2021 Legislation

Executive Summary of Tracked Bills

20 Bills On Report
Bill Principal Authors Committees Current Status Class Position
HB1138 Pfeiffer, John (H)
Kidd, Chris (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) - 04/12/2022
S Finance (S) - 04/12/2022
Governor Action - Signed    
 
Paraphrase
HB1138, by Rep. John Pfeiffer, R-Mulhall and Sen. Chris Kidd, R-Waurika, permits the duration of a tax increment finance district exceed 25 years, but may not exceed a duration of 28 years, if the governing body finds that the economic conditions within the district were adversely affected by the effect of the COVID-19 virus, either upon the health of persons residing or doing business within the district, or that effects of the virus on persons and business activity outside the district had a sufficiently adverse impact to provide an extension of the duration of the district and any obligations issued in connection with the increment district for a maximum additional three (3) years. (Dormant)
HB1888 Williams, Danny (H)
Bullard, David (S)
H General Government (H) - 02/02/2021
H General Government (H) - 02/10/2021
H Third Reading    
 
Paraphrase
HB1888, by Rep. Danny Williams, R-Seminole and Sen. David Bullard, R-Durant, prohibits any public body from conducting any form of gender or sexual diversity training or counseling. It defines the term "public body." (Amended by House, Dormant)
HB1933 Martinez, Ryan (H)
Taylor, Zack (S)
H Rules (H) - 02/02/2021
H Rules (H) - 03/01/2022
S Business, Commerce & Tourism (S) - 03/29/2022
S Business, Commerce & Tourism (S) - 04/14/2022
S Business, Commerce & Tourism (S) - 04/14/2022
Governor Action - Signed    
 
Paraphrase
HB1933, by Rep. Ryan Martinez, R-Edmond and Sen. Zack Taylor, R-Seminole, defines state average unemployment rate as the average of the three months for the most recent third calendar year quarter or the seasonally adjusted unemployment rates as published by the U.S. Office of Unemployment Insurance. It provides that the duration of unemployment compensation claims submitted during a calendar year is limited to:12 weeks if the state's average unemployment rate is at or below 3 percent; an additional week can be added in addition to the 12 weeks for each 0.5 percent increment in the state's average unemployment rate about 3 percent; or up to a maximum of 30 weeks. (Dormant)
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
H Conference Committee on Rules (H) - 05/04/2022
Veto Overridden    
 
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, Dormant)
HB2693 Williams, Danny (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
Governor Action - Signed    
 
Paraphrase
HB2693, by Rep. Danny Williams, R-Seminole and Sen. Adam Pugh, R-Edmond, creates the Oklahoma Education Commission to study online education and education innovation, sets membership of the commission. (Amended by House, Amended by Senate, Stricken Title, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)
HB2768 Randleman, Randy (H)
Standridge, Robert (S)
H Rules (H) - 02/02/2021
H Common Education (H) - 02/22/2022
H Rules (H) - 02/22/2022
H Common Education (H) - 03/01/2022
S Education (S) - 03/29/2022
S Education (S) - 04/05/2022
Governor Action - Signed    
 
Paraphrase
HB2768, by Rep. Randy Randleman, R-Eufaula and Sen. Robert Standridge, R-Norman, requires school districts' professional development programs regarding dyslexia include information and training in dysgraphia. It establishes requirements for the information to be provided. (Dormant)
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
Joint Comm on Appropriation & Budget (House) (H) - 05/17/2021
Joint Comm on Appropriation & Budget (Senate) (S) - 05/17/2021
Joint Committee - Do Pass Fail    
 
Paraphrase
HB2891, by Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, Rep. Kyle Hilbert, R-Depew, Sen. Chuck Hall, R-Perry, and Sen. Roger Thompson, R-Okemah, strikes certain state aid penalties assessed to public school districts, as well as certain provisions related to class size limitations. (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
Law W/O Governor Signature    
 
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)
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
Governor Action - Signed    
 
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)
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
Conf. SB0126 (S) - 05/05/2021
H Conference Committee on Common Education (H) - 05/06/2021
In Committee - Conference    
 
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)
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 Engrossed    
 
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, Dormant)
SB0503 Dahm, Nathan (S)
McBride, Mark (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
S House Amendments - Read    
 
Paraphrase
SB0503, by Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow and Rep. Mark McBride, R-Moore, requires a board of regents or other governing board of an institution of higher education within The Oklahoma State System of Higher Education be responsible for reviewing the policies developed by the institution regarding a state statute that prohibits students from being required to engage in any form of mandatory gender or sexual diversity training or counseling. The bill also gives a board of regents or other governing board of a state higher education institution have the authority of due diligence to review, attend, audit, and comment on any related education training class or financial policy of the institution o ensure compliance with the mandatory gender or sexual diversity training or counseling prohibition. The bill requires institutions make related information available upon request to members of the institution's board of regents or other governing board. (Emergency Measure, Dormant)
SB0590 Montgomery, John Michael (S)
Martinez, Ryan (H)
S Appropriations (S) - 01/27/2021
S Appropriations (S) - 02/02/2021
S Appropriations (S) - 03/03/2022
S Appropriations (S) - 03/03/2022
H Technology (H) - 03/30/2022
H Technology (H) - 04/13/2022
H Conference Committee on Technology (H) - 05/11/2022
S Enrolled    
 
