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  • Updated on: April 16, 2021

    122 Bills On Report

    Bill Principal Authors Committees Current Status Class Position
    HB1014 Roe, Cynthia (H)
    Simpson, Frank (S)
    H Public Health (H) - 02/02/2021
    H Public Health (H) - 02/24/2021
    S Health & Human Services (S) - 03/17/2021
    S Health & Human Services (S) - 04/05/2021
    S General Order    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB1014, by Rep. Cynthia Roe, R-Lindsay and Sen. Frank Simpson, R-Springer, makes records created, received, investigated, held, or maintained by the State Department of Health, concerning any person who has participated in a public health investigation or who may have any communicable or noncommunicable disease which is required to be reported by law confidential records of the department and not to be produced pursuant to the Oklahoma Open Records Act. It permits confidential records to be released under certain circumstances, adding that they are released in accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996. It adds those suspected of having a communicable disease will be prohibited from attending a private or public school and makes it the responsibility of the school, rather than the teacher, to exclude the person from doing so. It clarifies language related to the duty of the county health department or State Department of Health in determining when the person can attend. (Amended by House, Emergency Measure)
    HB1018 Sterling, Danny (H)
    Quinn, Marty (S)
    H Common Education (H) - 02/02/2021
    H Common Education (H) - 02/09/2021
    S Education (S) - 03/15/2021
    S Education (S) - 03/23/2021
    S General Order    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB1018, by Rep. Danny Sterling, R-Tecumseh and Sen. Marty Quinn, R-Claremore, deletes the required publication and distribution of the biennial school laws book.
    HB1026 Worthen, Rande (H)
    Montgomery, John Michael (S)
    H Public Safety (H) - 02/02/2021
    H Public Safety (H) - 02/23/2021
    S Public Safety (S) - 03/15/2021
    S Public Safety (S) - 04/05/2021
    S General Order    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB1026, by Rep. Rande Worthen, R-Lawton and Sen. John Michael Montgomery, R-Lawton, allows CLEET to establish and certify additional law enforcement and criminal justice programs at state-supported technology center schools in the State of Oklahoma operating under the State Board of Career and Technology Education for teaching students between 16 and nineteen 19 years of age. (Amended by House)
    HB1046 Kerbs, Dell (H)
    Montgomery, John Michael (S)
    H Common Education (H) - 02/02/2021
    H Common Education (H) - 02/23/2021
    S Education (S) - 03/15/2021
    S Education (S) - 04/06/2021
    S General Order    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB1046, by Rep. Dell Kerbs, R-Shawnee and Sen. John Michael Montgomery, R-Lawton, requires a copy or a hyperlink to a copy of the most recent audit of the financial statements of a school district be posted on the school district website for public inspection. (Amended by House)
    HB1062 Boles, Brad (H)
    Garvin, Jessica (S)
    H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/02/2021
    H Appropriations & Budget, Finance - Revenue and Taxation (H) - 02/03/2021
    H Appropriations & Budget, Finance - Revenue and Taxation (H) - 02/08/2021
    H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/09/2021
    H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/24/2021
    S Finance (S) - 03/15/2021
    S Finance (S) - 03/23/2021
    S Finance (S) - 03/23/2021
    S General Order    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB1062, by Rep. Brad Boles, R-Marlow and Sen. Jessica Garvin, R-Duncan, requires, for purposes of the provisions Article X, Section 8E and Section 8F of the Oklahoma Constitution, if a disabled veteran or the surviving spouse of a disabled veteran occupies improvements affixed to the real property and record title to the real property is held by a city or town or an entity formed pursuant to the charter provisions or ordinances of a city or town or formed under other provisions of law for the benefit of a city or town, the improvements be considered to be the homestead of the disabled veteran or the surviving spouse of such disabled veteran for all purposes related to the homestead exemption authorized by the provisions of the Ad Valorem Tax Code and the homestead exemption not be denied on the basis that title to such affixed improvements is held by a different person or entity than the entity which holds title to the real property consisting of the land to which such improvements are affixed. (Amended by Senate, Committee Substitute)
    HB1073 Gann, Tom (H)
    Dahm, Nathan (S)
    H Administrative Rules (H) - 02/02/2021
    H Administrative Rules (H) - 02/10/2021
    S Education (S) - 03/15/2021
    S Education (S) - 03/23/2021
    S General Order    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB1073, by Rep. Tom Gann, R-Inola and Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, extends the sunset date for the Oklahoma Partnership for School Readiness Board until July 1, 2024.
    HB1103 Vancuren, Mark (H)
    Haste, John (S)
    H Common Education (H) - 02/02/2021
    H Common Education (H) - 02/16/2021
    S Appropriations (S) - 03/17/2021
    S Education (S) - 03/17/2021
    S Education (S) - 03/30/2021
    S Education (S) - 03/30/2021
    S Appropriations (S) - 03/30/2021
    S Appropriations (S) - 04/07/2021
    S Appropriations (S) - 04/07/2021
    S General Order    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB1103, by Rep. Mark Vancuren, R-Owasso and Sen. John Haste, R-Broken Arrow, directs the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services and the State Education Department create a set of guidelines and provide directions to schools in order to survey every public and private school student in grades 6,8,10 and 12 with the Oklahoma Prevention Needs Assessment Survey every other year beginning in the 2022-2023 school year. (Amended by House, Stricken Title, Committee Substitute)
    HB1104 Vancuren, Mark (H)
    Montgomery, John Michael (S)
    H Rules (H) - 02/02/2021
    H Common Education (H) - 02/09/2021
    H Common Education (H) - 02/16/2021
    S Education (S) - 03/15/2021
    S Education (S) - 03/23/2021
    S General Order    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB1104, by Rep. Mark Vancuren, R-Owasso and Sen. John Michael Montgomery, R-Lawton, requires information on a student's tribal affiliation be included in student data collected for the state.
    HB1568 Boatman, Jeff (H)
    Haste, John (S)
    H Common Education (H) - 02/02/2021
    H Common Education (H) - 02/23/2021
    S Appropriations (S) - 03/15/2021
    S Education (S) - 03/15/2021
    S Education (S) - 04/06/2021
    S Education (S) - 04/06/2021
    S Appropriations (S) - 04/06/2021
    S Appropriations (S) - 04/07/2021
    S Appropriations (S) - 04/07/2021
    S General Order    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB1568, by Rep. Jeff Boatman, R-Tulsa and Sen. John Haste, R-Broken Arrow, creates Maria's Law. It requires that the State Board of Education mandate all schools, as part of any health education curriculum, to include instruction in mental health, with an emphasis on the interrelation of physical and mental well-being, beginning with the 2022-2023 school year. It requires the Board to collaborate with the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services to adopt standards and approve age-appropriate curriculum options for students in grades kindergarten through twelve. It requires the standards and curriculum lists to be available on the website of the State Department of Education. The bill authorizes 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. It requires the board to promulgate necessary rules. (Amended by House, Stricken Title, Committee Substitute)
    HB1569 Rosecrants, Jacob (H)
    Pugh, Adam (S)
    H Common Education (H) - 02/02/2021
    H Common Education (H) - 02/09/2021
    S Education (S) - 03/17/2021
    S Education (S) - 03/23/2021
    S General Order    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB1569, by Rep. Jacob Rosecrants, D-Norman and Sen. Adam Pugh, R-Edmond, creates the Oklahoma Play to Learn Act. It allows for instruction in early childhood education to foster certain development and learning. (Amended by House, Emergency Measure)
    HB1593 Provenzano, Melissa (H)
    Stanley, Brenda (S)
    H Common Education (H) - 02/02/2021
    H Common Education (H) - 02/16/2021
    S Appropriations (S) - 03/15/2021
    S Education (S) - 03/15/2021
    S Education (S) - 03/30/2021
    S Appropriations (S) - 03/30/2021
    S Appropriations (S) - 04/07/2021
    S General Order    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB1593, by Rep. Melissa Provenzano, D-Tulsa and Sen. Brenda Stanley, R-Midwest City, requires a local district board of education to mandate a program for seventh-grade through twelfth-grade teachers emphasizing the importance of incorporating workplace safety training into the curriculum. It requires the program to be completed the first year a certified teacher is employed by a school district, and then once every third academic year. (Amended by House, Amended by Senate, Stricken Title, Committee Substitute)
    HB1598 Provenzano, Melissa (H)
    Quinn, Marty (S)
    H Rules (H) - 02/02/2021
    H Common Education (H) - 02/09/2021
    H Common Education (H) - 02/23/2021
    S Education (S) - 03/15/2021
    S Education (S) - 03/16/2021
    S Education (S) - 04/06/2021
    S Appropriations (S) - 04/06/2021
    S General Order    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB1598, by Rep. Melissa Provenzano, D-Tulsa and Sen. Marty Quinn, R-Claremore, authorizes the State Department of Education to maintain a statewide registry of vision screeners approved by the State Department of Health that schools may use to test students' vision. (Amended by House, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)
    HB1715 Hill, Brian (H)
    Pugh, Adam (S)
    H Public Safety (H) - 02/02/2021
    H Public Safety (H) - 02/23/2021
    S Public Safety (S) - 03/15/2021
    S Public Safety (S) - 03/29/2021
    S General Order    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB1715, by Rep. Brian Hill, R-Mustang and Sen. Adam Pugh, R-Edmond, repeals language related to reading ability required for a driver license or permit. It also repeals language that requires the Department of Public Safety to deny a driver license application based on lack of school attendance. (Amended by House, Emergency Measure)
    HB1775 Conley, Sherrie (H)
    Bullard, David (S)
    H Common Education (H) - 02/02/2021
    H Common Education (H) - 02/16/2021
    H Common Education (H) - 02/23/2021
    S Education (S) - 03/15/2021
    S Education (S) - 04/06/2021
    S Education (S) - 04/06/2021
    S General Order    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB1775, by Rep. Sherrie Conley, R-Newcastle and Sen. David Bullard, R-Durant, prohibits public school districts and public charter schools from teaching, instructing or training any student in certain concepts related to race and sex. The bill prohibits any teacher, administrator or other employee of a state agency, school district, charter school or virtual charter school from requiring training, orientation or therapy that presents any form of race or sex conscious or unconscious stereotyping or blame on the basis of race or sex. (Amended by House, Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)
    HB1789 Pae, Daniel (H)
    Howard, Brent (S)
    H Government Modernization and Efficiency (H) - 02/02/2021
    H Government Modernization and Efficiency (H) - 02/09/2021
    S General Government (S) - 03/15/2021
    S General Government (S) - 03/31/2021
    S General Order    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB1789, by Rep. Daniel Pae, R-Lawton and Sen. Brent Howard, R-Altus, allows local government units authorized by state law to create a purchasing cooperative to contract with a purchasing cooperative to provide leverage in achieving best value or the best terms of contracts and requires such a purchasing cooperative provide public notice through a state or nationally distributed newspaper to serve as the sole public notice. (Amended by House)
    HB1796 Miller, Nicole (H)
    Pugh, Adam (S)
    H Common Education (H) - 02/02/2021
    H Common Education (H) - 02/09/2021
    S Education (S) - 03/15/2021
    S Education (S) - 04/08/2021
    S Committee - Do Pass    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB1796, by Rep. Nicole Miller, R-Edmond and Sen. Adam Pugh, R-Edmond, allows the State Board of Education, in consultation with the Commission for Education Quality and Accountability to grant subject area examination exceptions for initial certification in a field that does not require an advanced degree if the candidate already has an advanced degree in the subject essentially comparable to the content assessed in the examination. (Emergency Measure)
    HB1849 Fugate, Andy (H)
    Brooks, Michael (S)
    H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/02/2021
    H Appropriations & Budget, Finance - Revenue and Taxation (H) - 02/02/2021
    H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/17/2021
    H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/18/2021
    H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/24/2021
    H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/24/2021
    S Appropriations (S) - 03/17/2021
    S Finance (S) - 03/17/2021
    S Finance (S) - 03/30/2021
    S Finance (S) - 03/30/2021
    S Appropriations (S) - 03/30/2021
    S Appropriations (S) - 04/07/2021
    S Appropriations (S) - 04/07/2021
    S General Order    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB1849, by Rep. Andy Fugate, D-Oklahoma CIty and Sen. Michael Brooks, D-Oklahoma City, modifies the sales tax exemption for sales of tangible personal property made by or to nonprofit parent-teacher associations or organizations by removing the requirement that they be exempt from taxation under the Internal Revenue Code and requiring that they be sanctioned by a state school district. It also exempts from sales tax sales of tangible personal property made by or to school support organizations. It defines the term "school support organization" to mean a nonprofit organization sanctioned by any school district of the state to collect funds in support of a school or an organization, club or activity of a school in the sanctioning school district. (Amended by House, Amended by Senate, Stricken Title, Stricken enacting clause)
    HB1875 West, Tammy (H)
    Stanley, Brenda (S)
    H General Government (H) - 02/02/2021
    H General Government (H) - 02/10/2021
    S Judiciary (S) - 03/15/2021
    S Judiciary (S) - 03/23/2021
    S General Order    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB1875, by Rep. Tammy West, R-Bethany and Sen. Brenda Stanley, R-Midwest City, permits each educational institution to choose to designate specific information which will be classified as directory information for students attending the educational institution. It defines the term "directory" by reference to the federal Family Education Rights and Privacy Act. It prohibits all educational agencies or institutions which are not the primary custodians of student directory information of students attending the educational institution, but which are allowed to access the information for educational purposes from releasing or selling any or all student directory information unless disclosure is authorized by the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act and provisions of state statute. (Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure)
    HB1876 West, Tammy (H)
    Stanley, Brenda (S)
    H General Government (H) - 02/02/2021
    H General Government (H) - 02/10/2021
    S Judiciary (S) - 03/15/2021
    S Judiciary (S) - 03/23/2021
    S General Order    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB1876, by Rep. Tammy West, R-Bethany and Sen. Brenda Stanley, R-Midwest City, requires that the home addresses, home telephone numbers, Social Security numbers, private email addresses, and private mobile phone numbers of current and former public employees not be open to public inspection or disclosure. (Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure)
    HB1882 Stark, Marilyn (H)
    Rader, Dave (S)
    H Rules (H) - 02/02/2021
    H Children, Youth & Family Services (H) - 02/22/2021
    H Children, Youth & Family Services (H) - 02/23/2021
    S Appropriations (S) - 03/17/2021
    S Education (S) - 03/17/2021
    S Education (S) - 03/30/2021
    S Appropriations (S) - 03/30/2021
    S Appropriations (S) - 03/31/2021
    S General Order    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB1882, by Rep. Marilyn Stark, R-Bethany and Sen. Dave Rader, R-Tulsa, creates the "Out-of-Schooltime" taskforce to identify, evaluate and recommend a set of best practices for children, youth and families to improve and increase the number of quality, affordable out-of-school programs in the state. The bill sets the membership of the committee. (Amended by House, Stricken Title)
    HB1963 Nollan, Jadine (H)
    Stanley, Brenda (S)
    H Elections and Ethics (H) - 02/02/2021
    H Elections and Ethics (H) - 02/16/2021
    H Elections and Ethics (H) - 02/23/2021
    S Rules (S) - 03/15/2021
    S Rules (S) - 03/24/2021
    S General Order    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB1963, by Rep. Jadine Nollan, R-Sand Springs and Sen. Brenda Stanley, R-Midwest City, creates a process for the Governor to appoint a member or members of a local school board if there is a loss of the majority of members of a board of education of a school district or technology center school district as long as the appointment shall be consistent with the remaining requirements for a board member.
