Education Bills

HB1007 Paraphrase: HB1007, by Rep. Bobby Cleveland, R-Slaughterville and Sen. A J Griffin, R-Guthrie, declares students in grades nine through 12 who transfer school districts eligible to participate in school-related extramural competitions governed by the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association. It allows participation for one transfer per academic year, unless an emergency transfer is granted. (Amended by House, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Cleveland, Bobby (H); Griffin, A J (S)

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

HB1107 Paraphrase: HB1107, by Rep. Bobby Cleveland, R-Slaughterville and Sen. A J Griffin, R-Guthrie, modifies requirements to be met by school athletic associations in order for districts to become members. The bill requires all rules of the association to be nondiscriminatory to both public and private school members. It also requires all rules to be consistent with the provisions of the Administrative Procedures Act (APA). The bill requires all determinations of student eligibility, assessment of penalties for violations and actions to regulate coaches and staff to be consistent with APA provisions. The bill sets an appeals process and requires consistency with the APA procedures. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: / /    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Cleveland, Bobby (H); Griffin, A J (S)

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

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

HB1161 Paraphrase: HB1161, by Rep. Michael Rogers, R-Broken Arrow, modifies the requirements of a policy evaluation and professional development adopted by a board of education of a school district. The bill allows a school district board to adopt additional components and procedures in addition to the mandated components. The bill removes the mandate the every career teacher be evaluated every three years and allows evaluation at the discretion of the school district, provided that every career teacher participate in an annual or biannual profession growth plan review. It allows the board to establish a remediation plan for teachers who receive a rating below the acceptable level of performance. The bill allows the dismissal of a teacher who has engaged in sexual activity or sexual misconduct that has impeded the effectiveness of the individual’s performance of school duties. (Amended by House, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)

Effective Date: 08/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Rogers, Michael (H)

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

HB1162 Paraphrase: HB1162, by Rep. Randy McDaniel, R-Edmond and Sen. Gary Stanislawski, R-Tulsa, creates the Pension Protection Act. The bill increases the vesting schedule from five years to seven years for members of the Teachers’ Retirement System. (Amended by House, Committee Substitute)

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

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

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

HB1172 Paraphrase: HB1172, by Rep. Randy McDaniel, R-Edmond and Sen. Gary Stanislawski, R-Tulsa, creates the Retirement Freedom Act of 2017. The bill creates an optional defined contribution plan for Oklahoma Teachers’ Retirement System. It allows participants who joined the system on or after July 1, 2018. It requires the participant minimum deferral to be 4.5 percent of compensation with an employer match of 6 percent of compensation. The bill allows employers to set an employer match of 7 percent of compensation. It excludes employees of a common school district and employees of the State Department of Career and Technology Education or any career-technology district. (Amended by House, Committee Substitute)

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

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

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

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

HB1194 Paraphrase: HB1194, by Rep. Rick West, R-Heavener, requires every school bus to be equipped with a white strobe lamp permanently mounted on the longitudinal centerline of the bus roof. It requires the lamp to be in continuous use when school children are being transported. (Amended by House, Committee Substitute)

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: West, Rick (H)

Status: H General Order   Status Date: 02/16/2017

HB1201 Paraphrase: HB1201, by Rep. Dennis Ray Casey, R-Morrison and Sen. Marty Quinn, R-Claremore, modifies information relating to the School District Transparency Act. It deletes the requirement for school districts to provide copies of all credit card statements, identified by the department responsible for each credit card. (Amended & Passed by House, Referred for Engrossment)

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

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

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

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

HB1219 Paraphrase: HB1219, by Rep. Jason Murphey, R-Guthrie and Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, repeals the creation of the Data Coordinating Council and the P-20 Data Coordinating Council Revolving Fund. It repeals the creation of the Educational Quality and Accountability Board and Revolving Fund. It repeals the Oklahoma Race to the Top commission.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

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

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

HB1331 Paraphrase: HB1331, by Rep. David Perryman, D-Chickasha, exempts children employed in manufacturing or industrial occupations; provided that the child is enrolled in a CareerTech mentoring program in relation to provided occupations prohibited for children.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Perryman, David (H)

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

HB1334 Paraphrase: HB1334, by Rep. Chuck Hoskin, D-Vinita, allows the board of education of any school district to transfer title to unimproved real property to a municipal or other local housing authority in order for such housing authority to construct single family dwellings or multifamily dwellings on such real property. (Amended by House, Committee Substitute)

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Hoskin, Chuck (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

