48th Oklahoma Legislature
Second Session - 2002
OKLAHOMA STATE REGENTS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION
Tuesday, June 11, 2002
Highlights for this Week:
By Thomas Larson, Staff Writer
(GIT) Governor Frank Keating signed 36 bills on Tuesday, including one bill approving a pay raise for district attorneys and several appropriations measures, including the $2 billion appropriation to the Department of Education. Keating also vetoed three bills.
SB 1368, by Sen. Stratton Taylor, D-Claremore, and Rep. Jari Askins, D-Duncan, provides a salary increase for district attorneys and allows assistant district attorneys to act as a municipal judge or prosecutor.
The bill states that district attorneys will receive a salary equal to 98 percent of the salary of a district judge. The bill will increase DA pay from $85,000 a year to around $94,000 a year. The bill also ties the pay of Tax Commission officers to that of a judge of the Workers’ Compensation Court.
Keating also signed SB 1002, by Sen. Enoch Kelly Haney, D-Seminole, Sen. Cal Hobson, D-Lexington, Rep. Jack Bonny, D-Burns Flat, and Rep. Mike Mass, D-Hartshorne, which makes an appropriation of $2.002 billion to the State Board of Education.
The bill represents a 1.6 percent cut for the state’s largest agency—a far cry from the 5 percent many other agencies had to take in this year of shrinking budgets.
Unless otherwise indicated, funds in the bill come from the FY 2003 general revenue fund. Funds laid out in the bill are:
* $1.118 billion for the financial support of schools;
* $437.9 million from the Education Reform Revolving Fund for the financial support of public schools;
* $1.2 million from the FY 01 Mineral Leasing Fund for the financial support of schools;
* $1.8 million from the FY 03 Mineral Leasing Fund for the financial support of schools;
* $22.3 million from the Common Education Technology Revolving Fund for the financial support of schools;
* $300,000 from the Charter School Incentive Fund for the financial support of schools;
* $268 million for public school activities;
* $33 million from the Rainy Day Stabilization Fund for the purchase of textbooks;
* $271,427 for the Office of Accountability;
* $21.4 million for administrative functions of the State Board of Education;
* $40 million for the certified flexible benefit allowance; and
* $58.4 million for the support flexible benefit allowance.
Other appropriations measures signed by the Governor on Tuesday were:
HB 2433, by Haney, Hobson, Mass and Bonny, makes appropriations of $754.5 million to the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.
HB 2459, by Haney, Hobson, Mass and Bonny, makes an appropriation of $8.9 million to the Office of State Finance.
HB 2471, by Haney, Hobson, Mass and Bonny, makes an appropriation of $7,895,866 to the Military Department of the State of Oklahoma.
HB 2502, by Haney, Hobson, Mass and Bonny, allows the Department of Human Services to expend $20 million from the Tobacco Settlement Fund of the State Treasury.
HB 2511, by Haney, Hobson, Mass and Bonny, makes an appropriation of $7.3 million to the Oklahoma Conservation Commission.
HB 2513, by Haney, Hobson, Mass and Bonny, makes an appropriation of $10.5 million to the Oklahoma Historical Society.
HB 2514, by Haney, Hobson, Mass and Bonny, makes an appropriation of $357,805 to the Oklahoma Scenic Rivers Commission.
HB 2523, by Haney, Hobson, Mass and Bonny, makes an appropriation of $28.2 million to the Oklahoma Department of Tourism and Recreation.
HB 2547, by Haney, Hobson, Mass and Bonny, appropriates $7.1 million to the Office of Attorney General.
HB 2548, by Haney, Hobson, Mass and Bonny, modifies the appropriation amount to the Office of the Attorney General.
HB 2553, by Haney, Hobson, Mass and Bonny, makes an appropriation of $40.9 million to the Supreme Court for the District Courts.
HB 2581, by Haney, Hobson, Mass and Bonny, appropriates $69.6 million to the Department of Public Safety.
HB 2583, by Haney, Hobson, Mass and Bonny, makes an appropriation of $1.5 million to the Oklahoma Space Industry Development Authority.
HB 2592, by Haney, Hobson, Mass and Bonny, transfers unclaimed deposits received prior to July 1, 2000 to the Vault and to the Special Cash Fund of the State Treasury to compensate for net shortage positions.
HB 2598, by Haney, Hobson, Mass and Bonny, transfers Department of Central Services Revolving Fund to the State Regents for Higher Education, and extends date for maintenance level relating to the Petroleum Storage Tank Release Environmental Cleanup Indemnity Fund.
In addition, Keating also signed:
HB 1660, by Rep. Barbara Staggs, D-Muskogee, and Sen. Ben H. Robinson, D-Muskogee, provides for rollovers and trustee-to-trustee transfers as allowed by federal law, and authorizes the Board of Trustees of the Oklahoma Public Employees Retirement System to determine forms or types of compensation for retirement purposes.
HB 1985, by Rep. Randall L. Erwin, D-Nashoba, and Sen. Dave Herbert, D-Midwest City, relates to the Oklahoma Personnel Act, clarifying scope of act, modifying circumstances under which disciplinary action may be taken, and deleting requirement that certain matters be forwarded to the local district attorney.
HB 2613, by Rep. Susan Winchester, R-Chickasha, and Sen. Angela Monson, D-Oklahoma City, raises the income tax deduction allowed for non-recurring adoption expenses from $10,000 to $20,000.
HB 2783, by Rep. Jim R. Glover, D-Elgin, and Sen. Gene Stipe, D-McAlester, requires specific findings of fact supporting a court’s denial of a child’s preferences relating to custody and visitation if the child is of a sufficient age to form an intelligent preference.
HB 2901, by Rep. Russ Roach, D-Tulsa, and Sen. Jerry L. Smith, R-Tulsa, adds a $1.50 assessment for the Trauma Care Assistance Revolving Fund to the costs in criminal cases. The Act also creates the Community Hospitals Authority Act, defines terms, provides procedures, creates the Community Hospitals Authority, providing for membership, provides for powers and duties, requires an annual report to the Governor, the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and establishes the Community Hospitals Authority Trust Revolving Fund.
SB 396, by Sen. Mike Morgan, D-Stillwater, and Rep. William R. Paulk, D-Oklahoma City, clarifies and provides for appointment to a number of boards, commissions and authorities.
SB 405, by Monson and Askins, modifies retirement benefits computation for certain firefighter members and modifies vesting provisions for correctional officers, and probation and parole officers.
SB 696, by Robinson and Rep. Ray Vaughn, R-Edmond, requires the Department of Health and the Administrative Office of the Courts to enter into an agreement to establish a statewide data collection and analysis of marriage and divorce. The bill also alters requirements for owners of non-smoking establishments.
SB 732, by Sen. Bernest Cain, D-Oklahoma City, and Rep. Darrell Gilbert, D-Tulsa, relates to the community services worker registry, expanding types of entities to which the act applies. The measure also requires certain providers to request a criminal background on certain assistants.
SB 817, by Sen. Gilmer N. Capps, D-Snyder, and Rep. James Covey, D-Custer City, modifies the income tax credit for space transportation vehicle providers.
SB 826, by Sen. Charles R. Ford, R-Tulsa, and Rep. Todd Hiett, R-Kellyville, allows incumbents to file resignation on certain date, authorizes the Governor to call a special election to fill vacancy, provides for persons elected to take office on specified date and serve remainder of the term.
SB 842, by Herbert and Rep. John G. Nance, R-Bethany, prohibits parking in certain areas, authorizes sheriff to provide enforcement, and provides for deposit and use of fine monies. The measure also modifies procedures regarding initiative petitions for special elections.
SB 871, by Sen. Kevin A. Easley, D-Broken Arrow, and Rep. Larry Rice, D-Pryor, modifies the membership of the Oklahoma Energy Resources Board, and modifies the requirements for lease or well information.
SB 909, by Sen. Paul Muegge, D-Tonkawa, and Rep. M. C. Leist, D-Morris, relates to pesticides, adding to the list of persons who must have a valid pesticide applicator’s license and requiring additional information for pesticide registration.
SB 932, by Robinson and Rep. Bill J. Mitchell, D-Lindsay, removes the provision for private prisons to contract with the Department of Corrections to provide healthcare to inmates, and clarifies primary medical provider designation for the Department of Corrections.
SB 935, by Sen. Jonathan Nichols, R-Norman, and Nance exempts tangible personal property sales made at estate sales from sales taxes.
SB 966, by Cain and Rep. Michael Tyler, D-Sapulpa, requires the Department of Public Safety to provide an alternative method of testing certain person for Class D driver license.
SB 968, by Sen. Sam Helton, D-Lawton, and Rep. Ray McCarter, D-Marlow, updates language, and requires any wrecker or towing service on the official rotation log to have its principal business located within Oklahoma, tow trucks registered and licensed in Oklahoma, and drivers to have valid Oklahoma driver license.
SB 1458, by Sen. Jerry L. Smith, R-Tulsa, and Rep. Loyd L. Benson, D-Frederick, modifies expenses allowed to be claimed against the court fund and modifies reporting requirements. The Act modifies procedures for destruction of court records and modifies expenses and procedures for jury selection.
Keating also vetoed three bills on Tuesday.
HB 2746, by Rep. Gary Taylor, D-Dewey, and Sen. James R. Dunlap, R-Bartlesville, would have created the Medical Expense Liability Revolving Fund. The bill, also known as the Jim Hallett Act, would have added a $10 medical expense liability fee to any penalty imposed when convicted for any offense, excluding traffic offenses. This money would be applied to the fund and used when a county or city jail is determined liable for a medical expense of an inmate, or when a county presents a written claim to the Department of Public Safety regarding a county medical expense.
The bill, however, would have also allowed county clerks around the state to opt out of the Oklahoma Court Information System and allowing them to use other systems. It was this portion of the bill to which Keating objected.
“While I recognize that there have been problems with the System, the answer is to fix the System, not to facilitate the proliferation of competing systems,” Keating remarked in his veto statement.
Keating also vetoed SB 873, by Monson and Rep. Clay Pope, D-Loyal, which would have changed the pay of Oklahoma Tax Commission officers because the same language was contained in SB 1368.
Keating vetoed SB 1323, by Sen. Easley and Rep. Joe J. Hutchison, D-Jay, which would have modified the membership of Grand River Dam Authority Board of Directors and added Honey Creek to the Scenic River Act. The bill would also have created the Grand Lake Advisory Commission as an entity separate from the Grand River Dam Authority.
Keating vetoed the measure because of a provision which would have allowed the Grand River Dam Authority to pay classified employees retroactively above the maximum pay set out in statute.
The bill, he said, “authorizes the Grand River Dam Authority to pay classified employees whose salaries currently exceed pay band maximums the amount such salaries exceed the maximum retroactive to the date the pay bands were exceeded. It is imprudent policy to allow law to make the salaries legal.”
By Bill Duncan, Staff Writer
(GIT) A public service web site that provides college, career and financial aid information and services will host a live chat event from 6-7 p.m. next Thursday.
The chat session is designed to help students who are planning to attend college learn more about financial aid, college and scholarship resources on the World Wide Web.
Anyone with Internet access can join the chat by visiting the Mapping Your Future web site at http://www.mapping-your-future.org Simple instructions will show you how to join in on the discussion.
Students and their families will receive advice from experts from across the country regarding many aspects of planning for both college and a career.
Regents for Higher Education Chancellor Hans Brisch said, "Earning a college degree is one of the most important goals that someone can achieve in his or her lifetime.
