SB 44(4) (Long/Toure): Drafted to legalize and license tattooing in Oklahoma, the bill passed the Senate but did not get out of the Public Health Committee of the House. Thus it is still illegal to perform tattooing in this state.
SB 296(1) (Morgan/Stanley): Amends the State Dental Act. Most of the amendments update or clarify terms and provisions. However, the bill also provides for filling of vacancies on the Board of Dentistry, expands upon identification and record-keeping requirements relating to dental laboratory work, and establishes the authority of the Board to make related inspections. Further, the bill adds a jurisprudence examination to the testing required of applicants to practice dentistry or dental hygiene, and statutory language setting the application and examination fees is replaced with authorization for the Board to set fees by rule. Effective 11-1-99
SB 324(1) (Williams/Ostrander): Relates to the Licensed Dietician Act. Clarifies requirements for renewal of licenses, directs State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision to promulgate rules on fees, and authorizes Board to specify that renewals be made in a specified month. Effective 4-19-99
SB 380(1) (Stipe/Gray): Creates the Licensed Behavioral Practitioner Act. LBP's are master's level psychologists who apply "the scientific components of psychological and mental health principles", including perception, motivation, biological psychology, social psychology, experimental psychology, psychometric and quantification methodologies.
SB 380 also:
SB 513(4) (Shurden/Gray): Drafted to make extensive although mostly minor changes to the Oklahoma Cosmetology Act, the bill passed the Senate but did not get out of the Public Health Committee of the House. During the last week of the session, the authors submitted the measure, with some changes, as the 1st Conference Committee Substitute/Report for SB 379. That report was pulled back, however, prior to consideration by the Senate, and SB 379 was subsequently used for a different purpose.
SB 737(1) (Snyder/Thornbrugh): States that a licensed plumber need not have a waterworks or wastewater operator certificate to make connections to public water systems or lines or sewer systems or lines. Effective 5-24-99
HB 1178(1) (Bryant/Long): Clarifies and reiterates that real estate brokers must disclose to buyers and sellers which party or parties the brokers are working for and what the broker's duties and responsibilities are, including confidentiality responsibilities. Basically the act differentiates single-party brokers, who enter into a written agreement to work for either the buyer or the seller, from transaction brokers, who provide services without being an advocate for either party unless there is an agreement to the contrary. The act relieves buyers and sellers from vicarious liability for the acts or omissions of transaction brokers. Single-party brokers must advise the party they are working for that the party could be vicariously liable for the acts or omissions of the single-party broker. The act also requires that broker associates, sales associates, and provisional sales associates be associated with a real estate broker, for whom they may act if authorized by the real estate broker. Effective 11-1-00
HB 1189(1) (Thornbrugh/Cain): Allows the State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision, where unprofessional conduct is alleged, to accept surrender of a license in lieu of prosecution. The licensee must submit a sworn statement that, among other requirements, includes a specific description of the misconduct. Acceptance of the surrender is considered a disciplinary action by the Board to be reported as such by the Board to the public or in other reports the Board makes. The Board is authorized to recover from the licensee such legal fees and other costs as it may have incurred. The act also clarifies that the practice of medicine and surgery includes service rendered by an unlicensed but trained physician's assistant if given under the supervision and control of a licensed physician and according to rules of the State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision. Effective 11-1-99
Most significantly, HB 1344:
|(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|