Bill Portfolio

649 Bills On Report


HB1005 Paraphrase: HB1005, by Rep. Scott Biggs, R-Chickasha, makes rape by instrumentation a first degree crime, eliminating the requirement that it result in bodily injury and regardless of the age of the victim.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Biggs, Scott (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/05/2017


HB1006 Paraphrase: HB1006, by Rep. Jason Murphey, R-Guthrie, repeals the creation of the Task Force on the Promotion of Children’s Health; the purpose duties, members, meeting, staff and reports of the Oklahoma Task Force to Eliminate Health Disparities; the Task Force on Nursing Home Insurance Access; and the Advisory Council on Cord Blood Donations.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Murphey, Jason (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/09/2017


HB1007 Paraphrase: HB1007, by Rep. Bobby Cleveland, R-Slaughterville, declares students in grades nine through 12 who transfer under the Education Open Transfer Act from a public school district or a private school into a public school district or private school before the fifth day of the receiving school’s academic year 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. It repeals existing statutory language for extramural athletic competition for transfer students not residing in a district.

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Cleveland, Bobby (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/09/2017


HB1008 Paraphrase: HB1008, by Rep. Rande Worthen, R-Lawton, 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)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/09/2017


HB1015 Paraphrase: HB1015, by Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, Rep. Leslie Osborn, R-Mustang, Sen. Eddie Fields, R-Wynona, and Sen. Kimberly David, R-Porter, appropriates funds to the Oklahoma Health Care Authority and sets budgetary limits. (Appropriation Bill)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Osborn, Leslie (H); Wallace, Kevin (H); David, Kimberly (S); Fields, Eddie (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/11/2017


HB1016 Paraphrase: HB1016, by Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, Rep. Leslie Osborn, R-Mustang, Sen. Eddie Fields, R-Wynona, and Sen. Kimberly David, R-Porter, appropriates funds to the Oklahoma Health Care Authority and sets budgetary limits. (Appropriation Bill)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Osborn, Leslie (H); Wallace, Kevin (H); David, Kimberly (S); Fields, Eddie (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/11/2017


HB1017 Paraphrase: HB1017, by Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, Rep. Leslie Osborn, R-Mustang, Sen. Eddie Fields, R-Wynona, and Sen. Kimberly David, R-Porter, appropriates funds to the Oklahoma State Department of Health and sets budgetary limits. (Appropriation Bill)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Osborn, Leslie (H); Wallace, Kevin (H); David, Kimberly (S); Fields, Eddie (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/11/2017


HB1018 Paraphrase: HB1018, by Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, Rep. Leslie Osborn, R-Mustang, Sen. Eddie Fields, R-Wynona, and Sen. Kimberly David, R-Porter, appropriates funds to the J.D. McCarty Center and sets budgetary limits. (Appropriation Bill)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Osborn, Leslie (H); Wallace, Kevin (H); David, Kimberly (S); Fields, Eddie (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/11/2017


HB1019 Paraphrase: HB1019, by Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, Rep. Leslie Osborn, R-Mustang, Sen. Eddie Fields, R-Wynona, and Sen. Kimberly David, R-Porter, appropriates funds to the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services and sets budgetary limits. (Appropriation Bill)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Osborn, Leslie (H); Wallace, Kevin (H); David, Kimberly (S); Fields, Eddie (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/11/2017


HB1023 Paraphrase: HB1023, by Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, Rep. Leslie Osborn, R-Mustang, Sen. Eddie Fields, R-Wynona, and Sen. Kimberly David, R-Porter, appropriates funds to the Oklahoma Commission on Children and Youth and sets budgetary limits. (Appropriation Bill)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Osborn, Leslie (H); Wallace, Kevin (H); David, Kimberly (S); Fields, Eddie (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/11/2017


HB1025 Paraphrase: HB1025, by Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, Rep. Leslie Osborn, R-Mustang, Sen. Eddie Fields, R-Wynona, and Sen. Kimberly David, R-Porter, appropriates funds to the Department of Human Services and sets budgetary limits. (Appropriation Bill)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Osborn, Leslie (H); Wallace, Kevin (H); David, Kimberly (S); Fields, Eddie (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/11/2017


HB1026 Paraphrase: HB1026, by Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, Rep. Leslie Osborn, R-Mustang, Sen. Eddie Fields, R-Wynona, and Sen. Kimberly David, R-Porter, appropriates funds to the Department of Human Services and sets budgetary limits. (Appropriation Bill)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Osborn, Leslie (H); Wallace, Kevin (H); David, Kimberly (S); Fields, Eddie (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/11/2017


HB1027 Paraphrase: HB1027, by Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, Rep. Leslie Osborn, R-Mustang, Sen. Eddie Fields, R-Wynona, and Sen. Kimberly David, R-Porter, appropriates funds to the Office of Juvenile Affairs and sets budgetary limits. (Appropriation Bill)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Osborn, Leslie (H); Wallace, Kevin (H); David, Kimberly (S); Fields, Eddie (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/11/2017


HB1030 Paraphrase: HB1030, by Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, Rep. Leslie Osborn, R-Mustang, Sen. Eddie Fields, R-Wynona, and Sen. Kimberly David, R-Porter, appropriates funds to the State Board of Career and Technology Education and sets budgetary limits. (Appropriation Bill)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Osborn, Leslie (H); Wallace, Kevin (H); David, Kimberly (S); Fields, Eddie (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/11/2017


HB1031 Paraphrase: HB1031, by Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, Rep. Leslie Osborn, R-Mustang, Sen. Eddie Fields, R-Wynona, and Sen. Kimberly David, R-Porter, appropriates funds to the State Board of Education and sets budgetary limits. (Appropriation Bill)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Osborn, Leslie (H); Wallace, Kevin (H); David, Kimberly (S); Fields, Eddie (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/11/2017


HB1033 Paraphrase: HB1033, by Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, Rep. Leslie Osborn, R-Mustang, Sen. Eddie Fields, R-Wynona, and Sen. Kimberly David, R-Porter, appropriates funds to the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and sets budgetary limits. (Appropriation Bill)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Osborn, Leslie (H); Wallace, Kevin (H); David, Kimberly (S); Fields, Eddie (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/11/2017


HB1037 Paraphrase: HB1037, by Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, Rep. Leslie Osborn, R-Mustang, Sen. Eddie Fields, R-Wynona, and Sen. Kimberly David, R-Porter, appropriates funds to the Office of Educational Quality and Accountability and sets budgetary limits. (Appropriation Bill)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Osborn, Leslie (H); Wallace, Kevin (H); David, Kimberly (S); Fields, Eddie (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/11/2017


HB1038 Paraphrase: HB1038, by Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, Rep. Leslie Osborn, R-Mustang, Sen. Eddie Fields, R-Wynona, and Sen. Kimberly David, R-Porter, appropriates funds to the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics and sets budgetary limits. (Appropriation Bill)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Osborn, Leslie (H); Wallace, Kevin (H); David, Kimberly (S); Fields, Eddie (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/11/2017


HB1040 Paraphrase: HB1040, by Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, Rep. Leslie Osborn, R-Mustang, Sen. Eddie Fields, R-Wynona, and Sen. Kimberly David, R-Porter, appropriates funds to the State Board of Education and sets budgetary limits. (Appropriation Bill)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Osborn, Leslie (H); Wallace, Kevin (H); David, Kimberly (S); Fields, Eddie (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/11/2017


HB1072 Paraphrase: HB1072, by Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, Rep. Leslie Osborn, R-Mustang, Sen. Eddie Fields, R-Wynona, and Sen. Kimberly David, R-Porter, makes general appropriations to various state agencies. (Appropriation Bill)

Effective Date: / /    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Osborn, Leslie (H); Wallace, Kevin (H); David, Kimberly (S); Fields, Eddie (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/11/2017


HB1073 Paraphrase: HB1073, by Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, Rep. Leslie Osborn, R-Mustang, Sen. Eddie Fields, R-Wynona, and Sen. Kimberly David, R-Porter, makes general appropriations to various state agencies. (Appropriation Bill)

Effective Date: / /    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Osborn, Leslie (H); Wallace, Kevin (H); David, Kimberly (S); Fields, Eddie (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/11/2017


HB1077 Paraphrase: HB1077, by Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, Rep. Leslie Osborn, R-Mustang, Sen. Eddie Fields, R-Wynona, and Sen. Kimberly David, R-Porter, modifies reporting requirements for the student needs assessment and alternative education plan by allowing the report to be submitted either in written form or electronically. (Appropriation Bill)

Effective Date: 09/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Osborn, Leslie (H); Wallace, Kevin (H); David, Kimberly (S); Fields, Eddie (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/11/2017


HB1099 Paraphrase: HB1099, by Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, Rep. Leslie Osborn, R-Mustang, Sen. Eddie Fields, R-Wynona, and Sen. Kimberly David, R-Porter, appropriates funds to the Pardon and Parole Board and sets budgetary limits. (Appropriation Bill)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Osborn, Leslie (H); Wallace, Kevin (H); David, Kimberly (S); Fields, Eddie (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/11/2017


HB1107 Paraphrase: HB1107, by Rep. Bobby Cleveland, R-Slaughterville, 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. (Appropriation Bill, Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: / /    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Cleveland, Bobby (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/11/2017


HB1109 Paraphrase: HB1109, by Rep. Mike Sanders, R-Kingfisher, creates the Oklahoma Revenue and Taxation System Review Act of 2017. (Appropriation Bill)

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Sanders, Mike (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/11/2017


HB1114 Paraphrase: HB1114, by Rep. Michael Rogers, R-Broken Arrow, 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)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/12/2017


HB1116 Paraphrase: HB1116, by Rep. Scott Biggs, R-Chickasha, 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.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Biggs, Scott (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/12/2017


HB1121 Paraphrase: HB1121, by Rep. Scott Biggs, R-Chickasha, 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: Biggs, Scott (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/17/2017


HB1122 Paraphrase: HB1122, by Rep. Scott Biggs, R-Chickasha, creates a statewide drug possession database. It requires the Oklahoma State Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control to oversee the database. The bill requires a drug possession arrest report to be completed by the municipal law enforcement officer who made the arrest for all controlled dangerous substances except marijuana. It assesses a $10 fee in every misdemeanor case for possession of a controlled dangerous substance to be credited to the Oklahoma Drug Possession Database Revolving Fund. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Biggs, Scott (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/17/2017


HB1123 Paraphrase: HB1123, by Rep. Scott Biggs, R-Chickasha, creates the Oklahoma Crimes and Punishments Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Biggs, Scott (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/17/2017


HB1124 Paraphrase: HB1124, by Rep. Scott Biggs, R-Chickasha, creates the Criminal Law Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Biggs, Scott (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/17/2017


HB1125 Paraphrase: HB1125, by Rep. Scott Biggs, R-Chickasha, creates the Oklahoma Crimes Act.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Biggs, Scott (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/17/2017


HB1126 Paraphrase: HB1126, by Rep. Scott Biggs, R-Chickasha, creates the Crimes and Punishments Act.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Biggs, Scott (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/17/2017


HB1127 Paraphrase: HB1127, by Rep. Scott Biggs, R-Chickasha, creates the Oklahoma Criminal Procedure Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Biggs, Scott (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/17/2017


HB1128 Paraphrase: HB1128, by Rep. Scott Biggs, R-Chickasha, creates the Oklahoma Criminal Procedure Reform Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Biggs, Scott (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/17/2017


HB1129 Paraphrase: HB1129, by Rep. Scott Biggs, R-Chickasha, creates the Criminal Procedure Reform Act.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Biggs, Scott (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/17/2017


HB1130 Paraphrase: HB1130, by Rep. Scott Biggs, R-Chickasha, creates the Criminal Justice and Procedure Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Biggs, Scott (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/17/2017


HB1131 Paraphrase: HB1131, by Rep. Scott Biggs, R-Chickasha, creates the Oklahoma Dangerous Drugs Reform Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Biggs, Scott (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/17/2017


HB1132 Paraphrase: HB1132, by Rep. Scott Biggs, R-Chickasha, creates the Controlled Dangerous Substances Act.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Biggs, Scott (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/17/2017


HB1133 Paraphrase: HB1133, by Rep. Scott Biggs, R-Chickasha, creates the Child Death Review Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Biggs, Scott (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/17/2017


HB1134 Paraphrase: HB1134, by Rep. Scott Biggs, R-Chickasha, creates the Oklahoma Children’s Act.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Biggs, Scott (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/17/2017


HB1135 Paraphrase: HB1135, by Rep. Scott Biggs, R-Chickasha, creates the Oklahoma Victims’ Rights Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Biggs, Scott (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/17/2017


HB1136 Paraphrase: HB1136, by Rep. Scott Biggs, R-Chickasha, creates the Victims’ Bill of Rights Act.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Biggs, Scott (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/17/2017


HB1137 Paraphrase: HB1137, by Rep. Scott Biggs, R-Chickasha, creates the Oklahoma Corrections Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Biggs, Scott (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/17/2017


HB1138 Paraphrase: HB1138, by Rep. Scott Biggs, R-Chickasha, creates the Oklahoma Prisons and Reformatories Act.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Biggs, Scott (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/17/2017


HB1139 Paraphrase: HB1139, by Rep. Scott Biggs, R-Chickasha, creates the Oklahoma Children’s Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Biggs, Scott (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/17/2017


HB1140 Paraphrase: HB1140, by Rep. Scott Biggs, R-Chickasha, creates the Oklahoma Children and Juveniles Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Biggs, Scott (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/17/2017


HB1151 Paraphrase: HB1151, by Rep. Scott Biggs, R-Chickasha, creates the Criminal Procedure Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Biggs, Scott (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/17/2017


HB1157 Paraphrase: HB1157, by Rep. Scott Biggs, R-Chickasha, creates the Judicial Reform Act.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Biggs, Scott (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/17/2017


HB1158 Paraphrase: HB1158, by Rep. Scott Biggs, R-Chickasha, modifies language relating to fees paid in any civil action or proceeding.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Biggs, Scott (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/17/2017


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. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 08/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Rogers, Michael (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/17/2017


HB1162 Paraphrase: HB1162, by Rep. Randy McDaniel, R-Edmond, creates the Pension Protection Act. The bill sets a minimum retirement age of 67 or 62 after meeting the rule of 90 for participants who become participants of the Oklahoma Teacher Retirement System on or after November 1, 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: McDaniel, Randy (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/17/2017


HB1172 Paraphrase: HB1172, by Rep. Randy McDaniel, R-Edmond, 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.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: McDaniel, Randy (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/17/2017


HB1174 Paraphrase: HB1174, by Rep. Matt Meredith, D-Tahlequah, creates the School Board Reorganization Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Meredith, Matt (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/17/2017


HB1175 Paraphrase: HB1175, by Rep. Matt Meredith, D-Tahlequah, creating the Education Advancement Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Meredith, Matt (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/17/2017


HB1176 Paraphrase: HB1176, by Rep. Matt Meredith, D-Tahlequah, creates the Education Reform Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Meredith, Matt (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/17/2017


HB1178 Paraphrase: HB1178, by Rep. Matt Meredith, D-Tahlequah, mandates a 2.0 percent increase in benefits beginning in July 2017 for any person receiving them from the Teachers’ Retirement System of Oklahoma as of June 30, 2016, and continues to receive benefits on or after July 1, 2017. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Meredith, Matt (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/17/2017


HB1179 Paraphrase: HB1179, by Rep. Ryan Martinez, R-Edmond, creates the Education Advancement Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Martinez, Ryan (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/17/2017


HB1181 Paraphrase: HB1181, by Rep. Ryan Martinez, R-Edmond, creates the Criminal Justice Act.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Martinez, Ryan (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/17/2017


HB1182 Paraphrase: HB1182, by Rep. Ryan Martinez, R-Edmond, creates the Oklahoma Criminal Justice Law of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Martinez, Ryan (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/17/2017


HB1183 Paraphrase: HB1183, by Rep. Ryan Martinez, R-Edmond, creates the Oklahoma Crimes and Punishment Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Martinez, Ryan (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/17/2017


HB1184 Paraphrase: HB1184, by Rep. Ryan Martinez, R-Edmond, creates the Oklahoma Crimes Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Martinez, Ryan (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/17/2017


HB1188 Paraphrase: HB1188, by Rep. Edward Cannaday, D-Porum, 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)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


HB1199 Paraphrase: HB1199, by Rep. Dennis Ray Casey, R-Morrison, increases the amount to be multiple by average daily attendance from $55 to $100 in order to calculate textbook allocation and adjustment. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Casey, Dennis Ray (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


HB1200 Paraphrase: HB1200, by Rep. Dennis Ray Casey, R-Morrison, allows a credit to be given for any taxpayer who makes a contribution to a public school. It requires the credit to be 50 percent of the total contributions made not to exceed $1,000 for single individuals and $2,000 for married individuals or $100,000 for a business entity. It allows the credit to increase to 75 percent should the individual commit to contribute the same amount for an addition year.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Casey, Dennis Ray (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


HB1201 Paraphrase: HB1201, by Rep. Dennis Ray Casey, R-Morrison, modifies information relating to the School District Transparency Act.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Casey, Dennis Ray (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


HB1202 Paraphrase: HB1202, by Rep. Dennis Ray Casey, R-Morrison, 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.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Casey, Dennis Ray (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


HB1205 Paraphrase: HB1205, by Rep. Dennis Ray Casey, R-Morrison, creates the School Bus Driver Training and Licensing Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Casey, Dennis Ray (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


HB1206 Paraphrase: HB1206, by Rep. Dennis Ray Casey, R-Morrison, creates the Education Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Casey, Dennis Ray (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


HB1207 Paraphrase: HB1207, by Rep. Dennis Ray Casey, R-Morrison, creates the Education Reform Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Casey, Dennis Ray (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


HB1211 Paraphrase: HB1211, by Rep. Claudia Griffith, D-Norman, creates the Oklahoma Crimes and Punishments Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Griffith, Claudia (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


HB1219 Paraphrase: HB1219, by Rep. Jason Murphey, R-Guthrie, 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)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


HB1228 Paraphrase: HB1228, by Rep. Tammy West, R-Bethany, creates the Department of Human Services and Private Adoption Collaboration Program.

Effective Date: / /    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: West, Tammy (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


HB1230 Paraphrase: HB1230, by Rep. Tammy West, R-Bethany, creates the Oklahoma Crimes and Punishments Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: West, Tammy (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


HB1236 Paraphrase: HB1236, by Rep. Tess Teague, R-Choctaw, requires all school district to submit a report by Dec. 1, 2017, that identifies any possible cost-sharing administrative co-ops that could be implemented with neighboring districts. It requires the report to identify, at a minimum, potential savings through the use of administrative co-ops or other cost-sharing agreements in the areas of personnel, licensing, professional and overhead/transportation costs through an administrative unification of multiple districts. It provides the language should not be construed to require any school to be closed or for any school district to be dissolved or be required to consolidate. It requires the State Board of Education to promulgate rules to create reward for school districts that implement administrative co-op plans. It names the program the School Administrative Costs Co-op Reward Program Act of 2017. It requires the department to implement a procedure to verify savings reported by school districts. It requires 75 percent of the total amount of the saved funds to be made available for pay increases for teachers and other school personnel at the schools participating in the program and requires the funds pass outside of the state funding formula and not be deducted from appropriations the school district would have otherwise received. It requires the remaining 25 percent of the savings to be used for a Good Stewardship Bonus Pool Program. The bill permits school districts that have already implemented similar co-op agreements among multiple communities or school systems to apply to participate in the program.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Teague, Tess (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


HB1238 Paraphrase: HB1238, by Rep. Tommy Hardin, R-Madill, permits an Oklahoma Teachers Retirement System participant to return to employment with a covered employer and to continue receiving their OTRS benefit with no limitations on post retirement earnings. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Hardin, Tommy (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


HB1239 Paraphrase: HB1239, by Rep. Tommy Hardin, R-Madill, modifies language related to the Oklahoma School Code.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Hardin, Tommy (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


HB1240 Paraphrase: HB1240, by Rep. Tommy Hardin, R-Madill, creates the Education Reform Act.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Hardin, Tommy (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


HB1243 Paraphrase: HB1243, by Rep. Mark Lepak, R-Claremore, exempts from certain investment requirements money belonging to estates of minors and incapacitated or partially incapacitated persons, subject to the jurisdiction of a court, when an individual guardian is investing the money belonging, provided that the guardian has contracted with a person who is a registered investment advisor representative pursuant to the Oklahoma Uniform Securities Act of 2004 and a certified Financial Planner credentialed by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards; provided further that the court authorizes such investments.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Lepak, Mark (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


HB1245 Paraphrase: HB1245, by Rep. Mark McBride, R-Moore, Rep. Rhonda Baker, R-Yukon, and Rep. Tammy West, R-Bethany, requires the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust Fund Board of Directors to expend 50 percent of the moving 10-year average earnings from the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust Fund for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, and each fiscal year thereafter through the common school districts to promote the health and quality of life for students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. It permits the funds to be used for compensating personnel involved in specialized mental health services, physical education exclusive of organized athletic programs, science programs, school nurse programs, special education services and such other programs as the Board of Directors may determine to be consistent with the provisions of Section 40 of Article X of the Oklahoma Constitution in order to promote the health and well-being of children attending pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. It permits the allocations to be made using an application process but requires the allocations be based on a determination of need using information provided to the board of directors by the State Department of Education. It establishes a calculation for determining the 10-year average. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Baker, Rhonda (H); McBride, Mark (H); West, Tammy (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


HB1260 Paraphrase: HB1260, by Rep. Forrest Bennett, D-Oklahoma City, creates the Uncompensated Care Fund.

Effective Date: 10/01/2018    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Bennett, Forrest (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


HB1263 Paraphrase: HB1263, by Rep. Matt Meredith, D-Tahlequah, allows certified reserve peace officers to be eligible for full-time training academy if they have completed the 240 hour reserve peace officer certification program and is hired by a law enforcement agency as a full-time peace or police officer.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Meredith, Matt (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


HB1267 Paraphrase: HB1267, by Rep. Elise Hall, R-Oklahoma City, creates the Teachers’ Salary Reform Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Hall, Elise (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


HB1268 Paraphrase: HB1268, by Rep. Elise Hall, R-Oklahoma City, modifies language relating to the Oklahoma School Code.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Hall, Elise (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


HB1270 Paraphrase: HB1270, by Rep. Elise Hall, R-Oklahoma City, creates the Welfare Reform Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Hall, Elise (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


HB1272 Paraphrase: HB1272, by Rep. Elise Hall, R-Oklahoma City, creates the Oklahoma Criminal Justice Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Hall, Elise (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


HB1273 Paraphrase: HB1273, by Rep. Elise Hall, R-Oklahoma City, creates the Oklahoma Criminal Procedure Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Hall, Elise (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


HB1274 Paraphrase: HB1274, by Rep. Dan Kirby, R-Tulsa, creates the Grandparents’ Rights Advancement Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Kirby, Dan (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


HB1296 Paraphrase: HB1296, by Rep. Earl Sears, R-Bartlesville, modifies language relating to the Oklahoma School Code.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Sears, Earl (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


HB1297 Paraphrase: HB1297, by Rep. Earl Sears, R-Bartlesville, creates the Teacher Salary and Benefits Reform Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Sears, Earl (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


HB1306 Paraphrase: HB1306, by Rep. Casey Murdock, R-Felt, modifies the punishment for persons convicted of first degree murder or for persons who plead guilty or nolo contendere to murder in the first degree by requiring he or she be punished by death and not be entitled to or afforded the benefit of receiving a punishment of imprisonment for life without parole, imprisonment for life or deferment of the sentence.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Murdock, Casey (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


HB1307 Paraphrase: HB1307, by Rep. Mark Lepak, R-Claremore, requires a student who was adopted between birth and 12 years of age while in the permanent custody of the Department of Human Services, in the court-ordered custody of a licensed private nonprofit child-placing agency, or federally recognized Indian tribe, as defined by the federal Indian Child Welfare Act, to be automatically enrolled in the Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program and exempts them from being required to execute an agreement as a condition of their enrollment. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Lepak, Mark (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


HB1309 Paraphrase: HB1309, by Rep. Collin Walke, D-Oklahoma City, requires medical insurance coverage for individuals less than eighteen years of age with autism.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Walke, Collin (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


HB1310 Paraphrase: HB1310, by Rep. Collin Walke, D-Oklahoma City, creates the Healthy Families and Workplaces Act and defines related terms. It requires all employees to accrue a minimum of one hour of earned paid sick time for every 30 hours worked. The bill prohibits employees from accruing more than 40 hours of earned paid sick time in a year, unless the employer selects a higher limit. The bill requires employees who are exempt from overtime requirements pursuant to the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act to be assumed to work forty hours each work week for purposes of earned paid sick time accrual unless their normal work week is less than 40 hours, in which case earned paid sick time accrues based upon that normal work week. It specifies when earned paid sick time will begin to accrue and allows earned paid sick time to be carried over to the following year. It allows that in lieu of carryover of unused earned paid sick time from one year to the next, an employer to pay an employee for unused earned paid sick time at the end of a year and provide the employee with an amount of paid sick time that meets or exceeds the requirements of the Healthy Families and Workplaces Act that is available for the employee’s immediate use at the beginning of the subsequent year. It exempts from these provisions any employer with a paid leave policy, such as a paid time-off policy, who makes available an amount of paid leave sufficient to meet the accrual requirements of this act. The bill adds that nothing in the act is to be construed as requiring financial or other reimbursement to an employee from an employer upon the employee’s termination, resignation, retirement or other separation from employment for accrued earned paid sick time that has not been used. It establishes procedures for persons who move to a different division within the same employer or in the event a new employer replaces or succeeds the previous employer. It specifies when earned paid sick leave may be provided to an employee. It prohibits an employer from requiring, as a condition of an employee’s taking earned paid sick time, that the employee search for or find a replacement worker to cover the hours during which the employee is using earned paid sick time. It adds that for earned paid sick time of three or more consecutive workdays, an employer may require reasonable documentation that the paid sick time is being used for this purpose. It requires documentation signed by a health care professional be considered reasonable documentation. The bill also specifies what may be considered reasonable documentation in the cases of domestic violence, sexual assault, harassment or stalking. The bill makes it unlawful for an employer or any other person to interfere with, restrain, or deny the exercise of, or the attempt to exercise, any right protected under the Healthy Families and Workplaces Act. It prohibits an employer from taking retaliatory personnel action or discriminating against an employee or former employee because the person has exercised rights protected under this act and outlines those rights. The bill requires employers to give employees notification of earned paid sick leave and the terms and rights under this act. It requires the notice to be provided in English, Spanish and any other language that is spoken by at least 5 percent of the employer’s workforce. It requires the earned paid sick leave notice to be attached to the employee’s regular paycheck. The bill creates a penalty of $100 for an employer who willfully violates the notice and posting requirements for each separate offense. The bill requires employers to retain records documenting hours worked by employees and their earned paid sick time taken for a period of three years. It also requires employers to allow the Department of Labor access to such records, with appropriate notice and at a mutually agreeable time, to monitor compliance with the requirements of the Act. It directs DOL to promulgate rules to carry out these provisions and requires them to establish a system utilizing multiple means of communication to receive complaints regarding noncompliance with this act and investigate complaints received by the Department in a timely manner. It outlines the rights of persons alleging a violation and establishes procedures for DOL to investigate such allegations. The bill grants the DOL the power to impose penalties provided for in this act and to grant an employee or former employee all appropriate relief. The bill also establishes penalties for employers found in violation and reporting requirements by the department. The bill also prohibits employers from requiring the disclosure of details of relating to cases of domestic violence, sexual assault, harassment or stalking. The bill adds that the Healthy Families and Workplaces Act provides minimum requirements pertaining to earned paid sick time and are not be construed to preempt, limit or otherwise affect the applicability of any other law, regulation, requirement, policy or standard that provides for greater accrual or use by employees of earned paid sick time or that extends other protections to employees. It also requires the DOL to develop and implement a multilingual outreach program to inform employees, parents and persons who are under the care of a health care provider about the availability of earned paid sick time pursuant to the Healthy Families and Workplaces Act.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Walke, Collin (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


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: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


HB1315 Paraphrase: HB1315, by Rep. Collin Walke, D-Oklahoma City, clarifies language related to schools.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Walke, Collin (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


HB1317 Paraphrase: HB1317, by Rep. Josh West, R-Grove, requires each board of education to ensure that at a minimum of one active shooter drill is conducted at each public school within the school district each year.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: West, Josh (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


HB1318 Paraphrase: HB1318, by Rep. Josh West, R-Grove, removes the requirement that a candidate for school district board of education or technology center school district reside and be a registered a voter in the district for at least six months preceding the first day of the filing period if the district has been annexed or consolidated, provided that the candidate resides and is a registered voter in the district on the first day of the filing period.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: West, Josh (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


