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    The Second Regular Session of the 57th Oklahoma Legislature

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  • Updated on: March 6, 2020

    129 Bills On Report

    Bill # Information

    HB1232 Paraphrase: HB1232, by Rep. Mark McBride, R-Moore, authorizes the Construction Industries Board to implement and administer the Oklahoma Uniform Building Code Commission Act, as well as the Roofing Contractor Registration Act. The act removes the Oklahoma Uniform Building Code Commission Chief Executive Officer. The act removes the Commission's responsibility to set certification processes for all residential and commercial building code inspectors and adds language about the Commission prescribing standards, practices and procedures for prelicensing inspector training and allows a technical committee to develop any program and make recommendations to the board for proposed administrative rules setting forth standards and procedures. The act makes the Commission retain the full, unaltered authority to review, revise and adopt the statewide building codes with any administrative services needed in the administrative rules process to be provided by the Board's staff. The act also clarifies procedural language in the Board's appeal process. (Carryover Bill)

     

     
    HB2776 Paraphrase: HB2776, by Rep. Lonnie Sims, R-Jenks and Sen. Dave Rader, R-Tulsa, creates the Oklahoma Hazard Mitigation Assessment District Act. The bill permits the governing body of a county to initiate the creation of a hazard mitigation assessment district by adopting a resolution calling for a vote of the people on whether to organize a hazard mitigation assessment district. It requires the resolution be submitted to voters at a countywide special or general election. The bill require that the assessment district include all territory located within the county. It requires that operational management of the hazard mitigation assessment district as it pertains to the approval of any capital improvements constructed and any short-term and long-term capital acquisitions and other expenditures, as well as budgetary oversight and the development of necessary administrative policies and procedures, be vested within the existing administration of the county government that created the district. The bill establishes procedures for the election. It also establishes requirements for the governing board of the county to follow if the question is approved by voters. The bill establishes requirements and exemptions for an assessment of up to 2 mill per dollar of assessed value and establishes permitted uses of the funds. The bill prohibits any portion of the annual assessment from being used to supplant or be used in exchange for any current appropriations dedicated for and expended for hazard mitigation or disaster recovery expenditures. The bill provides a hazard mitigation assessment 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 county. (Emergency Measure)

     

     
    HB2779 Paraphrase: HB2779, by Rep. Jim Olsen, R-Roland, prohibits any retail marijuana establishments from being located within 300 feet of a place of worship or school. It exempts retail marijuana businesses established prior to Nov. 1, 2020 from the requirement. (Amended by House, Committee Substitute)

     

     
    HB2786 Paraphrase: HB2786, by Rep. Mark Vancuren, R-Owasso and Sen. Chris Kidd, R-Addington, requires any student in kindergarten through fifth grade who assaults, attempts to cause physical bodily injury, or acts in a manner that could reasonably cause bodily injury to an education employee, a person who is volunteering for the school, or another student be subject to any one or more of the following disciplinary actions, in the discretion of the school: In-school suspension, either for a period of time set by the school or until the completion of an evaluation provided in the bill; prior to returning to the classroom, evaluation either in person or via teleconference by a representative of the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services; prior to returning to the classroom, presentation of a doctor's note reflecting evaluation by a pediatrician determining whether the student needs counseling or referral to mental health services; or recommendation by the school that the student receive counseling or mental health services prior to returning to the classroom. The bill provides schools are not required to provide the pediatric evaluation or any counseling, therapy or mental health services recommended.

     

     
    HB2794 Paraphrase: HB2794, by Rep. Jacob Rosecrants, D-Norman and Sen. Adam Pugh, R-Edmond, encourages play-based learning opportunities in early childhood education standards and requires public school districts to provide ongoing early childhood professional development for early childhood educators and administrators. (Amended by House, Committee Substitute)

     

     
    HB2799 Paraphrase: HB2799, by Rep. Mark Vancuren, R-Owasso, defines the "Oklahoma Prevention Needs Assessment Survey. The bill requires, beginning in the 2021-2022 school year and biennially thereafter, that public schools administer the Oklahoma Prevention Needs Assessment Survey for the purpose of providing direction to schools, school districts and communities to effectively improve the lives of students regarding a variety of issues with a focus on alcohol, tobacco, other drug use, mental health, academic failure and violence. It requires the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services to maintain the Oklahoma Prevention Needs Assessment Survey and to provide technical assistance for schools in survey administration, reporting, planning and development of school mental health prevention and intervention strategies informed by the survey results. The bill permits the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services and the State Department of Education to promulgate necessary rules. (Amended by House, Committee Substitute)

     

     
    HB2804 Paraphrase: HB2804, by Rep. Mike Sanders, R-Kingfisher and Sen. Stephanie Bice, R-Oklahoma City, requires every student enrolled in kindergarten, first-grade, second-grade or third-grade in public school who is not meeting grade-level reading targets to be assessed for dyslexia. The bill also allows a student's parents or guardian, teacher, counselor, speech language pathologist or school psychologist. The bill defines dyslexia and the screening process. The bill requires information to be provided to the State Department of Education. The bill requires the State Department of Education to make a report to the governor and the Legislature containing this information on Dec. 31, 2023 and directs the State Board of Education to promulgate rules to implement the act. (Amended by House, Committee Substitute)

     

     
    HB2860 Paraphrase: HB2860, by Rep. Daniel Pae, R-Lawton, requires the State Department of Education to designate a school as a Purple Star Campus if the campus applies and qualifies by designating a staff member as a military liaison in charge of identifying military-connected students and connecting military-connected students and their families to relevant programs and services. The bill also requires Purple Star Campuses include information on their web page about relocating, enrollment, registration and transferring record, academic planning, course sequences and advanced classes available at the campus and any counseling support services available for military-connected students. The bill also requires the campus maintain a transition program led by students, where appropriate, that assists military-connected students transitioning to campus and offer professional development for staff members on issues related to military-connected students, along with one of a variety of other optional programs. It requires the State Department of Education to promulgate necessary rules. (Amended by House, Committee Substitute)

     

     
    HB2869 Paraphrase: HB2869, by Rep. Mark Vancuren, R-Owasso and Sen. John Montgomery, R-Lawton, requires school districts to submit demographic data for students who are Native American to designate the student's tribal affiliation in information provided to the State Department of Education. (Amended by House, Committee Substitute)

     

     
    HB2889 Paraphrase: HB2889, by Rep. Mike Sanders, R-Kingfisher and Sen. Gary Stanislawski, R-Tulsa, requires the State Department of Education to maintain the dyslexia informational handbook created by the Dyslexia and Education Task Force. It requires the department to review the handbook and make revisions as necessary on an annual basis with stakeholders, including, but not limited to, previous members of the Dyslexia and Education Task Force and the Oklahoma Advisory Panel. It requires task force members not available for the annual review to be replaced by individuals meeting the criteria of his or her original appointment and maintain the original composition of the task force. It requires any revisions to the handbook include, but not be limited to, certain information for local school systems screening students in kindergarten and grades one through three who have been identified through the response-to-intervention process as having characteristics of dyslexia. (Amended by House, Committee Substitute)

     

     
    HB2904 Paraphrase: HB2904, by Rep. Sheila Dills, R-Tulsa, authorizes the State Board of Education to issue subpoenas for the appearance or production of persons, records, books, papers, documents, other tangible things of schools or other third parties in connection with an investigation or disciplinary matter relating to its functions as set forth in law. (Amended by House, Committee Substitute)

     

     
    HB2905 Paraphrase: HB2905, by Rep. Sheila Dills, R-Tulsa, creates the Virtual Charter School Reform and Transparency Act of 2020. The bill permits a public school student to transfer to one statewide virtual charter school at any time during a school year, July 1 through the following June 30. It prohibits a student, after one statewide virtual charter school transfer during a school year, to be permitted to transfer to any other statewide virtual charter school without the concurrence of both the resident school district and the receiving virtual charter school. It provides a student a grace period of 15 school days from the first day of enrollment in a statewide virtual charter school to withdraw without academic penalty and to continue to have the option of one virtual charter school transfer without the concurrence of both districts during that same school year. It prohibits a statewide virtual charter school student that has utilized the allowable one transfer to be permitted to transfer to another district or other statewide virtual charter school without first notifying their resident district and initiating a new transfer. It requires upon cancellation of a transfer the virtual charter school to transmit the student's records to the student's new school district within three school days. It provides students enrolled in a statewide virtual charter school will not be required to submit a virtual charter transfer for consecutive years of enrollment. It also provides that any student enrolled in a statewide virtual charter school the year prior to the implementation of the bill will not be required to submit a transfer in order to remain enrolled. It defines the term "parent." It requires a virtual charter school not accept or deny a transfer based on ethnicity, national origin, gender, income level, disabling condition, proficiency in the English language, measure of achievement, aptitude or athletic ability. The bill provides the first day of attendance and membership at a virtual charter school will be the first date the student completes an instructional activity. It defines when a student will be considered in attendance for the quarter. The bill defines the term "instructional activities." The bill establishes requirements for student attendance, enrollment and withdrawal. (Amended by House, Committee Substitute)

     

     
    HB2923 Paraphrase: HB2923, by Rep. John Waldron, D-Tulsa, Rep. Melissa Provenzano, D-Tulsa, and Sen. Carri Hicks, D-Oklahoma City, gives teachers who graduate from accredited or approved teacher education programs after Nov. 1, 2020, a credit for one year of teaching experience in the minimum salary schedule. (Amended by House, Stricken Title)

     

     
    HB2968 Paraphrase: HB2968, by Rep. Josh West, R-Grove, states that the purpose of the Speech-Language Pathology Interstate Compact. The bill details the provisions the compact.

     

     
    HB3001 Paraphrase: HB3001, by Rep. Matt Meredith, D-Tahlequah, requires any wellness and nutrition education curriculum to be written and taught by a registered dietitian.

     

     
    HB3026 Paraphrase: HB3026, by Rep. Carol Bush, R-Tulsa and Sen. Kimberly David, R-Porter, creates the Public Employees Charitable Campaign Act allowing employees of political subdivisions to voluntarily perform duties, function and activities in support of certain organizations and agencies in general and during an employee's work hours and on public property if they have the permission of the political subdivision. (Emergency Measure)

     

     
    HB3040 Paraphrase: HB3040, by Rep. Tammy West, R-Bethany and Sen. Brenda Stanley, R-Oklahoma City, shields certain private information of current and former public employees from public inspection or disclosure. (Amended by House, Committee Substitute)

     

     
    HB3046 Paraphrase: HB3046, by Rep. Jason Dunnington, D-Oklahoma City and Rep. Trey Caldwell, R-Lawton, declares school of school district policies prohibiting students from wearing tribal regalia during high school graduation as a burden on a student's free exercise of religion.

     

     
    HB3142 Paraphrase: HB3142, by Rep. Melissa Provenzano, D-Tulsa and Sen. Dewayne Pemberton, R-Muskogee, exempts a person with a completed master's degree program in education from certain requirements. (Amended by House, Committee Substitute)

     

     
    HB3143 Paraphrase: HB3143, by Rep. Melissa Provenzano, D-Tulsa and Sen. Carri Hicks, D-Oklahoma City, requires local boards of education to require a program for seventh grade through twelfth grade teachers, which emphasizes the importance of incorporating workplace safety training into curriculum. The bill requires the program be completed the first year a certified teacher is employed by a school district, and then once every third academic year. (Amended by House, Committee Substitute)

     

     
    HB3169 Paraphrase: HB3169, by Rep. Kevin West, R-Moore, requires the Commissioners of the Land Office to transfer from the permanent school funds to the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education the money necessary to fund concurrent enrollment in college or university courses for eligible high school students. It requires the State Regents to spend the money for concurrent enrollment and not other purpose. It requires the State Regents to determine the amount of funds necessary to fund concurrent enrollment based on the performance of the revenues generated by the permanent school fund which are not already allocated for the use and benefit of the common schools. The bill creates the Concurrent Enrollment Revolving Fund. (Emergency Measure)

     

     
    HB3172 Paraphrase: HB3172, by Rep. Kevin West, R-Moore and Sen. Robert Standridge, R-Norman, modifies the definition of the term "municipal political committee" under the Municipal Campaign Finance and Financial Disclosure Act. The bill clarifies language related to the filing of statements of financial interests by candidates for municipal office and all elected municipal officers. It modifies the definition of the term "county political committee" in the County Campaign Finance and Financial Disclosure Act to include committees that support or oppose or questions submitted to a vote of the people at a county election. It removes the requirement that statements of organization be notarized. It modifies the definition of the term "school district political committee" in the Technology Center District and Independent School District Campaign Finance and Disclosure Act to include committees that support or oppose or questions submitted to a vote of the people at a school district election. The bill clarifies language related to the filing of statements of financial interests by candidates for school district office and all elected school district officers. It requires the Ethics Commission to develop online reporting processes for the reporting of information required by the Municipal Campaign Finance and Financial Disclosure Act, the County Campaign Finance and Financial Disclosure Act and the Technology Center District and Independent School District Campaign Finance and Financial Disclosure Act, as funds are available, to develop and maintain online reporting.

     

     
    HB3191 Paraphrase: HB3191, by Rep. John Pfeiffer, R-Mulhall, amends the cost approach formula that is used to establish the fair cash value of property subject to ad valorem taxation. The definition of cost approach is amended so that consideration is given to any loss in value that may be caused by physical deterioration, functional obsolescence or economic obsolescence. A loss in value attributable to these factors must be subtracted from the fair cash value of a property being evaluated under the amended cost approach formula. The measure also requires the yearly personal property valuation schedules provided to county assessors, by the Ad Valorem Division of the Oklahoma Tax Commission, to conform to with uniform standards.

