Final Report

Oklahoma State Senate

Legislative Summary

A Review of the First Session
of the 47th Legislature - 1999

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

 

-REGULAR SESSION-

The 47th Oklahoma Legislature convened on January 5, 1999, for organizational purposes. The roll call of members elected to the Senate in November included four new members: Senators Coffee, Crutchfield, Johnson, and Pruitt. Senator Stratton Taylor was re-elected as President Pro Tempore of the Senate. Officers of the Majority Party and the Minority Party were announced and seated, including Majority Floor Leader, Senator Billy Mickle, and Minority Floor Leader, Senator Mark Snyder.

Pursuant to executive order 99-02, the Governor called the Legislature into special session on January 20th to address the oil industry crisis. The Legislature enacted HB1001X, which reduced FY '99 appropriations by approximately 1.2% to finance a gross production tax reduction, and HB1003X, which changed the state's 7% gross production tax rate on oil production to a rate based upon the price of oil. The Legislature resumed Special Session from June 14-18 and on June 30th to enact Truth in Sentencing compromise legislation (see HB 1008X and HB 1009X).

The Legislature reconvened its regular session on February 1st to consider 832 Senate bills and joint resolutions and 865 House bills and joint resolutions. As of the final morning of session, the Legislature had enacted 400 bills and 5 joint resolutions and submitted these measures to the Governor for approval. The Governor vetoed 9 of these measures. The Governor nominated and requested the Senate's advice and consent on 164 appointees to state boards and commissions; the Senate confirmed 141 of these executive nominations.

In the aftermath of the deadly tornadoes that struck central Oklahoma on Monday evening, May 3rd, the Legislature enacted several measures to provide relief for affected Oklahomans. These measures include SB 1, SB 316, and HB 1466 which provide tax relief for citizens and businesses whose property and vehicles were damaged or destroyed or who contributed items from their inventory for relief efforts, SB 69, the Emergency Price Stabilization Act, and SB 259 which addresses the use of public employees and resources in disaster relief efforts. These and other measures are summarized in a special legislative brief on Tornado Disaster Relief.

Other issues gaining attention during the 47th Legislature include education reform, resolution of truth-in-sentencing, workers' compensation and Special Indemnity Fund changes, use of unmarked police cars, car tag tax and fee reductions, creation of a spaceport, restoring Amtrak services, unlimited branch banking, and use of tobacco settlement funds. Legislation addressing these issues and some of the other substantive issues considered during this first session of the 47th Legislature is summarized in the body of this document.


Table of Contents (by subject):


Table of Contents (by bill number):
SB 2 SB 6 SB 9 SB 10 SB 29 SB 34 SB 35 SB 36 SB 37 SB 38
SB 38 SB 44 SB 50 SB 52 SB 55 SB 60 SB 65 SB 66 SB 72 SB 75
SB 84 SB 86 SB 88 SB 89 SB 92 SB 102 SB 151 SB 164 SB 176 SB 178
SB 183 SB184 SB184 SB192 SB 196 SB 224 SB 234 SB 235 SB 240 SB 246
SB 259 SB 259 SB 262 SB 263 SB 264 SB 265 SB 270 SB 272 SB 278 SB 281
SB 290 SB 291 SB 295 SB 296 SB 300 SB 305 SB 315 SB 316 SB 319 SB 322
SB 323 SB 324 SB 330 SB 332 SB 336 SB 340 SB 349 SB 352 SB 354 SB 356
SB 365 SB 369 SB 372 SB 373 SB 376 SB 380 SB 383 SB 385 SB 386 SB 389
SB 390 SB 391 SB 391 SB 396 SB 398 SB 404 SB 404 SB 405 SB 409 SB 411
SB 413 SB 418 SB 419 SB 420 SB 423 SB 428 SB 430 SB 432 SB 439 SB 442
SB 444 SB 446 SB 447 SB 457 SB 464 SB 467 SB 473 SB 477 SB 479 SB 479
SB 480 SB 481 SB 493 SB 495 SB 501 SB 504 SB 505 SB 508 SB 513 SB 523
SB 545 SB 548 SB 549 SB 568 SB 573 SB 575 SB 580 SB 582 SB 588 SB 589
SB 600 SB 601 SB 602 SB 614 SB 625 SB 626 SB 630 SB 636 SB 637 SB 644
SB 647 SB 659 SB 660 SB 661 SB 669 SB 680 SB 684 SB 685 SB 691 SB 713
SB 715 SB 719 SB 720 SB 724 SB 725 SB 725 SB 726 SB 737 SB 751 SB 752
SB 758 SB 763 SB 768 SCR 38 SCR 58 SJR 2 SJR 8 SJR 22 SJR 23
Please note: Duplicate bill numbers indicate a bill that is summarized in more than one section.


HB 1003 HB1003X HB 1005 HB 1008X HB 1009X HB 1011X HB 1029 HB 1044 HB 1045 HB 1048
HB 1050 HB1054 HB 1064 HB 1097 HB 1102 HB 1103 HB 1118 HB 1152 HB 1169 HB 1174
HB 1174 HB 1176 HB 1178 HB 1180 HB 1184 HB 1187 HB 1189 HB 1196 HB 1197 HB 1201
HB 1230 HB 1251 HB 1252 HB 1254 HB 1258 HB 1263 HB1280 HB 1284 HB 1289 HB 1294
HB 1296 HB 1305 HB 1324 HB 1326 HB 1327 HB 1343 HB 1344 HB 1347 HB 1356 HB 1363
HB 1365 HB 1386 HB 1397 HB 1400 HB 1409 HB 1410 HB 1411 HB 1428 HB1436 HB 1458
HB 1460 HB 1468 HB1474 HB 1476 HB 1492 HB 1502 HB 1511 HB 1523 HB 1569 HB 1574
HB 1579 HB 1584 HB 1588 HB 1592 HB 1595 HB 1599 HB 1634 HB 1647 HB 1650 HB 1659
HB 1663 HB 1669 HB 1681 HB 1723 HB 1734 HB 1759 HB 1765 HB 1770 HB 1771 HB 1774
HB 1809 HB 1814 HB 1815 HB 1820 HB 1825 HB1826 HB 1831 HB 1841 HJR 1012 HJR1018
Please note: Duplicate bill numbers indicate a bill that is summarized in more than one section.