    HB1968 Nollan, Jadine (H)
    Stanley, Brenda (S)
    H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/02/2021
    H Appropriations & Budget, Education (H) - 02/02/2021
    H Appropriations & Budget, Education (H) - 02/08/2021
    H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/08/2021
    H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/18/2021
    H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/24/2021
    S Education (S) - 03/15/2021
    S Education (S) - 03/23/2021
    S General Order    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB1968, by Rep. Jadine Nollan, R-Sand Springs and Sen. Brenda Stanley, R-Midwest City, removes additional requirements for school boards to include specific information in their gifted child educational programs. (Emergency Measure)
    HB1990 Caldwell, Trey (H)
    Montgomery, John Michael (S)
    H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/02/2021
    H Appropriations & Budget, Finance - Revenue and Taxation (H) - 02/02/2021
    H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/17/2021
    H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/18/2021
    S Appropriations (S) - 03/15/2021
    S Finance (S) - 03/15/2021
    S Finance (S) - 03/30/2021
    S Finance (S) - 03/30/2021
    S Appropriations (S) - 03/30/2021
    S Appropriations (S) - 04/07/2021
    S Appropriations (S) - 04/07/2021
    S General Order    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB1990, by Rep. Trey Caldwell, R-Lawton and Sen. John Michael Montgomery, R-Lawton, permits, beginning calendar year 2022 and all subsequent years, the Ad Valorem Reimbursement Fund to be used to reimburse qualified counties for lost revenue due to exemptions granted to veterans and their surviving spouses pursuant to the provisions of the Oklahoma Constitution. The bill provides a county is qualified for reimbursement if the number of exemptions granted to veterans and surviving spouses for the most recently concluded calendar year exceeds 0.8 percent of the total county population according to the latest Federal Decennial Census or most recent annual population estimate. It provides the reimbursement will amount to25 percent of the loss of revenue claimed by the qualified county. It establishes a procedure to apply for reimbursement. (Amended by House, Stricken Title, Committee Substitute)
    HB2030 O'Donnell, Terry (H)
    Pugh, Adam (S)
    H Common Education (H) - 02/02/2021
    H Common Education (H) - 02/16/2021
    S Appropriations (S) - 03/15/2021
    S Education (S) - 03/15/2021
    S Education (S) - 04/06/2021
    S Appropriations (S) - 04/06/2021
    S Appropriations (S) - 04/07/2021
    S General Order    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB2030, by Rep. Terry O'Donnell, R-Catoosa and Sen. Adam Pugh, R-Edmond, requires the study of the United States Constitution beginning the 2022-2023 school year. It requires the United States History assessment to include the United States naturalization test and prohibits eligibility for graduation unless the students pass the test. (Amended by House, Committee Substitute)
    HB2046 McCall, Charles (H)
    Simpson, Frank (S)
    H Rules (H) - 02/02/2021
    H Rules (H) - 02/23/2021
    H Rules (H) - 02/25/2021
    S Appropriations (S) - 03/17/2021
    S Education (S) - 03/17/2021
    S Education (S) - 04/06/2021
    S Appropriations (S) - 04/06/2021
    S Appropriations (S) - 04/07/2021
    S General Order    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB2046, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka and Sen. Frank Simpson, R-Springer, allows a two-year institute within the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education to utilize certain procedures to be considered a higher education funding district for the purpose of establishing and organizing the district, calling for operational millage rates or sinking fund millage rates or both. (Amended by House, Committee Substitute)
    HB2078 Hilbert, Kyle (H)
    Taylor, Zack (S)
    H Rules (H) - 02/02/2021
    H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/17/2021
    H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/18/2021
    S Appropriations (S) - 03/15/2021
    S Education (S) - 03/15/2021
    S Finance (S) - 03/16/2021
    S Finance (S) - 03/23/2021
    S Appropriations (S) - 03/23/2021
    Governor Action - Signed    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB2078, by Rep. Kyle Hilbert, R-Depew and Sen. Zack Taylor, R-Seminole, modifies and revises the calculation of the State Aid school funding formula. It adjusts the years of data to be used in calculating the average daily membership. The bill modifies the July calculation of per pupil revenue. It revises the calculation for Foundation Aid and alters the calculation for Salary Incentive Aid. It increases percentages of allowable general fund carryover. It prohibits assessments of carryover penalty in fiscal years specified therein. It adjusts weighted calculations for weighted average daily membership. It revises July and December calculations for projected per pupil revenue. (Amended by House, Committee Substitute)
    HB2223 Randleman, Randy (H)
    Pemberton, Dewayne (S)
    H Common Education (H) - 02/02/2021
    H Common Education (H) - 02/09/2021
    S Education (S) - 03/15/2021
    S Education (S) - 03/23/2021
    S General Order    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB2223, by Rep. Randy Randleman, R-Eufaula and Sen. Dewayne Pemberton, R-Muskogee, requires the State Department of Education to maintain a dyslexia handbook. (Amended by House)
    HB2293 Roberts, Dustin (H)
    Paxton, Lonnie (S)
    H Banking, Financial Services, Pensions (H) - 02/02/2021
    H Banking, Financial Services, Pensions (H) - 02/22/2021
    S Retirement & Insurance (S) - 03/17/2021
    S Retirement & Insurance (S) - 04/05/2021
    S Appropriations (S) - 04/05/2021
    S General Order    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB2293, by Rep. Dustin Roberts, R-Durant and Sen. Lonnie Paxton, R-Tuttle, modifies language related to the computation of specified employer contributions to the Teachers' Retirement System of Oklahoma and specifies the treatment of contributions with respect to non-federal sources of funds.
    HB2324 Boatman, Jeff (H)
    Frix, Avery (H)
    Pemberton, Dewayne (S)
    H County & Municipal Government (H) - 02/02/2021
    H County & Municipal Government (H) - 02/08/2021
    S Finance (S) - 03/17/2021
    S Finance (S) - 04/06/2021
    S Finance (S) - 04/06/2021
    S General Order    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB2324, by Rep. Avery Frix, R-Muskogee, Rep. Jeff Boatman, R-Tulsa, and Sen. Dewayne Pemberton, R-Muskogee, creates the Tax Collection Modernization Act. The bill allows each county treasurer to allow a taxpayer to make payments on the total amount of tax due. It requires the payments to be held on trust deposit until the total amount is paid. (Amended by House, Stricken Title)
    HB2335 Steagall, Jay (H)
    Jett, Shane (S)
    H Public Health (H) - 02/02/2021
    H Public Health (H) - 02/10/2021
    S Health & Human Services (S) - 03/17/2021
    S Health & Human Services (S) - 04/05/2021
    S Health & Human Services (S) - 04/05/2021
    S General Order    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB2335, by Rep. Jay Steagall, R-Yukon and Sen. Shane Jett, R-Shawnee, prohibits a governmental entity from mandating any vaccination. The bill prohibits a governmental entity from discriminating against or pursuing civil or criminal penalties against any person who declines to be vaccinated or declines to vaccinate his or her children. It clarifies to whom the bill directly affects regarding the prohibition of vaccine mandates, discrimination, and penalties. It provides exemptions. (Amended by House)
    HB2381 Sterling, Danny (H)
    Simpson, Frank (S)
    H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/02/2021
    H Appropriations & Budget, Education (H) - 02/02/2021
    H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/24/2021
    S Appropriations (S) - 03/15/2021
    S Education (S) - 03/15/2021
    S Education (S) - 04/06/2021
    S Appropriations (S) - 04/06/2021
    S Appropriations (S) - 04/07/2021
    S Appropriations (S) - 04/07/2021
    S General Order    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB2381, by Rep. Danny Sterling, R-Tecumseh and Sen. Frank Simpson, R-Springer, requires school districts to conduct an annual fitness assessment each school year for students in grades three through 12. The bill requires the assessment to be based on factors related to student health including aerobic capacity, body composition, muscular strength, endurance and flexibility. It requires the State Department of Education and the Oklahoma State Department of Health to analyze the performance results and a correlation between student obesity, attendance levels, academic achievement levels, disciplinary problems, and school meal programs. (Amended by House, Stricken Title)
    HB2396 Russ, Todd (H)
    Stanley, Brenda (S)
    H Common Education (H) - 02/02/2021
    H Common Education (H) - 02/09/2021
    S Education (S) - 03/15/2021
    S Education (S) - 04/08/2021
    S Education (S) - 04/08/2021
    S Committee - Do Pass as Amended    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB2396, by Rep. Todd Russ, R-Cordell and Sen. Brenda Stanley, R-Midwest City, allows the board of education of each school district to adopt a policy regarding sex trafficking and exploitation prevention and education programs for students in grades six through 12. It allows the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education a series of in-depth prevention and education programs to all freshman students enrolled. It establishes requirements for such programs. (Amended by House, Committee Substitute)
    HB2644 Echols, Jon (H)
    David, Kimberly (S)
    H General Government (H) - 02/02/2021
    H General Government (H) - 02/17/2021
    H General Government (H) - 02/24/2021
    S Judiciary (S) - 03/17/2021
    S Judiciary (S) - 04/06/2021
    S Judiciary (S) - 04/06/2021
    S General Order    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB2644, by Rep. Jon Echols, R-Oklahoma City and Sen. Kimberly David, R-Porter, allows a public body to hold meetings by teleconference until March 31, 2024. (Amended by House, Stricken Title, Emergency Measure)
    HB2662 Lowe, Dick (H)
    Rader, Dave (S)
    H Common Education (H) - 02/02/2021
    H Common Education (H) - 02/16/2021
    S Appropriations (S) - 03/15/2021
    S Education (S) - 03/15/2021
    S Education (S) - 03/23/2021
    S Education (S) - 04/06/2021
    S General Order    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB2662, by Rep. Dick Lowe, R-Amber and Sen. Dave Rader, R-Tulsa, creates the Seizure-Safe Schools Act. It requires the board of each local public school district to have at least one school employee at each school who has met the training requirements necessary to: administer or assist with the self-administration of a seizure rescue medication or medication prescribed to treat seizure disorder symptoms as approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration and any successor agency; and recognize the signs and symptoms of seizures and the appropriate steps to be taken to respond to these symptoms. (Amended by House, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)
    HB2691 Hasenbeck, Toni (H)
    Bergstrom, Micheal (S)
    H Common Education (H) - 02/02/2021
    H Common Education (H) - 02/23/2021
    S Education (S) - 03/17/2021
    S Education (S) - 04/06/2021
    S General Order    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB2691, by Rep. Toni Hasenbeck, R-Elgin and Sen. Micheal Bergstrom, R-Adair, requires the Commission for Educational Quality and Accountability to issue a report to the Speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives, the President Pro Tempore of the Oklahoma State Senate and the Governor detailing factors in the public education system of the state that contribute to improvements in the: common education system, including, but not limited to, high school graduation rates and college and career assessment scores; higher education and career and technology education systems, including, but not limited to, timely graduation rates and reduced remediation rates; and state workforce, including, but not limited to, career readiness and the ability for new graduates to find in-state employment. (Emergency Measure)
    HB2693 Hasenbeck, Toni (H)
    Pugh, Adam (S)
    H Rules (H) - 02/02/2021
    H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/11/2021
    H Appropriations & Budget, Education (H) - 02/11/2021
    H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/17/2021
    H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/18/2021
    S Appropriations (S) - 03/17/2021
    S Education (S) - 03/17/2021
    S Education (S) - 04/06/2021
    S Education (S) - 04/06/2021
    S Appropriations (S) - 04/06/2021
    S Appropriations (S) - 04/07/2021
    S General Order    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB2693, by Rep. Toni Hasenbeck, R-Elgin and Sen. Adam Pugh, R-Edmond, directs the State Department of Education in coordination with the Office of Education Quality and Accountability to establish a micro-credential program for teacher candidates or teachers who hold a certificate to earn a micro-credential in civics through a working group. The bill directs the agencies to adopt requirements for the micro-credential by July 1, 2022 and made available to teachers and teacher candidates by the 2022-23 school year. The bill provides these micro-credentialed teachers a one-time salary supplement of $3,000 subject to available funding. The bill directs SDE to develop professional development programs designed to help teachers provide instruction in civics with emphasis in certain areas. The bill removes toe end-of-year assessment on United States History. (Amended by House, Stricken Title)
    HB2748 Baker, Rhonda (H)
    Stanley, Brenda (S)
    H Common Education (H) - 02/02/2021
    H Common Education (H) - 02/09/2021
    S Education (S) - 03/15/2021
    S Education (S) - 03/30/2021
    S General Order    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB2748, by Rep. Rhonda Baker, R-Yukon and Sen. Brenda Stanley, R-Midwest City, requires the State Board of Education to issue one-year alternative teacher certificates renewable for up to 3 years to teach early childhood education or elementary education if the alternative certified teacher meets certain qualifications.