HB1401 Paraphrase: HB1401, by Rep. John Montgomery, R-Lawton, creates the Oklahoma Legacy Act and creates the Oklahoma Legacy Fund. It provides for collection, apportionment and deposit of monies into the fund and provides for investment and reinvestment of funds. The bill creates the Common Schools Legacy Fund. It provides for collection, apportionment and deposit of monies into the fund. It provides for investment and reinvestment of funds. The bill creates a subfund of the Oklahoma Legacy Fund designated as the Higher Education Legacy Fund. It requires the State Auditor and Inspector to conduct an audit of each fund every two years. It requires the gross production tax revenues provided therein be levied and be collected and apportioned for specific purposes. It provides the provisions therein not take effect until the first July 1 date immediately following an annual determination, to be made by the Office of Management and Enterprise Services and reported to the Governor, the Speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives and the President Pro Tempore of the Oklahoma State Senate, not later than April 15 or the first business day following such date, that the total collections for the General Revenue Fund of the state for the fiscal year ending on the June 30 date immediately preceding the April 15 date upon which the determination has been reported, were equal to or in excess of the total collections to the General Revenue Fund for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, as certified by the State Board of Equalization at its December 2014 meeting. It requires the provisions therein be operative for any fiscal year beginning July 1 if the revenue conditions are fulfilled as reported by the Office of Management and Enterprise Services. It requires that the provisions of this act not be operative as law for any fiscal year beginning July 1 if the revenue conditions described by subsection A of this section are not fulfilled as reported by the Office of Management and Enterprise Services. (Amended by House, Stricken Title, Committee Substitute)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Montgomery, John (H)

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

HB1407 Paraphrase: HB1407, by Rep. Mickey Dollens, D-Oklahoma City and Sen. Randy Bass, D-Lawton, permits school districts to offer construction education courses to students in grade nine or above.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Dollens, Mickey (H); Bass, Randy (S)

Status: S Introduced   Status Date: 03/01/2017

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

 

HB1506 Paraphrase: HB1506, by Rep. Chuck Strohm, R-Jenks and Sen. Gary Stanislawski, R-Tulsa, allows school districts to store all student records in either a single or multiple file formats and include all academic and extracurricular honors and awards received, all degrees conferred and extracurricular or after-school activities. (Amended by House, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Strohm, Chuck (H); Stanislawski, Gary (S)

Status: H General Order   Status Date: 02/09/2017

HB1509 Paraphrase: HB1509, by Rep. Chuck Strohm, R-Jenks and Sen. Gary Stanislawski, R-Tulsa, requires a monthly financial report be submitted to a school district board of education at each regular meeting of the board. It provides what contents must be included in the report. It requires the report be made available online within 30 days after its submission to the board. (Amended by House, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Strohm, Chuck (H); Stanislawski, Gary (S)

Status: H General Order   Status Date: 02/09/2017

HB1518 Paraphrase: HB1518, by Rep. Josh Cockroft, R-Tecumseh, creates the Oklahoma Emergency Information and Secure Schools Program. It defines terms used therein. It requires the program be a hosted, supplemental 9-1-1 and emergency management database and be used by all public safety answering points and emergency management agencies within the state. It outlines the tasks and responsibilities of the service. It requires public safety and emergency management agency’s make reasonable efforts to publicize the system via provided outlets. It requires information accrued be kept confidential. It requires means for nonverbal communicators to access the system. The bill requires the program to provide telecommunicators with the ability to make notations that are associated with the phone number of the incoming 9-1-1 call. It specifies what the notations must do. It requires the program to link elementary and secondary Oklahoma public schools directly to 9-1-1 during emergency situations using the same public safety infrastructure. It requires an application containing a mobile panic alarm be made available to teachers, faculty and staff in elementary and secondary Oklahoma public schools. It defines the requirements for the application, usage and its authorization. It requires the program be funded through an appropriation from the Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust and be implemented across the state. (Amended by House, Stricken Title, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)

Effective Date: / /    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Cockroft, Josh (H)

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

HB1520 Paraphrase: HB1520, by Rep. Josh Cockroft, R-Tecumseh, prohibits school district personnel from using physical restraint on students with disabilities for the purposes of discipline, as a punishment, to force compliance, as a convenience for staff or to prevent property damage. It prohibits district personnel from using chemical or mechanical restraint on students with disabilities. It prohibits district personnel from using physical restraint on students with disabilities to manage behavior only under listed emergency circumstances. It provides for the specified training and certification of personnel who use physical restraint on such students. It provides procedures and conditions by which such a student is being physically restrained. The bill defines terms used therein. It requires plan by the school district for such students with histories of dangerous behavior for which seclusion was considered or used. It provides instances in which seclusion may be implemented. It provides for seclusion training and procedures. It mandates how students placed in seclusion are to be monitored and aurally by a school employee. It provides how seclusion is to be reported. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Cockroft, Josh (H)

