2021 Legislation

Executive Summary of Tracked Bills

123 Bills On Report
Bill Principal Authors Committees Current Status Class Position
HB1014 Roe, Cynthia (H)
Simpson, Frank (S)
H Public Health (H) - 02/02/2021
H Public Health (H) - 02/24/2021
S Health & Human Services (S) - 03/17/2021
S Health & Human Services (S) - 04/05/2021
Governor Action - Signed    
 
Paraphrase
HB1014, by Rep. Cynthia Roe, R-Lindsay and Sen. Frank Simpson, R-Springer, makes records created, received, investigated, held, or maintained by the State Department of Health, concerning any person who has participated in a public health investigation or who may have any communicable or noncommunicable disease which is required to be reported by law confidential records of the department and not to be produced pursuant to the Oklahoma Open Records Act. It permits confidential records to be released under certain circumstances, adding that they are released in accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996. It adds those suspected of having a communicable disease will be prohibited from attending a private or public school and makes it the responsibility of the school, rather than the teacher, to exclude the person from doing so. It clarifies language related to the duty of the county health department or State Department of Health in determining when the person can attend. (Amended by House, Emergency Measure)
HB1018 Sterling, Danny (H)
Quinn, Marty (S)
H Common Education (H) - 02/02/2021
H Common Education (H) - 02/09/2021
S Education (S) - 03/15/2021
S Education (S) - 03/23/2021
H Enrolled    
 
Paraphrase
HB1018, by Rep. Danny Sterling, R-Tecumseh and Sen. Marty Quinn, R-Claremore, deletes the required publication and distribution of the biennial school laws book.
HB1026 Worthen, Rande (H)
Montgomery, John Michael (S)
H Public Safety (H) - 02/02/2021
H Public Safety (H) - 02/23/2021
S Public Safety (S) - 03/15/2021
S Public Safety (S) - 04/05/2021
Governor Action - Signed    
 
Paraphrase
HB1026, by Rep. Rande Worthen, R-Lawton and Sen. John Michael Montgomery, 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. (Amended by House)
HB1046 Kerbs, Dell (H)
Montgomery, John Michael (S)
H Common Education (H) - 02/02/2021
H Common Education (H) - 02/23/2021
S Education (S) - 03/15/2021
S Education (S) - 04/06/2021
Governor Action - Signed    
 
Paraphrase
HB1046, by Rep. Dell Kerbs, R-Shawnee and Sen. John Michael Montgomery, R-Lawton, 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. (Amended by House)
HB1062 Boles, Brad (H)
Garvin, Jessica (S)
H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/02/2021
H Appropriations & Budget, Finance - Revenue and Taxation (H) - 02/03/2021
H Appropriations & Budget, Finance - Revenue and Taxation (H) - 02/08/2021
H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/09/2021
H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/24/2021
S Finance (S) - 03/15/2021
S Finance (S) - 03/23/2021
S Finance (S) - 03/23/2021
H Senate Amendments - Read    
 
Paraphrase
HB1062, by Rep. Brad Boles, R-Marlow and Sen. Jessica Garvin, R-Duncan, 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. (Amended by Senate, Committee Substitute)
HB1073 Gann, Tom (H)
Dahm, Nathan (S)
H Administrative Rules (H) - 02/02/2021
H Administrative Rules (H) - 02/10/2021
S Education (S) - 03/15/2021
S Education (S) - 03/23/2021
S General Order    
 
Paraphrase
HB1073, by Rep. Tom Gann, R-Inola and Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, extends the sunset date for the Oklahoma Partnership for School Readiness Board until July 1, 2024.
HB1103 Vancuren, Mark (H)
Haste, John (S)
H Common Education (H) - 02/02/2021
H Common Education (H) - 02/16/2021
S Appropriations (S) - 03/17/2021
S Education (S) - 03/17/2021
S Education (S) - 03/30/2021
S Education (S) - 03/30/2021
S Appropriations (S) - 03/30/2021
S Appropriations (S) - 04/07/2021
S Appropriations (S) - 04/07/2021
H Senate Amendments - Read    
 
Paraphrase
HB1103, by Rep. Mark Vancuren, R-Owasso and Sen. John Haste, R-Broken Arrow, 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. (Amended by House, Amended by Senate, Committee Substitute)
HB1104 Vancuren, Mark (H)
Montgomery, John Michael (S)
H Rules (H) - 02/02/2021
H Common Education (H) - 02/09/2021
H Common Education (H) - 02/16/2021
S Education (S) - 03/15/2021
S Education (S) - 03/23/2021
Governor Action - Signed    
 
Paraphrase
HB1104, by Rep. Mark Vancuren, R-Owasso and Sen. John Michael Montgomery, R-Lawton, requires information on a student's tribal affiliation be included in student data collected for the state.
HB1568 Boatman, Jeff (H)
Haste, John (S)
H Common Education (H) - 02/02/2021
H Common Education (H) - 02/23/2021
S Appropriations (S) - 03/15/2021
S Education (S) - 03/15/2021
S Education (S) - 04/06/2021
S Education (S) - 04/06/2021
S Appropriations (S) - 04/06/2021
S Appropriations (S) - 04/07/2021
S Appropriations (S) - 04/07/2021
H Senate Amendments - Read    
 
Paraphrase
HB1568, by Rep. Jeff Boatman, R-Tulsa and Sen. John Haste, R-Broken Arrow, 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. (Amended by House, Amended by Senate, Committee Substitute)
HB1569 Rosecrants, Jacob (H)
Pugh, Adam (S)
H Common Education (H) - 02/02/2021
H Common Education (H) - 02/09/2021
S Education (S) - 03/17/2021
S Education (S) - 03/23/2021
S Engrossed    
 
Paraphrase
HB1569, by Rep. Jacob Rosecrants, D-Norman and Sen. Adam Pugh, R-Edmond, creates the Oklahoma Play to Learn Act. It allows for instruction in early childhood education to foster certain development and learning. It requires the State Board of Education to promulgate rules, subject to approval by the Legislature, establishing guidelines for professional development programs for early childhood educators and administrators. (Amended by House, Emergency Measure)
HB1593 Provenzano, Melissa (H)
Stanley, Brenda (S)
H Common Education (H) - 02/02/2021
H Common Education (H) - 02/16/2021
S Appropriations (S) - 03/15/2021
S Education (S) - 03/15/2021
S Education (S) - 03/30/2021
S Appropriations (S) - 03/30/2021
S Appropriations (S) - 04/07/2021
Governor Action - Signed    
 
Paraphrase
HB1593, by Rep. Melissa Provenzano, D-Tulsa and Sen. Brenda Stanley, R-Midwest City, 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. (Amended by House, Amended by Senate)
HB1598 Provenzano, Melissa (H)
Quinn, Marty (S)
H Rules (H) - 02/02/2021
H Common Education (H) - 02/09/2021
H Common Education (H) - 02/23/2021
S Education (S) - 03/15/2021
S Education (S) - 03/16/2021
S Education (S) - 04/06/2021
S Appropriations (S) - 04/06/2021
Governor Action - Veto    
 
Paraphrase
HB1598, by Rep. Melissa Provenzano, D-Tulsa and Sen. Marty Quinn, R-Claremore, authorizes the State Department of Education to maintain a statewide registry of vision screeners approved by the State Department of Health that schools may use to test students' vision. (Amended by House, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)
HB1715 Hill, Brian (H)
Pugh, Adam (S)
H Public Safety (H) - 02/02/2021
H Public Safety (H) - 02/23/2021
S Public Safety (S) - 03/15/2021
S Public Safety (S) - 03/29/2021
Sent to Governor    
 
Paraphrase
HB1715, by Rep. Brian Hill, R-Mustang and Sen. Adam Pugh, R-Edmond, 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. (Amended by House, Emergency Measure)
HB1775 West, Kevin (H)
Bullard, David (S)
H Common Education (H) - 02/02/2021
H Common Education (H) - 02/16/2021
H Common Education (H) - 02/23/2021
S Education (S) - 03/15/2021
S Education (S) - 04/06/2021
S Education (S) - 04/06/2021
S Engrossed    
 
Paraphrase
HB1775, by Rep. Kevin West, R-Moore and Sen. David Bullard, R-Durant, prohibits any institution of The Oklahoma State System of Higher Education from requiring any enrolled student to engage in any form of mandatory gender or sexual diversity training or counseling. It provides that voluntary counseling is not prohibited. It prohibits any orientation or requirement that presents any form of race or sex stereotyping or a bias on the basis of race or sex. It prohibits any teacher, administrator or other employee of a school district from requiring or incorporating course material asserting that one race or sex is inherently superior to another race or sex, an individual, by virtue of his or her race or sex, is inherently oppressive, an individual should be discriminated against or receive adverse treatment solely or partly because of his or her race or sex, members of one race or sex cannot and should not attempt to treat others without respect to race or sex, an individual's moral character is necessarily determined by his or her race or sex, an individual bears responsibility for actions committed in the past by other members of the same race or sex, meritocracy or traits such as a hard work ethic are racist or sexist, or that any individual should feel distressed on account of his or her race or sex. (Amended by House, Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)
HB1789 Pae, Daniel (H)
Howard, Brent (S)
H Government Modernization and Efficiency (H) - 02/02/2021
H Government Modernization and Efficiency (H) - 02/09/2021
S General Government (S) - 03/15/2021
S General Government (S) - 03/31/2021
H Enrolled    
 
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. (Amended by House)
HB1796 Miller, Nicole (H)
Pugh, Adam (S)
H Common Education (H) - 02/02/2021
H Common Education (H) - 02/09/2021
S Education (S) - 03/15/2021
S Education (S) - 04/08/2021
H Enrolled    
 
Paraphrase
HB1796, by Rep. Nicole Miller, R-Edmond and Sen. Adam Pugh, 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)
HB1849 Fugate, Andy (H)
Brooks, Michael (S)
H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/02/2021
H Appropriations & Budget, Finance - Revenue and Taxation (H) - 02/02/2021
H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/17/2021
H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/18/2021
H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/24/2021
H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/24/2021
S Appropriations (S) - 03/17/2021
S Finance (S) - 03/17/2021
S Finance (S) - 03/30/2021
S Finance (S) - 03/30/2021
S Appropriations (S) - 03/30/2021
S Appropriations (S) - 04/07/2021
S Appropriations (S) - 04/07/2021
S Engrossed    
 
Paraphrase
HB1849, by Rep. Andy Fugate, D-Oklahoma CIty and Sen. Michael Brooks, 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. (Amended by House, Amended by Senate, Stricken Title, Stricken enacting clause)
HB1875 West, Tammy (H)
Stanley, Brenda (S)
H General Government (H) - 02/02/2021
H General Government (H) - 02/10/2021
S Judiciary (S) - 03/15/2021
S Judiciary (S) - 03/23/2021
H Senate Amendments - Read    
 
Paraphrase
HB1875, by Rep. Tammy West, R-Bethany and Sen. Brenda Stanley, R-Midwest 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. (Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure)
HB1876 West, Tammy (H)
Stanley, Brenda (S)
H General Government (H) - 02/02/2021
H General Government (H) - 02/10/2021
S Judiciary (S) - 03/15/2021
S Judiciary (S) - 03/23/2021
H Senate Amendments - Read    
 
Paraphrase
HB1876, by Rep. Tammy West, R-Bethany and Sen. Brenda Stanley, R-Midwest 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. (Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure)
HB1882 Stark, Marilyn (H)
Rader, Dave (S)
H Rules (H) - 02/02/2021
H Children, Youth & Family Services (H) - 02/22/2021
H Children, Youth & Family Services (H) - 02/23/2021
S Appropriations (S) - 03/17/2021
S Education (S) - 03/17/2021
S Education (S) - 03/30/2021
S Appropriations (S) - 03/30/2021
S Appropriations (S) - 03/31/2021
S Engrossed    
 
Paraphrase
HB1882, by Rep. Marilyn Stark, R-Bethany and Sen. Dave Rader, R-Tulsa, creates, until Dec. 31, 2022, the 19-member Out-of-Schooltime Task Force to identify, evaluate and recommend a set of best practices for children, youth and families which will improve and increase the number of quality, affordable out-of-school programs in the state. The bill establishes membership and meeting requirements. The bill requires the task force issue a report of its findings to the Governor, Senate President Pro Tempore and House Speaker no later than Dec. 1, 2022. (Amended by House, Stricken Title)
HB1963 Nollan, Jadine (H)
Stanley, Brenda (S)
H Elections and Ethics (H) - 02/02/2021
H Elections and Ethics (H) - 02/16/2021
H Elections and Ethics (H) - 02/23/2021
S Rules (S) - 03/15/2021
S Rules (S) - 03/24/2021
Governor Action - Signed    
 
