48th Oklahoma Legislature

Second Session - 2002






From:  Lesa Borin & Carolyn McCoy


Friday, January 25, 2002





First Weekly Bill-Tracking Report


Following is our first bill-tracking report for the 2002 legislative session.  For those that have not used our report before, it is presented in three primary sections—first is a section highlighting activities of the week; second is a subject index of the bills in our tracking list; and third is a brief summary of each bill with an internet link to the bill’s actual text where you can read or print out the bill.


To date, most House bills have been introduced.  However, the Senate continues to introduce bills each day.  We already have over 150 bills on our tracking list, and we expect that number to increase until the legislative session begins Monday, February 4.  Following are a few bills of particular interest to higher education:


SB 893             Sales Tax Exemption/Ticket Sales

SB 903             Faculty Employment - Requiring full-time higher education faculty be given reasons for employment decisions

SB 913             “Oklahoma Educator Protection Act”

            SB 962             Credit Cards – higher education institutions

HB 2004           “Teachers’ Retirement System Cost-of-Living and Health Care Supplement Adjustment Act of 2002”

HB 2015           OSU/A&M Board of Regents - authorization to hold meetings by teleconference 

HB 2045           Jury Duty Exemption - full-time college students

HB 2063           Appropriations/Department of Agriculture/OSU Programs

HB 2068           OSU Center for Issue Management and Communication

HB 2078           Medical Licensure – modifying requirements

HB 2127           Faculty Professional Development Revolving Fund

HB 2138           OSU-Tulsa Technology Intern Program

HB 2141           Faculty Employment - Requiring full-time higher education faculty be given reasons for employment decisions

HB 2288           “Oklahoma Tuition Equalization Grant Act”

HB 2306           Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program (OHLAP), modifying eligibility criteria

HB 2623           ROTC Tuition Waiver

HB 2687           Appropriations/Capital Projects/Scholarships; revolving funds

HB 2738           Oklahoma Tuition Scholarship Program; modifying eligibility

HB 2792           Credit Cards/Higher Education

HB 2822           OTAG, OHLAP, OTSP – modifying eligibility for awards

            HB 2886           High school graduation requirements; applied math courses

HB 2908           Oklahoma College Savings Plan amendments

Several of these bills, including HB 2141 on faculty employment, will be discussed by the House Higher Education Committee on Tuesday, January 29 (see below).  No official action can be taken by committees until the Legislature is officially in session on February 4.



Upcoming Meetings:

·         January 28 – House Appropriations and Budget Subcommittee on Education                                meeting notice:  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/house/meet_esc.htm

·         January 28 – House Retirement Laws Committee
meeting notice:  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/house/meet_rlc.htm

·         January 28 – House Common Education Committee
meeting notice:  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/house/meet_cec.htm

·         January 29 – Special Liaison Committee on State and Education Employees Group Insurance Benefits; meeting notice:  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/house/meet_OSEEGIBsc.htm

·         January 29 – House Higher Education Committee
meeting notice:  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/house/meet_he.htm

·         January 30 – House Appropriations and Budget Subcommittee on Education                                meeting notice: Not Yet Posted





Upcoming Legislative Deadlines:

January 29, Tuesday............................................................... Deadline for Introduction of Bills (Senate)

February 4, Monday............................................................................... First Day of Legislative Session

                                                                                                    Governor’s State of the State Address

February 21, Thursday.............................................................. Bills from Committee of House of Origin

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

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

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

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

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



If you are unable to print copies of the bills in this report, please contact Carolyn McCoy at (405) 225-9165 or e-mail her at “cmccoy@osrhe.edu”.