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

HB1538 Paraphrase: HB1538, by Rep. Emily Virgin, D-Norman and Sen. A J Griffin, R-Guthrie, requires HIV and AIDs prevention education be taught in public schools in Oklahoma. It requires medically accurate materials and current information. The bill specifies what curriculum will be taught to students. (Amended by House, Committee Substitute)

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Virgin, Emily (H); Griffin, A J (S)

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

HB1576 Paraphrase: HB1576, by Rep. Chad Caldwell, R-Enid and Sen. Gary Stanislawski, R-Tulsa, requires the Oklahoma Commission for Educational Quality and Accountability to adopt rules requiring coursework or training in the use of digital and other instructional technologies by Nov.1, 2017. It requires the professional development procedure for teachers to include digital teaching and learning standards to enhance content delivery to students. (Amended by House, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Caldwell, Chad (H); Stanislawski, Gary (S)

Status: H Engrossed   Status Date: 03/02/2017

HB1578 Paraphrase: HB1578, by Rep. Chad Caldwell, R-Enid, creates the School Finance Review Commission Act. It creates the School Finance Review Commission. It provides for membership. It provides a January 1, 2025 Sunset. It sets about responsibilities and goals of the Commission in reviewing all matter related to school finance. It requires the Commission for Educational Quality and Accountability provide staff and administrative support to the Commission. It requires the State Department of Education to aid either commission in providing necessary staff and administrative support. It requires the Commission submit its findings annually to the Governor, President Pro Tempore and the Speaker until its sunset. (Amended & Passed by House, Referred for Engrossment)

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Caldwell, Chad (H)

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

HB1602 Paraphrase: HB1602, by Rep. John Enns, R-Enid and Sen. Ron Sharp, R-Shawnee, requires each school district board of education to adopt a grading policy for all students attending public school in that district. It requires the policy to include provisions for the assignment of grades on class assignments, examinations and final class grades. It specifies the provisions. It requires the State Board of Education to promulgate rules. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Enns, John (H); Sharp, Ron (S)

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

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

HB1667 Paraphrase: HB1667, by Rep. Todd Thomsen, R-Ada, modifies the ways in which the State Board of Education to award contracts for statewide student assessment system which preparing students for college and careers. It allows assessments to be reviewed for alignment to the subject matter standards. The bill requires the six-year subject area textbook adoption cycle to align to the subject matter standards adoption cycle. (Passed by House, Referred for Engrossment)

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Thomsen, Todd (H)

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

HB1668 Paraphrase: HB1668, by Rep. Todd Thomsen, R-Ada and Sen. Dave Rader, R-Tulsa, deletes language requiring high schools advise students who participate in any athletic program in writing the effect of receiving money or other things of value on the future eligibility of the student to participate in the intercollegiate athletics. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Thomsen, Todd (H); Rader, Dave (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

HB1694 Paraphrase: HB1694, by Rep. Scott Martin, R-Norman and Sen. Gary Stanislawski, R-Tulsa, modifies provision of information to be included in the personal financial literacy education course taught in public schools. It requires the course to be taught during grades seven through 12 before the 2019-2020 school year and from grade nine to 12 thereafter. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

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

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

HB1702 Paraphrase: HB1702, by Rep. Kevin Calvey, R-Oklahoma City, expresses the intent of the Legislature that the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education adopt a policy for each institution within the system that requires the acceptance of no fewer than 40 credit hours of college courses approved by the American Council on Education toward the award of a degree from such institution. It also directs the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education to adopt a policy for each institution within the system that permits a provider which offers college courses approved by the American Council on Education to request that particular college credit be articulated as equivalent to particular credits offered by the institution. The bill allows a provider to appeal the institution’s decision to the Oklahoma Secretary of Education if the institution declines to articulate the provider’s credits as equivalent to its own credit to the satisfaction of the provider. It makes the Secretary’s decision final and binding upon both the institution and the provider.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Calvey, Kevin (H)

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

HB1715 Paraphrase: HB1715, by Rep. Lewis Moore, R-Arcadia, creates the Patriotic Access to Students in Schools Act (PASS Act). The bill provides that any district board of education may encourage increased community involvement in public schools. The bill allows any youth group listed in Title 36 of the United States Code as a patriotic society to use any school building or property to provide services allowing students to participate in activities provided by the groups at times other than instructional time during the school day. The bill requires the principal of each public school, beginning with the 2017-2018 school year, to allow representatives of a patriotic society the opportunity to speak with and recruit students to participate in their organizations during school hours to inform the students of how the patriotic society may further the students’ educational interests and civic involvement to better their schools, communities and themselves. The bill requires the patriotic society to provide verbal or written notice to the principal of its intent to speak to the students. It also directs the principal to provide verbal or written approval of the specific day and time for the society to address the students. (Emergency Measure Failed, Passed by the House, Engrossed and signed to Senate)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Moore, Lewis (H)

