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  • Updated on: March 17, 2019

    98 Bills On Report

     

    Bill Principal Authors Committees Current Status Class Position
    HB1018 McEntire, Marcus (H)
    Pugh, Adam (S)
    H Common Education (H) - 02/05/2019
    H Common Education (H) - 02/05/2019
    S Introduced    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB1018, by Rep. Marcus McEntire, R-Duncan and Sen. Adam Pugh, R-Edmond, requires each school district to provide age-appropriate instruction about HIV, AIDS and related issues. The bill requires this instruction be given at least once during the period between grades five and six, once between grades seven and nine and once between grades ten and twelve. It requires the education occurring between grades 10 and 12 will have a heightened emphasis on transmission, prevention methods, virology and relevant statistics. The bill defines HIV and AIDS. It requires this definition be included in instruction, as well as how the virus is and is not transmitted. It also requires instruction include and analysis of the transmission and methods of prevention of sexually transmitted diseases and HIV with an emphasis on abstinence from sex and intravenous drug use. Instruction will also include identification of risk behaviors and situations involving potential exposure to HIV. The act requires the State Department of Education create or implement medically accurate instructional materials for HIV education. It permits a school district to create or implement its own HIVas long as the curriculum is approved by the State Department of Health. Provisions of the act must comply with the Parents' Bill of Rights. (Amended by House, Emergency Measure)
    HB1050 Sterling, Danny (H)
    Smalley, Jason (S)
    H Common Education (H) - 02/05/2019
    H Common Education (H) - 02/12/2019
    S Introduced    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB1050, by Rep. Danny Sterling, R-Tecumseh and Sen. Jason Smalley, R-Stroud, increase the maximum number of days a substitute teacher can be employed to 135 during a school year and 145 days during a school year if the substitute teacher holds a lapsed of expired certificate or has a bachelors level college degree.
    HB1065 Johns, Ronny (H)
    Bice, Stephanie (S)
    H Common Education (H) - 02/05/2019
    H Common Education (H) - 02/05/2019
    S Introduced    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB1065, by Rep. Ronny Johns, R-Ada and Sen. Stephanie Bice, R-Oklahoma City, modifies the definition of the term "threatening behavior" as it relates to school safety. It requires officers or employees of a school district or members of a board of education who notify law enforcement of threatening behavior by a student to comply with state and federal laws applicable to release of student education records.
    HB1090 Osburn, Mike (H)
    Montgomery, John (S)
    H Banking, Financial Services, Pensions (H) - 02/05/2019
    H Banking, Financial Services, Pensions (H) - 02/13/2019
    H Banking, Financial Services, Pensions (H) - 02/20/2019
    S Introduced    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB1090, by Rep. Mike Osburn, R-Edmond and Sen. John Montgomery, R-Lawton, allows the Teachers' Retirement System of Oklahoma to purchase service credits. The bill allows members of the system to count teaching service rendered while in the Peace Corp or in public schools in United States territories, American Military Dependent Schools, and state colleges and universities by paying the amount determined by the system's board of trustees, as long as the member is not benefiting from any other public retirement system. (Amended by House, Stricken Title)
    HB1114 West, Kevin (H)
    Pederson, Roland (S)
    H Government Efficiency (H) - 02/05/2019
    H Government Efficiency (H) - 02/06/2019
    S Introduced    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB1114, by Rep. Kevin West, R-Moore and Sen. Roland Pederson, R-Burlington, requires that if a public construction contract is subject to a bond pursuant to provisions therein, no retainage will be withheld from the entity posting the bond. It requires the holder of the retainage to be responsible for payment on all interest accrued. The amendment strikes title. It raises the threshold for requiring a bond on public works contracts from $50,000 to $100,000. The amendment requires a subcontract to include a provision for retainage of a portion of the payment due, not to exceed percent of the amount due, until the work of the subcontractor is at least 50 percent complete. (Amended by House, Stricken Title)
    HB1228 Sanders, Mike (H)
    Smalley, Jason (S)
    H Common Education (H) - 02/05/2019
    H Common Education (H) - 02/19/2019
    S Introduced    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB1228, by Rep. Mike Sanders, R-Kingfisher and Sen. Jason Smalley, R-Stroud, requires a dyslexia professional development program be given once a year to educators. (Amended by House, Committee Substitute)
    HB1230 McBride, Mark (H)
    Weaver, Darrell (S)
    H Common Education (H) - 02/05/2019
    H Common Education (H) - 02/26/2019
    S Introduced    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB1230, by Rep. Mark McBride, R-Moore and Sen. Darrell Weaver, R-Moore, requires the State Department of Education to list on its website all accrediting associations approved by the State Board of Education to take part in the Lindsey Nichole Henry Scholarship for Students with Disabilities Program. (Amended by House, Stricken Title)
    HB1246 McBride, Mark (H)
    Smalley, Jason (S)
    H Rules (H) - 02/06/2019
    H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/25/2019
    H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/27/2019
    S Introduced    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB1246, by Rep. Mark McBride, R-Moore and Sen. Jason Smalley, R-Stroud, allows a retired classified or nonclassified member of the state retirement system who is employed by the Department of Education to perform duties ordinarily performed by classified or nonclassified personnel and receive annualized earnings with no reduction in retirement benefits regardless of the amount of annualized earnings. (Amended by House, Committee Substitute)
    HB1247 McBride, Mark (H)
    Pemberton, Dewayne (S)
    H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/06/2019
    H Appropriations & Budget, Education (H) - 02/12/2019
    H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/13/2019
    H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/27/2019
    S Introduced    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB1247, by Rep. Mark McBride, R-Moore and Sen. Dewayne Pemberton, R-Muskogee, adds the Oklahoma Tax Commission to the list of entities to which scholarship-granting organizations and educational improvement granting organizations are required to submit an audited financial statement for the organization along with information detailing the benefits, successes or failures of the program. The bill also requires the commission to make publicly available on its website the financial statement and information submitted. The bill requires a scholarship-granting organization to submit certain information annually to the Tax Commission in order to maintain registration. (Amended by House, Stricken Title, Committee Substitute)
    HB1308 Conley, Sherrie (H)
    David, Kimberly (S)
    H Common Education (H) - 02/05/2019
    H Common Education (H) - 02/26/2019
    H Common Education (H) - 02/26/2019
    S Introduced    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB1308, by Rep. Sherrie Conley, R-Newcastle and Sen. Kimberly David, R-Porter, requires school districts to develop a policy to determine if a student who engages in threatening behavior with the potential to cause severe bodily harm or extreme violence needs to complete a mental health assessment and evaluation administered by certified assessment personnel before returning to school. (Amended by House, Stricken Title, Committee Substitute)
    HB1309 Stark, Marilyn (H)
    Stanley, Brenda (S)
    H Judiciary (H) - 02/05/2019
    H Judiciary (H) - 02/26/2019
    S Introduced    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB1309, by Rep. Marilyn Stark, R-Bethany and Sen. Brenda Stanley, R-Oklahoma City, prohibits a person from knowingly presenting an animal or therapy animal as a qualified service animal or intentionally misrepresent entitlement to an animal in their possession for the purpose of obtaining the rights or privileges set forth for a person with a disability. (Amended by House, Stricken Title)
    HB1316 Conley, Sherrie (H)
    Bice, Stephanie (S)
    H Common Education (H) - 02/05/2019
    H Common Education (H) - 02/26/2019
    H Common Education (H) - 02/26/2019
    S Introduced    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB1316, by Rep. Sherrie Conley, R-Newcastle and Sen. Stephanie Bice, R-Oklahoma City, requires a person issued an emergency certification to teach receive some professional development covering classroom management, subject-specific instructional methods, school procedures and policies and writing lesson plans before entering the classroom. The act also requires districts provide additional training opportunities throughout the year and arrange a mentor to provide support on an ongoing basis. (Amended by House, Stricken Title, Committee Substitute)
    HB1360 Hasenbeck, Toni (H)
    Kidd, Chris (S)
    H Rules (H) - 02/05/2019
    H Common Education (H) - 02/14/2019
    H Common Education (H) - 02/19/2019
