Child Welfare

HB1001 Paraphrase: HB1001, by Rep. Jason Murphey, R-Guthrie and Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, requires the appropriations committee of each chamber of the Legislature to present general appropriations measures that propose substantial allocation by May 1 each year. It states that upon failure of meeting said deadline, the Governor’s budget must be adopted without amendments. (Amended by House, Committee Substitute)

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Murphey, Jason (H); Dahm, Nathan (S)

Status: H General Order   Status Date: 02/15/2017


HB1008 Paraphrase: HB1008, by Rep. Rande Worthen, R-Lawton and Sen. John Sparks, D-Norman, modifies when the court may terminate a parent’s rights to a child to include when a parent has previously abused or neglected another child living in the home or failed to protect another child living in the home for abuse or neglect.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Worthen, Rande (H); Sparks, John (S)

Status: H General Order   Status Date: 02/08/2017


HB1116 Paraphrase: HB1116, by Rep. Mike Sanders, R-Kingfisher and Sen. A J Griffin, R-Guthrie, makes a statement made by a vulnerable or incapacitated person that describes any act of abuse or neglect, any act of financial exploitation or any violent act on the person that would not otherwise admissible admissible in criminal and juvenile proceedings if the court finds, in a hearing conducted outside the presence of the jury, that the time, content and circumstances of the statement provide sufficient safeguards of reliability according to standards the court may consider and the declarant is unavailable as a witness, provided that there is corroborative evidence of the act. It provides a statement may not be admitted unless the proponent of the statement makes known to the adverse party an intention to offer the statement and the particulars of the statement at least 10 days in advance of the proceedings to provide the adverse party with an opportunity to prepare to answer the statement. It establishes requirements for the notice. The bill requires the court to make specific findings of fact on the record regarding the basis for its ruling. The bill defines applicable terms. (Amended by House, Committee Substitute)

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Sanders, Mike (H); Griffin, A J (S)

Status: S Introduced   Status Date: 02/22/2017


HB1121 Paraphrase: HB1121, by Rep. Ryan Martinez, R-Edmond and Sen. Stephanie Bice, R-Oklahoma City, creates the Oklahoma Integrated Domestic Violence Court Act of 2017. The bill allows any district or municipal court to establish an integrated domestic violence court subject to the availability of funds. The bill defines integrated domestic court to be a specialized judicial process for civil and criminal domestic matters. The bill requires a single judge to preside over the related criminal, family and matrimonial matters. It requires the Administrative Office of the Courts to promulgate rules and ensure statewide uniformity.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Martinez, Ryan (H); Bice, Stephanie (S)

Status: S Introduced   Status Date: 02/20/2017


HB1228 Paraphrase: HB1228, by Rep. Tammy West, R-Bethany and Sen. Paul Scott, R-Duncan, creates the Department of Human Services and Private Adoption Collaboration Program. (Amended by House, Committee Substitute)

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: West, Tammy (H); Scott, Paul (S)

Status: H General Order   Status Date: 02/21/2017


HB1371 Paraphrase: HB1371, by Rep. Johnny Tadlock, D-Idabel and Sen. Joseph Silk, R-Broken Bow, deletes the date requirement for the appointment of a judicial district supervised visitation team.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Tadlock, Johnny (H); Silk, Joseph (S)

Status: H General Order   Status Date: 02/21/2017


HB1552 Paraphrase: HB1552, by Rep. George Faught, R-Muskogee and Sen. David Holt, R-Oklahoma City, requires approval by joint resolution of any proposed rule which modifies the scope of practice of any occupation contained within Title 5, provided the resolution becomes law in accordance with Section 11 of Article VI of the Oklahoma Constitution. It provides the rule will be deemed disapproved if the Legislature fails to approve the rule on or before the last day of the legislative session. It exempts any proposed rule that modifies the scope of practice from the other procedures governing legislative approval of administrative rules.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Faught, George (H); Holt, David (S)

