The Oklahoma Senate
Monday, March 17
• The Senate met Monday and approved the following resolutions:
-SCR 59 by Sen. Sean Burrage, commends the life and career of the late Sen. Gideon Graham and praises his lifelong dedication and devotion to conserving wildlife.
-SCR 55 by Sen. Kenneth Corn, praises the life and career of late Latimer County Deputy Sheriff Dustin Duncan.
-SCR 60 by Sen. Sean Burrage, congratulates the 2007 Chelsea Lady Dragons fastpitch softball team for winning the Class 3A state championship.
-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 1186 by Sen. Mary Easley, increases the amount of physical education or exercise required for public elementary students from 60 minutes to 120 minutes each week.
-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.
-SB 1686 by Sen. Mary Easley, directs that professional development programs for teachers include a special emphasis on autism.
• The Senate met Tuesday and approved the following resolution:
-SCR 46 by Sen. Mike Schulz, commends the leadership of the 25 x 25 national campaign to raise awareness of renewable energy resources.
• House committees passed the following measures on Tuesday:
-SB 1453 by Sen. Roger Ballenger, relates to junk dealers and requires proof of identity for the purchase of certain beer kegs.
-SB 1856 by Sen. Cliff Branan, prohibits junk dealers from purchasing and selling certain materials.
-SB 1685 by Sen. Jim Wilson, modifies the information which must be reported to the State Treasurer on certain property.
-SB 1683 by Sen. Susan Paddack, states legislative intent that the Oklahoma Choosing Health Plans All Together (CHAT) initiative expand its CHAT sessions to include more minority and low income populations to ensure a more representative sample.
The Senate met Wednesday and approved the following resolution:
-SR 57 by Sen. Glenn Coffee, protests public safety funding cuts to Oklahoma District Attorneys in the proposed federal budget.
• Senate committees took no action on Wednesday.
• The House met Wednesday but took no action on bills.
• House committees took no action on Wednesday.