    S Introduced    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB1360, by Rep. Toni Hasenbeck, R-Elgin and Sen. Chris Kidd, R-Addington, increases the stipend National Board Certified Teachers receive to cover renewal fees to no more than $1,000 per applicant. (Amended by House, Stricken Title, Committee Substitute)
    HB1364 Hasenbeck, Toni (H)
    Smalley, Jason (S)
    H Higher Ed & Career Tech (H) - 02/05/2019
    H Business and Commerce (H) - 02/18/2019
    H Business and Commerce (H) - 02/20/2019
    S Introduced    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB1364, by Rep. Toni Hasenbeck, R-Elgin and Sen. Jason Smalley, R-Stroud, requires the Oklahoma Department of Commerce to review and approve career-readiness assessments that measure and document foundational workplace skills. It requires the assessments to be available to all public school districts to administer to students in grade twelve in 2019-2020. (Amended by House, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)
    HB1395 Dills, Sheila (H)
    Pemberton, Dewayne (S)
    H Common Education (H) - 02/05/2019
    H Common Education (H) - 02/12/2019
    H Common Education (H) - 02/19/2019
    S Introduced    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB1395, by Rep. Sheila Dills, R-Tulsa and Sen. Dewayne Pemberton, R-Muskogee, subjects virtual charter schools to the same reporting requirements, financial audits, audit procedures and audit requirements as a school district. The act also allows the State Department of Education and the State Auditor and Inspector to conduct financial, program or compliance audits of virtual charter schools and requires the schools use the Oklahoma Cost Accounting System. (Amended by House, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)
    HB1780 McCall, Charles (H)
    Treat, Greg (S)
    H Rules (H) - 02/05/2019
    H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/07/2019
    H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/13/2019
    S Introduced    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB1780, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka and Sen. Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City, increases the base salary and the salary scale for Oklahoma teachers. (Amended by House, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)
    HB1781 McCall, Charles (H)
    Montgomery, John (S)
    H Rules (H) - 02/05/2019
    H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/20/2019
    H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/27/2019
    S Introduced    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB1781, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka and Sen. John Montgomery, R-Lawton, allows school districts to pay student teachers a salary. (Amended by House, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)
    HB1905 Conley, Sherrie (H)
    David, Kimberly (S)
    H Rules (H) - 02/05/2019
    H Higher Ed & Career Tech (H) - 02/13/2019
    H Higher Ed & Career Tech (H) - 02/26/2019
    S Introduced    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB1905, by Rep. Sherrie Conley, R-Newcastle and Sen. Kimberly David, R-Porter, deletes references to the defunct Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation. It adds a requirement for teacher candidates to receive training on being trauma-informed. (Amended by House, Committee Substitute)
    HB1926 Kerbs, Dell (H)
    Sharp, Ron (S)
    H Public Safety (H) - 02/05/2019
    H Public Safety (H) - 02/07/2019
    S Introduced    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB1926, by Rep. Dell Kerbs, R-Shawnee and Sen. Ron Sharp, R-Shawnee, requires the registered owner of a vehicle whose vehicle is found to have been operated in violation of the provisions therein be punished by a fine of not less than $100. It requires that 75 percent of the fine to be deposited to the credit of the Cameras for School Bus Stops Revolving Fund established in the bill for the State Board of Education in the State Treasury. It allows a school district to install and operate a video-monitoring system in or on the school buses or the bus stop-arms operated by the district or contract with a private vendor to do so on behalf of the school district for the purpose of recording violations. It requires that if a citation is issued for a violation, the person who receives the citation must have at least 30 business days from the date of the issuance of the citation to inspect information collected by a video-monitoring system in connection with the violation. (Amended by House)
    HB1940 Strom, Judd (H)
    Hicks, Carri (S)
    H Common Education (H) - 02/05/2019
    H Common Education (H) - 02/12/2019
    S Introduced    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB1940, by Rep. Judd Strom, R-Copan and Sen. Carri Hicks, D-Oklahoma City, defines "valid excuse" related to compulsory attendance, excusing absence due to school-approved activities, approved extracurricular activities and any other reason deemed appropriate by each local school district.
    HB1951 Roberts, Dustin (H)
    Leewright, James (S)
    H Government Efficiency (H) - 02/05/2019
    H Government Efficiency (H) - 02/27/2019
    S Introduced    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB1951, by Rep. Dustin Roberts, R-Durant and Sen. James Leewright, R-Bristow, modifies flexible benefit allowance amounts, adding Health Maintenance Organization plans. (Amended by House, Stricken Title)
    HB1959 Provenzano, Melissa (H)
    Pemberton, Dewayne (S)
    H Rules (H) - 02/05/2019
    H Common Education (H) - 02/14/2019
    H Common Education (H) - 02/26/2019
    S Introduced    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB1959, by Rep. Melissa Provenzano, D-Tulsa and Sen. Dewayne Pemberton, R-Muskogee, exempts certified teachers from individual annual evaluation if during the first nine weeks of the year the teacher works in a district exceeding class size limitations and district requests the teacher cover an additional class. (Amended by House, Committee Substitute)
    HB1988 Nollan, Jadine (H)
    Haste, John (S)
    H Common Education (H) - 02/05/2019
    H Common Education (H) - 02/05/2019
    S Introduced    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB1988, by Rep. Jadine Nollan, R-Sand Springs and Sen. John Haste, R-Broken Arrow, eliminates a provision requiring the State Board of Education to promulgate rules regarding a school site report card grant a medical exemption from the 18-day chronic absenteeism provision.
    HB2132 Munson, Cyndi (H)
    Smalley, Jason (S)
    H Common Education (H) - 02/05/2019
    H Common Education (H) - 02/26/2019
    S Introduced    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB2132, by Rep. Cyndi Munson, D-Oklahoma City and Sen. Jason Smalley, R-Stroud, requires the State Board of Education to supply the Office of Child Abuse Prevention within the State Department of Health with access to the identifying information of individuals who have been detained or reported pursuant to Section 10-109 or subsection A of Section 24-120 of Title 70 of the Oklahoma Statutes. It requires the Office of Child Abuse Prevention and the State Board of Education to establish a procedure for the exchange of information required therein. It requires the district attorney to provide the Office of Child Abuse Prevention with a copy of all reports. It requires the Office of Child Abuse Prevention to include these statistics in the annual report. The bill authorizes the Office of Child Abuse Prevention to review the record provided by the State Board of Education and, when appropriate, provide an assessment of the family and offer services if needed. (Amended by House, Committee Substitute)
    HB2197 Randleman, Randy (H)
    Young, George (S)
    H Children, Youth & Family Services (H) - 02/05/2019
    H Children, Youth & Family Services (H) - 02/27/2019
    S Introduced    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB2197, by Rep. Randy Randleman, R-Eufaula and Sen. George Young, D-Oklahoma City, requires summer youth camps, summer programs or after-school programs for children who are at least four years of age, that are accredited by a national standard-setting agency or church camp accreditation program, or are accredited by, chartered by or affiliated with a national nonprofit organization to conduct a national criminal history records search for every employee of the program. It requires a records search for every employee to be maintained by the program and subject to review by law enforcement. The bill requires if an employee does not have a completed records search, the employee is not eligible to work for the program until a records search is completed. (Amended by House, Stricken Title)
    HB2227 Russ, Todd (H)
    Sharp, Ron (S)
    H Rules (H) - 02/06/2019
    H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/27/2019
    H Rules (H) - 02/28/2019
    S Introduced    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB2227, by Rep. Todd Russ, R-Cordell and Sen. Ron Sharp, R-Shawnee, modifies eligibility for students participating in the Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program. (Amended by House, Committee Substitute)
    HB2292 Wright, Harold (H)
    Jech, Darcy (S)
    H Public Safety (H) - 02/05/2019
    H Public Safety (H) - 02/14/2019
    S Introduced    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB2292, by Rep. Harold Wright, R-Weatherford and Sen. Darcy Jech, R-Kingfisher, expands eligibility for individuals to attend law enforcement courses and training at technology center schools and higher education institutions.