"We are so thankful that events like these chat sessions will help students, not only in Oklahoma, but also around the country learn more about what kinds of opportunities and resources are available to help them realize their dream of a college education," he continued.
Participants in the chat will learn more about paying for college, completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), determining eligibility for federal student aid, setting career goals, job search techniques and much more.
Other special chat events this summer include a daytime chat titled "Online and Distance Education" July 11, and another evening chat, "FAFSA and College Admission," Aug. 8.
Mapping Your Future is a public service web site providing college, career and financial aid information and services. The site is sponsored by the Oklahoma Guaranteed Student Loan Program (OGSLP) and guaranty agencies in other states that participate in the Federal Family Education Loan Program.
In Oklahoma, loans for higher education or post-secondary education made to students by private or public lending institutions are guaranteed by the federal government through OGSLP, which is administered by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.
By Jeff Packham, Staff Writer
(GIT) This year's session will be remembered for the passage a bill mandating a moment of silence in Oklahoma schools as well as a measure granting teachers a larger percentage of health insurance paid for by the state.
The pair of measures were just two of 36 measures signed by Governor Frank Keating this year that focused on education. For the time being, the moment of silence bill will become law but it is expected to experience some legal challenges.
SB 815, by Sen. Jeff Rabon, D-Hugo, mandates that each Oklahoma school district "ensure that the public schools within the district observe approximately one minute of silence each day."
"It is encouraging ... to now have a fraction of the school day to think and meditate," Rabon said when the bill was signed into law by Lieutenant Governor Mary Fallin. "I think that's the whole purpose behind the legislation."
Detractors of the bill point to the inclusion of the word "pray" to describe for what the time can be used. One representative, however, said this should not be an obstacle in people using the time for whatever they choose to reflect upon.
"I think it's a great victory, particularly for people of faith who have wanted a moment for their children to pray," Rep. Lance Cargill, R-Harrah, said.
State Superintendent Sandy Garrett said that the moment of silence would benefit teachers as well as students. Garrett pointed out that it could be an assistive tool in focusing.
"I'm proud to stand strong behind this effort and we will have our directive out to the schools to be sure it's implemented," Garrett said.
Teachers also stand to benefit from HB 1968, by Rep. Kenneth Corn, D-Howe, and Sens. Larry Dickerson, D-Poteau, and Johnnie Crutchfield, D-Ardmore, which enacts the Larry Dickerson Education Flexible Benefits Allowance Act by specifying teachers' salary and fringe benefits schedule for 2003 and prohibits certain reduction in salary and fringe benefits.
During the interim last year, there was much discussion as to what could be done to get teachers' health insurance paid for by the state.
Despite the tough economic climate, lawmakers said they would to what they could to find funding for the issue.
While teachers didn't get fully-paid insurance, they did get an improvement on what was paid as well as a promise that their insurance would be funded higher in the future.
The flexible benefit allowance for certified personnel will be 58 percent by June 30, 2003, with an increase of up to 83 percent by June 30, 2004. Support personnel will have a flexible benefit allowance of 100 percent by June 30, 2004.
For those who choose not to participate in the plan, a monthly payment of $69.71 for taxable compensation would be available for certified personnel while support personnel would receive $189.69 in taxable compensation.
"This is a good piece of legislation in that it allows education personnel more flexibility within their benefit allowance," Keating said. "It's an honor this law will carry the name of our late Senator and friend Larry Dickerson."
Education officials were ecstatic over the agreement as it was the key issue for those who lobbied for teachers and other school personnel.
"It was nothing short of a miracle," Oklahoma Education Association President Carolyn Crowder said. "Now, every education worker is entitled to fully-paid, individual health insurance. This has advanced the education profession by raising benefits to levels enjoyed in other fields."
Retired teachers weren't left out of the loop as a measure was also signed to offer a cost-of-living raise to retirees. SB 1231, by Sen. Mike Morgan, D-Stillwater, and Rep. J. T. Stites, D-Sallisaw, provides a benefit increase for certain members of the Teachers' Retirement System of Oklahoma.
The bill calls for a 3 percent increase for teachers with less than 30 years of experience and a 4 percent increase for those with more than 30 years of experience.
A modification of the Comprehensive Local Education Plan also occurred this session with HB 2341, by Rep. Mike Wilt, R-Bartlesville, and Sen. Charles Ford, R-Tulsa, which changes the contents and information requirements for school improvement plans.
"The basic thrust was that every school district would have a written, taught and assessed curriculum," Wilt said.
The man behind the bill was Broken Arrow Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum Jim Sisney, who wanted bring the timeline more in line with the federal No Child Left Behind Act.
"It's just a logical thing to be able to predict and put school improvement plans on the same line with our purchases and our test questions," Sisney said. "What would happen with that is that the energies of teachers statewide wouldn't be running in many different directions?"
Legislators also addressed the issue of violence in schools with SB 992, by Sen. Herb Rozell, D-Tahlequah, and Rep. Barbara Staggs, D-Muskogee, which creates the School Bullying Prevention Act and requires district policy to prohibit harassment, intimidation, and bullying of students.
Rozell said last month the bill was an attempt to prevent students from bullying other students while Safe and Drug Free Schools Coordinator for the Oklahoma State Department of Education Gayle Jones said the measure would allow for the expansion of current programs.
"We just hope that now that we actually have this law behind us that the schools will have to take a closer look at doing what they can to prevent this ahead of time," Jones said.
Keating has long been an advocate of a 4X4 proposal in which the four subjects -- mathematics, English, science and history -- would be taught as required courses for four years in high schools. However, that proposal took a hit when a measure allowing for certain math or science courses to be taught in Oklahoma Career and Education Technology centers to count toward high school graduation requirements was approved.
HB 2886, by Rep. Larry Ferguson, R-Cleveland, and Sen. Mike Morgan, D-Stillwater, allows "contextual" math and science classes to count as credit toward a high school diploma.
"We allow disruptive students to graduate, by taking 'alternative education' courses that may be more simplified than a conventional course," Ferguson noted. "But until now we have not given high school students credit for vocational courses they've taken to prepare themselves for the work force."
Ferguson said it was a positive move to try to encourage high school students to take courses at career and technology centers.
"We should do whatever we can to encourage students to take technology-oriented courses," Ferguson said. "They will be more likely to graduate from high school, and at the same time they will be qualified to join the work force. Otherwise they risk becoming a drag on society by dropping out of school and joining the welfare rolls or, worse, becoming criminals and getting sent to prison."
The Oklahoma Center for Rural Development was created after being signed into law. HB 1503, by Speaker of the House Larry Adair, D-Stilwell, creates the Oklahoma Center for Rural Development to be headquartered at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah. The university and the state would partner in operating the center.
"Rural Oklahoma has amazing growth potential," Adair said. "If our rural areas are to effectively compete for resources and jobs in the 21st century, we need to provide them with expert assistance."
The focus of the center will be on health, education, economic development, community infrastructure, applied technology and entrepreneurship. Each would have an institute established to address the specific needs of each of the six issues.
Not all of the education issues related to common education. Some of the signed measures related to higher education, including the elimination of the Oklahoma Tuition Scholarship Trust Fund. The Task Force on State Scholarship and Student Aid Programs, as well as the State Regents for Higher Education, pointed to the costs associated with the fund.
HB 1440, by Rep. Bill Nations, D-Norman, and Sen. Kathleen Wilcoxson, R-Oklahoma City, changes the name of the Oklahoma Scholarship Revolving Fund, deletes the Oklahoma Tuition Scholarship Trust Fund, and modifies conditions by which scholarship awards become effective.
"Our number one goal is student success," State Regents Chairman Joe Mayer said. "If we cannot provide the necessary funding to carry on with these programs at a level that meets students' needs plus creates more college graduates in Oklahoma, then we are doing a disservice to the thousands of high school and college students across the state."
Mayer said the program was expected to cost $7 million during the first two years, but that the numbers could increase dramatically over time.
One program that has proven to be a success has been the Oklahoma College Savings Plan, which was modified in HB 2908, by Rep. Debbie Blackburn, D-Oklahoma City, and Sen. Brad Henry, D-Shawnee, which sets guidelines for making changes or transferring an account held under the Oklahoma College Savings Plan Act.
Taxpayers are able to deduct up to $2,500 from their state taxable income for contributions to the Oklahoma plan. The money can be used to pay expenses such as tuition, room and board, fees and books incurred by their children when attending college.
"We're growing by leaps and bounds," Butkin said in March, pointing out that there were over 5,000 accounts. "Clearly, the people of Oklahoma are discovering the tremendous advantages of saving for college with Oklahoma's 529 plan."
The Legislature and the governor also addressed the issue of sex offenders by approving SB 1420, by Sen. Jim Maddox, D-Lawton, and Rep. Ron M. Kirby, D-Lawton, which requires a person subject to the Sex Offenders Registration to register with the security and police of institutions of higher learning.
Not all of Keating's actions were signings. Keating also vetoed a fee education bills, including a measure allowing certain out-of-state credits to be transferred into Oklahoma.
HB 2312, by Rep. Larry D. Roberts, D-Miami, and Sen. Penny Williams, D-Tulsa, would have required the State Board of Education to adopt rules to allow district boards of education to make certain exceptions for certain transfer students from out of state.
"Allowing district boards of education to grant exceptions to the graduation requirements undermines the very purpose of these requirements - to ensure that our diplomas mean that every student receiving them has met certain minimum requirements," Keating said.
Keating also vetoed a pair of bills, ranging from procedures for the State Department of Rehabilitation Services to the allowing of teleconferencing by public bodies. HB 2656, by Staggs and Sen. Ben Robinson, D-Muskogee, would have related to teleconferences by public bodies by authorizing a board of education of a technology center school to hold meetings by videoconferencing.
"Local boards should not be able to make decisions which affect the entire system, such as staffing and operating needs, without the approval of the state board which is responsible for the whole system," Keating said.
The other veto was HB 2345, by Staggs and Crutchfield, would have modified employment procedures for the Oklahoma School for the Blind and the Oklahoma School for the Deaf.
"I have vetoed House Bill 2345, which prohibits the Director of the Department of Rehabilitation Services from hiring instructional personnel unless the superintendent of the school has recommended the person," Keating said in his veto statement. "This tying of the Director's hands could serve to disrupt the services provided by the schools particularly if either of the superintendent positions are vacant."
It was a busy year for education, which receives a large piece of the state revenue appropriation pie. Teachers, students and officials will have a lot to reflect upon legislatively this year when taking their required moment of silence.