Paraphrase
SB0590, by Sen. John Michael Montgomery, R-Lawton and Rep. Ryan Martinez, R-Edmond, creates the Commercial Digital Asset Mining Act of 2022. The bill defines applicable terms. The bill provides a tax credit for investments in colocation facilities that total not less than 50,000 square feet, are located in Oklahoma and are utilized in the commercial mining of digital assets or in hosting persons engaged in the commercial mining of digital assets through utilization of the facility's infrastructure, including servers and network hardware powered by Internet bandwidth, electricity, and other services generally required for mining operations. (Dormant)
SB0593 Pugh, Adam (S)
Echols, Jon (H)
S Appropriations (S) - 01/27/2021
S Appropriations (S) - 02/02/2021
S Appropriations (S) - 03/03/2021
H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 03/29/2021
H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 04/20/2022
H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 04/20/2022
H Appropriations & Budget (H) - 04/20/2022
S GCCA, General Conference Committee on Appropriations (S) - 05/05/2022
H GCCA, General Conference Commitee on Appropriations (H) - 05/11/2022
S Bill and Emergency Passed    
 
Paraphrase
SB0593, by Sen. Adam Pugh, R-Edmond and Rep. Jon Echols, R-Oklahoma City, reinstates the sales tax exemptions for motor vehicles and accessories, such as trailers. (Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure)
SB0615 Bullard, David (S)
Williams, Danny (H)
S Education (S) - 01/27/2021
S Education (S) - 02/02/2021
S Education (S) - 02/22/2022
S Education (S) - 02/22/2022
H Common Education (H) - 03/31/2022
H Common Education (H) - 04/04/2022
H State Powers Committee (H) - 04/04/2022
H State Powers Committee (H) - 04/13/2022
Governor Action - Signed    
 
Paraphrase
SB0615, by Sen. David Bullard, R-Durant and Rep. Danny Williams, R-Seminole, requires all public charter schools and public schools to require every multiple occupancy restroom or changing area be designated as exclusively for use by the male or female sex. It requires schools to provide single-occupancy restrooms or changing rooms to individuals who do not wish to comply with the provisions of this measure. It directs each school to adopt disciplinary procedures for violators. It requires that any public school district or public charter school district that fails to comply with the provisions of this measure to be subject to a 5 percent reduction in state funding for the fiscal year following the year of noncompliance. It provides that any parent or legal guardian of a child enrolled in a school that violates these provisions shall have a cause of action against the public school district or public charter school for noncompliance. (Emergency Measure, Dormant)
SB0626 Bullard, David (S)
Randleman, Randy (H)
S Education (S) - 01/27/2021
S Education (S) - 02/02/2021
S Education (S) - 03/01/2022
S Education (S) - 03/01/2022
H Common Education (H) - 03/31/2022
H Common Education (H) - 04/12/2022
Governor Action - Signed    
 
Paraphrase
SB0626, by Sen. David Bullard, R-Durant and Rep. Randy Randleman, R-Eufaula, requires, beginning with the 2021-2022 school year, the parent or legal guardian of a student disclose to the student's resident district if the student has received mental health services from a mental health facility in the previous one year at least five day prior to the student enrolling in or transferring to the district. It defines the term "facility" by statutory reference. It requires designated school personnel to meet with the parent or legal guardian of the student and representatives of the mental health facility within 10 days of the disclosure to determine whether the student needs any accommodations including but not limited to an individualized education program (IEP). It permits the meeting to take place in person, via teleconference or via videoconference. It requires the disclosure and subsequent handling of personal health information and related student education records comply with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). It requires the State Board of Education to promulgate necessary rules. (Emergency Measure, Dormant)
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
Governor Action - Signed    
 
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, Dormant, Committee Substitute)
SB1041 Hall, Chuck (S)
Thompson, Roger (S)
Hilbert, Kyle (H)
Wallace, Kevin (H)
Joint Comm on Appropriation & Budget (Senate) (S) - 02/18/2021 Second Reading - Referred to Joint Committee    
 
Paraphrase
SB1041, by Sen. Chuck Hall, R-Perry, Sen. Roger Thompson, R-Okemah, Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, and Rep. Kyle Hilbert, R-Depew, appropriates $100,000 from the FY2022 General Revenue Fund to the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education (Appropriation Bill, Emergency Measure)
SB1042 Hall, Chuck (S)
Thompson, Roger (S)
Hilbert, Kyle (H)
Wallace, Kevin (H)
Joint Comm on Appropriation & Budget (Senate) (S) - 02/18/2021 Second Reading - Referred to Joint Committee    
 
Paraphrase
SB1042, by Sen. Chuck Hall, R-Perry, Sen. Roger Thompson, R-Okemah, Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, and Rep. Kyle Hilbert, R-Depew, appropriates $100,000 from the FY2022 General Revenue Fund to the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education (Appropriation Bill, Emergency Measure)
SB1068 Hall, Chuck (S)
Thompson, Roger (S)
Hilbert, Kyle (H)
Wallace, Kevin (H)
Joint Comm on Appropriation & Budget (Senate) (S) - 05/03/2021 Second Reading - Referred to Joint Committee    
 
Paraphrase
SB1068, by Sen. Chuck Hall, R-Perry, Sen. Roger Thompson, R-Okemah, Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, and Rep. Kyle Hilbert, R-Depew, appropriates funds to the State Board of Education. (Appropriation Bill, Emergency Measure)
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