February 5, 2021
Gov. Kevin Stitt kicked off the second session of the 57th Legislature on Monday, February 3, with his State of the State address before both chambers. The House and Senate convened briefly on the floor this week with most work occurring in committee meetings.
Stitt delivers first State of the State address

During his address, Governor Stitt outlined his top priorities for the year and here are the a few of the highlights.

Five takeaways from Gov. Kevin Stitt’s State of the State speech:

1. COVID-19 response
Praising Oklahomans for following his advice of taking “personal responsibility” to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, Stitt painted a rosy picture of what’s next for the state amid the unprecedented health crisis. 

He promised more COVID-19 vaccines are on the way, partly a result of the Biden administration seeking speed up the vaccine rollout and buy more doses directly from Pfizer and Moderna. 

“My vision is to get our summer back, and we can do it by continuing to lead the nation in vaccinations,” Stitt said. 

Oklahoma is among the leading states for vaccination administration per capita, but the state is still months away from having widespread vaccinations that could halt the pandemic. 

Stitt cited a recent decrease in new COVID-19 infections and fewer patients being hospitalized due to the virus. 

But January was Oklahoma’s worst month of the pandemic. Nearly 100,000 residents contracted the virus last month and more than 1,000 Oklahoma died of COVID-19

“The pandemic isn’t over, but we can see the light at the end of the tunnel,” Stitt said. 

2. In-person schooling
Stitt once again pressured Oklahoma school districts to return students to the classroom despite the ongoing pandemic. 

Although the governor has little authority over local school districts, Stitt has pushed for months for schools to return to in-person learning, a call that has been met with resistance from some educators, medical professionals and superintendents.

Specifically, Stitt called out Tulsa Public Schools for resorting to distance learning. 

“Distance learning is perfectly fine for some students, but when we force it on everyone, it widens achievement gaps and jeopardizes our future as a Top Ten state,” Stitt said. 

Most Oklahoma school districts have been teaching in-person for most of this school year. 

Tulsa schools Superintendent Deborah Gist announced Monday the district aims to bring students back into classrooms this month, following a “very meaningful” decline in the rolling average of COVID-19 cases.

Science, data and advice from the Tulsa City-County Health Department has been the district’s north star, Gist said in a press conference held an hour before the governor’s address.

“I think that because there’s public pressure people think that we’re reacting to that public pressure,” Gist said. “Quite the opposite.”

Stitt also called for reforming education funding to distribute state dollars based on each district’s current enrollment levels. School funds are currently based on the highest student count from the past three years. He supported easing transfer rules so students can switch to a district teaching in person.

3. Medicaid managed care
Stitt used his speech to plug his vision for partially privatizing Oklahoma’s Medicaid program, a plan that is opposed by many health care groups and some Republican lawmakers. 

The governor pointed to the 40 other states that outsource care of Medicaid recipients to health insurance companies. 

“It’s not a red state or blue state thing,” Stitt said. “It’s the smart thing to do.”

Facing opposition from some Republican legislators and most in the Democratic minority, it’s unclear if Stitt will face pushback on his managed care plan this legislative session. 

The Oklahoma Health Care Authority has contracted with four insurance companies to manage care for a majority of the state’s Medicaid recipients at a cost of up to $2.2 billion. 

But the Oklahoma Legislature controls state funding, and some lawmakers have talked about simply not funding the contracts. It’s not clear if enough lawmakers oppose managed care to make that happen. 

4. Republican power
Signaling improved relations with legislative leaders, Stitt said he is working with House Speaker Charles McCall, R-Atoka, and Senate Pro Tem Greg Treat on a joint legislative agenda for the year. 

Stitt will be working with a historic Republican supermajority in the Legislature this year to pass what he has dubbed, “a Peoples’ Agenda.” 

The governor hinted that his administration and the Republican legislators won’t be afraid to push back against President Joe Biden and Democratic Congressional leaders in Washington, D.C.

“More than 80% of the House and the Senate are now led by conservative Oklahomans,” Stitt said. “We will keep burdens low on our taxpayers. We’ll support our oil and gas industry and protect it from radical liberals in Washington.”

Stitt also specifically criticized Biden for the number of executive actions he’s implemented in his first weeks in office. 

“In his first week in office, President Biden issued 22 Executive Orders,” Stitt said. “Many of them will kill jobs and put burdensome regulations on our businesses.”

The governor said he has no plans to impose new taxes on Oklahomans. Instead, Stitt said he will focus on recruiting more businesses, and more taxpayers, to Oklahoma. 

5. McGirt ruling
Citing unanswered questions raised by the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in McGirt v. Oklahoma, Stitt once again urged leaders of the Five Tribes to come negotiate on criminal and civil jurisdiction in eastern Oklahoma. 

Some tribes have expressed hesitation to negotiating with the governor’s office on tribal issues after Stitt’s heavy-handed push to renegotiate the state’s tribal gaming compacts. 

Last year, the Supreme Court ruled that major crimes involving Indians in the Muscogee (Creek) Nation’s reservation must be handled by the federal government because the tribe’s reservation was never disestablished.

That decision has been extended by state district courts to the other members of the Five Tribes — the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw and Seminole nations — meaning most of eastern Oklahoma has been declared Indian Country for the purpose of criminal jurisdiction. 

Stitt’s speech did not mention that Congress would have to first grant authority for any changes to federal criminal jurisdiction in Indian Country. 
Stitt Unveils Executive Budget

Gov. Stitt asked lawmakers to consider an $8.3 billion fiscal year 2022 state appropriated budget during his state-of-the-state address.
 
Stitt proposes $8.3 billion spending plan
Gov. Kevin Stitt’s third executive budget proposes a total of $8.3 billion in spending for fiscal year 2022, including $7.9 billion in recurring expenses and $455.2 million in one-time expenses.
Amanda Rodriquez, who Stitt named the state’s first chief financial officer in November, described the governor’s FY2022 budget as “largely flat” with strategic investments and proposed savings.

According to Stitt’s budget, appropriations for the FY2021, the current fiscal year, totaled $7.8 billion. Included in that total was $51.6 million of one-time expenses, said Rodriquez, such as a $16.0 million appropriation to the Oklahoma Health Care Authority to cover an additional claim week, $1.0 million to the Department of Commerce for the state’s rebranding effort, and $750,000 to the Department of Tourism and Recreation to defease the $15 million bond that was to have been used to build its new headquarters building, among other things.
That leaves a recurring base of $7.8 billion, Rodriquez said. Stitt proposes more than $66.0 million in new appropriations to state agencies, including:
  • $17.0 million to the State Department of Education to meet the statutory requirement to pay health insurance for certified and support personnel;
  • $618,000 for the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics (OSSM) to replace its HVAC system;
  • $2.0 million to the Department of Human Services to0 reduce the Developmental Disabilities Services (DDS) waitlist;
  • $7.0 for the Department of Corrections to continue implementation of its new offender management system and $2.3 million for a private prison per diem increase to house 1,314 medium security and 360 maximum security inmates;
  • $575,000 to fund the Jobs for America’s Graduates-Oklahoma program that aims to help at risk youth succeed in school and on the job;
  • $1.5 million for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for completion of its Tulsa office constructions;
  • $5.0 million to the Office of Management and Enterprise Services for cybersecurity safeguards and $13.7 million for the statewide Microsoft Office 365 licensing;
  • $250,000 to the State Election Board for increased costs due to redistricting;
  • $32.2 million to the Department of Commerce, including a $20.0 million deposit into the Quick Action Closing Fund, which is used in business recruitment, and funding for an Accelerator and Ecosystem Development Program that will leverage state funds with private dollars to encourage new entrepreneurial ventures in the state.

Stitt also proposes another $455.2 million in spending and savings. That includes a FY2021 supplemental appropriation to the district court system. It also includes an additional $12.0 million for the Ad Valorem Reimbursement, pushing its total to $124.0 million.

Stitt also proposes the state pay back the $125.0 million that was diverted to the Education Reform Revolving Fund in FY2021 from insurance premium tax revenues that otherwise would have gone to the Teachers’ Retirement System, the Firefighters Pension and Retirement System, the Police Pension and Retirement System and the Law Enforcement Retirement System.

The budget includes a $7.5 million appropriation for the Long-Range Capital Planning Commission to fund deferred maintenance projects.

Stitt again proposes making a deposit to one of the state’s savings accounts, in this case $300 million the Revenue Stabilization Fund. The fund currently has a balance of $171 million.

One of the larger items in Stitt’s budget that is not addressed within the individual agency appropriations outlined in the budget is Medicaid expansion. The budget indicates expansion will cost approximately $164.1 million. “Funding for expansion will be offset by revenue optimization initiatives,” the budget indicates

Rodriquez said the bulk of the funding would come from an increase in the Supplemental Hospital Offset Payment Program (SHOPP) and funding that otherwise would have gone to the Insure Oklahoma program.

The Legislature passed the SHOPP fee in 2011 to help generate revenue for the Medicaid program. The Oklahoma Hospital Association estimated the fee would generate $180 million in 2020, resulting in federal receive supplemental payments of $453 million. An increase in the fee will require legislative approval.

Rodriquez said money from the Insure Oklahoma program would be available as some of its participants move onto Medicaid.

Stitt also calls for the $180 million diverted from the Oklahoma Department of Transportation in FY2021 and which will be diverted in FY2022 to be restored, allowing the agency to move forward with its Eight-Year Construction Work Plan. He also said the department will pursue a federal Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) to fund rural two-lane safety enhancement projects.

Oklahoma received its first TIFIA loan in May. The $120 million loan to the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority is being used to provide part of the funding for the dedicated to the Gilcrease Expressway West project.

Stitt’s budget leaves open the possibility of issuing bonds for highway construction and other federal loans.
Senate OK’s renewal of Open Meeting Act exemptions
The Oklahoma Senate on Wednesday unanimously approved legislation renewing exemptions to the Open Meeting Act put in place last year during the coronavirus pandemic.

Senate Bill 1031 by Senate President Pro Tempore Greg Treat reinstates the same exemptions to the Open Meeting Act that were signed into law in 2020 with some minor changes.

Among the changes from the 2020 exemptions are:
  • Requires materials provided to members of the public body during a virtual meeting to immediately be made available to the public on the public body’s web site;
  • Requires public bodies to conduct meetings in the manner described on the public notice of the meeting;
  • Requires any necessary passcodes to access videoconferencing to be included in the public notice of a meeting; and
  • Makes the exemptions effective until Feb. 15, 2022, or until 30 days after the expiration or termination of the state of emergency declared by the governor to respond to the threat of COVID-19, whichever date first occurs.

“The threat from COVID-19 is real and all of us are trying to take the appropriate steps to protect the health and safety of our family, friends and neighbors. That includes public bodies, which need to continue meeting during the ongoing pandemic but in a safe manner. This bill provides public bodies the flexibility to hold virtual public meetings until the pandemic is behind us. I am thankful for the quick action and support of the Oklahoma Senate on this measure and am encouraged that our colleagues in the House have plans to do the same,” said Treat, R-Oklahoma City.

SB 1031 now heads to the Oklahoma House.
January gross receipts record large one-month drop in eight months 
Oklahoma's gross receipts dropped by almost 6.0 percent in January compared to monthly collections from one year ago, State Treasurer Randy McDaniel reported Friday.

The decline, McDaniel said, is the largest one-month revenue reduction in eight months.

"Oklahomans have demonstrated remarkable strength and resiliency during the past year, but the state economy is clearly not immune to the fiscal impact caused by the pandemic," McDaniel said. "Even so, we continue to anticipate recovery as public health improves and economic activity increases."

Collections from all sources in January totaled $1.19 billion, down by $72.1 million or 5.7 percent from January 2020. Combined gross receipts from the past 12 months of $13.12 billion are below collections from the trailing 12 months by $610.4 million or 4.4 percent.

McDaniel noted this January had two less tax collection days than last January because of how the weekends fell. In addition, a pause in stimulus-related unemployment payments in late December is thought to have impacted income tax remittances, he said. Combined individual and corporate income tax collections of $432.4 million dipped by 8 percent in January, down by $37.9 million during the month.

Collections from the gross production tax on crude oil and natural gas followed a more than yearlong pattern, falling by almost 35 percent, to $57.5 million, during the month. Gross production tax payments in January are based on production from November, when the average price of West Texas Intermediate crude oil at Cushing was just under $41 per barrel. Crude oil prices rose to more than $50 per barrel in January, which will be reflected in future receipts.

Combined sales and use tax receipts of $506.4 million in January rose above prior year collections by $8.1 million, or 16 percent. However, the growth came exclusively from use tax, paid on out-of-state purchases including internet sales. January motor vehicle taxes collections of $64.5 million were below those of the prior year by $1.5 million or 2.3 percent.

Combined gross receipts from the past 12 months show contraction in all major revenue streams, ranging from 40.9 percent in gross production to 0.7 percent in total income tax collections, McDaniel said.

Compared to gross receipts from January 2020, collections in January 2021 showed:
  • Gross income tax collections, a combination of individual and corporate income taxes, generated $432.4 million, down by $37.9 million, or 8 percent. Individual income tax collections were $381.5 million, a decrease of $30.8 million or 7.5 percent. Corporate collections are $50.9 million, down by $7 million, or 12.2 percent.
  • Combined sales and use tax collections, including remittances on behalf of cities and counties, totaled $506.4 million, up by $8.1 million or 1.6 percent. Sales tax collections totaled $415.1 million, a decrease of $156,089 or 0.04 percent. Use tax receipts, collected on out-of-state purchases including internet sales, generated $91.2 million, an increase of $8.3 million or 9.9 percent. 
  • Gross production taxes on oil and natural gas totaled $57.5 million, a decrease of $30.8 million or 34.9 percent. 
  • Motor vehicle taxes produced $64.5 million, down by $1.5 million or 2.3 percent. 
  • Other collections composed of some 60 different sources including taxes on fuel, tobacco, medical marijuana, and alcoholic beverages, produced $126.2 million, down by $10 million or 7.3 percent. The medical marijuana tax produced $5.2 million, up by $2 million or 59.7 percent from January 2020.
Bill Prohibiting Forced Closure of Places of Worship Passes Committee
In its inaugural meeting Wednesday morning, the House States Rights Committee approved legislation to protect religious freedom and the constitutional right to worship.

Rep. Jon Echols, R-Oklahoma City, authored House Bill 2648, or the Oklahoma Religious Freedom Act, which dictates that anything closing places of worship would be considered a substantial burden on people’s freedom of religion.

He said he filed the bill after witnessing how many religious organizations were unable to meet for several weeks due to government restrictions on the size of gatherings or emergency orders that did not deem places of worship as essential.

“Our country was founded on the premise of religious freedom for all, but we have seen and continue to see situations across the country where Americans’ right to worship has been trampled and ignored by overreaching bureaucracy,” Echols said. “A person’s sincerely held faith is an integral part of their life, especially how they cope with difficulties, and forcing places of worship to close for weeks or months at a time during a state of emergency or crisis is un- American and goes against the very core of our nation.”

Rep. Brian Hill, R-Mustang, who co-authored the legislation, presented the bill before the committee.

“For many like myself, my faith is as essential as the food I eat or the air I breathe,” Hill told the committee. “And I think that is constitutionally protected by our First Amendment and by our Oklahoma Constitution.”

The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution reads: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof...”

House Bill 2648 passed committee 5-1 and is now available to be considered on the House floor.
Dills Authors Measure to Protect Student Funding in Education Management Organization Contracts
State Rep. Sheila Dills, R-Tulsa, has filed legislation that will protect student funding by clarifying language governing contractual agreements between schools and educational management organizations.

House Bill 1735 will ensure school boards retain control of such contracts and that funding appropriated for students actually goes toward their learning needs and not into private accounts with little or no oversight.

“Several Oklahoma schools have partnered with educational management organizations to help manage items such as grading, testing and other components of a student’s education,” Dills said. “Gaps in statute exist, however, that leave schools paying large amounts to private management companies and leaving questions over whether funding is actually going toward the student they are responsible for educating. It’s incredibly important going forward that we protect student funding and ensure taxpayer dollars are going where they are intended. This measure increases such transparency and accountability.”

HB 1735 clearly defines and distinguishes between public and private dollars. It requires regular accountability audits to ensure the for-profit management company and the school are following the law. The bill also requires fee-for-service contracts and competitive bidding requirements as well as creates fiscal responsibilities of the sponsor, including a cap on the fee the sponsor receives at 3% or $500,000, whichever is less.

In addition, the bill clearly defines the responsibility of the school to adhere to rules for administrative costs and it addresses transparency when conflict of interest exist. It also requires board training for school board members and sponsors.

Dills, the chair of the House Republican Caucus, said HB 1735 builds on important reforms signed into law the last two years that added additional transparency and accountability for Oklahoma’s schools.

“I want better accountability and transparency throughout all education funding,” Dills said. “These changes to statute will provide more protections for our students and reassure our taxpayers that their dollars are being spent wisely and as intended.”
Education Committee Approves Bills to Help Students Of Military Families
The Senate Education Committee unanimously approved two bills Tuesday to help military families easily transfer to Oklahoma schools. Sen. Frank Simpson, R-Springer, is the author of Senate Bills 68 and 69 that he said are needed to help children of active military parents return to the classroom quickly following a transfer.

SB 68 provides for school district residency status for children with parents who have been transferred or will be transferred to an Oklahoma military base while on active military duty. The bill was requested by the U.S. Department of Defense to bring Oklahoma in line with other states under the National Compact on the Education of Military Children.

SB 69 allows children of active military personnel being transferred to Oklahoma to enroll in a statewide virtual charter school. Currently, only Oklahoma residents can enroll in virtual charters.

“With four military installations in Oklahoma, we have a lot of families transferring in and out. Military life is difficult enough – I want to make enrolling in school as easy as possible, so these families have one less stressful thing to deal with when they move,” Simpson said.

Both bills require schools to accept electronic enrollment applications for these students and the parents must provide proof of residence within ten days of moving to Oklahoma.
The committee also unanimously approved Simpson’s SB 67 allowing the State Board of Education to grant an exception to the requirements for certification examinations for teacher candidates who are deaf. Those granted such exceptions could teach in American Sign Language immersion programs, the Oklahoma School for the Deaf, programs for the deaf or other classroom settings where American Sign Language is used as the language of instruction.

The two measures now move to the full Senate for consideration.
Bill to expand school apprenticeship programs passes Education Committee
A measure to give more high school students an opportunity to participate in school- sponsored apprenticeships, mentorships and internships passed the Senate Education Committee unanimously Tuesday. Sen. David Bullard, R-Durant, authored Senate Bill 619 to allow sophomores, 16 years or older, to participate in the program created under the Apprenticeships, Internships and Mentorships Act of 2016.

“Students can only learn so much in books—they need real life experience to find what jobs, industries and careers they’re most interested in and in which they would be most successful,” Bullard said.

“Schools are focused on teaching students basic subjects, but that doesn’t help them decide what they want to do the rest of their lives and what steps they need to take to pursue that career. This will give them real life experience, so they’ll know what additional training or high education they need to get into the field of their choice.”

Currently, the program is only open to juniors and seniors. SB 619 allows the governing body of each participating school to obtain liability insurance coverage to protect students participating in such programs. Schools are prohibited from directly or indirectly charging students or parents for the coverage and clarifies that failure to obtain insurance does not making the school’s governing board legally liable. The bill also directs the State Board of Education to review apprenticeships, internships and mentorships to determine if they are eligible for academic credit toward meeting graduation requirements. Schools districts are also protected under the Governmental Tort Claims Act.

“The main goal with this bill is to help students be career ready after graduation. This program can help them find their passion and get them better prepared to enter the workforce after graduation or help them make better informed decisions about where to go to college and what to major in,” Bullard said. “Our kids need more than to know how to read and write, they need help figuring out how they can best utilize the skills they learn in high school to have a successful future.”

SB 619 will next be considered by the full Senate.
Family Choice Act Gives Families Control of Child’s Education
Legislation to ensure families across Oklahoma have an opportunity to send their children to a successful public school was filed for the 58th Legislative Session.

The Family Choice Act, House Bill 1851, allows students to transfer from underperforming school districts to districts that are performing at a higher level.

“We hear all the time that people want school choice,” said the bill’s author, Rep. Andy Fugate, D-Del City. “But what we get instead is private vouchers masquerading as ‘choice.’ The Family Choice Act actually puts families in control by allowing them to choose schools that are performing better than the school that serves their district.”

The legislation would use the current A-F system to determine if a student would qualify for a transfer based on the school’s performance. If a student is in a school that is failing by the standards that the State Department of Education uses to evaluate schools, that student can transfer to the nearest school with an ‘A’ or ‘B’ rating.

“The Family Choice Act leverages the state’s A-F Report Card,” Fugate said. “We collect this data, and now with this legislation, we can use it to provide families with more control over their child’s education.”

Similar legislation has been filed in the House by different members. The key difference between the bills is that Fugate’s bill funds both schools. It provides a financial incentive to the receiving school. But it also keeps money at the underperforming school - money to help the school improve due to the increased funding-to-student ratio.

“What we don’t want to do is take away resources from schools that are already desperate,” Fugate said. “We don’t have to pick sides between parents and schools. This legislation allows for family choice and increased investment in underperforming schools.”
Boatman Bills Promote Mental Health Resources for Students, Educators
Rep. Jeff Boatman, R-Tulsa, filed two bills to provide mental health resources and training for students and educators.