Bills Signed by the Governor
SB 396 – A&M Board of Regents – selection by Congressional District
SB 696 - Smoking in Public Places
SB 948 - Administrative Rules
SB 1002 – Appropriations – Common Education
SB 1043 – Securities investor education
SB 1045 – Appropriations - Dept. of Agriculture for OSU programs
SB 1049 - Asbestos abatement
SB 1212 – OSU/Tulsa technology intern partner program
SB 1231 – Teachers’ Retirement – benefit increase
SB 1233 – Health insurance
SB 1287 – TCC Technology Center School District
SB 1335 – School performance review
SB 1358 – Inventory/Master lease program
SB 1376 - Teachers’ Retirement fund – apportionment of tax revenues
SB 1381 – State agency audits/state purchase cards/risk management
SB 1385 – Health insurance - high risk pool/dental & vision plans
SB 1391 – OCAST/Oklahoma Science and Technology – board member terms
SB 1408 – Technology center courses
SB 1415 - Sales tax exemption
SB 1456 – Teachers’ Retirement System – transferring from OPERS
HB 1660 - Teachers’ Retirement System
HB 1719 - Teachers’ Retirement - Unfunded liability
HB 1939 - Bond requirements
HB 1985 – Whistleblower Act
HB 2238 – Tulsa Reconciliation Education and Scholarship Program
HB 2264 – Pay for employees on National Guard duty
HB 2311 - Children of disabled law-enforcement member/tuition waiver
HB 2412 – Legislative review of state audits
HB 2433 – Appropriations – State Regents
HB 2598 - Higher Education Facilities Revolving Fund - transfer
HB 2719 – Health insurance
HB 2901 – Community Hospitals Authority - Tulsa
HB 2921 – Address confidentiality
Bills Signed by the Lt. Governor
HB 2383 - Teachers’ Retirement – death benefits
HB 2532 – Appropriations – Commerce Dept. for SEOSU and OSU/CATT programs
Bills Vetoed by the Governor
SB 701 – Our-of-state student transfers/social studies program
SB 1378 – Oklahoma A&M Board funds
HB 1029 - Dental hygienists
HB 2053 – Risk management
HB 2633 – Oklahoma Workforce Investment
Bills Added to the Tracking List
HB 1939 - Bond requirements
HB 2723 - Workers’ Compensation
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 “firstname.lastname@example.org”.
BILLS OF INTEREST TO HIGHER EDUCATION
Certification/Alternative certification, SB 1595
Math, HB 2625
Status Reported as of June 7, 2002
SB 396 (Morgan/Paulk) - BOARD APPOINTMENTS/CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS. Providing for appointment of members of various state boards, commissions, and authorities, including the Board of Regents for the A&M Colleges and OETA, in the event congressional districts are modified; providing for appointments to be filled based on redrawn congressional districts. (70 O.S. 2001, §§ 23-105, 3409)
6/4/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SB/396.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb396_enr.rtf
SB 650 (Henry/Askins) - Workers’ Compensation. Authorizing the commissioner of CompSource Oklahoma to require production of records of employers insured with or applying for insurance with CompSource Oklahoma against liability for compensation; requiring that premiums for any policy period be paid according to the contract of insurance; requiring the administrator for the Multiple Injury Trust Fund to approve funds to be allocated by the State Treasurer to CompSource Oklahoma for administration expenses, unless rejected by the Governor and Attorney General; repealing 85 O.S. 2001, Section 2c, relating to authorization of claims. (85 O.S. 2001, §§ 134, 142, 175)
4/29/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SB/650.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb650_enr.rtf
SB 696 (Robinson/Vaughn) - Smoking in Public Places. Amending Section 1 of SB 1553, modifying requirements for no smoking signs and requiring that owners or operators of places where smoking or tobacco use is prohibited by law be responsible for posting a sign or decal, at least four inches by two inches in size, at each entrance to the building indicating that the place is smoke-free or tobacco-free. (21 O.S. 2001, § 1247)
6/4/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SB/696.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb696_enr.rtf
SB 701 (Leftwich/McCarter) – OUT-OF-STATE TRANSFER STUDENTS/SOCIAL STUDIES. Requiring the State Board of Education to adopt rules to allow district boards of education to except certain transfer students from out of state from certain high school graduation requirements; creating the Oklahoma Social Studies Stimulus Program; authorizing the State Board of Education to award grants and establish criteria.
SB 878 (Muegge/Turner) – OSU/ETHANOL PLANT FEASIBILITY. Directing the Agriculture Department to conduct a feasibility study to attract an ethanol processing plant to the state; creating the Ethanol Plant Feasibility Advisory Committee, one member of which would be appointed by and would represent Oklahoma State University.
4/15/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SB/878.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb878_enr.rtf
SB 932 (Robinson/Mitchell) – University HOSPITALS. Relating to contracts for medical care; amending Section 21 of SB 1487, which relates to inmate health care services; clarifying primary medical contract provider designation for the Department of Corrections; defining primary medical contract provider; amending section which relates to the purpose of the University Hospitals Authority Act; deleting reference to O’Donoghue Rehabilitation Institute. (63 O.S. 2001, § 3203)
6/4/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SB/932.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb932_enr.rtf
SB 936 (Shurden/Turner) – GOLF CART USE IN STATE PARK. Authorizing a physically disabled person to operate a golf cart within the boundaries of a state park during daylight hours, under certain conditions. (47 § 1151.2)
5/24/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SB/936.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb936_enr.rtf
SB 948 (Maddox/Plunk) – Administrative RuleS. Enacting the Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Act; requiring agencies to submit to the Small Business Regulatory Review Committee proposed rules if the rules adversely affect small business; changing from 20 days to 30 days the amount of time required for a comment period after publication of notice of intended rulemaking action. (75 O.S. 2001, §§ 303)
6/7/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SB/948.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb948_enr2nd.rtf
SB 950 (Leftwich/Newport) – TELEMARKETING. “Telemarketer Restriction Act”; requiring the Attorney General to establish a no-telemarketing-sales-call registry; providing an exception from restrictions for the solicitation of funds or other support for a charitable or religious activity, political candidate, cause, or organization and any activity of a charitable not-for-profit entity; providing an exception in cases in which a business relationship has been established; authorizing the Attorney General to promulgate rules.
4/15/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SB/950.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb950_enr.rtf
SB 952 (Leftwich/Paulk) – ELEVATOR INJURY REPORT. Requiring the owner or lessee of every elevator in service in Oklahoma to report to the Construction Industries Board any injury resulting from the operation or malfunction of an elevator.
5/6/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SB/952.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb952_enr.rtf
SB 995 (Robinson/Ericson) – CONNORS STATE COLLEGE. Changing the name of Connors State College of Agriculture and Applied Science to Connors State College. Section 5 amended by SB 1378, which was vetoed by the Governor. (70 §§ 3103, 3201, 3405, 3405.1, 3412)
5/6/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SB/995.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb995_enr.rtf
SB 1002 (Haney/Mass) – Appropriations/EDUCATION. Appropriating to common education, including funds to be apportioned for the Summer Arts Institute, Education Leadership Oklahoma, the Virtual Internet School in Oklahoma Network (VISION) Pilot Program, scholarships to the Great Expectations Summer Institutes for Teachers, the implementation of a telecommunications curriculum, Community Education Grants to be expended on a contractual basis to a community education consortium group which is associated with a State System institution, participation in the National Assessment of Educational Progress, and contracting with the Oklahoma Alliance for Geographic Education. (70 O.S. 2001, § 18-103.1)
6/4/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SB/1002.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1002_enr.rtf
SB 1010 (Haney/Mass) – Appropriations/TEACHER PREPARATION. Appropriating $2,219,555 to the Teacher Preparation Commission.
5/13/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SB/1010.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1010_enr.rtf
SB 1033 (Haney/Mass) – Appropriations/ UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS. Appropriating $41,499,895 to the University Hospitals Authority.
5/8/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SB/1033.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1033_enr.rtf
SB 1043 (Haney/Mass) SECURITIES INVESTOR EDUCATION. Creating the Oklahoma Department of Securities Investor Education Revolving Fund; requiring that any amounts received from any court settlement in excess of $1 million be used exclusively for research and education concerning securities laws and general investor protection. (71 O.S. 2001, § 412)
6/5/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SB/1043.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1043_enr.rtf
SB 1045 (Haney/Mass) APPROPRIATIONS/AGRICULTURE/OSU PROGRAMS. Appropriating to the Department of Agriculture, including funds for OSU’s Statewide Intensive Financial Management Assistance Program and Animal Diagnostic Laboratory equipment.
6/5/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SB/1045.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1045_enr.rtf
SB 1049 (Haney/Mass) ASBESTOS ABATEMENT. Appropriating to the Labor Department; Section 6 requires the Labor Department to submit annual asbestos abatement reports; requiring the State Regents and other agencies involved in asbestos abatement to provide required information.
6/5/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SB/1049.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1049_enr.rtf
SB 1212 (Haney/Mass) – ROGERS STATE UNIVERSITY/OSU/TULSA TECHNOLOGY INTERN PROGRAM. Modifying transfer of certain Authority and foundation assets relating to Oklahoma State University/Tulsa and Rogers State University; stating legislative intent that the Board of Trustees for Oklahoma State University/Tulsa develop and implement a Technology Intern Partner Program. (70 O.S. 2001, § 4670)
6/5/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SB/1212.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1212_enr.rtf
SB 1223 (Morgan/J.T. Stites) –Retirement/INSURANCE BENEFITS. Section 8 amends Section 2 of HB 2058, allowing an employee retiring from the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents who was or is employed at the George Nigh Rehabilitation Institute and who transferred employment, to participate in the benefits authorized by the State and Education Employees Group Insurance Act; Section 9 amends Section 4 of SB 1243, deleting language terminating health and dental insurance benefits when the surviving spouse of a deceased education employee remarries or becomes eligible for another group health insurance plan; also amends Section 4 by making an amendment reflecting the same language as above relating to employees retiring from the OU Board of Regents; Section 10 allows certain employees of the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents to participate in the Oklahoma State Employees Deferred Savings Incentive Plan. (74 §§ 1316.2, 1316.3, 1707)
6/5/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SB/1223.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1223_enr.rtf
SB 1231 (Morgan/J.T. Stites) – TEACHERS’ Retirement. Providing a benefit increase of 3 percent for persons receiving retirement benefits from the Teachers’ Retirement System as of June 30, 2001; providing a 4-percent increase for persons who retired from the system with 30 years of credited service.
