Early Childhood

HB1114 Paraphrase: HB1114, by Rep. Michael Rogers, R-Broken Arrow and Sen. Jason Smalley, R-Stroud, increases the minimum salary schedule for teacher, It provides a $1,000 pay raise during the 2017-18 school year, another $2,000 raise during the 2018-19 school year and a $3,000 raise during the 2019-20 school year. The bill specifies who is eligible and what counts toward a teacher’s years of service. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Rogers, Michael (H); Smalley, Jason (S)

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

HB1115 Paraphrase: HB1115, by Rep. Avery Frix, R-Muskogee and Sen. Dewayne Pemberton, R-Muskogee, prohibits the Legislature from enacting measures that create new mandates or amend an existing mandate in a way that increases costs on public school districts unless sufficient funding is appropriated by the Legislature or another source of funding is otherwise provided for to pay the cost of the mandate.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Frix, Avery (H); Pemberton, Dewayne (S)

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

HB1188 Paraphrase: HB1188, by Rep. Edward Cannaday, D-Porum and Sen. Frank Simpson, R-Ardmore, requires unused sick leave of up to 60 days for a teacher employed after July 1, 2017, at the Oklahoma School for the Blind or the Oklahoma School for the Deaf accumulated at another school district to be transferable. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Cannaday, Edward (H); Simpson, Frank (S)

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

HB1202 Paraphrase: HB1202, by Rep. Dennis Ray Casey, R-Morrison and Sen. Marty Quinn, R-Claremore, defines per-pupil expenditure to mean the aggregate current expenditures of school districts from all funding sources. The bill includes categories of expenditures and prohibits current expenditures to include monies used for adult and community education, facilities acquisition and construction services, debt services, property, and other expenditures not related to day-to-day operations. (Amended by House, Committee Substitute)

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Casey, Dennis Ray (H); Quinn, Marty (S)

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

HB1206 Paraphrase: HB1206, by Rep. Dennis Ray Casey, R-Morrison and Sen. Dewayne Pemberton, R-Muskogee, it allows a special education teacher who has not completed an Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation approved education program in elementary education or early childhood but who has completed the subject area portion of the exam to be certified in special education settings only. (Amended by House, Committee Substitute)

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Casey, Dennis Ray (H); Pemberton, Dewayne (S)

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

HB1312 Paraphrase: HB1312, by Rep. Collin Walke, D-Oklahoma City, creates a credit against income tax for incurred daycare expenses for children of deployed military service members. It prohibits the credit authorized from being used to reduce the tax liability of the taxpayer to less than zero.

Effective Date: 01/01/2018    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Walke, Collin (H)

Status: H General Order   Status Date: 03/02/2017

HB1339 Paraphrase: HB1339, by Rep. Randy McDaniel, R-Edmond and Sen. Gary Stanislawski, R-Tulsa, allows the Board of Trustees of the Teachers’ Retirement System to terminate its Tax-Sheltered Annuity Program (the “Program”) administered under 26 U.S.C., Section 403(b). It prescribes requirements and procedures for termination. It modifies provisions related to the program’s disability determination and those related to approval of provided transactions by the Board.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: McDaniel, Randy (H); Stanislawski, Gary (S)

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

HB1362 Paraphrase: HB1362, by Rep. Regina Goodwin, D-Tulsa and Sen. Stephanie Bice, R-Oklahoma City, requires the State Department of Education to publish an annual report regarding emergency certifications and establishes information to be included in the report. It requires the report to be made available on the Department’s website by June 30 annually. (Amended by House, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Goodwin, Regina (H); Bice, Stephanie (S)

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

HB1459 Paraphrase: HB1459, by Rep. Jon Echols, R-Oklahoma City and Sen. A J Griffin, R-Guthrie, provides an exemption for students who were adopted while in the permanent custody of the Department of Human Services from the previous school year attendance requirement for eligibility under the Lindsey Nicole Henry Scholarship. (Amended by House, Committee Substitute)