     

     
    HB3194 Paraphrase: HB3194, by Rep. John Pfeiffer, R-Mulhall, authorizes, but does not require, county assessors to use certain power agreements or market price information when making a determination of market-based value for property used in the production of electricity by means of wind.

     

     
    HB3210 Paraphrase: HB3210, by Rep. Mark Lepak, R-Claremore, requires the State Department of Education to document and annually report to the State Board of Education the number of candidates receiving a teaching certificate through specific pathways for the prior year. It also requires the report to include certain information regarding emergency certifications. The bill requires the report be made available by Oct. 1 of each year on the department's website. (Amended by House, Committee Substitute)

     

     
    HB3224 Paraphrase: HB3224, by Rep. Jon Echols, R-Oklahoma City, states that all property is to be valued as other like property under law for the purpose of determining the applicable limit on indebtedness of a school district. (Amended by House, Stricken Title)

     

     
    HB3236 Paraphrase: HB3236, by Rep. Jon Echols, R-Oklahoma City and Sen. Dave Rader, R-Tulsa, creates the Seizure Safe Schools Act. It requires each school to have one employee who is trained to recognize the signs of a seizure and administer or assist with the self-administration of seizure rescue medicine. (Amended by House, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)

     

     
    HB3237 Paraphrase: HB3237, by Rep. Jon Echols, R-Oklahoma City, prevents a school from enduring a financial loss on their mid-term adjustment because a student was expelled during the first 9 weeks of school. (Amended by House, Committee Substitute)

     

     
    HB3257 Paraphrase: HB3257, by Rep. Jadine Nollan, R-Sand Springs, defines the terms "instructional expenditure" and "instruction-related expenditures." It establishes reporting requirements. (Amended by House, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)

     

     
    HB3300 Paraphrase: HB3300, by Rep. Zack Taylor, R-Seminole, creates the Students' Right to Know Act requiring the State Department of Education to collect and distribute to every public high school student the most in-demand jobs in Oklahoma with starting salary and education level required for that job, the average cost of all major colleges, universities and vocational schools in Oklahoma, the average monthly student loan payment for individuals who attend these institutes, the average three-year student loan default rate for these institutes, the average graduation rate for these institutes, the completions rates of apprenticeship program, high school credential program, career and technical education programs and military first-term enlistments, the share of Oklahoma college and university graduates working in an occupation that does not require a college degree and the average starting salary for those graduating from a major college or university or vocational school in Oklahoma. The bill allows the State Department of Education to enter into a memorandum of understanding with any department, agency or division for the information required in the act.

     

     
    HB3320 Paraphrase: HB3320, by Rep. Sherrie Conley, R-Newcastle and Sen. Chris Kidd, R-Addington, require pre-service programs for teacher candidates in early childhood, elementary, and special education to study dyslexia characteristics and other related disorders in students and classroom instruction techniques. It requires the program provide for training that shall include, but not be limited to, methods to identify potential manifestations and issues associated with dyslexia and other related disorders in students and multitiered systems of support and response to intervention in order to recognize, meet or both recognize and meet the needs of students with dyslexia and other related disorders.

     

     
    HB3326 Paraphrase: HB3326, by Rep. Sherrie Conley, R-Newcastle and Sen. Chris Kidd, R-Addington, requires teacher candidates for the preservice program approved by the Commission for Educational Quality and Accountability to study the cognitive science of reading and evidence-based instructional practices.

     

     
    HB3337 Paraphrase: HB3337, by Rep. Andy Fugate, D-OKlahoma CIty, limits exempts the state or political subdivisions from liability if the loss or claim results from actions of a peace officer who was providing services to a second employer or from the operation of state- or political subdivision-owned vehicles or equipment by a peace officer who was not on state or political subdivision business.

     

     
    HB3346 Paraphrase: HB3346, by Rep. Mickey Dollens, D-Oklahoma City and Sen. Bill Coleman, R-Ponca City, requires student identification cards to include the telephone numbers of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and the Crisis Text Line. (Amended by House, Committee Substitute)

     

     
    HB3369 Paraphrase: HB3369, by Rep. Jon Echols, R-Oklahoma City and Sen. Kimberly David, R-Porter, prohibits a sponsor of a charter school from retaining any additional State Aid allocation or charging the charter school any additional fee above the amounts allowed therein unless the additional fees are for additional services rendered. It requires the charter school sponsor to provide to the State Department of Education financial records documenting any state funds retained by the sponsor for administrative services rendered for the previous year. (Amended by House, Stricken Title)

     

     
    HB3379 Paraphrase: HB3379, by Rep. Nicole Miller, R-Edmond and Sen. Dewayne Pemberton, R-Muskogee, modifies requirements for an alternative teaching certificate. It removes the clock hours component of professional development and requires that it come from an institution of higher education program whose accreditation is recognized by the Commission for Educational Quality and Accountability. It requires the professional education coursework include at least one college credit course addressing pedagogical principles and at least one college credit course addressing classroom management.

     

     
    HB3382 Paraphrase: HB3382, by Rep. John Waldron, D-Tulsa, Rep. Melissa Provenzano, D-Tulsa, and Sen. John Montgomery, R-Lawton, creates the Oklahoma Teacher Loan Repayment Program, which will be in effect from the 2020-2021 school year through the 2025-2026 school year. It requires Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education administer the program. It requires the program, dependent upon funding, to provide educational loan repayment awards to individuals that meet the specified requirements. It limits the amount of the award to no more than $4,000. It permits the State Regents to accept donations of public or private funds to assist in funding the program. It permits the State Regents to contract with other public entities and nonprofit corporations for the endowment, management and administration of such funds. It creates the Oklahoma Teacher Loan Repayment Revolving Fund. (Emergency Measure)

     

     
    HB3389 Paraphrase: HB3389, by Rep. Rhonda Baker, R-Yukon and Sen. Brenda Stanley, R-Oklahoma City, requires the State Board of Education, in consultation with the State Regents for Higher Education and the State Board of Career and Technology Education, to conduct a study and make recommendations to the Legislature regarding possible changes to the units or sets of competencies required for students to graduate with a standard diploma. It states the purpose of the study. The bill establishes requirements for the study. The bill requires the board to submit any recommendations prior to the start of the 2021 Legislative Session and may continue the study and to make recommendations thereafter as needed. (Emergency Measure)

     

     
    HB3390 Paraphrase: HB3390, by Rep. Terry O'Donnell, R-Catoosa, clarifies language related to state agency contracts for legal representation. The bill requires the list of attorneys and firms desiring to furnish services and a schedule of fees for each attorney and firm be maintained and made available to the public. It permits an agency or official to agree to deviate from the schedule of fees only with the approval of the Attorney General if the new schedule of fees would not violate a fee schedule established by the bill. It provides the total fee payable to all retained private attorneys or firms cannot exceed $10.0 million, exclusive of any costs and expenses provided by the contract and actually incurred by the retained private attorneys or firms, regardless of the number of actions or proceedings or the number of retained private attorneys or firms involved in the matter. The bill requires the agency or official to disclose certain information to the Attorney General. It establishes criteria for the selection of an attorney or law firm. The bill removes the requirement for the Attorney General to submit a report to the Legislature regarding contracts with attorneys and law firms. It requires, within 30 days after the conclusion of any legal proceeding that equals or exceeds $1.0 million or more for which an agency or official of the executive branch retained outside counsel, the private attorney or firm retained by the state provide the Attorney General a statement of the hours worked on the cases, including detailed records of all timekeeping, expenses incurred, the aggregate fee amount, and a breakdown as to the hourly rate, based on hours worked divided into fee recovered, less expenses. It requires the Attorney General to submit the statement to the legislative oversight committee overseeing the operations of the Legislative Office of Fiscal Transparency (LOFT) and the Contingency Review Board. It requires the Attorney General, by February 1 of each year to submit a report to the governor, House speaker, Senate president pro tempore, House Appropriations and Budget Committee chair and Senate Appropriations Committee chair describing the use of contracts with private attorneys and private law firms in the preceding calendar year. It establishes requirements for the report.

     

     
    HB3391 Paraphrase: HB3391, by Rep. Jadine Nollan, R-Sand Springs and Sen. Joe Newhouse, R-Broken Arrow, permits each school district to offer, including by means of a contract with a provider of instructional services, full-time or part-time virtual education to students who are residents of the school district or who have an approved transfer to attend said school district. It removes language that prohibits a school district from offering full-time virtual education to students who are not residents of the school district or enter into a virtual charter school contract with a provider to provide full-time virtual education to students who do not reside within the school district boundaries. (Emergency Measure)

     

     
    HB3396 Paraphrase: HB3396, by Rep. Jadine Nollan, R-Sand Springs and Sen. Gary Stanislawski, R-Tulsa, requires the governor appoint a member or members necessary to constitute a quorum of a school board education if vacancies exist which result in a loss of a majority of a board of education of a school district or of a technology center district. It provides the appointment will only be for the remainder of the term.

     

     
    HB3398 Paraphrase: HB3398, by Rep. Jadine Nollan, R-Sand Springs and Sen. Dewayne Pemberton, R-Muskogee, requires any person employed by an Oklahoma school district prior to the effective date of this act who does not have an Oklahoma criminal history record check from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation as well as a national criminal history record check on file with his or her employing district as required have until July 1, 2022, to complete the criminal history record checks. It exempts any person eligible to retire from the Teachers' Retirement System of Oklahoma. (Amended by House, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)

     

     
    HB3400 Paraphrase: HB3400, by Rep. Rhonda Baker, R-Yukon, requires all public high schools, beginning with the 2024-2025 school year, to make a minimum of four advanced placement courses available to students. It provides options for access. It requires the State Department of Education to provide information to all local boards of education, to be distributed to their students and parents, on available opportunities and the enrollment process for students to take advanced placement courses. It requires the department to retain records of which options local boards of education selected for their students and make the information available on the department's website. It defines the term "advanced placement course" by statutory reference. (Amended by House, Committee Substitute)

     

     
    HB3434 Paraphrase: HB3434, by Rep. Rhonda Baker, R-Yukon and Sen. Brenda Stanley, R-Oklahoma City, allows the State Board of Education to issue a one-year alternative teacher certificate, renewable for up to three years, to teach early childhood education or elementary education to any qualified candidate and establishes qualifications.

     

     
    HB3446 Paraphrase: HB3446, by Rep. Rhonda Baker, R-Yukon, requires the State Department of Education, beginning with the 2020-2021 school years, to retain no less than 10 percent of funds appropriated for the Reading Sufficiency Act to employ a team of literacy specialists to support districts in implementation of statutory requirements. It requires the department provide technical assistance for literacy instruction, dyslexia and related disorders and serve as a primary source of information and support for schools in addressing the needs of students struggling with literacy, dyslexia and related disorders. It requires the department to employ a team of literacy specialists including literacy coaches to be placed regionally across the state to assist general education and special education teachers in recognizing educational needs to improve literacy outcomes for all students including those with dyslexia or identified with the risk characteristics associated with dyslexia. It establishes training requirement for literacy specialists and establishes requirements for which literacy specialists may be given preference. It establishes requirements for professional development for prekindergarten through fifth grade teachers. It requires the department, by June 30, 2021, to approve program that are evidence-based and directly address the cognitive science of how students learn to read for which districts are permitted to use the funds received under the bill. (Amended by House, Committee Substitute)

     

     
    HB3460 Paraphrase: HB3460, by Rep. Tammy West, R-Bethany and Sen. Brenda Stanley, R-Oklahoma City, allows all educational institutions to designate specific student information as classified directory information. It requires directory information to include a student's name, address, and phone number. It prohibits any educational institution that is not the primary custodian of the directory information, but can access the directory for educational purposes, from releasing or selling the information without written consent of the local school board. It prohibits the State Board of Education and the State Department of Education from designating student information as classified directory information.

     

     
    HB3466 Paraphrase: HB3466, by Rep. Tammy West, R-Bethany and Sen. Gary Stanislawski, R-Tulsa, modifies membership of the State Textbook Committee. It requires the State Department of Education and the Committee to approve meet annually to review textbooks and instructional materials. The bill requires the Department to create a rubric to be used by review teams as a means of evaluating textbooks submitted for review.

     

     
    HB3540 Paraphrase: HB3540, by Rep. Jeff Boatman, R-Tulsa, creates Maria's Law. It requires the State Board of Education to require that all schools, as part of their physical education and health curriculum, include instruction in mental health, with an emphasis on the interrelation of physical and mental well-being. It requires the Board to collaborate with the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services to promulgate standards and to approve age-appropriate curriculum options for students in grades kindergarten through twelve. It allows local school districts to enter into agreements with nonprofit entities and other community partners to assist with or to provide mental health education to students if the nonprofits and community partners are approved by the State Department of Education and the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. (Amended by House, Committee Substitute)

     

     
    HB3561 Paraphrase: HB3561, by Rep. Cynthia Roe, R-Lindsay and Sen. Frank Simpson, R-Ardmore, creates within the State Department of Health a School Athlete Concussion and Sudden Death Review Board. It requires the board to create a statewide database of all reported concussions or suspected concussions and deaths of athletes that occur during a school practice or competition. It requires the board to make efforts to ascertain the cause of concussion or death and make recommendations for preventable actions to school districts. It defines the term "athlete" by statutory reference. It requires game official or team official to make a report of the incident to the School Athlete Concussion and Sudden Death Review Board an athlete is removed from practice or competition or an athlete death occurs during practice or competition. (Amended by House, Stricken Title, Committee Substitute)

     

     
    HB3588 Paraphrase: HB3588, by Rep. Dustin Roberts, R-Durant, extends the sunset on the Oklahoma Advisory Council on Indian Education to 2026. (Amended by House, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)

     

     
    HB3599 Paraphrase: HB3599, by Rep. Dustin Roberts, R-Durant, requires no additional contribution by the member of the Teachers Retirement System or their employer will be required or allowed because of any other nonfederal source of funds. (Emergency Measure)

     

     
    HB3602 Paraphrase: HB3602, by Rep. Dell Kerbs, R-Shawnee and Sen. Ron Sharp, R-Shawnee, prohibits overtaking a school bus on school property and school parking lots.

