Oklahoma State Senate

Legislative Summary

A Review of the First Session
of the 46th Legislature - 1997

Revised July 1, 1997

 

Senator Billy Mickle
Majority Floor Leader

Senator Stratton Taylor
President Pro Tempore

Senator Bill Gustafson
Minority Floor Leader


Session Overview

The 46th Oklahoma Legislature convened on January 7, 1997, for an organizational session. Seven new members of the Senate were welcomed. Senator Stratton Taylor was re-elected President Pro Tempore for a second two-year term and Senator Billy Mickle was re-elected as Majority Floor Leader. Senator Bill Gustafson was elected for his first term as Minority Floor Leader.

The Legislature reconvened on February 3, with 775 Senate bills and joint resolutions and 1,257 House bills and joint resolutions to consider. At sine die adjournment 421 of these bills and 4 joint resolutions had been approved by the Legislature and submitted for the Governor's approval. The Governor vetoed 24 bills.

Members of the Legislature dealt with several major issues in the 1997 session, including regulation of pig farms, restructuring of the electric utility industry, telecommunications, welfare reform, restrictions on consumer loans, and higher education tuition increases. Although action on several of these matters was not completed until the end of the session, a comprehensive truth-in-sentencing measure was enacted relatively early, in mid-April. The Legislature also enacted legislation on two issues of particular importance to Oklahoma businesses, workers' compensation reform and a reduction in unemployment compensation taxes. The Senate, the House and the Governor finally reached agreement on a road-building program as the end of the session approached.

These issues along with other significant legislation as summarized by Senate Committee Staff are included in this Legislative Summary. Please contact us at Room 309, State Capitol, or by phone at 405/521-5692 if you have questions or need further information.


Table of Contents (by subject):


Table of Contents (by bill number):

SB 1
SB 15
SB 24
SB 25
SB 39
SB 41
SB 43
SB 45
SB 48
SB 59
SB 79
SB 81
SB 87
SB 89
SB 90
SB 95
SB 159
SB 179
SB 180
SB 181
SB 186
SB 189
SB 193
SB 202
SB 210
SB 222
SB 223
SB 227
SB 231
SB 231
SB 237
SB 248
SB 263
SB 267
SB 270
SB 273
SB 275
SB 275
SB 277
SB 281
SB 286
SB 288
SB 290
SB 296
SB 301
SB 303
SB 308
SB 310
SB 314
SB 327
SB 328
SB 337
SB 340
SB 344
SB 354
SB 360
SB 363
SB 398
SB 416
SB 440
SB 441
SB 452
SB 459
SB 461
SB 467
SB 468
SB 469
SB 470
SB 472
SB 472
SB 473
SB 482
SB 483
SB 500
SB 512
SB 534
SB 545
SB 564
SB 570
SB 574
SB 575
SB 597
SB 600
SB 610
SB 611
SB 614
SB 628
SB 639
SB 645
SB 651
SB 660
SB 662
SB 668
SB 675
SB 693
SB 698
SB 699
SB 706
SB 715
SB 721
SB 723
SB 727
SB 730
SB 745

Please note: Duplicate bill numbers indicate a bill that is summarized in more than one section.

 

HB 1003
HB 1004
HB 1019
HB 1049
HB 1071
HB 1077
HB 1088
HB 1091
HB 1130
HB 1130
HB 1144
HB 1147
HB 1148
HB 1149
HB 1191
HB 1196
HB 1213
HB 1217
HB 1221
HB 1224
HB 1225
HB 1239
HB 1248
HB 1253
HB 1253
HB 1270
HB 1295
HB 1302
HB 1314
HB 1336
HB 1337
HB 1338
HB 1355
HB 1360
HB 1391
HB 1393
HB 1396
HB 1401
HB 1416
HB 1434
HB 1458
HB 1466
HB 1518
HB 1522
HB 1540
HB 1557
HB 1597
HB 1598
HB 1601
HB 1625
HB 1629
HB1644
HB 1687
HB 1690
HB 1709
HB 1713
HB 1725
HB 1729
HB 1734
HB 1748
HB 1757
HB 1758
HB 1760
HB 1772
HB 1776
HB 1778
HB 1790
HB 1792
HB 1806
HB 1807
HB 1810
HB 1815
HB 1817
HB 1860
HB 1862
HB 1870
HB 1881
HB 1895
HB 1895
HB 1898
HB 1904
HB 1908
HB 1909
HB 1920
HB 1921
HB 1995
HB 2003
HB 2007
HB 2012
HB 2017
HB 2024
HB 2028
HB 2038
HB 2049
HB 2058
HB 2071
HB 2083
HB 2090
HB 2111
HB 2120
HB 2130
HB 2132
HB 2133
HB 2138
HB 2170
HB 2173
HJR 1024

Please note: Duplicate bill numbers indicate a bill that is summarized in more than one section.

 

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