2023 Legislation

Executive Summary of Tracked Bills

530 Bills On Report
Bill Principal Authors Committees Current Status Class Position
HB1001 Olsen, Jim (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1001, by Rep. Jim Olsen, R-Roland, reduces the minimum age at which a person is allowed to carry or transport a concealed or unconcealed weapon to 18 years of age from 21 years of age by reference to the Oklahoma Constitution's provisions regarding the minimum age to vote.
HB1006 West, Rick (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1006, by Rep. Rick West, R-Heavner, requires students absent from school be given an excused absence if the reason for such absence is to participate in scheduled 4-H activities or programs as approved by the county 4-H educator. It requires the number of excused absences allowed to be subject to the attendance policy of the school district board of education. It requires a 4-H educator provide documentation as proof of student participation in an activity or program sponsored by 4-H upon request from a school principal or attendance officer. It requires students be given the opportunity to make up any schoolwork missed while participating in activities or programs sponsored by 4-H. It prohibits students from having their class grades adversely affected for lack of attendance or participation due to their participation in activities or programs sponsored by 4-H. It prohibits a school principal or his or her from crediting a student who participates in an activity or program sponsored by 4-H with an excused absence if the participation occurs during the schedule established by the State Board of Education for the administration of statewide student assessments or any period of time for which the student has been disciplined, suspended, or expelled, if the terms of punishment would preclude the student from participating in an educational field trip or extracurricular activity.
HB1010 West, Rick (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1010, by Rep. Rick West, R-Heavner, permits any state agency, department, institution, or satellite office that is subject to the Oklahoma Central Purchasing Act but is located in a county without contracted vendors to purchase necessary equipment and supplies from a local business without first obtaining a waiver from or the permission of the Office of Management and Enterprise Services' Purchasing Division. It requires any state agency that elects to make purchases from local vendors to maintain a document file for each acquisition the state agency makes and requires it include, at a minimum, justification for the acquisition, supporting documentation, copies of all contracts, if any, pertaining to the acquisition, evaluations, written reports if required by contract and any other information the State Purchasing Director requires to be kept.
HB1015 West, Rick (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1015, by Rep. Rick West, R-Heavner, reduces the minimum ACT score to qualify for the Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program (OHLAP) to 19 from 22.
HB1021 Olsen, Jim (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1021, by Rep. Jim Olsen, R-Roland, permits firearms to be carried concealed or unconcealed at events held on the fairgrounds and in buildings of the fairgrounds that are open to the general public during the Oklahoma State Fair or the Tulsa State Fair. It prohibits firearms from being carried in any public building used for a public meeting conducted under the Oklahoma Open Meeting Act, unless otherwise authorized by law; any public facility providing substance abuse or mental health services or any facilities providing substance abuse programs to persons who are under the direct supervision of the state, a county or municipality, unless otherwise authorized by law; and the State Capitol Building, unless otherwise authorized by law. It permits a public trust or nonprofit entity to allow for the open carry of all lawful firearms on the property of the public trust or nonprofit entity. It permits prohibiting the carrying of firearms at a national softball tournament event at the USA Softball Hall of Fame Complex or a national or international Quarter Horse event.
HB1028 Talley, John (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1028, by Rep. John Talley, R-Stillwater, modifies the prohibition on use of corporal punishment on certain students. It removes the exception for a parental waiver of the prohibition.
HB1029 Talley, John (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1029, by Rep. John Talley, R-Stillwater, requires the State Department of Education Office of Federal Programs, in conjunction with the Office of Planning and Coordination for Services to Children and Youth Steering Committee, to adopt a standard form to be used by all school districts to identify students who are homeless children and youth as defined in statute. It requires the form be completed by the parent or guardian of a student annually at enrollment, beginning with the 2024-2025 school year. The bill also requires districts to report the results to the department, in a manner prescribed by the department, no later than April 1 of each year. It requires the department, beginning July 1, 2025, to compile a report of the number of students identified as being homeless, by district, and whether the students identified are in elementary, middle or junior high, or high school. It also requires the report be distributed annually to the Governor, House speaker, House Common Education Committee chair, Senate speaker pro tempore, Senate Education Committee chair, and the Oklahoma Commission on Children and Youth.
HB1031 Rosecrants, Jacob (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1031, by Rep. Jacob Rosecrants, D-Norman, creates the Restoration of Sanity in Education Act. The repeals language that prohibits mandatory gender or sexual diversity training or counseling and prohibits the teaching of certain concepts in public schools. (HB1775 from 2021)
HB1035 Rosecrants, Jacob (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1035, by Rep. Jacob Rosecrants, D-Norman, adds mental health counseling and occupational therapy appointments to the exemptions for a child to attend school. It clarifies language related to custody and control of children.