House Bill 1568 would add mental health instruction to health education curriculum. Starting in the 2022-2023 school year, the State Board of Education would collaborate with the Oklahoma Dept. of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS) to adopt standards and approve age-appropriate curriculum options for students in grades kindergarten through 12.

Boatman said the training would help students develop an understanding of mental health issues and how they impact the overall wellbeing of themselves and their peers. He hopes the training would increase understanding and help remove some of the stigma surrounding mental health care.

House Bill 1886 would require mental health training for educators beginning in the 2022-2023 school year for all certified teachers, administrators and support staff who interact with students. These employees would be required to complete at least eight hours of mental health training in their first year of employment, and at least five hours of additional training every three years following. Training hours would follow employees if he or she moves to another school district.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically impacted the mental health of many Oklahomans, but especially our students, many of whom have missed a significant amount of time in the classroom and with their peers,” Boatman said. “The impact of the pandemic and months of isolation on our children’s mental health is something that will not be fully realized for years.”

“Teachers, who spend hours with our students every day, are our front line in spotting potential mental health issues,” Boatman continued. “However, in order to effectively recognize when a student is struggling with their mental health, our educators must have the tools and training to help our students receive the help they need.”
 
HB1568 and HB1886 would allow school districts to partner with nonprofits to provide or assist with mental health education if the nonprofit has been approved by the State Board of Education and ODMHSAS. HB1886 would also allow school districts to develop their own curriculum for educators.

HB1886 stipulates that, at a minimum, required mental health training for educators would include:
  • Strategies and action plans for helping students who are experiencing a mental health or addiction challenge or who are in crisis;
  • Introduction to common mental health challenges for youth;
  • Review of typical adolescent development;
  • Information on topics, including, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders and eating disorders;
  • Information about the services provided by community-based organizations related to mental health, substance abuse and trauma;
  • Information about the impact trauma and adverse childhood experiences can have on a student’s ability to learn;
  • The availability of mental health evaluation and treatment by telemedicine;
  • Information about evidence-based strategies for prevention of at-risk behaviors.

“These bills would allow the State Board of Education to partner with the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services and local nonprofits to fulfill this need, rather than bearing those costs on their own,” Boatman said. “I hope that the State Department of Education realizes the importance of providing students and teachers with these invaluable resources.”

HB1568 has been recognized as a legislative opportunity and key issue by Health Minds Policy Initiative, a Tulsa-based nonpartisan team of policy and mental health experts who collaborate with state and local leaders to advance innovative policies to prevent and treat mental illness and substance abuse disorders in Oklahoma.

HB1568 and HB1886 are available to be considered in the House Common Education committee.
CTE Priority Measures
652 Bills On Report

HB1003
Paraphrase: HB1003, by Rep. Tom Gann, R-Inola, modifies the exemption from liability under the Government Tort Claims Act for the state or a political subdivision resulting from civil disobedience, riot, insurrection or rebellion or the failure to provide, or the method of providing, police, law enforcement or fire protection. It removes the exemption when the failure to provide or method of providing police, law enforcement or fire protection is grossly negligent. It defines the term "grossly negligent" to mean the want of slight care and diligence.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Judiciary - Civil (H)

HB1009
Paraphrase: HB1009, by Rep. Lonnie Sims, R-Jenks, increases the maximum gross income to qualify for the additional $1,000 homestead exemption to $25,000 from $20,000.
Effective Date: 01/01/2022   Emergency: No
Status: Referred to Subcommittee  Status Date: 02/03/2021
Committee(1): H Appropriations & Budget, Finance - Revenue and Taxation (H)

HB1020
Paraphrase: HB1020, by Rep. Rande Worthen, R-Lawton, requires that if the Commissioners of the Land Office determine it is beneficial to recategorize state school land in accordance with certain provisions and if the state school land is located outside of the corporate limits of a town or municipality, the Commissioners of the Land Office must send a notice of the recategorization by certified mail to each person who owns land within the same section as the state school land that is being recategorized.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H General Government (H)

HB1026
Paraphrase: HB1026, by Rep. Rande Worthen, R-Lawton, allows CLEET to establish and certify additional law enforcement and criminal justice programs at state-supported technology center schools in the State of Oklahoma operating under the State Board of Career and Technology Education for teaching students between 16 and nineteen 19 years of age.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Public Safety (H)

HB1027
Paraphrase: HB1027, by Rep. Trish Ranson, D-Stillwater, requires the State Board of Education, beginning in the 2022-2023 school year, require that a violence de-escalation program be offered for each year an individual holds a provisional or emergency certificate. It requires the program include, at a minimum: training in evidence-based, trauma-informed teaching involving brain research, including trauma's impact on development and triggers; procedures for setting up and maintaining a safe environment through self-regulation practices for both students and staff; and establishing and reviewing trauma-informed response protocol for the classroom and school to address behavior with positive and compassionate approaches.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Common Education (H)

HB1031
Paraphrase: HB1031, by Rep. Judd Strom, R-Copan, creates the Oklahoma Agricultural Property Valuation Methods Act of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

HB1036
Paraphrase: HB1036, by Rep. Judd Strom, R-Copan, removes the requirement that political subdivisions be subject to Competitive Bidding Act or a similar competitive bidding procedure in order for boards of county commissioners to be permitted sell any materials, tools, apparatus, machinery or equipment.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H County & Municipal Government (H)

HB1046
Paraphrase: HB1046, by Rep. Dell Kerbs, R-Shawnee, requires a copy or a hyperlink to a copy of the most recent audit of the financial statements of a school district be posted on the school district website for public inspection.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Common Education (H)

HB1047
Paraphrase: HB1047, by Rep. Dell Kerbs, R-Shawnee, requires the Department of Public Safety promulgate rules and procedures to allow a person to apply for a renewal or replacement Oklahoma commercial driver license through a tag agency. It also provides a commercial driver license holder will be required to renew or replace a hazardous material endorsement at the department.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: H Committee - Laid Over  Status Date: 02/04/2021
Committee(1): H Transportation (H)

HB1057
Paraphrase: HB1057, by Rep. Jim Olsen, R-Roland, prohibits any person from being required to receive any vaccine as a condition of their public or private employment. It also preempts any employment-related vaccination mandate.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H States' Rights (H)

HB1059
Paraphrase: HB1059, by Rep. Brad Boles, R-Marlow, removes language the prohibits any student enrolled in a commercial driver training school from taking a skills examination for a Class A, B or C license upon request with a Department of Public Safety examiner regardless of whether the person has completed the course, is still enrolled in the course to be completed or has voluntarily withdrawn from the course. It removes language that prohibits a motor license agent from processing an application for a Class A, B or C commercial license. It permits a motor license agent to process the voluntary downgrade of a REAL ID Compliant Commercial Driver License to any lower class license upon request of the licensee, provided no additional endorsements or restrictions are placed on the license. It removes language that prohibits a motor license agent from performing document recognition and other requirements needed for approval of an application for a Class A, B or C commercial license. The bill permits a driver's licensee whose record reflects a notation of the person's proof of legal presence, verified by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, or proof of U.S. citizenship, to obtain a REAL ID Compliant Identification Card or a Noncompliant Identification Card from a motor license agent or the Department of Public Safety, regardless of the status of the license held by the licensee. It requires the licensee comply with all REAL ID documentation requirements to obtain a REAL ID Compliant Identification Card. It prohibits a person from applying for or possessing more than one state-issued or territory-issued REAL ID Compliant Identification Card. It removes the up to $25 fee a designated examiner may charge for each Class D driving skills examination given.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Public Safety (H)

HB1062
Paraphrase: HB1062, by Rep. Brad Boles, R-Marlow, requires, for purposes of the provisions Article X, Section 8E and Section 8F of the Oklahoma Constitution, if a disabled veteran or the surviving spouse of a disabled veteran occupies improvements affixed to the real property and record title to the real property is held by a city or town or an entity formed pursuant to the charter provisions or ordinances of a city or town or formed under other provisions of law for the benefit of a city or town, the improvements be considered to be the homestead of the disabled veteran or the surviving spouse of such disabled veteran for all purposes related to the homestead exemption authorized by the provisions of the Ad Valorem Tax Code and the homestead exemption not be denied on the basis that title to such affixed improvements is held by a different person or entity than the entity which holds title to the real property consisting of the land to which such improvements are affixed.
Effective Date: 01/01/2022   Emergency: No
Status: Referred to Subcommittee  Status Date: 02/03/2021
Committee(1): H Appropriations & Budget, Finance - Revenue and Taxation (H)

HB1073
Paraphrase: HB1073, by Rep. Tom Gann, R-Inola, extends the sunset date for the Oklahoma Partnership for School Readiness Board until July 1, 2024.
Effective Date: / /   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Administrative Rules (H)

HB1075
Paraphrase: HB1075, by Rep. Tom Gann, R-Inola, extends the sunset date for the State Board of Cosmetology and Barbering until July 1, 2024.
Effective Date: / /   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Administrative Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB1090, by Rep. Gerrid Kendrix, R-Altus, allows the State Auditor and Inspector General to perform audits and inspections of government entities without authorization from the governor, the chief executive officer of a government entity or a joint or concurrent resolution of the Legislature. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: 07/01/2021   Emergency: Yes
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB1103, by Rep. Mark Vancuren, R-Owasso, directs the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services and the State Education Department create a set of guidelines and provide directions to schools in order to survey every public and private school student in grades 6,8,10 and 12 with the Oklahoma Prevention Needs Assessment Survey every other year beginning in the 2022-2023 school year.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Common Education (H)

Paraphrase: HB1104, by Rep. Mark Vancuren, R-Owasso, requires information on a student's tribal affiliation be included in student data collected for the state.
Effective Date: / /   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB1105, by Rep. Mark Vancuren, R-Owasso, creates the School Reform Act of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB1106, by Rep. Mark Vancuren, R-Owasso, creates the School Improvement Act.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB1107, by Rep. Mark Vancuren, R-Owasso, creates the Education Reform Act of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB1109, by Rep. Mark Vancuren, R-Owasso, creates the School Reform Act.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB1110, by Rep. Mark Vancuren, R-Owasso, creates the Education Improvement Act.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB1111, by Rep. Mark Vancuren, R-Owasso, creates the Education Advancement Act.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB1116, by Rep. Rick West, R-Heavner, creates Oklahoma Education Reform Act of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB1118, by Rep. Rick West, R-Heavner, allows only US citizens to become peace officers or reserve peace officers, but allows permanent resident aliens currently employed as a full-time peace officer to continue their employment and continue to be CLEET certified.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Public Safety (H)

Paraphrase: HB1121, by Rep. Jeff Boatman, R-Tulsa, requires a community submit an economic impact study in order to qualify for the Oklahoma Quality Events Incentive Act and changes some of the timeframes within which information must be provided to the Oklahoma Tax Commission. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: / /   Emergency: Yes
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021

Paraphrase: HB1124, by Rep. Logan Phillips, R-Mounds, creates the State Broadband Deployment Grant Program to direct competitive grants to applicants seeking to expand broadband internet services and directs the Corporation Commission to create the Rural Broadband Expansion Council to promulgate rules and procedures for the program.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Technology (H)

Paraphrase: HB1127, by Rep. Logan Phillips, R-Mounds, appropriates $2 million from the FY2021 General Reserve Fund to the Rural Broadband Expansion Council for the purpose of developing and implementing a mapping system as provided in statute. (Appropriation Bill, Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: / /   Emergency: Yes
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021

Paraphrase: HB1133, by Rep. Logan Phillips, R-Mounds, requires a public agency awarding public construction contracts in excess of $50,000 to provide a local bid preference of 5.0 percent of the bid price to a bidding entity residing and doing business within the State of Oklahoma or a veteran as defined by statute. It requires the bid specifications clearly state that the bid is subject to a local bidder preference law.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB1138, by Rep. Scott Fetgatter, R-Okmulgee, permits the duration of a tax increment finance district exceed 25 years, but may not exceed a duration of 28 years, if the governing body finds that the economic conditions within the district were adversely affected by the effect of the COVID-19 virus, either upon the health of persons residing or doing business within the district, or that effects of the virus on persons and business activity outside the district had a sufficiently adverse impact to provide an extension of the duration of the district and any obligations issued in connection with the increment district for a maximum additional three (3) years.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021

Paraphrase: HB1150, by Rep. Mike Osburn, R-Edmond, authorizes the Construction Industries Board to implement the provisions of The Plumbing License Law of 1955, including, but not limited to, defining categories and limitations for such licenses.
Effective Date: / /   Emergency: Yes
Status: H General Order  Status Date: 02/03/2021

Paraphrase: HB1152, by Rep. Mike Osburn, R-Edmond, removes the requirement for certified shorthand reporters to possess a minimum level of court reporting proficiency verified through a court reporting school official.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Judiciary - Civil (H)

Paraphrase: HB1158, by Rep. Mike Osburn, R-Edmond, creates Oklahoma Apprenticeship Program Policy Act of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB1159, by Rep. Mike Osburn, R-Edmond, creates the Oklahoma Apprenticeship Program Policy Act of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB1160, by Rep. Mike Osburn, R-Edmond, creates the Education Reform Act of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB1203, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, creates the Elections Modernization Act of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB1204, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, creates the Elections Modernization Act of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB1205, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, creates the Elections Modernization Act of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB1206, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, creates the Elections Modernization Act of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB1207, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, creates the Elections Modernization Act of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB1568, by Rep. Jeff Boatman, R-Tulsa, creates Maria's Law. It requires that the State Board of Education mandate all schools, as part of any health education curriculum, to include instruction in mental health, with an emphasis on the interrelation of physical and mental well-being, beginning with the 2022-2023 school year. It requires the Board to collaborate with the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services to adopt standards and approve age-appropriate curriculum options for students in grades kindergarten through twelve. It requires the standards and curriculum lists to be available on the website of the State Department of Education. The bill authorizes local school districts to enter into agreements with nonprofit entities and other community partners to assist with or to provide mental health education to students if the nonprofits and community partners are approved by the State Department of Education and the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. It requires the board to promulgate necessary rules.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Common Education (H)

Paraphrase: HB1569, by Rep. Jacob Rosecrants, D-Norman, creates the Oklahoma Play to Learn Act. It allows for instruction in early childhood education to foster certain development and learning. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: / /   Emergency: Yes
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Common Education (H)

Paraphrase: HB1572, by Rep. Jacob Rosecrants, D-Norman, removes a funding contingency relating to the annual salary bonus for school psychologists, speech-language pathologists and audiologists. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: 07/01/2021   Emergency: Yes
Status: Referred to Subcommittee  Status Date: 02/03/2021

Paraphrase: HB1579, by Rep. Mickey Dollens, D-Oklahoma City, creates the Oklahoma Universal Changing Stations Act or Max's Law. It requires all new construction of a public building or facility commenced after January 1, 2022, and all renovations requiring a permit or in excess of $10,000 of an existing public building or facility commenced after January 1, 2022, to install and maintain at least one universal changing station in an enclosed restroom facility for persons of either sex who have a physical disability.
Effective Date: 01/01/2022   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H General Government (H)

Paraphrase: HB1582, by Rep. Mickey Dollens, D-Oklahoma City, creates the Oklahoma Military to Machinists Act. It defines applicable terms. It directs the Governor's Council for Workforce and Economic Development to develop the Military to Machinists Program for Veterans. It specifies the purpose of the program. It mandates the designation of employees as liaisons. It prescribes the duties of liaisons. It specifies how the program will operate. The bill requires the distribution of promotional materials for the program. It provides for the annual report of the program. It specifies the contents and recipients of the report. It directs the Council to create a Veterans Platform to Employment Program. It describes the purpose of the program. It specifies where the program will be operated. It requires an annual report of the program and lists the contents to be included in said report.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Referred to Subcommittee  Status Date: 02/02/2021

Paraphrase: HB1583, by Rep. Mickey Dollens, D-Oklahoma City, requires that beginning July 1, 2022, a public school, including a charter school, that serves any pupils in seventh grade to twelfth grade and issues pupil identification cards, to have printed on either side of the pupil identification cards: The telephone number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and the Crisis Text Line, which can be accessed by texting HOME to 741741. It authorizes that beginning July 1, 2022, a public or private institution of higher education that issues student identification cards to include the telephone number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, the Crisis Text Line, which can be accessed by texting HOME to 741741, and the campus police or security telephone number or, if the campus does not have a campus police or security telephone number, the local nonemergency telephone number.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Common Education (H)

Paraphrase: HB1586, by Rep. Mickey Dollens, D-Oklahoma City, requires that for the taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2022, and ending not later than December 31, 2026, there be an income tax credit in the amount of $1,000 for each qualified apprentice employed by an eligible employer for a period of at least seven months during the preceding calendar year.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021

Paraphrase: HB1587, by Rep. Mickey Dollens, D-Oklahoma City, creates the Workforce Development Act of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB1589, by Rep. Melissa Provenzano, D-Tulsa, creates the Oklahoma Student Borrower's Bill of Rights Act. It prohibits actions specified by student loan servicers.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Judiciary - Civil (H)

Paraphrase: HB1590, by Rep. Melissa Provenzano, D-Tulsa, requires any public funds, including, but not limited to, State Aid allocations, other state-appropriated revenue or other county or local monies, paid to an educational management organization for public school functions to be subject to the same reporting requirements, financial audits, audit procedures and audit requirements as a school district. It authorizes the State Department of Education or State Auditor and Inspector to conduct financial, program or compliance audits.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Common Education (H)

Paraphrase: HB1591, by Rep. Melissa Provenzano, D-Tulsa, eliminates the Statewide Virtual Charter School Board and reassigns its duties to the State Board of Education. It repeals language related to virtual charter schools.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Common Education (H)

Paraphrase: HB1592, by Rep. Melissa Provenzano, D-Tulsa, creates the Teach in Oklahoma Act. It requires that for the purposes of state salary increments, teachers with active duty in the military service or out-of-state or out-of-country teaching experience as a certified teacher or its equivalent will be granted credit for the respective years of experience.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021

Paraphrase: HB1593, by Rep. Melissa Provenzano, D-Tulsa, requires a local district board of education to mandate a program for seventh-grade through twelfth-grade teachers emphasizing the importance of incorporating workplace safety training into the curriculum. It requires the program to be completed the first year a certified teacher is employed by a school district, and then once every third academic year.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Common Education (H)

Paraphrase: HB1594, by Rep. Melissa Provenzano, D-Tulsa, modifies State Board of Education appointments.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB1595, by Rep. Melissa Provenzano, D-Tulsa, prescribes a penalty for the untimely transmission of student records.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Common Education (H)

Paraphrase: HB1596, by Rep. Melissa Provenzano, D-Tulsa, creates the Education Reform Act of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB1597, by Rep. Melissa Provenzano, D-Tulsa, creates the Beyond the Box Act of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB1598, by Rep. Melissa Provenzano, D-Tulsa, creates the Education Innovation Act of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB1599, by Rep. Melissa Provenzano, D-Tulsa, allows every school district to provide support staff to assist regular education teachers or special education teachers on an IEP Team as defined in Section 34 C.F.R., Section 300.321. It allows the support staff to assist in transcribing an individualized education program pursuant to the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), P.L. No. 105-17, under direct supervision of the regular education teacher or special education teacher. It prohibits the support staff from developing, reviewing or revising an individualized education program.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB1609, by Rep. Collin Walke, D-Oklahoma City, creates the Oklahoma 2021 Schools Act.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB1615, by Rep. Forrest Bennett, D-Oklahoma City, establishes criteria for family and medical leave insurance benefits. The bill provides a maximum number of weeks benefits are allowed. It establishes a waiting period. The bill provides a method for determining family and medical leave insurance benefits. It authorizes payroll contributions and establishes a method of determining those contributions. It permits an intermittent or reduced leave schedule. It provides for restoration of position. It requires certain employers to maintain health care benefits. It prohibits retaliatory actions. It establishes notice requirements. The bill establishes a system of appeals and provides for judicial review. The bill authorizes the repayment of benefits based on misrepresentation. It allows certain persons coverage for a time certain. The bill requires the Department of Labor to administer the program. It authorizes the department to promulgate necessary rules. It creates the Family and Medical Leave Insurance Fund. It requires, beginning January 1, 2021, the department to report to the Legislature by September 1 of each year on projected and actual program participation by purpose, gender of beneficiary, premium rates, fund balances, outreach efforts, and, for leaves taken under the act, including the family members for whom leave was taken to provide care. It requires the department to conduct a public education campaign about the program.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021

Paraphrase: HB1616, by Rep. Forrest Bennett, D-Oklahoma City, creates the Hope Shaffer Act. It requires each business entity or school district providing driver education training or classes to allow only a student driver receiving instruction to operate the motor vehicle when there are no other student drivers in the motor vehicle as passengers. It permits the parent or legal guardian of a student driver who is younger than 18 years of age or a student driver who is older than 18 years of age to sign a waiver which would allow the student driver to ride as a passenger in a motor vehicle that is being operated by another student driver. It requires the waiver include the following statement: "I understand if my child is a passenger in a motor vehicle operated by a student driver, there is a risk of death, serious injury or collision."
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Public Safety (H)

Paraphrase: HB1630, by Rep. David Hardin, R-Stilwell, modifies the background check procedure for firearms.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021

Paraphrase: HB1634, by Rep. Dell Kerbs, R-Shawnee, creates the Education Act of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB1635, by Rep. Logan Phillips, R-Mounds, creates and income tax credit, for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2021, in the amount of 25 percent of the cost for qualified broadband telecommunications infrastructure. It prohibits the tax credit from being used to reduce the tax liability of the taxpayer to less than zero. It allows the credit to be carried over to each of the five subsequent tax years to the extent it is not used.
Effective Date: 01/01/2022   Emergency: No
Status: Referred to Subcommittee  Status Date: 02/03/2021