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

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

HB1790 Paraphrase: HB1790, by Rep. Edward Cannaday, D-Porum, Sen. Dewayne Pemberton, R-Muskogee, and Sen. Micheal Bergstrom, R-Adair, allows each school district in this state to offer a remediation course for high school students who score below a 19 on the American College Testing (ACT) exam. (Amended by House, Committee Substitute)

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Cannaday, Edward (H); Bergstrom, Micheal (S); Pemberton, Dewayne (S)

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

HB1862 Paraphrase: HB1862, by Rep. Leslie Osborn, R-Mustang and Sen. Jason Smalley, R-Stroud, allows the Oklahoma Educational Television Authority to appoint the chief executive officer of their foundation to serve concurrently as the OETA Executive Director, in which case he or she is to be compensated solely by the foundation. (Amended by House, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)

Effective Date: / /    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Osborn, Leslie (H); Smalley, Jason (S)

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

HB1875 Paraphrase: HB1875, by Rep. Jason Dunnington, D-Oklahoma City and Sen. A J Griffin, R-Guthrie, allows a school district to allow a school site to elect to donate food to a nonprofit organization through an official on-campus nonprofit representative or designee who is directly affiliated with the school site such as a teacher, counselor or Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) member, and the donated food may be received, stored and redistributed at the school site at any time. It specifies which foods may be donated by the school. The bill allows the State Board of Education to promulgate rules to implement the provisions of this bill. (Amended by House, Committee Substitute)

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Dunnington, Jason (H); Griffin, A J (S)

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

HB1941 Paraphrase: HB1941, by Rep. Chad Caldwell, R-Enid and Rep. Rhonda Baker, R-Yukon, creates the Oklahoma Civics Education Initiative Act, which requires every student enrolled in a public school or seeking a diploma of General Educational Development (GED) to take and receive a passing grade on the United States Citizenship Test, administered by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in order to graduate from high school or to receive a GED diploma. It specifies which test must be administered by a public school or CareerTech and allows students to retake the test as many times as needed for passage. The bill establishes procedures for test-taking for students on an IEP and English language learners.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Baker, Rhonda (H); Caldwell, Chad (H)

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

HB1957 Paraphrase: HB1957, by Rep. John Jordan, R-Yukon and Rep. Rhonda Baker, R-Yukon, removes the requirement that a person enrolled in an alternative teacher placement program have at least two years of work experience which is related to the subject area of specialization if the person has only a baccalaureate degree with no postbaccalaureate work in a related area. (Measure & Emergency Passed by House, Referred for Engrossment)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Baker, Rhonda (H); Jordan, John (H)

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

HB1996 Paraphrase: HB1996, by Rep. John Jordan, R-Yukon and Sen. Chris Kidd, R-Addington, recreates the Oklahoma Partnership for School Readiness Board until July 1, 2023.

Effective Date: / /    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Jordan, John (H); Kidd, Chris (S)

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

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

 

HB2155 Paraphrase: HB2155, by Rep. Jadine Nollan, R-Sand Springs, requires the State Board of Education to adopt a new statewide system of college and career planning tools to be known as the Individual Career Academic Plan (ICAP). It requires the Board to work with school districts to incorporate ICAP into graduation requirements. The bill requires students beginning in the school year 2019-2020 to be required to complete the process of an ICAP in order to graduate from a public high school. The bill requires the ICAP to include career and college interest survey, academic progress, workforce goals and workforce experience. It creates an implementation schedule.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Nollan, Jadine (H)

Status: H General Order   Status Date: 02/21/1720

HB2156 Paraphrase: HB2156, by Rep. Jadine Nollan, R-Sand Springs, expands the core curriculum of a public school to include world language or a foreign or non-English language.

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Nollan, Jadine (H)

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

HB2277 Paraphrase: HB2277, by Rep. Terry O’Donnell, R-Catoosa and Sen. Marty Quinn, R-Claremore, requires pupils in public schools to recite the pledge of allegiance to the flag flag of the United State of America daily. (Passed by House, Engrossed, signed to Senate)

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: O’Donnell, Terry (H); Quinn, Marty (S)

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

 

SB0002 Paraphrase: SB0002, by Sen. J.J. Dossett, D-Sperry and Rep. Katie Henke, R-Tulsa, removes the requirement to administer assessments in U.S. history from the statewide student assessment system. The bill also updates a statutory reference. (Emergency Measure Passed by Senate, Referred for Engrossment to House)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Dossett, J.J. (S); Henke, Katie (H)