HB1037 Rosecrants, Jacob (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1037, by Rep. Jacob Rosecrants, D-Norman, requires annual salary bonuses for school psychologists, speech-language pathologists, and audiologists, removing the "subject to the availability of funds" limitation.
HB1039 Rosecrants, Jacob (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1039, by Rep. Jacob Rosecrants, D-Norman, reduces the price for qualifying clothing and footwear to $75 from $100 for the annual sales tax holiday. It adds school supplies with a price of less than $50 per item to the sales tax holiday. It lists qualifying school supplies.
HB1040 Randleman, Randy (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1040, by Rep. Randy Randleman, R-Eufaula, requires a school athletic association to establish a new category of competition for schools of restricted enrollment. It permits schools of restricted enrollment to elect to compete in the schools of restricted enrollment category by requesting a move according to guidelines determined by the school athletic association. The bill defines the terms "schools of unrestricted enrollment" and "schools of restricted enrollment. The bill requires the existing alignment of classifications within the school athletic association shall be in a category known as schools of unrestricted and restricted enrollment and to include schools of unrestricted enrollment and schools of restricted enrollment. It requires existing standards of enrollment size divisions for classes of competition established by the school athletic association remain in effect for the schools of unrestricted and restricted enrollment. It permits schools of restricted enrollment to elect once every four years in which category they want to compete.
HB1041 Randleman, Randy (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1041, by Rep. Randy Randleman, R-Eufaula, permits a school district to issue an alternate diploma to a student who meets the definition of a student with the most significant cognitive disabilities and who participates in the Oklahoma Alternate Assessment Program (OAAP) beginning in the 2023-2024 school year. It requires an alternate diploma be standards-based, aligned with requirements for a standard diploma, and obtained by the school year in which a student turns 22 years of age. It provides that an alternate diploma will not terminate a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) for students with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) unless they reach the maximum age of FAPE. It requires the IEP team to determine subsequent courses and services for students who receive an alternate diploma. It prohibits students participating in the OAAP from being precluded from attempting to meet the requirements of a standard diploma and participation in the OAAP will not determine a student's educational setting under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The bill permits students who meet requirements for an alternate diploma to count as having received a standard diploma for purposes of calculating and reporting the adjusted cohort graduation rate (ACGR). It permits a student to be awarded an alternate diploma upon completion of specified curriculum units or sets of competencies at the secondary level.
HB1042 Randleman, Randy (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1042, by Rep. Randy Randleman, R-Eufaula, adds bus drivers who are employed a minimum of 20 hours per week for a minimum of 172 days per year to the definition of the term school "support personnel."
HB1065 Talley, John (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1065, by Rep. John Talley, R-Stillwater, adds criminal history to the list of discriminatory practices in relation to employment unless that the prior criminal history directly bears upon the performance of the job responsibilities in a way that demonstrably and reasonably endangers co-workers, the business, or the general public.
HB1081 Rosecrants, Jacob (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1081, by Rep. Jacob Rosecrants, D-Norman, creates the Right to Recess Act.The bill requires pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and first-grade students receive at least 40 minutes of recess time each day, which cannot be taken away from a child as punishment.
HB1101 McCall, Charles (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1101, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, creates the Oklahoma elections Reform Act of 2023.
HB1102 McCall, Charles (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1102, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, creates the Oklahoma Elections Reform Act of 2023.
HB1115 McCall, Charles (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1115, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, creates the Oklahoma Notaries Public Reform Act of 2023.
HB1116 McCall, Charles (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1116, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, creates the Oklahoma Notaries Public Reform Act of 2023.
HB1174 McCall, Charles (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1174, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, creates the Education Act of 2023.
HB1175 McCall, Charles (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1175, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, creates the Education Act of 2023.
HB1176 McCall, Charles (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1176, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, creates the Education Act of 2023.
HB1177 McCall, Charles (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1177, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, creates the Education Act of 2023.
HB1178 McCall, Charles (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1178, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, creates the Education Act of 2023.
HB1179 McCall, Charles (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1179, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, creates the Education Act of 2023.
HB1180 McCall, Charles (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1180, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, creates the Education Act of 2023.
HB1283 McCall, Charles (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1283, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, creates the Definitions and General Provisions Act of 2023.
HB1284 McCall, Charles (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1284, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, creates the Definitions and General Provisions Act of 2023.
