2017 Interim Studies
Number Presentation & Reports Requestor Joint Requestor Interim Study Title Subject Committee Staff Assignment (lead*)

17-01

Not Available Schulz   Study on Apportionment Reform   Appropriations Anthony Sammons*, Joanie Raff, Cheryl Purvis, Liz Park-Capron

17-02

Not Available David

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Study on Taxation of Energy Resources The study shall convene for two separate meetings: the first meeting is to evaluate the existing tax structure and the second meeting is to discuss potential changes to taxing Oklahoma energy resources. Input from industry representatives of coal, hydro power, oil & gas, solar and wind shall be requested. Input from the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, Oklahoma utilities and industrial and public consumer organizations shall also be encouraged. Appropriations Joanie Raff*, Quinten Dilbeck, Cheryl Purvis, Liz Park-Capron

17-03

Not Available David   Study on Automobile Licence Plate Ownership This study will examine and whether licence plates stay with the owner or the automobile during a sales transaction of the vehicle. Appropriations Joanie Raff*, Cheryl Purvis, Jason Deal, Liz Park-Capron

17-04

Not Available Thompson   Study on Tax Reform Examines the possibility of broadening the tax base and lowering rates. Appropriations Joanie Raff*, Cheryl Purvis, Anthony Sammons, Liz Park-Capron

17-05

Not Available Griffin   Study of Effective models for preventing the maltreatment of children in state care The study will explore best practices from other states and opportunities for increased collaboration between state agencies and private service providers. Appropriations Will Robinson*, David Crall, Lori Block, Liz Park-Capron

17-06

Not Available

Rader   Study on the Redistribution and Selling of Excess Water. Examines selling excess water from the Arkansas River. Appropriations Quinten Dilbeck*, Cate Brantley, Lori Block, Liz Park-Capron

17-07

Not Available Leewright   Study on the Tobacco Excise Tax This study will examine tobacco products that are sold for use in Oklahoma without the required excise tax being paid. Working with the OTC, the study will examine how noncompliance affects state revenue and how the Legislature should address the issue. Appropriations Joanie Raff*, Cheryl Purvis, Anthony Sammons, Liz Park-Capron

17-08

Not Available Floyd   Study on the Costs of Unconstitutional Legislation This study will examine the monetary and nonmonetary ramifications of filing unconstitutional legislation in Oklahoma. Appropriations Anthony Sammons*, Matt Duehning, Lori Block, Liz Park-Capron

17-09

Not Available

Floyd   Study on Paid Family Leave This study will examine developing a program for state employees to receive short-term disability benefits. Appropriations Jason Deal*, Judy King, Matt Duehning, Liz Park-Capron

17-10

Not Available

Dossett   Study on Paid Family Leave This study will examine developing a program for state employees to receive short-term disability benefits. Appropriations Jason Deal*, Judy King, Matt Duehning, Liz Park-Capron

17-11

Not Available Newberry   Study on Data Breaches in Financial Institutions Examines the contents of SB 614 and what that entails for Oklahomans' financial security. Business, Commerce and Tourism Nancy Pellow*, Chris Turner, Quinten Dilbeck, Mary Savuto

17-12

Not Available David   Study on the Benefits of Electronic Notaries This study will examine how electronic notary can benefit Oklahomans in business and personal transactions. Business, Commerce and Tourism Nancy Pellow*, Chris Turner, Quinten Dilbeck, Mary Savuto

17-13

Not Available

Matthews   Study on Summer Youth Employment Reducing Teen Pregnancy & Crime This study will identify low income areas with a high concentration of "at risk" youth and provide public employment opportunities during summer months. The goal is to fill idle time with employment skills and accountability & reduce the likelihood of unwanted pregnancy, gang violence, or early entry into correctional system. Business, Commerce and Tourism Nancy Pellow*, Chris Turner, Will Robinson, Mary Savuto

17-14

Not Available Matthews   Study of Federal Historic designation & Economic Impact on State Tourism This study will examine States and facilities with National Park or Federal Historic designation and the economic impact to the area. Business, Commerce and Tourism Nancy Pellow*, Chris Turner, Quinten Dilbeck, Mary Savuto

17-15

Not Available Sharp   Study on Teaching Tribal Sovereignty and Tribal Histories in the Public School   Education Erin Boeckman*, Chris Turner, Leigh Garrison, Kaycee Valencia

17-16

Not Available Scott   Study on How Schools Maximize their Budget   Education Leigh Garrison*, Erin Boeckman, Chris Turner, Kaycee Valencia

17-17

Not Available

Sparks   Study of School Consolidation   Education Erin Boeckman*, Chris Turner, Leigh Garrison, Kaycee Valencia

17-18

Not Available Sparks   Study of Superintendent Salaries This study will examine capping superintendent salary pay in Oklahoma. Education Leigh Garrison*, Erin Boeckman, Chris Turner, Kaycee Valencia

17-19

Not Available

Dossett   Study on the National Board Certified Teacher Program This study will look at the impact of the NCBCT program on educators and their students as well as look at the current status of the program. It will also review the current status, history, and future budgetary resources as it pertains to the Education Leadership Oklahoma Act. Education Erin Boeckman*, Chris Turner, Leigh Garrison, Kaycee Valencia

17-20

Not Available

Dossett   Study on Addressing the Teacher Shortage This study will examine how other states addressed their teacher shortage. Education Erin Boeckman*, Chris Turner, Leigh Garrison, Kaycee Valencia

17-21

Not Available Thompson   Study on County Zoning. Examines possible legislation to amend Title 19 Section 865.51 and Title 19 Section 865.52. General Government Matt Glanville*, Judy King, Jason Deal, Linda Oden