Administrative rules, HB 2651


            Agriculture Department for OSU services, HB 2063, HB 2510

            Capital projects, HB 2687

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

            Community Education Grants, HB 2429

            Education Leadership Oklahoma, HB 2429

            Great Expectations Summer Institutes for Teachers scholarships, HB 2429

            Health Department for various health-related programs, HB 2488

            Legislative consideration, HJR 1055

            Military Base Closure Prevention Task Force, HB 2689

            National Assessment of Educational Progress participation, HB 2429

            Oklahoma Alliance for Geographic Education, HB 2429

Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST), HB 2445, HB 2446

            Physician Manpower Training Commission, HB 2439, HB 2440

            Scholarships, HB 2687

            State and Education Employees Group Insurance Board,

            State Regents, HB 2433, HB 2434, HB 2689

                        Endowed chairs,

            Teacher Preparation Commission, HB 2447, HB 2448

            Telecommunications curriculum, HB 2429

            Tourism for Summer Arts Institute and Jazz Hall of Fame, HB 2524

            University Hospitals, HB 2507, HB 2508

            University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma, HB 2616

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

Asbestos abatement, HB 2030

Attorney, private, SB 899

Audiologists, SB 901

Audits, HB 2412


Bidding, public, HB 2420, HB 2874

Blue River Conservation Passport, HB 2374

Bonds, Private Activity, HB 2408


Capitol communications, HB 2852

Children First Program, HB 2410

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

Cloning, HB 2011, HB 2036, HB 2142

College Savings Plan, HB 2908

Commissioners of the Land Office, SB 934

Computer services, HB 2737

Construction, HB 2874

Contractors, limited liability, HJR 1051

Contracts, HB 2420, HB 2889

Credit cards, SB 962, HB 2792

Curriculum, HB 2668, HB 2706, HB 2886


Deaf, educational interpreter for, HB 2902

Deferred savings, HB 2896

Disabilities, HB 2249, HB 2697

Dispute resolution, HB 2068


Educational indicators, SB 940

Education Leadership of Oklahoma, HB 2333


            Discipline, disclosure of, HB 2274

            Information, HB 2352

            Recognition, HB 2099

            Recruitment, HCR 1044

English proficiency for teaching assistants, HB 2742


Faculty employment, SB 903, HB 2141


Graduation requirements, HB 2265


Hospitals, HB 2121

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


Information disclosure, HB 2263

Information service, HB 2852

Insurance, health, HB 2821

            Audiological services coverage, HB 2178

            Consumer protection, SB 990

            Freedom of choice, HB 2763

            Plan specifications, HB 2222

            Preexisting condition, HB 2778

            Premiums, HB 2805

            Prescription coverage, HB 2733, HB 2805

            Retirees' benefits, HB 2353

            Vision, HB 2608

Insurance, life, HB 2058


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



            Community service, HB 2361

            Jury duty, HB 2729

Licensed professionals, HB 2625


Medical licensure, HB 2078, HB 2093


Naming rights, HB 2331

National Board Certification bonus, HB 2333

National Guard and Reserve employees, HB 2264

Net energy metering, HB 2376

Nursing Workforce Task Force, HB 2162


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

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

Oklahoma State University,

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

            School of Nursing member on Task Force, HB 2209

            Tulsa, technology intern partner program, HB 2138

Oklahoma Tuition Scholarship, HB 2738, HB 2822

Open Meeting, HB 2015, HB 2057

Open Records, HB 2815

Oklahoma Tuition Aid Grants, HB 2822


Parent education program evaluation, HB 2271

Pay for employees on National Guard duty, HB 2264

Prenatal visitation program, HB 2410

Public building contracts, HB 2889

Public buildings, HB 2381

Public disruptions, HB 2381

Purchasing, sole source and sole brand, HB 2021


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

Retirement, HB 2326

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

            Death benefits, HB 2383

            Post-retirement employment, HB 2344

            Tax exemption, HB 2082

Risk management, HB 2053


Scholarships, tuition, HB 2738, HB 2822

School improvement plans, HB 2341

School nurses, HB 2209

School psychologists, SB 901, HB 2625

Science and math courses, SB 836

Sex offender registration, HB 2055

Smoking in public places, HB 2401

Special Agency Account Board, HB 2175, HB 2180

Speech pathologists, SB 901, HB 2625

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


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

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


            Ad valorem tax, HB 2849, HJR 1042

            Credit for educational expenses, HB 2413

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

            Credit for gifts to schools, HB 2236

            Credit for teacher’s materials, HB 2220

            Exemption for retirement benefits, HB 2082, HB 2851

            Exemption for sales to hospitals, HB 1974

            Exemption for donations to libraries, HB 2289

            Exemption for ticket sales, SB 893


            Adjunct, HB 2332

            Alternative certification, HB 2915

            Certification, HB 2915, HB 2332

            Mentors, HB 2321, HB 2384

            Professional development, HB 2127

            Residency, HB 2384

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

            Student, HB 2384

Technology business development, HB 2735

Telemarketing, SB 950, HB 2347

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

Tobacco Settlement, HJR 1036

Tuition equalization grants, HB 2288

Tuition Scholarship, HB 2738, HB 2822

Tuition waiver for ROTC students, HB 2623

Tulsa Reconciliation Education and Scholarship Program, HB 2238


University of Oklahoma

            College of Dentistry, HB 2411

            School of Nursing member on Task Force, HB 2209

            Wind power initiative, HB 2376


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


Water plan, HB 2419

Weapons, HB 2801

Whistleblower Act, HB 2266

Workers' Compensation, HB 2696, HB 2818, HB 2841, HJR 1053

Workforce investment, HB 2633




Status Reported as of January 24, 2002





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


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


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


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


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


SB 903 (Williams) – FACULTY EMPLOYMENT.  Requiring that full-time higher education faculty be given reasons for certain employment decisions within seven days of decision.  (70 § 3231)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB903_int.rtf


