Bill Text For SB0302 - House Floor Version

 1|              HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES - FLOOR VERSION                 |
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 2|                          STATE OF OKLAHOMA                            |
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 3|             1st Session of the 58th Legislature (2021)                |
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  |BILL NO. 302                         By: Coleman and Stephens of the   |
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 7|                                         Kannady and Boles of the      |
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10|       An Act relating to school athletics; providing a                |
  |       visiting high school athletic team the same rights as           |
11|       a home team to radio broadcast, video stream and                |
  |       provide telegraphic play-by-play accounts of an                 |
12|       athletic competition if certain condition is met;               |
  |       providing for application beginning in certain school           |
13|       year; clarifying applicability to certain contracts;            |
  |       providing for codification; providing an effective              |
14|       date; and declaring an emergency.                               |
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17|BE IT ENACTED BY THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA:                  |
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18|    SECTION 1.     NEW LAW     A new section of law to be codified     |
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19|in the Oklahoma Statutes as Section 27-105 of Title 70, unless there   |
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20|is created a duplication in numbering, reads as follows:               |
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21|    A.  Notwithstanding any policy of a school athletic association,   |
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22|as defined by Section 27-102 of Title 70 of the Oklahoma Statutes,     |
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23|in all regular season high school athletic competitions in this        |
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24|state, the visiting team shall have the same rights to radio           |
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 1|broadcast, video stream and provide telegraphic play-by-play           |
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 2|accounts as the home team as long as the visiting team has either:     |
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 3|    1.  A valid agreement to broadcast, video stream and/or provide    |
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 4|telegraphic play-by-play accounts between a media organization and     |
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 5|the school's board of education; or                                    |
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 6|    2.  The visiting team has a curricular program for students that   |
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 7|typically provides streaming for the team's home games.                |
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 8|    B.  The provisions of this section shall apply to athletic         |
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 9|competitions beginning in the 2021-2022 school year.                   |
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10|    C.  The provisions of this section shall apply to contracts for    |
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11|the rights to radio broadcast, video stream and provide telegraphic    |
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12|play-by-play accounts entered into or renewed on or after the          |
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13|effective date of this act.                                            |
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14|    SECTION 2.  This act shall become effective July 1, 2021.          |
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15|    SECTION 3.  It being immediately necessary for the preservation    |
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16|of the public peace, health or safety, an emergency is hereby          |
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17|declared to exist, by reason whereof this act shall take effect and    |
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18|be in full force from and after its passage and approval.              |
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20|COMMITTEE REPORT BY: COMMITTEE ON COMMON EDUCATION, dated 04/06/2021   |
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