    HB2304 Frix, Avery (H)
    Pemberton, Dewayne (S)
    H Banking, Financial Services, Pensions (H) - 02/05/2019
    H Banking, Financial Services, Pensions (H) - 02/27/2019
    S Introduced    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB2304, by Rep. Avery Frix, R-Muskogee and Sen. Dewayne Pemberton, R-Muskogee, provides a 4 percent cost-of-living adjustment for all retirees of the Oklahoma Firefighters Pension and Retirement System, Oklahoma Police Pension and Retirement System, Uniform Retirement System for Justices and Judges, Oklahoma Law Enforcement Retirement System, Teacher' Retirement System of Oklahoma and Oklahoma Public Employees Retirement System. (Amended by House, Committee Substitute)
    HB2336 Roberts, Sean (H)
    Bullard, David (S)
    H Judiciary (H) - 02/05/2019
    H Judiciary (H) - 02/19/2019
    S Introduced    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB2336, by Rep. Sean Roberts, R-Hominy and Sen. David Bullard, R-Durant, allows a board of education of a school district to adopt a policy authorizing persons possessing a valid handgun license to carry a handgun onto school property, provided the individual possess a valid armed security guard license and holds a valid reserve peace officer certification. (Amended by House)
    HB2339 Roberts, Sean (H)
    Standridge, Robert (S)
    H Public Health (H) - 02/05/2019
    H Public Health (H) - 02/19/2019
    S Introduced    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB2339, by Rep. Sean Roberts, R-Hominy and Sen. Robert Standridge, R-Norman, prohibits a student from being vaccinated at school or on school grounds or receive a vaccine as a part of the mobile vaccination effort without prior written authorization, including the signature of the parent or legal guardian of the student for each vaccine. (Amended by House, Committee Substitute)
    HB2470 McCall, Charles (H)
    Thompson, Roger (S)
    H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/05/2019
    H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/20/2019
    S Introduced    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB2470, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka and Sen. Roger Thompson, R-Okemah, increases the taxable compensation a school district's certified employee may receive if they opt out of a flexible benefit plan to $300.00. (Amended by House, Dormant, Committee Substitute)
    HB2502 McCall, Charles (H)
    Montgomery, John (S)
    H Rules (H) - 02/05/2019
    H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/20/2019
    H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/27/2019
    S Introduced    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB2502, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka and Sen. John Montgomery, R-Lawton, creates the Oklahoma Revenue and Taxation Policy Act of 2019. (Amended by House, Committee Substitute)
    HB2520 West, Tammy (H)
    Pemberton, Dewayne (S)
    H Common Education (H) - 02/05/2019
    H Common Education (H) - 02/26/2019
    S Introduced    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB2520, by Rep. Tammy West, R-Bethany and Sen. Dewayne Pemberton, R-Muskogee, updates the statewide alternative education system. The bill modifies the alternative education funding calculation. (Amended by House, Stricken Title, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)
    HB2521 West, Tammy (H)
    Kidd, Chris (S)
    H Common Education (H) - 02/05/2019
    H Common Education (H) - 02/19/2019
    S Introduced    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB2521, by Rep. Tammy West, R-Bethany and Sen. Chris Kidd, R-Addington, creates the Oklahoma Educator Loan Repayment Program. It requires the State Department of Education to administer the program. It requires the Program, depending upon and limited to available funding, to provide educational loan repayment assistance to Oklahoma certified teachers who agree to work in a school district located in the state designated as a comprehensive support and improvement (CSI) school or targeted support and improvement (TSI) school. It requires each award to be for a contracted period and shall be distributed to the sponsoring entity on behalf of the teacher at the end of each contract year with disbursements not to exceed an amount to be established annually by the Department based on the availability of funds. It requires a teacher participating in the Program to be eligible to receive awards for four years. It requires the Department to develop an application process for teachers to apply for the Program. It requires the Department to develop performance requirements for teachers in the Program to ensure the participating teacher meets the requirements set forth therein and any additional requirements promulgated in administrative rules. It requires the Department to certify and review reports submitted by the participating teacher detailing performance of activities in accordance with the Program. It requires the Department to review the performance of the teacher during each year in the Program and determine whether an award may be granted for additional years. It provides for Program eligibility. It allows the Department to accept donations of public or private funds to assist in funding the Oklahoma Educator Loan Repayment Program. It allows the Department to contract with other public entities and nonprofit corporations for the endowment, management and administration of such funds. It creates the Educator Loan Repayment Revolving Fund for the State Department of Education in the State Treasury. It requires monies accruing to the credit of said fund to be appropriated and can be budgeted and expended by the State Department of Education for the purpose of providing educational loan repayment assistance to Oklahoma certified teachers through the Oklahoma Educator Loan Repayment Program. It requires the Department to present a report on the operation of the Program to the Governor, the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President Pro Tempore of the Senate within one month of the beginning of each regular session of the Legislature, including but not limited to the progress made in accomplishing the goal of the Program.
    HB2594 Echols, Jon (H)
    Hicks, Carri (S)
    H Common Education (H) - 02/05/2019
    H Rules (H) - 02/27/2019
    H Rules (H) - 02/28/2019
    S Introduced    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB2594, by Rep. Jon Echols, R-Oklahoma City and Sen. Carri Hicks, D-Oklahoma City, creates the Seizure-Safe Schools Act. It requires each public school district, and governing board of each private and parochial school, to have at least one school employee who has met training requirements necessary to recognize symptoms of seizures and administer seizure medicine. It lists requirements for the training programs of such school personnel. The bill requires students' parents or legal guardians to follow specific procedures before seizure medication can be administered to their child at school. It requires public school students and other public school staff to receive training on seizures and seizure disorders. It requires the State Board of Education to promulgate rules for the development and implementation of the seizure education program and procedures for the development and content of seizure action plans. (Emergency Measure)
    HB2625 Echols, Jon (H)
    David, Kimberly (S)
    H Rules (H) - 02/05/2019
    H Common Education (H) - 02/13/2019
    H Common Education (H) - 02/19/2019
    H Common Education (H) - 02/26/2019
    S Introduced    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB2625, by Rep. Jon Echols, R-Oklahoma City and Sen. Kimberly David, R-Porter, places program on education administration under the Commission for Education Quality and Accountability (CEQA). It moves the state superintendent test from CEQA to the Department of Education. It provides an emergency certification process. (Amended by House, Stricken Title, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)
    HB2641 Baker, Rhonda (H)
    David, Kimberly (S)
    H Common Education (H) - 02/05/2019
    H Common Education (H) - 02/12/2019
    S Introduced    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB2641, by Rep. Rhonda Baker, R-Yukon and Sen. Kimberly David, R-Porter, creates until Dec. 31, 2020, a 16-member task force to study and make recommendations to the Legislature on changes to the units or sets of competencies required for students to graduate with a standard diploma. It establishes membership and meeting requirements. The bill requires the task force to submit its recommendation to the Governor, the Senate President Pro Tempore, the House Speaker and the chairs of the education committees of the Senate and the House of Representatives by Dec. 31, 2020. It permits the task force to submit its recommendation earlier. (Emergency Measure)
    HB2645 Baker, Rhonda (H)
    Stanislawski, Gary (S)
    H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/05/2019
    H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/27/2019
    S Introduced    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB2645, by Rep. Rhonda Baker, R-Yukon and Sen. Gary Stanislawski, R-Tulsa, permits a public school district to offer a one-time incentive bonus payment to certified teachers who return to teach within the school district not to exceed $5,000. The bill requires the incentive bonus be matched equally up to $5,000 by the State Board of Education from funds appropriated by the Legislature. The bill establishes requirements to receive the bonus. It requires the State Board of Education to promulgate necessary rules. (Amended by House, Committee Substitute)
    HB2646 Baker, Rhonda (H)
    Smalley, Jason (S)
    H Common Education (H) - 02/05/2019
    H Common Education (H) - 02/26/2019
    S Introduced    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB2646, by Rep. Rhonda Baker, R-Yukon and Sen. Jason Smalley, R-Stroud, creates the School Turnaround Act, allowing schools designated as in need of intervention by the Oklahoma State Department of Education to hire an independent school turnaround expert. The act also sets up the process for contracting a turnaround expert as well as the required qualifications and duties of the expert. (Amended by House, Stricken Title, Emergency Measure)
    HB2655 Pittman, Ajay (H)
    Stanislawski, Gary (S)
    H Rules (H) - 02/05/2019
    H Common Education (H) - 02/25/2019
    H Common Education (H) - 02/26/2019
    S Introduced    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB2655, by Rep. Ajay Pittman, D-Oklahoma City and Sen. Gary Stanislawski, R-Tulsa, creates an advisory consortium dedicated to recruiting, retaining and placing teachers of color within the Oklahoma State Regents of Higher Education in conjunction with the State Board of Education and the Commission for Educational Quality and Accountability. The act also requires teacher education programs prepare a plan with specific goals, strategies and deadlines for the recruitment, admission, retention and graduation of teachers of color. The act further defines training given to these teachers. (Amended by House, Stricken Title, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)
    HB2666 Wallace, Kevin (H)
    Leewright, James (S)
    H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/05/2019
    H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/20/2019
    H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/20/2019
    H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/25/2019
    H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/27/2019
    S Introduced    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB2666, by Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston and Sen. James Leewright, R-Bristow, creates the Public Buildings and Works Act of 2019. (Amended by House, Committee Substitute)
    SB0001 Treat, Greg (S)
    McCall, Charles (H)