6/6/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SB/1231.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1231_enr.rtf
SB 1233 (Monson/Wells) – HEALTH INSURANCE PLANS. Requiring the Board of Directors of the Health Insurance High Risk Pool to adopt alternative health insurance plans that will provide options for its members; authorizing the board to offer different benefit structures; requiring the board to implement disease management programs, implement a multi-tier pharmacy benefit design, report to state officials concerning the status of the pool and make recommendations; requiring the board to select a case manager; authorizing the Oklahoma State Employees Benefits Council to renegotiate rates with successful bidders after contracts have been awarded if there is an extraordinary circumstance; requiring the Benefits Council and the Oklahoma State and Education Employee Group Insurance Board to develop geographic service areas, not require that participating HMOs offer a Medicare supplement plan and require participating HMOs to meet the standardized benefit plan; requiring the Oklahoma Health Care Authority to conduct a feasibility study concerning coverage of applicants to the Health Insurance High Risk Pool under Medicaid programs. (74 O.S. 2001, § 1365; 74 § 1366.1)
6/5/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SB/1233.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1233_enr.rtf
SB 1243 (Morgan/Corn) – Health insurance/TEACHERS’ Retirement. Deleting obsolete language regarding the State and Education Employees Group Insurance Board contracting with the Oklahoma Medical Center and George Nigh Rehabilitation Institute; changing certain reporting date from fiscal to calendar year; changing period of effect for certain emergency rules; requiring the Board to annually collect its own set of performance measures to assess the quality of its HealthChoice plans and other services; deleting authorization for retired members of the Teacher’s Retirement System whose education entity is not a participant in the State and Education Group Insurance Act to begin health and dental insurance coverage; removing HEDIS data requirement for the state plan. Section 4 amended by Section 9 of SB 1223. (74 O.S. 2001, §§ 1304, 1305.1, 1306, 1316.3, 1365)
5/6/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SB/1243.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1243_enr.rtf
SB 1271 (Herbert/Corn) – GOLF COURSE OPERATION REVOLVING FUND. Modifying the requirement for certain interest income to be apportioned to the General Revenue Fund to provide exemptions for the Tourism and Recreation Department Revolving Fund and the Golf Course Operation Revolving Fund; providing that the Tourism and Recreation Department Revolving Fund shall include monies derived from the sale or conveyance of real property and interest attributable to investment of money in the fund; providing that the Golf Course Operations Revolving Fund shall include interest attributable to investment of money in the fund; authorizing the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Commission to implement a pay incentive plan for employees of the Divisions of Parks, Golf Operations and Oklahoma Today magazine, not to exceed 10 percent of each eligible employee's salary; authorizing the Commission to transfer interest in real and personal property to other government agencies; authorizing the Commission to issue notes and bonds under the Oklahoma Bond Oversight and Reform Act. (62 O.S. 2001, § 203; 74 O.S. 2001, §§ 85.42, 500.18, 1811.1, 1811.1a, 1813.3, 1847.1)
5/30/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SB/1271.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1271_enr.rtf
SB 1287 (Ford/Hopper Smith) – Tulsa Community College TECHNOLOGY CENTER SCHOOL DISTRICT. Amending § 9B of Article X of the Oklahoma Constitution to authorize ad valorem tax levies for the technology center school districts; modifying the name of the Tulsa County Technology Center School District to be the Tulsa Technology Center School District; raising the limit on ad valorem tax levies from three to five mills; removing authority of the State Board of Career and Technology Education to approve the Tulsa Community College budget; raising the limit on ad valorem tax levies from two to five mills, the proceeds of which would be part of Tulsa Community College’s budget. (70 O.S. 2001, §§ 4419, 4420)
6/6/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SB/1287.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1287_enr.rtf
SB 1292 (Crutchfield/Roan) – PARKING/PUBLIC DISRUPTIONS. Prohibiting unauthorized parking at any state building or property in Oklahoma and Tulsa Counties; removing reference to State Capitol Park, the Cowboy Hall of Fame Park and the State Capitol complex in Tulsa; authorizing booting of vehicles with outstanding fines; making it unlawful to disturb, interfere or disrupt state business, agency operations or any state employee, agent, official or representative; making it a misdemeanor to refuse to disperse or leave any property, building or structure used to conduct state business or operations after proper notice by a peace officer, sergeant-at-arms or other security personnel; setting punishment at a maximum one-year county jail term and/or a $1,000 fine. (47 O.S. 2001, § 11-1009)
4/15/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SB/1292.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1292_enr.rtf
SB 1299 (Rozell/Webb) – Health insurance. Allowing a network provider facility or physician contract to be amended at any time during the term of the contract only by mutual written consent of duly authorized representatives of the State and Education Employees Group Insurance Board and the facility or physician. (74 § 1306.5)
5/6/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SB/1299.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1299_enr.rtf
SB 1328 (Cain/Greenwood) – EDUCATIONAL INTERPRETER FOR DEAF. “Oklahoma Educational Interpreter for the Deaf Act”; establishing qualifications for educational interpreters in the public schools; authorizing persons who meet certain requirements to be employed as an educational interpreter for up to three years, but they must obtain one of the proficiency levels to continue after the third year. (70 §§ 13-115/13-115.4)
5/8/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SB/1328.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1328_enr.rtf
SB 1335 (Wilcoxson/Morgan) – SCHOOL PERFORMANCE REVIEW. Allowing funds appropriated by the Legislature to the State Board of Education for the Office of Accountability for FY2002 and subsequent years to be expended to conduct operations performance reviews of school districts having administrative service costs that are above established expenditure limits; authorizing the Office of Accountability to hire personnel to assist in development and design of the program and to contract with outside entities to assist in conducting performance review programs. (70 O.S. 2001, § 3-118.1)
6/5/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SB/1335.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1335_enr.rtf
SB 1358 (Morgan/Webb) – INVENTORY. Authorizing the Director of Central Services to specify a tangible asset reporting threshold for State System institutions and the University Hospitals; providing that tangible assets consist of machinery, implements, tools, furniture, livestock, vehicles and other apparatus that may be used repeatedly without material impairment of its physical condition and have a calculable period of service and a value exceeding the reporting threshold the Director establishes for the entity; requiring all entities to make support personnel available to report tangible asset acquisitions, assist with identification and update inventories on a periodic basis; amending Section 19 of SB 1486, by modifying the terms of the master lease program. (74 O.S. 2001, § 110.1)
6/5/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SB/1358.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1358_enr.rtf
SB 1364 (Monson/Askins) – DONATED LEAVE. Amending Section 31 of HB 2924 by removing authority for chief administrative officers to deny the donation of leave solely because it originates from different agencies. (74 O.S. 2001, § 840-2.23)
SB 1376 (Morgan/J.T. Stites) – TEACHERS' RETIREMENT/APPORTIONMENT. Modifying apportionment of sales and use tax and income tax revenues; providing for incremental increases to 5 percent over a five-year period the amount to be credited to the Teachers' Retirement System Dedicated Revenue Revolving Fund. (68 O.S. 2001, §§ 1353, 1403, 2352)
6/6/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SB/1376.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1376_enr.rtf
SB 1378 (Morgan/Ingmire) – A&M BOARD FUNDS/BOARD PROJECT FINANCING. Amending Section 5 of SB 995, authorizing the A&M Board to receive and dispose of monies, grants and property from state agencies; authorizing boards to enter into an installment contract, lease-purchase agreement or other contractual obligation for the purpose of financing projects for a term not to exceed 30 years or the useful life of the project. (70 O.S. 2001, § 3412; 70 § 4019)
SB 1381 (Dickerson/Askins) – AUDITS/STATE PURCHASE CARDS/RISK MANAGEMENT. Authorizing the Director of the Department of Central Services to promulgate rules relating to audits of state agency acquisitions and use of a state purchase card to make acquisitions; requiring the director to assess a fee for training of agency purchasing officials; authorizing the Purchasing Director to authorize the use of state purchase cards for acquisitions not exceeding $2,500 per transaction and to use reverse auctions to obtain acquisitions; providing that if a legislative appropriation does not meet the cost of a bond, the state purchasing director and state risk administrator shall assess each entity covered by the bond a pro-rata share of the excess cost amount; providing that if a state agency’s evaluation of the performance of the professional services provided pursuant to a professional services contract indicates deficiencies with the supplier’s work, the state agency shall send a copy of the evaluation to the Purchasing Director; modifying criteria for state professional risk management program; allowing the Department of Central Services, when requested by the State Regents, to obtain, provide or assist the State Regents in obtaining insurance for real property of which the State Regents is the beneficiary. (74 O.S. 2001, §§ 85.5, 85.31, 85.41, 85.58A)
6/6/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SB/1381.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1381_enr.rtf
SB 1384 (Dickerson/Dunegan) – STATE PERSONNEL/LEAVE SHARING/CARL ALBERT PUBLIC INTERNSHIP. Modifying numerous provisions relating to state personnel; prohibiting public inspection or disclosure of state employees’ home addresses, telephone numbers or social security numbers without written permission or a court order; allowing for separation of service of employee on leave without pay notwithstanding the Workers’ Compensation Act; amending Section 31 of HB 2924, rearranging language relating to leave sharing; deleting the in-state requirement for eligibility in the Carl Albert Public Internship Program; requiring rating of performance of participants in the Executive Fellows Program; allowing certain waivers for participation in the Executive Fellows Program. (74 O.S. 2001, §§ 840-2.11, 840-2.21, 840-2.23, 840-3.4, 840-3.5)
5/30/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SB/1384.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1384_enr.rtf
SB 1385 (Morgan/Askins) – INSURANCE/VISION PLANS. Establishing fiduciary responsibilities for the Oklahoma State Employees Benefits Council and the State and Education Employees Group Insurance Board; ensuring participants have options on vision plans. (74 § 1374)
6/7/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SB/1385.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1385_enr.rtf
SB 1391 (Fisher/Rice) – Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST)/Science and Technology Research and Development board/OKLAHOMA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY. Changing the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology Act to the Oklahoma Science and Technology Research and Development Act; creating the Oklahoma Science and Technology Research and Development Board; creating the Oklahoma Institute of Technology as a constituent agency of the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST); requiring certain support for the institute to be provided by OCAST; stating mission and purposes of the institute, including facilitating joint public-private technology research and development projects using resources and facilities of public higher education institutions; reconstituting the board of directors for OCAST as the Oklahoma Science and Technology Research and Development Board; removing the Chancellor and the Dean of the Agriculture Division of Oklahoma State University from the board and adding the presidents of the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University; authorizing designees to represent certain board members; providing exception to dual-office-holding prohibitions; reconstituting the president of OCAST as the executive director for the board; making the executive director the chief executive officer of the center and the institute; modifying duties of the center related to Oklahoma Futures; requiring the development of an annual business plan and a five-year strategic plan; removing the requirement for approval of the business plan by Oklahoma Futures; stating powers and duties of Oklahoma Science and Technology Research and Development Board; providing for the board to use and accord lead status to Rogers State University for coordinating and delivering higher education distance learning opportunities developed by the board; modifying the composition of certain advisory committees; requiring an annual report; requiring funding of research and development in certain areas; creating the Oklahoma Institute of Technology Trust Fund; providing for trustees of the trust fund, which include the presidents of Oklahoma State University and the University of Oklahoma; creating the Oklahoma Institute of Technology Fund within the State Treasury; appropriating monies from the fund; abolishing Oklahoma Futures; amending sections which relate to the Department of Commerce and Oklahoma Futures; repealing sections which relate to Oklahoma Futures, the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology, and the Oklahoma Institute of Technology. (74 O.S. 2001, §§ 5003.5, 5003.7, 5003.8, 5060.1, 5060.2, 5060.3, 5060.4, 5060.6, 5060.7, 5060.8, 5060.9, 5060.9a, 5060.22)
6/6/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SB/1391.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1391_enr.rtf
SB 1395 (Williams/Vaughn) – BONE MARROW AND ORGAN DONATION LEAVE. Amending Section 2 of SB 1628 relating to the state employee leave of absence for organ donation; subjecting scheduling of such leave to approval by the employee’s Appointing Authority.