     

     
    HB3640 Paraphrase: HB3640, by Rep. Cyndi Munson, D-Oklahoma City, requires the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training to offer instruction on how to alert a school district or a charter school about the presence of a minor child or a child who has reached 18 years of age and continues to be enrolled in high school if that child has been identified at the scene of a traumatic event or an event involving a response from an emergency 911 service. The bill only allows the peace officer to release the student's name directly to the school district or charter school and state that the child was present at the scene of a traumatic event. (Amended by House, Committee Substitute)

     

     
    HB3755 Paraphrase: HB3755, by Rep. Nicole Miller, R-Edmond and Sen. Stephanie Bice, R-Oklahoma City, removes references to low-point beer.

     

     
    HB3769 Paraphrase: HB3769, by Rep. John Waldron, D-Tulsa and Sen. Carri Hicks, D-Oklahoma City, requires an individual conducting an evaluation of a teacher be an administrator employed at the same school and the teacher.

     

     
    HB3804 Paraphrase: HB3804, by Rep. Toni Hasenbeck, R-Elgin and Sen. Dewayne Pemberton, R-Muskogee, amends the definition and content of computer technology courses when relating to required courses for graduation from an accredited public high school. (Amended by House, Stricken Title, Committee Substitute)

     

     
    HB3805 Paraphrase: HB3805, by Rep. Toni Hasenbeck, R-Elgin and Sen. Adam Pugh, R-Edmond, creates the Advanced Roles for Teachers and School Leaders Act establishing a three-year pilot program for advanced teaching roles and organization models in Oklahoma schools. It requires the purpose of the program to be to support advanced roles for teachers who wish to stay in the classroom, recognize teachers who demonstrate advanced roles in the classroom through increased compensation, provide personalized professional development, increase recruitment and retention of teachers, allow principals to expand leadership capabilities, and support improved student outcomes. The bill establishes the program's standards and requirements. (Amended by House, Stricken Title)

     

     
    HB3809 Paraphrase: HB3809, by Rep. Toni Hasenbeck, R-Elgin, creates the Oklahoma School Psychologist, Speech-Language Pathologist, and Audiologist Board Certification Fund and directs any funds appropriated tot eh fund be paid as annual bonuses in the amount of $5,000 to those licensed as school psychologists, speech-language pathologists and audiologists. It directs the State Department of Education to set rule to enact the act.

     

     
    HB3870 Paraphrase: HB3870, by Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston and Sen. James Leewright, R-Bristow, increases the amount in which the Commissioners of the Land Office may invest in real property from assets of the permanent school funds from 3 percent to 5 percent. (Emergency Measure)

     

     
    HB3871 Paraphrase: HB3871, by Rep. Jason Dunnington, D-Oklahoma City, requires remediation to be provided to any high school student meeting certain conditions to address academic deficiencies including extended instructional time, a summer academy, tutoring, online coursework, repetition of any course and any other supplementary services.

     

     
    HB3876 Paraphrase: HB3876, by Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston and Sen. Paul Rosino, R-Oklahoma City, provides that only persons having a direct contractual relationship with the party furnishing a payment bond in connection to an at-risk construction management contract has a right of action upon the payment bond. (Amended by House, Committee Substitute)

     

     
    HB3879 Paraphrase: HB3879, by Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston and Sen. Roger Thompson, R-Okemah, increases thresholds at which bidding or negotiation procedures are required on public construction contracts pursuant to the Public Competitive Bidding Act (PCBA). It requires construction management trade contracts or subcontracts in excess of $50,000 to comply with the PCBA. It requires construction contracts under $100,000 but greater than $50,000 to be awarded to the lowest responsible written bid. (Amended by House, Committee Substitute)

     

     
    HB3893 Paraphrase: HB3893, by Rep. Merleyn Bell, D-Norman, requires the State Department of Education to create and maintain an electronic directory photograph repository to store photographs of individual students for the purpose of making a current photograph available to law enforcement when a student is identified as a missing child.

     

     
    HB3908 Paraphrase: HB3908, by Rep. Mark Vancuren, R-Owasso, modifies curriculum required for graduation with a standard diploma. (Emergency Measure)

     

     
    HB3942 Paraphrase: HB3942, by Rep. Mark Vancuren, R-Owasso, requires the State Board of Education, upon the availability of funds and beginning with the first semester of the 2020-21 school year, to authorize a statewide system of dropout prevention and credit recovery education programs. It permits the program to be offered jointed with an Oklahoma technology center. It establishes requirements for the program. It requires, for each dropout prevention and credit recovery program, that a a memorandum of understanding be established between the participating public school and technology center specifying a dedicated percentage of state funding received on a per pupil basis that will be attributed to the operation of the program. It also requires the State Department of Education to make available a base funding level of $100,000 per instructor in approved dropout prevention and credit recovery programs. It requires, by Sept. 15 of each school year, that all statewide alternative education funds received and expended for students participating in a dropout prevention and credit recovery program be reported to the State Department of Education by major object codes and by program classifications. It requires a district board of education of a public school or technology center hire only certified teachers to teach in dropout prevention and credit recovery programs. It requires the teacher's certification in subjects in which the teacher does not otherwise hold certification be valid only for purposes of teaching in the dropout prevention and credit recovery program.

     

     
    HB3964 Paraphrase: HB3964, by Rep. Chad Caldwell, R-Enid, deletes a weight for specified consolidated or annexed school district, pursuant to the Oklahoma School Voluntary Consolidation and Annexation Act, for the purpose of calculating the State Aid Formula. (Amended by House, Committee Substitute)

     

     
    HB3966 Paraphrase: HB3966, by Rep. Mark McBride, R-Moore, Rep. Toni Hasenbeck, R-Elgin, and Sen. Brenda Stanley, R-Oklahoma City, authorizes the Office of Educational Quality and Accountability (OEQA) and the State Board of Education to establish the Education Leadership Oklahoma program. It requires the OEQA to select not more than 300 applicants to participate in the renewal program each fiscal year for which the OEQA will pay a portion of the fee for National Board certification renewal. It requires the total amount paid by the OEQA to not exceed $1,000 per applicant. (Amended by House, Committee Substitute)

     

     
    HB3992 Paraphrase: HB3992, by Rep. Harold Wright, R-Weatherford, modifies the limits of liability under the Governmental Tort Claims Act.

     

     
    HB3994 Paraphrase: HB3994, by Rep. Harold Wright, R-Weatherford and Sen. Darcy Jech, R-Kingfisher, modifies definitions and specified dollar amounts with respect to earnings under the Oklahoma Pension Legislation Actuarial Act.

     

     
    HB4026 Paraphrase: HB4026, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, creates the Higher Education Institution Local Funding Act. It allows any eligible two-year institution within the state to establish a career technology district, with the purpose of allowing the two-year institution to generate additional sources of local revenue, and provides the procedure for doing so. (Amended by House, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)

     

     
    HB4029 Paraphrase: HB4029, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, modifies post-retirement earnings limitations for members of the Oklahoma Teachers Retirement System. It provides that the statutory minimum salary schedule for teachers is not applicable to teachers who have retired the Teachers' Retirement System of Oklahoma. It modifies the safe harbor clause therein, allowing amendments related to the minimum salary schedule to be treated as nonfiscal changes. (Amended by House, Committee Substitute)

     

     
    HB4042 Paraphrase: HB4042, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, creates the Oklahoma Education Enrichment Act of 2020.

     

     
    HB4133 Paraphrase: HB4133, by Rep. Kevin West, R-Moore, requires the State Department of Education to provide and ensure that each school district provides in any notice or publication provided to parents regarding immunization requests: the entirety of the state's immunization laws and rules as well as links to all relevant immunization exemption forms. It transfers the authority to determine required immunizations to attend school from the State Board of health to the State Commissioner of Health. (Amended by House, Committee Substitute)

     

     
    SB1098 Paraphrase: SB1098, by Sen. Gary Stanislawski, R-Tulsa and Rep. Carol Bush, R-Tulsa, prohibits persons who are related within the second degree by affinity or consanguinity from serving simultaneously on the same board of education of any charter school. The bill also prohibits persons from being employed or put under contract by a charter school if that person is related to a member of the board of education of that governs, sponsors or authorizes that school district or charter school within the second degree of consanguinity or affinity. It provides exceptions. (Emergency Measure)

     

     
    SB1108 Paraphrase: SB1108, by Sen. Kay Floyd, D-Oklahoma City and Rep. Chris Kannady, R-Oklahoma City, defines the term "instructional expenditure" as expenditures for instruction and instructional staff support services, including those directly related to providing or assisting in classroom instruction. The bill includes within that definition salaries and benefits for teachers, teachers assistants, librarians, library aids and in-service teacher trainers, curriculum development, student assessments, technology for student, supplies and purchased services related to expenditures referenced elsewhere in the bill. The bill sets reporting criteria for these expenditures. (Amended by Senate, Committee Substitute)

     

     
    SB1111 Paraphrase: SB1111, by Sen. J.J. Dossett, D-Sperry, requires participating school districts to choose the location of state championship games and contests with the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association making the decision only if the participating schools cannot come to an agreement. (Amended by Senate, Stricken Title)

     

     
    SB1114 Paraphrase: SB1114, by Sen. David Bullard, R-Durant and Rep. Kevin West, R-Moore, allows CLEET to develop and promulgate rules for a statewide law enforcement and public safety youth camp for high school students.

     

     
    SB1115 Paraphrase: SB1115, by Sen. Ron Sharp, R-Shawnee and Rep. Danny Sterling, R-Tecumseh, allows a local school district to renew the emergency or provisional certification of individuals employed by the district for at least two years if the individual has not completed all required competency examinations and they submit a portfolio of their work to the district. The bill requires the district to notify the State Board of Education and does not limit the number of times the school district can renew the certification. (Amended by Senate, Stricken Title, Committee Substitute)

     

     
    SB1120 Paraphrase: SB1120, by Sen. Dewayne Pemberton, R-Muskogee and Rep. Jadine Nollan, R-Sand Springs, creates a task force to study whether to require high school students to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as a prerequisite for high school graduation. It provides for task force membership and the naming of co-chairs. It requires appointments to the task force to be made within 30 days after the effective date. It requires the task force to conduct an organizational meeting not later than Sept. 1, 2020. It requires a quorum of the task force to be assembled in order to approve any final action. It allows the task force to meet as often as needed to perform the duties imposed upon it. It requires the task force to be subject to the Open Meetings Act. It requires members receive no compensation or travel reimbursement. It requires the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and the Senate to provide staff and administrative support for the task force. (Emergency Measure)

     

     
    SB1122 Paraphrase: SB1122, by Sen. J.J. Dossett, D-Sperry, allows students transferring mid-year from a charter school to a public school due to the closing of the charter school to take part in school-related extramural athletic competitions upon transferring into the public school without a one-year delay. (Emergency Measure)

     

     
    SB1125 Paraphrase: SB1125, by Sen. Adam Pugh, R-Edmond, directs the State Board of Education to issue a teaching certificate to anyone who holds a valid out-of-state teaching certificate. It requires the individual to undergo a criminal history record check. It also prohibits the individual from being required to take any additional competency examinations prior to receiving a teaching certificate. (Emergency Measure)

     

     
    SB1127 Paraphrase: SB1127, by Sen. Robert Standridge, R-Norman and Rep. Toni Hasenbeck, R-Elgin, creates the Teacher Retention Act of 2020. The bill requires the State Board of Education, beginning July 1, 2020, to provide an annual bonus to a teacher who has National Board certification and is teaching in the classroom full-time in an Oklahoma public school; received a district evaluation rating of "superior" under the Oklahoma Teacher and Leader Effectiveness Evaluation System during the previous school year, has been appointed as a mentor teacher, and has been recommended for a bonus by the school principal and the school district superintendent and the recommendation has been approved by the school district board of education. The bill requires that the amount of the bonus provided during the 2020-2021 school year be $1,500. It requires the amount of the bonus provided during the 2021-2022 school year be increased by an amount determined by the State Board of Education if the mount appropriated for the financial support of public schools for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021 (FY2022), is at least 0.005 percent greater than the amount appropriated for the financial support of public schools for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2021 (FY2021) but be no less than $1,500. It requires the amount of the bonus provided during the 2022-2023 school year be increased by an amount determined by the State Board of Education if the mount appropriated for the financial support of public schools for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2022 (FY2023), is at least 1.0 percent greater than the amount appropriated for the financial support of public schools for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2021 (FY2022) but be no less than $1,500. It caps the bonus at $5,000. It provides no school or school district will be liable for payment of the bonuses. It exempts the bonus from the calculation of the teacher's salary for purposes of meeting the district or statutory minimum salary schedule or for purposes of compensating Oklahoma Teachers' Retirement System contributions or benefits. It permits eligible teachers also to be eligible to receive the additional salary increment for National Board certification but not the bonus for the certification. The bill updates references to the Commission on Educational Quality and Accountability. (Stricken Title)

