February 12, 2021
House and Senate committees were in full swing this week as lawmakers work toward the Feb. 25 deadline when measures must be reported from committees of their house of origin or be considered dead for this session. Please see deadline calendar below for deadlines.

On Thursday, Gov. Kevin Stitt announced teachers and school staff would be eligible “in the next few days” for COVID-19 vaccines, as well as Oklahomans of all ages with co-morbidities.

Officials have assured school staff who are not classified as teachers, such as bus drivers, that they will be covered due to their high-risk positions.

The comorbidities, or medical conditions that denote high risk of death from COVID-19, include but are not limited to hypertension, diabetes, chronic vascular disease and other heart- and liver-related conditions, Health Commissioner Lance Frye said.

Appointments will open Feb. 22 for those next high-risk priority groups, Frye said. Those in previous priority groups may still make appointments through the state portal, said Keith Reed, deputy health commissioner.

“Even if you’re eligible, it may take some time to get an appointment,” Reed said, noting supplies of COVID-19 vaccines are still limited.

Reed said more pandemic providers have been added in the past couple of weeks, including nearly 80 pharmacy sites. He said that expanding capability to administer vaccines helped precipitate moving into the next priority group.

Administrators of school districts are encouraged to contact their local health departments or local COVID managers to determine need, dates and times that work best for teachers and other school staff and other information that would help organize the vaccination effort.

Hofmeister remarks on expanded vaccine opportunity for teachers, school staff
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister made the following remarks today after the announcement by Gov. Stitt that teachers and school staff will be able to get the COVID-19 vaccine beginning at the same time as adult Oklahomans with a comorbidity.

“Our teachers and support staff deserve and need to work in a safe and secure environment. Giving them this opportunity to receive the vaccine as soon as reasonably possible is critical. While in-person school is more dependent on COVID mitigation strategies such as masks and social distancing , ensuring the vaccination of teachers is vital to keeping school doors open. I urge all Oklahomans, teachers and non-teachers alike, to welcome the vaccine as soon as they are eligible.”
Gov. Kevin Stitt signs fast-tracked virtual meetings legislation
Government boards, commissions, city councils and more can resume meeting virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gov. Kevin Stitt on Wednesday signed legislation to temporarily modify the state’s Open Meeting Act to allow public bodies to meet via teleconference or videoconference.

In his first bill bill signing this year, Stitt signed Senate Bill 1031 by Senate Pro Tem Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City, and House Majority Floor Leader Jon Echols, R-Oklahoma City.

“We had constituents, we had local school boards, we had state agencies all wanting this to be able to meet virtually,” Stitt said in a signing ceremony with legislative leaders at the Oklahoma state Capitol.

The legislation reinstates the virtual meetings exemption that expired in November. It also requires public bodies to provide meeting materials to virtual participants and prevents groups from meeting in person after posting notice of a virtual meeting.

Many government and nonprofit governing boards and commissions are required to follow the Open Meeting Act to ensure meetings are open to the public and the press.

As Oklahoma’s COVID-19 cases spiked in December, nearly 200 local elected officials and nonprofit leaders asked Stitt to call the Oklahoma Legislature into a special session to reinstate the virtual meetings exemption.

Earlier this week, Echols said it would have been difficult to address the legislation in a quick special session because legislative procedure requires five days for a bill to pass through the House and the Senate. Once the regular legislative session kicked off Feb. 1, lawmakers fast-tracked the virtual meetings legislation, passing the bill in record time.

House Speaker Charles McCall, R-Atoka, also said the Legislature was stymied because last year was an election year and the current Oklahoma Legislature wasn’t formally organized until lawmakers met for organizational day in early January.

Because of an emergency clause on SB 1031, the bill took effect immediately upon Stitt’s signature.

The virtual meetings allowance is effective until Feb. 15, 2022 or until 30 days after the governor’s emergency declaration expires. Stitt has renewed his emergency declaration throughout the pandemic.
Year-to-date collections still slightly above estimate
General Revenue Fund collections in January totaled $597.5 million, which is $113.2 million, or 15.9%, below the monthly estimate. This is $112.2 million, or 15.8%, below collections in January 2020. Total GRF collections through the first seven months of fiscal year 2021 are $3.9 billion, which is $9.2 million, or 0.2%, above the estimate and $77.0 million, or 2.0%, above prior year collections for the same period.

January collections marked the first month this fiscal year that came in below estimate. Collections were especially weak in income and oil production taxes, which accounted for $85.8 million of the $113.2 million short of the January estimate. After this month, it is likely collections will begin to fall below year-to-date estimates for the remainder of the fiscal year. However, General Revenue Fund appropriations to agencies are still not expected to be impacted.

“While it’s promising to see year-to-date collections remain above estimates, we will continue to be fiscally conservative as the state perseveres through the pandemic,” said OMES Director Steven Harpe. “We will know more about collection projections after the board meeting next week.”

The Board of Equalization meets on Feb. 16 to determine its final revenue projections for fiscal year 2021. The board will also certify revenue estimates for fiscal year 2022.
  • Major tax categories in January contributed the following amounts to the GRF:
  • Total income tax collections of $286.2 million were $47.4 million, or 14.2%, below the estimate and $54.5 million, or 16.0%, below the prior year.
  • Individual income tax collections of $280.1 million were $42.7 million, or 13.2%, below the estimate and $18.2 million, or 6.1%, below the prior year.
  • Corporate income tax collections of $6.0 million were $4.7 million, or 44.0%, below the estimate and $36.3 million, or 85.7%, below the prior year.
  • Sales tax collections of $182.1 million were $13.1 million, or 6.7%, below the estimate and $0.8 million, or 0.4%, below the prior year.
  • Gross production tax collections of $20.6 million were $36.8 million, or 64.1%, below the estimate and $46.8 million, or 69.4%, below the prior year.
  • Natural Gas collections of $20.6 million were $1.6 million, or 8.4%, above the estimate and $158,000, or 0.8%, below the prior year.
  • Oil collections were zero and will not be a major contributor to the General Revenue Fund until the first $150 million of oil collections to other receiving funds is met.
  • Motor vehicle tax collections of $2.9 million were $0.9 million, or 49.6%, above the estimate and $0.1 million, or 1.9%, below the prior year.
  • Other revenue collections of $105.8 million were $16.8 million, or 13.7%, below the estimate and $10.1 million, or 8.7%, below the prior year.

As state government’s main operating fund, the GRF is the key indicator of state government’s fiscal status and the predominant funding source for the annual appropriated state budget. GRF collections are revenues that remain for the appropriated state budget after rebates, refunds, other mandatory apportionments and after sales and use taxes are remitted back to municipalities. In contrast, gross collections, reported by the State Treasurer, are all revenues remitted to the Oklahoma Tax Commission. 
Bill to Increase Teacher Preparation Passes Committee
State Rep. Sherrie Conley, R-Newcastle, today passed a bill in committee that will add multi-tiered systems of support to the preparation of teacher candidates for the classroom.

In training teachers in the multi-tiered systems of support, House Bill 1773 gives teachers and schools a framework that provides targeted support for struggling students. Included in the legislation is data-driven, evidence-based strategies that include training on literacy - including phonics; an evidence-based approach to mathematics instruction; the application of behavioral sciences to classroom management; and the identification and impact of trauma on student learning and trauma-informed responsive instruction.

“Oklahoma teachers are working hard to prepare children for the next phase of learning, whether that’s the next grade, graduation, higher education, the military or the work force,” said Conley, herself a former educator. “This framework introduced at the college level prepares teachers to use it upon entering the classroom. Recognizing needs earlier in the academic process to identify students who are struggling in reading or math or with behavior or trauma allows Oklahoma’s students to get the interventions they need to reach their academic potential.”

Conley said her bill will guarantee training of all teaching candidates in preservice teaching preparation programs to study such multi-tiered systems of support, which focus on evidence- based assessments, intervention and data-based decision-making procedures. Using the science and data behind these programs will help ensure success for all students through a well-trained teacher core, she said.

Conley received her teacher certification in 1991 and completed her master’s in education administration from Southwestern Oklahoma State University in 2016. Conley started her teaching career in the early 1990s, teaching second through fifth grades in rural, urban and suburban schools. She most recently served as an administrator for Oklahoma City Public Schools.

HB 1773 passed the House Higher Education and Career Tech Committee with a vote of 9-0. It is now eligible to be considered by the entire House.
Oklahoma election results: Jake Merrick, Molly Ooten win state Senate primaries, advance to April general election
Two political newcomers will face off for the chance to represent an Edmond-area state Senate seat.

Republican Jake Merrick, of Yukon, and Democrat Molly Ooten, of Edmond, easily won their respective primary elections Tuesday for a chance to represent Senate District 22, the seat formerly held by U.S. Rep. Stephanie Bice.

The district that includes parts of northern Oklahoma County, eastern Canadian County, Edmond and Yukon and leans heavily Republican.

Merrick, 39, and Ooten, 31, will face off in a special general election on April 6.

Merrick, a licensed minister and personal trainer, defeated Edmond Republican Keri Shipley, 48, despite her cash advantage.

The Senate Majority Fund, controlled by Republican leaders of the state Senate, spent more than $20,000 in support of Shipley. The Edmond mother and legislative assistant to Republican Rep. Josh West also raised more campaign cash than her opponent and loaned her campaign $25,000.

Merrick co-owns a construction company and unsuccessfully sought the GOP nomination in Oklahoma’s 5th Congressional District.

He has expressed skepticism about the COVID-19 pandemic and said he believes there was “massive fraud” in the 2020 presidential election in which Joe Biden defeated incumbent Donald Trump.

Merrick said he’s running for the state Senate because he’s concerned about what he described as the “liberal, progressive agenda” and the “push for socialism” at the federal level of politics. Republicans overwhelmingly control the Oklahoma Legislature.

He counts himself among those who aim to abolish abortion entirely, regardless of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision that legalized the practice. If Merrick won the general election, he would join Sen. Warren Hamilton, R-McCurtain, as the only so-called abortion “abolitionists” in the Legislature.

Ooten, 31, grew up in Edmond and lives there with her husband and their two children.

She defeated Democrat political science professor Dylan Billings, 31 in Tuesday’s primary election.

After graduating from the University of Oklahoma with her Master’s degree in Speech Pathology, Ooten started working for Oklahoma County SoonerStart — an early intervention program. It was her work there, seeing the struggles some Oklahoma face to access government assistance, that inspired her to run.

The winner of the special general election will serve until the Senate District 22 seat is up for election again in 2022.

Registered Republicans make up 58% of the voters in Senate District 22, with Democrats making up 24% and independents 18%.
Oklahoma House Speaker wants legislative input on federal stimulus spending
Oklahoma’s House Speaker wants the state Legislature to have a say in how state government entities spend some federal stimulus funds.

Speaker Charles McCall, R-Atoka, filed legislation to prevent state agencies, boards, commissions or entities within the executive branch from spending federal stimulus funds on long-term or recurring costs without legislative approval.

In an interview, McCall explained he doesn’t want the Legislature to be on the hook for funding new projects or positions that were initially covered through stimulus funds unless state entities and state lawmakers have a conversation about the expenses first.

“We have to ensure … that we’re being prudent with taxpayer dollars, and that we’re planning,” he said. “We’re not just doing something today and worrying about how to pay for it tomorrow.”

Under the bill, state entities could not use federal funds in a manner that will “increase the demand for state-appropriated funds or any other state funds” without legislative approval.

McCall said his House Bill 2932 is not a result of a scathing report released last week that heavily questioned how Gov. Kevin Stitt’s administration spent CARES Act funds.