    HB2749 Baker, Rhonda (H)
    Pugh, Adam (S)
    H Common Education (H) - 02/02/2021
    H Common Education (H) - 02/16/2021
    S Appropriations (S) - 03/15/2021
    S Education (S) - 03/15/2021
    S Education (S) - 03/30/2021
    S Appropriations (S) - 03/30/2021
    S Appropriations (S) - 04/07/2021
    S Appropriations (S) - 04/07/2021
    S General Order    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB2749, by Rep. Rhonda Baker, R-Yukon and Sen. Adam Pugh, R-Edmond, requires school districts receiving more than $2,500 in relation to the Reading Sufficiency Act to spend no less than 10 percent on professional development for teachers teaching prekindergarten through grade 5 and requires the State Department of Education to approve and publish a list of professional development programs that are evidence-based and directly address the cognitive science of how students learn to read. (Amended by Senate, Stricken Title)
    HB2750 Baker, Rhonda (H)
    Pugh, Adam (S)
    H Higher Ed & Career Tech (H) - 02/02/2021
    H Higher Ed & Career Tech (H) - 02/22/2021
    S Education (S) - 03/15/2021
    S Education (S) - 03/30/2021
    S General Order    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB2750, by Rep. Rhonda Baker, R-Yukon and Sen. Adam Pugh, R-Edmond, suggests the Legislature intends for the minimum required scores on Advanced Placement examinations at three for institutions of higher education within The Oklahoma State System of Higher Education. The bill requires the credit policy be posted on campus websites effective for the 2021-2022 fall academic term and thereafter. The bill requires the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education to conduct biennial reviews of the Advanced Placement credit policy, as well requiring reports of noncompliance to the House Common Education Committee, the House Higher Education and Career Tech Committee and the Senate Education Committee or a similarly named committee by December 1 of each year. (Amended by House, Emergency Measure)
    HB2752 Baker, Rhonda (H)
    Stanley, Brenda (S)
    H Common Education (H) - 02/02/2021
    H Common Education (H) - 02/23/2021
    S Education (S) - 03/17/2021
    S Education (S) - 04/06/2021
    S General Order    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB2752, by Rep. Rhonda Baker, R-Yukon and Sen. Brenda Stanley, R-Midwest City, requires the State Department of Education, in coordination with the Commission for Educational Quality and Accountability, establish a micro-credential program for the purpose of permitting any teacher candidate or teacher who holds a certificate to teach to complete additional coursework and earn micro-credentials in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) endorsement areas including computer science. It requires the State Department of Education and the Commission for Educational Quality and Accountability convene a working group to determine how any micro-credential awarded pursuant to any micro-credential will be used and for what purpose. It permits any course offered through a micro-credential program established may be offered in person, online or in a blended format of in-person and online instruction. (Emergency Measure)
    HB2775 Pfeiffer, John (H)
    Montgomery, John Michael (S)
    H County & Municipal Government (H) - 02/02/2021
    H County & Municipal Government (H) - 02/22/2021
    S Finance (S) - 03/15/2021
    S Finance (S) - 04/06/2021
    S General Order    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB2775, by Rep. John Pfeiffer, R-Mulhall and Sen. John Michael Montgomery, R-Lawton, within the definition of cost ratio includes the loss in value that may be caused by physical deterioration, functional obsolesce or economic obsolescence and adding value of the land, allows the Oklahoma Tax Commission's Ad Valorem Division to provide from year-to-year schedules of values or personal property in accordance with Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practices and International Association of Assessing Officers requirements.
    HB2776 Pfeiffer, John (H)
    Montgomery, John Michael (S)
    H Rules (H) - 02/02/2021
    H Rules (H) - 02/25/2021
    S Appropriations (S) - 03/17/2021
    S Appropriations, Education (S) - 03/22/2021
    S Appropriations, Education (S) - 03/24/2021
    S Appropriations (S) - 03/24/2021
    S Appropriations (S) - 04/07/2021
    S General Order    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB2776, by Rep. John Pfeiffer, R-Mulhall and Sen. John Michael Montgomery, R-Lawton, creates the Protecting Revenues for Oklahoma Teachers, Educators and Students (PROTEST) Fund to provide funding to school districts affected by ad valorem tax protests. The bill requires school district boards of education to submit claims for reimbursement for review and approval by the Oklahoma Tax Commission. It caps the amount for which districts are eligible at 50 percent of the amount protested. (Amended by House, Stricken Title, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)
    HB2777 Pfeiffer, John (H)
    Montgomery, John Michael (S)
    H County & Municipal Government (H) - 02/02/2021
    H County & Municipal Government (H) - 02/22/2021
    S Finance (S) - 03/17/2021
    S Finance (S) - 04/06/2021
    S General Order    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB2777, by Rep. John Pfeiffer, R-Mulhall and Sen. John Michael Montgomery, R-Lawton, requires a county assessor to use the current market price information to establish a fair cash value for real property and personal property owned by any entity engaged in the production of electric energy by means of wind, which may include current market price information available through the Southwest Power Pool on the applicable January 1 date or specific to the point of delivery of the facility's energy deliveries and generation profile to the market or data published by the Oklahoma Tax Commission for various approaches of value. (Amended by House, Stricken Title)
    HB2862 Wallace, Kevin (H)
    Pemberton, Dewayne (S)
    H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/02/2021
    H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/10/2021
    S General Government (S) - 03/15/2021
    S General Government (S) - 03/31/2021
    S General Order    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB2862, by Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston and Sen. Dewayne Pemberton, R-Muskogee, changes the definition of a public construction contract to mean any contract meeting specific qualifications including that it exceeds $100,000, or any construction management trade subcontracts exceeding $50,000.
    HB2863 Wallace, Kevin (H)
    Thompson, Roger (S)
    H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/02/2021
    H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/10/2021
    S Appropriations (S) - 03/15/2021
    S General Government (S) - 03/15/2021
    S General Government (S) - 03/31/2021
    S Appropriations (S) - 03/31/2021
    S Appropriations (S) - 04/07/2021
    S General Order    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB2863, by Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston and Sen. Roger Thompson, R-Okemah, allows the Commissioners of the Land Office to sell, transfer, trade or purchase real property for other state agencies, requires no state agency sell, lease, exchange or otherwise dispose of real property until such agency or the Office of Management Enterprise Services acting on behalf has presented to the Land Office all information on the property in order for the Land Office to provide a proposal for the acquisition or disposal of the applicable real property. (Amended by House, Committee Substitute)
    HB2871 Wallace, Kevin (H)
    Thompson, Roger (S)
    H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/02/2021
    H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/03/2021
    S Appropriations (S) - 03/17/2021
    S Appropriations (S) - 03/24/2021
    S General Order    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB2871, by Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston and Sen. Roger Thompson, R-Okemah, removes real property under long-term lease of the state or state agencies or subdivisions from the calculation of investments in real property held by the Commission of the Land Office. (Emergency Measure)
    HB2889 Hilbert, Kyle (H)
    Wallace, Kevin (H)
    Hall, Chuck (S)
    Thompson, Roger (S)
    H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/02/2021
    Joint Comm on Appropriation & Budget (House) (H) - 02/16/2021
    Joint Comm on Appropriation & Budget (House) (H) - 02/18/2021
    Joint Comm on Appropriation & Budget (Senate) (S) - 02/18/2021
    Governor Action - Signed    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB2889, by Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, Rep. Kyle Hilbert, R-Depew, Sen. Chuck Hall, R-Perry, and Sen. Roger Thompson, R-Okemah, appropriates $7.5 million from the General Revenue Cash-flow Reserve Fund to the district courts. (Amended by House, Appropriation Bill, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)
    HB2890 Hilbert, Kyle (H)
    Wallace, Kevin (H)
    Hall, Chuck (S)
    Thompson, Roger (S)
    H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/02/2021
    Joint Comm on Appropriation & Budget (House) (H) - 02/16/2021
    Committee Reassignment    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB2890, by Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, Rep. Kyle Hilbert, R-Depew, Sen. Chuck Hall, R-Perry, and Sen. Roger Thompson, R-Okemah, creates the Budget Implementation Act of 2021. (Appropriation Bill)
    HB2891 Hilbert, Kyle (H)
    Wallace, Kevin (H)
    Hall, Chuck (S)
    Thompson, Roger (S)
    H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/02/2021
    Joint Comm on Appropriation & Budget (House) (H) - 02/16/2021
    Committee Reassignment    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB2891, by Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, Rep. Kyle Hilbert, R-Depew, Sen. Chuck Hall, R-Perry, and Sen. Roger Thompson, R-Okemah, creates the Budget Implementation Act of 2021. (Appropriation Bill)
    HB2892 Hilbert, Kyle (H)
    Wallace, Kevin (H)
    Hall, Chuck (S)
    Thompson, Roger (S)
    H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/02/2021
    Joint Comm on Appropriation & Budget (House) (H) - 02/16/2021
    Committee Reassignment    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB2892, by Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, Rep. Kyle Hilbert, R-Depew, Sen. Chuck Hall, R-Perry, and Sen. Roger Thompson, R-Okemah, creates the Budget Implementation Act of 2021. (Appropriation Bill)
    HB2893 Hilbert, Kyle (H)
    Wallace, Kevin (H)
    Hall, Chuck (S)
    Thompson, Roger (S)
    H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/02/2021
    Joint Comm on Appropriation & Budget (House) (H) - 02/16/2021
    Committee Reassignment    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB2893, by Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, Rep. Kyle Hilbert, R-Depew, Sen. Chuck Hall, R-Perry, and Sen. Roger Thompson, R-Okemah, creates the Budget Implementation Act of 2021. (Appropriation Bill)
    HB2894 Hilbert, Kyle (H)
    Wallace, Kevin (H)
    Hall, Chuck (S)
    Thompson, Roger (S)
    H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/02/2021
    Joint Comm on Appropriation & Budget (House) (H) - 02/16/2021
    Committee Reassignment    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB2894, by Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, Rep. Kyle Hilbert, R-Depew, Sen. Chuck Hall, R-Perry, and Sen. Roger Thompson, R-Okemah, creates the Budget Implementation Act of 2021. (Appropriation Bill)
    HB2895 Hilbert, Kyle (H)
    Wallace, Kevin (H)
    Hall, Chuck (S)
    Thompson, Roger (S)
    H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/02/2021
    Joint Comm on Appropriation & Budget (House) (H) - 02/22/2021
    Committee Reassignment    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB2895, by Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, Rep. Kyle Hilbert, R-Depew, Sen. Chuck Hall, R-Perry, and Sen. Roger Thompson, R-Okemah, creates the Budget Implementation Act of 2021. (Appropriation Bill)
    HB2896 Hilbert, Kyle (H)
    Wallace, Kevin (H)
    Hall, Chuck (S)
    Thompson, Roger (S)
    H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/02/2021
    Joint Comm on Appropriation & Budget (House) (H) - 02/22/2021
    Committee Reassignment    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB2896, by Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, Rep. Kyle Hilbert, R-Depew, Sen. Chuck Hall, R-Perry, and Sen. Roger Thompson, R-Okemah, creates the Budget Implementation Act of 2021. (Appropriation Bill)
    HB2897 Hilbert, Kyle (H)
    Wallace, Kevin (H)
    Hall, Chuck (S)
    Thompson, Roger (S)
    H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/02/2021
    Joint Comm on Appropriation & Budget (House) (H) - 02/22/2021
    Committee Reassignment    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB2897, by Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, Rep. Kyle Hilbert, R-Depew, Sen. Chuck Hall, R-Perry, and Sen. Roger Thompson, R-Okemah, creates the Budget Implementation Act of 2021. (Appropriation Bill)
    HB2898 Hilbert, Kyle (H)
    Wallace, Kevin (H)
    Hall, Chuck (S)
    Thompson, Roger (S)
    H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/02/2021
    Joint Comm on Appropriation & Budget (House) (H) - 02/22/2021
    Committee Reassignment    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB2898, by Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, Rep. Kyle Hilbert, R-Depew, Sen. Chuck Hall, R-Perry, and Sen. Roger Thompson, R-Okemah, creates the Budget Implementation Act of 2021. (Appropriation Bill)