     

     
    SB1128 Paraphrase: SB1128, by Sen. Frank Simpson, R-Ardmore and Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, allows the State Board of Education to grant an exception to the requirements for all certification examinations for teach candidates who are deaf. It defines applicable terms. It allows the board to grant an exception in specified instances. It allows the board to promulgate rules and other requirements as necessary. (Emergency Measure)

     

     
    SB1133 Paraphrase: SB1133, by Sen. Ron Sharp, R-Shawnee and Rep. Dell Kerbs, R-Shawnee, modifies the definition of the term "bullying" as it applies to schools to include actions both on and off campus. It defines the term "in distress" to mean a student shows signs including but not limited to changes in behavior, anxiety, sleep problems, acting out and problems with academic work. The bill modifies the requirements for each school district's policy for the discipline of all children attending public school in that district and for the investigation of reported incidents of bullying. It provides immunity to certain individuals from a cause of action for damages arising out of the reporting itself or any failure to remedy the reported incident of bullying. It requires the district's board of education to hold a public hearing on the policy before its adoption and requires a copy of the policy be submitted to the State Department of Education. It requires the State Department of Education to annually submit a report to the education committee chairs of both houses of the Legislature containing the number of documented and verified incidents of bullying in the public schools in the state (Amended by Senate, Stricken Title, Committee Substitute)

     

     
    SB1168 Paraphrase: SB1168, by Sen. Gary Stanislawski, R-Tulsa and Rep. Toni Hasenbeck, R-Elgin, requires the State Department of Education in coordination with the Commission for Educational Quality and Accountability to establish a microcredential program for the purpose of permitting any teacher candidate or teacher who holds a certificate to teach to complete additional coursework and earn microcredentials in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) endorsement areas, including computer science. It requires the department and the commission to convene a working group that includes pertinent education stakeholders to determine how any microcredential awarded will be used to award add-on endorsements to teachers in STEM endorsement areas, including computer science; in lieu of the subject area competency examination required by statute; and to meet the professional development requirements established in statute. It permits any course offered through a microcredential program to be offered in person, online or in a blended format of in-person and online instruction. (Emergency Measure)

     

     
    SB1170 Paraphrase: SB1170, by Sen. Tom Dugger, R-Stillwater and Rep. Toni Hasenbeck, R-Elgin, requires a candidate for a board of education who receives more than 50 percent of the votes cast in a primary election to be seated at the first meeting following the April election date. (Emergency Measure)

     

     
    SB1191 Paraphrase: SB1191, by Sen. Tom Dugger, R-Stillwater and Rep. Toni Hasenbeck, R-Elgin, removes the requirement that the board of education of a school district and the board of education of a technology center school district issue a news release of the upcoming filing period and election to a newspaper of general circulation in the county wherein the school district administrative office is located. (Amended by Senate, Stricken Title)

     

     
    SB1198 Paraphrase: SB1198, by Sen. Robert Standridge, R-Norman and Rep. Sherrie Conley, R-Newcastle, requires each school district board of education to annually coordinate with local emergency medical services providers and develop a plan for emergency medical services at athletic events or activities held at school district facilities. (Emergency Measure)

     

     
    SB1203 Paraphrase: SB1203, by Sen. Gary Stanislawski, R-Tulsa and Rep. Chad Caldwell, R-Enid, requires student attendance of a charter school to be considered separate from a sponsor. It removes language providing for the calculation of State Aid for a charter school sponsored by a school district board of education. It removes language providing for a charter school to receive its State Aid from its sponsoring school district. It requires the legal average daily attendance for the purpose the legal average daily attendance for the purpose specified distributions to not include the average daily attendance of charger school students. (Emergency Measure)

     

     
    SB1205 Paraphrase: SB1205, by Sen. David Bullard, R-Durant and Rep. Kevin West, R-Moore, modifies the definition of the term "Individual Career and Academic Plan (ICAP)" to permit them to be used as early as the sixth grade. (Emergency Measure)

     

     
    SB1209 Paraphrase: SB1209, by Sen. John Haste, R-Broken Arrow and Rep. Lonnie Sims, R-Jenks, exempts school districts from the insurance premium tax on surplus lines. (Amended by Senate, Stricken Title)

     

     
    SB1210 Paraphrase: SB1210, by Sen. Mark Allen, R-Spiro and Rep. Lundy Kiger, R-Poteau, requires a student who is absent from school in which they are regularly enrolled be considered as being in attendance if he or she completes assigned instructional activities or engages in online curriculum or programs provided by the school district. (Emergency Measure)

     

     
    SB1224 Paraphrase: SB1224, by Sen. Roger Thompson, R-Okemah, requires the State Board of Education, contingent upon funds appropriated for such a purpose, to solicit proposals for pilot projects that facilitate the coordination of health and educational services to families that are eligible for Medicaid. It permits the proposals to include services from county health departments, pediatric physicians and school personnel to address the needs of children under five years of age, students who have dropped out of school and adult members of families. The bill requires the board to consider proposals in cooperation with personnel from the Department of Human Services, the State Department of Health and the Oklahoma Health Care Authority. It requires the State Board of Education, in conjunction with personnel from the Department of Human Services, the State Department of Health and the Oklahoma Health Care Authority, to determine pilot project criteria and establish a process for the consideration of proposals. The bill requires proposals be considered on a statewide competitive basis. The bill requires the State Board of Education to promulgate necessary rules. (Emergency Measure)

     

     
    SB1245 Paraphrase: SB1245, by Sen. Dave Rader, R-Tulsa and Rep. Carol Bush, R-Tulsa, clarifies that retail marijuana establishments may not be located within 1,000 feet of the entrance of a public school. The bill also adds child care centers as defined by statute to the proximity prohibition, except for family child care homes or large family child care homes as defined by statute. It provides that any retail marijuana establishment licensed and operating on July 1, 2020, will not be subject to the limitation or will any licensed and operating retail marijuana establishment be deemed in violation should a school or childcare facility locate within the prohibited distance of such licensed establishment after July 1, 2020. (Amended by Senate, Stricken Title)

     

     
    SB1252 Paraphrase: SB1252, by Sen. Carri Hicks, D-Oklahoma City and Rep. Toni Hasenbeck, R-Elgin, requires, beginning with the 2020-2021 school year, a child who enrolls in a half-day or full-day early childhood program shall attend the program subject to the absence requirements provided in state statute. (Emergency Measure)

     

     
    SB1253 Paraphrase: SB1253, by Sen. John Haste, R-Broken Arrow and Rep. Rhonda Baker, R-Yukon, creates the Health Education Act. The bill states the purpose of the act. It requires the State Board of Education to promulgate necessary rules. The bill requires health education be taught in public schools, including but not limited to physical health, mental health, social and emotional health and intellectual health. It requires the State Department of Education, by the 2021-2022 school year, to develop a micro-credential for teachers who are assigned the responsibility of teaching health education and to develop professional development programs that are designed to help teachers provide instruction in health education and incorporate the curriculum into existing coursework and instruction where appropriate, which will not be construed to be in addition to existing professional development requirements. It requires, by the 2022-2023 school year, that districts provide instruction addressing all health education subject matter standards, as adopted by the State Board of Education, at least once in the grade spans of pre-kindergarten through second grade, third grade through fifth grade, sixth grade through eighth grade and ninth grade through twelfth grade. The bill permits health education to be integrated into one or more existing subjects or provided as an addition to existing coursework. The bill requires teachers assigned to teach health education as a stand-alone course be certified in physical and health education. It authorizes the department to issue a provisional certificate, valid for not more than two years, to individuals assigned to teach a stand-alone health education course in order to afford the individual the opportunity to obtain certification in physical and health education. The bill requires the State Textbook Committee to include a review of health and physical education instructional materials as part of its textbook review and adoption cycle. It requires districts, in implementing the bill's provisions to consult with the Healthy and Fit School Advisory Committee. It creates the Health Education Revolving Fund for the State Department of Education, funds from which may be budgeted and expended by the department for the purposes set forth in the bill. The bill adds health and physical education to the list of subjects for which the State Board of Education is required to adopt subject matter standards for instruction of students in the public schools that are necessary to ensure there is attainment of desired levels of competencies. The bill requires the health and physical education subject matter standards include but not be limited to the domains of physical, emotional, social and intellectual health. It requires health literacy to include the ability to obtain, process and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions. The bill requires that health also include the importance of proper nutrition and exercise, mental health and wellness, substance abuse, coping skills for understanding and managing trauma, establishing and maintaining positive relationships and responsible decision making. It requires that physical literacy include the ability to move with competence and confidence in a wide variety of physical activities in multiple environments that benefit the healthy development of the whole person. (Amended by Senate, Stricken Title, Emergency Measure)

     

     
    SB1280 Paraphrase: SB1280, by Sen. Julia Kirt, D-Oklahoma City and Rep. Jeff Boatman, R-Tulsa, places a limitation on the duration of economic incentive provisions to 10 or fewer years. The bill modifies the definition of the term "incentive" to require that it is designed to benefit a business and that it includes a credit for an employee whose qualification is based on a specific degree, certification, or state license, or due to employment by an entity classified under a specific North American Industry Classification System code. It also defines the term "measurable goal" to mean a statement about the expected long-term result of an incentive, intended for use as a foundation for data collection, comparison and evaluation. (Amended by Senate, Stricken Title)

     

     
    SB1283 Paraphrase: SB1283, by Sen. Gary Stanislawski, R-Tulsa and Rep. Jadine Nollan, R-Sand Springs, requires all persons appointed to fill board of education or technology center school districts serve only until the next succeeding election, at which time the office which they hold shall be placed on the ballot for the balance of the unexpired term. It removes the limitation that only those vacancies filled in the first half of the term be placed on the ballot for the balance of the unexpired term.

     

     
    SB1299 Paraphrase: SB1299, by Sen. John Montgomery, R-Lawton and Rep. Daniel Pae, R-Lawton, requires the State Department of Education to designate a school district site or charter school site as a Purple Star School if the site applies and qualifies for the designation under the provisions specified therein. It requires the Board to promulgate rules.

     

     
    SB1304 Paraphrase: SB1304, by Sen. Roland Pederson, R-Burlington and Rep. Kenton Patzkowsky, R-Balko, requires school district boards of education that allow a nonresident and non-transferred pupil to attend school to determine whether to require a tuition fee equal to the per capita cost of education for a similar period in such district during the preceding year. It requires a school district board of education to notify the State Board of Education of its decision to require or to not require a tuition fee of nonresident and non-transferred pupils. (Emergency Measure)

     

     
    SB1307 Paraphrase: SB1307, by Sen. Dewayne Pemberton, R-Muskogee and Rep. Randy Randleman, R-Eufaula, removes language that permits a public school to combine the Healthy and Fit School Advisory Committee with its Safe School Committee. It adds one member to the Safe School Committee and requires they not be employed by the school district. It requires each school site to publish certain information about the Safe School Committee. The bill requires the State Board of Education to promulgate necessary rules. It the State Board of education to report a school as deficient on its accreditation report for non-compliance. (Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)

     

     
    SB1313 Paraphrase: SB1313, by Sen. Dewayne Pemberton, R-Muskogee and Rep. Toni Hasenbeck, R-Elgin, prohibits the State Board of Education from sponsoring a charter school unless the State Department of Education has made a determination and recommendation that the board has the capacity, both in financial and personnel resources, to sponsor a charter school and the capacity to adhere to the contractual requirements and follow the sponsor contract guidelines outlined therein. (Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)

     

     
    SB1317 Paraphrase: SB1317, by Sen. Ron Sharp, R-Shawnee and Rep. Dell Kerbs, R-Shawnee, creates the State Tribal Education Data Partnership Act Between Tribes and the State of Oklahoma. It requires the State Department of Education to require school districts to submit additional data elements for students who identify themselves as American Indian or Native American. It requires the additional data elements to identify the tribe with which a student identifies or with which the student maintains tribal citizenship. It requires the provisions to comply with the Student Data Accessibility, Transparency and Accountability Act of 2013. It requires the State Board of Education to promulgate rules. (Emergency Measure)

     

     
    SB1320 Paraphrase: SB1320, by Sen. Frank Simpson, R-Ardmore and Rep. Josh West, R-Grove, requires a student to be considered in compliance with the residency provisions therein if they are a student whose parent or legal guardian is transferred or is pending transfer to a military installation within the state while on active military duty pursuant to an official military order. It requires a school district to accept applications by electronic means for enrollment for said students. It requires that parents or legal guardians of students described therein to provide proof of residence in the school district within ten days after the published arrival date provided on official documentation. It defines terms used therein. (Emergency Measure)

     

     
    SB1325 Paraphrase: SB1325, by Sen. Frank Simpson, R-Ardmore and Rep. Josh West, R-Grove, requires a student to be eligible to enroll in a statewide virtual charter school if they are a student whose parent or legal guardian is transferred to a military installation within the state while on active military duty pursuant to an official military order. It requires that parents or legal guardians of students described therein to provide proof of residence in the school district within ten days after the published arrival date provided on official documentation. It defines terms used therein. (Emergency Measure)

     

     
    SB1337 Paraphrase: SB1337, by Sen. Brenda Stanley, R-Oklahoma City and Rep. Rhonda Baker, R-Yukon, requires that a teacher whose certificate was suspended by the State Board of Education under circumstances specified therein to remain employed by the school district while proceedings for revocation or other action are pending before the State Board of Education. (Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)