Status: S Introduced   Status Date: 02/13/2017


HB1553 Paraphrase: HB1553, by Rep. George Faught, R-Muskogee and Sen. Anthony Sykes, R-Moore, requires approval by joint resolution of any proposed rule that increases fees, provided the resolution becomes law in accordance with Section 11 of Article VI of the Oklahoma Constitution. It provides the rule will be deemed disapproved if the Legislature fails to approve the rule on or before the last day of the legislative session. It exempts any proposed rule that modifies the scope of practice from the other procedures governing legislative approval of administrative rules.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Faught, George (H); Sykes, Anthony (S)

Status: S Introduced   Status Date: 02/13/2017


HB1811 Paraphrase: HB1811, by Rep. Ben Loring, D-Miami, clarifies the procedures related to the destruction of obscene material or child pornography to ensure the consent of the district attorney.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Loring, Ben (H)

Status: H General Order   Status Date: 02/08/2017


HB1825 Paraphrase: HB1825, by Rep. Chris Kannady, R-Oklahoma City and Sen. Jason Smalley, R-Stroud, modifies definitions related to the Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation Act to include civilian personnel and contractor serving in designated combat zones.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Kannady, Chris (H); Smalley, Jason (S)

Status: S Introduced   Status Date: 02/14/2017


HB1832 Paraphrase: HB1832, by Rep. Leslie Osborn, R-Mustang and Sen. Lonnie Paxton, R-Tuttle, authorizes the Department of Human Services to separate siblings if placement together would be contrary to the safety or well-being of the siblings. The bill reduces the age of youth in custody of the Department for which an annual credit report will be submitted. The bill eliminates the liability for foster parents for property damage or injuries caused by the child. It prohibits the limitation of the liability.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Osborn, Leslie (H); Paxton, Lonnie (S)

Status: S Introduced   Status Date: 02/15/2017


HB1835 Paraphrase: HB1835, by Rep. Tim Downing, R-Purcell and Sen. Lonnie Paxton, R-Tuttle, allows the court to order a child placed in a juvenile detention facility pending court proceedings if the court finds the detention to be essential for the safety of the child when the child is taken into custody and is in need of supervision as a result of being a runaway. The bill prohibits any child who has been adjudicated in need of supervision to be placed in a secure facility; provided, a child who has been adjudicated in need of supervision and who has willfully violated a valid court order including, but not limited to, an order to appear before the court after having been properly served with a summons or an order issued by the court to appear before the court may be placed in secure detention. It requires runaway juveniles for other states, with or without a delinquent status, to be held in a detention facility in accordance with the Interstate Compact for Juveniles (Amended by House, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)

Effective Date: / /    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Downing, Tim (H); Paxton, Lonnie (S)

Status: S Introduced   Status Date: 02/23/2017


HB1887 Paraphrase: HB1887, by Rep. Pat Ownbey, R-Ardmore and Sen. A J Griffin, R-Guthrie, decreases the length of time a minor has to live in a prospective adoptive home in order for medical and social history records to be disclosed.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Ownbey, Pat (H); Griffin, A J (S)

Status: S Introduced   Status Date: 02/28/2017


HB1888 Paraphrase: HB1888, by Rep. Pat Ownbey, R-Ardmore and Sen. David Holt, R-Oklahoma City, allows the Inspector General of the Department of Human Services to require, by subpoena, the production of any records, including books, papers, documents and other tangible things which contain evidence relevant to the investigation for any investigation relating to crimes committed against DHS or crimes committed in the course of any program administered by the Department, or in investigations of Medicaid recipient fraud. It allows the production of records to be required from any place in the state to be forwarded to the Inspector General. The bill establishes compliance procedures with the subpoena and the contents of such subpoena. The bill also allows the Inspector General to invoke the aid of any district court of the state within the jurisdiction of which the investigation is conducted in the case of a refusal to obey a subpoena issued to any person. (Amended by House, Committee Substitute)

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Ownbey, Pat (H); Holt, David (S)

Status: H General Order   Status Date: 02/15/2017


HB1922 Paraphrase: HB1922, by Rep. Chris Kannady, R-Oklahoma City, expands the scope of statement admissible in criminal and juvenile proceedings in the court made by children or incapacitated persons to include neglect.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Kannady, Chris (H)