    HB2899 Hilbert, Kyle (H)
    Wallace, Kevin (H)
    Hall, Chuck (S)
    Thompson, Roger (S)
    H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/02/2021
    Joint Comm on Appropriation & Budget (House) (H) - 02/22/2021
    Committee Reassignment    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB2899, by Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, Rep. Kyle Hilbert, R-Depew, Sen. Chuck Hall, R-Perry, and Sen. Roger Thompson, R-Okemah, creates the Budget Implementation Act of 2021. (Appropriation Bill)
    HB2900 Hilbert, Kyle (H)
    Wallace, Kevin (H)
    Hall, Chuck (S)
    Thompson, Roger (S)
    H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/02/2021
    Joint Comm on Appropriation & Budget (House) (H) - 02/22/2021
    Committee Reassignment    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB2900, by Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, Rep. Kyle Hilbert, R-Depew, Sen. Chuck Hall, R-Perry, and Sen. Roger Thompson, R-Okemah, creates the Budget Implementation Act of 2021. (Appropriation Bill)
    HB2901 Hilbert, Kyle (H)
    Wallace, Kevin (H)
    Hall, Chuck (S)
    Thompson, Roger (S)
    H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/02/2021
    Joint Comm on Appropriation & Budget (House) (H) - 02/22/2021
    Committee Reassignment    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB2901, by Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, Rep. Kyle Hilbert, R-Depew, Sen. Chuck Hall, R-Perry, and Sen. Roger Thompson, R-Okemah, creates the Budget Implementation Act of 2021. (Appropriation Bill)
    HB2902 Hilbert, Kyle (H)
    Wallace, Kevin (H)
    Hall, Chuck (S)
    Thompson, Roger (S)
    H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/02/2021
    Joint Comm on Appropriation & Budget (House) (H) - 02/22/2021
    Committee Reassignment    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB2902, by Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, Rep. Kyle Hilbert, R-Depew, Sen. Chuck Hall, R-Perry, and Sen. Roger Thompson, R-Okemah, creates the Budget Implementation Act of 2021. (Appropriation Bill)
    HB2903 Hilbert, Kyle (H)
    Wallace, Kevin (H)
    Hall, Chuck (S)
    Thompson, Roger (S)
    H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/02/2021
    Joint Comm on Appropriation & Budget (House) (H) - 02/22/2021
    Committee Reassignment    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB2903, by Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, Rep. Kyle Hilbert, R-Depew, Sen. Chuck Hall, R-Perry, and Sen. Roger Thompson, R-Okemah, creates the Budget Implementation Act of 2021. (Appropriation Bill)
    HB2904 Hilbert, Kyle (H)
    Wallace, Kevin (H)
    Hall, Chuck (S)
    Thompson, Roger (S)
    H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/02/2021
    Joint Comm on Appropriation & Budget (House) (H) - 02/22/2021
    Committee Reassignment    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB2904, by Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, Rep. Kyle Hilbert, R-Depew, Sen. Chuck Hall, R-Perry, and Sen. Roger Thompson, R-Okemah, creates the Budget Implementation Act of 2021. (Appropriation Bill)
    HB2905 Hilbert, Kyle (H)
    Wallace, Kevin (H)
    Hall, Chuck (S)
    Thompson, Roger (S)
    H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/02/2021
    Joint Comm on Appropriation & Budget (House) (H) - 02/22/2021
    Committee Reassignment    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB2905, by Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, Rep. Kyle Hilbert, R-Depew, Sen. Chuck Hall, R-Perry, and Sen. Roger Thompson, R-Okemah, creates the Budget Implementation Act of 2021. (Appropriation Bill)
    HB2906 Hilbert, Kyle (H)
    Wallace, Kevin (H)
    Hall, Chuck (S)
    Thompson, Roger (S)
    H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/02/2021
    Joint Comm on Appropriation & Budget (House) (H) - 02/22/2021
    Committee Reassignment    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB2906, by Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, Rep. Kyle Hilbert, R-Depew, Sen. Chuck Hall, R-Perry, and Sen. Roger Thompson, R-Okemah, creates the Budget Implementation Act of 2021. (Appropriation Bill)
    HB2907 Hilbert, Kyle (H)
    Wallace, Kevin (H)
    Hall, Chuck (S)
    Thompson, Roger (S)
    H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/02/2021
    Joint Comm on Appropriation & Budget (House) (H) - 02/22/2021
    Committee Reassignment    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB2907, by Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, Rep. Kyle Hilbert, R-Depew, Sen. Chuck Hall, R-Perry, and Sen. Roger Thompson, R-Okemah, creates the Budget Implementation Act of 2021. (Appropriation Bill)
    HB2908 Hilbert, Kyle (H)
    Wallace, Kevin (H)
    Hall, Chuck (S)
    Thompson, Roger (S)
    H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/02/2021
    Joint Comm on Appropriation & Budget (House) (H) - 02/22/2021
    Committee Reassignment    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB2908, by Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, Rep. Kyle Hilbert, R-Depew, Sen. Chuck Hall, R-Perry, and Sen. Roger Thompson, R-Okemah, creates the Budget Implementation Act of 2021. (Appropriation Bill)
    HB2909 Hilbert, Kyle (H)
    Wallace, Kevin (H)
    Hall, Chuck (S)
    Thompson, Roger (S)
    H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/02/2021
    Joint Comm on Appropriation & Budget (House) (H) - 02/22/2021
    Committee Reassignment    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB2909, by Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, Rep. Kyle Hilbert, R-Depew, Sen. Chuck Hall, R-Perry, and Sen. Roger Thompson, R-Okemah, creates the Public Finance Act of 2021. (Appropriation Bill)
    HB2932 McCall, Charles (H)
    O'Donnell, Terry (H)
    Treat, Greg (S)
    H Rules (H) - 02/02/2021
    H Rules (H) - 02/09/2021
    S Rules (S) - 03/15/2021
    S Rules (S) - 04/07/2021
    S General Order    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB2932, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, Rep. Terry O'Donnell, R-Catoosa, and Sen. Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City, states legislative findings related to the federal CARES Act funds. It prohibits, unless expressly authorized by the Legislature, any agency, board, commission, department, council, instrumentality or other entity organized within the executive branch to utilize the federal funds from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) allocated to it, in a manner that will or that will be likely to increase the demand for state-appropriated funds or any other state funds for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2021, or any fiscal year thereafter. The bill also applies its limits to any federal funds allocated or otherwise made available for expenditure by an act of Congress or pursuant to federal administrative rules or directives of an agency of the federal government authorized by federal law on or after December 1, 2020. (Emergency Measure)
    HB2939 Newton, Carl (H)
    Murdock, Casey (S)
    H Rules (H) - 02/02/2021
    H Rules (H) - 02/25/2021
    S Rules (S) - 03/15/2021
    S Rules (S) - 03/24/2021
    S General Order    
     
    Paraphrase
    HB2939, by Rep. Carl Newton, R-Woodward and Sen. Casey Murdock, R-Felt, requires the county election board secretary record a voter's method of voting - in person on election day, in-person absentee, absentee, or other methods authorized by law -- but not disclose to the public the method of voting for any voter except for a regularly scheduled federal or state election or a statewide special election for a state question. It requires the State Election Board secretary of prescribe necessary rules. (Amended by House)
    SB0002 Bergstrom, Micheal (S)
    Hasenbeck, Toni (H)
    S Education (S) - 01/27/2021
    S Education (S) - 02/02/2021
    S Education (S) - 02/23/2021
    H Common Education (H) - 03/22/2021
    H Criminal Justice and Corrections (H) - 04/07/2021
    H Criminal Justice and Corrections (H) - 04/08/2021
    H Committee - Committee Sub, Do Pass    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0002, by Sen. Micheal Bergstrom, R-Adair and Rep. Toni Hasenbeck, R-Elgin, clarifies and expands the duties of the School Finance Review Commission to conduct a review of all matters related to school finance, including but not limited to teacher compensation and benefits; administrative costs, including administrative functions that may be shared between districts; opportunities for school districts to be operated in a cost effective manner; variances in per pupil and administrative expenditures among school districts with comparable enrollment, demographics and outcomes on statewide assessments; and expenditures not directly or sufficiently related to improving student outcomes. (Emergency Measure)
    SB0013 Stanley, Brenda (S)
    Baker, Rhonda (H)
    S Education (S) - 01/27/2021
    S Education (S) - 02/02/2021
    S Education (S) - 02/23/2021
    H Common Education (H) - 03/22/2021
    H Common Education (H) - 04/06/2021
    H General Order    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0013, by Sen. Brenda Stanley, R-Midwest City and Rep. Rhonda Baker, R-Yukon, requires a teacher whose certificate is suspended by the State Board of Education be placed on suspension while proceedings for revocation or other action are pending before the State Board of Education. (Emergency Measure)
    SB0021 Floyd, Kay (S)
    McEntire, Marcus (H)
    S Education (S) - 01/27/2021
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/02/2021
    S Education (S) - 02/02/2021
    S Education (S) - 02/02/2021
    S Education (S) - 02/09/2021
    S Education (S) - 02/09/2021
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/09/2021
    S Appropriations (S) - 03/03/2021
    S Appropriations (S) - 03/03/2021
    H Common Education (H) - 03/22/2021
    H Common Education (H) - 04/06/2021
    H General Order    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0021, by Sen. Kay Floyd, D-Oklahoma City and Rep. Marcus McEntire, R-Duncan, modifies language related to school district boards of education suicide awareness and training policies. It changes permissive language to mandatory language regarding the adoption of a policy and districtwide training. It modifies the requirements for the policy. It removes the requirement that training be provided to students in grades seven through twelve and permits districts, beginning with the 2022-2023 school year, to provide training to address suicide awareness and prevention to students in grades seven through twelve. (Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)
    SB0022 Floyd, Kay (S)
    West, Tammy (H)
    S Education (S) - 01/27/2021
    S Education (S) - 02/02/2021
    S Education (S) - 02/23/2021
    H Common Education (H) - 03/22/2021
    H Common Education (H) - 04/06/2021
    H General Order    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0022, by Sen. Kay Floyd, D-Oklahoma City and Rep. Tammy West, R-Bethany, give a nonprofit that has leased real or personal property from a school the right of first refusal to purchase the property the board of education makes the decision to dispose of it subject to the following conditions: if a board of education receives a bid or offer in a public sale, public bid or private sale for any real or personal property that it desires to accept, then it is required provide notice to the nonprofit organization leasing the property, including the identity of the prospective purchaser of the property, the terms and conditions of the proposed sale and the purchase price to be paid by the prospective purchaser, and the nonprofit organization is required to have 30 days after receipt of the notice to inform the board of education that it elects to purchase the property on the same terms and conditions set forth in the notice, in which event the board of education is required to convey the property to the nonprofit organization on all the same terms and conditions set forth in the notice; provided, however, that if any portion of the consideration included in the purchase price set forth in the notice is not in cash, then the nonprofit organization shall be entitled to pay the fair market value in cash of such noncash consideration. (Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure)
    SB0054 Montgomery, John Michael (S)
    Pae, Daniel (H)
    S Veterans & Military Affairs (S) - 01/27/2021
    S Veterans & Military Affairs (S) - 02/02/2021
    S Veterans & Military Affairs (S) - 02/11/2021
    S Veterans & Military Affairs (S) - 02/11/2021
    H Common Education (H) - 03/22/2021
    H Common Education (H) - 03/30/2021
    H General Order    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0054, by Sen. John Michael Montgomery, R-Lawton and Rep. Daniel Pae, R-Lawton, requires the State Department of Education, beginning with the 2022-2023 school year, to designate a school district campus as a Purple Start Campus if the campus applies and qualifies for the designation. The bill establishes qualifications for the designation. The bill defines applicable terms. It requires the State Board of Education to promulgate necessary rules. (Amended by Senate, Committee Substitute)
    SB0066 Haste, John (S)
    Sims, Lonnie (H)
    S Retirement & Insurance (S) - 01/27/2021
    S Retirement & Insurance (S) - 02/02/2021
    S Retirement & Insurance (S) - 02/08/2021
    H Insurance (H) - 03/22/2021
    H Insurance (H) - 03/31/2021
    H General Order    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0066, by Sen. John Haste, R-Broken Arrow and Rep. Lonnie Sims, R-Jenks, exempts any insurance policy sold to any school district from the surplus lines premium tax.