HB1320 Paraphrase: HB1320, by Rep. Shane Stone, D-Oklahoma City, creates Sandy’s Law, which adds the definition of “witness of domestic violence” to mean a person who reported an act of domestic violence or was a witness to domestic violence and who, as a result, has been abused, threatened, harassed or been the subject of other actions intended to intimidate the person. The bill also authorizes victim protection orders and emergency temporary orders of protection to be granted to witnesses of domestic violence.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Stone, Shane (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


HB1323 Paraphrase: HB1323, by Rep. JJ Humphrey, R-Lane, makes changes to the drug court approval process under the Oklahoma Drug Court Act.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Humphrey, JJ (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


HB1324 Paraphrase: HB1324, by Rep. JJ Humphrey, R-Lane, modifies the requirements of presentence investigations for persons convicted of a violent felony offense and increases the range of presentence investigation fee from $250 to $500. The bill authorizes a presentence investigation to be made of the offender by a private provider or someone designated by the court. The bill also directs the court to order the defendant to pay to the private provider or court designee assigned to complete the presentence investigation a fee of not less than five dollars nor more than $500. It allows the court to set the amount of the fee and establish a payment schedule in hardship cases.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Humphrey, JJ (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


HB1328 Paraphrase: HB1328, by Rep. David Perryman, D-Chickasha, provides for an additional member to the Teachers’ Retirement System Board of Directors. It requires the member be a retired member of the retirement system who was a classroom teacher for at least ten years during his or her participating service.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Perryman, David (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


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: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


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.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Hoskin, Chuck (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


HB1335 Paraphrase: HB1335, by Rep. Chuck Hoskin, D-Vinita, adds a definition for “court” or “sentencing court” as it relates to acts committed by person with mental illnesses or mental defects.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Hoskin, Chuck (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


HB1338 Paraphrase: HB1338, by Rep. Bobby Cleveland, R-Slaughterville, allows inmates 50 years of age or older with a medical disability and serving time for nonviolent offenses to request a medical parole review.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Cleveland, Bobby (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


HB1339 Paraphrase: HB1339, by Rep. Randy McDaniel, R-Edmond, 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)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


HB1340 Paraphrase: HB1340, by Rep. Randy McDaniel, R-Edmond, requires the Oklahoma Firefighters Pension and Retirement System, the Oklahoma Police Pension and Retirement System, the Uniform Retirement System for Justices and Judges, the Oklahoma Law Enforcement Retirement System, the Teacher’s Retirement System of Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Public Employees Retirement System to make one-time payments to retired members of the system meeting provided criteria.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: McDaniel, Randy (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


HB1341 Paraphrase: HB1341, by Rep. Scott Biggs, R-Chickasha, prohibits the access of listed records through the internet.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Biggs, Scott (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


HB1344 Paraphrase: HB1344, by Rep. Donnie Condit, D-McAlester, prohibits any operator or passenger of a motor vehicle from smoking tobacco produces if a minor is also present in said vehicle. It establishes a violation. It prohibits law enforcement officers from making routine stops for the purpose of enforcing this provision. It defines terms used therein.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Condit, Donnie (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


HB1345 Paraphrase: HB1345, by Rep. Donnie Condit, D-McAlester, removes additional maximum and minimum speed limitations for school buses.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Condit, Donnie (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


HB1347 Paraphrase: HB1347, by Rep. Donnie Condit, D-McAlester, imposes an additional excise tax levy on the sale of gasoline. It provides for a variable levy based on the average retail price of gasoline. It requires the tax be collected and remitted in the same manner as provided for other levies upon gasoline. It creates the Teacher Compensation Fund. It requires that revenues collected from the levies be apportioned to the Teacher Compensation Revolving Fund. It requires monies in the fund be used for the purpose of compensating teachers in Oklahoma’s common school districts. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Condit, Donnie (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


HB1348 Paraphrase: HB1348, by Rep. Donnie Condit, D-McAlester, modifies the death benefit amount for certain members of the Teachers’ Retirement System of Oklahoma. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Condit, Donnie (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


HB1349 Paraphrase: HB1349, by Rep. Donnie Condit, D-McAlester, modifies the purpose of annual reports of the Oklahoma School Testing Program. It requires the reports include student achievement results of private schools that directly or indirectly receive revenue from the state allocated for the financial support of public schools. The bill requires the reports to include student performance descriptions of private schools that directly or indirectly receive revenue from the state allocated for the financial support of public schools. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Condit, Donnie (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


HB1351 Paraphrase: HB1351, by Rep. Monroe Nichols IV, D-Tulsa, provides eligibility of a child of a teacher or support employee to participate in the Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program and qualify for tuition payments.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Nichols IV, Monroe (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


HB1352 Paraphrase: HB1352, by Rep. Monroe Nichols IV, D-Tulsa, creates the High Quality Teacher Equity and Endowment Act. It allows a credit to be given to any taxpayer who makes a contribution to a public school for the purpose of an endowment to fund the salaries of teachers. It establishes limits for each credit to be given. It prohibits the total credits authorized not to exceed $1.5 million. It modifies the definition of public school and teacher.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Nichols IV, Monroe (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


HB1359 Paraphrase: HB1359, by Rep. Regina Goodwin, D-Tulsa, increases the teacher minimum salary schedule. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Goodwin, Regina (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


HB1361 Paraphrase: HB1361, by Rep. Regina Goodwin, D-Tulsa, prohibits a defendant from imprisonment for nonpayment of fines and fees. It deletes notification requirements relating to notification of nonpayment and authorizes the court to require the individuals to perform community service in lieu of payment.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Goodwin, Regina (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


HB1362 Paraphrase: HB1362, by Rep. Regina Goodwin, D-Tulsa, 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. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Goodwin, Regina (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


HB1363 Paraphrase: HB1363, by Rep. Regina Goodwin, D-Tulsa, requires past due court-ordered child support payments and other payments and judgments for support to draw interest at the rate in effect for judgments rendered that year certified by the Administrative Director of the Courts.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Goodwin, Regina (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


HB1367 Paraphrase: HB1367, by Rep. Johnny Tadlock, D-Idabel, establishes a minimum salary schedule for teachers. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Tadlock, Johnny (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


HB1368 Paraphrase: HB1368, by Rep. Johnny Tadlock, D-Idabel, requires the Legislature to annually appropriate funding to the State Board of Education for the purpose of providing each district $100 for each enrolled student to provide classroom supplies, text books and field trips.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Tadlock, Johnny (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


HB1371 Paraphrase: HB1371, by Rep. Johnny Tadlock, D-Idabel, 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)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


HB1378 Paraphrase: HB1378, by Rep. Dell Kerbs, R-Shawnee, creates the Oklahoma Criminal Justice Reform Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Kerbs, Dell (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


HB1382 Paraphrase: HB1382, by Rep. Carol Bush, R-Tulsa, creates the Oklahoma Crime Stoppers Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Bush, Carol (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


HB1386 Paraphrase: HB1386, by Rep. Tom Gann, R-Inola, creates the Parental Rights Vaccine Act. It requires each health care provider who administers a vaccine set forth in the Vaccine Injury Table, as established by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, to obtain informed consent from the legal representative or other adult authorized by law to consent on behalf of a minor of any child to whom such provider intends to administer such vaccine. The bill requires the health care provider prior to administering the vaccine to provide relevant information regarding benefits and risks of the vaccine as well as information concerning the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. It provides that providing a copy of the Vaccine Information Statement, the source of which is clearly identified, and making available for review the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s “Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases: Vaccine Excipient and Media Summary” to the legal representative or other adult authorized by law to consent on behalf of a minor will constitute a minimum standard of relevant information.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Gann, Tom (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


HB1397 Paraphrase: HB1397, by Rep. Tim Downing, R-Purcell, the Oklahoma Child Care Improvement Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Downing, Tim (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


HB1401 Paraphrase: HB1401, by Rep. John Montgomery, R-Lawton, creates the Oklahoma Legacy Act and creates the Oklahoma Legacy Fund. It provides for 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 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. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Montgomery, John (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


HB1402 Paraphrase: HB1402, by Rep. Mickey Dollens, D-Oklahoma City, removes the limitation that teacher shortage employment incentive program applies to individuals who teach math and science. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Dollens, Mickey (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


HB1403 Paraphrase: HB1403, by Rep. Mickey Dollens, D-Oklahoma City, prohibits a school from becoming a member of a school athletic association unless that association has adopted a written policy that requires students to have a cardiac test performed in order to determine capability of physical exertion.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Dollens, Mickey (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


HB1405 Paraphrase: HB1405, by Rep. Mickey Dollens, D-Oklahoma City, modifies language relating to regulating the possession of knives on school property.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Dollens, Mickey (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


HB1407 Paraphrase: HB1407, by Rep. Mickey Dollens, D-Oklahoma City, 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)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


HB1414 Paraphrase: HB1414, by Rep. Todd Russ, R-Cordell, creates the Oklahoma Superintendent Salary Act.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Russ, Todd (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1415 Paraphrase: HB1415, by Rep. Todd Russ, R-Cordell, requires a school district to increase the compensation of any teacher whose classroom has exceeded the class size limitations. It establishes that the teacher receive a minimum of $1,000 for each student that exceeds the class limitations, not to exceed $5,000. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Russ, Todd (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1421 Paraphrase: HB1421, by Rep. Todd Russ, R-Cordell, requires the board of regents for each Oklahoma State System of Higher Education to adopt a student housing policy that prohibits the establishment from offering co-ed housing in dormitories for un-married individuals (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: / /    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Russ, Todd (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1424 Paraphrase: HB1424, by Rep. Mark Lepak, R-Claremore, prohibits disqualification of pursuing an occupation for which a license is required because of a prior conviction, unless directly related to the occupation.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Lepak, Mark (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1438 Paraphrase: HB1438, by Rep. JJ Humphrey, R-Lane, requires any person convicted of a third or subsequent violation of the Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Act to participate in a drug court program, if available. It requires the individual to be sentenced to two years of imprisonment if the person fails to complete drug court. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Humphrey, JJ (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1439 Paraphrase: HB1439, by Rep. JJ Humphrey, R-Lane, allows individualized service plans for a child that has been adjudicated to be a deprived child to include the use of random drug tests, home studies and family drug court.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Humphrey, JJ (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1440 Paraphrase: HB1440, by Rep. JJ Humphrey, R-Lane, requires an individual that knowingly exposes a child to a controlled substance to be guilty of a felony for the chemical endangerment of a child. It required the felony to be punishable by imprisonment for a term of up to two years or a fine of at least $2,500. It allows imprisonment of not less than four years and/or a fine of at least $5,000 if the child suffers from a serious physical injury. The bill allows imprisonment of not less than 10 years and/or a fine of at least $10,000 should the child die from exposure to a controlled substance.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Humphrey, JJ (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1456 Paraphrase: HB1456, by Rep. Dustin Roberts, R-Durant, clarifies language related to grandparental visitation rights.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Roberts, Dustin (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1458 Paraphrase: HB1458, by Rep. Shane Stone, D-Oklahoma City, creates the Pro-Life Tax Act of 2017. Exempts sales of diapers designed for use by infants and toddlers and formula and electrolyte replacement products designed for consumption by infants and toddlers from the Oklahoma Sales Tax Code.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Stone, Shane (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1459 Paraphrase: HB1459, by Rep. Jon Echols, R-Oklahoma City, 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.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Echols, Jon (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1463 Paraphrase: HB1463, by Rep. Jon Echols, R-Oklahoma City, modifies language relating to the Oklahoma Extracurricular Activities Accountability Act.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Echols, Jon (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1467 Paraphrase: HB1467, by Rep. Dan Kirby, R-Tulsa, creates the Healthy Food Financing Act for the purpose of establishing a statewide program to increase the availability of fresh and nutritious food, including fruits and vegetables, in underserved communities. The bill states legislative findings and defines related terms. It establishes the Healthy Food Financing Fund, which is to be comprised of federal, state or private grants or loans, federal tax credits or other type of financial assistance to be used to increase the number of healthy food retail outlets in underserved communities that primarily serve low- or moderate-income communities. It requires the fund to be expended primarily on the construction or expansion of grocery stores and adds that monies in the fund will be expended upon appropriation by the Legislature and are to be used, to the extent practicable, to leverage other forms of financing. It directs that no less than 25 percent of the monies in the fund are to be expended in the form of grants or forgivable loans. The bill establishes the administration of the program, which is to be through the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture. It directs the agency to create eligibility and application guidelines. It also directs them to establish monitoring and accountability mechanisms. The bill establishes criteria for which qualified projects to finance. The bill also specifies applicant qualifications.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Kirby, Dan (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1468 Paraphrase: HB1468, by Rep. Carol Bush, R-Tulsa, creates the Hidden Predator Act. The bill modifies the time limitations for prosecuting criminal offenses for sexual crimes. The bill modifies the definition of discovery and provides that any person who knowingly and willfully makes a false claim a claim that the person knows lacks factual foundation may be reported to local law enforcement for criminal investigation and, upon conviction, will be guilty of a felony. It adds that if the defendant is acquitted, the costs, including the fees of all witnesses whom the trial judge certified to have been proper for the defense and prosecution, will be paid by the prosecuting witness, whenever the trial judge is of the opinion that there were no reasonable grounds for the prosecution or that the prosecution was not required in the interests of the public.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Bush, Carol (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1469 Paraphrase: HB1469, by Rep. Carol Bush, R-Tulsa, increases the penalty for failing to report child abuse or neglect or making a false report from a misdemeanor to a felony.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Bush, Carol (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1470 Paraphrase: HB1470, by Rep. Carol Bush, R-Tulsa, removes the time limitations for civil actions based on childhood sexual abuse incidents and allows an action to commence by the forty-fifth birthday of the alleged victim. The bill establishes a new time limitation for civil actions and removes language related to evidentiary and discovery requirements. The bill adds that any party bringing an action against an individual in which the defendant is ultimately found not liable for the complaint will be subject to treble damages if and when the defendant pursues a counterclaim and receives a compensatory or punitive judgment.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Bush, Carol (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1472 Paraphrase: HB1472, by Rep. Travis Dunlap, R-Bartlesville, creates the Human Trafficking Prevention Act. The bill prohibits a business, manufacturer, wholesaler or individual that manufactures, distributes or sells a product that makes content accessible on the Internet from doing business in this state unless the product contains an active and operating digital blocking capability that renders any obscene material, as defined in state statute, inaccessible. It provides guidelines and criteria for the blocking of such content. It provides guidelines for a consumer to request the deactivation of any digital blocking capability including the payment of a one-time digital access fee of $20 to the business, manufacturer, wholesaler or individual that manufactures, distributes or sells the product that makes said content accessible on the Internet. It requires those monies be remitted to the State Treasurer for use in the General Revenue Fund. The bill requires a cell center or reporting website to unblock content that is accidentally blocked within a reasonable time but in no event later than five business days after the block is reported. The bill also allows a consumer to seek judicial relief to unblock filtered content. The bill establishes penalties for businesses that violate the provisions of this act. It authorizes a consumer or the Attorney General to seek injunctive relief and provides for the recovery of attorney fees and costs.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Dunlap, Travis (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1475 Paraphrase: HB1475, by Rep. George Young, D-Oklahoma City, requires school districts where at least 20 percent of students are from a minority background to provide a specific professional development program on meeting the academic needs of a racially, ethnically, linguistically and culturally diverse student population. The bill directs each public school district that includes students in grades six through twelve to provide at least one parent-child communication training per school year. It encourages parents or guardians of these students to attend such training in order to have a well-informed, factually based, medically accurate, body-positive communication with their children regarding pregnancy prevention, abstinence practices, prevention of sexually transmitted infections and diseases and safe and healthy relationships. The bill requires each training to be offered by the school district through the Safe School Committee at each middle school, junior high school and high school. The bill encourages school districts to work with community-based organizations with proven expertise in the subject areas in order to provide materials and resources, including personnel.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Young, George (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1476 Paraphrase: HB1476, by Rep. George Young, D-Oklahoma City, prohibits a person from being incarcerated for debt. It requires a hearing for contempt of court to be held within 24 hours after arrest.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Young, George (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1479 Paraphrase: HB1479, by Rep. George Young, D-Oklahoma City, authorizes expungement if a person has been arrested for a crime as a result of mistaken identity.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Young, George (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1480 Paraphrase: HB1480, by Rep. George Young, D-Oklahoma City, creates the Healthy Food Financing Act to establish a statewide program to increase the availability of fresh and nutritious food in underserved communities and defines related terms. It creates the Healthy Food Financing Fund. The bill requires the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry to administer the program and fund. It establishes requirements for the Department to complete and allows financing to be made available.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Young, George (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1481 Paraphrase: HB1481, by Rep. George Young, D-Oklahoma City, requires school districts to observe Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday as a day with no school attendance.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Young, George (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1482 Paraphrase: HB1482, by Rep. Scott Biggs, R-Chickasha, creates the Keep Oklahoma Children Safe from Illegal Drugs Act of 2017. It requires an individual purchasing a controlled dangerous substance in the prescence of any child under 12 or near any public place in which children frequent to be a felony punishable by imprisonment or fine. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Biggs, Scott (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1484 Paraphrase: HB1484, by Rep. Weldon Watson, R-Tulsa, modifies language related to the Oklahoma Medicaid Program Reform Act of 2003.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Watson, Weldon (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1486 Paraphrase: HB1486, by Rep. Dan Kirby, R-Tulsa, creates the Oklahoma Indian Child Welfare Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Kirby, Dan (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1487 Paraphrase: HB1487, by Rep. Dan Kirby, R-Tulsa, imposes an additional $0.03 tax on gasoline if the wholesale spot price for Gulf Coast gasoline is determined by the Executive Director of the Tax Commission to be less than $3 per gallon. It requires the Tax Commission to post on the Commission website by the tenth day the rate to be in effect for gasoline for the following month. The bill requires the revenue to be deposited in the Education Reform Revolving Fund.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Kirby, Dan (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1488 Paraphrase: HB1488, by Rep. Mark McBride, R-Moore, modifies language relating to the Oklahoma School Code.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: McBride, Mark (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


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: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1497 Paraphrase: HB1497, by Rep. Greg Babinec, R-Cushing, exempts teachers from paying 100 percent of income tax for salaries up to $55,000 beginning January 1, 2018 and ending December 21, 2024.

Effective Date: 01/01/2018    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Babinec, Greg (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1498 Paraphrase: HB1498, by Rep. Greg Babinec, R-Cushing, modifies language relating to the Oklahoma School Code.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Babinec, Greg (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1500 Paraphrase: HB1500, by Rep. Scott Fetgatter, R-Okmulgee, prohibits a school district receiving a transfer student from revoking a transfer prior to the end of the school year.

Effective Date: 09/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Fetgatter, Scott (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1503 Paraphrase: HB1503, by Rep. Rhonda Baker, R-Yukon, requires a statewide virtual charter school to report to the Statewide Virtual Charter School Board an analysis of its graduation rate, including a plan to improve its rate to the state average, if the graduation rate of the school is 10 or more percentage points behind the state’s average graduation rate. It requires the report be made available July 1 each year until the school’s rate is below 10 percentage points. It requires the Statewide Virtual Charter School Board to publish the reports on its website. The bill allows the Board to deny the school’s application for renewal or contract if the school fails to comply with its reported plan for a improved graduation rate for three consecutive years or is 20 percentage points or more below the state’s average rate for three consecutive years.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Baker, Rhonda (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1506 Paraphrase: HB1506, by Rep. Chuck Strohm, R-Jenks, 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. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Strohm, Chuck (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1507 Paraphrase: HB1507, by Rep. Chuck Strohm, R-Jenks, prohibits any private child-placing agency from being required to perform, assist, counsel, recommend, consent to, refer or participate in any placement of a child for foster care or adoption when the proposed placement would violate the written religious or moral convictions or policies of the agency. The bill prohibits the Department of Human Services from denying an application for an initial license or renewal of a license or the revoking of the license of a private child-placing agency because of the agency’s objection to performing, assisting, counseling, recommending, consenting to, referring or participating in a placement that violates the convictions or policies. It prohibits any state or local government department, agency, board, commission or entity from denying a private child-placing agency any grant, contract or participation in a government program due to the potential violations of the conviction or policies. It prohibits the refusal of a private child-placing agency to perform, assist, counsel, recommend, consent to, refer or participate in a placement that violates the written religious or moral convictions or policies of the agency from forming the basis of any action for damages.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Strohm, Chuck (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1508 Paraphrase: HB1508, by Rep. Chuck Strohm, R-Jenks, creates the Student and Teacher Bill of Rights Act. The bill permits students and teachers to participate in religious activities when not engaged in school activities or instruction. It prohibits discrimination against student prayer or religious speech when applying rules and restrictions. It permits students to express their beliefs about religion in coursework free from discrimination based on the religious content. It prohibits school officials from favoring one religion over another when applying rules and restrictions. It prohibits any religious mandate by school officials. It authorizes the Attorney General or any private citizen to initiate a legal proceeding to enforce the provisions of the Student and Teacher Bill of Rights Act.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Strohm, Chuck (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1509 Paraphrase: HB1509, by Rep. Chuck Strohm, R-Jenks, 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. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Strohm, Chuck (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1511 Paraphrase: HB1511, by Rep. Chuck Strohm, R-Jenks, authorizes the State Auditor and Inspector to conduct a performance audit of the common school districts of the state. It allows the State Auditor and Inspector to determine the frequency of the performance audits and the number of common school districts for which a performance audit is conducted each year. It defines terms.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Strohm, Chuck (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1513 Paraphrase: HB1513, by Rep. Chuck Strohm, R-Jenks, creates the Oklahoma Public School Deregulation Act.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Strohm, Chuck (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1514 Paraphrase: HB1514, by Rep. Chuck Strohm, R-Jenks, creates the Education Finance Study Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Strohm, Chuck (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1517 Paraphrase: HB1517, by Rep. Josh Cockroft, R-Tecumseh, establishes a minimum $14 hourly rate for youth guidance specialists and juvenile security officers of the Office of Juvenile Affairs (OJA). It requires that the rate of pay employees be adjusted to the new minimum rate should it be below the rate established therein. It requires the hiring rate of a juvenile justice specialist be equal to or greater than the hiring rate of a child welfare specialist. The bill requires all other OJA employees receive a 15 percent salary increase upon the anniversary date of the employee. It requires an expense allowance of $150 per month for maintenance and cleaning of uniforms be paid to all OJA youth guidance specialists and juvenile security officers. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Cockroft, Josh (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


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 the database to allow individuals to provide information to be used in emergency scenarios and planning. It requires public safety and emergency management agencies to make reasonable efforts to publicize the program via listed outlets. It requires information accrued be kept confidential. 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 Fund. It provides for expenditures of the appropriation. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: / /    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Cockroft, Josh (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


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: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1522 Paraphrase: HB1522, by Rep. Josh Cockroft, R-Tecumseh, removes the requirement to administer assessments in United States history. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Cockroft, Josh (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1524 Paraphrase: HB1524, by Rep. Josh Cockroft, R-Tecumseh, establishes an increased minimum salary schedule for teachers. It provides for fringe benefits. It requires the State Board of Education take into account provided years of experience, college degrees and certification in its calculations. It exempts teachers entering into postretirement employment with an Oklahoma public school and are still receiving a monthly retirement benefit. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Cockroft, Josh (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1536 Paraphrase: HB1536, by Rep. Jason Dunnington, D-Oklahoma City, creates the Health Families and Workplaces Act. The bill requires all employees to accrue a minimum of one hour of earned paid sick time for every 40 hours worked. The bill prohibits employees from using more than 80 hours of earned paid sick time in a year, unless the employer selects a higher limit. It requires employees who are exempt from overtime requirements under 29 U.S.C., Section 213(a)(1) of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act be assumed to work 40 hours in each workweek for purposes of earned paid sick time accrual unless their normal workweek is less than forty (40) hours, in which case earned paid sick time accrues based upon that normal workweek. The bill requires earned paid sick time as provided in this section begin to accrue at the commencement of employment or on November 1, 2017, whichever is later. It allows an employer to provide all paid sick time that an employee is expected to accrue in a year at the beginning of the year. It requires earned paid sick time be carried over to the following year. It provides alternatives to carryover. It specifies procedures for when an employee is transferred to a separate division, entity or location with same employer or if a different employer succeeds the existing employer. It allows an employer to loan earned paid sick time to an employee in advance of accrual by such employee. It specifies what instances in which earned paid sick time must be provided to employee. It provides the procedure by which paid sick time is requested by an employee. It allows employers to require reasonable documentation for the purpose of earned paid sick time of three or more consecutive workdays. It defines what is considered reasonable documentation. It provides for what is considered reasonable documentation in the case of a sexual assault. It prohibits the requirement for documentation in situations of domestic violence, sexual assault, harassment or stalking. It requires employers without health insurance to pay for request documentation. It prohibits any employer or any other person to interfere with, restrain, or deny the exercise of, or the attempt to exercise, any right protected therein. The bill establishes the rights of an employee or former employee protected therein. It establishes procedures for employers and employees in violation of the act. It requires employers to notify employees of the provision and protections granted to them therein upon its enacting through provided methods. It requires the amount of earned paid sick time be made available to employees. It requires employers to maintain records documenting hours worked by employees and paid sick time taken for a period of three years and allow access to the Department of Labor to the records. It requires the Department to promulgate necessary rules and enforce the provisions therein. It requires the Department to develop and implement a multilingual outreach program to inform employees, parents and persons who are under the care of a health care provider about the availability of earned paid sick time. The bill requires the program to include the distribution of notices and other written materials in English, Spanish and any language that is the first language spoken by at least 25 percent of the state’s population to all child care and elder care providers, domestic violence shelters, schools, hospitals, community health centers and other health care providers.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Dunnington, Jason (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1538 Paraphrase: HB1538, by Rep. Emily Virgin, D-Norman, 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.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Virgin, Emily (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1541 Paraphrase: HB1541, by Rep. Emily Virgin, D-Norman, prohibits a sentence of life imprisonment without the possibility of parole to be imposed on a person who is convicted of an offense punishable by life imprisonment without the possibility of parole and was less than 18 years of age at the time the offense was committed.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Virgin, Emily (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1545 Paraphrase: HB1545, by Rep. Emily Virgin, D-Norman, clarifies language related to the Mental Health Law.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Virgin, Emily (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1546 Paraphrase: HB1546, by Rep. Emily Virgin, D-Norman, clarifies language related to the Oklahoma School Code.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Virgin, Emily (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1547 Paraphrase: HB1547, by Rep. Emily Virgin, D-Norman, creates the Oklahoma Criminal Procedure Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Virgin, Emily (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1558 Paraphrase: HB1558, by Rep. George Faught, R-Muskogee, repeals statutory language requiring the Legislature to provide full funding for the support of common education by April 1 of each year.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Faught, George (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1566 Paraphrase: HB1566, by Rep. Jon Echols, R-Oklahoma City, creates the Oklahoma Controlled Dangerous Substances Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Echols, Jon (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1569 Paraphrase: HB1569, by Rep. Jon Echols, R-Oklahoma City, creates the Teachers’ Salary Reform Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Echols, Jon (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1570 Paraphrase: HB1570, by Rep. Jon Echols, R-Oklahoma City, creates the Civil Procedure Reform Act.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Echols, Jon (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1576 Paraphrase: HB1576, by Rep. Chad Caldwell, R-Enid, requires the Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation 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. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Caldwell, Chad (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1577 Paraphrase: HB1577, by Rep. Chad Caldwell, R-Enid, requires the State Department of Education to include on its website an itemized accounting of all vacant or unused properties owned, leased or under the control of a school district. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Caldwell, Chad (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1578 Paraphrase: HB1578, by Rep. Chad Caldwell, R-Enid, modifies language relating to the Oklahoma School Code.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Caldwell, Chad (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1582 Paraphrase: HB1582, by Rep. Chad Caldwell, R-Enid, creates the Civil Procedure Reform Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Caldwell, Chad (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1584 Paraphrase: HB1584, by Rep. Chad Caldwell, R-Enid, creates the Teachers’ Compensation Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Caldwell, Chad (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1585 Paraphrase: HB1585, by Rep. Chad Caldwell, R-Enid, creates the Education Policy Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Caldwell, Chad (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1586 Paraphrase: HB1586, by Rep. Chad Caldwell, R-Enid, creates the School Policy Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Caldwell, Chad (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1587 Paraphrase: HB1587, by Rep. Chad Caldwell, R-Enid, creates the Oklahoma Schools Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Caldwell, Chad (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1591 Paraphrase: HB1591, by Rep. Chad Caldwell, R-Enid, creates the Oklahoma Corrections Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Caldwell, Chad (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1595 Paraphrase: HB1595, by Rep. Tess Teague, R-Choctaw, requires the State Board of Education to promulgate rules regarding the school site report card that grants a medical exemption from the 18-day chronic absenteeism provision and provides that is a student tests at the advance level in a certain grade and tests at the advanced level, the school is not penalized for its failure to show growth. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Teague, Tess (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1602 Paraphrase: HB1602, by Rep. John Enns, R-Enid, 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)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1605 Paraphrase: HB1605, by Rep. John Enns, R-Enid, creates the Debra Reed Act. The bill requires those convicted of consuming alcohol while driving to abstain from such by court order for a period determined by the court. It requires a notation of the restriction be affixed to such a person’s driver’s license. It provides for the removal of such a restriction and procedures by which the court may take for those found in violation. The bill deems the selling, furnishing or granting of alcoholic beverages to a person ordered to abstain or refrain from doing so to be a felony punishable by a fine and/or imprisonment. The bill requires the Department to develop a procedure whereby a person subject to an order by a court to abstain or refrain from consuming alcohol to submit their driver license or identification card for a replacement. It provides requirements for the replacement card. The bill requires any person under the age of 21 convicted of an offense described therein have their driving privileges revoked or denied by the Department of Public Safety until the person attains 21 years of age. It allows such a period to be modified.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Enns, John (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1607 Paraphrase: HB1607, by Rep. John Enns, R-Enid, exempts the rear-facing child passenger restraint system requirement prescribed therein shall in instances of a child passenger being transported by a parent who has been rightfully issued a detachable placard indicating physical disability or a physically disabled license place.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Enns, John (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1610 Paraphrase: HB1610, by Rep. John Enns, R-Enid, requires the board of education of each school district in this state to adopt a dress code that requires students to wear school uniforms. It provides requirements for such policies for specific grades. It requires a board of education to take steps to ensure that the adopted school uniforms are affordable and available for all students in the school district and implement a program to help students who need financial assistance in purchasing the school uniforms.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Enns, John (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1611 Paraphrase: HB1611, by Rep. John Enns, R-Enid, clarifies language related to the scope, organization and definitions of schools.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Enns, John (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1618 Paraphrase: HB1618, by Rep. Cyndi Munson, D-Oklahoma City, adds requirements for licensed child care facilities.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Munson, Cyndi (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1622 Paraphrase: HB1622, by Rep. Michael Rogers, R-Broken Arrow, creates the Education Reform Act, Part 1.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Rogers, Michael (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1623 Paraphrase: HB1623, by Rep. Michael Rogers, R-Broken Arrow, creates the Education Reform Act, Part 2.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Rogers, Michael (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1624 Paraphrase: HB1624, by Rep. Michael Rogers, R-Broken Arrow, creates the Education Reform Act, Part 3.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Rogers, Michael (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1625 Paraphrase: HB1625, by Rep. Michael Rogers, R-Broken Arrow, creates the Education Reform Act, Part 4.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Rogers, Michael (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1626 Paraphrase: HB1626, by Rep. Michael Rogers, R-Broken Arrow, creates the Education Reform Act, Part 5.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Rogers, Michael (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1627 Paraphrase: HB1627, by Rep. Michael Rogers, R-Broken Arrow, removes the minimum salary schedule for teachers beginning with the 2013-2014 school year. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Rogers, Michael (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1633 Paraphrase: HB1633, by Rep. Scott Inman, D-Del City, expands sales tax exemptions to now include sales to surviving spouses and children to veterans eligible for Dependency and Indemnity Compensation.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Inman, Scott (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1637 Paraphrase: HB1637, by Rep. Scott Inman, D-Del City, modifies criteria requiring seat belts or child restraint system for drivers transporting children under 14 years of age in a motor vehicle. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: / /    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Inman, Scott (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1638 Paraphrase: HB1638, by Rep. Scott Inman, D-Del City, requires each private school that directly or indirectly receives revenue from the state in the form of a voucher, credit or scholarship to publish an annual report which contains information regarding children with disabilities for the preceding school year. It requires the report be made available by June 30 each year on the school’s website.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Inman, Scott (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1640 Paraphrase: HB1640, by Rep. Scott Inman, D-Del City, increases the minimum teacher salary schedule. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Inman, Scott (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1649 Paraphrase: HB1649, by Rep. John Montgomery, R-Lawton, requires additional determinations to reduce the top marginal individual income tax rate from 5.0 percent to 4.85 percent.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Montgomery, John (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1666 Paraphrase: HB1666, by Rep. John Montgomery, R-Lawton, modifies language in the Oklahoma School Code.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Montgomery, John (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