Paraphrase
HB1963, by Rep. Jadine Nollan, R-Sand Springs and Sen. Brenda Stanley, R-Midwest City, 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.
HB1968 Nollan, Jadine (H)
Stanley, Brenda (S)
H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/02/2021
H Appropriations & Budget, Education (H) - 02/02/2021
H Appropriations & Budget, Education (H) - 02/08/2021
H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/08/2021
H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/18/2021
H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/24/2021
S Education (S) - 03/15/2021
S Education (S) - 03/23/2021
H Enrolled    
 
Paraphrase
HB1968, by Rep. Jadine Nollan, R-Sand Springs and Sen. Brenda Stanley, R-Midwest City, removes additional requirements for school boards to include specific information in their gifted child educational programs. (Emergency Measure)
HB1990 Caldwell, Trey (H)
Montgomery, John Michael (S)
H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/02/2021
H Appropriations & Budget, Finance - Revenue and Taxation (H) - 02/02/2021
H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/17/2021
H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/18/2021
S Appropriations (S) - 03/15/2021
S Finance (S) - 03/15/2021
S Finance (S) - 03/30/2021
S Finance (S) - 03/30/2021
S Appropriations (S) - 03/30/2021
S Appropriations (S) - 04/07/2021
S Appropriations (S) - 04/07/2021
H Senate Amendments - Read    
 
Paraphrase
HB1990, by Rep. Trey Caldwell, R-Lawton and Sen. John Michael Montgomery, R-Lawton, permits, beginning calendar year 2022 and all subsequent years, the Ad Valorem Reimbursement Fund to be used to reimburse qualified counties for lost revenue due to exemptions granted to veterans and their surviving spouses pursuant to the provisions of the Oklahoma Constitution. The bill provides a county is qualified for reimbursement if the number of exemptions granted to veterans and surviving spouses for the most recently concluded calendar year exceeds 0.8 percent of the total county population according to the latest Federal Decennial Census or most recent annual population estimate. It provides the reimbursement will amount to25 percent of the loss of revenue claimed by the qualified county. It establishes a procedure to apply for reimbursement. (Amended by House, Amended by Senate, Committee Substitute)
HB2030 O'Donnell, Terry (H)
Pugh, Adam (S)
H Common Education (H) - 02/02/2021
H Common Education (H) - 02/16/2021
S Appropriations (S) - 03/15/2021
S Education (S) - 03/15/2021
S Education (S) - 04/06/2021
S Appropriations (S) - 04/06/2021
S Appropriations (S) - 04/07/2021
H Enrolled    
 
Paraphrase
HB2030, by Rep. Terry O'Donnell, R-Catoosa and Sen. Adam Pugh, R-Edmond, 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. (Amended by House)
HB2046 McCall, Charles (H)
Simpson, Frank (S)
H Rules (H) - 02/02/2021
H Rules (H) - 02/23/2021
H Rules (H) - 02/25/2021
S Appropriations (S) - 03/17/2021
S Education (S) - 03/17/2021
S Education (S) - 04/06/2021
S Appropriations (S) - 04/06/2021
S Appropriations (S) - 04/07/2021
S General Order    
 
Paraphrase
HB2046, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka and Sen. Frank Simpson, R-Springer, allows a two-year institute within the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education to utilize certain procedures to be considered a higher education funding district for the purpose of establishing and organizing the district, calling for operational millage rates or sinking fund millage rates or both. (Amended by House)
HB2078 Hilbert, Kyle (H)
Taylor, Zack (S)
H Rules (H) - 02/02/2021
H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/17/2021
H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/18/2021
S Appropriations (S) - 03/15/2021
S Education (S) - 03/15/2021
S Finance (S) - 03/16/2021
S Finance (S) - 03/23/2021
S Appropriations (S) - 03/23/2021
Governor Action - Signed    
 
Paraphrase
HB2078, by Rep. Kyle Hilbert, R-Depew and Sen. Zack Taylor, R-Seminole, modifies and revises the calculation of the State Aid school funding formula. It adjusts the years of data to be used in calculating the average daily membership. The bill modifies the July calculation of per pupil revenue. It revises the calculation for Foundation Aid and alters the calculation for Salary Incentive Aid. It increases percentages of allowable general fund carryover. It prohibits assessments of carryover penalty in fiscal years specified therein. It adjusts weighted calculations for weighted average daily membership. It revises July and December calculations for projected per pupil revenue. (Amended by House, Committee Substitute)
HB2223 Randleman, Randy (H)
Pemberton, Dewayne (S)
H Common Education (H) - 02/02/2021
H Common Education (H) - 02/09/2021
S Education (S) - 03/15/2021
S Education (S) - 03/23/2021
H Enrolled    
 
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. (Amended by House)
HB2293 Roberts, Dustin (H)
Paxton, Lonnie (S)
H Banking, Financial Services, Pensions (H) - 02/02/2021
H Banking, Financial Services, Pensions (H) - 02/22/2021
S Retirement & Insurance (S) - 03/17/2021
S Retirement & Insurance (S) - 04/05/2021
S Appropriations (S) - 04/05/2021
S Engrossed    
 
Paraphrase
HB2293, by Rep. Dustin Roberts, R-Durant and Sen. Lonnie Paxton, R-Tuttle, excludes compensation paid to teachers as it relates to matching contributions from employer retirement contribution calculations when the sole source of the compensation was paid in whole by federal funds or an externally sponsored agreement, such as a grant, contract, or cooperative agreement, and received by a teacher for teaching during a summer school program that is outside the scope of the teacher's normal employment. It also provides the teacher will not receive service credit for teaching during such a summer school program. (Amended by Senate, Stricken Title)
HB2324 Boatman, Jeff (H)
Frix, Avery (H)
Pemberton, Dewayne (S)
H County & Municipal Government (H) - 02/02/2021
H County & Municipal Government (H) - 02/08/2021
S Finance (S) - 03/17/2021
S Finance (S) - 04/06/2021
S Finance (S) - 04/06/2021
S General Order    
 
Paraphrase
HB2324, by Rep. Avery Frix, R-Muskogee, Rep. Jeff Boatman, R-Tulsa, and Sen. Dewayne Pemberton, R-Muskogee, creates the Tax Collection Modernization Act. The bill allows each county treasurer to allow a taxpayer to make payments on the total amount of tax due. It requires the payments to be held on trust deposit until the total amount is paid. (Amended by House, Amended by Senate, Stricken Title, Stricken enacting clause)
HB2335 Steagall, Jay (H)
Jett, Shane (S)
H Public Health (H) - 02/02/2021
H Public Health (H) - 02/10/2021
S Health & Human Services (S) - 03/17/2021
S Health & Human Services (S) - 04/05/2021
S Health & Human Services (S) - 04/05/2021
S General Order    
 
Paraphrase
HB2335, by Rep. Jay Steagall, R-Yukon and Sen. Shane Jett, R-Shawnee, 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. It clarifies to whom the bill directly affects regarding the prohibition of vaccine mandates, discrimination, and penalties. It provides exemptions. (Amended by House, Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)
HB2381 Sterling, Danny (H)
Simpson, Frank (S)
H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/02/2021
H Appropriations & Budget, Education (H) - 02/02/2021
H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/24/2021
S Appropriations (S) - 03/15/2021
S Education (S) - 03/15/2021
S Education (S) - 04/06/2021
S Appropriations (S) - 04/06/2021
S Appropriations (S) - 04/07/2021
S Appropriations (S) - 04/07/2021
S General Order    
 
Paraphrase
HB2381, by Rep. Danny Sterling, R-Tecumseh and Sen. Frank Simpson, R-Springer, 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. (Amended by House, Amended by Senate, Stricken Title, Stricken enacting clause)
HB2396 Russ, Todd (H)
Stanley, Brenda (S)
H Common Education (H) - 02/02/2021
H Common Education (H) - 02/09/2021
S Education (S) - 03/15/2021
S Education (S) - 04/08/2021
S Education (S) - 04/08/2021
S Engrossed    
 
Paraphrase
HB2396, by Rep. Todd Russ, R-Cordell and Sen. Brenda Stanley, R-Midwest City, allows each institute of higher education in Oklahoma to adopt a policy regarding sex trafficking and exploitation prevention and education programs for higher education students. 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. (Amended by House, Amended by Senate, Committee Substitute)
HB2644 Echols, Jon (H)
David, Kimberly (S)
H General Government (H) - 02/02/2021
H General Government (H) - 02/17/2021
H General Government (H) - 02/24/2021
S Judiciary (S) - 03/17/2021
S Judiciary (S) - 04/06/2021
S Judiciary (S) - 04/06/2021
S Engrossed    
 
Paraphrase
HB2644, by Rep. Jon Echols, R-Oklahoma City and Sen. Kimberly David, R-Porter, allows a public body to hold meetings by teleconference until March 31, 2024. (Amended by House, Amended by Senate, Stricken Title, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)
HB2662 Lowe, Dick (H)
Rader, Dave (S)
H Common Education (H) - 02/02/2021
H Common Education (H) - 02/16/2021
S Appropriations (S) - 03/15/2021
S Education (S) - 03/15/2021
S Education (S) - 03/23/2021
S Education (S) - 04/06/2021
S General Order    
 
Paraphrase
HB2662, by Rep. Dick Lowe, R-Amber and Sen. Dave Rader, R-Tulsa, 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. (Amended by House, Emergency Measure)
HB2691 Hasenbeck, Toni (H)
Bergstrom, Micheal (S)
H Common Education (H) - 02/02/2021
H Common Education (H) - 02/23/2021
S Education (S) - 03/17/2021
S Education (S) - 04/06/2021
H Enrolled    
 
Paraphrase
HB2691, by Rep. Toni Hasenbeck, R-Elgin and Sen. Micheal Bergstrom, R-Adair, 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)
HB2693 Hasenbeck, Toni (H)
Pugh, Adam (S)
H Rules (H) - 02/02/2021
H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/11/2021
H Appropriations & Budget, Education (H) - 02/11/2021
H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/17/2021
H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/18/2021
S Appropriations (S) - 03/17/2021
S Education (S) - 03/17/2021
S Education (S) - 04/06/2021
S Education (S) - 04/06/2021
S Appropriations (S) - 04/06/2021
S Appropriations (S) - 04/07/2021
S Engrossed    
 
Paraphrase
HB2693, by Rep. Toni Hasenbeck, R-Elgin and Sen. Adam Pugh, R-Edmond, directs the State Department of Education in coordination with the Office of Education Quality and Accountability to establish a micro-credential program for teacher candidates or teachers who hold a certificate to earn a micro-credential in civics through a working group. The bill directs the agencies to adopt requirements for the micro-credential by July 1, 2022 and made available to teachers and teacher candidates by the 2022-23 school year. The bill provides these micro-credentialed teachers a one-time salary supplement of $3,000 subject to available funding. The bill directs SDE to develop professional development programs designed to help teachers provide instruction in civics with emphasis in certain areas. The bill removes toe end-of-year assessment on United States History. (Amended by House, Amended by Senate, Stricken Title, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)
HB2748 Baker, Rhonda (H)
Stanley, Brenda (S)
H Common Education (H) - 02/02/2021
H Common Education (H) - 02/09/2021
S Education (S) - 03/15/2021
S Education (S) - 03/30/2021
S Engrossed    
 
Paraphrase
HB2748, by Rep. Rhonda Baker, R-Yukon and Sen. Brenda Stanley, R-Midwest City, 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.
HB2749 Baker, Rhonda (H)
Pugh, Adam (S)
H Common Education (H) - 02/02/2021
H Common Education (H) - 02/16/2021
S Appropriations (S) - 03/15/2021
S Education (S) - 03/15/2021
S Education (S) - 03/30/2021
S Appropriations (S) - 03/30/2021
S Appropriations (S) - 04/07/2021
S Appropriations (S) - 04/07/2021
S Engrossed    
 