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

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

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

HB1491 Paraphrase: HB1491, by Rep. Carl Newton, R-Cherokee, modifies provisions of the Oklahoma Child Care Facilities Licensing Act. It lowers the age of children at summer youth camp exempt from provisions of the Act from five to four and increases the number of hours for child care facilities exempt from 15 to 21.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Newton, Carl (H)

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

HB1623 Paraphrase: HB1623, by Rep. Bobby Cleveland, R-Slaughterville and Sen. Robert Standridge, R-Norman, prohibits school district personnel from using corporal punishment on students with disabilities unless addressed in an annual IEP. (Amended by House, Committee Substitute)

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Cleveland, Bobby (H); Standridge, Robert (S)

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

HB1693 Paraphrase: HB1693, by Rep. Scott Martin, R-Norman and Sen. Gary Stanislawski, R-Tulsa, allows the State Department of Education to develop and adopt an alternate system of accountability for statewide virtual charter school and schools serving only prekindergarten through second grade. It establishes a multi-measures approach in accordance with the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 and establishes guideline. It deletes language relating to prior assessment guidelines. (Amended by House, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Martin, Scott (H); Stanislawski, Gary (S)

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

HB1755 Paraphrase: HB1755, by Rep. Katie Henke, R-Tulsa, modifies the requirement for evaluation of out-of-country teacher certifications. It removes the requirement that they be analyzed by an educational credential evaluation service approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) and requires that they be analyzed by an educational credential evaluation service in accordance with industry standards and guidelines and approved by the State Department of Education. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Henke, Katie (H)

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

HB1760 Paraphrase: HB1760, by Rep. Katie Henke, R-Tulsa, requires a Student Reading Proficiency Team to develop a new reading program for any third-grade student found not to be reading at grade level as determined by reading assessments. The bill clarifies language related to the demonstration of proficiency. It removes language related students not eligible for automatic promotion and who score at the below proficiency or limited knowledge levels on the reading portion of the third-grade statewide criterion-referenced test for schools years 2016-2017 and 2017-2018. It requires students who score at the unsatisfactory level on the reading portion of the statewide third-grade assessment and who are not subject to a good-cause exemption and who do not qualify for promotion or probationary promotion be retained in the third grade and provided intensive instructional services and supports. It modifies school district reporting requirements. (Amended by House, Committee Substitute)

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Henke, Katie (H)

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

HB1789 Paraphrase: HB1789, by Rep. Edward Cannaday, D-Porum, requires quality training to be provided in multisensory structured language teaching methods in order to meet the needs of students identified as having dyslexia. It establishes criteria for quality training. The bill also requires teacher candidates to study multisensory structured teaching methods proven effective for students with dyslexia. (Amended by House, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Cannaday, Edward (H)

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

HB1968 Paraphrase: HB1968, by Rep. Tess Teague, R-Choctaw, allows a buyer of an existing child care facility that operates the facility with the same personnel that were employed by the previous owner to continue to operate the facility at the same star level as existed under the previous ownership. (Passed by House, Engrossed and signed to Senate)

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Teague, Tess (H)

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

HB2008 Paraphrase: HB2008, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka and Sen. Gary Stanislawski, R-Tulsa, creates the Dyslexia and Education Task Force for the purpose of creating a dyslexia handbook that will provide guidance for schools, students and parents in identification, intervention and support of students with dyslexia through accommodations and assistive technology. The bill establishes membership and meeting requirements. It requires the Task Force to study how to effectively identify students with dyslexia and make recommendations for appropriate interventions. (Amended by House, Committee Substitute)

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: McCall, Charles (H); Stanislawski, Gary (S)

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

HB2157 Paraphrase: HB2157, by Rep. Jadine Nollan, R-Sand Springs, .deletes language modifying the type of retention pay that is not included on the total compensation of teachers. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Nollan, Jadine (H)

Status: H General Order   Status Date: 03/02/2017

SB0029 Paraphrase: SB0029, by Sen. Roger Thompson, R-Okemah and Rep. Dennis Ray Casey, R-Morrison, provides that a board of education is not required to obtain a new criminal history record check for an individual who has obtained certification from the State Department of Education within the previous 12 months. (Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Thompson, Roger (S); Casey, Dennis Ray (H)

