Revised Report
June 28, 2000

Oklahoma State Senate

Legislative Summary

A Review of the Second Session
of the 47th Legislature - 2000

The Great Seal of Oklahoma

 

Senator Billy Mickle
Majority Floor Leader

Senator Stratton Taylor
President Pro Tempore

Senator Mark Snyder
Minority Floor Leader


Session Overview

The 2nd Session of the 47th Legislature convened on February 7, 2000. The Senate introduced 801 bills and 22 joint resolutions and the House introduced 882 bills and 33 joint resolutions for consideration during the 2nd Session. An additional 1,096 Senate and House bills and 45 Senate and House joint resolutions carried over from the first session and were available for action as well. The Legislature enrolled 459 bills and joint resolutions to the Governor for signature before adjourning sine die. The Governor vetoed 39 of these measures and vetoed 7 line items. Four measures were filed with the Secretary of State for referral to the voters.

During the 2nd Session, the Governor sent to the Senate 204 Executive Nominations to various state boards and commissions. The Senate confirmed 187 of these Executive Nominations.

The 2nd Session saw early action on pay increases for teachers and state employees with passage of HB 2653 and SB 959. An impasse between the House and Senate over higher education funding and health care funding delayed final action on other budget and substantive measures until the final week of session. Deliberations over the use of Tobacco Settlement Funds, a proposed reduction in car tag fees and taxes, and approval of capital improvement projects further complicated budget negotiations.

The Legislature enacted car tag and tax reform with enactment of HB 2663, which met the same fate as last year's bill--a veto by the governor. Other issues that received considerable attention this session include rewriting last session's common education reform legislation and modifying the Tuition Scholarship Program (HB 2728), replacement of the workers' compensation court system with an administrative system (SB 1606), right to work (SJR 35), nursing home care reform (HB 2019), the right to sue HMOs for denial of medical treatment (SB 1206), and electric deregulation (SB 220). Legislation enacted to address these and other substantive issues is summarized in this document.


Table of Contents (by subject):


Table of Contents (by bill number):
SB 3 SB 220 SB 400 SB 456 SB 456 SB 491 SB 513 SB 521 SB 788
SB 808 SB 809 SB 812 SB 814 SB 817 SB 831 SB 838 SB 840 SB 843
SB 845 SB 850 SB 857 SB 858 SB 859 SB 878 SB 881 SB 884 SB 886
SB 891 SB 901 SB 903 SB 904 SB 970 SB 991 SB 1003 SB 1004 SB 1009
SB 1015 SB 1016 SB 1019 SB 1024 SB 1036 SB 1037 SB 1038 SB 1040 SB 1041
SB 1046 SB 1048 SB 1052 SB 1057 SB 1062 SB 1078 SB 1093 SB 1098 SB 1103
SB 1105 SB 1108 SB 1109 SB 1113 SB 1117 SB 1118 SB 1119 SB 1121 SB 1129
SB 1132 SB 1137 SB 1142 SB 1157 SB 1162 SB 1164 SB 1172 SB 1175 SB 1176
SB 1178 SB 1180 SB 1187 SB 1203 SB 1206 SB 1211 SB 1216 SB 1217 SB 1218
SB 1223 SB 1224 SB 1228 SB 1233 SB 1239 SB 1239 SB 1241 SB 1244 SB 1250
SB 1251 SB 1252 SB 1256 SB 1260 SB 1278 SB 1300 SB 1305 SB 1324 SB 1326
SB 1329 SB 1330 SB 1331 SB 1332 SB 1341 SB 1344 SB 1348 SB 1353 SB 1375
SB 1381 SB 1383 SB 1390 SB 1392 SB 1393 SB 1396 SB 1404 SB 1406 SB 1414
SB 1419 SB 1420 SB 1421 SB 1430 SB 1444 SB 1448 SB 1451 SB 1456 SB 1472
SB 1481 SB 1489 SB 1496 SB 1506 SB 1516 SB 1519 SB 1520 SB 1524 SB 1532
SB 1533 SB 1535 SB 1545 SB 1557 SB 1565 SB 1568 SB 1577 SB 1585 SB 1589
SB 1592 SB 1596 SB 1597 SB 1598 SB 1606        
Please note: Duplicate bill numbers indicate a bill that is summarized in more than one section.


HB 1289 HB 1338 HB 1351 HB 1375 HB 1469 HB 1507 HB 1858 HB 1872 HB 1890
HB 1891 HB 1905 HB 1918 HB 1927 HB 1929 HB 1933 HB 1937 HB 1938 HB 1939
HB 1957 HB 1960 HB 1961 HB 1970 HB 1979 HB 1983 HB 1983 HB 1987 HB 1995
HB 1997 HB 2000 HB 2009 HB 2010 HB 2019 HB 2022 HB 2024 HB 2028 HB 2031
HB 2038 HB 2046 HB 2051 HB 2061 HB 2090 HB 2104 HB 2115 HB 2117 HB 2128
HB 2133 HB 2135 HB 2136 HB 2168 HB 2169 HB 2177 HB 2183 HB 2188 HB 2190
HB 2205 HB 2299 HB 2306 HB 2310 HB 2317 HB 2323 HB 2324 HB 2343 HB 2395
HB 2399 HB 2403 HB 2404 HB 2408 HB 2427 HB 2428 HB 2430 HB 2434 HB 2460
HB 2467 HB 2492 HB 2506 HB 2532 HB 2535 HB 2543 HB 2553 HB 2559 HB 2561
HB 2562 HB 2567 HB 2582 HB 2585 HB 2586 HB 2653 HB 2662 HB 2663 HB 2663
HB 2665 HB 2668 HB 2675 HB 2676 HB 2725 HB 2728 HCR1106 HJR1019  
Please note: Duplicate bill numbers indicate a bill that is summarized in more than one section.