Text Box:  LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

 

OKLAHOMA STATE REGENTS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION

 

                                                                                                           

 

                                   

From:  Bryce Fair & Carolyn McCoy                                                                                                    

 

 

Friday, March 10, 2000

 

 

Highlights This Week

 

Remedial Education Bill Dies, Then Revived: A short, two-sentence bill on remedial education proved this week to be one of the most controversial measures debated on the House floor so far this session.  On Monday, the House of Representatives spent three hours vigorously arguing the content of HB 1710 (By Rep. Carolyn Coleman, R – Moore) as well as a proposed amendment calling for open admission standards at all Oklahoma public higher education institutions.

The amendment was offered by Rep. Clay Pope (D – Loyal) and after significant, at times emotional debate, the amendment was defeated by a 40-57 vote.

The bill itself calls for the elimination of remedial courses at the comprehensive universities, Oklahoma State University and the University of Oklahoma, by fall of 2001.  After further debate, the bill failed by two votes on a 49-50 vote.  Following the vote, Rep. Coleman lodged a motion reserving her right to call the bill up again for reconsideration within three days.

On the next day, Rep. Coleman’s request to hear the bill again was agreed to be a majority of the House members and the bill passed on a final vote of 51-46.

The bill now heads to the Senate for consideration.

Roll call on Pope amendment: http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/house/okh01480.txt

Roll call on Monday’s vote: http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/house/okh01481.txt

Roll call on Tuesday’s vote:  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/house/okh01594.txt

 

Bill Requested by System Business Officers Nearly Resurrected:  A bill requested by higher education business officers was sounded rejected by the House on Monday, but then came within 1 vote of passage on Thursday.  HB 2093, by Rep. David Braddock (D – Altus), sought to make two changes.  The first was to increase the limit on the amount of postage stamps that can be purchased during a single year from $1,000 to $10,000.  Institutions that do research surveys have found that reply rates are noticeably higher when actual postage stamps are used rather than metered mail.  The other change was to increase the minimum value of equipment/property subject to inventory from $500 to $5,000, which is consistent with current federal regulations.

The initial vote against the bill was overwhelmingly negative, 18-77.  However, Rep. Braddock lodged a reconsideration motion and called the bill back up on Thursday.  Unfortunately, the bill fell a single vote shy of approval on a tie 50-50 vote.

Roll call on Monday vote: http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/house/okh01509.txt

Roll call on Thursday vote: http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/house/okh01640.txt

 

Tuition Scholarship Bill Set for Committee Hearing Monday:  HB 2728, which would implement a new Oklahoma Tuition Scholarship Program, will be heard in the Senate Education Committee on Monday, March 13 (see meeting information below).  The bill, authored by House Speaker Loyd Benson and Senate President Stratton Taylor, addresses several “clean-up” issues from last year’s controversial HB 1759.

 

Bills to be Deleted From List:  We have deleted over 90 bills from our tracking list this week.  Most of these bills were either not considered in committee or failed to pass out of committee and are dead for the remainder of the session.

 

 

Upcoming Meetings/ Activities:

·         March 13, Monday, 10:00 a.m., Room 534, State Capitol, Senate Education Committee.  To view agenda go to http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/senate/welcome.html and open “Senate Committees: Meeting Notices”.  The agenda includes two executive nominations (none related to higher education) and 4 bills, of which the following bill we are tracking:

HB 2728 – Oklahoma Tuition Scholarship Program; high school curriculum requirements; other “clean-up” issues related to HB 1759 from last year; bill text: http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2728_engr.rtf

 

 

 

Upcoming Legislative Deadlines:

March 16, Thursday.......................................................................... Bills from Floor of House of Origin
March 30, Thursday.................................................................. Bills from Committee of Opposite House
April 20, Thursday............................................................................. Bills from Floor of Opposite House
April 27, Thursday................................................. Deadline for Requesting Joint Conference Committee

May 26, Friday.................................................................................................... Sine Die Adjournment

 

 

Action on Bills This Week:

 

SENATE ACTIONS

Bills Passed on Senate Floor

SB 990 - Teachers’ retirement

SB 1004 – Privatization of state functions

SB 1014 - Requiring bachelor’s degree for ABLE agents

SB 1023 – Surplus computers

SB 1045 - Tobacco Settlement Fund

SB 1047 – Amendments to HB 1759

SB 1057 – Sales tax exemption; institution parking privileges

SB 1078 – Agricultural mediation services

SB 1100 – Public bidding

SB 1146 - Workers’ Compensation

SB 1154 – Student loans; investment by insurers

SB 1162 – Religious freedom

SB 1172 – Public bidding

SB 1176 - Public bidding

SB 1178 – Telecommunications technology training

SB 1211 – Payroll deductions for college savings

SB 1216 - Sales tax exemption for campus construction projects

SB 1246 – Leave for National Guard members

SB 1250 – Public construction contract forms

SB 1305 – Special fees

SB 1308 – Income tax exemption for certain retirement benefits

SB 1346 – Technology transfer

SB 1364 - Sales tax exemption on computer equipment

SB 1389 – Income tax exemption

SB 1390 – Equipment leasing

SB 1393 – Teacher forgivable loans

SB 1404 - Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust Fund

SB 1414 - Workers’ Compensation

SB 1478 - Science & Technology Council

SB 1500 - Administrative hearings

SB 1510 – University Hospitals services to Corrections

SB 1511 – Health insurance; claims reimbursement time

SB 1580 – Technology transfer

SB 1595 – Alternative placement teaching certification

HB 1469 – Income tax adjustments for technology transfer

 

 

Bills Passed in Senate Committee:

HB 2468 – OSU land transfer/Tulsa Race Riot

 

Bills Failed in Senate Committee:

None

 

HOUSE ACTIONS

Bills Passed on the House Floor:

HB 1170 - OSU College of Vet Medicine

HB 1469 – Income tax adjustments; technology transfer

HB 1710 – Elimination of remedial courses at OU and OSU

HB 1879 – Contract employees

HB 1937 - Space industry development

HB 1942 – Travel reimbursement

HB 1943 – Reduction-in-force

HB 2016 – Teacher certification for math teachers

HB 2090 – Definition of “doctor”

HB 2125 – Addictive Disorders Council

HB 2128 – Certificate of distinction

HB 2142 – Task Force on Qualified State Tuition Plans

HB 2183 – Health insurance; vision care

HB 2187 – Health insurance participation

HB 2323 – Disclosure of terms of bid

HB 2454 – Disability plan participation

HB 2495 – Administrative hearings

HB 2529 – Smoking in public places

HB 2582 – Health insurance claims

HB 2586 – Instructional materials in digital electronic format for disabled

HB 2622 – Modifications of HB 1759

HB 2638 - Workers’ Compensation

HB 2647 – Health insurance; internal review

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

HB 2681 – Income tax deduction; College Savings Plan

 

Bills Failed on House Floor:

HB 2093

 

Bills Passed in House Committee:

None

 

Bills Added to the Tracking List: 

None

 

Bills Deleted from the Tracking List:

SB 811 – Legalizes raffles by charitable organizations

SB 893 – Tuition waiver

SB 896 – Retirement portability

SB 995 - Employee Benefits Council

SB 997 – State and Education Employees Group Insurance Board

SB 1001 – Employee recognition

SB 1043 – Tuition discount for state employees

SB 1044 – Accumulated sick leave

SB 1065 – Hiring influences; uniform leave

SB 1066 - Staffing agencies; funding for temporary assignments

SB 1067 – Curriculum, Tuition Scholarship

SB 1173 - Authorizes raffles by charitable organizations

SB 1179 – Public bidding

SB 1210 – School testing

SB 1231 – School testing

SB 1236 – Educational indicators

SB 1243 – School testing

SB 1248 - Governmental Tort Claims

SB 1282 – Master plan

SB 1310 – Ticket scalping

SB 1317 – Public construction

SB 1320 – Remedial courses/vo-tech

SB 1321 – Public libraries; computer restrictions

SB 1347 – Remedial fees

SB 1355 - Governmental Tort Claims

SB 1357 – Textbooks in digital electronic format

SB 1366 – Health insurance premiums

SB 1377 – Tobacco settlement

SB 1395 – Tobacco settlement

SB 1454 - Workers’ Compensation

SB 1460 – Health insurance; mental illness

SB 1486 - Workers’ Compensation

SB 1499 – LearnPower 2000 Act

SB 1518 - Workers’ Compensation

SB 1581 - Telemedicine

SB 1594 – School improvement

SB 1603 – Assignment of benefits

SJR 30 – Retirement funding

SJR 32 – Tobacco settlement

SJR 36 – Tobacco settlement

HB 1338 – Insurance for infertility treatments

HB 1859 – Laser safety

HB 1867 – Income tax exemption for retirement benefits

HB 1868 - Workers’ Compensation

HB 1900 – Legal representation of state employees

HB 1907 – Educational indicators

HB 1911 – Teacher certification

HB 1912 – Teacher mentors

HB 1928 – Pay period; employee recognition

HB 1938 - Space industry development

HB 1941 – Tobacco settlement

HB 1976 – Health insurance; coverage for wigs

HB 2003 – Carbon monoxide detectors

HB 2012 – Diploma of honor

HB 2017- Curriculum

HB 2026 – Teacher certification

HB 2048 – Health insurance portability

HB 2053 – Annual leave/sick leave

HB 2060 – Fee review

HB 2064 - Workers’ Compensation

HB 2084 - Workers’ Compensation

HB 2108 – World War II memorial

HB 2118 – School testing

HB 2119 – Teacher Preparation

HB 2120 – Student teachers

HB 2134 - Purchasing

HB 2172 – Administrative procedures

HB 2174 – State Regents; powers and duties

HB 2354 – Fire Marshal agents; education requirements

HB 2372 – Smoking in public places

HB 2384 – State Regents; powers and duties

HB 2385 – Insurance claims

HB 2428 – Open Records

HB 2438 – Support Higher Education license plates

HB 2489 – Flexible benefits

HB 2491 - Teachers’ Retirement

HB 2496 – Oklahoma Tuition Trust

HB 2498 - Workers’ Compensation

HB 2503 – Tax credit for college donations

HB 2504 – Tax credit for college research

HB 2523 - Telecommunications

HB 2528 – Educational indicators

HB 2555 – Student teachers

HB 2565 - Workers’ Compensation

HB 2583 – Affirmative action

HB 2597 – Health insurance; freedom of choice

HB 2599 – Health insurance; vision care

HB 2608 – Employee safety incentives

HB 2612 – Posting meeting agendas on web sites

HB 2613 - Mental illness

HB 2617 - Workers’ Compensation

HB 2625 – Health insurance; prescription coverage

HB 2631 – Jury duty

HB 2637 - Workers’ Compensation

HB 2661 – Private sector OneNet

HB 2685 – LearnPower 2000 Act

HB 2690 – Ten Commandments

HB 2707 – Tobacco settlement

HB 2719 - Legalizes raffles by charitable organizations

HB 2723 - Workers’ Compensation

HJR 1039 – Tobacco settlement

 

 

 

 

 

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


INDEX

BILLS OF INTEREST TO HIGHER EDUCATION

 

 

Administrative Hearings, SB 1500, HB 2495

Advanced placement, HB 2406, HB 2622

Agriculture

      Enhancement and Diversification Program, HB 2032

      Mediation services, SB 1078

      Seed Banks, SB 888

Albert, Carl, SCR 63

Alcoholic Beverage Laws Enforcement (ABLE) Commission agent’s education requirements, SB 1014, HB 1969

Alternative teacher certification, SB 1595

Answering machines, SB 824

Appropriations

      Agriculture Department for OSU extension service, SB 924

      Alliance for Geographic Education, SB 900

      Community Education Grants, SB 900

      Great Expectations Summer Institutes scholarships, SB 900

      Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST), SB 954, HB 2220, HB 2222, HB 2260, HB 2261

      Physician Manpower Training Commission, SB 954, HB 2249, HB 2251, HB 2260, HB 2261

      State Regents, SB 954, SB 984, HB 2249, HB 2250, HB 2260, HB 2261, HB 2263, HB 2278, HB 2283

      Teacher Preparation Commission, SB 900, SB 905, SB 954, HB 2260, HB 2261, HB 2277

      University Hospitals, SB 913, SB 918, SB 954, HB 2260, HB 2261

Art in Public Places, HB 2493

Asbestos abatement, SB 924

 

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

Board of Tests for Alcohol and Drug Influence, SB 866

Branch banking, HB 2676

Budgeting, HB 2290

 

Cabinet system, abolishment of, HB 2352

Cameron University campus in Duncan, HB 2624

Campus security, SB 1021

Capital Improvement Authority, SB 979

Capital projects, SB 974, SB 975, SB 979, SB 981

Certification of distinction, HB 2128

Charitable auctions, HB 1970

Climatological Survey, SB 863, HB 1849

College savings, SB 1211, HB 2681

Computer information, SB 1337

Concurrent enrollment, HB 2622

Confinement officer training, SB 1141

County Government Personnel Education and Training Comm., HB 1857

Curriculum, SB 1020, SB 1047, SB 1139, SB 1319, HB 2437, HB 2622, HB 2728

 

Deferred savings, SB 970

Dental hygienists, SB 1013

Diploma of honor, SB 1015, SB 1139, HB 2128, HB 2622, HB 2728

Disabled, HB 2356, HB 2586

Doctor, definition of, HB 2090

 