    SB0067 Simpson, Frank (S)
    McCall, Charles (H)
    S Education (S) - 01/27/2021
    S Education (S) - 02/02/2021
    S Education (S) - 02/02/2021
    H Rules (H) - 03/22/2021
    H Rules (H) - 04/08/2021
    H Committee - Do Pass    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0067, by Sen. Frank Simpson, R-Springer and Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, permits the State Board of Education to grant an exception to the requirements for all certification examinations for teacher candidates who are "deaf." The bill defines the term "deaf" for the purpose of the statute to mean having a hearing loss so severe that the person cannot process auditory linguistic information with or without accommodation and whose primary language and teaching environment is American Sign Language. It permits the board to grant the exception on verification by a licensed audiologist of a hearing loss so severe that the teacher candidate cannot process auditory linguistic information with or without accommodation; demonstration of fluency in American Sign Language; demonstration of competency in the subject area of specialization as approved by the Board in lieu of certification examinations; and sponsorship by a certified deaf education teacher for a mentorship program. It permits the board to promulgate necessary rules and other requirements. (Emergency Measure)
    SB0068 Simpson, Frank (S)
    Wolfley, Max (H)
    S Education (S) - 01/27/2021
    S Education (S) - 02/02/2021
    S Education (S) - 02/02/2021
    H Common Education (H) - 03/22/2021
    H Common Education (H) - 03/30/2021
    H General Order    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0068, by Sen. Frank Simpson, R-Springer and Rep. Max Wolfley, R-Oklahoma City, requires a public school student be considered in compliance with statutory residency provisions if he or she is 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 accept applications by electronic means for enrollment including enrollment in a specific school or program within the school district and course registration for students. It requires the parent or legal guardian of a student provide proof of residence in the school district within 10 days after the published arrival date provided on official documentation. It permits a parent or legal guardian to use the following addresses as proof of residence: a temporary on-base billeting facility; a purchased or leased home or apartment; or federal government or public-private venture off-base military housing. It defines applicable terms. (Emergency Measure)
    SB0069 Simpson, Frank (S)
    Wolfley, Max (H)
    S Education (S) - 01/27/2021
    S Education (S) - 02/02/2021
    S Education (S) - 02/02/2021
    H Common Education (H) - 03/22/2021
    H Common Education (H) - 03/30/2021
    H General Order    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0069, by Sen. Frank Simpson, R-Springer and Rep. Max Wolfley, R-Oklahoma City, provides a student will be eligible to enroll in a statewide virtual charter school if the student's parent or legal guardian is transferred or is pending transfer to a military installation within this state while on active military duty pursuant to an official military order. It requires a statewide virtual charter school to accept applications by electronic means for enrollment and course registration for those students. It requires the parent or legal guardian of a student provide proof of residence in the school district within 10 days after the published arrival date provided on official documentation. It permits a parent or legal guardian to use the following addresses as proof of residence: a temporary on-base billeting facility; a purchased or leased home or apartment; or federal government or public-private venture off-base military housing. It defines applicable terms. (Emergency Measure)
    SB0089 Haste, John (S)
    Baker, Rhonda (H)
    S Education (S) - 01/27/2021
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/02/2021
    S Education (S) - 02/02/2021
    S Education (S) - 02/23/2021
    S Education (S) - 02/23/2021
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/23/2021
    S Appropriations (S) - 03/03/2021
    S Appropriations (S) - 03/03/2021
    H Common Education (H) - 03/22/2021
    H Common Education (H) - 03/30/2021
    H General Order    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0089, by Sen. John Haste, R-Broken Arrow and Rep. Rhonda Baker, R-Yukon, creates the Health Education Act. The bill requires health education be taught in public schools and include, but not be limited to physical health, mental health, social and emotional health and intellectual health. It requires, by the 2022-2023 school year, the State Department of Education to develop a micro-credential for teachers who are assigned the responsibility of teaching health education 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. It requires the professional development not be construed to be in addition to existing professional development requirements. It requires school districts, by the 2023-2024 school year, provide instruction addressing all health education subject matter standards. It permits the health education to be integrated into one or more existing subjects or provided as an addition to existing coursework. It requires teachers assigned to teach health education as a stand-alone course be certified in physical and health education. It authorizes the State Department of Education 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. It requires the State Textbook Committee include a review of health and physical education instructional materials as part of its textbook review and adoption cycle. The bill creates the "Health Education Revolving Fund" that will consist of all monies received by the State Department of Education from appropriations, gifts, donations and bequests. It requires the subject matter standards for health and physical education include but not be limited to the domains of physical, emotional, social and intellectual health. It requires health literacy include the ability to obtain, process and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions, as well as 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 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. It requires the bill's implementation be studied by the districts' Healthy and Fit School Advisory Committees. The bill permits the State Board of Education to promulgate necessary rules. (Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)
    SB0121 Hicks, Carri (S)
    Bush, Carol (H)
    S Education (S) - 01/27/2021
    S Education (S) - 02/02/2021
    S Education (S) - 02/09/2021
    H Common Education (H) - 03/22/2021
    H Common Education (H) - 04/06/2021
    H General Order    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0121, by Sen. Carri Hicks, D-Oklahoma City and Rep. Carol Bush, R-Tulsa, requires each school district board of education to adopt a policy allowing a school district employee who is lactating reasonable paid break time each day to use a designated lactation room for the purpose of maintaining milk supply and comfort. It permits the break time to run concurrently with any break time, paid or unpaid, already provided the employee. It also requires the districts to make a reasonable effort to provide a private, secure and sanitary room or other location, other than a toilet stall, where an employee can express her milk or breastfeed her child. (Emergency Measure)
    SB0126 Daniels, Julie (S)
    Martinez, Ryan (H)
    S Education (S) - 01/27/2021
    S Education (S) - 02/02/2021
    S Education (S) - 02/23/2021
    H Common Education (H) - 03/22/2021
    H Common Education (H) - 04/06/2021
    H General Order    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0126, by Sen. Julie Daniels, R-Bartlesville and Rep. Ryan Martinez, R-Edmond, modifies the qualifications for private schools to participate in the Lindsey Nicole Henry Scholarships for Students with Disabilities Program to limit the prohibition on discrimination under federal law to the basis of race, color and national origin. The bill removes the requirement that a student spend at least one year in public school before being admitted to the program. It expands the program's eligibility to participate to include children placed by a court in the guardianship of another. (Amended by House, Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)
    SB0128 Rader, Dave (S)
    Lowe, Dick (H)
    S Education (S) - 01/27/2021
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/02/2021
    S Education (S) - 02/02/2021
    S Education (S) - 02/09/2021
    S Education (S) - 02/09/2021
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/09/2021
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/18/2021
    H Common Education (H) - 03/22/2021
    H Common Education (H) - 03/30/2021
    H General Order    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0128, by Sen. Dave Rader, R-Tulsa and Rep. Dick Lowe, R-Amber, creates the Seizure-Safe Schools Act. The bill requires each school district with a student who has a seizure disorder, beginning Jan. 1, 2022, to have at least one employee who has training to administer or assist with self-administration of seizure medication and to recognize symptoms of seizures and take steps to respond. The bill requires the parent or legal guardian of the student to provide written authorization to the school, provide a statement from the student's health care provider, provide medication to the school and collaborate on a seizure action plan before seizure medication can be administered. It requires the authorization be renewed annually. It exempts from disciplinary proceedings school employees who act in compliance with the bill. It also provides immunity from civil liability to school employees who act in compliance with the bill unless the actions are reckless or intentional misconduct. It provides school nurses will not be responsible for and not subject to disciplinary actions for actions taken by a volunteer. (Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)
    SB0132 Bullard, David (S)
    Baker, Rhonda (H)
    S Education (S) - 01/27/2021
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/02/2021
    S Education (S) - 02/02/2021
    S Education (S) - 02/23/2021
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/23/2021
    S Appropriations (S) - 03/03/2021
    H Higher Ed & Career Tech (H) - 03/22/2021
    H Higher Ed & Career Tech (H) - 03/29/2021
    H General Order    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0132, by Sen. David Bullard, R-Durant and Rep. Rhonda Baker, R-Yukon, expands the grade level up to which school students are to be apprised of the Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program (OHLAP) and allowed to sign agreements to participate in the program to eleventh grade from ninth grade. It also increases the maximum age at which a student can sign an agreement to participate to 16 from 15. (Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure)
    SB0147 Thompson, Roger (S)
    Wallace, Kevin (H)
    S Appropriations (S) - 01/27/2021
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/02/2021
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/18/2021
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/24/2021
    H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 03/22/2021
    H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 03/31/2021
    H General Order    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0147, by Sen. Roger Thompson, R-Okemah and Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, provides the calculation of the Commissioners of the Land Office's investments in real property within the 5.0 percent cap shall include the value of real property under long-term lease to the State of Oklahoma, agencies of the state or its subdivisions. (Emergency Measure)
    SB0181 Taylor, Zack (S)
    Boles, Brad (H)
    S Finance (S) - 01/27/2021
    S Finance (S) - 02/02/2021
    S Finance (S) - 02/02/2021
    H County & Municipal Government (H) - 03/22/2021
    H County & Municipal Government (H) - 03/29/2021
    H General Order    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0181, by Sen. Zack Taylor, R-Seminole and Rep. Brad Boles, R-Marlow, permits more than one-half of ad valorem taxes to be paid by January 1 of each year.