Paraphrase: HB1641, by Rep. Justin Humphrey, R-Lane, prohibits a public school or state educational institution from requiring or offering a curriculum that promotes or degrades any race, gender or sexual orientation. It requires a public school or state educational institution to be liable for compensatory and punitive damages that occur to a student or employee who is harmed as a result of the public school or state educational institution promoting, requiring or allowing any political, social or unorthodox views as part of the curriculum. It requires that a public school or state educational institution be liable for compensatory and punitive damages that occur as a result of censoring, monitoring or controlling the social media or personal affairs of employees, students, or family members of employees or students. It defines applicable terms.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Common Education (H)

Paraphrase: HB1646, by Rep. Justin Humphrey, R-Lane, requires that all intrastate processors have an Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry inspector, a contracted Department certified inspector, or operating remote inspection capabilities present during the slaughtering, processing, or butchering of cattle or bison. It requires all costs of inspections to be paid by the processor. It requires processing facilities that slaughter more than 10,000 head of cattle and bison in a calendar year to pay for on-site inspectors of the Department. It allows cooperative agreements to be facilitated by counties, municipalities, extensions services, intrastate processors, or livestock producers to pay the costs to retain a contract inspector.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021

Paraphrase: HB1652, by Rep. Justin Humphrey, R-Lane, defines a massage therapy establishment to exclude offices or workplaces of licensed health care professionals, prohibits a person from practicing massage therapy in Oklahoma if they are not licensed by the State Board of Cosmetology and Barbering, requires a person to be licensed before owning or operating a massage therapy establishment, allows massage therapy work in conjunction with disaster relief official or at special events as long as the services are not open to the general public, allows the board to implement and enforce temporary work permits as well as requirements on sanitation, professional conduct and inspection of establishments, expands the Advisory Board on Massage Therapy to seven members, allows the board to establish a schedule of reasonable and necessary administrative fees, reorganizes the initial and renewal fee for an establishment license, removes the requirement that the board issue an original license to practice massage therapy to any person who files a completed application, accompanied by the required fees, are 18 years old and submit proof of examination or work experience. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: / /   Emergency: Yes
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB1656, by Rep. Denise Brewer, D-Tulsa, requires the State Board of Education to in turn require each local school district to employ at least one certified school counselor at each school site.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Common Education (H)

Paraphrase: HB1657, by Rep. Denise Brewer, D-Tulsa, requires local boards of education to prohibit race discrimination based on natural hair or hairstyles in their dress codes.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Judiciary - Civil (H)

Paraphrase: HB1661, by Rep. Kevin West, R-Moore, includes the scope of work of the binder in what may be included on individual bid packages in compliance with the Public Competitive Bidding Act.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H General Government (H)

Paraphrase: HB1666, by Rep. Kevin West, R-Moore, requires the State Department of Education to ensure every school district provide notice to parents enrolling their students that they must either provide immunization information or a completed and signed exemption form.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Common Education (H)

Paraphrase: HB1669, by Rep. Kevin West, R-Moore, changes language on providing vaccinations during emergencies to only include those who want to be vaccinated, increases the membership of the Catastrophic Health Emergency Planning Task Force to include two members of law enforcement and two members of the private sector with experience in disaster relief, provides the governor with specific powers during a catastrophic health emergency, requires the task force meet a minimum twice per week with the House and Senate members of the task force for the duration of the emergency, allows the governor to call in the Legislature for a special session due to a catastrophic health emergency at 10 a.m. on the morning of the second business day following the date of the declaration, requires itemized reports detailing any use of state dollars be provided every 10 days to the Speaker of the House and the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, allows the Secretary of the State Election Board to promulgate emergency rules during a catastrophic health emergency. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: / /   Emergency: Yes
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB1670, by Rep. Kevin West, R-Moore, terminates a state of emergency after 30 days provided the Legislature may by concurrent resolution extend such proclamation as it sees fit, with any emergency proclaimed by the Legislature must terminate upon passage by the Legislature of a concurrent resolution terminating such emergency.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB1671, by Rep. Kevin West, R-Moore, prohibits any employer from requiring a person be vaccinated as a condition of public or private employment.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB1686, by Rep. John Talley, R-Stillwater, allows the State Board of Education to a adopt a curriculum for suicide awareness and prevention and lays out how the curriculum and professional development related the program should be adopted by local school districts.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Common Education (H)

Paraphrase: HB1695, by Rep. Carl Newton, R-Woodward, creates the Oklahoma Education Reform Act of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB1703, by Rep. Carl Newton, R-Woodward, creates the Oklahoma Law Enforcement Education and Training Act of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB1704, by Rep. Carl Newton, R-Woodward, creates the Oklahoma Career Technology Act of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB1715, by Rep. Brian Hill, R-Mustang, repeals language related to reading ability required for a driver license or permit. It also repeals language that requires the Department of Public Safety to deny a driver license application based on lack of school attendance.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Public Safety (H)

Paraphrase: HB1717, by Rep. Brian Hill, R-Mustang, creates the Oklahoma Senior Property Tax Relief Review Act of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB1718, by Rep. Brian Hill, R-Mustang, creates the Film Credit and Rebate Restructuring Act.
Effective Date: 01/01/2022   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB1720, by Rep. Brian Hill, R-Mustang, creates a non-refundable individual income tax credit for a qualified employee in a qualified occupation at a private for-profit business establishment or a governmental unit engaged in the research, development, production or sale of batteries designed for power storage capacity over an extended period and that could be used for the power supply of electric vehicles or other applications requiring the ability to store electric energy over a long period of time.
Effective Date: 01/01/2022   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB1722, by Rep. Brian Hill, R-Mustang, creates the Oklahoma Revenue and Taxation Reform Act.
Effective Date: 01/01/2022   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB1723, by Rep. Brian Hill, R-Mustang, creates the Oklahoma Revenue and Taxation Reform Act.
Effective Date: 01/01/2022   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB1735, by Rep. Sheila Dills, R-Tulsa, creates the Educational Management Organizations Act of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB1736, by Rep. Sheila Dills, R-Tulsa, creates the Virtual Charter School Funding Act of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB1737, by Rep. Sheila Dills, R-Tulsa, creates the Charter School Update Act of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB1738, by Rep. Sheila Dills, R-Tulsa, creates the School Oversight Act of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB1739, by Rep. Sheila Dills, R-Tulsa, creates the Connecting Futures Act. It allows the Department of Human Services to, subject to available funding, create a pilot program to address needs of any minors who are separated from their parents or legal guardians, are not supported by their parents or legal guardians and are not in the custody of the Department of Human Services or in the custody of any Indian tribe. It requires the pilot program to allow the Department to provide assistance in securing necessary services to allow eligible minors to become self-reliant and productive citizens.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021

Paraphrase: HB1743, by Rep. Sheila Dills, R-Tulsa, creates the 2021 Oklahoma Higher Education Act.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB1761, by Rep. Trish Ranson, D-Stillwater, requires the board of education of a school district to adopt an attendance policy which reflects the ability of students who are enrolled in the school district to complete instructional activities while not attending school in person beginning with the 2023-2024 school year. It requires the attendance policy to include provisions specified therein. It requires the State Department of Education to promulgate rules or adopt policies to implement the provisions therein.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Common Education (H)

Paraphrase: HB1762, by Rep. Trish Ranson, D-Stillwater, requires information made available to school districts by the State Department of Education and the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services regarding mental health to include information about violence de-escalation.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB1769, by Rep. Mike Dobrinski, R-Okeene, requires the Oklahoma State Department of Education to maintain the dyslexia informational handbook.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Common Education (H)

Paraphrase: HB1773, by Rep. Sherrie Conley, R-Newcastle, requires teacher candidates for the competency-based teacher preparation system provided for in the Oklahoma Teacher Preparation Act in early childhood, elementary, secondary, and special education to study the philosophy, overarching framework, components, and implementation of multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) designed to address the core academic and nonacademic needs of all students. It requires the program to provide for training that utilizes evidence-based assessment, intervention, and data-based decision-making procedures within a tiered system of support to identify students at risk for negative academic or nonacademic outcomes.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Committee Reassignment  Status Date: 02/03/2021

Paraphrase: HB1774, by Rep. Sherrie Conley, R-Newcastle, creates the Office of Trauma-Informed Care and sets forth the office's duties and responsibilities.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Referred to Subcommittee  Status Date: 02/02/2021

Paraphrase: HB1775, by Rep. Sherrie Conley, R-Newcastle, renames the Riley Boatwright Act to Riley's Rule. It requires the development of an Emergency Action Plan by each school district board of education. It requires the Emergency Action Plan to be reviewed, updated and rehearsed annually prior to the start of season practices, with school officials and local emergency medical services providers, placed on file with the school district and the emergency medical services provider and included as part of the school's accreditation file. It requires that prior to each athletic event or activity where there are athletes participating from visiting schools, the Emergency Action Plan must be reviewed in a medical time out, including, but not limited to, reviewing the procedures for school officials, game officials and medical personnel present at the event.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Common Education (H)

Paraphrase: HB1778, by Rep. Sherrie Conley, R-Newcastle, requires a public school's Healthy and Fit School Advisory Committee to be separate from tis Safe Schools Committee, defines aggressive behavior as the intentional use of harmful behavior, threatened or actual, toward another student including damaging actions that do not include physical harm, removes the term 'pattern of harassment, intimidation, threatening behavior, physical acts, verbal communication and replaces with aggressive behavior and also adds language related to power imbalance. The bill redefines on school grounds and power imbalance. The bill redefines harm to include different physical, psychological, social and educational negative experiences. The bill redefines "has occurred multiple times or is highly likely to be repeated. The bill requires anti-bullying policies be updated annually as needed. The bill protects anonymous reports and states they must be investigated. The bill provides immunity from cause of action for damages for adults who promptly report incidents of bullying in good faith. The bill requires notification to the egal guardians of the reported target and the perpetrators or perpetrators of bullying within 24 hours of receiving a report and requires legal guardians be notified immediately if their student expresses suicidal thoughts or intentions or encourages another student to commit suicide. The bill includes school resource officers in annual training requirements. The bill provides protections to school employees who report noncompliance with the act to the board of education or the State Department of Education. The bill requires a local board of education to hold at least one public hearing on a proposed policy or modification to such a policy, as well as providing public notice of the hearing. The bill requires a copy of any policy be submitted to the State Department of Education within 30 days of adoption. The bill requires information about Safe School Committees be publicized and these committees meet at least once a semester. The bill requires the State Board of Education promulgate rules related to the act. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: 07/01/2021   Emergency: Yes
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Common Education (H)

Paraphrase: HB1780, by Rep. Sherrie Conley, R-Newcastle, creates the Oklahoma Science of Reading Education Reform Act of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB1781, by Rep. Sherrie Conley, R-Newcastle, creates the Oklahoma Education Act of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB1782, by Rep. Sherrie Conley, R-Newcastle, creates the Oklahoma Education Act.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB1785, by Rep. Daniel Pae, R-Lawton, allows the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training to establish appropriate training resources focused on the investigation of unidentified and missing persons and allows the Council to require all CLEET-certified law enforcement officers complete such training on a regular basis as determined by the Council.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Committee Reassignment  Status Date: 02/03/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB1789, by Rep. Daniel Pae, R-Lawton, allows local government units and local government units operating under the terms of any interlocal cooperative agreement authorized by state law to create a purchasing cooperative of contract with a purchasing cooperative to provide leverage in achieving best value or the best terms of contracts and requires such a purchasing cooperative provide public notice through a state or nationally distributed newspaper to serve as the sole public notice.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021

Paraphrase: HB1796, by Rep. Nicole Miller, R-Edmond, allows the State Board of Education, in consultation with the Commission for Education Quality and Accountability to grant subject area examination exceptions for initial certification in a field that does not require an advanced degree if the candidate already has an advanced degree in the subject essentially comparable to the content assessed in the examination. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: / /   Emergency: Yes
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Common Education (H)

Paraphrase: HB1800, by Rep. Nicole Miller, R-Edmond, requires every institution in the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education to waive all tuition and fees for any undergraduate course of study pursued by a member of the Oklahoma National Guard enrolled in the institution and directs the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education to promulgate rules to that effect.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Referred to Subcommittee  Status Date: 02/02/2021

Paraphrase: HB1801, by Rep. Nicole Miller, R-Edmond, requires all institutions within The Oklahoma State System of Higher Education to grant priority enrollment and course registration to students who are active duty members of the uniformed military services of the United States and to students who are eligible to receive educational financial assistance from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021

Paraphrase: HB1802, by Rep. Nicole Miller, R-Edmond, requires the inclusion of school district revenue sources on the State Department of Education website.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB1807, by Rep. Forrest Bennett, D-Oklahoma City, modifies various provisions of the Oklahoma Cosmetology and Barbering Act.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021

Paraphrase: HB1811, by Rep. Meloyde Blancett, D-Tulsa, requires the sentencing court, prior to sentencing a person convicted of an offense, to determine if the convicted person is pregnant or the primary family caregiver. The bill requires that if the court determines that the convicted person is pregnant or the primary family caregiver and the offense does not pose a substantial risk of physical harm to the community, the court must then impose an individually assessed sentence, without imprisonment. It provides qualifications and exemptions. It defines terms used therein.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021

Paraphrase: HB1813, by Rep. Meloyde Blancett, D-Tulsa, requires a student teacher, while serving a full-day internship, to be eligible to receive compensation beginning on the first day of the internship and for up to one full school year. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: 07/01/2021   Emergency: Yes
Status: Referred to Subcommittee  Status Date: 02/02/2021

Paraphrase: HB1815, by Rep. Mark McBride, R-Moore, requires the Oklahoma Corporation Commission to, no later than December 1, 2021, issue a report and recommendations to the Legislature regarding the ability and appropriateness of natural gas utilities to procure, transport and deliver renewable natural gas to customers. It requires the report to address a recommendation for the state's renewable fuel standard or goal to more proactively promote biogas, renewable natural gas and hydrogen as solutions for reducing methane emissions and other environmental problems. It requires the report to discuss the methods for recovery of associated costs from ratepayers, such as transport infrastructure and commodity costs. It requires the report to address the production of educational materials to provide Oklahoma residents with information regarding renewable natural gas and its positive environmental impacts and benefits. It requires the report to discuss future reporting requirements for all producers so the Commission can report progress annually to the Legislature. The bill requires the report to be due to the Legislature no later than December 1, 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021

Paraphrase: HB1818, by Rep. Mark McBride, R-Moore, authorizes the Construction Industries Board to administer the Uniform Building Code Commission Act. It repeals language related to the Chief Executive Officer and legal advisor to the Oklahoma Uniform Building Code Commission.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021

Paraphrase: HB1819, by Rep. Mark McBride, R-Moore, modifies bid notices and the process of opening bids under the Public Competitive Bidding Act of 1974.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021

Paraphrase: HB1821, by Rep. Mark McBride, R-Moore and Rep. Toni Hasenbeck, R-Elgin, modifies the process by which state tuition and grants are awarded under the Oklahoma Higher Education Tuition Aid Act.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021

Paraphrase: HB1828, by Rep. Mark McBride, R-Moore, creates the Oklahoma Schools Act of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB1829, by Rep. Mark McBride, R-Moore, creates the School Modernization Act of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB1836, by Rep. John Waldron, D-Tulsa, requires the State Department of Education to develop a system to code teacher certification and renewal applications in order to report data on the pathways for teacher certification, including emergency certification. The bill creates the Data Governance Council. The bill establishes duties of the council. It establishes the council's membership. It requires the first meeting of the council be called by the Superintendent of Public Instruction no later than Feb. 1, 2022. It requires the members elect a chair and vice chair from among its members. It provides a majority of members will constitute a quorum to transact business and provides vacancies do not impair the right of the remaining members to exercise all the powers of the council. It requires vacancies be filled by the original appointing authority. It requires the State Department of Education, Office of Educational Quality and Accountability and the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education provide staff, support and information as requested by the Council. It provides council members will receive no compensation for their service. It requires the council act in according with the Oklahoma Open Meeting Act and the Oklahoma Open Records Act. It exempts council member from the dual-office holding provisions of state statute.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Referred to Subcommittee  Status Date: 02/02/2021

Paraphrase: HB1837, by Rep. John Waldron, D-Tulsa, expands the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education's teacher shortage employment incentive program to students enrolled in any major course, not only math and science majors. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: 07/01/2021   Emergency: Yes
Status: Referred to Subcommittee  Status Date: 02/02/2021

Paraphrase: HB1838, by Rep. John Waldron, D-Tulsa, removes the requirement that only students who have completed the minimum teacher internship requirement as established by the institution will be eligible to participate in the paid teacher internship program. It provides each eligible student participating in the teacher internship program shall be awarded a one-time stipend of $4,000.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Referred to Subcommittee  Status Date: 02/02/2021

Paraphrase: HB1839, by Rep. John Waldron, D-Tulsa, removes the one additional statewide measure of school quality or student success, including, but not limited to school safety, student engagement, educator engagement, and/or advanced coursework and postsecondary readiness, from the school grade program. It creates a school climate measure. It removes chronic absenteeism from the evaluation.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Common Education (H)

Paraphrase: HB1840, by Rep. John Waldron, D-Tulsa, requires, subject to the availability of funding, any teacher who graduated from an in-state institution of higher education program whose accreditation is recognized by the Office of Educational Quality and Accountability and who is assigned to teach at a Title I school after the effective date of the bill be reimbursed for any testing fee or payment for a competency examination required by certain statutes upon passage of the examination. It requires the Office of Educational Quality and Accountability to promulgate necessary rules. It defines the term "Title I school."
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Referred to Subcommittee  Status Date: 02/02/2021

Paraphrase: HB1841, by Rep. John Waldron, D-Tulsa, requires the State Department of Education, subject to the availability of funds, to the implement a modernized educational data infrastructure which includes establishing an integrated education data system from preschool through higher education and career advancement coursework, adopting a mutual vocabulary for educational data which will allow for the data to be easily understood, compared and shared, and providing timely, role-based access to data, allowing the state to reach data-driven effectiveness. It permits the department to use any available funding sources, including but not limited to public funds appropriated or allocated by local, state or federal agencies, entities or programs and private funds provided by foundations, trusts, nonprofit organizations, for-profit organizations or private donors.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Referred to Subcommittee  Status Date: 02/02/2021

Paraphrase: HB1846, by Rep. Andy Fugate, D-OKlahoma CIty, modifies the income qualification for the Oklahoma Equal Opportunity Education Scholarship Act. It removes sets a $60,000 income level and removes the 300 percent of the income standard used to qualify for a free or reduced school lunch level. It requires the student submit documentation annually to confirm the student remains.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Referred to Subcommittee  Status Date: 02/02/2021

Paraphrase: HB1849, by Rep. Andy Fugate, D-OKlahoma CIty, modifies the sales tax exemption for sales of tangible personal property made by or to nonprofit parent-teacher associations or organizations by removing the requirement that they be exempt from taxation under the Internal Revenue Code and requiring that they be sanctioned by a state school district. It also exempts from sales tax sales of tangible personal property made by or to school support organizations. It defines the term "school support organization" to mean a nonprofit organization sanctioned by any school district of the state to collect funds in support of a school or an organization, club or activity of a school in the sanctioning school district.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Referred to Subcommittee  Status Date: 02/02/2021

Paraphrase: HB1851, by Rep. Andy Fugate, D-OKlahoma CIty, creates the Family Choice Act. The bill defines applicable terms. It permits an eligible student to receive a Family Choice Act transfer to the nearest qualified school located in another school district if the student attends a school which is identified as a school in need of improvement. It requires the qualified school enroll the eligible student and receive an amount which is equal to 1.5 times the State Aid allocation and any other state-appropriated revenue generated by the eligible student for the applicable school year. It permits the school in need of improvement to continue to count the eligible student who receives a Family Choice Act transfer in the average daily membership of the school. It permits eligible students who need financial assistance with transportation costs associated with a Family Choice Act transfer to apply for an educational scholarship of up to $5,000 or 80 percent of the statewide annual average per-pupil expenditure as determined by the National Center for Education Statistics, US Department of Education, whichever is greater, through the Oklahoma Equal Opportunity Education Scholarship Act. It modifies the definition of the term "eligible student" under the Oklahoma Equal Opportunity Education Scholarship Act.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB1852, by Rep. Andy Fugate, D-OKlahoma CIty, authorizes the Oklahoma Capitol Improvement Authority to issue $270.0 million of debt for the financing of acquisition of real property, together with improvements located thereon, and personal property, to construct buildings and other improvements to real property and to acquire property for office space and to provide funding for the construction of facilities located on the campus of the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University suitable for research, development and manufacturing of generic drugs, including but not limited to insulin. It requires the proceeds be split evenly between the universities. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: 07/01/2021   Emergency: Yes
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB1855, by Rep. Andy Fugate, D-OKlahoma CIty, shifts the responsibilities and duties of the Statewide Virtual Charter School Board to the State Department of Education. It repeals language related to meetings of the Statewide Virtual Charter School Board.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB1861, by Rep. Andy Fugate, D-OKlahoma CIty, caps the fee for administrative services rendered by the charter school sponsor at no more than 3.0 percent and not be less than 0.0 percent of the State Aid allocation of the charter school. It requires the fee for administrative services rendered by the charter school sponsor shall be adjusted after a charter school has been operating for at least three school years. It sets criteria based on school grades for the fee adjustments. The bill provides the fee adjustment will be applicable to the fiscal year following the year for which the school grades were reported.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB1862, by Rep. Andy Fugate, D-OKlahoma CIty, creates the Early Learning Act of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB1872, by Rep. Gerrid Kendrix, R-Altus, creates the Oklahoma Higher Education Act of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB1875, by Rep. Tammy West, R-Bethany, permits each educational institution to choose to designate specific information which will be classified as directory information for students attending the educational institution. It defines the term "directory" by reference to the federal Family Education Rights and Privacy Act. It prohibits all educational agencies or institutions which are not the primary custodians of student directory information of students attending the educational institution, but which are allowed to access the information for educational purposes from releasing or selling any or all student directory information unless disclosure is authorized by the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act and provisions of state statute.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H General Government (H)

