Business & Labor

(See also Professions and Occupations)


SB 456(6) (Milacek/Roggow): Legislative referendum for the general election ballot asking the people whether the Constitution should be amended to allow wineries to sell and ship wine they produce in this state direct to retail package stores and restaurants in this state. Presently the Constitution only permits sales to licensed wholesale distributors. State Question No. 688; Legislative Referendum No. 317.

SB 1176(1) (Robinson/Paulk): Prohibits general contractors and state agencies from requiring so-called "wrap-up" insurance of subcontractors on a public works project. Effective 4-11-00.

SB 1251(1) (Robinson/Paulk): Changes bonding, repayment, and other restrictions contractors have encountered that have prevented accomplishment of agreements with schools, cities, and counties for renovating buildings to make them more energy-efficient. Effective 4-28-00.

SB 1420(1) (Helton/Rice): Raises from $10,000 to $15,000 the maximum prepaid funeral benefits contract. Effective 7-1-00.

SB 1519(1) (Henry and Toure): Revises Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code and conforms numerous sections of Oklahoma law. County Clerks who will lose some revenue because of the elimination of dual filing requirements receive a $5.00 document preservation fee to be paid by those filing documents for permanent retention by the Clerk. The bill generally modernizes the law with regard to secured transactions. For example, electronic filing of financing statements is authorized and facilitated. Effective 7-1-01 (Sections 105 and 107 are effective 1-1-01.

HB 1289(1) (Smith (Dale)/Brown): Amends the definition of "testing facility" in the Standards for Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Act. Allows employers to use on-site drug screening tests to screen out negative test results. Requires positive results to be confirmed by a licensed testing facility. Effective 6-6-00.

HB 2310(1) (Perry/Robinson): Extends life of the Task Force on Electronic Commerce for three more years, until June 1, 2003. Also expands membership from 38 members to 40 by adding the State Auditor & Inspector or designee and a representative of credit unions. Effective 5-19-00.

HB 2492(1) (Leist/Shurden): Requires the requestor or user of a consumer report that will be used for employment purposes to provide prior written notice to the person who is subject of report. Specifies contents of notice including option for consumer to receive report which shall be requested by the user and provided at no charge to the consumer. Excepts any person from liability for any violation of this statute upon showing by a preponderance of the evidence that the person maintained reasonable procedures to assure compliance with the statute. Effective 11-1-00.

(1) Passed, signed by Governor (2) Passed, pending Governor's approval/disapproval (3) Vetoed by Governor
(4) Pending in Legislature (5) Failed in Legislature (6) Enrolled with the Sec. of State

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