     

     
    SB1363 Paraphrase: SB1363, by Sen. Gary Stanislawski, R-Tulsa and Rep. Sheila Dills, R-Tulsa, removes existing language regarding the State Board of Education's administration of the State Public Common School Building Equalization Fund. The bill clarifies that virtual charter schools are not to be considered charter schools in order to obtain money from the fund. It establishes procedures for the transfer of ownership of property or a building purchased with grants provided by the fund if a charter school ceases to operate for any reason and prohibits the transfer, sale, or disposal of such property. (Amended by Senate, Stricken Title)

     

     
    SB1364 Paraphrase: SB1364, by Sen. Gary Stanislawski, R-Tulsa, removes existing language regarding the State Board of Education's administration of the State Public Common School Building Equalization Fund. It establishes monies to be deposited into the fund. It requires the fund be used to aid school districts and charter schools. It defines the term "acquiring buildings." It limits the uses for charter schools. It permits the board, if sufficient funds are available in the fund, to solicit proposals from school districts for grant and to determine the process for consideration of proposal. It set limits on the awarding of grants. It establishes procedures for the disposition of property by charter schools where the sponsorships are not renewed. It requires the board to promulgate necessary rules. (Amended by Senate, Stricken Title)

     

     
    SB1365 Paraphrase: SB1365, by Sen. Gary Stanislawski, R-Tulsa, requires the State Board of Education to deduct 5 percent from the State Aid allocation the school would receive to be deposited into the State Public Common School Building Equalization Fund for statewide virtual charter schools sponsored by the Statewide Virtual Charter School Board that have an average daily membership (ADM) of more than one thousand five hundred (1,500) students. (Amended by Senate, Stricken Title)

     

     
    SB1377 Paraphrase: SB1377, by Sen. John Haste, R-Broken Arrow, requires the board of education of each school district to adopt a policy regarding suicide awareness and training and the reporting of student drug abuse. It requires the policy to be developed in consultation with school and community stakeholders, school-employed mental health professionals and the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services and address procedures relating to suicide prevention, intervention and postvention.

     

     
    SB1379 Paraphrase: SB1379, by Sen. Frank Simpson, R-Ardmore and Rep. Tommy Hardin, R-Madill, modifies eligibility for in-state status for students who were discharged or released from a period of not fewer than 90 days of active duty uniformed services less than 15 years before the date of enrollment in the course concerned. (Amended by Senate, Stricken Title)

     

     
    SB1381 Paraphrase: SB1381, by Sen. Mary Boren, D-Norman, prohibits school districts from using school counselors as building test coordinators to administer the assessments required therein beginning in the 2020-2021 school year. It requires the State Board of Education to promulgate rules. It requires the Board to ensure the state assessment vendor includes compensation for schools to hire sufficient staff to cover the responsibilities of district test coordinator and building test coordinator. (Emergency Measure)

     

     
    SB1389 Paraphrase: SB1389, by Sen. Carri Hicks, D-Oklahoma City and Rep. Tammy West, R-Bethany, changes references to the term "retarded person" to "an individual with intellectual disability."

     

     
    SB1436 Paraphrase: SB1436, by Sen. Gary Stanislawski, R-Tulsa and Rep. Nicole Miller, R-Edmond, creates a comprehensive special education subject area certification. The bill requires the State Board of Education to issue a two-year provisional certificate in the area of severe-profound disabilities to any individual who has obtained a standard certificate in the area of mild-moderate disabilities; been recommended for a certificate in the area of severe-profound disabilities by a school district board of education; and submitted an application and payment of the required certification fee. The bill provides an individual meeting the requirements may be eligible to receive a standard certificate in the area of severe-profound disabilities upon completion of a micro-credentialing program in the area of severe-profound disabilities approved by the State Board of Education and that meets certain statutory competencies and the subject area competency examination required by statute. The bill requires special education teachers with a severe-profound or comprehensive special education subject area certification be paid a minimum of 7.5 percent above the prevailing wage paid teachers of children who are nondisabled in the same school district. The bill requires special education teachers with a severe-profound or comprehensive special education subject area certification and five years of experience be paid a minimum of 10 percent above the prevailing wage paid teachers of children who are nondisabled in the same school district. It requires special education teachers with a mild-moderate subject area certification and five years of experience or who have obtained a micro-credential in a special education area be paid a minimum of 7.5 percent above the prevailing wage paid teachers of children who are nondisabled in the same school district. It requires special education teachers with a mild-moderate subject area certification who have five years of experience and have obtained a micro-credential in a special education area be paid a minimum of 10 percent above the prevailing wage paid teachers of children who are nondisabled in the same school district. (Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)

     

     
    SB1445 Paraphrase: SB1445, by Sen. Brenda Stanley, R-Oklahoma City and Rep. Jadine Nollan, R-Sand Springs, requires, for a period of three years beginning July 1, 2020, Oklahoma Teachers Retirement System members who have retired as of July 1, 2019, who have been retired and receiving a benefit for at least one year, and who have not been employed by any public school during that one-year period, be eligible to be reemployed as an active classroom teacher in common or career tech school districts, with no limitations on earnings. (Amended by Senate, Stricken Title)

     

     
    SB1453 Paraphrase: SB1453, by Sen. John Haste, R-Broken Arrow, requires courses offered at the undergraduate level through Oklahoma State University/Tulsa and institutions within The Oklahoma State System of Higher Education in Tulsa and Wagoner counties to only duplicate those offered by Tulsa Community College through concurrent enrollment in school districts located in municipalities with a population over 100,000 as determined by the latest Federal Decennial Census beginning with the 2021-2022 academic year. It requires such courses to be phased over a three-year period with priority status placed on courses in high demand. It allows an institution of higher education to enter into a memorandum of understanding with a school district located in a municipality described therein to create a degree pathway. It prohibits courses offered pursuant to the pathway from being deleted unless approved by the institution and school district. It requires the State Regents for Higher Education to promulgate rules. (Amended by Senate, Stricken Title, Emergency Measure)

     

     
    SB1459 Paraphrase: SB1459, by Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, prohibits any municipality or political subdivision in Oklahoma from enacting or adopting any sanctuary policy. It requires that any municipality or political subdivision in Oklahoma that enacts or adopts a sanctuary policy be ineligible to receive appropriations or any monies provided through grants administered by any state agency or department until the sanctuary policy is repealed or is no longer in effect. It allows a legislator to request a legal opinion upon receiving a complaint from any resident of Oklahoma regarding violation of the provisions therein by a specific government entity, municipality or political subdivision. It requires the Attorney General to issue an opinion stating whether such body has current policies in contravention of the act. It prohibits any state agency from enacting or adopting any sanctuary policy. It requires records created in connection to administrative investigations related to the act to not be subject to the exemptions in the Oklahoma Open Records Act.

     

     
    SB1480 Paraphrase: SB1480, by Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, requires school employees to have the ability to independently negotiate with their employer regardless of the existence of an exclusive representative as provided for in Section 509.2 of Title 70 of the Oklahoma Statutes. (Emergency Measure)

     

     
    SB1532 Paraphrase: SB1532, by Sen. David Bullard, R-Durant and Rep. Kevin West, R-Moore, permits high school sophomores age 16 or older to participate in apprenticeships, internships and mentorships. It permits a student to use the apprenticeship, internship or mentorship to replace any other state education requirement after review by the State Board of Education to determine if they are eligible for academic credit toward meeting graduation requirements. It requires the board to conduct that review. It permits the governing body of each school to obtain liability insurance coverage to protect a student who participates in an apprenticeship, internship or mentorship program. It establishes requirements for the cover. It prohibits the governing body of a school from directly or indirectly charging a student or the student's parent or legal guardian for the cost of providing the insurance coverage. It provides that the governing board's failure to obtain insurance coverage or to obtain a specific amount of coverage may not be construed as placing any legal liability on the governing body of the school. (Emergency Measure)

     

     
    SB1539 Paraphrase: SB1539, by Sen. Gary Stanislawski, R-Tulsa and Rep. Tammy West, R-Bethany, eliminates the State Textbook Committee and places the responsibility for selecting textbooks with the State Department of Education. It requires the department to establish a transparent, digital, and entirely online to review textbooks and other instructional materials. It requires every aspect of the process, including the textbooks and other instructional materials under review and any and all comments submitted by publishers and other content providers, reviewers, parents and legal guardians and other members of the public be posted online and made readily accessible to all interested parties. The bill requires the State Department of Education, beginning with the subjects that are scheduled for review in the 2021-2022 school year in accordance with the subject area textbook adoption cycle, to review textbooks and other instructional materials to determine the degree to which each aligns with the state subject matter standards. The bill establishes minimum requirements for the review. It requires the State Department of Education to post online and provide to the local textbook committee of each school district a list of all textbooks and other instructional materials reviewed by the department, including information indicating the degree to which each aligns with the state subject matter standards. It requires any list of reviewed textbooks and other instructional materials contain a statement to the effect that the textbooks and instructional materials contained were reviewed for the sole purpose of determining the degree of alignment with the state subject matter standards and that it is the responsibility of each local textbook committee to determine if their use is appropriate to meet the educational needs of its students. The bill provides it cannot be construed as prohibiting a public school district from purchasing or otherwise acquiring textbooks and instructional materials that are not included in the list of reviewed textbooks and instructional materials prepared by the department, provided the use of such textbooks and instructional materials is not prohibited by the policies of the school district board of education. It establishes requirement for a public school district purchasing or otherwise acquiring textbooks and instructional materials that have not been reviewed by the State Department of Education: The bill removes language that permits five or more district boards of education to petition the State Board of Education to add a book or series of textbooks to the approved list selected by the State Textbook Committee. The bill gives the State Board of Education the right to reject any and all bids if the board is of the opinion that any and all bids should, for any reason, be rejected. It permits the board, if it fails to select from among the proposals submitted sufficient textbooks and other instructional materials for any of the subjects, to advertise for sealed bids. It requires the State Department of Education to support school district boards of education in achieving maximum cost efficiencies and reducing regulatory burdens in the purchase and acquisition of textbooks and other instructional materials by providing for bulk purchasing through state contracts, whenever possible and feasible, and by encouraging publishers and other content providers to make their textbooks and other instructional materials available through a central depository. It permits school district to purchase textbooks and other instructional materials through a state contract or through a central depository or may contract directly with a publisher or other content provider. It requires each contract between the state or a school district board of education and a publisher or other content provider for textbooks and other instructional materials provide that upon the request of a school district board of education, a publisher or other content provider allow the board of education to purchase textbooks and other instructional materials through a central depository. It requires the State Department of Education to provide for a central depository for textbooks and other instructional materials that are aligned to the state subject matter standards adopted to facilitate the purchase and distribution of textbooks and other instructional materials. (Committee Substitute)

     

     
    SB1541 Paraphrase: SB1541, by Sen. Gary Stanislawski, R-Tulsa and Rep. Rhonda Baker, R-Yukon, changes the name of the Statewide Virtual Charter School Board to the Oklahoma Commission for Digital Learning. The bill increases the terms of office for commission members to five year. The bill adds the Chancellor of Higher Education and the Director of the Department of Career and Technology Education as members of the commission and makes them, as well as the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the Secretary of Education voting members, rather than non-voting ex officio members. The bill removes outdated language. The bill requires the commission to develop and maintain an online learning platform to provide high quality online learning opportunities that are aligned with the subject matter standards adopted by the State Board of Education. It requires the commission to develop content for the online courses, with a special emphasis on developing online courses in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), foreign language courses and advanced placement courses. The bill requires the online platform be available to all Oklahoma school districts in addition to the supplemental online courses provided for in the bill. It exempts the commission from the competitive bidding requirements of the Oklahoma Central Purchasing Act for the purpose of soliciting, negotiating and executing contracts to establishing the platform. It removes the process for appealing a decision to the Statewide Virtual Charter School Board to the State Board of Education. The bill changes the name of the Statewide Charter School Revolving Fund to the Oklahoma Commission for Digital Learning Revolving Fund. (Emergency Measure)

     

     
    SB1563 Paraphrase: SB1563, by Sen. Chuck Hall, R-Perry and Rep. Dustin Roberts, R-Durant, clarifies that under the Ad Valorem Tax Code, "transmission company" and "public service corporation" will not be construed to include cable television companies or fixed wireless Internet service companies that operate over Federal Communications Commission unlicensed frequencies. It defines the term "fixed wireless Internet service provider." (Amended by Senate, Stricken Title, Committee Substitute)

     

     
    SB1571 Paraphrase: SB1571, by Sen. Chuck Hall, R-Perry, modifies terms and fees related to commercial driver education and licensing. (Amended by Senate, Stricken Title)

     

     
    SB1611 Paraphrase: SB1611, by Sen. Kay Floyd, D-Oklahoma City and Rep. Tammy West, R-Bethany, requires a nonprofit organization that is leasing real or personal property at the time a decision is made by the board of education to dispose of the property to be given the right of first refusal to purchase the real or personal property (Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)

     