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.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Thomsen, Todd (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1668 Paraphrase: HB1668, by Rep. Todd Thomsen, R-Ada, 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)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1670 Paraphrase: HB1670, by Rep. Todd Thomsen, R-Ada, increases the fee amount to be paid to the court for traffic offenses from $9 to $10.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Thomsen, Todd (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1674 Paraphrase: HB1674, by Rep. Todd Thomsen, R-Ada, requires schools to complete a comprehensive self-assessment on their physical education programs and best practices and establishes guidelines for reporting the gathered information.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Thomsen, Todd (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1677 Paraphrase: HB1677, by Rep. Todd Thomsen, R-Ada, creates the Teachers’ Salary Reform Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Thomsen, Todd (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1678 Paraphrase: HB1678, by Rep. Todd Thomsen, R-Ada, modifies language relating to the Oklahoma Higher Education Code.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Thomsen, Todd (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1680 Paraphrase: HB1680, by Rep. Harold Wright, R-Weatherford, requires the Department of Corrections to give notice of the date of release or anticipated release of the inmate to the designated Oklahoma service provider of the Victim Information and Notification Everyday service at least 10 days prior to the release of the inmate. The bill requires opinions of the Oklahoma Court of the Criminal Appeals designated for publication to be published on the Oklahoma State Courts Network website.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Wright, Harold (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1684 Paraphrase: HB1684, by Rep. Harold Wright, R-Weatherford, requires 80 percent of the school year to consist of five-day school weeks. The bill allows a school district to submit a request to the State Board of Education for a waiver from the 80 percent requirement. It requires the Board to approve or disapprove the waiver within 90 days. It prohibits the approved request from extending past three years.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Wright, Harold (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1687 Paraphrase: HB1687, by Rep. Harold Wright, R-Weatherford, creates the Oklahoma Drug Possession Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Wright, Harold (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1691 Paraphrase: HB1691, by Rep. Kevin Calvey, R-Oklahoma City, creates the No Jail for Pain Act. It prohibits a municipality from adopting any ordinance which could result in a criminal penalty for failure of a property owner to maintain or clean the structure or exterior property. It prohibits further abatement procedures if photographic or video evidence is presented.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Calvey, Kevin (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1692 Paraphrase: HB1692, by Rep. Scott Martin, R-Norman, modifies language in the Oklahoma School Code.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Martin, Scott (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1693 Paraphrase: HB1693, by Rep. Scott Martin, R-Norman, requires 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 two. 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.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Martin, Scott (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1694 Paraphrase: HB1694, by Rep. Scott Martin, R-Norman, 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)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1695 Paraphrase: HB1695, by Rep. Scott Martin, R-Norman, creates a provisional driver license processing fee of $300 and deletes all previous conditions requiring an individuals to make $25 monthly payment toward the satisfaction of all outstanding driver license reinstatement fees.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Martin, Scott (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1698 Paraphrase: HB1698, by Rep. Scott Martin, R-Norman, expands the scope of crimes relating to automobiles and establishes penalties.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Martin, Scott (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


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: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1703 Paraphrase: HB1703, by Rep. Kevin Calvey, R-Oklahoma City, creates the Oklahoma Pregnancy Care Network Act.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Calvey, Kevin (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1708 Paraphrase: HB1708, by Rep. Mike Ritze, R-Broken Arrow, modifies the membership of the Oklahoma Board of Mental Health by requiring two members be osteopathic physicians licensed to practice in this state, appointed from a list containing the names of not less than six osteopathic physicians submitted to the Governor by the Oklahoma Osteopathic Association.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Ritze, Mike (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


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.

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Moore, Lewis (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1719 Paraphrase: HB1719, by Rep. Lewis Moore, R-Arcadia, makes any person who, without justifiable or excusable cause and with intent to do bodily harm, commits any assault, battery or assault and battery upon the person of a municipal code enforcement officer who is performing municipal code enforcement duties, upon conviction, guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the custody of the Department of Corrections for a term not exceeding two years, or by a fine not exceeding $1,000, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Moore, Lewis (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1721 Paraphrase: HB1721, by Rep. Lewis Moore, R-Arcadia, modifies various definitions under the Bus Passenger Safety Act and updates statutory language related to fines and penalties.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Moore, Lewis (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1727 Paraphrase: HB1727, by Rep. Meloyde Blancett, D-Tulsa, creates the Parole of Aging Prisoners Act. The bill empowers the Pardon and Parole Board to parole a prisoner who is 65 years of age or older; has served, in actual custody, the shorter of 10 years of the term or terms of imprisonment, or one-third of the total term or terms of imprisonment; poses minimal public safety risks warranting continued imprisonment; is not imprisoned for an crime that requires an offender to serve at least 85 percent of the sentence; and who has not been convicted of a crime that would require the person to be subject to the registration requirements of the Sex Offenders Registration Act. The bill defines applicable terms. The bill requires the board to use an evidence-based risk assessment instrument to assess the public safety risk posed by aging prisoners upon release. It permits a qualifying prisoner who meets the requirements to request a hearing before the board and permits the board to place the prisoner on the next available docket. It permits the board to grant parole to a prisoner if it finds by a preponderance of the evidence that the prisoner, if released, can live and remain at liberty without posing a substantial risk to public safety. The bill permits the board to use a selected evidence-based risk assessment instrument. It allows the board to provide the prisoner the opportunity to speak on his or her own behalf and the option of having counsel present at the parole hearing.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Blancett, Meloyde (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1729 Paraphrase: HB1729, by Rep. Meloyde Blancett, D-Tulsa, requires any federal funds allocated to a state agency as part of the Taxpayer Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program for purposes of workforce development be used for workforce development programs that support the short-term training of workers in sectors with high demand. It requires the allocation take into consideration the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and give priority to programs implemented in both major metropolitan areas and other areas of the state through local workforce development boards.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Blancett, Meloyde (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1730 Paraphrase: HB1730, by Rep. Meloyde Blancett, D-Tulsa, provides any person in custody and for whom the court has not set bond and conditions of release pursuant to applicable law and who is not an escapee from the Department of Corrections custody has the right to a hearing to determine bond and conditions of release. It permits a person in custody to request a hearing so that bond and conditions of release can be set or amended. It requires the judge, upon receiving the request, to immediately notify the district attorney of the request of the person in custody, and it gives the district attorney the right to attend and advise the court of matters pertinent to the type of bond and conditions of release to be set. It requires the judge to order the appropriate law enforcement agency having custody of the person to bring him or her before the court and it requires the judge set bond and conditions of release if the offense for which the person was arrested is bailable. It provides that it is not a prerequisite to bail that a criminal charge of any kind has been filed. It establishes requirements for determining the amount of the bond. It establishes conditions for various bonds and conditions of release. It defines the term “bail.” It requires chief judges to endeavor to consult on an annual basis with the county or counties within the judicial district in an effort to support and encourage the development by the county or counties, to the extent practicable and within available resources, of pretrial services programs that support the work of the court and evidence-based decision-making in determining the type of bond and conditions of release. It removes the authority of special district judges to order the release of person not eligible for pretrial release under certain conditions and designate the district judge of the court as the only one with that authority. It establishes procedures for motions to reconsider monetary bonds and their consideration. It establishes conditions for modifications of bonds.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Blancett, Meloyde (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1731 Paraphrase: HB1731, by Rep. Meloyde Blancett, D-Tulsa, modifies language related to the Oklahoma School Code.

Effective Date: 11/01/0017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Blancett, Meloyde (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1733 Paraphrase: HB1733, by Rep. Meloyde Blancett, D-Tulsa, creates the Oklahoma Criminal Justice and Mental Health Reform Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Blancett, Meloyde (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1734 Paraphrase: HB1734, by Rep. Todd Russ, R-Cordell, creates the Teachers’ Salary Reform Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Russ, Todd (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1735 Paraphrase: HB1735, by Rep. Todd Russ, R-Cordell, defines the terms “prospective volunteer” and “student volunteer.” The bill permits a board of education, except for extenuating circumstances due to time restraints as determined by the local school district superintendent to request in writing to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation that a national criminal history record check be conducted of any prospective volunteer or a student volunteer who will have or is likely to have unsupervised access to students at a school site or on a school-sponsored trip. It establishes the process and fee for conducting the check. The bill provides the individual will not be required to submit to additional checks unless required by a policy adopted by the board of education after passing a check. It also permits accredited institutions of higher education to request in writing to the State Department of Education that a national criminal history record check be conducted for a student volunteer. It establishes procedures and fess for the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation to conduct the check. It requires the State Department of Education make the results of the check available upon request to any public school district or private school where the student volunteer will have or is likely to have direct contact with students. It provides a student volunteer will not be required to submit to additional checks as long as the student volunteer remains continuously enrolled in an accredited institution of higher education or for a period of five years, whichever is shorter, unless otherwise required by board of education policy, by law, or for employment or professional certification purposes. It permits the State Department of Education to accept the check for certification purposes if it was performed within one year of the person seeking certification. It requires the provisions comply the Civil Rights Act of 1964. It exempts prospective volunteers who have or are likely to have unsupervised access to students and who serve as medical professionals, sports referees, school concession stand volunteers or in similar capacities, as determined by the local board of education.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Russ, Todd (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1736 Paraphrase: HB1736, by Rep. Todd Russ, R-Cordell, establishes a 16-year cumulative term limit for members of boards of education. The bill exempts chairs of boards of education that are elected by the public. It provides the years need not be consecutive and it provides that years served on a separate board of education do not count toward the cumulative total on another board of education. It prohibits a member from serving an additional term of office if the term of office would result in the member serving more than 16 cumulative years. It exempts the years served by any member elected or appointed to serve less than a full term to fill a vacancy in the 16-year limitation. It prohibits a member who has served 16 cumulative years from serving a partial term. It permits a member who is serving a term of office or who has been elected or appointed to serve a term on the effective date of the bill and who has already served cumulative years to complete the term but it deems them ineligible to serve any additional years thereafter. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Russ, Todd (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


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: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1756 Paraphrase: HB1756, by Rep. Katie Henke, R-Tulsa, makes it unlawful for a person under 18 years of age to use any tanning device of any tanning facility. The bill defines applicable terms. It exempts any physician who is duly licensed to practice medicine and who uses or prescribes to be used a phototherapy device with respect to a patient of any age in the practice of medicine. It requires the owner, lessee or operator of a tanning facility to post in a conspicuous place in each tanning facility owned, leased or operated by that person a notice, available on the State Department of Health’s website, that states all of the following: t is unlawful for a tanning facility or operator to allow a person under 18 years of age to use any tanning device; that a tanning facility or operator that violates one or more provisions of this section may be subject to a civil penalty; that an individual may report a violation of one or more provisions of this section to the local law enforcement agency; and that health risks associated with tanning include but are not limited to skin cancer, premature aging of skin, burns to the skin and adverse reactions to certain medications, foods and cosmetics. It requires owners, lessees or operators of tanning facilities to give to each of its customers a written statement which must be signed by the customer before initial use and each year thereafter that contain the following: a written warning statement containing the same information required in the notice to be posted in the facility; acknowledgment signed by each user indicating that he or she understands the notice and warnings in Section 4 of this act; and agreement that the user will use protective eyewear. It requires the State Department of Health to develop the statement. It establishes certain requirements that the owner, lessee or operator must ensure are fulfilled. It prohibits a person from using a tanning facility who fails to meet certain requirements. It provides that any owner or operator who violates the provisions of the act or any ordinance thereunder may be subject to a penalty of not more than $1,000 for the first violation and not more than $5,000 for any subsequent violation. It states it does not preempt more strict local ordinances.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Henke, Katie (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


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 unsatisfactory 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.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Henke, Katie (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB1764 Paraphrase: HB1764, by Rep. Todd Russ, R-Cordell, changes from a felony to a misdemeanor to knowingly and willingly exceed campaign contribution aggregate limits and remove the option of punishment by imprisonment in a facility operated by the Department of Corrections.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Russ, Todd (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB1771 Paraphrase: HB1771, by Rep. Jason Lowe, D-Oklahoma City, modifies the conditions for someone convicted of a non-violent felony offense to receive an expungement. It removes the requirement that the person receives a full pardon and it reduces the number of years since the felony conviction from 10 years to five years.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Lowe, Jason (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB1772 Paraphrase: HB1772, by Rep. Jason Lowe, D-Oklahoma City, adds any material, compound, mixture, or preparation which contains any quantity of the following hallucinogenic substances, their salts, isomers, and salts of isomers, unless specifically excepted, when the existence of these salts, isomers, and salts of isomers is possible within the specific chemical designation to the list of Schedule I drugs: 3,4-Dichloro-N-[2-(dimethylamino)cyclohexyl]-N-methylbenzamide (U-47700). It provides that a person convicted of possession will guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment for not less than one year or more than five (5) years and by a fine not exceeding $5,000. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Lowe, Jason (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB1773 Paraphrase: HB1773, by Rep. Jason Lowe, D-Oklahoma City, creates the Oklahoma Drug Rehabilitation for Prisoners Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Lowe, Jason (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB1774 Paraphrase: HB1774, by Rep. Jason Lowe, D-Oklahoma City, creates the Oklahoma Funding for Drug Courts Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Lowe, Jason (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB1775 Paraphrase: HB1775, by Rep. Jason Lowe, D-Oklahoma City, requires the State of Oklahoma to accept federal funding available under the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” (Public Law 111-148, March 23, 2010) and “Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010” (Public Law 111-152, March 30, 2010) to secure high-quality, affordable health care for all Oklahomans.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Lowe, Jason (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB1776 Paraphrase: HB1776, by Rep. Jason Lowe, D-Oklahoma City, increases the state teacher’s minimum salary schedule to reflect a $5,000 raise. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Lowe, Jason (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB1777 Paraphrase: HB1777, by Rep. Jason Lowe, D-Oklahoma City, requires the Department of Human Services to promulgate rules allowing for the employment of an individual at a child care facility convicted of a nonviolent offense as defined in Oklahoma Statutes; provided, the individual has completed the terms and conditions of any probationary term.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Lowe, Jason (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB1779 Paraphrase: HB1779, by Rep. Jason Lowe, D-Oklahoma City, modifies language in the Oklahoma School Code.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Lowe, Jason (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB1782 Paraphrase: HB1782, by Rep. Todd Russ, R-Cordell, creates the Education Funding Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Russ, Todd (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB1784 Paraphrase: HB1784, by Rep. Todd Russ, R-Cordell, creates the School Funding Flexibility Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Russ, Todd (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB1785 Paraphrase: HB1785, by Rep. Todd Russ, R-Cordell, clarifies language in the Oklahoma School Testing Program Act.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Russ, Todd (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB1786 Paraphrase: HB1786, by Rep. Todd Russ, R-Cordell, clarifies language related to vocational and technical education courses.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Russ, Todd (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB1787 Paraphrase: HB1787, by Rep. Todd Russ, R-Cordell, creates the Child Care Guidelines Reform Act.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Russ, Todd (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB1788 Paraphrase: HB1788, by Rep. Todd Russ, R-Cordell, clarifies language related to the Oklahoma Child Care Facilities Licensing Act.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Russ, Todd (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


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. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Cannaday, Edward (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB1790 Paraphrase: HB1790, by Rep. Edward Cannaday, D-Porum, 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.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Cannaday, Edward (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB1791 Paraphrase: HB1791, by Rep. Edward Cannaday, D-Porum, clarifies language related to the Juris Doctorate Degree.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Cannaday, Edward (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB1792 Paraphrase: HB1792, by Rep. Kevin McDugle, R-Broken Arrow, requires certified personnel who choose not to participate in the school-district-sponsored cafeteria plan and are currently covered by a separate group health insurance plan or will be covered by a separate group health insurance plan at or before the beginning of the next plan year to receive taxable compensation in lieu of the flexible benefit allowance amount provided in the amount no less than 100 percent of the premium amount for the HealthChoice (Hi) option plan for an individual offered by the State and Education Employees Group Insurance Board for the current fiscal year.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: McDugle, Kevin (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB1793 Paraphrase: HB1793, by Rep. Kevin McDugle, R-Broken Arrow, creates an exemption from taxable income beginning after December 31, 2017, any regular annual compensation received by a teacher employed by a common school district of the state.

Effective Date: 01/01/2018    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: McDugle, Kevin (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB1801 Paraphrase: HB1801, by Rep. Sean Roberts, R-Hominy, creates the Access to Health Care Reform Act.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Roberts, Sean (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1807 Paraphrase: HB1807, by Rep. Todd Russ, R-Cordell, creates the School Athletes Protection Act.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Russ, Todd (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


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: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1815 Paraphrase: HB1815, by Rep. Jason Dunnington, D-Oklahoma City, creates the Paid Family Leave Act. It requires the Department of Labor to establish a family temporary disability insurance program. It requires the insurance provide up to six weeks of wage replacement benefits to workers who take time off work to care for a seriously ill child, spouse, parent, grandparent, grandchild, sibling or domestic partner or to bond with a minor child within one year of the birth or placement of the child in connection with foster care or adoption. It establishes eligibility requirements. The bill specifies amounts payable and payment periods. It defines terms used therein. It provides exemptions. It establishes penalties for those found in violation with the provisions listed therein. It allows the Department of Labor to request additional medical evidence to supplement the first or any continued claim if the additional evidence can be procured without additional cost to the care recipient. It defines the additional evidence. It requires the Department to issue the initial payment for benefits to a monetarily eligible claimant who is otherwise determined eligible by the Department under applicable law and regulation with 14 days after receipt of his or her completed claim. It requires claims be made in accordance with rules promulgated by the Department. It establishes a claim submission and review process. It requires all medical records submitted be kept confidential. It requires each worker pay worker contributions at the rate determined by the Department. It requires the Department to prepare a public statement declaring worker contribution rates for the calendar year on or before October 31. It requires the rate be established by the Department. It creates the Disability Trust Fund for the Department within the State Treasury. It establishes the methods by which funds may be input and withdrawn.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Dunnington, Jason (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1818 Paraphrase: HB1818, by Rep. Ben Loring, D-Miami, raises the required age to by tobacco products or vapor products from 18 years of age to 21 years of age or older. It conforms references to the age.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Loring, Ben (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1825 Paraphrase: HB1825, by Rep. Chris Kannady, R-Oklahoma City, 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)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1828 Paraphrase: HB1828, by Rep. Leslie Osborn, R-Mustang, requires the Board of Regents governing the University of Oklahoma, Cameron University and Rogers State University; the Board of Regents for the Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical Colleges governing Oklahoma State University, Panhandle State University, Langston University, Connors State College, and Northeastern Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College; and the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education governing the remaining colleges in the state, to each submit a report to the Governor, the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. It requires the reports contain provided information. It requires the reports be updated annually.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Osborn, Leslie (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1832 Paraphrase: HB1832, by Rep. Leslie Osborn, R-Mustang, 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)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1835 Paraphrase: HB1835, by Rep. Leslie Osborn, R-Mustang, 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. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: / /    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Osborn, Leslie (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1841 Paraphrase: HB1841, by Rep. Leslie Osborn, R-Mustang, proposes a $1.50 per pack increase in the tax on cigarettes. The bill requires the revenue to be deposited in the Healthcare Revolving Fund. It provides that the revenue will not be used to determine the amount of money to be deposited in certain building bond funds. The bill requires money from the fund be appropriated by the Legislature and be budgeted and expended by eligible agencies on activities eligible to be matched with federal Medicaid dollars or mental health safety net services with priority towards stabilizing reimbursement rates. The bill imposes certain limits on the sell of cigarette excise tax stamps to wholesalers.

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Osborn, Leslie (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1849 Paraphrase: HB1849, by Rep. Leslie Osborn, R-Mustang, creates the Cigarette and Tobacco Taxation Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Osborn, Leslie (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB1854 Paraphrase: HB1854, by Rep. Leslie Osborn, R-Mustang, authorizes the issuance of a $1 billion bond for the construction of two new medium security correctional facilities, maintenance, repair and operations for the Oklahoma Department of Corrections.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Osborn, Leslie (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB1862 Paraphrase: HB1862, by Rep. Leslie Osborn, R-Mustang, 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.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Osborn, Leslie (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB1869 Paraphrase: HB1869, by Rep. Kevin West, R-Moore, creates the Oklahoma Criminal Justice Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: West, Kevin (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB1874 Paraphrase: HB1874, by Rep. Travis Dunlap, R-Bartlesville, exempts a classroom teacher’s annual compensation from taxable income beginning after December 31, 2017 if he or she is employed by a common school district of the state.