    S Appropriations (S) - 01/23/2019
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/05/2019
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/27/2019
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/27/2019
    H Introduced    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0001, by Sen. Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City and Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, creates the Legislative Office of Fiscal Transparency (LOFT) to assist the Legislature in performing its constitutional and statutory function of ensuring that government funds are expended in a fiscally responsible manner. It creates a 12-member committee to oversee the operations of the office. It establishes that the committee will be made up of the Senate Appropriations Committee chair; the Senate Finance Committee chair; the House Appropriations and Budget chair; the House Appropriations and Budget Subcommittee on Finance; four members of the Senate appointed by the President Pro Tempore, at least two of whom must be members of the minority party; and four members of the House appointed by the Speaker; at least two of whom must be members of the minority party. It requires the Senate President Pro Tempore and the House Speaker to each designate a co-chair of the committee from among the members of their respective chambers. It requires the members and co-chairs of the oversight committee be appointed no later than July 1, 2019, and it requires the oversight committee hold its first meeting no later than August 1, 2019. It requires the committee employ an executive director and such other staff as it may deem necessary to carry out the duties set forth in the bill. It requires the office to conduct performance evaluations of executive branch agencies, or programs, activities or functions within executive branch agencies identified by the committee. It defines the term "performance evaluation." It requires the committee to monitor the work of the Agency Performance and Accountability Commission and ensure that the committee and office's efforts do not duplicate the commission's audits. It permits the committee to direct the office to conduct additional reviews as a result of the commission's audits. The bill requires each agency or institution, upon request, to furnish and make available to the Legislative Office of Fiscal Transparency all records, documents, materials, personnel, information or other resources deemed necessary. It requires any record, document, material or other information made confidential by law be provided to the office and requires it to maintain the confidentiality. It declares all records, documents, materials or other information of the office a record of the Legislature. It requires each state agency and other affected persons to cooperate with the oversight committee and the office in the providing of any information requested. It provides the oversight committee the power to conduct hearings, administer oaths, issue subpoenas and compel the attendance of witnesses and the production of information as provided in statute. (Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure)
    SB0009 Dossett, J.J. (S)
    Vancuren, Mark (H)
    S Education (S) - 01/23/2019
    S Education (S) - 02/05/2019
    S Education (S) - 02/26/2019
    H Introduced    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0009, by Sen. J.J. Dossett, D-Sperry and Rep. Mark Vancuren, R-Owasso, requires the one-half or one unit of U.S. Government competencies be taken in the eleventh or twelfth grades, rather than anytime during the ninth-through twelfth grades. It eliminates United State History from the statewide assessment system. (Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure)
    SB0033 Dossett, J.J. (S)
    Vancuren, Mark (H)
    S Education (S) - 01/23/2019
    S Education (S) - 02/05/2019
    S Education (S) - 02/05/2019
    H Introduced    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0033, by Sen. J.J. Dossett, D-Sperry and Rep. Mark Vancuren, R-Owasso, adds vapor products to the list of products prohibited under the 24/7 Tobacco-free Schools Act. It defines the term "vapor product" to mean noncombustible products that may or may not contain nicotine that employ a mechanical heating element, battery, electronic circuit or other mechanism that can be used to produce a vapor in a solution or other form, including any vapor cartridge or other container with or without nicotine or other form that is intended to be used with an electronic cigarette, electronic cigar, electronic cigarillo, electronic pipe or similar product or device. The bill excludes from the definition any products regulated by the United States Food and Drug Administration under Chapter V of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. (Emergency Measure)
    SB0036 Dossett, J.J. (S)
    Vancuren, Mark (H)
    S Education (S) - 01/23/2019
    S Education (S) - 02/05/2019
    S Education (S) - 02/05/2019
    H Introduced    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0036, by Sen. J.J. Dossett, D-Sperry and Rep. Mark Vancuren, R-Owasso, removes the requirement that school districts provide parents or guardians with annual physical activity reports. (Emergency Measure)
    SB0044 Dossett, J.J. (S)
    Nollan, Jadine (H)
    S Education (S) - 01/23/2019
    S Education (S) - 02/05/2019
    S Education (S) - 02/19/2019
    S Education (S) - 02/26/2019
    H Introduced    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0044, by Sen. J.J. Dossett, D-Sperry and Rep. Jadine Nollan, R-Sand Springs, defines the term “instructional expenditure” to mean expenditures for instruction and instructional staff support services, including those that directly relate to providing instruction and for activities that assist with classroom instruction. It outlines what said expenditures may specifically include. It requires the provisions therein apply when related to the expenditure of public funds by school districts. It requires the State Department of Education to report or publish each category of instructional expenditure listed as well as the aggregate instructional expenditure when reporting or publishing the instructional expenditures for any purpose. (Emergency Measure)
    SB0045 Sharp, Ron (S)
    Conley, Sherrie (H)
    S Education (S) - 01/23/2019
    S Education (S) - 02/05/2019
    S Education (S) - 02/19/2019
    S Bill Failed    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0045, by Sen. Ron Sharp, R-Shawnee and Rep. Sherrie Conley, R-Newcastle, requires each school district board to adopt a code of principles that provide guidelines for appropriate interaction between school district employees and students. It specifies minimum guidelines to be included in said code of principles. It requires a copy of the developed code and any subsequent amendments to be provided to each school employee annually. It requires said code be included in the district's employee handbook and allows it to be published on the district's website.
    SB0048 Standridge, Robert (S)
    Rosecrants, Jacob (H)
    S Education (S) - 01/23/2019
    S Education (S) - 02/05/2019
    S Education (S) - 02/19/2019
    S Education (S) - 02/26/2019
    H Introduced    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0048, by Sen. Robert Standridge, R-Norman and Rep. Jacob Rosecrants, D-Norman, allows students to self-administer replacement pancreatic enzymes for the treatment of cystic fibrosis. It modifies the definition of "medication" as it relates to the self-administration of medication. It requires renewal of self-administration permission. (Emergency Measure)
    SB0057 Sharp, Ron (S)
    Pae, Daniel (H)
    S Education (S) - 01/23/2019
    S Education (S) - 02/05/2019
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/05/2019
    S Education (S) - 02/19/2019
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/19/2019
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/27/2019
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/27/2019
    S Bill Failed    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0057, by Sen. Ron Sharp, R-Shawnee and Rep. Daniel Pae, R-Lawton, prohibits virtual charter schools from offering compensation to teachers or other personnel for recruiting teachers from other school districts. (Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure)
    SB0058 Pemberton, Dewayne (S)
    Frix, Avery (H)
    S Rules (S) - 01/23/2019
    S Rules (S) - 02/05/2019
    S Rules (S) - 02/13/2019
    H Introduced    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0058, by Sen. Dewayne Pemberton, R-Muskogee and Rep. Avery Frix, R-Muskogee, requires employers to give employees two hours of time to vote on the day of the election or on a day on which in-person absentee voting is allowed by law. (Emergency Measure)
    SB0063 Standridge, Robert (S)
    Marti, T.J. (H)
    S Education (S) - 01/23/2019
    S Education (S) - 02/05/2019
    S Education (S) - 02/05/2019
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/05/2019
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/20/2019
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/20/2019
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/20/2019
    H Introduced    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0063, by Sen. Robert Standridge, R-Norman and Rep. T.J. Marti, R-Tulsa, authorizes boards of education to enter into written contracts with teachers for a period of up to three fiscal years. (Amended by Senate, Stricken Title, Committee Substitute)
    SB0070 Pemberton, Dewayne (S)
    Caldwell, Chad (H)
    S Education (S) - 01/23/2019
    S Education (S) - 02/05/2019
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/05/2019
    S Education (S) - 02/19/2019
    S Education (S) - 02/19/2019
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/19/2019
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/27/2019
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/27/2019
    H Introduced    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0070, by Sen. Dewayne Pemberton, R-Muskogee and Rep. Chad Caldwell, R-Enid, authorizes the State Department of Education to define requirements for the submission of data elements for the student information systems and instructional management systems. It amends statutory language to make it consistent with the requirements. (Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)
    SB0079 Bergstrom, Micheal (S)
    Lepak, Mark (H)
    S General Government (S) - 01/23/2019
    S General Government (S) - 02/05/2019
    S General Government (S) - 02/28/2019
    H Introduced    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0079, by Sen. Micheal Bergstrom, R-Adair and Rep. Mark Lepak, R-Claremore, permits school districts, including a technology school district, to participate in, sponsor, conduct or administer a piggybacking purchase agreement. It adds public construction projects to the list of projects that may be acquired under a cooperative or piggybacking purchasing agreement and permits the participation of public agency procurement units or external procurement units. The bill provides that any school district, including a technology school district, that purchases any commodities and services, including public construction contracts, as specified by the provisions of the bill satisfies the requirement to seek competitive bids or proposals provided that the public agency procurement unit or external procurement unit satisfied the laws of its jurisdiction in procurement of the contract. The bill removes the requirement that purchases by a local public procurement unit be required to satisfy any procurement regulation, including The Central Purchasing Act, the Public Competitive Bidding Act, the Finance Act, related administrative rules and federal regulations that may apply due to the federal source of the funding for the anticipated purchase. The bill defines applicable terms.