Electronic commerce, SB 1598, HB 2310, HB 2508

Employee, SB 897

      Benefits, SB 1410

      Contract, HB 1879

      Information, HB 1945

      Protection, HB 1462

      Temporary appointment, SB 969

EPSCoR, HB 2532

 

Fees, library, student activity, student health, SB 1305

 

Graduation requirements, HB 1977

Great Expectations Summer Institutes for Teachers, SB 843

 

Insurance, disability, HB 2454

Insurance, health, HB 2187

      Appeals, SB 1509

      Claims, SB 1472, SB 1511, HB 2582

      Dental care, SB 1408

      Emergency coverage, HB 2072

      Freedom of choice, HB 2559

Internal review, HB 2647

Liability, SB 1206, HB 2710

      Premiums, SB 1408

      Prescriptions, SB 1408

      Retirees' benefits, SB 990

      Vision care, SB 1396, HB 2183

International baccalaureate, SB 1139, HB 2406, HB 2622, HB 2728

Inventory, HB 2093

 

Jones, Bob, SCR 66

 

Laser safety, HB 1987

Leasing equipment, SB 1390

Leave, SB 1246

Licensed professional counselors, HB 2135

Literacy, Center for Study of, HB 2117

Literacy Initiatives Commission, SB 863, HB 1850, HB 1856

 

Nigh, George, Rehabilitation Institute, SB 1024

Northeastern State University, HB 2117

Northwestern Oklahoma State University, SR 45, SR 46

 

Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST), SB 1346, SB 1478

Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program (OHLAP), SB 1230

Oklahoma State University, SB 888, HB 1857, HB 2468

      College of Veterinary Medicine, HB 1170

      Cooperative Extension Service, SB 1078

      Foundation former Governor, Bob Jones, SCR 66

OneNet, HB 2600

Optometrists, HB 2183

 

Physician’s licensure, SB 1569

Planning, SB 972

Postage, HB 2093

Prepaid tuition, HB 2142

Privatization, SB 1004, SB 1049

Public construction, SB 1172, SB 1176, SB 1250

 

Reduction-in-Force, HB 1943

Religious freedom, SB 1162

Remedial courses, HB 1710

Research, SB 1346, HB 2532

Retirement, SB 991, SB 996, HB 1939

      Benefit increase, HB 2507

      Death benefits, HB 2302

      Earnings limit, SB 817

      Funding, HB 2591

      Health insurance, SB 990

      Organization dues, SB 1239

      Survey, HB 2371

      Tax exemption, SB 1308

 

Safety, SB 1021

Sanders, Jason, Rhodes Scholar, SR 44

School land funds, SB 1348

Sexual battery, HB 2121

Smoking in public places, HB 2529

Space program, HB 1937

Special Needs Scholarship, SB 788

State Anatomical Board, SB 868

Struckle, Joe, SR 45

Student loans, SB 1154

Student teachers, HB 2476

Sunset legislation, HB 1923

Surplus property, SB 1023, HB 1905

 

Tax

      Deduction for college savings plan contributions, HB 2681

      Exemption for

            Admission tickets, SB 1214

            Campus construction projects, SB 1216

            Computer equipment used for Internet service, SB 1364

            Institutional parking, SB 1057

            Interest income on tax-exempt obligations, SB 1389

            Retirement benefits, SB 1308

            Technology transfer, HB 1469

Teacher

      Certification, SB 849, SB 1392, SB 1595, HB 2016, HB 2728

      Forgivable loans, SB 1393

      Incentives, HB 2655

      Pay raise, HB 2653

      Preparation, SB 1237, HB 1799, HB 2476

Technology transfer, SB 1346

Telecommunications, SB 1178

Telemedicine, SB 1252, HB 1918, HB 1947

Testing, school, SB 875, SB 1080, SB 1446, HB 2600, HB 2620

Tobacco settlement, SB 974, SB 977, SB 978, SB 1045, SB 1404, HB 2022, HB 2291, HB 2423, HJR 1031

Tourism management internship, SB 930

Travel, HB 1942

Tuition

      Plan, HB 2142

      Scholarship, SB 788, SB 982, SB 1047, HB 2622

Tulsa Race Riot memorial park, HB 2468

 

University Hospitals, SB 1510

University of Oklahoma

      Climatological Survey, SB 863, HB 1849

      College of Public Health, HB 2125

      Student, Jason Sanders, SR 44

 

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

Voice mail, SB 824

 

Workers' Compensation, SB 1146, SB 1149, SB 1414, SB 1606, HB 2638

Workforce investment, HB 1967

World War II memorial, HB 1863


BILL SUMMARIES

 

Status Reported as of March 9, 2000

 

 

SENATE BILLS

 

SB 788 (Fisher/Kinnamon) - TUITION SCHOLARSHIP.  Establishes the Special Needs Scholarship Program under the authority of the State Regents for students who declare an intention to serve and who subsequently serve this state by teaching four years of secondary math or science or special education or shortage areas as determined by the Regents; provides that persons failing to meet requirements shall be liable for the sum of all scholarships received; requires execution of appropriate contracts and promissory notes.  The committee substitute requires that in order to graduate with a standard diploma, students must have three units in language arts, mathematics, science and social studies; provides that to be eligible to participate in the Oklahoma Tuition Scholarship Program, a student has to have graduated with a GPA of 3.0 or higher; repeals sections relating to diplomas of honor.  (70 § 698A)

      2/1/00   Senate introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/SB788_int.rtf

      2/23/00Title stricken

      2/23/00Senate Committee - Com Sub Passed - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb788_cs.rtf

      3/01/00Bill Passed – Senate  (43-0) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb788_engr.rtf

      3/6/00   Second Reading - Referred to House Education Committee

 

SB 817 (Milacek/McCarter) - RETIREMENT.  Increases to $18,000 the earnings limit for certain retired members of the Teachers’ Retirement System.  (70 § 17-116.10

      2/7/00   Senate introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/SB817_int.rtf

      2/22/00Title stricken

      2/22/00Senate Com - Passed as Amended - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb817_sflr.rtf

      2/28/00Title restored

      2/28/00Bill Amended and Passed Senate  (42-0) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb817_engr.rtf

      3/1/00   Second reading - Referred to House Retirement Laws Committee

 

SB 824 (Maddox/Paulk) - ANSWERING MACHINES/VOICE MAIL.  Requires that the primary telephone number at state agencies, including State System higher education institutions, centers and other constituent agencies, be answered by an agency employee during normal business hours; prohibits the use of an answering device on the primary telephone designated to receive calls from the public during normal business hours or forwarded to a telephone that is not answered by an employee; provides an exception to allow agencies to use answering devices to answer calls during other than normal business hours and calls to other numbers the agency maintains.  (74 § 3306) 

      2/7/00   Senate introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/SB824_int.rtf

      2/23/00Title stricken

      2/23/00Senate Committee - Passed as Amended - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb824_sflr.rtf

      3/1/00   Bill and Emergency Passed – Senate (41-2) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb824_engr.rtf

      3/6/00   Second Reading - Referred to House Appropriations & Budget Committee

 

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

      2/7/00   Senate introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/SB843_int.rtf

      2/14/00Senate Committee – Passed

      2/28/00Senate – Passed  (40-2) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb843_engr.rtf

      3/1/00   Second reading - Referred to House Education Committee

 

SB 849 (Crutchfield/McCarter) - TEACHER CERTIFICATION.  Modifies criteria for certification in early childhood education to allow certification of a person who has a child Development Associate credential and has at least five years’ experience as an early childhood educator with a Head Start program or with a public school in the state working in an early childhood education program for children four years of age and younger.  (70 § 11-103.7) 

      2/7/00   Senate introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/SB849_int.rtf

      2/14/00Title stricken

      2/14/00Senate Committee - Passed as Amended

      2/2800  Bill and Emergency Passed – Senate  (46-0) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb849_engr.rtf

      3/1/00   Second reading - Referred to House Education Committee

 

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

      2/7/00   Senate introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/SB863_int.rtf

      2/8/00   Senate Committee - Do Pass

      2/15/00Senate - Passed  (47-0) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb863_engr.rtf

      2/17/00Referred to House Govt Ops & Agency Oversight Committee

 

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

      2/7/00   Senate introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/SB866_int.rtf

      2/8/00   Senate Committee - Do Pass

      2/15/00Senate - Passed  (47-0) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb866_engr.rtf

      2/17/00Referred to House Govt Ops & Agency Oversight Committee

 

SB 868 (Harrison/Easley) - STATE ANATOMICAL BOARD. Re-creates until 2006  the State Anatomical Board. (47 § 759)

      2/7/00   Senate introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/SB868_int.rtf

      2/8/00   Senate Committee - Do Pass as Amended

      2/15/00Senate - Passed  (44-0) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb868_engr.rtf

      2/17/00Referred to House Govt Ops & Agency Oversight Committee

 

SB 875 (Williams/Staggs) - SCHOOL TESTING.  Modifies from the 2001-02 school year to the 1999-2000 school year the date for implementation of a norm-referenced test to be administered to fourth-grade students.  (70 § 1210.508)  Bill text: http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/SB875_int.rtf

      2/7/00   Senate introduced

      2/8/00   Referred to Senate Education Committee

      2/14/00Senate Committee - Do Pass as Amended

 

SB 888 (Muegge/Corn) - AGRICULTURE SEED BANKS.  Creates a 15-member Task Force on Agriculture Seed Banks, the membership of which includes the Dean of Oklahoma State University’s Division of Agriculture or a designee.

      2/7/00   Senate introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/SB888_int.rtf

      2/14/00Senate committee - Com Sub passed - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb888_scs.rtf

      2/28/00Senate - Passed  (42-0) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb888_engr.rtf

      3/1/00   Second reading - Referred to House Appropriations & Budget Committee

 

SB 897 (Morgan/Dunegan) - STATE PERSONNEL.  Modifies the time limit for an employer to pay wages to an employee to allow the state an additional seven working days after the end of a pay period; authorizes the Administrator of the Office of Personnel Management to purchase awards for presentation to state employees as part of employee recognition activities sponsored by OPM; authorizes performance-based salary adjustments; modifies other sections relating to the Oklahoma Personnel Act.  (62 § 7.10; 74 §§ 840-1.6A, 840-3.5, 840-5.5)

      2/7/00   Senate introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/SB897_int.rtf

      2/8/00   Referred to Senate Government Operations Committee

      2/24/00Title stricken

      2/24/00Senate Committee – Com Sub Passed - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb897_cs.rtf

 

SB 900 (Haney/Settle) - APPROPRIATIONS.  This is a shell bill appropriating to various education entities including the State Board of Education for scholarships to the Great Expectations Summer Institutes for Teachers, for grants for a community education consortium group which is associated with a State System institution, for monitoring programs for teacher applicants on a contract basis with a State System institution, for participation in the National Assessment of Educational Progress, for contracting with the Oklahoma Alliance for Geographic Education, and to the Teacher Preparation Commission.  (70 § 18.103.1)

      2/7/00   Senate introduced

      2/14/00Withdrawn from Appropriations; Direct to Calendar

      2/28/00Title stricken

      2/28/00Bill and Emergency Passed – Senate (45-0) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb900_engr.rtf

      3/1/00   Direct to House Calendar

 

SB 905 (Haney/Settle) - APPROPRIATIONS.  Provides budgetary limitations for the Teacher Preparation Commission.

      2/7/00   Senate introduced

      2/14/00Withdrawn from Appropriations; Direct to Calendar

      2/28/00Title stricken

      2/28/00Bill and Emergency Passed – Senate (45-0) – http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb905_engr.rtf

      3/1/00   Direct to House Calendar

 

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

      2/7/00   Senate introduced

      2/14/00Withdrawn from Appropriations; Direct to Calendar

      2/28/00Title stricken

      2/28/00Bill and Emergency Passed – Senate (45-0) – http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb913_engr.rtf

      3/1/00   Direct to House Calendar

 

SB 918 (Haney/Settle) - APPROPRIATIONS. Provides budgetary limitations for the University Hospitals Authority.

      2/7/00   Senate introduced

      2/14/00Withdrawn from Appropriations; Direct to Calendar

      2/28/00Title stricken

      2/28/00Bill and Emergency Passed – Senate (45-0) – http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb918_engr.rtf

      3/1/00   Direct to House Calendar

 

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

      2/7/00   Senate introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/SB924_int.rtf

      2/14/00Withdrawn from Appropriations; Direct to Calendar

      2/28/00Title stricken

      2/28/00Bill and Emergency Passed – Senate (45-0) – http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb924_engr.rtf

      3/1/00   Direct to House Calendar

 

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

      2/7/00   Senate introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/SB930_int.rtf

      2/14/00Withdrawn from Appropriations; Direct to Calendar

      2/28/00Title stricken

      2/28/00Bill and Emergency Passed – Senate (45-0) – http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb930_engr.rtf

      3/1/00   Direct to House Calendar

 

SB 954 (Haney/Settle) - APPROPRIATIONS/STATE REGENTS/PMTC/OCAST/TEACHER PREP/UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS.  This is a general appropriations bill which appropriates to the State Regents, the Physician Manpower Training Commission, the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST), Teacher Preparation Commission and the University Hospitals Authority. 

