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

Effective Date: / /    Emergency: No

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

Status: S General Order   Status Date: 04/12/2017


HB1127 Paraphrase: HB1127, by Rep. Scott Biggs, R-Chickasha and Sen. A J Griffin, R-Guthrie, requires the court instruct a jury on the definition of “consent” as defined therein in any criminal jury trial of a crime involving any type of sexual contact or behavior where consent is an element of the crime of a defense raised by the accused. (Amended by House)

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Biggs, Scott (H); Griffin, A J (S)

Status: S General Order   Status Date: 04/04/2017


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

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

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

Status: Governor Action – Signed   Status Date: 04/06/2017


HB1468 Paraphrase: HB1468, by Rep. Carol Bush, R-Tulsa and Sen. David Holt, R-Oklahoma City, creates the Hidden Predator Act. The bill modifies the time limitations for prosecuting criminal offenses for sexual crimes against children, specifically. 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. It re-imposes the statute of limitations for prosecuting criminal offenses for sexual crimes against adults. (Amended by House)

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Bush, Carol (H); Holt, David (S)

Status: S General Order   Status Date: 04/11/2017


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

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

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

Status: Governor Action – Signed   Status Date: 04/06/2017


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

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

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

Status: S General Order   Status Date: 04/12/2017


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

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

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

Status: S General Order   Status Date: 04/12/2017


HB1715 Paraphrase: HB1715, by Rep. Lewis Moore, R-Arcadia and Sen. David Holt, R-Oklahoma City, 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: / /    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Moore, Lewis (H); Holt, David (S)

Status: S General Order   Status Date: 04/03/2017


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

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

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

Status: Sent to Governor   Status Date: 04/18/2017


HB1811 Paraphrase: HB1811, by Rep. Ben Loring, D-Miami and Sen. Wayne Shaw, R-Grove, 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); Shaw, Wayne (S)

Status: Governor Action – Signed   Status Date: 04/13/2017


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

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

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

Status: Governor Action – Signed   Status Date: 04/06/2017


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

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

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

Status: Governor Action – Signed   Status Date: 04/06/2017


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

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

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

Status: S General Order   Status Date: 03/27/2017


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

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

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

Status: S General Order   Status Date: 04/10/2017


HB2281 Paraphrase: HB2281, by Rep. Terry O’Donnell, R-Catoosa and Sen. Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City, 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. (Amended by House, Amended by Senate)

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: O’Donnell, Terry (H); Treat, Greg (S)

Status: S General Order   Status Date: 04/06/2017


HB2284 Paraphrase: HB2284, by Rep. Terry O’Donnell, R-Catoosa and Sen. Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City, requires a board of county commissioners, along with the office of the public defender, to provide and coordinate training and continuing legal education for attorneys employed by the office of the public defender. It provides requirements for the training curriculum. It requires the office of the county indigent defender to provide and coordinate training and continuing legal education for attorneys within the office. It requires training to include nationally recognized defense seminars as well as behavioral health and treatment needs of defendants. It modifies the training and continuing legal education required for district attorneys and their assistants. It modifies the annual domestic violence education training for judiciary members provided by the Administrative Office of the Courts. (Amended by House, Amended by Senate, Stricken Title)

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: O’Donnell, Terry (H); Treat, Greg (S)

Status: S General Order   Status Date: 04/12/2017


HB2286 Paraphrase: HB2286, by Rep. Terry O’Donnell, R-Catoosa and Sen. Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City, 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.” The bill prohibits an individual from parole consideration if serving a sentence for a felony sex offense required to register to the Sex Offenders Registration Act, a sentence of death or life without the possibility of parole, or convicted of a crime which requires service of minimum percentage of sentence. (Amended by House, Stricken Title, Stricken enacting clause)

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: O’Donnell, Terry (H); Treat, Greg (S)

Status: S General Order   Status Date: 04/12/2017


HB2290 Paraphrase: HB2290, by Rep. Scott Biggs, R-Chickasha and Sen. Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City, expands the parameters of drug court program objectives. It provides procedures for offenders upon the successful completion of drug court. It eliminates a section relating to revocation hearings as well as provisions allowing for the introduction of alternative treatment plans in lieu of revocation. (Amended by House)

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Biggs, Scott (H); Treat, Greg (S)

Status: S General Order   Status Date: 04/06/2017


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

Effective Date: / /    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: McCall, Charles (H); Schulz, Mike (S)

Status: S General Order   Status Date: 04/12/2017


HB2316 Paraphrase: HB2316, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka and Sen. Mike Schulz, R-Altus, permits the governor to appoint or replace any officers appointed by the governor. It removes the requirement that the removal be for in incompetency, neglect of duty, or malfeasance in office and to then fill the same as provided in cases of vacancy. It also grants the House Speaker and the Senate President Pro Tempore the power to appoint, remove or replace any of their respective appointments on any agency, board or commission, in addition to any appointments created by expiring terms or vacancies provided by law. It exempts appointments to any agency, board or commission if the appointment authority is provided for in the Constitution. It provides that appointments to the following boards and commissions may be removed and replaced without cause by their appointment authority: Oklahoma Employment Security Commission; Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services; Long-Range Capital Planning Commission; Oklahoma Health Care Authority Board; and the State Board of Career Technology Education. (Amended by House, Amended by Senate, Stricken Title)