    SB0085 McCortney, Greg (S)
    McEntire, Marcus (H)
    S Health & Human Services (S) - 01/23/2019
    S Health & Human Services (S) - 02/05/2019
    S Health & Human Services (S) - 02/11/2019
    H Introduced    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0085, by Sen. Greg McCortney, R-Ada and Rep. Marcus McEntire, R-Duncan, modifies the definition of the term "medical personnel at schools" as it relate to the administration of opiate antagonists to mean a certified school nurse, including public or charter schools and technology center schools, or any other nurse employed by or under contract with a school, any licensed practitioner of the healing arts, or any person designated by the school administration to administer an opiate antagonist in the event of a suspected overdose. The bill authorizes any school nurse, public health nurse, licensed practitioner of the healing arts, nurse working under contract with a school district or any person designated by the school administration to administer an opiate antagonist in the event of a suspected overdose to administer an opiate antagonist when encountering a student or other individual exhibiting signs of an opiate overdose. It permits the administration of a public school to authorize one or more persons employed by the school to receive training offered by the State Department of Health, a law enforcement agency or any other entity in recognizing the signs of an opiate overdose and administering an opiate antagonist. It allows persons designated to receive the training to include, but not be limited to, the certified and noncertified staff members required to receive annual training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the Heimlich maneuver. It permits the designated persons to access opiate antagonist training materials available online through the State Department of Health or another entity if in-person training is not readily available in the area. It requires that the training include information on how to spot symptoms of an overdose, instruction in basic resuscitation techniques, instruction on proper administration of an opiate antagonist and the importance of calling 911 for help. It permits the administration of a school may authorize any person to administer an opiate antagonist to a student or other individual exhibiting signs of an overdose in the absence of the person or persons specifically designated and trained to administer an opiate antagonist. It provides that a person administering an opiate antagonist to a student or other individual at a school site or school sponsored event in a manner consistent with addressing opiate overdose will be covered under the Good Samaritan Act and that a school and any of its employees or designees will be immune from civil liability in relation to the administration of an opiate antagonist in the event of a suspected overdose. (Emergency Measure)
    SB0092 Pugh, Adam (S)
    Osburn, Mike (H)
    S Education (S) - 01/23/2019
    S Education (S) - 02/05/2019
    S Education (S) - 02/12/2019
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/12/2019
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/20/2019
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/20/2019
    H Introduced    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0092, by Sen. Adam Pugh, R-Edmond and Rep. Mike Osburn, R-Edmond, requires, beginning with the 2019-2020 school year that evaluations of schools to determine whether they meet accreditation standards occur once every four years, except that annual evaluations will occur to determine if the schools meet standards tied to federal funding; meet health and safety standards; and meet the certification requirements for teachers, principals and superintendents. The bill also requires public schools to be evaluated annually to determine if they meet accreditation standards if a public school receives a deficiency on its accreditation report. The bill provides the school will return to the four-year cycle when it receives no deficiencies for two consecutive years. The bill modifies statutory references. (Amended by Senate, Stricken Title)
    SB0094 Pugh, Adam (S)
    Martinez, Ryan (H)
    S Finance (S) - 01/23/2019
    S Finance (S) - 02/05/2019
    S Finance (S) - 02/05/2019
    S Finance (S) - 02/05/2019
    H Introduced    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0094, by Sen. Adam Pugh, R-Edmond and Rep. Ryan Martinez, R-Edmond, changes the source of staff support for the Council of Bond Oversight from the State Bond Advisory's Office to the State Treasurer's office. The bill changes the title of the State Bond Advisory to the Deputy Treasurer for Debt Management. (Amended by Senate)
    SB0095 Simpson, Frank (S)
    Townley, Tammy (H)
    S Health & Human Services (S) - 01/23/2019
    S Health & Human Services (S) - 02/05/2019
    S Health & Human Services (S) - 02/18/2019
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/18/2019
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/20/2019
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/20/2019
    H Introduced    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0095, by Sen. Frank Simpson, R-Ardmore and Rep. Tammy Townley, R-Ardmore, permits the Commission for Rehabilitation Services to accept and receive gifts, donations, devices, bequests, grants or contracts of any kind for money or property, either real or personal, for the benefit of the Oklahoma School for the Blind and the Oklahoma School for the Deaf. It directs, authorizes and empowers the commission to hold such funds or property outright or in trust, invest or sell the property and use the principal or interest or proceeds of sale for the benefit of the Oklahoma School for the Blind and the Oklahoma School for the Deaf. It requires the commission to utilize its best efforts to comply with the terms of any conditional gift, devise or bequest in fulfillment of the donor's stipulations and provisions of applicable laws. It permits any real or personal property donated with conditions which are at any time determined to be infeasible to meet or continue may be returned to the donor, or if the donor is no longer living or no longer a legally organized entity to be sold and the proceeds of the sale deposited in the commission's general fund or the property may be further donated in kind. (Amended by Senate)
    SB0143 Stanislawski, Gary (S)
    Fincher, Derrel (H)
    S Education (S) - 01/24/2019
    S Education (S) - 02/05/2019
    S Education (S) - 02/26/2019
    S Education (S) - 02/26/2019
    H Introduced    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0143, by Sen. Gary Stanislawski, R-Tulsa and Rep. Derrel Fincher, R-Bartlesville, requires a charter school that contracts with a management organization use the Oklahoma Cost Accounting System to report the total amount paid to a management organization as well as itemized expenditure information for the goods or services provided by the management organization. (Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)
    SB0147 Stanislawski, Gary (S)
    Bush, Carol (H)
    S Education (S) - 01/24/2019
    S Education (S) - 02/05/2019
    S Education (S) - 02/05/2019
    H Introduced    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0147, by Sen. Gary Stanislawski, R-Tulsa and Rep. Carol Bush, R-Tulsa, requires the superintendent of a school district receiving a transfer student to file with the State Board of Education a statement detailing the credit deficiency of any student granted transfer to the school district. The bill requires the State Board of Education to annually post on its website a report containing the information submitted that is disaggregated by type of credit deficiency and by sending district. It prohibits the report from containing the student names. (Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure)
    SB0148 Stanislawski, Gary (S)
    Fincher, Derrel (H)
    S Education (S) - 01/24/2019
    S Education (S) - 02/05/2019
    S Education (S) - 02/26/2019
    S Education (S) - 02/26/2019
    H Introduced    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0148, by Sen. Gary Stanislawski, R-Tulsa and Rep. Derrel Fincher, R-Bartlesville, requires the enrollment period for statewide virtual charter schools be June 1 to September 1, and December 20 to January 30 of each year. It permits, if a student or the student's guardian is able to provide evidence of an emergency, the student to enroll outside of the enrollment period. It defines emergency circumstances. It establishes criteria for students to withdraw from a statewide virtual charter school and transfer to a public school district. (Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)
    SB0192 Stanislawski, Gary (S)
    Nollan, Jadine (H)
    S Education (S) - 01/24/2019
    S Education (S) - 02/05/2019
    S Education (S) - 02/12/2019
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/12/2019
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/27/2019
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/27/2019
    H Introduced    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0192, by Sen. Gary Stanislawski, R-Tulsa and Rep. Jadine Nollan, R-Sand Springs, prohibits school districts that not receive Foundation Aid or Salary Incentive Aid from receiving the Transportation Supplement. It also prohibits any district having per pupil revenue in excess of 300 percent of the average per pupil revenue of all districts from receiving any State Aid or Supplement in State Aid. (Amended by Senate)
    SB0193 Pemberton, Dewayne (S)
    McBride, Mark (H)
    S Education (S) - 01/24/2019
    S Education (S) - 02/05/2019
    S Education (S) - 02/12/2019
    H Introduced    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0193, by Sen. Dewayne Pemberton, R-Muskogee and Rep. Mark McBride, R-Moore, modifies the circumstances under which accreditation cannot be withdrawn or denied for failure to meet certain media program standards. The bill prohibits accreditation from being withdrawn once state per-pupil expenditures are equal to or more than the regional average expenditure per pupil in average daily attendance in public elementary and secondary schools for the most current year for which data is available, as reported by the National Center for Education Statistics annually in the Digest of Education Statistics and funds are provided. The bill requires that the regional average expenditure consist of the current expenditures per pupil in average daily attendance in public elementary and secondary schools in unadjusted dollars for the following states: Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico and Texas. The bill also requires the State Board of Education by Jan. 1 of each year to report whether the expenditure level has been reached based on information reported annually in the Digest of Education Statistics by the National Center for Education Statistics. The bill also modifies the circumstances under which the State Board of Education cannot assess a financial penalty against any school district which is given a deficiency in accreditation status during any fiscal year by applying the same standard. The bill modifies when the State Board of Education's ability to exempt all school districts from or waive any policy, rule or law which requires school districts to form, convene, or participate in any advisory council or committee, including but not limited to the requirement to convene an advisory council when preparing the school improvement plan, ceases to be effective by applying the same standard. The bill also removes the ability for the requirement for the requirement that school districts not be required to appoint a local textbook committee, adopt textbooks, submit a textbook plan, or expend money on the purchase of textbooks during any fiscal year by applying the same standard. (Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)
    SB0194 Bice, Stephanie (S)
    Miller, Nicole (H)
    S Education (S) - 01/24/2019
    S Education (S) - 02/05/2019
    S Education (S) - 02/12/2019
    H Introduced    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0194, by Sen. Stephanie Bice, R-Oklahoma City and Rep. Nicole Miller, R-Edmond, removes the requirement that teacher candidates enrolled in an elementary or early childhood education and prior to graduation pass a comprehensive assessment to measure their teaching skills in the area of reading instruction. (Emergency Measure)
