The Oklahoma Senate

Week In Review
Monday, February 11 to Thursday, February 14, 2008

Monday, February 11

• With attention focused on committee activity, the Senate approved one resolution on Monday

-SR 5 by Sen. Debbe Leftwich, D-Oklahoma City, congratulates 2007 Jim Thorpe Award Winner Antoine Cason of the University of Arizona.

• Several measures were approved by Senate committees Monday.

-SB 1694 by Sen. Sean Burrage, directs the State Department of Education to encourage school boards and districts to develop mentorship programs aimed at reducing drop-out rates.

-SB 1182 by Sen. David Myers, prohibits children under the age of 18 from being permitted in a designated smoking room.

-SB 1515 by Sen. Debbe Leftwich, expands the powers of the Construction Industries Board to include establishing and maintaining a list of verified citations made within the last five years against contractors in the trades and industries regulated by the board.

-SB 1457 by Sen. Nancy Riley, authorizes municipalities to limit the number of requests it will consider for proof of compliance from a mining operator.

-SB 1570 by Sen. Brian Bingman, allows counties to have audits performed by certified public accountants.

-SB 1168 by Sen. Owen Laughlin, modifies language related to the liability for costs of medical care to defendants in the custody of a county jail.

-SB 1144 by Sen. John Sparks, increases from $600 to $1,000 the maximum monthly travel allowance for county commissioners and sheriffs for travel within their counties and increases monthly travel allowances for county assessors and clerks.

-SB 1507 by Sen. Jay Paul Gumm, requires reports, administrative rules, budget work programs and requests and any other document to be filed with the governor and leaders of the legislature to be filed electronically.

-SB 1399 by Sen. Joe Sweeden, would direct county purchasing agents to attend training seminars sponsored by the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service.

-SB 1859 by Sen. Charles Wyrick, creates the Oklahoma Dairy Promotion Act and the Oklahoma Dairy Promotion Commission.

-SB 1582 by Sen. Ron Justice, increases from $500 to $5,000 the amount of contract that county fair boards must present to boards of county commissioners for review.

-SB 1735 by Sen. John Sparks, specifies a second-offense punishment for persons who fish on land without consent and makes all offenders responsible for damages they cause.

-SB 1669 by Sen. Glenn Coffee, adds federally recognized Indian tribes to the list of charter school sponsors.

-SB 1186 by Sen. Mary Easley, increases the amount of physical education or exercise required for public elementary school students from 60 minutes to 120 minutes each week.

-SB 1442 by Sen. Roger Ballenger, designates the Oklahoma State University campus located in Okmulgee the Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology at Okmulgee.

-SB 1503 by Sen. David Myers, directs the State Department of Education to notify school districts of any changes to the Oklahoma Cost Accounting System reporting codes that will be in effect for the following fiscal year. The measure also limits state Department of Education changes to certain codes and procedures to no more than once per year.

-SB 1585 by Sen. Clark Jolley, removes language related to the issuance of audited financial statements of the Oklahoma Higher Education Promise of Excellence Act of 2005.

-SB 1634 by Sen. Kathleen Wilcoxson, declares the high school graduation rate shall be 100 percent by the 2013-14 school year. The bill would also require the state Department of Education to begin using the National Governors Association graduation compact formula rather than the federal No Child Left Behind formula.

-SB 1686 by Sen. Mary Easley, directs that professional development programs for teachers include a special emphasis on autism.

-SB 1880 by Sen. Clark Jolley, extends the lifespan of the Achieving Classroom Excellence II Task Force and extends the terms of appointed members.

-SB 1453 by Sen. Roger Ballenger, adds metal beer kegs that are clearly marked as being the property of the beer manufacturer to the list of items junk dealers are prohibited from purchasing without proof that the seller owns the item.

-SB 1529 by Sen. Debbe Leftwich, modifies the definition of “practice of engineering” as it relates to registration of engineers and land surveyors.

-SB 1550 by Sen. Charles Laster, requires payors as well as employees doing business in the state to make reports to the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission new hire registry.

-SB 1608 by Sen. Jay Paul Gumm, modifies language related to the definition of “current net price” for certain vehicle contracts.


• The House convened Monday and approved numerous appropriations shell bills before resuming committee activity.