The Legislative Office of Fiscal Transparency, a watchdog budget office formed by McCall and Senate Pro Tem Greg Treat, recently raised questions about how Stitt and his CARES Forward team spent $1.26 billion in federal coronavirus relief funds. The Stitt administration has defended its CARES Act spending decisions and criticized the LOFT report as being “agenda-driven.”

Since the spring, state lawmakers and Stitt have clashed over CARES Act spending, because the funds have been under the oversight of the executive branch, not the Legislature. Traditionally, the Legislature controls appropriations for state agencies.

House Minority Leader Emily Virgin, D-Norman, released the following statement today in support of House Speaker Charles McCall’s push for the Legislature to have more oversight regarding how CARES Act funds are spent.

“I fully support Speaker McCall’s position that the Legislature should have a say in how CARES Act funds are being distributed, especially money that is used for long-term projects,” said House Minority Leader Emily Virgin, D-Norman. “Setting aside the LOFT report that has already shown several examples of undocumented, questionable spending from the executive branch, the Legislature is the branch of government closest to the people and should absolutely be involved in how these dollars are spent with ample input from the public.”
Stitt executive order, bills target driver license delays
One day after 44 members of the Oklahoma House of Representatives sent Gov. Kevin Stitt a letter urging that he sign an executive order to address extensive wait times within the Department of Public Safety’s driver license programs, the governor did exactly that.

Stitt’s executive order essentially makes four changes:
  • Allowing tag agents to renew, replace or downgrade Class A, B or C commercial driver licenses (which previously could only be done by DPS);
  • Allowing tag agents to issue state identification cards if the individual — often an older Oklahoman who no longer drives but who needs a state ID — has a valid, expired or suspended driver license;
  • Allowing career technology centers to administer the state’s written driving exam;
  • Allowing commercial driving academies to administer CDL driving examinations to the general public and not just their students.

Capt. Sheridan O’Neal, the legislative liaison for DPS, said the executive order will help address the backlog of driver license and identification card demand that built up over the past 12 months owing to the implementation of federally compliant REAL IDs, state budget cuts and the COVID-19 pandemic, which caused DPS to suspend such services for about a month.

O’Neal also said the four executive order changes are expected to be codified in state statute by HB 1059 and HB 2465, which have both advanced through the House Public Safety Committee.
CTE Priority Measures
646 Bills On Report
(visit oklegislature.gov to view the full text of the measures below)

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 Committee  Status Date: 02/09/2021
Committee(1): H Appropriations & Budget (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: H Committee - Do Pass  Status Date: 02/08/2021
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: Committee Reassignment  Status Date: 02/09/2021
Committee(1): H Rules (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 and Sen. Jessica Garvin, R-Duncan, 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: / /   Emergency: Yes
Status: H General Order  Status Date: 02/09/2021

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 Committee  Status Date: 02/09/2021
Committee(1): H Appropriations & Budget (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: H Committee - Do Pass  Status Date: 02/10/2021
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: H Committee - Do Pass  Status Date: 02/10/2021
Committee(1): H Administrative Rules (H)

HB1090
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: Committee Reassignment  Status Date: 02/04/2021
Committee(1): H General Government (H)

HB1103
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)

HB1104
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: Committee Reassignment  Status Date: 02/09/2021
Committee(1): H Common Education (H)

HB1105
Paraphrase: HB1105, by Rep. Mark Vancuren, R-Owasso, creates the School Reform Act of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Committee Reassignment  Status Date: 02/09/2021
Committee(1): H Common Education (H)

HB1106
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)

HB1107
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)

HB1109
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)

HB1110
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)

HB1111
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)

HB1116
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)

HB1118
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: Committee Reassignment  Status Date: 02/08/2021
Committee(1): H Criminal Justice and Corrections (H)

HB1121
Paraphrase: HB1121, by Rep. Jeff Boatman, R-Tulsa and Sen. Roger Thompson, R-Okemah, 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: H Committee - Committee Sub, Do Pass  Status Date: 02/10/2021
Committee(1): H Administrative Rules (H)

HB1124
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)

HB1127
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
Committee(1): H Appropriations & Budget (H)

HB1133
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)

HB1138
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
Committee(1): H County & Municipal Government (H)

HB1150
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. (Amended by House, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)
Effective Date: / /   Emergency: Yes
Status: H General Order  Status Date: 02/03/2021

HB1152
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)

HB1158
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)

HB1159
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)

HB1160
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)

HB1203
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)

HB1204
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)

HB1205
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)

HB1206
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)

HB1207
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)

HB1568
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)

HB1569
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: H General Order  Status Date: 02/10/2021

HB1572
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
Committee(1): H Appropriations & Budget, Finance - Revenue and Taxation (H)

HB1579
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)

HB1582
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
Committee(1): H Appropriations & Budget, General Government (H)

HB1583
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)

HB1586
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
Committee(1): H Higher Ed & Career Tech (H)

HB1587
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)

HB1589
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)

HB1590
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)

HB1591
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)

HB1592
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: Committee Reassignment  Status Date: 02/10/2021
Committee(1): H Appropriations & Budget (H)

HB1593
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)

HB1594
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)

HB1595
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)

HB1596
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)

HB1597
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)

HB1598
Paraphrase: HB1598, by Rep. Melissa Provenzano, D-Tulsa, creates the Education Innovation Act of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Committee Reassignment  Status Date: 02/09/2021
Committee(1): H Common Education (H)

HB1599
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)

HB1609
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)

HB1615
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
Committee(1): H Business and Commerce (H)

HB1616
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)

HB1630
Paraphrase: HB1630, by Rep. David Hardin, R-Stilwell and Sen. Dewayne Pemberton, R-Muskogee, modifies the background check procedure for the purchase of firearms.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: H General Order  Status Date: 02/10/2021

HB1634
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)

HB1635
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
Committee(1): H Appropriations & Budget, Finance - Revenue and Taxation (H)

HB1641
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)

HB1646
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
Committee(1): H Agriculture & Rural Development (H)

HB1652
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)

HB1656
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)

HB1657
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)

HB1661
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)

HB1666
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)

HB1669
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)

HB1670
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)

HB1671
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)

HB1686
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)

HB1695
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)

HB1703
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)

HB1704
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)

HB1715
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)

HB1717
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)

HB1718
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)

HB1720
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)

HB1722
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)

HB1723
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)

HB1735
Paraphrase: HB1735, by Rep. Sheila Dills, R-Tulsa, creates the Educational Management Organizations Act of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Committee Reassignment  Status Date: 02/09/2021
Committee(1): H Appropriations & Budget (H)

HB1736
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)

HB1737
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)

HB1738
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)

HB1739
Paraphrase: HB1739, by Rep. Sheila Dills, R-Tulsa and Sen. Brenda Stanley, R-Oklahoma City, 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: H General Order  Status Date: 02/09/2021

HB1743
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)

HB1761
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)

HB1762
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)

HB1769
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)

HB1773
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: H General Order  Status Date: 02/09/2021

HB1774
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
Committee(1): H Appropriations & Budget, Human Services (H)

HB1775
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)

HB1778
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)

HB1780
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)

HB1781
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)

HB1782
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)

HB1785
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)

HB1789
Paraphrase: HB1789, by Rep. Daniel Pae, R-Lawton and Sen. Brent Howard, R-Altus, allows local government units authorized by state law to create a purchasing cooperative to 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: H General Order  Status Date: 02/10/2021

HB1796
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: H General Order  Status Date: 02/09/2021

HB1800
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 Committee  Status Date: 02/08/2021
Committee(1): H Appropriations & Budget (H)

HB1801
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: H General Order  Status Date: 02/08/2021

HB1802
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)

HB1807
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: H General Order  Status Date: 02/10/2021

HB1811
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: Committee Reassignment  Status Date: 02/09/2021
Committee(1): H Judiciary - Criminal (H)

HB1813
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: Subcommittee Laid Over  Status Date: 02/08/2021
Committee(1): H Appropriations & Budget, Education (H)

HB1815
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: H Committee - Laid Over  Status Date: 02/10/2021
Committee(1): H Energy & Natural Resources (H)

HB1818
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
Committee(1): H Business and Commerce (H)

HB1819
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
Committee(1): H Government Modernization and Efficiency (H)

HB1821
Paraphrase: HB1821, by Rep. Mark McBride, R-Moore, Rep. Toni Hasenbeck, R-Elgin, and Sen. Dewayne Pemberton, R-Muskogee, 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: H General Order  Status Date: 02/08/2021

HB1828
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)

HB1829
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)

HB1836
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: Subcommittee Laid Over  Status Date: 02/08/2021
Committee(1): H Appropriations & Budget, Education (H)

HB1837
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
Committee(1): H Appropriations & Budget, Education (H)

HB1838
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
Committee(1): H Appropriations & Budget, Education (H)

HB1839
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)

HB1840
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
Committee(1): H Appropriations & Budget, Education (H)

HB1841
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
Committee(1): H Appropriations & Budget, Education (H)

HB1846
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
Committee(1): H Appropriations & Budget, Finance - Revenue and Taxation (H)

HB1849
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
Committee(1): H Appropriations & Budget, Finance - Revenue and Taxation (H)

HB1851
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)

HB1852
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)

HB1855
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)

HB1861
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)

HB1862
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)

HB1872
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)

HB1875
Paraphrase: HB1875, by Rep. Tammy West, R-Bethany and Sen. Brenda Stanley, R-Oklahoma City, 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: H Committee - Do Pass  Status Date: 02/10/2021
Committee(1): H General Government (H)

HB1876
Paraphrase: HB1876, by Rep. Tammy West, R-Bethany and Sen. Brenda Stanley, R-Oklahoma City, 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: H General Order  Status Date: 02/10/2021

HB1881
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)

HB1882
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)

HB1886
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)

HB1888
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: H Committee - Do Pass  Status Date: 02/10/2021
Committee(1): H General Government (H)

HB1889
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)

HB1899
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
Committee(1): H Appropriations & Budget, Finance - Revenue and Taxation (H)

HB1907
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
Committee(1): H Banking, Financial Services, Pensions (H)

HB1919
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)

HB1923
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)

HB1944
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)

HB1947
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)

HB1962
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: H General Order  Status Date: 02/08/2021

HB1963
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
Committee(1): H Elections and Ethics (H)

HB1965
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: H Committee - Do Pass  Status Date: 02/08/2021
Committee(1): H County & Municipal Government (H)

HB1967
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)

HB1968
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 Committee  Status Date: 02/08/2021
Committee(1): H Appropriations & Budget (H)

HB1969
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)

HB1970
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)

HB1971
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)

HB1972
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)

HB1973
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)

HB1974
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)

HB1981
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
Committee(1): H Business and Commerce (H)

HB1982
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
Committee(1): H Appropriations & Budget, Finance - Revenue and Taxation (H)

HB1985
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)

HB1990
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
Committee(1): H Appropriations & Budget, Finance - Revenue and Taxation (H)

HB1994
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
Committee(1): H Business and Commerce (H)

HB1995
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)

HB2002
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)

HB2005
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
Committee(1): H Judiciary - Criminal (H)

HB2007
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

HB2010
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)

HB2013
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)

HB2014
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)

HB2015
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)

HB2030
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)

HB2033
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
Committee(1): H Appropriations & Budget (H)

HB2035
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)

HB2038
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)

HB2046
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)

HB2047
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)

HB2048
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)

HB2049
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: H General Order  Status Date: 02/09/2021

HB2073
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)

HB2074
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)

HB2078
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)

HB2082
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)

HB2084
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)

HB2092
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
Committee(1): H County & Municipal Government (H)