      2/7/00   Senate introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/SB954_int.rtf

      2/14/00Withdrawn from Appropriations; Direct to Calendar

      2/28/00Title stricken

      2/28/00Bill and Emergency Passed – Senate (46-0) – http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb954_engr.rtf

      3/1/00   Direct to House Calendar

 

SB 969 (Haney/Settle) - TEMPORARY APPOINTMENT.  Merges provisions of duplicate sections relating to unclassified service.  (74 § 840-5.5) 

      2/7/00   Senate introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/SB969_int.rtf

      2/14/00Withdrawn from Appropriations; Direct to Calendar

      2/28/00Title stricken

      2/28/00Bill and Emergency Passed – Senate (46-0) – http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb969_engr.rtf

      3/1/00   Direct to House Calendar

 

SB 970 (Haney/Settle) - DEFERRED SAVINGS.  Merges provisions of duplicate sections relating to the Oklahoma State Employees Deferred Savings Incentive Plan.  (74 § 1707)

      2/7/00   Senate introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/SB970_int.rtf

      2/14/00Withdrawn from Appropriations; Direct to Calendar

      2/28/00Title stricken

      2/28/00Bill and Emergency Passed – Senate (46-0) – http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb970_engr.rtf

      3/1/00   Direct to House Calendar

 

SB 972 (Haney/Settle) - STRATEGIC PLANNING.  This is a shell bill relating to agency strategic plans.  (62 § 45.3)

      2/7/00   Senate introduced

      2/14/00Withdrawn from Appropriations; Direct to Calendar

      2/28/00Title stricken

      2/28/00Bill and Emergency Passed – Senate (46-0) – http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb972_engr.rtf

      3/1/00   Direct to House Calendar

 

SB 974 (Haney/Settle) - CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT/TOBACCO SETTLEMENT.  This is a shell bill authorizing the Department of Central Services to expend certain monies in the Capital Improvement Revolving Fund for site location, design and architectural work for projects funded by the Tobacco Settlement Revolving Fund as approved by the Long-Range Capital Planning Commission and the Contingency Review Board.

      2/7/00   Senate introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/SB974_int.rtf

      2/14/00Withdrawn from Appropriations; Direct to Calendar

      2/28/00Title stricken

      2/28/00Bill and Emergency Passed – Senate (46-0) – http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb974_engr.rtf

      3/1/00   Direct to House Calendar

 

SB 975 (Haney/Settle) - CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT/STATE REGENTS.  This is a shell bill authorizing the Department of Central Services to expend certain monies in the Capital Improvement Revolving Fund for site location, design and architectural work for projects of the State Regents as approved by the Long-Range Capital Planning Commission and the Contingency Review Board. 

      2/7/00   Senate introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/SB975_int.rtf

      2/14/00Withdrawn from Appropriations; Direct to Calendar

      2/28/00Title stricken

      2/28/00Bill and Emergency Passed – Senate (46-0) – http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb975_engr.rtf

      3/1/00   Direct to House Calendar

 

SB 977 (Haney/Settle) - TOBACCO SETTLEMENT.  Creates a Tobacco Settlement Revolving Fund comprising monies received by the state in settlement of claims against tobacco manufacturers; requires legislative appropriation for expenditure of such funds. (62 § 277.3) 

      2/7/00   Senate introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/SB977_int.rtf

      2/14/00Withdrawn from Appropriations; Direct to Calendar

      2/28/00Title stricken

      2/28/00Bill and Emergency Passed – Senate (46-0) – http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb977_engr.rtf

      3/1/00   Direct to House Calendar

 

SB 978 (Haney/Settle) - TOBACCO SETTLEMENT.  Creates a Tobacco Settlement Revolving Fund comprising monies received by the state in settlement of claims against tobacco manufacturers; requires legislative appropriation for expenditure of such funds. (62 § 277.3) 

      2/7/00   Senate introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/SB978_int.rtf

      2/14/00Withdrawn from Appropriations; Direct to Calendar

      2/28/00Title stricken

      2/28/00Bill and Emergency Passed – Senate (46-0) – http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb978_engr.rtf

      3/1/00   Direct to House Calendar

 

SB 979 (Haney/Settle) - CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT.  This is a shell bill relating to the Capital Improvement Authority.  (73 § 301) 

      2/7/00   Senate introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/SB979_int.rtf

      2/14/00Withdrawn from Appropriations; Direct to Calendar

      2/28/00Title stricken

      2/28/00Bill and Emergency Passed – Senate (46-0) – http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb979_engr.rtf

      3/1/00   Direct to House Calendar

 

SB 981 (Haney/Settle) – HIGHER EDUCATION CAPITAL FUND.  Deletes obsolete language relating to the Higher Education Capital Fund and to gross production tax apportionment. (62 § 41.29d, 68 § 1004) 

      2/7/00   Senate introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/SB981_int.rtf

      2/14/00Withdrawn from Appropriations; Direct to Calendar

      2/28/00Title stricken

      2/28/00Bill and Emergency Passed – Senate (46-0) – http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb981_engr.rtf

      3/1/00   Direct to House Calendar

 

SB 982 (Haney/Settle) - TUITION SCHOLARSHIP.  Deletes obsolete language relating to the Oklahoma Tuition Scholarship Fund and to gross production tax apportionment. (62 § 41.29e, 68 § 1004)  Bill text:

      2/7/00   Senate introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/SB982_int.rtf

      2/14/00Withdrawn from Appropriations; Direct to Calendar

      2/28/00Title stricken

      2/28/00Bill and Emergency Passed – Senate (46-0) – http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb982_engr.rtf

      3/1/00   Direct to House Calendar

 

SB 984 (Haney/Settle) - APPROPRIATIONS.  This is a shell bill appropriating to the State Regents. 

      2/7/00   Senate introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/SB984_int.rtf

      2/14/00Withdrawn from Appropriations; Direct to Calendar

      2/28/00Title stricken

      2/28/00Bill and Emergency Passed – Senate (46-0) – http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb984_engr.rtf

      3/1/00   Direct to House Calendar

 

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

      2/7/00   Senate introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/SB990_int.rtf

      2/16/00Title stricken

      2/16/00Senate Com - Passed as Amended - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb990_sflr.rtf

      3/8/00   Bill Passed – Senate  (39-0) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb990_engr.rtf

 

SB 991 (Morgan/Wells) - RETIREMENT.  Changes the effective date of a 1999 measure relating to retirement to July 1, 2001. 

      2/7/00   Senate introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/SB991_int.rtf

      2/16/00Title stricken

      2/16/00Senate Committee - Passed as Amended - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb991_sflr.rtf

      2/29/00Bill and Emergency Passed – Senate (45-0) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb991_engr.rtf

      3/2/00   Second Reading - Referred to House Retirement Laws Committee

 

SB 996 (Morgan/Adair) - RETIREMENT.  Deletes obsolete language relating to the Teachers’ Retirement System.  The committee substitute allows an OTRS member who was employed in an adjunct position in a State System institution to purchase a maximum five years’ credit for such employment; allows one year of service credit to be purchased for any calendar year in which the member worked 28 credit hours or more in such position.  (70 § 17-116.16)

      2/7/00   Senate introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/SB996_int.rtf

      2/16/00Title stricken

      2/16/00Senate Committee – Com Sub Passed – http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb996_cs.rtf

      3/6/00   Bill Passed – Senate  (42-0) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb996_engr.rtf

      3/8/00   Second Reading - Referred to House Retirement Laws Committee

 

SB 1004 (Leftwich/Vaughn)- PRIVATIZATION OF STATE FUNCTIONS.  Requires agencies, before contracting to privatize a function, to determine the fully allocated cost of the current service delivery system and the existence of an adequate number of vendors to assure the presence of a competitive market; requires an agency to provide its employees with a consultant to help prepare an employee proposal or training on proposal preparation; requires that proposals submitted by agency employees be considered simultaneously in the bid or proposal process with non-employee bids and proposals; requires the agency, when evaluating bids and proposals from private vendors and employees, to consider the full cost of privatizing, including the cost of contract implementation and monitoring and transitional costs; requires the agency to certify that the privatization is at least 10 percent below the cost of state operation and that it maintains quality services.  (74 § 589) 

      2/7/00   Senate introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/SB1004_int.rtf

      2/23/00Title stricken

      2/23/00Senate Com - Passed as Amended - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1004_sflr.rtf

      3/8/00   Bill Passed – Senate  (39-6) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1004_engr.rtf

 

SB 1013 (Long/Gray) - DENTAL HYGIENISTS.  Authorizes the Board of Dentistry to prescribe services that dental hygienists can perform; specifies that organized health services that may employ registered hygienists may include educational facilities, long-term care facilities, nursing homes, home health agencies, group homes serving the elderly, handicapped or juveniles, state-operated institutions, federal, state or local public health facilities and other facilities deemed appropriate by the board.  (59 § 328.34) 

      2/7/00   Senate introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/SB1013_int.rtf

      2/14/00Senate committee - Passed - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1013_sflr.rtf

      3/1/00   Title stricken

      3/1/00   Bill Amended and Passed – Senate  (43-0) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1013_engr.rtf

      3/6/00   Second Reading - Referred to House Public Health Committee

 

SB 1014 (Wilkerson/Hilliard) - ABLE AGENTS/EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS.  Requires that Alcoholic Beverage Laws Enforcement (ABLE) Commission agents appointed beginning July 1, 2000, be at least 21 years of age and have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.  (37 § 570) 

      2/7/00   Senate introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/SB1014_int.rtf

      2/14/00Senate committee – Passed - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1014_sflr.rtf

      3/8/00   Bill Passed – Senate  (44-0) – http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1014_engr.rtf

 

SB 1015 (Williams/Roberts) - DIPLOMA OF HONOR.  Clarifies language relating to the diploma of honor and curriculum standards for high-school graduation.  (70 § 11-103.2c)

      2/7/00   Senate introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/SB1015_int.rtf

      2/14/00Title stricken

      2/14/00Senate committee - Passed as Amended

      3/1/00   Bill and Emergency Passed – Senate (42-0) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1015_engr.rtf

      3/6/00   Second Reading - Referred to House Education Committee

 

SB 1020 (Leftwich/Roberts) - CURRICULUM.  Expands math electives in high-school-graduation curriculum requirements to include economics.  (70 § 11-103.6)

      2/7/00   Senate introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/SB1020_int.rtf

      2/21/00Title stricken

      2/21/00Senate Com - Passed as Amended - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1020_sflr.rtf

      3/1/00   Bill and Emergency Passed – Senate (44-1) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1020_engr.rtf

      3/6/00   Second Reading - Referred to House Education Committee

 

SB 1021 (Maddox/Nations) - CAMPUS SECURITY.  Authorizes the governing board of an institution of learning to order disruptive persons to leave the premises; increases from 30 days to one year the period of prohibition after being ordered removed from an institution; provides for a grievance or appeal procedure.  (21 § 1376)

      2/7/00   Senate introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/SB1021_int.rtf

      2/28/00Senate Com - Passed - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1021_sflr.rtf

 

SB 1023 (Shurden/Leist) - SURPLUS COMPUTERS.  Requires that local school districts be given an opportunity to request state-agency surplus computers and computer equipment.  (74 § 62.4) 

      2/7/00   Senate introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/SB1023_int.rtf

      2/24/00Senate Committee – Passed - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1023_sflr.rtf

      3/6/00   Title stricken

      3/6/00   Bill Amended and Passed – Senate  (44-0) – http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1023_engr.rtf

      3/8/00   Second Reading - Referred to House Education Committee

 

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

      2/7/00   Senate introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/SB1024_int.rtf

      2/16/00Title stricken

      2/16/00Senate Committee – Com Sub Passed - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1024_cs.rtf

      3/1/00   Bill and Emergency Passed – Senate (41-0) – http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1024_engr.rtf

      3/6/00   Second Reading - Referred to House Retirement Laws Committee

 

SB 1045 (Haney/Settle) - TOBACCO SETTLEMENT.  Modifies the mandated apportionment for monies received by the Attorney General on behalf of the state to provide an exemption for sums received pursuant to the master settlement agreement entered into by the state and leading U.S. tobacco products manufacturers. (74 § 19) 

      2/7/00   Senate introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/SB1045_int.rtf

      2/28/00Senate Committee – Passed - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1045_sflr.rtf

      3/8/00   Bill Passed – Senate  (47-0) – http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1045_engr.rtf

 

SB 1047 (Shurden/Leist) - CURRICULUM/Tuition Scholarship.  Amendments to HB 1759; relates to high school graduation requirements and eligibility for Oklahoma Tuition Scholarship Program.  The committee substitute deletes 4-3-3-3 curriculum for 2002-2003 school year; expresses legislative intent that Oklahoma history be included in social studies core curriculum; modifies qualification for Oklahoma Tuition Scholarship program to delete diploma of honor and require a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

      2/7/00   Senate introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/SB1047_int.rtf

      2/21/00Title stricken

      2/21/00Senate Committee – Com Sub Passed - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1047_cs.rtf

      3/9/00   Bill Passed – Senate  (32-14)

 

SB 1049 (Rabon/Sellers) - PRIVATIZATION.  Requires state agencies having a budget of $50,000 or more, before contracting to privatize a function, to perform a cost/benefit analysis and provide a copy of the report to the Department of Central Services; requires Central Services to make certain findings.  (74 §§ 588, 588.1, 589) 

      2/7/00   Senate introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/SB1049_int.rtf

      2/23/00Title stricken

      2/23/00Senate Com - Passed as Amended - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1049_sflr.rtf

      3/1/00   Bill and Emergency Passed – Senate (37-7) – http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1049_engr.rtf

      3/6/00   Second Reading - Referred to House Govt Ops & Agency Oversight Committee

 

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

      2/7/00   Senate introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/SB1057_int.rtf

      2/22/00Senate Committee – Passed - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1057_sflr.rtf