HB1314 McCall, Charles (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1314, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, creates the Oklahoma Records Reform Act of 2023.
HB1339 Rosecrants, Jacob (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1339, by Rep. Jacob Rosecrants, D-Norman, requires a school employee accused of violating certain provisions of House Bill 1775 and the administrator of the school district, charter school, or virtual charter school to be notified in writing that an alleged violation is being investigated by the State Department of Education. The bill requires the department give the school employee and school district, charter school, or virtual charter school administrator an opportunity to provide a written statement about the alleged violation to be included in the investigation. The bill requires the due process rights afforded to certificate or license holders, as well as state and federal rules and laws, to apply to any suspension or revocation proceedings once the investigation is completed and if the Department makes a determination to initiate proceedings to suspend or revoke the license or certificate of the school employee. It also requires the administrator and board of education or governing board of the school district, charter school, or virtual charter school be notified in writing that an alleged violation is being investigated by the State Department of Education if a school district, charter school, or virtual charter school is accused of a violation. The bill requires the department give a representative of the school district, charter school, or virtual charter school an opportunity to provide a written statement about the alleged violation to be included in the investigation. The bill requires, once the investigation is completed and if the State Board of Education makes a determination to reclassify the accreditation status of the school district, charter school, or virtual charter school, the board to provide prior written notice of any meeting, hearing, or vote to the school district, charter school, or virtual charter school, and comply with state and federal rules and laws applicable to school accreditation.
HB1340 Rosecrants, Jacob (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1340, by Rep. Jacob Rosecrants, D-Norman, requires any person seeking certification as a school psychologist or school psychometrist to be exempt from all portions of the competency examination required by statute if the person is a licensed professional counselor recognized by the State Board of Behavioral Health Licensure and has successfully completed the National Counselor Examination administered by the National Board for Certified Counselors. The bill updates a reference to the Oklahoma Commission for Educational Quality and Accountability.
HB1341 Rosecrants, Jacob (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1341, by Rep. Jacob Rosecrants, D-Norman, requires private schools which accept state funds to be subject to the same laws, rules, regulations, and mandates prescribed for public schools.
HB1342 Davis, Dean (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1342, by Rep. Dean Davis, R-Broken Arrow, provides eligibility for homeschooled students to the Oklahoma Future Teacher Scholarship and Employment Incentive Program.
HB1343 Davis, Dean (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1343, by Rep. Dean Davis, R-Broken Arrow, requires the state pay 30 percent of the dependent premium costs for covered dependents for any person employed as a teacher who has elected to have a dependent or dependents of the employee covered by the state Health Insurance Plan and Dental Insurance Plan or by any available Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) approved by the Office of Management and Enterprise Services.
HB1344 Olsen, Jim (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1344, by Rep. Jim Olsen, R-Roland, creates the School Children Protection Act.
HB1346 Banning, Chris (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1346, by Rep. Chris Banning, R-Bixby, creates the School Safety Act of 2023.
HB1367 West, Tammy (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1367, by Rep. Tammy West, R-Bethany, defines the term "community schools." The bill permits the State Board of Education to assist and, if funding is available, award grants to school district boards of education to establish pilot projects that create community schools within a school district or at a school site. It permits the projects to involve entire districts, individual school sites, a combination of school sites, or elements of school sites individually or in combination. It establishes minimum elements for pilot projects for community schools. The bill permits the State Board of Education to promulgate rules and regulations for the operation and implementation of the pilot projects and to assist school districts in accessing pilot start-up funds from the United States Department of Education for selected projects.
HB1370 West, Tammy (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1370, by Rep. Tammy West, R-Bethany, permits five or more district boards of education to petition the State Board of Education to add a book or series of textbooks to the approved list selected by the State Textbook Committee after a final textbook list is published. The bill requires the board to only approve a petition when it determines that unusual or extraordinary circumstances exist. The bill requires petitions to include a rigorous review process completed by the petitioning districts in a manner prescribed by the board. It establishes minimum requirements for the review. The bill permits the petitioning districts to request support from the State Department of Education in their review.
HB1371 West, Tammy (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1371, by Rep. Tammy West, R-Bethany, permits public bodies to hold executive sessions for the purpose of self-evaluation of the public body.
HB1372 West, Tammy (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1372, by Rep. Tammy West, R-Bethany, requires a candidate receiving more than 50 percent of the votes case in a school board of education primary election to be seated at the first meeting following the April election date.
HB1376 Boatman, Jeff (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1376, by Rep. Jeff Boatman, R-Tulsa, requires school districts to provide school meals for the 2023-2024 and 2024-2025 school years at no cost to a child who is a member of a household in which the total annual income during the preceding tax year does not exceed an amount equal to 200 percent of the federal poverty level.