HB2100
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)

HB2116
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)

HB2121
Paraphrase: HB2121, by Rep. Marcus McEntire, R-Duncan and Sen. Greg McCortney, R-Ada, 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: H General Order  Status Date: 02/10/2021

HB2129
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)

HB2165
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)

HB2166
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)

HB2172
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. (Amended by House, Committee Substitute)
Effective Date: 01/01/2022   Emergency: No
Status: H General Order  Status Date: 02/04/2021

HB2176
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
Committee(1): H Appropriations & Budget (H)

HB2178
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. (Amended by House, Stricken Title)
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: H General Order  Status Date: 02/04/2021

HB2180
Paraphrase: HB2180, by Rep. Ronny Johns, R-Ada, creates the Payroll Deductions Action of 2021.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Committee Reassignment  Status Date: 02/10/2021
Committee(1): H Insurance (H)

HB2183
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: H Committee - Committee Sub, Do Pass  Status Date: 02/11/2021
Committee(1): H Transportation (H)

HB2184
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: H Committee - Laid Over  Status Date: 02/11/2021
Committee(1): H Transportation (H)

HB2187
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)

HB2188
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)

HB2189
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)

HB2203
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)

HB2208
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)

HB2223
Paraphrase: HB2223, by Rep. Randy Randleman, R-Eufaula and Sen. Dewayne Pemberton, R-Muskogee, requires the State Department of Education to maintain a dyslexia handbook.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: H General Order  Status Date: 02/09/2021

HB2241
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)

HB2243
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)

HB2245
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)

HB2256
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)

HB2281
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)

HB2293
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
Committee(1): H Banking, Financial Services, Pensions (H)

HB2297
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
Committee(1): H Appropriations & Budget, Natural Resources & Regulatory Svcs (H)

HB2301
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)

HB2302
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)

HB2309
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)

HB2328
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)

HB2329
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)

HB2334
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)

HB2335
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: H General Order  Status Date: 02/10/2021

HB2361
Paraphrase: HB2361, by Rep. Ty Burns, R-Morrison, 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: H General Order  Status Date: 02/09/2021

HB2378
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
Committee(1): H Banking, Financial Services, Pensions (H)

HB2379
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
Committee(1): H Banking, Financial Services, Pensions (H)

HB2381
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
Committee(1): H Appropriations & Budget, Education (H)

HB2384
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)

HB2386
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)

HB2387
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)

HB2388
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)

HB2396
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: H General Order  Status Date: 02/09/2021

HB2399
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: H General Order  Status Date: 02/09/2021

HB2400
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
Committee(1): H Children, Youth & Family Services (H)

HB2401
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
Committee(1): H Judiciary - Criminal (H)

HB2408
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)

HB2409
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)

HB2418
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
Committee(1): H Appropriations & Budget, Education (H)

HB2430
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)

HB2436
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)

HB2437
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)

HB2454
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)

HB2455
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
Committee(1): H Appropriations & Budget, General Government (H)

HB2456
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
Committee(1): H Business and Commerce (H)

HB2459
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)

HB2460
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)

HB2462
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)

HB2465
Paraphrase: HB2465, by Rep. Dick Lowe, R-Amber and Sen. Lonnie Paxton, R-Tuttle, 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: H General Order  Status Date: 02/09/2021

HB2466
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
Committee(1): H County & Municipal Government (H)

HB2473
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)

HB2474
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)

HB2475
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)

HB2477
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: H Committee - Laid Over  Status Date: 02/08/2021
Committee(1): H Higher Ed & Career Tech (H)

HB2481
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)

HB2483
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)

HB2486
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)

HB2491
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)

HB2507
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)

HB2512
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)

HB2547
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)

HB2559
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)

HB2560
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)

HB2564
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: H Committee - Do Pass  Status Date: 02/09/2021
Committee(1): H Elections and Ethics (H)

HB2567
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
Committee(1): H Criminal Justice and Corrections (H)

HB2568
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
Committee(1): H Banking, Financial Services, Pensions (H)

HB2569
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)

HB2570
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)

HB2571
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)

HB2573
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)

HB2574
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)

HB2575
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)

HB2576
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)

HB2577
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)

HB2581
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)

HB2609
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)

HB2629
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)

HB2644
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)

HB2645
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: Committee Reassignment  Status Date: 02/08/2021
Committee(1): H Criminal Justice and Corrections (H)

HB2651
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
Committee(1): H Appropriations & Budget (H)

HB2652
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
Committee(1): H Higher Ed & Career Tech (H)

HB2655
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
Committee(1): H Elections and Ethics (H)

HB2662
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)

HB2670
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)

HB2673
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)

HB2675
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)

HB2686
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
Committee(1): H Banking, Financial Services, Pensions (H)

HB2690
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)

HB2691
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)

HB2692
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)

HB2693
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)

HB2694
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)

HB2695
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)

HB2696
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)

HB2698
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)

HB2702
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)

HB2703
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)

HB2704
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: H Committee - Do Pass Failed  Status Date: 02/09/2021
Committee(1): H Elections and Ethics (H)

HB2711
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
Committee(1): H Government Modernization and Efficiency (H)

HB2714
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)

HB2717
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)

HB2720
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
Committee(1): H Appropriations & Budget, Finance - Revenue and Taxation (H)

HB2724
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)

HB2727
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)

HB2729
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
Committee(1): H Criminal Justice and Corrections (H)

HB2740
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)

HB2743
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
Committee(1): H Appropriations & Budget, Finance - Revenue and Taxation (H)

HB2748
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: H General Order  Status Date: 02/09/2021

HB2749
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)

HB2750
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
Committee(1): H Higher Ed & Career Tech (H)

HB2751
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)

HB2752
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)

HB2753
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)

HB2754
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)

HB2755
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)

HB2756
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)

HB2757
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)

HB2758
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
Committee(1): H Banking, Financial Services, Pensions (H)

HB2764
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)

HB2768
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)

HB2775
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
Committee(1): H County & Municipal Government (H)

HB2776
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)

HB2777
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
Committee(1): H County & Municipal Government (H)

HB2784
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)

HB2796
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)

HB2797
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)

HB2798
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)

HB2806
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)

HB2811
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: Committee Reassignment  Status Date: 02/04/2021
Committee(1): H Higher Ed & Career Tech (H)

HB2837
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: Committee Reassignment  Status Date: 02/10/2021
Committee(1): H Common Education (H)

HB2843
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)

HB2848
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)

HB2852
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)

HB2853
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)

HB2856
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)

HB2859
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)

HB2860
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
Committee(1): H Appropriations & Budget (H)

HB2861
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 General Order  Status Date: 02/04/2021

HB2862
Paraphrase: HB2862, by Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston and Sen. Dewayne Pemberton, R-Muskogee, 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: H General Order  Status Date: 02/10/2021

HB2863
Paraphrase: HB2863, by Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston and Sen. Roger Thompson, R-Okemah, 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: H Committee - Committee Sub, Do Pass  Status Date: 02/10/2021
Committee(1): H Appropriations & Budget (H)

HB2864
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
Committee(1): H Appropriations & Budget (H)

HB2870
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 General Order  Status Date: 02/04/2021

HB2871
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 General Order  Status Date: 02/04/2021

HB2873
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
Committee(1): H Appropriations & Budget (H)

HB2880
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
Committee(1): H Appropriations & Budget (H)

HB2926
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: H General Order  Status Date: 02/09/2021

HB2932
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: H General Order  Status Date: 02/10/2021

HB2939
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)

HB2940
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)

HJR1001
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)

HJR1002
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)

HJR1003
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)

HJR1026
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)

HJR1028
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)

HJR1029
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)

HJR1033
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)

HJR1036
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)

HJR1037
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)

SB0002
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)

SB0013
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)

SB0020
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)

SB0021
Paraphrase: SB0021, by Sen. Kay Floyd, D-Oklahoma City and Rep. Marcus McEntire, R-Duncan, 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 Referred to 2nd Committee  Status Date: 02/09/2021
Committee(1): S Appropriations (S)

SB0022
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)

SB0023
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
Committee(1): S Health & Human Services (S)

SB0040
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)

SB0041
Paraphrase: SB0041, by Sen. Greg McCortney, R-Ada and Rep. Ronny Johns, 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
Committee(1): S Retirement & Insurance (S)

SB0043
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

SB0048
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)

SB0051
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)

SB0052
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
Committee(1): S Appropriations, Education (S)

SB0053
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)

SB0054
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: S Committee - Do Pass as Amended  Status Date: 02/11/2021
Committee(1): S Veterans & Military Affairs (S)

SB0056
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)

SB0060
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)

SB0063
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: S Committee - Do Pass  Status Date: 02/11/2021
Committee(1): S General Government (S)

SB0064
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)

SB0066
Paraphrase: SB0066, by Sen. John Haste, R-Broken Arrow and Rep. Lonnie Sims, R-Jenks, exempts any insurance policy sold to any school district from the surplus lines premium tax.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: S General Order  Status Date: 02/08/2021

SB0067
Paraphrase: SB0067, by Sen. Frank Simpson, R-Ardmore and Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, 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

SB0068
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

SB0069
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

SB0070
Paraphrase: SB0070, by Sen. Frank Simpson, R-Ardmore and Rep. Tommy Hardin, R-Madill, 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: Subcommittee Do Pass  Status Date: 02/10/2021
Committee(1): S Appropriations, Education (S)

SB0071
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: S General Order  Status Date: 02/09/2021

SB0072
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)

SB0073
Paraphrase: SB0073, by Sen. Frank Simpson, R-Ardmore and Rep. Tommy Hardin, R-Madill, 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)

SB0076
Paraphrase: SB0076, by Sen. Frank Simpson, R-Ardmore and Rep. Tommy Hardin, R-Madill, 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 General Order  Status Date: 02/04/2021

SB0080
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)

SB0081
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(1): S Business, Commerce & Tourism (S)
Committee(2): S Appropriations (S)

SB0082
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
Committee(1): S Business, Commerce & Tourism (S)

SB0088
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

SB0089
Paraphrase: SB0089, by Sen. John Haste, R-Broken Arrow and Rep. Rhonda Baker, R-Yukon, 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)

SB0092
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
Committee(1): S Retirement & Insurance (S)

SB0102
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)

SB0108
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(1): S Retirement & Insurance (S)
Committee(2): S Appropriations (S)

SB0112
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)

SB0119
Paraphrase: SB0119, by Sen. Mark Allen, R-Spiro and Rep. Todd Russ, R-Cordell, 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)

SB0121
Paraphrase: SB0121, by Sen. Carri Hicks, D-Oklahoma City and Rep. Carol Bush, R-Tulsa, 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: S General Order  Status Date: 02/09/2021

SB0126
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)

SB0128
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: S Referred to 2nd Committee  Status Date: 02/09/2021
Committee(1): S Appropriations (S)

SB0129
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)

SB0130
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)

SB0132
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)

SB0138
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)

SB0142
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 General Order  Status Date: 02/09/2021

SB0146
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)

SB0147
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)

SB0152
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)

SB0157
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

SB0162
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

SB0166
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
Committee(1): S Appropriations, Education (S)

SB0174
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: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to Senate Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): S Health & Human Services (S)

SB0176
Paraphrase: SB0176, by Sen. Julia Kirt, D-Oklahoma City, requires those appointed by the governor as agency directors or cabinet secretaries to file financial disclosure statements with the Ethics Commission.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to Senate Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): S Rules (S)