Paraphrase
HB2749, by Rep. Rhonda Baker, R-Yukon and Sen. Adam Pugh, R-Edmond, 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. (Stricken Title)
HB2750 Baker, Rhonda (H)
Pugh, Adam (S)
H Higher Ed & Career Tech (H) - 02/02/2021
H Higher Ed & Career Tech (H) - 02/22/2021
S Education (S) - 03/15/2021
S Education (S) - 03/30/2021
S Engrossed    
 
Paraphrase
HB2750, by Rep. Rhonda Baker, R-Yukon and Sen. Adam Pugh, R-Edmond, states legislative intent that higher education institutions not require an Advanced Placement exam score of more than 3 for course credit. The bill allows a score of 3 or more to be required for granting additional course credit. It directs that all AP exam credit policies be posted on campus websites for the 2021-22 fall term and each academic term following. It directs higher education institutions to conduct biennial reviews of their AP credit policies. It also directs noncompliance to be reported to the House and Senate education committee chairs by Dec. 1 each year. (Amended by House, Emergency Measure)
HB2752 Baker, Rhonda (H)
Stanley, Brenda (S)
H Common Education (H) - 02/02/2021
H Common Education (H) - 02/23/2021
S Education (S) - 03/17/2021
S Education (S) - 04/06/2021
H Enrolled    
 
Paraphrase
HB2752, by Rep. Rhonda Baker, R-Yukon and Sen. Brenda Stanley, R-Midwest City, 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)
HB2775 Pfeiffer, John (H)
Montgomery, John Michael (S)
H County & Municipal Government (H) - 02/02/2021
H County & Municipal Government (H) - 02/22/2021
S Finance (S) - 03/15/2021
S Finance (S) - 04/06/2021
Sent to Governor    
 
Paraphrase
HB2775, by Rep. John Pfeiffer, R-Mulhall and Sen. John Michael Montgomery, R-Lawton, 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.
HB2776 Pfeiffer, John (H)
Montgomery, John Michael (S)
H Rules (H) - 02/02/2021
H Rules (H) - 02/25/2021
S Appropriations (S) - 03/17/2021
S Appropriations, Education (S) - 03/22/2021
S Appropriations, Education (S) - 03/24/2021
S Appropriations (S) - 03/24/2021
S Appropriations (S) - 04/07/2021
H Senate Amendments - Read    
 
Paraphrase
HB2776, by Rep. John Pfeiffer, R-Mulhall and Sen. John Michael Montgomery, R-Lawton, creates the Protecting Revenues for Oklahoma Teachers, Educators and Students (PROTEST) Fund to provide funding to school districts affected by ad valorem tax protests. The bill requires school district boards of education to submit claims for reimbursement for review and approval by the Oklahoma Tax Commission. It caps the amount for which districts are eligible at 50 percent of the amount protested. (Amended by House, Amended by Senate, Stricken Title, Emergency Measure)
HB2777 Pfeiffer, John (H)
Montgomery, John Michael (S)
H County & Municipal Government (H) - 02/02/2021
H County & Municipal Government (H) - 02/22/2021
S Finance (S) - 03/17/2021
S Finance (S) - 04/06/2021
S General Order    
 
Paraphrase
HB2777, by Rep. John Pfeiffer, R-Mulhall and Sen. John Michael Montgomery, R-Lawton, requires a county assessor to use the current market price information to establish a fair cash value for real property and personal property owned by any entity engaged in the production of electric energy by means of wind, which may include current market price information available through the Southwest Power Pool on the applicable January 1 date or specific to the point of delivery of the facility's energy deliveries and generation profile to the market or data published by the Oklahoma Tax Commission for various approaches of value. (Amended by House, Amended by Senate, Stricken Title)
HB2862 Wallace, Kevin (H)
Pemberton, Dewayne (S)
H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/02/2021
H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/10/2021
S General Government (S) - 03/15/2021
S General Government (S) - 03/31/2021
H Enrolled    
 
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.
HB2863 Wallace, Kevin (H)
Thompson, Roger (S)
H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/02/2021
H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/10/2021
S Appropriations (S) - 03/15/2021
S General Government (S) - 03/15/2021
S General Government (S) - 03/31/2021
S Appropriations (S) - 03/31/2021
S Appropriations (S) - 04/07/2021
H Senate Amendments - Pending    
 
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. (Amended by House, Amended by Senate)
HB2871 Wallace, Kevin (H)
Thompson, Roger (S)
H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/02/2021
H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/03/2021
S Appropriations (S) - 03/17/2021
S Appropriations (S) - 03/24/2021
Sent to Governor    
 
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)
HB2889 Hilbert, Kyle (H)
Wallace, Kevin (H)
Hall, Chuck (S)
Thompson, Roger (S)
H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/02/2021
Joint Comm on Appropriation & Budget (House) (H) - 02/16/2021
Joint Comm on Appropriation & Budget (House) (H) - 02/18/2021
Joint Comm on Appropriation & Budget (Senate) (S) - 02/18/2021
Governor Action - Signed    
 
Paraphrase
HB2889, by Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, Rep. Kyle Hilbert, R-Depew, Sen. Chuck Hall, R-Perry, and Sen. Roger Thompson, R-Okemah, appropriates $7.5 million from the General Revenue Cash-flow Reserve Fund to the district courts. (Amended by House, Appropriation Bill, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)
HB2890 Hilbert, Kyle (H)
Wallace, Kevin (H)
Hall, Chuck (S)
Thompson, Roger (S)
H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/02/2021
Joint Comm on Appropriation & Budget (House) (H) - 02/16/2021
Committee Reassignment    
 
Paraphrase
HB2890, by Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, Rep. Kyle Hilbert, R-Depew, Sen. Chuck Hall, R-Perry, and Sen. Roger Thompson, R-Okemah, creates the Budget Implementation Act of 2021. (Appropriation Bill)
HB2891 Hilbert, Kyle (H)
Wallace, Kevin (H)
Hall, Chuck (S)
Thompson, Roger (S)
H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/02/2021
Joint Comm on Appropriation & Budget (House) (H) - 02/16/2021
Committee Reassignment    
 
Paraphrase
HB2891, by Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, Rep. Kyle Hilbert, R-Depew, Sen. Chuck Hall, R-Perry, and Sen. Roger Thompson, R-Okemah, creates the Budget Implementation Act of 2021. (Appropriation Bill)
HB2892 Hilbert, Kyle (H)
Wallace, Kevin (H)
Hall, Chuck (S)
Thompson, Roger (S)
H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/02/2021
Joint Comm on Appropriation & Budget (House) (H) - 02/16/2021
Committee Reassignment    
 
Paraphrase
HB2892, by Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, Rep. Kyle Hilbert, R-Depew, Sen. Chuck Hall, R-Perry, and Sen. Roger Thompson, R-Okemah, creates the Budget Implementation Act of 2021. (Appropriation Bill)
HB2893 Hilbert, Kyle (H)
Wallace, Kevin (H)
Hall, Chuck (S)
Thompson, Roger (S)
H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/02/2021
Joint Comm on Appropriation & Budget (House) (H) - 02/16/2021
Committee Reassignment    
 
Paraphrase
HB2893, by Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, Rep. Kyle Hilbert, R-Depew, Sen. Chuck Hall, R-Perry, and Sen. Roger Thompson, R-Okemah, creates the Budget Implementation Act of 2021. (Appropriation Bill)
HB2894 Hilbert, Kyle (H)
Wallace, Kevin (H)
Hall, Chuck (S)
Thompson, Roger (S)
H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/02/2021
Joint Comm on Appropriation & Budget (House) (H) - 02/16/2021
Committee Reassignment    
 
Paraphrase
HB2894, by Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, Rep. Kyle Hilbert, R-Depew, Sen. Chuck Hall, R-Perry, and Sen. Roger Thompson, R-Okemah, creates the Budget Implementation Act of 2021. (Appropriation Bill)
HB2895 Hilbert, Kyle (H)
Wallace, Kevin (H)
Hall, Chuck (S)
Thompson, Roger (S)
H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/02/2021
Joint Comm on Appropriation & Budget (House) (H) - 02/22/2021
Committee Reassignment    
 
Paraphrase
HB2895, by Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, Rep. Kyle Hilbert, R-Depew, Sen. Chuck Hall, R-Perry, and Sen. Roger Thompson, R-Okemah, creates the Budget Implementation Act of 2021. (Appropriation Bill)
HB2896 Hilbert, Kyle (H)
Wallace, Kevin (H)
Hall, Chuck (S)
Thompson, Roger (S)
H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/02/2021
Joint Comm on Appropriation & Budget (House) (H) - 02/22/2021
Committee Reassignment    
 
Paraphrase
HB2896, by Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, Rep. Kyle Hilbert, R-Depew, Sen. Chuck Hall, R-Perry, and Sen. Roger Thompson, R-Okemah, creates the Budget Implementation Act of 2021. (Appropriation Bill)
HB2897 Hilbert, Kyle (H)
Wallace, Kevin (H)
Hall, Chuck (S)
Thompson, Roger (S)
H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/02/2021
Joint Comm on Appropriation & Budget (House) (H) - 02/22/2021
Committee Reassignment    
 
Paraphrase
HB2897, by Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, Rep. Kyle Hilbert, R-Depew, Sen. Chuck Hall, R-Perry, and Sen. Roger Thompson, R-Okemah, creates the Budget Implementation Act of 2021. (Appropriation Bill)
HB2898 Hilbert, Kyle (H)
Wallace, Kevin (H)
Hall, Chuck (S)
Thompson, Roger (S)
H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/02/2021
Joint Comm on Appropriation & Budget (House) (H) - 02/22/2021
Committee Reassignment    
 
Paraphrase
HB2898, by Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, Rep. Kyle Hilbert, R-Depew, Sen. Chuck Hall, R-Perry, and Sen. Roger Thompson, R-Okemah, creates the Budget Implementation Act of 2021. (Appropriation Bill)
HB2899 Hilbert, Kyle (H)
Wallace, Kevin (H)
Hall, Chuck (S)
Thompson, Roger (S)
H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/02/2021
Joint Comm on Appropriation & Budget (House) (H) - 02/22/2021
Committee Reassignment    
 
Paraphrase
HB2899, by Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, Rep. Kyle Hilbert, R-Depew, Sen. Chuck Hall, R-Perry, and Sen. Roger Thompson, R-Okemah, creates the Budget Implementation Act of 2021. (Appropriation Bill)
HB2900 Hilbert, Kyle (H)
Wallace, Kevin (H)
Hall, Chuck (S)
Thompson, Roger (S)
H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/02/2021
Joint Comm on Appropriation & Budget (House) (H) - 02/22/2021
Committee Reassignment    
 
Paraphrase
HB2900, by Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, Rep. Kyle Hilbert, R-Depew, Sen. Chuck Hall, R-Perry, and Sen. Roger Thompson, R-Okemah, creates the Budget Implementation Act of 2021. (Appropriation Bill)
HB2901 Hilbert, Kyle (H)
Wallace, Kevin (H)
Hall, Chuck (S)
Thompson, Roger (S)
H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/02/2021
Joint Comm on Appropriation & Budget (House) (H) - 02/22/2021
Committee Reassignment    
 
Paraphrase
HB2901, by Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, Rep. Kyle Hilbert, R-Depew, Sen. Chuck Hall, R-Perry, and Sen. Roger Thompson, R-Okemah, creates the Budget Implementation Act of 2021. (Appropriation Bill)
HB2902 Hilbert, Kyle (H)
Wallace, Kevin (H)
Hall, Chuck (S)
Thompson, Roger (S)
H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/02/2021
Joint Comm on Appropriation & Budget (House) (H) - 02/22/2021
Committee Reassignment    
 
Paraphrase
HB2902, by Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, Rep. Kyle Hilbert, R-Depew, Sen. Chuck Hall, R-Perry, and Sen. Roger Thompson, R-Okemah, creates the Budget Implementation Act of 2021. (Appropriation Bill)
HB2903 Hilbert, Kyle (H)
Wallace, Kevin (H)
Hall, Chuck (S)
Thompson, Roger (S)
H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/02/2021
Joint Comm on Appropriation & Budget (House) (H) - 02/22/2021
Committee Reassignment    
 
Paraphrase
HB2903, by Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, Rep. Kyle Hilbert, R-Depew, Sen. Chuck Hall, R-Perry, and Sen. Roger Thompson, R-Okemah, creates the Budget Implementation Act of 2021. (Appropriation Bill)
HB2904 Hilbert, Kyle (H)
Wallace, Kevin (H)
Hall, Chuck (S)
Thompson, Roger (S)
H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/02/2021
Joint Comm on Appropriation & Budget (House) (H) - 02/22/2021
Committee Reassignment    
 