HB1382 Talley, John (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1382, by Rep. John Talley, R-Stillwater, creates the Oklahoma Youth Policy Act of 2023.
HB1383 Talley, John (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1383, by Rep. John Talley, R-Stillwater, creates the Education Act of 2023.
HB1397 Lepak, Mark (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1397, by Rep. Mark Lepak, R-Claremore, requires every public elementary school and high school to include in its curriculum a unit of instruction studying the events of the civil rights movement from 1954 to 1968, the natural law and natural rights principles that the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., drew from that informed his leadership of the civil rights movement, and the tactics and strategies of nonviolent resistance that he championed in response to the Jim Crow laws of that era. The bill also requires the curriculum include an additional unit of instruction studying other acts of discriminatory injustice, such as genocide, committed elsewhere around the globe, including, but not be limited to, the Armenian genocide, the Holocaust, Chinese "Coolie" labor in Cuba, the Uyghurs in China, and the Rohingya of Burma. It requires the State Superintendent of Public Instruction to prepare and make available to all state public school boards instructional materials that may be used as guidelines for development of a unit of instruction under this act.
HB1406 Culver, Bob (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1406, by Rep. Bob Culver, R-Tahlequah, defines the term "nonprofit organization." The bill makes it unlawful for a nonprofit organization to require its members to join, support, become a member of, or to pay dues or membership fees to any other nonprofit organization as a condition of joining or remaining a member in good standing of the nonprofit organization.
HB1416 Crosswhite Hader, Denise (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1416, by Rep. Denise Crosswhite Hader, R-Yukon, authorizes the transport and storage of firearms and weapons on school property under certain circumstances. It removes the requirement that a person have a valid handgun license when carrying a handgun onto property set aside by a public or private elementary or secondary school for the use or parking of any vehicle. The bill requires any person who is not precluded from lawfully owning and possessing a firearm pursuant to state and federal law to be considered to be individually authorized by the State of Oklahoma within the meaning of the provisions regarding individual licensure and verification pursuant to the federal Gun-Free School Zones Act of 1990.
HB1418 Crosswhite Hader, Denise (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1418, by Rep. Denise Crosswhite Hader, R-Yukon, creates the Elections Reform Act of 2023.
HB1423 Hasenbeck, Toni (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1423, by Rep. Toni Hasenbeck, R-Elgin, reduces the number of years to vest in the Teacher's Retirement System to five years from seven years.
HB1424 Vancuren, Mark (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1424, by Rep. Mark Vancuren, R-Owasso, requires an Education Employee Assistance Program be created within the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. It permits the program to provide assistance to public school districts in the management of employees whose personal problems may have a negative impact on job performance. It also permits the program to provide for assessment, referral, consultation, and problem resolution assistance to school district employees and their family members seeking corrective help with medical or mental health problems, including alcohol or drug abuse and emotional, marital, familial, financial, or other personal problems. It requires participation in the Education Employee Assistance Program to be voluntary. The bill permits the department to contract with entities to carry out the purposes and functions of the Education Employee Assistance Program and requires it to establish standards and criteria for entities to be eligible to contract with the department. It requires the Board of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services to promulgate necessary rules and to establish evaluation methods to assess the effectiveness of the Education Employee Assistance Program. It provides the bill's provisions do not nullify a school district's existing employee assistance program or prohibit a school district from establishing its own employee assistance program, provided programs established by school districts will be subject to compliance with rules promulgated by the board to ensure equitable treatment of employees. It establishes requirements for records related to employee participation in the Education Employee Assistance .
HB1425 Vancuren, Mark (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1425, by Rep. Mark Vancuren, R-Owasso, extends the application of whistleblower protections to school support employees.
HB1426 Vancuren, Mark (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1426, by Rep. Mark Vancuren, R-Owasso, prohibits accumulated sick leave from being lost due to any break in employment and prohibits the ability to transfer accumulated sick leave to be negated due to any break in employment for school employees.
HB1427 Vancuren, Mark (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1427, by Rep. Mark Vancuren, R-Owasso, gives a minimum of seven days of paid leave for an employee who is the victim of an assault or battery upon the person of the employee while the employee is in the performance of any duties as an education employee, and for those who are injured leave is to be provided until the employee is medically cleared to return to employment.