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: McCall, Charles (H); Schulz, Mike (S)

Status: S General Order   Status Date: 04/12/2017


HB2342 Paraphrase: HB2342, by Rep. Leslie Osborn, R-Mustang and Sen. Kimberly David, R-Porter, appropriates for FY2017 $4.2 million from the Constitution Reserve Fund (Rainy Day Fund) and $18.0 million from the Unclaimed Property Fund to the Oklahoma Department of Human Services for Developmental Disabilities Services waivers and $11.8 million from the Unclaimed Property Fund to the Oklahoma Department of Human Services for the purpose of funding Aging Services waivers. (Amended by House, Appropriation Bill, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)

Effective Date: / /    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Osborn, Leslie (H); David, Kimberly (S)

Status: Governor Action – Signed   Status Date: 04/06/2017


SB0034 Paraphrase: SB0034, by Sen. Kimberly David, R-Porter and Rep. Scott Biggs, R-Chickasha, 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); Biggs, Scott (H)

Status: Sent to Governor   Status Date: 04/18/2017


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

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

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

Status: H General Order   Status Date: 04/10/2017


SB0229 Paraphrase: SB0229, by Sen. A J Griffin, R-Guthrie and Rep. Mark Lawson, R-Sapulpa, removes the age limitation from the definition of “assisted outpatient” as it relates to mental health treatment. It specifies the provisions therein are applicable to juveniles already in a specialized treatment plan addressing a mental illness or specialized treatment plan for treatment of mental illness in a secure juvenile facility or placement in a specialized residential program for juveniles. (Amended by House, Amended by Senate, Committee Substitute)

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

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

Status: S House Amendments – Read   Status Date: 04/19/2017


SB0506 Paraphrase: SB0506, by Sen. Stephanie Bice, R-Oklahoma City and Rep. John Pfeiffer, R-Mulhall, creates the Healthy Food Financing Act. 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. (Amended by Senate, Committee Substitute)

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Bice, Stephanie (S); Pfeiffer, John (H)

Status: Sent to Governor   Status Date: 04/19/2017


SB0549 Paraphrase: SB0549, by Sen. David Holt, R-Oklahoma City and Rep. Tammy West, R-Bethany, 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. (Amended by House, Amended by Senate, Stricken Title, Stricken enacting clause)

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Holt, David (S); West, Tammy (H)

Status: H General Order   Status Date: 04/12/2017


SB0603 Paraphrase: SB0603, by Sen. Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City and Rep. Terry O’Donnell, R-Catoosa, modifies language related to the requirement that the Department of Corrections administer a needs and risk assessment for offenders. It requires the assessment include mental health and substance abuse screens. It exempts for any inmate who had a risk and needs assessment administered by personnel certified by the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services within six months of being sentenced to the custody of the Department of Corrections. It requires the department to develop an individualized case plan based on the results of the assessment to guide an inmate’s rehabilitation while in the Department’s custody in order to reduce the likelihood of recidivism. It establishes requirements for the case plan. (Amended by House, Amended by Senate, Stricken Title, Stricken enacting clause)

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Treat, Greg (S); O’Donnell, Terry (H)

Status: H General Order   Status Date: 04/12/2017


SB0604 Paraphrase: SB0604, by Sen. Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City and Rep. Terry O’Donnell, R-Catoosa, 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); O’Donnell, Terry (H)

Status: H General Order   Status Date: 03/30/2017


SB0618 Paraphrase: SB0618, by Sen. Gary Stanislawski, R-Tulsa and Rep. Leslie Osborn, R-Mustang, modifies the minimum salary schedule for teachers. It increases teachers’ salaries 4.0 percent for the 2017-2018 school year and an additional 4.0 percent for the 2018-2019 school year. (Amended by Senate, Stricken Title)

Effective Date: / /    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Stanislawski, Gary (S); Osborn, Leslie (H)

Status: H Committee – Laid Over   Status Date: 04/17/2017

Committee(1): H Appropriations & Budget (H)


SB0649 Paraphrase: SB0649, by Sen. Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City and Rep. Terry O’Donnell, R-Catoosa, modifies all references from the State Penitentiary to the Department of Corrections when relating to the Elderly and Incapacitated Victim’s Protection Program. It prohibits a previous conviction for possession of a controlled dangerous substance or the equivalent law for possession of a controlled dangerous substance from any other jurisdiction may not be used to enhance certain punishments. It also establishes certain sentencing requirements. (Amended by House, Amended by Senate, Stricken Title, Stricken enacting clause, Committee Substitute)

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Treat, Greg (S); O’Donnell, Terry (H)