      3/6/00   Bill Passed – Senate  (47-0) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1057_engr.rtf

      3/8/00   Second Reading - Referred to House Revenue & Taxation Committee

 

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

      2/7/00   Senate introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/SB1078_int.rtf

      2/21/00Title stricken

      2/21/00Senate Com – Passed as Amended - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1078_sflr.rtf

      3/8/00   Bill Passed – Senate  (48-0) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1078_engr.rtf

 

SB 1080 (Laughlin/Erwin) - SCHOOL TESTING.  Directs the development and administration of a comprehensive criterion-referenced test as an indication of certain competencies.  (70 § 1210.508)

      2/7/00   Senate introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/SB1080_int.rtf

      2/21/00Title stricken

      2/21/00Senate committee - Passed as Amended

 

SB 1100 (Stipe/Tyler) - PUBLIC BIDDING.  Removes the felony penalty for the disclosure by a public agency of the terms of a bid submitted in response to a bid notice in advance of the time set for the opening of all bids.  (61 §§ 116, 118)

      2/7/00   Senate introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/SB1100_int.rtf

      2/22/00Senate Committee – Passed as Amended

      3/6/00   Bill Passed – Senate  (43-0) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1100_engr.rtf

      3/8/00   Second Reading - Referred to House Transportation Committee

 

SB 1139 (Crutchfield/McCarter) - CURRICULUM.  Expands the core curriculum; adds requirement for certain technology and arts courses; provides for international baccalaureate courses; establishes requirements for a diploma with honor.  (70 §§ 11-103.6, 11-103.2c) 

      2/7/00   Senate introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/SB1139_int.rtf

      2/21/00Title stricken

      2/21/00Senate Com – Passed as Amended - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1139_sflr.rtf

      3/2/00   Bill and Emergency Passed – Senate (42-0) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1139_engr.rtf

      3/7/00   Second Reading - Referred to House Education Committee

 

SB 1141 (Helton) - CONFINEMENT OFFICER TRAINING.  Requires that training and seminars for certification for confinement officers be conducted in vo-tech schools, higher education institutions, or other approved sites.  (59 § 1751.3)

      2/7/00   Senate introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/SB1141_int.rtf

      2/21/00Title stricken

      2/21/00Senate Committee – Passed as Amended - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1141_sflr.rtf

 

SB 1146 (Stipe/Mass) - WORKERS’ COMPENSATION.  Provides for representation before the Workers’ Compensation Court.  (85 §§ 3.3a, 3.4)

      2/7/00   Senate introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/SB1146_int.rtf

      2/17/00Senate Committee - Passed

      3/8/00   Bill Passed – Senate  (44-0) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1146_engr.rtf

 

SB 1149 (Henry/Askins) - WORKERS’ COMPENSATION.  Reorganizes language providing for compensation for job-related illness and injuries under the Workers’ Compensation Act.  (85 §§ 22, 22a, 22a.1/22a.13) 

      2/7/00   Senate introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/SB1149_int.rtf

      2/24/00Title stricken

      2/24/00Senate Com – Passed as Amended - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1149_sflr.rtf

      2/29/00Bill and Emergency Passed – Senate (29-16)

 

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

      2/7/00   Senate introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/SB1154_int.rtf

      2/14/00Senate committee – Passed - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1154_sflr.rtf

      3/6/00   Bill Passed – Senate  (44-0) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1154_engr.rtf

      3/8/00   Second Reading - Referred to House Insurance Committee

 

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

      2/7/00   Senate introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/SB1162_int.rtf

      2/15/00Senate Committee - Passed as Amended

      3/6/00   Bill Passed – Senate  (45-0) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1162_engr.rtf

      3/8/00   Second Reading - Referred to House Rules Committee

 

SB 1172 (Robinson/Paulk) - PUBLIC BIDDING.  Increases from $13,500 to $25,000 the public construction contract amount above which the contractor must furnish a bond or irrevocable letter of credit and certified check equal to 5 percent of the bid.  (61 § 1, 107)

      2/7/00   Senate introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/SB1172_int.rtf

      2/21/00Title stricken

      2/21/00Senate Committee – Passed as Amended - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1172_sflr.rtf

      3/8/00   Bill Passed – Senate  (48-0) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1172_engr.rtf

 

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

      2/7/00   Senate introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/SB1176_int.rtf

      2/14/00Senate Com - Passed as Amended http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1176_sflr.rtf

      3/8/00   Bill Passed – Senate  (45-0) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1176_engr.rtf

 

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

      2/7/00   Senate introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/SB1178_int.rtf

      2/22/00Senate Committee – Passed - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1178_sflr.rtf

      3/8/00   Bill Passed – Senate  (42-1) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1178_engr.rtf

 

SB 1206 (Henry/Settle) - HEALTH INSURANCE.  Enacts the "Health Care Liability Act”; makes health insurance carriers, health maintenance organizations and other managed care entities liable for damages for harm to an insured or enrollee proximately caused by health care treatment decisions made by its employees, agents or representatives acting on its behalf.   The amendment changes the act to “The HMO Reform and Accountability Act” and adds and deletes language. (76 §§ 21.1/21.4) 

      2/7/00   Senate introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/SB1206_int.rtf

      2/15/00Title stricken

      2/15/00Senate Com - Passed as Amended - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1206_sflr.rtf

 

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

      2/7/00   Senate introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/SB1211_int.rtf

      2/16/00Senate committee - Passed - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1211_sflr.rtf

      3/7/00   Bill Passed – Senate  (44-0) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1211_engr.rtf

 

SB 1214 (Morgan/Nations) - SALES TAX/ADMISSION TICKETS.  Exempts sales tax for campus activity admission tickets, provided revenue is used for gender equity purposes.  (68 § 1356)

      2/7/00   Senate introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/SB1214_int.rtf

      2/15/00Title stricken

      2/16/00Senate Com - Passed as Amended - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1214_sflr.rtf

 

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

      2/7/00   Senate introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/SB1216_int.rtf

      2/15/00Title stricken

      2/15/00Senate Com - Passed as Amended - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1216_sflr.rtf

      3/6/00   Bill Passed – Senate  (42-0) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1216_engr.rtf

      3/8/00   Second Reading - Referred to House Revenue & Taxation Committee

 

SB 1230 (Horner/Stites) - Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program (OHLAP).  Modifies the Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Act (OHLAP); changes the term “general enrollment fees” to “resident tuition”; allows Oklahoma residents attending a public high school in a bordering state pursuant to approval of the State Board of Education to participate in the program upon approval of the Chancellor.  (70 §§ 2602/2604, 3953.1)

      2/7/00   Senate introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/SB1230_int.rtf

      2/23/00Senate Com – Com Sub Passed - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1230_cs.rtf

      2/29/00Bill and Emergency Passed – Senate  (46-0) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1230_engr.rtf

      3/2/00   Second Reading - Referred to House Appropriations & Budget Committee

 

SB 1237 (Williams/Paulk) - TEACHER PREPARATION.  Authorizes the Teacher Preparation Commission to reimburse teachers for fees paid for successful completion of competency examinations upon such teacher contracting to teach with an Oklahoma public school. (70 § 6-188)

      2/7/00   Senate introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/SB1237_int.rtf

      2/23/00Title stricken

      2/23/00Senate Com - Passed as Amended - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1237_sflr.rtf

      3/01/00Bill Passed – Senate  (42-0) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1237_engr.rtf

      3/6/00   Second Reading - Referred to House Appropriations & Budget Committee

 

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

      2/7/00   Senate introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/SB1239_int.rtf

      2/16/00Title stricken

      2/16/00Senate Committee - Com Sub Passed - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1239_cs.rtf

      3/01/00Bill Passed – Senate  (29-15) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1239_engr.rtf

      3/6/00   Second Reading - Referred to House Retirement Laws Committee

 

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

      2/7/00   Senate introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/SB1246_int.rtf

      2/23/00Title stricken

      2/23/00Senate Com - Passed as Amended - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1246_sflr.rtf

      3/6/00   Bill Passed – Senate  (47-0) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1246_engr.rtf

      3/8/00   Second Reading - Referred to House Appropriations & Budget Committee

 

SB 1250 (Robinson/Paulk) - PUBLIC CONSTRUCTION.  Requires state agencies to use consultant and construction contract forms that the Department of Central Services requires to award contracts for designs to construct, renovate, alter, repair, maintain or improve real property or fixtures of real property of the state. (61 §§ 60, 202)

      2/7/00   Senate introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/SB1250_int.rtf

      2/22/00Title stricken

      2/22/00Senate Com - Passed as Amended - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1250_sflr.rtf

      3/9/00   Bill Passed – Senate  (25-21)

 

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

      2/7/00   Senate introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/SB1252_int.rtf

      2/22/00Title stricken

      2/22/00Senate Com - Passed as Amended - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1252_sflr.rtf

 

SB 1305 (Hobson/Wells) – SPECIAL FEES.  Raises the cap on library automation and materials fees at State System institutions from $1.50 to $2.25 per semester credit hour; raises the cap on student activity fees from $42 to $45 per semester and the cap on student health care fees from $46 to $54.  The committee substitute also raises the cap on the maximum fee for student service facilities, such as student union, infirmary and stadium from $4.30 to $6.40.  (70 §§ 3218.11, 3218.12)

      2/7/00   Senate introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/SB1305_int.rtf

      2/23/00Title stricken

      2/23/00Senate Committee – Com Sub Passed - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1305_cs.rtf

      3/6/00   Bill Passed – Senate  (46-1) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1305_engr.rtf

      3/8/00   Second Reading - Referred to House Appropriations & Budget Committee

 

SB 1308 (Dunlap/Taylor) - Retirement.  Provides for a one-time income tax exemption for certain lump-sum distributions, deferred compensation plans or gains from employer-provided stock options exercised after retirement.  (68 § 2358)

      2/7/00   Senate introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/SB1308_int.rtf

      2/22/00Title stricken

      2/22/00Senate Committee – Com Sub Passed - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1308_cs.rtf

      3/8/00   Bill Passed – Senate  (45-0) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1308_engr.rtf

 

SB 1319 (Johnson/Winchester) - CURRICULUM.  Expands high school graduation curriculum requirements to include one-half additional unit in Oklahoma history; specifies requirements for a standard diploma; provides for credit of certain correspondence courses.  (70 §§ 11-103.2c, 11-103.6) 

      2/7/00   Senate introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/SB1319_int.rtf

      2/21/00Title stricken

      2/21/00Senate Com – Passed as Amended - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1319_sflr.rtf

      2/29/00Bill and Emergency Passed – Senate (47-0) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1319_engr.rtf

      3/2/00   Second Reading - Referred to House Education Committee

 

SB 1337 (Coffee/Askins) - COMPUTER INFORMATION.  Creates the Oklahoma Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act; provides requirements for agreements to create, modify, transfer or license computer information or information rights in computer information.  (12A § 14-101/14-114) 

      2/7/00   Senate introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/SB1337_int.rtf

      2/22/00Title stricken

      2/22/00Senate Com – Passed as Amended - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1337_sflr.rtf

 

SB 1346 (Snyder/Morgan) - ALLOCATIONS/RESEARCHERS/TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER.  States legislative intent that the State Regents allocate $1 million in support of each Nobel Laureate, $500,000 in support of each Hughes Investigator and $250,000 in support of each National Science Foundation Fellow employed at institutions of the State System; authorizes the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST) to contract for establishment, management and oversight of special projects in technology transfer.  (70 §§ 3241, 5060.30)

      2/7/00   Senate introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/SB1346_int.rtf

      2/23/00Title stricken

      2/23/00Senate Com - Passed as Amended - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1346_sflr.rtf

      3/6/00   Title stricken

      3/6/00   Floor substitute Adopted, Amended and Passed – Senate  (45-0) – http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1346_engr.rtf

      3/8/00   Second Reading - Referred to House Appropriations & Budget Committee

 

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

      2/7/00   Senate introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/SB1348_int.rtf

      2/23/00Senate Committee – Com Sub Passed - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1348_cs.rtf

      3/01/00Bill Passed – Senate  (44-1) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1348_engr.rtf

      3/6/00   Second Reading - Referred to House Appropriations & Budget Committee

 

SB 1364 (Monson/Rice) - SALES TAX EXEMPTION/COMPUTER EQUIPMENT.  Provides a sales tax exemption for routers, servers and modems, operating software and replacement parts used to provide Internet services that are sold, leased or rented to or used by an Internet service provider in the conduct of an Internet service business.  (68:1352, 1357)

      2/7/00   Senate introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/SB1364_int.rtf

      2/22/00Title stricken

      2/22/00Senate Com - Passed as Amended - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1364_sflr.rtf

      3/8/00   Bill Passed – Senate  (37-6) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1364_engr.rtf

 

SB 1389 (Henry/Beutler) - INCOME TAX EXEMPTION.  Modifies adjustments to taxable income to exclude interest income on tax-exempt obligations issued by or on behalf of the state or a political subdivision.  (68 § 2358)

      2/7/00   Senate introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/SB1389_int.rtf

      2/15/00Title stricken

      2/16/00Senate Com - Passed as Amended - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1389_sflr.rtf

      3/7/00   Bill Passed – Senate  (44-0) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1389_engr.rtf

 

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

      2/7/00   Senate introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/SB1390_int.rtf

      2/8/00   Referred to Senate Finance Committee

      2/22/00Senate Committee – Com Sub Passed - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1390_cs.rtf

