LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

48th Oklahoma Legislature

Second Session - 2002

OKLAHOMA STATE REGENTS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION

 

 

 

 

From:  Lesa Borin & Carolyn McCoy

 

Friday, March 8, 2002

 

Highlights this Week:

 

GOVERNOR KEATING ISSUES STATEMENT ON PASSING OF SENATOR LARRY DICKERSON

 

Oklahoma City- Governor Frank Keating issued the following statement Thursday following the death of Senator Larry Dickerson of Poteau:

 

"Larry Dickerson devoted two decades of his all-too-brief life to public service, first as a prosecutor in LeFlore County and later as a member of the Senate from Poteau.  No legislator was more energetic in defense of his views, but no matter which side of the debate you were on, Larry Dickerson was always an honorable and respected spokesman.  He represented his district with integrity, with distinction and with a true dedication to service.  I know that he was still at work at the Capitol just days before his passing, doing the job he was elected to do.  I especially admire his tremendous courage as he continued his service to his constituents, despite the severity of his illness.  Cathy and I extend our prayers and sympathy to the members of the Dickerson family.  Our state is better today because Larry Dickerson served, as it is poorer for his passing."

 

Governor Keating has ordered state flags lowered to half-staff in honor of Senator Dickerson.

 

Faculty Employment Bill Laid Over

 

On Wednesday, the Senate began consideration of SB 903 on the Senate floor.  SB 903 would require written notification to faculty of reasons for changes in employment status.  The text of SB 903 can be found at: http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb903_sflr.rtf

 

Two amendments to the bill were adopted:

The first amendment, by Sen. Owen Laughlin (R - Woodward), added Northwestern Oklahoma State University and Oklahoma Panhandle State University to list of entities exempted from the legislation in subsection B of Section 1.

The second amendment, by Sen. Frank Shurden (D - Henryetta), deleted all language exempting any institutions from the legislation (thus making the first amendment moot).  Specifically, the amendment deleted the phrase "Except as provided in subsection B of this section" at the beginning of subsection A, and deleted all of subsection B.

 

The bill was then "laid over" which means consideration of the bill stopped, but that consideration can be resumed on a future date.

 

Bills to Repeal Oklahoma Tuition Scholarship Program Move Ahead

 

On Thursday morning, the House approved HB 1440 which would repeal the Oklahoma Tuition Scholarship Program (OTSP).  The bill was requested by the State Regents and is based on recommendations of the Task Force on State Scholarships and Student Aid Grant Programs that met last interim.  The OTSP is a new merit scholarship program scheduled to become effective for 2003 high school graduates.  The Task Force recommended that the Legislature reconsider implementation of the OTSP in light of pressing funding needs for existing state grant and scholarship programs such as the Oklahoma Tuition Aid Grant, the Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program, and the Academic Scholars Program.  The OTSP is projected to cost $2.5 million the first year and $5 million annually thereafter.  The bill passed by an 89-4 vote.  A similar bill, SB 1523, passed the Senate floor earlier in the week by a 42-0 vote.

 

During consideration of HB 1440 on the House floor, Rep. Doug Miller (R - Norman) moved to amend the bill by adding two appropriations from the state's Constitutional Reserve Fund (Rainy Day Fund).  One section would have appropriated $19 million to the University of Oklahoma for its weather center; the other would have appropriated $19 million to Oklahoma State University for biotechnology research.  An initial voice vote was unclear as to which side had a majority.  Subsequently, a recorded electronic vote was requested and the amendment failed by a 28-65 vote.  The roll call of the vote on the amendment can be viewed at the link shown below.

 

Vote on the amendment: http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/house/48leg/okh01723.txt

 

OU & OSU REGENTS AMONG GOVERNOR KEATING'S APPOINTMENTS

 

Oklahoma City - Governor Frank Keating announced appointments Thursday to state boards and commissions including individuals to the OU and OSU Board of Regents.

 

The Governor named Jon Stuart of Tulsa to the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents to serve a term ending March 21, 2009, succeeding Robin Siegfried.  Governor Keating also named V. Burns Hargis of Oklahoma City to the Board of Regents for the Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical Colleges to serve a term ending April 4, 2010, succeeding John Polkinghorne.  Senate confirmation is required for both appointments.

 

Upcoming Legislative Deadlines:

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Bills added to Tracking List

SB 1616 – Advanced Placement - Elementary school foreign language immersion

SCR 57 – 4-H Day

 

Bills deleted from Tracking List

SB 2763 – Health insurance – freedom of choice (no longer pertains to higher education)

 

Action on Bills This Week

 

SENATE ACTIONS

Bills Passed on Senate Floor

SB 650 - Workers’ Compensation

SB 836 – Weighted pupil category for science and math courses

SB 901 – Salary bonus for school psychologists, speech-language pathologists, audiologists

SB 950 – Telemarketing – No-call list

SB 989 - Lottery

SB 990 – Health care consumer protection

SB 1251 – Certificate of high school equivalency

SB 1287 – TCC Technology Center School District

SB 1292 – Parking violations/public disruptions

SB 1299 – Health insurance – network provider facility contract

SB 1335 – School performance review

SB 1364 – Donated leave

SB 1365 – Professional services contract

SB 1381 – State agency audits/state purchase cards

SB 1384 – Leave sharing; Carl Albert Public Internship Program

SB 1385 - Employee Benefits Council - rate negotiating

SB 1391 – Oklahoma Institute of Technology – board member terms

SB 1415 - Sales tax exemption – teacher training and robotics

SB 1454 – Risk management

SB 1460 – Medical record copying cost

SB 1469 – Privatization of state functions

SB 1512 – Olmstead Decision planning committee

SB 1523 – Oklahoma Tuition Scholarship/OHLAP

SB 1595 – Teacher certification – competency exam

SB 1616 - Advanced Placement - elementary school foreign language immersion

SB 1627 - Quartz Mountain Arts and Conference Center

SB 1641 – Health insurance – audiological services

HCR 1047 – OSU revenue bonds

 

 

 

HOUSE ACTIONS

Bills Passed on House Floor

HB 1440 – Repealing the Oklahoma Tuition Scholarship

HB 1974 - Sales tax exemption – sales to hospitals

HB 2018 - Statewide Temporary Assistance Responsibility System (STARS)

HB 2045 – Jury duty exemption for students

HB 2053 – Risk management

HB 2058 – Life insurance

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

HB 2099 – Employee recognition

HB 2100 – Statewide Temporary Assistance Responsibility System (STARS)

HB 2109 – Veterinarian technicians

HB 2123 - Teachers’ Retirement System – annual reporting requirements

HB 2124 – Teachers’ Retirement System – health insurance premiums

HB 2238 – Tulsa Reconciliation Education and Scholarship Program

HB 2311 - Children of disabled law-enforcement member

HB 2326 - Teachers’ Retirement

HB 2344 – Teachers’ Retirement System - Post-retirement annual earnings limitations

HB 2346 – School testing

HB 2353 – Retirement - health insurance

HB 2368 - Teachers’ Retirement – health insurance premiums

HB 2383 - Teachers’ Retirement – death benefits

HB 2488 – Appropriations – health programs

HB 2507 – Appropriations - University Hospitals Authority

HB 2508 – Appropriations - University Hospitals Authority

HB 2510 – Appropriations – Agriculture Dept. for OSU programs

HB 2524 – Appropriations – Tourism Dept. for Summer Arts Institute/Jazz Hall of Fame

HB 2532 – Appropriations – Commerce Dept. for SEOSU and OSU/CATT programs

HB 2706 – Graduation requirements

HB 2714 – Injury prevention month

HB 2729 – Leave – jury duty

HB 2738 –Scholarship eligibility for private school students

HB 2764 – Terrorism

HB 2807 – School buses

HB 2886 – Graduation requirements

HB 2895 – Water resources data

HB 2907 – Purchasing of obligations bonds and revenue bonds

HB 2919 – Address confidentiality

HJR 1036 - Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust Fund

 

 

Bills Failed on House Floor

HB 2361 – Community service leave

HB 2852 – Capitol communications center

 

 

Bills Signed by the Governor

None

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

Address confidentiality, HB 2921

Administrative rules, SB 948, HB 2651

Advanced Placement - elementary school foreign language immersion, SB 1616

Appropriations

            Agriculture Department for OSU services, SB 1044, SB 1045, SB 1046, HB 2510

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

            Community Education Grants, SB 1001, HB 2429

            Education Leadership Oklahoma, SB 1001, SB 1002, HB 2429

            General, SB 1188

            Great Expectations Summer Institutes for Teachers scholarships, SB 1001, HB 2429

            Health Department for various health-related programs, SB 1024, HB 2488

            Legislative consideration of, HJR 1055

            Military Base Closure Prevention Task Force, HB 2689

            National Assessment of Educational Progress participation, SB 1001, HB 2429

            Oklahoma Alliance for Geographic Education, SB 1001, HB 2429

Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST), SB 1117, SB 1120, SB 1121, SB 1188, SB 1486, HB 2445, HB 2446

Physician Manpower Training Commission, SB 1168, SB 1171, SB 1172, SB 1188, HB 2439, HB 2440

            State and Education Employees Group Insurance Board,

            State Regents, SB 1168, SB 1169, SB 1170, SB 1188, SB 1486, HB 2433, HB 2434, HB 2689

Teacher Preparation Commission, SB 1001, SB 1010, SB 1011, SB 1188, SB 1486, HB 2447, HB 2448

            Telecommunications curriculum, SB 1486, HB 2429

Tourism for Summer Arts Institute and Jazz Hall of Fame, SB 1055, SB 1058, SB 1059, HB 2524

            University Hospitals, SB 1024, SB 1033, SB 1034, SB 1188, SB 1487, HB 2507, HB 2508

University of Oklahoma for Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art and Native American Language Curator for the Sam Noble Museum of Natural History, SB 1486

            University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma, HB 2616

            Virtual Internet School in Oklahoma Network (VISION), SB 1001, SB 1002, HB 2429

Asbestos abatement, HB 2030

Audiologists, SB 901

Audits, SB 1381, HB 2412

 

Banking, HB 2907

Benefits, SB 1233, SB 1385

Bidding, public, HB 2420, HB 2874

Biotechnology, SB 929

Blue River Conservation Passport, HB 2374

 

Cameron University, SB 1447

Campus police, HB 2300

Capitol communications, HB 2852

Carl Albert Public Internship Program, SB 1384

Children First Program, HB 2410

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

Cloning, HB 2142

College Savings Plan, HB 2908

Commissioners of the Land Office, SB 934, SB 1327

Connors State College name change, SB 995

Construction, HB 2874

Contractors, limited liability, HJR 1051

Contracts, HB 2420

Credit cards, SB 962

Curriculum, SB 1408, HB 2706, HB 2886

 

Deaf, educational interpreter for, SB 1328

Deferred savings, SB 1204

Disabilities, SB 1237, SB 1512, HB 2249, HB 2697

Dispute resolution, HB 2068

 

Economic development, SB 1539

Education Facilities Grant Program, SB 1636

Education oversight, HB 2919

Employee

            Benefits Council, SB 1233, SB 1385

            Discipline, disclosure of, HB 2274

            On National Guard Duty, HB 2264

            Privacy of information, HB 2352

            Recognition, HB 2099

            Recruitment, HCR 1044

 

Faculty employment, SB 903

4-H Day, SCR 57

 

Golf cart use in state parks, SB 936

Governmental Tort Claims, SB 1241, SB 1580

Graduation requirements, SB 1251, SB 1422

 

High school equivalency certificates, HB 1251

HOPE Scholarship, SB 1636

Hunting and fishing area use passport, HB 2374

 

Information

            Service, HB 2852

Injury prevention, HB 2714

Insurance, health

            Audiological services coverage, SB 1641, HB 2178

            Claim litigation, SB 1484

            Consumer protection, SB 990

            Contracts, SB 1299

            Facility contract, SB 1299

            George Nigh Rehabilitation Institute, SB 1243

            Mammography screenings, SB 1676

            Oklahoma Medical Center, SB 1243

            Retirees' benefits, SB 1243, SB 1244, HB 2353

            Vision, HB 2608

Insurance, life, HB 2058

Internet access service, HB 2796

Inventory of equipment, SB 1240, SB 1358

 

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

 

Leasing, SB 1486

Leave

            Accumulated, SB 576

            Community service, HB 2361

            For families of crime victims, SB 1461

            Jury duty, HB 2729

            For organ and tissue donation, SB 1628

            Sharing, SB 1364, SB 1384

Licensed professionals, HB 2625

Long range plans, State Regents, HB 1208

Lottery, SB 989, SJR 40

 

Medical licensure, HB 2078, HB 2093

Medical records, SB 1460

 

National Guard and Reserve employees, HB 2264

Northwestern Oklahoma State University, tuition for foreign students, SB 1317

Nursing Workforce Task Force, HB 2162

 

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

Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program (OHLAP), SB 1523

Oklahoma Institute of Technology, SB 1391

Oklahoma State University

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

            Revenue bonds, HCR 1045, HCR 1047, HCR 1049

            School of Nursing member on Task Force, HB 2209

            Tulsa, SB 1353

                        Technology intern partner program, HB 2138

Oklahoma Tuition Scholarship, SB 1523, HB 1440, HB 2738

Open Meeting, HB 2764

Open Records, HB 2764

 

Parent education program evaluation, HB 2271

Parking violations, SB 1292

Pay for employees on National Guard duty, HB 2264

Planning, SB 1206, SB 1208

Prenatal visitation program, HB 2410

Private activity bonds, SB 1539

Privatization of state functions, SB 1469

Professional services contract, SB 1365

Public buildings, HB 2381

Public disruptions, SB 1292, HB 2381

Purchasing

            Purchase cards, SB 1381

 