     
    SB1716 Paraphrase: SB1716, by Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, provides existing school employee organization will continue to represent employees after Dec. 31, 2021 It requires a school district board of education to hold a secret ballot election for all employees in any bargaining unit represented by an existing employee organization to determine whether the organization retains support of a majority of all employees in the bargaining unit. It requires the school district board to determine whether elections will be conducted in person, by mail, by telephone, by Internet-based systems or by any other means determined by the board of education to be fair, confidential and reliable. The bill requires the board of education to allow employees in the bargaining unit to cast ballots for a period of five business days. The bill permits the school district board to establish a fee schedule for employee organizations subject to elections for the purpose of funding the election. The bill provides if a majority of all employees in the bargaining unit vote in favor of retaining the existing employee organization, the organization will remain the representative of employees in the bargaining unit , but if a majority of all employees in the bargaining unit do not vote in favor of retaining the existing employee organization, the school district board of education will no longer recognize the organization as the representative of employees in the unit and the employees shall be unrepresented. The bill requires, when an existing employee organization is no longer recognized, the terms of any pre-existing contract between the employee organization and the school district employees represented by the organization will continue and remain in effect for the remaining contract term, except for any provisions involving in any manner the employee organization including but not limited to organization security, dues and fees, grievances and arbitration. The bill permits a school district board to recognize a new employee organization but requires the new employee organization not be substantially similar to or affiliated with an employee organization that has lost recognition for 12 months from the date of the loss of recognition. The bill requires the school district boardto hold an election to certify majority support of existing employee organizations no earlier than Aug. 1, 2021, and no later than Dec. 1, 2021, and every odd-numbered year thereafter, with the election occurring no earlier than August 1 and no later than December 1. (Emergency Measure)

     

     
    SB1724 Paraphrase: SB1724, by Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, requires the authorization for professional organization dues and political contributions be on a form prescribed by the Secretary of Education and contain a statement in fourteen-point boldface font reading: "I am aware that I have a First Amendment right, as recognized by the U.S. Supreme Court, to refrain from joining and paying dues or making political contributions to a professional employee organization. I further realize that membership and payment of dues or political contributions are voluntary and that I may not be discriminated against for my refusal to join or financially support a professional employee organization. I hereby waive my First Amendment right to refrain from professional employee organization membership and dues payments or political contributions and authorize my employer to deduct dues and/or political contributions from my salary in the amounts specified in accordance with my professional employee organization's bylaws. I understand that I may revoke this authorization at any time." It requires the authorization containing an employee's full name, position, professional organization and signature be submitted to the school district. The bill requires the school district to confirm the authorization by emailing the employee's school district-provided email address and wait for confirmation of the authorization before starting any deduction. It permits the school district to use other means it deems appropriate to confirm the authorization if the employee does not possess a school district-provided email address. It provides any authorization agreed to before June 27, 2018, or that does not comply with the methods provided for in the bill be invalid and void. It requires deductions be on a 10-month basis unless otherwise designated by the employee organization but not exceed one year without reauthorization. (Emergency Measure)

     

     
    SB1758 Paraphrase: SB1758, by Sen. Gary Stanislawski, R-Tulsa and Rep. Zack Taylor, R-Seminole, requires excess revenue from the sales tax on medical marijuana be deposited in the State Public Common School Building Equalization Fund, rather than in the General Revenue Fund for the benefit of common education. (Amended by Senate, Stricken Title)

     

     
    SB1854 Paraphrase: SB1854, by Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow and Rep. Kevin West, R-Moore, requires the State Department of Education to provide, and ensure that each school district in this state provides, in any notice or publication provided to parents regarding immunization requests: the entirety of the immunization laws and rules of this state; and links to all relevant immunization exemption forms in the case of an electronic notice or publication, or a copy of all relevant immunization exemption forms in the case of a printed notice or publication. (Amended by Senate, Stricken Title)

     

     
    SB1875 Paraphrase: SB1875, by Sen. Dave Rader, R-Tulsa, creates the Oil and Gas Water Recycling and Reuse Act. It defines terms used therein. It states legislative intent. It requires that upon extraction of oil and gas produced water and waste from the ground, the operator and non-operators of the well are the sole owners of the produced water and waste. It requires the operator and non-operators to have a possessory interest in the produced water and waste, including the right to use, possess, handle, dispose of, transfer, sell, convey, transport, process, recycle, reuse or treat the substance, unless otherwise provided by Corporation Commission order or contract. It requires they have the right to obtain proceeds for any of the uses of the produced water and waste or some portion thereof, including recycled water and treated constituents. (Amended by Senate, Stricken Title)
     
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  • 2019 Education Bills - CARRYOVER


    99 Bills On Report

    Bill # Information

    HB1012 Paraphrase: HB1012, by Rep. Jacob Rosecrants, D-Norman and Sen. Ron Sharp, R-Shawnee, requires each private school that directly or indirectly receives revenue from the state in the form of a voucher, credit or scholarship to publish on its website an annual report no later than June 30 of year which contains the following information for the preceding school year: services provided to children with disabilities, including services available to children with mild, moderate, severe or profound needs and a description of any related services available, including speech therapy, occupational therapy and physical therapy, and if the school does not offer any services to children with disabilities, it shall be required to disclose such information; services provided by a public school district if the school contracts with a public school district to provide services to children with disabilities; the total number of certified special education teachers and the total number of paraeducators employed at the school; and the total number of children with disabilities enrolled at the school. (Carryover Bill)

     

     
    HB1051 Paraphrase: HB1051, by Rep. Danny Sterling, R-Tecumseh and Sen. Robert Standridge, R-Norman, requires each school district conduct annual fitness assessments for students in grades four through eight during a physical education course in which a student is enrolled. The act requires the State Board of education to set appropriate levels of student physical fitness, including certain factors and standards. (Amended by House, Carryover Bill, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)

     

     
    HB1065 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. (Carryover Bill)

     

     
    HB1068 Paraphrase: HB1068, by Rep. Daniel Pae, R-Lawton and Sen. Ron Sharp, R-Shawnee, modifies the definitions of the terms "bullying" and "power imbalance" in the School Safety and Bullying Prevention Act. (Amended by House, Carryover Bill, Committee Substitute)

     

     
    HB1090 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, Carryover Bill)

     

     
    HB1109 Paraphrase: HB1109, by Rep. Kevin West, R-Moore and Sen. David Bullard, R-Durant, makes the State Fire Marshal Commission an advisory body and transfers its authority to the State Fire Marshal, which becomes a governor-appointed position. It changes the commission's composition to legislative and executive branch appointees who serve at the pleasure of their appointing authority, rather than specified terms. (Amended by House, Carryover Bill, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)

     

     
    HB1129 Paraphrase: HB1129, by Rep. Forrest Bennett, D-Oklahoma City, allows eligible educators to deduct $500 from taxable income for unreimbursed education expenses. The bill also defines education expenses and eligible educator. (Carryover Bill)

     

     
    HB1160 Paraphrase: HB1160, by Rep. Rande Worthen, R-Lawton and Sen. Julie Daniels, R-Bartlesville, requires a taxpayer be allowed an income tax credit for qualifying educational expenses incurred during the tax year for any child who is eligible to be enrolled in a public school in this state free of charge and who qualifies as the taxpayer's dependent for federal tax purposes, for tax years beginning after Dec. 31, 2018. It sets the maximum education expenses tax credit allowable for each taxable year at $2,500 per child. It prohibits amounts claimed under the provisions from being itemized as deductions for the same tax year when computing Oklahoma taxable income. It defines terms used therein. It authorizes the Oklahoma Tax Commission to require the taxpayer to submit with the tax return copies of such receipts or similar financial documentation as may be necessary to confirm the taxpayer's statement of the allowable credit. It requires the Oklahoma Tax Commission to promulgate rules and develop tax forms, directions and worksheets as necessary to effectuate the intent of this act. It requires said rules to modify the state tax forms, directions and worksheets to provide a convenient way for taxpayers to claim such a credit. It states legislative intent. It requires the Oklahoma Tax Commission to determine annually by credit type the total amount of credits claimed on all state income tax returns and to report the same to the cabinet secretary with applicable authority. It requires that within 60 days prior to the start of each legislative session, the cabinet secretary with applicable authority must present a report to the Chair of the Senate Finance Committee and the Chair of the House Appropriations and Budget Committee projecting the total dollar amount of credits expected to be claimed on returns for the current tax year and the following tax year as of the date of the report. (Amended by House, Stricken Title, Carryover Bill, Committee Substitute)

     

     
    HB1229 Paraphrase: HB1229, by Rep. Mark McBride, R-Moore and Sen. Dewayne Pemberton, R-Muskogee, eliminates the Statewide Virtual Charter School Board and transferring all duties to the State Board of Education and the State Department of Education. The bill also removes all language covering the Statewide Virtual Charter School Board's membership. (Carryover Bill)

     

     
    HB1230 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, Amended by Senate, Carryover Bill, Committee Substitute)

     

     
    HB1247 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, Carryover Bill, Committee Substitute)

     

     
    HB1307 Paraphrase: HB1307, by Rep. Matt Meredith, D-Tahlequah and Sen. Dewayne Pemberton, R-Muskogee, allows college and university law enforcement officers to become members of the Oklahoma Law Enforcement Retirement System (OLERS) under specified conditions on or after November 1, 2020. It requires that for university and college law enforcement officers, the employee contribution rate will be 8 percent of compensation, whereas the employer contribution rate will be 11.2 percent. For reference, the employer contribution rate for other OLERS participating employers is only 11 percent. It amends the Oklahoma Pension Legislation Actuarial Analysis Act to include a safe harbor clause that allows the bill to be treated as a non-fiscal retirement bill in the legislative process. (Carryover Bill)

     

     
    HB1316 Paraphrase: HB1316, by Rep. Sherrie Conley, R-Newcastle and Sen. Stephanie Bice, R-Oklahoma City, requires a person issued an emergency teaching certificate by the State Board of Education who does not already hold a standard certificate to complete no less than one day of professional development training as provided in statute prior to entering the classroom if he or she is hired before the school year begins. It requires a school district to provide six hours of professional development training within two weeks of the person entering the classroom if the person is hired after the school year begins. It permits a school district to require a new certified teacher to complete no less than one day of professional development training prior to entering the classroom. The bill requires the training be offered by the employing school districts. It permits school districts to cooperate with other districts or contract with an institution of higher education to offer the training. It establishes requirements for the training. It requires the school district to provide additional training opportunities for teachers with emergency certification throughout the school year. It requires the school principal to arrange a mentor, in addition to any instructional coach that may be provided by the district, to provide support, guidance and advice to the emergency-certified teacher on an ongoing basis. (Amended by House, Amended by Senate, Carryover Bill)

     

     
    HB1323 Paraphrase: HB1323, by Rep. Kelly Albright, D-Midwest City, requires the state per-pupil expenditure meet or exceed the regional average per-pupil expenditure, beginning with the 2019-2020 school year. The bill requires the regional average per-pupil expenditure shall calculated using an average of the per-pupil expenditure of each of the six states that border Oklahoma as reported by the National Center for Education Statistics in its most recent Revenues and Expenditures for Public Elementary and Secondary Education report. (Carryover Bill, Emergency Measure)

     

     
    HB1359 Paraphrase: HB1359, by Rep. Toni Hasenbeck, R-Elgin, allows teachers employed in public schools a tax credit for unreimbursed classroom expenses up to $500. (Carryover Bill)

     

     
    HB1360 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, Carryover Bill, Committee Substitute)

     

     
    HB1412 Paraphrase: HB1412, by Rep. John Waldron, D-Tulsa and Sen. Dave Rader, R-Tulsa, lowers the qualification for a lead teacher certification to three years experience as a certified teacher of five years as a teacher with an alternative placement certificate. (Carryover Bill)

     

     
    HB1780 Paraphrase: HB1780, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka and Sen. Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City, increases the salary scale for Oklahoma teachers $1,200. (Amended by House, Amended by Senate, Stricken Title, Carryover Bill)

     

     
    HB1856 Paraphrase: HB1856, by Rep. Andy Fugate, D-OKlahoma CIty, removes a sales tax on tangible personal property made by for a school support organization. (Carryover Bill)

     

     
    HB1907 Paraphrase: HB1907, by Rep. Nicole Miller, R-Edmond, requires all institutions within the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education to grant priority enrollment and course registration to students who are active members of the military and to students who are eligible to receive educational financial assistance from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. (Amended by House, Carryover Bill, Committee Substitute)

     

     
    HB1920 Paraphrase: HB1920, by Rep. Derrel Fincher, R-Bartlesville, clarifies language relating to student attendance and repetition of courses. (Carryover Bill)

     

     
    HB1942 Paraphrase: HB1942, by Rep. Judd Strom, R-Copan, requires the State Treasurer to transfer an amount from the Unclaimed Property Fund equal to the lesser of $30 million or 30 percent of the monies in the Unclaimed Property Fund which are in excess of the amount determined by the State Treasurer to be required to the Oklahoma Post-Secondary Education and Training Expenses Revolving Fund for the purposes of providing assistance to persons in obtaining an associate degree from a community college or other institution within The Oklahoma State System of Higher Education, or attending classes at a career-technology center or for the provision of scholarships in order to offset the costs of attending an institution within The Oklahoma State System of Higher Education. It creates in the State Treasury a revolving fund for the State Department of Education to be designated the Oklahoma Post-Secondary Education and Training Expenses Revolving Fund. It provides for expenditures. (Carryover Bill, Emergency Measure)

     

     
    HB1951 Paraphrase: HB1951, by Rep. Dustin Roberts, R-Durant and Sen. Marty Quinn, R-Claremore, modifies flexible benefit allowance amounts, adding Health Maintenance Organization plans. (Amended by House, Amended by Senate, Stricken Title, Carryover Bill, Stricken enacting clause)

     

     
    HB1959 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, Carryover Bill, Committee Substitute)

     