Paraphrase
HB2904, by Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, Rep. Kyle Hilbert, R-Depew, Sen. Chuck Hall, R-Perry, and Sen. Roger Thompson, R-Okemah, creates the Budget Implementation Act of 2021. (Appropriation Bill)
HB2905 Hilbert, Kyle (H)
Wallace, Kevin (H)
Hall, Chuck (S)
Thompson, Roger (S)
H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/02/2021
Joint Comm on Appropriation & Budget (House) (H) - 02/22/2021
Committee Reassignment    
 
Paraphrase
HB2905, by Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, Rep. Kyle Hilbert, R-Depew, Sen. Chuck Hall, R-Perry, and Sen. Roger Thompson, R-Okemah, creates the Budget Implementation Act of 2021. (Appropriation Bill)
HB2906 Hilbert, Kyle (H)
Wallace, Kevin (H)
Hall, Chuck (S)
Thompson, Roger (S)
H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/02/2021
Joint Comm on Appropriation & Budget (House) (H) - 02/22/2021
Committee Reassignment    
 
Paraphrase
HB2906, by Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, Rep. Kyle Hilbert, R-Depew, Sen. Chuck Hall, R-Perry, and Sen. Roger Thompson, R-Okemah, creates the Budget Implementation Act of 2021. (Appropriation Bill)
HB2907 Hilbert, Kyle (H)
Wallace, Kevin (H)
Hall, Chuck (S)
Thompson, Roger (S)
H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/02/2021
Joint Comm on Appropriation & Budget (House) (H) - 02/22/2021
Committee Reassignment    
 
Paraphrase
HB2907, by Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, Rep. Kyle Hilbert, R-Depew, Sen. Chuck Hall, R-Perry, and Sen. Roger Thompson, R-Okemah, creates the Budget Implementation Act of 2021. (Appropriation Bill)
HB2908 Hilbert, Kyle (H)
Wallace, Kevin (H)
Hall, Chuck (S)
Thompson, Roger (S)
H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/02/2021
Joint Comm on Appropriation & Budget (House) (H) - 02/22/2021
Committee Reassignment    
 
Paraphrase
HB2908, by Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, Rep. Kyle Hilbert, R-Depew, Sen. Chuck Hall, R-Perry, and Sen. Roger Thompson, R-Okemah, creates the Budget Implementation Act of 2021. (Appropriation Bill)
HB2909 Hilbert, Kyle (H)
Wallace, Kevin (H)
Hall, Chuck (S)
Thompson, Roger (S)
H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 02/02/2021
Joint Comm on Appropriation & Budget (House) (H) - 02/22/2021
Committee Reassignment    
 
Paraphrase
HB2909, by Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, Rep. Kyle Hilbert, R-Depew, Sen. Chuck Hall, R-Perry, and Sen. Roger Thompson, R-Okemah, creates the Public Finance Act of 2021. (Appropriation Bill)
HB2932 McCall, Charles (H)
O'Donnell, Terry (H)
Treat, Greg (S)
H Rules (H) - 02/02/2021
H Rules (H) - 02/09/2021
S Rules (S) - 03/15/2021
S Rules (S) - 04/07/2021
S Engrossed    
 
Paraphrase
HB2932, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, Rep. Terry O'Donnell, R-Catoosa, and Sen. Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City, 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)
HB2939 Newton, Carl (H)
Murdock, Casey (S)
H Rules (H) - 02/02/2021
H Rules (H) - 02/25/2021
S Rules (S) - 03/15/2021
S Rules (S) - 03/24/2021
Sent to Governor    
 
Paraphrase
HB2939, by Rep. Carl Newton, R-Woodward and Sen. Casey Murdock, R-Felt, requires the county election board secretary record a voter's method of voting - in person on election day, in-person absentee, absentee, or other methods authorized by law -- but not disclose to the public the method of voting for any voter except for a regularly scheduled federal or state election or a statewide special election for a state question. It requires the State Election Board secretary of prescribe necessary rules. (Amended by House)
SB0002 Bergstrom, Micheal (S)
Hasenbeck, Toni (H)
S Education (S) - 01/27/2021
S Education (S) - 02/02/2021
S Education (S) - 02/23/2021
H Common Education (H) - 03/22/2021
H Criminal Justice and Corrections (H) - 04/07/2021
H Criminal Justice and Corrections (H) - 04/08/2021
S House Amendments - Read    
 
Paraphrase
SB0002, by Sen. Micheal Bergstrom, R-Adair and Rep. Toni Hasenbeck, R-Elgin, creates the Save Women's Sports Act. It prohibits anyone of the male sex from playing on athletic teams designated for females, women, or girls. It requires any student who is deprived of an athletic opportunity due to a violation of this rule, to have a cause of action for injunctive relief against the school. It requires any student who is subject to retaliation by a school, athletic association, or intercollegiate association for reporting a violation of this rule, to have a cause of action for injunctive relief against the school, or athletic association. It prohibits the State Board of Education, the State Regents, and any athletic association from entering a complaint, opening an investigation, or taking any other adverse action against a school for maintaining athletic teams for students of the female sex. (Amended by House, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)
SB0013 Stanley, Brenda (S)
Baker, Rhonda (H)
S Education (S) - 01/27/2021
S Education (S) - 02/02/2021
S Education (S) - 02/23/2021
H Common Education (H) - 03/22/2021
H Common Education (H) - 04/06/2021
H Engrossed    
 
Paraphrase
SB0013, by Sen. Brenda Stanley, R-Midwest 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)
SB0021 Floyd, Kay (S)
McEntire, Marcus (H)
S Education (S) - 01/27/2021
S Appropriations (S) - 02/02/2021
S Education (S) - 02/02/2021
S Education (S) - 02/02/2021
S Education (S) - 02/09/2021
S Education (S) - 02/09/2021
S Appropriations (S) - 02/09/2021
S Appropriations (S) - 03/03/2021
S Appropriations (S) - 03/03/2021
H Common Education (H) - 03/22/2021
H Common Education (H) - 04/06/2021
Governor Action - Signed    
 
Paraphrase
SB0021, by Sen. Kay Floyd, D-Oklahoma City and Rep. Marcus McEntire, R-Duncan, modifies language related to school district boards of education suicide awareness and training policies. It changes permissive language to mandatory language regarding the adoption of a policy and districtwide training. It modifies the requirements for the policy. It removes the requirement that training be provided to students in grades seven through twelve and permits districts, beginning with the 2022-2023 school year, to provide training to address suicide awareness and prevention to students in grades seven through twelve. (Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)
SB0022 Floyd, Kay (S)
West, Tammy (H)
S Education (S) - 01/27/2021
S Education (S) - 02/02/2021
S Education (S) - 02/23/2021
H Common Education (H) - 03/22/2021
H Common Education (H) - 04/06/2021
Governor Action - Signed    
 
Paraphrase
SB0022, by Sen. Kay Floyd, D-Oklahoma City and Rep. Tammy West, R-Bethany, 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. (Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure)
SB0054 Montgomery, John Michael (S)
Pae, Daniel (H)
S Veterans & Military Affairs (S) - 01/27/2021
S Veterans & Military Affairs (S) - 02/02/2021
S Veterans & Military Affairs (S) - 02/11/2021
S Veterans & Military Affairs (S) - 02/11/2021
H Common Education (H) - 03/22/2021
H Common Education (H) - 03/30/2021
S House Amendments - Read    
 
Paraphrase
SB0054, by Sen. John Michael Montgomery, R-Lawton and Rep. Daniel Pae, R-Lawton, requires the State Department of Education, beginning with the 2022-2023 school year, to designate a school district campus as a Purple Start Campus if the campus applies and qualifies for the designation. The bill establishes qualifications for the designation. The bill defines applicable terms. It requires the State Board of Education to promulgate necessary rules. (Amended by House, Amended by Senate, Stricken Title, Stricken enacting clause, Committee Substitute)
SB0066 Haste, John (S)
Sims, Lonnie (H)
S Retirement & Insurance (S) - 01/27/2021
S Retirement & Insurance (S) - 02/02/2021
S Retirement & Insurance (S) - 02/08/2021
H Insurance (H) - 03/22/2021
H Insurance (H) - 03/31/2021
S House Amendments - Read    
 
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. (Amended by House, Stricken Title, Stricken enacting clause)
SB0067 Simpson, Frank (S)
McCall, Charles (H)
S Education (S) - 01/27/2021
S Education (S) - 02/02/2021
S Education (S) - 02/02/2021
H Rules (H) - 03/22/2021
H Rules (H) - 04/08/2021
H General Order    
 
Paraphrase
SB0067, by Sen. Frank Simpson, R-Springer 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)
SB0068 Simpson, Frank (S)
Wolfley, Max (H)
S Education (S) - 01/27/2021
S Education (S) - 02/02/2021
S Education (S) - 02/02/2021
H Common Education (H) - 03/22/2021
H Common Education (H) - 03/30/2021
Governor Action - Signed    
 
Paraphrase
SB0068, by Sen. Frank Simpson, R-Springer and Rep. Max Wolfley, R-Oklahoma City, 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)
SB0069 Simpson, Frank (S)
Wolfley, Max (H)
S Education (S) - 01/27/2021
S Education (S) - 02/02/2021
S Education (S) - 02/02/2021
H Common Education (H) - 03/22/2021
H Common Education (H) - 03/30/2021
Governor Action - Signed    
 
Paraphrase
SB0069, by Sen. Frank Simpson, R-Springer and Rep. Max Wolfley, R-Oklahoma City, 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)
SB0089 Haste, John (S)
Baker, Rhonda (H)
S Education (S) - 01/27/2021
S Appropriations (S) - 02/02/2021
S Education (S) - 02/02/2021
S Education (S) - 02/23/2021
S Education (S) - 02/23/2021
S Appropriations (S) - 02/23/2021
S Appropriations (S) - 03/03/2021
S Appropriations (S) - 03/03/2021
H Common Education (H) - 03/22/2021
H Common Education (H) - 03/30/2021
H Engrossed    
 
Paraphrase
SB0089, by Sen. John Haste, R-Broken Arrow and Rep. Rhonda Baker, R-Yukon, creates the Health Education Act. The bill requires health education be taught in public schools and include, but not be limited to physical health, mental health, social and emotional health and intellectual health. It requires, by the 2022-2023 school year, the State Department of Education to develop a micro-credential for teachers who are assigned the responsibility of teaching health education 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, provide instruction addressing all health education subject matter standards. It permits the 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 include a review of health and physical education instructional materials as part of its textbook review and adoption cycle. The bill creates the "Health Education Revolving Fund" that will consist 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, as well as 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 the bill's implementation be studied by the districts' Healthy and Fit School Advisory Committees. The bill permits the State Board of Education to promulgate necessary rules. (Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)
SB0121 Hicks, Carri (S)
Bush, Carol (H)
S Education (S) - 01/27/2021
S Education (S) - 02/02/2021
S Education (S) - 02/09/2021
H Common Education (H) - 03/22/2021
H Common Education (H) - 04/06/2021
Governor Action - Signed    
 
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)
SB0126 Daniels, Julie (S)
Martinez, Ryan (H)
S Education (S) - 01/27/2021
S Education (S) - 02/02/2021
S Education (S) - 02/23/2021
H Common Education (H) - 03/22/2021
H Common Education (H) - 04/06/2021
S House Amendments - Read    
 
Paraphrase
SB0126, by Sen. Julie Daniels, R-Bartlesville and Rep. Ryan Martinez, R-Edmond, 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. The bill removes the requirement that a student spend at least one year in public school before being admitted to the program. It expands the program's eligibility to participate to include children placed by a court in the guardianship of another. (Amended by House, Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)
SB0128 Rader, Dave (S)
Lowe, Dick (H)
S Education (S) - 01/27/2021
S Appropriations (S) - 02/02/2021
S Education (S) - 02/02/2021
S Education (S) - 02/09/2021
S Education (S) - 02/09/2021
S Appropriations (S) - 02/09/2021
S Appropriations (S) - 02/18/2021
H Common Education (H) - 03/22/2021
H Common Education (H) - 03/30/2021
Sent to Governor    
 