Quartz Mountain Arts and Conference Center, SB 1627

 

Reading pilot program, HB 2847

Reports, SB 1382

Retirement, HB 2326

            Alternate plan, SB 1378

            Benefit calculations, SB 1231

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

            Death benefits, HB 2383

            Health insurance, SB 1243, SB 1244

            Portability, SB 1456

            Post-retirement employment, HB 2344

            Reporting, HB 2123

            Tax apportionment, SJR 1X, SB 1376

            Tax exemption, HB 2082

Revenue bonds, HCR 1045, HCR 1047

Revolving funds, Higher Education, SB 1211

Risk management, SB 1454, HB 2053

Robotics, SB 1415

 

Salaries for state chief executive officers, SB 1222

Scholarships, HB 2328

            HOPE Scholarship, SB 1636

            Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program (OHLAP), SB 1523

            Tuition, SB 1523, HB 1440, HB 2738

School buses, HB 2807

School improvement plans, HB 2341

School nurses, HB 2209

School performance review, SB 1335, HB 2919

School psychologists, SB 901, HB 2625

School readiness, SB 37

Science and math courses, SB 836

Sex offender registration, SB 1420, HB 2300

Smoking in public places, SB 1553

Special Agency Account Board, HB 2175, HB 2180

Speech pathologists, SB 901, HB 2625

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

Strategic Planning Committee on the Olmstead Decision, SB 1512

 

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

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

Tax

            Ad valorem tax, HB 2849, HJR 1042

            Apportionment for Teachers’ Retirement System, SJR 1X, SB 1376

            Credit for teacher’s materials, HB 2220

            Deduction for investors in emerging technology or biotechnology company, SB 929

            Exemption for retirement benefits, HB 2082

            Exemption for sales to hospitals, HB 1974

            Exemption for sales to technology or biotechnology company, SB 929

            Exemption for ticket sales, SB 893

Teacher

            Alternative certification, SB 1595, HB 2915

            Certification, SB 1595, SB 1637, HB 2915

            Salaries, SB 901, SB 1462

            Testing, SB 1506

Technology business development, SB 929

Technology center courses, SB 1408

Telemarketing, SB 950, HB 1923

Telephone answering, SB 1239

Terrorism, HB 2764

Testing, school, SB 1621, SB 1631, HB 2346

Tobacco Settlement, SB 1209, HJR 1036

Tuition and fees, SB 1317

Tuition Scholarship, SB 1523, HB 2738

Tulsa Community College Technology Center School District, SB 1287

Tulsa Reconciliation Education and Scholarship Program, HB 2238

 

Unclassified service, SB 1203

University of Oklahoma

            Football player, Roy Williams, SR 26

            Political Communication Center, SCR 54

            School of Nursing member on Task Force, HB 2209

 

Vehicle reimbursement, SB 1237

Veterinary technicians, HB 2109

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

 

Water plan, HB 2895

Weapons, HB 2801

Whistleblower Act, HB 1985

Williams, Roy, SR 26

Workers' Compensation, SB 650

Workforce investment, HB 2633

 


BILL SUMMARIES

 

Status Reported as of March 7, 2002

 

 

SENATE BILLS

 

SB 37 (Fisher/Peters) - SCHOOL READINESS.  Creating the Oklahoma Partnership for School Readiness Act; creating the Oklahoma Partnership for School Readiness Board, whose membership includes the Chancellor.  (10 § 640.2) 

      2/21/01Title Stricken

      02/21/01 Senate Committee - Do Pass as Amended

      3/5/01   Bill Amended and Passed - Senate   (42-0)

      3/28/01House Committee - Committee Substitute Passed

      4/4/01   Bill Amended and Passed - House  (65-33)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/sb37_hasb.rtf

      4/25/01In Conference Committee - GCCA

      2/12/02House Rejected CCR, Requested Further Conference

      2/13/02In Conference Committee

 

SB 576 (Herbert/Paulk) - ACCUMULATED ANNUAL LEAVE.  Raising the accumulation limits of annual leave; authorizing an appointing authority to allow its employees to sell back excess annual leave at the end of a calendar year; requiring that sold-back leave be calculated at the employee’s salary level at the end of the calendar year; defining excess annual leave as annual leave that would exceed the maximum annual leave at the end of the calendar year had the employee been allowed to accumulate more than the maximum annual leave amount; requiring the Office of Personnel Management to promulgate rules to implement such provisions.  (74 § 840-2.20)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB576_int.rtf

      2/15/02Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee:  General Government Subcommittee

      2/20/02Senate Committee - Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb576_cs.rtf

      2/27/02Bill Passed - Senate   (33-5)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb576_engr.rtf

      3/4/02   Referred to House Govt Ops & Agency Oversight Committee

 

SB 650 (Henry/Askins) - Workers’ Compensation.  Authorizing the commissioner of CompSource Oklahoma to require production of records of employers insured with or applying for insurance with CompSource Oklahoma against liability for compensation; requiring that premiums for any policy period be paid according to the contract of insurance; requiring the administrator for the Multiple Injury Trust Fund to approve funds to be allocated by the state treasurer to CompSource Oklahoma for administration expenses, unless rejected by the governor and attorney general; repealing 85 O.S. 2001, Sections 2c and 2.6, relating to authorization of claims, and to certain employees of family members.  (85 O.S. 2001, §§ 134, 142, 175)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB650_int.rtf

      2/6/02   Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee

      2/19/02House Committee - Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb650_cs.rtf

      2/27/02Bill Discussed and Laid Over - Senate

      3/4/02   Bill Amended and Passed - Senate  (48-0)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb650_engr.rtf

      3/6/02   Referred to House Judiciary Committee

 

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

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

      2/20/02Title Stricken

      2/20/02Senate Committee – Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb836_cs.rtf

      3/5/02   Bill and Emergency Passed - Senate   (44-2)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb836_engr.rtf

      3/7/02   Referred to House Appropriations & Budget Committee, Education Subcommittee

 

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

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Finance Committee

      2/19/02Title Stricken

      2/19/02Senate Committee – Passed as Amended  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb893_sflr.rtf

 

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

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

      2/13/02Title Stricken

      2/13/02Senate Committee – Passed as Amended  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb901_sflr.rtf

      3/4/02   Bill Passed - Senate   (37-10)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb901_engr.rtf

      3/6/02   Referred to House Appropriations & Budget Committee, Education Subcommittee

 

SB 903 (Williams/Vaughn) – FACULTY EMPLOYMENT.  Requiring that full-time higher education faculty be given reasons for certain employment decisions within seven days of decision; exempting the University of Oklahoma and all institutions under the A&M Board.  (70 § 3231)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB903_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Education Committee

      2/18/02Senate Committee – Passed as Amended  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb903_sflr.rtf

      3/6/02   Amendment Adopted   (43-0)

      3/6/02   Laid Over - Senate   

 

SB 929 (Morgan) – SALES TAX DEDUCTION/TECHNOLOGY/BIOTECHNOLOGY.  Creating the “Oklahoma Emerging Technology and Biotechnology Financial Assistance Act”; stating legislative intent to provide financial assistance to emerging technology or biotechnology companies; stating importance of supporting pharmaceutical industry, related university biotechnology research programs and the sizable investment of state funds in higher education.  (68 O.S. 2001, § 2358)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB929_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Finance Committee

      2/19/02Title Stricken

      2/19/02Senate Committee – Passed as Amended

 

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

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

      2/18/02Senate Committee - Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb934_cs.rtf

 

SB 936 (Shurden/Turner) – GOLF CART USE IN STATE PARK.  Authorizing a physically disabled person to operate a golf cart within the boundaries of a state park during daylight hours, so long as the golf cart does not exceed the speed limit in the area as determined by the Department of Tourism and Recreation.  (47 § 31151.2)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB936_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Tourism Committee

      2/21/02Title Stricken

      2/21/02Senate Committee – Passed as Amended  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb936_sflr.rtf

      2/27/02Bill Passed - Senate   (44-0)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb936_engr.rtf

      3/4/02   Referred to House Public Safety Committee

 

SB 948 (Maddux/Plunk) – Administrative RuleS.  Changing from 20 days to 30 days the amount of time required for a comment period after publication of notice of intended rulemaking action; requiring agencies to submit to the Small Business Regulatory Review Committee proposed rules adversely affecting small businesses.  (75 O.S. 2001, §§ 303)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB948_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Small Business Committee

      2/21/02Senate Committee - Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb948_cs.rtf

 

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

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Business & Labor Committee

      2/13/02Title Stricken

      2/13/02Senate Committee – Passed as Amended  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb950_sflr.rtf

      3/6/02   Bill Amended and Passed - Senate    (35-6) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb950_engr.rtf

 

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

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Education Committee

      2/18/02Title Stricken

      2/18/02Senate Committee – Passed as Amended  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb962_sflr.rtf

 

SB 989 (Shurden/Leist) - LOTTERYExpanding activities deemed not to be violations of state lottery or gambling laws to include funding raising by qualified organizations issuing numbered tickets in conjunction with voluntary contributions, with the corresponding stub or stubs of one or more of the tickets to be drawn by lot under the supervision of an official of the qualified organization, the stub or stubs so drawn entitling the ticket holder to a prize; defining “qualified organization” as a church, a public or private school accredited by the Department of Education or registered by the State Board of Education for purposes of participating in federal programs, a student group or organization affiliated with a public or private school, a parent-teacher association or organization affiliated with a public or private school, or a religious, charitable, labor, fraternal, veteran, firefighter, law enforcement, educational or other such entity.  (21 O.S. 2001, § 1051)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB989_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

      2/20/02Title Stricken

      2/20/02Senate Committee – Passed as Amended  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb989_sflr.rtf

      3/6/02   Bill Amended and Passed - Senate    (28-16) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb989_engr.rtf

 

SB 990 (Rozell/McCarter) – HEALTH CARE CONSUMER PROTECTION.  Enacting the “Health Care Consumer Protection Act”; prohibiting certain billing methods by participating health care providers, including balance billing, that violate contracts between the provider and a health care payor; requiring certain disclosures by nonparticipating providers; making it the responsibility of the provider who orders diagnostic testing to ensure that the patient is directly notified of significant abnormal results within three calendar days of their availability; authorizing administrative fine of up to $1,000 for violations.  (36 §§ 3650.1/3650.6)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB990_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Human Resources Committee

      2/21/02Title Stricken

      2/21/02Senate Committee – Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb990_cs.rtf

      3/5/02   Bill Passed - Senate   (42-3)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb990_engr.rtf

      3/7/02   Referred to House Public Health Committee

 

SB 995 (Robinson/Ericson) – CONNORS STATE COLLEGE.  Changing the name of Connors State College of Agriculture and Applied Science to Connors State College.  (70 §§ 3201, 3405, 3405.1, 3412)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2002-02SB/SB995_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Education Committee

      2/21/02Senate Committee – Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb995_sflr.rtf

 

SB 1001 (Haney/Mass) – Appropriations/TEACHER PREPARATION.  Appropriating to various education entities including funds for the Virtual Internet School in Oklahoma Network (VISION) Pilot Program, Great Expectations Summer Institutes for Teachers scholarships, Community Education Grants, Education Leadership Oklahoma, participation in the National Assessment of Educational Progress, Oklahoma Alliance for Geographic Education, and the Teacher Preparation Commission.  (70 § 18-103.1)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1001_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Direct to Calendar

      2/19/02Title Stricken

      2/19/02Bill and Emergency Passed - Senate  (41-2)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1001_engr.rtf

      2/21/02Direct to Calendar

 

SB 1002 (Haney/Mass) – Appropriations/VISION/EDUCATION LEADERSHIP.  Appropriating to common education, including funds for the Virtual Internet School in Oklahoma Network (VISION) Pilot Program and Education Leadership Oklahoma.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1002_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Direct to Calendar

      2/19/02Title Stricken

      2/19/02Bill and Emergency Passed - Senate  (46-0)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1002_engr.rtf

      2/21/02Direct to Calendar

 

SB 1010 (Haney/Mass) – Appropriations/TEACHER PREPARATION.  Setting budgetary limitations for the Teacher Preparation Commission.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1010_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Direct to Calendar

      2/19/02Title Stricken

      2/19/02Bill and Emergency Passed - Senate  (45-1)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1010_engr.rtf

      2/21/02Direct to Calendar

 

SB 1011 (Haney/Mass) – Appropriations/TEACHER PREPARATION.  Setting budgetary limitations for the Teacher Preparation Commission.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1011_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Direct to Calendar

      2/19/02Title Stricken

      2/19/02Bill and Emergency Passed - Senate  (46-0)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1011_engr.rtf

      2/21/02Direct to Calendar

 

SB 1024 (Haney/Mass) – Appropriations/UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS.  Appropriating to various health entities including the Health Department for contractual services of OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine for the Area Health Education Centers Campaign, contractual services for the OU Health Science Center Pediatric Endocrinology Department, contractual services with the Perinatal Continuing Education Program within OU’s College of Medicine’s Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, for the Children First Program and University Hospitals Authority.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1024_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Direct to Calendar

      2/19/02Title Stricken

      2/19/02Bill and Emergency Passed - Senate  (46-0)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1024_engr.rtf

      2/21/02Direct to Calendar

 

SB 1033 (Haney/Mass) – Appropriations/ UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS.  Setting budgetary limitations for the University Hospitals Authority.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1033_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Direct to Calendar

      2/19/02Title Stricken

      2/19/02Bill and Emergency Passed - Senate  (46-0)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1033_engr.rtf

      2/21/02Direct to Calendar

 