Effective Date: 01/01/2018    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Dunlap, Travis (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB1875 Paraphrase: HB1875, by Rep. Eric Proctor, D-Tulsa and Rep. Jason Dunnington, D-Oklahoma City, 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.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Dunnington, Jason (H); Proctor, Eric (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB1884 Paraphrase: HB1884, by Rep. Travis Dunlap, R-Bartlesville, creates the Oklahoma Juvenile Code Reform Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Dunlap, Travis (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB1885 Paraphrase: HB1885, by Rep. Travis Dunlap, R-Bartlesville, creates the Family Services Improvement Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Dunlap, Travis (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB1887 Paraphrase: HB1887, by Rep. Pat Ownbey, R-Ardmore, 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)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB1888 Paraphrase: HB1888, by Rep. Pat Ownbey, R-Ardmore, 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.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Ownbey, Pat (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB1892 Paraphrase: HB1892, by Rep. Pat Ownbey, R-Ardmore, authorizes state agencies to pay employees for the periods of time when the employee is off work premises, but is required to remain at, near or able to return to work when called upon. It refers to this as on-call pay. It requires a state employee to receive compensation for the periods of time they are assigned on-call duty. It adds that for each day on-call during the normal work week, an employee will receive compensation for one regular work hour and for each day on-call during weekends and on holidays, an employee will receive compensation for two regular work hours. It requires this credit to be in addition to actual hours worked during normal duty hours and actual hours worked during on-call duty. It states that an hour of on-call service will be considered to be an hour worked during the week for purposes of the Fair Labor Standards Act only to the extent required by federal law.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Ownbey, Pat (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB1895 Paraphrase: HB1895, by Rep. Mark Lepak, R-Claremore, clarifies language related to the Oklahoma School Code.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Lepak, Mark (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB1896 Paraphrase: HB1896, by Rep. Mark Lepak, R-Claremore, creates the Education Reform Act.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Lepak, Mark (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB1901 Paraphrase: HB1901, by Rep. Kevin Calvey, R-Oklahoma City, modifies the school State Aid Formula by reducing the penalty amounts imposed for exceeding class size limits. It requires the amount of State Aid that a school district receive be reduced by an amount equal to the excess of the amount the school district expends for nonclassroom related items. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Calvey, Kevin (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1909 Paraphrase: HB1909, by Rep. Chris Kannady, R-Oklahoma City, removes those who have entered into a plea agreement from eligibility for sentence modification.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Kannady, Chris (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1910 Paraphrase: HB1910, by Rep. Chris Kannady, R-Oklahoma City, creates the Oklahoma Crimes and Punishments Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Kannady, Chris (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1911 Paraphrase: HB1911, by Rep. Chris Kannady, R-Oklahoma City, creates the Oklahoma Dangerous Drug Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Kannady, Chris (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


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: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1925 Paraphrase: HB1925, by Rep. Chris Kannady, R-Oklahoma City, creates the Court Redistricting Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Kannady, Chris (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1930 Paraphrase: HB1930, by Rep. Chris Kannady, R-Oklahoma City, creates the Court Costs and Filing Fees Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Kannady, Chris (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1931 Paraphrase: HB1931, by Rep. Chris Kannady, R-Oklahoma City, clarifies statutory language related to district attorneys.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Kannady, Chris (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1938 Paraphrase: HB1938, by Rep. John R. Bennett, R-Sallisaw, clarifies statutory language related to the Oklahoma School Code.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Bennett, John R. (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


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: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


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: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


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: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1952 Paraphrase: HB1952, by Rep. John Jordan, R-Yukon, prohibits a school district from taking disciplinary action against a teacher for disclosing public information to correct what he or she reasonably believes evidences a violation of the Oklahoma Constitution or law or a rule promulgated pursuant to law; or for reporting a violation of the Oklahoma Constitution, state or federal law, rule or policy; mismanagement; a gross waste of public funds; an abuse of authority; or a substantial and specific danger to public health or safety or for taking any of the above actions without giving prior notice to his or her supervisor or anyone else in the teacher’s chain of command. It requires each district to prominently post or public a copy of this law in locations where it can reasonably be expected to come to the attention of all teachers.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Jordan, John (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1953 Paraphrase: HB1953, by Rep. John Jordan, R-Yukon, creates the Education Reform Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Jordan, John (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1954 Paraphrase: HB1954, by Rep. John Jordan, R-Yukon, creates the Education Development Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Jordan, John (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1955 Paraphrase: HB1955, by Rep. John Jordan, R-Yukon, creates the Education Modernization Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Jordan, John (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1956 Paraphrase: HB1956, by Rep. John Jordan, R-Yukon, requires any athletic association that a public school or district is a member of to have all rules, regulations and policies of the association adopted and implemented consistent with the provisions of the Administrative Procedures Act. The bill requires that all determinations of student eligibility, assessment of penalties for violations of the rules and policies, and all appeals of decisions of the association regarding eligibility of students and schools to be adopted and conducted in a manner consistent with the Administrative Procedures Act. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: / /    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Jordan, John (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1957 Paraphrase: HB1957, by Rep. John Jordan, 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. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Jordan, John (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1958 Paraphrase: HB1958, by Rep. John Jordan, R-Yukon, creates the Education Improvement Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Jordan, John (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1959 Paraphrase: HB1959, by Rep. John Jordan, R-Yukon, creates the Education Advancement Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Jordan, John (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1960 Paraphrase: HB1960, by Rep. John Jordan, R-Yukon, requires the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education in conjunction with the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission to prepare, or contract with an entity to prepare, an economic security report of employment and earning outcomes for degrees or certificates earned at institutions of The Oklahoma State System of Higher Education beginning January 1, 2018 and annually thereafter. The bill specifies the content of the report and requires that it be made available to the public in an easy readable format and online. The bill requires each comprehensive and regional institution of The Oklahoma State System of Higher Education to provide each enrolled student electronic access to the economic security report of employment and earning outcomes prior to registration. It also requires each institution within the System to provide enrolled students prior to registration electronic access to the top and bottom 20 percent of degrees reported by the State Regents for earnings and employment in the state; and the top and bottom 20 percent of degrees by institution reported by the State Regents for earnings and employment in the state. The bill requires the report to comply with FERPA.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Jordan, John (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1961 Paraphrase: HB1961, by Rep. John Jordan, R-Yukon, creates the Teachers Working Hours Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Jordan, John (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1962 Paraphrase: HB1962, by Rep. John Jordan, R-Yukon, requires the Oklahoma Health Care Authority to require any pregnant person or person with children under the age of 19 years of age who makes an application to the Oklahoma Health Care Authority to receive any type of benefits, either for himself or herself or for an immediate family member, to take parenting-education classes as approved by the Oklahoma Health Care Authority before receiving any benefits. It directs OHCA to promulgate necessary rules.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Jordan, John (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1964 Paraphrase: HB1964, by Rep. John Jordan, R-Yukon, creates the Oklahoma Children and Marriage Reform Act.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Jordan, John (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1965 Paraphrase: HB1965, by Rep. John Jordan, R-Yukon, requires the Department of Human Services to promulgate rules to modify the “Child Care Eligibility/Co-payment Chart” by increasing income eligibility limits and establishing a new copayment structure in a manner that will result in a longer-term phaseout of eligibility, so that increases in family income in low-income families will not result in the loss of the benefit and in a manner that will be revenue neutral for the Department.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Jordan, John (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1966 Paraphrase: HB1966, by Rep. John Jordan, R-Yukon, establishes new mandatory ratios for the number of children supervised by employees of child care facilities.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Jordan, John (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1967 Paraphrase: HB1967, by Rep. John Jordan, R-Yukon, requires the Department of Human Services to provide the means for child care facilities to comply with any training or educational requirement mandated on or after November 1, 2017, at no cost to any child care facility. It allows DHS to utilize the Department’s website or video training for training and educational requirements and directs the Department to promulgate rules for the implementation of this bill.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Jordan, John (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1968 Paraphrase: HB1968, by Rep. John Jordan, R-Yukon, 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.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Jordan, John (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1969 Paraphrase: HB1969, by Rep. John Jordan, R-Yukon, directs the Department of Human Services to prepare minimum requirements and desirable standards for promulgation by the Department and provide advice regarding concerns brought by child care facilities or referred by the Department to assist facilities in meeting minimum requirements. It removes the Commission on Children and Youth from the consultation process and deletes language related to the composition of the advisory committee. It makes the only requirement be that a majority of any committee appointed to prepare requirements and standards for child care facilities be representatives of child care facilities.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Jordan, John (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1970 Paraphrase: HB1970, by Rep. John Jordan, R-Yukon, allows the Department of Human Services to issue a provisional license to a new child care facility for a period not to exceed six months before all requirements for licensure are met.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Jordan, John (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


HB1971 Paraphrase: HB1971, by Rep. John Jordan, R-Yukon, allows any training completed through a nationally accredited childhood accreditation entity to meet any continuing education requirements established by statute or agency rule as it relates to directors of full-time childcare facilities.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Jordan, John (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB1972 Paraphrase: HB1972, by Rep. John Jordan, R-Yukon, creates the Oklahoma Crimes and Punishment Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Jordan, John (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB1973 Paraphrase: HB1973, by Rep. John Jordan, R-Yukon, creates the Oklahoma Crimes and Punishment Reform Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Jordan, John (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB1974 Paraphrase: HB1974, by Rep. John Jordan, R-Yukon, creates the Oklahoma Crimes and Punishment Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Jordan, John (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB1975 Paraphrase: HB1975, by Rep. John Jordan, R-Yukon, creates the Oklahoma Criminal Reform Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Jordan, John (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB1976 Paraphrase: HB1976, by Rep. John Jordan, R-Yukon, creates the Oklahoma Crimes Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Jordan, John (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB1977 Paraphrase: HB1977, by Rep. John Jordan, R-Yukon, creates the Oklahoma Criminal Penalties Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Jordan, John (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB1978 Paraphrase: HB1978, by Rep. John Jordan, R-Yukon, creates the Oklahoma Criminal Justice Reform Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Jordan, John (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB1979 Paraphrase: HB1979, by Rep. John Jordan, R-Yukon, creates the Criminal Justice Reform Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Jordan, John (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB1980 Paraphrase: HB1980, by Rep. John Jordan, R-Yukon, creates the Oklahoma Children’s Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Jordan, John (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB1981 Paraphrase: HB1981, by Rep. John Jordan, R-Yukon, creates the Oklahoma Children’s Code Reform Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Jordan, John (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB1982 Paraphrase: HB1982, by Rep. John Jordan, R-Yukon, creates the Oklahoma Children and Juvenile Code Reform Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Jordan, John (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB1983 Paraphrase: HB1983, by Rep. John Jordan, R-Yukon, creates the Oklahoma Child Placement Review Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Jordan, John (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB1988 Paraphrase: HB1988, by Rep. John Jordan, R-Yukon, creates the Oklahoma Children and Juveniles Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Jordan, John (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB1989 Paraphrase: HB1989, by Rep. John Jordan, R-Yukon, extends the tax credit for entities primarily engaged in the business of providing child care services to January 1, 2020. The bill also removes language related to the prohibition of against claims for any event, transaction, investment, expenditure by a child care facility.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Jordan, John (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


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

Effective Date: / /    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Jordan, John (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB2002 Paraphrase: HB2002, by Rep. John Jordan, R-Yukon, modifies the Children’s Code.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Jordan, John (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB2003 Paraphrase: HB2003, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, creates the Judicial Reform Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: McCall, Charles (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB2004 Paraphrase: HB2004, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, creates the Liquidation of State Assets Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: McCall, Charles (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB2008 Paraphrase: HB2008, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, creates the Oklahoma Education Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: McCall, Charles (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB2009 Paraphrase: HB2009, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, creates the Oklahoma Education Reform Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: McCall, Charles (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB2010 Paraphrase: HB2010, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, creates the Oklahoma Teacher Pay and Incentives Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: McCall, Charles (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB2032 Paraphrase: HB2032, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, creates the Civil Procedure Reform Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: McCall, Charles (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB2033 Paraphrase: HB2033, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, clarifies language related to the Code of Civil Procedure.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: McCall, Charles (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB2093 Paraphrase: HB2093, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, creates the Human Services Reform Act.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: McCall, Charles (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB2094 Paraphrase: HB2094, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, creates the Human Services Reform Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: McCall, Charles (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB2095 Paraphrase: HB2095, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, creates the Welfare Reform Act.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: McCall, Charles (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB2096 Paraphrase: HB2096, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, creates the Welfare Reform Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: McCall, Charles (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB2097 Paraphrase: HB2097, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, modifies the agency directed to adopt rules and regulation to make a community work and training program fair, efficient and workable from the Department of Public Welfare to the Department of Human Services.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: McCall, Charles (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB2103 Paraphrase: HB2103, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, creates the Oklahoma Children and Juveniles Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: McCall, Charles (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB2104 Paraphrase: HB2104, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, creates the Oklahoma Children’s Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: McCall, Charles (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB2105 Paraphrase: HB2105, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, creates the Oklahoma Children’s Reform Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: McCall, Charles (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB2106 Paraphrase: HB2106, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, creates the Oklahoma Children and Juvenile Reform Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: McCall, Charles (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB2107 Paraphrase: HB2107, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, creates the Oklahoma Juvenile Reform Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: McCall, Charles (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB2108 Paraphrase: HB2108, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, creates the Oklahoma Juveniles Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: McCall, Charles (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB2154 Paraphrase: HB2154, by Rep. Jadine Nollan, R-Sand Springs, modifies duties of the State Board of Education and requires the development of alternate systems of accountability for virtual schools and schools serving only grades pre-kindergarten through two for determining the grade of the school site. The bill modifies the process in which school grades are determined.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Nollan, Jadine (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


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: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


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: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


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: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB2158 Paraphrase: HB2158, by Rep. Jadine Nollan, R-Sand Springs, updates statutory language by removing school years in which students may be evaluated for probationary promotion. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Nollan, Jadine (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB2159 Paraphrase: HB2159, by Rep. Jadine Nollan, R-Sand Springs, allows the court clerk to request that the Oklahoma Tax Commission cancel the registration of a vehicle driven by a defendant who does not timely elect to enter a plea of guilty or nolo contendere and fails to timely appear for arraignment.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Nollan, Jadine (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB2160 Paraphrase: HB2160, by Rep. Jadine Nollan, R-Sand Springs, provides for the punishment for soliciting, inducing, enticing, or procuring another to commit an act of lewdness, assignation, or prostitution, with himself or herself to be a jail term for not less than six months and a fine of not less than $2,500.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Nollan, Jadine (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB2161 Paraphrase: HB2161, by Rep. Jadine Nollan, R-Sand Springs, modifies the grade of a student subject to out of school suspension for assault, attempt to cause bodily injury or act in a manner that could reasonably cause bodily injury from grades six through 12 to grades three to 12.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Nollan, Jadine (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB2162 Paraphrase: HB2162, by Rep. Jadine Nollan, R-Sand Springs, creates the Education Reform Act, Part 1.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Nollan, Jadine (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB2163 Paraphrase: HB2163, by Rep. Jadine Nollan, R-Sand Springs, creates the Education Reform Act, Part 2.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Nollan, Jadine (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB2164 Paraphrase: HB2164, by Rep. Jadine Nollan, R-Sand Springs, creates the Education Reform Act, Part 3.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Nollan, Jadine (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB2165 Paraphrase: HB2165, by Rep. Jadine Nollan, R-Sand Springs, creates the Education Reform Act, Part 4.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Nollan, Jadine (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB2166 Paraphrase: HB2166, by Rep. Jadine Nollan, R-Sand Springs, creates the Education Reform Act, Part 5.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Nollan, Jadine (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB2167 Paraphrase: HB2167, by Rep. Jadine Nollan, R-Sand Springs, creates the Education Reform Act, Part 6.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Nollan, Jadine (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB2168 Paraphrase: HB2168, by Rep. Jadine Nollan, R-Sand Springs, creates the Education Reform Act, Part 7.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Nollan, Jadine (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB2169 Paraphrase: HB2169, by Rep. Jadine Nollan, R-Sand Springs, creates the Oklahoma Public Safety Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Nollan, Jadine (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB2175 Paraphrase: HB2175, by Rep. Sean Roberts, R-Hominy, creates the Oklahoma Prisons Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Roberts, Sean (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB2176 Paraphrase: HB2176, by Rep. Sean Roberts, R-Hominy, creates the Oklahoma Children’s Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Roberts, Sean (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB2180 Paraphrase: HB2180, by Rep. Charles Ortega, R-Altus, clarifies language relating to the scope, organization and definitions of schools.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Ortega, Charles (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB2185 Paraphrase: HB2185, by Rep. Cory T. Williams, D-Stillwater, reduces the distance of relocation from a child’s principal residence of one parent to another that requires notification.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Williams, Cory T. (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB2188 Paraphrase: HB2188, by Rep. Cory T. Williams, D-Stillwater, modifies the drug court approval process.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Williams, Cory T. (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB2202 Paraphrase: HB2202, by Rep. Marcus McEntire, R-Duncan, clarifies language related to the scope, organization and definitions related to schools.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: McEntire, Marcus (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB2204 Paraphrase: HB2204, by Rep. Marcus McEntire, R-Duncan, creates the Oklahoma Criminal Justice Reform Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: McEntire, Marcus (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB2208 Paraphrase: HB2208, by Rep. Marcus McEntire, R-Duncan, creates the Judicial Proceedings Act.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: McEntire, Marcus (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB2213 Paraphrase: HB2213, by Rep. Sean Roberts, R-Hominy, creates the Department of Human Service Reform Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Roberts, Sean (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB2214 Paraphrase: HB2214, by Rep. Sean Roberts, R-Hominy, creates the Marriage and Family Reform Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Roberts, Sean (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB2225 Paraphrase: HB2225, by Rep. Sean Roberts, R-Hominy, clarifies language related to the Oklahoma School Code.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Roberts, Sean (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB2228 Paraphrase: HB2228, by Rep. Glen Mulready, R-Tulsa, modifies language related to the Oklahoma Health Care Information System Act.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Mulready, Glen (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB2229 Paraphrase: HB2229, by Rep. Glen Mulready, R-Tulsa, modifies language related to the Oklahoma Medicaid Program Reform Act of 2003.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Mulready, Glen (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB2240 Paraphrase: HB2240, by Rep. Glen Mulready, R-Tulsa, modifies language related to the Oklahoma Equal Opportunity Education Scholarship Act.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Mulready, Glen (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB2245 Paraphrase: HB2245, by Rep. David Brumbaugh, R-Broken Arrow, creates the Appropriation Stabilization Act. It requires Oklahoma Tax Commission to compute a five-year average for the amount of revenue derived from each tax or other revenue source apportioned to the General Revenue Fund. It requires the average be reported using the five most recent completed fiscal years prior to the delivery of information for purposes of the revenue estimate made by the State Board of Equalization at its December meeting and also be delivered prior to the delivery of information for purposes of the final estimate made by the State Board of Equalization at its February meeting. It requires the State Board of Equalization to use the information required by this subsection in making its official estimate of revenues available for appropriation by the Legislature. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Brumbaugh, David (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB2247 Paraphrase: HB2247, by Rep. David Brumbaugh, R-Broken Arrow, 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)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB2252 Paraphrase: HB2252, by Rep. David Brumbaugh, R-Broken Arrow, allows taxpayers who are not currently under audit or investigation, who have not collected taxes from others and who have not within the preceding three years entered into a voluntary disclosure agreement for the type of tax owed, to enter into a voluntary disclosure agreement with the Tax Commission in order to report a state tax liability owed by the taxpayer. It allows taxpayers who have not collected taxes from others, such as sales and use taxes or payroll taxes and not reported those taxes to enter into a modified voluntary disclosure agreement provided that they meet all the other requirements therein. It requires the Tax Commission to limit the period for which additional taxes can be assessed to three taxable years for annually filed taxes, or 36 months for taxes that do not have an annual filing frequency. It allows voluntary disclosure agreements to be denied or nullified by the Tax Commission if a taxpayer’s failure to report or pay is determined to be the result of a pattern of intentional or gross negligence regarding compliance with the laws. It requires the provisions of a modified voluntary disclosure agreement be the same as a voluntary disclosure agreement as specified therein. It provides exemptions. It authorizes an election by taxpayers regarding the allocation of a sales amount.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Brumbaugh, David (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB2254 Paraphrase: HB2254, by Rep. David Brumbaugh, R-Broken Arrow, creates the Judicial Reform Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Brumbaugh, David (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB2255 Paraphrase: HB2255, by Rep. Sean Roberts, R-Hominy, expands what specific purposes the Board of Directors of the Tobacco Settlement Trust Fund may direct funding towards.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Roberts, Sean (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB2259 Paraphrase: HB2259, by Rep. Sean Roberts, R-Hominy, creates the Oklahoma Children’s Act.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Roberts, Sean (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB2262 Paraphrase: HB2262, by Rep. Sean Roberts, R-Hominy, creates the Oklahoma Prisons and Reformatories Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Roberts, Sean (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB2263 Paraphrase: HB2263, by Rep. Sean Roberts, R-Hominy, requires mail theft be considered a crime. It provides penalties. The bill defines terms used therein.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Roberts, Sean (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB2264 Paraphrase: HB2264, by Rep. Sean Roberts, R-Hominy, creates the Criminal Justice Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Roberts, Sean (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB2269 Paraphrase: HB2269, by Rep. Sean Roberts, R-Hominy, creates the Welfare Reform Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Roberts, Sean (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB2270 Paraphrase: HB2270, by Rep. Sean Roberts, R-Hominy, creates the Judicial Reform Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Roberts, Sean (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB2271 Paraphrase: HB2271, by Rep. David Brumbaugh, R-Broken Arrow, clarifies language related to the scope, organization and definitions of schools.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Brumbaugh, David (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB2277 Paraphrase: HB2277, by Rep. Terry O’Donnell, R-Catoosa, requires pupils in public schools to recite the pledge of allegiance to the flag flag of the United State of America daily.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: O’Donnell, Terry (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB2281 Paraphrase: HB2281, by Rep. Terry O’Donnell, R-Catoosa, modifies the penalties and fines associated with the unlawful delivery of goods, false personation, credit or debit card crimes, forged instruments or coins, larceny of lost property and theft of aircraft, automobile or construction equipment.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: O’Donnell, Terry (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB2282 Paraphrase: HB2282, by Rep. Terry O’Donnell, R-Catoosa, adds personal safety planning necessary at the pretrial stages of a criminal case as a required component of CLEET training.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: O’Donnell, Terry (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB2285 Paraphrase: HB2285, by Rep. Terry O’Donnell, R-Catoosa, requires a sentence for a felony conviction under the provisions of the Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Act to not be enhanced. It requires every person who having previously been convicted of a felony, other than a felony enumerated in Section 571 of Title 57 of the Oklahoma Statutes, is convicted of a second or subsequent felony other than a felony enumerated in Section 571 of Title 57 of the Oklahoma Statutes, be punishable by imprisonment in the custody of the Department of Corrections for a term of not more than the maximum sentence plus one-fourth of the sentence that could have been imposed for a first conviction of the current offense. The bill modifies sentencing guidelines for second and subsequent convictions.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: O’Donnell, Terry (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB2286 Paraphrase: HB2286, by Rep. Terry O’Donnell, R-Catoosa, states the legislative intent in relation to the Pardon and Parole Board. It requires any person in the custody of the Department of Corrections must serve one-fourth of the sentence before the application of earned credits or any other type of credits, such that no credits shall have the effect of reducing the length of the sentence to less than one-fourth of the sentence imposed for crimes committed on or after July 1, 2017. The bill modifies eligibility requirements for Board members. It requires the Board to include an administrative parole dock to each district attorney in the state. The bill modifies parole eligibility for persons in the Department’s custody for a crime committed on or after July 1, 2017. It requires the Board to state on the record reasons for denying parole. It requires the Board to suggest a course of remediation for an inmate convicted of certain crimes outline therein if the inmate is denied parole. The bill requires the Board to consider provided information when determining the suitability of an inmate for parole. The bill requires a person in the custody of the Department whose parole consideration date is calculated therein, and is not serving a sentence of life imprisonment without parole or who is not convicted of an offense designated as a violent offense be eligible for administrative parole. It provides for administrative parole to be granted without a hearing if certain criteria is met. It provides procedures if such a person is granted parole. The bill requires parole eligibility for inmates described therein who is at least 50 years of age and has served at least ten years of their sentence. It provides exemptions. It requires programming and treatment ordered as conditions or stipulations for parole to be evidence-based. It requires the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services to establish standards to ensure treatment provided to people involved in the criminal justice system as a component of their supervision plan or as part of any court-imposed sanction adheres to scientific research on recidivism reduction. It requires the Department to require that all public and private treatment programs meet these standards therein. It provides procedures for parole revocation. It modifies definitions to terms used therein. It modifies qualifications to the Electronic Monitoring Program. It modifies the conditions of the program. It provides the duties of the Department upon receiving an offender on parole. It requires the Department to have the authority to implement additional supervision requirements provided therein. The bill requires every offender on felony probation be eligible to earn discharge credits for compliance with the terms and conditions of probation supervision to reduce the term of supervision and the overall term of the sentence. It provides exemptions. It requires every provider responsible for the supervision of felony probationers, including the Department of Corrections, district attorneys and private supervision providers, to develop written policies and procedures necessary for the implementation of earned discharge credits for offenders on felony probation supervision. It requires every provider responsible for the supervision of felony probationers, including the Department of Corrections, district attorneys and private supervision providers, to maintain a record of credits earned by an offender. It requires every offender on parole supervision be eligible to earn discharge credits for compliance with the terms and conditions of parole supervision that reduce the offender’s term of supervision. It directs the Department of Corrections to develop a written policy, a procedure for the implementation of earned discharge credits and a record of credits earned by offenders. It allows the Department of Corrections to issue a certificate of rehabilitation to any person who meets the eligibility requirements. It provides requirements for the certification. It requires annual training for all parole and probation officers. It provides requirements for the training. It modifies the duties for supervising agencies upon receiving an offender on probation supervision. It requires the Department of Corrections to develop a matrix of sanctions and incentives to address behavior committed by parolees who are being supervised by the Department. It authorizes the Department to use a graduated response process based on the matrix to apply to any technical violations of the terms and conditions of parole. It requires the Department of Corrections to establish procedures to hear responses to technical violations and review sanction plans. It modifies the definition of the term “violent crimes.” (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: O’Donnell, Terry (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB2287 Paraphrase: HB2287, by Rep. Terry O’Donnell, R-Catoosa, modifies the duties of the Department of Corrections to be performed as a part of the assessment and reception process of the agency upon the reception of each inmate to now include a risk and needs assessment. It requires the results of the assessment to be used as a guide for the rehabilitation of the inmate while in the custody of the Department of Corrections as to reduce the likelihood of recidivism. It requires the Department of Corrections to develop a case plan for each inmate to guide the rehabilitation of the inmate while in the custody of the Department. It provides for the case plans.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: O’Donnell, Terry (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB2288 Paraphrase: HB2288, by Rep. Terry O’Donnell, R-Catoosa, requires every person who breaks and enters the dwelling house of another, in which there is at the time no human being present, or any commercial building, structure or erection, other than an outbuilding as defined therein in which any property is kept, with intent to steal any property therein or to commit any felony, be guilty of burglary in the second degree. It requires every person who breaks and enters any outbuilding on any commercial or residential property or any room, booth, tent, railroad car, automobile, truck, trailer or vessel of another, in which any property is kept, with intent to steal any property therein or to commit any felony be guilty of burglary in the third degree. It defines terms used therein. The bill adds penalties for every person who breaks into or forcibly opens a coin-operated machine with the intent to steal property therein.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: O’Donnell, Terry (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB2289 Paraphrase: HB2289, by Rep. Terry O’Donnell, R-Catoosa, requires an offender sentenced to life without parole for an offense other than a violent crime who has served at least 10 years of the sentence in the custody of the Department of Corrections be eligible for a modification of the sentence by the judge who originally imposed the sentence or revocation of probation or, if the sentencing judge is unavailable, another judge in the judicial district in which the sentence was rendered. It allows the court to modify the sentence upon a finding that the best interests of the public will not be jeopardized. It requires the court to waive outstanding fines, court costs and fees if the offender has secured admission to and is enrolled in an institution which is a member of The Oklahoma State System of Higher Education or technology center school or a workforce training program intended to expand further employment opportunities. The bill requires the Supreme Court to establish a pilot financial obligation payment program to last for a minimum of three years, with programs in at least one rural district and one urban district. It provides the purpose of the program. It provides the duties of the Supreme Court. It provides for the collection of fees. It deletes provisions related to maximum sentencing. The bill defines terms used therein. It requires the results of a risk and needs assessment only be used to determine the appropriate sentence to be imposed that does not include incarceration. It requires the results of the risk and needs assessment to not be used by the court to impose a period of incarceration. It allows any person who has been ordered by the court to pay a fine, court cost, fee or assessment or any combination thereof under the provisions of this section to request a hearing to establish a payment plan. It provides procedures for establishing the payment plan. It prohibits a deferred sentence from being considered a prior conviction. It requires the Department of Corrections to develop a matrix of sanctions and incentives in determining the suitable response to provided behavior. It provides requirements for the matrix. It allows a probation officer to recommend revocation of the probation of the offender to the hearing officer of the Department of Corrections or appropriate supervising authority if the severity of the violation warrants or the graduated use of sanctions has been exhausted and the noncompliant behavior has continued. It provides procedures for a deferred judgment. It limits district attorney supervision to no more than two years. It modifies the definition of the term “offender.” It provides procedures for after an offender completes the Delayed Sentencing Program for Young Adults.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: O’Donnell, Terry (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB2290 Paraphrase: HB2290, by Rep. Terry O’Donnell, R-Catoosa, expands the parameters of drug court program objectives. It provides procedures for offenders upon the successful completion of drug court.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: O’Donnell, Terry (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB2291 Paraphrase: HB2291, by Rep. Terry O’Donnell, R-Catoosa, prescribes separate minimum mandatory sentencing requirements for convictions related to drug trafficking. It deletes aggravated trafficking from the minimum mandatory prison requirement.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: O’Donnell, Terry (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB2292 Paraphrase: HB2292, by Rep. Terry O’Donnell, R-Catoosa, modifies the qualifications for persons authorized to file a motion for expungement.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: O’Donnell, Terry (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB2293 Paraphrase: HB2293, by Rep. Terry O’Donnell, R-Catoosa, decreases and modifies penalties related to controlled dangerous substances.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: O’Donnell, Terry (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB2295 Paraphrase: HB2295, by Rep. Kevin Calvey, R-Oklahoma City, creates the Oklahoma Education Savings Account Act and the Oklahoma Education Savings Account Program to provide additional educational options to parents for the education of students by creating education accounts for individual students empowering parents to make educational decisions for their children. It requires education savings accounts be established for individual students beginning with the 2017-2018 school year. The bill defines applicable terms. The bill establishes program enrollment procedures. The bill determines the annual amount to be deposited to the education savings account for the student. The bill requires the State Department of Education to transfer the amount of funds to the State Treasurer for deposit into the education savings account for each eligible student pursuant to a schedule established by the State Board of Education. The bill prohibits eligible private school or a provider of educational services receiving funds from an education savings account to refund any of the money directly to parents of the student. The bill establishes procedures for the disbursement of remaining funds when a student graduates or leaves the program. The bill requires the State Board of Education to establish a process by which the public may notify the board of any violation of the Oklahoma Education Savings Account Act and it creates procedures for suspending a student’s participation in the program. The bill provides that acceptance by private schools of students participating in the Education Savings Account Program does not expand the regulatory authority of the state or any school district to impose any additional regulation on private schools. The bill requires the State Board of Education to aside an amount of money from the total amount appropriated for State Aid purposes and any other revenue available for allocation for State Aid purposes to cover expected demand for education savings accounts during the 2017-2018 school year It requires at the beginning of each subsequent school year that the board set aside 120 percent of the total amount deposited into education savings accounts the previous school year and of the total amount for which applications were received but for which no funds were available, to allow for potential growth in participation. The bill requires the board to promulgate necessary rules. The bill permits the State Board of Education to select an independent research organization, which may be a public or private entity or university, to conduct a study of and report on the academic gains of eligible students participating in the Education Savings Account Program. It sets requirements for the study. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Calvey, Kevin (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB2296 Paraphrase: HB2296, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, creates the Council on Judicial Complaints Procedures Act.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: McCall, Charles (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB2297 Paraphrase: HB2297, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, creates the Oklahoma Teacher Compensation Act of 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: McCall, Charles (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB2306 Paraphrase: HB2306, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, creates the Oklahoma Courts Costs and Filing Fees Act.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: McCall, Charles (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB2320 Paraphrase: HB2320, by Rep. Jeff Coody, R-Grandfield, requires school districts to offer a program in which students may earn the equivalent of at least 12 semester credit hours of college credit in high school. It requires the State Board of Education and the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education to promulgate rules. It provides for construction.