• House committees on Monday approved the following measures:


-HB 2547 by Rep. Phil Richardson, increases from $250 to $500 the minimum fine for trespassing on a private farm, ranch or forestry land.

-HB 2774 by Rep. Dale DeWitt, repeals language relating to permits for the use of water for swine animal feeding operations.

-HB 2218 by Rep. Jerry Shoemake, creates the Oklahoma Livestock Development Act of 2008.

-HB 2641 by Rep. Ron Peters, directs the State Board of Health to consult with the Home Health Advisory Board to establish rules for the Home Care Act.

-HB 2628 by Rep. George Faught, prohibits school districts from permitting a nongovernmental entity, organization or agency that promotes abortions, provides abortion services or provides information about abortion services from being involved in teaching a sex education class or program.

-HB 3122 by Rep. Tad Jones, requires a school year to consist of at least 1,080 hours.

-HB 2574 by Rep. Jeff Hickman, modifies physical education requirements.

-HB 2544 by Rep. Phil Richardson, modifies language relating to the Wildlife Conservation Commission.

-HB 3077 by Rep. Joe Dorman, prohibits hunting or taking black bear without having first procured a license from the Department of Wildlife Conservation.

-HB 2557 by Rep. Guy Liebmann, modifies language relating to municipal officers and their attendance requirement at an institute for municipal officials.

-HB 2250 by Rep. Marian Cooksey, expands the list of information public bodies that provide utility services to the public must make available.

-HB 2227 by Rep. Glen Bud Smithson, creates a felony for impersonating a veteran for the purpose of qualifying for state benefits.

-HB 3100 by Rep. Gary Banz, directs that the Oklahoma Legislative Medal of Honor be awarded to a member of the state or federal military forces who voluntarily performs a deed of personal bravery or self sacrifice involving risk of life and establishes a qualifying criteria.

-HB 2582 by Rep. Terry Hyman, directs Murray State College to offer low division courses and programs.

-HB 2446 by Rep. David Braddock, makes the financial need provision for participation in the Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program not applicable to any student adopted while in the permanent custody of DHS.

-HB 3120 by Rep. Tad Jones, increases from 25 percent to 30 percent the maximum limitation on awards, funding on awards or funding for the Oklahoma State Regents Academic Scholars program that may go to nonresident students.

-HB 3059 by Rep. Rebecca Hamilton and Rep. Lisa Billy, mandates conspicuous signage at locations that provide abortions listing information about a person’s right to seek protection from actual or threatened abuse or violence and describing the unlawfulness of performing an abortion against one’s will.


Tuesday, February 12

• With attention focused on getting measures assigned and heard by committees by the February 22 deadline, the Senate met briefly on Tuesday, approving the following measure:

-HB 1711 by Sen. Jim Wilson, permits unemancipated persons under 18 who are in the permanent custody of the Department of Human Services to be excluded from submitting an application for restricted license signed by another person if the applicant can provide proof of financial responsibility.


Numerous measures were approved by Senate committees on Tuesday including:

-SB 1412 by Sen. Randy Brogdon, restricts access to computerized finger imaging obtained for the issuance of commercial drivers licenses to the Department of Public Safety.

-SB 1413 by Sen. Randy Brogdon, makes computerized finger imaging for obtaining a drivers license or identification card an option rather than a requirement.

-SB 1178 by Sen. Bill Brown, modifies language relating to the Oklahoma Vessel and Motor Registration Act.

-SB 1725 by Sen. Mike Shulz, clarifies language related to the civil rights of individuals sentenced to confinement in a Department of Corrections facility.

-SB 1644 by Sen. Jeff Rabon, adds emergency maintenance to the purposes for which money in the County Improvements for Road and Bridges Fund may be used by the Transportation Commission.

-SB 1181 by Sen. Jeff Rabon, modifies the definition of “design consultant” as it relates to projects under the Department of Transportation and the Oklahoma Transportation Authority.

-SB 1580 by Sen. Cliff Branan, modifies the definition of “primary highway” under the Highway Advertising Control Act.

-SB 1651 by Sen. Joe Sweeden, authorizes the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority to construct, maintain, repair and operate a new turnpike or parts of a new turnpike in Tulsa.