SB 1034 (Haney/Mass) – Appropriations/ UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS.  Setting budgetary limitations for the University Hospitals Authority.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1034_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Direct to Calendar

      2/19/02Title Stricken

      2/19/02Bill and Emergency Passed - Senate  (46-0)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1034_engr.rtf

      2/21/02Direct to Calendar

 

SB 1044 (Haney/Mass) APPROPRIATIONS/AGRICULTURE/OSU PROGRAMS.  Appropriating to the Department of Agriculture, including funds for OSU’s Statewide Intensive Financial Management Assistance Program and diagnostic laboratories.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1044_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Direct to Calendar

      2/19/02Title Stricken

      2/19/02Bill and Emergency Passed - Senate  (46-0)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1044_engr.rtf

      2/21/02Direct to Calendar

 

SB 1045 (Haney/Mass) APPROPRIATIONS/AGRICULTURE/OSU PROGRAMS.  Setting budgetary limits for the Department of Agriculture, including funds for OSU’s Statewide Intensive Financial Management Assistance Program and diagnostic laboratories.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1045_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Direct to Calendar

      2/19/02Title Stricken

      2/19/02Bill and Emergency Passed - Senate  (46-0)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1045_engr.rtf

      2/21/02Direct to Calendar

 

SB 1046 (Haney/Mass) APPROPRIATIONS/AGRICULTURE/OSU PROGRAMS.  Setting budgetary limits for the Department of Agriculture, including funds for OSU’s Statewide Intensive Financial Management Assistance Program and diagnostic laboratories.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1046_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Direct to Calendar

      2/19/02Title Stricken

      2/19/02Bill and Emergency Passed - Senate  (46-0)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1046_engr.rtf

      2/21/02Direct to Calendar

 

SB 1055 (Haney/Mass) – APPROPRIATIONS/TOURISM.  Establishing budgetary limitations for the Department of Tourism and Recreation, including unspecified funds budgeted for the Summer Arts Institute and the Jazz Hall of Fame.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1055_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Direct to Calendar

      2/19/02Title Stricken

      2/19/02Bill and Emergency Passed - Senate  (46-0)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1055_engr.rtf

      2/21/02Direct to Calendar

 

SB 1058 (Haney/Mass) – APPROPRIATIONS/TOURISM.  Establishing budgetary limitations for the Department of Tourism and Recreation, including unspecified funds budgeted for the Summer Arts Institute and the Jazz Hall of Fame.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1058_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Direct to Calendar

      2/19/02Title Stricken

      2/19/02Bill and Emergency Passed - Senate  (46-0)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1058_engr.rtf

      2/21/02Direct to Calendar

 

SB 1059 (Haney/Mass) – APPROPRIATIONS/TOURISM.  Establishing budgetary limitations for the Department of Tourism and Recreation, including unspecified funds budgeted for the Summer Arts Institute and the Jazz Hall of Fame.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1059_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Direct to Calendar

      2/19/02Title Stricken

      2/19/02Bill and Emergency Passed - Senate  (46-0)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1059_engr.rtf

      2/21/02Direct to Calendar

 

SB 1117 (Haney/Mass) – Appropriations/OCAST.  Appropriating to Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST).  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1117_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Direct to Calendar

      2/26/02Title Stricken

      2/26/02Bill Amended and Passed - Senate  (45-0)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1117_engr.rtf

      2/28/02Direct to Calendar

 

SB 1120 (Haney/Mass) – Appropriations/OCAST.  Setting budgetary limitations for Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST).  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1120_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Direct to Calendar

      2/26/02Title Stricken

      2/26/02Bill Amended and Passed - Senate  (44-0)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1120_engr.rtf

      2/28/02Direct to Calendar

 

SB 1121 (Haney/Mass) – Appropriations/OCAST.  Setting budgetary limitations for Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST).  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1121_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Direct to Calendar

      2/26/02Title Stricken

      2/26/02Bill Amended and Passed - Senate  (44-0)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1121_engr.rtf

      2/28/02Direct to Calendar

 

SB 1168 (Haney/Mass) – Appropriations/STATE REGENTS/ Physician Manpower Training CommissionAppropriating to the State Regents and Physician Manpower Training Commission.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1168_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Direct to Calendar

      2/26/02Title Stricken

      2/26/02Bill Amended and Passed - Senate  (47-0)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1168_engr.rtf

      2/28/02Direct to Calendar

 

SB 1169 (Haney/Mass) – Appropriations/STATE REGENTS.  Appropriating to the State Regents.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1169_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Direct to Calendar

      2/26/02Title Stricken

      2/26/02Bill Amended and Passed - Senate  (47-0)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1169_engr.rtf

      2/28/02Direct to Calendar

 

SB 1170 (Haney/Mass) – Appropriations/STATE REGENTS.  Appropriating to the State Regents.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1170_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Direct to Calendar

      2/26/02Title Stricken

      2/26/02Bill Amended and Passed - Senate  (47-0)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1170_engr.rtf

      2/28/02Direct to Calendar

 

SB 1171 (Haney/Mass) – Appropriations/Physician Manpower Training CommissionSetting budgetary limitations for the Physician Manpower Training Commission.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1171_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Direct to Calendar

      2/26/02Title Stricken

      2/26/02Bill Amended and Passed - Senate  (47-0)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb1171_engr.rtf

      2/28/02Direct to Calendar

 

SB 1172 (Haney/Mass) – Appropriations/Physician Manpower Training CommissionSetting budgetary limitations for the Physician Manpower Training Commission.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1172_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Direct to Calendar

      2/26/02Title Stricken

      2/26/02Bill Amended and Passed - Senate  (47-0)  -   http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1172_engr.rtf

      2/28/02Direct to Calendar

 

SB 1188 (Haney/Mass) – Appropriations/GENERAL.  Appropriating to various state entities including the State Regents, Physician Manpower Training Commission, Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST), Teacher Preparation Commission, and the University Hospitals Authority.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1188_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Direct to Calendar

      2/26/02Title Stricken

      2/26/02Bill Amended and Passed - Senate  (47-0)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1188_engr.rtf

      2/28/02Direct to Calendar

 

SB 1203 (Haney/Mass) – UNCLASSIFIED SERVICERelating to unclassified service; updating agency references.  (74 O.S. 2001, § 840-5.5)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1203_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Direct to Calendar

      2/26/02Title Stricken

      2/26/02Bill Amended and Passed - Senate  (47-0)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb1203_engr.rtf

      2/28/02Direct to Calendar

 

SB 1204 (Haney/Mass) – DEFERRED SAVINGSClarifying language relating to the Oklahoma State Employees Deferred Savings Incentive Plan.  (74 O.S. 2001, § 1707)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1204_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Direct to Calendar

      2/26/02Title Stricken

      2/26/02Bill Amended and Passed - Senate  (47-0)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb1204_engr.rtf

      2/28/02Direct to Calendar

 

SB 1206 (Haney/Mass) – STRATEGIC PLANSThis is a shell bill relating to agency strategic plans.  (62 O.S. 2001, § 45.3)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1206_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Direct to Calendar

      2/26/02Title Stricken

      2/26/02Bill Amended and Passed - Senate  (46-0)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1206_engr.rtf

      2/28/02Direct to Calendar

 

SB 1208 (Haney/Mass) – STATE REGENTS LONG-RANGE PLANSAuthorizing Central Services to expend certain funding for the purpose of 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.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1208_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Direct to Calendar

      2/26/02Title Stricken

      2/26/02Bill Amended and Passed - Senate  (47-0)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1208_engr.rtf

      2/28/02Direct to Calendar

 

SB 1209 (Haney/Mass) – Tobacco Settlement FundClarifying language relating to the Tobacco Settlement Fund.  (62 O.S. 2001, § 50)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1209_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Direct to Calendar

      2/26/02Title Stricken

      2/26/02Bill Amended and Passed - Senate  (47-0)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1209_engr.rtf

      2/28/02Direct to Calendar

 

SB 1211 (Haney/Mass) – Higher Education CAPITAL REVOLVING FUNDChanges the name of the Higher Education Capital Revolving Fund to the Higher Education Research Revolving Fund.  (62 O.S. 2001, § 41.29d)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1211_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Direct to Calendar

      2/26/02Title Stricken

      2/26/02Bill Amended and Passed - Senate  (47-0)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb1211_engr.rtf

      2/28/02Direct to Calendar

 

SB 1222 (Haney/Mass) – SALARIES/STATE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICERS.  “The State Chief Executive Officer Salary Act”; creating the nine-member State Chief Executive Officer Salary Commission; requiring the Office of Personnel Management to establish salary guidelines and ranges for state chief executive officers; requiring the commission to review guidelines and ranges; requiring implementation of guidelines by Dec. 1, 2002; prohibiting reduction of a chief executive’s salary if it is above the range; allowing reduction if the salary is within the established range; requiring commission to consider recommendations for amending chief executive salaries; requiring OPM to conduct a chief executive salary survey every three years.  (74 § 870-1.1)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1222_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

      2/20/02Title Stricken

      2/20/02Senate Committee – Passed as Amended  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1222_sflr.rtf

 

SB 1231 (Morgan/Stites) – TEACHERS’ RetirementRequiring that retirement allowances for members of the Teachers Retirement System of Oklahoma be calculated on the member’s current average salary plus $1,000; providing for a 3.5-percent benefit increase; providing for indexed benefit increases.  (70 §§ 17-116.17, 17-116.18)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1231_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

      2/13/02Title Stricken

      2/13/02Senate Committee – Passed as Amended  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1231_sflr.rtf

 

SB 1233 (Morgan/Wells) – Employee Benefits CouncilProhibiting the Employee Benefits Council and the State and Education Employees Group Insurance Board from requiring HMOs to follow a standardized service area or offer a Medicare supplement plan.  (74 O.S. 2001, § 1366.1)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1233_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

      2/20/02Title Stricken

      2/20/02Senate Committee – Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1233_cs.rtf

 

SB 1237 (Capps/Paulk) – VEHICLE REIMBURSEMENTRequiring state agencies to reimburse employees for use of their privately owned vehicle in lieu of a state vehicle if the employee is determined by the State Department of Rehabilitation Services to be severely disabled and such disability would be accommodated by allowing the employee to use his or her own vehicle.  (74 O.S. 2001, § 500.4)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1237_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Govt Ops & Agency Oversight Committee

      2/14/02Senate Committee – Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1237_sflr.rtf

 

SB 1239 (Maddox/Paulk) – TELEPHONE ANSWERINGRequiring that primary state agency telephone numbers be answered by an employee during normal business hours.  (74 § 3306)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1239_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

      2/20/02Title Stricken

      2/20/02Senate Committee – Passed as Amended  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1239_sflr.rtf

 

SB 1240 (Wilcoxson/Covey) – EQUIPMENT INVENTORYDeleting exemptions from inventory of state equipment by the Department of Central Services; requiring agency to make periodic checks of inventory items and report missing items to law enforcement.  (74 O.S. 2001, § 110.1)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1240_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Govt Ops & Agency Oversight Committee

      2/14/02Senate Committee – Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1240_sflr.rtf

      2/25/02Bill Passed - Senate   (44-1)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1240_engr.rtf

      2/27/02Second reading - Referred to House Govt Ops & Agency Oversight Committee

 

SB 1241 (Smith/Braddock) – Governmental Tort ClaimsModifying settlement amount pursuant to the Governmental Tort Claims Act from $10,000 to $25,000.  (51 O.S. 2001, § 158)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1241_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee

      2/12/02Senate Committee – Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1241_sflr.rtf

      2/27/02Bill Passed - Senate   (43-0)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1241_engr.rtf

      3/4/02   Referred to House Judiciary Committee

 

SB 1243 (Morgan/Corn) – Health insurance/TEACHERS’ RetirementDeleting language regarding the State and Education Employees Group Insurance Board contracting with the Oklahoma Medical Center and George Nigh Rehabilitation Institute; deleting authorization for retired members of the Teacher’s Retirement System whose education entity is not a participant in the State and Education Group Insurance Act to begin health and dental insurance coverage.  (74 O.S. 2001, §§ 1304, 1305.1, 1306, 1316.3, 1365)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1243_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

      2/21/02Title Stricken

      2/21/02Senate Committee - Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1243_cs.rtf

 

SB 1244 (Morgan/Stites) – TEACHERS’ Retirement/Health insuranceIncreasing by $75 the maximum benefit payable by the Teacher’s Retirement System on behalf of a retired person toward a monthly premium for health insurance; increasing amount each year thereafter by the lesser of $75 or the member’s share of the monthly premium.  (74 O.S. 2001, § 1316.3)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1244_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

      2/13/02Title Stricken

      2/13/02Senate Committee – Passed as Amended  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1244_sflr.rtf

 

SB 1251 (Shurden/Leist) – high school equivalency certificates.  Requiring the State Board of Education to issue a certificate of high school equivalency to students educated by other means who achieve a composite score on the American College Test (ACT) equivalent to or higher than the most recent state average composite score; requiring the student’s parent or legal guardian to sign an affidavit that the student met the curricular requirements necessary for high school graduation.  (70 O.S. 2001, § 1212.516)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1251_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Education Committee

      2/18/02Title Stricken

      2/18/02Senate Committee – Passed as Amended  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1251_sflr.rtf

      3/5/02   Bill and Emergency Passed - Senate   (45-0)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1251_engr.rtf

      3/7/02   Referred to House Common Education Committee

 

SB 1287 (Ford/Hopper Smith) – Tulsa Community College TECHNOLOGY CENTER SCHOOL DISTRICTModifying the name of the Tulsa County Technology Center School District to be the Tulsa Technology Center School District; requiring that funds expended for operations or capital improvements be subject to approval by the State Board of Career and Technology Education; removing authority of State Board of Career and Technology Education to approve Tulsa Community College budget.  The floor substitute removes language relating to an increase in millage levies.  (70 O.S. 2001, §§ 4419, 4420)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1287_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