      3/6/00   Bill and Emergency Passed – Senate (47-0) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1390_engr.rtf

      3/8/00   Second Reading - Referred to House Revenue & Taxation Committee

 

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

      2/7/00   Senate introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/SB1392_int.rtf

      2/21/00Title stricken

      2/21/00Senate Com - Passed as Amended - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1392_sflr.rtf

      2/28/00Bill Passed – Senate  (35-9) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1392_engr.rtf

      3/1/00   Second reading - Referred to House Education Committee

 

SB 1393 (Ford/Bryant) - TEACHER FORGIVABLE LOANS.  States legislative intent that the State Regents establish a teacher forgivable loan program for students planning to teach math or science in an Oklahoma public secondary school.  (70 § 698.3)

      2/7/00   Senate introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/SB1393_int.rtf

      2/23/00Senate Committee – Com Sub Passed - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1393_cs.rtf

      3/6/00   Title stricken

      3/6/00   Bill Amended and Passed – Senate  (47-0) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1393_engr.rtf

      3/8/00   Second Reading - Referred to House Appropriations & Budget Committee

 

SB 1396 (Monson/Askins) - HEALTH INSURANCE.  Adds annual eye exams to the basic plan offered pursuant to the State Employees Benefits Act; specifies calculation for the excess flexible benefit allowance. (74 §§ 1363/1365, 1370, 1371)

      2/7/00   Senate introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/SB1396_int.rtf

      2/23/00Title stricken

      2/23/00Senate Com – Com Sub Passed – http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1396_cs.rtf

      3/01/00Bill Passed – Senate  (32-13) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1396_engr.rtf

      3/6/00   Second Reading - Referred to House Rules Committee

 

SB 1404 (Taylor/Benson) - TOBACCO SETTLEMENT.  Creates a Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust Fund; requires the board of directors to make decisions regarding investment of trust monies and to review and make recommendations to the legislature regarding expenditure of investment income.  (62 § 280)

      2/7/00   Senate introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/SB1404_int.rtf

      2/23/00Title stricken

      2/23/00Senate Com - Passed as Amended - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1404_sflr.rtf

      3/6/00   Bill Passed – Senate  (45-1) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1404_engr.rtf

      3/8/00   Second Reading - Referred to House Appropriations & Budget Committee

 

SB 1408 (Monson/Askins) - HEALTH INSURANCE.  Requires that the monthly premiums for certain health-care plans be the same for active employees as for retirees under 65 years of age; requires the Board to offer mail-order prescriptions and to provide a maximum calendar-year benefit for the state dental plan of no less than $2,000.  The committee substitute increases the OSEEGIB board to 11 members.  (74 §§ 1304, 1306, 1371)

      2/7/00   Senate introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/SB1408_int.rtf

      2/23/00Title stricken

      2/23/00Senate Com – Com Sub Passed - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1408_sflr.rtf

      3/01/00Bill Passed – Senate  (31-12); Emergency failed - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1408_engr.rtf

      3/6/00   Second Reading - Referred to House Rules Committee

 

SB 1410 (Monson/Askins) - EMPLOYEES BENEFITS.  Modifies the state employee benefit allowance to the greater of $262.19 per month or an amount equal to the average price of all high-option plans offered.  (74 § 1370)

      2/7/00   Senate introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/SB1410_int.rtf

      2/22/00Title stricken

      2/22/00Senate Com – Com Sub Passed – http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1410_cs.rtf

      3/2/00   Bill Passed – Senate (31-10) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1410_engr.rtf

      3/7/00   Second Reading - Referred to House Rules Committee

 

SB 1414 (Henry/Ervin) - WORKERS' COMPENSATION.  Provides for liability of the employer or the employer's insurance carrier for the degree of percent of disability which would have resulted from the subsequent injury if there had been no preexistent impairment.  (85 § 3, 10, 22, 42, 92, 172/175)

      2/7/00   Senate introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/SB1414_int.rtf

      2/22/00Title stricken

      2/22/00Senate Com – Passed as Amended - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1414_sflr.rtf

      3/7/00   Bill Passed – Senate  (43-1) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1414_engr.rtf

 

SB 1446 (Wilcoxson/Winchester) - SCHOOL TESTING.  Requires the development and implementation of a comprehensive system of student assessment; outlines requirements of the system; removes the requirement for criterion-referenced tests after the 2000-01 school year.  (70 § 1210.508) 

      2/7/00   Senate introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/SB1446_int.rtf

      2/21/00Title stricken

      2/21/00Senate Committee – Com Sub Passed - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1446_cs.rtf

      3/02/00Bill Passed – Senate  (37-4) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1446_engr.rtf

      3/7/00   Second Reading - Referred to House Appropriations & Budget Committee

 

SB 1472 (Morgan/Erwin) - HEALTH INSURANCE.  Decreases from 60 to 30 days the time period after which, if an insurance claim is not paid, the insurer shall pay interest.  (36 § 1219)

      2/7/00   Senate introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/SB1472_int.rtf

      2/22/00Senate Committee – Passed - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1472_sflr.rtf

 

SB 1478 (Snyder/Morgan) - Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST).  Clarifies language relating to the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST).  The committee substitute creates the 15-member Science and Technology Council to search for, review and identify targeted market opportunities for Oklahoma; creates the Science and Technology Council Revolving Fund.  (74 §§ 5060.40, 5060.41)

      2/7/00   Senate introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/SB1478_int.rtf

      2/22/00Senate Com – Com Sub Passed – http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1478_cs.rtf

      3/6/00   Bill Passed – Senate  (38-5) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1478_engr.rtf

      3/8/00   Second Reading - Referred to House Appropriations & Budget Committee

 

SB 1500 (Henry/Braddock) - ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS.  Enacts the “Administrative Hearings Act;” creates the Administrative Hearings Panel to exercise the judicial authority of state agencies, boards and commissions; provides for chief executive officer and administrative hearing officers; repeals section relating to stays of enforcement of certain agency decisions pending review.  (75 §§ 318, 323) 

      2/7/00   Senate introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/SB1500_int.rtf

      2/22/00Title stricken

      2/22/00Senate Com – Passed as Amended - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1500_sflr.rtf

      3/8/00   Bill Passed – Senate  (45-1) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1500_engr.rtf

 

SB 1509 (Fisher/Boyd) - HEALTH INSURANCE.  Enacts the “Health Benefit Plan Internal Appeals Act”; requires health benefit plans to offer levels of appeal.  (63 §§ 2529.1/2529.8)

      2/7/00   Senate introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/SB1509_int.rtf

      2/24/00Title stricken

      2/24/00Senate Com - Passed as Amended - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1509_sflr.rtf

 

SB 1510 (Dunlap/Miller) - UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS.  Requires that hospital services of the University Hospitals be provided without cost to the Department of Corrections.  (43A § 3-701)

      2/7/00   Senate introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/SB1510_int.rtf

      2/16/00Title stricken

      2/23/00Senate Com - Passed as Amended - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1510_sflr.rtf

      3/8/00   Bill Passed – Senate  (44-0) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1510_engr.rtf

 

SB 1511 (Long/Erwin) - HEALTH INSURANCE.  Modifies claims reimbursement time period under the State and Education Employees Group Insurance Plan from 45 days to 30.  (63 § 2514)

      2/7/00   Senate introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/SB1511_int.rtf

      2/23/00Title stricken

      2/23/00Senate Com - Passed as Amended - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1511_sflr.rtf

      3/9/00   Bill Passed – Senate  (41-1)

 

SB 1569 (Monson/Mitchell) – PHYSICIAN LICENSURE.  Requires persons applying for licensure or re-licensure as physicians, at the time of application, to provide certain information including the names and addresses of all medical or professional schools or other institutions of higher learning attended by the physician, the date of graduation and any graduate education, internships, residencies or fellowships received by the applicant.  (63 §§ 1-121.1/1-121.2)

      2/7/00   Senate introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/SB1569_int.rtf

      2/14/00Title stricken

      2/14/00Senate Com - Passed as Amended – http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1569_sflr.rtf

      2/29/00Bill and Emergency Passed – Senate (25-17) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1569_engr.rtf

      3/2/00   Second Reading - Referred to House Public Health Committee

 

SB 1580 (Snyder/Miller) – TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER.  The committee substitute requires the State Regents to establish policies for institutions regarding research done by faculty, staff and students and transfer of rights or interests resulting from the research.  (70 §§ 3206.3, 3206.3a)

      2/7/00   Senate introduced

      2/23/00Senate Com – Com Sub Passed - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1580_cs.rtf

      3/6/00   Bill Passed – Senate  (43-0) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1580_engr.rtf

      3/8/00   Second Reading - Referred to House Appropriations & Budget Committee

 

SB 1595 (Williams/Boyd) - ALTERNATIVE PLACEMENT TEACHING CERTIFICATE.  Modifies the requirements for Alternative Placement teaching certification.  (70 §§ 6-122.3, 6-202)

      2/7/00   Senate introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/SB1595_int.rtf

      2/21/00Title stricken

      2/21/00Senate Com – Passed as Amended – http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1595_sflr.rtf

      3/8/00   Bill Amended and Passed – Senate  (43-3) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1595_engr.rtf

 

SB 1598 (Coffee/Perry) - ELECTRONIC COMMERCE.  Repeals the "Electronic Records and Signature Act of 1998" and creates the "Uniform Electronic Transaction Act"; provides that the act applies only to transactions between parties that have agreed to conduct transactions by electronic means; provides that if a law requires a record to be in writing an electronic record satisfies the law; provides that if a law requires a signature, an electronic signature satisfies the law; outlines the applicability of act to certain types of transactions; provides for evidentiary admissibility of electronic records and signatures; outlines exceptions; provides that a contract may be formed by interaction of electronic agents of the parties; provides that an electronic record is sent if certain conditions are met; designates procedures to be followed regarding transferable records; requires state agencies to determine whether and the extent to which they will create and retain electronic records and convert written records to electronic records; repeals sections which relate to legal effect, validity, enforceability and retention of electronic records.  (12A §§ 15-101/15-119, 15 §§ 960/968)

      2/7/00   Senate introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/SB1598_int.rtf

      2/22/00Title stricken

      2/22/00Senate Com – Passed as Amended - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1598_sflr.rtf

      2/29/00Bill Passed – Senate  (45-0) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1598_engr.rtf

      3/2/00   Second Reading - Referred to House Judiciary Committee

 

SB 1606 (Pruitt/Morgan) - WORKERS' COMPENSATION.  This is a comprehensive bill pertaining to Workers’ Compensation.

      2/7/00   Senate introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/SB1606_int.rtf

      2/22/00Title stricken

      2/22/00Senate Committee – Com Sub Passed - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sb1606_cs.rtf

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS

 

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

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

 

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

      2/14/00Senate introduced – http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/SCR66_int.rtf

 

SENATE RESOLUTIONS

 

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

      2/14/00Adopted, to Secretary of State - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/sr44_enr.rtf

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

 

HOUSE BILLS

 

HB 1170 (Wells) - OSU COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE/RACING WAGERS.  Requires that 2.7 percent of one-ninth of 18 percent of pari-mutuel racing wagers be apportioned monthly to the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine; makes similar requirement for 2.7 percent of 2/25 of 25 percent of multiple-race wagers. (3A § 205.6)

      2/1/00   House introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/HB1170_int.rtf

      2/23/00Title stricken

      2/23/00House Com – Com Sub Passed - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb1170_cs.rtf

      3/8/00   Bill Passed – House  (92-8) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb1170_engr.rtf

 

HB 1462 (Askins/Henry) – EMPLOYEE PROTECTION.  Creates the “Workplace Employee Protection Act”; authorizes employers and employees to file a petition for a protective order on behalf of employees receiving threats of physical harm, harassment or stalking.  (22 § 70/70.9)

      2/1/00   House introduced

      2/22/00House committee – Com Sub Passed - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb1462_cs.rtf

 

HB 1469 (Adair/Littlefield) - INCOME TAX/TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER.  Recodifies provisions relating to adjustments to income for tax purposes, including provision for tax adjustments for transfers of technology to qualified small business.  (68 § 2358B)

      2/24/99Title Stricken

      2/24/99Bill Amended and Passed House (99-0) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb1469_engr.rtf

      5/28/99CCR submitted; conferees unable to agree

      2/17/00SA's rejected, conference requested - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/hb1469_sahb.rtf

      3/2/00   CCR Submitted to Senate - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00SB/HB1469_scs.rtf

      3/6/00   CCR Rejected; Further Conference Requested

      3/7/00   CCR Submitted

      3/8/00   Bill Passed – House  (97-0) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb1469_engr.rtf

      3/9/00   Bill Passed – Senate  (45-0)

 

HB 1710 (Coleman/Wilcoxson) - REMEDIAL COURSES. States legislative intent that all remedial courses at OU and OSU be eliminated by 2001.  The amendment added that technical branches of comprehensive universities will retain remedial classes as course offerings.  (70 § 3218.15)

      2/1/00   House introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/HB1710_int.rtf

      2/22/00House committee – Com Sub Passed - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb1710_cs.rtf

      3/6/00   Title stricken

      3/6/00   Bill Amended and Failed to Pass – House  (49-50)

      3/6/00   Motion to Reconsider

      3/7/00   Bill Reconsidered, Passed – House  (45-49) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb1710_engr.rtf

 

HB 1799 (Turner/Long) - TEACHER PREPARATION.  Places the Teacher Preparation Commission under sunset review; sets the termination date for the Teacher Preparation Commission for July 1, 2010.  (70 § 6-199)

