web site on the Internet to post a copy of all meeting notices on its web site.  (25 § 311)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1276_int.rtf


HB 1279 (Bonny) - WORKFORCE INVESTMENT.  Enacting the Workforce Investment Act; requiring Governor to designate local workforce investment areas; prescribing requirements related thereto; requiring establishment and certification of local workforce investment boards.  (74 § 9101 et seq.)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1279_int.rtf


HB 1280 (Stanley) - Health insurance.  Modifying deductible for certain providers and policies.  (36 § 6055)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1280_int.rtf


HB 1287 (Piatt) - TAX CREDIT/TEACHER’S MATERIALS.  Establishing an income tax credit for public school teachers who purchase school materials, supplies or equipment directly related to education and used in the classroom.  (68 § 2357.101)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1287_int.rtf


HB 1305 (Wells) - TEACHER CERTIFICATION.  Requiring that candidates for teacher certification pass the subject area curriculum examinations in the area of specialization for which certification is sought; requiring the resident committee for a resident teacher enrolled in an alternative placement program to place emphasis on working with the resident teacher in matters concerning classroom management and professional education skills; repealing section relating to the Teacher Competency Review Panel.  (70 §§ 6-122.3, 6-202)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1305_int.rtf


HB 1307 (Bonny) - PURCHASING.  Expressing legislative intent that state agencies comply with the Central Purchasing Act for all acquisitions; authorizing state agencies to acquire items and services through acquisitions with other state agencies or political subdivisions under the Interlocal Cooperation Act.  (74 §§ 85.2, 85.3A)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1307_int.rtf


HB 1315 (Covey) - ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS.  Enacting the Office of Administrative Hearings Act; creating the State Office of Administrative Hearings.  (75 §§ 318, 323, 351/369)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1315_int.rtf


HB 1322 (Perry) - Electronic signatures.  Authorizing state agencies to adopt rules relating to the use of digital signatures by the agency; extends until 2004 the Electronic Commerce Task Force, the membership of which includes the Chancellor.  (12A § 15-118)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1322_int.rtf


HB 1325 (Dank) - INCOME TAX/RETIREMENT BENEFITS.  Eliminating income threshold for Oklahomans to qualify for an income tax exemption for retirement benefits; setting exemption at $5,500 in benefits.  (68 § 2358)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1325_int.rtf


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


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


HB 1334 (Calvey) - EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE INFORMATION.  Providing employers with civil immunity for providing accurate information about a current or former employee’s job performance or reasons for separation to a prospective employer or current or former employee; providing for a rebuttable presumption of good faith; providing protection from certain civil liability for reasonable reliance on disclosed information.  (40 § 61, 70 § 5-125.1)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1334_int.rtf


HB 1347 (Wilson) - MEETING NOTICES ON INTERNET.  Requiring state agencies, including State System institutions, to make available on their Internet web site a schedule of and information about their regularly scheduled meetings and, when possible, special or emergency meetings and names of members of the agency’s governing body.  (74 § 3106.2)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1347_int.rtf


HB 1348 (Easley) - HEALTH INSURANCE.  Requiring a limited benefit or catastrophic loss policy to be offered under the Health Insurance High Risk Pool.  (36 §§ 6532, 6534, 6542)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1348_int.rtf


HB 1352 (Vaughn) - SMOKING IN PUBLIC PLACES.  Authorizing local control concerning smoking and tobacco products.  (63 § 1-1527)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1352_int.rtf


HB 1355 (Vaughn) - OPEN MEETING.  Providing that nothing in the Open Meeting Act shall prohibit the hearing of comments from the public during an open meeting, nor shall it be construed as establishing a right of a member of the public to be permitted time to speak before a public body; providing that public comments shall be permitted on any subject under the jurisdiction of the body and shall not be limited to meeting agenda items; prohibiting members undertaking any action or discussion on an item not appearing on a posted agenda, except making brief comments in response to statements made or questions posed by members of the public.  (25 § 311)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1355_int.rtf