Status: H General Order   Status Date: 02/14/2017


HB1942 Paraphrase: HB1942, by Rep. John Jordan, R-Yukon, requires all state agencies to include their financial reporting a description of the amount of federal funding received for any program the agency participates in, the requirements of the program and the amount of expenditures spent to meet the requirements of the program.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Jordan, John (H)

Status: H General Order   Status Date: 02/23/2017


HB1944 Paraphrase: HB1944, by Rep. John Jordan, R-Yukon, modifies definitions within the Administrative Procedures Act. It gives the Governor the authority to approve or disapprove agency rules. It allows the him or her 45 calendar days from receipt of a rule to approve or disapprove the rule and establishes a notification process to state agencies of the approval or disapproval of rules. It adds that rules not approved by the Governor will not become effective unless otherwise approved by the Legislature by joint resolution. It also establishes a process by which the Legislature may approve an agency rule by joint resolution.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Jordan, John (H)

Status: H General Order   Status Date: 03/01/2017


HB1980 Paraphrase: HB1980, by Rep. Josh West, R-Grove and Sen. Wayne Shaw, R-Grove, allows a proceeding seeking to disprove the father-child relationship between a child and the child’s presumed or acknowledged father to be maintained at any time if the court determined that the mother committed fraud or genetic testing shows the child is not biologically related to the presumed or acknowledged father. (Amended by House, Committee Substitute)

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: West, Josh (H); Shaw, Wayne (S)

Status: H General Order   Status Date: 02/14/2017


HB1999 Paraphrase: HB1999, by Rep. John Jordan, R-Yukon, creates Oklahoma Sunset Act of 2017. (Amended by House, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Jordan, John (H)

Status: H General Order   Status Date: 03/01/2017


HB2247 Paraphrase: HB2247, by Rep. David Brumbaugh, R-Broken Arrow and Sen. Anthony Sykes, R-Moore, permits any person interested in the welfare of a minor who is at least 17 years and six 6 months of age and believed to be an incapacitated person or partially incapacitated person to initiate guardianship proceedings, file a petition pursuant to statute and request that any guardianship order take effect immediately on the minor’s eighteenth birthday. It permits the petitioner to provide with the petition a copy of the results of an evaluation of the minor by a physician, psychologist or other appropriate professional evaluation that meets the requirements of statutes. It permits the court to grant the request ff the evaluation was conducted within 60 days prior to the filing of the petition, the petitioner may ask in the petition that the court accept this report in lieu of ordering any additional evaluation.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Brumbaugh, David (H); Sykes, Anthony (S)

Status: H General Order   Status Date: 02/21/2017


HB2311 Paraphrase: HB2311, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, creates the Agency Spending Review Act and the Agency Spending Review Commission. It provides for appointments to the commission. It requires the Legislative Services Bureau to provide staff and administrative support. It requires the commission to conduct an audit of the spending of government agencies in order to identify opportunities for savings at least once every four years. It requires the commission to issue a report on the status of implementation of these recommendations. It allows the commission to contract with a private company, nonprofit or academic institution to assist with the spending audits. It provides for bids and their acceptance. It provides for information to be collected and included in said report.

Effective Date: 10/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: McCall, Charles (H)

Status: H General Order   Status Date: 03/01/2017


HB2316 Paraphrase: HB2316, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, creates the State Government Entities Act. (Amended by House, Committee Substitute)

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: McCall, Charles (H)

Status: H General Order   Status Date: 03/01/2017


SB0050 Paraphrase: SB0050, by Sen. Kay Floyd, D-Oklahoma City and Rep. Jadine Nollan, R-Sand Springs, modifies the duties of guardians ad litem. It requires their written reports to be factual. It specifies that the court determines what is in the best interest of the child.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Floyd, Kay (S); Nollan, Jadine (H)

Status: H Introduced   Status Date: 02/22/2017


SB0228 Paraphrase: SB0228, by Sen. A J Griffin, R-Guthrie and Rep. Mark Lawson, R-Sapulpa, removes the requirement that the Office of Juvenile Affairs implement programs for establishment and continued operation of community intervention centers and instead directs OJA to certify community intervention centers that are established by one or more municipalities or one or more counties or juvenile bureaus pursuant to rules promulgated by the agency. The bill allows a municipality, county or juvenile bureau to enter into contracts or subcontracts with one or more service providers. It further requires OJA to notify a juvenile detention facility at least five days prior to a child’s 18th birthday that he or she will be remaining in the facility pending placement if the child in custody pending placement is court ordered to remain in custody until he or she reaches 19 years of age. The bill recognizes the OJA Board of Directors as the agency’s governing body. (Amended by Senate)