    SB0222 Standridge, Robert (S)
    Pae, Daniel (H)
    S Education (S) - 01/27/2021
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/02/2021
    S Education (S) - 02/02/2021
    S Education (S) - 02/23/2021
    S Education (S) - 02/23/2021
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/23/2021
    S Appropriations (S) - 03/01/2021
    S Appropriations (S) - 03/01/2021
    H Common Education (H) - 03/22/2021
    H Rules (H) - 04/06/2021
    H Rules (H) - 04/08/2021
    H Rules (H) - 04/08/2021
    H Committee - Do Pass    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0222, by Sen. Robert Standridge, R-Norman and Rep. Daniel Pae, R-Lawton, modifies the definition of the term "bullying" in the School Safety and Bullying Prevention Act. It changes the term "at school" to "on school premises." The bill requires 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, be updated annually. The bill modifies the requirement for those policies. The bill requires school districts boards of education to hold at least one public hearing on the proposed policy or modifications to the policy before adopting the policy or any modifications. It requires the boards provide notice of the public hearing to students and the parents or legal guardians of students using social media and at least one other communication method regularly used by the board of education. It requires the districts' boards of education to submit a copy of the policy and any modifications to the State Department of Education. It requires the superintendent of each school district to provide to the district board at least once each semester a report on the district's bullying prevention activities and reported incidents of bullying for the time period covered by the report. It requires the report be presented at a public meeting of the board. It requires district boards to provide each employee and each newly hired employee a copy of the district's bullying policy and an explanation of the employee's responsibilities with regard to the implementation of the policy. (Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)
    SB0229 Montgomery, John Michael (S)
    Hilbert, Kyle (H)
    S Education (S) - 01/27/2021
    S Education (S) - 02/02/2021
    S Education (S) - 02/23/2021
    H Common Education (H) - 03/22/2021
    H Common Education (H) - 04/06/2021
    H General Order    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0229, by Sen. John Michael Montgomery, R-Lawton and Rep. Kyle Hilbert, R-Depew, apportions a certain amount of income tax dollars to the State Public Common School Building Equalization Fund. It removes language allowing grants to be made by the State Board of Education from the fund to certain public schools, as well as other language limiting those grants and instead directs the board to annually disburse funds from the charter portion of this fund to charter schools not sponsored by the Statewide Virtual Charter School Board on a per-pupil basis. The bill prohibits charter schools sponsored by the Statewide Virtual Charter School Board from receiving funds from the State Public Common School Building Equalization Fund. The bill directs the State Board of Education to allocate the charter portion and grants annually so that on June 30 of each year there is an amount no greater than $1 million unencumbered in the fund. The bill defines the charter percentage as the amount equal to percentage of students enrolled in charter schools not sponsored by the Statewide Virtual Charter School Board based on the first nine weeks of school and the charter portion as the amount equal to the charter percentage multiplied by the nonchargeable statewide local revenue to be apportioned annually to the State Public Common School Building Equalization Fund from funds collected from medical marijuana sales or, it insufficient, from income tax collections. The bill defines nonchargeable statewide local revenue as the total amount of building funds received by all school district in the state in the immediately preceding school year in addition of one-fourth of the total four-mill levy funds received statewide in the immediately preceding school year. The bill amends language related to the funding of charter schools sponsored by local boards of education and the State Aid Formula, also cleaning up additional language in this section. The bill states charter schools are not eligible for state-dedicated, local and county revenue allowed to other schools, though is still eligible for any other aid, grants or revenues allowed to other schools. (Amended by House, Amended by Senate, Stricken Title, Emergency Measure, Stricken enacting clause, Committee Substitute)
    SB0238 Pemberton, Dewayne (S)
    Nollan, Jadine (H)
    S Education (S) - 01/27/2021
    S Education (S) - 02/02/2021
    S Education (S) - 02/09/2021
    H Higher Ed & Career Tech (H) - 03/22/2021
    H Higher Ed & Career Tech (H) - 03/29/2021
    H General Order    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0238, by Sen. Dewayne Pemberton, R-Muskogee and Rep. Jadine Nollan, R-Sand Springs, directs the creation of a task force to study a requirement for high school students to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid as a graduation requirement. (Emergency Measure)
    SB0239 Pemberton, Dewayne (S)
    Hasenbeck, Toni (H)
    S Education (S) - 01/27/2021
    S Education (S) - 02/02/2021
    S Education (S) - 02/02/2021
    H Common Education (H) - 03/22/2021
    H Common Education (H) - 03/30/2021
    H General Order    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0239, by Sen. Dewayne Pemberton, R-Muskogee and Rep. Toni Hasenbeck, R-Elgin, requires the State Board of Education to only sponsor a charter if the State Department of Education has made a determination and recommendation that the Board has the financial and personnel resources to sponsor a charter according to guidelines laid out in the bill, requires charter school applicants clearly demonstrate community support by members of the community within the geographical boundaries of the proposed charter school, allows the charter applicant and the local school board acting as the proposed charter to be represented by an attorney at any hearing before the Board, provides the applicant a 30-day window after denial of a revised application to file an appeal with the Board which is to be submitted to the chair of the Board in writing and state the basis of the appeal as well as provide a certified copy of the appeal to the proposed sponsor and all accompanying documents, requires the Board then schedule and hold a hearing within 60 days of receiving the appeal and allows the Board to grant a continuance of the hearing upon written notice of either party submitted at least five days prior to the hearing, allows the Board to choose to sponsor the charter if they determine the district should have accepted the applicant's proposal as long as the other requirements of the bill are met. (Emergency Measure)
    SB0252 Stanley, Brenda (S)
    Baker, Rhonda (H)
    S Education (S) - 01/27/2021
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/02/2021
    S Education (S) - 02/02/2021
    S Education (S) - 02/02/2021
    S Education (S) - 02/02/2021
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/02/2021
    S Appropriations (S) - 03/03/2021
    S Appropriations (S) - 03/03/2021
    H Common Education (H) - 03/22/2021
    H Common Education (H) - 04/06/2021
    H General Order    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0252, by Sen. Brenda Stanley, R-Midwest City and Rep. Rhonda Baker, R-Yukon, requires, beginning in the 2024-2025 school year, all public high schools and public charter high schools offer a minimum of one computer science course to students. It also requires, beginning in the 2024-2025 school year, all public middle and elementary schools and public charter middle and elementary schools offer instruction aligned to the Oklahoma Academic Standards for Computer Science. It permits the instruction to be offered through stand-alone computer science courses or through integration in other courses. It establishes requirements for the course. It establishes reporting requirements. (Amended by Senate, Committee Substitute)
    SB0267 Pemberton, Dewayne (S)
    Nollan, Jadine (H)
    S Retirement & Insurance (S) - 01/27/2021
    S Retirement & Insurance (S) - 02/02/2021
    S Retirement & Insurance (S) - 02/18/2021
    H Banking, Financial Services, Pensions (H) - 03/22/2021
    H Banking, Financial Services, Pensions (H) - 04/05/2021
    H General Order    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0267, by Sen. Dewayne Pemberton, R-Muskogee and Rep. Jadine Nollan, R-Sand Springs, allows retired educators who have received benefits for at least one year and who have not been employed by a public school during that time to be eligible to be reemployed as an active classroom teacher in common or career tech school district with no limitation on earnings.
    SB0292 Haste, John (S)
    Nollan, Jadine (H)
    S Education (S) - 01/27/2021
    S Education (S) - 02/02/2021
    S Education (S) - 02/23/2021
    H Higher Ed & Career Tech (H) - 03/22/2021
    H Higher Ed & Career Tech (H) - 03/29/2021
    H General Order    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0292, by Sen. John Haste, R-Broken Arrow and Rep. Jadine Nollan, R-Sand Springs, creates a task force to study concurrent enrollment needs of the state. It provides for task force membership. It requires the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and the Senate to provide staff and administrative support for the task force. It requires the task force to submit a report of its findings and recommendations by November 30, 2022, to the Governor, the President Pro Tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. (Emergency Measure)
    SB0299 Bergstrom, Micheal (S)
    Lepak, Mark (H)
    S General Government (S) - 01/27/2021
    S General Government (S) - 02/02/2021
    S General Government (S) - 02/25/2021
    H General Government (H) - 03/22/2021
    H Rules (H) - 04/05/2021
    H Rules (H) - 04/08/2021
    H Committee - Do Pass as Amended    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0299, by Sen. Micheal Bergstrom, R-Adair and Rep. Mark Lepak, R-Claremore, adds language that permits any school district, including a technology school district, to piggyback purchasing agreement for the acquisition of any commodities or services including public construction contracts, with one or more public agencies, public agency procurement units or external procurement units in accordance with an agreement entered between the participants. Such cooperative purchasing may include, but is not limited to, joint or multiparty contracts between public agencies, public agency procurement units or external procurement units and open-ended state public procurement contracts. It provides any school district, including a technology school district, that purchases any commodities and services including public construction contracts under the provisions satisfies the requirement of the school district or technology school district to seek competitive bids or proposals for the purchase of the commodities and services, including public construction contracts, provided that the public agency procurement unit or external procurement unit satisfied the laws of its jurisdiction in procurement of the contract. The bill defines applicable terms. (Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure)
    SB0302 Coleman, Bill (S)
    Kannady, Chris (H)
    S Education (S) - 01/27/2021
    S Education (S) - 02/02/2021
    S Education (S) - 02/09/2021
    H Common Education (H) - 03/22/2021
    H Common Education (H) - 04/06/2021
    H General Order    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0302, by Sen. Bill Coleman, R-Ponca City and Rep. Chris Kannady, R-Oklahoma City, requires, beginning with the 2021-2022 school year, all visiting teams in all regular season high school athletic competition, not withstanding any policy of a school athletic association, have the same rights to radio broadcast, video stream and provide telegraphic play-by-play accounts as the home team as long as the visiting team has either a valid agreement to broadcast, video stream and/or provide telegraphic play-by-play accounts between a media organization and the school's board of education or the visiting team has a curricular program for students that typically provides streaming for the team's home games. (Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure)
    SB0347 Paxton, Lonnie (S)
    Martinez, Ryan (H)
    S Rules (S) - 01/27/2021
    S Rules (S) - 02/02/2021
    S Rules (S) - 02/24/2021
    H Elections and Ethics (H) - 03/22/2021
    H Elections and Ethics (H) - 03/30/2021
    H General Order    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0347, by Sen. Lonnie Paxton, R-Tuttle and Rep. Ryan Martinez, R-Edmond, prohibits government bodies not affected by reapportionment of districts from calling regular or special elections on the second Tuesday of December 2021, the second Tuesday of January 2022 and the first Tuesday of March 2022. (Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure)
    SB0403 Stanley, Brenda (S)
    Manger, Robert (H)
    S Public Safety (S) - 01/27/2021
    S Public Safety (S) - 02/02/2021
    S Public Safety (S) - 02/08/2021
    H Public Health (H) - 03/22/2021
    H Public Safety (H) - 03/30/2021
    H General Order    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0403, by Sen. Brenda Stanley, R-Midwest City and Rep. Robert Manger, R-Oklahoma City, makes it unlawful for any person, alone or in concert with others and without authorization, to willfully disturb, interfere or disrupt business of any political subdivision, which includes publicly posted meetings, or any political subdivision. (Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure)
    SB0419 Dossett, J. J. (S)
    Waldron, John (H)
    S Education (S) - 01/27/2021
    S Education (S) - 02/02/2021
    S Education (S) - 02/23/2021
    S Education (S) - 02/23/2021
    H Common Education (H) - 03/22/2021
    H Common Education (H) - 03/30/2021
    H General Order    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0419, by Sen. J. J. Dossett, D-Owasso and Rep. John Waldron, D-Tulsa, removes a requirement that no deputy of a principal county officer may receive a salary in excess of the principal officer. It authorizes a county to utilize the appropriate State of Oklahoma pay structure in lieu of the salary code specified in statute. (Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)
    SB0441 Dahm, Nathan (S)
    Steagall, Jay (H)
    S Public Safety (S) - 01/27/2021
    S Public Safety (S) - 02/02/2021
    S Public Safety (S) - 02/03/2021
    H Public Safety (H) - 03/22/2021
    H Public Safety (H) - 04/06/2021
    H General Order    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0441, by Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow and Rep. Jay Steagall, R-Yukon, prohibits any state agency, county, municipality or political subdivision from contracting with any private corporation to provide for the use of any photo monitoring device to detect any traffic control signal violation. It defines the terms "photo monitoring device" and "traffic control signal."