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

SB0015 Paraphrase: SB0015, by Sen. Stephanie Bice, R-Oklahoma City and Rep. Ryan Martinez, R-Edmond, requires the State Department of Education and the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, subject to the availability of funds, to develop and implement programs to identify and recruit students and others persons into the teaching profession, including but not limited to high school and undergraduate students, mid-career and retired professionals, honorably discharged and retired military personnel and members of underrepresented gender and ethnic groups; develop and distribute materials that emphasize the importance of the teaching profession and inform individuals about state-funded loan forgiveness and tuition assistance programs; give priority to developing and implementing recruitment programs to address the areas of teacher shortage identified and the recommendations made in the educator supply-and-demand study and permits the State Department of Education to use discretionary funds to do so; encourage cooperation between the business community and school districts to develop recruitment programs designed to attract and retain capable teachers, including programs to provide summer employment opportunities for teachers; and encourage major education associations to cooperate in developing a long-range program promoting teaching as a prestigious, respected and desirable career and to assist in identifying local activities and resources that may be used to promote the teaching profession. It creates the Oklahoma Teacher Recruitment Revolving Fund and requires that $20 from the Oklahoma License to Educate license plate fees be deposited into the fund. (Amended by Senate, Stricken Title)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

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

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

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

 

SB0045 Paraphrase: SB0045, by Sen. Ron Sharp, R-Shawnee and Rep. Tammy West, R-Bethany, authorizes the State Department of Education to directly contract with educators who are current or retired employees of Oklahoma public school districts, for services to assist the department as necessary when such services require the expertise and qualifications of an Oklahoma certified educator. The bill exempts the contracts from the competitive bidding requirements of the Oklahoma Central Purchasing Act and from being included in the calculation of the educator’s salary for purposes of meeting the district or statutory minimum salary schedule or for purposes of calculating Teachers’ Retirement System of Oklahoma contributions or benefits. (Amended by Senate, Stricken Title)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Sharp, Ron (S); West, Tammy (H)

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

SB0070 Paraphrase: SB0070, by Sen. Julie Daniels, R-Bartlesville and Rep. Earl Sears, R-Bartlesville, requires the State Auditor and Inspector to perform an independent, comprehensive performance audit on the State Department of Education during the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017. It gives the auditor and inspector the power to take custody of any records necessary to the performance of the audit but requires him to minimize actual physical removal of or denial of access to such records. It requires the auditor and inspector at the conclusion of the audit to meet with the State Superintendent of Public Instruction and the State Board of Education to review the audit report to be issued. It requires the report when issued to include any responses to the audit which the State Superintendent of Public Instruction or the State Board of Education wishes to have included. It requires the State Auditor and Inspector to file the report with the Governor, the President Pro Tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. It requires the State Board of Education to post the completed report to its website. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Daniels, Julie (S); Sears, Earl (H)

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

SB0071 Paraphrase: SB0071, by Sen. Julie Daniels, R-Bartlesville and Rep. Earl Sears, R-Bartlesville, requires the State Auditor and Inspector to perform an independent, comprehensive performance audit on the State Regents for Higher Education during the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017. It gives the auditor and inspector the power to take custody of any records necessary to the performance of the audit but requires him to minimize actual physical removal of or denial of access to such records. It requires the auditor and inspector at the conclusion of the audit to meet with the Chancellor for Higher Education to review the audit report to be issued. It requires the report when issued to include any responses to the audit which the chancellor wishes to have included. It requires the State Auditor and Inspector to file the report with the Governor, the President Pro Tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. It requires the State Board of Education to post the completed report to its website. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Daniels, Julie (S); Sears, Earl (H)

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

SB0072 Paraphrase: SB0072, by Sen. Julie Daniels, R-Bartlesville, Sen. Kyle Loveless, R-Oklahoma City, and Rep. Earl Sears, R-Bartlesville, requires the State Auditor and Inspector to perform an independent, comprehensive performance audit on the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education during the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017. It gives the auditor and inspector the power to take custody of any records necessary to the performance of the audit but requires him to minimize actual physical removal of or denial of access to such records. It requires the auditor and inspector at the conclusion of the audit to meet with the director of the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education and the State Board of Career and Technology Education to review the audit report to be issued. It requires the report when issued to include any responses to the audit which the director of the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education and the State Board of Career and Technology Education wishes to have included. It requires the State Auditor and Inspector to file the report with the Governor, the President Pro Tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. It requires the State Board of Education to post the completed report to its website. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Daniels, Julie (S); Loveless, Kyle (S); Sears, Earl (H)