      2/13/02Title Stricken

      2/13/02Senate Committee – Passed as Amended  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1287_sflr.rtf

      3/5/02   Floor Substitute Adopted

      3/5/02   Bill and Emergency Passed - Senate  (42-2)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1287_engr.rtf

      3/7/02   Referred to House Career & Technology Education Committee

 

SB 1292 (Crutchfield/Roan) – PARKING/PUBLIC DISRUPTIONS.  Prohibiting unauthorized parking at any state building or property in Oklahoma and Tulsa Counties; removing reference to State Capitol Park, the Cowboy Hall of Fame Park and the State Capitol complex in Tulsa; authorizing booting of autos with outstanding fines; making it unlawful to disturb, interfere or disrupt state business, agency operations or any state employee, agent, official or representative; making it a misdemeanor to refuse to disperse or leave any property, building or structure used to conduct state business or operations after proper notice by a peace officer, sergeant-at-arms or other security personnel; setting punishment at a maximum one-year county jail term and/or a $1,000 fine.  (47 O.S. 2001, § 11-1009; 21, § 280)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1292_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Govt Ops & Agency Oversight Committee

      2/14/02Senate Committee – Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1292_sflr.rtf

      2/28/02Title Restored

      2/28/02Floor Substitute Adopted, Amended, Laid Over in Senate

      3/4/02   Bill Amended and Passed - Senate  (40-1)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1292_engr.rtf

      3/6/02   Referred to House Public Health Committee

 

SB 1299 (Rozell/Webb)Health insurance.  Allowing a network provider facility or physician contract to be amended at any time during the term of the contract only by mutual written consent of duly authorized representatives of the State and Education Employees Group Insurance Board and the network provider and the facility or physician; providing for disclosure of reimbursement fee schedules relative and appropriate to the facility or physician contract.  (74 § 1306.5)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1299_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

      2/20/02Title Stricken

      2/20/02Senate Committee – Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1299_sflr.rtf

      3/5/02   Bill and Emergency Passed - Senate   (38-8)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1299_engr.rtf

      3/7/02   Referred to House Insurance Committee

 

SB 1317 (Laughlin/Maddux)NorthWEstern OKLAHOMA State University.  Authorizing Northwestern Oklahoma State University to establish tuition and fees for students who are not U.S. citizens, at an amount not less than is charged for nonresident tuition.  (70 § 3218.15)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1317_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

      2/20/02Title Stricken

      2/20/02Senate Committee – Passed as Amended  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1317_sflr.rtf

 

SB 1327 (Pruitt/Gray)COMMISSIONERS OF LAND OFFICE.  Requiring the state treasurer to conduct an evaluation and analysis of the investment performance of the permanent school funds, other educational funds and public building funds managed by the Commissioners of the Land Office; requiring a report to be made to the Legislature and Governor.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1327_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

      2/13/02Senate Committee - Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1327_cs.rtf

 

SB 1328 (Cain/Greenwood) – EDUCATIONAL INTERPRETER FOR DEAF.  “Oklahoma Educational Interpreter for the Deaf Act”; establishing qualifications for educational interpreters in the public schools.  (70 §§ 13-115/13-115.4)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1328_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Education Committee

      2/12/02Senate Committee – Passed as Amended  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1328_sflr.rtf

      2/27/02Bill Failed - Senate   (19-19) 

      2/27/02Held on Notice to Reconsider

      3/5/02   Motion to Reconsider Adopted   (44-0)

 

SB 1335 (Wilcoxson/Morgan) – SCHOOL PERFORMANCE REVIEW.  Authorizing the Office of Accountability, under the director of the Education Oversight Board, to research, develop, implement and administer a school performance review program.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1335_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

      2/21/02Title Stricken

      2/21/02Senate Committee – Passed as Amended  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1335_sflr.rtf

      3/4/02   Bill Passed - Senate  (45-0)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1335_engr.rtf

      3/6/02   Referred to House Appropriations & Budget Committee, Education Subcommittee

 

SB 1353 (Williams/Roach) – OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY/TULSA.  Modifying language relating to transfer of certain assets to Oklahoma State University/Tulsa.  (70 O.S. 2001, § 4670)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1353_int.rtf

      2/12/02Withdrawn from Appropriations Committee; Assigned to Education Committee

      2/18/02Senate Committee – Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1353_sflr.rtf

 

SB 1358 (Morgan/Webb) – INVENTORY.  Increasing from $500 to $5,000 the limit on inventory of State System institutions and the University Hospitals consisting of machinery, implements, tools, furniture, livestock, vehicles and other apparatus that may be used repeatedly without material impairment of its physical condition.  (74 O.S. 2001, § 110.1)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1358_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Govt Ops & Agency Oversight Committee

      2/13/02Senate Committee – Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1358_sflr.rtf

 

SB 1364 (Monson/Askins) – DONATED LEAVE.  Removing authority for chief administrative officers to deny the donation of leave solely because it originates from different agencies.  (74 O.S. 2001, § 840-2.23)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1364_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

      2/20/02Title Stricken

      2/20/02Senate Committee – Passed as Amended  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1364_sflr.rtf

      3/4/02   Bill Passed - Senate  (46-2)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1364_engr.rtf

      3/6/02   Referred to House Govt Ops & Agency Oversight Committee

 

SB 1365 (Dickerson/Askins) – PROFESSIONAL SERVICES CONTRACT.  Providing that, if an evaluation by a state agency of the performance of a professional services contract indicates deficiencies with the supplier's work, the agency must send a copy of the evaluation to the State Purchasing Director.  (74 O.S. 2001, § 85.41)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1365_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

      2/20/02Title Stricken

      2/20/02Senate Committee – Passed as Amended  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1365_sflr.rtf

      3/5/02   Bill Passed - Senate   (43-0)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1365_engr.rtf

      3/7/02   Referred to House Govt Ops & Agency Oversight Committee

 

SB 1376 (Morgan/Stites) – TEACHERS' RETIREMENT/APPORTIONMENT.  Modifying apportionment of sales and use tax and income tax revenues; increasing to 5 percent the amount to be deposited into the Teachers' Retirement System of Oklahoma fund.  (68 O.S. 2001, §§ 1353, 1403, 2352)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1376_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

      2/13/02Title Stricken

      2/13/02Senate Committee – Passed as Amended  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1376_sflr.rtf

 

SB 1378 (Morgan/Ingmire) – ALTERNATE RETIREMENT PLAN.  "Alternate Retirement Plan for Eligible Employees of Participating State Institutions of Higher Education Act"; authorizing alternate retirement plans for eligible employees and electing employees at the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University in lieu of the plan offered by the Teachers' Retirement System of Oklahoma; authorizing boards of regents to establish such plan.  (70 O.S. 2001, § 17-103)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1378_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

      2/20/02Title Stricken

      2/20/02Senate Committee - Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1378_cs.rtf

 

SB 1381 (Dickerson/Askins) – AUDITS/STATE PURCHASE CARDS.  Authorizing the director of the Department of Central Services to promulgate rules relating to audits of state agency acquisitions and use of a state purchase card to make acquisitions; limiting cards to not exceed $2,500; authorizing the Purchasing Director to authorize state agencies to use reverse auctions to acquire acquisitions.  (74 O.S. 2001, § 85.5)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1381_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

      2/20/02Title Stricken

      2/20/02Senate Committee – Passed as Amended  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1381_sflr.rtf

      3/5/02   Bill Passed - Senate   (43-0)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1381_engr.rtf

      3/7/02   Referred to House Govt Ops & Agency Oversight Committee

 

SB 1382 (Dickerson/Corn) – REPORTS TO LEGISLATURE.  Requiring state agencies to supply reports and other documents only to recipients named in the appropriate legislation.  (74 § 3118)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1382_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

      2/20/02Title Stricken

      2/20/02Senate Committee – Passed as Amended  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1382_sflr.rtf

      2/27/02Bill Amended and Passed - Senate  (46-0)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1382_engr.rtf

      3/4/02   Referred to House Govt Ops & Agency Oversight Committee

 

SB 1384 (Dickerson/Dunegan) – STATE PERSONNEL/LEAVE SHARING/CARL ALBERT PUBLIC INTERNSHIP.  Modifying numerous provisions relating to state personnel, including leave sharing and the Carl Albert Public Internship Program.  (74 O.S. 2001, §§ 840-2.23, 840-3.4, 840-3.5)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1384_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

      2/20/02Title Stricken

      2/20/02Senate Committee – Passed as Amended  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1384_sflr.rtf

      3/5/02   Bill Passed - Senate   (43-0)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1384_engr.rtf

      3/7/02   Referred to House Govt Ops & Agency Oversight Committee

 

SB 1385 (Monson/Askins) – Employee Benefits CouncilAllowing the Oklahoma State Employees Benefits Council to renegotiate rates with successful bidders after contracts have been awarded if there is a substantial fluctuation in enrollment; authorizing the council to contract with dental and vision plans.  The amendment adds a new section relating to the Oklahoma Public Employees Retirement System and investment of funds.  (74 O.S. 2001, §§ 1321, 1365)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1385_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

      2/13/02Title Stricken

      2/13/02Senate Committee – Passed as Amended  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1385_sflr.rtf

      3/4/02   Bill Discussed & Laid Over - Senate

      3/5/02   Bill Amended and Passed - Senate  (42-1)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1385_engr.rtf

      3/7/02   Referred to House Govt Ops & Agency Oversight Committee

 

SB 1391 (Fisher/Rice)TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE.  Relating to the Oklahoma Institute of Technology; updating references; deleting obsolete language; modifying terms of board members.  (74 O.S. 2001, § 5060.42)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1391_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Economic Development Committee

      2/13/02Title Stricken

      2/13/02Senate Committee – Passed as Amended  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1391_sflr.rtf

      3/4/02   Bill Passed - Senate   (39-0)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1391_engr.rtf

      3/6/02   Referred to House Science & Technology Committee

 

SB 1408 (Easley/Ferguson)TECHNOLOGY CENTER COURSES.  Authorizing enrollment of students on a part-time basis; authorizing remedial educational services through remote internet-based instruction; providing formulas for calculation of state aid; removing authorization to award credit for certain mathematics and science courses taught at technology center schools; authorizing credit for core curriculum courses at technology centers upon district board approval.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1408_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

      2/20/02Title Stricken

      2/20/02Senate Committee – Passed as Amended  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1408_sflr.rtf

 

SB 1415 (Monson/Clay Pope) - SALES TAX EXEMPTION/TEACHER TRAINING/ROBOTICS.  Providing a sales tax exemption on tangible personal property for 501(c)(3) organizations affiliated with a State System comprehensive university for teacher training and events related to robotics.  (68 § 1356)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1415_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Finance Committee

      2/19/02Title Stricken

      2/19/02Senate Committee – Passed as Amended  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1415_sflr.rtf

      3/5/02   Bill and Emergency Passed - Senate   (47-0)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1415_engr.rtf

      3/7/02   Referred to House Revenue & Taxation Committee

 

SB 1420 (Maddox/Kirby)SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION.  Requiring certain sex offenders to register with higher education campus police or security.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1420_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

      2/20/02Senate Committee – Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1420_sflr.rtf

 

SB 1422 (Leftwich/McCarter)GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS.  Modifying social studies requirements; encouraging districts to include certain youth community service programs in course offerings; modifying character education program components.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1422_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

      2/20/02Title Stricken

      2/20/02Senate Committee – Passed as Amended  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1422_sflr.rtf

 

SB 1447 (Taylor/Deutschendorf)CAMERON UNIVERSITY/TAX COMMISSION.  Authorizing the Tax Commission to enter into a contract with Cameron University to use its computer server to detect non-registered taxpayers, no-filers and underreporting taxpayers.  (68 § 205)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1447_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Finance Committee

      2/19/02Senate Committee – Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1447_sflr.rtf

 

SB 1454 (Shurden/Paulk)RISK MANAGEMENT.  Requiring Central Services to establish a risk management audit program to identify workplace security threats that expose state employees to dangers that could be eliminated or reduced by infrastructure, technology or other improvements; requiring each state agency to designate an employee to receive training.  (74 O.S. 2001, § 85.58A)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1454_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Govt Ops & Agency Oversight Committee

      2/13/02Title Stricken

      2/13/02Senate Committee – Passed as Amended  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1454_sflr.rtf

      3/4/02   Bill and Emergency Passed - Senate   (48-0)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1454_engr.rtf

      3/6/02   Referred to House Govt Ops & Agency Oversight Committee

 

SB 1456 (Williams/Roberts)TEACHERS’ RETIREMENT.  Transferring from the Public Employees Retirement System to the Teachers’ Retirement System.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1456_int.rtf

      2/13/02Committee Reassignment - Appropriations

      2/20/02Title Stricken

      2/20/02Senate Committee - Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1456_cs.rtf

      2/27/02Bill and Emergency  Passed - Senate   (42-0)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1456_engr.rtf

      3/4/02   Referred to House Retirement Laws Committee

 

SB 1460 (Leftwich/Gray)MEDICAL RECORDS.  Increasing allowable copy costs for medical records from 25 cents per page to $1 for the first page, 50 cents for each subsequent page.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1460_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee

      2/19/02Title Stricken

      2/19/02Senate Committee – Passed as Amended  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1460_sflr.rtf

      3/6/02   Bill Passed - Senate   (27-14)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1460_engr.rtf

 