    SB0487 Pugh, Adam (S)
    Nollan, Jadine (H)
    S General Government (S) - 01/27/2021
    S General Government (S) - 02/02/2021
    S General Government (S) - 02/25/2021
    S General Government (S) - 02/25/2021
    S Rules (S) - 03/25/2021
    H Higher Ed & Career Tech (H) - 03/29/2021
    H Higher Ed & Career Tech (H) - 04/05/2021
    H General Order    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0487, by Sen. Adam Pugh, R-Edmond and Rep. Jadine Nollan, R-Sand Springs, modifies the membership of the Oklahoma Science and Technology Research and Development Board. (Amended by House, Amended by Senate, Committee Substitute)
    SB0500 Boren, Mary (S)
    Lowe, Dick (H)
    S Finance (S) - 01/27/2021
    S Finance (S) - 02/02/2021
    S Finance (S) - 02/19/2021
    S Finance (S) - 02/19/2021
    H General Government (H) - 03/22/2021
    H General Government (H) - 04/07/2021
    H Committee - Committee Sub, Do Pass    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0500, by Sen. Mary Boren, D-Norman and Rep. Dick Lowe, R-Amber, requires the Oklahoma Tax Commission, in collaboration with the State Department of Education and the Oklahoma Department of Commerce, create and publish a report by March 31 of each year documenting the amount of increments of local taxes and fees apportioned under the Local Development Act in the previous calendar year. It requires the report include an estimate of the economic impact and an estimate of the amount funds benefiting public schools were decreased as a result of the apportionments provided. (Amended by Senate, Committee Substitute)
    SB0503 Dahm, Nathan (S)
    Martinez, Ryan (H)
    S Education (S) - 01/27/2021
    S Education (S) - 02/02/2021
    S Education (S) - 02/23/2021
    H Common Education (H) - 03/29/2021
    H Common Education (H) - 04/06/2021
    H General Order    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0503, by Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow and Rep. Ryan Martinez, R-Edmond, adds the Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution including the Bill of Rights, substantive selections from the Federalist Papers, the Emancipation Proclamation, the Articles of Confederation, the Gettysburg Address, and George Washington's Farewell Address to the subject matter standards for history, social studies and United States Government. It requires the assessment include multiple questions containing fundamental principles of each listed document. (Emergency Measure)
    SB0584 Dahm, Nathan (S)
    Olsen, Jim (H)
    S Health & Human Services (S) - 01/27/2021
    S Health & Human Services (S) - 02/02/2021
    S Health & Human Services (S) - 02/03/2021
    H Public Health (H) - 03/22/2021
    H Public Health (H) - 03/31/2021
    H General Order    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0584, by Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow and Rep. Jim Olsen, R-Roland, prohibits providers found to have transferred any human fetal tissue for valuable consideration if the transfer affects interstate commerce from receiving funding from political subdivisions. (Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)
    SB0585 Dahm, Nathan (S)
    Roberts, Sean (H)
    S Judiciary (S) - 01/27/2021
    S Judiciary (S) - 02/02/2021
    S Judiciary (S) - 02/09/2021
    H Rules (H) - 03/22/2021
    H Rules (H) - 03/30/2021
    H General Order    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0585, by Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow and Rep. Sean Roberts, R-Hominy, includes giving false testimony to a legislative committee, engaging in operations beyond the constitutional or statutory authority delegated to the agency the office is employed by or serves and repeatedly refusing to provide information to a Legislative committee or a Legislator in a timely fashion as habitual or willful neglect of duty. (Amended by Senate)
    SB0593 Thompson, Roger (S)
    Echols, Jon (H)
    S Appropriations (S) - 01/27/2021
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/02/2021
    S Appropriations (S) - 03/03/2021
    H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 03/29/2021
    Second Reading - Referred to House Committee    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0593, by Sen. Roger Thompson, R-Okemah and Rep. Jon Echols, R-Oklahoma City, reinstates the sales tax exemptions for motor vehicles and accessories, such as trailers. (Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure)
    SB0609 Coleman, Bill (S)
    Hilbert, Kyle (H)
    S Finance (S) - 01/27/2021
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/02/2021
    S Finance (S) - 02/02/2021
    S Finance (S) - 02/09/2021
    S Finance (S) - 02/09/2021
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/09/2021
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/18/2021
    H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 03/22/2021
    H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 04/07/2021
    H Committee - Committee Sub, Do Pass    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0609, by Sen. Bill Coleman, R-Ponca City and Rep. Kyle Hilbert, R-Depew, modifies the definition of the term "manufacturing facilities" for the Five-Year Ad Valorem Tax Exemption. It increases the qualifying investment cost of construction, acquisition or expansion to $500,000 respect to assets place into service during calendar year 2022 from $250,000. It requires the investment required be increased annually for subsequent calendar years by a percentage equal to the previous year's increase in the Consumer Price Index-All Urban Consumers ("CPI-U") and requires the adjusted amount be the required investment cost in order to qualify for the exemption. It requires the Oklahoma Department of Commerce determine the amount of the increase, if any, on January 1 of each year. It requires the Oklahoma Tax Commission publish on its website at least annually the adjusted dollar amount in order to qualify for the exemption and include the adjusted dollar amount in any of its relevant forms or publications with respect to the exemption. It reduces the qualifying salary requirement to 125 percent of the average county wage as that percentage is determined by the Oklahoma Department of Commerce based upon the most recent US Department of Commerce data for the county where the jobs are located from 175 percent of the federally mandated minimum wage. It adds facilities engaged in the manufacturing, compounding, processing or fabrication of materials into articles of tangible personal property according to the special order of a customer (custom order manufacturing) by manufacturers classified as operating in North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Sectors 32 and 33 but does not include such custom order manufacturing by manufacturers classified in other NAICS code sectors. It requires, with respect to any entity making an application for the exemption authorized by this section on or after Jan. 1, 2022, the establishment making application for exempt treatment of real or personal property acquired or improved beginning Jan. 1, 2022, and for any calendar year thereafter, to pay new direct jobs an average annualized wage which equals or exceeds specified levels, provided no average wage requirement otherwise required by this subparagraph $25,000 in any county. It requires the maximum wage threshold be indexed and modified from time to time based on the latest Consumer Price Index year-to-date percent change release as of the date of the annual average county wage data release from the Bureau of Economic Analysis of the US Department of Commerce. It requires the Oklahoma Tax Commission publish on its website at least annually the adjusted dollar amounts with respect to the maximum wage threshold and include the adjusted dollar amount in any of its relevant forms or publications with respect to the exemption. It requires the entity making application, the Oklahoma Tax Commission and the county assessor of each and every county in which the qualifying assets are located or are to be located to enter into an agreement, which shall contain a clause binding any successor business entity to the terms of the agreement, that establishes the fair cash value of the assets, whether real property or personal property or both, to be entered on the applicable assessment roll for the first year of the exemption period for any application filed to qualify real property, personal property or both for the exemption prior to the first year during which any of the real property or personal property can be treated as exempt. It establishes additional requirements for the agreement. It prohibits, after the expiration of the exemption period, the owner of the real property or personal property or both to modify, whether pursuant to request made to the county assessor or made to the county board of equalization, or pursuant to any protest otherwise authorized by the Ad Valorem Tax Code or other provisions of law, the fair cash value of the assets described in the agreement, and it requires the agreement operate as an estoppel and affirmative defense to any actions, formal or informal, or requests for administrative or judicial relief, to modify the fair cash values and the methodology for depreciation contained in such agreement. It requires the described agreement be a condition precedent to the exemption otherwise authorized by the section and by of Article X, Section 6B of the Oklahoma Constitution. It requires a copy of the agreement be maintained by the Oklahoma Tax Commission and by the county assessor of any county in which real or personal property described by such agreement is located. (Amended by Senate, Committee Substitute)
    SB0619 Bullard, David (S)
    West, Kevin (H)
    S Education (S) - 01/27/2021
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/02/2021
    S Education (S) - 02/02/2021
    S Education (S) - 02/02/2021
    S Education (S) - 02/02/2021
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/02/2021
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/24/2021
    H Common Education (H) - 03/22/2021
    H Common Education (H) - 03/30/2021
    H General Order    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0619, by Sen. David Bullard, R-Durant and Rep. Kevin West, R-Moore, allows 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 prohibits the school from charging the student or parent for the cost of providing insurance. The bill requires the State Board of Education to review apprenticeships, internships and mentorships to determine if they are eligible for academic credit. (Amended by House, Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)
    SB0627 Bullard, David (S)
    Williams, Danny (H)
    S Energy (S) - 01/27/2021
    S Energy (S) - 02/02/2021
    S Energy (S) - 02/04/2021
    H Utilities (H) - 03/22/2021
    H General Government (H) - 03/29/2021
    H General Government (H) - 03/31/2021
    H General Government (H) - 03/31/2021
    H General Order    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0627, by Sen. David Bullard, R-Durant and Rep. Danny Williams, R-Seminole, prohibits any public body from conducting mandatory gender or sexual diversity training or counseling. It allows for voluntary counseling. It defines the term "public body." It requires public bodies found in violation of the provisions therein to be denied public funding. (Amended by House, Committee Substitute)
    SB0631 Hamilton, Warren (S)
    Hardin, David (H)
    Roberts, Sean (H)
    West, Kevin (H)
    S Public Safety (S) - 01/27/2021
    S Public Safety (S) - 02/02/2021
    S Public Safety (S) - 02/22/2021
    S Public Safety (S) - 02/22/2021
    H Public Safety (H) - 03/22/2021
    H Public Safety (H) - 03/30/2021
    H General Order    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0631, by Sen. Warren Hamilton, R-McCurtain, Rep. David Hardin, R-Stilwell, Rep. Kevin West, R-Moore, and Rep. Sean Roberts, R-Hominy, creates the Second Amendment Sanctuary State Act. It provides the Legislature occupies and preempts the entire field of legislation by the federal government, any agency of this state or any political subdivision in this state to infringe upon the rights of a citizen of the State of Oklahoma the unalienable right to keep and bear arms as guaranteed to them by the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution. It prohibits any state agency or any political subdivision from accepting any grants or funding to implement any statute, rule or executive order, judicial order or judicial findings that would have the effect of reduction, repression, diminution or subversion of the right to keep and bear arms against or upon a citizen of this state. It provides the bill's provision cannot be interpreted as an attempt to overturn the provisions of the National Firearms Act of 1934 (NFA) or the provisions of the Gun Control Act of 1968, notwithstanding the repealed sections of the acts. It provides the preemption includes any regulation of arms and ammunition, pursuant to the National Firearms Act of 1934, prohibited or regulated on or after the effective date of this act and any regulations or provision of the Gun Control Act of 1968, prohibited or regulated on or after the effective date of this act. It defines applicable terms. It states the act is made pursuant to the provisions of the Constitution of the United States and is therefore valid and of full effect under the supremacy clause. (Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)
    SB0634 Daniels, Julie (S)
    O'Donnell, Terry (H)
    S Education (S) - 01/27/2021
    S Education (S) - 02/02/2021
    S Judiciary (S) - 02/02/2021
    S Judiciary (S) - 02/23/2021
    S Judiciary (S) - 02/23/2021
    H Rules (H) - 03/22/2021
    H Rules (H) - 04/08/2021
    H Committee - Committee Sub, Do Pass    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0634, by Sen. Julie Daniels, R-Bartlesville and Rep. Terry O'Donnell, R-Catoosa, requires no further debt from the school employee to a professional organization accrue if a school district employee request is to terminate a payroll deduction. The bill requires authorization for school employee 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 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 authorization containing an employee's full name, position, professional organization and signature be submitted to the school district. The bill requires the school district 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 requires an authorization expire at the start of the first full pay period each school year unless it was authorized or reauthorized during the previous school year. (Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)
    SB0639 Pugh, Adam (S)
    Baker, Rhonda (H)
    S Education (S) - 01/27/2021
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/02/2021
    S Education (S) - 02/02/2021
    S Education (S) - 02/09/2021
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/09/2021
    S Appropriations (S) - 03/03/2021
    H Higher Ed & Career Tech (H) - 03/22/2021
    H Higher Ed & Career Tech (H) - 04/05/2021
    H General Order    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0639, by Sen. Adam Pugh, R-Edmond and Rep. Rhonda Baker, R-Yukon, permits Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program (OHLAP), also known as Oklahoma's Promise, awards for postsecondary career and technology programs that have been identified as critical occupation areas. It directs Oklahoma Department of Commerce executive director, in consultation with the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, to publish by Oct. 1, 2021, and each June 30 thereafter, a list of critical occupation areas that meet the guidelines of identified core competencies of the state based on wealth generation, growth potential and competitive advantage. The bill also directs the State Regents for Higher Education, in consultation with the State Board of Career and Technology Education, to identify postsecondary vocational-technical programs that correlate to identified critical occupation areas. It prohibits, beginning with students who entered into participation in the program in the 2021-2022 school year, an award to be used for courses or other postsecondary units taken in excess of the requirements for completion of a baccalaureate program or a postsecondary vocational-technical program taken more than six years after the student's first semester of postsecondary enrollment. It permits the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education to award OHLAP benefits for courses of postsecondary units taken more than six years after the student's first semester of postsecondary enrollment only in hardship circumstances, provided no participant may receive benefits beyond a cumulative time period of six years. It requires the student to repay the full amount of the award if the student who entered into the program beginning in the 2021-2022 school year does not complete the courses or other postsecondary units required for a baccalaureate program or a postsecondary vocational-technical program within six years after the student's first semester of postsecondary enrollment. It requires those students to enter into a repayment agreement with the institution of higher education or the technology center school in which the student was enrolled. It requires repayments be deposited into the Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Trust Fund. The bill requires the institution, when determining the amount to be repaid, to evaluate hardship cases on a case-by-case basis. (Amended by House, Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)
    SB0642 Pugh, Adam (S)
    Roberts, Dustin (H)
    S Education (S) - 01/27/2021
    S Education (S) - 02/02/2021
    S Education (S) - 02/23/2021
    S Education (S) - 02/23/2021
    H Common Education (H) - 03/22/2021
    H Common Education (H) - 04/06/2021
    H General Order    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0642, by Sen. Adam Pugh, R-Edmond and Rep. Dustin Roberts, R-Durant, removes the requirement that the statewide assessment of public school students include a nationally recognized college- and career-readiness assessment or assessments as recommended by the State Department of Education and replaces it with the requirement that the assessment include a multiple-aptitude battery that measures developed abilities and helps predict future academic and occupational success in the military. (Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)
    SB0658 Dahm, Nathan (S)
    West, Kevin (H)
    S Education (S) - 01/27/2021
    S Education (S) - 02/02/2021
    S Education (S) - 02/09/2021
    H Common Education (H) - 03/22/2021
    H Rules (H) - 03/24/2021
    H Public Health (H) - 04/07/2021
    H Committee - Committee Sub, Do Pass    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0658, 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, on the school district website and in any notice or publication provided to parents regarding immunization requests, the following information regarding immunization requirements for school attendance. It requires that a board of education of a public school district or a technology center school district can only implement a mandate to wear a mask or any other medical device as provided and provide any purpose or purposes for the mandate in the text of the mandate. It requires the mandate to be invalidated if three or more relevant studies show that any mask or medical device that would be required under the mandate is found not to be effective for any of the purposes provided in the mandate. It requires the mandate to immediately be invalidated if any mask or medical device that would satisfy the mandate is shown by one or more relevant studies to pose a risk of substantial harm, if used in any manner that would satisfy the mandate, to the wearer of the mask or medical device. (Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure)
    SB0683 Kidd, Chris (S)
    McBride, Mark (H)
    S Retirement & Insurance (S) - 01/27/2021
    S Retirement & Insurance (S) - 02/02/2021
    S Retirement & Insurance (S) - 02/08/2021
    S Retirement & Insurance (S) - 02/22/2021
    H Banking, Financial Services, Pensions (H) - 03/22/2021
    H Banking, Financial Services, Pensions (H) - 03/29/2021
    H General Order    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0683, by Sen. Chris Kidd, R-Waurika and Rep. Mark McBride, R-Moore, permits all non-classified optional public school personnel regularly employed for 20 hours or more per week to join the Oklahoma Teachers' Retirement System upon hiring, subject to certain statutory provisions and regulations adopted by the system. The bill gives such an employee 30 days from the initial date of hire to make a one-time irrevocable written election to opt out of participation in the System. It provides if an eligible employee fails to make an election within the 30-day period, the eligible employee be deemed to participate in the system. It provides if an eligible employee elects to opt out of participation in the system the the employee will not make any required employee contributions to the system and his or her employer will not make any required employer contributions to the system. It establishes the contribution rate for participating employees. It provides the employer is not prohibited from making the contribution to the system on behalf of the employee. It requires an employee who opts out of participation in the system be ineligible for future participation in the system, provided, that if the employee is hired for a classified position, he or she shall become a member of the system but will not be eligible for prior service credit for service performed while employed in a non-classified position during which the employee opted out of participation in the system. It requires any non-classified optional employee employed on the effective date of this act make an irrevocable written election to participate in or opt out of the system, and if the employee fails to make an election within 30 days from the effective date of this act, the employee will be deemed to participate in the system. (Amended by Senate, Committee Substitute)
    SB0705 Dahm, Nathan (S)
    Gann, Tom (H)
    S Education (S) - 01/27/2021
    S Education (S) - 02/02/2021
    S Education (S) - 02/09/2021
    H Common Education (H) - 03/22/2021
    H Common Education (H) - 03/30/2021
    H General Order    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0705, by Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow and Rep. Tom Gann, R-Inola, repeals all language related to the Oklahoma Center for Rural Development.