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Coody, Jeff (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB2333 Paraphrase: HB2333, by Rep. Jeff Coody, R-Grandfield, modifies language related to the Oklahoma School Code.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Coody, Jeff (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HB2336 Paraphrase: HB2336, by Rep. Jeff Coody, R-Grandfield, increases the minimum teacher salary schedule in the 2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019-2020, and 2020-2021 school years. It also requires the Oklahoma Teachers’ Retirement System to create an optional deferred compensation retirement program. It lists those eligible to participate in the system. It establishes contribution rates for the program. It establishes policies and procedures for the program. It requires the difference between employer contribution rates to the defined contribution program and contribution levels for the Oklahoma Teachers’ Retirement System be deposited in the Oklahoma Teachers’ Retirement System. It establishes the program is not a retirement system as defined by state statute. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Coody, Jeff (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


HJR1002 Paraphrase: HJR1002, by Rep. Scott Biggs, R-Chickasha, proposes a vote of the people on a constitutional amendment that addresses the justice and due process rights of victims. It clarifies what types of rights victims have under the laws of this state. It allows victims to enforce the rights when necessary. It provides that a cause of action for compensation or damages may not be made when seeking to enforce the rights. It would also clarify the authority to pass procedural and substantive laws to preserve and protect the rights of victims. (Constitutional Amendment)

Effective Date: / /    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Biggs, Scott (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/17/2017


HJR1003 Paraphrase: HJR1003, by Rep. Monroe Nichols IV, D-Tulsa, proposes a vote of the people on a constitutional amendment related to revenue legislation. The proposed amendment would permits a revenue-raising measures approved by a majority of the House and the Senate to be presented to the Governor, eliminating the requirement that it be approved by three-fourths of the members in each chamber. It would permit bills to decrease revenue could begin in either the House or the Senate. It would require that bills to decrease revenue receive a majority vote of those elected to and constituting the House and the Senate for final passage. Bills to decrease revenue would not be submitted to a statewide vote. All bills related to state revenues would be presented to the Governor. (Constitutional Amendment)

Effective Date: / /    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Nichols IV, Monroe (H)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/17/2017


SB0002 Paraphrase: SB0002, by Sen. J.J. Dossett, D-Sperry, 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)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Dossett, J.J. (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 11/21/2016


SB0008 Paraphrase: SB0008, by Sen. Ron Sharp, R-Shawnee, adjusts the minimum salary schedule to reflect an across the board $5,000 teacher pay increase. 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: Sharp, Ron (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 11/30/2016


SB0013 Paraphrase: SB0013, by Sen. Ron Sharp, R-Shawnee, nullifies action of the Board of Equalization that would result in the individual income tax decreasing from 5.0 percent to 4.85 percent. The bill establishes a new calculation for determining the rate reduction. The bill requires the board to make a determination at its December, 2017, meeting whether the rate reduction would lower General Revenue Fund collections by $500 million or less. The bill requires the board to make a preliminary finding that it anticipates the rate reduction will occur if the calculation shows it would not decrease General Revenue Fund collections by $500 million less. The bill requires the board to make a preliminary finding that it anticipates the rate reduction will not occur if the calculation shows it would decrease General Revenue Fund collections by $500 million or more. The bill requires the board to make a finding at its subsequent February meeting that the rate will decrease by 0.15 percentage points if the calculation shows it would not decrease General Revenue Fund collections by $500 million less or that the rate reduction will not occur if the calculation shows it would decrease General Revenue Fund collections by $500 million or more. The bill provides if the rate reduction is not authorized that the revenue computations will be repeated by the board at its next December meeting.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Sharp, Ron (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 12/05/2016


SB0015 Paraphrase: SB0015, by Sen. Stephanie Bice, R-Oklahoma City, 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. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Bice, Stephanie (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 12/06/2016


SB0016 Paraphrase: SB0016, by Sen. Kyle Loveless, R-Oklahoma City, modifies the school district funding formula beginning with the 2018-2019 school year by changing the calculation data from the higher of two preceding school years to the preceding school year in terms of a school’s weighted average daily membership. The bill also requires the Commissioners of the Land Office, beginning July 1, 2018, to electronically report monthly to the State Department of Education the monthly apportionment of state apportionment. It requires the county treasurers’ offices to also electronically report monthly to the OSDE the ad valorem tax protest amounts for each county and directs that the information reported by the Tax Commission, the State Auditor and Inspector’s Office, the county treasurers’ offices and the CLO, be electronically reported by school districts in a form developed by OSDE. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Loveless, Kyle (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 12/08/2016


SB0019 Paraphrase: SB0019, by Sen. Kyle Loveless, R-Oklahoma City, requires each school district to make available a fiscal report card by March 31 of each year that includes the total amount of expenditures related to salaries and benefits of teachers, support employees and administrators; utilities, including operation and maintenance of plant services; classroom supplies; student transportation services; and child nutrition programs. It requires the fiscal report card to be distributed to students enrolled in each school site and tobe posted on the district’s website.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Loveless, Kyle (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 12/13/2016


SB0020 Paraphrase: SB0020, by Sen. Kyle Loveless, R-Oklahoma City, adds training on appropriate behavior between students and teachers and training on recognition of grooming behavior to the requirements for professional development programs for certified teachers and administrators. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Loveless, Kyle (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 12/13/2016


SB0029 Paraphrase: SB0029, by Sen. Roger Thompson, R-Okemah, provides any person seeking full-time employment as a teacher may not be required to have a national criminal history record check if a national criminal history record check with the State Department of Education has been completed within the last 12 months but permits a board of education to choose whether to require a new national criminal history record check from a prospective teacher. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Thompson, Roger (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 12/16/2016


SB0030 Paraphrase: SB0030, by Sen. A J Griffin, R-Guthrie, requires the State Department of Health to use specifically appropriated funds to develop, update annually and maintain an electronic form containing information concerning public and private agencies and services available to assist a woman through pregnancy, upon childbirth and while the child is dependent, including a comprehensive list of the agencies available, including adoption agencies, a description of the services they offer and a description of the manner, including telephone numbers and email addresses, by which they might be contacted. It requires the information be displayed online a certain way and for the department to promote it on social media. It eliminates the requirement for certain facilities to display signage related to the information. It requires facilities that must report abortions to display certain signage. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Griffin, A J (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 12/16/2016


SB0032 Paraphrase: SB0032, by Sen. Roger Thompson, R-Okemah, modifies sentence requirements for certain crimes. It provides that an individual convicted of human trafficking for commercial sex, or convicted a second or subsequent time for manufacture, cultivate, distribute, or possession with intent to distribute a synthetic controlled substance; or unlawful manufacturing or attempting to unlawfully manufacture any controlled dangerous substance in certain amounts and/or as a habitual offender will not be eligible for parole consideration prior to serving 85 percent of the sentence imposed and not be eligible for earned credits or any other type of credits which have the effect of reducing the length of the sentence to less than 85 percent of the sentence imposed. It provides that an individual convicted the first time for manufacture, cultivate, distribute, or possession with intent to distribute a synthetic controlled substance will not be eligible for parole consideration prior to serving 50 percent of the sentence imposed and not be eligible for earned credits or any other type of credits which have the effect of reducing the length of the sentence to less than 50 percent of the sentence imposed.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Thompson, Roger (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 12/16/2016


SB0034 Paraphrase: SB0034, by Sen. Kimberly David, R-Porter, prohibits lack of knowledge of the age of a human trafficking victim from constituting a defense to the human trafficking of a minor.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: David, Kimberly (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 12/20/2016


SB0037 Paraphrase: SB0037, by Sen. Kyle Loveless, R-Oklahoma City, would require the State Baord of Education’s criteria for public school schedules to mandate that schools hold five days of school per week, except in the case of inclement weather, holidays or conditions beyond the control of school authorities that make holding school unsafe or hazardous and the State Board of Education has been apprised and has expressed concurrence in writing. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Loveless, Kyle (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 12/20/2016


SB0045 Paraphrase: SB0045, by Sen. Ron Sharp, R-Shawnee, 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. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Sharp, Ron (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 12/22/2016


SB0050 Paraphrase: SB0050, by Sen. Kay Floyd, D-Oklahoma City, 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)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/02/2017


SB0056 Paraphrase: SB0056, by Sen. J.J. Dossett, D-Sperry, removes language that requires school districts to provide academic credit for any concurrently enrolled higher education courses that are correlated with the academic credit awarded by the institution of higher education when a student earns college credit through concurrent enrollment. It replaces it with language that requires each school district to shall offer no fewer than two concurrent enrollment courses to students in grade twelve for which academic credit will be granted. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Dossett, J.J. (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/02/2017


SB0069 Paraphrase: SB0069, by Sen. Mark Allen, R-Spiro, modifies the standards for driving under the influence. It adds that a person is driving under the influence who has shown by analysis of blood containing five nanograms or more of delta 9-tetrahydrocannabinol per milliliter in whole blood. It also adds that a person who has shown by analysis of blood containing nine nanograms or more of delta 9-tetrahydrocannabinol per milliliter in whole blood will be considered as aggravated driving under the influence.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Allen, Mark (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/03/2017


SB0070 Paraphrase: SB0070, by Sen. Julie Daniels, 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)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/03/2017


SB0071 Paraphrase: SB0071, by Sen. Julie Daniels, 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)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/03/2017


SB0072 Paraphrase: SB0072, by Sen. Julie Daniels, 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)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/03/2017


SB0073 Paraphrase: SB0073, by Sen. Wayne Shaw, R-Grove, adds operating or being in actual physical control of a vessel while under the influence of alcohol, any other intoxicating substance or the combined influence of alcohol and any other intoxicating substance as a reason upon conviction for the Department of Public Safety to immediately revoke the driving privilege of any person. It provides the first revocation will be for a period of 30 days; a second revocation for a period of 60 days; and a third of subsequent revocation for a period of 90 days. The bill prohibits the modification of the time periods. The bill provides that the consumption of alcohol or the possession of an open container of alcohol aboard a vessel does not in and of itself constitute probable cause that the person committed the offense of boating while under the influence of alcohol. The bill defines applicable terms.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Shaw, Wayne (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/03/2017


SB0078 Paraphrase: SB0078, by Sen. Gary Stanislawski, R-Tulsa, modifies requirements for high school students to participate in concurrent enrollment. The bill changes the eligibility for concurrent enrollment from students of “exceptional ability” to “eligible” students. It establishes that concurrent enrollment classes can be offered on high school campuses, on college and university campuses and via online courses. The bill requires concurrent enrollment requirements focus on determining course readiness for two-year institutions of higher education and that concurrent enrollment opportunities be available to all high school students. The bill permits juniors, in addition to seniors, to receive a tuition waiver for the courses. It increases the number of credit hours for the tuition waiver from six to nine in a student’s junior year and permits a tuition waiver for a maximum of 18 years in their senior year. The bill removes the requirement for the regents to establish an application process and criteria for prioritizing applicants on the basis of need, timeliness of application, or other factors. It requires the regents on or before Dec. 1 of each to issue an annual report on the concurrent enrollment program implemented, including but not be limited the number of students participating in concurrent enrollment; the number of students participating in concurrent enrollment who received tuition waivers; the high school graduation rate of participating students; and the number of participating students described who earned an associate’s degree or a bachelor’s degree at an institution of higher education. It requires the report be posted on the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and the Oklahoma State Department of Education websites. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Stanislawski, Gary (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/04/2017


SB0081 Paraphrase: SB0081, by Sen. Ron Sharp, R-Shawnee, 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. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Sharp, Ron (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/04/2017


SB0082 Paraphrase: SB0082, by Sen. Kevin Matthews, D-Tulsa, declares null and void action of the Board of Equalization that would result in the individual income tax decreasing from 5.0 percent to 4.85 percent. The bill repeals statutory language establishing the process for the Board of Equalization to make a finding that would result in the individual income rate decrease and the requirement that the rate decrease when a particular finding is made.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Matthews, Kevin (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/04/2017


SB0083 Paraphrase: SB0083, by Sen. Ervin Yen, R-Oklahoma City, removes the written statement by the parent, guardian or legal custodian of the child objecting to immunization of the child for exemption from childhood immunizations.

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Yen, Ervin (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/04/2017


SB0084 Paraphrase: SB0084, by Sen. Micheal Bergstrom, R-Adair, 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)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/04/2017


SB0092 Paraphrase: SB0092, by Sen. Jason Smalley, R-Stroud, creates the Public Service Education Revolving Fund. It permits a certified teacher employed by and under contract with a public school district and who is elected to the Legislature to continue their employment during their term of office but only during periods when the Legislature is not in regular session. It requires the district to make application to the State Department of Education for payment and compensation of any benefits accruing to such a teacher from the Public Service Education Revolving Fund. It provides the language should not be construed to permit any person serving in the Legislature who was not employed by and under contract with a public school district in this state at the time of election to be so employed or under contract during the term of office. The bill allocates the first $25 million collected from all fees, taxes and fines under the Oklahoma Vehicle License and Registration Act to the fund.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Smalley, Jason (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/05/2017


SB0093 Paraphrase: SB0093, by Sen. Jason Smalley, R-Stroud, updates statutory reference to the Oklahoma Children’s Code. The bill removes language from the definition of the terms “deprived child” and the term “neglect” that provides language in the Oklahoma Children’s Code cannot be construed to mean a child is deprived for the sole reason the parent, legal guardian, or person having custody or control of a child selects and depends upon spiritual means alone through prayer, in accordance with the tenets and practice of a recognized church or religious denomination, for the treatment or cure of disease or remedial care of such child. It adds the language to the statute related to when a child may be taken into custody prior to the filing of a petition. It permits a court to hold a hearing to determine need for emergency medical treatment when the child is taken directly to or retaining in a health care facility for medical treatment and permits the court to take into consideration the religious beliefs and practices of the child and the parent, legal guardian or custodian of the child. The bill permits a court during an emergency custody hearing to take into consideration the religious beliefs and practices of the child and the parent, legal guardian or custodian of the child. It provides the language does not prevent a court from ordering any necessary action to protect the child’s health or welfare. It requires an attorney or guardian ad litem to be appointed before the court may release from state custody a child in need of medical treatment if the parent, legal guardian or custodian selects and depends upon spiritual means alone, in accordance with the tenets and practice of a recognized church or religious denomination, for the treatment, cure of disease or remedial care of such child. The bill provides the Oklahoma Children’s Code cannot be construed to mean a child is deprived solely because the parent, legal guardian or custodian of the child, in good faith, selects and depends upon spiritual means alone, in accordance with the tenets and practice of a recognized church or religious denomination, for the treatment, cure of disease or remedial care of such child, so long as the child is not then in need of special treatment for illness, injury or medical condition that may have serious debilitating consequences. The bill changes to upon assuming custody from upon the filing of a petition when the court may order a child to be examined and evaluated by a physician or other appropriate professional to aid the court in making the proper disposition concerning the child. It also removes related language concerning the ability of a court to from assuming custody of a child and ordering whatever action may be necessary, including medical treatment, to protect the child’s health or welfare.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Smalley, Jason (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/05/2017


SB0097 Paraphrase: SB0097, by Sen. Micheal Bergstrom, R-Adair, implements a series of increases in the minimum salary schedule. The bill specifies who is eligible and what counts toward a teacher’s years of service. It makes implementation of the bill depending on the passage and signing of SB0095, which caps the total amount that may be claimed from the Zero-emission Tax Credit at $25 million annually for tax years beginning on or after Jan. 1, 2017.

Effective Date: / /    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Bergstrom, Micheal (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/06/2017


SB0101 Paraphrase: SB0101, by Sen. Mark Allen, R-Spiro, modifies the calculation of state aid for full-time virtual charter schools. It changes the calculation to actual enrollment from the estimated weighted average daily membership. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Allen, Mark (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/09/2017


SB0121 Paraphrase: SB0121, by Sen. Dave Rader, R-Tulsa, provides the language applies only to the payment of a fine and/or court costs associated with the conviction of a misdemeanor offense by a defendant or a judgment for fines and/or court costs of a defendant convicted of any offense, if a failure to pay warrant has been issued in the case. The bill permits the court to adopt an alternative procedure for collecting an outstanding payment. It establishes a procedure under which a peace officer who is authorized to make a lawful arrest of a defendant pursuant to an outstanding warrant would be permitted to inform the defendant of the option of making an immediate payment of the fine and related court costs for the outstanding warrant or warrants by use of a credit or debit card; the defendant’s available alternative to making an immediate payment; and may accept, on behalf of the court, the defendant’s immediate payment of the fine and related court costs by use of a credit or debit card, after which the peace officer must release the defendant.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Rader, Dave (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/10/2017


SB0122 Paraphrase: SB0122, by Sen. Jason Smalley, R-Stroud, modifies language related to successor custodians. The bill permits either parent of a minor who are married to each to be the successor custodian. It requires the parent granted primary custody of the minor be the successor custodian if the parents of the minor are divorced or legally separated, provided the parents are required to determine by written agreement who will be the successor custodian if the parents have joint custody.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Smalley, Jason (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/10/2017


SB0123 Paraphrase: SB0123, by Sen. J.J. Dossett, D-Sperry, allows for individualized remediation to be provided to third grade students not found to be reading at grade level based on the reading comprehension and vocabulary scores only. The bill removes language exempting third grade students identified as reading proficiently from retention. It also removes language related to the requirement of a student portfolio for those students identified as having significant reading deficiencies. It keeps the requirement that the school district provide notice to the parent of the deficiency. The bill removes language requiring un-proficient students to be retained and removes language regarding probationary promotion of students. The bill also eliminates language requiring school districts to annually report to the State Department of Education the number of students promoted to the fourth grade and removes the requirement that the department then publicly report the aggregate and district specific number of students promoted on their website. It removes the requirement that OSDE provide electronic copies of the report to the Governor, Secretary of Education, President Pro Tempore of the Senate, Speaker of the House of Representatives and to the respective chairs of the committees with responsibility for common education policy in each legislative chamber. It eliminates language regarding how the State Board of Education will determine promotion and retention. The bill removes certain notification requirements to parents of students who are found not reading proficiently on grade level. It removes language regarding midyear promotion of these students and eliminates language providing for good-cause exemptions and the process to request a good-cause exemption. The bill provides for an altered instructional day for students in the first, second or third grade not found to be reading on grade level. The bill removes references to the Commission on Teacher Preparation and replaces it with the Commission for Educational Quality and Assessment. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Dossett, J.J. (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/10/2017


SB0124 Paraphrase: SB0124, by Sen. J.J. Dossett, D-Sperry, prohibits state-appropriated funds from being allocated to, transferred to or used to support a private school that serves pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade students either directly or indirectly. The bill exempts funds allocated to support scholarships provided by the Lindsey Nicole Henry Scholarships for Students with Disabilities Act. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Dossett, J.J. (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/10/2017


SB0130 Paraphrase: SB0130, by Sen. Marty Quinn, R-Claremore, nullifies action of the Board of Equalization that would result in the individual income tax decreasing from 5.0 percent to 4.85 percent. The bill establishes a new calculation for determining the rate reduction. The bill repeals language related to the current calculation for reducing the rate from 5.0 percent to 4.85 percent.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Quinn, Marty (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/11/2017


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. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Smalley, Jason (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/11/2017


SB0137 Paraphrase: SB0137, by Sen. J.J. Dossett, D-Sperry, implements a series of increases in the minimum salary schedule and fringe benefit levels for public school teachers. The bill defines eligibility and what counts toward a teacher’s years of service. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Dossett, J.J. (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/11/2017


SB0142 Paraphrase: SB0142, by Sen. Joseph Silk, R-Broken Bow, modifies penalties in relation to firearm violations.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Silk, Joseph (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/11/2017


SB0143 Paraphrase: SB0143, by Sen. J.J. Dossett, D-Sperry, creates the Paid Family Leave Act. It requires the Department of Labor to establish a family temporary disability insurance program. It requires said insurance provide up to six weeks of wage replacement benefits to workers who take time off work to care for a seriously ill child, spouse, parent, grandparent, grandchild, sibling or domestic partner or to bond with a minor child within one year of the birth or placement of the child in connection with foster care or adoption. It establishes eligibility requirements. The bill specifies amounts payable and payment periods. It defines terms used therein. It provides exemptions. It establishes penalties for those found in violation with the provisions listed therein. It allows the Department of Labor to request additional medical evidence to supplement the first or any continued claim if the additional evidence can be procured without additional cost to the care recipient. It defines said additional evidence. It requires the Department to issue the initial payment for benefits to a monetarily eligible claimant who is otherwise determined eligible by the Department under applicable law and regulation with 14 days after receipt of his or her completed claim. It requires claims be made in accordance with rules promulgated by the Department. It establishes a claim submission and review process. It requires all medical records submitted be kept confidential. It requires each worker pay worker contributions at the rate determined by the Department. It requires the Department to prepare a public statement declaring worker contribution rates for the calendar year on or before October 31. It requires said rate be established by the Department. It creates the Disability Trust Fund for the Department within the State Treasury. It establishes the methods by which funds may be input and withdrawn.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Dossett, J.J. (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/11/2017


SB0144 Paraphrase: SB0144, by Sen. Jason Smalley, R-Stroud, broadens eligibility for the Physician Manpower Training Commission, now accounting for physician assistants and nurse practitioners. It eliminates outdated language. It requires the Commission to promulgate rules.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Smalley, Jason (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/11/2017


SB0149 Paraphrase: SB0149, by Sen. Tom Dugger, R-Stillwater, requires licensing boards established pursuant to Oklahoma Statutes to coordinate with the Department of Human Services to ensure prompt reporting of delinquent child support obligors and the immediate revocation of any license issued by any entity issuing a professional license. It requires DHS to promulgate necessary rules.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Dugger, Tom (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/12/2017


SB0155 Paraphrase: SB0155, by Sen. Tom Dugger, R-Stillwater, requires the implementation of the 4.85 percent income tax rate to be void if a revenue failure is declared during the current fiscal year or the next fiscal year. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: / /    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Dugger, Tom (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/12/2017


SB0162 Paraphrase: SB0162, by Sen. Stephanie Bice, R-Oklahoma City, creates the Oklahoma Civic Education Initiative Act. The bill requires every student enrolled in a public school or seeking a diploma issued by the state upon complete of the General Education Development test to take and receive a passing grade of 60 percent or higher on the United States Citizenship Test. The bill requires school districts to report the highest-achieved score on the test. The measure requires students who have individualized education programs to have an appropriate state on the student’s IEP requiring administration of the test with or without accommodations or an alternate test. The bill requires English language learner to be assessed in a valid and reliable manner with acceptable accommodations as necessary.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Bice, Stephanie (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/12/2017


SB0163 Paraphrase: SB0163, by Sen. Ron Sharp, R-Shawnee, allows a public school district to enter into a mutual contract with a treasurer or other financial officer to provide financial services for each contracting district. The bill establishes rules and regulations for cost sharing among districts. The bill defines the term financial services. The bill allows monies from the School Consolidation Assistance Fund to pay for these services. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Sharp, Ron (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/12/2017


SB0164 Paraphrase: SB0164, by Sen. Ron Sharp, R-Shawnee, requires charter, virtual charter and private schools participating in the Lindsey Nicole Henry Scholarships for Students with Disabilities Program to make available on their website services they provide to students with disabilities. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Sharp, Ron (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/12/2017


SB0169 Paraphrase: SB0169, by Sen. Roger Thompson, R-Okemah, authorizes the Oklahoma Capital Improvement Authority to issue up tot $1 billion of bonds to fund construction of two new medium security correctional facilities for the Oklahoma Department of Corrections. The bill states it is the intent of the Legislature to appropriate sufficient funds to the Department of Corrections to make rental payments to the authority to make the bond payments.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Thompson, Roger (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/13/2017


SB0170 Paraphrase: SB0170, by Sen. Roger Thompson, R-Okemah, declares null and void action of the Board of Equalization that would result in the individual income tax decreasing from 5.0 percent to 4.85 percent. The bill establishes a new calculation for determining the rate reduction. The bill repeals language related to the current calculation for reducing the rate from 5.0 percent to 4.85 percent. The bill repeals statutory language establishing the process for the Board of Equalization to make a finding that would result in the individual income rate decrease and the requirement that the rate decrease when a particular finding is made.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Thompson, Roger (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/13/2017


SB0177 Paraphrase: SB0177, by Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, requires school board of education to include information about the exemptions from vaccination requirements when notifying parents and guardians of required immunizations to attend public schools. The bill requires the information to include all forms of communication, including but not limited to e-mails, internet websites, social media or paper mail delivered to the physical address of the parent or guardian. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Dahm, Nathan (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/17/2017


SB0179 Paraphrase: SB0179, by Sen. J.J. Dossett, D-Sperry, requires the board of education of each school district to permit students and teachers who wish to do so to engage in voluntary student-led religious activities. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Dossett, J.J. (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/17/2017


SB0181 Paraphrase: SB0181, by Sen. Micheal Bergstrom, R-Adair, requires the State Regents for Higher Education to make its annual report on tuition available to the public on its website 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. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Bergstrom, Micheal (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/17/2017


SB0184 Paraphrase: SB0184, by Sen. A J Griffin, R-Guthrie, repeals existing language related to extramural athletic competition for a transfer student not residing in the school district. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Griffin, A J (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/17/2017


SB0185 Paraphrase: SB0185, by Sen. Kay Floyd, D-Oklahoma City, creates the Parole of Aging Prisoners Act. The bill empowers the Pardon and Parole Board to parole a prisoner who is 70 years of age or older; has served, in actual custody, the shorter of 10 years of the term or terms of imprisonment, or one-third of the total term or terms of imprisonment; poses minimal public safety risks warranting continued imprisonment; is not imprisoned for an crime that requires an offender to serve at least 85 percent of the sentence; and who has not been convicted of a crime that would require the person to be subject to the registration requirements of the Sex Offenders Registration Act. The bill defines applicable terms. The bill requires the board to use an evidence-based risk assessment instrument to assess the public safety risk posed by aging prisoners upon release. It permits a qualifying prisoner who meets the requirements to request a hearing before the board and permits the board to place the prisoner on the next available docket. It permits the board to grant parole to a prisoner if it finds by a preponderance of the evidence that the prisoner, if released, can live and remain at liberty without posing a substantial risk to public safety. The bill permits the board to use a selected evidence-based risk assessment instrument. It allows the board to provide the prisoner the opportunity to speak on his or her own behalf and the option of having counsel present at the parole hearing.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Floyd, Kay (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/17/2017


SB0187 Paraphrase: SB0187, by Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, changes reference related to the certification of school principals from the Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation, which no longer exists, to the Oklahoma Commission for Educational Quality and Accountability, it successor organization. It removes requirements for certification as a superintendent. It grants each school district board of education the discretion to hire a superintendent regardless of any certification previously required by law. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Dahm, Nathan (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/17/2017


SB0192 Paraphrase: SB0192, by Sen. Kay Floyd, D-Oklahoma City, eliminates the 12 years after the discovery of the crime statute of limitations for rape or forcible sodomy, sodomy, lewd or indecent proposals or acts against children, child pornography, child sexual abuse and child sexual exploitation crimes and permits prosecution to commence at any time after the commission of the offense. It removes other qualifying language related to the 12-year limitation.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Floyd, Kay (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/17/2017


SB0200 Paraphrase: SB0200, by Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, modifies the dates on which school districts and technology center school districts may hold elections on the question of making a levy or levies. It changes the date from second Tuesday in February of each year, except in any year when a Presidential Preferential Primary is held in February, when the election must be held on the same day as the Presidential Preferential Primary, to the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November of any even-numbered year or on the same date as any normally scheduled school board election if the question failed at a previous November election. It also requires a call for a special election shall be approved by three-fourths of the membership of the board of education of a school district or technology center school district.