     
    HB1985 Paraphrase: HB1985, by Rep. Mark Lepak, R-Claremore and Sen. Micheal Bergstrom, R-Adair, creates the Educators' Professional Liability Insurance Program for all employees, including full-time and part-time personnel of public schools and charter schools. The bill establishes that the program will provide liability coverage for employees up to $2 million in coverage per occurrence. It requires the Office of Management and Enterprise Services (OMES) to administer the program and to promulgate necessary rules. It authorizes OMES to contract liability insurance from a licensed insurer, to create a self-insured risk pool or to use a combination of both. It requires an insurance carrier providing any portion of coverage provided under the act to be selected by a competitive process. The bill requires the Legislature to provide an annual appropriation to cover the costs and any associated premiums for the program. It requires each school district to notify annually, in writing, eligible employees about the coverage provided by the program. It requires OMES and the Department of Education to notify upon hiring and annually thereafter, in writing, all eligible employees about the program. It requires the notice specifically inform employees that coverage is provided automatically as part of their employment. (Amended by House, Stricken Title, Carryover Bill, Committee Substitute)

     

     
    HB1989 Paraphrase: HB1989, by Rep. Jadine Nollan, R-Sand Springs and Sen. Allison Ikley-Freeman, D-Tulsa, requires each school district board of education to adopt a policy with procedures which provides for out-of-school suspension of students. It requires the policy to facilitate the re-engagement of students who are suspended out-of-school or returning from an alternative school setting. It requires a school district to consider using restorative practices as an alternative to out-of-school suspension or in addition to suspension that provide the offender the opportunity to accept responsibility for the harm caused to those affected by the misconduct and to participate in setting consequences to repair the harm. It provides what consequences can be incorporated into an agreement that sets time limits for completion and is signed by the offender. It requires restorative practices to be the first consideration to remediate offenses such as interpersonal conflicts, bullying, verbal and physical conflicts, theft, damage to property, class disruption, harassment and cyberbullying. It requires school districts to provide options for restorative practices that are accessible to all students regardless of income level or family resources, such as offering a restoration program in a school setting. It requires school districts to make efforts to provide ongoing trauma-informed professional development to teachers, administrators, school board members, school resource officers and staff on the adverse consequences of school exclusion and justice-system involvement and culturally responsive disciplinary methods that promote positive and healthy school climates. It requires any trauma-informed training provided by schools to include, to the extent possible, the option for parents to attend. (Carryover Bill)

     

     
    HB1990 Paraphrase: HB1990, by Rep. Jadine Nollan, R-Sand Springs and Sen. Roger Thompson, R-Okemah, requires the State Department of Education to identify school districts for an alternative teacher certification pilot program. It requires school districts seeking to participate in the pilot program to submit applications to the State Department of Education. It provides qualifications for eligibility. It requires a provider chosen by the State Department of Education to participate in the pilot program to offer a program that meets specified criteria. It requires the State Department of Education to ensure that providers approved to participate in the pilot program allow teacher candidates to demonstrate pedagogy and content standards proficiency in school-based programs and through other nontraditional means it specifies therein. It requires a teacher candidate who completes a program offered by an approved provider to be eligible for certification, provided he or she passes the general education and subject area portions of the competency examination required in the area of specialization for which certification is sought. The bill requires a provider to submit a report to the State Department of Education 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 examinations for certification. It requires the State Board of Education shall promulgate rules. (Amended by House, Carryover Bill, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)

     

     
    HB1991 Paraphrase: HB1991, by Rep. Jadine Nollan, R-Sand Springs, alters calculation of State Aid based on state dedicated revenues. It modifies the calculations of Motor Vehicle Collections. (Carryover Bill, Emergency Measure)

     

     
    HB1992 Paraphrase: HB1992, by Rep. Jadine Nollan, R-Sand Springs and Sen. Darrell Weaver, R-Moore, creates the Oklahoma Public Safety Protection District Act. The bill allows the largest municipality within the county may initiate the creation of a public safety protection district by the adoption of a joint resolution calling for the question of whether to organize a public safety protection district. The bill requires all territory located within the municipality to be included in the district. The bill establishes rules for the appointment of a district director of public safety and the board and establishes duties and powers of the director and the board. The bill requires an annual levy assessment no greater than five mills on the dollar of assessed value of the property in the district, the proceeds of which shall be used for the operation and maintenance of the public safety protection district, including expenses related to jail operations, purchasing and maintaining public safety equipment and payment of salaries and benefits of the city and county employees who provide public safety services within the district. The bill prohibits the proceeds from being used to supplant public safety expenses incurred prior to the creation of a district. (Amended by House, Carryover Bill, Committee Substitute)

     

     
    HB2018 Paraphrase: HB2018, by Rep. Monroe Nichols, D-Tulsa and Sen. Kevin Matthews, D-Tulsa, includes the child of a person who is employed as a certified teacher as a student qualified for an award which includes payment of an amount equivalent to resident tuition or other tuition for participation in the Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program. (Amended by House, Carryover Bill, Committee Substitute)

     

     
    HB2132 Paraphrase: HB2132, by Rep. Cyndi Munson, D-Oklahoma City and Sen. RESIGNED Smalley, R-, 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, Carryover Bill, Committee Substitute)

     

     
    HB2139 Paraphrase: HB2139, by Rep. Chris Sneed, R-Fort Gibson and Sen. Dewayne Pemberton, R-Muskogee, modifies applicability of a teacher contract prohibition to include virtual charter schools. It requires the suspension of a teacher certificated if the teacher attempts to work for another school mid-contract. (Carryover Bill)

     

     
    HB2227 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, Carryover Bill, Committee Substitute)

     

     
    HB2297 Paraphrase: HB2297, by Rep. Trey Caldwell, R-Lawton and Sen. John Montgomery, R-Lawton, modifies apportion of individual income tax revenue to the Ad Valorem Reimbursement Fund. (Amended by House, Stricken Title, Carryover Bill, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)

     

     
    HB2304 Paraphrase: HB2304, by Rep. Avery Frix, R-Muskogee and Sen. Dewayne Pemberton, R-Muskogee, provides a 2 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, Carryover Bill, Committee Substitute)

     

     
    HB2329 Paraphrase: HB2329, by Rep. Kevin McDugle, R-Broken Arrow and Sen. Dewayne Pemberton, R-Muskogee, requires a person reporting of child abuse or neglect to provide their name, telephone number and address. The bill requires the Department of Human Services to inform the person reporting abuse or neglect that his or her infomraiton shall be confidential unless subject to court orders. It requires the call to be transferred to 911 if the information is not provided. (Carryover Bill)

     

     
    HB2336 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 and has demonstrated proficiency in handgun training and campus-specific active shooter training as determined by the appropriate law enforcement agency having jurisdiction in that school district to carry a handgun onto school property. The bill also requires the local law enforcement agency having jurisdiction in a school district to require annual training for staff authorized to carry handguns on campus. (Amended by House, Amended by Senate, Carryover Bill)

     

     
    HB2338 Paraphrase: HB2338, by Rep. Sean Roberts, R-Hominy and Sen. Gary Stanislawski, R-Tulsa, modifies the filing period for declarations of candidacy from the second Wednesday of April to the second Wednesday of January. (Amended by House, Carryover Bill, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)

     

     
    HB2353 Paraphrase: HB2353, by Rep. Chad Caldwell, R-Enid, requires local boards of education to spend no less than 60 percent of the school district's annual budget on instructional expenditures and if a district does spend less than 60 percent on instructional expenditures than it must increase these expenditures by 2 percent each year until it reaches this threshold. The bill requires the State Department of Education to give the school district written notice if it does not meet this condition and the notice must also be posted on the district's website. It directs a school district that does not meet this requirement for four years to increase compensation for all teachers by 2 percent for each year the district did not increase instructional expenditures. (Carryover Bill)

     

     
    HB2470 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, Carryover Bill, Committee Substitute)

     

     
    HB2485 Paraphrase: HB2485, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, 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. (Carryover Bill)

     

     
    HB2488 Paraphrase: HB2488, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka and Sen. David Bullard, R-Durant, requires the minimum teacher salary schedule to teachers who return to teaching after retirement and receives a postretirement benefit. (Carryover Bill, Emergency Measure)

     

     
    HB2502 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, Carryover Bill, Committee Substitute)

     

     
    HB2521 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. (Amended by Senate, Stricken Title, Carryover Bill)

     

     
    HB2621 Paraphrase: HB2621, by Rep. Jon Echols, R-Oklahoma City and Sen. Dave Rader, R-Tulsa, increases the cap on the total tax credits available under the Oklahoma Equal Opportunity Education Scholarship Act to $30 million annually. It modifies the definition of the term "eligible school." (Carryover Bill)

     

     
    HB2625 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, Amended by Senate, Carryover Bill, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)

     

     
    HB2645 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, Carryover Bill, Committee Substitute)

     

     
    HB2646 Paraphrase: HB2646, by Rep. Rhonda Baker, R-Yukon and Sen. RESIGNED Smalley, R-, 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, Carryover Bill)

     

     
    HB2647 Paraphrase: HB2647, by Rep. Rhonda Baker, R-Yukon, modifies the definition and components of the term "competency exam" as it pertains to the Oklahoma Teacher Preparation Act. (Carryover Bill)

     

     
    HB2655 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, Carryover Bill, Committee Substitute)

     

     
    HB2791 Paraphrase: HB2791, by Rep. Ross Ford, R-Broken Arrow and Sen. Darrell Weaver, R-Moore, increases the age from under eight years of age to 17 years of age and younger when a driver transporting a child is required to provide for the protection of the child by properly using a child passenger restraint system. It requires a child between the age of eight and twelve and 12 to ride in the rear seat when available, properly secured in a child restraint system, belt-positioning booster seat or seat belt. It requires a child 13 years of age or older to be properly secured in a seat belt. It removes exceptions based on the child's height.

     

     
    SB0009 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, Carryover Bill, Emergency Measure)

     

     
    SB0011 Paraphrase: SB0011, by Sen. Brenda Stanley, R-Oklahoma City, changes the date to July 1 from September 1 by which children must turn A certain age to attend certain grades. (Amended by Senate, Carryover Bill, Committee Substitute)

     

     
    SB0017 Paraphrase: SB0017, by Sen. J.J. Dossett, D-Sperry and Rep. Ben Loring, D-Miami, creates The Bobbi White Act of 2019. The bill makes it unlawful for any person operating a motor vehicle on any street or highway to use a handheld electronic communications device while the vehicle is in motion in a school zone during normal school hours unless the device is used with an accessory which allows the person to communicate without the use of his or her hands, other than to activate, deactivate or initiate a feature or function of the device. The bill sets a penalty, upon conviction, of a fine not to exceed $100. (Carryover Bill, Emergency Measure)

     

     
    SB0049 Paraphrase: SB0049, by Sen. Allison Ikley-Freeman, D-Tulsa and Rep. Jadine Nollan, R-Sand Springs, authorizes the Oklahoma Board of Private Vocational Schools to require written disclosure to prospective students and current students selected information pertinent to likely future employment and wages in a readable format with a maximum eighth-grade reading level, including likely wages immediately upon graduation and likely wages five years after graduation. (Amended by Senate, Carryover Bill)

     

     
    SB0063 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, Carryover Bill, Committee Substitute)

     

     
    SB0074 Paraphrase: SB0074, by Sen. Allison Ikley-Freeman, D-Tulsa, requires a school to provide a meal application in every school enrollment packet, whether printed or in electronic form, with an explanation of the meal application process. It requires the school to offer assistance in completing the meal application if a parent or legal guardian cannot read or understand the application. It requires a school to complete and file an application for a student if the school becomes aware that a student who has not submitted a meal application and is categorically eligible for free or reduced-price meals. The bill clarifies the provisions do not apply to any school that provides free meals to all students and does not collect meal applications. It requires a school to provide a United State Department of Agriculture reimbursable meal to a student who requests one, unless the student's parent or legal guardian has specifically provided written permission to the school to withhold a meal. It prohibits a school from requiring a student to throw away a meal after it has been served because of the parent or legal guardian's inability to pay for the meal or because money is owed for previous meals. It provides a course of action for a school should a student's lunch account accumulate debt in excess of $30 or $150. It requires a school to direct all communications about accumulated debt in a student's lunch account to the student's parents or legal guardians and not the student. It requires the Child Nutrition Division of the State Department of Education to coordinate with the Adult and Family Services Division of the Department of Human Services to implement the provisions of the measure. (Amended by Senate, Carryover Bill)

     

     
    SB0079 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. (Carryover Bill)

     

     
    SB0080 Paraphrase: SB0080, by Sen. Roger Thompson, R-Okemah, permits students who have satisfactorily completed within the previous three years an educational program that was provided through a means other than a public or private school and have performed at a proficiency level on the assessments required by statute for grades nine through twelve to participate in the Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program (OHLAP). (Amended by Senate, Stricken Title, Carryover Bill)

     

     
    SB0143 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, Carryover Bill, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)

     

     
    SB0147 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, Carryover Bill, Emergency Measure)

     

     
    SB0148 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, Carryover Bill, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)

     

     
    SB0153 Paraphrase: SB0153, by Sen. Gary Stanislawski, R-Tulsa, requires a charter school that has been in operation for two or more years receive an amount equal to the weighted average daily membership of the charter school multiplied by a building fund weight of 1.5 if the charter school receives a school grade of C. The bill permits the funding to be used for capital projects and improvements including, but not limited to, erecting, remodeling, repairing or maintaining school buildings. It also requires a charter school that has been in operation for two or more years to receive an amount equal to the weighted average daily membership of the charter school multiplied by a building fund weight of 0.75 if the charter school receives a school grade of D that also may be used for capital projects and improvements including, but not limited to, erecting, remodeling, repairing or maintaining school buildings. (Stricken Title, Carryover Bill, Committee Substitute)

