The Oklahoma Senate

Week In Review
Mon, May 5 - Wed. May 8, 2014

Monday, May 5

• The Senate met Monday, approving a number of measures, including the following.

-SB 1824 by Sen. Corey Brooks, modifies language relating to the Victims’ Rights Act.

-SB 1450 by Sen. A.J. Griffin, requires nursing facilities to conduct exit conferences for certain violations.

-SB 1364 by Sen. A.J. Griffin, amends language relating to zones of safety and restrictions on convicted sex offenders.

-SB 1536 by Sen. Brian Crain, permits hospital patients to designate certain caregivers.

-SB 1845 by Sen. Greg Treat, directs courts clerks to forward commitment orders to certain entities.


• Senate committees advanced the following measures Monday.

-HB 1875 by Rep. Charles McCall, modifies reference in sales tax revenue apportionment law.

-SB 2126 by Sen. Clark Jolley, makes an appropriation to the Department of Corrections.


• The House approved several measures Monday, including the following.

-HB 2669 by Rep. David Derby, creates the Information Technology and Efficiency Act of 2014.

-HB 1384 by Rep. Sally Kern, prohibits any governmental entity from infringing upon parental rights.


• House committees approved two bills Monday, including the following.

-SB 2126 by Sen. Clark Jolley, makes an appropriation to the Department of Corrections.

Tuesday, May 6

• The Senate approved a number of bills Tuesday, including the following.

-SB 1244 by Sen. Mike Mazzei, modifies administrative procedures used to assess tax penalties.

-SB 1319 by Sen. John Sparks, modifies language relating to annual statements and reports.

-SB 1460 by Sen. Gary Stanislawski, clarifies language relating to private schools.

-SB 1884 by Sen. Ron Justice, modifies language relating to the Oklahoma Combined Pesticide Law.

-SB 2126 by Sen. Clark Jolley, makes an appropriation to the Department of Corrections.


• Senate committees took no action on bills Tuesday.


• The House approved several bills Tuesday, including the following.

-HB 3349 by Rep. Don Armes, creates the Federal Clean Water Act Grant Revolving Fund.

-HB 2912 by Rep. David Brumbaugh, modifies certain reporting requirements relating to human resources.

-HB 3184 by Rep. Mark McBride, amends language relating to the Roofing Contractor Registration Act.

-HB 2676 by Rep. Ken Walker, modifies language relating to the Oklahoma Open Records Act.


• House committees did not take up bills Tuesday.


Wednesday, May 7

• The Senate approved several measures, including the following.

-SB 1218 by Sen. Rob Standridge, modifies language relating to the Oklahoma Public Health Code.

-SB 1152 by Sen. Mike Mazzei, allows for a tax credit for eligible wages paid by certain employers.

-SB 1151 by Sen. Mike Mazzei, allows for income tax credits for investments in an existing Oklahoma film or music company.

-SB 1698 by Sen. Dan Newberry, amends language relating to administrative enforcement orders.

-SB 1497 by Sen. David Holt, amends language relating to violations of the Open Meeting Act.

-SB 1715 by Sen. David Holt, modifies language relating to the Oklahoma Alcoholic Beverage Control Act.


• Senate committees took no action on bills Wednesday.


• The House approved several bills Wednesday, including the following.

-HB 3198 by Rep. Gus Blackwell, recreates the Oklahoma Educational Television Authority.


• House committees did not take up bills Wednesday.


Thursday, May 8

• The Senate met briefly Thursday, approving several measures, including the following.

-HB 2461 by Rep. Mike Turner, requires law enforcement to execute certain firearms-related requests.

-HB 1508 by Rep. Mike Schulz, modifies statutory references relating to Master Conservancy Districts.

-HB 1538 by Rep. Nathan Dahm, modifies guidelines for treatment of victims of human trafficking.