SB 1461 (Dickerson/Corn)UNPAID LEAVE/FAMILIES OF CRIME VICTIMS.  Requiring the employer of an employee who is the immediate family member of a victim of violent crime to provide unpaid leave to the employee to attend judicial or other proceedings; designating violation as a misdemeanor.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1461_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Business & Labor Committee

      2/12/02Senate Committee – Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1461_sflr.rtf

 

SB 1462 (Wilcoxson/Pettigrew)TEACHER SALARY/MILITARY CREDIT.  Increasing from five to 10 years the number of years of military service for which a teacher shall be granted credit for the purpose of state salary increments and retirement; repealing duplicate section.  Amended on page 1, line 16, by deleting “and/or fringe benefits”.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1462_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

      2/18/02Title Stricken

      2/18/02Senate Committee – Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1462_cs.rtf

      2/26/02Bill Amended and Passed - Senate  (43-0)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1462_engr.rtf

      2/28/02Second reading - Referred to House Appropriations & Budget Committee

 

SB 1469 (Leftwich/Nations)PRIVATIZATION.  Amending section relating to the Privatization of State Functions Act; requiring agencies to make cost determination; requiring certain report.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1469_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

      2/20/02Title Stricken

      2/20/02Senate Committee – Passed as Amended  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/hb1469_sflr.rtf

      3/6/02   Bill Passed - Senate   (28-14)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1469_engr.rtf

 

SB 1484 (Shurden/Erwin)HEALTH INSURANCE/CLAIM LITIGATION.  Deleting language providing for recovery of attorney fees by prevailing party in the event of litigation regarding a claim made to the State and Education Employees Group Insurance Board.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1484_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

      2/20/02Title Stricken

      2/20/02Senate Committee – Passed as Amended  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1484_sflr.rtf

 

SB 1486 (Haney/Mass)APPROPRIATIONS/MASTER LEASE.  Appropriating to the State Board of Education; designating $405,870 to be expended on a competitive application basis to a State System institution for implementing telecommunications curriculum; setting budgetary limitations for the Teacher Preparation Commission; making appropriations to the State Regents; stating legislative intent that $500,000 be allocated for the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma; stating legislative intent that $100,000 be allocated for a Native American Language Curator for the Sam Noble Museum of Natural History at the University of Oklahoma; creating a new section of law permitting the State Regents to establish a master lease program; appropriating to the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST); repealing sections relating to higher education leasing, higher education funding and OCAST.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1486_int.rtf

      2/15/02      Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1486_enr.rtf

 

SB 1487 (Haney/Mass)APPROPRIATIONS.  Making appropriations to various health entities, including the University Hospitals Authority; authorizing the referral of correctional inmate patients to the University Hospitals.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1487_int.rtf

      2/15/02      Signed by Governor  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1487_enr.rtf

 

SB 1506 (Wilcoxson/Toure)TEACHER TESTING.  Requiring that teachers in core subject areas complete the Oklahoma Subject Area Test for all subjects taught by the teacher.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1506_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Education Committee

      2/11/02Title Stricken

      2/11/02Senate Committee – Passed as Amended  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1506_sflr.rtf

 

SB 1512 (Cain/Lindley)OLMSTEAD DECISION.  Creating the Strategic Planning Committee on the Olmstead decision regarding discriminatory segregation of disabled individuals requiring certain services.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1512_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Human Resources Committee

      2/11/02Title Stricken

      2/11/02Senate Committee – Passed as Amended  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1512_sflr.rtf

      3/4/02   Bill and Emergency Passed - Senate   (34-1)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1512_engr.rtf

      3/6/02   Referred to House Mental Health Committee

 

SB 1523 (Wilcoxson/Nations) - Oklahoma Tuition SCHOLARSHIP/OHLAP.  Authorizing students in the 11th and 12th grades during the 2002-03 school year, for the purpose of providing an award to students in lieu of the Oklahoma Tuition Scholarship Program, to enter into participation in the Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program (OHLAP), upon meeting certain eligibility requirements; prohibiting such students from being found to be in financial need for purposes of the program if the income from taxable and nontaxable sources of the student’s parents exceed $70,000 per year; providing for adjustment of award amounts based on income levels; requiring the State Regents to include such provisions in the public awareness program used for the 2002-03 school year; repealing a section relating to the Oklahoma Tuition Scholarship Act.  (70 §§ 2610/2613)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1523_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

      2/13/02Title Stricken

      2/13/02Senate Committee – Passed as Amended  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1523_sflr.rtf

      3/5/02   Bill and Emergency Passed - Senate   (42-0)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1523_engr.rtf

      3/7/02   Referred to House Higher Education Committee

 

SB 1539 (Robinson/Phillips) – PRIVATE ACTIVITY BONDS/ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.  Modifying criteria for allocations under the state ceiling for private activity bond allocations; creating a Local Economic Development Pool; providing for allocation from the pool for qualified single- and multi-family bonds, mortgage credit certificates or other bonds providing economic development as determined by the bond issuer; modifying provisions relating to the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency Pool to exclude mortgage credit certificates; modifying conditions under which public trusts may administer, finance or issue evidence of indebtedness for housing programs; requiring 6.25 percent of the state ceiling to be allocated to the Student Loan Pool.  (62 O.S. 2001, §§ 695.23/695.25; 60 O.S. 2001, § 178.6)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1539_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Economic Development Committee

      2/20/02Title Stricken

      2/20/02Senate Committee – Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1539_cs.rtf

 

SB 1553 (Robinson/Vaughn) - Smoking in Public Places.  Modifying the list of locations in which the possession of lighted tobacco in any form is a public nuisance and dangerous to public health to include indoor workplaces, all indoor areas of any place used by the general public, to which the public is invited or in which the public is permitted, any indoor area in a health care facility, nursing home or assisted living facility, any nursery or place of education, any indoor area in any place providing child care or adult day services and in any senior citizen center, homeless shelter, food bank, adoption agency or other social service establishment, and within 25 feet of any entrance to, or fresh air intake for, any of the specified places; removing the requirement to post signs.  (21 O.S. 2001, § 1247)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1553_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Human Resources Committee

      2/14/02Title Stricken

      2/14/02Senate Committee – Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1553_cs.rtf

 

SB 1580 (Cain/Benson) - Governmental Tort Claims.  For purposes of the Governmental Tort Claims Act, adds to the definition of state employees physicians who practice medicine or act in an administrative capacity who are employed by a state agency or on contracted with a state agency.  (51 § 152)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1580_int.rtf

      2/12/02Withdrawn from Rules Committee – Reassigned to Judiciary Committee

      2/19/02Title Stricken

      2/19/02Senate Committee – Passed as Amended  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1580_sflr.rtf

 

SB 1595 (Williams/Nations) - TEACHER CERTIFICATION.  Requiring successful completion of the competency examination for licensure as a teacher; providing an exception for Alternative Placement Program candidates.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1595_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Education Committee

      2/12/02Senate Committee – Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1595_sflr.rtf

      3/5/02   Bill and Emergency Passed - Senate   (43-0)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1595_engr.rtf

      3/7/02   Referred to House Common Education Committee

 

SB 1616 (Williams/McCarter) – Advanced Placement/ELEMENTARY FOREIGN LANGUAGE IMMERSION.  Authorizing elementary school foreign language immersion program to be included as a pre-advanced placement course in the Advanced Placement Incentive Program; including elementary school teachers in advanced placement vertical teams.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1616_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

      2/20/02Title Stricken

      2/20/02Senate Committee – Passed as Amended  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1616_sflr.rtf

      3/5/02   Bill and Emergency Passed - Senate   (43-3)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1616_engr.rtf

      3/7/02   Referred to House Common Education Committee

 

SB 1621 (Williams/Roberts) - SCHOOL TESTING.  Removing the third- and fourth-grade norm-referenced test requirement from the Oklahoma School Testing Program; requiring the Department of Education to develop and field-test during the 2002-03 school year, and implement in the 2003-04 school year, criterion-referenced tests with embedded norm-referenced test items in reading/language arts and mathematics for the third grade; requiring the department to develop and field-test criterion-referenced tests in reading, language arts and mathematics for the fourth grade during 2003-04 school year and implement in the 2004-05 school year and for the sixth and seventh grades during the 2004-05 school year and implementation in the 2005-06 school year; requiring the department to seek to join other states in establishing a consortium to develop a common test item repository.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1621_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

      2/20/02Title Stricken

      2/20/02Senate Committee – Passed as Amended  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1621_sflr.rtf

 

SB 1627 (Kerr/Braddock) - Quartz Mountain.  Authorizing the Board of Trustees for Quartz Mountain Arts and Conference Center and Nature Park to adopt rules to govern the center and park, to accept gifts and to commission park rangers; modifying the definition of "record" for purposes of the Open Records Act to exclude personal information provided by a guest at a facility owned or operated by the Board of Trustees of the Quartz Mountain Arts and Conference Center and Nature Park or by a purchaser of a product sold by or through the conference center and nature park.  The amendment adds new language concerning seasonal employees and adds a new section concerning the issuance of bonds.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1627_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

      2/20/02Senate Committee – Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1627_sflr.rtf

      3/5/02   Bill Amended and Passed - Senate  (46-0)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1627_engr.rtf

      3/7/02   Referred to House Appropriations & Budget Committee, Education Subcommittee

 

SB 1628 (Williams/Vaughn) –ORGAN AND TISSUE DONATION/curriculum/LEAVE.  Relating to the Organ Donor Education and Awareness Program; requiring the teaching of an organ donor education and awareness curriculum; requiring that state employees be granted a leave of absence for organ and tissue donation; requiring that such employees receive the base state pay without interruption during the leave of absence.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1628_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

      2/14/02Title Stricken

      2/14/02Senate Committee – Passed as Amended  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1628_sflr.rtf

 

SB 1631 (Crutchfield/Staggs) – SCHOOL TESTING.  Limiting remediation for students who do not perform satisfactorily on the mathematics portion of either the norm- or criterion-referenced tests to students in grades three through eight; limiting summer academies for students to reading and math; requiring a satisfactory reading ability and successful passage of a criterion-referenced mathematics test for obtaining a driver license; requiring satisfactory mathematics ability at the eighth-grade level; requiring the Department of Education to approve alternative mathematics proficiency tests.  (70 O.S. 2001, §§ 1210.5E, 1210.508E, 1210.515; 47 O.S. 2001, § 6-107.3)  -  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1631_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

      2/20/02Title Stricken

      2/20/02Senate Committee – Passed as Amended  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1631_sflr.rtf

      2/27/02Bill and Emergency Passed - Senate   (41-0)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1631_engr.rtf

      3/4/02   Referred to House Common Education Committee

 

SB 1636 (Henry/Kirby) – EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES GRANT/HOPE SCHOLARSHIP.  Creating an Educational Facilities Grant Program, administered by an Educational Facilities Grant Committee, to fund capital projects for public educational facilities, including State System institutions and public schools under the governance of local boards of education; creating a Helping Oklahoma Promote Education (HOPE) Scholarship Program, administered by the State Regents for Higher Education, to increase the number of Oklahomans enrolled in higher education and the number of Oklahomans with college degrees; specifying eligibility requirements for such scholarships; authorizing expenditure from the Lottery for Education Revolving Fund, created pursuant to an unspecified Senate Joint Resolution, for early childhood program, health insurance for school district employees, the educational facilities grant program and the HOPE Scholarship Program; making act effective upon certification of voter approval of the referendum proposed in the joint resolution.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1636_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

      2/20/02Title Stricken

      2/20/02Senate Committee – Passed as Amended  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1636_sflr.rtf

 

SB 1637 (Williams/Nations) – TEACHER CERTIFICATION.  Stating legislative intent that the teacher certification system allow for multiple points of entry into the teaching profession to attract professionals and mid-career professionals, as well as provide incentives rather than barriers to attract teachers from other states.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1637_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Education Committee

      2/18/02Title Stricken

      2/18/02Senate Committee – Passed as Amended  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1637_sflr.rtf

 

SB 1641 (Cain/Blackburn) – HEALTH INSURANCE/AUDIOLOGICAL SERVICES.  Requiring group health insurance plans to provide coverage for audiological services and hearing aids for children up to age 18; requiring that such coverage apply only to hearing aids that are prescribed, filled and dispensed by a licensed audiologist and authorizing a limitation on the hearing aid benefit payable for each hearing-impaired ear to every 48 months, but allowing such coverage to provide for up to four additional ear molds per year for children up to age two.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1641_int.rtf

      2/19/02Withdrawn from Human Resources Committee; Reassigned to Appropriations Committee

      2/14/02Senate Committee - Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1641_cs.rtf

      3/5/02   Bill Passed - Senate   (30-14)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1641_engr.rtf

      3/7/02   Referred to House Insurance Committee

 

SB 1676 (Dickerson/Askins) – HEALTH INSURANCE/MAMMOGRAPHY SCREENINGS.  Clarifying that insurers are required to pay only $115 for annual low-dose mammography screening for female insureds aged 40 or older.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SB1676_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Human Resources Committee

      2/7/02   Senate Committee – Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1676_sflr.rtf

      2/25/02Bill Passed - Senate   (40-0)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sb1676_engr.rtf

      2/27/02Second reading - Referred to House Insurance Committee

 

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTIONS

 

SJR 40 (Henry/Kirby) – LOTTERY.  Legislative referendum creating the Oklahoma Lottery for Education Act; allowing agency special account for prize funds.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SJR40_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee

      2/20/02Title Stricken

      2/20/02Senate Committee – Passed as Amended  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sjr40_sflr.rtf

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS

 

SCR 54 (Hobson/Nations) – UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA/POLITICAL COMMUNICATION CENTER.  Commending the University of Oklahoma’s Political Communication Center and those involved in producing “Sights and Sounds of Oklahoma Politics,” which electronically portrays the history of politics from Oklahoma territorial days to the present.

