President Pro Tempore
Senator Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City
State Capitol Room 422
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
For Immediate Release: July 23, 2019
Oklahoma Senate 2019 interim studies approved
Education, health care and mental health services, criminal justice
policies, and retirement issues are among the topics approved for
interim studies in the Oklahoma Senate.
The Senate President Pro Tempore’s Office on Tuesday released
the list of 72 interim studies.
The members of the Oklahoma Senate use interim studies to take a
more in-depth look at and hear from subject-matter experts about
potential legislation and policies on a variety of topics. Interim
studies are assigned to the Senate committee with jurisdiction over
the subject matter contained within the request. Committee chairs
are responsible for scheduling meetings for interim studies. All
interim studies must be completed by November 8. Meeting notices
will be posted on the Senate website (www.oksenate.gov).
*indicates a joint request with a member of the Oklahoma House of
Agriculture and Wildlife Committee
• Senator Mary Boren, D-Norman, a study on farm-to-table reforms.
• Senator Kevin Matthews, D-Tulsa, a study of urban agriculture.
• Senator Allison Ikley-Freeman, D-Tulsa, a study of disaster
response funding protocols.
• Senator John Michael Montgomery, R-Lawton, and Senator Julia
Kirt, D-Oklahoma City, a study on innovating state capital asset
• Senator Dave Rader, R-Tulsa, a study on digital service.
• Senator Paul Scott, R-Duncan, a study on funding systems
providing storm-shelter space.
• Senator Ron Sharp, R-Shawnee, a study of how charter schools
are funded and the real cost per student.*
Business, Commerce and Tourism Committee
• Senator Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, a study on blockchain,
virtual currencies, and potential implementation in Oklahoma.
• Senator Brent Howard, R-Altus, a study on streamlining small
business start-ups and entrepreneur growth.*
• Senator Matthews, a study on reducing poverty by increasing
home ownership and entrepreneurship opportunities.
• Senator Casey Murdock, R-Felt, a study comparing Oklahoma
pawn shop financing with other states.
• Senator Scott, a study of requirements for obtaining a barbering
• Senator Scott and Senator Howard, a study on stopping “robo
• Senator Rob Standridge, R-Norman, a study on how the state
and subdivisions put Oklahoma first.
• Senator Standridge, a study of consolidation of workforce
• Senator Boren, a study on textbook adoption and funding
• Senator David Bullard, R-Durant, a study on how best to
use excess revenue from the Commissioners of the Land Office for
• Senator Carri Hicks, D-Oklahoma City, a study of professional
development requirements for school districts.
• Senator Ikley-Freeman, a study of school policies on seclusion
• Senator Kirt, a study on access to arts education.
• Senator Scott, a study of amending the Reading Sufficiency
• Senator Scott, a study of summer feeding programs for youth.
• Senator Sharp, a study on oversight responsibilities of
charter school sponsors.*
• Senator Standridge, a study on Teacher and Leader Effectiveness
• Senator Standridge, a study on the impact of cyberbullying
on children and ways to combat it.
• Senator Gary Stanislawski, R-Tulsa, a study on House Bill
1017 school mandates.
• Senator Stanislawski, a study on the common education building
• Senator Stanislawski, a study on personalized learning.
• Senator Boren, a study on solar energy in schools.*
• Senator Boren, a study on affordable housing initiatives.
• Senator Tom Dugger, R-Stillwater, a study on Oklahoma Green
• Senator Matthews, a study on accessing community reinvestment
• Senator Montgomery, a study on conditional cash transfers,
the Earned Income Tax Credit, and development.
• Senator Montgomery, a study on student loan debt and its
impact on the state economy.
• Senator Montgomery, a study of consumer debt.
• Senator Montgomery, a study on debt affordability and areas
of potential investment.
• Senator Paul Rosino, R-Oklahoma City, a study on the aerospace
equipment resource program.
General Government Committee
• Senator Joe Newhouse, R-Broken Arrow, a study of municipal
regulation of aesthetic design elements in residential construction.*
• Senator Standridge, a study on hospital districts.
Health and Human Services Committee
• Senator John Haste, R-Broken Arrow, a study of the Safe
Babies Court Team program.
• Senator Hicks, a study of the cost of prescriptive medications.
• Senator Ikley-Freeman, a study on youth access to mental
• Senator Ikley-Freeman, a study on child care deserts.
• Senator Greg McCortney, R-Ada, a study on raising the smoking
age to 21.
• Senator McCortney, a study on medication assisted treatment
• Senator Adam Pugh, R-Edmond, a study of requirements for
assisted living/memory care units.
• Senator Scott, a study of Department of Human Services practices
for investigating daycare facilities.
• Senator Scott, a study of the Family First Prevention Services
• Senator Frank Simpson, R-Springer, a study on solutions
to the opioid epidemic.
• Senator Simpson, a study of state services for children
with Type 1 diabetes.
• Senator Standridge, a study of the Developmental Disabilities
Services Division wait list.
• Senator Standridge, a study on improving Oklahoma health
by pharmacy practice.
• Senator Julie Daniels, R-Bartlesville, and Senator Howard,
a study of the Oklahoma Trust Act.
• Senator Sharp, a study on limited liability corporations.
• Senator Darrell Weaver, R-Moore, a study on recovering evidence
from abandoned vehicles.
Public Safety Committee
• Senator Bullard, a study on transportation of mental health
• Senator Daniels, a study of fines and fees in the criminal
• Senator Hicks, a study of current seatbelt laws.
• Senator Darcy Jech, R-Kingfisher, a study on cellular and
electronic devices in Oklahoma prisons.
• Senator Mary Quinn, R-Claremore, a study on driver's license
• Senator Wayne Shaw, R-Grove, a study of the felony larceny
• Senator Weaver, a study of workplace violence on medical
Retirement and Insurance Committee
• Senator Montgomery, a study on retirement security.
• Senator Lonnie Paxton, R-Tuttle, a study on pension law
• Senator Rosino, a study of insurance coverage of Pediatric
Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Strep (PANDAS)
and Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS).
• Senator Montgomery, a study of Article 10 of the Oklahoma
• Senator Scott, a study on the 2020 Census.
• Senator Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City, a study on county home
• Senator George Young, D-Oklahoma City, a study on community
• Senator Micheal Bergstrom, R-Adair, a study on advanced
transportation technology readiness.
• Senator Bergstrom, a study of state and federal requirements
for commercial driver’s license training and testing.
For more information, contact:
Sen. Treat: (405) 521-5632