SB0179
Paraphrase: SB0179, by Sen. Brenda Stanley, R-Oklahoma City, relates to behavior analysts. The bill modifies certain definitions. It defines the term "Registered Behavior Technician" or "RBT." It updates statutory references. It removes the requirement that those wishing to practice be of good moral character, at least 21 years of age, and has at least the minimum graduate or undergraduate degree, appropriate for the level of certification, from an accredited institution of higher learning in a qualifying field of study. It updates references to the Department of Human Service's Developmental Disabilities Services. It prohibits a supervisee from designing intervention or assessment plans. It makes it the responsibility of the supervising Board Certified Behavior Analyst to determine which other tasks the supervisee may perform as a function of the supervisee's training, experience and competence. It requires the Board Certified Behavior Analyst to be responsible for the work performed by the supervisee on the cases overseen by the Board Certified Behavior Analyst. It prohibits a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst or Registered Behavior Technician who is a guardian or parent from providing services to his or her own child or ward. It makes the Department of Human Services Director, rather than the agency, responsible for promulgating necessary rules. (Amended by Senate)
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: S General Order  Status Date: 02/03/2021

SB0183
Paraphrase: SB0183, by Sen. Jo Anna Dossett, D-Tulsa, requires, by July 1, 2022, every administrative body, state agency director or official with authority over any occupational or professional license or certification develop and promulgate administrative rules to ensure no individual who has obtained an occupational or professional licensure or certification may have such license or certification revoked or suspended solely for failure to make their scheduled student loan payments or being delinquent on their student loans. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: 07/01/2021   Emergency: Yes
Status: Second Reading - Referred to Senate Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): S Business, Commerce & Tourism (S)

SB0186
Paraphrase: SB0186, by Sen. David Bullard, R-Durant, removes language that prohibits a person convicted of a felony from operating a motor vehicle or riding as a passenger in a motor vehicle in which there is 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 modifies the qualifications for restoring the right to carry a firearm. It removes language that prohibits a person previously adjudicated as a delinquent child or a youthful offender for the commission of an offense, which would have constituted a felony offense if committed by an adult, from riding as a passenger in a motor vehicle or being in a home in which there is any pistol, imitation or homemade pistol, altered air or toy pistol, machine gun, sawed-off shotgun or rifle, or any other dangerous or deadly firearm within 10 years after their adjudication. The bill clarifies the definition of the term "sawed-off shotgun."
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)

SB0197
Paraphrase: SB0197, by Sen. Tom Dugger, R-Stillwater, requires candidates who win board of education elections to be seated at the first meeting following the April election date. It clarifies language related to the April board of education election date. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: 07/01/2021   Emergency: Yes
Status: S General Order  Status Date: 02/09/2021

SB0201
Paraphrase: SB0201, by Sen. Mary Boren, D-Norman, requires the Department of Public Safety make the Class D driver license knowledge test available for English and Spanish speaking applicants.
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)
Committee(2): S Appropriations (S)

SB0203
Paraphrase: SB0203, by Sen. Micheal Bergstrom, R-Adair, permits a student who has at least one parent incarcerated to participate in the Lindsey Nicole Henry Scholarships for Students with Disabilities Program. It requires a parent or legal guardian who requests a Lindsey Nicole Henry Scholarship for a public school student who has at least one parent who is incarcerated provide to the State Board of Education documentation verifying a parent is incarcerated in the custody of the Department of Corrections, another state's prison system or the Federal Bureau of Prisons including but not limited to the Department of Corrections inmate number.
Effective Date: 09/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Referred to Subcommittee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): S Appropriations, Education (S)

SB0210
Paraphrase: SB0210, by Sen. Brent Howard, R-Altus and Rep. Garry Mize, R-Edmond, permits a member of a school district board of education to be removed from office by means of a recall petition demanding the removal of a board member and the election of a successor to the member. It requires the recall petition be signed by not less than 51 percent of the qualified electors of the board district based on the total number of votes cast at the last board district election and be filed with the school district board of education. It also requires the petition contain a specific statement of the grounds on which removal is sought. It requires the form for the recall petition be prescribed by the State Election Board. It provides no signature on a petition will be deemed valid if signed more than six months prior to the filing of the petition. It requires a school district board of education, upon presentation of a recall petition and within 10 days, to order a date for holding the election. It requires the board to notify, by resolution, the secretary of the county election board. It prohibits an election from being held prior to 180 days after the board of education member has taken office or within one 180 days before the next board district election. It permits a board member who is sought to be removed to be a candidate to succeed themselves. It requires candidates wishing to succeed the member to file declarations of candidacy in the same place and manner as a general election board the board. It provides the incumbent will continue to serve if no candidate files. It requires the incumbent to continue to serve if elected. It requires the incumbent be deemed removed from office if another individual is elected. It provides the successor will assume the office for the remainder of the unexpired term within 10 days after receiving notification of the election. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: 07/01/2021   Emergency: Yes
Status: S Committee - Laid Over  Status Date: 02/09/2021
Committee(1): S Education (S)

SB0211
Paraphrase: SB0211, by Sen. Tom Dugger, R-Stillwater and Rep. Ken Luttrell, R-Ponca City, modifies the powers and duties of the Oklahoma Board of Private Vocational Schools. It permits a school is accredited by an accrediting organization approved by the US. Department of Education for multiple years, to obtain a sustained license annually during the period of the multi-year accreditation. It modifies the fees the board may assess. (Amended by Senate, Stricken Title, Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: / /   Emergency: Yes
Status: S Referred to 2nd Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): S Appropriations (S)

SB0212
Paraphrase: SB0212, by Sen. Jessica Garvin, R-Duncan, modifies varies definitions in the Oklahoma Cosmetology and Barbering Act. The bill modifies the board's rulemaking authority. The bill permits the board to provide information to law enforcement and other public agencies as necessary and appropriate for the discharge of that agency's duties. The bill clarifies language related to administrative fines. It also prohibits a person from placing a barber pole in a location or using a barber pole in its advertising or signage, that would create or tend to create the impression to the public that the business offers barbering services unless the business is licensed as a barbering establishment or is licensed as a cosmetology establishment that employs licensed barbers. The bill defines the term "barber pole." The bill modifies requirements concerning expired licenses. It modifies the conditions under which the board is authorized to deny, revoke, suspend, or refuse to renew any license, certificate, or registration. The bill modifies the fees the board is permitted to assess.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to Senate Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): S Business, Commerce & Tourism (S)
Committee(2): S Appropriations (S)

SB0213
Paraphrase: SB0213, by Sen. George Burns, R-Hawarth, provides a sales tax exemption for sales of commercial forestry service equipment, limited to forwarders, feller bunchers, track skidders, wheeled skidders, hydraulic excavators, delimbers, soil compactors and skid steer loaders, to businesses engaged in logging, timber and tree farming in tax years 2022 through 2027.
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)

SB0215
Paraphrase: SB0215, by Sen. J.J. Dossett, D-Sperry, requires priority status in the Teaching Certification Scholarship Program be given to teacher candidates who seek to complete the subject area test for English as a second language. (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)

SB0221
Paraphrase: SB0221, by Sen. Robert Standridge, R-Norman, creates the Wellness Scholarship Program Act to provide scholarships to an eligible private school of choice for students who have health-related concerns. It requires scholarship be awarded beginning with the 2022-2023 school year. The bill establishes students' eligibility requirements for and conditions under which the scholarship would be awarded. The bill requires school districts to notify the parent or legal guardian of all enrolled students about Wellness Scholarship Program information made available from the State Department of Education through a toll-free telephone number or website. It requires the parent or legal guardian, upon acceptance of the scholarship to assume full financial responsibility for the education of the student including but not limited to transportation to and from the private school. The bill requires the parent or legal guardian of a student that requests a Wellness Scholarship, and the student is accepted by the private school pending the availability of space for the student to notify the State Department of Education before entering the private school and before December 1 to be eligible for the scholarship during the school year when a space becomes available in the private school. The bill provides payment of the scholarship will not begin until the following school year if notification is made after December 1. The bill establishes qualifications for private schools to participate in the Wellness Scholarship Program. The bill requires the State Department of Education to calculate the total cost of all scholarships for all eligible students in this state and reserve or retain from the total amount appropriated to the State Board of Education for State Aid purposes and any other revenue available for allocation for State Aid purposes the total cost for all scholarship payments. It establishes a calculation for determining the amount of the scholarships. It establishes notification and compliance requirements. The bill establishes hearing requirements. It permits the State Board of Education to immediately suspend payment of Wellness Scholarship funds if it is determined that there is probable cause to believe that there is an imminent threat to the health, safety or welfare of the students or fraudulent activity on the part of the private school. The bill provides no liability will arise on the part of the state, the State Board of Education, the State Department of Education or a school district based on the award or use of funds provided through the Wellness Scholarship Program. It also provides the inclusion of private schools within options available to public school students in Oklahoma does not expand the regulatory authority of the state or any school district to impose any additional regulation of private schools beyond those reasonably necessary to enforce the requirements expressly set forth in the bill. (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)

SB0222
Paraphrase: SB0222, by Sen. Robert Standridge, R-Norman, creates the Hope Scholarship Program Act to provide a scholarship to an eligible private school of choice for students who have experienced bullying incidents. It requires scholarship be awarded beginning with the 2022-2023 school year. . The bill establishes students' eligibility requirements for and conditions under which the scholarship would be awarded. . The bill requires school districts to notify the parent or legal guardian of all enrolled students about Wellness Scholarship Program information made available from the State Department of Education through a toll-free telephone number or website. It requires the parent or legal guardian, upon acceptance of the scholarship to assume full financial responsibility for the education of the student including but not limited to transportation to and from the private school. The bill requires the parent or legal guardian of a student that requests a Hope Scholarship, and the student is accepted by the private school pending the availability of space for the student to notify the State Department of Education before entering the private school and before December 1 to be eligible for the scholarship during the school year when a space becomes available in the private school. The bill provides payment of the scholarship will not begin until the following school year if notification is made after December 1. The bill establishes qualifications for private schools to participate in the Hope Scholarship Program. The bill requires the State Department of Education to calculate the total cost of all scholarships for all eligible students in this state and reserve or retain from the total amount appropriated to the State Board of Education for State Aid purposes and any other revenue available for allocation for State Aid purposes the total cost for all scholarship payments. It establishes a calculation for determining the amount of the scholarships. It establishes notification and compliance requirements. The bill establishes hearing requirements. It permits the State Board of Education to immediately suspend payment of Hope Scholarship funds if it is determined that there is probable cause to believe that there is an imminent threat to the health, safety or welfare of the students or fraudulent activity on the part of the private school. The bill provides no liability will arise on the part of the state, the State Board of Education, the State Department of Education or a school district based on the award or use of funds provided through the Hope Scholarship Program. It also provides the inclusion of private schools within options available to public school students in Oklahoma does not expand the regulatory authority of the state or any school district to impose any additional regulation of private schools beyond those reasonably necessary to enforce the requirements expressly set forth in the bill. (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)

SB0224
Paraphrase: SB0224, by Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, prohibits any city or town in the state from enacting or enforcing any ordinance or local law mandating the wearing of masks on public and private property. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: / /   Emergency: Yes
Status: Second Reading - Referred to Senate Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): S General Government (S)

SB0226
Paraphrase: SB0226, by Sen. Carri Hicks, D-Oklahoma City, makes all school zones 20 miles per hour and allows the Department of Transportation to set a school zone speed limit of less than 20 miles per hour.
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)

SB0229
Paraphrase: SB0229, by Sen. John Michael Montgomery, R-Lawton, allows the State Board of Education to renew an emergency teacher's provisional certification for up to five years. (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)

