The Oklahoma Senate

Week In Review
Monday, April 22 to Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Monday, April 22

• The Senate met Monday, approving the following measures.

-HB 1477 by Rep. Jason Murphey, clarifies duties and powers of the Office of Management and Enterprise Services.

-HB 1942 by Rep. John Bennett, enacts the Oklahoma Veterans Recovery Plan of 2013.

-HB 2228 by Rep. Joe Dorman, creates the Protect Against Pedophiles Act.

-HB 1355 by Rep. Marian Cooksey, provides that the education required for certain real estate licenses shall be valid for 3 years from the date of the certification of successful completion.

-HB 1882 by Rep. Todd Russ, creates the Space Flight Liability and Immunity Act.

-HB 1243 by Rep. Steve Martin, updates statute on pointing firearms at persons.

-HB 1294 by Rep. Ben Sherrer, requires that information regarding school dropouts be made available to the Military Department for use in its youth education program.

-HB 1742 by Rep. Harold Wright, requires 20 percent reduction in state aid to school districts with a carryover of $6 million or more.

-HB 1010 by Rep. Mike Brown, sets the boundaries for bowfishing season in the upper Illinois River and limits spear gunning to Dec. 1 – Mar. 31 and bowfishing to June 1 – Mar. 31.

-HB 2131 by Rep. Jeff Hickman, establishes the School District Empowerment Program to empower locally elected school board members to govern school districts and make decisions based on the needs of their students.

-HB 1660 by Rep. Lee Denney, modifies calculation of initial allocation of aid for students in online courses.

-HB 2217 by Rep. David Derby, modifies the uniform controlled dangerous substance act.

-HB 2077 by Rep. enacts the Sooner Save Special Act.

-HB 2000 by Rep. Skye McNeil, modifies the Oklahoma Community Economic Development Pooled Finance Act.


• Senate committees took no action on Monday.


• The House convened Monday, approving a number of bills including the following.

-SB 869 by Sen. Brian Bingman, requires the rotation of names of candidates on primary ballots.

-SB 88 by Sen. Don Barrington, creates the National Day of the Cowboy on the fourth Saturday of July.

-SB 639 by Sen. Kim David, authorizes the State Auditor and Inspector to designate workers within his office to perform certain duties.

-SB 792 by Sen. Rob Johnson, requires licensure for persons wishing to become crushers of used motor vehicles.

-SB 587 by Sen. Ron Justice, places electronic monitoring devices in nursing facilities.

-SB 928 by Sen. Rick Brinkley, authorizes reissuance of marriage certificates under certain circumstances.

-SB 582 by Sen. Rick Brinkley, modifies stipulations for service liens on personal property.

-SB 854 by Sen. Brian Crain, changes collective bargaining agreements for police terminations.

-SB 911 by Sen. Bill Brown, relates and clarifies information regarding the Insurance Commissioner.

-SB 557 by Sen. Clark Jolley, makes all personnel and positions of the Ethics Commission unclassified.

-SB 1090 by Sen. Brian Bingman, updates the statutory reference for dismissal of workers’ compensation claims to Title 85 Section 318.

-SJR 4 by Sen. Patrick Anderson, declares the Woodring Wall of Honor and Veterans Park in Enid as Oklahoma’s official Vietnam War Memorial.

-SB 951 by Sen. Ralph Shortey, states that any foreign law shall not take precendent in the courts of Oklahoma with the exception of Native American law.

-SB 461 by Sen. David Holt, prohibits state contracts from being renewed for a period longer than the initial contract period without reopening the bid for competition.

-SB 1013 by Sen. Ralph Shortey, requires that all bail enforcers or bail recovery agencies be CLEET certified.

-SB 931 by Sen. Ron Justice, creates agritourism provisions, warnings and liability limitations.

-SB 848 by Sen. Ron Justice, adds excise board members to the list of duties for the Commission on County Government Personnel Education and Training.

-SB 1031 by Sen. Anthony Sykes, modifies language regarding contract provisions involving solicitation of employees to other businesses.

-SB 235 by Sen. Frank Simpson, places the operation and management of veterans centers operated by the Department of Veterans Affairs under the War Veterans Commission.

-SB 374 by Sen. Bill Brown, makes requirements for boat rental businesses on state parks.

-SB 280 by Sen. Gary Stanislawski, amends the effective dates of specifications made by the State Board of Education regarding student transfers.

-SB 503 by Sen. Jabar Shumate, creates a license plate for Booker T. Washington High School.

-SB 954 by Sen. Ron Justice, creates the County Government Modernization Fund.

-SB 971 by Sen. Cliff Branan, modifies language relating to oil and gas well spacing.

-SB 418 by Sen. Kyle Loveless, creates the Bill Swisher Memorial Highway.

-SB 621 by Sen. Ron Justice, consolidates the duties and functions of the Oklahoma Bioenergy Center.

-SB 519 by Sen. Rob Standridge, requires contractors bidding on public construction projects to submit credentials and identification numbers to the Oklahoma Tax Commission for verification.