6/5/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SB/1395.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1395_enr.rtf
SB 1408 (Easley/Ferguson) – INTERNET-BASED COURSES/TECHNOLOGY CENTER COURSES. Requiring district boards of education to adopt policies for Internet-based courses; authorizing school districts to furnish educational services to children who do not reside in the U.S.; amending Section 1 of HB 2886 relating to high school graduation requirements by authorizing academic credit to be counted for certain Internet-based courses offered at a technology center school; providing for incorporation of certain standards for certain courses; granting certain academic credit for successful completion of certain advanced mathematics or science courses; amending section relating to the Educational Indicators Program, requiring test results for regular and alternative education students enrolled in Internet-based instruction to be disaggregated and reported; allowing education boards to authorize enrollment in Internet-based courses on part-time basis for certain students. (70 O.S. 2001, §§ 1-111, 1-113, 8-104, 11-103.6, 1210.531, 1210.567)
6/5/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SB/1408.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1408_enr.rtf
SB 1415 (Monson/Clay Pope) – SALES AND INCOME TAX EXEMPTIONS. Exempting from sales tax sales by or to parent-teacher associations or tax-exempt organizations and the first $15,000 annually from sales by youth athletic teams which are part of a tax-exempt athletic organization; modifying apportionment of revenue funds for Education Reform Revolving Fund. (68 O.S. 2001, §§ 1356, 1365, 2352, 2902.2)
6/7/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SB/1415.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1415_enr.rtf
SB 1420 (Maddox/Kirby) – SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION. Requiring certain sex offenders to register with higher education campus police or security if such person enrolls as a full- or part-time student, is a full- or part-time employee of a higher education institution, or resides or intends to reside or stay on any property owned or controlled by the institution; requiring the Department of Corrections to inform sex offenders of requirements; requiring registering information to include the name and address of any school where the person expects to become or is enrolled or employed for any length of time. (57 O.S. 2001, §§ 583, 584)
4/29/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SB/1420.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1420_enr.rtf
SB 1445 (Price/Nance) – osu cooperative extension service. Authorizing the Commission on County Government Personnel Education and Training to contract with the Center for Local Government Technology and Cooperative Extension Service at OSU to train county and political subdivision personnel. (19 O.S. 2001, §§ 130.2, 130.4)
5/30/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SB/1445.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1445_enr.rtf
SB 1447 (Taylor/Deutschendorf) – CAMERON UNIVERSITY/TAX COMMISSION. Authorizing the Tax Commission to enter into a contract with Cameron University to use its computer server to detect non-registered taxpayers, non-filers and underreporting taxpayers. (68 § 264)
4/29/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SB/1447.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1447_enr.rtf
SB 1456 (Williams/Roberts) – TEACHERS’ RETIREMENT. Providing for members of the Oklahoma Public Employees Retirement System who become employees of the Teachers Preparation Commission to transfer accumulated service credit to the Teachers’ Retirement System. (70 O.S. 2001, § 17-116.2)
6/5/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SB/1456.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1456_enr.rtf
SB 1484 (Shurden/Erwin) – HEALTH INSURANCE/CLEAN CLAIMS. Relating to the State and Education Employees Group Insurance Act; amending references regarding certain duties in paying clean claims. (74 O.S. 2001, § 1328)
4/29/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SB/1484.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1484_enr.rtf
SB 1486 (Haney/Mass) – APPROPRIATIONS/MASTER LEASE. Appropriating to the State Board of Education; designating $405,870 to be expended on a competitive application basis to a State System institution for implementing telecommunications curriculum; setting budgetary limitations for the Teacher Preparation Commission; making appropriations to the State Regents; stating legislative intent that $500,000 be allocated for the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma; stating legislative intent that $100,000 be allocated for a Native American Language Curator for the Sam Noble Museum of Natural History at the University of Oklahoma; creating a new section of law permitting the State Regents to establish a master lease program; appropriating to the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST); repealing sections relating to higher education leasing, higher education funding and OCAST. Section 19 amended by Section 2 of SB 1358.
2/15/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SB/1486.pdf
SB 1487 (Haney/Mass) – APPROPRIATIONS. Making appropriations to various health entities, including the University Hospitals Authority; authorizing the referral of correctional inmate patients to the University Hospitals. Section 21 amended by Section 2 of SB 932.
2/15/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SB/1487.pdf orhttp://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1487_enr.rtf
SB 1492 (Haney/Mass) – Appropriations/SUMMER ARTS INSTITUTE/JAZZ HALL OF FAME. Making certain tourism-related reappropriations; budgeting funds for the Summer Arts Institute and the Jazz Hall of Fame.
2/15/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SB/1492.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1492_enr.rtf
SB 1512 (Cain/Lindley) – OLMSTEAD DECISION. Creating the Strategic Planning Committee on the Olmstead Decision to develop a comprehensive strategic plan for Oklahomans with disabilities; requiring all state agencies to cooperate with the Committee by providing any requested information, records, or reports.
5/30/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SB/1512.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1512_enr.rtf
SB 1553 (Robinson/Vaughn) - Smoking in Public Places. Designating state buildings as non-smoking; allowing each building to have one separately vented smoking room; excepting from the term “buildings” up to 25 percent of rooms in hotels or motels associated with state facilities in which rooms are located where children are not allowed, if the rooms are properly vented; authorizing counties and municipalities to designate facilities as nonsmoking, as nonsmoking with one designated smoking room or to retain their current smoking policy; prohibiting smoking within 25 feet of the entrance or exit of affected buildings. Section 1 amended by SB 696.
4/17/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SB/1553.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1553_enr.rtf
SB 1595 (Williams/Nations) - TEACHER CERTIFICATION. Authorizing additional professional leave days for teachers to attend or participate in professional meetings, staff development or National Board certification portfolio development; requiring teacher candidates to successfully complete the competency examination in order to be eligible for licensure; providing an exception for Alternative Placement Program candidates. (70 O.S. 2001, §§ 1-109, 6-187, 6-190, 6-204.2)
5/9/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SB/1595.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1595_enr.rtf
SB 1628 (Williams/Vaughn) – BONE MARROW AND ORGAN DONATION LEAVE. Changing the “Organ Donor Education and Awareness Program” to the “Cheryl Selman Organ Donor Education and Awareness Act”; requiring that state employees be granted a leave of absence for specified time for bone marrow and organ donation; requiring that such employees receive the base state pay without interruption during the leave of absence; prohibiting penalizing an employee for requesting or obtaining a leave of absence for bone marrow and organ donation. Section 2 amended by SB 1395. (63 O.S. 2001, § 2220.1)
5/8/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SB/1628.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1628_enr.rtf
SB 1631 (Crutchfield/Staggs) – SCHOOL TESTING. Limiting remediation for students who do not perform satisfactorily on the mathematics portion of either the norm- or criterion-referenced tests to students in grades three through eight; limiting summer academies for students to reading and math. (70 O.S. 2001, §§ 1210.5E, 1210.508E)
5/7/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SB/1631.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1631_enr.rtf
SB 1632 (Pruitt/Winchester) – TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE FOR NEEDY FAMILIES (TANF). Requiring the Department of Human Services to establish a service delivery system under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program that provides for redemption of vouchers for TANF services at participating private faith-based providers and federally recognized Indian tribes; providing that vouchers be made payable for specified TANF services, which include work experience, job training, literacy and adult basic education and vocational-educational programs. (56 § 230.77)
5/17/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SB/1632.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1632_enr.rtf
SB 1641 (Cain/Blackburn) – HEALTH INSURANCE/AUDIOLOGICAL SERVICES. Requiring group health insurance plans to provide coverage for audiological services and hearing aids for children up to age 18; requiring that such coverage apply only to hearing aids that are prescribed, filled and dispensed by a licensed audiologist and authorizing a limitation on the hearing aid benefit payable for each hearing-impaired ear to every 48 months, but allowing such coverage to provide for up to four additional ear molds per year for children up to age two.
4/5/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SB/1641.pdf; or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1641_enr.rtf
SB 1658 (Pruitt/Winchester) – TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE FOR NEEDY FAMILIES (TANF). Requiring the Department of Human Services to provide English as a second language services to recipients pursuant to the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program through contracts; authorizing the Department to contract with faith-based organizations to provide necessary services. (56 O.S. 2001, § 230.62)
4/19/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SB/1658.pdf or
SB 1676 (Dickerson/Askins) – HEALTH INSURANCE/MAMMOGRAPHY SCREENINGS. Clarifying the insurance benefit for mammography screenings; deleting the no-charge-to-patient provision from mammography screening mandatory coverage. (36 O.S. 2001, § 6060)
4/15/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SB/1676.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1676_enr.rtf
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
SCR 54 (Hobson/Nations) – UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA/POLITICAL COMMUNICATION CENTER. Commending the University of Oklahoma’s Political Communication Center and those involved in producing “Sights and Sounds of Oklahoma Politics,” which electronically portrays the history of politics from Oklahoma territorial days to the present.
4/29/02 To Secretary of State - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SC/54.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/scr54_enr.rtf
SCR 57 (Muegge/Covey) – 4-H DAY. Designating April 3, 2002, as “4-H Day” at the Oklahoma Legislature; tracing 4-H back to the enactment in 1914 of the Smith-Lever Act which established the Cooperative Extension System within the United States Department of Agriculture, the state land-grant universities and the counties.
4/2/02 To Secretary of State - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SC/57.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/scr57_enr.rtf
SCR 72 (Maddux/Plunk) – RECALLING SB 948. Recalling SB 948 from the Governor’s office.
4/30/02 To Secretary of State - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SC/72.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/scr72_enr.rtf
SCR 74 (Hobson/Nations) – OU MEN’S BASKETBALL. Praising the 2001-02 University of Oklahoma Sooners men’s basketball team for winning the Big 12 Tournament title and appearing in the Final Four playoff.
5/15/02 To Secretary of State - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SC/74.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/scr74_enr.rtf
SCR 75 (Hobson/Nations) – OU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL. Praising the 2001-02 University of Oklahoma Sooners women’s basketball team for winning the Big 12 regular season title, Big 12 Tournament crown, first-ever NCAA regional title, NCAA Final Four appearance and NCAA National Championship game.
5/15/02 To Secretary of State - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SC/75.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/scr75_enr.rtf
SCR 76 (Hobson/Nations) – OU MEN’S GYMNASTICS. Praising the 2002 University of Oklahoma Sooners men’s gymnastics team for winning the NCAA national title and ending the season ranked first in the nation.
5/15/02 To Secretary of State - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SC/76.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/scr76_enr.rtf
SCR 83 (Hobson/Nations) – OU/REVENUE BONDS. Authorizing the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents to issue $15 million in revenue bonds for the purpose of constructing, renovating, remodeling, expanding, furnishing and equipping several Norman Campus capital projects.
5/24/02 To Secretary of State - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SC/83.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/scr83_enr.rtf
SCR 84 (Easley/Easley) – OU/REVENUE BONDS. Authorizing the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents to issue $25 million in revenue bonds for the purpose of acquiring, constructing, renovating, remodeling, expanding, furnishing and equipping several Tulsa Campus capital projects including, but not limited to, academic buildings and facilities related thereto.
5/24/02 To Secretary of State - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SC/84.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/scr84_enr.rtf
SR 26 (Leftwich) – ROY WILLIAMS. Praising Roy Williams for his contributions to the University of Oklahoma football program.
2/12/02 To Secretary of State - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SR/26.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sr26_enr.rtf
SR 57 (Muegge) – OSU/COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SERVICE. Commending the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service for its “Initiative for the Future of Rural Oklahoma” and encouraging the service to focus its resources on the needs of individual Oklahoma communities, develop and train local leaders, establish and maintain partnerships with other public agencies and provide a vehicle by which communities can access the resources of Oklahoma State University.
5/24/02 To Secretary of State - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SR/57.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sr57_enr.rtf
SR 65 (Williams) – FACULTY MEMBERS. Recognizing the professionalism of Oklahoma faculty members in the public system of higher education; urging all public colleges and universities in the state to respect that professionalism in their treatment of faculty members.