      2/1/00   House introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/HB1799_int.rtf

      2/22/00House committee – Com Sub Passed - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb1799_cs.rtf

      2/29/00Title stricken

      2/29/00Bill and Emergency Passed – House (94-5) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb1799_engr.rtf

      3/2/00   Second Reading - Referred to Senate Education Committee

 

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

      2/7/00   House introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/HB1849_int.rtf

      2/15/00House committee - Passed

      3/01/00Bill Passed – House  (92-5) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb1849_engr.rtf

      3/7/00   Second Reading - Referred to Senate Sunset Review Committee

 

HB 1850 (Easley/Harrison) - LITERACY INITIATIVES COMMISSION.  Repeals the section, eliminating the Literacy Initiatives Commission.  (70 § 8001)

      2/7/00   House introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/HB1850_int.rtf

      2/15/00House committee - Com Sub Passed - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb1850_cs.rtf

      3/01/00Bill and Emergency Passed – House  (97-4) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb1850_engr.rtf

      3/7/00   Second Reading - Referred to Senate Sunset Review Committee

 

HB 1856 (Easley/Harrison) - LITERACY INITIATIVES COMMISSION.  Removes several state entities from the sunset list, including the Literacy Initiatives Commission.  (74 § 3907)

      2/7/00   House introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/HB1856_int.rtf

      2/21/00House committee - Com Sub Passed - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb1856_cs.rtf

      3/01/00Title stricken

      3/01/00Bill Passed – House  (96-5) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb1856_engr.rtf

      3/7/00   Second Reading - Referred to Senate Sunset Review Committee

 

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

      2/7/00   House introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/HB1857_int.rtf

      2/15/00House committee - Passed

      3/01/00Bill Passed – House  (92-8) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb1857_engr.rtf

      3/7/00   Second Reading - Referred to Senate Sunset Review Committee

 

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

      2/7/00   House introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/HB1863_int.rtf

      2/22/00Title stricken

      2/22/00House committee – Com Sub Passed - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb1863_cs.rtf

 

HB 1879 (Dunegan/Long) - CONTRACT EMPLOYEES.  Requires that state agencies give preference to companies with headquarters located in Oklahoma when attempting to obtain contract employees.  (74 § 85.47k)

      2/7/00   House introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/HB1879_int.rtf

      2/22/00House committee – Passed

      3/7/00   Title stricken

      3/7/00   Bill Amended and Passed – House  (96-1) – http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb1879_engr.rtf

 

HB 1905 (Covey/Fisher) – SURPLUS PROPERTY.  The floor substitute requires the Department of Central Services to manage state surplus property programs; requires the department to make surplus property available to state agencies and authorized entities, including political subdivisions, school districts and nonprofit entities of the state; provides an exemption for higher education institutions.  (74 §§ 62.2/62.4, 62.6) 

      2/7/00   House introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/HB1905_int.rtf

      2/17/00House committee – Passed

      2/23/00Floor Substitute Adopted and Passed – House  (95-0) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb1905_engr.rtf

      3/1/00   Second reading - Referred to House Govt Ops & Agency Oversight Committee

 

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

      2/7/00   House introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/HB1918_int.rtf

      2/16/00House committee - Com Sub Passed - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb1918_cs.rtf

      2/29/00Bill Passed – House  (100-0) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb1918_engr.rtf

      3/2/00   Second Reading - Referred to Senate Science & Technology Committee

 

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

      2/7/00   House introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/HB1923_int.rtf

      2/21/00House committee - Com Sub Passed – http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb1923_cs.rtf

      3/2/00   Bill and Emergency Passed – House (100-0) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb1923_engr.rtf

      3/7/00   Second Reading - Referred to Senate Sunset Review Committee

 

HB 1937 (Bonny/Capps) - SPACE PROGRAM.  Enacts the “Oklahoma Space Programs Development Act of 2000.”

      2/7/00   House introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/HB1937_int.rtf

      2/24/00House committee – Passed

      3/8/00   Title stricken

      3/8/00   Bill Amended and Passed – House  (99-0) – http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb1937_engr.rtf

 

HB 1939 (Roberts/Monson) - RETIREMENT. Enacts the “Public Pension Systems Technical Corrections Act of 2000.”

      2/7/00   House introduced

      2/21/00House committee – Passed

      3/1/00   Bill and Emergency Passed – House (100-0) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb1939_engr.rtf

      3/7/00   Second Reading - Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

 

HB 1942 (Mitchell/Weedn) - TRAVEL.  Modifies the rate for reimbursement of expenses in lieu of meal expenses while in official travel status; removes authorization for additional reimbursement for travel to high-rate geographical areas.  (74 §§ 500.8, 500.9)

      2/7/00   House introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/HB1942_int.rtf

      2/24/00Title stricken

      2/24/00House committee – Com Sub Passed - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb1942_cs.rtf

      3/8/00   Bill Passed – House  (88-12) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb1942_engr.rtf

 

HB 1943 (Ervin) - REDUCTION-IN-FORCE.  Makes provisions of the State Government Reduction-in-Force and Severance Benefits Act apply to reductions due to reorganization, privatization or any other action by an agency that results in affected positions being abolished and affected employees being severed from state service.  (74 §§ 840-2.27B, 840-2.27D)

      2/7/00   House introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/HB1943_int.rtf

      2/23/00Title stricken

      2/23/00House committee – Com Sub Passed - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb1943_cs.rtf

      3/7/00   Title stricken

      3/7/00   Bill Amended and Passed – House  (100-0) – http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb1943_engr.rtf

 

HB 1945 (Boyd/Smith) - EMPLOYEE INFORMATION.  Provides civil liability for any employer that, upon request by a prospective employer or current or former employee, provides accurate information about a current or former employee’s job performance or reasons for separation, unless lack of good faith is shown by a preponderance of the evidence; provides immunity for any prospective employer who relies upon such information in making a hiring decision.  (70 § 5-125.5)

      2/7/00   House introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/HB1945_int.rtf

      2/8/00   Referred to House Judiciary Committee

      2/16/00House committee - Passed

 

HB 1947 (Ervin/Robinson) - TELEMEDICINE.  Requires the State Health Board to establish the Center for Telemedicine as a separate unit of the health department; requires the center to establish and maintain a telehealth website. (63 § 1-2701, 1-2702, 1-2702.1)

      2/7/00   House introduced

      2/23/00Title stricken

      2/23/00House committee – Com Sub Passed - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb1947_cs.rtf

 

HB 1967 (Bonny/Hobson) – WORKFORCE INVESTMENT.  Enacts the “Oklahoma Workforce Investment Act”; requires the Governor to establish a State Workforce Investment Board to oversee job-training programs; provides for Board membership; requires the Governor to designate local workforce investment areas; establishes a WIA grant program; reserves $704,000 in funding for use by the Department of Vocational and technical Education to administer a statewide offender employment training program. (74 §§ 9101/9109)

      2/7/00   House introduced

      2/24/00House Com – Com Sub Passed – http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb1967_cs.rtf

 

HB 1969 (Ingmire/Laughlin) - ABLE AGENTS/EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS.  Requires that Alcoholic Beverage Laws Enforcement (ABLE) Commission agents appointed beginning July 1, 2000, be at least 21 years of age and have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.  (37 § 570)

      2/7/00   House introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/HB1969_int.rtf

      2/9/00   House committee - Passed

      2/21/00Bill & Emergency Passed – House  (95-2) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb1969_engr.rtf

      2/28/00Second reading - Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

 

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

      2/7/00   House introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/HB1970_int.rtf

      2/21/00Senate Committee – Passed

      3/1/00   Bill Amended; Bill and Emergency Passed – House (68-31) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb1970_engr.rtf

      3/6/00   Second Reading - Referred to Senate Business & Labor Committee

 

HB 1977 (Boyd/Williams) - GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS.  Exempts students with individualized education plans (IEPs) from high-school graduation requirements unless the IEP for the student provides for such requirements.  (70 § 103.6)  Bill text: http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/HB1977_int.rtf

      2/7/00   House introduced

      2/8/00   Referred to House Education Committee

      2/22/00House committee - Passed

 

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

      2/7/00   House introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/HB1987_int.rtf

      2/14/00House committee - Passed

      2/28/00Bill Amended and Passed – House  (97-4) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb1987_engr.rtf

      3/1/00   Second reading - Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

 

HB 2016 (Begley/Hobson) - TEACHER CERTIFICATION.  Allows a mathematics teacher in grades six, seven, or eight to obtain certification by successfully completing a professional development institute in intermediate or secondary mathematics or by successfully completing the appropriate subject area competency examinations.  (70 § 6-189.1)

      2/7/00   House introduced

      2/24/00Title stricken

      2/24/00House committee – Com Sub Passed - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2016_cs.rtf

      3/9/00   Bill Amended and Passed – House  (100-0)

 

HB 2022 (Benson/Taylor) - TOBACCO SETTLEMENT.  Creates the “Tobacco Settlement Act of 2000”; creates the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust Fund; provides for a five-member board of trustees to oversee and invest monies in the fund; creates the Tobacco Settlement Fund as a depository for monies received in settlement of claims by the state against tobacco manufacturers.  (37 §§ 600/600.17)

      2/7/00   House introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/HB2022_int.rtf

      2/23/00Title stricken

      2/23/00House committee – Com Sub Passed - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2022_cs.rtf

      2/28/00Bill and Emergency Passed – House (96-5) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2022_engr.rtf

      3/1/00   Second reading - Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

 

HB 2032 (Leist) - AGRICULTURE ENHANCEMENT & DIVERSIFICATION.  Requires confidentiality of proprietary information submitted to or compiled by the Department of Agriculture pursuant to the Oklahoma Agriculture Enhancement and Diversification Program, except to the extent that the person or entity that provided such information or is the subject of such information consents to disclosure; includes information of institutions of higher education; allows discussion of such materials in executive session.  (2 § 5-3.4)

      2/7/00   House introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/HB2032_int.rtf

      2/14/00House committee – Passed

      2/28/00Bill Passed – House (101-0) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2022_engr.rtf

      3/1/00   Second reading - Referred to Senate Agriculture & Rural Dev. Committee

 

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

      2/7/00   House introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/HB2072_int.rtf

      2/16/00House committee - Passed

      3/1/00   Bill Amended and Passed – House  (100-0) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2072_engr.rtf

      3/6/00   Second Reading - Referred to Senate Human Resources Committee

 

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

      2/7/00   House introduced

      2/23/00House committee – Com Sub Passed - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2090_cs.rtf

      3/7/00   Bill Passed – House  (100-0) – http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2090_engr.rtf

 

HB 2093 (Braddock/Morgan) - POSTAGE/INVENTORY.  Increases from $1,000 to $10,000 the amount state agencies may expend on postage stamps during a fiscal year, instead of using a postage meter machine; increases from $500 to $5,000 the minimum limit on the value of machinery and implements the Department of Central Services may have in inventory for State System institutions and the University Hospitals.  (74 §§ 90.1, 110.1) 

      2/7/00   House introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/HB2093_int.rtf

      2/23/00Title stricken

      2/23/00House committee – Com Sub Passed - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2093_cs.rtf

      3/6/00   Bill Failed – House  (18-77); Motion to Reconsider - House

      3/9/00   Motion to Reconsider Adopted

      3/9/00   Bill Failed – House  (50-50)

 

HB 2117 (Coleman/Horner) - NORTHEASTERN STATE UNIVERSITY/LITERACY SERVICES.  States legislative intent that the Center for the Study of Literacy at Northeastern State University be responsible for establishment and operation of a toll-free statewide literacy services referral system, as funds become available; creates a 15-member Adult Literacy Services Advisory Committee to foster coordination and collaboration between state and local entities regarding literacy services provided to adults across the state, develop strategies for conducting effective outreach programs that target adults most in need of literacy remediation and for recruiting and training additional volunteer tutors and to develop a comprehensive statewide literacy awareness campaign  to inform functionally illiterate adults about the availability of literacy and adult basic education services across the state; requires the committee to submit a report by Jan. 1 of each year to the Governor and the legislature summarizing activities and accomplishments of the committee during the past year and including recommendations for implementing outreach strategies developed by the Committee; requires the Department of Education, if funds are available, to participate in the National Assessment of Adult Literacy to be conducted in the year 2002 by the National Center for Education Statistics; states that the purpose of the state’s participation is to allow researchers to define the extent of adult literacy in Oklahoma and better describe the population of adults who are functionally illiterate and to enable researchers to develop baseline data regarding adult literacy that will be comparable to other states that participate in the survey; repeals a section relating to re-creation, purpose and composition of the Literacy Initiatives Commission.  (70 §§ 8003/8005, 8001)

      2/7/00   House introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/HB2117_int.rtf

      2/23/00Title stricken

      2/23/00House Com – Com Sub Passed - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2117_cs.rtf

 

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

      2/7/00   House introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/HB2121_int.rtf

      2/9/00   House committee - Passed

      2/15/00Passed House  (100-0) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2121_engr.rtf

      2/28/00Second reading - Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

 

HB 2125 (Eddins/Horner) - COLLEGE OF PUBLIC HEALTH.  Creates a Center for Addictive Behaviors and a 13-member Addictive Disorders Council to assist the Center; includes in the membership of the Council the chief executive officer or designee of the College of Public Health.  (63 §§ 1-275, 1-276) 

      2/7/00   House introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/HB2125_int.rtf

      2/23/00Title stricken

      2/23/00House committee – Com Sub Passed - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2125_cs.rtf