-SB 899 by Sen. Don Barrington, designates that OMES will manage the operations of the fitness center in the Capitol.

-SB 332 by Sen. Mike Mazzei, removes gold and silver as reportable resources to the Tax Commission.

-SB 574 by Sen. Clark Jolley, mandates that all children in pre-kindergarten undergo reading skill screenings.

• House committees took no action Monday.

Tuesday, April 23

• The Senate met Tuesday, approving the following measures.

-HB 1792 by Rep. Mike Christian, creates the Oklahoma Temporary Motorist Liability Plan.

-HB 1658 by Rep. Lee Denney, directs the State Board of Education to establish the lowest minimum sample size necessary to meet the requirements of testing.

-HJR 1023 by Rep. Jadine Nollan, proposes a constitutional amendment to reestablish the Oklahoma Juvenile Justice Reform Committee.

-HB 1259 by Rep. Mike Shelton, amends language relating to Demarion’s Law.

-HB 1451 by Rep. Ken Walker, allows for the electronic transmission of statutes and session laws in lieu of distribution of printed volumes to certain persons unless those persons request in writing that they receive printed volumes.

-HB 1469 by Rep. Mike Turner, creates the Executive Reform Act.

-HB 1693 by Rep. Gus Blackwell, recreates the Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board.

-HB 1701 by Rep. Gus Blackwell, recreates the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Advisory Council.

-HB 1716 by Rep. Leslie Osborn, repeals all statutory language related to the Oklahoma Franchise Tax Code.

-HB 1717 by Rep. Leslie Osborn, modifies language relating to performance bonuses.

-HB 1917 by Rep. T.W. Shannon, modifies language relating to the Office of State Finance Act.

-HB 1932 by Rep. Mike Jackson, defines terms relating to electronic transmission lines.

-HB 2062 by Rep. David Derby, modifies language related to technology.

-HB 2194 by Rep. Colby Schwartz, modifies statutory language related to the Corporation Commission.

-HB 1719 by Rep. Leslie Osborn, creates a task force to study methods to increase student participation and success in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

-HB 2048 by Rep. Mike Jackson, modifies language relating to royalties from oil and gas.

-HB 1081 by Rep. Mike Sanders, amends language relating to the Public Competitive Bidding Act.

-HB 1516 by Rep. Pam Peterson, authorizes the Department of Public Safety to enter into agreements with persons whose license to operate a motor vehicle has been suspended.

-HB 1597 by Rep. Steven Vaughan, amends language relating to game and fish.

-HB 1763 by Rep. Dustin Roberts, amends language related to the Oklahoma Military Reform Act.

-HB 1770 by Rep. Todd Russ, amends language relating to higher education.

-HB 1794 by Rep. Mike Christian, provides each state employee in both the classified and the unclassified service who has received a certain rating on his performance evaluation to receive a performance payment of $1,000.

-HB 2087 by Rep. Jason Nelson, creates the Allowing Local Administrators More Options Act.

-HB 2101 by Rep. William Fourkiller, requires the school board of each school district that elects to stock Epinephrine injectors to amend a certain policy and that the amended policy to allow the school district inform the parent or guardian of each student, in writing.

-HB 2180 by Rep. Charles Joyner, creates the Oklahoma Railways Commission.

-HB 2182 by Rep. Gus Blackwell, requires the clerk to furnish a certified copy of certain forms.

-HB 2188 by Rep. Colby Schwartz, modifies language relating to medical records requests from attorneys.

-HB 2193 by Rep. Colby Schwartz, clarifies language related to the Oklahoma Water Conservation Grant Program.

-HB 1525 by Rep. Bobby Cleveland, modifies language relating to the Petroleum Storage Tank Indemnity Fund.

-HB 1009 by Rep. Mike Brown, modifies definitions relating to land.

-HB 1743 by Rep. Harold Wright, requires that when a defendant is convicted of a crime and no death sentence is imposed, the court may suspend the execution of the sentence in whole or in part.

-HB 1909 by Rep. T.W. Shannon, amends language relating to food stamp eligibility.

-HB 2160 by Rep. Jason Nelson, modifies language relating to civil actions against the parents of students.

-HB 2187 by Rep. Charles Joyner, modifies language relating to the selling of railroad right-of-way.

-HB 2195 by Rep. T.W. Shannon, directs the legislature not to authorize any state governmental entity to incur any type of obligation that would cause total net obligations to exceed a certain amount.

-HB 1883 by Rep. Don Armes, modifies language relating to the Commissioners of the Land Office Revolving Fund.

-HB 1426 by Rep. Scott Biggs, modifies language related to the taking of white tailed deer.


• Senate committees took no action on Tuesday.

• The House convened Tuesday, approving numerous bills including the following:

-SB 847 by Sen. Clark Jolley, creates the Oklahoma Pension Stabilization Fund.

-SB 267 by Sen. Gary Stanislawski, dissolves the Statewide Virtual Charter School Board.

-SB 406 by Sen. Patrick Anderson, allows the first license revocation of any persons who fail to stop or to remain stopped for school bus loading or unloading of children to be modified.