HB 1357 (Newport) - WORKERS’ COMPENSATION.  Exempting employers from liability or injuries to workers which occur when an employee is using or abusing alcohol, illegal drugs or chemicals or abusing prescription drugs; providing that this shall apply only when the employee is unable to prove by a preponderance of evidence that the use or abuse of drugs, alcohol or prescription drugs was not a cause of the injury.  (85 § 11)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1357_int.rtf


HB 1360 (Case) - ALTERNATIVE FUELS TECHNOLOGY.  Modifying the Alternative Fuels Technician Certification Act.  (74 § 130.12)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1360_int.rtf


HB 1364 (Begley) - AD VALOREM.  Directing the Commissioners of the Land Office to make certain payments in lieu of ad valorem taxes on certain school land.  (64 § 16)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1364_int.rtf


HB 1371 (Greenwood) - SCHOOL DISTRICT INCENTIVES.  Providing for financial rewards to school districts for teachers who are certified in the subject areas they teach.  (70 § 5-146)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1371_int.rtf


HB 1373 (Askins) - BIOLOGICAL EVIDENCE.  Requiring preservation of certain biological evidence; amending section relating to campus police disposing of unclaimed property and exhibits.  (22 §§ 1325, 1372)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1373_int.rtf


HB 1378 (Covey) - AGRICULTURE CODE.  Amending various sections relating to the Agricultural Code; Section 132 modifies definitions in the Agricultural Linked Deposit Program, which includes a reference to the Cooperative Extension Service of Oklahoma State University.  (2 § 1762)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1378_int.rtf


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


HB 1405 (Wells) - STORAGE TANK REGULATION.  Modifying the Oklahoma Storage Tank Regulation Program; expanding the Oklahoma Petroleum Storage Tank Release Indemnity Fund Program.  (17 § 352)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1405_int.rtf


HB 1440 (Nations) - HIGHER EDUCATION.  This is a shell bill enacting the Higher Education Committee Act.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1440_int.rtf


HB 1441 (Nations) - HIGHER EDUCATION.  This is a shell bill enacting the Higher Education Committee Act.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1441_int.rtf


HB 1446 (Doug Miller) - INCOME TAX/RETIREMENT BENEFITS.  Eliminating income threshold for Oklahomans to qualify for an income tax exemption for retirement benefits; setting exemption at $5,500 in benefits.  (68 § 2358)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1446_int.rtf


HB 1462 (Greenwood) - PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT.  Mandating that local professional development programs require that every five years teachers and administrators of the district complete at least five credit hours of courses provided by a higher education institution.  (70 § 6-194)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1462_int.rtf


HB 1499 (Benson) - EDUCATION REFORM/FORGIVABLE LOAN.  Relating to the Academic Performance Award Programs; amending section relating to continuing education for mathematics teachers; amending section relating to the Education Leadership Oklahoma program; providing for payment of certain bonus upon implementation of language; amending section relating to kindergarten; amending section relating to the forgivable loan program for higher education; requiring the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education to modify the forgivable loan program upon implementation of language; amending section relating to requirements for remediation in mathematics; amending section relating to grade promotion and required summer academy programs; amending section relating to pilot projects for structured programs during before-school, after-school and summer periods; deleting certain criteria for grant awards; requiring the State Board of Education to modify the awards process to consider certain criteria upon implementation of the language; amending section relating to the statewide alternative education program system; making requirement to expand alternative education programs to certain grade level contingent upon implementation of language; requiring expansion of annual student needs assessment and alternative education plan by certain school districts upon implementation; amending section relating to funding for counselors at urban elementary schools; repealing section relating to the Education Leadership Oklahoma program; repealing section relating to the forgivable loan program for higher education; repealing section relating to the annual student needs assessment and alternative education plan.  (70 §§ 3-152, 6-195.1, 6-204.2, 18-108, 698.2, 1210.5E, 1210.508E, 1210.553, 1210.568, 1210.569, 1210.710)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1499_int.rtf