HB1428 Vancuren, Mark (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1428, by Rep. Mark Vancuren, R-Owasso, directs the Office of Educational Quality and Accountability to select no more than 300 applicants to participate in the National Board certification renewal program to pay no more than $750 per applicant. The bill requires the OEQA to provide teachers who attain National Board certification a bonus of $5,000 for a 10-year or five-year period. The bill removes the scheduled National Board Certification bonus for teachers in the Minimum Salary Schedule.
HB1429 Vancuren, Mark (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1429, by Rep. Mark Vancuren, R-Owasso, creates the Campus Accountability and Safety Act. The bill requires each postsecondary education institution that receives any Title IV funding from the United States Department of Education, and the law enforcement and criminal justice agency located within the county of the campus of the institution enter into a memorandum of understanding to clearly delineate responsibilities and share information in accordance with applicable federal and state confidentiality laws, including but not limited to trends about sexually oriented criminal offenses occurring against students of the institution to share specific investigative responsibilities, trainings and requirements for issues related to sexually oriented criminal offenses to share information and training in order to improve campus safety. The bill sets specific responsibilities for institutions of higher education, including creating a Uniform Policy on Sexual Assault addressing sexual crimes and mental and physical health of victims, and designate specific confidential advisors. The bill sets responsibilities for confidential advisors. The bill directs the State Regents to determine the adequate number of confidential advisors for an institution, based upon its size, no later than January 1, 2024. The bill requires each institute provide certain information for victims on their website. The bill allows online confidential reporting systems and requires an amnesty policy for students who report sexual violence in good faith. The bill directs coordination between The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and the Attorney General. The bill requires communication between institutes in regards to transfer students against whom disciplinary action has been taken and requires that institutions withhold transcripts of students seeking a transfer with pending disciplinary action relative to sexually oriented criminal offenses, until such investigation and adjudication is complete. The bill requires, dependent on funding, each state educational institution shall administer an annual, anonymous, voluntary sexual assault climate survey to its students.
HB1431 Vancuren, Mark (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1431, by Rep. Mark Vancuren, R-Owasso, creates the Education Act of 2023.
HB1432 Vancuren, Mark (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1432, by Rep. Mark Vancuren, R-Owasso, creates the Oklahoma Education Act of 2023.
HB1433 Vancuren, Mark (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1433, by Rep. Mark Vancuren, R-Owasso, creates the State Education Act.
HB1434 Vancuren, Mark (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1434, by Rep. Mark Vancuren, R-Owasso, creates the Oklahoma Common Education Act.
HB1435 Vancuren, Mark (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1435, by Rep. Mark Vancuren, R-Owasso, creates the Oklahoma Schools Act.
HB1436 Vancuren, Mark (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1436, by Rep. Mark Vancuren, R-Owasso, creates the Oklahoma Schools Act of 2023.
HB1441 Provenzano, Melissa (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1441, by Rep. Melissa Provenzano, D-Tulsa, removes certain requirements for when school employees have to go through certain professional developments and gives local school boards of when those trainings will occur.
HB1445 Provenzano, Melissa (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1445, by Rep. Melissa Provenzano, D-Tulsa, requires a school district board of education post on its website a copy of the bond proposal, including each project to be funded by the bond proceeds, a description of each project, and the estimated cost for each project 30 days before a bond election.
HB1446 Provenzano, Melissa (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1446, by Rep. Melissa Provenzano, D-Tulsa, requires, if a student completes any required courses or sets of competencies in mathematics prior to ninth grade, for those to be counted toward the units necessary to fulfill mathematics courses required for graduation.
HB1447 Provenzano, Melissa (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1447, by Rep. Melissa Provenzano, D-Tulsa, provides a sales tax exemption for sales of tangible personal property or services to or by a nonprofit that's principal purpose is the support of science, technology, engineering and mathematics education.
HB1450 Provenzano, Melissa (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1450, by Rep. Melissa Provenzano, D-Tulsa, repeals the Oklahoma Teacher and Leader Effectiveness Evaluation System.
HB1452 Provenzano, Melissa (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1452, by Rep. Melissa Provenzano, D-Tulsa, requires the length of a teacher contract to be duration of the current fiscal year;
HB1454 Provenzano, Melissa (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1454, by Rep. Melissa Provenzano, D-Tulsa, creates the Education Act of 2023.
HB1455 Provenzano, Melissa (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1455, by Rep. Melissa Provenzano, D-Tulsa, creates the Oklahoma Schools Act.