      3/8/00   Bill Passed – House  (56-43) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2125_engr.rtf

 

HB 2128 (Wells/Morgan) - CERTIFICATION OF DISTINCTION/DIPLOMA OF HONOR.  Authorizes local boards of education to develop and issue a certificate of distinction that is awarded to students who have met or exceeded certain criteria by the end of their senior year in high school with at least a 3.25 grade point average on a 4.0 scale; makes applicable vocational classes offered by comprehensive high school vocational-technical programs qualify for technology, science and mathematics units and allows students enrolled in the programs to use one unit of their six concentrated vocational-technical curriculum units for one unit of required mathematics and one unit of their vocational-technical units for one unit of science; prohibits colleges and universities from making holding a certificate of distinction a part of their admission standards.  (70 § 11-103.2c) 

      2/7/00   House introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/HB2128_int.rtf

      2/23/00Title stricken

      2/23/00House committee – Com Sub Passed - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2128_cs.rtf

      3/6/00   Title stricken

      3/6/00   Bill Amended and Passed – House  (92-4) – http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2128_engr.rtf

      3/8/00   Second Reading - Referred to Senate Education Committee

 

HB 2135 (McCarter/Helton) - LICENSED PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS.  Removes language that prohibits an applicant for a professional counselor, marital and family therapist or behavioral practitioner license who has failed two successive examinations from reapplying for two years from the date of the last examination; limits the examination fee to the department's reasonable costs for holding and grading the examination; provides for licenses by endorsement.  The floor substitute adds sections providing that initial behavioral practitioner appointees to the Oklahoma Licensed Behavioral Practitioners Advisory Board not be required to be licensed under the Licensed Behavioral Practitioner Act before the end of the first year that the license is available.  (59 § 1906/1909)

      2/7/00   House introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/HB2135_int.rtf

      2/9/00   House committee - Com Sub passed - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2135_cs.rtf

      3/2/00   Floor Substitute Adopted and Passed – House  (96-0) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2135_engr.rtf

      3/7/00   Second Reading - Referred to Senate Business & Labor Committee

 

HB 2142 (Davis/Williams) - TUITION PLANS.  Extends the termination date of the Task Force on Qualified State Tuition Plans from Feb. 1, 2000, to Feb. 1, 2001.

      2/7/00   House introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/HB2142_int.rtf

      2/23/00Title stricken

      2/23/00House committee – Com Sub Passed - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2142_cs.rtf

      3/7/00   Bill Passed – House  (100-0) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2142_engr.rtf

 

HB 2183 (Adair/Morgan) - HEALTH INSURANCE.  Requires insurance contracts and health benefit plans, state Medicaid contracts, Medicare risk contracts, managed care contracts and preferred provider contracts that include services for vision care or medical treatment and diagnosis for the eye to allow optometrists to be providers of those services.  The floor substitute does not refer to contracts, but pertains to optometry services.  (36 § 3634.11; 56 § 199a; 63 §§ 2505.1, 5011.1; 74 § 1327)

      2/7/00   House introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/HB2183_int.rtf

      2/22/00House committee – Com Sub Passed - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2183_cs.rtf

      3/7/00   Floor Substitute Adopted and Passed – House  (98-1) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2183_engr.rtf

 

HB 2187 (Gray/Shurden) - HEALTH INSURANCE.  Requires education employees, the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission, the State Regents, political subdivisions, local service agencies and public trusts to participate in the State and Education Employees Group Insurance Program and to be informed about health maintenance organization plans; modifies premium payment options. (74 §§ 1808.l, 1315, 1314.1)

      2/7/00   House introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/HB2187_int.rtf

      2/24/00House committee – Passed

      3/7/00   Title stricken

      3/7/00   Bill Amended and Passed – House  (89-12) – http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2187_engr.rtf

 

HB 2220 (Settle/Haney) - APPROPRIATIONS.  Appropriates to the Commerce Department and the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST).

      2/7/00   House introduced

      2/8/00   Direct to House Calendar

      2/17/00Title stricken

      2/17/00Bill Amended and Passed - House  (94-2) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2220_engr.rtf

      3/1/00   Direct to Senate Calendar

 

HB 2222 (Settle/Haney) - APPROPRIATIONS.  Appropriates to the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST).

      2/7/00   House introduced

      2/8/00   Direct to House Calendar

      2/17/00Title stricken

      2/17/00Bill Amended and Passed - House  (95-1) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2222_engr.rtf

      3/1/00   Direct to Senate Calendar

 

HB 2249 (Settle/Haney) - APPROPRIATIONS.  Appropriates to the State Regents and the Physician Manpower Training Commission.

      2/7/00   House introduced

      2/8/00   Direct to House Calendar

      3/2/00   Title stricken

      3/2/00   Bill Amended and Passed – House  (96-0) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2249_engr.rtf

      3/7/00   Direct to Senate Calendar

 

HB 2250 (Settle/Haney) - APPROPRIATIONS.  Appropriates to the State Regents.

      2/7/00   House introduced

      2/8/00   Direct to House Calendar

      3/2/00   Title stricken

      3/2/00   Bill Amended and Passed – House  (96-0) – http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2250_engr.rtf

      3/7/00   Direct to Senate Calendar

 

HB 2251 (Settle/Haney) - APPROPRIATIONS.  Sets budgetary limitations for the Physician Manpower Training Commission.

      2/7/00   House introduced

      2/8/00   Direct to House Calendar

      3/2/00   Title stricken

      3/2/00   Bill Amended and Passed – House  (96-0) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2251_engr.rtf

      3/7/00   Direct to Senate Calendar

 

HB 2260 (Settle/Haney) - APPROPRIATIONS/STATE REGENTS/PMTC/OCAST/TEACHER PREP/UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS.  This is a general appropriations bill which appropriates to the State Regents, the Physician Manpower Training Commission, the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST), Teacher Preparation Commission and the University Hospitals Authority.

      2/7/00   House introduced

      2/8/00   Direct to House Calendar

      2/16/00Title stricken

      2/16/00House - Amended and Passed  (96-4) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2260_engr.rtf

      3/1/00   Direct to Senate Calendar

 

HB 2261 (Settle/Haney) - APPROPRIATIONS/STATE REGENTS/PMTC/OCAST/TEACHER PREP/UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS.  This is a general appropriations bill which appropriates to the State Regents, the Physician Manpower Training Commission, the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST), Teacher Preparation Commission and the University Hospitals Authority.

      2/7/00   House introduced

      2/8/00   Direct to House Calendar

      3/2/00   Title stricken

      3/2/00   Bill Amended and Passed – House  (94-3) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2261_engr.rtf

      3/7/00   Direct to Senate Calendar

 

HB 2263 (Settle/Haney) - APPROPRIATIONS.  Appropriates to the State Regents from the Rainy Day Fund.

      2/7/00   House introduced

      2/8/00   Direct to House Calendar

      3/2/00   Title stricken

      3/2/00   Bill Amended and Passed – House  (86-11) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2263_engr.rtf

      3/7/00   Direct to Senate Calendar

 

HB 2277 (Settle/Haney) - APPROPRIATIONS.  Appropriates to the State Board of Education, Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics, Teacher Preparation Commission, and the Commissioners of the Land Office.

      2/7/00   House introduced

      2/8/00   Direct to House Calendar

      3/6/00   Title stricken

      3/6/00   Bill Amended and Passed – House  (93-1) – http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2277_engr.rtf

      3/8/00   Direct to Senate Calendar

 

HB 2278 (Settle/Haney) - APPROPRIATIONS.  Appropriates to the State Regents.

      2/7/00   House introduced

      2/8/00   Direct to House Calendar

      3/6/00   Title stricken

      3/6/00   Bill Amended and Passed – House  (94-1) – http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2278_engr.rtf

      3/8/00   Direct to Senate Calendar

 

HB 2283 (Settle/Haney) - APPROPRIATIONS.  Appropriates to the State Regents from proceeds of the sale of bonds for the construction, furnishing equipping of new buildings, for equipping, remodeling, modernizing and repairing of existing buildings and for other capital expenditures.

      2/7/00   House introduced

      2/8/00   Direct to House Calendar

      3/6/00   Title stricken

      3/6/00   Bill Amended and Passed – House  (92-2) – http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2283_engr.rtf

      3/8/00   Direct to Senate Calendar

 

HB 2290 (Settle/Haney) - BUDGETING.  This is a shell bill relating to program budgeting.  (62 § 41.44)

      2/7/00   House introduced

      2/8/00   Direct to House Calendar

      3/6/00   Title stricken

      3/6/00   Bill Amended and Passed – House  (93-1) – http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2290_engr.rtf

      3/8/00   Direct to Senate Calendar

 

HB 2291 (Settle/Haney) - TOBACCO SETTLEMENT.  Creates the Tobacco Settlement Fund from which monies may be paid only by Legislative appropriation.  (62 § 50)

      2/7/00   House introduced

      2/8/00   Direct to House Calendar

      2/16/00Title stricken

      2/16/00House - Amended and Passed  (100-1) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2291_engr.rtf

      2/28/00Second reading - Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

 

HB 2302 (Stites/Morgan) – RETIREMENT BENEFITS.  Pertains to the Oklahoma Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS); modifies benefit for certain survivors who are full-time students at higher education institutions in Oklahoma.  (47 § 2-306)

      2/7/00   House introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/HB2302_int.rtf

      2/22/00House Com – Com Sub Passed – http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2302_cs.rtf

 

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

      2/7/00   House introduced- http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/HB2310_int.rtf

      2/22/00House committee – Com Sub Passed - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2310_cs.rtf

 

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

      2/7/00   House introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/HB2323_int.rtf

      2/17/00House Committee - Passed

      3/8/00   Bill Passed – House  (100-0) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2323_engr.rtf

 

HB 2352 (Corn/Rabon) - ABOLISHING CABINET SYSTEM.  Abolishes the cabinet system and prohibits further cabinet secretaries from being appointed; repeals sections relating to the Governor’s cabinet system.  (63 § 1-250, 70 § 1012.725)

      2/7/00   House introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/HB2352_int.rtf

      2/24/00House Committee - Passed

 

HB 2356 (Lindley/Cain) - DISABLED/COMPLAINTS.  Establishes a 20-member Complaint Review System Task Force for Persons with Disabilities until June 30, 2001; includes the Chancellor or a designee on the committee; requires the Task Force to meet by Sept. 8, 2000, and issue a report of findings and recommendations by Jan. 15, 2001; requires the Task Force to conduct a systematic review and study of all policies and procedures concerning the client/consumer complaint system for person with disabling conditions.  (74 §§ 169.2a, 169.2b)

      2/7/00   House introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/HB2356_int.rtf

      2/9/00   House committee - Passed

      2/28/00Bill Amended; Bill and Emergency Passed – House  (99-0) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2356_engr.rtf

      3/1/00   Second reading - Referred to Senate Human Resources Committee

 

HB 2371 (Erwin/Long) - RETIREMENT SURVEY.  Requires the Teachers’ Retirement System to conduct a survey of its active members asking for years of military service prior to member’s membership in the System; provides for purchase of pre-entry military service.  (70 § 17-116.2C)

      2/7/00   House introduced

      2/15/00House committee - Com Sub Passed - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2371_cs.rtf

      3/1/00   Bill and Emergency Passed – House (97-3) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2371_engr.rtf

      3/1/00   Second reading - Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

 

HB 2406 (Nations/Henry) - ADVANCED PLACEMENT/INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE.  Modifies the Advanced Placement Incentive Program to provide for test assistance for students taking multiple tests in one year; authorizes the State Board of Education to award certain grants; allows support of pre-advanced placement courses and international baccalaureate courses; provides that schools may qualify for second grants four years after receiving the first grant award and makes new expenditures authorized by this act contingent upon availability of current funding.  (70 §§ 1210.701/1210.703) 

      2/7/00   House introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/HB2406_int.rtf

      2/22/00House committee – Com Sub Passed - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2406_cs.rtf

 

HB 2423 (Askins/Brown) - TOBACCO SETTLEMENT.  Creates the “Tobacco Settlement Act of 2000”, creates a Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust Fund into which shall be deposited monies pursuant to this act; provides for a board of trustees to oversee and invest monies in the fund.  (17 §§ 600.13/600.17)

      2/7/00   House introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/HB2423_int.rtf

      2/23/00Title stricken

      2/23/00House committee – Com Sub Passed - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2423_cs.rtf

      2/28/00Bill Amended; Bill and Emergency Passed – House  (96-5) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2423_engr.rtf

      3/6/00   Second Reading - Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

 

HB 2437 (Turner/Crutchfield) - CURRICULUM.  Allows academic credit toward graduation requirements for certain vocational-technical courses.  (17 § 11-103.6)

      2/7/00   House introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/HB2437_int.rtf

      2/23/00Title stricken

      2/24/00House Com– Com Sub Passed - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2437_cs.rtf

      2/28/00Bill Amended; Bill and Emergency Passed – House  (100-0) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2423_engr.rtf

      3/6/00   Second Reading - Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

 

HB 2454 (Seikel/Wilkerson) - DISABILITY INSURANCE.  Decreases from six months to one month the duration-of-employment requirement for a state employee to participate in a long- or short-term disability plan; prohibits assessment of a preexisting condition of receiving benefits for short- or long-term disability coverage under the Disability Insurance Program.  (74 § 1332)

      2/7/00   House introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/HB2454_int.rtf