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


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


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


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


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


SB 990 (Rozell) – HEALTH CARE CONSUMER PROTECTION.  This is a comprehensive bill enacting the “Health Care Consumer Protection and Fraud Prevention Act”.  (36 §§ 3650.1/3650.6)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB990_int.rtf





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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


HB 2045 (Wilt) – JURY DUTY EXEMPTION FOR STUDENTS.  Exempting full-time college students from jury duty.  (38 O.S. 2001, § 28)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2045_int.rtf


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


HB 2124 (Stites) – RETIREMENT/HEALTHCARE COST OF LIVING ADJUSTMENT.  “Oklahoma Public Pension Systems Cost-of-Living Adjustment and Healthcare Supplement Implementation Act of 2002”.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2124_int.rtf


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


HB 2220 (Cox) - TAX CREDIT/TEACHER’S MATERIALS.  Allowing an income tax credit of up to $500 for public school teachers’ unreimbursed expenditures related to education and used in the classroom.  (68 § 2357.45)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2220_int.rtf


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


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


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


HB 2238 (Ross) - TULSA RACE RIOT MEMORIAL/RECONCILIATION SCHOLARSHIP.  Providing certain requirements for the Tulsa Race Riot Memorial design, administration and funding; requiring the State Regents to award full-time-equivalent scholarships for the Tulsa Reconciliation Education and Scholarship Program to residents of the greater Greenwood area; deleting income requirement and modifying residency requirement.  (74 §§ 8201.1, 8221, 8224, 8224.1; 70 §§ 2621/2623, 2625)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2238_int.rtf


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


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


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


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


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


HB 2271 (Coleman) – PARENT EDUCATION/PERFORMANCE EVALUATION.  Requiring the State Board of Education to restrict participation in parent education programs to a certain percentage of parents of children with at least two academic-failure risk factors; requiring the Board to contract with an Oklahoma university-related program for an outcome-based performance evaluation of the parent education program.  (70 O.S. 2001, § 10-105.3)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2271_int.rtf


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


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


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


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


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


HB 2311 (Stites) – CHILDREN OF DISABLED LAW-ENFORCEMENT MEMBER.  Providing that any person previously qualified for membership in the Law Enforcement Retirement System who voluntarily seeks and accepts employment to a position in a covered agency that is not a covered position is excluded from further participation in the system; providing that if a disabled member has children, $400 per month shall be paid for the support of each child until the child reaches 18 years of age or 22 years of age if attending a public or private school or higher education institution.  (47 O.S. 2001, § 2-305)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2311_int.rtfhttp://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2311_int.rtf


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


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


HB 2328 (Easley/Crutchfield) – TASK FORCES.  Abolishing various task forces, including the Task Force to Review the Complaint System for Persons with Disabilities and the Task Force on State Scholarship and Student Aid.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2328_int.rtf


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


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


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


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


HB 2344 (Staggs) – POST-RETIREMENT EMPLOYMENT.  Establishing post-retirement annual earnings limitations for retirees employed by school districts.  (70 O.S. 2001, § 17-116.10)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2344_int.rtf


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


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


HB 2352 (Liotta) – EMPLOYEE PRIVACY.  Prohibiting employers from releasing social security numbers of current or former employees without written permission; making violation a misdemeanor.  (40 § 61.1)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2352_int.rtf


HB 2353 (Adair) – HEALTH INSURANCE/RETIREMENT.  Allowing former employees who retire or have a vested benefit in state retirement systems to reinstate health and dental insurance coverage.  (74 §§ 1316.2, 1316.3)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2353_int.rtf


HB 2361 (Newport) – COMMUNITY SERVICE LEAVE.  Requiring that a maximum 24 hours of community service leave be available to state employees each calendar year to encourage volunteerism in support of schools, communities, citizens and nonprofit organizations; specifying requirements for such leave.  (74 § 840-2.20)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2361_int.rtf


HB 2368 (Turner) – TEACHERS’ RETIREMENT.  Providing a cost-of-living adjustment for retired members of the Teachers’ Retirement System; increasing the amount to be paid toward a retired member’s health insurance premium.  (70 § 17-116.18; 74 O.S. 2001, § 1316.3)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2368_int.rtf


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


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


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


HB 2383 (Roan)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.  (70 O.S. 2001, § 17-105)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2383_int.rtf


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


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


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


HB 2410 (Coleman) – CHILDREN FIRST PROGRAM.  Changing the name of the Children First program to the Prenatal and Infancy Nurse Home Visitation Program; requiring the department to contact with an Oklahoma university-related program for an outcome-based performance evaluation of the visitation program.  (63 O.S. 2001, § 1-110.1)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2410_int.rtf