HB1463 Patzkowsky, Kenton (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1463, by Rep. Kenton Patzkowsky, R-Balko, provides that if a person holds a public office, elected or non-elected, and resides in a county with a population of less than 25,000 persons according to the Federal Decennial Census or most recent population update, the person can hold one other office with respect to the county in which the person resides or with respect to any other governmental entity related to county government, municipal government located within such county, or other units of government located within such county if the second position is not an elected office. It clarifies the provisions therein are not applicable to a county commissioner and no county commissioner shall be authorized to perform the duties of any office other than the office of county commissioner.
HB1541 Moore, Anthony (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1541, by Rep. Anthony Moore, R-Clinton, creates the Education Act of 2023.
HB1544 Moore, Anthony (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1544, by Rep. Anthony Moore, R-Clinton, defines an “athletic trainer” as a person employed full-time by a board of education who is a Certified Athletic Trainer with current certification from the Board of Certification of the National Athletic Trainers' Association and is also currently licensed to practice in the state in accordance with the Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision. It requires an athletic trainer employed by a board of education to be accorded the same protection of laws and all other benefits as a certified teacher
HB1551 Moore, Anthony (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1551, by Rep. Anthony Moore, R-Clinton, creates the School Funding Act of 2023.
HB1555 Moore, Anthony (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1555, by Rep. Anthony Moore, R-Clinton, creates the Oklahoma Education Act of 2023.
HB1556 Moore, Anthony (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1556, by Rep. Anthony Moore, R-Clinton, creates the State Education Act.
HB1557 Moore, Anthony (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1557, by Rep. Anthony Moore, R-Clinton, creates the Oklahoma Common Education Act.
HB1569 Moore, Anthony (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1569, by Rep. Anthony Moore, R-Clinton, creates the Elections Reform Act of 2023.
HB1571 Moore, Anthony (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1571, by Rep. Anthony Moore, R-Clinton, creates the Elections Reform Act of 2023.
HB1626 Goodwin, Regina (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1626, by Rep. Regina Goodwin, D-Tulsa, modifies the Tulsa Reconciliation Education and Scholarship Trust and provisions related to the awarding of scholarships.
HB1634 Staires, Clay (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1634, by Rep. Clay Staires, R-Skiatook, allows for the search of shoes and hand and head coverings of students.
HB1636 Staires, Clay (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1636, by Rep. Clay Staires, R-Skiatook, creates the Education Act of 2023.
HB1638 Staires, Clay (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1638, by Rep. Clay Staires, R-Skiatook, creates the Elections Reform Act of 2023.
HB1644 Maynard, Cody (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1644, by Rep. Cody Maynard, R-Durant, allows firearms and weapons on school property under specific circumstances.
HB1697 McEntire, Marcus (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1697, by Rep. Marcus McEntire, R-Duncan, creates the Oklahoma Records Law Act of 2023.
HB1698 McEntire, Marcus (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1698, by Rep. Marcus McEntire, R-Duncan, creates the Oklahoma Records Law Act of 2023.
HB1701 McEntire, Marcus (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1701, by Rep. Marcus McEntire, R-Duncan, creates the Oklahoma Schools Act of 2023.
HB1749 Townley, Tammy (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1749, by Rep. Tammy Townley, R-Ardmore, creates the Education Act of 2023.
HB1750 Townley, Tammy (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1750, by Rep. Tammy Townley, R-Ardmore, creates the Oklahoma Education Act of 2023.
HB1758 Manger, Robert (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1758, by Rep. Robert Manger, R-Oklahoma City, prohibits county assessors from using an unmanned aircraft to inspect real or personal property for the purpose of valuation, data collection, or any other purpose related to the assessor’s duties.
HB1761 Manger, Robert (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1761, by Rep. Robert Manger, R-Oklahoma City, requires a school district employee on leave of absence to hold office of a national, statewide, or school district employee association to receive pay and maintain all benefits and associated services credits. The bill requires the association for which the person is servicing to pay or reimburse the employee.
HB1765 Manger, Robert (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1765, by Rep. Robert Manger, R-Oklahoma City, creates the Oklahoma Firearms Act of 2023.
HB1770 Hasenbeck, Toni (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1770, by Rep. Toni Hasenbeck, R-Elgin, requires school districts to provide remediation courses for high school students who score below the benchmarks on subject-area portions on the ACT of SAT exam. The bill allows remediation to include extended instructional time, a summer academy, tutoring, online coursework, and repetition of any course.
HB1771 Kane, John (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1771, by Rep. John Kane, R-Bartlesville, requires each school district board of education to adopt a policy allowing students who are educated by other means to participate in extracurricular activities offered by the student’s resident district. The bill requires the policy be published in the school district student handbook and posted on the school district website.