Status: H General Order   Status Date: 04/12/2017


SB0650 Paraphrase: SB0650, by Sen. Wayne Shaw, R-Grove and Rep. Ben Loring, D-Miami, 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. (Amended by House, Amended by Senate, Stricken Title, Stricken enacting clause, Committee Substitute)

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Shaw, Wayne (S); Loring, Ben (H)

Status: H General Order   Status Date: 04/13/2017


SB0689 Paraphrase: SB0689, by Sen. Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City and Rep. Terry O’Donnell, R-Catoosa, 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. It requires the court to provide notice of the hearing prior to a sentence modification and requires a notice to be given to the victim or representative of the victim and all for an opportunity for the victim to provide testimony at the hearing. (Amended by House, Amended by Senate, Stricken Title, Stricken enacting clause, Committee Substitute)

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Treat, Greg (S); O’Donnell, Terry (H)

Status: H General Order   Status Date: 04/12/2017


SB0717 Paraphrase: SB0717, by Sen. A J Griffin, R-Guthrie and Rep. Leslie Osborn, R-Mustang, expands the reasons for recording individuals on the Child Care Restricted Registry. It expands the purpose of rules promulgated by the Department of Human Services to establish a procedure to prohibit licensure, ownership, employment, unsupervised access to children or residence by a person on the Child Care Restricted Registry in any facility providing care to children or vulnerable adults. The amendment modifies provisions applicable to facilities licensed, certified by or contracting with the Office of Juvenile Affairs after November 1, 2018. (Amended by House, Amended by Senate, Committee Substitute)

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

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

Status: S House Amendments – Read   Status Date: 04/18/2017


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

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

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

Status: S House Amendments – Read   Status Date: 04/19/2017


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

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

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

Status: Sent to Governor   Status Date: 04/19/2017


SB0727 Paraphrase: SB0727, by Sen. A J Griffin, R-Guthrie and Rep. Pat Ownbey, R-Ardmore, 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 including but not limited to a change in placement, and those involved in the collaborative decision-making process shall include at a minimum appropriate Department staff, the parents of the child and, if the parent requests, an advocate or representative; to protect the safety of those involved and to promote efficiency, the Department may limit participants as determined to be in the best interests of the child; the Department shall make reasonable efforts to provide a trained facilitator to guide the decision-making process; and any determination that a collaborative decision-making process is not possible or is unnecessary shall require supervisor approval and documentation of the reasons supporting the determination. The bill requires the department to submit on or before January 31 each a report to the Senate President Pro Tempore, House Speaker, the Governor that includes 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 workloads and comparative salaries for such staff. The bill provides a foster parent who is acting in good faith and pursuant to the reasonable and prudent parent standard will not be 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 the language 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. The bill modifies the contents of statement of foster parents’ rights. (Amended by House, Amended by Senate, Committee Substitute)

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

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

Status: S House Amendments – Read   Status Date: 04/19/2017


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

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

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

Status: H General Order   Status Date: 04/17/2017


SB0749 Paraphrase: SB0749, by Sen. Kevin Matthews, D-Tulsa and Rep. Monroe Nichols IV, D-Tulsa, creates the Urban Gardens Grant Act to be administered by the Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry. The bill defines applicable terms. It creates the Urban Gardens Grant Revolving Fund that will consist of all monies received by the State Board of Agriculture from state-appropriated funds, federal funds, donations, grants and contributions from any public or private source. It permits the State Board of Agriculture to promulgate rules and adopt eligibility guidelines necessary to enforce and administer the Urban Gardens Grant Act, including an application process for grants. It requires entities that receive grants to be located in food deserts and serve residents of the community in which they are located. It also requires the applicants to show that an awarded grant will expand and stimulate economic activity in the low income areas served, as well as provide increased opportunities for the citizens of those low income areas to obtain healthier food options. It requires one-time grants of $250,000 be provided to entities for the purchase of greenhouses and other materials to establish and operate an urban garden. It provides entities eligible to apply for the grants are nonprofit community organizations, churches, or other nonprofit organizations. It requires the urban gardens to grow healthy foods that are to be sold on site or at farmer’s markets, produce stands and retailers located within the same community. (Amended by Senate)

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Matthews, Kevin (S); Nichols IV, Monroe (H)

Status: H General Order   Status Date: 04/17/2017


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

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: David, Kimberly (S); Mulready, Glen (H)

Status: H General Order   Status Date: 04/17/2017


SB0786 Paraphrase: SB0786, by Sen. Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City and Rep. Ben Loring, D-Miami, provides that every person who breaks and enters on any commercial or residential property or any room, booth, tent, railroad car, automobile, truck, trailer, outbuilding 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. (Amended by House, Amended by Senate, Stricken Title, Stricken enacting clause, Committee Substitute)

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Treat, Greg (S); Loring, Ben (H)

Status: H General Order   Status Date: 04/12/2017


SB0793 Paraphrase: SB0793, by Sen. Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City and Rep. Terry O’Donnell, R-Catoosa, 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. (Amended by House, Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Treat, Greg (S); O’Donnell, Terry (H)

Status: H General Order   Status Date: 03/29/2017

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