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

SB0081 Paraphrase: SB0081, by Sen. Ron Sharp, R-Shawnee and Rep. Jadine Nollan, R-Sand Springs, lowers the grade level to third from sixth at which point a student may be suspended for assaulting, attempting to cause physical bodily injury, or acting in a manner that could reasonably cause bodily injury to an education employee or a person who is volunteering for the school. It provides the term of suspension cannot be less than three days. (Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Sharp, Ron (S); Nollan, Jadine (H)

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

SB0083 Paraphrase: SB0083, by Sen. Ervin Yen, R-Oklahoma City, modifies the conditions upon which a parent may receive the form for a non-medical exemption to childhood vaccines. It allows all current exemptions to vaccination. (Amended by Senate, Committee Substitute)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Yen, Ervin (S)

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

SB0084 Paraphrase: SB0084, by Sen. Micheal Bergstrom, R-Adair and Rep. Katie Henke, R-Tulsa, adds the 2018-2019, 2019-2020, 2020-2021, 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 school years to the years that each school district is required to report the number of students who did not pass the reading sufficiency test and was promoted to a subsequent grade.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Bergstrom, Micheal (S); Henke, Katie (H)

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

SB0210 Paraphrase: SB0210, by Sen. Eddie Fields, R-Wynona and Rep. Dennis Ray Casey, R-Morrison, allows a person related within the second degree of affinity or consanguinity to a board of education member to be employed as a teacher. (Amended by Senate, Measure & Emergency Passed by Senate, Referred for Engrossment)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Fields, Eddie (S); Casey, Dennis Ray (H)

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

SB0389 Paraphrase: SB0389, by Sen. Gary Stanislawski, R-Tulsa, modifies review requirements for the State Aid formula. It requires State Board of Education to review the pupil grade level weights, district weights and pupil category weights and to make recommendations for revisions to the Governor, House Speaker and Senate President Pro Tempore on or before Dec. 31, 2017, and at least once each five years thereafter. It removes an outdated reference to the Special Joint Committee on School Finance and requires the board to seek input from experts in the field of education finance. It removes the requirement that the board review that part of the State Aid formula which provides for a midterm supplement in State Aid to school districts. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Stanislawski, Gary (S)

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

SB0393 Paraphrase: SB0393, by Sen. Josh Brecheen, R-Coalgate, creates the Oklahoma Science Education Act. It requires the State Board of Education, school district boards of education, school district superintendents and school principals to endeavor to create an environment within public school districts that encourages students to explore scientific questions, learn about scientific evidence, develop critical thinking skills and respond appropriately and respectfully to differences of opinion about controversial issues and to endeavor to assist teachers to find effective ways to present the science curriculum as it addresses scientific controversies. It requires teachers be permitted to help students understand, analyze, critique and review in an objective manner the scientific strengths and scientific weaknesses of existing scientific theories covered in the course being taught. It prohibits the State Board of Education, any school district board of education, school district superintendent or school principal from prohibiting any teacher in a public school district from helping students understand, analyze, critique and review in an objective manner the scientific strengths and weaknesses of existing scientific theories covered in the course being taught. It provides the language protects only the teaching of scientific information and states it cannot be construed to promote any religious or non-religious doctrine, promote discrimination for or against a particular set of religious beliefs or non-beliefs or promote discrimination for or against religion or non-religion. It requires the State Department of education by no later than the start of the 2017-2018 school year to notify school district boards of education and school district superintendents of public schools in the state of the bill’s provisions and for each school district board of education and school district superintendent to notify all employees within the school district of its provisions. (Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Brecheen, Josh (S)

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

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

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 & Passed by Senate, Engrossed to House

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

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

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

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

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

SB0806 Paraphrase: SB0806, by Sen. John Sparks, D-Norman, provides nutrition standards for all licensed child care facilities and eliminates screen time for children less than two years of age with the exception of special occasions. (Amended by Senate, Stricken Title)

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Sparks, John (S)

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

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