HB1780 Williams, Danny (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1780, by Rep. Danny Williams, R-Seminole, prohibits a public school from providing sex education classes, programs, tests, surveys, or questionnaires.
HB1781 Williams, Danny (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1781, by Rep. Danny Williams, R-Seminole, entitles any parent whose child is a student at a school that violates the provisions of the Parents' Bill of Rights and whose child suffers any harm as a result of the violation to be entitled to bring a private right of action against the school for damages. It authorizes the Attorney General to have the authority to enforce the provisions therein.
HB1800 Osburn, Mike (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1800, by Rep. Mike Osburn, R-Edmond, modifies and repeals provisions of the Oklahoma Education Lottery Act.
HB1810 Conley, Sherrie (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1810, by Rep. Sherrie Conley, R-Newcastle, prohibits sensitive materials from being included in school settings. It defines applicable terms.
HB1811 Conley, Sherrie (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1811, by Rep. Sherrie Conley, R-Newcastle, prohibits a public school district, public charter school, or public school library from maintaining in its inventory or promoting books or materials that violate Title 21 (Crimes and Punishments) of the Oklahoma Statutes. It requires there to be a written policy, approved by the school district board of education, which establishes the process to challenge materials in the media program and materials used by teachers in classrooms. It provides a complaint process for parents, legal guardians and students.
HB1812 Conley, Sherrie (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1812, by Rep. Sherrie Conley, R-Newcastle, requires parents to give permission for students to participate in sex education. It repeals language related to AIDS prevention education.
HB1813 Conley, Sherrie (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1813, by Rep. Sherrie Conley, R-Newcastle, creates the Education Act of 2023.
HB1814 Conley, Sherrie (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1814, by Rep. Sherrie Conley, R-Newcastle, creates the Oklahoma Education Act of 2023.
HB1815 Conley, Sherrie (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1815, by Rep. Sherrie Conley, R-Newcastle, creates the Oklahoma Common Education Act.
HB1816 Conley, Sherrie (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1816, by Rep. Sherrie Conley, R-Newcastle, creates the State Education Act.
HB1817 Conley, Sherrie (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1817, by Rep. Sherrie Conley, R-Newcastle, creates the Oklahoma Libraries Act.
HB1818 Conley, Sherrie (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1818, by Rep. Sherrie Conley, R-Newcastle, creates the Oklahoma Libraries Act of 2023.
HB1819 Conley, Sherrie (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1819, by Rep. Sherrie Conley, R-Newcastle, creates the State Libraries Act of 2023.
HB1823 Conley, Sherrie (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1823, by Rep. Sherrie Conley, R-Newcastle, creates the Elections Reform Act of 2023.
HB1825 Conley, Sherrie (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1825, by Rep. Sherrie Conley, R-Newcastle, provides that if real property is sold to an entity that is exempt from payment of ad valorem tax pursuant to federal law, Section 6 of Article X of the Oklahoma Constitution, or state statute, notwithstanding the terms of sale or the provisions of any escrow agreement between the seller and the buyer, if the seller of the property makes a request of the county treasurer of the applicable county to provide an ad valorem tax bill for the property based on the tax liability as determined for the property as of the sale date, the county treasurer to provide such statement to the seller not later than 10 days from the date of any written request to do so.
HB1833 Conley, Sherrie (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1833, by Rep. Sherrie Conley, R-Newcastle, creates the Oklahoma Service Animals Reform Act of 2023.
HB1834 Conley, Sherrie (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1834, by Rep. Sherrie Conley, R-Newcastle, creates the Oklahoma Service Animals Reform Act of 2023.
HB1840 Kerbs, Dell (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1840, by Rep. Dell Kerbs, R-Shawnee, requires the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry to secure and administer the benefits of the National School Lunch Act. It requires funds appropriated to the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry for school lunch matching and the school lunch program to be apportioned by the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry to each school district for the purpose of providing meals for children in compliance with the National School Lunch Act and the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 and Public Law 91-248.
HB1841 Kerbs, Dell (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1841, by Rep. Dell Kerbs, R-Shawnee, creates the Oklahoma Teacher’s Health Insurance Act of 2023.
HB1862 Kerbs, Dell (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1862, by Rep. Dell Kerbs, R-Shawnee, creates the Oklahoma Agriculture Act of 2023.
HB1863 Kerbs, Dell (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1863, by Rep. Dell Kerbs, R-Shawnee,
HB1864 Kerbs, Dell (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1864, by Rep. Dell Kerbs, R-Shawnee, creates the Oklahoma Agriculture Act of 2023.