HB 1500 (Hiett) - WORKERS’ COMPENSATION.  Relating to workers’ compensation; amending section that relates to the schedule of compensation; modifying death benefit requirements; modifying maximum income benefits for death under certain circumstances; eliminating immediate lump-sum payments of death benefits under certain circumstances.  (85 § 22)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1500_int.rtf


HB 1501 (Hiett) - ZERO-BASED BUDGETING.  This is a shell bill enacting the Oklahoma Zero Based Budgeting Act of 2001.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1501_int.rtf


HB 1503 (Adair) - RURAL DEVELOPMENT.  Creating an Oklahoma Center for Rural Development at Northeastern State University.  (70 §§ 4801/4810)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1503_int.rtf


HB 1505 (Mass/Haney) - APPROPRIATIONS/EDUCATION ENTITIES.  Appropriating to various education agencies, including the State Department of Education for scholarships for the Great Expectations Summer Institutes for Teachers, for implementing a telecommunications curriculum, for a contract for a community education consortium, for monitoring programs for teacher applicants, for contracting with the Alliance for Geographic Education; and the Teacher Preparation Commission.   (70 § 18-103.1)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1505_int.rtf


HB 1510 (Mass/Haney) - APPROPRIATIONS/TEACHER PREPARATION.  Setting budgetary limits for the Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1510_int.rtf


HB 1518 (Mass/Haney) - APPROPRIATIONS/UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS.  Appropriating to various health services agencies, including the University Hospitals.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1518_int.rtf


HB 1523 (Mass/Haney) - APPROPRIATIONS/UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS.  Setting budgetary limits for University Hospitals.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1523_int.rtf


HB 1530 (Mass/Haney) - APPROPRIATIONS/AGRICULTURE/OSU PROGRAMS.  Appropriating to the Department of Agriculture, including funds for OSU’s Statewide Intensive Financial Management Assistance Program and diagnostic laboratories.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1530_int.rtf


HB 1532 (Mass/Haney) - ASBESTOS ABATEMENT.  Requiring the Labor Department to submit annual asbestos abatement reports; requiring the State Regents and other agencies involved in asbestos abatement to provide required information.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1532_int.rtf


HB 1537 (Mass/Haney) - JAZZ HALL OF FAME/GREENWOOD CENTER.  Setting budgetary limitations for the Tourism and Recreation Department, which includes funds for the Jazz Hall of Fame and the Greenwood Cultural Center.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1537_int.rtf


HB 1559 (Mass/Haney) - GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS/STATE REGENTS.  This is a general appropriations bill; Sections 14-16 appropriate to the State Regents; Sections 20-21 appropriate to the Physician Manpower Training Commission; Section 24 appropriates to Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST); Section 25 appropriates to the Teacher Preparation Commission; Section 74 appropriates to the University Hospitals Authority.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1559_int.rtf


HB 1560 (Mass/Haney) - GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS/STATE REGENTS.  This is a general appropriations bill; Sections 14-16 appropriate to the State Regents; Sections 20-21 appropriate to the Physician Manpower Training Commission; Section 24 appropriates to Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST); Section 25 appropriates to the Teacher Preparation Commission; Section 74 appropriates to the University Hospitals Authority.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1560_int.rtf


HB 1581 (Mass/Haney) - APPROPRIATIONS/STATE REGENTS.  Appropriating an unspecified amount of bond proceeds to the State Regents.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1581_int.rtf


HB 1589 (Mass/Haney) - PROGRAM PERFORMANCE BUDGETING.  This is a shell bill relating to the Program Performance and Budgeting and Accountability Act.  (62 § 45.1)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1589_int.rtf


HB 1590 (Mass/Haney) - TOBACCO SETTLEMENT FUND.  Deleting obsolete language pertaining to the Tobacco Settlement Fund.  (62 § 50)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1590_int.rtf