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

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

SB0133 Paraphrase: SB0133, by Sen. Jason Smalley, R-Stroud, prohibits a school district board of education, beginning with the 2017-2018 school year, from entering into a new contract or from renewing an existing contract with a superintendent that exceeds the maximum compensation amounts established in the bill: $100,000 for the superintendent of a district or districts with an average daily membership (ADM) of 250 or less; $110,000 for the superintendent of a district or districts with an ADM of 750 or less but more than 250; $120,000 for the superintendent of a district or districts with an ADM of 1,500 or less but more than 750; $130,000 for the superintendent of a district or districts with an ADM of 3,000 or less but more than 1,500; $140,000 for the superintendent of a district or districts with an ADM of 6,500 or less but more 3,000; and $150,000 for the superintendent of a district or districts with an ADM of more than 6,500. It permits a school district board of education to enter in a new or to renew a contract that exceeds the mounts if no state appropriated funds will be used for any amount above the maximum amounts. It permits the State Board of Education to approve a waiver of the maximum compensation amounts for any district or districts with an ADM of 10,000 or more. It defines the term “compensation” to mean base salary and fringe benefits. It requires the State Board of Education to promulgate necessary rules. (Amended by Senate, Stricken Title, Committee Substitute)

Effective Date: / /    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Smalley, Jason (S)

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

SB0181 Paraphrase: SB0181, by Sen. Micheal Bergstrom, R-Adair and Rep. Jason Murphey, R-Guthrie, SB0181 requires the State Regents for Higher Education to make its annual report on tuition available to the public on its website and on the web portals data.ok.gov and documents.ok.gov in a text-searchable and common electronic format. It modifies the requirements of the tuition reports submitted by each institution to the regents and others. It requires the report be made available to public on the institutions’ websites in a text-searchable and common electronic format. It requires, in addition to information required by existing statute, that the reports include a list of all persons employed in a faculty or teaching position, including adjunct instructors and teaching assistants, at any time during the previous fiscal year, provided in a common database format, and including for each such person the dollar amounts of salary, benefits and any pay for approved non-institutional employment, and the courses taught, including for each course the title, number of credit hours and number of students who completed the course; and a report on the use of adjunct faculty, teaching assistants or similarly situated persons to teach courses, describing how the institution determines when to allow the use of such instructors to teach courses, estimating the percentage of classes in each department that are taught by adjunct faculty and the percentage of classes that are taught by teaching assistants and describing the methodology used to estimate those percentages. (Amended by Senate, Stricken Title)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Bergstrom, Micheal (S); Murphey, Jason (H)

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

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

SB0242 Paraphrase: SB0242, by Sen. Adam Pugh, R-Edmond and Rep. Earl Sears, R-Bartlesville, adds the State Treasurer to the Oklahoma Public Employees Retirement System and the Oklahoma Teachers Retirement System Board of Trustees.

Effective Date: / /    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Pugh, Adam (S); Sears, Earl (H)

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

SB0243 Paraphrase: SB0243, by Sen. Gary Stanislawski, R-Tulsa, requires a monthly financial report be submitted at each regular meeting of a school district board of education meeting. It directs the financial report to include a report prepared by the local treasurer in writing with details of the conditions of the finances of the district including investments and a report of revenues and expenditures by fund for the most recent completed month for which records are available. The bill also requires the report include encumbrances and related change orders. It directs the report be posted on the website of the school district within 30 days of being submitted to the board. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Stanislawski, Gary (S)

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

SB0244 Paraphrase: SB0244, by Sen. Gary Stanislawski, R-Tulsa and Rep. John Jordan, R-Yukon, requires each virtual charter school approved and sponsored by the Statewide Virtual School Board to keep a full and complete record of the attendance of all students enrolled in the virtual charter school. It requires the governing body of each virtual charter school to adopt an attendance policy by July 1, 2018 and establishes the provisions of the policy. It requires a student to be considered in attendance for a quarter if the student completes instructional activities on 90 percent of the days within the quarter. It requires the Statewide Virtual Charter School Board to promulgate rules. (Amended by Senate, Committee Substitute)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Stanislawski, Gary (S); Jordan, John (H)

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

SB0246 Paraphrase: SB0246, by Sen. Anastasia Pittman, D-Oklahoma City and Rep. Cyndi Munson, D-Oklahoma City, modifies terms and definitions related to AIDS prevention education. The bill modifies the type of prevention education to be in schools by adding an emphasis on modes of transmission, prevention methods, virology and relevant statistics. It directs the State Department of Education to develop or provide medically accurate resources for HIV/AIDS prevention education in conjunction with the State Department of Health and requires approval of such materials by the State Department of Health at least every two years. The bill also states that HIV/AIDS prevention education should teach students that participating in high-risk sexual activity, injection drug use of contact with contaminated blood products is known to be the primary means for the transmission and contraction of HIV. It removes references to engaging in homosexual activity as a primary means of contraction. (Emergency Failed, Measure Passed by Senate, Referred for Engrossment)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Pittman, Anastasia (S); Munson, Cyndi (H)