-SB 1171 by Sen. Mike Mazzei, authorizes a maximum tax credit of $5,000 for persons with a baccalaureate or graduate degree who have been employed by a business whose principal activity involves the aerospace sector.

-SB 1138 by Sen. Todd Lamb, authorizes the Oklahoma Tax Commission to design and issue Operation Iraqi Freedom Veteran license plates for honorably discharged or present members of the U.S. Armed Forces who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

-SB 1146 by Sen. Jay Paul Gumm, authorizes the Oklahoma Tax Commission to design and issue an “In God We Trust” license plate.

-SB 1158 by Sen. Nancy Riley, modifies language relating to sales tax permits, requiring individuals selling their business to pay any tax due on the sale of fixtures and equipment.

-SB 1685 by Sen. Jim Wilson, modifies language related to funds paid toward a mutual investment certificate or funds paid toward any other interest in a banking or financial organization.

-SB 1148 by Sen. Patrick Anderson, authorizes the use of a simplified return or affidavit in lieu of an estate tax return when the net estate of a decedent passes to a father, mother, child or other lineal descendent.

-SB 1145 by Sen. Patrick Anderson, increases from 10 to 30 days the notice that must be given by excavators prior to the commencement of an excavation or demolition.

-SB 1673 by Sen. Don Barrington, authorizes state agencies to request national criminal history records checks on all persons authorized to access or review national criminal history records checks information.

-SB 1675 by Sen. Don Barrington, allows employees of the Department of Human Services to receive investigative information disclosed by Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation agents at the discretion of the agency’s director.

-SB 1770 by Sen. Richard Lerblance, authorizes the county treasurer to, when taxes are a lien upon real property and are past due, advertise and sell such real estate and all other delinquent taxes, special assessments and costs at a prescribed tax resale.

-SB 1547 by Sen. Richard Lerblance, authorizes district court clerks to issue marriage licenses.

-SB 1647 by Sen. Richard Lerblance, decreases the maximum fee from $300 per month to $15 per day for electronic monitoring of defendants convicted of a crime.

-SB 1648 by Sen. Richard Lerblance, expands the list of persons authorized to file a motion for expungement to include those released from prison at the time innocence was established.

-SB 1440 by Sen. Kenneth Corn, modifies language related to the Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substance Act and sentencing of defendants to probation.

-SB 1797 by Sen. Brian Crain, establishes that a bail bond shall be exonerated when the defendant is arrested outside the state and the prosecuting attorney declines to extradite.

-SB 1549 by Sen. Brian Crain, modifies language related to the Oklahoma Medical False Claims Act, removing language relating to penalties for making false records or statements to conceal, avoid or decrease an obligation to pay money or property to the state.

-SB 1760 by Sen. James Williamson, allows the appointment of juvenile court case managers in any county subject to the approval of the Chief Justice of the Oklahoma Supreme Court.

-SB 1761 by Sen. James Williamson, modifies the definition of “related professional services” as it relates to the Professional Entity Act.

-SB 1546 by Sen. Roger Ballenger, authorizes the Muscogee (Creek) Nation to enter into local cooperation agreements and payment in lieu of tax agreements in similar scope to those previously executed by the state agency housing authority.

-SB 1621 by Sen. Patrick Anderson, modifies language related to Department of Human Services’ administrative court orders concerning medical support of children.

-SB 1384 by Sen. Don Barrington, requires bus drivers to comply with railroad crossing provisions.

• The House convened Tuesday and approved numerous appropriations shell bills before adjourning to resume committee work.

• House committees met Tuesday approved the following measures:


-HB 2813 by Rep. Weldon Watson, states that reasonable costs incurred by an electric utility for transmission upgrades to develop wind generation are deemed recoverable through a periodic adjustment rate.

-HB 2682 by Rep. Terry Ingmire, modifies language associated with earned incarceration rates credits.

-HB 3336 by Rep. Mike Thompson, prohibits courts from waving the entire cost of an inmate’s incarceration.

-HB 3194 by Rep. Lee Denny and Rep. Skye McNiel, requires persons 18 or older who are arrested for felony offenses to submit to DNA testing.