HB 1591 (Mass/Haney) - TOBACCO SETTLEMENT FUND.  Deleting obsolete language pertaining to the Tobacco Settlement Fund.  (62 § 50)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1591_int.rtf


HB 1593 (Mass/Haney) - George Nigh Rehabilitation Institute/SALARIES.  Providing for pay increase for certain state employees, including the employees of the George Nigh Rehabilitation Institute.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1593_int.rtf


HB 1595 (Mass/Haney) - TOBACCO SETTLEMENT ENDOWMENT FUND.  Enacting the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust Fund Act.  (62 § 2301)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1595_int.rtf


HB 1600 (Morgan) - Teacher Preparation.  Providing for middle grades professional development institutes for teachers; requiring middle grades certification.  (70 §§ 6-200, 6-189)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1600_int.rtf


HB 1602 (Morgan) - nepotism.  Prohibiting state officers from participating in the employment, supervision or termination of a family member with a government entity.  (21 § 488)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1602_int.rtf


HB 1604 (Dank) - Teacher Preparation.  Requiring certain training and professional development in phonics reading instruction methods; creating the Task Force on Special Education Funding.  (70 §§ 6-185, 6-193)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1604_int.rtf


HB 1630 (Staggs) - TEACHER SALARIES.  Relates to teacher salary increases; providing for a $1,000 bonus for entry-year teachers in the top 10 percent of teacher education graduates who commit to teaching for 3 years.  (70 § 18-114.7)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1630_int.rtf


HB 1636 (Matlock) - SMOKING IN PUBLIC PLACES.  Relates to prohibition for smoking in certain places; modifying exemption allowing adults to smoke in an educational facility under certain circumstances.  (63 § 1-1523)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1636_int.rtf


HB 1638 (Matlock) - Health insurance.  Creating the State Health Insurance Plan Task Force.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1638_int.rtf


HB 1641 (Deutschendorf) - GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS.  Relates to curriculum standards and high school graduation requirements; establishing graduation requirements for students identified as mathematics challenged; directing the State Board of Education to establish mathematics challenged identification criteria; providing certain criteria.  (70 § 11-103.6)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1641_int.rtf


HB 1642 (Deutschendorf) - TECHNOLOGY OFFICE.  Creating the Office of Technology; creating the Governmental Technology Policy Board; establishing advisory councils; transferring duties, powers, and responsibilities of the Information Services Division of the Office of State Finance to the Office of Technology.  (74 §§ 8401/8409)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1642_int.rtf


HB 1643 (Deutschendorf) - TECHNOLOGY.  Enacting the Science and Technology Committee Act.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1643_int.rtf


HB 1644 (Deutschendorf) - TECHNOLOGY.  Enacting the Science and Technology Committee Act.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1644_int.rtf


HB 1645 (Deutschendorf) - TULSA RACE RIOT.  Creating the Tulsa Race Riot Minority Scholarship Trust Fund; requiring certain percent of the Trust Fund be provided to minorities in certain priority; authorizing certain percent of the Trust Fund be provided to other persons; providing for a credit against certain tax.  (68 § 2357.85, 70 § 3953.4)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1645_int.rtf


HB 1647 (Deutschendorf) - TEACHER COMPETENCY.  Modifying responsibilities and certain certification requirements for persons assessed by the Teacher Competency Review Panel.  (70 § 6-202)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1647_int.rtf


HB 1654 (Greenwood) - EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY FOR DEAF.  Relating to teaching American Sign Language in public school; deleting certain teacher requirement; creating the Oklahoma Education Opportunity for the Deaf Act.  (70 §§ 11-103.1, 13-141/3-146)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1654_int.rtf


HB 1676 (Corn) - ETHICS.  Prohibiting lobbying by former state officials.  (74 § 4259)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1676_int.rtf


HB 1678 (Corn) - SCHOOL TESTING.  Modifying the Oklahoma School Testing Program.  (70 §§ 3-104.4, 6-200, 1210.508, 1210.541)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1678_int.rtf