Paraphrase: HB1876, by Rep. Tammy West, R-Bethany, requires that the home addresses, home telephone numbers, Social Security numbers, private email addresses, and private mobile phone numbers of current and former public employees not be open to public inspection or disclosure.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H General Government (H)

Paraphrase: HB1881, by Rep. Tammy West, R-Bethany, creates the Biomanufacturing Workforce Development, Apprenticeship and Retraining Act.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB1882, by Rep. Tammy West, R-Bethany, creates the Oklahoma Education Support Act of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB1886, by Rep. Jeff Boatman, R-Tulsa, requires all certified teachers and administrators and all classroom support staff including, but not limited to, paraprofessionals, teacher assistants and teacher aides in direct contact with students to complete at least eight hours of mental health training in the first year of employment and at least five hours of mental health training once every three years thereafter, beginning with the 2022-2023 school year. It requires the mental health training hours completed to be transferred with the employee if they move to another school district in Oklahoma. It allows school districts to enter into agreements with nonprofit entities and other community partners to assist with or provide mental health training to teachers, administrators and staff if the nonprofits and community partners are approved by the State Department of Education and the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. It allows school districts to develop their own mental health training if approved by the State Department of Education and the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Common Education (H)

Paraphrase: HB1888, by Rep. Danny Williams, R-Seminole, prohibits any public body from conducting any form of gender or sexual diversity training or counseling. It defines the term "public body."
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H General Government (H)

Paraphrase: HB1889, by Rep. Danny Williams, R-Seminole, removes furnishing, supplying, constructing, reproducing, or repairing, or offering to furnish, supply, construct, reproduce, or repair, prosthetic dentures, sometimes known as plates, bridges, or other substitutes for natural teeth for the user or prospective user thereof; and adjusting or attempting to adjust any prosthetic denture, bridge, appliance, or any other structure to be worn in the human mouth from the list of acts which constitute the practice of dentistry under the State Dental Act.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Public Health (H)

Paraphrase: HB1899, by Rep. Sean Roberts, R-Hominy, modifies provisions of the Oklahoma Quality Jobs Program Act related to the payment of incentives to business establishments specified therein. It provides for the termination of payments and designates a date of termination. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: / /   Emergency: Yes
Status: Referred to Subcommittee  Status Date: 02/02/2021

Paraphrase: HB1907, by Rep. Jacob Rosecrants, D-Norman, modifies definitions under the Teachers' Retirement System of Oklahoma and provisions related to normal retirement. It modifies provisions related to post-retirement earnings limitations. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: 07/01/2021   Emergency: Yes
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021

Paraphrase: HB1919, by Rep. Meloyde Blancett, D-Tulsa, requires all students attending public schools in the state to receive counseling and guidance services from certified school counselors. It requires each school district to provide one certified school counselor for not more than two hundred fifty students, with no school district having less than one certified school counselor who is employed at least half-time.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Common Education (H)

Paraphrase: HB1923, by Rep. Ryan Martinez, R-Edmond, creates the Rural Broadband Access Policy Act of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB1944, by Rep. Cyndi Munson, D-Oklahoma City, allows the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training to offer training that instructs a peace officer how to alert a school district or charter school when a student enrolled at the school district or charter school has been identified at the scene of a traumatic event or an event that involved a response from an emergency 9-1-1 service. It allows the peace officer to only release the name and birth date of the student directly to the school district or charter school and state that the student was present at the scene of a traumatic event or an event that involved a response from an emergency 9-1-1 service.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Public Safety (H)

Paraphrase: HB1947, by Rep. Jose Cruz, D-Oklahoma City, creates the Safety Training for Employees Performing Construction Work with Governmental Entities. It requires that a governmental entity that enters into a construction contract to require that the contractor ensure that all employees working on the general construction site that is the subject of the construction contract have completed construction safety training. It requires the contractor to receive and provide to the governmental entity a certificate of training completion for the employee before an employee works on the general construction site.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H General Government (H)

Paraphrase: HB1962, by Rep. Jadine Nollan, R-Sand Springs, changes the definition of qualified higher education expenses to only follow the Internal Revenue Code.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021

Paraphrase: HB1963, by Rep. Jadine Nollan, R-Sand Springs, creates a process for the Governor to appoint a member or members of a local school board if there is a loss of the majority of members of a board of education of a school district or technology center school district as long as the appointment shall be consistent with the remaining requirements for a board member.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021

Paraphrase: HB1965, by Rep. Jadine Nollan, R-Sand Springs, allows a board of county commissioners to determine the years of service required for full-time county employees to qualify for a continuing education program and allows such programs to include courses offered by a college or university that is a member of the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education as well as any other in-state or out-of-state programs or courses which are relevant to the employee's responsibilities as approved by the county commissioners.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021

Paraphrase: HB1967, by Rep. Jadine Nollan, R-Sand Springs, requires a school bus driver to report violations related to driving around stopped school busses on or before the next day school is in session following the alleged offense.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Public Safety (H)

Paraphrase: HB1968, by Rep. Jadine Nollan, R-Sand Springs, removes additional requirements for school boards to include specific information in their gifted child educational programs. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: / /   Emergency: Yes
Status: Referred to Subcommittee  Status Date: 02/02/2021

Paraphrase: HB1969, by Rep. Jadine Nollan, R-Sand Springs, creates the Oklahoma Concurrent Enrollment Act of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB1970, by Rep. Jadine Nollan, R-Sand Springs, allows the governing body of any municipality to create a public safety protection district by adoption of a resolution calling for the question to be placed before the registered voters of the municipality. The requires a public safety protection district have a management of public safety protection district as well as management of any employee hired from district funds vested within the existing administration of the municipal government that created the district and budgetary oversight vested within the existing legislative body of the municipal government that made the district. The bill requires the costs of an election to establish the public safety protection district must be paid by the municipality as determined by the county election board conducting the special election and sets the requirements for the election and requires a 60 percent majority of all votes cast in favor of creating the district. The requires any ordinance or resolution establishing a district be filed in the office of the county clerk in the county. The bill requires an annual assessment no greater than 5 mills on the dollar of assessed value of the types of property to be used for the operation and maintenance of the district including expenses related to purchasing and maintaining public safety equipment, safety vehicles and the payment of salaries and benefits of the municipal employees who provide emergency medical services law enforcement and fire protection public safety services in the district, payment for emergency medical services or any costs related to fire and police operations. The bill excludes real property zones agricultural or industrial land use, livestock employed in support of the family, personal property owned by agricultural business entities and public service corporations from the annual assessment. The bill sets every assessment levied to be a lien against the tract of land on which it has been levied until paid with the lien being coequal with the lien of ad valorem and other taxes including special assessment and prior and superior to all other liens, with the assessment also drawing interest at 18 percent. The bill requires the county assessor compute and enter in respective columns of the tax rolls the respective sums to be paid on each piece of property with assessments collected by the county treasurer at the same time and manner as all other taxes. The bill allows a public safety protection district to be dissolved by a majority vote of the registered voters at an election called for by the municipality's governing body.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB1971, by Rep. Jadine Nollan, R-Sand Springs, creates the Higher Education Advancement Act.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB1972, by Rep. Jadine Nollan, R-Sand Springs, creates the Higher Education Reform Act.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB1973, by Rep. Jadine Nollan, R-Sand Springs, creates the Education Reform Act.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB1974, by Rep. Jadine Nollan, R-Sand Springs, creates the Education Reform Act of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB1981, by Rep. Mark Lepak, R-Claremore, allows a person living in Oklahoma to apply for licensing or certification if there is no conflict with any interstate compact or state-to-state reciprocity or equivalency agreement as determined by the Oklahoma regulatory entity. The bill requires the person show proof of residency or is married to and accompanying an active duty member of the military stationed in Oklahoma, they are currently licensed or certified by another state with a similar scope of work through a substantially similar examination, minimum education requirement and, if applicable, professional work experience, education training and clinical supervision requirements. The bill also requires the other state verifies the person has met these requirements and has maintained good standing for at least one year and sets a process to address any disciplinary action against the person. The bill also requires the person demonstrate verifiable proof as determined by the Oklahoma regulating entity of their work experience, education training and clinical supervision as applicable. The bill requires the regulating entity to apply all this information toward satisfying any requirements for issuance of the requested license or certification in Oklahoma. The bill requires the person pay all applicable fees not exceeding the cost of current in-state licensure fee. The bill requires someone issued a license or certification under this act to be subject to the same rules and laws regulating a person's practice and license or certification as others subject to the same regulating entity's jurisdiction. The bill sets requirements for proving residency. The bill requires all state occupational and professional licenses be reviewed at least once every four years to see if there is a compelling public interest that needs to be protected and if the least restrictive means that would sufficiently protect the public are being used and if the state is actively supervising the regulating entity's actions. The bill also requires regulating entities report information about those seeking licensure or accreditation through this act to the Oklahoma Department of Labor that the department will then compile into an annual report to be reviewed by the Oklahoma Occupational Licensing Advisory Commission.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021

Paraphrase: HB1982, by Rep. Mark Lepak, R-Claremore, sets the cap for the Oklahoma Equal Opportunity Education Scholarship Act in tax year 2022 and each tax year after at the tax credit amount in the prior tax year, unless in the previous tax year is equal to or greater than 90 percent of the tax credit cap amount applicable to that tax year, when the tax credit amount will increase by 25 percent. The bill does not apply in years where the total state budget of the fiscal year that begins in the relevant tax year fails to meet or exceed the size of the total state budget of the previous fiscal year and in those years the cap will remain the same.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Referred to Subcommittee  Status Date: 02/02/2021

Paraphrase: HB1985, by Rep. Mark Lepak, R-Claremore, requires a school district board of election secret ballot election for all employees in any bargaining unit represented by the existing employee organization to decide whether the organization retains support of a majority of all employees in the bargaining unit, with the district board of education determining whether elections will be conducted in person, by mail by phone, by internet-based systems or another means with a voting period of up to five days. The bill allows a district board of education to make a fee schedule for employee organization subject to elections. The bill states if the majority of all employees in the bargaining unit do not vote to keep the organization, then the district board will no longer recognize the organization and the previous contract will stay in effect for the contract term. The bill allows the board to recognize a new employee organization if it is not substantially similar to or affiliated with an employee organization that has lost recognition. The bill requires these elections be held no earlier than Aug. 1, 2021 and no later than Dec. 1, 2021 and then every 3 years thereafter within the same timeframe. The bill prohibits a school district from making payroll deductions for any public employee association or organization or professional organization that collectively bargains on behalf of its membership. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: 07/01/2021   Emergency: Yes
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Common Education (H)

Paraphrase: HB1990, by Rep. Trey Caldwell, R-Lawton, directs counties be reimbursed for loss revenue due to the exemptions authorized by the Oklahoma Constitution. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: 07/01/2021   Emergency: Yes
Status: Referred to Subcommittee  Status Date: 02/02/2021

Paraphrase: HB1994, by Rep. Trey Caldwell, R-Lawton, prohibits any Oklahoma State System of Higher Education institute from upholding any rule, requirement, standard or other limitation that prevents a student athlete from earning compensation as a result of the use of their name, image or likeness. The bill states such earnings cannot affect the student's scholarship eligibility. The bill prohibits any athletic association, conference or other group or organization with authority over intercollegiate athletics, including the National Collegiate Athletic Association, from preventing a students from earning this form of compensation or preventing an institute from participating in intercollegiate athletics as a result of that compensation to their student athletes. The bill does not allow an institute to provide direct compensation to a student athlete in relation to their name, image or likeness or prevent a student from obtaining professional representation in relation to contracts or legal matters. The bill also establishes requirements for those professionally representing a student athlete. The bill requires any contract providing compensation be disclosed to the institute in which the athlete is enrolled.
Effective Date: 01/01/2022   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021

Paraphrase: HB1995, by Rep. Trey Caldwell, R-Lawton, creates the Tim Tebow Rule Act of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2002, by Rep. Trey Caldwell, R-Lawton, creates the Student Athlete Protection Act of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2005, by Rep. Tammy Townley, R-Ardmore, extends the definition of self-defense in relation to pointing a firearm to include any person acting in in defense of real property or private property, whether owned, leased or occupied by permission of the property owner and whether or not the person possesses a valid handgun license. The bill also removes language related to handgun licenses. The bill makes it unlawful for any person to willfully and without lawful cause point a firearm, knife or other deadly weapon at another person in order to threaten them, out of malice, in order to injure the person or out of whimsy, humor, a prank, anger or otherwise. The bill allows defensive display of a weapon in a situation where use of the weapon would constitute self-defense but does not require a defensive display of a weapon in such a situation before the weapon is used. The bill defines an occupied premise. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: / /   Emergency: Yes
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021

Paraphrase: HB2007, by Rep. Tammy Townley, R-Ardmore, allows a registered apprentice working under the supervision of a mechanical contractor to sit for any journeyman license examination except for the unlimited journeyman license examination without satisfying the training or experience requirements in the Mechanical Licensing Act if the mechanical contractor certifies to the Construction Industries Board that the registered apprentice has the skills necessary to sit for the journeyman license examination.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: H General Order  Status Date: 02/03/2021

Paraphrase: HB2010, by Rep. Tammy Townley, R-Ardmore, defines a mobile food establishment as a facility, including a trailer, that prepares food and beverages, is vehicle mounted, is Department of Transportation road approved, readily moveable and remains at one physical address for no more than 12 hours at one time unless operating on private property in which case they many remain there for no more than 14 days. The bill defines a mobile push cart as a non-self-propelled food unit that can be manually moved by an average person without being vehicle mounted. The bill defines a mobile retail food establishment as a licensed unit selling packaged foods from a stationary display at a location some distance from the unit but still at the same physical address for no more than 12 hours. The bill defines mobile food vendor as any person who dispenses food or beverages from a mobile food establishment, mobile push cart or mobile retail food establishment and mobile food vending as dispensing food of drink from a food vending vehicle. The bill requires mobile food vendors to follow state and local laws and regulations, allowing them to operate on public property as long as they are 20 feet from an intersection though they are subject to the same parking rules as other vehicles if operating from a legal parking space. The bill allows them to operate on private property if the property is zoned to allow food establishments and the vendor has permission of the property owner, designee or lessor or the property is located in a residential zoning district and the mobile food vendor has been invited by a resident or group of residents in that district to operate on their property to serve food to the resident, group or their guests. The bill prohibits a vendor interfering with the pedestrians or vehicles. The requires the vendor keep their vehicle in good operating order, remove and dispose of all refuse within a 25 fot radius of their operating area, display their license in a conspicuous license for public view and if serving food at a temporary mass gathering notify the State Department of Health and local authority in the jurisdiction where the gathering is located, the dates the vendor will be there. The bill directs the State Department of Health create rules to implement the act without requiring vendors operate a specific distance from existing commercial establishments or enter an agreement with said establishments, require a vendor only serve prepackaged food, associate with a commissary if the vendor carries all equipment necessary to comply with health and safety standards, limit the number of licensed vendors, require vendors obtain additional permits from local authorities, require fingerprinting or GPS tracking, require a vendor stay in constant motion unless serving customers, require a vendor change locations unless in violation of the act, require insurance or a bond from a local authority as an additional insurance with certain exceptions, require health inspections beyond what is regularly required unless investigating a foodborne illness or addressing a complaint of a health or safety hazard, charge a vendor fees for a health inspection. The bill allows local authorities to restrict the operation of a noisemaking device that exceeds 75 decibels measured at 23 feet away from the vehicle during certain hours of the day, require a special permit or payment of fees to operate in a public park or restrict vendors from operating in a public park, prohibit a vendor from blocking an ingress or egress from private property, develop a vendor metered parking pass for a fee that permits the vendor to operate from a metered parking space for longer than the vendor would otherwise be permitted, investigate food borne illnesses, report suspected violations to the State Department of Health, issue citations or penalties for violations. The bill prohibits local authorities from prohibiting a mobile food vendor from lawfully operating in its jurisdiction if the vendor holds a food establishment license and is compliant with all other state and local laws, require a vendor to obtain any license or permit to operate unless the vendor seeks to operate at an event sponsored by the authority or in a local park, restrict the duration of time a mobile food vendor can operate on private property in a district where the vendor is permitted unless they are violating the act, require the vendor maintain a specific distance from commercial food or retail establishments or in any other regulation also not permitted to the State Department of Health. The bill creates a hearing process for a vendor notified of a possible suspension or probation of their license. The bill allows the department to issue civil penalties toa person operating without a license, a suspended license or a revoked license.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Public Health (H)

Paraphrase: HB2013, by Rep. Tammy Townley, R-Ardmore, creates the Oklahoma Cosmetic Procedures Licensing Act, requires a person receive a license from the State Department of Health before performing or attempting to perform laser hair removal, permanent cosmetic coloring and cosmetic tattooing. The bill does not require a health professional licensed under the law to hold a certificate to perform laser hair removal if the performance of laser hair removal is within the scop of that professional's practice as determined by their licensing board. The bill directs the State Department of Health the promulgate rules regulating and licensing each of these acts and those perform them which must include the applicant for certification meet specific education and training requirements and pass an examination and be at least 18 years old. The bill allows laser hair removal facility to continue offering the procedure after the facility's certified laser hair removal professional resigns if a senior laser hair removal technician is present to perform or supervise each procedure and becomes certified no more than 45 days after the certified professional leaves the facility or a new professional is hired. The bill requires a specific license for a facility offering any of these procedures with renewal of the license required every 2 years. The bill requires specific information be given to each customer before their procedure and that a warning sign of health risks be posted in a place readily visible when a person walks into the facility with a toll-free telephone number and email address for the Department informing customers they can contact the agency. The bill requires facilities offering these procedures follow agency regulations and do not distribute, claim or advertise false or misleading information regarding the services the facility offers. The bill allows the department to impose an fine of not more than $5,000 per violation and suspend, revoke or deny the license of the facility or both for a violation.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2014, by Rep. Tammy Townley, R-Ardmore, creates the 2021 Education Act.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2015, by Rep. Tammy Townley, R-Ardmore, creates the Education Improvement Act.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2030, by Rep. Terry O'Donnell, R-Catoosa, requires the study of the United States Constitution beginning the 2022-2023 school year. It requires the United States History assessment to include the United States naturalization test and prohibits eligibility for graduation unless the students pass the test.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Common Education (H)

Paraphrase: HB2033, by Rep. Terry O'Donnell, R-Catoosa, extends the Oklahoma Quality Events Incentive Act through June 30, 2026, and modifies provisions related to documentation to be submitted to the Tax Commission to include Economic Impact Studies. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: / /   Emergency: Yes
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021

Paraphrase: HB2035, by Rep. Terry O'Donnell, R-Catoosa, creates the Oklahoma Local Government Funds Investment Policy Act of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2038, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, allows a public body to hold meetings by teleconference through January 31, 2022. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: / /   Emergency: Yes
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2046, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, creates the Oklahoma Schools Code.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2047, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, creates the Oklahoma School Code of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2048, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, creates the Oklahoma School Improvement Act.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2049, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, increases the dollar amount from $50,000 to $100,000 of contracts that require notices calling for bids when it is determined to let the work of a master conservancy district.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2073, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, creates the Oklahoma Higher Education Act of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2074, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, creates the Open Transfer Act of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2078, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, creates the Oklahoma School Funding Reform Act of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2082, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, creates the Ad Valorem Tax System Administration Act of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2084, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka and Rep. Terry O'Donnell, R-Catoosa, requires the subject matter standards for history to include the United States Constitution, Declaration of Independence, Emancipation Proclamation, Federalist Papers and other documents with significant history and heritage of the United States.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2092, by Rep. Lonnie Sims, R-Jenks, creates the Oklahoma Natural Disaster Mitigation and Recovery Act. It allows a county to initiate the creation of a Natural Disaster Mitigation and Recovery District by the adoption of a resolution calling for the question to be placed before voters. It requires an Authority to be created for the administration of projects. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: 07/01/2021   Emergency: Yes
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021

Paraphrase: HB2100, by Rep. Mark Lepak, R-Claremore, creates the Public Construction Contracts and Municipal Bidding Act of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2116, by Rep. Mark Lepak, R-Claremore, creates the Public Official Term of Office Act of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2121, by Rep. Marcus McEntire, R-Duncan, includes general surgery in the definition of a primary care physicians. The bill adds a nurse practitioner to the Physician Manpower Training Commission.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Public Health (H)