5/24/02 To Secretary of State - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/SR/65.pdf
HB 1029 (Gray/Morgan) - DENTAL HYGIENISTS. Modifying definitions; providing for certification of licensed dental hygienists as geriatric public health hygienists; modifying procedures and requirements for employment of dental hygienists; requiring certain supervision; requiring certain examinations; requiring the Board of Dentistry to establish required curriculum of study for certification as a geriatric public health hygienist; requiring that courses for certification be offered in various instructional modes; creating the Oklahoma Dental Manpower Authority, the membership of which would include the Dean of the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry; providing for administration of the Oklahoma Dent-Care Loan Assistance Repayment Program which would provide educational loan repayment assistance for up to five Oklahoma licensed dentists per year. (59 §§ 328.3, 328.15, 328.29, 328.33, 328.34)
HB 1440 (Nations/Wilcoxson) – TUITION SCHOLARSHIP/ACADEMIC SCHOLARS. Repealing the Oklahoma Tuition Scholarship Program (OTSP) as recommended by the interim Task Force on State Scholarship and Student Aid Grant Programs; renaming the “Oklahoma Tuition Scholarship Revolving Fund” to the “Oklahoma Student Aid Revolving Fund”; providing that monies accruing to the credit of the Fund, beginning with FY2003, will be budgeted for tuition aid grants, Academic Scholars Program and the Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program (OHLAP); amending section relating to the Academic Scholars Program. (62 O.S. 2001, § 41.29e; 70 O.S. 2001, §§ 3954, 3955, 2403, 2610, 2611, 2612, 2613, 3953.2)
4/19/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HB/1440.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb1440_enr.rtf
HB 1503 (Adair/Rozell) - RURAL DEVELOPMENT/Northeastern State University. Creating the “Oklahoma Center for Rural Development Act”; providing that the Center will ensure compliance with the State Regents mandate that institutions contribute to workforce development, business-needs research, and technology transfer in their region; creating an Oklahoma Center for Rural Development at Northeastern State University; providing for a nine-member Board of Advisors, appointed by the president of the university; providing for powers and duties of Center; directing the Center to establish certain institutes; providing for funding. (70 §§ 4801/4810)
5/6/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HB/1503.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb1503_enr.rtf
HB 1660 (Staggs/Robinson) - RETIREMENT. Allowing members of the Teachers’ Retirement System to purchase permissive service credit with a direct trustee-to-trustee transfer from certain types of governmental plans; allowing rollovers and trustee-to-trustee transfers to the extent permitted by federal law. (70 O.S. 2001, § 17-108)
6/4/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HB/1660.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb1660_enr.rtf
HB 1719 (Staggs/Monson) - RETIREMENT. Increasing the Oklahoma State Pension Commission from five to seven members; expanding its responsibilities to include review of legislation and making recommendations to the legislative leadership and Governor; requiring the boards of trustees of state retirement systems, including the Teachers’ Retirement System, to make annual reports to the Commission providing information regarding the financial and actuarial condition of the systems; requiring certain actuarial assumptions. (74 O.S. 2001, §§ 941, 942; 70 O.S. 2001, § 17-106.1)
6/5/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HB/1719.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb1719_enr.rtf
HB 1939 (Toure/Henry) - BOND REQUIREMENTS. Relating to civil procedure; conforming certain procedural requirements which relate to bond requirement of state; providing that judgment against the state is stayed on appeal without requirement of bond. (12 O.S. 2001, § 66)
6/6/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HB/1939.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb1939_enr.rtf
HB 1985 (Erwin/Herbert) – WHISTLEBLOWER ACT. "Whistleblower Act"; prohibiting officers or employees of state agencies from taking disciplinary action against an employee for disclosing public information to correct what the employee reasonably believes evidences a violation of the Oklahoma Constitution or law or a rule, for discussing agency operations with persons in a position to investigate or initiate corrective action, or for taking action without giving prior notice to the employee’s supervisor or anyone else in the employee’s chain of command; requiring state agencies, boards and institutions to post or publish a copy of this section of law in prominent locations. (74 O.S. 2001, § 840-2.5)
6/4/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HB/1985.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb1985_enr.rtf
HB 2030 (Benge/Herbert) – Asbestos abatement. Eliminating references to the Asbestos Abatement Division of the Department of Central Services; requiring the department to provide asbestos abatement services if the State Department of Labor certifies the need. (74 O.S. 2001, § 61.6)
4/11/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HB/2030.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2030_enr.rtf
HB 2053 (Nance/Shurden) – RISK MANAGMENT. Requiring the Department of Central Services to establish a risk management audit program to identify workplace security threats that expose state employees to dangers that could be eliminated or reduced by infrastructure, technology, or other improvements; requiring each state agency to designate an employee or employees to receive pertinent training, to conduct an risk-management audit, and to report the findings to the governing entity of the agency. (74 O.S. 2001, § 85.58A)
HB 2058 (Adair/Morgan) – LIFE INSURANCE. Allowing dependents of members of the State and Education Employees Group Insurance Program to continue or purchase life insurance; authorizing retirees to continue in force any additional life insurance purchased prior to retirement, deleting requirement that additional insurance be above three-fourths of basic life insurance amount; deleting language terminating benefits when the surviving spouse remarries or becomes eligible for another group health insurance plan. Section 2 amended by Section 8 of SB 1223. (74 O.S. 2001, § 1316.1/1316.3)
4/23/02 Bill Became Law Without Governor’s Signature - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HB/2058.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2058_enr.rtf
HB 2068 (Covey/Muegge) – OSU INSTITUTE FOR ISSUE MANAGEMENT & ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION. Authorizing the A&M Board to establish an Institute for Issue Management and Alternative Dispute Resolution, to be part of the Seretean Wellness Center at Oklahoma State University; incorporating the operation and activities of the Oklahoma Agriculture Mediation Program into the Institute. (2 O.S. 2001, § 2-30; 70 § 3430)
4/15/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HB/2068.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2068_enr.rtf
HB 2078 (Adkins/Cain) – MEDICAL LICENSURE. Modifying requirements for licensure of allopathic physicians to allow for approved postgraduate medical training in programs in England, Scotland and Ireland; providing that, in the event clerkships were used by a foreign medical school, the clerkships must have been performed in hospitals and schools in the United States, its territories or possessions that have Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited programs; requiring foreign applicants to provide a certified copy of the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates Certificate to the State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision; expanding disciplinary authority of the state board; making a licensee whose license surrender in lieu of prosecution is accepted by the board ineligible to reapply for reinstatement for at least one year from the date of the accepted surrender. (59 O.S. 2001, §§ 493.1, 493.2, 508, 509.1, 512)
5/8/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HB/2078.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2078_enr.rtf
HB 2099 (Gilbert/Cain) – EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION. Authorizing the use of agency operating funds to pay the cost of recognition award receptions; placing a limitation on the cost of an award at $150 per recognized employee each fiscal year; allowing agencies to establish, in addition to recognition awards, an employee performance and conduct cash recognition program not to exceed $250 per recognized employee each fiscal year for cash awards to recognize outstanding performance in the workplace. (74 O.S. 2001, § 4121)
5/30/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HB/2099.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2099_enr.rtf
HB 2109 (Covey/Price) – VETERINARY TECHNICIANS. Relating to the Veterinary Practice Act, modifying, adding and deleting definitions; authorizing the State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners to conduct a national criminal history records search for certified animal euthanasia technicians; specifying requirements; authorizing registered veterinary technicians to provide emergency care or treatment to an animal at the scene of an accident or disaster or emergency care to a human victim; providing an exemption from civil liability; authorizing licensed veterinarians to delegate animal care responsibilities to employees commensurate with their training, experience and skills; prohibiting a registered veterinary technician, veterinary technologist, nurse, veterinary assistant or other employee from diagnosing animal diseases, prescribing medical or surgical treatment or performing as a surgeon; allowing a registered veterinary technician to perform emergency treatments in a life-saving situation. (59 O.S. 2001, §§ 698.2, 698.7, 698.12, 698.17, 698.21, 698.22, 698.26)
5/6/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HB/2109.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2109_enr.rtf
HB 2162 (Paulk/Leftwich) – NURSING WORKFORCE TASK FORCE. Creating a Nursing Workforce Task Force to identify various strategies, including those for recruitment and retention of nurses and qualified nursing faculty for nursing education programs; providing for membership, which would include the Chancellor or designee; requiring the cooperation of all state departments, officers, agencies and employees; creating the Certified School Professional Nurse Staff Task Force. (59 §§ 575, 576)
5/30/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HB/2162.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2162_enr.rtf
HB 2169 (Easley/Crutchfield) – OKLAHOMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION AUTHORITY (OETA). Re-creating until July 1, 2008, the Oklahoma Educational Television Authority (OETA); modifying membership qualifications relating to Congressional Districts. (70 O.S. 2001, § 23-105)
4/19/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HB/2169.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2169_enr.rtf
HB 2175 (Easley/Crutchfield) – SPECIAL AGENCY ACCOUNT BOARD. Re-creating until July 1, 2008, the Special Agency Account Board. (62 O.S. 2001, § 7.2)
4/19/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HB/2175.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2175_enr.rtf
HB 2180 (Easley/Crutchfield) – SPECIAL AGENCY ACCOUNT BOARD/OETA. Re-creating until July 1, 2008, the Special Agency Account Board and OETA. (74 O.S. 2001, § 3903)
5/30/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HB/2180.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2180_enr.rtf
HB 2212 (Corn/Crutchfield) – LAW ENFORCEMENT RETIREMENT/NATIONAL GUARD DUTY. Prohibiting reduction of employer contribution for members of the Oklahoma Law Enforcement Retirement System (OLERS), which include OU and OSU police officers, responding to mobilization for state or national emergencies during their period of service in the Oklahoma National Guard or Reserve; modifying calculation of retirement benefits for members of OLERS. (47 O.S. 2001, § 2-305)
5/30/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HB/2212.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2212_enr.rtf
HB 2234 (Matlock/Crutchfield) – TECHNOLOGY CENTER SCHOOL BOARDS. Authorizing boards of education of technology center school districts to approve plans and specifications for technology center school buildings, additions and major modifications without approval of the state board when the cost of the building project is to be paid with local levies. Section 1 amended by HB 2656. (70 O.S. 2001, § 14-108)
4/11/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HB/2234.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2234_enr.rtf
HB 2238 (Ross/Horner) - TULSA RACE RIOT MEMORIAL/RECONCILIATION SCHOLARSHIP. Modifying duties of the Tulsa Race Riot Memorial of Reconciliation Design Committee; amending the Greenwood Area Development Authority Act; increasing Authority from 17 to 20 members, one of whom would be the president of Oklahoma State University - Tulsa; amending the Tulsa Reconciliation Education and Scholarship Act; requiring the State Regents, subject to availability of funds, to award annually a maximum of 300 full-time-equivalent scholarships for the Tulsa Reconciliation Education and Scholarship Program to qualifying residents of the Tulsa School District; authorizing the State Regents to also annually award scholarships, which would be included in the maximum 300 scholarships, to two qualifying students at each of the Tulsa School District high schools; providing for the trust fund to be managed and controlled by the State Regents who would constitute the board of trustees; requiring the Tax Commission to include on income tax forms an opportunity to donate to the scholarship fund. (74 §§ 8201.1, 8221, 8223, 8225; 70 §§ 2620/2626)
6/5/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HB/2238.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2238_enr.rtf
HB 2264 (Dunegan/Crutchfield) – STATE EMPLOYEES/NATIONAL GUARD DUTY. Requiring that state officers and employees called to active or inactive service for Operation Enduring Freedom, for the first twenty days be paid their full regular pay from the employing agency and then be entitled to the difference between their full regular pay and their National Guard or Reserve Components pay retroactive to the date the person reported to such active service on or after Sept. 11, 2001; amending Section 32 of HB 2924 by placing in the unclassified state service incumbent employees hired to perform duties of persons who are doing military service. (44 O.S. 2001, § 209; 72 O.S. 2001, §§ 47, 48; 74 O.S. 2001, § 840-5.5)
6/5/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HB/2264.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2264_enr.rtf
HB 2300 (Braddock/Wilkerson) – CAMPUS POLICE/SEX OFFENDER LISTS. Relating to sex offenders; expanding the Sex Offenders Registration Act to include crimes involving sexual assault; requiring the Department of Corrections to provide lists of sex offenders living in their county to campus police departments. (21 O.S. 2001, § 1021; 57 O.S. 2001 §§ 582, 584)
2/28/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HB/2300.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2300_enr.rtf
HB 2311 (J.T. Stites/Morgan) – CHILDREN OF DISABLED LAW-ENFORCEMENT MEMBER. Relating to the Law Enforcement Retirement System; providing that if a disabled member has children, $400 per month shall be paid for the support of each child until the child reaches 18 years of age or 22 years of age if attending a public or private school or higher education institution; providing that a waiver of general enrollment fees and tuition shall also apply to the children of retired law enforcement members who have given their lives in the line of duty or whose disability occurred in the line of duty. (47 O.S. 2001, § 2-305; 70 O.S. 2001, § 3218.7)
6/5/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HB/2311.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2311_enr.rtf
HB 2312 (Roberts/Williams) – GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS/OUT-OF-STATE TRANSFER STUDENTS. Requiring the State Board of Education to adopt rules to ensure that high school students who transfer from out of state not be denied, due to differing graduation requirements, the opportunity to be awarded a standard diploma; directing that the rules allow district boards of education to make exceptions on a case-by-case basis to high school graduation requirements for such students who enroll in a public school in the state following completion of the student’s sophomore year; requiring that any student who successfully completes an advanced science or mathematics course be granted academic credit toward meeting the core curriculum requirements for high school graduation. (70 § 11-103.6f)
5/8/02 Vetoed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2312_enr.rtf
and http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HB/2312-V.pdf (Veto message)
HB 2328 (Easley/Crutchfield) – TASK FORCES. Abolishing various task forces, including the Task Force on State Scholarship and Student Aid Grant Programs.