      2/21/02Senate Introduced  -  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SCR54_int.rtf

 

SCR 57 (Muegge/Covey) – 4-H DAY.  Designating April 3, 2002, as “4-H Day” at the Oklahoma Legislature.

      3/7/02   Senate Introduced  -  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SCR57_int.rtf

 

SENATE RESOLUTIONS

 

SR 26 (Leftwich) – ROY WILLIAMS.  Praising Roy Williams’ contributions to the University of Oklahoma football program.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SR26_int.rtf

      2/12/02      Adopted, to Secretary of State  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/sr26_enr.rtf

 

 

HOUSE BILLS

 

HB 1440 (Nations/Wilcoxson) – TUITION SCHOLARSHIP.  Repealing the Oklahoma Tuition Scholarship Program (OTSP).  The bill comes out of recommendations of the Task Force on State Scholarship and Student Aid Grant Programs that met during the interim.

      2/19/02House Committee - Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1440_cs.rtf

      3/7/02   Bill and Emergency Passed - House   (89-4)  - 

 

HB 1923 (Paulk/Leftwich) – TELEMARKETING.  Enacting the Oklahoma No-Call List Act; requiring the attorney general to establish a no-call list of consumers who do not wish to receive unsolicited telemarketing calls; authorizing contracting with a vendor to establish and maintain the no-call list; requiring notice of establishment of the list and means for consumers to be included or removed; requiring quarterly updates; making telemarketing calls to registered consumers an unlawful telemarketing practice and a violation of the Oklahoma Consumer Protection Act; permitting administrative fines; creating a no-call list revolving fund for the office of the attorney general to be expended for the purpose of implementing, administering or enforcing provisions of the act.  (15 §§ 775B.1/775B.7) 

      2/6/02   Referred to House Energy & Utility Regulation Committee

      2/12/02House Committee - Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1923_cs.rtf

      2/20/02Floor Amended; Bill and Emergency Passed - House  (90-5)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb1923_engr.rtf

 

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

      2/5/02   Referred to House Revenue & Taxation Committee

      2/13/02House Committee – Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1974_hcr.rtf

      3/4/02   Title Stricken

      3/4/02   Bill Amended and Passed - House   (91-0) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb1974_engr.rtf

 

HB 1985 (Erwin/Herbert) – WHISTLEBLOWER ACT.  "Whistleblower Act"; exempting higher education institutions and the judicial department; prohibiting officers or employees of state agencies from taking disciplinary action against an employee for disclosing public information to correct what the employee reasonably believes evidences a violation of law or regulations or discussing agency operations with persons in a position to investigate or initiate corrective action.  (74 O.S. 2001, § 840-2.5) 

      2/5/02   Referred to House Administrative Rule Review Committee

      2/20/02House Committee - Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB1985_cs.rtf

 

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

      2/5/02   Referred to House Appropriations & Budget Committee

      2/20/02House Committee – Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2018_hcr.rtf

      3/5/02   Title Stricken

      3/5/02   Bill Amended and Passed - House    (96-3) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2018_engr.rtf

 

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

      2/5/02   Referred to House Commerce, Industry & Labor Committee

      2/6/02   House Committee – Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2030_hcr.rtf

      2/27/02Bill Passed - House   (96-0)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2030_engr.rtf

 

HB 2045 (Wilt/Henry) – JURY DUTY EXEMPTION FOR STUDENTS.  Exempting from jury duty students enrolled in at least 16 hours for the current semester in an accredited higher education institution.  (38 O.S. 2001, § 28)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2045_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Judiciary Committee

      2/18/02House Committee - Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2045_cs.rtf

      3/6/02   Title Stricken

      3/6/02   Bill Amended and Passed - House    (96-0) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2045_engr.rtf

 

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

      2/5/02   Referred to House Appropriations & Budget Committee

      2/20/02House Committee – Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2053_hcr.rtf

      3/7/02   Bill Passed - House   (93-0)  - 

 

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

      2/5/02   Referred to House Govt Ops & Agency Oversight Committee

      2/11/02House Committee – Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2058_hcr.rtf

      3/5/02   Bill Passed - House   (97-0)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2058_engr.rtf

 

HB 2068 (Covey/Muegge) – OSU CENTER FOR ISSUE MANAGEMENT & COMMUNICATION.  Authorizing the A&M Board of Regents to establish a Center for Issue Management and Communication for Agriculture, Rural Living, Environment and Government at Oklahoma State University; stating intent that the Center provide and promote specialized training and education in matters of communications, alternative dispute resolution and topical research.  The floor substitute also amends 2 O.S. 2001, § 2-30, authorizing the A&M Board to establish an Institute for Issue Management and Alternative Dispute Resolution, to be part of the Seretean Wellness Center at Oklahoma State University; requiring that the operation and activities of the Oklahoma Agriculture Mediation Program be incorporated into the institute.  (70 O.S. 2001, § 3430)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2068_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Appropriations & Budget Committee

      2/20/02House Committee – Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2068_hcr.rtf

      3/6/02   Floor Substitute Adopted

      3/6/02   Bill Passed - House  (85-11)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2068_engr.rtf

 

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

      2/5/02   Referred to House Public Health Committee

      2/6/02   House Committee – Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2078_hcr.rtf

      2/27/02Bill and Emergency  Passed - House   (95-0)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2078_engr.rtf

 

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

      2/5/02   Referred to House Revenue & Taxation Committee

      2/20/02House Committee – Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2082_hcr.rtf

 

HB 2093 (Paulk/Leftwich) – MEDICAL LICENSURE.  Modifying requirements for foreign applicants for allopathic medical licensure; providing that, in the event clerkships were used by a foreign medical school, the clerkships must have been performed in hospitals and schools in the U.S., its territories or possessions that have Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education accredited programs; requiring that foreign applicants provide a certified copy of the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates certificate to the Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision; expanding disciplinary authority of the board; prohibiting a licensee whose surrender in lieu of prosecution is accepted by the board from reapplying for reinstatement for at least one year from the date of the accepted surrender; providing that investigators for the Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision may be commissioned peace officers.  (59 O.S. 2001, §§ 493.2, 508, 509.1, 512)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2093_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Public Health Committee

      2/20/02House Committee - Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2093_cs.rtf

 

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

      2/5/02   Referred to House Govt Ops & Agency Oversight Committee

      2/7/02   House Committee – Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2099_hcr.rtf

      3/4/02   Bill Passed - House   (59-37)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2099_engr.rtf

 

HB 2100 (Gilbert/Cain) – Statewide Temporary Assistance Responsibility System (STARS).  Specifying the method for determining maximum monthly cash assistance payments pursuant to the Temporary Assistance Responsibility System (STARS); expanding amounts exempt from resource determination criteria to include $2,000 in countable assets, and removing the $5,000 maximum equity allowed for an automobile; increasing the automobile allowance to $7,500.  (56 O.S. 2001, §§ 230.52, 230.53)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2100_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Appropriations & Budget Committee

      2/20/02House Committee - Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2100_cs.rtf

      3/4/02   Title Stricken

      3/4/02   Bill Amended and Passed - House    (55-43) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2100_engr.rtf

 

HB 2109 (Covey/Price) – VETERINARY TECHNICIANS.  Authorizing the State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners to conduct a national criminal history records search for certified animal euthanasia technicians; specifying requirements; authorizing registered veterinary technicians to provide emergency care or treatment to an animal at the scene of an accident or disaster or emergency care to a human victim; providing an exemption from civil liability; authorizing licensed veterinarians to delegate animal care responsibilities to employees commensurate with their training, experience and skills; prohibiting a registered veterinary technician, veterinary technologist, nurse, veterinary assistant or other employee from diagnosing animal diseases, prescribing medical or surgical treatment or perform as a surgeon.  (59 O.S. 2001, §§ 698.2, 698.7, 698.12, 698.17, 698.21, 698.22, 698.26)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2109_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Agriculture & Rural Dvlpmnt Committee

      2/18/02House Committee - Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2109_cs.rtf

      3/4/02   Bill Passed - House   (98-0)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2109_engr.rtf

 

HB 2123 (Staggs/Morgan) – Retirement/REPORTING REQUIREMENTS.  Amending sections relating to several state retirement systems, including the Teachers’ Retirement System; modifying annual reporting requirements for the system to include standardized information and analysis of the financial condition of the system.  (70 O.S. 2001, § 17-106.1) 

      2/5/02   Referred to House Retirement Committee

      2/20/02House Committee - Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2123_cs.rtf

      3/4/02   Title Stricken

      3/4/02   Bill Amended and Passed - House    (98-0) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2123_engr.rtf

 

HB 2124 (Stites/Morgan) – RETIREMENT/HEALTHCARE COST OF LIVING ADJUSTMENT.  Requiring that unspecified amounts be paid for retirees from state retirement systems, including the Teachers’ Retirement System, for health insurance premiums.  (74 O.S. 2001, § 1316.3)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2124_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Retirement Laws Committee

      2/12/02House Committee - Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2124_cs.rtf

      3/6/02   Title Stricken

      3/6/02   Bill Amended and Passed - House    (96-1) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2124_engr.rtf

 

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

      2/5/02   Referred to House Higher Education Committee

      2/19/02House Committee – Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2138_hcr.rtf

 

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

      2/5/02   Referred to House Judiciary Committee

      2/18/02House Committee – Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2142_hcr.rtf

 

HB 2162 (Paulk/Leftwich) – NURSING WORKFORCE TASK FORCE.  Creating a 16-member Nursing Workforce Task Force to identify strategies for recruitment and retention of nurses into the workforce; reverse the growing shortage of nurses; increase the number of individuals choosing nursing as a career, including creation and expansion of scholarships; to identify strategies for the uniform collection of data from licensure boards to gauge workforce supply and employ needs and plan for education and training, especially interdisciplinary education and service learning; to identify strategies to upgrade the image of nursing and eliminate barriers to mobility in education and career advancement; to recommend potential changes in nursing curricula and ways to expand the use of technology to prepare the type of competently trained graduates required by employers; to identify best practice retention models within the employment environment; to identify strategies to assure governmental payors and private insurers adequately cover labor costs; to identify the roles and responsibilities of private and public organizations in addressing nursing workforce shortage issues; and to gather information on work completed by other groups, states and the federal government related to the nursing workforce shortage.  (59 § 575)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2162_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Public Health Committee

      2/20/02House Committee - Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2162_cs.rtf

      2/26/02Bill Passed - House   (95-0)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2162_engr.rtf

 

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

      2/5/02   Referred to House Govt Ops & Agency Oversight Committee

      2/21/02House Committee – Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2169_hcr.rtf

 

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

      2/5/02   Referred to House Govt Ops & Agency Oversight Committee

      2/21/02House Committee – Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2175_hcr.rtf

 

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

      2/5/02   Referred to House Insurance Committee

      2/13/02House Committee – Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2178_hcr.rtf

 

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

      2/5/02   Referred to House Govt Ops & Agency Oversight Committee

      2/21/02House Committee – Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2180_hcr.rtf

 

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

      2/5/02   Referred to House Common Education Committee

      2/12/02House Committee - Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2209_cs.rtf

      2/21/02Bill and Emergency Passed - House   (92-3)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2209_engr.rtf

 

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

      2/5/02   Referred to House Revenue & Taxation Committee

      2/20/02House Committee - Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2220_cs.rtf

      3/6/02   Title Stricken

      3/6/02   Bill Amended and Returned to Committee

 

HB 2238 (Ross/Horner) - TULSA RACE RIOT MEMORIAL/RECONCILIATION SCHOLARSHIP.  Providing certain requirements for the Tulsa Race Riot Memorial design, administration and funding; requiring the State Regents, subject to availability of funds, to award annually a maximum of 300 full-time-equivalent scholarships for the Tulsa Reconciliation Education and Scholarship Program to residents of the City of Tulsa; providing for the trust fund to be managed by a board of trustees; requiring the Tax Commission to include on income tax forms an opportunity to donate to the scholarship fund.  (74 §§ 8201.1, 8221, 8224, 8224.1; 70 §§ 2621/2623, 2625)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2238_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Rules Committee

      2/21/02House Committee - Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2238_cs.rtf

      3/6/02   Bill Amended and Passed - House    (62-34) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2238_engr.rtf

 

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

      2/5/02   Referred to House Mental Health Committee

      2/5/02   House Committee - Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2249_cs.rtf

      2/19/02Title Stricken

      2/19/02Bill and Emergency Passed - House  (96-0)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2249_engr.rtf

 

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

      2/5/02   Referred to House Veterans  & Military Affairs Committee

      2/6/02   House Committee – Passed

      2/19/02Floor Substitute Adopted; Bill and Emergency Passed - House  (95-0)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2264_engr.rtf

 

HB 2271 (Coleman/Coffee) – PARENT EDUCATION/PERFORMANCE EVALUATION.  Expressing legislative intent that parent education programs serve children at risk of academic failure and that such children be given priority for acceptance; authorizing families whose income does not exceed 185 percent of the federal poverty level to receive services free of charge; providing that other families shall be entitled to services upon payment of a sliding-scale fee; modifying criteria for consideration of a child as being at risk of academic failure; requiring the State Board of Education to contract for an outcome-based evaluation of the parent education program.  The engrossed bill no longer requires the Board to contract with a university-related program for program evaluation.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2271_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Human Resources Committee

      2/11/02House Committee - Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2271_cs.rtf

      2/19/02Bill Amended and Passed - House  (85-11)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2271_engr.rtf

 

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

      2/5/02   Referred to House Judiciary Committee

      2/18/02House Committee – Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2274_hcr.rtf

 