Paraphrase: HB2129, by Rep. Mark Lepak, R-Claremore, creates the Public Sector Contract Review Act of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2165, by Rep. Marcus McEntire, R-Duncan, creates the Education Improvement Act of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2166, by Rep. Marcus McEntire, R-Duncan, creates the Education Reform Act of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2172, by Rep. Kyle Hilbert, R-Depew, includes facilities that the investment cost of construction, acquisition or expansion of the manufacturing $500,000 or more with respect to assets places in service during the 2022 calendar year and for all subsequent years the amount must increase annually by percentage equal to the previous year's increase in the Consumer Price Index-All Urban Consumers and such adjusted amount will be the required investment cost on order to qualify for the exemption as a manufacturing facility.
Effective Date: 01/01/2022   Emergency: No
Status: H Committee - Committee Sub, Do Pass  Status Date: 02/03/2021

Paraphrase: HB2176, by Rep. Kyle Hilbert, R-Depew, allows any additional disability weights corresponding to disabilities in a reevaluation of the student as requested by the legal guardian and conducted by a public school in respect to the Lindsey Nicole Henry Scholarship.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021

Paraphrase: HB2178, by Rep. Kyle Hilbert, R-Depew and Sen. John Michael Montgomery, R-Lawton, provides a tax deduction beginning after Dec. 30, 2020, for contributions to accounts established pursuant to the Achieving a Better Life Experience Program not exceeding $10,000 for an individual taxpayer and $20,000 for taxpayers filing a joint return, the deduction carried over for up to 5 years.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: H Committee - Do Pass as Amended  Status Date: 02/03/2021

Paraphrase: HB2180, by Rep. Ronny Johns, R-Ada, creates the Payroll Deductions Action of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2183, by Rep. Ronny Johns, R-Ada, requires the Department of Public Safety to approve at least one public transit agency that has or maintains a program instructing students for a Class A, B or C license to hire or employ third-party examiners and makes it permissible for any public transit agency operating in the state to utilize the third-party examiners hired or employed by a public transit agency approved by the department.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Public Safety (H)

Paraphrase: HB2184, by Rep. Ronny Johns, R-Ada, restructures the Highway Construction Materials Technician Certification Advisory to appointments by different agency directors and industry association leadership, with none of the appointments coming from the governor.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Transportation (H)

Paraphrase: HB2187, by Rep. Ronny Johns, R-Ada, creates the Oklahoma Education Code of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2188, by Rep. Ronny Johns, R-Ada, creates the Education Modernization Act of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2189, by Rep. Ronny Johns, R-Ada, changes the minimum to become a member of the Teachers' Retirement System to 5 years of employment by a public school, state college or university of Oklahoma. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: 01/01/2022   Emergency: Yes
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2203, by Rep. Max Wolfley, R-Oklahoma City, creates the Education Advancement Act.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2208, by Rep. Max Wolfley, R-Oklahoma City, creates the Teachers' Retirement System Benefit Design Analysis Act of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2223, by Rep. Randy Randleman, R-Eufaula, requires the State Department of Education to maintain a dyslexia handbook.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Common Education (H)

Paraphrase: HB2241, by Rep. Kyle Hilbert, R-Depew, creates the Education Funding Reform Act of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2243, by Rep. Kyle Hilbert, R-Depew, creates the 2021 Oklahoma Education Act.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2245, by Rep. Kyle Hilbert, R-Depew, creates the Opportunity Scholarship Act of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2256, by Rep. Kyle Hilbert, R-Depew, creates the Ad Valorem Reimbursement Fund Process Review Act of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2281, by Rep. Josh West, R-Grove, creates the Lindsey Nicole Henry Reform Act of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2293, by Rep. Dustin Roberts, R-Durant, modifies provisions therein related to the computation of specified employer contributions to the Teachers' Retirement System of Oklahoma and specifies the treatment of contributions with respect to non-federal sources of funds. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: 03/01/2021   Emergency: Yes
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021

Paraphrase: HB2297, by Rep. Dustin Roberts, R-Durant, defines "fixed wireless broadband Internet service provider" as it relates to the Ad Valorem Tax Code.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Referred to Subcommittee  Status Date: 02/02/2021

Paraphrase: HB2301, by Rep. Dustin Roberts, R-Durant, prohibits smoking of tobacco or marijuana in any public park, whether indoors or outdoors, whether owned or operated by the state or any political subdivision.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2302, by Rep. Dustin Roberts, R-Durant, creates the Oklahoma Prosperity Act. It requires each covered employer to be required to offer each employee an opportunity to contribute to an IRA established under the program for the benefit of the employee through withholding from wages. It prohibits employers from contributing to the program. The bill expands the duties of the State Treasurer and establishes provision for contributions to accounts through the program.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2309, by Rep. Dustin Roberts, R-Durant, creates the Education Reform Act of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2328, by Rep. Mark Lawson, R-Sapulpa, modifies exceptions to the competitive bidding requirements.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2329, by Rep. Mark Lawson, R-Sapulpa, allows the State Board of Education to grant an exception to the requirements for all certification examinations for teacher candidates who are deaf. It allows the Board to promulgate rules and other requirements as necessary to grant the exceptions. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: 07/01/2021   Emergency: Yes
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2334, by Rep. Jay Steagall, R-Yukon, authorizes the possession of firearms on streets, plazas, sidewalks and alleys. The bill authorizes open carry on property of nonprofit entities and public trusts.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Public Safety (H)

Paraphrase: HB2335, by Rep. Jay Steagall, R-Yukon, prohibits a governmental entity from mandating any vaccination. The bill prohibits a governmental entity from discriminating against or pursuing civil or criminal penalties against any person who declines to be vaccinated or declines to vaccinate his or her children.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Public Health (H)

Paraphrase: HB2361, by Sen. George Burns, R-Hawarth, allows any officer not subject to impeachment be removed from office for habitual absence from minimum required training events and dereliction of duty. The bill requires the district attorney to investigate whether an officer has been guilty of such offenses upon notice in writing and verified by the 51 percent of registered voters in the political subdivision.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021

Paraphrase: HB2378, by Rep. Dean Davis, R-Broken Arrow, modifies the postretirement earning limit and postretirement provisions of the minimum salary schedule in the Oklahoma Pension Legislation Actuarial Analysis Act. It requires the maximum compensation amount for the first year a retired member is employed full-time by a public school district to be $36,601 and $50,000 for the second and subsequent years. The bill prohibits a school district that employs a retired member of the Teachers' Retirement System of Oklahoma from being subject to any provisions of law related to pretermination procedures.
Effective Date: 10/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021

Paraphrase: HB2379, by Rep. Dean Davis, R-Broken Arrow, prohibits any earnings limitation on a retired member of the Teachers' Retirement System of Oklahoma who performs substitute teaching services for a common school district.
Effective Date: 10/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021

Paraphrase: HB2381, by Rep. Danny Sterling, R-Tecumseh, requires school districts to conduct an annual fitness assessment each school year for students in grades three through 12. The bill requires the assessment to be based on factors related to student health including aerobic capacity, body composition, muscular strength, endurance and flexibility. It requires the State Department of Education and the Oklahoma State Department of Health to analyze the performance results and a correlation between student obesity, attendance levels, academic achievement levels, disciplinary problems, and school meal programs.
Effective Date: / /   Emergency: No
Status: Referred to Subcommittee  Status Date: 02/02/2021

Paraphrase: HB2384, by Rep. Danny Sterling, R-Tecumseh and Rep. Kyle Hilbert, R-Depew, allows a 5 percent reduction in the premium for Workers' Compensation policies if the insured has been certified by the State Board of Career and Technology Education as a work-based learning employer. It requires the employer to enter into a training agreement with work-based learning students and develop a training plan for the work-based learning student that focuses on development of technical and employability skills.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Judiciary - Civil (H)

Paraphrase: HB2386, by Rep. Danny Sterling, R-Tecumseh, creates the Oklahoma Schools Act of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2387, by Rep. Danny Sterling, R-Tecumseh, creates the 2021 Oklahoma Schools Code.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2388, by Rep. John Talley, R-Stillwater, allows each school district to provide age-appropriate instruction about social-emotional learning a minimum of once during grades kindergarten, second and fourth. It allows the State Department of Education to create or offer accurate instructional materials for social-emotional learning education on the Department's website. The bill allows a school district to create its own education instructional materials.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2396, by Rep. Todd Russ, R-Cordell, allows the board of education of each school district to adopt a policy regarding sex trafficking and exploitation prevention and education programs for students in grades six through 12. It allows the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education a series of in-depth prevention and education programs to all freshman students enrolled. It establishes requirements for such programs.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Common Education (H)

Paraphrase: HB2399, by Rep. Todd Russ, R-Cordell, modifies eligibility for the Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021

Paraphrase: HB2400, by Rep. Todd Russ, R-Cordell, modifies membership of the child care advisory committee and allows the committee to provide advice, recommendations and guidance for concerns reported by licensed child care facilities or referred by the Department of Human Services to assist facilities in meeting minimum requirements. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: / /   Emergency: Yes
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021

Paraphrase: HB2401, by Rep. Todd Russ, R-Cordell, modifies the language related to firearm possession by convicted felons and delinquents. It makes it unlawful for a person convicted of any a violent felony offense, or a felony offense which required the person to serve not less than 85 percent of the sentence imposed by any state court or of another state or of the United States, rather any felony, to have in his or her possession or under his or her immediate control or at the residence where the convicted person resides, any pistol, imitation or homemade pistol, altered air or toy pistol, machine gun, sawed-off shotgun or sawed-off rifle, or any other firearm. It removes language related the presence of a firearm in any vehicle which the person is operating, or in which the person is riding as a passenger. It restores the right of person previously convicted of a nonviolent felony in any state court or of another state or of the United States and has not been convicted of any other felony or misdemeanor offense for a period of five years to possess, carry or transport any non-semiautomatic firearm. It also permits the person to apply for and carry a handgun, concealed or unconcealed, or as otherwise permitted by law, and have the right to perform the duties of a gunsmith but not of a peace officer or for firearms repair. It makes it unlawful for any person serving a term of probation for any violent felony offense in any state court\ or of another state or of the United States or under the jurisdiction of any alternative court program to have in his or her possession or under his or her immediate control, or at his or her residence, or in any passenger vehicle which the person is operating or is riding as a passenger, any pistol, shotgun or rifle, including any imitation or homemade pistol, altered air or toy pistol, sawed-off shotgun or sawed-off rifle, while such person is subject to supervision, probation, parole or inmate status. It makes it a felony for any person to knowingly or intentionally allows a convicted felon or adjudicated delinquent or a youthful offender to possess or have control of any firearm and sets the punishment as a $5,000 fine. It removes language related to the person having been issued a handgun license pursuant to the provisions of the Oklahoma Self-Defense Act and the revocation of that license. It modifies certain definitions.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021

Paraphrase: HB2408, by Rep. Todd Russ, R-Cordell, creates the Oklahoma Teachers Act of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2409, by Rep. Todd Russ, R-Cordell, creates the Higher Education Act of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2418, by Rep. Monroe Nichols, D-Tulsa, modifies pupil category weights in the State Aid Formula beginning with the 2022-2023 school year.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Referred to Subcommittee  Status Date: 02/02/2021

Paraphrase: HB2430, by Rep. Todd Russ, R-Cordell, creates the Graduation Requirements Act of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2436, by Rep. Todd Russ, R-Cordell, creates the Education Testing Act of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2437, by Rep. Todd Russ, R-Cordell, creates the Education Funding Act of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2454, by Rep. Emily Virgin, D-Norman, requires private schools comply with Presidential Executive Order No. 13,160 (2000), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, disability, religion, age, sexual orientation, and status as a parent in federally conducted education and training programs, to qualify for participation in the Lindsey Nicole Henry Scholarships for Students with Disabilities Program.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Common Education (H)

Paraphrase: HB2455, by Rep. Emily Virgin, D-Norman, creates the Hazard Pay for Front-Line Workers Act of 2021. It directs a portion of any COVID-19-related federal stimulus monies received upon or after the effective date of this act shall be used to create a hazard pay program for front-line workers. The bill requires any hazard pay program created pursuant to the act provide hourly workers at essential business at least an additional $3 per hour and provide salaried workers at least an additional $1,200 per 10 weeks. It requires eligible workers be those who are part of the essential critical infrastructure workforce as determined by the United States Department of Homeland Security, and include, but not be limited to, health care providers, first responders, and workers at grocery stores or other places in the food service industry. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: / /   Emergency: Yes
Status: Referred to Subcommittee  Status Date: 02/02/2021

Paraphrase: HB2456, by Rep. Emily Virgin, D-Norman, establishes criteria for family and medical leave insurance benefits. The bill provides a maximum number of weeks benefits are allowed. It establishes a waiting period. The bill provides a method for determining family and medical leave insurance benefits. It authorizes payroll contributions and establishes a method of determining those contributions. It permits an intermittent or reduced leave schedule. It provides for restoration of position. It requires certain employers to maintain health care benefits. It prohibits retaliatory actions. It establishes notice requirements. The bill establishes a system of appeals and provides for judicial review. The bill authorizes the repayment of benefits based on misrepresentation. It allows certain persons coverage for a time certain. The bill requires the Department of Labor to administer the program. It authorizes the department to promulgate necessary rules. It creates the Family and Medical Leave Insurance Fund. It requires, beginning January 1, 2021, the department to report to the Legislature by September 1 of each year on projected and actual program participation by purpose, gender of beneficiary, premium rates, fund balances, outreach efforts, and, for leaves taken under the act, including the family members for whom leave was taken to provide care. It requires the department to conduct a public education campaign about the program.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021

Paraphrase: HB2459, by Rep. Mark Lepak, R-Claremore, creates the Oklahoma Public Pension Plan Technical Amendments Act of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2460, by Rep. Mark Lepak, R-Claremore, makes it illegal for the board of education or school district employees, to strike or threaten to strike or otherwise close schools or interfere with school operations as a means of resolving differences with the board of education, the State Department of Education, the State Board of Education, the Legislature or any other public official or public body. It requires any person engaging in a strike, sick-out, slowdown, walkout, work-stoppage, shutdown or any related activities be denied the full amount of his or her wages during the period of such violation. It also requires if the organization or its members engage in a strike, sick-out, slowdown, walkout, work-stoppage, shutdown or any related activities, the organization cease to be recognized as representative of the unit and the school district be relieved of the duty to negotiate with such organization or its representatives, and if any member holds a certificate issued by the State Board of Education, such certificate shall be revoked for a period of two years. It requires any lawful agreement heretofore entered into between any school district and any representative of its employees, except to the extent that such agreement is in conflict with the provisions of this act continue in effect, provided that no such agreement shall be renewed or continue after July 30, 2022.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2462, by Rep. Dick Lowe, R-Amber, authorizes the State Department of Education to enter into contracts and agreements for the payment of food, lodging and other authorized expenses as may be necessary to host, conduct, sponsor or participate in conferences, meetings or training sessions. It permits the department to establish accounts as necessary for the collection and distribution of funds, including funds of sponsors and registration fees, related to such conferences, meetings and training sessions. It permits any expenses incurred be paid directly to the contracting agency or business establishment. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: / /   Emergency: Yes
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H General Government (H)

Paraphrase: HB2465, by Rep. Dick Lowe, R-Amber, permits an approved written examination proctor to administer the written portion of the driver's exam. The bill requires the Department of Public Safety establish procedures to ensure every applicant for an original Class A, B, C or D license and for any endorsements thereon, is examined by the department or an approved written examination proctor. The bill authorizes the department to approve and enter into agreements with local school districts, the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education, or institutions of higher education to act as approved written examination proctors with regard to any written examination. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: / /   Emergency: Yes
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Public Safety (H)

Paraphrase: HB2466, by Rep. Dick Lowe, R-Amber, modifies the purpose of the Local Development Act. It prohibits use of the act in areas where investment, development and economic growth is occurring at a rate consistent with, or greater than, the governing body's jurisdiction as a whole. It permits tax increments only be allowed for that portion of the tax under jurisdiction of another local taxing entity by written agreement between the other local taxing entity and the governing body of the city, town or county.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021

Paraphrase: HB2473, by Rep. Dick Lowe, R-Amber, creates the Career Technology Act of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2474, by Rep. Dick Lowe, R-Amber, creates the Career and Technology Schools Act of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2475, by Rep. Sean Roberts, R-Hominy, makes it unlawful for an individual working in any capacity for a state entity or political subdivision, or any branch, division, foundation, contractor or affiliate of a political subdivision, to expend any monies, funds or resources, directly or indirectly, for: publicity or propaganda purposes opposing rights as stated in the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States; preparation, distribution or use of any kit, pamphlet, booklet, publication, electronic communication, radio, television or video presentation or other audiovisual presentation or material designed to defeat the enactment of legislation before any federal or state governmental entity relating to rights as stated in the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States or any proposed or pending rule, regulation, administrative action or order issued by any federal or state governmental entity relating to rights as stated in the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States; or employment, retention or use of an executive or legislative lobbyist or legislative liaison, as such terms are defined in the Rules of the Ethics Commission, to support or defeat the enactment, repeal or amendment of any legislation, rule, regulation, administrative action or order by any federal or state governmental entity in opposition to rights as stated in the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. It prohibits any individual, state entity or political subdivision, or any branch, division, foundation, contractor or affiliate of a political subdivision, from using any monies, funds or resources, directly or indirectly, to pay the salary or expenses of any public employee or grant or contract recipient, or agent acting on behalf of such recipient, for any activity designed to influence the enactment, repeal or amendment of legislation, an appropriation, a regulation, an administrative action, rule or an executive order proposed or pending before any federal or state governmental entity in opposition to rights as stated in the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. It requires the use of public property, resources, employees, networks or time be considered to be the use of funds pursuant to the bill's provisions of this section. It provides the prohibition include any activity to advocate or promote any proposed, pending or future federal or state tax, fine or fee increase relating to rights as stated in the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States or requirement or restriction on any legal consumer product, including its sale or marketing, relating to rights as stated in the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. It provides exemptions. It provides a violation will be a misdemeanor punishable by a $1,000 fine, by imprisonment in the county jail for a term of not more than one year, or both fine and imprisonment.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Judiciary - Civil (H)

Paraphrase: HB2477, by Rep. Sean Roberts, R-Hominy, requires a state educational institution within the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education remove all questions from scholarship and enrollment applications which identify the applicant's gender, race or ethnic group. It defines the term "state educational institution" to mean any public institution supported wholly or in part by direct legislative appropriations and offering courses of education of any kind beyond or in addition to the twelfth grade, or its equivalent, as such grade is generally understood and accepted in the public school system of Oklahoma, whether called a university, college, junior college, school or academy.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021

Paraphrase: HB2481, by Rep. Avery Frix, R-Muskogee, permits retirement systems to contribute a monthly amount towards the health insurance premium of certain individuals receiving benefits from the public retirement system to qualified benefits administrators.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2483, by Rep. Avery Frix, R-Muskogee, creates the Oklahoma Pension Systems Cost-of-Living Adjustment Study Act of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2486, by Rep. Avery Frix, R-Muskogee, creates the Defined Contribution Retirement Plan Review and Analysis Act of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2491, by Rep. Avery Frix, R-Muskogee, authorizes any public transit agency to hire or employ designated examiners approved by the Department of Public Safety to be third-party examiners of the Class A, B or C driving skills portion of the Oklahoma driving examination. The bill requires the Department of Public Safety to approve at least one public transit agency that has or maintains a program instructing students for a Class A, B or C license to hire or employ third-party examiners. It permits any public transit agency to utilize the third-party examiners hired or employed by a public transit agency approved by the department.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2507, by Rep. Chris Kannady, R-Oklahoma City, creates the Political Subdivision Abatement Act of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2512, by Rep. Chris Kannady, R-Oklahoma City, creates the Oklahoma Tuition Waiver Protection Act of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2547, by Rep. Preston Stinson, R-Edmond, requires at least four media timeouts of at least two minutes each be required at high school sporting events which are being broadcast for television or radio. It requires all official or team timeouts shall be at least one minute to allow adequate time for media breaks. It permits media timeouts to be implemented at the discretion of the game officials. It requires the school athletic association defined by statute implement and regulate the provisions of the bill through authorized officials operating on behalf of the school athletic association and public schools.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Common Education (H)

Paraphrase: HB2559, by Rep. Emily Virgin, D-Norman, creates the Elections and Voting Reform Act.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2560, by Rep. Emily Virgin, D-Norman, creates the Elections and Voting Reform Act.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2564, by Rep. Chad Caldwell, R-Enid, requires recounts of issue or question elections when the margin of votes required for approval is 0.5 percent or less of the total number of votes cast for and against a statutory issue or question; the margin of votes required for approval is 1.0 percent or less of the total number of votes cast for and against a constitutional issue or question; or requested by the Governor, Attorney General, or Oklahoma State Election Board Secretary.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021

Paraphrase: HB2567, by Rep. Chad Caldwell, R-Enid, permits the Department of Corrections (DOC) to develop a hospice care training program within the state prison system. It permits DOC to partner with the Oklahoma State Department of Health and the Oklahoma Department of Career Education and Technology to determine the appropriate training for the purpose of obtaining licensure and certifications required for those inmates selected to participate in the program. It requires the Oklahoma State Department of Health to include inmate participants in any promulgated rules that establish the appropriate licensure or certification requirements. It requires the State Department of Health review inmate applicants to any program established to determine whether an applicant would be prohibited by state or federal law or regulation from obtaining licensure upon completion of the program. It prohibits inmates convicted of certain crimes from participation unless they receive written permission from the State Department of Health. It requires DOC, the Department of Corrections, the Oklahoma State Department of Health, and the Department of Career Education and Technology to jointly approve a program curriculum for training eligible inmates. It requires the curriculum include required credits for each subject and practical skills instruction and that the training be provided by a licensed physician, registered nurse, or other appropriately licensed or trained health care professional as determined by the State Department of Health and the Department of Career Education and Technology. It requires, upon successful completion of the training program, an inmate receive a program completion certificate from the Department of Corrections. It requires DOC, the State Department of Health, and the Department of Career Education and Technology to develop appropriate processes to submit notice of training completion and application for licensure or certification to the Oklahoma State Department of Health in a manner and form prescribed by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. It requires the Oklahoma State Department of Health, in cooperation with the Department of Corrections, to promulgate rules to implement the curriculum and to provide for minimum continuing education or training requirements to maintain state certification in good standing. The bill provides that its provision cannot be construed to establish a right to employment with any licensed hospice provider.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021