      2/24/00House committee – Passed

      3/7/00   Title stricken

      3/7/00   Bill Amended and Passed – House  (96-1) – http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2454_engr.rtf

 

HB 2468 (Ross/Horner) - OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY LAND TRANSFER.  Provides for the transfer of certain land in Tulsa from OSU to the Oklahoma Historical Society to be held and used by the Society as a memorial park for victims of the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot.  (53 § 4.13, 74 § 8203)

      2/7/00   House introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/HB2468_int.rtf

      2/23/00Title stricken

      2/23/00House Com – Com Sub Passed - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2468_cs.rtf

      2/29/00Bill Passed – House  (56-38); Emergency failed (64-34)

      3/1/00   Motion to Reconsider; Emergency passed (70-29) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2468_engr.rtf

      3/6/00   Second Reading - Referred to Senate Govt Ops & Agency Oversight Committee

      3/9/00   Senate Committee – Passed as Amended

 

HB 2476 (Ferguson) - STUDENT TEACHERS/TEACHER PREPARATION. Modifies definitions relating to administration of school districts; updates statutory references; requires a student teacher to be enrolled in an institution of higher learning approved by the Teacher Preparation Commission rather than by the State Board of Education.  (70 § 1-116)

      2/7/00   House introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/HB2476_int.rtf

      2/23/00Title stricken

      2/23/00House committee – Com Sub Passed - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2476_cs.rtf

 

HB 2493 (Gilbert/Herbert) - ART IN PUBLIC PLACES.  Enacts the “Art In Public Places Act;” requires state agencies to allocate a certain amount of capital project appropriations or bond issues to acquire works of art and a certain amount for maintenance/repair of the art works.  (61 §§ 7.1/7.6)

      2/7/00   House introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/HB2493_int.rtf

      2/23/00Title stricken

      2/23/00House committee – Com Sub Passed - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2493_cs.rtf

 

HB 2495 (Covey/Henry) - ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS.  Enacts the “Administrative Hearings Act;” creates a State Office of Administrative Hearings within the Executive Department to serve as an independent forum for the conduct of adjudicative hearings and to separate the adjudicative function from the investigative, prosecutorial and policy-making functions in the Executive Department.  (75 §§ 351/369, 323)

      2/7/00   House introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/HB2495_int.rtf

      2/23/00House Committee –Passed

      3/7/00   Title stricken

      3/7/00   Bill Amended and Passed – House  (87-12) – http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2495_engr.rtf

 

HB 2507 (Mass/Leftwich) - RETIREMENT.  Increases additional increment for calculating final average salary for members of the Teachers' Retirement System; requires system executive secretary to report on the system's investment earnings; requires the legislature, during the second session of each biennium in which the report indicates that earnings average 10 percent or more on assets, to give consideration to an appropriate benefit increase to retirees.  (70 §§ 17-106.1A, 17-116.13)

      2/7/00   House introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/HB2507_int.rtf

      2/8/00   Referred to House Retirement Laws Committee

      2/22/00House committee – Passed

 

HB 2508 (Perry/Coffee) - ELECTRONIC COMMERCE.  Changes the name of the "Electronic Records and Signature Act of 1998" to the "Uniform Electronic Transaction Act"; provides that the act applies only to transactions between parties which have agreed to conduct transactions by electronic means; provides that if a law requires a record to be in writing an electronic record satisfies the law; provides that if a law requires a signature, an electronic signature satisfies the law; outlines the applicability of act to certain types of transactions; provides for evidentiary admissibility of electronic records and signatures; outlines exceptions; provides that a contract may be formed by interaction of electronic agents of the parties; provides that an electronic record is sent if certain conditions are met; designates procedures to be followed regarding transferable records; requires state agencies to determine whether and the extent to which they will create and retain electronic records and convert written records to electronic records; repeals sections which relate to legal effect, validity, enforceability and retention of electronic records.  (15 §§ 960/964, 966, 968, 963.1, 963.2, 964.1/964.4, 969/974)

      2/7/00   House introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/HB2508_int.rtf

      2/9/00   House committee - Passed

      3/01/00Bill Passed – House  (95-0) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2508_engr.rtf

      3/6/00   Second Reading - Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee

 

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

      2/7/00   House introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/HB2529_int.rtf

      2/22/00House committee – Passed

      3/6/00   Title stricken

      3/6/00   Bill Amended and Passed – House  (84-14) – http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2529_engr.rtf

      3/8/00   Second Reading - Referred to Senate Human Resources Committee

 

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

      2/7/00   House introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/HB2532_int.rtf

      2/15/00House committee - Passed

      2/29/00Bill and Emergency Passed – House (95-4) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2532_engr.rtf

      3/2/00   Second Reading - Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

 

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

      2/7/00   House introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/HB2559_int.rtf

      2/23/00House committee – Com Sub Passed - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2559_cs.rtf

      3/9/00   Bill Passed – House  (93-0)

 

HB 2582 (Frame/Shurden) - HEALTH INSURANCE.  Requires that all clean claims on accident and health insurance policies be reimbursed within 60 days after receipt of such claims; requires that in the case of claims determined defective, the portion of a claim determined to be accurate be paid within 60 days of receipt; requires that, upon receipt of additional information or corrections which led to the claim being delayed, and a determination that the information is accurate, the insurer shall either pay or deny the claim or portion of the claim within 90 days; except as otherwise provided, requiring that overdue payments bear simple interest at the rate of 10 percent per year; requires that, if a claim is not paid within six months after receipt, the insurer shall pay interest at the same rate as the average U.S. Treasury Bill rate of the preceding calendar year plus 4 percentage points.  (36 §§ 1219, 1250.7)

      2/7/00   House introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/HB2582_int.rtf

      2/22/00House committee – Passed

      3/6/00   Title stricken

      3/6/00   Bill Amended and Passed – House  (96-0) – http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2582_engr.rtf

      3/8/00   Second Reading - Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee

 

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

      2/7/00   House introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/HB2586_int.rtf

      2/23/00Title stricken

      2/23/00House committee – Com Sub Passed - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2586_cs.rtf

      3/8/00   Title stricken

      3/8/00   Bill Amended and Passed – House  (100-0) – http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2586_engr.rtf

 

HB 2600 (Deutschendorf/Williams) - SCHOOL TESTING.  Provides for an electronic test administration pilot program to explore the use of computer technology to deliver and administer statewide tests required pursuant to the School Testing Program.  (70 § 1210.558)

      2/7/00   House introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/HB2600_int.rtf

      2/15/00House committee - Com Sub Passed - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2600_cs.rtf

      3/02/00Bill Passed – House  (98-0) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2600_engr.rtf

      3/7/00   Second Reading - Referred to Senate Education Committee

 

HB 2620 (Staggs/Long) - School Testing.  Revises the Oklahoma School Testing Program (K-12) and criterion-referenced tests.  (70 §§ 1210.508, 1210.508-1, 1210.541)

      2/7/00   House introduced -  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/HB2620_int.rtf

      2/23/00Title stricken

      2/23/00House committee – Com Sub Passed - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2620_cs.rtf

 

HB 2622 (Askins/Fisher) - curriculum/DIPLOMA WITH HONOR/TUITION SCHOLARSHIP.  Modifies high school graduation curriculum requirements (in HB 1759); clarifies responsibility of school districts to pay for concurrent enrollment courses; allows credit for an International Baccalaureate Diploma; modifies requirements for eligibility for the Oklahoma Tuition Scholarship Program (created in HB 1759); repeals sections which relate to the diploma of honor.  (70 §§ 11-103.6, 11-103.2c, 11-103.2d, 2612)

      2/7/00   House introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/HB2622_int.rtf

      2/22/00House committee – Com Sub Passed - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2622_cs.rtf

      3/8/00   Title stricken

      3/8/00   Bill Amended and Passed – House  (98-1) – http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2622_engr.rtf

 

HB 2624 (Askins/Helton) - Cameron University in Duncan.  Provides for the establishment of a branch campus of Cameron University in Duncan.  (70 § 3317)

      2/7/00   House introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/HB2624_int.rtf

      2/23/00Title stricken

      2/23/00Senate Com - Passed as Amended - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2624_cs.rtf

 

HB 2638 (Settle/Henry) - WORKERS’ COMPENSATION.  Clarifies language relating to appellate procedures in workers’ compensation cases; modifies requirements for restoring employees after a period of temporary total disability has ended.  The amendment adds a section allowing a representative of a worker injured or killed by the negligence or wrong of another not in the same employ, before filing any suit or claim under the Workers’ Compensation Act, to elect whether to take compensation under the act or to pursue a remedy against the person causing the harm.  (85 §§ 3.6, 5, 44)

      2/7/00   House introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/HB2638_int.rtf

      2/23/00House committee – Com Sub Passed - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2638_cs.rtf

      3/9/00   Bill Amended and Passed – House  (63-38)

 

HB 2647 (Morgan/Dunlap) - HEALTH INSURANCE.  Requires health benefit plans to establish an internal review procedure by which an insured may appeal an adverse decision; defines the term “emergency” as it relates to emergency medical care.  (36 § 6052.1; 63 §§ 2525.3, 2528.2, 2528.4, 2528.11)

      2/7/00   House introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/HB2647_int.rtf

      2/23/00Title stricken

      2/23/00House committee – Com Sub Passed - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2647_cs.rtf

      3/6/00   Title restored

      3/6/00   Bill Amended and Passed House  (98-1) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2647_engr.rtfc

      3/8/00   Second Reading - Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee

 

HB 2653 (Benson/Taylor) - TEACHER PAY RAISE.  Appropriates funds to provide for a $3,000 pay raise for each public school teacher, teachers in area vo-tech schools and with the Department of Rehabilitation Services for the 2000-2001 school year; increases the minimum salary schedule for teachers by $3,000 for each step.  (70 § 18-114.7)

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

 

HB 2655 (Benson/Taylor) - TEACHER INCENTIVES.  This is a shell bill enacting the “Incentives for Teacher Knowledge and Skills Act.”  (70 § 18-114.9)

      2/7/00   House introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/HB2655_int.rtf

      2/23/00Title stricken

      2/23/00House committee – Com Sub Passed - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2655_cs.rtf

 

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

      2/7/00   House introduced

      2/23/00Title stricken

      2/23/00House Com – Com Sub Passed - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2662_cs.rtf

      3/6/00   Title stricken

      3/6/00   Bill Amended and Passed – House  (95-0) – http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2662_engr.rtf

      3/8/00   Second Reading - Referred to Senate Education Committee

 

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

      2/7/00   House introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/HB2676_int.rtf

      2/8/00   House Com - Com Sub Do Pass - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/HB2676_cs.rtf

      2/14/00House - Amended and Passed  (89-6) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2676_engr.rtf

      3/1/00   Second reading - Referred to Senate Finance Committee

 

HB 2681 (Blackburn/Henry) - INCOME TAX/COLLEGE SAVINGS.  Provides an income tax deduction equal to contributions to the Oklahoma College Savings Plan accounts, subject to a maximum deduction of $1,000 each tax year for each designated beneficiary of the account.  (68 § 2358)

      2/7/00   House introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/HB2681_int.rtf

      2/16/00House committee - Com Sub Passed - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2681_cs.rtf

      3/6/00   Title stricken

      3/6/00   Bill Amended and Passed – House  (94-1) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2681_engr.rtf

      3/8/00   Second Reading - Referred to Senate Finance Committee

 

HB 2710 (Toure/Henry) – HEALTH INSURANCE.  Enacts the “Health Care Accountability Act”; makes health care providers liable for damages for harm to an enrollee proximately caused by its failure to exercise ordinary care.  (76 §§ 21.1/21.4)

      2/7/00   House introduced

      2/24/00House committee - Com Sub Passed - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2710_cs.rtf

      2/28/00Floor Substitute Amended, Adopted and Passed – House  (93-8) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2710_engr.rtf

      3/2/00   Second Reading - Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee

 

HB 2728 (Benson/Taylor) - CORE CURRICULUM/TUITION SCHOLARSHIP.  Modifies certain curriculum requirements of HB 1759; modifies curriculum for high school graduation to include sets of competencies as well as course units; expands courses which meet criteria; requires school districts to provide a school day consisting of not less than six hours; authorizes school boards to develop and issue a certificate of distinction to students who meet certain academic criteria; modifies eligibility for the Oklahoma Tuition Scholarship Program; requires sixth-grade math teachers to be certified at the intermediate or secondary level in math; requires charter schools to address graduation requirements in the charter; provides for student transfers.  (70 §§ 11-103.6, 11-103.2c, 6-189.1, 3-136, 8-101.2, 8-103, 6-114) 

      2/7/00   House introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/HB2728_int.rtf

      2/22/00House committee – Com Sub Passed - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2728_cs.rtf

      2/29/00Bill Amended; Bill and Emergency Passed – House  (99-1) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hb2728_engr.rtf

      3/2/00   Second Reading - Referred to Senate Education Committee

 

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTIONS

 

HJR 1031 (Askins/Brown) - TOBACCO SETTLEMENT.  Proposed constitutional amendment creating a Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust Fund.

      2/7/00   House introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/HJR1031_int.rtf

      2/24/00Title stricken

      2/24/00House committee – Com Sub Passed - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hjr1031_cs.rtf

      3/1/00   Bill Amended and Passed – House  (94-2) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/hjr1031_engr.rtf

      3/6/00   Second Reading - Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

 

HOUSE RESOLUTIONS

 

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

      2/22/00House introduced - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/1999-00HB/HR1049_int.rtf

      2/24/00Adopted, to Secretary of State

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