HB 2300 (Braddock/Wilkerson) – CAMPUS POLICE/SEX OFFENDER LISTS.  Barring individuals convicted of certain child pornography crimes from eligibility for deferred sentencing; expanding the Sex Offenders Registration Act to include crimes involving sexual assault; requiring the Department of Corrections to provide lists of sex offenders to campus police departments.  (21 O.S. 2001, § 1021; 57 O.S. 2001 §§ 582, 584) 

      2/28/02      Signed by Governor -- http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2300_enr.rtf

 

HB 2311 (Stites/Morgan) – CHILDREN OF DISABLED LAW-ENFORCEMENT MEMBER.  Providing that any person previously qualified for membership in the Law Enforcement Retirement System who voluntarily seeks and accepts employment to a position in a covered agency that is not a covered position is excluded from further participation in the system; providing that if a disabled member has children, $400 per month shall be paid for the support of each child until the child reaches 18 years of age or 22 years of age if attending a public or private school or higher education institution.  The amendment adds a section providing that a waiver of general enrollment fees and tuition shall also apply to the children of retired law enforcement members who have given their lives in the line of duty or whose disability occurred in the line of duty.  (47 O.S. 2001, § 2-305; 70 O.S. 2001, § 3218.7)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2311_int.rtfhttp://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2311_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Retirement Laws Committee

      2/12/02House Committee - Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2311_cs.rtf

      3/7/02   Title Stricken

      3/7/02   Bill Amended and Passed - House    (95-0) -

 

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

      2/5/02   Referred to House Retirement Laws Committee

      2/13/02House Committee - Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2326_cs.rtf

      3/5/02   Title Stricken

      3/5/02   Bill Amended and Passed - House    (77-19) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2326_engr.rtf

 

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

      2/5/02   Referred to House Govt Ops & Agency Oversight Committee

      2/21/02House Committee - Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2328_cs.rtf

 

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

      2/5/02   Referred to House Common Education Committee

      2/12/02House Committee - Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2341_cs.rtf

      2/26/02Bill Passed - House   (92-0)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2341_engr.rtf

 

HB 2344 (Staggs/Crutchfield) – POST-RETIREMENT EMPLOYMENT.  Establishing post-retirement annual earnings limitations for individual retirees or incorporated entities employed by school districts.  The floor substitute adds language providing that for retired members 62 years of age or older, the limit on allowed earnings from public schools shall be the lesser of $30,000 or one-half of the member’s final average salary used in computing retirement benefits.  (70 O.S. 2001, § 17-116.10)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2344_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Retirement Laws Committee

      2/12/02House Committee - Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2344_cs.rtf

      3/7/02   Floor Substitute Adopted

      3/7/02   Bill and Emergency Passed - House  (92-3)  - 

 

HB 2346 (Staggs/Crutchfield) – SCHOOL TESTING.  Modifying the School Testing Program Act to remove Grade 5 and add other grades to certain criterion-referenced test requirements; changing field test and implementation dates for criterion-referenced tests.  The floor substitute rewrites the bill to require that norm-referenced tests be administered through the 2003-2004 school year in grade three; requiring that criterion-referenced tests be administered in grades three through eight in certain subjects; making testing contingent upon availability of funds.  (70 O.S. 2001, § 1210.508)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2346_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Common Education Committee

      2/12/02House Committee - Passed

      3/6/02   Title Stricken

      3/6/02   Floor Substitute Amended and Adopted

      3/6/02   Bill Passed - House    (85-10) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2346_engr.rtf

 

HB 2352 (Liotta/Littlefield) – EMPLOYEE PRIVACY.  Prohibiting release of social security numbers by an employer except in compliance with state and federal regulation, in response to an official request from a law enforcement agency or in administration of employment benefits and pay.  (40 § 61.1)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2352_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Commerce, Industry & Labor Committee

      2/6/02   House Committee - Committee Substitute Passed - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2352_cs.rtf

      2/27/02Bill Passed - House   (96-0)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2352_engr.rtf

 

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

      2/5/02   Referred to House Govt Ops & Agency Oversight Committee

      2/14/02House Committee - Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2353_cs.rtf

      3/6/02   Bill and Emergency Passed - House   (96-2)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2353_engr.rtf

 

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

      2/5/02   Referred to House Govt Ops & Agency Oversight Committee

      2/18/02House Committee - Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2361_cs.rtf

      3/4/02   Title Stricken

      3/4/02   Bill Amended but Failed - House    (32-63)

      3/4/02   Held on Notice to Reconsider

 

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

      2/5/02   Referred to House Retirement Laws Committee

      2/12/02House Committee - Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2368_cs.rtf

      3/6/02   Title Stricken

      3/6/02   Bill Amended and Passed - House    (96-1) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2368_engr.rtf

 

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

      2/5/02   Referred to House Wildlife Committee

      2/13/02House Committee - Passed

      2/26/02Bill and Emergency Passed - House   (87-10)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2374_engr.rtf

 

HB 2381 (Roan/Crutchfield) – PARKING VIOLATIONS/PUBLIC DISRUPTIONS.  Prohibiting unauthorized parking at any state building or property in Oklahoma and Tulsa Counties; authorizing booting of autos with outstanding fines; making it unlawful to disturb, disrupt, or interfere with business or operations of any state agency; exempting peaceful demonstrations on public issues from prohibition; making it a misdemeanor to refuse to leave any building used to conduct state business or operations after lawful order of a law enforcement officer or security officer.  (47 O.S. 2001, §§ 11-1009, 11-1010; 73 O.S. 2001, § 96; 74 O.S. 2001, § 1811.4C; 21 § 280)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2381_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Homeland Security Committee

      2/12/02House Committee – Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2381_hcr.rtf

      2/28/02Floor Amendment Adopted

      2/27/02Bill Amended and Passed - House   (62-33)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2381_engr.rtf

 

HB 2383 (Roan/Shurden)Teachers’ Retirement.  Relating to public retirement systems, including the Teachers’ Retirement System; modifying provisions related to death benefits; providing that such benefits, for purposes of federal income taxation, shall be deemed life insurance proceeds and not as a death benefit if the IRS approves the provision pursuant to a private-letter-ruling request to be submitted by the boards of trustees of state retirement systems.  (70 O.S. 2001, § 17-105)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2383_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Retirement Laws Committee

      2/12/02House Committee - Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2383_cs.rtf

      3/4/02   Title Stricken

      3/4/02   Bill Amended and Passed - House    (96-0) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2383_engr.rtf

 

HB 2410 (Coleman/Robinson) – CHILDREN FIRST PROGRAM.  Relating to the Children First Program; requiring the State Department of Health to contract with an Oklahoma university-related program for an outcome-based performance evaluation of the visitation program; providing for contents of evaluation.  (63 O.S. 2001, § 1-110.1)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2410_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Appropriations & Budget Committee

      2/20/02House Committee - Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2410_cs.rtf

 

HB 2412 (Coleman/Herbert) – STATE AUDITS.  Requiring state agencies to furnish copies of all audits to the Legislature; “Legislative Review of State Audits Act”; requiring agencies to deliver copies of audit reports to legislative leaders, who shall submit a copy to legislative appropriations committees; requiring written agency responses.  (74 §§ 452.10, 452.11/452.14)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2412_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Govt Ops & Agency Oversight Committee

      2/7/02   House Committee - Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2412_cs.rtf

      2/21/02Floor Substitute Amended and Adopted; Bill Passed - House  (95-0)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2412_engr.rtf

 

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

      2/5/02   Referred to House Govt Ops & Agency Oversight Committee

      2/14/02House Committee - Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2420_cs.rtf

      2/27/02Bill Passed - House   (57-37)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2420_engr.rtf

 

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

      2/14/02Withdrawn from Committee – Refer Direct to Calendar

      2/26/02Title Stricken

      2/26/02Bill Amended and Passed - House  (96-1)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2429_engr.rtf

 

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

      2/14/02Withdrawn from Committee – Refer Direct to Calendar

      2/26/02Title Stricken

      2/26/02Bill Amended and Passed - House  (94-3)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2433_engr.rtf

 

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

      2/14/02Withdrawn from Committee – Refer Direct to Calendar

      2/26/02Title Stricken

      2/26/02Bill Amended and Passed - House  (95-2)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2434_engr.rtf

 

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

      2/14/02Withdrawn from Committee – Refer Direct to Calendar

      2/26/02Title Stricken

      2/26/02Bill Amended and Passed - House  (96-1)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2439_engr.rtf

 

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

      2/14/02Withdrawn from Committee – Refer Direct to Calendar

      2/26/02Title Stricken

      2/26/02Bill Amended and Passed - House  (96-1)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2440_engr.rtf

 

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

      2/5/02   Referred to House Appropriations & Budget Committee

      2/14/02Withdrawn from Committee – Refer Direct to Calendar

      2/27/02Title Stricken

      2/27/02Bill Amended and Passed – House     (94-1)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2445_engr.rtf

 

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

      2/5/02   Direct to Calendar

      2/14/02Withdrawn from Committee – Refer Direct to Calendar

      2/27/02Title Stricken

      2/27/02Bill Amended and Passed – House     (93-2)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2446_engr.rtf

 

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

      2/5/02   Referred to House Appropriations & Budget Committee

      2/14/02Withdrawn from Committee – Refer Direct to Calendar

      2/27/02Title Stricken

      2/27/02Bill Amended and Passed – House     (86-9)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2447_engr.rtf

 

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

      2/5/02   Direct to Calendar

      2/14/02Withdrawn from Committee – Refer Direct to Calendar

      2/27/02Title Stricken

      2/27/02Bill Amended and Passed – House     (79-16)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2448_engr.rtf

 

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

      2/5/02   Direct to Calendar

      2/14/02Withdrawn from Committee – Refer Direct to Calendar

      3/4/02   Title Stricken

      3/4/02   Bill Amended and Passed - House    (89-8) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2488_engr.rtf

 

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

      2/5/02   Referred to House Appropriations & Budget Committee

      2/14/02Withdrawn from Committee – Refer Direct to Calendar

      3/5/02   Title Stricken

      3/5/02   Bill Amended and Passed - House    (92-2) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2507_engr.rtf

 

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

      2/5/02   Direct to Calendar

      2/14/02Withdrawn from Committee – Refer Direct to Calendar

      3/5/02   Title Stricken

      3/5/02   Bill Amended and Passed - House    (94-2) – http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2508_engr.rtf

 

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

      2/5/02   Referred to House Appropriations & Budget Committee

      2/14/02Withdrawn from Committee – Refer Direct to Calendar

      3/5/02   Title Stricken

      3/5/02   Bill Amended and Passed - House    (93-3) – http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2510_engr.rtf

 

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

      2/5/02   Referred to House Appropriations & Budget Committee

      2/14/02Withdrawn from Committee – Refer Direct to Calendar

      3/5/02   Title Stricken

      3/5/02   Bill Amended and Passed - House    (93-4) – http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2524_engr.rtf

 

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

      2/5/02   Referred to House Appropriations & Budget Committee

      2/14/02Withdrawn from Committee – Refer Direct to Calendar

      3/6/02   Title Stricken

      3/6/02   Bill Amended and Passed - House    (86-10) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2532_engr.rtf

 

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

      2/5/02   Referred to House Govt Ops & Agency Oversight Committee

      2/11/02House Committee - Passed

      2/26/02Bill Passed - House   (94-0)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2608_engr.rtf

 

HB 2616 (Winchester/Price) – APPROPRIATIONS/USAO.  Authorizing the State Regents to use $1.8 million to restore and remodel Canning Hall at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma into space for a cooperative interagency deaf education program.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2616_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Appropriations & Budget Committee

      2/20/02House Committee - Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2616_cs.rtf

 

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

      2/5/02   Referred to House Common Education Committee

      2/12/02House Committee - Passed

      2/26/02Bill and Emergency Passed - House   (80-13)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2625_engr.rtf

 

HB 2633 (Fields/Stipe) - Oklahoma Workforce Investment. Oklahoma Workforce Investment Act; requiring governor to establish a State Workforce Investment Board; requiring development of state plan; authorizing state board to establish subgroups; requiring annual report; requiring governor to establish local workforce investment areas; providing for grants; providing for establishment of local workforce investment boards; requiring submission of local plans; requiring reservation of $704,000 in certain federal funding for use by the Department of Career and Technology Education to administer a statewide offender employment training program; authorizing state board, subgroups and local boards to hold meetings by teleconference.  Amended on page 26, lines 17 through 20, by deleting all language beginning with “and” on line 17 and ending with “act” on line 20.  (74 §§ 9101/9109; 25 O.S. 2001, § 307.1)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2633_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Commerce, Industry & Labor Committee

      2/13/02House Committee – Passed as Amended  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2633_hcr.rtf

      2/26/02Bill Amended and Passed - House  (53-43)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2633_engr.rtf

 

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

      2/5/02   Referred to House Administrative Rule Review Committee

      2/20/02House Committee – Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2651_hcr.rtf

 

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

      2/5/02   Referred to House Appropriations & Budget Committee

      2/20/02House Committee – Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2689_hcr.rtf

 

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

      2/5/02   Referred to House Common Education Committee

      2/18/02House Committee - Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2697_cs.rtf

 

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

      2/5/02   Referred to House Common Education Committee

      2/18/02House Committee – Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2706_hcr.rtf

      3/5/02   Bill and Emergency Passed - House   (80-15)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2706_engr.rtf

 

HB 2714 (Stanley/Cain) – INJURY PREVENTION.  Establishing May of each year as “Injury Prevention Month”; recommending that all state agencies, businesses, and interested organizations should take the opportunity to provide their employees and members with injury prevention information during Injury Prevention Month.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2714_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Public Health Committee

      2/6/02   House Committee – Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2714_hcr.rtf