    SB0198 Standridge, Robert (S)
    McDugle, Kevin (H)
    S General Government (S) - 01/24/2019
    S General Government (S) - 02/05/2019
    S General Government (S) - 02/14/2019
    S General Government (S) - 02/14/2019
    H Introduced    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0198, by Sen. Robert Standridge, R-Norman and Rep. Kevin McDugle, R-Broken Arrow, requires all state agencies and all political subdivisions to adopt a social networking and social media policy that applies to the personal use of social media by state employees and employees of any political subdivision to discourage abusive or offensive online behavior. The bill defines applicable terms. It provides that the social media and social networking policy developed by each agency and political subdivision will apply to all state employees and employees of any political subdivision who utilize social media or social networking networks in a private capacity and for work purposes. It requires the policies discourage the sharing of content or comments by state employees and employees of any political subdivision of this state containing the following, when it is directed at a citizen of the State of Oklahoma: obscene sexual content or links to obscene sexual content, abusive behavior and bullying language or tone, conduct or encouragement of illegal activity, intentionally dishonest conduct that could potentially result in harm to a citizen of this state, and disclosure of information which an agency and its employees are required to keep confidential by law, regulation or internal policy. It requires the policies to be distributed by email to each affected employee. (Amended by Senate)
    SB0217 Thompson, Roger (S)
    Nollan, Jadine (H)
    S Education (S) - 01/28/2019
    S Education (S) - 02/05/2019
    S Appropriations, Education (S) - 02/13/2019
    S Education (S) - 02/19/2019
    S Education (S) - 02/19/2019
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/19/2019
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/27/2019
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/27/2019
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/27/2019
    H Introduced    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0217, by Sen. Roger Thompson, R-Okemah and Rep. Jadine Nollan, R-Sand Springs, requires the State Department of Education to identify school districts to implement alternative pathways toward teacher certification on a pilot program basis. It requires school districts seeking to participate in the pilot program to submit application to the Department. It provides eligibility criteria. The bill establishes requirements for programs to be offered via the program. It requires the Department to ensure that providers approved to participate allow teacher candidates to demonstrate pedagogy and content standard proficiency in school-based programs and through other nontraditional means. It allows the Department to suspend or revoke the approval of the provider if it determines that the provider fails to meet or is deficient in any of the requirements after providing notification of the deficiencies and an opportunity to remedy the deficiencies. It requires a teacher candidate that completes a program offered by an approved provider to be eligible for certification, provided they pass the general education and subject area portions of the competency examination in the area of specialization for which certification is sought. It requires a provider to submit a report to the Department after one year of operation showing the percentage of teacher candidates who have completed the program and who have successfully completed or who have failed the competency examination for certification. It requires the State Board of Education to promulgate rules. (Amended by Senate, Stricken Title, Committee Substitute)
    SB0268 Dahm, Nathan (S)
    Osburn, Mike (H)
    S Education (S) - 01/28/2019
    S Education (S) - 02/05/2019
    S Education (S) - 02/19/2019
    H Introduced    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0268, by Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow and Rep. Mike Osburn, R-Edmond, requires a virtual charter school approved and sponsored by the Statewide Virtual Charter School Board to maintain a quorum of members for the entire duration of the meeting whether using an in-person site, videoconference sites or any combination of such sites to achieve a quorum. (Emergency Measure)
    SB0269 Sharp, Ron (S)
    Kerbs, Dell (H)
    S Education (S) - 01/28/2019
    S Education (S) - 02/05/2019
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/05/2019
    S Education (S) - 02/19/2019
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/19/2019
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/27/2019
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/27/2019
    H Introduced    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0269, by Sen. Ron Sharp, R-Shawnee and Rep. Dell Kerbs, R-Shawnee, grants school boards the authority to enter into multi-year written contracts with principals and vice principals. (Amended by Senate, Stricken Title)
    SB0291 Paxton, Lonnie (S)
    Loring, Ben (H)
    S Public Safety (S) - 02/05/2019
    S Public Safety (S) - 02/18/2019
    H Introduced    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0291, by Sen. Lonnie Paxton, R-Tuttle and Rep. Ben Loring, D-Miami, updates statutory references in relation to child abuse.
    SB0297 Pugh, Adam (S)
    Baker, Rhonda (H)
    S Education (S) - 01/28/2019
    S Education (S) - 02/05/2019
    S Education (S) - 02/12/2019
    H Introduced    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0297, by Sen. Adam Pugh, R-Edmond and Rep. Rhonda Baker, R-Yukon, authorizes a school district that allows the donations of food to adopt a policy under which the district provides food at no cost to a student for breakfast, lunch or dinner meals or snacks if the student is unable to purchase breakfast, lunch or dinner meals or snacks. (Emergency Measure)
    SB0305 Daniels, Julie (S)
    West, Tammy (H)
    S Business, Commerce & Tourism (S) - 01/28/2019
    S Business, Commerce & Tourism (S) - 02/05/2019
    S Business, Commerce & Tourism (S) - 02/21/2019
    S Business, Commerce & Tourism (S) - 02/21/2019
    H Introduced    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0305, by Sen. Julie Daniels, R-Bartlesville and Rep. Tammy West, R-Bethany, prohibits employers from hiring or firing a person solely on the basis of the person's status as a medical marijuana license-holder unless required by federal law. The bill clarifies language related to instances when an employer may take action against a person who test positive for marijuana. It establishes that a person who does not possess a valid medical marijuana license, consumes marijuana at the place of employment or during the fulfillment of employment obligations, or maintains a position involving safety-sensitive job duties, is subject to dismissal and discipline. The bill defines the term "under the influence." It also provides employers will not be required to facilitate the use of medical marijuana on their premises or reimburse a person for costs associated with the use of medical marijuana. It authorizes employers to develop written policies regarding drug testing and impairment. It provides that the status and conduct of a medical marijuana licensee cannot be used by itself to restrict or abridge custodial or parental rights. (Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure)
    SB0335 Daniels, Julie (S)
    Martinez, Ryan (H)
    S Business, Commerce & Tourism (S) - 01/30/2019
    S Business, Commerce & Tourism (S) - 02/05/2019
    S Business, Commerce & Tourism (S) - 02/07/2019
    S Business, Commerce & Tourism (S) - 02/14/2019
    S Business, Commerce & Tourism (S) - 02/14/2019
    H Introduced    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0335, by Sen. Julie Daniels, R-Bartlesville and Rep. Ryan Martinez, R-Edmond, requires that a payment made by an employer to an employee is considered to be wages under the Internal Revenue Code, at 26 USCA §1, et seq., that payment be considered wages by the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission. The bill requires certain unemployed persons to accept part-time work. The bill requires the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission to create a re-employment services and eligibility assessment selection for all ex-military service claimants. It establishes conditions under which benefits would be discontinued and reinstated. The bill permits the Employment Security Act of 1980 to be waived for good cause shown up to one year after the date of the determination or redetermination. The bill increases the number of days to within 20 from within14 after the mailing of the notice of the determination that an employer is permitted to file with the Commission at the address prescribed in the notice the employer's specific written objections to the contribution rate so determined. It also increases the number of days to within 20 from within 14 after the mailing of the determination that an employer is permitted to file with the Commission or its representative a written protest to the determination and request an oral hearing de novo to present evidence in support of its protest. It requires written requests for review and redeterminations to show good cause for the change. It requires the appealing party to bear the burden of proof at a hearing. The bill provides that if the request for good cause is filed in writing with the Commission within one year of the date of the determination or redetermination that is the basis of the request for untimely filing. The bill permits the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission to release certain information, with liability, to Oklahoma tribal law enforcement agencies and the State Wage Interchange System. The bill updates various statutory references. The bill repeals language related to the commission's petty cash fund. (Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)
    SB0362 Stanislawski, Gary (S)
    Baker, Rhonda (H)
    S Education (S) - 01/30/2019
    S Education (S) - 02/05/2019
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/05/2019
    S Education (S) - 02/26/2019
    S Education (S) - 02/26/2019
    S Education (S) - 02/26/2019
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/26/2019
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/27/2019
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/27/2019
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/27/2019
    H Introduced    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0362, by Sen. Gary Stanislawski, R-Tulsa and Rep. Rhonda Baker, R-Yukon, removes a reference to the release of the Salary Incentive Aid allocation. The bill changes the term "bilingual" to "English learner" as it applies to the State Aid formula and defines the term. It removes outdated language and clarifies existing language. The bill modifies the State Aid formula. (Amended by Senate, Stricken Title, Committee Substitute)
    SB0372 Bice, Stephanie (S)
    Osburn, Mike (H)
    S Education (S) - 01/30/2019
    S Education (S) - 02/05/2019
    S Education (S) - 02/26/2019
    H Introduced    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0372, by Sen. Stephanie Bice, R-Oklahoma City and Rep. Mike Osburn, R-Edmond, gives the State Board of Education, if it is unable to obtain requested information, the authority to require the production of, by subpoena or other means, any records, books, papers, documents, other tangible things which constitute evidence which the board finds relevant or material to an investigation relating to its functions. (Emergency Measure)
    SB0381 Floyd, Kay (S)
    Dollens, Mickey (H)
    S Health & Human Services (S) - 01/30/2019
    S Health & Human Services (S) - 02/05/2019
    S Health & Human Services (S) - 02/11/2019
    H Introduced    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0381, by Sen. Kay Floyd, D-Oklahoma City and Rep. Mickey Dollens, D-Oklahoma City, permits school boards to stock Epinephrine inhalers. It establishes requirements for policies regarding Epinephrine inhalers. It defines the terms "respiratory distress" and "inhalers." (Emergency Measure)
    SB0382 Floyd, Kay (S)
    Dollens, Mickey (H)
    S Education (S) - 01/30/2019