17-22

Not Available Dahm   Study of the Public Employees Relations Board This study will determine if an updated version of the board is required to meet the future needs of the State and what format would best fit those needs. General Government Matt Glanville*, Judy King, Jason Deal, Linda Oden

17-23

Not Available

Simpson   Study of the State Accredditing Agency The study will examine the overal structure of the agency, its appointments and responsibilities, and how it compares to other state agencies. General Government Matt Glanville*, Judy King, Will Robinson, Linda Oden

17-24

Not Available

Floyd   Study on Transfering Oversight of the Oklahoma Merit Protection Commission. This study will examine transferring oversight of the Merit Protection Commission to another entity. General Government Matt Glanville*, Judy King, Jason Deal, Linda Oden

17-25

Not Available Scott   Study of the Open Records Act   General Government Matt Glanville*, Judy King, Jason Deal, Linda Oden

17-26

Not Available Yen   Study on Licensure of Mid-Wives   Health & Human Services David Crall*, Lori Block, Will Robinson, Andrea Gaylord

17-27

Not Available Yen   Study on Physician Supervision of Nurse Practitioners   Health & Human Services David Crall*, Lori Block, Will Robinson, Andrea Gaylord

17-28

Not Available Yen   Study on Balanced Billing by Out-of-Network Providers.   Health & Human Services David Crall*, Cate Brantley, Lori Block, Will Robinson, Andrea Gaylord

17-29

Not Available Yen   Study on Deaths and Near Deaths from Oral Surgery   Health & Human Services David Crall*, Lori Block, Will Robinson, Andrea Gaylord

17-30

Not Available

David   Study on Managed Care This study will examine returning to a risk based managed care model that would utilize health plans to manage the care of Medicaid beneficiaries. Health & Human Services Anthony Sammons*, David Crall, Will Robinson, Lori Block, Andrea Gaylord

17-31

Not Available

Simpson   Study on Implementing a Diabetes Prevention Program The study will give an overview of the National Diabetes Prevention Program and examine research based prevention programs. Health & Human Services David Crall*, Lori Block, Will Robinson, Andrea Gaylord
17-32 Not Available Scott   Study of Radiologic Technologists   Health & Human Services David Crall*, Lori Block, Will Robinson, Andrea Gaylord

17-33

Not Available

Matthews   Study of Suicide prevention This study will examine best practices in preventing overdoses and other forms of suicide to eliminate or reduce the number of suicide deaths in our state. Health & Human Services David Crall*, Lori Block, Will Robinson, Andrea Gaylord

17-34

Not Available

Dossett   Study of Infertility Treatment Options This study will look at the cost of infertility treatments for couples who are unable to conceive. Health & Human Services David Crall*, Cate Brantley, Lori Block, Will Robinson, Andrea Gaylord

17-35

Not Available

Bass   Study on Cost-Saving Measures for the Department of Corrections This study would take a look at how some other states are saving money by putting particular programs in place Public Safety Caden Cleveland*, Becky Haliburton, Matt Duehning, Andrea Gaylord

17-36

Not Available

Shaw   Study on the Pardon and Parole Board This study will examine possible reforms to the Pardon and Parole Board proposed in HB 2286 (2017). Public Safety Becky Haliburton*, Caden Cleveland, Matt Duehning, Andrea Gaylord

17-37

Not Available

Shaw   Study on the Arkansas Model of Post Incarceration Counseling This study will examine Post Incarceration Counseling and the benefits for adopting a model similar to Araknsas. Public Safety Becky Haliburton*, Caden Cleveland, Matt Duehning, Andrea Gaylord

17-38

Not Available

Shaw   Study on Reducing Recidivism using Business Plan Training in Prison This study will examine how business plan training in prison could reduce recidivism rates. The study will focus on the methodology and results of business plan training. Public Safety Becky Haliburton*, Caden Cleveland, Matt Duehning, Andrea Gaylord

17-39

Not Available

Sparks Mulready Study of Insurance Business Transfer Plans The study will examine public policy considerations along with the potential consequences of those policies for allowing solvent insurers to transfer a part or all of its commercial insurance or reinsurance business to an assuming company/ run-off insurer. Retirement & Insurance Cate Brantley*, Cheryl Purvis, Quinten Dilbeck, Mary Savuto

17-40

Not Available

Paxton   Study on the Conduct of State Elections This study will examine issues such as the election calendar, filing dates, precinct consolidation, primary/primary runoffs, and addressing low voter turnout. Rules Caroline Dennis*, Matt Duehning, Jason Deal, Kaycee Valencia

17-41

Not Available

Allen   Study on ODOT consulting engineers and quality of projects.   Transportation Jason Deal*, Chris Turner, Mary Savuto

17-42

Not Available

Allen   Study on Corporation Commission Transportation Division Examines the Division's compliance and implementation of CVISN Core compliance to receive federal funding for ODOT weights and measures of moving vehicles. Transportation Jason Deal*, Chris Turner, Quinten Dilbeck, Mary Savuto

17-43

Not Available

Matthews   Study on Light Rail Transport This study will explore the economic benefits of light rail transporting tourists in applicable areas of the state Transportation Jason Deal*, Chris Turner, Mary Savuto

17-44

Not Available

Matthews   Study on Disabled Veteran Contracts. This study will identify current utilization and future opportunities for businesses owned by disabled veterans to do business with the state. Veterans & Military Affairs Matt Glanville*, Lori Block, Will Robinson, Kaycee Valencia

17-45

Not Available

Fry Cleveland Study on Consolidating ABLE, OSBN, and OSBI This study will examine consolidating ABLE, OSBN, and OSBI to cut costs, reduce duplicative efforts, and better coordinate Oklahoma's law enforcement agencies. Public Safety Becky Haliburton*, Caden Cleveland, Matt Duehning, Andrea Gaylord