The Oklahoma Senate

Week In Review
Mon, May 19 - Fri. May 23, 2014

Monday, May 19

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

-SB 436 by Sen. Gary Stanislawski, permits the State Department of Education to establish Regional Education Administrative Districts.

-SB 1216 by Sen. Greg Treat, modifies language related to Department of Human Services’ citizens’ advisory committees.


• Senate committees approved a number of budget-related proposals on Monday.


• The House approved several bills, including the following on Monday.

-HB 2730 by Rep. Bobby Cleveland, makes the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association subject to the Open Records Act.

-HB 3297 by Rep. Leslie Osborn, allows the Department of Labor to regulate compressed natural gas fueling stations instead of the Corporation Commission.


• House conference committees met Monday, approving a number of budget-related bills.

Tuesday, May 20

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

-SB 2127 by Sen. Clark Jolley, makes appropriations to state agencies for the 2015 fiscal year.

-SB 639 by Sen. Kim David, requires the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation’s Child Abuse Response Team to employ at least eight Law Enforcement Special Agents.

-SB 2128 by Sen. Clark Jolley, creates the Oklahoma Affordable Housing Tax Incentive Act of 2014.

-SB 1206 by Sen. Kyle Loveless, establishes permitting procedures for food carts providing services at the State Capitol during the legislative session.


• Senate committees considered a number of bills Tuesday, including the following.

-HB 2562 by Sen. Bryce Marlatt, modifies language relating to the gross production tax rate for all forms of oil and natural gas production.

-SB 1462 by Sen. Gary Stanislawski, modifies language relating to statewide virtual charter schools.

-SB 1639 by Sen. Brian Bingman, creates the Quality Workforce Act.

-HB 2954 by Rep. Josh Cockroft, creates the Fleet Vehicle Compressed Natural Gas Conversion Funding Act of 2014.


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

-HB 2630 by Rep. Randy McDaniel, creates the Retirement Security and Freedom Act.

-HB 3293 by Rep. Leslie Osborn, creates the State Employee Pay Program within the executive branch.


• House conference committees approved a number of budget-related proposals on Tuesday.

Wednesday, May 21

• The Senate approved numerous bills Wednesday, including the following.

-HB 2630 by Rep. Randy McDaniel, creates the Retirement Security and Freedom Act.

-SB 1187 by Sen. Rob Standridge, establishes policies for the approval of water reuse permits.

-SB 1505 by Sen. David Holt, authorizes state agencies to offer their employees an option to voluntarily elect to be paid for unused accrued annual leave.


• Senate committees took up a number of executive nominations Wednesday.


• The House met Wednesday, approving several measures including the following.

-HB 2620 by Rep. Steve Martin, prohibits municipalities from enacting or attempting to enforce through civil or criminal penalties any ordinance, rule or regulation to require the registration of real property.

-HJR 1096 by Rep. Jeff Hickman, rejects the Final Report of the Board on Judicial Compensation.

-HB 2643 by Rep. Lee Denney, amends language related to the Oklahoma Equal Opportunity Education Scholarship Act.

-HB 2954 by Rep. Josh Cockroft, creates the Fleet Vehicle Compressed Natural Gas Conversation Funding Act of 2014.

-SB 639 by Sen. Kim David, requires OSBI to employ eight agents under the Child Abuse Response Team.

• House conference committees advanced several bills Wednesday, including the following.

-HB 3399 by Rep. Jeff Hickman, repeals common core standards in Oklahoma.

-HJR 1033 by Rep. Jeff Hickman, authorizes up to $120 million in bonds for repair of the state Capitol.


Thursday, May 22

• The Senate met Thursday, approving a number of bills, including the following.

-HB 2562 by Rep. Jeff Hickman, modifies the gross production tax rate for oil and natural gas production.

• Senate committees considered no legislation Thursday.


• The House met Wednesday, approving several measures including the following.

-SB 2127 by Sen. Clark Jolley, makes general appropriations to state agencies.

-HJR 1092 by Rep. Jon Echols, puts to a vote of the people a question allowing school districts to approve bonds for the construction of storm shelters.

-HJR 1033 by Rep. Jeff Hickman, authorizes a $120 million bond for repairs to the Capitol building.

-SB 2128 by Sen. Clark Jolley, creates the Oklahoma Affordable Housing Tax Incentive Act of 2014.

-SB 1639 by Sen. Brian Bingman, creates the Quality Workforce Act.

-SB 1848 by Sen. Greg Treat, allows the State Board of Health to establish abortion facility, supplies and equipment standards.


• House committees did not consider legislation Thursday.

Friday, May 23

• The Senate met Friday, approving a number of bills, including the following.

-HJR 1033 by Rep. Jeff Hickman, authorizes $120 million in bonds for repairs to the state Capitol building.

-HJR 1096 by Rep. Jeff Hickman, disapproving certain actions by the Board of Judicial Compensation.

-HB 1794 by Rep. Mike Christian, modifies language relating to state employee performance payments.

-HB 3399 by Rep. Jeff Hickman, repeals the Common Core standards.

-HCR 1033 by Rep. Jeff Hickman, sets the sine die adjournment for the second session of the 54th Oklahoma Legislature.