The Oklahoma Senate

Week In Review
Mon, April 28- Wed. May 1, 2014

Monday, April 28

• The Senate met Monday, refusing House amendments to several bills.


• Senate committees did not take up bills Monday.


• The House rejected Senate amendments to a number of bills Monday.


• House committees took no action on bills Monday.


Tuesday, April 29

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

-SB 1143 by Sen. Rob Standridge, would require public elementary students to recite the pledge of allegiance.

-SB 1724 by Sen. Dan Newberry, updates language relating to the State Architectural and Registered Interiors Designers Act.

-SB 1431 by Sen. Dan Newberry, adds human trafficking for sexual exploitation to the list of crimes which fall under the Sex Offender Registration Act.

-SB 1433 by Sen. Dan Newberry, makes human trafficking a crime for which 85 percent of a sentence must be served.

-SB 1604 by Sen. Mark Allen, creates the Oklahoma Veterans Traumatic Brain Injury Treatment and Recovery Act.


• Senate committees took no action on bills Tuesday.


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

-HB 2505 by Rep. Randy McDaniel, modifies language relating to unemployment law.

-HB 2914 by Rep. David Brumbaugh, requires a certain time period for temporary employees to be considered unemployed.


• House committees did not take up bills Tuesday.


Wednesday, April 30

• The Senate approved several measures, including the following.

-SB 1239 by Sen. Frank Simpson, modifies language relating to the War Veterans Revolving Fund.

-SB 1257 by Sen. Frank Simpson, authorizes the use of disabled veterans license plates by qualifying surviving spouses.

-SB 1791 by Sen. A.J. Griffin, prohibits the Department of Human Services from accessing certain confidential records.


• Senate committees took no action on bills Wednesday.


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

-HB 2527 by Rep. Kay Floyd, provides an income tax check-off for domestic violence services.

-HB 2334 by Rep. Scott Biggs, modifies language relating to child abuse.

• House committees did not take up bills Wednesday.

Thursday, May 1

• The Senate met briefly Thursday, refusing House amendments to several bills.