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Griffin, A J (S); Lawson, Mark (H)

Status: S General Order   Status Date: 02/20/2017


SB0229 Paraphrase: SB0229, by Sen. A J Griffin, R-Guthrie, removes the age limitation from the definition of “assisted outpatient” as it relates to mental health treatment. It specifies the provisions therein are applicable to juveniles already in a specialized treatment plan addressing a mental illness. (Amended by Senate)

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Griffin, A J (S)

Status: S General Order   Status Date: 02/20/2017


SB0301 Paraphrase: SB0301, by Sen. A J Griffin, R-Guthrie and Rep. Jon Echols, R-Oklahoma City, exempts a student who was in out-of-home placement with the Department of Human Services or the Office of Juvenile Affairs from certain requirements for participation in the Lindsey Nicole Henry Scholarships for Students with Disabilities Program. (Amended by Senate, Stricken Title)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Griffin, A J (S); Echols, Jon (H)

Status: S General Order   Status Date: 02/15/2017


SB0322 Paraphrase: SB0322, by Sen. Lonnie Paxton, R-Tuttle and Rep. Scott Biggs, R-Chickasha, requires notice of review hearings be sent, via regular first-class mail, to the tribe of the Indian child unless the tribe is present at the time the review hearing is set and consents to the date of the review. It provides a tribe’s right to notice is not dependent on intervention into the case and the notice will be evidenced by filing a certificate of mailing prior to the review hearing. (Amended by Senate, Stricken Title, Committee Substitute)

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Paxton, Lonnie (S); Biggs, Scott (H)

Status: S General Order   Status Date: 02/28/2017


SB0632 Paraphrase: SB0632, by Sen. Ron Sharp, R-Shawnee, creates the Education Compact for Students in State Care Act and establishes and advisory committee. The bill establishes membership guidelines and allows for travel reimbursement. It states requires the Committee to facilitate the transfer and/or enrollment of a student placed in state care to ensure timely delivery of records. It allows a receiving school district to request the student’s permanent records from the sending school district. The bill allows the transfer student who has been placed in state care 30 days to obtain required immunizations. The bill requires the school district to consider the student’s eligibility for placement in gifted and talented programs, an English learner program, extracurricular activities and courses offered by a technology center school. The bill allows the school district to waive any applicable graduation requirements. (Amended by Senate, Committee Substitute)

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Sharp, Ron (S)

Status: S General Order   Status Date: 02/20/2017


SB0697 Paraphrase: SB0697, by Sen. Anthony Sykes, R-Moore, all rulemaking authority delegated by the Legislature to executive branch agencies be used only to implement law or policy as set by the Legislature. It requires all administrative rules, including those already in existence, to include a specific reference to the statutory provision that delegates the authority for promulgation of such rule within three years.

Effective Date: / /    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Sykes, Anthony (S)

Status: S General Order   Status Date: 02/13/2017


SB0717 Paraphrase: SB0717, by Sen. A J Griffin, R-Guthrie and Rep. Leslie Osborn, R-Mustang, expands the reasons for recording individuals on the Child Care Restricted Registry. It expands the purpose of rules promulgated by the Department of Human Services to establish a procedure to prohibit licensure, ownership, employment, unsupervised access to children or residence by a person on the Child Care Restricted Registry in any facility providing care to children or vulnerable adults. (Amended by Senate, Committee Substitute)

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Griffin, A J (S); Osborn, Leslie (H)

Status: S General Order   Status Date: 02/27/2017


SB0718 Paraphrase: SB0718, by Sen. A J Griffin, R-Guthrie, defines the term “children’s emergency resource center.” (Amended by Senate, Committee Substitute)

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Griffin, A J (S)