     

     
    SB0154 Paraphrase: SB0154, by Sen. Frank Simpson, R-Ardmore and Rep. Tammy Townley, R-Ardmore, creates, until Dec. 31, 2020, the 17-member Language Equality and Acquisition for Deaf Kids (LEAD-K) Task Force to develop a resource for parents to monitor and track deaf or hard of hearing children's expressive and receptive language acquisition using American Sign Language, English or both, and developmental stages toward English literacy and developing a framework for assessing children who are deaf or hard of hearing to determine their competencies in language and literacy skills for the purpose of ensuring they have the opportunity to achieve kindergarten readiness in an equitable manner. The bill establishes membership and meeting requirements. The bill requires the task force to submit a report of its findings and recommendations by Dec. 31, 2020, to the Governor, Senate President Pro Tempore, House Speaker, chairs of the Senate and House education committees and chairs of the Senate and House health committees. (Amended by Senate, Stricken Title, Carryover Bill, Committee Substitute)

     

     
    SB0158 Paraphrase: SB0158, by Sen. Roland Pederson, R-Burlington and Rep. Mark Vancuren, R-Owasso, requires the Commission for Educational Quality and Accountability, in consultation with the State Department of Education, to provide to teacher candidates free test preparation materials for statutorily mandated examinations. It establishes requirements for the materials. It requires the commission to prioritize making materials available for subject area examinations that teacher candidates have failed most frequently in the past. (Carryover Bill)

     

     
    SB0192 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, Carryover Bill)

     

     
    SB0206 Paraphrase: SB0206, by Sen. Mary Boren, D-Norman and Rep. Sherrie Conley, R-Newcastle, requires the principal of each public school site to appoint a building-level textbook committee consisting of one teacher for each grade level to include a representative for each content area in the adoption cycle and representatives for special education and English language learner teachers. It also requires the superintendent of schools of each independent or dependent public school district in the state to appoint a district-level textbook committee consisting of one member from each building-level textbook committee. It requires all teachers appointed to the committees to be classroom teachers. It makes the superintendent or their designee a non-voting member of the district-level committee. It also requires the district's administrator with the authority to approve the expenditure of textbook funds to serve on the district-level committee so that budgetary issues can be addressed during the adoption process. It permits members of the building-level and district-level committees to be compensated with extra duty pay to cover the time and labor expended to serve on the committees. The bill requires the textbook plan to be affirmatively approved by a majority of the district-level textbook committee members and evidenced by a cover letter signed by the members and attached to the district's textbook plan. It also requires the district's textbook order to be affirmatively approved by a majority of the district-level textbook committee members as evidenced by a cover letter signed by the members and attached to the district's textbook order. The bill removes language the exempts certain districts from appointing a local textbook committee. The bill increases the textbook multiplier to $200. The bill removes language that grants school district flexibility in using their textbook allocation funding. (Carryover Bill, Committee Substitute)

     

     
    SB0212 Paraphrase: SB0212, by Sen. Gary Stanislawski, R-Tulsa and Rep. Rhonda Baker, R-Yukon, modifies the calculation for the weighted average daily membership of a full-time virtual charter school. (Carryover Bill)

     

     
    SB0266 Paraphrase: SB0266, by Sen. Allison Ikley-Freeman, D-Tulsa and Rep. Marcus McEntire, R-Duncan, changes from permissive to mandatory language regarding school boards' of education adoption of a policy regarding suicide awareness and training and the reporting of student drug abuse. It also changes from permissive to mandatory language regarding school boards' of education adoption of school-wide training to all students in grades seven through twelve and staff addressing suicide awareness and prevention. (Amended by Senate, Carryover Bill, Emergency Measure)

     

     
    SB0267 Paraphrase: SB0267, by Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow and Rep. Dean Davis, R-Broken Arrow, requires each school district, subject to the availability of funds, to have a panic button alert system. It requires the system connect the caller with 911 emergency responders while simultaneously notifying designated school district personnel; be available for use as a smart phone application and have a mechanism for panic notifications to be triggered by non-smart phone wireless callers and landline callers; and be limited to users designated, approved and confirmed by school administrators. It requires the Oklahoma School Security Institute, subject to the availability of funds, to provide a way for a public school to geo-fence the school campus and provide and manage floor plans and other documents to assist emergency responders. It defines the term "geo-fence" to mean the creation of a virtual geographic boundary by means of global positioning system or radio-frequency identification technology enabling software. It requires the Oklahoma School Security Institute, also subject to the availability of funds, to provide panic button alert system training to designated personnel that allows the participants to discuss simulated emergency situations in a low-stress environment; clarify the roles and responsibilities of individuals and the logistics of handling an emergency on the school campus; and identify areas in which modifications should be made to the written plans and procedures adopted by the district. (Amended by Senate, Stricken Title, Carryover Bill)

     

     
    SB0269 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, Carryover Bill)

     

     
    SB0285 Paraphrase: SB0285, by Sen. Kimberly David, R-Porter, requires state agencies to provide reasonable paid break time each day to an employee who needs to breast-feed or express breast milk for her child to maintain milk supply and comfort. (Carryover Bill)

     

     
    SB0297 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. (Carryover Bill, Emergency Measure)

     

     
    SB0305 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, Carryover Bill, Emergency Measure)

     

     
    SB0307 Paraphrase: SB0307, by Sen. Julie Daniels, R-Bartlesville and Rep. Carol Bush, R-Tulsa, clarifies that the sale of marijuana in this state will be subject to sales tax in addition to the excise tax provided for in SQ 788. It creates the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Tax Revenue Fund consisting of monies received from the levy of the excise tax. It requires money accruing to the fund be appropriated by the Legislature for the operation of the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority of the State Department of Health. It requires that 75 percent of the amount not appropriated to the authority be appropriated for common education and 25 percent for substance abuse prevention and treatment programs. (Amended by Senate, Carryover Bill, Emergency Measure)

     

     
    SB0362 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, Carryover Bill, Committee Substitute)

     

     
    SB0407 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 House, Amended by Senate, Stricken Title, Carryover Bill, Stricken enacting clause, Committee Substitute)

     

     
    SB0432 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, Carryover Bill)

     

     
    SB0439 Paraphrase: SB0439, by Sen. Marty Quinn, R-Claremore, requires a terminal degree granted by a college recognized by the State Board of Education be granted equal recognition as a doctorate degree for teacher salary determinations. (Carryover Bill)

     

     
    SB0471 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, Carryover Bill)

     

     
    SB0574 Paraphrase: SB0574, by Sen. Mark Allen, R-Spiro, requires each school district board of education to establish a code of ethics and professional responsibility for teachers that provides that no teacher, regardless of continuing contract status, is permitted during class time or while otherwise operating within the scope of employment as a teacher to do specified actions. It requires each code of ethics and professional responsibility for teachers that is established to contain provisions for enforcement of and penalties for violations of the prohibitions therein, including termination of employment. It requires a board of education to provide written notification of the code of ethics and professional responsibility for teachers that is established to enrolled students and parents or legal guardians of enrolled students, and at least three hours of annual professional development regarding teachers' responsibilities under the code of ethics and professional responsibility. It prohibits a school district from displaying campaign material on school district property, including at school district extracurricular events or school district fund-raising events. It requires a violation to be punishable by a $1,000 fine payable to the State Department of Education. (Carryover Bill)

     

     
    SB0579 Paraphrase: SB0579, by Sen. Gary Stanislawski, R-Tulsa, increases the minimum number of hours public schools are required to meet to 1,140 from 1,080 and requires public schools to meet a minimum of 155 days. (Amended by Senate, Stricken Title, Carryover Bill, Committee Substitute)

     

     
    SB0582 Paraphrase: SB0582, by Sen. Joseph Silk, R-Broken Bow and Rep. Kevin West, R-Moore, requires a monthly financial report to be submitted to a school district board of education at each regular meeting. It provides for required information to be included in the report. It requires the report to be posted on the website of the school district with 30 days after being submitted to the board. (Amended by Senate, Stricken Title, Carryover Bill)

     

     
    SB0600 Paraphrase: SB0600, by Sen. Gary Stanislawski, R-Tulsa and Rep. Chad Caldwell, R-Enid, requires the State Department of Education to publish a list by Dec. 31, 2020, of all school districts with an average daily membership (ADM) of more than 30,000 students for the 2019-2020 school year. The bill requires school districts on the list, if approved at an election called by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction to be held at the general election in November 2022, to be divided into two or more districts with an ADM that is within five percentage points of each other and an assessed valuation within five percentage points of one another. It requires the State Department of Education and the State Board of Education to provide assistance to school districts that divide. The bill requires the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, if a majority of voters do not approve the division of the school district, to call an election every five years thereafter. The bill establishes procedures for electing new school boards if a school district is divided. The bill requires the new districts to be operational beginning July 1, 2024. It requires the State Department of education to publish a list by Dec. 31, 2024, and each December 31 thereafter of all school districts that had an ADM of more than 30,000 the previous school year and for the State Superintendent of Public Instruction to call for an election to divide the district into two or more districts, with an election to be held every five years thereafter if a majority of voters do not approve the division. (Carryover Bill, Committee Substitute)

     

     
    SB0617 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 House, Amended by Senate, Stricken Title, Carryover Bill, Stricken enacting clause)

     

     
    SB0698 Paraphrase: SB0698, by Sen. Marty Quinn, R-Claremore and Rep. Kevin West, R-Moore, requires that following the Request for Qualifications in accordance with the Public Competitive Bidding Act of 1974, firms determined to be qualified as a political subdivision or school district must establish a final selection process for the construction manager, which requires the qualified prospective construction managers to develop a more detailed qualified-based proposal response. It requires the information to be contained in the detailed response in determining the final selection of the construction manager to include specified criteria. (Amended by Senate, Stricken Title, Carryover Bill)

     

     
    SB0699 Paraphrase: SB0699, by Sen. Allison Ikley-Freeman, D-Tulsa, requires the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services to develop and make available to school districts training on social-emotional learning. It authorizes the Department to work with one or more nonprofit organizations that have proven expertise in the development of standards and curriculum and delivery of teacher professional development in social-emotional learning for the purposes of developing and providing guidelines, materials, resources and professional development. It requires the Board of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services to promulgate rules. (Amended by Senate, Stricken Title, Carryover Bill)

     

     
    SB0706 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, Carryover Bill, Emergency Measure)

     

     
    SB0739 Paraphrase: SB0739, by Sen. RESIGNED Smalley, R- 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 House, Amended by Senate, Stricken Title, Carryover Bill, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)

     

     
    SB0748 Paraphrase: SB0748, by Sen. RESIGNED Smalley, R- 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, Carryover Bill)

     

     
    SB0750 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 House, Amended by Senate, Stricken Title, Carryover Bill, Committee Substitute)

     

     
    SB0776 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 ability of a teacher candidate or teacher to take the general education portion of the examination subject to any limit imposed by the commission. (Amended by Senate, Carryover Bill, Emergency Measure)

     

     
    SB0803 Paraphrase: SB0803, by Sen. RESIGNED Smalley, R- and Rep. Sean Roberts, R-Hominy, allows Oklahoma licensed optometrists to perform vision screenings to students enrolled in kindergarten and exempts licensed optometrists from recommendations made by the Infant and Children's Health Advisory Council. (Carryover Bill)

     

     
    SB0901 Paraphrase: SB0901, by Sen. Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City, adds students who are classified as homeless to the exemptions of certain requirements to receive the Lindsey Nicole Henry Scholarships for Students with Disabilities. (Carryover Bill)

     

     
    SB0925 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, Carryover Bill, Emergency Measure)

     

     
    SB0979 Paraphrase: SB0979, by Sen. Mark Allen, R-Spiro, modifies the definition of the term "average salary" for the purpose of calculating benefits under the Teachers' Retirement System. (Carryover Bill)

     

     
    SB0996 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. (Amended by House, Carryover Bill, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)

     

     
    SB1071 Paraphrase: SB1071, by Sen. Dave Rader, R-Tulsa, Sen. Roger Thompson, R-Okemah, Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, and Rep. Kyle Hilbert, R-Depew, provides no deposits be made to the Revenue Stabilization Fund during a fiscal year where the State Board of Equalization General Revenue Fund certification is less than the State Board of Equalization General Revenue Fund certification for the previous fiscal year plus an increment equal to the amount otherwise calculated for deposit. It provides no deposits be made to the Revenue Stabilization Fund that would cause deposits to the fund for the fiscal year to exceed 1.5 percent of the State Board of Equalization General Revenue Fund certification for that fiscal year or that would cause the balance of the Revenue Stabilization Fund to exceed five percent 5 percent of the State Board of Equalization General Revenue Fund certification for that fiscal year. (Amended by Senate, Carryover Bill, Committee Substitute)

     

     
    SJR0007 Paraphrase: SJR0007, by Sen. Robert Standridge, R-Norman, proposes a vote of the people on a constitutional amendment that sets a limit on the amount of bonds which can be issued by various public entities. The amendment bases the limit on a percentage of the value of all taxable property. The amendment would change the way the value is determined for a school district and the value would include state property that is not taxable. (Amended by Senate, Stricken Title, Carryover Bill, Constitutional Amendment)

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