Effective Date: 01/01/2018    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Dahm, Nathan (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/17/2017


SB0204 Paraphrase: SB0204, by Sen. Julie Daniels, R-Bartlesville, updates authorization for the Oklahoma Supreme Court to employ 10 full-time juvenile court case managers from 2014 to 2017. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Daniels, Julie (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/17/2017


SB0208 Paraphrase: SB0208, by Sen. Kay Floyd, D-Oklahoma City, creates the Sexual Assault Victims’ Rights to Information Act. The bill defines applicable terms. It establishes the rights of sexual assault victims.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Floyd, Kay (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/17/2017


SB0209 Paraphrase: SB0209, by Sen. Joseph Silk, R-Broken Bow, prohibits a charter school from entering into any written contract with a teacher who does not hold a valid certificate issued or recognized by the State Board of Education authorizing the teacher to teach the grades or subject matter for which the teacher is employed. The bill allows a charter school to enter into a written contract with a teacher who has been issued an emergency or provisional certificate however. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Silk, Joseph (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/17/2017


SB0210 Paraphrase: SB0210, by Sen. Eddie Fields, R-Wynona, allows a person related within the second degree of affinity or consanguinity to a board of education member to be employed as a teacher if the district has an average daily membership of less than 2,000. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Fields, Eddie (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/17/2017


SB0217 Paraphrase: SB0217, by Sen. A J Griffin, R-Guthrie, modifies the reporting procedures in relation to information required for sex offender registration. It requires a court to order the offender to report to the local law enforcement authority in the municipality or county in which the offender resides and to report to the Oklahoma Department of Corrections probation and parole office in the district in which the offender resides. It requires the court clerk to transmit listed information to the Sex and Violent Offenders Registration Unit of the Department of Corrections within three business days after the judgment and sentence.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Griffin, A J (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/17/2017


SB0218 Paraphrase: SB0218, by Sen. A J Griffin, R-Guthrie, specifies a 3.0 percent fee amount, not exceeding $10, for each child support payment received per month. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: / /    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Griffin, A J (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/17/2017


SB0223 Paraphrase: SB0223, by Sen. A J Griffin, R-Guthrie, updates language related to statements by children or incapacitated persons.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Griffin, A J (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/17/2017


SB0224 Paraphrase: SB0224, by Sen. A J Griffin, R-Guthrie, requires all youthful offender court records be confidential unless qualifications for listed exemptions are met. It requires all reports, evaluations, motions, records, exhibits or documents generated that are submitted to the court or admitted into evidence during the hearing on the motions for certification as a youthful offender or a juvenile are confidential and be filed or admitted under seal, except that such records shall be provided to the Office of Juvenile Affairs. It requires such materials be released from under seal by order of the court if the youthful offender is sentenced to the custody or supervision of the Department of Corrections. It allows an accused person to file a motion for certification to the juvenile justice system before the start of a criminal preliminary hearing if such material are submitted to the court or admitted into evidence during the hearing on the motion for certification of the accused youthful offender to the juvenile system are confidential and must be filed or admitted under seal, except that such records must be provided to the Office of Juvenile Affairs or Department of Corrections. It requires that a youthful offender to remain in custody or under the supervision of the Office of Juvenile Affairs until the youthful offender has been discharged or sentenced by the court or until the youthful offender’s 19th birthday if the court has extended jurisdiction for said offender until 19 years of age, at which time the youthful offender will be returned to the court for final disposition of the youthful offender’s case.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Griffin, A J (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/17/2017


SB0226 Paraphrase: SB0226, by Sen. A J Griffin, R-Guthrie, prohibits a peace officer from taking a person into custody solely on the commission of an offense involving a controlled dangerous substance if the officer reasonably believes that the person is in need of emergency medical assistance due to the use of a controlled dangerous substance. It prohibits the officer taking the person into custody if the person to provided his or her full name and any other relevant information requested; remained at the scene with the individual needing medical assistance until medical assistance arrived, and cooperated with emergency medical personnel and peace officers at the scene. It adds that a person who meets this criteria is immune from criminal prosecution for possession of a controlled dangerous substance, provided the amount of such substance does not constitute trafficking, and for possession of drug paraphernalia associated with the substance. The bill also prohibits a person from initiating or maintaining an action against a peace officer or the employing political subdivision of the officer based on the compliance or failure of the office to comply with these provisions.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Griffin, A J (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/17/2017


SB0228 Paraphrase: SB0228, by Sen. A J Griffin, R-Guthrie, 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.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Griffin, A J (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/17/2017


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.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Griffin, A J (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/17/2017


SB0231 Paraphrase: SB0231, by Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, repeals language statutory language related to the School Health Coordinators Pilot Program.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Dahm, Nathan (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/17/2017


SB0240 Paraphrase: SB0240, by Sen. Anastasia Pittman, D-Oklahoma City, creates the Teachers of Color Recruitment Advisory Committee tasked with the oversight over implementation of the Teachers of Color Recruitment Center and the advisement of the operation of such Center. The bill specifies membership. The bill also requires each public teacher education program in the state to prepare a plan with specific goals, strategies and deadlines for the recruitment, admission, retention and graduation of teachers of color and also directs the establishment of mentoring and induction programs in school districts for these teachers in districts where at least 35 percent of the students are eligible to receive free and reduced-price lunches. It also directs the coordination of these mentoring programs for teachers going into special education, bilingual education, mathematics or science that have been identified as a critical need by the local school board. It requires the programs to include culturally relevant teaching strategies for new teachers. The bill also requires the establishment and administration of a loan forgiveness program for loans that covered any portion of tuition, books and fees of teachers of color who complete five years of service in schools that serve a substantial percentage of low-income students, with partial forgiveness for shorter periods of service. The bill directs the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education to establish standards for the approval of loan forgiveness requests and provide the necessary funds to forgive eligible educators’ loans. The bill also requires the establishment and development of financial and other supports to assist public school paraprofessionals in the completion of the career and development program and the establishment of a “Grow Your Own” grant competition to fund consortia that will carry out the program. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Pittman, Anastasia (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/17/2017


SB0241 Paraphrase: SB0241, by Sen. Anastasia Pittman, D-Oklahoma City, directs the board of education of each school district to adopt a policy on or before December 1, 2017, that permits the self-administration of cannabidiol by a student for treatment of epilepsy pursuant to state law. It requires the policy to include written parental authorization of the student’s self-administration and a written statement from the student’s physician verifying he or she has epilepsy and is capable of self-administration. It also directs a school board policy to require a parent or legal guardian to provide the school with an emergency supply of the student’s cannabidiol. The bill adds a policy must also include written notification to the parent or legal guardian that the school district and its employees and agents are not to incur any liability as a result of any injury arising from the self-administration of cannabidiol by the student and requires the parent or legal guardian to sign a statement acknowledging so. The bill requires permission for self-administration to be renewed each school year and directs the State Board of Education, in consultation with the State Board of Health, to develop a model policy with school districts and to promulgate rules to carry out these provisions. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Pittman, Anastasia (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/17/2017


SB0242 Paraphrase: SB0242, by Sen. Adam Pugh, R-Edmond, 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)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/17/2017


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: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


SB0244 Paraphrase: SB0244, by Sen. Gary Stanislawski, R-Tulsa, 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 adds that if a student enrolled in a virtual charter school does nto log on to the school provider site at least once each day for five days during the seven-day week, he or she will be considered absent for the day on which he or she did not log on. The bill also requires each virtual charter school to submit a report to the Board when a student has accumulated 10 absences. It requires the report to include the name of the student, the student’s grade level and the number of absences accumulated as of the date of the report. It allows the report to also include any explanations for the absences provided by the parent or legal guardian of the student. The bill also directs the Statewide Virtual Charter School Board to promulgate rules to implement these provisions. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Stanislawski, Gary (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


SB0246 Paraphrase: SB0246, by Sen. Anastasia Pittman, 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 Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Pittman, Anastasia (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


SB0248 Paraphrase: SB0248, by Sen. Kevin Matthews, D-Tulsa, creates a task force to research the consideration of creating a tax incentive for individuals and businesses that hire ex-offenders once they are released from the Oklahoma prison system until December 31, 2018. The bill establishes membership and directs the meetings to be subject to the Open Meetings Act. It does not allow for compensation or travel reimbursement of task force members and adds that staff support is to be provided by the Senate. The bill requires the task force to submit a report of its findings and recommendations by December 15, 2018 to the Governor, the President Pro Tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Matthews, Kevin (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


SB0249 Paraphrase: SB0249, by Sen. Anastasia Pittman, D-Oklahoma City, provides a definition for domestic sex trafficking of minors under state law. It defines it as a commercial sex act that is induced by force, fraud or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such an act has not attained 18 years of age.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Pittman, Anastasia (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


SB0251 Paraphrase: SB0251, by Sen. Anastasia Pittman, D-Oklahoma City, creates the Oklahoma Sentencing Guidelines Act. It establishes a guidelines grid, a two-dimensional crime severity and criminal history classification tool, for nondrug crimes. It also establishes a sentencing guidelines grid for drug crimes in felony cases under the Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Act. It outlines how the grids will be applied. It requires for crimes committed on or after July 1, 1993, for the sentences of imprisonment to represent the time the offender actually will serve, subject to a reduction of up to 15 percent of the primary sentence for good time as authorized by law. It requires the sentencing court to pronounce sentences in all felony cases.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Pittman, Anastasia (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


SB0252 Paraphrase: SB0252, by Sen. A J Griffin, R-Guthrie, modifies the definition of victim impact panel programs.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Griffin, A J (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


SB0256 Paraphrase: SB0256, by Sen. Micheal Bergstrom, R-Adair, states that any person who violates state law with respect to any Schedule I or II substance, except marijuana or a substance included in subsection D of Section 2-206 of this title and has two or more prior convictions for any felony violations of the Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Act or misdemeanor possessions of Schedule I or II substance or a combination thereof, is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than five years and by a fine not exceeding $5,000. It adds that a person with four or more prior convictions for any felony violations of the Act or misdemeanor possessions of Schedule I or II substances, except marijuana or other substances in subsection D, or a combination thereof, is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than 10 years and by a fine not exceeding $10,000. It states those with six or more convictions is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment for not less than four years nor more than 15 years and by a fine not to exceed $10,000. The bill requires any person who violates these provisions by possessing or purchasing a controlled dangerous substance from any person, in or on, or within 500 feet of the real property comprising a public or private elementary of secondary school, public vocational school, public or private college or university, or other institution of higher education, recreation center or public park, including state parks and recreation areas, or in the presence of any child under 12 years of age, to be guilty of a felony. It outlines punishments for first and second and subsequence violations. It requires a charge to be presented to the county’s district attorney and filed with the district court of the county within which the municipality is located in any case in which a defendant is charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance within any municipality with a municipal court other than a court of record. The bill requires any person who is found guilty of a violation of these provisions or receives a deferred sentence to be ordered to participate in a drug substance abuse evaluation and assessment program offered by a certified assessment agency or certified assessor for the purpose of evaluating and assessing the receptivity to treatment and prognosis of the person. It establishes procedures for the court and payment. The bill requires any evaluation and assessment report submitted to the court pursuant to the provisions of this subsection to be handled in a manner which will keep such report confidential from the general public’s review. The bill adds that nothing contained in this subsection is to be construed to prohibit the court from ordering judgment and sentence in the event the defendant fails or refuses to comply with an order of the court to obtain the evaluation and assessment required and that nothing contained in this subsection is to be construed to prohibit the court from ordering judgment and sentence and any other sanction authorized by law for failure or refusal to comply with an order of the court. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Bergstrom, Micheal (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


SB0261 Paraphrase: SB0261, by Sen. Eddie Fields, R-Wynona, 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. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Fields, Eddie (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


SB0264 Paraphrase: SB0264, by Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, prohibits any member of a five-member or seven-member board of education elected to office after the effective date of this act to serve more than three terms on one board of education, unless he or she is the elected chair of the board of education. It states that terms of office on one board of education need not be consecutive in determining the total number of terms in office. It exempts terms served by any member on a separate board of education from the three-term limitation. It prohibits a member from serving an additional term of office if by serving that additional term it would result in the member serving more than a total of three terms. It adds that the terms served by any member elected or appointed to serve less than a full term to fill a vacancy in office will not be included in the three-term limitation. It requires a member who has completed three terms in office to thereafter not be eligible to serve a partial term. It allows any member who is serving a term in office or who has been elected or appointed to serve a term in office on the effective date of this act and has already served for three terms to complete the term but does not allow him or her to be eligible to serve any additional terms thereafter. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Dahm, Nathan (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


SB0272 Paraphrase: SB0272, by Sen. Micheal Bergstrom, R-Adair, requires the court on or after November 1, 2017, to direct an automatic 12 month deferral of all outstanding fines, court costs and fees in a criminal case for any person who is eligible to hold a driver license in this state; served a period of imprisonment in the custody of the State Department of Corrections after conviction for a crime; has been released from the custody of the State Department of Corrections; or has complied with all probation or supervision requirements since being released from the custody of the State Department of Corrections. The bill exempts amounts owed by a person for restitution to a victim pursuant to a court order or child support obligations pursuant to a court order. It allows the court at the end of the automatic deferral time period, the authority to extend the time period for outstanding fines, court or fees; enter into an installment payment plan for the remaining balance of outstanding fines, court costs or fees; or waive all outstanding fines, court costs or fees. The bill repeals statutory language related to the court’s authority to waive outstanding fines, costs, and fees in criminal cases.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Bergstrom, Micheal (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


SB0273 Paraphrase: SB0273, by Sen. Jason Smalley, R-Stroud, modifies the law to include persons like a subcontractor or employee of a subcontractor of the contractor of a state or federal government, a county, a municipality or a political subdivision of this state to the definitions of forcible sodomy, rape and sexual battery.

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Smalley, Jason (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


SB0286 Paraphrase: SB0286, by Sen. A J Griffin, R-Guthrie, repeals language related to imputing unchastity to females and seduction.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Griffin, A J (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


SB0301 Paraphrase: SB0301, by Sen. A J Griffin, R-Guthrie, 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. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Griffin, A J (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


SB0302 Paraphrase: SB0302, by Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, exempts from taxable income for individual income tax for taxable years beginning on or after Jan. 1, 2018 any salary or compensation received by a taxpayer for full-time employment by a school district, except the position of superintendent. It requires employees eligible for the exemption to be under contract in a public school serving children from prekindergarten through twelfth grade.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Dahm, Nathan (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


SB0305 Paraphrase: SB0305, by Sen. Jason Smalley, R-Stroud, provides that the school employee benefits for the plan year beginning Jan. 1, 2018, will not be less than the Plan Year 2012 benefit allowance. It provides that each plan year thereafter the amount of the participant’s benefit allowance will be the greater of the amount of benefit which the participant would have qualified for as of Plan Year 2012, or an amount equal to the monthly premium of the HealthChoice High Option plan, the average monthly premiums of the dental plans, the monthly premium of the disability plan, and the monthly premium of the basic life insurance plan offered to state employees or the amount determined by the Council based on a formula for determining a participant’s benefit credits; or the greater of the amount of benefit which the participant would have qualified for as of Plan Year 2012 or an amount equal to the monthly premium of the HealthChoice High Option plan, the average monthly premiums of the dental plans, the monthly premium of the disability plan, and the monthly premium of the basic life insurance plan offered to state employees plus one of the additional amounts as follows for participants who elect to include one or more dependents: for a spouse, 75 percent of the HealthChoice High Option plan, available for coverage of a spouse; for one child, 75 percent of the HealthChoice High Option plan, for coverage of one child; for two or more children, 75 percent of the HealthChoice High Option plan, for coverage of two or more children; for a spouse and one child, 75 percent of the HealthChoice High Option plan, for coverage of a spouse and one child; or for a spouse and two or more children, 75 percent of the HealthChoice High Option plan, for coverage of a spouse and two or more children. It permits, to the extent it is consistent with federal laws and regulations, a benefit to be provided to an employee who is an eligible TRICARE beneficiary whereby he or she may purchase a group TRICARE Supplemental product under a qualifying cafeteria. It permits a participant who desires to buy benefits whose total is in excess of the flexible benefit allowance to elect to use pay conversion dollars to purchase the benefits. It provides a participant whose benefits prices is less than the benefit allowance to receive the excess benefit allowance as taxable compensation. It removes existing language regarding excess benefit allowances. The bill updates statutory references. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Smalley, Jason (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


SB0309 Paraphrase: SB0309, by Sen. Marty Quinn, R-Claremore, increases the minimum salary schedule for teachers. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Quinn, Marty (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


SB0316 Paraphrase: SB0316, by Sen. David Holt, R-Oklahoma City, defines the term “certified teacher” to mean any certified, full time employee who is employed as a charter school teacher, district wide teacher, elementary teacher, junior high teacher, middle school teacher, senior high teacher or resource teacher. The bill provides for funding of a series of certified teacher salary increases. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Holt, David (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


SB0319 Paraphrase: SB0319, by Sen. Jason Smalley, R-Stroud, removes language that provides the cost of any habeas corpus proceedings instituted by any prisoner of any penal institution or community correction center which is operated by or under contract with this state be paid by the Department of Corrections out of any funds provided for the support and maintenance of the institution of which the person committing such crime, or instituting such habeas corpus proceedings, is a prisoner, upon the filing of a verified and itemized claim from the court clerk of the county where the proceedings were held. The bill requires court clerks to submit an invoice to the department for chargeable fees within 30 days of the conclusion of the prosecution of an inmate. It exempts the department from being required to pay an invoice submitted past the 30- day timeframe. It permits the department o pay the fee directly from the inmate’s trust funds, including mandatory savings, or if there are not sufficient funds available in the inmate’s trust funds, the department is required to invoice the inmate for reimbursement.

Effective Date: / /    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Smalley, Jason (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


SB0322 Paraphrase: SB0322, by Sen. Lonnie Paxton, R-Tuttle, 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.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Paxton, Lonnie (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


SB0325 Paraphrase: SB0325, by Sen. Jack Fry, R-Midwest City, requires persons convicted in this state who make a request for transfer to another state pursuant to the Interstate Compact to pay a transfer application fee of $100 for each transfer application submitted. It requires the fee be paid to the Department of Corrections. It permits the Department of Corrections director to waive the fee if it is determined that payment of the fee will constitute an undue economic burden on the offender. It requires the fees collected be deposited into the Department of Corrections Revolving Fund.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Fry, Jack (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


SB0328 Paraphrase: SB0328, by Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, requires tuition and fee rates to be charged to students enrolled at an institution within The Oklahoma State System of Higher Education shall not exceed the tuition and fee rates approved by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education for the 2016-2017 academic year beginning with the 2017-2018 academic year. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Dahm, Nathan (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


SB0330 Paraphrase: SB0330, by Sen. David Holt, R-Oklahoma City, creates the Securing Teacher Compensation Fund for the State Board of Education in the State Treasury. It requires the fund be a continuing fund, not subject to fiscal year limitations, and consists of all monies received by the State Board of Education from appropriations and transfers made by the Legislature to the fund. It requires all monies accruing to the credit of the fund appropriated and may be budgeted and expended by the State Board of Education for the purpose set forth therein. It requires that expenditures from the fund be made upon warrants issued by the State Treasurer against claims filed as prescribed by law with the Director of the Office of Management and Enterprise Services for approval and payment. It establishes a collection mechanism for the fund. It requires all amounts collected to be divided into twelve equal amounts to be apportioned each month during the fiscal year. It prohibits monies apportioned from being used to supplant or replace existing state funds used for common education purposes. It requires the State Board of Equalization to examine and investigate expenditures from the fund each year to ensure monies are used as directed and not to supplant state funding for the State Board of Education. It prohibits the Legislature from making appropriations for the ensuing fiscal year until an appropriation in that amount is made to replenish state funding for the Board if Board of Equalization funds state funding was supplanted via the compensation fund. It requires that amounts that would otherwise be apportioned to the Securing Teacher Compensation Fund be reduced by a percentage equal to that required of the General Revenue Fund appropriations to state agencies in the event of a General Revenue Fund revenue failure. The bill requires the reductions occur during the entire fiscal year and for any month during which reductions are required by the Director of the Office of Management and Enterprise Services and by the same percentage as that required of the agencies for General Revenue Fund appropriations. The bill directs the State Board of Education to use the monies in the Securing Teacher Compensation Fund to increase the salaries of full-time certified teachers. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Holt, David (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


SB0331 Paraphrase: SB0331, by Sen. David Holt, R-Oklahoma City, modifies the tax base for the service of delivery, installation, repair or maintenance of taxable tangible personal property. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Holt, David (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


SB0332 Paraphrase: SB0332, by Sen. David Holt, R-Oklahoma City, limits the time period in which sales to the State of Oklahoma, any political subdivision or any agency of a political subdivision are sales tax exempt to before the effective date of the act’s implementation. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Holt, David (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


SB0336 Paraphrase: SB0336, by Sen. David Holt, R-Oklahoma City, modifies the minimum requirement for net proceeds for the Oklahoma Education Lottery Trust. It requires the Oklahoma Lottery Commission to certify the amount of gross proceeds received in excess of the amount received in the fiscal year which began on July 2016. It requires the Commission to deposit such excess to the Lottery Trust for the specific purpose for compensation and benefits for public school teachers and support employees. It requires the Commission to submit a written report of its findings and any recommendations regarding the impact of having the net proceeds minimum requirement lowered in 2017. The bill requires aid report be submitted to the Governor, the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President Pro Tempore of the Senate no later than October 1, 2019, and annually thereafter. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Holt, David (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


SB0338 Paraphrase: SB0338, by Sen. David Holt, R-Oklahoma City, exempts 100 percent of the taxable income of a taxpayer who is employed for at least 11 months of the taxable year as a teacher for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2018.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Holt, David (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


SB0340 Paraphrase: SB0340, by Sen. David Holt, R-Oklahoma City, allows the municipal judge to direct a defendant to perform community service at a rate of not less than the current federal minimum wage for any person convicted of violating any ordinance of a city and sentenced to pay a fine and costs and is without the means to do so.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Holt, David (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


SB0342 Paraphrase: SB0342, by Sen. David Holt, R-Oklahoma City, creates a task force to oversee an assessment and analysis of existing laws, policies and practices relating to fines, fees and costs assessed on persons interacting with the criminal justice process until December 31, 2019. It sets the duties of the task force. It provides for task force membership, the naming of a chair, achieving a quorum and the frequency of meetings. It subjects the meetings to the Oklahoma Open Meeting Act. It requires that members receive no compensation or travel reimbursement. It requires staff support be provided by the Governor’s Office, the Senate and the House of Representatives.

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Holt, David (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


SB0344 Paraphrase: SB0344, by Sen. David Holt, R-Oklahoma City, increases the penalty for those found in violation of meeting or overtaking a stopped school bus to not less than $250.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Holt, David (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


SB0349 Paraphrase: SB0349, by Sen. David Holt, R-Oklahoma City, allows qualified persons 16 years of age, but will not reach 18 year of age by the date of the next election, to preregister to vote.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Holt, David (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


SB0359 Paraphrase: SB0359, by Sen. David Holt, R-Oklahoma City, requires that individuals employed by a public or private entity that has contracted with a school district to provide educational and administrative services to school districts be considered school district employees for purposes of the Larry Dickerson Education Flexible Benefits Allowance Act. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Holt, David (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


SB0361 Paraphrase: SB0361, by Sen. David Holt, R-Oklahoma City, clarifies the scope of the Oklahoma Discovery Code as it relates to construction, general provisions, production of documents and inspection and sanctions. The bill specifies that the scope of discovery is limited to any non-privileged matter that would support proof of a claim or defense and will comport with the proportionality assessment required the act. It modifies language related to the frequency and extent of certain discovery. It exempts a party from being required to provide certain categories of electronically-stored discovery. The bill requires a party submitting a request for discovery to pay the reasonable cost incurred by a part responding to a discovery request. It directs such costs to include the costs of preserving, collecting, reviewing and producing electronic and paper documents, producing witnesses for deposition and responding to interrogatories. It states that each party is responsible for its own costs related to responding to initial disclosure requirements under Section 3226 of this title. It requires nonparties responding to subpoenas to be entitled to recovery of reasonable costs associated with compliance with the subpoena. It requires those costs to be considered taxable costs. The bill also modifies grounds for imposition on a party for failure to provide relevant electronically-stored information for the purpose of preventing its use in litigation.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Holt, David (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


SB0363 Paraphrase: SB0363, by Sen. David Holt, R-Oklahoma City, allows a person not eligible for pretrial release to be released upon order of a special judge under conditions prescribed by the judge.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Holt, David (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


SB0364 Paraphrase: SB0364, by Sen. David Holt, R-Oklahoma City, grants any person in custody, and for whom the court has not set bond and conditions of release pursuant to applicable law, the right to a hearing to determine bond and conditions of release. It also allows a person in custody to also request a hearing so that bond and conditions of release can be set or amended. It directs the court, upon receiving the request, to notify the district attorney immediately of the arrested person’s request, and the district attorney will have the right to attend and advise the court of matters pertinent to the type of bond and conditions of release to be set. The bill requires the court to order the appropriate law enforcement agency having custody of the person to bring him or her before the court, and the court will set bond and conditions of release if the offense for which the person was arrested is bailable. It prohibits a criminal charge of any kind to be filed as a prerequisite to bail. It requires the court or person to determine the type of bond and conditions of release at the first appearance of a person in custody before any court or any person designated by the court to set bond, unless the person is subject to the limitations provided in this act. It requires the court to review and amend the propriety of the type of bond and conditions of release upon first appearance of a person in custody if an indictment, information, or complaint has been filed and the type of bond and conditions of release have been fixed upon return of the indictment or filing of the information or complaint. The bill requires the type of bond and conditions of release to be sufficient to reasonably ensure the appearance of the person as required and to protect the safety of any person or the community, taking into consideration the individual characteristics of the person in custody, including the person’s financial condition. It requires the court to use an empirically developed risk assessment instrument designed to improve pretrial release decisions in determining the type of bond and conditions of release. It establishes additional conditions by the court once the type of bond and conditions of release are determined. It also requires the court to consider additional criteria outlined as appropriate and relevant in making its determination. The bill also establishes conditions for release once that determination is made by the court. The bill also establishes procedures for a person released on bond to appear before court based on the type of offense they were arrested for. The bill allows the courts to impose any additional conditions on the conduct of the person released that will assist in obtaining their appearance in court and the safety of any person or persons and the community. The bill outlines what conditions of release imposed by the court may include. The bill updates some related definitions. It also allows all counties, in an effort to reduce barriers to the pretrial release of a person in custody, to establish, in consultation with the chief judge of the judicial district or designee, and fund a pretrial program to be utilized by the district court in that jurisdiction. The bill directs the chief judge of any judicial district to endeavor to consult annually with the county or counties within the district in an effort to support and encourage the development, to the extent practicable and within available resources, of pretrial services programs that support the work of the court and evidence-based decision making in determining the type of bond and conditions of release. The bill permits a person who is unable to meet the monetary obligations of the bond imposed by a court after seven days from the setting of the monetary condition of bond, to file a written motion for reconsideration of the monetary condition of the bond. It establishes a timeframe for when a person may do this. The bill also allows the court to increase or decrease the monetary conditions of the bond, require additional security for a bond, despite with security provided or alter any other conditions of the bond, upon application by the district attorney or the defendant, as necessary. The bill requires reasonable notice of an application for modification by the defendant to be given to the district attorney. The bill also allows a court to issue a warrant commanding any peace officer to bring a defendant without unnecessary delay before the court upon the verified application by the district attorney stating facts or circumstances constituting a breach or a threatened breach of any of the conditions of the bond. It establishes notification by the court clerk. The bill adds that the district attorney has the right to appear at all hearing seeking modification of the terms and conditions of bond and may advise the court on all pertinent matters during the hearing.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Holt, David (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


SB0365 Paraphrase: SB0365, by Sen. David Holt, R-Oklahoma City, modifies the scope of the Oklahoma Pleading Code. It establishes requirements for claims for relief. It removes the requirement that each averment of a pleading be simple, concise, and direct and that no technical forms of pleadings or motions are required. It requires all discovery and other proceedings be stayed upon the filing of a motion to dismiss, a motion for judgment on the pleadings or a motion for more definite statement unless the court finds, upon motion of any party, that particularized discovery is necessary to preserve evidence or to prevent undue prejudice to that party. It clarifies statutory references.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Holt, David (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


SB0368 Paraphrase: SB0368, by Sen. David Holt, R-Oklahoma City, creates the Uniform Interstate Depositions and Discovery Act. It defines applicable terms. It requires a party to request issuance of a subpoena to submit a foreign subpoena to a clerk of court in the county in which discovery is sought to be conducted in this state. It provides that the request for the issuance of a subpoena does not constitute an appearance in the courts of this state. It requires the court clerk, when a party submits a foreign subpoena, to promptly issue a subpoena for service upon the person to which the foreign subpoena is directed. It establishes requirements for subpoenas. It requires the subpoena be served in compliance with applicable rules or statutes of this state for service of subpoena. The bill requires an application to the court for a protective order or to enforce, quash, or modify a subpoena to comply with the rules or statutes of this state and be submitted to the court in the county in which discovery is to be conducted. It requires consideration be given to the need to promote uniformity of the law with respect to its subject matter among states that enact it in applying and construing the act. The bill states it will apply to requests for discovery in cases pending on the effective date of the act.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Holt, David (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


SB0369 Paraphrase: SB0369, by Sen. David Holt, R-Oklahoma City, permits a jury to assess and declare as punishment any combination of incarceration and fines within the limitations fixed by law for the offense, or at the jury’s discretion, any punishment authorized within the limitations fixed by law. It requires in all cases in which a jury assess and declares punishment the judge to instruct the jury at the conclusion of the trail on the offense charged and for the jury to determine only the defendant’s guilt or innocence on the offense charged and that punishment will not be determined by the jury at this time; and if the verdict is guilty of the offense charged or of a lesser included offense, evidence and argument on punishment will be received. It requires the court to instruct the jury on the law relating to punishment for the offense or offenses on which the verdict was guilty and to instruct the jury on the alternatives available to the court as applicable to the case, and the jury may assess and declare in its verdict any such alternatives available to the court.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Holt, David (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


SB0375 Paraphrase: SB0375, by Sen. Josh Brecheen, R-Coalgate, requires three-fourths approval of school districts’ boards of education for professional development plans. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Brecheen, Josh (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


SB0377 Paraphrase: SB0377, by Sen. Josh Brecheen, R-Coalgate, permits the court, when an offender convicted of a nonviolent offense is sentenced to the Department of Corrections and the offender is detained in a county jail as a result of the reception-scheduling procedure of the Department of Corrections and upon application of the offender and upon consent of the district attorney and sheriff, to order the offender to be confined in their home or other suitable location and be supervised by electronic monitoring administered by the county sheriff in which the conviction occurred, provided, the sheriff has the capacity to electronically monitor the offender 24 hours per day, seven days per week with real time monitoring that immediately notifies the sheriff or their designee of a violation of the confinement order. It permits the sheriff to contract for electronic monitoring with a private vendor. It requires the court to designate the specific locations and rules of confinement. It permits the court to revoke the monitoring for violations of the order or if the court determines the offender is or has become a safety or escape risk. It establishes responsibilities of the offender during electronic monitoring. It exempts certain offenders from eligibility for electronic monitoring. It requires the Department of Corrections to reimburse the county $20 per day for each offender on electronic monitoring in lieu of other payments. It requires the proceeds be used to defray expenses of equipping and maintaining the jail, payment of personnel, and expenses relating to monitoring inmates who are on electronic monitoring while awaiting transfer to DOC.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Brecheen, Josh (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


SB0384 Paraphrase: SB0384, by Sen. Anthony Sykes, R-Moore, requires the Department of Public Safety to immediately revoke the driving privileges of any person under 21 years of age for one year upon receiving a record of the person’s conviction in any municipal, state or federal court of any of the following offenses: malicious use of an explosive or incendiary device to damage property; conspiracy to injure or damage by use of an explosive or incendiary device; making a false report concerning a destructive device in a public building; perpetrating a hoax concerning a destructive device in a public building; possessing or carrying a dynamite cartridge, bomb, grenade, mine or powerful explosive on educational property; or causing, encouraging or aiding a minor to possess or carry a dynamite cartridge, bomb, grenade, mine or powerful explosive on educational property.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Sykes, Anthony (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


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: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


SB0390 Paraphrase: SB0390, by Sen. Gary Stanislawski, R-Tulsa, 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)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


SB0391 Paraphrase: SB0391, by Sen. Josh Brecheen, R-Coalgate, requires the State Regents for Higher Education to set the rate for Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program (OHLAP) awards at an amount equivalent to the average nonguaranteed resident tuition. It removes the separate award calculation for students attending private higher education institutions.