-HB 2710 by Rep. Lisa Billy, lowers from 21 to 20 the minimum age for service as a correctional officer or guard with DOC.

-HB 2506 by Rep. Jabar Shumate, creates a tax credit equal to 20 percent of eligible fees required for membership in a health or fitness club.

-HB 2777 by Rep. Dale DeWitt, extends from Jan. 1, 2009, to Jan. 14, 2014, the income tax credit allowed for investments in clean-burning motor vehicle fuel.

-HB 3353 by Rep. Randy Terrill, creates the In God We Trust, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Tulsa Police Department Memorial, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom Veteran and Veterans motorcycle specialty license plates.

-HB 2867 by Rep. Mike Shelton, makes free from Department of Labor filing fees the creation of liens.

-HB 2779 by Rep. Dale DeWitt, modifies language related to junk dealers.

-HB 2737 by Rep. Brian Renegar, modifies the definition of “sexual battery” to mean the intentional placement of any ejaculate substance on a person 16 or older.

-HB 2765 by Rep. Doug Cox, modifies language relating to a court’s determination of insanity.

-HB 3208 by Rep. Shane Jett, creates the Oil Derrick Monument Design Committee to recommend the design of and provide oversight for the Oklahoma Historical Society’s construction and funding of the Oil Derrick Monument at the intersection of Interstate 35 and Interstate 40.

-HB 3002 by Rep. Dennis Johnson, increases from age 12 to 14 the age at which the consent of a minor to adoption is required.

-HB 3273 by Rep. Rex Duncan, modifies and adds requirements for guardianship.

-HB 2810 by Rep. Pam Peterson, creates the Protective Parent Reform Act.

-HB 2784 by Rep. Mike Jackson, authorizes the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission to award $30 million in grants to regional business airports for improvements.



Wednesday, February 13

Attention remained focused on committee action on Wednesday, as the Senate quickly adjourned after approving the following measures:

-SB 811 by Sen. Charles Laster, provides inmates in pretrial detention or custody of a county jail the opportunity to receive necessary medical care for a preexisting condition, the cost of which is the responsibility of the inmate.

-SB 1830 by Sen. Richard Lerblance, amends, merges, consolidates and repeals duplicate sections of law.


• Senate committees passed numerous bills on Wednesday:

-SB 1599 by Sen. Debbe Leftwich, directs the Department of Public Safety to extend the period of suspension, revocation or denial of driving privileges for an additional 12 months upon receiving a record of conviction for driving while under suspension or revocation.

-SB 1551 by Sen. Richard Lerblance, modifies language relating to the Elevator Safety Act, requiring annual inspection of all elevator units and altering fees under the act.

-SB 1630 by Sen. John Ford, exempts from the Oklahoma Central Purchasing Act production and mailing of revenue-generating materials necessary to the ongoing operation of Oklahoma Today Magazine.

-SB 1190 by Sen. Charles Wyrick, modifies language related to the Lead-Impacted Communities Relocation Assistance Act.

-SB 1381 by Sen. Jim Wilson, increases from $5 to $35 the annual use fee for commercially owned and operated flotation devices on Flint Creek and the Illinois River in Adair, Cherokee and Delaware counties and portions of the Barren Fork Creek in Cherokee County.

-SB 1423 by Sen. Richard Lerblance, modifies the definition of “petroleum” under the Oklahoma Storage Tank Regulation Act to include used oil, gasoline, kerosene, biofuels, biodiesel and E-85 and removes reference to crude oil fractions, refined petroleum fractions, jet fuel and other substances.

-SB 1451 by Sen. Roger Ballenger, permits the Department of Environmental Quality to use other available funds in place of the annual fees due the Central Interstate Low-Level Radioactive Waste Compact Commission for apportionment among generators disposing of low-level radioactive waste.

-SB 1491 by Sen. Debbe Leftwich, adds the Department of Labor to the list of agencies permitted to purchase vehicles.

-SB 1587 by Sen. Mike Johnson, authorizes the Oklahoma Corporation Commission to retain 10 percent of conference costs to cover start-up costs for the next conference and transfer any remaining money to the Commission’s revolving fund for general operating expenses.

-SB 1696 by Sen. Randy Bass, authorizes the Oklahoma Conservation Commission to establish and administer the Oklahoma Conservation Commission Municipal Infrastructure Cost-Share Program.