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

SB0261 Paraphrase: SB0261, by Sen. Eddie Fields, R-Wynona and Rep. Dennis Ray Casey, R-Morrison, establishes a task force until December 31, 2017 to study and make recommendations to the Legislature on improving the State Aid formula. It directs the task force’s study to include but not be limited to the grade level weights, the student category weights and the transportation factor of the State Aid formula. The bill establishes membership and directs the meetings to be subject to the Oklahoma Open Meeting Act. It prohibits members of the task force from receiving compensation or travel reimbursement and directs the State Department of Education to provide staff support. The bill directs the task force to submit a report to the Governor, the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the chairs of the education committees of each chamber. (Amended by Senate, Stricken Title)

Effective Date: / /    Emergency: No

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

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

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

SB0359 Paraphrase: SB0359, by Sen. Gary Stanislawski, R-Tulsa, requires the governing board of a charter school to submit a request to the board of education of the school district to participate in a local bond election. It stipulates the items to be included in the request. . (Amended by Senate, Stricken Title, Committee Substitute)

Effective Date: / /    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Stanislawski, Gary (S)

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

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

SB0390 Paraphrase: SB0390, by Sen. Gary Stanislawski, R-Tulsa and Rep. Chad Caldwell, R-Enid, corrects references to the Commission on Educational Quality and Accountability. It requires the commission by Nov. 1, 2017, to adopt rules requiring coursework or training in the use of digital and other instructional technologies as a requisite for program accreditation. The bill also requires the professional development procedure to include digital teaching and learning standards to enhance content delivery to students and improve student achievement. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Stanislawski, Gary (S); Caldwell, Chad (H)

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

SB0392 Paraphrase: SB0392, by Sen. Kyle Loveless, R-Oklahoma City, prohibits a school district employee from assisting another school district employ in obtaining a new job in another school district within the state if the employee knows or has reason to believe that the employee seeking a new job engaged in behavior that would form the basis for certain criminal charges. It provides specific exemptions. (Amended by Senate, Stricken Title)

Effective Date: / /    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Loveless, Kyle (S)

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

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

SB0410 Paraphrase: SB0410, by Sen. Gary Stanislawski, R-Tulsa, modifies the appointment process of both the Director of the State Department of Career and Technology Education and the Chancellor of the Regents for Higher Education. The bill requires the Director of the Department of Veterans Affairs be appointed by the Governor with the consent of the Senate. (Amended by Senate, Stricken Title, Committee Substitute)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Stanislawski, Gary (S)

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

SB0415 Paraphrase: SB0415, by Sen. Josh Brecheen, R-Coalgate, adds the definition to “school district” as it relates to school building funds. It expands the definition of a “building fund” to include “operations.” (Amended by Senate, Stricken Title)

Effective Date: / /    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Brecheen, Josh (S)

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

SB0428 Paraphrase: SB0428, by Sen. Jason Smalley, R-Stroud and Rep. Katie Henke, R-Tulsa, allows members who retired as active classroom teachers to be eligible to be re-employed as an active classroom teacher with no limitations on earnings for a period of three years beginning July 1, 2017. (Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Smalley, Jason (S); Henke, Katie (H)

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

SB0445 Paraphrase: SB0445, by Sen. Joe Newhouse, R-Broken Arrow and Rep. Kevin Calvey, R-Oklahoma City, modifies the manner in which cap on annual credits is allocated and calculated for the Oklahoma Equal Opportunity Education Scholarship Act. (Amended by Senate, Stricken Title)

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Newhouse, Joe (S); Calvey, Kevin (H)

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

SB0450 Paraphrase: SB0450, by Sen. Mark Allen, R-Spiro and Rep. John R. Bennett, R-Sallisaw, creates the Religious Viewpoints Antidiscrimination Act. It prohibits a school district from discriminating against a student for the voluntary expression of a students of a religious viewpoint. It requires a school district to adopt a policy establishing a limited public forum for student speakers at all school events at which a student is to publicly speak. The bill allows students to express their beliefs about religion in homework, artwork and other written and oral assignments free from discrimination based on the religious content. The bill allows students to organize prayer groups, religious clubs and other religious gatherings. The bill provides a model policy on student expression of religious viewpoints. (Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Allen, Mark (S); Bennett, John R. (H)

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

SB0514 Paraphrase: SB0514, by Sen. Gary Stanislawski, R-Tulsa, requires the State Department of Education to publish a list of all dependent and independent school districts with districts that have average daily membership (ADM) of less than 500 based on the rolling average of ADM for the preceding three school years are located less than 65 miles from another school district. It requires schools on the list to consolidate with or be annexed to another school district or districts in accordance with the Oklahoma School Consolidation and Annexation Act. It provides procedures for districts that agree and disagree to consolidation. It requires the State Board of Education take necessary action to assist school districts included in the list published to reach a consolidation or annexation agreement. It provides action to taken by annexed or consolidated districts after their respective consolidation or annexation. It requires that the school board of such a district be governed by a seven-member board. It provides for membership to the board. (Amended by Senate, Stricken Title, Committee Substitute)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Stanislawski, Gary (S)