    S Education (S) - 02/05/2019
    S Education (S) - 02/26/2019
    H Introduced    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0382, by Sen. Kay Floyd, D-Oklahoma City and Rep. Mickey Dollens, D-Oklahoma City, requires School Safety Committees to study and make recommendations to the principal regarding professional development needs of faculty and staff to recognize and report suspected human trafficking. (Emergency Measure)
    SB0407 Rader, Dave (S)
    Echols, Jon (H)
    S Finance (S) - 01/30/2019
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/05/2019
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/13/2019
    H Introduced    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0407, by Sen. Dave Rader, R-Tulsa and Rep. Jon Echols, R-Oklahoma City, modifies provisions of the Oklahoma Equal Opportunity Education Scholarship Act. The bill increases the total credits for taxpayers making a contribution to an eligible scholarship-granting organization or to an eligible educational improvement grant organization to $10 million each. It also amends the definition of the term "eligible school" to include public school districts that have less than 4,500 students. (Amended by Senate, Stricken Title)
    SB0430 Pugh, Adam (S)
    Osburn, Mike (H)
    S Education (S) - 01/30/2019
    S Education (S) - 02/05/2019
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/05/2019
    S Education (S) - 02/26/2019
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/26/2019
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/27/2019
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/27/2019
    H Introduced    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0430, by Sen. Adam Pugh, R-Edmond and Rep. Mike Osburn, R-Edmond, permits the State Board of Education to provide upon request from a board of education the results records national and state criminal history records checks for an employee or prospective employee who has received an initial educator certification within the previous 12 months. (Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)
    SB0432 Pugh, Adam (S)
    Martinez, Ryan (H)
    S Education (S) - 01/30/2019
    S Education (S) - 02/05/2019
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/05/2019
    S Education (S) - 02/26/2019
    S Education (S) - 02/26/2019
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/26/2019
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/27/2019
    H Introduced    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0432, by Sen. Adam Pugh, R-Edmond and Rep. Ryan Martinez, R-Edmond, requires the State Board of Career and Technology Education, to the availability of funds, which may include but not be limited to state appropriations, grant funds, foundation funds and other funds, to establish a statewide aerospace training facility to provide education and training in the aerospace sector. It requires the board to promulgate rules that include but are not limited to criteria for enrollment in the statewide aerospace training facility; curriculum requirements, minimum courses of study and testing requirements for the statewide aerospace training facility; minimum qualifications for instructors at the statewide aerospace training facility; and tuition for courses offered by the statewide aerospace training facility. (Amended by Senate, Stricken Title)
    SB0441 Quinn, Marty (S)
    Baker, Rhonda (H)
    S Education (S) - 01/30/2019
    S Education (S) - 02/05/2019
    S Education (S) - 02/19/2019
    S Education (S) - 02/19/2019
    H Introduced    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0441, by Sen. Marty Quinn, R-Claremore and Rep. Rhonda Baker, R-Yukon, permits a school district, beginning with the 2020-2021 school year to adopt a school schedule of 1,080 hours with no minimum amount of days of instruction if it meets or exceeds the minimum guidelines for student performance and school district cost savings established by the State Board of Education. It requires the school district to receive permission of the State Board of Education if a school adopts a school-hours policy with at least 165 days of instruction but does not need to meet the minimum guidelines. It exempts the Oklahoma School for the Blind and the Oklahoma School for the Deaf, provided the schools receive approval to adopt a school-hours policy from the State Board of Education. (Amended by Senate, Committee Substitute)
    SB0446 Haste, John (S)
    Bush, Carol (H)
    S Education (S) - 01/30/2019
    S Education (S) - 02/05/2019
    S Education (S) - 02/26/2019
    H Introduced    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0446, by Sen. John Haste, R-Broken Arrow and Rep. Carol Bush, R-Tulsa, requires the State Department of Education and the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, in consultation with school district superintendents and school district boards of education, to develop and make available to school districts information, training and resources to help school employees recognize and address the mental health needs of students. It requires the information made available to school districts include but not be limited to information about the services provided by community-based organizations related to mental health, substance abuse and trauma; information about the impact trauma and adverse childhood experiences can have on a student's ability to learn; and the availability of mental health evaluation and treatment available by telemedicine. (Emergency Measure)
    SB0471 Dugger, Tom (S)
    Talley, John (H)
    S General Government (S) - 01/30/2019
    S General Government (S) - 02/05/2019
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/05/2019
    S General Government (S) - 02/28/2019
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/28/2019
    S General Order    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0471, by Sen. Tom Dugger, R-Stillwater and Rep. John Talley, R-Stillwater, creates the Oklahoma Public Safety Protection District Act. The bill permits the governing body of a municipality to initiate the creation of a public safety protection district by the adoption of a resolution calling for the question to be placed before the registered voters of the municipality of whether to organize a public safety protection district. The bill requires the resolution be submitted to the registered voters of the municipality at the next general election. It requires a public safety protection district include all territory located within the municipality. It requires management of the public safety protection district, as well as management of any employee hired from district funds, be vested within the existing administration of the municipal government that created the district, including budgetary oversight. It deems a public safety protection district a political subdivision of the state. It requires the costs of an election to establish a district be paid by the municipality in the proportions determined by the county election board conducting the special election. It requires the election to determine whether a district will be established, and the notice of the election, be conducted in the same manner as other municipal questions which are submitted to the electorate of the municipality. It establishes additional notice requirements. It requires the public safety protection district election be conducted in accordance with the general election laws of the state and requires the regular election officials be in charge at the usual polling place of each regular precinct, or part of a precinct, which includes lands within the boundaries of the municipality. The bill requires the governing body of the municipality, by adoption of an ordinance or resolution or both an ordinance and resolution if the proposition is approved by 60 percent of voters, to declare the public safety protection district established. It requires any ordinances or resolutions establishing a public safety protection district be filed in the office of the county clerk in the county in which the district is located. It requires an annual assessment no greater than 2 mills on the dollar of assessed value of the types of property in the district, , excluding real property zoned for agricultural or industrial land use, livestock employed in support of the family and personal property owned by for-profit business entities. It requires the proceeds be used for the operation and maintenance of the public safety protection district, including expenses related to purchasing and maintaining public safety equipment and payment of salaries and benefits of the city employees who provide law enforcement or fire protection public safety services or both law enforcement and fire protection services within the district, and costs assessed for housing prisoners of the municipality in the county jail. It requires the proceeds also be used for payment of any costs related to fire and police operations and jail operations. It requires every assessment levied under the authority of the Oklahoma Public Safety Protection District Act be a lien against the tract of land on which it has been levied, until paid, and the lien be coequal with the lien of ad valorem and other taxes, including special assessments, and prior and superior to all other liens, and the assessment will draw interest and be collected in the same manner as ad valorem taxes. It establishes duties of the county assessor in applying the assessment. It provides a public safety protection district may be dissolved by a majority vote of the registered voters at an election called for that purpose by the governing body of the municipality. It defines the term "public safety protection." (Amended by Senate, Dormant)
    SB0575 Allen, Mark (S)
    Randleman, Randy (H)
    S Education (S) - 02/01/2019
    S Education (S) - 02/05/2019
    S Education (S) - 02/12/2019
    S Education (S) - 02/12/2019
    H Introduced    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0575, by Sen. Mark Allen, R-Spiro and Rep. Randy Randleman, R-Eufaula, allows consent for specified medical and mental health treatments provided to a school district to be effective for a school year. (Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)
    SB0576 Kidd, Chris (S)
    Conley, Sherrie (H)
    S Education (S) - 02/01/2019
    S Education (S) - 02/05/2019
    S Education (S) - 02/26/2019
    H Introduced    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0576, by Sen. Chris Kidd, R-Addington and Rep. Sherrie Conley, R-Newcastle, requires every school employee having reason to believe that a minor is a victim of abuse or neglect to report the matter immediately to the Department of Human Services. It requires reports to be made to the hotline. It requires any allegation of abuse or neglect reported in any manner to a county office to immediately be referred to the hotline by the Department. The bill requires every school employee having reason to believe that a student age 18 year or older is a victim of abuse or neglect to report the matter immediately to local law enforcement. (Emergency Measure)
    SB0593 Stanislawski, Gary (S)
    Boatman, Jeff (H)
    S Education (S) - 02/01/2019
    S Education (S) - 02/05/2019
    S Education (S) - 02/12/2019
    S Education (S) - 02/12/2019
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/12/2019
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/27/2019
    H Introduced    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0593, by Sen. Gary Stanislawski, R-Tulsa and Rep. Jeff Boatman, R-Tulsa, directs the State Department of Education to develop by Dec. 31, 2019, a rubric for computer science programs in elementary, middle and high schools. It establishes requirements for the rubric. It requires each course be aligned with the Oklahoma Academic Standards for Computer Science and current research-based instructional practices. It appropriates, subject to the availability of funds, $1 million to the department to implement the measure. It authorizes the department to create a grant program for districts and high quality computer science professional learning providers to create courses related to computer science, credentialing of computer science teachers, support for learning and developing computer science resources. It permits up to 10 percent of the funds to be used to study the efficacy of the programs. It permits the grantees to use the money to purchase technology, including software, hardware and infrastructure. It establishes a priority for grant applicants. (Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure)