4/19/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HB/2328.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2328_enr.rtf
HB 2341 (Wilt/Ford) – SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLANS. Requiring the adoption of school improvement plans every six years instead of every four years; changing the name of "advisory planning committees" of local boards of education to "advisory councils"; requiring that each plan be annually monitored and updated as necessary; requiring a thorough review of each area of subject matter curriculum, except for technology curriculum, every six years according to and in coordination with the existing subject area textbook adoption cycle. (70 O.S. 2001, §§ 3-104.2, 5-117.4, 11-103.6a)
5/22/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HB/2341.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2341_enr.rtf
HB 2344 (Staggs/Crutchfield) – POST-RETIREMENT EMPLOYMENT. Establishing post-retirement annual earnings limitations for individual retirees or incorporated entities employed by school districts; providing that for retired members 62 years of age or older, the limit on allowed earnings from public schools shall be the lesser of $30,000 or one-half of the member’s final average salary used in computing retirement benefits. (70 O.S. 2001, § 17-116.10)
5/6/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HB/2344.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2344_enr.rtf
HB 2374 (Roan/Shurden) - BLUE RIVER CONSERVATION PASSPORT. Authorizing the Wildlife Conservation Commission to establish a “Blue River Conservation Passport”, which is a special use permit; exempting from the passport requirements students and instructors participating in educational tours or activities who have received approval in advance. (29 § 4-138)
4/24/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HB/2374.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2374_enr.rtf
HB 2383 (Roan/Shurden) – Teachers’ Retirement. Relating to public retirement systems, including the Teachers’ Retirement System; modifying provisions related to death benefits; providing that such benefits, for purposes of federal income taxation, shall be deemed life insurance proceeds and not as a death benefit if the IRS approves the provision pursuant to a private-letter-ruling request to be submitted by the board of trustees of the System. (70 O.S. 2001, § 17-105)
5/31/02 Signed by Lt. Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HB/2383.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2383_enr.rtf
HB 2412 (Coleman/Herbert) – STATE AUDITS. Requiring state agencies to furnish copies of all audits to the Legislature; enacting the “Legislative Review of State Audits Act”; requiring agencies to deliver copies of audit reports to legislative leaders, who shall submit a copy each to the legislative appropriations committees and to the appropriate standing committees of the respective body having oversight of the agency submitting the audit report; requiring written agency responses. (74 §§ 452.10, 452.11/452.14)
6/5/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HB/2412.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2412_enr.rtf
HB 2433 (Mass/Haney) – APPROPRIATIONS/STATE REGENTS. Appropriating $761,274,375 to the State Regents; appropriating $22,317,261 from the Oklahoma Tuition Scholarship Revolving Fund; appropriating $22,317,261 from the Higher Education Capital Revolving Fund; appropriating $378,907 from the Oklahoma Building Bonds of 1992 Fund A and $167,806 from the Oklahoma Building Bonds of 1992 Fund B; appropriating $6,786,949 from the General Revenue Fund; stating legislative intent that $18,937,430 be spent for Oklahoma tuition aid grants, $500,000 of which is intended for independent colleges and universities; $4,500,000 be allocated to the Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program (OHLAP); $7,104,500 be allocated to the Academic Scholars Program; and $1,929,190 be allocated for the Quartz Mountain Arts and Conference Center and Nature Park; stating legislative intent regarding adoption of certain budget principles and guidelines and allocation of resources.
6/4/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HB/2433.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2433_enr.rtf
HB 2439 (Mass/Haney) – APPROPRIATIONS/Physician Manpower Training Commission. Appropriating $5,606,623 to the Physician Manpower Training Commission.
5/13/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HB/2439.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2439_enr.rtf
HB 2445 (Mass/Haney) – APPROPRIATIONS/Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST). Appropriating $12,597,604 to the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST).
5/13/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HB/2445.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2445_enr.rtf
HB 2487 (Mass/Haney) – APPROPRIATIONS/UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS/HEALTH PROGRAMS. Appropriating to the State Department of Health, providing for certain contractual services; appropriating to the University Hospitals Authority for contractual medical services for inmates.
5/17/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HB/2487.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2487_enr.rtf
HB 2523 (Mass/Haney) – Appropriations/SUMMER ARTS INSTITUTE/JAZZ HALL OF FAME/TOURISM INTERNSHIP. Making appropriations to the Tourism and Recreation Department; budgeting funds for the Summer Arts Institute and the Jazz Hall of Fame; authorizing the State Regents to establish an internship program in conjunction with the Tourism and Recreation Department for students enrolled in a State System institution who are pursuing an Associate or Business Administration degree in tourism management.
6/4/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HB/2523.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2523_enr.rtf
HB 2524 (Mass/Haney) – APPROPRIATIONS/TOURISM/QUARTZ MOUNTAIN. Authorizing the Tourism and Recreation Department to expend funds from the Quartz Mountain Revolving Fund for performance of duties of the Department. (74 O.S. 2001, § 1810.2)
5/24/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HB/2524.pdf
HB 2532 (Mass/Haney) – APPROPRIATIONS/COMMERCE DEPT. Appropriating various amounts to the Department of Commerce for specific programs, including $300,000 for the establishment of a Small Rural Manufacturer Program at Oklahoma State University (Sections 11, 15 and 31), $685,928 for the Southeastern Oklahoma State University Statewide Small Business Development Centers Program (Sections 15 and 20) and $142,500 for the Bid Assistance Program OSU/CATT (Sections 15 and 27).
6/7/02 Line-Item Vetoed by Governor - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2532_enr.rtf; http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HB/2532-LIV.pdf
HB 2536 (Nations/Haney) – MOTOR FUEL ASSESSMENT/DISTRIBUTION TO OU/OSU. Modifying distribution of the 1-cent-per-gallon assessment on motor and diesel fuel and blending materials to require that 50 percent of all revenues collected, in excess of the $1 million deposited into the Corporation Commission Revolving Fund, be deposited in a Higher Education Facilities Revolving Fund and 50 percent to the Petroleum Storage Tank Release Environmental Cleanup Indemnity Fund; changing the distribution to require that, beginning July 1, 2004, and until the total amount deposited in the higher education fund reaches $38 million, 25 percent be deposited to the higher education fund and 75 percent in the environmental cleanup fund; requiring that monies in the higher education fund be placed in two accounts, with one to be for transfer and allocation to the University of Oklahoma for funding construction of a weather center on the OU campus and one for transfer and allocation to Oklahoma State University for funding the purchase of equipment and renovation of facilities on the OSU campus for the advanced sensor technology research center for the detection of chemical and biological threats to homeland security. Sections 1 and 2 amended by HB 2598.
3/19/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HB/2536.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2536_enr.rtf
HB 2587 (Mass/Haney) – RAINY DAY APPROPRIATIONS/STATE REGENTS. Appropriating from the Rainy Day Fund to various state agencies, including the State Regents and OETA. The following sections appropriate the following amounts: Section 11 - $13,385,796 to the State Regents; Section 12 - $41,300,000 to the State Regents; Section 13 - $1 million to the State Regents for the University of Oklahoma/Tulsa campus; Section 14 - $2.5 million to the State Regents for the University of Oklahoma/Tulsa campus; Section 15 - $400,000 to OETA to replace the Channel 3 analog transmitter of Eufaula.
5/30/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HB/2587.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2587_enr.rtf
HB 2598 (Mass/Haney) – Higher Education FACILITIES REVOLVING FUND. Amending Sections 1 and 2 of HB 2536 by transferring the Higher Education Facilities Revolving Fund from the Department of Central Services to the State Regents.
6/4/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HB/2598.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2598_enr.rtf
HB 2605 (Kirby/Henry) – PRESCRIPTION DRUG ASSISTANCE. Creating the Oklahoma Pharmacy Connection Program; requiring the Department of Human Services to establish a program through which health care providers and members of the public can obtain information about manufacturer-sponsored prescription drug assistance programs and to provide such information to pharmacies, physicians and other appropriate health care providers, and to the general public; creating the 20-member Oklahoma Pharmacy Connection Council, which would include representatives of the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy and College of Public Health.
5/30/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HB/2605.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2605_enr.rtf
HB 2608 (Benson/Helton) – HEALTH INSURANCE/VISION. Requiring the State Employee Benefits Council and the Oklahoma State and Education Employees Group Insurance Board to offer a vision plan to qualified employees and their dependents as a pretax benefit. (74 § 1374)
HB 2625 (Eddins/Fisher) – MATH TEACHERS/PROFESSIONAL LICENSING. Authorizing sixth-grade math teachers to obtain middle-level endorsement by successfully completing a professional development institute in middle-level mathematics; requiring the State Board of Education and the Teacher Preparation Commission to conduct a joint study comparing licensing requirements for school psychologists and speech pathologists to the National Board teacher certification requirements; requiring a report of the findings. (70 O.S. 2001, § 6-189.1)
5/22/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HB/2625.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2625_enr.rtf
HB 2633 (Fields/Stipe) - Oklahoma Workforce Investment. Enacting the Oklahoma Workforce Investment Act (OWIA); requiring the Governor to establish a State Workforce Investment Board to assist in the development of state plan; authorizing state board to establish subgroups; requiring annual report; requiring Governor to designate local workforce investment areas; providing for establishment of local workforce investment boards; providing for administration of grants; requiring submission of local plans; requiring reservation of $704,000 in certain federal funding for use by the Department of Career and Technology Education to administer a statewide offender employment training program; authorizing the State Workforce Investment Board to hold meetings by teleconference; extending a 50-percent reduction in unemployment insurance taxes through Dec. 31, 2003; providing for suspension of reduction for any year in which a conditional factor applies. (74 §§ 9101/9109; 25 O.S. 2001, § 307.1; 40 O.S. 2001, § 3-109.1)
HB 2656 (Piatt/Robinson) – TECHNOLOGY CENTER SCHOOLS. Allowing boards of education of technology center school districts to hold meetings by teleconference; amending Section 1 of HB 2234 by allowing technology center school boards to approve plans for new building projects without state board approval if financed with state bond monies. (25 O.S. 2001, § 307.1; 70 O.S. 2001, § 14-108)
HB 2714 (Stanley/Cain) – INJURY PREVENTION. Establishing May of each year as “Injury Prevention Month”; recommending that the Governor annually encourage the dissemination of injury prevention information and that all state agencies should provide their employees and members with injury prevention information during Injury Prevention Month.