SB0235
Paraphrase: SB0235, by Sen. John Michael Montgomery, R-Lawton and Rep. Trey Caldwell, R-Lawton, protects the right of a student to wear tribal regalia during a high school graduation ceremony is such conduct is motivated by the religious beliefs of the student.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to Senate Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): S Judiciary (S)

SB0237
Paraphrase: SB0237, by Sen. Dewayne Pemberton, R-Muskogee and Rep. Mark McBride, R-Moore, removes the requirement that a college tuition aid grant must be awarded annually to each eligible, qualified full-time or part-time undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in a program approved or accredited by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education or another appropriate postsecondary agency, removes a requirement that the Regents cannot increase the maximum amount awarded, includes enrollment status, unmet financial need, nearness to completion of a degree or certificate, state employment needs, continuous enrollment and eligibility for other state and institutional student financial aid in deciding factors in awarding grants. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: 07/01/2021   Emergency: Yes
Status: S General Order  Status Date: 02/09/2021

SB0238
Paraphrase: SB0238, by Sen. Dewayne Pemberton, R-Muskogee and Rep. Jadine Nollan, R-Sand Springs, directs the creation of a task force to study a requirement for high school students to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid as a graduation requirement. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: 07/01/2021   Emergency: Yes
Status: S General Order  Status Date: 02/09/2021

SB0239
Paraphrase: SB0239, by Sen. Dewayne Pemberton, R-Muskogee and Rep. Toni Hasenbeck, R-Elgin, requires the State Board of Education to only sponsor a charter if the State Department of Education has made a determination and recommendation that the Board has the financial and personnel resources to sponsor a charter according to guidelines laid out in the bill, requires charter school applicants clearly demonstrate community support by members of the community within the geographical boundaries of the proposed charter school, allows the charter applicant and the local school board acting as the proposed charter to be represented by an attorney at any hearing before the Board, provides the applicant a 30-day window after denial of a revised application to file an appeal with the Board which is to be submitted to the chair of the Board in writing and state the basis of the appeal as well as provide a certified copy of the appeal to the proposed sponsor and all accompanying documents, requires the Board then schedule and hold a hearing within 60 days of receiving the appeal and allows the Board to grant a continuance of the hearing upon written notice of either party submitted at least five days prior to the hearing, allows the Board to choose to sponsor the charter if they determine the district should have accepted the applicant's proposal as long as the other requirements of the bill are met. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: 07/01/2021   Emergency: Yes
Status: H Introduced  Status Date: 02/10/2021

SB0242
Paraphrase: SB0242, by Sen. Roger Thompson, R-Okemah, requires CLEET to vote to approve or deny an application to offer courses or training offered within 60 days of receipt of the completed application. It allows an entity to resubmit an amended application at any time if the entity is denied approval. It prohibits the application created by CLEET from exceeding 20 pages in total form. It allows authorized entities to contract with CLEET for non-classroom training.
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)

SB0243
Paraphrase: SB0243, by Sen. John Michael Montgomery, R-Lawton, requires that, beginning calendar year 2022 and all subsequent years, monies be expended from the Ad Valorem Reimbursement Fund to reimburse qualified counties for loss of revenue due to exemptions granted to veterans and their surviving spouses pursuant of the Oklahoma Constitution.
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)

SB0245
Paraphrase: SB0245, by Sen. Jo Anna Dossett, D-Tulsa, requires the Commission for Educational Quality and Accountability to establish eligibility criteria for the Teaching Certification Scholarship Program. It requires priority status for the program to be given to teacher candidates who seek to complete the subject area test in mild-moderate disabilities, severe-profound/multiple disabilities or comprehensive special 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)

SB0251
Paraphrase: SB0251, by Sen. Carri Hicks, D-Oklahoma City, removes earnings limitations for certain Oklahoma Teachers Retirement System members.
Effective Date: / /   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to Senate Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): S Retirement & Insurance (S)

SB0252
Paraphrase: SB0252, by Sen. Brenda Stanley, R-Oklahoma City and Rep. Rhonda Baker, R-Yukon, requires, beginning in the 2024-2025 school year, all public high schools and public charter high schools to offer a minimum of one computer science course to students, all public middles schools and public charter middles schools to offer instruction in exploratory computer science content, and all public elementary schools and public charter elementary schools to offer instruction in the basics of computer science content and computational thinking. It requires the courses be of high quality, as defined by the State Board of Education and be offered in an in-person setting or as a virtual or distance course option only when a traditional classroom setting is not feasible. The bill establishes reporting requirements. (Amended by Senate, Stricken Title)
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: S Referred to 2nd Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): S Appropriations (S)

SB0255
Paraphrase: SB0255, by Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, establishes procedures for the conduct of contract tracing by the state, a political subdivision of the state, or an agent of the state or one of its political subdivisions. It permits the State Department of Health, a county health department or a city-county health department, subject to the availability of funds to employ, contract for, or engage the services of contact tracers if the department determines that contact tracing is necessary to perform a public health duty required by law. It requires the State Commissioner of Health to prescribe by rule qualification and training requirements for contact tracers to ensure contact tracers comply with the act. It prohibits a contact tracer from conducting contact tracing unless the contact tracer satisfies the qualification and training requirements prescribed by rules of the Commissioner. It requires a contact tracer before collecting any contact data to execute a sworn affidavit in the form prescribed by the State Department of Health acknowledging the contact tracer's familiarity with the requirements of the act, including confidentiality. It prohibits a contact tracer from disclosing to a contact the identity of an infected individual. It permits a contact tracer to collect only contact data specifically authorized by rules of the Commissioner. It establishes requirements for the production of contact data under subpoena. It limits the use of contact data and requires it be kept confidential. It exempts contact tracing data from the Oklahoma Open Records Act. It prohibits the State Department of Health, a county health department, a city-county health department or contact tracer from requiring an individual to participate in contact tracing or from prohibiting an individual from participating in contact tracing. It exempts a contact or infected person who in good faith discloses to a contact tracer information requested by the contact tracer from civil or criminal liability for the disclosure. It exempts a contact or infected person who fails to participate in contact tracing from criminal or civil liability for failure to participate. It establishes limitations on contact tracing. It permits a person to bring a civil action to enjoin violations of the act. It makes it a misdemeanor to violate the provisions of the act. It requires the Commissioner of Health to promulgate necessary rules. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: / /   Emergency: Yes
Status: Second Reading - Referred to Senate Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): S Health & Human Services (S)
Committee(2): S Appropriations (S)

SB0259
Paraphrase: SB0259, by Sen. Julia Kirt, D-Oklahoma City, requires all economic incentive provisions enacted and all economic incentive provisions reauthorized or extended beyond a provided date of expiration after the effective date of the bill include a measurable goal or goals and for an incentive claimed as a credit, a limitation on the duration of the provision to 10 or fewer years. The bill amends the definition of the term "incentive." It defines the term "measurable goal."
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to Senate Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): S Finance (S)

SB0260
Paraphrase: SB0260, by Sen. Dewayne Pemberton, R-Muskogee, authorizes the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission to release to employees of the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education, the Oklahoma State Regents of Higher Education, the Center for Economic and Management Research of the University of Oklahoma, the Center for Economic and Business Development at Southwestern Oklahoma State University, or a center of economic and business research or development at a comprehensive or regional higher education institution within The Oklahoma State System of Higher Education of information required to identify economic trends and to complete performance accountability reports required by the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act. It requires the information obtained to be kept confidential by the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education, the Oklahoma State Regents of Higher Education, and the higher education institution and to not be disclosed or be open to public inspection. The bill authorizes the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education, the Oklahoma State Regents of Higher Education, and the higher education institution to release aggregated data, provided that the aggregation meets disclosure requirements of the Commission. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: 07/01/2021   Emergency: Yes
Status: Second Reading - Referred to Senate Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): S Business, Commerce & Tourism (S)

SB0261
Paraphrase: SB0261, by Sen. John Michael Montgomery, R-Lawton, creates the Oklahoma Student Borrower's Bill of Rights Act. It defines terms used therein. It requires the Attorney General to prepare a written statement that includes an "Oklahoma Student Borrower's Bill of Rights" for a student loan borrower who takes out a student education loan that is serviced by a student loan servicer. It requires the statement to incorporate all items included therein and be made available to the public and written in plain language designed to be easily understood by the average student loan borrower. It prohibits actions specified therein by student loan servicers.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: S Committee - Do Pass  Status Date: 02/11/2021
Committee(1): S Business, Commerce & Tourism (S)

SB0266
Paraphrase: SB0266, by Sen. Robert Standridge, R-Norman, modifies definitions related to credits for the aerospace sector.
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)

SB0267
Paraphrase: SB0267, by Sen. Dewayne Pemberton, R-Muskogee, allows retired educators who have received benefits for at least one year and who have not been employed by a public school during that time to be eligible to be reemployed as an active classroom teacher in common or career tech school district with no limitation on earnings.
Effective Date: / /   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to Senate Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): S Retirement & Insurance (S)

SB0268
Paraphrase: SB0268, by Sen. David Bullard, R-Durant, places temporary commercial roofer endorsements under the purview of the Construction Industries Board.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to Senate Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): S Business, Commerce & Tourism (S)

SB0271
Paraphrase: SB0271, by Sen. Zack Taylor, R-Seminole, gives teachers the authority for the control and discipline of their students within the guidelines set by the school district and requires the teacher to keep good order in the classroom and other places in which they are assigned to be in charge of students, and sets out measures teachers are allowed to take in order to control students including notifying law enforcement directly. (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)

SB0274
Paraphrase: SB0274, by Sen. Tom Dugger, R-Stillwater, removes one of the members of the Oklahoma Accountancy Board and removes the requirement for a licensed public accountant to sit on the board. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: 07/01/2021   Emergency: Yes
Status: Second Reading - Referred to Senate Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): S Business, Commerce & Tourism (S)

SB0276
Paraphrase: SB0276, by Sen. Michael Brooks, D-Oklahoma City, prohibits institutions within the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education from inquiring about a prospective student's criminal history on an initial application form for admission or at any time during the admissions process prior to the institution's decision to accept or reject the prospective student's application. It authorizes an institution within the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education to inquire on an initial application form about a prospective student's criminal history related to any conviction, whether upon a verdict or plea of guilty or upon a plea of nolo contendere, or a suspended sentence or any probationary term for a crime or an attempt to commit a crime provided for in Title 21, Section 1111, 1114, 1123, 1172 or 1173 of the Oklahoma Statutes or an offense under the laws of another state or under any military, territorial, foreign, tribal or federal law that is equivalent to such crimes or attempted crimes. It requires that if an institution elects to deny admission based on any such conviction, it must then notify the prospective student, who can appeal the decision to the entity that considers the institution's disciplinary matters. It allows the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine-Tulsa, the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, the Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and other institutions within The Oklahoma State System of Higher Education to consider criminal history if information pertaining to such history is provided on an application that is designed by a national application service, tailored for admission to a specific degree program and used by institutions of higher education in multiple states. It allows the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education to promulgate necessary rules. (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)

SB0282
Paraphrase: SB0282, by Sen. Frank Simpson, R-Ardmore, requires that following an emergency declaration, the accumulation limits for annual leave will temporarily increase and carryover to the end of the fiscal year following the year in which the emergency declaration ended.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: S Referred to 2nd Committee  Status Date: 02/04/2021
Committee(1): S Appropriations (S)

SB0291
Paraphrase: SB0291, by Sen. John Haste, R-Broken Arrow, adds block courses as an option for mathematics and laboratory science units. (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)