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


HB 2412 (Coleman) – STATE AUDITS.  Requiring state agencies to furnish copies of all audits to the Legislature; requiring agencies, upon receipt of an audit report from an auditor, to implement its recommendations unless implementation would result in a substantial additional cost or not a cost benefit to the agency or state compared with any cost savings or benefit that would result if the recommendations were implemented, require statutory changes or be against state policy or legislative intent for the agency or program; requiring agencies, if unable to implement the auditor’s recommendations, to include with the copies of the report submitted to the Legislature, a plan of action for achieving the recommendation of the auditor a written statement for each recommendation in the report explaining the reasons for not implementing the recommendations.  (74 §§ 452.10, 452.11/452.14)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2412_int.rtf


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


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


HB 2420 (Clay Pope) – COMPETITIVE BIDDING BY TRUSTS.  Increasing from $12,500 to $25,000 the dollar amount required for competitive bidding of contracts by trusts in furtherance of public functions.  (60 O.S. 2001, § 176)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2420_int.rtf


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


HB 2616 (Winchester) – APPROPRIATIONS/USAO.  Appropriating to the State Regents an amount necessary to provide capital improvements at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2616_int.rtf


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


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


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


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


HB 2668 (Sweeden) – LIFE-management SKILLS CURRICULUM.  Requiring the State Board of Education to develop curricular standards for life-management skills education, including marriage and relationships.  (750 O.S. 2001, §§ 11-103.6)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2668_int.rtf


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


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


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


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


HB 2697 (Lindley) – INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES EDUCATION.  Requiring the State Department of Education to implement a system for monitoring school district compliance with federal and state laws relating to special education pursuant to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; requiring the department to develop a system for investigating and resolving complaints; requiring annual state hearing; re-creating the Task Force to Review Complaint System for Persons with Disabilities, the membership of which includes the Chancellor.  (74 O.S. 2001, §§ 169.2, 169.2a, 169.2b)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2697_int.rtf


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


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


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


HB 2735 (Deutschendorf) - Young Entrepreneur Technology Business Development.  Creating an Oklahoma Young Entrepreneur Technology Business Development Program to assist students enrolled in a State System institution or in a postgraduate course or program at a technology center school district in developing and commercializing new technology products and processes.  (4 § 5060.45)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2735_int.rtf


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


HB 2818 (Calvey) – Workers’ Compensation.  Modifying the Workers’ Compensation Act to change circumstances under which drug or alcohol testing may occur.  (40 O.S. 2001, § 24A.1; 85 O.S. 2001, § 17)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2818_int.rtf


HB 2821 (Calvey) – Health insurance.  Clarifying language relating to group accident and health insurance and health maintenance organizations.  (36 O.S. 2001 § 24A.1, 63 O.S. 2001, § 2501)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2821_int.rtf


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


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


HB 2849 (Case) – Ad valorem TAXATION.  Clarifying language relating to ad valorem tax exemptions.  (68 O.S. 2001, § 2887)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2849_int.rtf


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


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


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


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


HB 2889 (Ferguson) – PUBLIC CONTRACTS.  Increasing to $25,000 the amount of public contracts for which a sworn statement shall be required.  (62 O.S. 2001, § 310.9; 70 O.S. 2001, § 5-135.3; 74 O.S. 2001, §§ 5-135.3, 3109)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2889_int.rtf


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


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


HB 2908 (Blackburn) – College Savings Plan.  Modifying maximum contributions to College Savings Plan accounts to not to exceed $2,500 for each contributor each year for each account; authorizing account owners to make certain changes in accounts; repealing section relating to distributions from an account.  (68 O.S. 2001, § 2358; 70 O.S. 2001, §§ 3970.3, 3970.6 3970.7; 3970.8)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2908_int.rtf


HB 2915 (Winchester) – TEACHER CERTIFICATION/Alternative PLACEMENT.  Requiring that candidates for alternative placement teaching certificates be at least 25 years of age.  (70 § 6-122.3)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2915_int.rtf




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


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


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


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


HJR 1055 (Askins) – APPROPRIATIONS/LEGISLATIVE CONSIDERATION.  Proposed constitutional amendment authorizing the Legislature, during each odd-numbered year, to consider only measures for appropriation of revenues to fund the executive, legislative and judicial branches, for the payment of interest on the public debt and other appropriations authorized by the Oklahoma Constitution; requiring that such measures provide for expenses or interest for two fiscal years; authorizing the legislature to provide for the appropriations to be specific to each fiscal year during the two-year fiscal period or to provide a total sum that includes the appropriation amount for the entire two-year fiscal period; authorizing the legislature, during each even-numbered year, to consider measures for enactment, amendment or repeal of law, referenda for modifications to the Constitution and measures not having the force or effect of law; prohibiting the Legislature from considering appropriation measures during an even-numbered year; requiring a three-fourths vote of the members of each chamber of the Legislature to consider substantive legislation during an odd-numbered year.  (Art. V, § 26; Art. X, § 23)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HJR1055_int.rtf




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