4/11/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HB/2714.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2714_enr.rtf
HB 2719 (Case/Herbert) - HEALTH INSURANCE REPORTS/PRESCRIPTIONS. Requiring carriers of employer health benefit plans that provide health insurance to employees of employers employing fifty or more employees to report certain information to the employer concerning annual charges, premium payments, other payments and claims; outlining penalties for violation; requiring that health insurance plans that provide prescription drug coverage issue to insureds a card or other technology containing uniform prescription drug information. (36 §§ 4512, 3634.4)
6/5/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HB/2719.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2719_enr.rtf
HB 2723 (Bonny/Herbert) – Workers’ Compensation. Relating to requests for claim information; exempting certain parties from payment of search fee. (85 O.S. 2001, § 110)
5/23/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HB/2723.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2723_enr.rtf
HB 2729 (Pettigrew/Nichols) – JURY DUTY LEAVE. Prohibiting an employer from requiring an employee to use sick or vacation leave for jury duty; providing that an employer is not required to pay wages for a person on jury duty unless the employee takes paid leave. (38 O.S. 2001, §§ 34, 35)
4/24/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HB/2729.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2729_enr.rtf
HB 2738 (Deutschendorf/Kerr) – OHLAP/QUARTZ MOUNTAIN CENTER. Expanding eligibility for the Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program (OHLAP) to students attending non-accredited high schools; providing that the board of trustees for the Quartz Mountain Arts and Conference Center and Nature Park shall have supervision, management and control of the center and are authorized to adopt rules and regulations, accept gifts of real or personal property and commission park rangers; prohibiting certain activities on center premises; apportioning revenues from fines between a fund designated by the State Regents and the county in which the violation is made; authorizing the center to employee seasonal employees and exempting those employees from certain benefits; modifying the definition of “record” relating to the center and the Open Records Act; providing for authorization for issuance of bonds for projects at the center. (70 O.S. 2001, §§ 2603, 4451; 51 O.S. 2001, § 24A.3)
5/22/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HB/2738.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2738_enr.rtf
HB 2796 (Braddock/Morgan) – INTERNET ACCESS SERVICE. Relating to the Oklahoma Telecommunications Act of 1997; prohibiting the Corporation Commission from imposing any regulation on a high-speed Internet access service or broadband service provider, regardless of technology or medium used; requiring that an incumbent local exchange telecommunications service provider (ILEC) must provide unbundled access to network elements to the extent required by FCC regulations. (17 O.S. 2001, § 139.101)
4/16/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HB/2796.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2796_enr.rtf
HB 2850 (Case/Monson) – OUT-OF-SCHOOL RESOURCE CENTER/COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SERVICE. Requiring coordinating among agencies, including the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, on establishing an out-of-school resource center, subject to the availability of funds. (10 O.S. 2001, § 7302-7.3)
6/5/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HB/2850.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2850_enr.rtf
HB 2874 (Gray/Leftwich) – CONSTRUCTION/BIDDING. Relating to public buildings and public works; transferring certain duties from the director of Public Affairs to the director of Central Services; transferring certain duties from the director of Central Services to the state construction administrator of the construction and properties division of the department; authorizing awarding agencies to require contractors and material suppliers to prequalify as responsible bidders prior to submitting bids; authorizing the chief administrating officer of awarding agency to reject bids; repealing section relating to requirement of competitive bidding for construction of certain facilities. (61 O.S. 2001, §§ 9/13, 60/65, 102, 104, 107, 110, 113, 115, 116, 118, 119, 121, 128, 130, 152, 154, 157, 202, 204, 207.2, 208.1, 208.2, 209, 211; repealing 61 O.S. 2001, § 103.3)
5/22/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HB/2874.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2874_enr.rtf
HB 2886 (Ferguson/Morgan) – HIGH SCHOOL CURRICULUM. Adding contextual math and science courses that enhance technology preparation and math and science courses taught at technology centers to core curricula for high school graduation purposes; modifying credit granting requirement. (70 O.S. 2001, § 11-103.6) Section 1 amended by Section 4 of SB 1408.
4/29/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HB/2886.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2886_enr.rtf
HB 2901 (Roach/Smith) – COMMUNITY HOSPITALS AUTHORITY/OSU COLLEGE OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE/OU COLLEGE OF MEDICINE (TULSA). Creating the “Community Hospitals Authority Act”; requiring the Authority to support the missions of the Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine (Tulsa), help secure funding outside of state appropriations, and coordinate the delivery of medical service in the Tulsa metropolitan area and northeastern Oklahoma; requiring participating hospitals to be available as teaching and training hospitals for the two Tulsa-area medical colleges and other health and educational facilities, and to provide indigent patient care; creating a Community Hospitals Authority, the membership of which would include the presidents or designees of Oklahoma State University and the University of Oklahoma.
6/4/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HB/2901.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2901_enr.rtf
HB 2907 (Blackburn/Monson) – BANKING/INVESTMENT SECURITIES. Modifying provisions relating to banks and trust companies, shareholders, certificates of authority, bank commissioner hearings, deposit of securities and type of securities to be deposited with commissioner; permitting a bank to purchase investment securities (including certain obligation bonds and revenue bonds) issued by or on behalf of any state or political subdivision of a state. (6 O.S. 2001, § 806)
4/15/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HB/2907.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2907_enr.rtf
HB 2908 (Blackburn/Henry) – College Savings Plan. Modifying income tax deductions for contributions to College Savings Plan accounts to not to exceed $2,500 for each contributor each year for each account; authorizing account owners to change the beneficiary of the account, transfer funds between accounts, and transfer funds between an account and an account in a tuition program in another state or make a deposit to a new or existing account or to an account in a tuition program in another state; requiring that account owners be informed of certain tax consequences that may apply to changes; modifying the penalty for nonqualified withdrawals; repealing a section relating to distributions from an account. (68 O.S. 2001, § 2358; 70 O.S. 2001, §§ 3970.3, 3970.6 3970.7; 3970.8)
4/29/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HB/2908.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2908_enr.rtf
HB 2921 (Morgan/Pruitt) – ADDRESS CONFIDENTIALITY. Establishing an address confidentiality program through the Office of the Secretary of State for victims of domestic abuse, sexual assault or stalking; stating that a program participant may request that state and local agencies use the address designated by the Secretary of State as the address of the participant. (22 § 60.13)
6/5/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HB/2921.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2921_enr.rtf
HB 2924 (Toure/Smith) – DUPLICATE SECTIONS/SALES TAX EXEMPTION/TEACHER TRAINING/ROBOTICS. Amending, consolidating, and repealing duplicate sections; providing a sales tax exemption on tangible personal property for 501(c)(3) organizations affiliated with a State System comprehensive university for teacher training and events related to robotics. Section 31 amended by SB 1364 and SB 1384; Section 32 amended by HB 2264. (68 § 1356)
3/11/02 Signed by Governor - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HB/2924.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2924_enr.rtf
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTIONS
HJR 1036 (Adair/Taylor) - Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust Fund. This is a proposed constitutional amendment [SQ 701] modifying expenditures from the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust Fund. (Art. X, § 40)
4/29/02 To Secretary of State - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Questions/701.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hjr1036_enr.rtf
HJR 1051 (Perry/Coffee) – LIMITING LIABILITY FOR CONTRACTORS. Proposed constitutional amendment [SQ 703] authorizing the Legislature to enact laws permitting state entities to limit the contractual liability of persons contracting to provide information technology goods or services to the state; providing that in no event shall liability be limited to less than the amount of the contract. (Art. V, § 53)
5/24/02 To Secretary of State - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Questions/703.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hjr1051_enr.rtf
HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
HCR 1045 (Ingmire/Morgan) – OSU/REVENUE BONDS. Authorizing the A&M Board of Regents, on behalf of Oklahoma State University, to issue $8 million in revenue bonds for completing the construction of the Water Treatment Plant Upgrade and Distribution System Improvements.
3/26/02 To Secretary of State - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HC/1045.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hcr1045_enr.rtf
HCR 1047 (Wells/Morgan) – OSU/REVENUE BONDS. Authorizing the A&M Board of Regents, on behalf of Oklahoma State University, to issue $25 million in revenue bonds to construct a new addition, construct a new outdoor swimming pool, make certain repairs to the Colvin Recreation Center and to refund certain outstanding revenue bond obligations.
3/5/02 To Secretary of State - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HC/1047.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hcr1047_enr.rtf
HCR 1049 (Wells/Morgan) – OSU/REVENUE BONDS. Authorizing the A&M Board of Regents, on behalf of Oklahoma State University, to issue $6 million in revenue bonds for construction of a new addition and minor renovations to the Agricultural Center Office Building.
5/7/02 To Secretary of State - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HC/1049.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hcr1049_enr.rtf
HCR 1055 (Ingmire/Morgan) – OSU/REVENUE BONDS. Authorizing the A&M Board of Regents, on behalf of Oklahoma State University, to issue $80 million in revenue bonds for renovating Lewis Field and refurbishing other existing athletic facilities in Stillwater.
4/24/02 To Secretary of State - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HC/1055.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hcr1055_enr.rtf
HCR 1064 (Covey/Kerr) – SWOSU/REVENUE BONDS. Authorizing the Board of Regents of Oklahoma Colleges, on behalf of Southwestern Oklahoma State University, to issue $8 million in revenue bonds to construct a new addition and to make certain repairs and renovations to the Memorial Student Center and other student recreational facilities on the Weatherford campus.
5/24/02 To Secretary of State - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HC/1064.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hcr1064_enr.rtf
HCR 1072 (Gray/Morgan) – OSU/SENSOR TECHNOLOGIES. Memorializing the U.S. Congress to support research and development funding for sensor and sensor-related technologies at Oklahoma State University.
5/24/02 To Secretary of State - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HC/1072.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hcr1072_enr.rtf
HCR 1079 (Plunk/Wilkerson) –ECU/REVENUE BONDS. Authorizing the Board of Regents of Oklahoma Colleges, on behalf of East Central University, to issue $6 million in revenue bonds for renovating and refurbishing Pontotoc Residence Hall and/or construction of new student apartments.
5/24/02 To Secretary of State - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HC/1079.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hcr1079_enr.rtf
HR 1044 (Covey) – OSU COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SERVICE. Encouraging the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service to focus its resources on the needs of individual Oklahoma communities, develop and train local leaders, establish and maintain partnerships with other agencies and provide a vehicle by which communities can access the resources of Oklahoma State University.
5/23/02 To Secretary of State - http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/48th/2002/2R/HR/1044.pdf or http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hr1044_enr.rtf