HB 1686 (Fields) - Ad valorem TAXATION.  Clarifying language relating to property exempt from ad valorem taxation.  (68 § 2887)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1686_int.rtf


HB 1687 (Jones) - INCOME TAX/COLLEGE GRADUATES.  Reducing the top income tax bracket for individuals for a period of two years following their graduation from a college or university.  (68 § 2355)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1687_int.rtf


HB 1688 (O’Neal) - RETIREMENT.  Authorizing purchase of prior service in the Teachers’ Retirement System (OTRS) for teaching in private schools.  (70 § 17-104)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1688_int.rtf


HB 1689 (Askins) - Flexible benefits.  Changing the flexible benefit allowance for dependents of employees participating in programs offered by the State Employee Benefits Council.  (74 § 1370)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1689_int.rtf


HB 1707 (Roberts) - RETIREMENT.  Allowing certain retired or vested state employees to reinstate health insurance coverage under certain circumstances.  (74 §§ 1316.2, 1316.3)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1707_int.rtf


HB 1710 (Roberts) - Appropriations/RETIREMENT.  Appropriating $25 million to the Teachers’ Retirement System from the constitutional reserve fund.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1710_int.rtf


HB 1718 (Askins) - Workers’ Compensation.  Relating to contempt powers, prehearing and settlement conferences, mediation and case management; allowing judges of the Workers’ Compensation Court to order mediation and providing procedures therefore; providing penalty for failure to comply with a Court order to mediation  (85 §§ 1.2, 3.4, 3.10, 14, 80)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1718_int.rtf


HB 1719 (Staggs) - RETIREMENT.  Enacting the Teachers’ Retirement System Unfunded Liability Reduction Act of 2001.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1719_int.rtf


HB 1722 (Rice) - Workers’ Compensation.  Relating to medical treatment; allowing an employee to be accompanied by certain persons to certain medical procedures.  (85 § 14)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1722_int.rtf


HB 1729 (Corn) - INCOME TAX CREDIT/TUITION.  Providing a maximum $500 income tax credit for state college or university tuition.  (68 § 2357.101)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1729_int.rtf


HB 1739 (Tim Pope) - Workers’ Compensation.  Requiring public agencies to create risk evaluation programs; expanding exceptions to employer liability for Workers’ Compensation to include drug and alcohol use by an injured employee.  (40 § 403, 85 § 11)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1739_int.rtf


HB 1744 (Calvey) - TEACHER COMPETENCY.  Deleting certain criteria and requirements for alternative placement teaching certification; repealing the Teacher Competency Review Panel.  (70 §§ 6-122.3, 6-202)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1744_int.rtf


HB 1754 (Wells) - RETIREMENT.  Relating to membership requirements; providing for nonclassified optional support personnel to withdraw from Teachers’ Retirement System; prescribing conditions for rejoining System; providing for treatment of service.  (70 § 17-103)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1754_int.rtf


HB 1768 (Dunegan) - LEAVE.  Relating to the Oklahoma Personnel Act; giving state immunity with regard to application to state employees of certain federal legislation; providing for a family leave program for state employees under certain circumstances; modifying requirements for state leave-sharing program; modifying certain requirements in a reduction-in-force plan; modifying eligibility requirements for severance benefits and voluntary-out benefits; adding requirement that certain information be kept confidential; amending section relating to state employment of special disabled veterans; expanding probationary period.  (74 §§ 840-1.3, 840-1.6A, 840-2.17, 840-2.22, 840-2.23, 840-2.27C, 840-2.27D, 840-2.28, 840-3.1, 840-4.12, 840-4.17, 4117; 72 § 403)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1768_int.rtf


HB 1793 (Blackburn) - CONSTRUCTION.  Requiring all new constructions at least 50,000 square feet in size and accessible from public corridors to contain at least one unisex toilet facility constructed in accordance with regulations of the Americans With Disabilities Act; states purpose as to allow disabled persons to have assistance of either gender in the facility.  (63 § 1-1016C)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1793_int.rtf


