Monday, April 28
• The Senate met Monday, refusing House amendments to several bills.
• 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.
-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.
• 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.
-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.