    SB0601 Stanislawski, Gary (S)
    Nollan, Jadine (H)
    S Education (S) - 02/01/2019
    S Education (S) - 02/05/2019
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/05/2019
    S Education (S) - 02/19/2019
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/19/2019
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/27/2019
    H Introduced    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0601, by Sen. Gary Stanislawski, R-Tulsa and Rep. Jadine Nollan, R-Sand Springs, requires each public school district to ensure that all students receive a well-rounded education that is focused on building deep foundations in reading and mathematics. It requires kindergarten students who are not meeting grade-level targets by mid-year in reading to be provided a program of reading instruction designed to enable the student to acquire the appropriate grade-level reading skills. It modifies screening requirements and directs specified supplemental supports to be provided by school districts under the Reading Sufficiency Act. (Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure)
    SB0617 Stanislawski, Gary (S)
    Hilbert, Kyle (H)
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/01/2019
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/05/2019
    S Appropriations, Education (S) - 02/06/2019
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/06/2019
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/13/2019
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/20/2019
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/20/2019
    H Introduced    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0617, by Sen. Gary Stanislawski, R-Tulsa and Rep. Kyle Hilbert, R-Depew, exempts the State Department of Education from the provisions of the Oklahoma Information Services Act and the Information Technology Consolidation and Coordination Act, except for network hosting, data hosting, network security, server security, and software support. It requires internal help desk support for the State Department of Education and the Department of Career and Technology Education be provided jointly by the Information Services Division of the Office of Management and Enterprise Services and the Information Services Division of the Oklahoma State Department of Education. (Amended by Senate, Stricken Title)
    SB0706 Stanislawski, Gary (S)
    Fincher, Derrel (H)
    S Education (S) - 02/05/2019
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/05/2019
    S Education (S) - 02/19/2019
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/19/2019
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/27/2019
    H Introduced    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0706, by Sen. Gary Stanislawski, R-Tulsa and Rep. Derrel Fincher, R-Bartlesville, allows the Statewide Virtual Charter School Board, in conjunction with the Office of Management and Enterprise Services, to negotiate and enter into contracts with virtual education providers to offer a state rate price to school districts for a learning management system through which students enrolled in school districts may access full-time virtual education programs. (Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure)
    SB0739 Smalley, Jason (S)
    Baker, Rhonda (H)
    S Education (S) - 02/05/2019
    S Education (S) - 02/12/2019
    H Introduced    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0739, by Sen. Jason Smalley, R-Stroud and Rep. Rhonda Baker, R-Yukon, modifies the definition of bullying used in the Healthy and Fit Kids Act of 2004 to include a real or perceived bower imbalance, harassment, intimidation, threatening behavior, spreading rumors, attacking physically or verbally and excluding someone from a group as a means of causing harm. The bill requires each public school site to publicize information about the Safe School Committee and requires the Committee to meet once each semester. (Amended by Senate, Stricken Title)
    SB0742 Smalley, Jason (S)
    Munson, Cyndi (H)
    S Education (S) - 02/05/2019
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/05/2019
    S Education (S) - 02/26/2019
    S Education (S) - 02/26/2019
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/26/2019
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/27/2019
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/27/2019
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/27/2019
    H Introduced    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0742, by Sen. Jason Smalley, R-Stroud and Rep. Cyndi Munson, D-Oklahoma City, requires school districts to submit to the State Department of Education beginning with the 2019-2020 school year annual reports detailing the instances students were subject to temporary detention by any school administrator or peace officer for truancy and requires the reports be submitted to the Office of Child Abuse Prevention. It requires the Department and the Office to establish a procedure for the exchange of information. The bill allows the Office to review the reports and determine if a family assessment is appropriate and if services should be offered. (Amended by Senate, Stricken Title, Committee Substitute)
    SB0748 Smalley, Jason (S)
    Echols, Jon (H)
    S Education (S) - 02/05/2019
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/05/2019
    S Education (S) - 02/19/2019
    S Education (S) - 02/19/2019
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/19/2019
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/27/2019
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/27/2019
    H Introduced    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0748, by Sen. Jason Smalley, R-Stroud and Rep. Jon Echols, R-Oklahoma City, requires the State Board of Education beginning July 1, 2020 to implement the provisions of the Oklahoma Teacher Preparation Act, including approval and accreditation of teacher education programs and assessment of candidates for licensure and certification. The bill places the Commission for Education Quality and Accountability and the Office of Education Quality and Accountability under the authority of the State Department of Education. The bill transfers all employee liabilities to be transferred to the Department. (Amended by Senate, Stricken Title)
    SB0750 Bergstrom, Micheal (S)
    Lepak, Mark (H)
    S Retirement & Insurance (S) - 02/05/2019
    S Retirement & Insurance (S) - 02/18/2019
    S Retirement & Insurance (S) - 02/18/2019
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/18/2019
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/20/2019
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/27/2019
    H Introduced    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0750, by Sen. Micheal Bergstrom, R-Adair and Rep. Mark Lepak, R-Claremore, creates the Educators' Professional Liability Insurance Program to provide liability coverage for part- and full-time employees of public schools. The bill requires all employees of public and charter schools to participate in the program. The bill caps the liability coverage at $2 million per occurrence. It directs the Office of Management and Enterprise Services (OMES) to manage the program and it requires the Legislature to provide an annual appropriation equal to the costs of the program. The bill requires OMES and the State Department of Education to notify eligible employees about the program. The bill authorizes the Risk Management Administrator to obtain or provide insurance coverage, self-insurance or any combination of the two for any school district requesting loss prevention or insurance services. It creates the Risk Management School District Revolving Fund to fund the program and provides the fund will include money provided by the Legislature and fees and fines collected by OMES related to insurance premiums. (Amended by Senate, Stricken Title)
    SB0762 Pederson, Roland (S)
    West, Kevin (H)
    S General Government (S) - 02/05/2019
    S General Government (S) - 02/28/2019
    H Introduced    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0762, by Sen. Roland Pederson, R-Burlington and Rep. Kevin West, R-Moore, permits public trust construction contracts to provide for a local bid preference of not more than 5 percent of the bid price if the public trust governing body determines that there is an economic benefit to the local area or economy. It requires the local bidder or contractor must agree to perform the contract for the same price and terms as the bid proposed by the nonlocal bidder or contractor. It requires any bid preference be in accordance with an established policy adopted by the governing body of the trust to clearly demonstrate the economic benefit to the local area or economy. It also provides no local bid preference can be granted unless the local bidding entity is the second lowest qualified bid on the contract. It requires the bid specifications clearly state that the bid is subject to a local bidder preference law. (Amended by Senate, Committee Substitute)
    SB0772 Pugh, Adam (S)
    Baker, Rhonda (H)
    S Retirement & Insurance (S) - 02/05/2019
    S Retirement & Insurance (S) - 02/11/2019
    H Introduced    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0772, by Sen. Adam Pugh, R-Edmond and Rep. Rhonda Baker, R-Yukon, modifies and updates language related to the Teachers' Retirement System. The bill repeals language related to the minimum benefits for members who retire before Aug. 2, 1969. (Emergency Measure)
    SB0776 Hicks, Carri (S)
    West, Tammy (H)
    S Education (S) - 02/05/2019
    S Education (S) - 02/12/2019
    H Introduced    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0776, by Sen. Carri Hicks, D-Oklahoma City and Rep. Tammy West, R-Bethany, removes the requirement to pass the general education portions of the competency examination for an alternative placement teaching certificate. The bill removes the requirement to include general education and professional education portions on competency examinations provided by the Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation. (Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure)
    SB0925 McCortney, Greg (S)
    Caldwell, Chad (H)
    S Health & Human Services (S) - 02/07/2019
    S Health & Human Services (S) - 02/25/2019
    H Introduced    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0925, by Sen. Greg McCortney, R-Ada and Rep. Chad Caldwell, R-Enid, requires each school district to report the number and types of vaccine exemptions to the State Department of Health on or before July 1 of each year. The act also directs the State Board of Education and the State Commissioner of Health to promulgate rules to implement the law. (Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure)
    SB0926 Floyd, Kay (S)
    Bush, Carol (H)
    S Education (S) - 02/07/2019
    S Education (S) - 02/19/2019
    S Education (S) - 02/19/2019
    H Introduced    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0926, by Sen. Kay Floyd, D-Oklahoma City and Rep. Carol Bush, R-Tulsa, requires sexual education courses in Oklahoma public schools include information about consent. (Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)
    SB0988 Daniels, Julie (S)
    Martinez, Ryan (H)
    S Education (S) - 02/11/2019
    S Education (S) - 02/26/2019
    H Introduced    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0988, by Sen. Julie Daniels, R-Bartlesville and Rep. Ryan Martinez, R-Edmond, repeals language related to lessor employment units. (Emergency Measure)
    SB0996 David, Kimberly (S)
    Baker, Rhonda (H)
    S Education (S) - 02/11/2019
    S Education (S) - 02/26/2019
    H Introduced    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0996, by Sen. Kimberly David, R-Porter and Rep. Rhonda Baker, R-Yukon, adds a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) block course whether taught at a comprehensive high school or technology center school when taken in the tenth, eleventh or twelfth grade, taught by a certified teacher, and approved by the State Board of Education and the independent district board of education to the list of courses eligible to meet the mathematics requirement and the laboratory sciences requirement for high school graduation. (Emergency Measure)