Effective Date: 11/01/2018    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Brecheen, Josh (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


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. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Loveless, Kyle (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


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. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Brecheen, Josh (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


SB0394 Paraphrase: SB0394, by Sen. Kyle Loveless, R-Oklahoma City, adds costs associated with principals and vice principals to the term “administrative services.” (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Loveless, Kyle (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


SB0395 Paraphrase: SB0395, by Sen. Kyle Loveless, R-Oklahoma City, creates the Oklahoma Parental Empowerment Act of 2017. The bill defines applicable terms. It creates the Oklahoma Parental Empowerment Account Program to be administered by the Office of the State Treasurer to provide a parental empowerment account for qualified expenditures to support the education of eligible students. It defines the term “eligible student” as a resident of the state other than a student who is being provided an education by other means and who otherwise is eligible to enroll in pre-kindergarten in a public school district, or who is eligible to enroll in grades kindergarten through twelve in a public school district who previously was enrolled the first 100 days of the prior school year in an Oklahoma public school district. It establishes enrollment and renewal requirements. It provides for certain education requirements. It requires all parental empowerment account funds that are unused by the end of the school year be carried forward to the next school year if the agreement is renewed. It provides that if the agreement terminates or is not renewed or if an eligible student graduates or reaches the age of 21, whichever comes first, any unused parental empowerment account funds revert to the State Board of Education to be used for the financial support of public schools. It limits the number of students eligible to participate in the program to not more than 1 percent of the total number of students enrolled in public schools statewide each year and requires the State Department of Education to verify the number annually. It requires the State Department of Education to calculate the amount required to fund the parental empowerment account for the following fiscal year. The calculated amount shall be equivalent to the total State Aid factors multiplied by the grade level weight and the student category weights that would be generated by the eligible student for the applicable school year. It requires the department to retain or reserve that amount from its total appropriations for State Aid purposes and any other revenue available for allocation for State Aid purposes. It requires the department to transfer 90 percent of that amount to the Office of the State Treasurer and permits the Office of the State Treasurer to retain up to 3 percent of that amount for administration of the program. It requires the department to distribute the remaining 10 percent of the total state funding to the resident district in which the eligible student would otherwise attend to be expended in a manner determined by the local school district’s board of education. It creates the Oklahoma Parental Empowerment Account Revolving Fund. It requires the parent or legal guardian of an eligible student to submit receipts for qualified expenditures to the Treasurer’s Office. It prohibits a recipient of parental empowerment account funds from sharing, refunding or rebating any amount expended from a parental empowerment account with the parent or legal guardian of an eligible student or the student, unless the refund is for an item being returned or for a service not provided. It requires the Treasurer’s Office to randomly audit the accounts. It permits the Treasurer’s Office to remove any parent or legal guardian of an eligible student from eligibility for the program if the parent or legal guardian fails to comply with the terms of the agreement, applicable laws or order or if they misuse money or fail to comply with the terms of the agreement with an intent to defraud. It establishes procedures for suspending the accounts. It requires the State Board of Education and the Office of the State Treasurer to promulgate necessary rules. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Loveless, Kyle (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


SB0396 Paraphrase: SB0396, by Sen. Kyle Loveless, R-Oklahoma City, creates the Oklahoma Parental Empowerment Act of 2017. The bill defines applicable terms. It creates the Oklahoma Parental Empowerment Account Program to be administered by the Office of the State Treasurer to provide a parental empowerment account for qualified expenditures to support the education of eligible students. It defines the term “eligible student” to mean a resident of the state other than a student who is being provided an education by other means and who otherwise is eligible to enroll in pre-kindergarten in a public school district in a county having more than 50,000 population according to the latest Federal Decennial Census, or who is eligible to enroll in grades kindergarten through twelve in a public school district who previously was enrolled the first 100 days of the prior school year in an Oklahoma public school district in a county having more than 50,000 population according to the latest Federal Decennial Census, and whose parent(s) or legal guardian(s) has an annual income from taxable and nontaxable sources of less than $250,000. It establishes enrollment and renewal requirements. It provides for certain education requirements. It requires all parental empowerment account funds that are unused by the end of the school year be carried forward to the next school year if the agreement is renewed. It provides that if the agreement terminates or is not renewed or if an eligible student graduates or reaches the age of 21, whichever comes first, any unused parental empowerment account funds revert to the State Board of Education to be used for the financial support of public schools. It limits the number of students eligible to participate in the program to not more than 1 percent of the total number of students enrolled in public schools statewide each year and requires the State Department of Education to verify the number annually. It requires the State Department of Education to calculate the amount required to fund the parental empowerment account for the following fiscal year. The calculated amount shall be equivalent to the total State Aid factors multiplied by the grade level weight and the student category weights that would be generated by the eligible student for the applicable school year. It requires the department to retain or reserve that amount from its total appropriations for State Aid purposes and any other revenue available for allocation for State Aid purposes. It requires the department to transfer 90 percent of that amount to the Office of the State Treasurer and permits the Office of the State Treasurer to retain up to 3 percent of that amount for administration of the program. It requires the department to distribute the remaining 10 percent of the total state funding to the resident district in which the eligible student would otherwise attend to be expended in a manner determined by the local school district’s board of education. It creates the Oklahoma Parental Empowerment Account Revolving Fund. It requires the parent or legal guardian of an eligible student to submit receipts for qualified expenditures to the Treasurer’s Office. It prohibits a recipient of parental empowerment account funds from sharing, refunding or rebating any amount expended from a parental empowerment account with the parent or legal guardian of an eligible student or the student, unless the refund is for an item being returned or for a service not provided. It requires the Treasurer’s Office to randomly audit the accounts. It permits the Treasurer’s Office to remove any parent or legal guardian of an eligible student from eligibility for the program if the parent or legal guardian fails to comply with the terms of the agreement, applicable laws or order or if they misuse money or fail to comply with the terms of the agreement with an intent to defraud. It establishes procedures for suspending the accounts. It requires the State Board of Education and the Office of the State Treasurer to promulgate necessary rules. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Loveless, Kyle (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


SB0397 Paraphrase: SB0397, by Sen. Kyle Loveless, R-Oklahoma City, modifies the definition of the term “bus” within the Bus Passenger Safety Act to mean a vehicle designed to carry passengers that is part of a network of passenger vehicles for use by the public, running on a regular schedule of routes, times and fares. It exempts a weapon carried for lawful self-defense in compliance with the Oklahoma Self Defense Act from the definition of the term “deadly or dangerous weapon.” It removes persons accompanying or meeting another who is transported by this company, any person shipping or receiving cargo and any person purchasing a ticket or receiving a pass from the definition of the term “passenger.” The bill clarifies language regarding the penalty for seizing or exercising control of a bus by force or violence. It removes language prohibiting anyone other than a law enforcement officer from board a bus with a concealed dangerous or deadly weapon. It exempts defensive force resulting from reasonable fear of imminent peril of death or great bodily harm to an individual or another from the prohibition on discharging any firearm or hurling or placing in the path any missile at, into or within any bus, terminal or other transportation facility.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Loveless, Kyle (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


SB0398 Paraphrase: SB0398, by Sen. Darcy Jech, R-Kingfisher, makes a third or subsequent offense of knowingly or intentionally possessing a controlled dangerous a felony punishable by imprisonment in the Department of Correction for not more than five years and by a fine not exceeding $5,000. It permits inclusion in a drug court program, diversion program or inpatient treatment facility to be considered by the court in lieu of confinement.

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Jech, Darcy (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


SB0399 Paraphrase: SB0399, by Sen. Kyle Loveless, R-Oklahoma City, creates the Oklahoma Parental Empowerment Act of 2017. The bill defines applicable terms. It creates the Oklahoma Parental Empowerment Account Program to be administered by the Office of the State Treasurer to provide a parental empowerment account for qualified expenditures to support the education of eligible students. It defines the term “eligible student” to mean a student who is being provided an education by other means and who otherwise is eligible to enroll in pre-kindergarten in a public school district that has adopted a school-hours policy and offers classroom instruction not more than four days per week, or who is eligible to enroll in grades kindergarten through twelve in a public school district who previously was enrolled the first 100 days of the prior school year in an Oklahoma public school district that has adopted a school-hours policy and offers classroom instruction not more than four days per week. It establishes enrollment and renewal requirements. It provides for certain education requirements. It requires all parental empowerment account funds that are unused by the end of the school year be carried forward to the next school year if the agreement is renewed. It provides that if the agreement terminates or is not renewed or if an eligible student graduates or reaches the age of 21, whichever comes first, any unused parental empowerment account funds revert to the State Board of Education to be used for the financial support of public schools. It limits the number of students eligible to participate in the program to not more than 1 percent of the total number of students enrolled in public schools statewide each year and requires the State Department of Education to verify the number annually. It requires the State Department of Education to calculate the amount required to fund the parental empowerment account for the following fiscal year. The calculated amount shall be equivalent to the total State Aid factors multiplied by the grade level weight and the student category weights that would be generated by the eligible student for the applicable school year. It requires the department to retain or reserve that amount from its total appropriations for State Aid purposes and any other revenue available for allocation for State Aid purposes. It requires the department to transfer 90 percent of that amount to the Office of the State Treasurer and permits the Office of the State Treasurer to retain up to 3 percent of that amount for administration of the program. It requires the department to distribute the remaining 10 percent of the total state funding to the resident district in which the eligible student would otherwise attend to be expended in a manner determined by the local school district’s board of education. It creates the Oklahoma Parental Empowerment Account Revolving Fund. It requires the parent or legal guardian of an eligible student to submit receipts for qualified expenditures to the Treasurer’s Office. It prohibits a recipient of parental empowerment account funds from sharing, refunding or rebating any amount expended from a parental empowerment account with the parent or legal guardian of an eligible student or the student, unless the refund is for an item being returned or for a service not provided. It requires the Treasurer’s Office to randomly audit the accounts. It permits the Treasurer’s Office to remove any parent or legal guardian of an eligible student from eligibility for the program if the parent or legal guardian fails to comply with the terms of the agreement, applicable laws or order or if they misuse money or fail to comply with the terms of the agreement with an intent to defraud. It establishes procedures for suspending the accounts. It requires the State Board of Education and the Office of the State Treasurer to promulgate necessary rules. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Loveless, Kyle (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


SB0400 Paraphrase: SB0400, by Sen. Anthony Sykes, R-Moore, requires the State Regents for Higher Education to adopt a policy that allows a student to be eligible for resident tuition if the student satisfies admission standards as determined by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education for the appropriate type of institution and has secured admission to, and enrolled in, an institution within The Oklahoma State System of Higher Education; has a grandparent that is a United States citizen, a resident of this state, and has filed a tax return with the Oklahoma Tax Commission for the 10 years prior to the student’s application; and is a United States citizen.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Sykes, Anthony (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


SB0404 Paraphrase: SB0404, by Sen. Joe Newhouse, R-Broken Arrow, creates the Character Education Revolving Fund for the State Board of Education within the State Treasury. It specifies the sources of funding. It directs funds be directed to the State Board of Education for the purpose of implementing character education programs. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Newhouse, Joe (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


SB0405 Paraphrase: SB0405, by Sen. Joe Newhouse, R-Broken Arrow, expands the purposes by which monies accruing to the credit of the School Consolidation Assistance Fund may be budgeted and expended by the State Board of Education to include assisting dependent school districts which voluntarily consolidated administrative services. It specifies what the assistance constitutes. It allows administrative services of a dependent school district to be voluntarily combined with a contiguous independent school district or districts. The bill requires the State Board of Education to take action necessary to assist school districts to reach an agreement on combining the administrative services of the dependent school district with one or more contiguous independent school districts. It requires the Board to promulgate necessary rules. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Newhouse, Joe (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


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. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Stanislawski, Gary (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


SB0413 Paraphrase: SB0413, by Sen. Kyle Loveless, R-Oklahoma City, modifies the amount of tax credit for any taxpayer who makes a contribution to an eligible scholarship-granting organization and makes a written commitment to contribute the same amount for an additional year. It modifies the amount of tax credit for any taxpayer who makes a contribution to eligible educational improvement grant organization and makes a written commitment to contribute the same amount for an additional year.

Effective Date: 01/01/2018    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Loveless, Kyle (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


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.”

Effective Date: / /    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Brecheen, Josh (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


SB0416 Paraphrase: SB0416, by Sen. Stephanie Bice, R-Oklahoma City, adds the definition to “school district” as it relates to school building funds. It expands the definition of a “building fund” to include “operations.”

Effective Date: / /    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Bice, Stephanie (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


SB0419 Paraphrase: SB0419, by Sen. Josh Brecheen, R-Coalgate, requires provisions therein be applicable with respect to the implementation of the 4.75 percent of the top marginal income tax rate, which is contingent upon a determination by the State Board of Equalization made by computations described therein be conducted until the income tax rate of 4.75 percent is effective. It defines terms used therein. It provides procedures for which the Board is to follow if the rate has not become effective by December 2021 or February 2022.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Brecheen, Josh (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


SB0424 Paraphrase: SB0424, by Sen. John Sparks, D-Norman, allows interrogatories, the request to produce or permit inspection or copying or a request for admission to be served upon or by any party after the filing of an answer. It allows the aforementioned to be served and answered prior to the filing of an answer upon leave of court or otherwise agreed to in writing.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Sparks, John (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


SB0428 Paraphrase: SB0428, by Sen. Jason Smalley, R-Stroud, 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. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Smalley, Jason (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


SB0435 Paraphrase: SB0435, by Sen. John Sparks, D-Norman, requires appropriated state agencies to develop an annually update an 8-year plan of action providing detailed estimates of expenditures. It requires the plan to provide an estimate of changes in the number of clients, individuals or entities to be served over the 8-year time period.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Sparks, John (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


SB0437 Paraphrase: SB0437, by Sen. John Sparks, D-Norman, requires the State Department of Education to develop and annually update an 8-year plan of action. It requires the plan to reflect any known changes in the state, federal or local policy. The bill requires the plan to include a detailed expenditure report and an estimate in the numbers of students to be served.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Sparks, John (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


SB0441 Paraphrase: SB0441, by Sen. David Holt, R-Oklahoma City, authorizes the Department of Human Service to subpoena evidence in any investigation committed against any program administered by the Department. It establishes procedures in which the subpoena may be accomplished. The bill establishes requirements for serving the subpoena and information contained within it.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Holt, David (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


SB0445 Paraphrase: SB0445, by Sen. Joe Newhouse, R-Broken Arrow, modifies the manner in which cap on annual credits is allocated and calculated for the Oklahoma Equal Opportunity Education Scholarship Act.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Newhouse, Joe (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


SB0450 Paraphrase: SB0450, by Sen. Mark Allen, R-Spiro, 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. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Allen, Mark (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


SB0454 Paraphrase: SB0454, by Sen. John Sparks, D-Norman, requires the approval by supermajority in the House and Senate to transfer funds from a revolving fund of a state agency or any other funding source no subject to direct appropriation. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Sparks, John (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


SB0455 Paraphrase: SB0455, by Sen. Joe Newhouse, R-Broken Arrow, modifies the name of the County Community Safety Investment Fund to the Alternative Treatment Facility Fund and modifies its purpose.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Newhouse, Joe (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


SB0460 Paraphrase: SB0460, by Sen. John Sparks, D-Norman, requires the State Department of Education to make available on its website information relating to teachers granted emergency certificates by December 31, 2017. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Sparks, John (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


SB0461 Paraphrase: SB0461, by Sen. John Sparks, D-Norman, creates the Oklahoma Common Education Savings Account Act and Oklahoma Common Education Savings Account Program to be administered by the Office of the State Treasurer. It establishes the accounts for the purpose of expenditures to serve an educational purpose. It establishes qualification requirements and allows maximum contributions to the account to be $2,000 per school fiscal year. It establishes grounds for removal from the program. The bill allows the Office of the State Treasurer to determine a time period in which applications will be accepted and requires receipts to be submitted for qualified accounts. It requires the remaining amount to be transferred to an Oklahoma College Savings Plan account. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Sparks, John (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


SB0462 Paraphrase: SB0462, by Sen. John Sparks, D-Norman, modifies eligibility of private schools participating in he Lindsey Nicole Henry Scholarships for Students with Disabilities. It requires private schools to provide documentation affirming its ability to provide services to students with disabilities who are participating in the program. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Sparks, John (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


SB0463 Paraphrase: SB0463, by Sen. John Sparks, D-Norman, allows up to $1,300 to be repaid to individuals upon successful completion of the National Board certification. It modifies the teacher’s minimum salary schedule. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Sparks, John (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


SB0464 Paraphrase: SB0464, by Sen. John Sparks, D-Norman, prohibits a school district that has adopted a school-hours policy from converting to a charter school and receiving an educational improvement grant. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Sparks, John (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


SB0465 Paraphrase: SB0465, by Sen. John Sparks, D-Norman, requires school districts to complete self-assessments for each physical education measure. It requires the information to be made public on the State Department of Education’s website.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Sparks, John (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


SB0480 Paraphrase: SB0480, by Sen. Mark Allen, R-Spiro, modifies the manner in which costs of visual property inspections are apportioned excluding the sinking funds of any school districts.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Allen, Mark (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


SB0481 Paraphrase: SB0481, by Sen. Anastasia Pittman, D-Oklahoma City, allows a credit against a tax imposed for eligible expenses incurred by entities primarily engaged in providing child care services beginning Jan. 1, 2017.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Pittman, Anastasia (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


SB0483 Paraphrase: SB0483, by Sen. Wayne Shaw, R-Grove, establishes the Social Innovation Financing Trust Fund for the purpose of funding contracts to improve outcomes and lower costs for contracted government services, referred to as pay for success contracts. It allows the State Purchasing Director to enter into such contracts and establishes guidelines. It allows the Director to provide that payments be made in full and shall not exceed $50 million. It requires the Director to be the trustee of the trust and must administer all funds appropriated.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Shaw, Wayne (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


SB0488 Paraphrase: SB0488, by Sen. Ralph Shortey, R-Oklahoma City, creates the Oklahoma Career Service Act to establish a system of human resources management to attract and retain the best-qualified employees. It establishes that the intent of the act is to allow agencies flexibility in human resources management. It establishes a policy of the state that agencies treat all employees according to. It modifies the duties of the Office of Management and Enterprise Services. It transfers all functions of the Oklahoma Merit Protections Commission to OMES. It deletes references to the Commission. The bill expands the purpose of the Human Capital Management Revolving Fund. The bill allows any state employee who believes his or her rights have been violated to file an appeal with OMES. The bill deletes language related to the performance of audits for payments of repayments. It states that any reclassification of a career service employee to a different job with the same or lower pay band that does not result in a loss of compensation be classified a classification adjustment. It deletes references to the Fair Employment Practices Act. It requires OMES to promulgate rules for the Office of Veterans Placement for the purpose of attracting, recruiting and hiring qualifies veterans into career service. The bill modifies certain classified and unclassified employees.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Shortey, Ralph (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


SB0500 Paraphrase: SB0500, by Sen. Jason Smalley, R-Stroud, establishes a felony for any person with intent or committing bodily harm upon a person of a municipal or county code official who is in the lawful performance of his or her duties. It establishes the punishment to not exceed five years imprisonment or by a fine not to exceed $5,000.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Smalley, Jason (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


SB0502 Paraphrase: SB0502, by Sen. Ralph Shortey, R-Oklahoma City, prohibits the smuggling of human beings for profit or commercial purpose. It provides penalties for those found in violation. It defines terms used therein. It provides guidelines for enforcement. The bill prohibits any governmental body from limiting or restricting the enforcement of federal immigration laws to less than the full extent permitted by federal law. It requires a law enforcement agency that has custody of an individual who has been verified by federal immigration authorities as an alien unlawfully present in the United States to request the United States Department of Homeland Security to issue a detainer authorizing transfer of the alien into federal custody. It allows a law enforcement agency of this state to securely transport an alien in the law enforcement agency’s custody unlawfully present in the United States to provided locations. It requires an individual whose immigration status is being verified by federal immigration authorities is not presumed to be an alien who is unlawfully present in the United States if the individual provides one or more of the provided forms of identification to the law enforcement officer. It provides for the collection and deposit of civil penalties. It provides for the award of court costs and attorney fees. It provides indemnification for law enforcement officers. The bill prohibits employers from knowingly and intentionally employing unauthorized aliens. It provides procedures for submitting complaints to the Attorney General. It requires the Attorney General to notify federal authorities for legitimate complaints. It provides penalties for employers. It authorizes agencies to share information relating to the immigration status of individuals for specified purposes.

Effective Date: 01/01/2018    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Shortey, Ralph (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


SB0503 Paraphrase: SB0503, by Sen. Ralph Shortey, R-Oklahoma City, repeals Sections 2, 3 and 4, State Question 781, Initiative Petition 405, which relate to the County Community Safety Investment Fund, calculations of savings and averted cost from implementation of the Oklahoma Smart Justice Reform Act and appropriations to the County Community Savings Investment Fund. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Shortey, Ralph (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


SB0506 Paraphrase: SB0506, by Sen. Stephanie Bice, R-Oklahoma City, creates the Healthy Food Financing Act. It establishes and funds $3,000,000 a statewide program to increase the availability of fresh and nutritious food in underserved communities. It specifies the intent of the Legislature that funding provided to eligible entities will expand and stimulate economic activity in low-income and underserved areas. It defines terms used therein. It creates the Health Food Financing Revolving Fund. It specifies the uses for the fund. It provides for deposits into the fund. It directs the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry to administer program. It requires the State Board of Agriculture to promulgate rules. It requires an annual report by the Department to the Legislature on projects funded, the geographic distribution of the projects, the costs of the program, and the outcomes, including the number and type of jobs created and health initiatives associated with the program.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Bice, Stephanie (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


SB0512 Paraphrase: SB0512, by Sen. Ralph Shortey, R-Oklahoma City, amends Sections 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 and 20, State Question No. 780, Initiative Petition No. 404, which relate to prohibited acts and penalties, grand larceny, receiving stolen property, larceny of certain fish and game, taking oil or gasoline, larceny of merchandise, embezzlement defined, value of less than $1,000, motor vehicle lease or rental, value of $1,000 or more, punishment of value of $1,000 or more, administration and enforcement, sale, exchange or delivery of notes, checks or drafts, possession of forged evidences of debt, possession of other forged instruments and forgery. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Shortey, Ralph (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


SB0513 Paraphrase: SB0513, by Sen. Ralph Shortey, R-Oklahoma City, authorizes the Director of the Department of Corrections to request the Executive Director of the Pardon and Parole Board to consider an inmate who has a medical need, has been convicted of a non-violent offense and is 50 years of age or older to bring the inmate before the Board at any time.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Shortey, Ralph (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


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. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Stanislawski, Gary (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


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. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Stanislawski, Gary (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


SB0516 Paraphrase: SB0516, by Sen. Gary Stanislawski, R-Tulsa, 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. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Stanislawski, Gary (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


SB0524 Paraphrase: SB0524, by Sen. Robert Standridge, R-Norman, expands the scope of a theft of an aircraft, automobile or other farm equipment. It requires any person who purchases or receives a used or secondhand motor vehicle, aircraft, construction equipment, farm equipment, self-propelled farm equipment or trailer to obtain a bill of sale or title of ownership from the seller as proof of purchase that the person purchased or received the item from the seller. It repeals language related to the unauthorized use, receipt, possession or concealment of a vehicle or implementation of husbandry.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Standridge, Robert (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


SB0526 Paraphrase: SB0526, by Sen. Kay Floyd, D-Oklahoma City, provides confidentiality of records kept by family justice centers. The bill defines an applicable term. It establishes an exemption from confidentiality with the presentation of the written consent of the individual, or in the case of the individual’s death or disability, of the individual’s personal representative or other person authorized to sue on the individual’s behalf or by court order for good cause shown by the judge in camera.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Floyd, Kay (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


SB0529 Paraphrase: SB0529, by Sen. Jason Smalley, R-Stroud, 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. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Smalley, Jason (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


SB0545 Paraphrase: SB0545, by Sen. Paul Scott, R-Duncan, eliminates the “Soon-to-be Sooner” program. It allows any participant already receiving a benefit prior to Jan. 1, 2018, to continue until a final service is rendered. It requires the Oklahoma Healthcare Authority to repeal or amend all pertinent rules of the program to reflect the elimination of the program.