Paraphrase: HB2568, by Rep. Chad Caldwell, R-Enid, permits a lottery for savings promotion raffle accounts or programs. The bill defines the term "savings promotion raffle."
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021

Paraphrase: HB2569, by Rep. Chad Caldwell, R-Enid, repeals language related to the amount withheld from Foundation and Salary Incentive Aid upon voter approval of a state question.
Effective Date: 11/06/2022   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2570, by Rep. Chad Caldwell, R-Enid, requires school districts, beginning with the 2022-2023 school year, provide the option of in-person classroom instruction at least four days per week for at least e85 percent of the school year. The requires a school district which fails to meet the minimum requirements transition to a charter school. It requires a school district that refuses to transition to a charter school to forfeit a percentage of its State Aid and any other state-appropriated revenue in the amount of the difference between 85 percent and the actual percentage of the school year in which the school district offered in-person classroom instruction at least four days per week. It also requires a school district that fails to meet the minimum requirements to be granted a moratorium upon an order signed by the Governor and the State Superintendent of Public Instruction or upon a joint resolution passed by a majority vote of both chambers of the Legislature. It requires the moratorium be for one year and permits it to be renewed annually through an order or joint resolution.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2571, by Rep. Chad Caldwell, R-Enid, creates the School Funding Act of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2573, by Rep. Chad Caldwell, R-Enid, creates the School Finance Accountability Act.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2574, by Rep. Chad Caldwell, R-Enid, creates the Reading Sufficiency Act of 2021.
Effective Date: / /   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2575, by Rep. Chad Caldwell, R-Enid, creates the School Finance Act of 2021.
Effective Date: / /   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2576, by Rep. Chad Caldwell, R-Enid, creates the Education Improvement Act of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2577, by Rep. Chad Caldwell, R-Enid, creates the Education Reform Act of 2021.
Effective Date: / /   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2581, by Rep. Wendi Stearman, R-Collinsville, creates the Oklahoma Education Reform Act of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2609, by Rep. Sean Roberts, R-Hominy, creates the Vaccination Act of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2629, by Rep. Sean Roberts, R-Hominy, creates the Oklahoma Line Item Approval of Agency Regulations Act of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2644, by Rep. Jon Echols, R-Oklahoma City, allows a public body to hold meetings by teleconference until March 31, 2024. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: / /   Emergency: Yes
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H General Government (H)

Paraphrase: HB2645, by Rep. Jon Echols, R-Oklahoma City, allows firearms to be transported by vehicle on a public roadway. The bill allows a person to carry a weapon in a designated bar area of a restaurant as long as they person carrying the weapon is not consuming beer or alcoholic beverages. It reduces the penalty for firearm in a liquor establishment from a felony to a misdemeanor. The bill allows a court to require a person violating rights to lawfully carry a firearm to pay reasonable expenses to a person under certain circumstances.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Public Safety (H)

Paraphrase: HB2651, by Rep. Jon Echols, R-Oklahoma City, creates an income tax credit pertaining to contributions to education improvement grant organizations and scholarship granting organizations.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021

Paraphrase: HB2652, by Rep. Jon Echols, R-Oklahoma City, creates the Oklahoma Veteran Educational Assistance Act. The bill waives enrollment fees and tuition for veterans who enroll at community colleges or two-year colleges in The Oklahoma State System of Higher Education or the tuition charged to any veteran who enrolls in a public postsecondary technology center school or college. It requires any veteran who receives a waiver of enrollment fees or tuition pursuant to the Oklahoma Veteran Educational Assistance Act to provide proof of service for a duration of at least four years by submitting a signed DD Form 214 Report of Separation from the United States Department of Defense. It requires the veteran to obtain a certificate from the commanding officer attesting to the satisfactory military performance of the veteran and to present the certificate to the educational institution in order to obtain an enrollment fee or tuition waiver. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: 07/01/2021   Emergency: Yes
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021

Paraphrase: HB2655, by Rep. Jon Echols, R-Oklahoma City, requires that beginning the first Tuesday of November 2022, and on the general election date every two years the general election of members of the board of education of every school district and technology center school district will be conducted. It requires elected members serving a term on Nov. 1, 2022, to be re-elected on Nov. 1, 2022. It requires that on the first Tuesday of November, and every year thereafter, members whose terms expire before the next succeeding general election will be elected.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021

Paraphrase: HB2662, by Rep. Jon Echols, R-Oklahoma City, creates the Seizure-Safe Schools Act. It requires the board of each local public school district to have at least one school employee at each school who has met the training requirements necessary to: administer or assist with the self-administration of a seizure rescue medication or medication prescribed to treat seizure disorder symptoms as approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration and any successor agency; and recognize the signs and symptoms of seizures and the appropriate steps to be taken to respond to these symptoms. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: / /   Emergency: Yes
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Common Education (H)

Paraphrase: HB2670, by Rep. Jon Echols, R-Oklahoma City, creates the Oklahoma Pension Systems Technical Amendments Act of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2673, by Rep. Jon Echols, R-Oklahoma City, allows for the emergency transfer of an enrolled resident school that has received an "F" school grade in each of the last three immediately preceding years prior to the year the student submits the emergency transfer application.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Common Education (H)

Paraphrase: HB2675, by Rep. Jon Echols, R-Oklahoma City, creates the Labor Modernization Act of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2686, by Rep. Toni Hasenbeck, R-Elgin, modifies the required period of employment for participation in retirement benefits from the Teachers' Retirement System of Oklahoma.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021

Paraphrase: HB2690, by Rep. Toni Hasenbeck, R-Elgin, creates the Oklahoma Higher Education Act of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2691, by Rep. Toni Hasenbeck, R-Elgin, requires the Commission for Educational Quality and Accountability to issue a report to the Speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives, the President Pro Tempore of the Oklahoma State Senate and the Governor detailing factors in the public education system of the state that contribute to improvements in the: common education system, including, but not limited to, high school graduation rates and college and career assessment scores; higher education and career and technology education systems, including, but not limited to, timely graduation rates and reduced remediation rates; and state workforce, including, but not limited to, career readiness and the ability for new graduates to find in-state employment. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: 07/01/2021   Emergency: Yes
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Common Education (H)

Paraphrase: HB2692, by Rep. Toni Hasenbeck, R-Elgin, creates the Advanced Roles for Teachers and School Leaders Act. It requires the State Board of Education to establish a three-year pilot program for advanced teaching roles and organizational models in schools. It requires the State Board of Education to issue a request for proposals to schools for the pilot program on or before Jan. 31, 2022. It requires schools wishing to participate in the pilot program to submit their proposals to the Board on or before March 31, 2022. It requires the Board to select at least ten schools to participate in the pilot program on or before May 31, 2022. It provides exemptions.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Common Education (H)

Paraphrase: HB2693, by Rep. Toni Hasenbeck, R-Elgin, provides financial assistance to teachers for National Board certification renewal and establishes bonuses for teachers with National Board certification.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2694, by Rep. Toni Hasenbeck, R-Elgin, creates the Oklahoma School Funding Act of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2695, by Rep. Toni Hasenbeck, R-Elgin, modifies duties of the State Board of Education in relation to the State Public Common School Building Equalization Fund. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: 07/01/2021   Emergency: Yes
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2696, by Rep. Toni Hasenbeck, R-Elgin, creates the Cyberbullying Modification Act.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2698, by Rep. Toni Hasenbeck, R-Elgin, creates the Oklahoma Teacher Act of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2702, by Rep. Toni Hasenbeck, R-Elgin, creates the School Principal Act of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2703, by Rep. Mark McBride, R-Moore and Rep. Toni Hasenbeck, R-Elgin, creates the 2021 Concurrent Enrollment Act.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2704, by Rep. Merleyn Bell, D-Norman, requires all state educational institutions within the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education to make at least one full-time staff member available to notarize ballots during designated absentee voting periods. It requires the employee to be available during normal business hours and their availability to notarize ballots to be widely advertised to the campus community no less than 10 days before the absentee voting period.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021

Paraphrase: HB2711, by Rep. Merleyn Bell, D-Norman, modifies the list of employees in unclassified service to include registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, nurse practitioners and physician assistants.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021

Paraphrase: HB2714, by Rep. Merleyn Bell, D-Norman, requires the State Department of Education to create and maintain an optional electronic directory photograph repository to store photographs of individual students. It requires any photographs stored therein to be used for the sole purpose of making a current photograph available to law enforcement when a student is identified as a missing child.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2717, by Rep. Merleyn Bell, D-Norman, authorizes the performance of cosmetology and barbering services in a place other than a cosmetology or barbering establishment.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2720, by Rep. Meloyde Blancett, D-Tulsa, modifies the definition of "basic industry" under the Oklahoma Small Employer Quality Jobs Incentive Act. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: 07/01/2021   Emergency: Yes
Status: Referred to Subcommittee  Status Date: 02/02/2021

Paraphrase: HB2724, by Rep. Meloyde Blancett, D-Tulsa, creates the Oklahoma Apprenticeship Incentive Act of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2727, by Rep. Ajay Pittman, D-Oklahoma City, requires specific basic life skills be taught in public school, subject to available funding.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Common Education (H)

Paraphrase: HB2729, by Rep. Ajay Pittman, D-Oklahoma City, directs the Department of Corrections to establish the Oklahoma Prisoner Reentry Pilot Program for inmates likely to benefit from a case management reentry strategy designed for the specific needs of an inmate transitioning from prison to community, implementing evidence-based practices and strategies that promote improved public safety outcomes. The bill directs the pilot program be initiated in a county with a population over 500,000 and supported by employees of the department focusing primarily on case management services and then assist on parole of those not assigned to the pilot program. The bill sets priorities for the case management services.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021

Paraphrase: HB2740, by Rep. Ajay Pittman, D-Oklahoma City, creates the Education Reform Act of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2743, by Rep. Ross Ford, R-Broken Arrow, provides a tax exemption for active United States military personnel, veterans, military personnel family members or Gold Star family members and removed language related to applying for an exemption.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Referred to Subcommittee  Status Date: 02/02/2021

Paraphrase: HB2748, by Rep. Rhonda Baker, R-Yukon, requires the State Board of Education to issue one-year alternative teacher certificates renewable for up to 3 years to teach early childhood education or elementary education if the alternative certified teacher meets certain qualifications.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Common Education (H)

Paraphrase: HB2749, by Rep. Rhonda Baker, R-Yukon, requires school districts receiving more than $2,500 in relation to the Reading Sufficiency Act to spend no less than 10 percent on professional development for teachers teaching prekindergarten through grade 5 and requires the State Department of Education to approve and publish a list of professional development programs that are evidence-based and directly address the cognitive science of how students learn to read.
Effective Date: / /   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Common Education (H)

Paraphrase: HB2750, by Rep. Rhonda Baker, R-Yukon, suggests the Legislature intends for the minimum required scores on Advanced Placement examinations at three for institutions of higher education within The Oklahoma State System of Higher Education. The bill requires the credit policy be posted on campus websites effective for the 2021-2022 fall academic term and thereafter. The bill requires the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education to conduct biennial reviews of the Advanced Placement credit policy, as well requiring reports of noncompliance to the House Common Education Committee, the House Higher Education and Career Tech Committee and the Senate Education Committee or a similarly named committee by December 1 of each year. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: 07/01/2021   Emergency: Yes
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021

Paraphrase: HB2751, by Rep. Rhonda Baker, R-Yukon, requires public schools' computer science course be of high quality, as defined by the State Board of Education. It requires each course meet or exceed the standards and curriculum requirements established by the State Board of Education. It requires computer science course offered by a public high school be offered in an in-person setting and be offered as a virtual or distance course option only when a traditional classroom setting is not feasible. It establishes requirements for offering computer science courses. It requires, beginning June 30, 2022, and by each June 30 thereafter, each school district to submit to the State Board of Education a report for the current academic year which shall include. It establishes requirements for the report. It requires the State Board of Education to post the reports on its website on or before July 30 of the year it is received. It also requires the State Department of Education to publish on its website a list of computer science course codes and names, including course description and which courses align to the state computer science standards.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Common Education (H)

Paraphrase: HB2752, by Rep. Rhonda Baker, R-Yukon, requires the State Department of Education, in coordination with the Commission for Educational Quality and Accountability, establish a micro-credential program for the purpose of permitting any teacher candidate or teacher who holds a certificate to teach to complete additional coursework and earn micro-credentials in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) endorsement areas including computer science. It requires the State Department of Education and the Commission for Educational Quality and Accountability convene a working group to determine how any micro-credential awarded pursuant to any micro-credential will be used and for what purpose. It permits any course offered through a micro-credential program established may be offered in person, online or in a blended format of in-person and online instruction. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: 07/01/2021   Emergency: Yes
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Common Education (H)

Paraphrase: HB2753, by Rep. Mark McBride, R-Moore and Rep. Rhonda Baker, R-Yukon, transfers the powers, duties and responsibilities of the Statewide Virtual Charter School Board to the Commission for Educational Quality and Accountability. It repeals statues related to the Statewide Virtual Charter School Board. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: / /   Emergency: Yes
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Common Education (H)

Paraphrase: HB2754, by Rep. Rhonda Baker, R-Yukon, creates the Education Improvement Act of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2755, by Rep. Rhonda Baker, R-Yukon, creates the Education Law of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2756, by Rep. Rhonda Baker, R-Yukon, creates the Education Act of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2757, by Rep. Rhonda Baker, R-Yukon, creates the Education Reform Act of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2758, by Rep. Ross Ford, R-Broken Arrow, includes provisions for participation by military police officers on or after November 1, 2021, in the description of nonfiscal retirement bill.
Effective Date: 10/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021

Paraphrase: HB2764, by Rep. Ross Ford, R-Broken Arrow, requires notice of the filing of a complaint to be mailed by registered mail within 10 days of the complaint being filed to the person who is the subject of the complaint and to the head of the agency who employs to person.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2768, by Rep. Randy Randleman, R-Eufaula, creates the Education Improvement Act of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2775, by Rep. John Pfeiffer, R-Mulhall, within the definition of cost ratio includes the loss in value that may be caused by physical deterioration, functional obsolesce or economic obsolescence and adding value of the land, allows the Oklahoma Tax Commission's Ad Valorem Division to provide from year-to-year schedules of values or personal property in accordance with Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practices and International Association of Assessing Officers requirements.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021

Paraphrase: HB2776, by Rep. John Pfeiffer, R-Mulhall, creates the Oklahoma School Funding Act.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2777, by Rep. John Pfeiffer, R-Mulhall, allows a county assessor to use information to establish a market-based value for real property and personal property owned by any entity engaged in the production of electric energy by means of wind as described by the North American Industry Classification System Manual, which may include power-purchase agreements provided to the assessor by such entity or current market price information available through the southwest power pool to determine fair cash value of such real or personal property.
Effective Date: 01/01/2022   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021

Paraphrase: HB2784, by Rep. John Pfeiffer, R-Mulhall, directs the Department of Public Safety to promulgate rules to allow a person to apply for a renewal or replacement Oklahoma commercial driver license through a tag agency.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2796, by Rep. John Pfeiffer, R-Mulhall, creates the Innovative Education Act of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2797, by Rep. John Pfeiffer, R-Mulhall, creates the 2021 Oklahoma Education Act.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2798, by Rep. John Pfeiffer, R-Mulhall, expands the definition of telemedicine to technology-enabled health and care management and delivery systems that extend capacity and access.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2806, by Rep. John Pfeiffer, R-Mulhall, creates the State Board of Education Act of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2811, by Rep. Chris Sneed, R-Fort Gibson, requires a program to qualify as an approved program for registered nurses it must be, among other things, in a school or skill center approved by the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education or licensed by the Oklahoma Board of Private Vocational Schools.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Public Health (H)

Paraphrase: HB2837, by Rep. Mark Vancuren, R-Owasso, requires that if a student is transferred to a school district other than the district of residence of the student the receiving district must establish availability of the appropriate program, staff and services prior to approval of the transfer. It requires that upon approval of the transfer, the receiving district to claim the student in the average daily membership for state and federal funding purposes and assume all responsibility for education of the student. It requires the State Department of Education to include the appropriate grade level weight and all category weights to which the pupil is assigned when calculating State Aid pursuant to the provisions of Section 18-200.1 of Title 70 of the Oklahoma Statutes. It require that when a local school district that is a member of a school athletic association and fails to offer in-person instruction for at least four days in a single week and the closure is not previously scheduled the district will not offer or conduct any athletic or extracurricular activities while the district fails to offer unscheduled in-person instruction. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: 07/01/2021   Emergency: Yes
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2843, by Rep. Sean Roberts, R-Hominy, modifies provisions related to the applicability of municipal sales or use tax ordinances with respect to military installations specified therein.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2848, by Rep. Sean Roberts, R-Hominy, creates the Oklahoma Municipal Election Reform Act of 2021. The bill modifies dates for elections specified therein and provides exemptions.
Effective Date: 01/01/2022   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2852, by Rep. Sean Roberts, R-Hominy, creates the Oklahoma Defined Benefit Plan Review and Analysis Act of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2853, by Rep. Sean Roberts, R-Hominy, creates the Oklahoma Pension Benefits Review and Analysis Act of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2856, by Rep. Sean Roberts, R-Hominy, requires the municipal governing body to hold a public hearing on the proposed budget as well as the proposed budget summary no more than 15 days prior to the beginning of the budget year.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2859, by Rep. Sean Roberts, R-Hominy, allows school district boards of education to award contracts for the sale of advertising on the exterior of transportation equipment including school buses and auxiliary transportation equipment and sets a process by which a board may approve such contracts.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2860, by Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, creates the Oklahoma Remote Quality Jobs Incentive Act, directs for a proxy establishment to obtain from remote workers proof of basic health benefits plans for the individuals included in an application and requires the proxy establishment to submit the information to the Oklahoma Department of Commerce and ensure the that the basic health plans consist of no more than 50 percent of the premium paid by the employee, coverage for basic hospital care, physician care, mental health care, substance abuse treatment, prescription drugs and prenatal care. The bill requires the proxy establishment that facilitates the attraction of remote workers to the state which meets the qualifications specified in the act in order to receive quarterly incentive payments for a 10-quarter period with the amount of such payments equal to the net benefit rate multiplied by the actual gross payroll of new direct jobs for a calendar quarter as verified by the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission. The bill requires, in order to receive incentive payments, that a proxy establishment have an annual gross payroll for new direct jobs projected to equal $1.5 million within 1 year of the first complete calendar quarter following the start date, a number of full-time-equivalent employees working an average 30 or more hours er week in the new direct jobs equal to o in excess of 80 percent of the total new direct jobs. The bill requires proxy establishments to apply to the Oklahoma Department of Commerce with specific information. The bill allows a proxy establishment may apply for an effective date for a project, which shall not be more than 24 months from the date the application is submitted to the department. The bill requires the department to conduct a cost-benefit analysis to determine the estimated net direct state benefits and the net benefit rate applicable for a 10-quarter period beginning with the first complete calendar quarter following the start date and to estimate the amount of gross payroll for a 10-quarter period beginning with the first complete calendar quarter following the start date. The bill directs the department to notify the Tax Commission of the copy of the contract and the results of the cost-benefit analysis. The bill creates the Oklahoma Remote Quality Jobs Incentive Payment Fund and directs the Tax Commission to withhold a portion of taxes levied in the amount deposited shall equal the sum of an amount determined by multiplying the net benefit rate provided by the Oklahoma Department of Commerce by the gross payroll to the fund. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: 07/01/2021   Emergency: Yes
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021

Paraphrase: HB2861, by Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston and Sen. Paul Rosino, R-Oklahoma City, states the payment bonds for an at-risk construction management contracts must be furnished by the construction manager, or a trade contractor under either an agency or an at-risk construction management contract with only those having a direct contractual relationship with the party furnishing the payment bond will have a right of action on the bond.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: H Committee - Do Pass  Status Date: 02/03/2021

Paraphrase: HB2862, by Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, changes the definition of a public construction contract to mean any contract meeting specific qualifications including that it exceeds $100,000, or any construction management trade subcontracts exceeding $50,000.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021

Paraphrase: HB2863, by Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, allows the Commissioners of the Land Office to sell, transfer, trade or purchase real property for other state agencies, requires no state agency sell, lease, exchange or otherwise dispose of real property until such agency or the Office of Management Enterprise Services acting on behalf has presented to the Land Office all information on the property in order for the Land Office to provide a proposal for the acquisition or disposal of the applicable real property.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021

Paraphrase: HB2864, by Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, exempts the portion of the wiring system between the load side of a Class 2 and Class 3 power source and the connected equipment utilization for the installation of security, electronic access control, video surveillance, fire alarm, fire sprinkler, nurse call systems, communications equipment, voice, video, audio and data signal, low voltage plug and play residential lightening is exempt from the requirements of electrical licensing.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021