Paraphrase
SB0128, by Sen. Dave Rader, R-Tulsa and Rep. Dick Lowe, R-Amber, creates the Seizure-Safe Schools Act. The bill requires each school district with a student who has a seizure disorder, beginning Jan. 1, 2022, to have at least one employee who has training to administer or assist with self-administration of seizure medication and to recognize symptoms of seizures and take steps to respond. The bill requires the parent or legal guardian of the student to provide written authorization to the school, provide a statement from the student's health care provider, provide medication to the school and collaborate on a seizure action plan before seizure medication can be administered. It requires the authorization be renewed annually. It exempts from disciplinary proceedings school employees who act in compliance with the bill. It also provides immunity from civil liability to school employees who act in compliance with the bill unless the actions are reckless or intentional misconduct. It provides school nurses will not be responsible for and not subject to disciplinary actions for actions taken by a volunteer. (Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)
SB0132 Bullard, David (S)
Baker, Rhonda (H)
S Education (S) - 01/27/2021
S Appropriations (S) - 02/02/2021
S Education (S) - 02/02/2021
S Education (S) - 02/23/2021
S Appropriations (S) - 02/23/2021
S Appropriations (S) - 03/03/2021
H Higher Ed & Career Tech (H) - 03/22/2021
H Higher Ed & Career Tech (H) - 03/29/2021
Governor Action - Signed    
 
Paraphrase
SB0132, by Sen. David Bullard, R-Durant and Rep. Rhonda Baker, R-Yukon, 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. (Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure)
SB0147 Thompson, Roger (S)
Wallace, Kevin (H)
S Appropriations (S) - 01/27/2021
S Appropriations (S) - 02/02/2021
S Appropriations (S) - 02/18/2021
S Appropriations (S) - 02/24/2021
H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 03/22/2021
H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 03/31/2021
Governor Action - Signed    
 
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)
SB0181 Taylor, Zack (S)
Boles, Brad (H)
S Finance (S) - 01/27/2021
S Finance (S) - 02/02/2021
S Finance (S) - 02/02/2021
H County & Municipal Government (H) - 03/22/2021
H County & Municipal Government (H) - 03/29/2021
S Enrolled    
 
Paraphrase
SB0181, by Sen. Zack Taylor, R-Seminole and Rep. Brad Boles, R-Marlow, permits more than one-half of ad valorem taxes to be paid by January 1 of each year.
SB0222 Standridge, Robert (S)
Pae, Daniel (H)
S Education (S) - 01/27/2021
S Appropriations (S) - 02/02/2021
S Education (S) - 02/02/2021
S Education (S) - 02/23/2021
S Education (S) - 02/23/2021
S Appropriations (S) - 02/23/2021
S Appropriations (S) - 03/01/2021
S Appropriations (S) - 03/01/2021
H Common Education (H) - 03/22/2021
H Rules (H) - 04/06/2021
H Rules (H) - 04/08/2021
H Rules (H) - 04/08/2021
H Engrossed    
 
Paraphrase
SB0222, by Sen. Robert Standridge, R-Norman and Rep. Daniel Pae, R-Lawton, modifies the definition of the term "bullying" in the School Safety and Bullying Prevention Act. It changes the term "at school" to "on school premises." The bill requires each school district's policy for the discipline of all children attending public school in that district, and for the investigation of reported incidents of bullying, be updated annually. The bill modifies the requirement for those policies. The bill requires school districts boards of education to hold at least one public hearing on the proposed policy or modifications to the policy before adopting the policy or any modifications. It requires the boards provide notice of the public hearing to students and the parents or legal guardians of students using social media and at least one other communication method regularly used by the board of education. It requires the districts' boards of education to submit a copy of the policy and any modifications to the State Department of Education. It requires the superintendent of each school district to provide to the district board at least once each semester a report on the district's bullying prevention activities and reported incidents of bullying for the time period covered by the report. It requires the report be presented at a public meeting of the board. It requires district boards to provide each employee and each newly hired employee a copy of the district's bullying policy and an explanation of the employee's responsibilities with regard to the implementation of the policy. (Amended by House, Amended by Senate, Committee Substitute)
SB0229 Montgomery, John Michael (S)
Hilbert, Kyle (H)
S Education (S) - 01/27/2021
S Education (S) - 02/02/2021
S Education (S) - 02/23/2021
H Common Education (H) - 03/22/2021
H Common Education (H) - 04/06/2021
H Engrossed    
 
Paraphrase
SB0229, by Sen. John Michael Montgomery, R-Lawton and Rep. Kyle Hilbert, R-Depew, apportions a certain amount of income tax dollars to the State Public Common School Building Equalization Fund. It removes language allowing grants to be made by the State Board of Education from the fund to certain public schools, as well as other language limiting those grants and instead directs the board to annually disburse funds from the charter portion of this fund to charter schools not sponsored by the Statewide Virtual Charter School Board on a per-pupil basis. The bill prohibits charter schools sponsored by the Statewide Virtual Charter School Board from receiving funds from the State Public Common School Building Equalization Fund. The bill directs the State Board of Education to allocate the charter portion and grants annually so that on June 30 of each year there is an amount no greater than $1 million unencumbered in the fund. The bill defines the charter percentage as the amount equal to percentage of students enrolled in charter schools not sponsored by the Statewide Virtual Charter School Board based on the first nine weeks of school and the charter portion as the amount equal to the charter percentage multiplied by the nonchargeable statewide local revenue to be apportioned annually to the State Public Common School Building Equalization Fund from funds collected from medical marijuana sales or, it insufficient, from income tax collections. The bill defines nonchargeable statewide local revenue as the total amount of building funds received by all school district in the state in the immediately preceding school year in addition of one-fourth of the total four-mill levy funds received statewide in the immediately preceding school year. The bill amends language related to the funding of charter schools sponsored by local boards of education and the State Aid Formula, also cleaning up additional language in this section. The bill states charter schools are not eligible for state-dedicated, local and county revenue allowed to other schools, though is still eligible for any other aid, grants or revenues allowed to other schools. (Amended by House, Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)
SB0239 Pemberton, Dewayne (S)
Hasenbeck, Toni (H)
S Education (S) - 01/27/2021
S Education (S) - 02/02/2021
S Education (S) - 02/02/2021
H Common Education (H) - 03/22/2021
H Common Education (H) - 03/30/2021
H General Order    
 
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)
SB0252 Stanley, Brenda (S)
Baker, Rhonda (H)
S Education (S) - 01/27/2021
S Appropriations (S) - 02/02/2021
S Education (S) - 02/02/2021
S Education (S) - 02/02/2021
S Education (S) - 02/02/2021
S Appropriations (S) - 02/02/2021
S Appropriations (S) - 03/03/2021
S Appropriations (S) - 03/03/2021
H Common Education (H) - 03/22/2021
H Common Education (H) - 04/06/2021
H Engrossed    
 
Paraphrase
SB0252, by Sen. Brenda Stanley, R-Midwest City and Rep. Rhonda Baker, R-Yukon, requires, beginning in the 2024-2025 school year, all public high schools and public charter high schools offer a minimum of one computer science course to students. It also requires, beginning in the 2024-2025 school year, all public middle and elementary schools and public charter middle and elementary schools offer instruction aligned to the Oklahoma Academic Standards for Computer Science. It permits the instruction to be offered through stand-alone computer science courses or through integration in other courses. It establishes requirements for the course. It establishes reporting requirements. (Amended by House, Amended by Senate, Committee Substitute)
SB0267 Pemberton, Dewayne (S)
Nollan, Jadine (H)
S Retirement & Insurance (S) - 01/27/2021
S Retirement & Insurance (S) - 02/02/2021
S Retirement & Insurance (S) - 02/18/2021
H Banking, Financial Services, Pensions (H) - 03/22/2021
H Banking, Financial Services, Pensions (H) - 04/05/2021
S House Amendments - Read    
 
Paraphrase
SB0267, by Sen. Dewayne Pemberton, R-Muskogee and Rep. Jadine Nollan, R-Sand Springs, 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. (Amended by House, Emergency Measure)
SB0292 Haste, John (S)
Nollan, Jadine (H)
S Education (S) - 01/27/2021
S Education (S) - 02/02/2021
S Education (S) - 02/23/2021
H Higher Ed & Career Tech (H) - 03/22/2021
H Higher Ed & Career Tech (H) - 03/29/2021
Governor Action - Signed    
 
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)
SB0299 Bergstrom, Micheal (S)
Lepak, Mark (H)
S General Government (S) - 01/27/2021
S General Government (S) - 02/02/2021
S General Government (S) - 02/25/2021
H General Government (H) - 03/22/2021
H Rules (H) - 04/05/2021
H Rules (H) - 04/08/2021
H General Order    
 
Paraphrase
SB0299, by Sen. Micheal Bergstrom, R-Adair and Rep. Mark Lepak, R-Claremore, 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. (Amended by House, Amended by Senate, Stricken Title, Emergency Measure)
SB0302 Coleman, Bill (S)
Kannady, Chris (H)
S Education (S) - 01/27/2021
S Education (S) - 02/02/2021
S Education (S) - 02/09/2021
H Common Education (H) - 03/22/2021
H Common Education (H) - 04/06/2021
Sent to Governor    
 
Paraphrase
SB0302, by Sen. Bill Coleman, R-Ponca City and Rep. Chris Kannady, R-Oklahoma City, requires, beginning with the 2021-2022 school year, all visiting teams in all regular season high school athletic competition, not withstanding any policy of a school athletic association, have the same rights to radio broadcast, video stream and provide telegraphic play-by-play accounts as the home team 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. (Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure)
SB0347 Paxton, Lonnie (S)
Martinez, Ryan (H)
S Rules (S) - 01/27/2021
S Rules (S) - 02/02/2021
S Rules (S) - 02/24/2021
H Elections and Ethics (H) - 03/22/2021
H Elections and Ethics (H) - 03/30/2021
H Engrossed    
 
Paraphrase
SB0347, by Sen. Lonnie Paxton, R-Tuttle and Rep. Ryan Martinez, R-Edmond, prohibits government bodies not affected by reapportionment of districts from calling regular or special elections on the second Tuesday of December 2021, the second Tuesday of January 2022 and the first Tuesday of March 2022. (Amended by House, Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure)
SB0403 Stanley, Brenda (S)
Manger, Robert (H)
S Public Safety (S) - 01/27/2021
S Public Safety (S) - 02/02/2021
S Public Safety (S) - 02/08/2021
H Public Health (H) - 03/22/2021
H Public Safety (H) - 03/30/2021
Governor Action - Signed    
 
Paraphrase
SB0403, by Sen. Brenda Stanley, R-Midwest 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)
SB0419 Dossett, J. J. (S)
Waldron, John (H)
S Education (S) - 01/27/2021
S Education (S) - 02/02/2021
S Education (S) - 02/23/2021
S Education (S) - 02/23/2021
H Common Education (H) - 03/22/2021
H Common Education (H) - 03/30/2021
H Engrossed    
 
Paraphrase
SB0419, by Sen. J. J. Dossett, D-Owasso and Rep. John Waldron, D-Tulsa, removes a requirement that no deputy of a principal county officer may receive a salary in excess of the principal officer. It authorizes a county to utilize the appropriate State of Oklahoma pay structure in lieu of the salary code specified in statute. (Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)
SB0441 Dahm, Nathan (S)
Steagall, Jay (H)
S Public Safety (S) - 01/27/2021
S Public Safety (S) - 02/02/2021
S Public Safety (S) - 02/03/2021
H Public Safety (H) - 03/22/2021
H Public Safety (H) - 04/06/2021
H General Order    
 
Paraphrase
SB0441, by Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow and Rep. Jay Steagall, R-Yukon, 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."
SB0487 Pugh, Adam (S)
Nollan, Jadine (H)
S General Government (S) - 01/27/2021
S General Government (S) - 02/02/2021
S General Government (S) - 02/25/2021
S General Government (S) - 02/25/2021
S Rules (S) - 03/25/2021
H Higher Ed & Career Tech (H) - 03/29/2021
H Higher Ed & Career Tech (H) - 04/05/2021
H Engrossed    
 
Paraphrase
SB0487, by Sen. Adam Pugh, R-Edmond and Rep. Jadine Nollan, R-Sand Springs, modifies the membership of the Oklahoma Science and Technology Research and Development Board. (Amended by House, Amended by Senate, Committee Substitute)
SB0500 Boren, Mary (S)
Lowe, Dick (H)
S Finance (S) - 01/27/2021
S Finance (S) - 02/02/2021
S Finance (S) - 02/19/2021
S Finance (S) - 02/19/2021
H General Government (H) - 03/22/2021
H General Government (H) - 04/07/2021
H Engrossed    
 