SB0292
Paraphrase: SB0292, by Sen. John Haste, R-Broken Arrow and Rep. Jadine Nollan, R-Sand Springs, creates a task force to study concurrent enrollment needs of the state. It provides for task force membership. It requires the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and the Senate to provide staff and administrative support for the task force. It requires the task force to submit a report of its findings and recommendations by November 30, 2022, to the Governor, the President Pro Tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. (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)

SB0296
Paraphrase: SB0296, by Sen. Micheal Bergstrom, R-Adair, requires the Office of Management and Enterprise Services (OMES) to utilize certain information disclosed by agencies to prepare a "Coercive Federal Funds Report" which applies to funds received by each agency. The bill requires the report be made available on an OMES website. It requires the report include a detailed description of each source of federal funds received by an agency in excess of $5.0 million in the aggregate and the conditions that must be met for continued eligibility for each fund source, based on relevant federal law, regulations and guidance. It requires the description of conditions attached to each source be clearly separated into certain categories.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Referred to Subcommittee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): S Appropriations, General Gov. & Transportation (S)

SB0299
Paraphrase: SB0299, by Sen. Micheal Bergstrom, R-Adair, adds language that permits any school district, including a technology school district, to piggyback purchasing agreement for the acquisition of any commodities or services including public construction contracts, with one or more public agencies, public agency procurement units or external procurement units in accordance with an agreement entered between the participants. Such cooperative purchasing may include, but is not limited to, joint or multiparty contracts between public agencies, public agency procurement units or external procurement units and open-ended state public procurement contracts. It provides any school district, including a technology school district, that purchases any commodities and services including public construction contracts under the provisions satisfies the requirement of the school district or technology school district to seek competitive bids or proposals for the purchase of the commodities and services, including public construction contracts, provided that the public agency procurement unit or external procurement unit satisfied the laws of its jurisdiction in procurement of the contract. The bill defines applicable terms.
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)

SB0302
Paraphrase: SB0302, by Sen. Bill Coleman, R-Ponca City and Rep. Chris Kannady, R-Oklahoma City, requires in all regular high school athletic competitions in this state, the visiting team have the same rights to radio broadcast, video stream and provide telegraphic play-by-play accounts as the home team, notwithstanding any policy of a school athletic association as defined by statute, as long as the visiting team has either a valid agreement to broadcast, video stream and/or provide telegraphic play-by-play accounts between a media organization and the school's board of education or the visiting team has a curricular program for students that typically provides streaming for the team's home games. It establishes its applicability to athletic competitions beginning in the 2021-2022 school year and to contracts for the rights to radio broadcast, video stream and provide telegraphic play-by-play accounts entered or renewed on or after the bill's July 1 effective date. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: 07/01/2021   Emergency: Yes
Status: S General Order  Status Date: 02/09/2021

SB0307
Paraphrase: SB0307, by Sen. Marty Quinn, R-Claremore, modifies the purposes of the Educational Deregulation Act. It modifies the components of each educational improvement plan to be approved by the State Board of Education. The bill removes language that requires the local board of education provide for a period of public review and comment on the proposed educational improvement plan and to notify and allow comment from the district bargaining agent of the plan; if no bargaining agent exists for that district, the teachers directly affected being notified and allowed to make comments; and that all comments, recommendations and objections made by the bargaining agent and others to the local board of education be forwarded to the State Board of Education for consideration prior to review of the plan. It changes the notification the State Board of Education must provide the Senate president pro tempore and House speaker of the approval of plans to an annual basis from a quarterly basis. It removes the requirement the board provide the Senate president pro tempore with copies of the annual reports and assessments. (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)

SB0308
Paraphrase: SB0308, by Sen. Marty Quinn, R-Claremore, allows a school's board of education to employ and contract in writing only persons who have demonstrated content expertise as measured by the school district board of education. It limits the certificate to teach to only those subject areas and grade levels that correspond with the individual's areas of content expertise. It requires the person have on file with the board a current Oklahoma criminal history record check from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation as well as a national criminal history record check. It permits the State Board of Education, upon receipt of the Oklahoma criminal history record check, to issue a temporary certificate effective until receipt of the national fingerprint-based criminal history record check. It requires the person applying for a certificate be responsible for the cost of the criminal history record checks. (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)

SB0310
Paraphrase: SB0310, by Sen. Casey Murdock, R-Felt, adds rape in the first degree or attempt rape in the first degree committed by a 15-, 16-, or 17-year-old to the list of offenses for which the person would be charged as an adult. It adds the statements of the victim or victims for the court to consider when ruling on a motion for certification as a youthful offender or juvenile.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to Senate Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): S Judiciary (S)

SB0317
Paraphrase: SB0317, by Sen. Julie Daniels, R-Bartlesville, defines the terms "student electrical intern" and Listed electrical apprentice" within the Electrical License Act. It requires the Construction Industries Board to issue a license as a listed electrical apprentice to any person who has been certified by the Committee of Electrical Examiners as having 10,000 or more verifiable hours of experience as an electrical apprentice and who has paid the license fee and otherwise complied with the provisions of the Electrical License Act. It requires the fee for licensure as a listed electrical apprentice be the same as for registration of electrical apprentices. It requires the Construction Industries Board, upon proper application and payment of fee, to register as a student electrical intern and issue a certificate of such registration to any person who furnishes satisfactory proof to the board that the applicant is 16 years of age or older and enrolled in high school and enrolled in a work-ready or similar program recognized by the board. It adds listed electrical apprentice to the list of licensees whose license will not be renewed unless the licensee has completed the required hours of continuing education, as determined and approved by the Committee of Electrical Examiners and approved by the Construction Industries Board. It requires the required hours of continuing education for a listed electrical apprentice be the same as required for a journeyman. It prohibits counting listed electrical apprentices, if a journeyman or electrical contractor is on the job site, against the maximum number of apprentices who are allowed by law or regulation to work under the supervision of a single journeyman or contractor. It prohibits a listed electrical apprentice from supervising a student electrical intern or an electrical apprentice. It provides one student electrical intern is allowed to work on a job site under a single journeyman or electrical contractor; provided no student electrical intern will be counted against the maximum number of apprentices who are allowed by law or regulation to work under the supervision of a single journeyman or contractor. It permits two listed electrical apprentices to work on a job site under a single journeyman or electrical contractor, provided no such listed electrical apprentice will be counted against the maximum number of apprentices who are allowed by law or regulation to work under the supervision of a single journeyman or contractor.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to Senate Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): S Business, Commerce & Tourism (S)
Committee(2): S Appropriations (S)

SB0323
Paraphrase: SB0323, by Sen. Jo Anna Dossett, D-Tulsa, modifies the State Aid formula for the 2021-2022 school year and those thereafter. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: 07/01/2021   Emergency: Yes
Status: Referred to Subcommittee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): S Appropriations, Education (S)

SB0329
Paraphrase: SB0329, by Sen. John Haste, R-Broken Arrow and Rep. Scott Fetgatter, R-Okmulgee, permits the Oklahoma Tax Commissioner to disclose aggregate data and other specific information not to include personally identifiable information to the Incentive Evaluation Commission or its contractor for the purpose of evaluating economic incentives. The bill requires information provided to the Incentive Evaluation Commission and its contractor be considered confidential and shall not be subject to the Oklahoma Open Records Act. The bill also permits the commission to disclose aggregate data and other specific information to the Oklahoma Department of Commerce for the purpose of evaluating economic trends, the efficacy of agency initiatives and administering economic incentives. It also requires information provided to the Department of Commerce be considered confidential and shall not be subject to the Oklahoma Open Records Act.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: S Committee - Laid Over  Status Date: 02/09/2021
Committee(1): S Finance (S)

SB0330
Paraphrase: SB0330, by Sen. Dave Rader, R-Tulsa, removes the requirement that the Oklahoma Tax Commission determine the Self-insurance Guaranty Fund balance as of March 1 and September 1 of each year, and when otherwise requested by the Workers' Compensation Commission, and advise the Workers' Compensation Commission in writing within 30 days of each such determination. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: 07/01/2021   Emergency: Yes
Status: S General Order  Status Date: 02/02/2021

SB0331
Paraphrase: SB0331, by Sen. David Bullard, R-Durant, Sen. Micheal Bergstrom, R-Adair, and Rep. Tammy Townley, R-Ardmore, creates the Save Women's Sports Act. The bill defines applicable terms. It prohibits athletic teams designated for "females," "women" or "girls" from being open to students of the male sex. It creates a cause of action for injunctive relief, damages and other relief permitted by law against a school that permits teams designated for "females," "women" or "girls" to be open to student of the male sex. It creates a cause of action for injunctive relief, damages and other relief permitted by law for any student who is subject to retaliation or other adverse action by a school, school athletic association or intercollegiate association as a result of reporting a violation of the bill's provisions to an employee or representative of the school, school athletic association or intercollegiate association or to any state or federal agency with oversight of schools in this state. The bill prohibits the State Board of Education, the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and any school athletic association or intercollegiate association of which a school is a member from entertaining a complaint, opening an investigation or taking any other adverse action against a school for maintaining athletic teams or sports for students of the female sex. It creates a cause of action for injunctive relief, damages and other relief permitted by law for any school that suffers any direct or indirect harm as a result a violation of the bill's provisions by the State Board of Education, the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, school athletic association or intercollegiate association. It requires the causes of action to be initiated within two years after the harm occurred. It provides persons or associations that prevail on a claim will be entitled to monetary damages including for any psychological, emotional and physical harm suffered, reasonable attorney fees and costs and any other appropriate relief permitted by law. (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)

SB0333
Paraphrase: SB0333, by Sen. Frank Simpson, R-Ardmore, requires that following an emergency declaration as the accumulation limits for compensatory time will temporarily increase and carryover to the end of the fiscal year following the year in which the emergency declaration ended.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to Senate Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): S Business, Commerce & Tourism (S)

SB0342
Paraphrase: SB0342, by Sen. Lonnie Paxton, R-Tuttle, makes a $318,200 appropriation to the Oklahoma Water Resources Board to provide required synthetic organic compound initial monitoring for public water supply systems owned and operated by public schools in Oklahoma. (Appropriation Bill, 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)

SB0347
Paraphrase: SB0347, by Sen. Lonnie Paxton, R-Tuttle, prohibits government bodies not affected by reapportionment of districts from calling regular or special elections on the second Tuesday of December 2021 or the second Tuesday of January 2022. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: / /   Emergency: Yes
Status: Second Reading - Referred to Senate Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): S Rules (S)

SB0350
Paraphrase: SB0350, by Sen. Warren Hamilton, R-McCurtain, prohibits a child from being required to receive any immunization as a condition of admittance to any public, private or parochial school. It also prohibits school from using any coercive means to compel immunization. It permits the State Department of Health recommend, but not to require, a list of immunizations for children. It permits a public, private or parochial school provide immunizations recommended by the department to a child who has not received such immunizations if the school complies with applicable state laws. It establishes that the appropriate authority of a public, private or parochial school who violates the bill' provisions will be in violation of the Parents' Bill of Rights and may be punished as provided in statute by a fine of not more than $1,000, no more than one year in the county jail or both a fine and imprisonment. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: 07/01/2021   Emergency: Yes
Status: Second Reading - Referred to Senate Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): S Health & Human Services (S)

SB0352
Paraphrase: SB0352, by Sen. Warren Hamilton, R-McCurtain, prohibits, notwithstanding any other provision of law, any state entity or political subdivision from compelling or coercing, through direct or indirect means, any person under its jurisdiction to undergo any unwanted medical procedure including, but not limited to, an immunization, to use any unwanted medical device or to wear any face covering. It makes violations of the bill's provisions a misdemeanor. The bill provides its provisions cannot be construed to apply to an employer unless the employer is a state entity or political subdivision. It defines the term "political subdivision" to mean a county, city, town, school district or other local governmental or public entity located within this state. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: / /   Emergency: Yes
Status: Second Reading - Referred to Senate Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): S General Government (S)