Paraphrase: HB2870, by Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston and Sen. Roger Thompson, R-Okemah, allows the Commissioners of the Land Office to make payment of fees to investment consultants. The bill extends the amount of time the Land Office has to put out a competitive bids for each custodial bank to 10 years. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: 07/01/2021   Emergency: Yes
Status: H Committee - Do Pass  Status Date: 02/03/2021

Paraphrase: HB2871, by Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston and Sen. Roger Thompson, R-Okemah, removes real property under long-term lease of the state or state agencies or subdivisions from the calculation of investments in real property held by the Commission of the Land Office. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: 07/01/2021   Emergency: Yes
Status: H Committee - Do Pass  Status Date: 02/03/2021

Paraphrase: HB2873, by Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, allows a person living in Oklahoma to apply for licensing or certification if there is no conflict with any interstate compact or state-to-state reciprocity or equivalency agreement as determined by the Oklahoma regulatory entity. The bill requires the person show proof of residency or is married to and accompanying an active duty member of the military stationed in Oklahoma, they are currently licensed or certified by another state with a similar scope of work through a substantially similar examination, minimum education requirement and, if applicable, professional work experience, education training and clinical supervision requirements. The bill also requires the other state verifies the person has met these requirements and has maintained good standing for at least one year and sets a process to address any disciplinary action against the person. The bill also requires the person demonstrate verifiable proof as determined by the Oklahoma regulating entity of their work experience, education training and clinical supervision as applicable. The bill requires the regulating entity to apply all this information toward satisfying any requirements for issuance of the requested license or certification in Oklahoma. The bill requires the person pay all applicable fees not exceeding the cost of current in-state licensure fee. The bill requires someone issued a license or certification under this act to be subject to the same rules and laws regulating a person's practice and license or certification as others subject to the same regulating entity's jurisdiction. The bill sets requirements for proving residency. The bill requires all state occupational and professional licenses be reviewed at least once every four years to see if there is a compelling public interest that needs to be protected and if the least restrictive means that would sufficiently protect the public are being used and if the state is actively supervising the regulating entity's actions. The bill also requires regulating entities report information about those seeking licensure or accreditation through this act to the Oklahoma Department of Labor that the department will then compile into an annual report to be reviewed by the Oklahoma Occupational Licensing Advisory Commission.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021

Paraphrase: HB2880, by Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, allows Oklahoma net operating losses arising in a taxable year beginning prior to January 1, 2018, such new operating losses qualify for carryover to each taxable year following the taxable year of the loss until utilized.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021

Paraphrase: HB2926, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, requires each educational institution within the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education publish a salary report of common occupations and industries in which students are employed upon graduation from the educational institution. It establishes minimum requirements for the report.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2932, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka and Rep. Terry O'Donnell, R-Catoosa, states legislative findings related to the federal CARES Act funds. It prohibits, unless expressly authorized by the Legislature, any agency, board, commission, department, council, instrumentality or other entity organized within the executive branch to utilize the federal funds from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) allocated to it, in a manner that will or that will be likely to increase the demand for state-appropriated funds or any other state funds for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2021, or any fiscal year thereafter. The bill also applies its limits to any federal funds allocated or otherwise made available for expenditure by an act of Congress or pursuant to federal administrative rules or directives of an agency of the federal government authorized by federal law on or after December 1, 2020. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: / /   Emergency: Yes
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2939, by Rep. Kenton Patzkowsky, R-Balko, creates the Elections Modernization Act of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HB2940, by Rep. Kenton Patzkowsky, R-Balko, creates the Ad Valorem Tax Protest Process Amendments Act of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HJR1001, by Rep. Andy Fugate, D-OKlahoma CIty, proposes a vote of the people on a constitutional amendment that changes the way the maximum Constitutional Reserve (Rainy Day) Fund balance amount would be computed. It would require the maximum balance allowed be based on a percentage of total state expenditures instead of using revenue estimates provided by the State Board of Equalization for the annual appropriations process. It would provide that total expenditures include all appropriated monies and federal funds. It would exclude from total expenditures money from revolving funds which are used by state agencies, fees or similar charges that were not derived from tax revenue, and money obtained by issuing state government bonds. (Constitutional Amendment)
Effective Date: / /   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HJR1002, by Rep. Tommy Hardin, R-Madill, proposes a vote of the people on a constitutional amendment that changes the percentage of legal voters necessary to propose certain petitions from statewide to each county of this state. (Constitutional Amendment)
Effective Date: / /   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HJR1003, by Rep. Rick West, R-Heavner, proposes a vote of the people on a constitution amendment that would require any recommendation by the Board on Legislative Compensation to change compensation paid to members of the Legislature be referred to a vote of the people in the form of a state question. It requires a majority vote of the people to make any change in compensation. It allows t board to consult with the Attorney General and Secretary of State to place the state question on the ballot. (Constitutional Amendment)
Effective Date: / /   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HJR1026, by Rep. Anthony Moore, R-Clinton, proposes a vote of the people on a constitutional amendment that limits the principal amount of debt that can be incurred by the political subdivisions of the state which includes counties, cities, towns and school districts. It would remove the debt limit for school districts. (Constitutional Amendment)
Effective Date: / /   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HJR1028, by Rep. Dustin Roberts, R-Durant, proposes a vote of the people on a constitutional amendment that would permit emergency medical service districts to levy ad valorem taxes for operations expenses. It would change the maximum amount of mills that the emergency medical service district could levy for operations expenses to a maximum of 10 mills. (Constitutional Amendment)
Effective Date: / /   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HJR1029, by Rep. Monroe Nichols, D-Tulsa, proposes a vote of the people on a constitutional amendment that would authorize a school district to raise an additional five mill levy on the taxable property within an economically disadvantaged district if approved by a majority of the voters in the district. It would make the levy permanent until it is rescinded by a majority of the voters in the district. (Constitutional Amendment)
Effective Date: / /   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HJR1033, by Rep. Chad Caldwell, R-Enid, proposes a vote of the people on a constitutional amendment that would require a school district to spend at least 60 percent of its annual budget on instructional expenditures. It requires a school district that spends less than sixty 60 percent of its annual budget on instructional expenditures to increase its expenditures by at least 2.0 percent each year until the requirement is met. It requires a school district that fails to increase its expenditures receive a written warning from the State Department of Education. It requires a school district fails to increase its expenditures to the required amount in four consecutive years to provide a permanent increase in compensation for teachers employed by the school district. (Constitutional Amendment)
Effective Date: / /   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HJR1036, by Rep. Jon Echols, R-Oklahoma City, proposes a vote of the people on a constitutional amendment that allows a school district to become indebted, after the approval of three-fifths of the voters in an election, for the purpose of acquiring or improving the school sites or equipment of a charter school. It requires the charter school be physically located within the school district and 50 percent of the charter school's students must reside in the school district. (Constitutional Amendment)
Effective Date: / /   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: HJR1037, by Rep. Jon Echols, R-Oklahoma City, proposes a vote of the people on a constitutional that prevents increases in the fair cash value of the homestead of persons age 65 or older. It eliminates the qualifying income limit and the fair cash value of the homestead owned by a person age 65 or older could not increase if the person occupied the property as their homestead. (Constitutional Amendment)
Effective Date: / /   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to House Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (H)

Paraphrase: SB0002, by Sen. Micheal Bergstrom, R-Adair, clarifies and expands the duties of the School Finance Review Commission to conduct a review of all matters related to school finance, including but not limited to teacher compensation and benefits; administrative costs, including administrative functions that may be shared between districts; opportunities for school districts to be operated in a cost effective manner; variances in per pupil and administrative expenditures among school districts with comparable enrollment, demographics and outcomes on statewide assessments; and expenditures not directly or sufficiently related to improving student outcomes. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: 07/01/2021   Emergency: Yes
Status: Second Reading - Referred to Senate Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): S Education (S)

Paraphrase: SB0013, by Sen. Brenda Stanley, R-Oklahoma City and Rep. Rhonda Baker, R-Yukon, requires a teacher whose certificate is suspended by the State Board of Education be placed on suspension while proceedings for revocation or other action are pending before the State Board of Education. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: 07/01/2021   Emergency: Yes
Status: Second Reading - Referred to Senate Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): S Education (S)

Paraphrase: SB0020, by Sen. Kay Floyd, D-Oklahoma City, prohibits a legislator that serves as an employee of a school district, a technology center school district or an institution within The Oklahoma State System of Higher Education from being entitled to participate in the Teachers' Retirement System in connection with such employment; receiving any benefits pursuant to the Oklahoma Employees Insurance and Benefits Act other than those allowed in connection with service as a member of the Legislature; or receiving any other benefits other than the compensation directly attributable to his or her employment, which shall not exceed the compensation paid to persons who are not members of the Legislature who are providing equivalent or substantially similar services.
Effective Date: / /   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to Senate Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): S Education (S)

Paraphrase: SB0021, by Sen. Kay Floyd, D-Oklahoma City, makes it a requirement, rather than permissive, beginning with the 2021-2022 school year, that district school boards provide schoolwide training to all students in grades seven through twelve and staff addressing suicide awareness and prevention. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: 07/01/2021   Emergency: Yes
Status: S Committee - Laid Over  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): S Education (S)
Committee(2): S Appropriations (S)

Paraphrase: SB0022, by Sen. Kay Floyd, D-Oklahoma City, give a nonprofit that has leased real or personal property from a school the right of first refusal to purchase the property the board of education makes the decision to dispose of it subject to the following conditions: if a board of education receives a bid or offer in a public sale, public bid or private sale for any real or personal property that it desires to accept, then it is required provide notice to the nonprofit organization leasing the property, including the identity of the prospective purchaser of the property, the terms and conditions of the proposed sale and the purchase price to be paid by the prospective purchaser, and the nonprofit organization is required to have 30 days after receipt of the notice to inform the board of education that it elects to purchase the property on the same terms and conditions set forth in the notice, in which event the board of education is required to convey the property to the nonprofit organization on all the same terms and conditions set forth in the notice; provided, however, that if any portion of the consideration included in the purchase price set forth in the notice is not in cash, then the nonprofit organization shall be entitled to pay the fair market value in cash of such noncash consideration. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: 07/01/2021   Emergency: Yes
Status: Second Reading - Referred to Senate Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): S Education (S)

Paraphrase: SB0023, by Sen. David Bullard, R-Durant, exempts from the electronic prescription requirement for controlled dangerous substances a practitioner who practices exclusively in one or more medically underserved areas (MUA) as determined by the Health Resources and Services Administration. The bill provides the is not available for a practitioner who has been subject to disciplinary action by the practitioner's licensing board for a violation related to the prescription of controlled dangerous substances. It requires the licensing board to communicate with and share necessary information with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control for the purpose of enforcement of the provisions of the bill.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to Senate Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021

Paraphrase: SB0040, by Sen. Carri Hicks, D-Oklahoma City, requires minor children eight years older or older who is an occupant of a passenger vehicle be restrained by a seat safety belt which meets the federal standards, unless otherwise provided for in a child passenger restraint system as required by the statute. The bill establishes that the driver of the passenger vehicle will be guilty of the offense of failure to secure a seat safety belt on a minor in any case where a minor passenger eight years of age or older fails to comply with the requirements of statute, and upon conviction, will be punished by a fine and court costs not to exceed $20.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to Senate Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): S Public Safety (S)

Paraphrase: SB0041, by Sen. Greg McCortney, R-Ada, modifies the requirements for state employee payroll deductions for private insurance organizations and service companies that provide legal services. It removes the requirement that the organizations and service companies that provide legal services be regulated by the State Insurance Commissioner and have a minimum participation of 500 state employees.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to Senate Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021

Paraphrase: SB0043, by Sen. Chuck Hall, R-Perry, changes the licenses for commercial driver education training from one-year licenses to four-year licenses. It increases the fee for an original or renewal school license from $24 to $100 and for an original or renewal instructor's license from $5 to $20.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: S General Order  Status Date: 02/03/2021

Paraphrase: SB0048, by Sen. Julie Daniels, R-Bartlesville, creates the Revised Uniform Athlete Agents Act. The bill defines applicable terms. The bill prohibits an individual from acting as an athlete agent without holding a certificate of registration under the Revised Uniform Athlete Agents Act. The bill provides for certain exemptions. It provides an agency contract resulting from conduct in violation of the bill's provisions is void and requires the athlete agent to return any consideration received under the contract. It establishes a process for registration and a schedule of registration and renewal fees. It establishes a process for suspension revocation, or refusal to renew registrations. It permits the Secretary of State to issue a temporary certificate of registration as an athlete agent while an application for registration or renewal of registration is pending. It establishes requirements for agency contracts. It requires certain notices of educational institutions. It establishes a student athlete's right to cancel. It creates record-keeping requirements for agents. The bill prohibits certain conduct. It establishes criminal penalties, civil remedies and civil penalties for violations. It permits the use of electronic signatures. The bill repeals the Uniform Athlete Agents Act.
Effective Date: 01/01/2022   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to Senate Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): S Judiciary (S)

Paraphrase: SB0051, by Sen. Carri Hicks, D-Oklahoma City, removes the requirement to pass the general education portions of the competency examination for an alternative placement teaching certificate or a teacher certificate. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: 07/01/2021   Emergency: Yes
Status: Second Reading - Referred to Senate Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): S Education (S)

Paraphrase: SB0052, by Sen. Carri Hicks, D-Oklahoma City, increases the minimum salary schedule for teachers. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: 07/01/2021   Emergency: Yes
Status: Referred to Subcommittee  Status Date: 02/02/2021

Paraphrase: SB0053, by Sen. Carri Hicks, D-Oklahoma City, removes language permitting the State Board of Education to sponsor charter schools. It prohibits, beginning July 1, 2022, the board's sponsorship of charter schools, except for those operated by the Office of Juvenile Affairs. It requires charter schools sponsored by the board to enter a contract with another sponsor by July 1, 2022. It requires the charter school be dissolved if it does not successfully enter a contract with another sponsor. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: 07/01/2021   Emergency: Yes
Status: Second Reading - Referred to Senate Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): S Education (S)

Paraphrase: SB0054, by Sen. John Michael Montgomery, R-Lawton and Rep. Daniel Pae, R-Lawton, requires the State Department of Education to designate a school district site or charter school site as a Purple Star School. The bill defines applicable terms. It establishes the requirements for a school district site or charter school to be designated as a Purple Star School. It requires the State Board of Education to promulgate necessary rules.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to Senate Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021

Paraphrase: SB0056, by Sen. Micheal Bergstrom, R-Adair, requires the State Board of Career and Technology Education and the State Regents for Higher Education by December 31,2021, to review courses offered by technology center schools to determine if they are eligible for college credit. It requires the list of eligible courses to be posted on the websites for the Department of Career and Technology Education, the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and any technology center schools that offer courses eligible for college credit. It also requires the State Board of Career and Technology Education to notify the State Regents to determine if the course is eligible for college credit. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: 07/01/2021   Emergency: Yes
Status: Second Reading - Referred to Senate Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): S Education (S)

Paraphrase: SB0060, by Sen. J.J. Dossett, D-Sperry, creates the Bobbi White Act of 2021. It makes it unlawful for any person operating a motor vehicle on any street or highway to use a handheld electronic communications device while the motor vehicle is in motion in a school zone during normal school hours, unless the device is used with an accessory which allows the person to communicate without the use of his or her hands, other than to activate, deactivate or initiate a feature or function of the device. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: / /   Emergency: Yes
Status: Second Reading - Referred to Senate Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): S Public Safety (S)

Paraphrase: SB0063, by Sen. John Michael Montgomery, R-Lawton, removes language related to the State Government Reduction-in-Force and Severance Benefits Act that requires an employee to repay all severance benefits on a proportional basis if an affected employee is reemployed by the agency from which separated as a result of a reduction-in-force within one year of separation and that the repayment amount of the severance benefits received by or paid on behalf of the affected employee be reduced one-three-hundred-sixty-fifths for each day after the separation of the affected employee, provided that any education voucher credit benefits shall not include agency contributions.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to Senate Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): S General Government (S)

Paraphrase: SB0064, by Sen. Darrell Weaver, R-Moore, requires any person offering testimony before the Legislative Oversight Committee on State Budget Performance, the Senate Appropriations Committee, the House Appropriations and Budget Committee, or any of their subcommittees have an oath administered that he or she will testify truly, or that any written testimony provided is true or believed to be true. It makes it a misdemeanor to knowingly and willfully falsify or conceal any material fact; make any materially false, fictitious or fraudulent statement or representation or prevent any false writing or document. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: / /   Emergency: Yes
Status: Second Reading - Referred to Senate Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): S Rules (S)

Paraphrase: SB0066, by Sen. John Haste, R-Broken Arrow, exempts any insurance policy sold to any school district from the surplus lines premium tax.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to Senate Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021

Paraphrase: SB0067, by Sen. Frank Simpson, R-Ardmore, permits the State Board of Education to grant an exception to the requirements for all certification examinations for teacher candidates who are "deaf." The bill defines the term "deaf" for the purpose of the statute to mean having a hearing loss so severe that the person cannot process auditory linguistic information with or without accommodation and whose primary language and teaching environment is American Sign Language. It permits the board to grant the exception on verification by a licensed audiologist of a hearing loss so severe that the teacher candidate cannot process auditory linguistic information with or without accommodation; demonstration of fluency in American Sign Language; demonstration of competency in the subject area of specialization as approved by the Board in lieu of certification examinations; and sponsorship by a certified deaf education teacher for a mentorship program. It permits the board to promulgate necessary rules and other requirements. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: 07/01/2021   Emergency: Yes
Status: S General Order  Status Date: 02/02/2021

Paraphrase: SB0068, by Sen. Frank Simpson, R-Ardmore, requires a public school student be considered in compliance with statutory residency provisions if he or she is a student whose parent or legal guardian is transferred or is pending transfer to a military installation within the state while on active military duty pursuant to an official military order. It requires a school district accept applications by electronic means for enrollment including enrollment in a specific school or program within the school district and course registration for students. It requires the parent or legal guardian of a student provide proof of residence in the school district within 10 days after the published arrival date provided on official documentation. It permits a parent or legal guardian to use the following addresses as proof of residence: a temporary on-base billeting facility; a purchased or leased home or apartment; or federal government or public-private venture off-base military housing. It defines applicable terms. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: 07/01/2021   Emergency: Yes
Status: S General Order  Status Date: 02/02/2021

Paraphrase: SB0069, by Sen. Frank Simpson, R-Ardmore, provides a student will be eligible to enroll in a statewide virtual charter school if the student's parent or legal guardian is transferred or is pending transfer to a military installation within this state while on active military duty pursuant to an official military order. It requires a statewide virtual charter school to accept applications by electronic means for enrollment and course registration for those students. It requires the parent or legal guardian of a student provide proof of residence in the school district within 10 days after the published arrival date provided on official documentation. It permits a parent or legal guardian to use the following addresses as proof of residence: a temporary on-base billeting facility; a purchased or leased home or apartment; or federal government or public-private venture off-base military housing. It defines applicable terms. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: 07/01/2021   Emergency: Yes
Status: S General Order  Status Date: 02/02/2021

Paraphrase: SB0070, by Sen. Frank Simpson, R-Ardmore, increases the time period before the date of enrollment from five years to 10 years when a person was discharged or released from activity military service to qualify for in-state enrollment. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: 07/01/2021   Emergency: Yes
Status: Referred to Subcommittee  Status Date: 02/02/2021

Paraphrase: SB0071, by Sen. Micheal Bergstrom, R-Adair, modifies language related to the Department of Commerce's requirement to promulgate rules for the administration of the Oklahoma Local Development and Enterprise Zone Incentive Leverage Act. It requires the rules establish reporting requirements for successful applicants which allow data collection and analysis by the department on employment, capital investment, changes in assessed value of a project and other impacts resulting from payments and reporting of data by the department to the Oklahoma Tax Commission.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to Senate Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): S Finance (S)

Paraphrase: SB0072, by Sen. Micheal Bergstrom, R-Adair, repeals the Oklahoma Research and Development Incentives Act.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to Senate Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): S Finance (S)
Committee(2): S Appropriations (S)

Paraphrase: SB0073, by Sen. Frank Simpson, R-Ardmore, exempts the Military Department of the State of Oklahoma from the provisions of the Central Purchasing Act. It requires each federal program administered by the Military Department of the State of Oklahoma, if the agency has a Certified Procurement Officer assigned to each program and makes purchases in compliance with internal purchasing procedures of the Military Department that are approved by the Office of Management and Enterprise Services, be regarded as an individual purchasing entity for the determination of compliance with limits set in the Oklahoma Central Purchasing Act. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: 07/01/2021   Emergency: Yes
Status: Second Reading - Referred to Senate Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): S General Government (S)

Paraphrase: SB0076, by Sen. Frank Simpson, R-Ardmore, exempts the Military Department of the State of Oklahoma from oversight from the Office of Management and Enterprise Services' Fleet Management division. It removes the requirement that the department annually report to the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the Secretary of Finance the amount of savings realized from its authority to purchase motor vehicles, and if the report does not document such savings, the cessation of its authority to purchase motor vehicles on January 1, 2022.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: S Committee - Do Pass  Status Date: 02/04/2021
Committee(1): S General Government (S)

Paraphrase: SB0080, by Sen. J.J. Dossett, D-Sperry, provides a person employed or operating as an unarmed security guard on or after November 1, 2021, will have 30 days from the date of employment to secure a license issued by the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training pursuant to the Oklahoma Security Guard and Private Investigator Act.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to Senate Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): S Public Safety (S)