-SB 759 by Sen. Anthony Sykes, creates the Deployed Parents School Act of 2013.

-SB 237 by Sen. Frank Simpson, states that facilities operated by the Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs will be exempt from the Nursing Facilities Quality of Care fee.

-SB 501 by Sen. Frank Simpson, requires all state buildings and other properties to be designated as nonsmoking.

-SB 655 by Sen. Fred Jordan, clarifies the location of a bridge in Tulsa constructed by the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority.

-SB 678 by Sen. John Sparks, modifies language relating to vehicle repossession.

-SB 925 by Sen. Bryce Marlatt, provides definitions for powersports vehicles.

-SB 283 by Sen. Josh Brecheen, amends language pertaining to school district employees.

-SB 302 by Sen. Clark Jolley, authorizes the Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners to use certain examinations for licensing exams.

-SB 402 by Sen. Ron Justice, allows an animal control officer to seize dangerous dogs without a warrant under certain conditions.

-SB 486 by Sen. Frank Simpson, modifies language relating to 100 percent disabled veterans.

-SB 667 by Sen. Rob Standridge, states that TANF benefit cards may not be used for any reason in liquor stores, strip clubs or casinos.

-SB 679 by Sen. A.J. Griffin, modifies the circumstances that allow the taking of a child into custody.

-SB 700 by Sen. Gary Stanislawski, modifies language related to insurance.

-SB 864 by Sen. Anthony Sykes, modifies language relating to the Tax Commission.

-SB 869 by Sen. Brian Bingman, requires that names appearing on ballots rotate.

-SB 907 by Sen. Greg Treat, creates the Joint Legislative Committee on Accountability and establishes procedures for determining its membership.

-SB 919 by Sen. Ron Justice, removes big game commercial hunting licenses as a requirement for the issuance of a permit.

-SB 1009 by Sen. Bryce Marlatt, removes from the objectives of circuit engineering districts certain requirements to provide assistance to county governments in performing the functions delegated by law.

-SB 1016 by Sen. Brian Crain, modifies language relating to the Consumer Credit Code.

-SB 1058 by Sen. Mike Schulz, modifies language related to consumer sales and loans.


• House committees took no action Tuesday.


Wednesday, April 24

• The Senate approved the following measures Wednesday:

-SB 767 by Sen. Bryce Marlatt, transfers the obligations of the Commission on Marginally Producing Oil and Gas Wells to the Committee for Sustaining Oklahoma’s Energy resources.

-HB 2164 by Rep. Jon Echols, modifies language relating to the Multistate Trust Institutions Act.

-HB 1364 by Rep. Dan Kirby, modifies the mission of the Oklahoma State Athletic Commission.

-HB 1434 by Rep. Mike Turner, requires college faculty to include in a syllabus the costs of course materials.

-HB 1922 by Rep. Dale DeWitt, modifies language relating to water.

-HB 2099 by Rep. Jason Nelson, creates the Children with Disabilities Comprehensive Systems of Services Fund Act of 2013.

-HB 2057 by Rep. Scott Inman, imposes requirements on certain vendors with respect to debit cards.

-HB 2055 by Rep. Mike Jackson, creates the repeal of Administrative Procedures Act.

-HB 1990 by Rep. David Brumbaugh, modifies language relating to the Public Building Construction and Planning Act.

-HB 1989 by Rep. David Brumbaugh, modifies language regarding the P-20 Data Coordinating Council.

-HB 1351 by Rep. Marian Cooksey, creates the Deer Creek School District license plate.

-HB 1050 by Rep. Dustin Roberts, extends the renewal period for a petition for a protective order.

-HB 1526 by Rep. Gary Banz, creates the Center for Aerospace and Defense Supplier Quality.

-HB 1264 by Rep. Jason Nelson, extends the Rethinking Special Education Competency and Transition Task Force.

-HB 1484 by Rep. Jason Murphey, repeals the Oklahoma Volunteerism Act.

-HB 1078 by Rep. Mike Sanders, modifies language relating to the sale of manufactured homes.

-HB 1416 by Rep. Elise Hall, modifies the net benefit computation for businesses employing military veterans in at least ten percent of gross payroll.

-HB 1455 by Rep. Jason Murphey, creates the Streamlining and Savings Act of 2013.

-HB 1908 by Rep. T.W. Shannon, creates a public service announcement campaign to promote marriage as a tool against poverty.

-HB 1912 by Rep. T.W. Shannon, removes certain requirements regarding protective orders.

-HB 1910 by Rep. T.W. Shannon, creates the Asset Management Board.

-HB 2032 by Rep. T.W. Shannon, lowers the state income tax.

-HB 2264 by Rep. John Trebilcock, modifies language regarding oil and gas common source supply orders and rules.

-HB 2226 by Rep. David Derby, creates the Oklahoma Controlled Dangerous Substances Act.

-HB 1467 by Rep. Jason Murphey, creates the Public Health Advisory Council Modernization Act.