Final Report

Oklahoma State Senate

Legislative Summary

A Review of the Second Session
of the 46th Legislature - 1998

 

Senator Billy Mickle
Majority Floor Leader

Senator Stratton Taylor
President Pro Tempore

Senator Bill Gustafson
Minority Floor Leader


Session Overview

 

-REGULAR SESSION-

The 2nd Regular Session of the 46th Legislature convened on February 2nd, 1998. The Senate introduced 673 bills and 17 joint resolutions for consideration and the House introduced 1146 bills and 55 joint resolutions. Approximately 450 bills and joint resolutions were submitted to the Governor for signature. The Governor vetoed 34 of these measures in addition to 8 line item vetoes. Although the Senate successfully over-rode the Governor's veto of SB 973 and SB 1059, the House failed in its attempt to override the vetoes for these measures.

The Senate received from the Governor 113 executive nominations to various state boards and commissions and confirmed 98 of these nominees.

Two Senators announced plans to leave the Senate at the end of their terms of office: Senator Bill Gustafson, Minority Floor Leader, and Senator Darryl Roberts, Chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Education and former Majority Floor Leader. Senator Roberts served in the Senate for sixteen years; Senator Gustafson served for eight years. Both will be missed for the leadership they have provided.

Regulation of the growing hog and poultry industries topped the legislative agenda along with revisions to the Truth In Sentencing law, tax reductions, and pay raises for state troopers and other state employees. Delivery of higher education services to the Tulsa metropolitan area was a major issue of interest and concern. A constitutional amendment to set aside 62% of state revenues for public education and a capital improvement bond issue were also under discussion at the end of the session. With enactment of HJR 1093(1), the Legislature placed a moratorium on hog farming applications until agreement could be reached on revisions to hog farming regulations and industry fees. Passage of SB 1175(1), which incorporates this agreement, will lift the moratorium. Agreement was reached on regulation and education of poultry growers with passage of SB 1170(1). Agreement could not be reached on changes to the Truth In Sentencing Act; however, extension of the effective date of the Act was under consideration in the closing hours of session. These measures and legislation addressing some of the other substantive issues considered this session are summarized in the body of this document.

 

-SPECIAL SESSION-

The Governor called the Legislature into Special Session, beginning June 15, 1998, to consider Truth In Sentencing legislation, various appropriation matters, and an executive nomination to the State Board of Education. Special Session adjourned with confirmation of the nominee and resolution of the appropriation issues. Implementation of the Truth In Sentencing Act was delayed one year with enactment of HB 1002.

The Senate will lose another respected member with selection of Senator Howard Hendrick as the new Director of the Department of Human Services.


Table of Contents (by subject):


Table of Contents (by bill number):
SB 46
SB 260
SB 319
SB 448
SB 565
SB 667
SB 769
SB 770
SB 782
SB 786
SB 788
SB 789
SB 791
SB 816
SB 832
SB 835
SB 838
SB 840
SB 848
SB 849
SB 849
SB 850
SB 852
SB 854
SB 873
SB 875
SB 883
SB 887
SB 888
SB 896
SB 900
SB 902
SB 937
SB 949
SB 973
SB 980
SB 986
SB 996
SB 1003
SB 1009

SB 1013

SB 1018
SB 1032
SB 1037
SB 1042
SB 1043
SB 1052
SB 1059
SB 1066
SB 1069
SB 1070
SB 1072
SB 1073
SB 1074
SB 1075
SB 1076
SB 1082
SB 1083
SB 1084
SB 1087
SB 1088
SB 1089
SB 1091
SB 1103
SB 1105
SB 1108
SB 1113
SB 1114
SB 1117
SB 1122
SB 1130
SB 1133
SB 1139
SB 1143
SB 1157
SB 1163
SB 1168
SB 1170
SB 1175
SB 1176
SB 1179
SB 1181
SB 1185
SB 1190
SB 1192
SB 1215
SB 1216
SB 1222
SB 1223
SB 1224
SB 1233
SB 1236
SB 1237
SB 1239
SB 1243
SB 1245
SB 1249
SB 1251
SB 1256
SB 1261
SB 1277
SB 1284
SB 1285
SB 1291
SB 1300
SB 1309
SB 1310
SB 1321
SB 1324
SB 1332
SB 1336
SB 1338
SB 1342
SB 1350
SB 1353
SB 1354
SB 1355
SB 1357
SB 1359
SB 1361
SB 1365
SB 1367
SB 1370
SB 1394
SB 1400
SB 1400
SB 1420
SB 1426
SB 1429
SCR 65
SJR 15
SJR 19
SJR 22
SJR 31

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

 

HB 1002
HB 1009
HB 1198
HB 1639
HB 1641
HB 1657
HB 1720
HB 1822
HB 2214
HB 2228
HB 2251
HB 2260
HB 2270
HB 2272
HB 2279
HB 2313
HB 2314
HB 2316
HB 2335
HB 2363
HB 2379
HB 2397
HB 2401
HB 2405
HB 2426
HB 2427
HB 2433
HB 2437
HB 2443
HB 2449
HB 2462
HB 2487
HB 2496
HB 2520
HB 2542
HB 2547
HB 2557
HB 2563
HB 2566
HB 2568
HB 2575
HB 2596
HB 2616
HB 2619
HB 2624
HB 2647
HB 2659
HB 2659
HB 2665
HB 2669
HB 2695
HB 2701
HB 2721
HB 2746
HB 2750
HB 2754
HB 2792
HB 2807
HB 2813
HB 2822
HB 2826
HB 2833
HB 2836
HB 2841
HB 2846
HB 2863
HB 2868
HB 2878
HB 2883
HB 2889
HB 2891
HB 2894
HB 2905
HB 2914
HB 2917
HB 2927
HB 2928
HB 2928
HB 2929
HB 2934
HB 2963
HB 2965
HB 2978
HB 2983
HB 3002
HB 3038
HB 3070
HB 3083
HB 3086
HB 3092
HB 3113
HB 3116
HB 3120
HB 3151
HB 3152
HB 3155
HB 3160
HB 3165
HB 3169
HB 3171
HB 3184
HB 3189
HB 3193
HB 3197
HB 3204
HB 3205
HB 3226
HB 3232
HB 3244
HB 3248
HB 3273
HB 3274
HB 3278
HB 3287
HB 3292
HB 3301
HB 3304
HB 3324
HB 3332
HCR 1108
HJR 1073
HJR 1082
HJR 1093
HJR 1096

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