Paraphrase: SB0081, by Sen. Brenda Stanley, R-Oklahoma City, creates a revolving fund for the Oklahoma Accountancy Board to be designated the "Oklahoma Accountancy Board Revolving Fund." It requires the board pay 10 percent of funds deposited into the fund into the General Revenue Fund. It requires the board periodically transfer amounts to fund the student scholarship and grant program established by the bill if the funds are available and not otherwise encumbered. It permits the board to impose administrative fines. It authorizes the board to establish a student scholarship and grant program to financially assist eligible students who are qualified to take the certified public accountant or licensed public accountant examination. It requires the student to be eligible for consideration and application for any scholarship, grant or award be currently enrolled in and attending, as a full-time student with passing grades, an Oklahoma public institution of higher education and such student applying for a scholarship, grant or award must have completed at least 130 semester hours, or the equivalent as determined by the board, of college or university course curriculum in an accounting concentration applicable for a baccalaureate or higher degree in accounting or public finance. It requires the board to promulgate necessary rules forms, fees and procedures. It requires the board to set and determine the amount of each scholarship, grant or award, set a reasonable application fee, create application forms and processes, establish additional eligibility qualifications or criteria for determining a student's eligibility for a scholarship, grant or award and determining the amount and term of each scholarship, grant or award, and establish whether any grant shall be repaid or reimbursed to the board, in whole or part, by the recipient. It requires all funding for the student scholarship and grant program be derived from and limited to administrative fines imposed and collected by the board for violations of the Oklahoma Accountancy Act and deposited into the Oklahoma Accountancy Board Revolving Fund. It requires the board annually at the end of each fiscal year to provide a written report to the Governor, Senate president pro tempore and House speaker on the scholarship and grant program, including the amount of funds transferred into the account, the starting and ending balances of the account, the scholarship, grant and award amounts given to students, total number of students served, repayments or reimbursements received and other information deemed pertinent by the board for the report.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to Senate Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(2): S Appropriations (S)

Paraphrase: SB0082, by Sen. David Bullard, R-Durant, requires the Oklahoma Department of Commerce be responsible for collecting data and publishing on their website an annual report to be called the "Future of Oklahoma Industry and Labor (FOIL) Report" that analyzes and describes the current and predictable trends of the jobs, industries and labor workforce in this state. It requires the report include an interactive map covering the various regions of the state to show trends in specific job markets, growth industries and labor workforce shortages as analyzed in the published report. It requires the first report be published on July 1, 2022, and a report be due each July 1 thereafter. It requires the following agencies and entities work in conjunction with the department to assist in the collection and analysis of data and the formulation of each annual report: Oklahoma Employment Security Commission; Department of Labor; Department of Career and Technology Education; The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education; The Center for Economic Management Research at the University of Oklahoma; and the Center for Economic and Business Development at Southwestern Oklahoma State University. It requires the report be utilized by the Department of Education and the Department of Career and Technology Education and permits it to be utilized by the various public and private secondary and higher education institutions of this state, to identify and prepare specific course content and curriculum which trains students for future occupations, job markets, identified growth industries, labor workforce trends, gaps in skill level and highly marketable professions in this state.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to Senate Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021

Paraphrase: SB0088, by Sen. Brent Howard, R-Altus and Rep. Rande Worthen, R-Lawton, permits competitive bidding to be waived on bond issues by a two-thirds vote of a trust in which a county or municipality is the beneficiary that has fewer than four trustees. It modifies the termination procedure for public trusts to require the approval of a majority of the governing body of the beneficiary. It also modifies the audit requirement for public trusts, imposing a requirement that the trust have assets or revenues more than $50,000 or outstanding debt obligations. It repeals language requiring the filing of a preliminary copy of the official statement, prospectus or other offering document pertaining with the Secretary of State in certain circumstances.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: S General Order  Status Date: 02/02/2021

Paraphrase: SB0089, by Sen. John Haste, R-Broken Arrow, creates the Health Education Act. The bill defines applicable terms. It requires health education be taught in the public schools, including but not limited to physical health, mental health, social and emotional health and intellectual health. It requires the State Department of Health, by the 2022-2023 school year to develop a micro-credential for teachers who are assigned the responsibility of teaching health education and to develop professional development programs that are designed to help teachers provide instruction in health education and incorporate the curriculum into existing coursework and instruction where appropriate. It requires the professional development not be construed to be in addition to existing professional development requirements. It requires school districts, by the 2023-2024 school year, to provide instruction addressing all health education subject matter standards, as adopted by the State Board of Education at least once in the grade spans of pre-kindergarten through second grade, third grade through fifth grade, sixth grade through eighth grade and ninth grade through twelfth grade. It permits health education to be integrated into one or more existing subjects or provided as an addition to existing coursework. It requires teachers assigned to teach health education as a stand-alone course be certified in physical and health education. It authorizes the State Department of Education to issue a provisional certificate, valid for not more than two years, to individuals assigned to teach a stand-alone health education course in order to afford the individual the opportunity to obtain certification in physical and health education. It requires the State Textbook Committee to include a review of health and physical education instructional materials as part of its textbook review and adoption cycle. It requires districts consult with the Healthy and Fit School Advisory Committee to implement the provisions of the bill. It creates the Health Education Revolving Fund, a continuing fund, not subject to fiscal year limitations, and consisting of all monies received by the State Department of Education from appropriations, gifts, donations and bequests. It requires the subject matter standards for health and physical education include but not be limited to the domains of physical, emotional, social and intellectual health. It requires health literacy include the ability to obtain, process and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions and also include the importance of proper nutrition and exercise, mental health and wellness, substance abuse, coping skills for understanding and managing trauma, establishing and maintaining positive relationships and responsible decision making. It requires physical literacy include the ability to move with competence and confidence in a wide variety of physical activities in multiple environments that benefit the healthy development of the whole person. It requires, beginning with the 2023-2024 school year, students entering the ninth grade complete the requirements for health education. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: 07/01/2021   Emergency: Yes
Status: Second Reading - Referred to Senate Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): S Education (S)
Committee(2): S Appropriations (S)

Paraphrase: SB0092, by Sen. Greg McCortney, R-Ada and Rep. Marcus McEntire, R-Duncan, establishes as an unfair claim settlement practice when a health insurer that provides pharmacy benefits or a pharmacy benefits manager that administers pharmacy benefits for a health plan fails to include any amount paid for an enrollee or on behalf of an enrollee by another person when calculating the total contribution to an out-of-pocket maximum of the enrollee, deductible, copayment, coinsurance or other cost-sharing requirement.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to Senate Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021

Paraphrase: SB0102, by Sen. John Haste, R-Broken Arrow, requires all state agencies that provide, contract for, or otherwise fund mental health services report to the Office of Management and Enterprise Services (OMES): all mental health services provided by the agency, including the name, purpose and primary funding source or sources of each service; a financial summary of spending amounts by method of finance associated with each program that includes annual spending on each service in each of the last five state fiscal years; and outcome summaries for mental health services that include target population or populations, numbers served and relevant metrics associated with the performance of the program. It also requires OMES to compile the agencies' report and submit a unified report that coherently organizes and displays the agency information and provides a summary of statewide spending by agency and type of service to the Senate president pro tempore, House speaker, the Legislative office of Fiscal Transparency (LOFT) and the governor and to make the report publicly available. It requires the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services to provide technical assistance to the agencies and OMES as necessary for the compilation of this report. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: 07/01/2021   Emergency: Yes
Status: Second Reading - Referred to Senate Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): S Appropriations (S)

Paraphrase: SB0104, by Sen. John Haste, R-Broken Arrow and Rep. Marcus McEntire, R-Duncan, permits physical therapy services to be provided in person or remotely, via telehealth, to individuals or groups. It defines the terms "telehealth" and "telecommunications." It clarifies language related to the State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision authority to promulgate rules to implement the provisions of the Physical Therapy Practice Act.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to Senate Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021

Paraphrase: SB0108, by Sen. John Michael Montgomery, R-Lawton, permits, beginning Nov. 1, 2021 and every two years thereafter, state pension boards to authorize a cost-of-living benefit allowance increases based on a percentage of the previous two years of Social Security cost of living adjustment percentage rates combined when certain conditions are met. It prohibits the language from being construed to constitute a property right or a guarantee or pledge of action. It permits the board overseeing the pension if the three-year average of the unfunded accrued actual liability of a pension system drops below 65 percent to increase the required employee contribution rate by up to 1.0 percent of payroll until such time that an actuary certifies that the five-year average of the unfunded accrued actual liability of the pension system is above 65 percent. It permits the board of the pension system if the three-year average of actual contributions by employers and the state combined fall below 90 percent of the Actuarial Determined Employer Contribution (ADEC) for the same three-year period, to cause an increase in employer contributions not to exceed 1.0 percent of payroll until such time that the three-year average of actual contributions by employers and the state exceeds 90 percent of the ADEC.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to Senate Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(2): S Appropriations (S)

Paraphrase: SB0112, by Sen. Brent Howard, R-Altus and Rep. Chad Caldwell, R-Enid, modifies the time period in which the governing board of certain local government entities are required to post information concerning the authorizing of the incurring of general obligation bonds. It permits, rather than requires, the information to be posted on or linked to the local government website. It modifies language related to the information made available. It provides the bill does not require the local government entity create a website for the publication of the information. It requires the local government entity, if no newspaper of general circulation is available, to post certain required information in prominent view at the principal office of the public body. It requires the information posted remain posted, either online or at the principal office of the public body, through the election of the bonds to be approved and permits it then to be removed.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to Senate Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): S General Government (S)
Committee(2): S Appropriations (S)

Paraphrase: SB0119, by Sen. Mark Allen, R-Spiro, requires persons, organizations or groups wishing to use the State Capitol and Capitol grounds to submit an application for a permit and a check for any applicable fees to the Office of Management and Enterprises Services (OMES) at least 10 working days prior to the beginning date of the proposed demonstration or event. It requires applicants submit their application during business hours, excluding state holidays. It provides that permits for casual, intermittent personal use, as defined by Capital Assets Management (CAM), require no advance notice. It requires CAM receive permits for demonstrations or use of the State Capitol Park 48 hours prior to the commencement of the demonstration. It requires CAM receive permits for special events that are open or advertised to the public 14 calendar days prior to the requested date(s) of use. The bill establishes requirements for use of the State Capitol and Capitol Grounds. The bill permits CAM to require liability insurance for any event open to the public. It requires CAM define limits based upon risk, spectator attendance and past loss histories from similar events. It requires a reputable and solvent insurance or surety company duly licensed to do business in the State of Oklahoma provide the policy and that the policy name the permittee and the OMES, CAM and State Capitol Park as insured or additional insured to an existing policy. It requires CAM shall receive the policy five days prior to the commencement of the event. It provides representatives of the CAM or State Capitol Patrol officers reserve the right to enter and inspect the premises used by permittee at any reasonable time. It also establishes that CAM reserves the right to deny use permits for events due to potential health and safety risks or at any other certain time when overcrowding of the park is anticipated. It prohibits discrimination against any person because of race, creed, sex, age, color, disability, religion, place of residency or national origin pursuant to any activity relating to this permit.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to Senate Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): S General Government (S)

Paraphrase: SB0121, by Sen. Carri Hicks, D-Oklahoma City, requires each school district board of education to adopt a policy allowing a school district employee who is lactating reasonable paid break time each day to use a designated lactation room for the purpose of maintaining milk supply and comfort. It permits the break time to run concurrently with any break time, paid or unpaid, already provided the employee. It also requires the districts to make a reasonable effort to provide a private, secure and sanitary room or other location, other than a toilet stall, where an employee can express her milk or breastfeed her child. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: 07/01/2021   Emergency: Yes
Status: Second Reading - Referred to Senate Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): S Education (S)

Paraphrase: SB0126, by Sen. Julie Daniels, R-Bartlesville, modifies the qualifications for private schools to participate in the Lindsey Nicole Henry Scholarships for Students with Disabilities Program to limit the prohibition on discrimination under federal law to the basis of race, color and national origin. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: 07/01/2021   Emergency: Yes
Status: Second Reading - Referred to Senate Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): S Education (S)

Paraphrase: SB0128, by Sen. Dave Rader, R-Tulsa, creates the Seizure-Safe Schools Act. The bill defines applicable terms. The bill requires, beginning January 1, 2022, each school district board of education have at least one school employee at each school who has met the training requirements necessary to administer or assist with the self-administration of a seizure rescue medication or medication prescribed to treat seizure disorder symptoms and to recognize the signs and symptoms of seizures and the appropriate steps to be taken to respond to these symptoms. It requires any training programs or guidelines adopted by any state agency for the training of school personnel in the health care needs of any student diagnosed with a seizure disorder be fully consistent with training programs and guidelines developed by the Epilepsy Foundation of America and any successor organization. The bill requires certain conditions be met before a seizure rescue medication can be administered to a student to treat seizure disorder symptoms. It also requires every public school district provide an age-appropriate seizure education program to all students on seizures and seizure disorders and that it be consistent with guidelines published by the Epilepsy Foundation of America and any successor organization. It permits the State Board of Education to promulgate necessary rules. It exempts from liability in a criminal or civil action a school district, school district employee or agent acting in good faith and in substantial compliance with the student's seizure action plan and the instructions of the student's licensed health care professional that provides assistance or services under the act. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: / /   Emergency: Yes
Status: Second Reading - Referred to Senate Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): S Education (S)
Committee(2): S Appropriations (S)

Paraphrase: SB0129, by Sen. Brent Howard, R-Altus, eliminates the cap on itemized deductions on state income tax returns. It requires taxable income be increased by any amount of state and local sales or income taxes deducted under the Internal Revenue Code, and if the amount of state and local taxes deducted on the federal return is limited, taxable income on the state return be increased only by the amount actually deducted after any such limitations are applied.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to Senate Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): S Finance (S)
Committee(2): S Appropriations (S)

Paraphrase: SB0130, by Sen. George Burns, R-Hawarth, creates the Oklahoma American Heritage Education Act. It adds to the list of items each school district in the state is required permit a principal or teacher to utilize in a public school building, classroom, or at any public school event relating to the history, heritage, or foundation of the United States or the State of Oklahoma: Common Sense by Thomas Paine; executive orders of the presidents of the United States; Frederick Douglass' speech entitled "What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?" Appeal by David Walker; Chief Seattle's 1852 letter to the United States government; and any other document of historical significance relating to the founding of the United States or the State of Oklahoma regardless of its religious content or the political correctness of certain references. It requires each public school library or equivalent facility ensure access, by electronic or other means, to the following: the United States Constitution, the motto of the United States of America, the national anthem, the Pledge of Allegiance, the Declaration of Independence, the Mayflower Compact, the Federalist Papers or Common Sense by Thomas Paine. It permits public school students to include references to any of the materials described already listed in or added to the statute in homework, artwork and other written and oral assignments free from discrimination based on religious content. It prohibits students from being penalized or rewarded based on the religious content of their work. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: 07/01/2021   Emergency: Yes
Status: Second Reading - Referred to Senate Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): S Education (S)

Paraphrase: SB0132, by Sen. David Bullard, R-Durant, expands the grade level up to which school students are to be apprised of the Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program (OHLAP) and allowed to sign agreements to participate in the program to eleventh grade from ninth grade. It also increases the maximum age at which a student can sign an agreement to participate to 16 from 15. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: 07/01/2021   Emergency: Yes
Status: Second Reading - Referred to Senate Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): S Education (S)
Committee(2): S Appropriations (S)

Paraphrase: SB0138, by Sen. Mary Boren, D-Norman, prohibits a higher learning institution, including its faculty, staff and other employees, from requiring an enrolled student to take a leave of absence, withdraw from a program or limit her studies solely due to pregnancy. It requires a higher learning institution, including the faculty, staff or other employees, reasonably accommodate pregnant students so they may complete their courses of study and research. It establishes reasonable accommodation may include but not be limited to: allowances for the pregnant student's health and safety, such as allowing the student to maintain a safe distance from hazardous substances; allowing the student to make up tests and assignments that are missed for pregnancy-related reasons; or allowing a student to take a leave of absence. It also requires reasonable accommodations include the excusing of absences that are medically necessary consistent with the laws of this state. It requires an enrolled student who chooses to take a leave of absence because she is pregnant or has recently given birth be allowed a period consistent with the policies of the institution or a period of 12 additional months, whichever is longer, to prepare for and take preliminary and qualifying examinations and an extension of at least 12months toward completing the degree, or while in candidacy for a degree, unless a longer extension is medically necessary. It requires an enrolled student who chooses to take a leave of absence because she is pregnant or has recently given birth return to her program following a leave period of up to one academic year, unless there is a medical reason for a longer absence, in which case her standing in the program is required to be maintained during that period of absence. It requires an enrolled student who chooses to take a leave of absence because she is pregnant or has recently given birth be permitted to maintain residency in student housing during her pregnancy and throughout her leave of absence if she elects to take a leave of absence. It requires the institution consider the student's requests for housing accommodation due to her pregnancy. It requires the Office of Civil Rights Enforcement within the Office of the Attorney General investigate complaints from students alleging pregnancy discrimination in violation of the bill's provisions. It requires the office facilitate the forwarding of complaints to the US Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights to investigate the institution's compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. It requires each institution have a written policy for enrolled students on pregnancy discrimination and procedures for addressing pregnancy discrimination complaints under Title IX or the bill and that a copy of the policy be made available to faculty, staff and employees in their required training. It requires the policy shall be included in the student handbook and the institution's policies and procedures and made available to all students attending the institution. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: 07/01/2021   Emergency: Yes
Status: Second Reading - Referred to Senate Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): S Education (S)

Paraphrase: SB0142, by Sen. Roland Pederson, R-Burlington, requires a school district boards of education that allow a nonresident and non-transferred pupil to determine whether to require a tuition fee equal to the per capita cost of education for a similar period in such district during the preceding year. The bill requires the tuition fee to be paid to the receiving district in advance yearly or by semester as determined by the district board of education of the receiving district. It also requires a school district board of education to notify the State Board of Education of its decision to require or to not require a tuition fee of nonresident and non-transferred pupils. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: 07/01/2021   Emergency: Yes
Status: S Committee - Laid Over  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): S Education (S)

Paraphrase: SB0146, by Sen. Roger Thompson, R-Okemah and Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, permits the Commissioners of the Land Office to use more than one custodial bank to settle transactions involving the investment of the funds under the control of the Commissioners of the Land Office. The bill clarifies language related to the payment of fees to the custodial banks, investment consultants, and investment managers. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: 07/01/2021   Emergency: Yes
Status: Second Reading - Referred to Senate Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): S Appropriations (S)

Paraphrase: SB0147, by Sen. Roger Thompson, R-Okemah and Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, provides the calculation of the Commissioners of the Land Office's investments in real property within the 5.0 percent cap shall include the value of real property under long-term lease to the State of Oklahoma, agencies of the state or its subdivisions. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: 07/01/2021   Emergency: Yes
Status: Second Reading - Referred to Senate Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): S Appropriations (S)

Paraphrase: SB0152, by Sen. Jo Anna Dossett, D-Tulsa, removes language permitting the State Board of Education to sponsor charter schools. It prohibits, beginning July 1, 2022, the board's sponsorship of charter schools, except for those operated by the Office of Juvenile Affairs. It requires charter schools sponsored by the board to enter a contract with another sponsor by July 1, 2022. It requires the charter school be dissolved if it does not successfully enter a contract with another sponsor. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: 07/01/2021   Emergency: Yes
Status: Second Reading - Referred to Senate Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): S Education (S)

Paraphrase: SB0157, by Sen. J.J. Dossett, D-Sperry, removes language that provides State Board of Education appointees serve at the pleasure of the governor. It adds language the permits the governor to remove members of the board for cause, including being found guilty by a court of competent jurisdiction of a felony or any offense involving moral turpitude; being found guilty of malfeasance, misfeasance or nonfeasance in relation to board duties; being found mentally incompetent by a court of competent jurisdiction; or failing to attend three successive meetings of the board without just cause, as determined by the Governor. (Amended by Senate, Stricken Title, Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: 07/01/2021   Emergency: Yes
Status: S General Order  Status Date: 02/02/2021

Paraphrase: SB0162, by Sen. Brent Howard, R-Altus, creates the Oklahoma Decanting Act. The bill defines applicable terms. The bill establishes the procedures for the transfer of various trusts.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: S General Order  Status Date: 02/02/2021

Paraphrase: SB0166, by Sen. J.J. Dossett, D-Sperry, removes the authority of the Statewide Virtual Charter School Board to sponsor statewide virtual charter schools and gives that authority to the State Board of Education. It requires the State Board of Education to notify the applicant in writing of the reasons for the rejection of an application for a statewide virtual charter school. It permits the applicant to submit a revised application to the board for reconsideration within 30 days after receiving notification of the rejection. It requires the board to accept or reject the revised application within 30 days of its receipt. It repeals language creating the Statewide Virtual Charter School Board and concerning its meetings, powers and duties.
Effective Date: 07/01/2022   Emergency: No
Status: Referred to Subcommittee  Status Date: 02/02/2021

Paraphrase: SB0174, by Sen. Dave Rader, R-Tulsa, requires a medical laboratory director possess a bachelor's degree in the chemical, environmental, biological or physical sciences or engineering, with at least a total of 24 college semester credit hours in chemistry or biology and at least two years of experience in the environmental analysis of representative inorganic and organic analytes for which the laboratory will be performing. It permits a master's degree or doctoral degree in one of the disciplines to be substituted for one year of experience.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: <