Paraphrase
SB0500, by Sen. Mary Boren, D-Norman and Rep. Dick Lowe, R-Amber, 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. (Amended by House, Amended by Senate, Committee Substitute)
SB0503 Dahm, Nathan (S)
Martinez, Ryan (H)
S Education (S) - 01/27/2021
S Education (S) - 02/02/2021
S Education (S) - 02/23/2021
H Common Education (H) - 03/29/2021
H Common Education (H) - 04/06/2021
H General Order    
 
Paraphrase
SB0503, by Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow and Rep. Ryan Martinez, R-Edmond, 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)
SB0584 Dahm, Nathan (S)
Olsen, Jim (H)
S Health & Human Services (S) - 01/27/2021
S Health & Human Services (S) - 02/02/2021
S Health & Human Services (S) - 02/03/2021
H Public Health (H) - 03/22/2021
H Public Health (H) - 03/31/2021
S Enrolled    
 
Paraphrase
SB0584, by Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow and Rep. Jim Olsen, R-Roland, prohibits providers found to have transferred any human fetal tissue for valuable consideration if the transfer affects interstate commerce from receiving funding from political subdivisions. (Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)
SB0585 Dahm, Nathan (S)
Roberts, Sean (H)
S Judiciary (S) - 01/27/2021
S Judiciary (S) - 02/02/2021
S Judiciary (S) - 02/09/2021
H Rules (H) - 03/22/2021
H Rules (H) - 03/30/2021
S Enrolled    
 
Paraphrase
SB0585, by Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow and Rep. Sean Roberts, R-Hominy, includes giving false testimony to a legislative committee, engaging in operations beyond the constitutional or statutory authority delegated to the agency the office is employed by or serves and repeatedly refusing to provide information to a Legislative committee or a Legislator in a timely fashion as habitual or willful neglect of duty. (Amended by Senate)
SB0609 Coleman, Bill (S)
Hilbert, Kyle (H)
S Finance (S) - 01/27/2021
S Appropriations (S) - 02/02/2021
S Finance (S) - 02/02/2021
S Finance (S) - 02/09/2021
S Finance (S) - 02/09/2021
S Appropriations (S) - 02/09/2021
S Appropriations (S) - 02/18/2021
H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 03/22/2021
H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 04/07/2021
H Engrossed    
 
Paraphrase
SB0609, by Sen. Bill Coleman, R-Ponca City and Rep. Kyle Hilbert, R-Depew, modifies the definition of the term "manufacturing facilities" for the Five-Year Ad Valorem Tax Exemption. It increases the qualifying investment cost of construction, acquisition or expansion to $500,000 respect to assets place into service during calendar year 2022 from $250,000. It requires the investment required be increased annually for subsequent calendar years by a percentage equal to the previous year's increase in the Consumer Price Index-All Urban Consumers ("CPI-U") and requires the adjusted amount be the required investment cost in order to qualify for the exemption. It requires the Oklahoma Department of Commerce determine the amount of the increase, if any, on January 1 of each year. It requires the Oklahoma Tax Commission publish on its website at least annually the adjusted dollar amount in order to qualify for the exemption and include the adjusted dollar amount in any of its relevant forms or publications with respect to the exemption. It reduces the qualifying salary requirement to 125 percent of the average county wage as that percentage is determined by the Oklahoma Department of Commerce based upon the most recent US Department of Commerce data for the county where the jobs are located from 175 percent of the federally mandated minimum wage. It adds facilities engaged in the manufacturing, compounding, processing or fabrication of materials into articles of tangible personal property according to the special order of a customer (custom order manufacturing) by manufacturers classified as operating in North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Sectors 32 and 33 but does not include such custom order manufacturing by manufacturers classified in other NAICS code sectors. It requires, with respect to any entity making an application for the exemption authorized by this section on or after Jan. 1, 2022, the establishment making application for exempt treatment of real or personal property acquired or improved beginning Jan. 1, 2022, and for any calendar year thereafter, to pay new direct jobs an average annualized wage which equals or exceeds specified levels, provided no average wage requirement otherwise required by this subparagraph $25,000 in any county. It requires the maximum wage threshold be indexed and modified from time to time based on the latest Consumer Price Index year-to-date percent change release as of the date of the annual average county wage data release from the Bureau of Economic Analysis of the US Department of Commerce. It requires the Oklahoma Tax Commission publish on its website at least annually the adjusted dollar amounts with respect to the maximum wage threshold and include the adjusted dollar amount in any of its relevant forms or publications with respect to the exemption. It requires the entity making application, the Oklahoma Tax Commission and the county assessor of each and every county in which the qualifying assets are located or are to be located to enter into an agreement, which shall contain a clause binding any successor business entity to the terms of the agreement, that establishes the fair cash value of the assets, whether real property or personal property or both, to be entered on the applicable assessment roll for the first year of the exemption period for any application filed to qualify real property, personal property or both for the exemption prior to the first year during which any of the real property or personal property can be treated as exempt. It establishes additional requirements for the agreement. It prohibits, after the expiration of the exemption period, the owner of the real property or personal property or both to modify, whether pursuant to request made to the county assessor or made to the county board of equalization, or pursuant to any protest otherwise authorized by the Ad Valorem Tax Code or other provisions of law, the fair cash value of the assets described in the agreement, and it requires the agreement operate as an estoppel and affirmative defense to any actions, formal or informal, or requests for administrative or judicial relief, to modify the fair cash values and the methodology for depreciation contained in such agreement. It requires the described agreement be a condition precedent to the exemption otherwise authorized by the section and by of Article X, Section 6B of the Oklahoma Constitution. It requires a copy of the agreement be maintained by the Oklahoma Tax Commission and by the county assessor of any county in which real or personal property described by such agreement is located. (Amended by House, Amended by Senate, Committee Substitute)
SB0619 Bullard, David (S)
West, Kevin (H)
S Education (S) - 01/27/2021
S Appropriations (S) - 02/02/2021
S Education (S) - 02/02/2021
S Education (S) - 02/02/2021
S Education (S) - 02/02/2021
S Appropriations (S) - 02/02/2021
S Appropriations (S) - 02/24/2021
H Common Education (H) - 03/22/2021
H Common Education (H) - 03/30/2021
S House Amendments - Read    
 
Paraphrase
SB0619, by Sen. David Bullard, R-Durant and Rep. Kevin West, R-Moore, allows the governing body of each school to obtain liability insurance coverage to protect a student who participates in an apprenticeship, internship or mentorship program. It prohibits the school from charging the student or parent for the cost of providing insurance. The bill requires the State Board of Education to review apprenticeships, internships and mentorships to determine if they are eligible for academic credit. (Amended by House, Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)
SB0627 Bullard, David (S)
Williams, Danny (H)
S Energy (S) - 01/27/2021
S Energy (S) - 02/02/2021
S Energy (S) - 02/04/2021
H Utilities (H) - 03/22/2021
H General Government (H) - 03/29/2021
H General Government (H) - 03/31/2021
H General Government (H) - 03/31/2021
H General Order    
 
Paraphrase
SB0627, by Sen. David Bullard, R-Durant and Rep. Danny Williams, R-Seminole, prohibits any public body from conducting mandatory gender or sexual diversity training or counseling. It allows for voluntary counseling. It defines the term "public body." It requires public bodies found in violation of the provisions therein to be denied public funding. (Amended by House, Committee Substitute)
SB0631 Hamilton, Warren (S)
Hardin, David (H)
Roberts, Sean (H)
West, Kevin (H)
S Public Safety (S) - 01/27/2021
S Public Safety (S) - 02/02/2021
S Public Safety (S) - 02/22/2021
S Public Safety (S) - 02/22/2021
H Public Safety (H) - 03/22/2021
H Public Safety (H) - 03/30/2021
Sent to Governor    
 
Paraphrase
SB0631, by Sen. Warren Hamilton, R-McCurtain, Rep. David Hardin, R-Stilwell, Rep. Kevin West, R-Moore, and Rep. Sean Roberts, R-Hominy, creates the Second Amendment Sanctuary State Act. It provides the Legislature occupies and preempts the entire field of legislation by the federal government, any agency of this state or any political subdivision in this state to infringe upon the rights of a citizen of the State of Oklahoma the unalienable right to keep and bear arms as guaranteed to them by the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution. It prohibits any state agency or any political subdivision from accepting any grants or funding to implement any statute, rule or executive order, judicial order or judicial findings that would have the effect of reduction, repression, diminution or subversion of the right to keep and bear arms against or upon a citizen of this state. It provides the bill's provision cannot be interpreted as an attempt to overturn the provisions of the National Firearms Act of 1934 (NFA) or the provisions of the Gun Control Act of 1968, notwithstanding the repealed sections of the acts. It provides the preemption includes any regulation of arms and ammunition, pursuant to the National Firearms Act of 1934, prohibited or regulated on or after the effective date of this act and any regulations or provision of the Gun Control Act of 1968, prohibited or regulated on or after the effective date of this act. It defines applicable terms. It states the act is made pursuant to the provisions of the Constitution of the United States and is therefore valid and of full effect under the supremacy clause. (Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)
SB0634 Daniels, Julie (S)
O'Donnell, Terry (H)
S Education (S) - 01/27/2021
S Education (S) - 02/02/2021
S Judiciary (S) - 02/02/2021
S Judiciary (S) - 02/23/2021
S Judiciary (S) - 02/23/2021
H Rules (H) - 03/22/2021
H Rules (H) - 04/08/2021
H General Order    
 
Paraphrase
SB0634, by Sen. Julie Daniels, R-Bartlesville and Rep. Terry O'Donnell, R-Catoosa, creates the Educators' Professional Liability Insurance Program for all school employees, including full-time and part-time personnel of public schools as defined therein. It requires the program to provide liability coverage for employees up to $1,000,000.00 in coverage per occurrence. It requires the program to be administered by the Office of Management and Enterprise Services (OMES) and for OMES to promulgate rules to implement the provisions therein. It authorizes OMES to contract liability insurance from a licensed insurer, to create a self-insured risk pool or to use a combination of both. It requires the insurance carrier providing any portion of coverage provided therein to be selected by a competitive process. It requires the Legislature to provide an annual appropriation to cover the costs and any associated premiums for the program. It requires each school district to notify annually, in writing, eligible employees about the coverage provided by the Educators' Professional Liability Insurance Program. It requires OMES and the State Department of Education to notify, in writing, all eligible employees about the Educators' Professional Liability Insurance Program. (Amended by House, Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)
SB0639 Pugh, Adam (S)
Baker, Rhonda (H)
S Education (S) - 01/27/2021
S Appropriations (S) - 02/02/2021
S Education (S) - 02/02/2021
S Education (S) - 02/09/2021
S Appropriations (S) - 02/09/2021
S Appropriations (S) - 03/03/2021
H Higher Ed & Career Tech (H) - 03/22/2021
H Higher Ed & Career Tech (H) - 04/05/2021
H Engrossed    
 
Paraphrase
SB0639, by Sen. Adam Pugh, R-Edmond and Rep. Rhonda Baker, R-Yukon, permits Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program (OHLAP), also known as Oklahoma's Promise, awards for postsecondary career and technology programs that have been identified as critical occupation areas. It directs Oklahoma Department of Commerce executive director, in consultation with the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, to publish by Oct. 1, 2021, and each June 30 thereafter, a list of critical occupation areas that meet the guidelines of identified core competencies of the state based on wealth generation, growth potential and competitive advantage. The bill also directs the State Regents for Higher Education, in consultation with the State Board of Career and Technology Education, to identify postsecondary vocational-technical programs that correlate to identified critical occupation areas. It prohibits, beginning with students who entered into participation in the program in the 2021-2022 school year, an award to be used for courses or other postsecondary units taken in excess of the requirements for completion of a baccalaureate program or a postsecondary vocational-technical program taken more than six years after the student's first semester of postsecondary enrollment. It permits the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education to award OHLAP benefits for courses of postsecondary units taken more than six years after the student's first semester of postsecondary enrollment only in hardship circumstances, provided no participant may receive benefits beyond a cumulative time period of six years. It requires the student to repay the full amount of the award if the student who entered into the program beginning in the 2021-2022 school year does not complete the courses or other postsecondary units required for a baccalaureate program or a postsecondary vocational-technical program within six years after the student's first semester of postsecondary enrollment. It requires those students to enter into a repayment agreement with the institution of higher education or the technology center school in which the student was enrolled. It requires repayments be deposited into the Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Trust Fund. The bill requires the institution, when determining the amount to be repaid, to evaluate hardship cases on a case-by-case basis. (Amended by House, Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)
SB0642 Pugh, Adam (S)
Roberts, Dustin (H)
S Education (S) - 01/27/2021
S Education (S) - 02/02/2021
S Education (S) - 02/23/2021
S Education (S) - 02/23/2021
H Common Education (H) - 03/22/2021
H Common Education (H) - 04/06/2021
S Enrolled    
 