-SB 1766 by Sen. Charles Wyrick, authorizes the Oklahoma Conservation Commission to establish and maintain an Equipment Revolving Fund to be used to loan conservation districts funds to buy equipment for installing conservation practices.

-SB 1855 by Sen. Earl Garrison, modifies language related to agency clearing accounts and changes requirements for certain deposits made by the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department.

-SB 1525 by Sen. Patrick Anderson, directs the Department of Human Services to implement caseload/investigation levels for child protective service workers that support implementation of national models of excellence.

-SB 1822 by Sen. Judy Eason McIntyre, modifies language related to the Delinquency and Youth Gang Intervention and Prevention Act and authorizes the Office of Juvenile Affairs to enter into certain agreements while deleting language concerning certain grants.

-SB 1468 by Sen. Mike Shulz, reduces the minimum age for correctional officers and guards from 21 to 20.

-HB 1830 by Sen. Tom Adelson, creates an Oklahoma Geriatric Medical Loan Repayment Program and directs the State Department of Health to manage the program.

-SB 1492 by Sen. Jim Wilson, requires the Department of Health to establish rules for the implementation of a statewide electronic health records system and to set minimum requirements.

-SB 1404 by Sen. Bill Brown, modifies language under the Oklahoma Medicaid Program Reform Act of 2003, authorizing the Oklahoma Health Care Authority to seek waivers or amendments to expand the premium assistance program to include non-profit employers with 500 employees or less.

-SB 1420 by Sen. John Sparks, creates the Oklahoma Health Information Exchange Act to set forth a standard process for authorizing the exchange of health information in compliance with federal and state law and to ensure immunization from liability under state law for exchanges of health information.

-SB 1422 by Sen. Susan Paddack, directs the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services to develop and implement a mental health first aid pilot program to train non-mental health professionals on how to support individuals in crisis.

-SB 1548 by Sen. Brian Crain, authorizes the Oklahoma Health Care Authority to create a state register as a single point of publication for statewide changes in methods and standards for setting payment rates.

-SB 1612 by Sen. Ron Justice, creates the Quality Afterschool Opportunities Act to reduce childhood obesity and improve academic performance.

-SB 1759 by Sen. Tom Adelson, authorizes the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services to contract for professional services at any time with a physician, provided certain provisions are met.

-SB 1846 by Sen. Clark Jolley, requires the Department of Veterans Affairs to develop and implement a telephone hotline and a website to provide certain assistance to veterans.

-SB 1479 by Sen. Roger Ballenger, requires the Transportation Commission to offer for sale certain land at a price not greater than the price at which it was obtained.

-SB 1488 by Sen. Bill Brown, permits the Department of Transportation and the Turnpike Authority to require bids for projects with an estimated construction time of more than 30 days be based on a 24 hour per day, seven day per week schedule.

-SB 1189 by Sen. Cliff Aldridge, authorizes the risk management administrator to negotiate insurance-related services, including insurance brokerage and consulting services.

-SB 1807 by Sen. Glenn Coffee, creates the Oklahoma Technology Consolidation Task Force.

-SB 1156 by Sen. Brian Bingman, modifies rules regarding the Fleet Management Division within the Department of Central Services.

-SB 1883 by Sen. Susan Paddack, directs the Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation to work with the Department of Career and Technology Education to develop at state technology centers a professional development institute to enhance technology use by teachers.

-SB 1769 by Sen. Susan Paddack, gives students the opportunity to take an approved alternative test after the second unsuccessful attempt to score at the satisfactory level or above on any specific end-of-instruction test.

-SB 1398 by Sen. Patrick Anderson, authorizes the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education to authorize transactions through the master lease program for up to $15 million.

-SB 1687 by Sen. Susan Paddack, creates the Oklahoma Health Care Workers and Educators Assistance Program, which seeks to encourage individuals to enter nursing and allied health careers within the state by providing scholarships.

-SB 1881 by Sen. Clark Jolley, extends the lifespan of the School Funding Formula Task Force and extends the terms of appointed members.

-SB 1452 by Sen. Glenn Coffee, requires legislators, state agency employees and other members of the Reentry Policy Council to be reimbursed for travel expenses incurred in the performance of their council.