HB 1810 (Calvey) - Workers’ Compensation.  Clarifying language relating to  occupational diseases for purpose of the Workers’ Compensation.  (85 § 1.1)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1810_int.rtf


HB 1823 (Benson) - ZERO-BASED BUDGETING.  Enacting the Oklahoma Zero Based Budgeting Act of 2001; requiring state agencies, boards and commissions to submit a zero-based budget to legislative appropriations committees each year.  (62 §§ 46.1/46.3)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1823_int.rtf


HB 1837 (Stanley) - Health insurance.  Health Care Freedom of Choice Act; modifying deductible and copayments for certain providers, practitioners and other entities.  (36 § 6055)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1837_int.rtf


HB 1842 (Corn) - APPROPRIATIONS/Health insurance.  Appropriating $19,272,623 to the Oklahoma State and Education Employees Group Insurance Board for offsetting health insurance premium increases.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1842_int.rtf


HB 1847 (Nations) - APPROPRIATIONS/STATE REGENTS.  Appropriating $10 million to the State and Regents for support of the endowed chairs program.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1847_int.rtf


HB 1860 (Leonard Sullivan) - INCOME TAX/RETIREMENT BENEFITS.  Deleting age and income restrictions on exemption of retirement benefits from taxation as income.  (68 § 2358)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1860_int.rtf


HB 1862 (John Sullivan) - 4 X 4 CURRICULUM.  Requiring that students complete four units each of language arts, mathematics, social studies and science to graduate from high school.  (70 § 11-103.6)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1862_int.rtf


HB 1867 (Blackburn) - ETHICS.  Relating to ethics; prohibiting any state officer from recommending persons for employment under certain circumstances; prohibiting state officers from soliciting or accepting contributions or anything of value from certain persons at certain times; providing penalties for violations.  (74 §§ 4259/4262)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1867_int.rtf


HB 1887 (Sweeden) - HEALTH INSURANCE. Clarifying language relating to insurance coverage for diabetes treatment.  (74 § 1307.2)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1887_int.rtf


HB 1889 (Tim Pope) - Workers’ Compensation.  Relating to penalties for failure to secure workers’ compensation insurance; modifying deposit of penalties; eliminating certain revolving fund; amending section relating to premium assessments; modifying certain payments of assessments to certain agencies; making an appropriation to the Department of Labor; creating an incentive program; providing guidelines, standards and funding for an incentive program; directing promulgation of rules; providing penalties.  (85 §§ 63.1, 173)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1889_int.rtf


HB 1890 (Cargill) - INCOME TAX/college debt.  Establishing an income tax credit not to exceed $2,500 per year for payment of costs of attending a college or university offering an undergraduate or graduate degree.  (68 § 2357.101)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1890_int.rtf


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


HB 1901 (Ross) - GREENWOOD AREA SCHOLARSHIP.  Creating the Greenwood Area Education and Scholarship Program to provide an award to descendants of the victims and survivors of the 1921 Tulsa race riot disaster who meet certain criteria.  (70 § 2620)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1901_int.rtf


HB 1917 (Reese) - mentor teachers.  Modifying method of selecting mentor teachers and professional development committee members.  (70 §§ 6-182, 6-194)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1917_int.rtf


HB 1924 (Rice) - RETIREMENT.  Enacting the Teachers’ Retirement System Beneficiary Identification Act.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1924_int.rtf




HJR 1013 (O’Neal) - APPROPRIATIONS/EDUCATION FIRST.  Proposed constitutional amendment requiring final legislative approval of appropriations for education prior to approval of other appropriation measures.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HJR1013_int.rtf


HJR 1019 (Staggs) - TOBACCO SETTLEMENT ENDOWMENT TRUST FUND.  Proposed constitutional amendment modifying references to the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust Fund.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HJR1019_int.rtf