Paraphrase
SB0642, by Sen. Adam Pugh, R-Edmond and Rep. Dustin Roberts, R-Durant, removes the requirement that the statewide assessment of public school students include a nationally recognized college- and career-readiness assessment or assessments as recommended by the State Department of Education and replaces it with the requirement that the assessment include a multiple-aptitude battery that measures developed abilities and helps predict future academic and occupational success in the military. (Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)
SB0658 Dahm, Nathan (S)
West, Kevin (H)
S Education (S) - 01/27/2021
S Education (S) - 02/02/2021
S Education (S) - 02/09/2021
H Common Education (H) - 03/22/2021
H Rules (H) - 03/24/2021
H Public Health (H) - 04/07/2021
S House Amendments - Read    
 
Paraphrase
SB0658, by Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow and Rep. Kevin West, R-Moore, requires the State Department of Education to provide and ensure that each school district in this state provides, on the school district website and in any notice or publication provided to parents regarding immunization requests, the following information regarding immunization requirements for school attendance. It requires that a board of education of a public school district or a technology center school district can only implement a mandate to wear a mask or any other medical device as provided and provide any purpose or purposes for the mandate in the text of the mandate. It requires the mandate to be invalidated if three or more relevant studies show that any mask or medical device that would be required under the mandate is found not to be effective for any of the purposes provided in the mandate. It requires the mandate to immediately be invalidated if any mask or medical device that would satisfy the mandate is shown by one or more relevant studies to pose a risk of substantial harm, if used in any manner that would satisfy the mandate, to the wearer of the mask or medical device. (Amended by House, Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)
SB0683 Kidd, Chris (S)
Lepak, Mark (H)
S Retirement & Insurance (S) - 01/27/2021
S Retirement & Insurance (S) - 02/02/2021
S Retirement & Insurance (S) - 02/08/2021
S Retirement & Insurance (S) - 02/22/2021
H Banking, Financial Services, Pensions (H) - 03/22/2021
H Banking, Financial Services, Pensions (H) - 03/29/2021
S House Amendments - Read    
 
Paraphrase
SB0683, by Sen. Chris Kidd, R-Waurika and Rep. Mark Lepak, R-Claremore, permits all non-classified optional public school personnel regularly employed for 20 hours or more per week to join the Oklahoma Teachers' Retirement System upon hiring, subject to certain statutory provisions and regulations adopted by the system. The bill gives such an employee 30 days from the initial date of hire to make a one-time irrevocable written election to opt out of participation in the System. It provides if an eligible employee fails to make an election within the 30-day period, the eligible employee be deemed to participate in the system. It provides if an eligible employee elects to opt out of participation in the system the the employee will not make any required employee contributions to the system and his or her employer will not make any required employer contributions to the system. It establishes the contribution rate for participating employees. It provides the employer is not prohibited from making the contribution to the system on behalf of the employee. It requires an employee who opts out of participation in the system be ineligible for future participation in the system, provided, that if the employee is hired for a classified position, he or she shall become a member of the system but will not be eligible for prior service credit for service performed while employed in a non-classified position during which the employee opted out of participation in the system. It requires any non-classified optional employee employed on the effective date of this act make an irrevocable written election to participate in or opt out of the system, and if the employee fails to make an election within 30 days from the effective date of this act, the employee will be deemed to participate in the system. (Amended by House, Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)
SB0705 Dahm, Nathan (S)
Gann, Tom (H)
S Education (S) - 01/27/2021
S Education (S) - 02/02/2021
S Education (S) - 02/09/2021
H Common Education (H) - 03/22/2021
H Common Education (H) - 03/30/2021
S Enrolled    
 
Paraphrase
SB0705, by Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow and Rep. Tom Gann, R-Inola, repeals all language related to the Oklahoma Center for Rural Development.
SB0738 Montgomery, John Michael (S)
McEntire, Marcus (H)
S Retirement & Insurance (S) - 01/27/2021
S Retirement & Insurance (S) - 02/02/2021
S Retirement & Insurance (S) - 02/18/2021
H Insurance (H) - 03/22/2021
H Insurance (H) - 04/07/2021
H Engrossed    
 
Paraphrase
SB0738, by Sen. John Michael Montgomery, R-Lawton and Rep. Marcus McEntire, R-Duncan, requires interlocal agreements created for the purpose of providing insurance to be subject to examination from the Insurance Commissioner in the same manner and frequency as licensed insurance companies in a 12-month time period. (Amended by House, Amended by Senate, Committee Substitute)
SB0783 Pugh, Adam (S)
Boles, Brad (H)
S Education (S) - 01/27/2021
S Education (S) - 02/02/2021
S Education (S) - 02/23/2021
S Education (S) - 02/23/2021
Governor Action - Signed    
 
Paraphrase
SB0783, by Sen. Adam Pugh, R-Edmond and Rep. Brad Boles, R-Marlow, requires the State Department of Education to publish a list establishing the capacity of a class for each grade level in kindergarten through twelfth grades for each of the three tiers of school districts specified therein. It requires each school district to post on its website the capacity for each grade level offered by the school district for the ensuing school year. The bill requires the school district to post on its website the number of student transfers the district can accept before reaching capacity. It requires each school district board of education to adopt an open transfer policy for the school district which specifies its criteria and standards for approval of transfers of students who do not reside in the district. It requires the policy to include the capacity for each grade level for the ensuing school year. (Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)
SB0784 Bullard, David (S)
West, Kevin (H)
S Public Safety (S) - 01/27/2021
S Public Safety (S) - 02/02/2021
S Public Safety (S) - 02/03/2021
H Public Safety (H) - 03/22/2021
H Public Safety (H) - 04/06/2021
H General Order    
 
Paraphrase
SB0784, by Sen. David Bullard, R-Durant and Rep. Kevin West, R-Moore, authorizes the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training (CLEET) to establish and develop a statewide law enforcement and public safety youth program designed for high school students. It authorizes CLEET to promulgate rules to effectuate the provisions therein.
SB0807 Kidd, Chris (S)
Baker, Rhonda (H)
S Education (S) - 01/27/2021
S Appropriations (S) - 02/02/2021
S Education (S) - 02/02/2021
S Education (S) - 02/23/2021
S Appropriations (S) - 02/23/2021
S Appropriations (S) - 03/03/2021
H Common Education (H) - 03/22/2021
H Common Education (H) - 03/30/2021
Governor Action - Signed    
 
Paraphrase
SB0807, by Sen. Chris Kidd, R-Waurika and Rep. Rhonda Baker, R-Yukon, requires that school support employees, as defined therein, to be entitled to pay for any time lost when school is closed on account of epidemics or otherwise when an order for such closing has been issued by a health officer authorized by law to issue the order. (Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure)
SB0838 Leewright, James (S)
Weaver, Darrell (S)
Hilbert, Kyle (H)
Nollan, Jadine (H)
S General Government (S) - 01/27/2021
S General Government (S) - 02/02/2021
S General Government (S) - 02/04/2021
H General Government (H) - 03/22/2021
H General Government (H) - 03/31/2021
H General Government (H) - 03/31/2021
H General Government (H) - 03/31/2021
H General Government (H) - 03/31/2021
H General Government (H) - 03/31/2021
H General Government (H) - 03/31/2021
H General Government (H) - 03/31/2021
H General Government (H) - 03/31/2021
H General Government (H) - 03/31/2021
Sent to Governor    
 
Paraphrase
SB0838, by Sen. Darrell Weaver, R-Moore, Sen. James Leewright, R-Bristow, Rep. Jadine Nollan, R-Sand Springs, and Rep. Kyle Hilbert, R-Depew, creates the Oklahoma Public Safety Protection District Act. The bill authorizes the governing body of a municipality to create a public safety protection district by the adoption of a resolution and approval of the question by 60 percent of the voters of the municipality in the next general election. It provides the district be considered a political subdivision of the state and encompass the borders of the municipality. It permits an assessment of up to 5 mills to be levied by the district for the purposes of paying for police, fire, and jail operations. It exempts from the assessment real property zoned for agricultural or industrial land use, implements of husbandry, livestock employed in support of the family, and personal property owned by for-profit business entities. (Amended by Senate)
SB0913 Daniels, Julie (S)
O'Donnell, Terry (H)
S Rules (S) - 01/27/2021
S Rules (S) - 02/02/2021
S Rules (S) - 02/24/2021
S Rules (S) - 02/24/2021
H Administrative Rules (H) - 03/22/2021
H Administrative Rules (H) - 03/24/2021
Governor Action - Signed    
 
Paraphrase
SB0913, by Sen. Julie Daniels, R-Bartlesville and Rep. Terry O'Donnell, R-Catoosa, permits the Legislature repeal administrative rules adopted by a state agency, board or commission. It modifies the definition of the term "adopted" regarding proposed administrative rules. It defines the term "expedited repeal." It permits, upon request by a rule-making agency, an expedited rule repeal process to be utilized when a rule or rules meet certain criteria. It prohibits a request for an expedited repeal being initiated after May 1. It requires, upon final legislative adoption, the agency comply with additional publication requirements as provided by law. It permits an agency, at any point prior to final legislative adoption, withdraw the expedited agency rule repeal request. It defines the terms "small business" and "technical legal defect." It requires any agency exempt from all or part of the Administrative Procedures Act maintain and make available for public inspection its exempt rules on any website associated with the agency. It removes outdated language related to a review of administrative rules. The bill requires any preemptive rule approved and published by the Commission on Human Services be posted to the website associated with the commission. (NOTE: The Commission for Human Services was disbanded when voters approved SQ 765 in 2012) The bill changes the time an agency is required to respond to a request from the governor or the Legislature to review its rules to determine whether or not the rules in question should be amended, repealed or redrafted to 30 calendar days from 90 calendar days. It requires agencies respond to requests made by a small business within 90 calendar days. It requires each agency post their rules on any website associated with the agency. It requires the Senate president pro tempore and the House speaker establish by joint rule a Joint Committee on Administrative Rules. It requires current member of the Legislature be appointed to the committee. It requires the Senate president pro tempore and the House speaker name co-chairs of the committee. It requires a quorum of the committee to conduct business and provides that a quorum will be a majority of Senate committee members and a majority of House committee members. It requires the committee meet as needed during the legislative session and at regular intervals during the interim. It provides the function of the committee will be the review of all adopted agency administrative rules and emergency rules including recommending an approval or disapproval of each proposed rule to the Legislature for review. It permits the committee to recommend an agency amend or further consider a proposed rule. It requires the committee approve or disapprove a repeal of rules under the expedited repeal process established in the bill. It requires those rules approved by the committee be presented to the Legislature for final approval for repeal. It requires all committee actions on items for consideration require a majority vote of both the Senate members and the House members of the committee. It grants the committee the power and authority to study the burden of administrative rules on the regulated community, among other things. It adds the chairs of the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules to the list to receive notice of proposed emergency administrative rules. It permits an emergency rule to be immediately suspended by the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules until the emergency rule can be subject to legislative review. It requires s, written notification of the suspension be sent to the agency, governor, Senate president pro tempore, and House speaker within three business days of the suspend. It requires the written notification also provide the reasons for the suspension. It permits the committee to reinstate an emergency rule prior to legislative review without following the approval process as provided by the bill. It requires a notice of rulemaking's information regarding a rule's specific statutory authority include statutory citations. It requires the notice of rulemaking include a notarized statement executed by the agency director affirming the legal authority and a statement of whether or not the subject of the proposed rule or rules has been included in any filed bill of the Legislature within the last two regular legislative sessions. It requires the bill number be included in the statement of the subject matter of the proposed rule or rules did appear in filed legislation. It provides the rule or rules be invalidated when notice does not contain the bill information or the information is deemed inaccurate. It requires an agency to initiate rulemaking proceedings within 30 days after an interested person petitions an agency requesting the promulgation, amendment, or repeal of a rule or provide a written response and explanation of its failure to initiate rulemaking proceedings. It permits the Legislature to disapprove all or part of a rule or rules and disapprove or approve the repeal of rules under the expedited repeal process by joint resolution. It also permits rules under consideration at a meeting of the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules during the interim may be acted upon by the Legislature at any time during session. It removes language that permits an agency to seek a governor's declaration approving a rule. (Amended by Senate, Committee Substitute)
SB0970 Floyd, Kay (S)
Townley, Tammy (H)
S Judiciary (S) - 01/27/2021
S Judiciary (S) - 02/02/2021
S Judiciary (S) - 02/09/2021
S Judiciary (S) - 02/09/2021
H General Government (H) - 03/22/2021
H General Government (H) - 03/24/2021
H General Order    
 