Effective Date: / /    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Scott, Paul (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


SB0549 Paraphrase: SB0549, by Sen. David Holt, R-Oklahoma City, prohibits an employment practice from refusing leave not exceeding 20 weeks to a state employee affected by childbirth or related medical condition or adoption or foster placement. It allows the employee to utilize accrued paid leave during this time. The bill recognizes the federal Family and Medical Leave Act. It allows a state employer to require reasonable notice for such leave. It provides for violation enforcement.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Holt, David (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


SB0560 Paraphrase: SB0560, by Sen. Robert Standridge, R-Norman, creates the Parent Empowerment, Revenue Enhancement and Classroom Size Reduction Act and establishes a program of the same name subject to the enactment of any appropriation that could be used to provide an increase in teacher salaries or, at the time the appropriation is made, for enacting legislation intended to provide an increase in teacher salaries. It defines related terms. The bill provides a process for parents and legal guardians to request participation in the program. It requires the parent or legal guardian of an eligible student to sign an agreement and specifies the content of that agreement. The bill requires a parent or legal guardian to notify the State Board of Education of the date the eligible student withdraws from a resident school district to participate in the program, the date the students stops participating in the program and the date the student enrolls or re-enrolls in a public school or graduates. The bill specifies enrollment requirements, eligibility and renewal of application. It prohibits monies received through the program from constituting taxable income to the parent or legal guardian. It requires monies deposited in an education scholarship account to only be used for qualifying expenditures. It specifies qualifying expenditures. It allows monies not expended to carry over to the following year if a renewal is approved. It directs any remaining funds following a student’s graduation to carry over into an Oklahoma College Savings Plan account created for the student. The bill establishes criteria for participation and approval to receive state education dollars by a private school. The bill specifies the amount and manner in which an eligible student is to receive monies. The bill creates the Oklahoma Education Scholarship Account Revolving Fund and directs the Office of the State Treasurer to develop a system for payment for services from education scholarship accounts by electronic funds transfer. It prohibits the State Treasurer from establishing a method that relies exclusively on requiring parents to be reimbursed for out-of-pocket expenses. It establishes certain notification and submission of receipts by the parent or legal guardian and the participating school. It specifies the authority of the State Treasurer to suspend or remove from participation any family in violation of this act and establishes a notification process. The bill limits participation in the program to no more than one percent of the total number of students enrolled in public schools statewide each school year and provides for a wait list in the event the number of applicants exceeds this number. It sunsets this limitation 10 years from the effective date of this bill and prohibits a student whose parent or legal guardian is a member of the Legislature from eligibility into the program during the time the parent or legal guardian is elected or appointed. The bill directs the State Board of Education to promulgate necessary rules. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Standridge, Robert (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


SB0589 Paraphrase: SB0589, by Sen. John Sparks, D-Norman, requires the proceeds of the sale of any property not taken or detained by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control, the Department of Public Safety, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, the Alcoholic Beverage Laws Enforcement Commission, the Department of Corrections or the Office of the Attorney General to be first distributed to the Child Support Division of the Department of Human Services for any arrearage on a child support order of the person from whom the property was seized.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Sparks, John (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


SB0590 Paraphrase: SB0590, by Sen. John Sparks, D-Norman, adds a definition for court as it relates to acts committed by persons in a state of mental illness or mental defect.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Sparks, John (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


SB0603 Paraphrase: SB0603, by Sen. Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City, requires the Department of Corrections to administer a risk and needs assessment on each inmate and develop an individualized case plan based on the results to guide an inmate’s rehabilitation while in custody in order to reduce the likelihood of recidivism. It requires the case plan to be completed within 60 days of admission and requires the plan to be achievable prior to the inmate’s parole eligibility date. The bill requires a copy of the assessment to be given to the inmate.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Treat, Greg (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


SB0604 Paraphrase: SB0604, by Sen. Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City, expands provisions of CLEET courses relating to domestic violence and stalking to include information on personal safety planning necessary at the pretrial stages of a potential criminal case.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Treat, Greg (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


SB0611 Paraphrase: SB0611, by Sen. Gary Stanislawski, R-Tulsa, allows students enrolled in a charter or virtual charter school to be eligible to participate in extracurricular activities offered by the resident school district of the student. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Stanislawski, Gary (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


SB0618 Paraphrase: SB0618, by Sen. Gary Stanislawski, R-Tulsa, modifies the minimum salary schedule for teachers. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Stanislawski, Gary (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


SB0623 Paraphrase: SB0623, by Sen. Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City, expands the scope of drug court programs to use evidence-based interventions proven to reduce dependency on drugs or alcohol. It modifies data to be kept by drug court programs. The bill modifies eligibility requirements for participation in drug court programs.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Treat, Greg (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


SB0624 Paraphrase: SB0624, by Sen. Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City, requires the board of county commissioners, the office of public defender and the office of the county indigent defender to provide training and continuing legal education for attorneys employed by the office of public defender. It establishes the curriculum for the training. It modifies the duties of the Oklahoma Indigent Defense System Executive Director.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Treat, Greg (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


SB0625 Paraphrase: SB0625, by Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, creates the Oklahoma Education Empowerment Scholarship Act to provide additional quality educational options to parents for the education of students. It allows accounts be established beginning the 2017-2018 school year. The bill establishes guidelines for applications, application acceptance period, eligibility. It requires funds to be spend strictly for educational expenses. It establishes a renewal process. The bill allows the number of new students eligible to participate in the Program to be limited to not more than 1 percent of the total number of students enrolled in public schools statewide and establishes priority acceptance for underpriveledged students. The bill creates the Education Empowerment Scholarship Administrative Revolving Fund. The bill establishes eligibility for private schools. The bill requires the account to be closed four years after high school graduation if the student is not enrolled in postsecondary education.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Dahm, Nathan (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


SB0627 Paraphrase: SB0627, by Sen. Gary Stanislawski, R-Tulsa, requires the transfer of a student to another school district to be granted if the transfer application has been filed by the deadline. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Stanislawski, Gary (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


SB0628 Paraphrase: SB0628, by Sen. John Sparks, D-Norman, prohibits a public school or school district that is a member of any school athletic association from receiving any state-appropriated funds unless the association that has adopted a written policy with established requirements. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Sparks, John (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


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.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Sharp, Ron (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


SB0636 Paraphrase: SB0636, by Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, allows the Legislature to disapprove implementation of any federal rule or regulation imposed on a state agency by the adoption of a joint resolution and prohibits the state agency to abide by rules once the Legislature has disapproved of it.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Dahm, Nathan (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


SB0639 Paraphrase: SB0639, by Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, allows the Statewide Virtual Charter School Board to notify a student’s parent or guardian if a student enrolled in a virtual charter school fails to respond appropriately to a school assignment or directive within five school days. It allows the Board to notify the governing body of the school and the State Board of Education after the fifth time and allows for the student to be transferred to his or her resident school district. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Dahm, Nathan (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


SB0643 Paraphrase: SB0643, by Sen. Kimberly David, R-Porter, creates the Impaired Driving Elimination Act 2 with the purpose of offering an accelerated process to hold impaired drivers immediately accountable through the restriction of driving privileges. It requires the Department of Public Safety to establish the Impaired Driver Accountability Program. It requires the Department to set eligibility requirements and consequences for violation.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: David, Kimberly (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


SB0650 Paraphrase: SB0650, by Sen. Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City, modifies availability for persons authorized to file a motion for expungement by minimizing time limits for those convicted of a nonviolent felony offense from in the last 15 years to seven. It allows the petition to be made five years after the felony conviction has passed. It modifies the time period for those convicted of violent crimes from 20 years to 10 yers after the conviction has passed.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Treat, Greg (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


SB0654 Paraphrase: SB0654, by Sen. Kay Floyd, D-Oklahoma City, creates until Sept. 15, 2019, the 17-member Joint Legislature Task Force on Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence to examine the following: the process for gathering and analyzing sexual assault forensic evidence kits in this state; identify the number of untested evidence collection kits in the possession of each law enforcement agency by means of an audit conducted by each agency; identify possible improvements for law enforcement training on responding and investigating sexual assaults; identify possible improvements for victim access to evidence other than sexual assault forensic evidence kits, including but not limited to police reports and other physical evidence; identify possible procedures for the testing of anonymous kits; identify additional rights of victims concerning the sexual assault forensic evidence kits testing process; and identify and pursue grants and other funding sources in order to eliminate the backlog of untested sexual assault forensic evidence kits, reduce testing wait times, provide victim notification and improve efficiencies in the kit testing process. It establishes membership and meeting requirements. It requires each law enforcement agency to submit to the Attorney General and the task force no later than Dec. 30, 2017, a written report stating the results of the audit conducted by the agency and including the number of untested evidence collection kits in the possession of that law enforcement agency. It requires before, during and after the statewide audit, any and all sexual assault forensic evidence kits currently in the possession of any law enforcement agency to be preserved until such time that the audit is concluded and the law enforcement agency is informed in writing by the task force that evidence kits may be disposed of. It defines applicable terms. The bill requires the task force submit a report no later than July 1, 2018 to the Governor, House Speaker and Senate President Pro Tempore of its findings and recommendations based on the results of the audits conducted by each agency of the number of untested evidence collection kits in the possession of each law enforcement agency. It requires the task force submit another report of findings and recommendations to the Governor, House Speaker and Senate President Pro Tempore no later than July 1, 2019. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Floyd, Kay (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


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: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


SB0671 Paraphrase: SB0671, by Sen. Bill Brown, R-Broken Arrow, 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.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Brown, Bill (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


SB0677 Paraphrase: SB0677, by Sen. A J Griffin, R-Guthrie, includes schedules for family team meetings and meetings in foster parents’ homes to the list of meetings foster parents are to be notified of annually.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Griffin, A J (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


SB0678 Paraphrase: SB0678, by Sen. A J Griffin, R-Guthrie, requires the Department of Human Services to report annually to the Governor, Senate President Pro Tempore, House Speaker and Supreme Court information concerning the number of children in the Department’s custody that are placed in non-family settings, including but not limited to the types of settings utilized and the duration of the children’s stays in such settings; a census of approved foster homes and the number of children placed in those homes and a comparative review of foster home room and board rates; and information concerning child welfare staff.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Griffin, A J (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


SB0683 Paraphrase: SB0683, by Sen. Jason Smalley, R-Stroud, exempts from sales tax sales of tangible personal property or services to or by organizations exempt from taxation pursuant to the provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, 26 U.S.C., Section 501(c)(3) that are organized for the purpose of maximizing the academic potential of at-risk students enrolled in public schools in this state by providing school supplies during the school year through a nonprofit free store for teachers.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Smalley, Jason (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


SB0689 Paraphrase: SB0689, by Sen. Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City, makes an offender sentenced to life without parole for an offense other than a violent crime who has served at least 10 years of the sentence in the custody of the Department of Corrections eligible for a modification of the sentence by the judge who originally imposed the sentence or revocation of probation or, if the sentencing judge is unavailable, another judge in the judicial district in which the sentence was rendered. It permits the court to modify the sentence upon a finding that the best interests of the public will not be jeopardized. It moves the requirement for the implementation of procedures and rules for methods of establishing payment plans of fines, costs, fees, and assessments by indigents from the Court of Criminal Appeals to the Supreme Court. It requires they be based on income. It requires court to waive outstanding fines, court costs and fees if the offender has secured admission to and is enrolled in a state higher education institution, a technology center school or a workforce training program intended to expand further employment opportunities based on the equivalent value of the potential gross income of the offender as established by the minimum wage rate of the state upon the offender’s completion of each 40- hour work week. It requires the Supreme Court to establish a pilot financial obligation payment program, to last for a minimum of three years, with programs in at least one rural district and one urban district to determine whether offenders can make consistent payments of their court-ordered financial obligations for two years in exchange for a waiver of the remaining fines, fees and court costs. It establishes requirements for the program. It modifies certain definition. The bill adds specialized caseloads for repeat offenders, offenders with convictions for sex crimes, offenders with conviction for domestic violence offenses and offenders with diagnosed mental health needs to the types of varying levels of supervision by the Department of Corrections probation officers or another qualified supervision source and cognitive behavioral treatment and any other programming or treatment needs as identified based on the results of the risk and needs assessment in community sentencing programs. The bill limits the use of the LSI or other assessment to determine the appropriate sentence to be imposed that does not include incarceration and it prohibits use of the LSI or another assessment to impose a period of incarceration. It establishes requirements for community sentencing system administrators. It requires certain assessment for batterers. It requires the court to ensure that all supervision providers that supervise persons use the sanctions and incentives process established by statute in order to respond to probationer behavior. It requires every person on probation supervision, except a person convicted of certain violent offenses, be eligible to earn discharge credits that reduce the period of supervision and the term of sentence of the person for compliance with the terms and conditions of supervision. It permits any person who has been ordered by the court to pay a fine, court cost, fee or assessment or any combination to request a hearing to establish a payment plan to be determined by assessing the discretionary income of the person. It establishes criteria for making the determination. It reduces from 20 days to 10 days after the entry of the plea of not guilty to the petition, unless waived by both the state and the defendant for a hearing on a petition setting forth the grounds for such revocation is filed by the district attorney with the clerk of the sentencing court and competent evidence justifying the revocation of the suspended sentence. It grants a district attorney 60 days from the date of the application for revocation to file a petition if the alleged violation is for technical violation of the terms and conditions of probation. It permits a probation officer to recommend revocation of an offender’s probation to a hearing officer of the Department of Corrections or an appropriate supervising authority if the severity of the violation warrants or the graduated use of sanctions has been exhausted and the noncompliant behavior has continued. It establishes the failure of an offender to pay fines and costs, excluding restitution, may not serve as a basis for revocation, absent a finding by the probation officer of willful nonpayment by the offender. It clarifies various language.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Treat, Greg (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


SB0691 Paraphrase: SB0691, by Sen. Robert Standridge, R-Norman, allows the Department of Human Services to permit continuing education or other training by an owner, operator or employee of a child care facility to be conducted online or through other electronic means of communication.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Standridge, Robert (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


SB0695 Paraphrase: SB0695, by Sen. Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City, requires the Oklahoma Health Care Authority and the Department of Human Services to submit a report on or before Dec. 31, 2017, to the Senate President Pro Tempore and the House Speaker examining how the state utilizes Medicaid funding for the provision of child welfare services, including examples from other states using Medicaid funding for the provision of child welfare services. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Treat, Greg (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


SB0697 Paraphrase: SB0697, by Sen. Anthony Sykes, R-Moore, requires 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 (3) years of the effective date of the bill.

Effective Date: / /    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Sykes, Anthony (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


SB0703 Paraphrase: SB0703, by Sen. Robert Standridge, R-Norman, expands the responsibilities of the Oklahoma Partnership for School Readiness Board to include an assessment of existing public and private policies with particular respect paid to eligibility criteria for child care subsidies administered by the Department of Human Services. It also requires the board include in its annual report suggested revisions to state law or the Oklahoma Administrative Code, with particular respect paid to eligibility criteria for child care subsidies administered by the Department of Human Services.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Standridge, Robert (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


SB0704 Paraphrase: SB0704, by Sen. Anastasia Pittman, D-Oklahoma City, modifies the definition of the term “marihuana.”

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Pittman, Anastasia (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


SB0717 Paraphrase: SB0717, by Sen. A J Griffin, R-Guthrie, 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.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Griffin, A J (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


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

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Griffin, A J (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


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.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Griffin, A J (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


SB0725 Paraphrase: SB0725, by Sen. A J Griffin, R-Guthrie, requires each school district to report the number and type of exemptions from vaccinations to the State Department of Health on or before July 1st of each year and to include information from the most recently completed school year. It requires the State Department of Education and the State Department of Health to promulgate necessary rules. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Griffin, A J (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


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 16 years to 14 years. 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.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Griffin, A J (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


SB0728 Paraphrase: SB0728, by Sen. A J Griffin, R-Guthrie, requires the Department of Human Services to engage in a collaborative decision-making process to address each child’s needs related to safety and whether the child’s condition warrants a safety intervention. It requires prior to an emergency custody hearing the department recommend that the child be taken into custody before the assessment or investigation is complete, the Department determines that immediate removal of the child is necessary to protect the child from further abuse or neglect.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Griffin, A J (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


SB0745 Paraphrase: SB0745, by Sen. Ervin Yen, R-Oklahoma City, modifies the definition of the term “marihuana.”

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Yen, Ervin (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


SB0748 Paraphrase: SB0748, by Sen. A J Griffin, R-Guthrie, 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.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Griffin, A J (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


SB0764 Paraphrase: SB0764, by Sen. Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City, makes it a felony for a person to intentionally, knowingly or recklessly violates any provision or requirement of state statutes related to the regulation of Mifepristone RU-486 and other abortion-inducing drugs or any rule or regulation. It provides no criminal penalty may be assessed against the pregnant woman upon whom the abortion is performed for a violation of any provision or requirement the statutes or any rule or regulation adopted. It sets a civil penalty or a fine of up to $100,000. It provides each day of violation constitutes a separate violation for purposes of assessing civil penalties are fines. It establishes criteria for the court to consider in deciding whether and to what extent to impose fines. It permits the Office of the Attorney General and a district attorney for the county in which the violations occur to institute legal action to enforce collection of civil penalties or fines. It also provides that anyone who violates the statutes or any rule or regulation will be civilly liable to the person or person adversely affected by the violations and that a court may award damages to the adversely affected person, including compensation for emotional, physical and psychological harm; attorney fees, litigation costs and punitive damages. It requires the State Board of Health to promulgate necessary rules.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Treat, Greg (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


SB0765 Paraphrase: SB0765, by Sen. Ervin Yen, R-Oklahoma City, makes it unlawful for a person under 18 years of age to use any tanning device of any tanning facility. The bill defines applicable terms. It exempts any physician who is duly licensed to practice medicine and who uses or prescribes to be used a phototherapy device with respect to a patient of any age in the practice of medicine. It requires the owner, lessee or operator of a tanning facility to post in a conspicuous place in each tanning facility owned, leased or operated by that person a notice, available on the State Department of Health’s website, that states all of the following: it is unlawful for a tanning facility or operator to allow a person under 18 years of age to use any tanning device; that a tanning facility or operator that violates one or more provisions of this section may be subject to a civil penalty; that an individual may report a violation of one or more provisions of this section to the local law enforcement agency; and that health risks associated with tanning include but are not limited to skin cancer, premature aging of skin, burns to the skin and adverse reactions to certain medications, foods and cosmetics.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Yen, Ervin (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


SB0770 Paraphrase: SB0770, by Sen. Robert Standridge, R-Norman, adds any material, compound, mixture, or preparation which contains any quantity of the following hallucinogenic substances, their salts, isomers, and salts of isomers, unless specifically excepted, when the existence of these salts, isomers, and salts of isomers is possible within the specific chemical designation to the list of Schedule I drugs: 3,4-Dichloro-N-[2-(dimethylamino)cyclohexyl]-N-methylbenzamide (U-47700). The bill excludes Ioflupane from the list of coca products on the list of Schedule II drugs. It adds to Schedule II Phenazepam; Etizolam; or Clonazolam.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Standridge, Robert (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


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 children birth to 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 (“Pinnacle Plan”) and administered by the Department of Human Services. It requires the Oklahoma Health Care Authority Board to promulgate necessary rules.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: David, Kimberly (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


SB0776 Paraphrase: SB0776, by Sen. Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City, allows for the separation of siblings when dealing with placement in the Oklahoma Children’s Code if it would be contrary to the safety or well-being of any of the siblings. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Treat, Greg (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


SB0786 Paraphrase: SB0786, by Sen. Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City, provides that every person who breaks and enters on any commercial or residential property or any room, booth, tent, railroad car, automobile, truck, trailer or vessel of another, in which any property is kept, with intent to steal any property therein or to commit any felony, is guilty of burglary in the third degree. The bill establishes a penalty for burglary in the third degree.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Treat, Greg (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


SB0789 Paraphrase: SB0789, by Sen. Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City, modifies the penalties and fines related to property crimes.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Treat, Greg (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


SB0792 Paraphrase: SB0792, by Sen. Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City, modifies the training required by members of the Pardon and Parole Board to include annual training developed based on guidance from the National Institute of Corrections, the Association of Paroling Authorities International or the American Probation and Parole Association. It specifies curriculum. The bill modifies membership requirements to include certain education requirements. It calls for evidence-based programs and treatment to be used by the board. The bill modifies the requirements of the electronic monitoring program by requiring the administration of a validated risk and needs assessment. It authorizes alternative payment options for inmates who are unable to pay all or part of such fee or costs associated with the program and prohibits an inmate from being excluded from the program for an inability to pay the fees or costs associated. The bill also establishes procedures for the department after receiving an offender on parole. The bill also establishes annual training requirements for all Probation and Parole Officers that supervise felony offenders on probation or parole supervision.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Treat, Greg (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


SB0793 Paraphrase: SB0793, by Sen. Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City, creates the Corrections and Criminal Justice Oversight Task Force and provides for membership. The bill tasks the committee with tracking implementation and assessing outcomes from the Oklahoma Justice Reform Task Force report of January 2017. It directs the task force to prepare and submit an annual report no later than the first day of the second full week of each regular session of the Legislature on outcomes and performance measures to the Legislature, Governor and Presiding Judge of the Court of Criminal Appeals. It specifies the contents of the report. It requires the Oversight Task Force to use clerical and professional employees of the Department of Corrections. The bill encourages the task force to apply for and may expend grants, gifts or federal funds it receives from other sources to carry out its duties and responsibilities. The bill also directs DOC to collect specified information on certain crimes. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Treat, Greg (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


SB0796 Paraphrase: SB0796, by Sen. Josh Brecheen, R-Coalgate, authorizes funds in the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust Fund to be used for programs geared at improving the health of Oklahomans, including but not limited to the Oklahoma Medicaid Program.

Effective Date: / /    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Brecheen, Josh (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


SB0801 Paraphrase: SB0801, by Sen. Joe Newhouse, R-Broken Arrow, requires the Office of Management and Enterprise Services to submit an annual report to the President Pro Tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives detailing the savings and averted costs that accrued to the state from the implementation of the Oklahoma Smart Justice Reform Act.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Newhouse, Joe (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


SB0805 Paraphrase: SB0805, by Sen. John Sparks, D-Norman, requires the state to expand the Medicaid program to provide assistance to all persons who apply and who are determined to be eligible for such assistance and for whom federal matching funds are available to the state under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. It requires the Oklahoma Health Care Authority to take any and all steps necessary to implement the Medicaid expansion program. It authorizes Authority to seek assistance from any state or federal agencies or entities to implement the program. It requires the Legislature to annually appropriate sufficient funding to the Authority for the purpose of implementing and operating the Medicaid expansion program. It requires the Oklahoma Health Care Authority Board to promulgate rules. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: / /    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Sparks, John (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


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.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Sparks, John (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


SB0807 Paraphrase: SB0807, by Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, clarifies the exclusion of children with communicable diseases from school and the regulation of public meetings and gatherings in epidemic situations of those who have a communicable disease. It allows a local health officer to cause any person in a public building owned by a state, county or municipal government, found to be infected with a communicable disease, to be removed to a hospital or other place for the reception of infected persons, unless such person cannot be moved without danger to their lives. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Dahm, Nathan (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


SB0808 Paraphrase: SB0808, by Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, creates the Parental Rights Immunization Act. It requires each health care provider who administers a vaccine to obtain informed consent from the legal representative or other adult authorized by law to consent on behalf of a minor of any child to whom such provider intends to administer such vaccine. The health care provider shall provide relevant information regarding benefits and risks of the vaccine as well as information concerning the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program prior to injecting the vaccine. It requires the provider to provide a copy of “Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases: Vaccine Excipient and Media Summary” to the legal representative or other adult authorized by law to consent on behalf of a minor shall constitute a minimum standard of relevant information.

Effective Date: 11/01/0207    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Dahm, Nathan (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


SB0811 Paraphrase: SB0811, by Sen. Kimberly David, R-Porter, deletes restrictions related to transitional living centers.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: David, Kimberly (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


SB0814 Paraphrase: SB0814, by Sen. Kevin Matthews, D-Tulsa, requires the Board of Directors of the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust Fund to develop competitive processes for awarding grants under programs developed therein, giving priority to community health centers for the purposes of improving the health of Oklahomans

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Matthews, Kevin (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


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: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


SB0822 Paraphrase: SB0822, by Sen. Paul Scott, R-Duncan, deletes a requirement related to fingerprint submissions to the Department of Human Services. It clarifies that nothing therein be construed as to require a child care provider, employee, owner or other personnel to pay a fee to be listed on any registry maintained by the Department. It requires that no child care provider, employee, owner or other personnel be made to join a state or national registry or professional development organization for the purposes of training or data collection (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Scott, Paul (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


SB0824 Paraphrase: SB0824, by Sen. Gary Stanislawski, R-Tulsa, defines “teacher” as it relates to the Larry Dickerson Flexible Benefit Act. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Stanislawski, Gary (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


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.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Pittman, Anastasia (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


SB0829 Paraphrase: SB0829, by Sen. A J Griffin, R-Guthrie, The Commission is hereby authorized to receive 1.0 percent in administrative costs from the Child Abuse Multidisciplinary Account Fund.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Griffin, A J (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


SB0830 Paraphrase: SB0830, by Sen. A J Griffin, R-Guthrie, decreases a provided limited for disclosure related to the adoption of children.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Griffin, A J (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


SB0831 Paraphrase: SB0831, by Sen. Joseph Silk, R-Broken Bow, requires in notifying parents or guardians of the requirements therein school boards of education must include information about the exemptions from vaccination requirements and apply to all forms of communication. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Silk, Joseph (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


SJR0001 Paraphrase: SJR0001, by Sen. Ron Sharp, R-Shawnee, proposes a vote of the people that would increase the constitutional limit on amount of indebtedness of school districts under specified circumstances from 10 percent to 12 percent. (Constitutional Amendment)

Effective Date: / /    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Sharp, Ron (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 11/15/2016


SJR0009 Paraphrase: SJR0009, by Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, requires the State Board of Education to amend the social studies and history subject matter standards to include a requirement that the civics portion of the naturalization test used by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services be administered to students at least once during the ninth through twelfth grades.

Effective Date: / /    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Dahm, Nathan (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/17/2017


SJR0012 Paraphrase: SJR0012, by Sen. A J Griffin, R-Guthrie, proposes a vote of the people on a constitutional amendment related to the rights of crime victims. It expand rights of crime victims, including rights of due process and restitution. It requires crime victims to be informed of their rights. It requires courts to enforce these rights. (Constitutional Amendment)

Effective Date: / /    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Griffin, A J (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/17/2017


SJR0016 Paraphrase: SJR0016, by Sen. David Holt, R-Oklahoma City, proposes a vote of the people on a constitutional amendment that creates a commission to propose a new school district map that would contain only 200 school districts. It would provide for appointments to the commission and it requires the commission to submit its proposal to the Legislature by a certain date. It establishes requirements that the proposal must meet and provides a process for how the proposal is to be considered by both branches of the Legislature. It provides for consideration of the proposal by the Governor. It states that this section of the Constitution shall expire on a certain date. (Constitutional Amendment)

Effective Date: / /    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Holt, David (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


SJR0017 Paraphrase: SJR0017, by Sen. David Holt, R-Oklahoma City, proposes a vote of the people on a constitutional amendment that requires the State Treasurer to certify the amount of savings that would be yielded by legislation proposed by the School Modernization and Renew Teaching Commission and would require the amount of savings to be transferred into a special account. It directs the savings to be used for teacher compensation. It states that this section of the Constitution shall expire on a certain date. (Constitutional Amendment)

Effective Date: / /    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Holt, David (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/18/2017


SJR0028 Paraphrase: SJR0028, by Sen. Stephanie Bice, R-Oklahoma City, proposes a vote of the people on a constitutional amendment that would expand the uses permitted for certain ad valorem taxes levied by a school district to allow use for operations. (Constitutional Amendment)

Effective Date: / /    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Bice, Stephanie (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


SJR0029 Paraphrase: SJR0029, by Sen. Josh Brecheen, R-Coalgate, proposes a vote of the people on a constitutional amendment that would expand the uses permitted for certain ad valorem taxes levied by a school district to allow use for operations. (Constitutional Amendment)

Effective Date: / /    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Brecheen, Josh (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


SJR0032 Paraphrase: SJR0032, by Sen. J.J. Dossett, D-Sperry, proposes a vote of the people on a constitutional amendment that would require appropriations for the operation of the public education system be made in a bill separate from the general appropriation bill. It would require the bill for these appropriations be enacted into law no later than April 1. It would prohibit the general appropriation bill from being considered by either house of the Legislature before enactment of the education appropriations bill.

Effective Date: / /    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Dossett, J.J. (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/19/2017


SJR0045 Paraphrase: SJR0045, by Sen. Josh Brecheen, R-Coalgate, proposes a vote of the people on a constitutional amendment that would allow earnings from the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust Fund to be used to fund the Oklahoma Medicaid Program. It also would also allow the Legislature to expend earnings from the fund.

Effective Date: / /    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Brecheen, Josh (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017


SJR0046 Paraphrase: SJR0046, by Sen. Anthony Sykes, R-Moore, proposes a vote of the people on a constitutional amendment that expands the rights of crime victims. It requires crime victims to be informed of their rights. It requires courts to enforce these rights. (Constitutional Amendment)

Effective Date: / /    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Sykes, Anthony (S)

Status: Prefiled   Status Date: 01/20/2017