SB0376
Paraphrase: SB0376, by Sen. Carri Hicks, D-Oklahoma City, directs each school district to create a special education advisory council and sets the membership of said councils, makes all meetings of said councils subject to the Open Meetings Act, sets the duties of the councils. (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)

SB0377
Paraphrase: SB0377, by Sen. Carri Hicks, D-Oklahoma City, entitles support employees to pay for any time lost when a school district is closed because of an epidemic or when an order for such a closing has been issued by a health officer authorized by law to issue the order. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: 07/01/2021   Emergency: Yes
Status: Referred to Subcommittee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): S Appropriations, Education (S)

SB0383
Paraphrase: SB0383, by Sen. Robert Standridge, R-Norman, establishes that the owner or operator of a social media website who contracts with users in Oklahoma is subject to a private right of action by a social media website user if the social media website purposely deletes or censors a social media website user’s political speech or religious speech or uses an algorithm to suppress political speech or religious speech. It establishes damage available to the social media’s users to include a minimum of $75,000 per intentional deletion or censoring of the social media website user’s speech; actual damages, punitive damages if aggravating factors are present; and other applicable forms of equitable relief. It permits the prevailing party in a cause of action to be awarded costs and reasonable attorney fees. It permits a social media website that restores from deletion or removes the censoring of a social media website user’s speech in a reasonable amount of time to use that fact to mitigate any damages. It prohibits a social media website from using the social media website user’s alleged hate speech as a basis for justification or defense to the action against the social media website at trial. It establishes situations in which a social media website will be immune from liability if it deletes or censors a social media website user’s speech or uses an algorithm to disfavor or censure speech. It exempts a social media website from liability for a social media website user’s censoring of the speech of another social media website user. It provides only users who are 18 years of age or older will have standing to bring an action pursuant to this section. It permits the Attorney General to bring a civil cause of action on behalf of social media website users who reside in this state whose political speech or religious speech has been censored by a social media website.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to Senate Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): S Judiciary (S)

SB0386
Paraphrase: SB0386, by Sen. Marty Quinn, R-Claremore, creates the Digital Wallet Program to be administered by the governor or a designee to provide funds directly to parents for educational supplies, tutoring, technology needs or other education expenses for families, sets the different grant funding levels with the first round of grants going to parents whose household income is equal to or less than 185 percent of the federal poverty level with the second round, if there is still available funding, going to parents with a household income equal to or less than 300 percent of the federal poverty level, the third round of grants to parents with a household income equal to or less than 350 percent of the federal poverty level and a final round to parents of any income level, also requires the governor or their designee to submit an annual report to leadership in both legislative chambers with information about the grants awarded and those who received the grants as well as the cost to administer the program. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: 07/01/2021   Emergency: Yes
Status: S Committee - Laid Over  Status Date: 02/09/2021
Committee(1): S Education (S)
Committee(2): S Appropriations (S)

SB0389
Paraphrase: SB0389, by Sen. Mark Allen, R-Spiro, lowers the gross production tax on oil to 6 percent and 4 percent for wells with the first production occurring between July 16, 2018, through Dec. 31, 2022, for a time period of 36 months beginning on Jan. 1, 2022
Effective Date: 01/01/2022   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to Senate Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): S Finance (S)
Committee(2): S Appropriations (S)

SB0395
Paraphrase: SB0395, by Sen. Jo Anna Dossett, D-Tulsa, requires any bill, resolution or amendment reducing the revenue of the state by lowering taxes to be accompanied with documentation of the negative fiscal impact on the state and requires any such measure receive approval of at least three-fourths of both chambers.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to Senate Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): S Rules (S)

SB0400
Paraphrase: SB0400, by Sen. Robert Standridge, R-Norman, requires any public or private commercial driver training school that has or maintains a program instructing students for a Class D license, upon application and approval of the Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety, be authorized to hire or employ designated examiners approved by the Department of Public Safety to be third-party examiners of the Class D driving skills portion of the Oklahoma driving examination. The bill requires all designated examiners must successfully have completed the courses and training as outlined in statute.
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)
Committee(2): S Appropriations (S)

SB0402
Paraphrase: SB0402, by Sen. Frank Simpson, R-Ardmore, changes the name of the Lindsey Nicole Henry Scholarships for Students with Disabilities Program Act to the Lindsey Nicole Henry Scholarships for Students with Special Needs Program Act. It changes the purpose of the program to provide a scholarship to a private school of choice for students with to disabilities for whom an individualized education program (IEP) in accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) or an individualized service plan has been developed at any time prior to notifying the State Department of Education of the intent to participate in the Program and the IEP is in effect at the time the request for a scholarship is received by the State Department of Education to providing a scholarship to a private school of choice for students with special needs. The bill modifies qualifications for the program. The bill changes the requirement that the State Department of Education to approve a private school as eligible to participate in the scholarship program if, among other things, it complies with the antidiscrimination provisions of 42 U.S.C., Section 2000d, to if it has a written policy against discrimination in admissions based on race, color or national origin. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: 07/01/2021   Emergency: Yes
Status: Referred to Subcommittee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): S Appropriations, Education (S)

SB0403
Paraphrase: SB0403, by Sen. Brenda Stanley, R-Oklahoma City and Rep. Robert Manger, R-Oklahoma City, makes it unlawful for any person, alone or in concert with others and without authorization, to willfully disturb, interfere or disrupt business of any political subdivision, which includes publicly posted meetings, or any political subdivision. (Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: / /   Emergency: Yes
Status: S General Order  Status Date: 02/08/2021

SB0417
Paraphrase: SB0417, by Sen. J.J. Dossett, D-Sperry, provides for an increase in compensation for school support personnel. (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)

SB0419
Paraphrase: SB0419, by Sen. J.J. Dossett, D-Sperry, removes the requirement to administer assessments in US history under the statewide system of student assessments. (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)

SB0420
Paraphrase: SB0420, by Sen. J.J. Dossett, D-Sperry, requires the State Department of Education to keep confidential the home addresses, telephone numbers, personal email addresses and social security numbers of any person employed or formerly employed by a school district or a public charter school. It allows a person employed or formerly employed by a school district or public charter school to provide the State Department of Education with written permission to disclose any or all of the information kept confidential. (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)

SB0428
Paraphrase: SB0428, by Sen. Roger Thompson, R-Okemah and Rep. Kyle Hilbert, R-Depew, requires the Director of the Office of Management and Enterprise Services (OMES) to initiate a request for proposal for the rationalization and determination of which state applications and databases can be immediately transferred to a cloud-based data storage platform. It requires the applications and databases to be limited to customer relationship management tools, case management tools, workflow tools and supplemental financial systems. It authorizes OMES to enter a contract for such services. It requires notice of the request for proposal to be published in the manner provided for competitive bidding. It requires the contract to be awarded to the responsible offeror whose proposal is determined to achieve the desired goal of rationalization of technology for the state. It requires the director to promulgate necessary rules and establish procedures to implement the request for proposal.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: S Committee - Do Pass  Status Date: 02/11/2021
Committee(1): S General Government (S)

SB0429
Paraphrase: SB0429, by Sen. Roger Thompson, R-Okemah and Rep. Kyle Hilbert, R-Depew, deletes language that requires the governor to appoint the state chief information officer and makes the position requires the Office of Management and Enterprise Services hire someone to fill the position. It removes the requirement that the chief information officer serve as the Secretary of Information Technology and Telecommunications. It modifies the qualifications for the position. It modifies the duties of the chief information officer. It removes outdated language.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: S Committee - Do Pass  Status Date: 02/11/2021
Committee(1): S General Government (S)

SB0431
Paraphrase: SB0431, by Sen. Roger Thompson, R-Okemah and Rep. Jeff Boatman, R-Tulsa, defines the term "economic impact study" in the Quality Events Incentive Act and requires the study be performed to qualify for the incentive under the act. It changes the time period from not later than six months to not later than 30 days prior to the initial date of a quality event when a host community may designate the dates during which a quality event will be hosted and the type of expenses eligible for distribution of captured revenues to the host community including, but not limited to, advertising, facility rental, promotional materials and security. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: / /   Emergency: Yes
Status: Second Reading - Referred to Senate Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): S Finance (S)

SB0437
Paraphrase: SB0437, by Sen. Micheal Bergstrom, R-Adair and Rep. Toni Hasenbeck, R-Elgin, changes language that permits public school districts to offer remediation courses. It requires public school districts provide remediation courses for high school students who score below benchmarks on subject-area portions of the American College Testing (ACT) exam or below equivalent scores on the SAT exam in the most recent year for which student performance data is available. It permits the remediation include, but not be limited to extended instructional time during the school day; a summer academy; tutoring; online coursework; repetition of any course in which the student has demonstrated academic deficiency by scoring below the benchmarks in subject-area portions of the ACT or SAT; or other supplementary services. It permits the State Board of Education to promulgate necessary rules. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: 07/01/2021   Emergency: Yes
Status: S Referred to 2nd Committee  Status Date: 02/09/2021
Committee(1): S Appropriations (S)

SB0441
Paraphrase: SB0441, by Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, prohibits any state agency, county, municipality or political subdivision from contracting with any private corporation to provide for the use of any photo monitoring device to detect any traffic control signal violation. It defines the terms "photo monitoring device" and "traffic control signal."
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: S General Order  Status Date: 02/03/2021

SB0447
Paraphrase: SB0447, by Sen. Carri Hicks, D-Oklahoma City, requires the minimum teachers' salary schedule adopted and transmitted by the State Board of Education include the base salary amounts including the minimum state salary amounts provided in statute and district increments in excess of the minimums and district-paid benefits, such as life, dental, disability, salary protection, vision, cancer and health supplemental insurance. (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)

SB0450
Paraphrase: SB0450, by Sen. Michael Brooks, D-Oklahoma City, requires school districts that receive State Aid funds as a result of qualifying for the "bilingual" pupil category weight to use the funds to provide professional development for teachers who offer instruction in English as a second language. It requires the expenditures be reported using the Oklahoma Cost Accounting System. (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)

SB0451
Paraphrase: SB0451, by Sen. Micheal Bergstrom, R-Adair, modifies language related to self-defense with a firearm. It makes it unlawful for any person to point any pistol firearm or any other deadly weapon whether loaded or not, at any other person or persons except for persons acting in self-defense or to home or business owners in defense of their private property whether or not they possess a valid handgun license pursuant to the provisions of the Oklahoma Self-Defense Act. It removes language related to firearms permits under the Oklahoma Self-Defense Act. It makes it lawful to point shotguns, rifles or pistols, knives or any other deadly weapon at another person or persons by a person that can legally own or possess a weapon during an act of self-defense by a home owner, resident, lessee, tenant, business owner, in defense of private or real property or business property, place of worship whether or not the person possesses a valid handgun license. It makes it unlawful for any person to willfully or without lawful cause point a shotgun, rifle or pistol, knife or any other deadly weapon, whether loaded or not, at any person or persons for the purpose of threatening or with the intention of discharging the firearm or with any malice or for any purpose of injuring, either through physical injury or mental or emotional intimidation or for purposes of whimsy, humor or prank, or in anger or otherwise. The bill removes language which ties certain penalties to possession of a firearms license under the Oklahoma Self-Defense Act. It adds "occupied premises" to the list of place the Legislature recognizes that the citizens of the State of Oklahoma have a right to expect absolute safety and that a person legally is allowed to defend. It establishes that a defensive display of a firearm by a person against another is justified when and to the extent a reasonable person who believes that physical force is immediately necessary to protect himself, herself or another against the use or attempted use of unlawful physical or deadly force and, it will not be deemed a criminal act, except for when a person intentionally provokes another person to use or attempt to use unlawful physical or deadly force or uses a firearm during the commission of an unlawful act involving force or violence. The bill establishes that its provisions do not require the defensive display of a firearm or any other deadly weapon before the use of defensive force or the threat of defensive force by a person who is justified in the use or threatened use of defensive force. The bill provides examples of the "defensive display of a firearm." It defines the term "occupied premises." (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: / /   Emergency: Yes
Status: Second Reading - Referred to Senate Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): S Public Safety (S)