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

SB0515 Paraphrase: SB0515, by Sen. Gary Stanislawski, R-Tulsa, modifies factors used to determine bonus points for high schools. The bill modifies data components to be used in determining the grades of listed schools. (Amended by Senate, Stricken Title)

Effective Date: / /    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Stanislawski, Gary (S)

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

SB0516 Paraphrase: SB0516, by Sen. Gary Stanislawski, R-Tulsa and Rep. Jadine Nollan, R-Sand Springs, requires the State Auditor and Inspector to perform a performance audit on the Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program implemented pursuant to Section 2601 et seq. of Title 70 of the Oklahoma Statutes during the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017, and at least once every five (5) years thereafter. It authorizes the State Auditor to take custody of any records necessary to the performance of the audit but shall minimize actual physical removal of or denial of access to such records. It requires the State Auditor to meet with the Chancellor of Higher Education and the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education to review the audit report to be issued. It provides the contents of the report. It requires the State Auditor to file the report with the Governor, the President Pro Tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. It requires the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education to post the completed report to its website. (Amended by Senate, Stricken Title)

Effective Date: / /    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Stanislawski, Gary (S); Nollan, Jadine (H)

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

SB0529 Paraphrase: SB0529, by Sen. Jason Smalley, R-Stroud and Rep. Katie Henke, R-Tulsa, modifies the qualifications and criteria required for students to participate in the Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program. It requires an award for eligible Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program students enrolled in a postsecondary vocational-technical program offered by a technology center school that meets the requirements to be eligible for federal student financial aid be satisfied for both vocational-technical and college work in which enrolled. It expands to the scope of student ineligible for the program with parents that meet updated income requirements. (Amended by Senate, Stricken Title, Committee Substitute)

Effective Date: / /    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Smalley, Jason (S); Henke, Katie (H)

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

SB0618 Paraphrase: SB0618, by Sen. Gary Stanislawski, R-Tulsa, modifies the minimum salary schedule for teachers. (Amended by Senate, Stricken Title)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Stanislawski, Gary (S)

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

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

SB0667 Paraphrase: SB0667, by Sen. Dan Newberry, R-Tulsa, modifies dates of eligible military service for prior service credit in the Oklahoma Teachers’ Retirement System. It removes the requirement that the board of trustees determine the amount of prior service teaching credit.

Effective Date: / /    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Newberry, Dan (S)

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

SB0671 Paraphrase: SB0671, by Sen. Bill Brown, R-Broken Arrow and Rep. Lewis Moore, R-Arcadia, permits the Oklahoma Teachers’ Retirement System Board of Trustees to terminate its Tax-Sheltered Annuity Program. It establishes procedures for terminating the program. It permits a person who retires pursuant to the provisions of the Teachers’ Retirement System of Oklahoma who terminates his or her benefits authorized by the provisions of the Oklahoma Employees Insurance and Benefits Act and elects to receive, through a spouse, benefits authorized by the act to re-apply for benefits regardless of the time limitations after the spouse dies or retires. SB0245(Amended by Senate, Committee Substitute)

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Brown, Bill (S); Moore, Lewis (H)

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

SB0816 Paraphrase: SB0816, by Sen. Kimberly David, R-Porter, requires any student of this state who is in good academic standing with an accredited medical college in this state receive priority consideration in the process of assigning clinical rotations at a healthcare facility that accepts funding from this state.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: David, Kimberly (S)

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

SB0826 Paraphrase: SB0826, by Sen. Anastasia Pittman, D-Oklahoma City, creates a task force to research the consideration of creating a partnership between the Department of Corrections, the Oklahoma prison system and the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education in order to provide education opportunities for individuals incarcerated offenders once they are released from prison. It provides for task force membership. It provides for meetings, achieving a quorum and subjects the task force to the Oklahoma Open Meeting Act. It prohibits members from receiving compensation or travel reimbursement. It provides for staffing by the Senate. It requires a report by the task force be submitted to the Governor, the President Pro Tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. (Amended by Senate, Stricken Title)

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Pittman, Anastasia (S)

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

SJR0009 Paraphrase: SJR0009, by Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow and Rep. Sean Roberts, R-Hominy, requires the State Board of Education to review the social studies subject matter standards and incorporate them into the standards civics participation to include the civics portion of the naturalization test used by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. (Amended by Senate, Committee Substitute)

Effective Date: / /    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Dahm, Nathan (S); Roberts, Sean (H)

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

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