Paraphrase
SB0970, by Sen. Kay Floyd, D-Oklahoma City and Rep. Tammy Townley, R-Ardmore, exempts from the definition of the term "record" in the Open Records Act any information provided to a state agency or entity that will be utilized to provide a license or certificate to an individual including, but not limited to, an applicant's personal address, phone number, other contact information or any other material provided in order to qualify for or receive a license or certificate, provided the license or certificate shall be a public record. It modifies language related to public bodies keeping personnel information confidential to say that it is at the sole discretion of the public body. It requires public bodies that provide services to the public redact personal email addresses from any records and any portion of any record that contains the name or any other identifier of the occupants of any residential structure. (Amended by Senate, Committee Substitute)
SB1031 Treat, Greg (S)
Echols, Jon (H)
S General Government (S) - 01/27/2021
S General Government (S) - 02/02/2021
Governor Action - Signed    
 
Paraphrase
SB1031, by Sen. Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City and Rep. Jon Echols, R-Oklahoma City, reinstates the temporary amendments to the Open Meetings Act to permit fully virtual meetings until Feb. 15, 2022, or until 30 days after the governor's COVID-19 state of emergency ends, whichever comes first. It also requires any documents or other materials provided to members of the public body or shared electronically between members of the public body during a meeting utilizing teleconferencing or videoconferencing be immediately available to the public on the website of the public body if the public body maintains a website. It requires a public body that gives public notice of a meeting for which there will be a videoconference option not modify the method of meeting described in the notice prior to the meeting and conduct the meeting according to the methods described in the notice. The bill requires a code or password be included in the public notice if a code or password is required to access the videoconference meeting. (Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure)
SB1032 Treat, Greg (S)
McCall, Charles (H)
S General Government (S) - 01/27/2021
S General Government (S) - 02/02/2021
S General Government (S) - 02/18/2021
H Rules (H) - 03/22/2021
H Rules (H) - 04/08/2021
H General Order    
 
Paraphrase
SB1032, by Sen. Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City and Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, allows a public body that maintains a website and utilizes a high-speed internet connection to stream live all meetings on such website and posted on the website after the meeting during a state of emergency declared by the Governor. (Emergency Measure)
SB1049 Hall, Chuck (S)
Thompson, Roger (S)
Hilbert, Kyle (H)
Wallace, Kevin (H)
Joint Comm on Appropriation & Budget (Senate) (S) - 02/18/2021
Joint Comm on Appropriation & Budget (House) (H) - 04/14/2021
Joint Comm on Appropriation & Budget (Senate) (S) - 04/14/2021
Sent to Governor    
 
Paraphrase
SB1049, by Sen. Chuck Hall, R-Perry, Sen. Roger Thompson, R-Okemah, Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, and Rep. Kyle Hilbert, R-Depew, creates the February 2021 Unregulated Utility Consumer Protection Act. The bill states the Legislature recognizes the significant economic impact of extreme weather in February 2021 leading to unprecedented utility costs that will be passed through to Oklahoma customers from unregulated utility entities and states the purpose of the bill is to provide financing options to these entities that may not otherwise be available in order to allow customers to pay their utility bills at a lower amount over a longer period of time. The bill authorizes the Oklahoma Development Finance Authority to issue bonds, revenue bond notes or other evidence of obligations on behalf of unregulated utility entities for qualified costs. The bill states the Oklahoma Development Authority to create a pooled loan program for this financing with assistance from the Public Utilities Division of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission and requires unregulated utility entities opt into the financing program. The bill directs the authority to assess an administrative fee for the costs associated with eh authority carrying out it's powers under the act and directs an annual report be made to the Governor, President Pro Tempore of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the Oklahoma Corporation Commission upon issuance of a loan, then an annual report on the provisions related to the act until the debt is retired. The bill sets the time period of costs to be considered as those incurred between February 7 and February 21, 2021, further defines the kinds of costs and purchases that can be included in the payment method as qualified costs, and then directs the authority with the assistance of the Public Utility Division of the OCC to determine qualified costs of an unregulated utility entity that actually and lawfully occurred. The bill creates a framework for the application process for the authority to follow. The bill allows the authority to issue credit with loan terms of and up to 30 years, and requires any entity receiving a loan pursuant to the act to base customer charges mitigated on the then-current monthly billing of the customer with these charges line-itemed on the monthly bill. The bill authorizes the authority to take a security interest in any property or revenue of the unregulated utility and a pledge of the revenues from the utility including customer charges can be pledged for this purpose. The bill requires that for the term of the loan, no person or entity other than the unregulated utility party to the loan can provide a service relied upon for the security of any loan issued under the provisions of the act. The bill authorizes the authority to issue utility revenue bonds or other obligations to provide adequate funds to capitalize the Unregulated Utility Consumer Protection Fund created by the act and meet the funding needs of loans approved by the authority. The bill allows the authority to issue negotiable utility revenue bonds and allows the Unregulated Utility Consumer Protection Fund to be pledged by the authority. The bill allows the authority to issue utility revenue refunding bonds for the purpose of refinancing or restructuring its outstanding obligations. The bill states utility revenue bonds or other obligations issued under the provisions of the act cannot at any time be deemed to constitute a debt of the state or of any political subdivision, or a pledge of the full faith and credit of the state or any political subdivision. The bill allows the State Treasurer to purchase from the authority at any private sale or in private sale all or any part of the bonds issued under the act as an investment of the public monies in their possession, and also allows the State Treasurer to sell these bonds. The bill states the proceeds from the sale of these bonds and revenues received in respect to loans issued pursuant to the act to be deposited in the State Treasury in the Unregulated Utility Consumer Protection Fund subject to the disposition to be provided for by the authority, providing the State Treasurer must inset the monies in an interest-bearing account and that all such investments of the monies must be so made that the same may be liquidated in time to enable the authority to pay the valid indebtedness incurred by the authority. The bill states any insurance proceeds, government grants or any other source of funding that compensates for the extreme costs, or if actual amounts are lower than estimated amounts, those amounts are to be used to reduce the qualified costs of the unregulated utility that are recoverable from customers before the issuance of a loan, and if this happens after the issuance of a loan then those funds will be remitted to the authority and deposited into the Unregulated Utility Consumer Protection Fund and then be credited against the loan using a reasonable methodology determined by the authority. The bill allows the authority to file an application with the Oklahoma Supreme Court for approval of the bonds issued under this act, for the court to hear and determine each application, with a hearing process for each bond application. The bill contains a severability clause. (Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)
SB1050 Hall, Chuck (S)
Thompson, Roger (S)
Hilbert, Kyle (H)
Wallace, Kevin (H)
Joint Comm on Appropriation & Budget (Senate) (S) - 02/18/2021
Joint Comm on Appropriation & Budget (House) (H) - 04/14/2021
Joint Comm on Appropriation & Budget (Senate) (S) - 04/14/2021
Joint Comm on Appropriation & Budget (Senate) (S) - 04/14/2021
Sent to Governor    
 
Paraphrase
SB1050, by Sen. Chuck Hall, R-Perry, Sen. Roger Thompson, R-Okemah, Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, and Rep. Kyle Hilbert, R-Depew, creates the February 2021 Regulated Utility Consumer Protection Act. The bill states the Legislature recognizes the significant economic impact of extreme weather in February 2021 leading to unprecedented utility costs that will be passed through to Oklahoma customers from unregulated utility entities and states the purpose of the bill is to provide financing options to these entities that may not otherwise be available in order to allow customers to pay their utility bills at a lower amount over a longer period of time. The bill authorizes the Oklahoma Development Finance Authority to issue bonds, revenue bond notes or other evidence of obligations on behalf of unregulated utility entities for qualified costs. The bill allows the Oklahoma Corporation Commission to create a financing order that authorizes the securitization of qualified costs and the creation of an irrevocable and nonbypassable mechanism for utility customer payments to regulated utility, its successors, assignees or collection agents the amounts necessary for service and repayment of ratepayer-backed bonds, subject to true-up and reconciliation. The bill sets the time period of costs to be considered as those incurred between February 7 and February 21, 2021, further defines the kinds of costs and purchases that can be included in the payment method as qualified costs. The bill directs the Oklahoma Corporation Commission to create an application process for regulated utility companies to take part in securitization recovery. The bill allows the Oklahoma Development Finance Authority to recover any expenses incurred for financial advisors or other consultants as administrative expenses through the issuance of ratepayer-backed bonds, subject to review by the Deputy Treasurer for Policy and Debt management. The bill states any insurance proceeds, government grants or any other source of funding that compensates for the extreme costs, or if actual amounts are lower than estimated amounts, those amounts are to be used to reduce the qualified costs of the unregulated utility that are recoverable from customers before the issuance of a loan, under the direction of OCC, either directing the authority to offset securitized amounts or held as a separate regulatory liability offsetting rate base or returned to customers through some other appropriate regulatory mechanism, with the amounts received accruing carrying charges at a rate equivalent to the rate determined, and if received after the issuance of ratepayer-backed bonds, the amounts will accrue carrying charges at the rate determined by OCC. The bill sets terms for financing. The bill allows OCC to issue ratepayer-backed bonds with any authorized maturity not to exceed 30 years, subject to reasonable provisions for true-up and reconciliation. The bill creates a nonbypassable mechanism to eb base on then-current monthly billing of the customer to be a separate line-item on the monthly bill of the customer, with OCC receiving accounting information from the authority and calculating factors to be applied to customer bills, with the mechanism remaining in place until complete payment and retirement of any bonds. The bill sets the frequency of true-up and reconciliation of the customer revenues collected through the nonbypassable mechanism to be set by OCC. The bill sets the process for the approval and issuance of a financing order from OCC. The bill makes a securitization property a present property right for purposes of contracts concerning the sale or pledge of property. The bill directs the authority to assess an administrative fee for the costs associated with the authority carrying out its powers under the act and directs an annual report be made to the Governor, Senate president pro tempore, House speaker and the Oklahoma Corporation Commission upon issuance of a bond, then an annual report on the provisions related to the act until the debt is retired. The bill authorizes the authority to borrow money in credit of the revenue to be derived from securitization property, and in anticipation of the collection of revenues, issue negotiable bonds necessary for such purposes. The bill allows different forms of bonding to be issued by the authority, all with the approval of the Attorney General. The bill states utility revenue bonds or other obligations issued under the provisions of the act cannot at any time be deemed to constitute a debt of the state or of any political subdivision, or a pledge of the full faith and credit of the state or any political subdivision. The bill allows the State Treasurer to purchase from the authority at any private sale or in private sale all or any part of the bonds issued under the act as an investment of the public monies in their possession, and also allows the State Treasurer to sell these bonds. The bill directs the proceeds of the sale of ratepayer-backed bonds and revenues received in respect to securitization property be deposited in the State Treasury in a fund designated the Regulated Utility Consumer Protection Fund. The bill directs that if a regulated utility has or receives alternative funds directed by OCC to be applied to a securitized balance then the utility will provide those funds to the authority to be deposited with the State Treasury. The bill states any insurance proceeds, government grants or any other source of funding that compensates for the extreme costs, or if actual amounts are lower than estimated amounts, those amounts are to be used to reduce the qualified costs of regulated utility that are recoverable from customers before the issuance of the bond. The bill allows OCC to audit all amounts received from customers under a nonbypassable mechanism. The bill allows the authority to file an application with the Oklahoma Supreme Court for approval of the bonds issued under this act, for the court to hear and determine each application, with a hearing process for each bond application. The bill declares itself an amendment to and alteration of the Constitution of the State of Oklahoma under Section 35 of Article IX of the Constitution, if the act is found on one hand to be unconstitutional. (Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)
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