Status: S General Order   Status Date: 02/27/2017


SB0723 Paraphrase: SB0723, by Sen. A J Griffin, R-Guthrie, requires prior to the issuance of a permit or license, owners and responsible entities making a request to establish or operate a child care facility, prior to employment of a person by a facility, prior to allowing unsupervised access to children by employees or individuals, including contract employees and volunteers, and prior to the issuance of a permit or license and prior to the residence of adults who subsequently move into a facility, adults living in the facility a sex offender registry and child abuse and neglect registry search conducted by an authorized source and a search of any available child abuse and neglect registry within a state the individual has resided in within the last five years. It requires the Department of Human Services director or designee to promulgate rules that ensure individuals obtain a criminal history records search, not to include the re-submission of fingerprints, not less than once during each five year period. It provides any individual who refuses to consent to the criminal background check or knowingly makes a materially false statement in connection with such criminal background check to be ineligible for ownership of, employment of, or residence in a child care facility. (Amended by Senate, Committee Substitute)

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Griffin, A J (S)

Status: S General Order   Status Date: 02/27/2017


SB0727 Paraphrase: SB0727, by Sen. A J Griffin, R-Guthrie, reduces the age at which the Department of Human Services is required to provide each youth in its custody a copy of their credit report from 14 years or older. It exempts a foster parent who is acting in good faith and pursuant to the reasonable and prudent parent standard from being liable for property damage or injuries caused by the child or injuries to the child placed in his or her care when the child engages in appropriate activities and such damage or injuries results from the inherent risks typically associated with such activities. It provides it does not prevent or limit the liability of a foster parent if the foster parent commits an act or omission that constitutes willful or wanton disregard for the safety of the child or other persons or their property, and that act or omission caused the damage or injuries. It requires an annual report be provided by the Department to the Governor, President Pro Tempore, Speaker and Oklahoma Supreme Court. It provides required materials to be included in said report. It updates foster parent’s rights. (Amended by Senate, Committee Substitute)

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Griffin, A J (S)

Status: S General Order   Status Date: 02/20/2017


SB0748 Paraphrase: SB0748, by Sen. A J Griffin, R-Guthrie and Rep. Rhonda Baker, R-Yukon, permits the Department of Human Services, subject to available funding and in consultation with an evaluation team created under the bill, to create a pilot program to improve socioeconomic outcomes for children in state custody. It establishes requirement for the pilot program, if implemented. It requires an evaluation team to determine the effectiveness of the pilot program and make a report to the Legislature and the department annually. It lists points to be evaluated. It establishes members of the evaluation team. It permits the department to contract for services necessary to carry out the duties of the department pursuant to the provisions of the bill and to accept the services of volunteer workers or consultants, provided no compensation be provided for such services. It permits the department to promulgate necessary rules. (Amended by Senate, Stricken Title)

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Griffin, A J (S); Baker, Rhonda (H)

Status: S General Order   Status Date: 02/15/2017


SB0773 Paraphrase: SB0773, by Sen. Kimberly David, R-Porter, requires the Oklahoma Health Care Authority, with assistance from the Department of Human Services and the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, to initiate a request for proposal for care coordination models for newborns through children 18 years of age in the custody of the Department of Human Services. It requires any request for proposal to require consideration of and incorporate efforts to continue the implementation of relevant initiatives as provided by the Master Settlement Agreement and administered by the Department of Human Services. It requires the Oklahoma Health Care Authority, with assistance from the Department of Human Services and the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, to provide a summary of the request for information responses to the President Pro Tempore of the Oklahoma State Senate, the Speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives and the Governor on or before January 1, 2018. It requires the Oklahoma Health Care Authority Board to promulgate necessary rules. (Amended by Senate, Measure Passed by Senate, Referred for Engrossment)

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: David, Kimberly (S)

Status: S General Order   Status Date: 03/01/2017


SB0829 Paraphrase: SB0829, by Sen. A J Griffin, R-Guthrie and Rep. Carol Bush, R-Tulsa, authorizes the Oklahoma Commission on Children and Youth to receive 1.0 percent in administrative costs from the Child Abuse Multidisciplinary Account Fund. (Amended by Senate, Stricken Title)

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Griffin, A J (S); Bush, Carol (H)

Status: S General Order   Status Date: 02/22/2017

 

 

 

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