-SB 1518 by Sen. Jonathan Nichols, states that correctional facility employees be served the same meals served prisoners, upon the approval of the warden of the facility.

-SB 1600 by Sen. Ron Justice, makes it a felony to commit certain offenses against an elderly or incapacitated person and prescribes penalties in the absence of specified penalties.

-SB 1601 by Sen. Cliff Aldridge, creates the May Rippy Violent Crime Offenders Registration Act.

-SB 1672 by Sen. Kenneth Corn, prohibits the use of any electrical stun gun, tear gas weapon, mace, tear gas, pepper mace or any similar agent against another person knowing the other person to be a peace officer, corrections officer, probation or parole officer, firefighter, emergency medical technician or paramedic acting in the course of official duty.

-SB 1745 by Sen. Randy Bass, makes it a misdemeanor for anyone to purchase, access, compile or maintain electronically accessible driver’s license information.

-SB 1416 by Sen. Susan Paddack, establishes penalties for persons who violate gross vehicle weight limits.


• The House met Wednesday and approved 24 appropriations shell bills before adjourning to resume committee work.


• House committees approved a number of measures Wednesday including the following:

-HB 2552 by Rep. Guy Liebmann, renames the entire North Canadian River as the Oklahoma River.

-HB 3158 by Rep. Gus Blackwell, abolishes the Alcoholic Beverage Laws Enforcement Commission, changing references to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control.

-HB 3159 by Rep. Gus Blackwell, modifies language relating to the Department of Corrections’ risk assessment review committee and the sex offender screening tool.

-HB 3052 by Rep. Jeff Hickman, modifies language related to court fees, reducing the fine for exceeding the speed limit by 1 to 10 miles per hour to $27 and establishing a $48 fee for violating the Oklahoma Mandatory Seat Belt Use Act or exceeding the speed limit by 11 to 15 miles per hour.

-HJR 1081 by Rep. Gus Blackwell, proposes a constitutional amendment to abolish the Alcoholic Beverage Laws Enforcement Commission and to split the duties of the Commission between the Oklahoma Tax Commission and the Oklahoma State Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control.

-HCR 1047 by Rep. Joe Dorman, directs the Oklahoma Historical Society to host a website at www.oklahomarocksong.org and have polling locations at special events and at the center, allowing people to nominate songs to be selected as the state’s official rock and roll song.

-HB 2956 by Rep. Sue Tibbs, requires voters to provide proof of identity when voting.

-HB 3126 by Rep. John Enns, creates the Advancement in Stem Cell Cures and Therapies Act, allowing stem cell research to be conducted in the state if it is performed ethically and safely and without the use of a human embryo.

-HB 2628 by Rep. George Faught, prohibits school districts from permitting a nongovernmental entity, organization or agency that promotes abortions, provides abortion services or provides information about abortion services from being involved in teaching a sex education class or program.

-HB 3122 by Rep. Tad Jones, requires a school year to consist of at least 1,080 hours.


Thursday, February 14

• The Senate met briefly Thursday and adjourned to resume committee work without taking any action.

 

Other News


• House Speaker Chris Benge filed House Resolution 1051, which seeks to form a committee to examine allegations against State Auditor and Inspector Jeff McMahan. The formation of the committee could lead to impeachment proceedings within the coming weeks.

• The Department of Human Services on Thursday was accused in a federal lawsuit of subjecting children in state custody to abuse and neglect. The lawsuit was filed by a New York child advocacy group in conjunction with numerous Oklahoma firms and an international law firm.

• Figures released this week by a national foreclosure information service show foreclosure rates in Oklahoma to be significantly lower than those of the nation as a whole. The service suggested low unemployment rates and increasing home equity have kept Oklahoma largely immune to the national trend.

• The Senate on Tuesday honored 2007 Jim Thorpe Award winner Antoine Cason of the University of Arizona. The Senate unanimously approved Senate Resolution 53, recognizing and commending the standout cornerback. As a senior, Cason was named first-team All American by the Walter Camp Football Foundation and the Football Writers Association of America and was selected first-team all PAC-10 Conference. Cason finished his Arizona career with 15 interceptions.

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