      3/5/02   Bill and Emergency Passed - House   (99-0)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2714_engr.rtf

 

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

      2/5/02   Referred to House Judiciary Committee

      2/18/02House Committee – Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2729_hcr.rtf

      3/5/02   Bill Passed - House   (95-0)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2729_engr.rtf

 

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

      2/5/02   Referred to House Higher Education Committee

      2/13/02House Committee – Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2738_hcr.rtf

      3/6/02   Bill and Emergency Passed - House   (93-2)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2738_engr.rtf

 

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

      2/5/02   Referred to House Science & Technology Committee

      2/11/02House Committee – Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2739_hcr.rtf

      2/18/02Bill and Emergency Passed - House   (94-0)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2739_engr.rtf

 

HB 2764 (Paulk/Wilkerson) – TERRORISM.  Amending numerous sections to enact provisions regarding antiterrorism; Section 14 allows a public body to meet in executive sessions to discuss investigations of acts of terrorism, vulnerability assessments of state agencies and response plans relating to acts of terrorism or the Catastrophic Emergency Health Powers Act; Section 21 creates the Division of Dangerous Substances Response within the Department of Public Safety; authorizes the Department to coordinate its training programs with emergency response training programs offered by local, state and federal agencies, community colleges and institutes of higher education and private industry; Section 26 exempts investigations of acts of terrorism, vulnerability assessments of state agencies and response plans relating to acts of terrorism or the Catastrophic Emergency Health Powers Act from the Open Records Act.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2764_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Homeland Security Committee

      2/20/02House Committee – Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2764_cs.rtf

      3/6/02   Title Stricken

      3/6/02   Bill Amended and Passed - House    (51-43) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2764_engr.rtf

 

HB 2796 (Braddock/Morgan) – INTERNET ACCESS SERVICE.  Relating to the Oklahoma Telecommunications Act of 1997; prohibiting the Oklahoma Corporation Commission from imposing any regulation on a high-speed Internet access service or broadband service provider unless the regulation is imposed equally and uniformly upon all providers of high-speed Internet access service or broadband service, regardless of technology or medium used to provide such service; requiring that an ILEC must provide unbundled access to network elements to the extent required by FCC regulations.  (17 O.S. 2001, § 139.102)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2796_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Energy & Utility Regulation Committee

      2/20/02House Committee - Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2796_cs.rtf

      2/26/02Bill Passed - House   (90-6)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2796_engr.rtf

 

HB 2807 (McCarter/Coffee) – SCHOOL BUSES.  Relating to motor vehicles, including school and church buses; modifying the definition of vehicle to remove the exception for devices moved by human power; requiring that school buses be National School Bus Yellow; adopting federal specifications and standards for certain lighting equipment; requiring certain headlamps to be in use while a vehicle is driven on a highway; prohibiting the use of neon lamps; requiring headlamps to emit white light; specifying how head and tail lamps must be displayed; modifying the distance for height placement of lamps and reflectors; specifying vehicles that are required to use stop lamps and electric flashing turn signals; specifying lights to be used when a load extends beyond the bed or body of a vehicle; specifying light requirements for parked vehicles; establishing minimum lighting requirements for implements of husbandry and for towed units of farm equipment; modifying distances of light visibility for animal-drawn vehicles; specifying the standard for vehicular hazard warning lamps; adding vehicles that may use flashing lights; specifying lighting equipment for school and church buses; requiring the State Board of Education to be in compliance with federal standards regarding lighting equipment and special warning devices for school buses; requiring vehicles to be equipped to prevent excessive noise and excessive fumes or smoke; specifying standards for windshield wipers, tires and glass; requiring that certain vehicles be equipped with portable red emergency reflectors; specifying the type of refrigerant that may be used for air-conditioning vehicles; prohibiting operation of vehicles with television-type receiving equipment, with exception; prohibiting disconnection, modification or alteration of emissions equipment; prohibiting operation of a vehicle with disconnected or broken shock absorbers; repealing sections relating to lamps and other lighting equipment and brakes on vehicles and to motorcycles.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2807_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Public Safety Committee

      2/14/02House Committee - Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2807_cs.rtf

      3/6/02   Floor Substitute Adopted

      3/6/02   Bill Passed - House  (52-43)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2807_engr.rtf

 

HB 2847 (Hastings/Leftwich) – READING SUFFICIENCY.  Relating to reading assessment plans; clarifying rule making procedures.  (70 § 1210.508C) 

http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2847_int.rtf

      2/21/02Committee Reassignment – House Administrative Rule Review Committee

      2/21/02House Committee - Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2847_cs.rtf

 

HB 2849 (Case/Riley) – Ad valorem TAXATION.  Modifying ad valorem tax exemptions for location of continuum of care retirement communities to refer to tax-exempt entities located in metropolitan statistical areas rather than counties with a population of more than 500,000.  (68 O.S. 2001, § 2887)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2849_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Revenue & Taxation Committee

      2/20/02House Committee - Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2849_cs.rtf

 

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

      2/5/02   Referred to House Govt Ops & Agency Oversight Committee

      2/12/02House Committee – Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2852_hcr.rtf

      3/7/02   Bill Amended and Failed - House    (47-47) -

      3/7/02   Held on Notice to Reconsider

 

HB 2874 (Gray/Leftwich) – CONSTRUCTION/BIDDING.  Transferring certain duties from the director of the Department of Central Services to the state construction administrator of the Construction and Properties Division of the department; authorizing awarding agencies to require contractors and material suppliers to pre-qualify as responsible bidders prior to submitting bids; authorizing chief administrating officer of awarding agency to reject bids; repealing section relating to requirement of competitive bidding for construction of certain facilities.  The committee substitute no longer amends § 203.  (61 O.S. 2001, §§ 9/13, 60/65, 102, 104, 107, 110, 113, 115, 116, 118, 119, 121, 128, 130, 152, 154, 157, 202/204, 207.2, 208.1, 208.2, 209, 211; repealing 61 O.S. 2001, § 103.3)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2874_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Govt Ops & Agency Oversight Committee

      2/21/02House Committee – Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2874_cs.rtf

 

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

      2/5/02   Referred to House Common Education Committee

      2/18/02House Committee – Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2886_hcr.rtf

      3/6/02   Bill Amended and Passed - House    (87-11) - http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2886_engr.rtf

 

HB 2895 (Blackburn/Easley) – WATER RESOURCES DATA.  Creating the "Oklahoma Comprehensive Water Plan Act of 2002"; establishing a moratorium on the sale of exportation of public water outside this state for a three-year period; requiring a study of Oklahoma water resources by the Oklahoma Water Resources Board; requiring development of a comprehensive state water plan; requiring state agencies, including higher learning institutions that deal with water resource data to make data available to the Board and cooperate with the Board in the collection, analysis, processing and receipt of the data; requiring development of a water-supply model prior to execution of any contract by the board for the out-of-state sale or exportation of water; requiring legislative approval of cooperative agreements with federally recognized Indian tribes regarding the sale or exportation of water out of state.  The bill now extends the moratorium to five years and adds exceptions for sale or exportation of up to 8 million gallons of water per month by a private water owner; creating the 21-member Statewide Water Policy Planning Commission to conduct a comprehensive statewide water study and develop a water plan; prohibiting the OWRB from authorizing the sale or use of Oklahoma water in any other state without legislative approval.  (74 O.S. 2001, § 1221; 82 O.S. 2001, §§ 1086.1, 1086.2)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2895_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Environment & Natural Resources Committee

      2/11/02House Committee - Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2895_cs.rtf

      3/7/02   Floor Substitute Adopted

      3/7/02   Bill Passed - House  (95-0)  - 

 

HB 2907 (Blackburn/Monson) – BANKING/INVESTMENT SECURITIES.  Modifying provisions relating to banks and trust companies, shareholders, certificates of authority, bank commissioner hearings, deposit of securities and type of securities to be deposited with commissioner; permitting a bank to purchase investment securities (including certain obligation bonds and revenue bonds) issued by or on behalf of any state or political subdivision of a state.  (6 O.S. 2001, § 806)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2907_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Banking & Finance Committee

      2/12/02House Committee - Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2907_cs.rtf

      3/7/02   Bill Passed - House   (90-5)  - 

 

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

      2/5/02   Referred to House Higher Education Committee

      2/13/02House Committee - Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2908_cs.rtf

 

HB 2915 (Winchester/Wilcoxson) – TEACHER CERTIFICATION/Alternative PLACEMENT.  Requiring that candidates for alternative placement teaching certificates be at least 25 years of age; requiring that candidates have an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher and a GPA of 2.5 or higher in a major field corresponding to the subject area of specialization for which the person is seeking certification; modifying work experience requirement.  (70 O.S. 2001, § 6-122.3)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2915_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Common Education Committee

      2/12/02House Committee - Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2915_cs.rtf

      2/21/02Bill and Emergency Passed - House   (86-9)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2915_engr.rtf

 

HB 2919 (Morgan/Wilcoxson) – SCHOOL PERFORMANCE REVIEW.  Authorizing the Office of Accountability, under the director of the Education Oversight Board, to research, develop, implement and administer a school performance review program.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2919_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Common Education Committee

      2/18/02House Committee – Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2919_hcr.rtf

      3/7/02   Bill and Emergency Passed - House   (75-20)  - 

 

HB 2921 (Morgan/Pruitt) – ADDRESS CONFIDENTIALITY.  Establishing an address confidentiality program through the Office of the Secretary of State for victims of domestic abuse, sexual assault or stalking; stating that a program participant may request that state and local agencies use the address designated by the Secretary of State as the address of the participant.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HB2921_int.rtf

      2/6/02   House Committee - Passed

      2/13/02Bill Passed - House   (99-0)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hb2921_engr.rtf

 

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTIONS

 

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

      2/5/02   Referred to House Rules Committee

      2/14/02House Committee – Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HJR1036_hcr.rtf

      3/6/02   Bill Passed - House   (95-0)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hjr1036_engr.rtf

 

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

      2/5/02   Referred to House Revenue & Taxation Committee

      2/13/02House Committee - Passed

      2/26/02Bill Amended and Passed – House   (78-16)  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hjr1042_engr.rtf

 

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

      2/5/02   Referred to House Rules Committee

      2/21/02House Committee – Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HJR1051_hcr.rtf

 

HJR 1055 (Askins/Maddox) – APPROPRIATIONS/LEGISLATIVE CONSIDERATION.  Proposed constitutional amendment limiting odd-year sessions to budgetary or revenue and financial matters, redistricting measures in the first session after the census and emergency measures identified by the House speaker and president pro tempore of the Senate; authorizing introduction and consideration of other measures by two-thirds vote of either house; requiring that in odd-numbered years the Legislature shall provide for a state budget for each of the two insuring fiscal years.  (Art. V, § 26; Art. X, § 23)  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HJR1055_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Referred to House Rules Committee

      2/21/02House Committee - Committee Substitute Passed  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HJR1055_cs.rtf

 

HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS

 

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

      2/5/02   Referred to House Govt Ops & Agency Oversight Committee

 

HCR 1045 (Ingmire/Morgan) – OSU/REVENUE BONDS.  Authorizing the A&M Board of Regents, on behalf of Oklahoma State University, to issue $8 million in revenue bonds for upgrading a water treatment facility.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HCR1045_int.rtf

      2/7/02   Referred to House Appropriations & Budget Committee, Education Subcommittee

      2/20/02House Committee – Passed

      2/27/02Adopted – House  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hcr1045_engr.rtf

 

HCR 1047 (Wells/Morgan) – OSU/REVENUE BONDS.  Authorizing the A&M Board of Regents, on behalf of Oklahoma State University, to issue $25 million in revenue bonds to construct a new outdoor swimming pool, make certain repairs to the Colvin Recreation Center and refund certain outstanding revenue bond obligations.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HCR1047_int.rtf

      2/7/02   Referred to House Appropriations & Budget Committee, Education Subcommittee

      2/20/02House Committee – Passed

      2/28/02Adopted – House  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hcr1047_engr.rtf

      3/5/02   Adopted – Senate  - 

      3/5/02  To Secretary of State  -  http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/hcr1047_enr.rtf

 

HCR 1049 (Wells/Morgan) – OSU/REVENUE BONDS.  Authorizing the A&M Board of Regents, on behalf of Oklahoma State University, to issue $6 million in revenue bonds for construction of a new addition and minor renovation of the Agricultural Center Office Building. 

      2/21/02House Introduction and First Reading  -  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02HB/HCR1049_int.rtf

      2/25/02Referred to House Appropriations & Budget Committee

 

 

FIRST EXTRAORDINARY SESSION

 

 

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTIONS

 

SJR 1X (Dunlap) – TAX REFORM/TEACHERS’ RETIREMENT.  Legislative referendum, the "Oklahoma Tax Reform Act of 2002"; repealing individual income tax, estate tax to level of federal allowance "pickup" status, franchise tax and state sales tax on groceries; levying 5.9 percent tax on numerous services, including out-of-state services used or consumed in this state; allocating tax revenues as follows: 87.2 percent to general revenue fund, 8.5 percent to the education reform revolving fund, 3.35 percent to the Teachers Retirement System of Oklahoma, capped at $136 million, with excess deposited to general fund, 0.95 percent to the ad valorem reimbursement fund; outlining exemptions; increasing household income ceiling for sales tax relief to $20,000 for an individual and spouse, $50,000 for households with children, individuals with a physical disability and those 65 years of age or older; increasing amount of claim for an individual spouse to $400, for other qualifying families $600 for an individual plus $40 for each allowable personal exemption; repealing sections relating to income tax withholding.  http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/2001-02SB/SJR1x_int.rtf

      2/5/02   Introduced

 

 

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