    SB0738 Montgomery, John Michael (S)
    McEntire, Marcus (H)
    S Retirement & Insurance (S) - 01/27/2021
    S Retirement & Insurance (S) - 02/02/2021
    S Retirement & Insurance (S) - 02/18/2021
    H Insurance (H) - 03/22/2021
    H Insurance (H) - 04/07/2021
    H Committee - Committee Sub, Do Pass    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0738, by Sen. John Michael Montgomery, R-Lawton and Rep. Marcus McEntire, R-Duncan, requires interlocal agreements created for the purpose of providing insurance to be subject to examination from the Insurance Commissioner in the same manner and frequency as licensed insurance companies in a 12-month time period. (Amended by Senate, Stricken Title)
    SB0783 Pugh, Adam (S)
    Boles, Brad (H)
    S Education (S) - 01/27/2021
    S Education (S) - 02/02/2021
    S Education (S) - 02/23/2021
    S Education (S) - 02/23/2021
    Governor Action - Signed    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0783, by Sen. Adam Pugh, R-Edmond and Rep. Brad Boles, R-Marlow, requires the State Department of Education to publish a list establishing the capacity of a class for each grade level in kindergarten through twelfth grades for each of the three tiers of school districts specified therein. It requires each school district to post on its website the capacity for each grade level offered by the school district for the ensuing school year. The bill requires the school district to post on its website the number of student transfers the district can accept before reaching capacity. It requires each school district board of education to adopt an open transfer policy for the school district which specifies its criteria and standards for approval of transfers of students who do not reside in the district. It requires the policy to include the capacity for each grade level for the ensuing school year. (Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)
    SB0784 Bullard, David (S)
    West, Kevin (H)
    S Public Safety (S) - 01/27/2021
    S Public Safety (S) - 02/02/2021
    S Public Safety (S) - 02/03/2021
    H Public Safety (H) - 03/22/2021
    H Public Safety (H) - 04/06/2021
    H General Order    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0784, by Sen. David Bullard, R-Durant and Rep. Kevin West, R-Moore, authorizes the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training (CLEET) to establish and develop a statewide law enforcement and public safety youth program designed for high school students. It authorizes CLEET to promulgate rules to effectuate the provisions therein.
    SB0807 Kidd, Chris (S)
    Baker, Rhonda (H)
    S Education (S) - 01/27/2021
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/02/2021
    S Education (S) - 02/02/2021
    S Education (S) - 02/23/2021
    S Appropriations (S) - 02/23/2021
    S Appropriations (S) - 03/03/2021
    H Common Education (H) - 03/22/2021
    H Common Education (H) - 03/30/2021
    H General Order    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0807, by Sen. Chris Kidd, R-Waurika and Rep. Rhonda Baker, R-Yukon, requires that school support employees, as defined therein, to be entitled to pay for any time lost when school is closed on account of epidemics or otherwise when an order for such closing has been issued by a health officer authorized by law to issue the order. (Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure)
    SB0838 Leewright, James (S)
    Weaver, Darrell (S)
    Hilbert, Kyle (H)
    Nollan, Jadine (H)
    S General Government (S) - 01/27/2021
    S General Government (S) - 02/02/2021
    S General Government (S) - 02/04/2021
    H General Government (H) - 03/22/2021
    H General Government (H) - 03/31/2021
    H General Government (H) - 03/31/2021
    H General Government (H) - 03/31/2021
    H General Government (H) - 03/31/2021
    H General Government (H) - 03/31/2021
    H General Government (H) - 03/31/2021
    H General Government (H) - 03/31/2021
    H General Government (H) - 03/31/2021
    H General Government (H) - 03/31/2021
    H General Order    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0838, by Sen. Darrell Weaver, R-Moore, Sen. James Leewright, R-Bristow, Rep. Jadine Nollan, R-Sand Springs, and Rep. Kyle Hilbert, R-Depew, creates the Oklahoma Public Safety Protection District Act. The bill authorizes the governing body of a municipality to create a public safety protection district by the adoption of a resolution and approval of the question by 60 percent of the voters of the municipality in the next general election. It provides the district be considered a political subdivision of the state and encompass the borders of the municipality. It permits an assessment of up to 5 mills to be levied by the district for the purposes of paying for police, fire, and jail operations. It exempts from the assessment real property zoned for agricultural or industrial land use, implements of husbandry, livestock employed in support of the family, and personal property owned by for-profit business entities. (Amended by Senate)
    SB0913 Daniels, Julie (S)
    O'Donnell, Terry (H)
    S Rules (S) - 01/27/2021
    S Rules (S) - 02/02/2021
    S Rules (S) - 02/24/2021
    S Rules (S) - 02/24/2021
    H Administrative Rules (H) - 03/22/2021
    H Administrative Rules (H) - 03/24/2021
    Sent to Governor    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0913, by Sen. Julie Daniels, R-Bartlesville and Rep. Terry O'Donnell, R-Catoosa, permits the Legislature repeal administrative rules adopted by a state agency, board or commission. It modifies the definition of the term "adopted" regarding proposed administrative rules. It defines the term "expedited repeal." It permits, upon request by a rule-making agency, an expedited rule repeal process to be utilized when a rule or rules meet certain criteria. It prohibits a request for an expedited repeal being initiated after May 1. It requires, upon final legislative adoption, the agency comply with additional publication requirements as provided by law. It permits an agency, at any point prior to final legislative adoption, withdraw the expedited agency rule repeal request. It defines the terms "small business" and "technical legal defect." It requires any agency exempt from all or part of the Administrative Procedures Act maintain and make available for public inspection its exempt rules on any website associated with the agency. It removes outdated language related to a review of administrative rules. The bill requires any preemptive rule approved and published by the Commission on Human Services be posted to the website associated with the commission. (NOTE: The Commission for Human Services was disbanded when voters approved SQ 765 in 2012) The bill changes the time an agency is required to respond to a request from the governor or the Legislature to review its rules to determine whether or not the rules in question should be amended, repealed or redrafted to 30 calendar days from 90 calendar days. It requires agencies respond to requests made by a small business within 90 calendar days. It requires each agency post their rules on any website associated with the agency. It requires the Senate president pro tempore and the House speaker establish by joint rule a Joint Committee on Administrative Rules. It requires current member of the Legislature be appointed to the committee. It requires the Senate president pro tempore and the House speaker name co-chairs of the committee. It requires a quorum of the committee to conduct business and provides that a quorum will be a majority of Senate committee members and a majority of House committee members. It requires the committee meet as needed during the legislative session and at regular intervals during the interim. It provides the function of the committee will be the review of all adopted agency administrative rules and emergency rules including recommending an approval or disapproval of each proposed rule to the Legislature for review. It permits the committee to recommend an agency amend or further consider a proposed rule. It requires the committee approve or disapprove a repeal of rules under the expedited repeal process established in the bill. It requires those rules approved by the committee be presented to the Legislature for final approval for repeal. It requires all committee actions on items for consideration require a majority vote of both the Senate members and the House members of the committee. It grants the committee the power and authority to study the burden of administrative rules on the regulated community, among other things. It adds the chairs of the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules to the list to receive notice of proposed emergency administrative rules. It permits an emergency rule to be immediately suspended by the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules until the emergency rule can be subject to legislative review. It requires s, written notification of the suspension be sent to the agency, governor, Senate president pro tempore, and House speaker within three business days of the suspend. It requires the written notification also provide the reasons for the suspension. It permits the committee to reinstate an emergency rule prior to legislative review without following the approval process as provided by the bill. It requires a notice of rulemaking's information regarding a rule's specific statutory authority include statutory citations. It requires the notice of rulemaking include a notarized statement executed by the agency director affirming the legal authority and a statement of whether or not the subject of the proposed rule or rules has been included in any filed bill of the Legislature within the last two regular legislative sessions. It requires the bill number be included in the statement of the subject matter of the proposed rule or rules did appear in filed legislation. It provides the rule or rules be invalidated when notice does not contain the bill information or the information is deemed inaccurate. It requires an agency to initiate rulemaking proceedings within 30 days after an interested person petitions an agency requesting the promulgation, amendment, or repeal of a rule or provide a written response and explanation of its failure to initiate rulemaking proceedings. It permits the Legislature to disapprove all or part of a rule or rules and disapprove or approve the repeal of rules under the expedited repeal process by joint resolution. It also permits rules under consideration at a meeting of the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules during the interim may be acted upon by the Legislature at any time during session. It removes language that permits an agency to seek a governor's declaration approving a rule. (Amended by Senate, Committee Substitute)
    SB0970 Floyd, Kay (S)
    Townley, Tammy (H)
    S Judiciary (S) - 01/27/2021
    S Judiciary (S) - 02/02/2021
    S Judiciary (S) - 02/09/2021
    S Judiciary (S) - 02/09/2021
    H General Government (H) - 03/22/2021
    H General Government (H) - 03/24/2021
    H General Order    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB0970, by Sen. Kay Floyd, D-Oklahoma City and Rep. Tammy Townley, R-Ardmore, exempts from the definition of the term "record" in the Open Records Act any information provided to a state agency or entity that will be utilized to provide a license or certificate to an individual including, but not limited to, an applicant's personal address, phone number, other contact information or any other material provided in order to qualify for or receive a license or certificate, provided the license or certificate shall be a public record. It modifies language related to public bodies keeping personnel information confidential to say that it is at the sole discretion of the public body. It requires public bodies that provide services to the public redact personal email addresses from any records and any portion of any record that contains the name or any other identifier of the occupants of any residential structure. (Amended by Senate, Committee Substitute)
    SB1031 Treat, Greg (S)
    Echols, Jon (H)
    S General Government (S) - 01/27/2021
    S General Government (S) - 02/02/2021
    Governor Action - Signed    
     
    Paraphrase
    SB1031, by Sen. Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City and Rep. Jon Echols, R-Oklahoma City, reinstates the temporary amendments to the Open Meetings Act to permit fully virtual meetings until Feb. 15, 2022, or until 30 days after the governor's COVID-19 state of emergency ends, whichever comes first. It also requires any documents or other materials provided to members of the public body or shared electronically between members of the public body during a meeting utilizing teleconferencing or videoconferencing be immediately available to the public on the website of the public body if the public body maintains a website. It requires a public body that gives public notice of a meeting for which there will be a videoconference option not modify the method of meeting described in the notice prior to the meeting and conduct the meeting according to the methods described in the notice. The bill requires a code or password be included in the public notice if a code or password is required to access the videoconference meeting. (Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure)

  • 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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