SB0452
Paraphrase: SB0452, by Sen. Julia Kirt, D-Oklahoma City, requires, upon request, any record of a public body that is excepted from confidentiality under the Open Records Act and stored electronically be provided electronically; provided, a public body will not be required to convert a record that is maintained in a nonelectronic format into an electronic format.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to Senate Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): S Judiciary (S)

SB0464
Paraphrase: SB0464, by Sen. Chuck Hall, R-Perry, extends the sunset of the Oklahoma Quality Events Incentive Act to June 30, 2026, and includes an economic study in the requirements to receive the credit as a certified sponsor. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: / /   Emergency: Yes
Status: Second Reading - Referred to Senate Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): S Finance (S)
Committee(2): S Appropriations (S)

SB0477
Paraphrase: SB0477, by Sen. Warren Hamilton, R-McCurtain, authorizes a public or private postsecondary institution to request that an enrolled student submit written documentation of whether the student has been vaccinated against meningococcal disease. It requires any employee of a public or private postsecondary educational institution who coerces or in any way influences a student enrolled in the institution to receive a vaccination against meningococcal disease to be guilty of a misdemeanor. It allows a public or private postsecondary institution to request that an enrolled student submit written documentation of whether the student has been vaccinated against hepatitis B, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR). It requires that any employee of a public or private postsecondary educational institution who coerces or in any way influences a student enrolled in the institution to receive a vaccination against hepatitis B, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) to be guilty of a misdemeanor. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: 07/01/2021   Emergency: Yes
Status: Second Reading - Referred to Senate Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): S Health & Human Services (S)

SB0478
Paraphrase: SB0478, by Sen. Bill Coleman, R-Ponca City, modifies various provisions of the Oklahoma Nursing Practice Act.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to Senate Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): S Health & Human Services (S)

SB0484
Paraphrase: SB0484, by Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, authorizes the Legislature to disapprove the implementation of any federal rule or regulation imposed on a state agency by the adoption of a joint resolution.
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)

SB0486
Paraphrase: SB0486, by Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, requires that any federal, state, county or municipal act, law, executive order, administrative order, court order, policy, rule or regulation ordering the buy back, confiscation or surrender of firearms, firearm accessories or ammunition from law-abiding citizens of Oklahoma to be considered an infringement on the rights of citizens to keep and bear arms as guaranteed by the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States and Article II, Section 26 of the Constitution of Oklahoma.
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)

SB0487
Paraphrase: SB0487, by Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, requires the governor to have power to remove any officers appointed by him or her. It requires the governor to have the power to remove any gubernatorial appointments on any agency, board or commission at any time, subject to certain provisions. It requires the Senate president pro tempore and House speaker to have the power to remove any of their respective appointments on any agency, board or commission at any time, subject to the provisions therein. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: / /   Emergency: Yes
Status: Second Reading - Referred to Senate Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): S General Government (S)

SB0495
Paraphrase: SB0495, by Sen. Warren Hamilton, R-McCurtain, creates the Equal Justice and Equal Protection Act. It prohibits the use of abortion in any circumstance. It requires any abortion procedure that results in the death of an unborn child to subject to the same laws governing homicide, manslaughter, justifiable homicide, and excusable homicide. Additionally, wrongful damages may be recovered by representatives of the deceased. It eliminates exemptions previously granted in state law that permit abortion. It prohibits physicians, physician assistants, abortion clinics, and counseling services from providing any counseling, referrals, or services related to abortion. It repeals all other sections of law related to governing the use of abortion. It requires the Attorney General to continue to enforce laws related to homicide and abortions. The bill requires any ruling or law contradicting it to be deemed unconstitutional and void and no federal suits can be entered to challenge the measure should it pass. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: / /   Emergency: Yes
Status: S Committee - Do Pass Failed  Status Date: 02/03/2021
Committee(1): S Health & Human Services (S)

SB0496
Paraphrase: SB0496, by Sen. Greg McCortney, R-Ada, adds a Certified Nurse Practitioner who has obtained independent prescriptive authority to the definition of the term "licensed practitioner" under the Oklahoma Pharmacy Act. It modifies the definition of terms "prescription" and "supervising physician" under the Oklahoma Pharmacy Act. It establishes who has prescriptive authority. It permits only pharmacists to dispense prescriptions for controlled dangerous substances prescribed by a physician assistant licensed in Oklahoma and supervised by an Oklahoma-licensed supervising physician. It modifies the definition of the terms "supervising physician" and "supervision of an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse with prescriptive authority" under the Oklahoma Nursing Act. It permits the Oklahoma Board of Nursing to grant prescriptive authority through the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse license to Certified Nurse Practitioners, Certified Nurse-Midwives and Clinical Nurse Specialists who meet the requirements for prescriptive authority identified by law and in the board's rules. The bill establishes requirements for the board's rules. The bill permits an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse recognized by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing as a Certified Nurse Practitioner who meets the application requirements to apply to the State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision for authority to prescribe and order independent of supervision. It establishes requirements for the application for independent prescriptive authority. It establishes mentorship requirements. The bill establishes a review process for the application. It permits the State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision to establish a fee for the review of initial and renewal applications for independent prescriptive authority, not to exceed the fee amount established for initial application for licensure of physician assistants. It establishes limitations on practice for a Certified Nurse Practitioner who obtains independent prescriptive authority and practices unsupervised. It provides for exceptions. The bill provides the renewal fee for a Certified Nurse Practitioner who has obtained independent prescriptive authority will be an amount equivalent to the licensure renewal fee imposed on osteopathic physicians. It requires an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, or his or her employer on his or her behalf, carry malpractice insurance or demonstrate proof of financial responsibility in a minimum amount of $1.0 million per occurrence and $3.0 million in the aggregate per year. It permits an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse who is recognized to prescribe by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing as a Certified Nurse Practitioner who chooses to practice under the supervision of a physician or who is undergoing a mentorship and therefore is subject to medical direction by a supervising physician and has complied with the registration requirements of the Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Act, in good faith and in the course of professional practice only, to prescribe and administer Schedule III, IV and V controlled dangerous substances. It permits an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse who is recognized to prescribe by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing as a Certified Nurse Practitioner and has obtained independent prescriptive authority and has complied with the registration requirements of the Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Act, in good faith and in the course of professional practice only, to prescribe and administer Schedule III, IV and V controlled dangerous substances and may prescribe Schedule II controlled dangerous substances solely for the purpose of treating attention deficit disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to Senate Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): S Health & Human Services (S)

SB0498
Paraphrase: SB0498, by Sen. Roger Thompson, R-Okemah, permits a facility engaged in cement manufacturing have the payroll requirements of the five-year ad valorem tax exemption waived for tax year 2021, which is based in part on the 2020 calendar year payroll reported to the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission and permits it to continue to receive the exemption for the five-year period only if all other requirements of this section are met. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: / /   Emergency: Yes
Status: S Referred to 2nd Committee  Status Date: 02/09/2021
Committee(1): S Appropriations (S)

SB0500
Paraphrase: SB0500, by Sen. Mary Boren, D-Norman, requires the Oklahoma Tax Commission, in collaboration with the State Department of Education and the Oklahoma Department of Commerce, create and publish a report by March 31 of each year documenting the amount of increments of local taxes and fees apportioned under the Local Development Act in the previous calendar year. It requires the report include an estimate of the economic impact and an estimate of the amount funds benefiting public schools were decreased as a result of the apportionments provided.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to Senate Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): S Finance (S)

SB0503
Paraphrase: SB0503, by Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, adds the Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution including the Bill of Rights, substantive selections from the Federalist Papers, the Emancipation Proclamation, the Articles of Confederation, the Gettysburg Address, and George Washington's Farewell Address to the subject matter standards for history, social studies and United States Government. It requires the assessment include multiple questions containing fundamental principles of each listed document. (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)

SB0507
Paraphrase: SB0507, by Sen. Jo Anna Dossett, D-Tulsa, restores the temporary amendments to the Open Meeting Act that permit fully virtual meetings until Dec. 31, 2021. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: / /   Emergency: Yes
Status: Second Reading - Referred to Senate Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): S Judiciary (S)

SB0513
Paraphrase: SB0513, by Sen. John Michael Montgomery, R-Lawton, permits the Board of Trustees of the Teachers' Retirement System of Oklahoma may issue pension obligation bonds, except when the funded ratio of the system falls below 80 percent.
Effective Date: / /   Emergency: No
Status: Second Reading - Referred to Senate Committee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): S Retirement & Insurance (S)

SB0517
Paraphrase: SB0517, by Sen. John Michael Montgomery, R-Lawton, requires the board of education of a school district that offers full-time virtual education, the governing board of a public charter school that offers full-time virtual education and the governing board of a statewide virtual charter school exempt from the tuition fee requirement for nonresident and non-transferred students who attend a full-time virtual education program. It requires the board of education of a school district that offers full-time virtual education, the governing board of a public charter school that offers full-time virtual education and the governing board of a statewide virtual charter school to adopt a policy regarding the continued virtual education of students who are the dependent children of a member of the active uniformed military services of the United States on full-time active duty status who has been transferred to a military installation outside of this state and students who are the dependent children of a member of the military reserve on active duty orders who has been transferred to a military installation outside of the state. It requires the policy allow the students to continue participating in virtual education offered by the school district, public charter school or statewide virtual charter school for the remainder of the school year in which the transfer takes place. (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)

SB0518
Paraphrase: SB0518, by Sen. John Michael Montgomery, R-Lawton, permits a school district that is or will be unable to pay maturing or matured principal or interest on a bond issued due to protested ad valorem tax revenues held as prescribed by statute to apply to the Commissioners of the Land Office for necessary funds to make a required payment. It requires the application be made on a form prescribed by the Commissioners of the Land Office and include the name of the school district, the amount of funds being sought, and any other information deemed necessary and appropriate by the Commissioners of the Land Office. It requires the commission, upon approval of the application by a majority of the commissioners, to transfer to the school district from income accruing from the Permanent School Fund an amount necessary to make a required bond payment. It requires the school district to reimburse the Commissioners of the Land Office by entering into an agreement with the Commissioners of the Land Office for repayment or entering into an agreement directing the Commissioners of the Land Office to withhold future apportionments of income accruing from the Permanent School Fund until the amount of payment is reimbursed. It limits the number of bond payments to three per school district per year. It permits the Commissioners of the Land to promulgate necessary rules. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: 07/01/2021   Emergency: Yes
Status: Referred to Subcommittee  Status Date: 02/02/2021
Committee(1): S Appropriations, Education (S)

SB0520
Paraphrase: SB0520, by Sen. Julia Kirt, D-Oklahoma City, modifies the Governor's Council On Workforce and Economic Development responsibilities regarding the Work-based Learning Program. The bill modifies the purpose of the Work-based Learning Program. It modifies the components of the Work-based Learning Program.
Effective Date: 11/01/2021