HB1868 Kerbs, Dell (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1868, by Rep. Dell Kerbs, R-Shawnee, creates the Oklahoma Common Education Act.
HB1869 Kerbs, Dell (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1869, by Rep. Dell Kerbs, R-Shawnee, creates the Education Act of 2023.
HB1870 Kerbs, Dell (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1870, by Rep. Dell Kerbs, R-Shawnee, creates the Oklahoma Education Act of 2023.
HB1871 Hasenbeck, Toni (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1871, by Rep. Toni Hasenbeck, R-Elgin, creates the Oklahoma Education Act of 2023.
HB1872 Hasenbeck, Toni (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1872, by Rep. Toni Hasenbeck, R-Elgin, creates the State Education Act.
HB1882 Waldron, John (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1882, by Rep. John Waldron, D-Tulsa, prohibits annual reports as provided under the Oklahoma School Testing Program from assigning grades to school sites and school districts.
HB1883 Waldron, John (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1883, by Rep. John Waldron, D-Tulsa, requires each school district to provide to every classroom teacher a salary increase of 20 percent over the base amount the employee earned during the 2022-2023 school year if the classroom teacher is employed by the same school district for the 2023-2024 school year.
HB1884 Waldron, John (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1884, by Rep. John Waldron, D-Tulsa, creates the Big Yellow School Bus Act. It requires each school district to provide to every support employee with a salary of less than $80,000 per year, a 20 percent wage increase over the base amount the employee earned during the 2022-2023 school year if the support employee is employed by the same school district for the 2023-2024 school year.
HB1885 Waldron, John (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1885, by Rep. John Waldron, D-Tulsa, creates the Healthy Schools for All Act. It requires sufficient funds to be appropriated by the Legislature to the State Board of Education for the National School Lunch Program, and to be apportioned by the State Board of Education to each school district for the purpose of providing school breakfast and lunch at no cost to all children who are enrolled in the school district.
HB1886 Waldron, John (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1886, by Rep. John Waldron, D-Tulsa, requires the State Department of Education to develop a system to code initial teacher certification in order to report data on the pathways for initial teacher certification, including emergency certification and full-time adjunct certification.
HB1903 Fugate, Andy (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1903, by Rep. Andy Fugate, D-Oklahoma CIty, modifies the makeup of the State Board of Education.
HB1905 Fugate, Andy (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1905, by Rep. Andy Fugate, D-Oklahoma CIty, creates the Preventing Religious Indoctrination from Corrupting Education (PRICE) Act. It prohibits private schools which receive state funds from using the state funds to provide religious instruction or religious activities.
HB1907 Fugate, Andy (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1907, by Rep. Andy Fugate, D-Oklahoma CIty, requires the revenue derived from the income tax on corporations be apportioned or appropriated for the following purposes: the Oklahoma Department of Commerce in an amount not to exceed $50 million; career technology education in an amount not to exceed $155 million; and the Quick Action Closing Fund in an amount not to exceed $20 million.
HB1910 Fugate, Andy (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1910, by Rep. Andy Fugate, D-Oklahoma CIty, creates the Education Act of 2023.
HB1917 Fugate, Andy (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1917, by Rep. Andy Fugate, D-Oklahoma CIty, requires that if an incumbent candidate for legislative office remains unopposed at the succeeding General Election, the candidate's name will be placed on a retention ballot. It requires ballots for retention of legislators to be printed in the same manner as other ballots for the General Election, except as provided therein.
HB1918 Fugate, Andy (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1918, by Rep. Andy Fugate, D-Oklahoma CIty, requires any political party that has chosen to close its primary and does not open its primary to all registered voters to reimburse the State Election Board and county election boards for the costs associated with any election.
HB1919 Fugate, Andy (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1919, by Rep. Andy Fugate, D-Oklahoma CIty, requires any open records request made of state agencies and other state bodies under the Oklahoma Open Records Act of state agencies, and other state bodies to be cataloged and presented in searchable form on the Oklahoma Secretary of State website. It requires the catalog to include the date on which each request was made. It requires the Secretary of State to, on a monthly basis, review and close out open records requests that have been fulfilled.
HB1920 Fugate, Andy (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1920, by Rep. Andy Fugate, D-Oklahoma CIty, requires the original meeting notice document for a public meeting to remain available and unedited. It requires any additions or corrections to the meeting notice to be posted in a subsequent PDF document.
HB1934 McCall, Charles (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1934, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, provides that schools provide plans for parent participation in curriculum transparency and content appropriateness.
HB1935 McCall, Charles (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1935, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, creates the Oklahoma Education Finance Policy Act of 2023.
HB1936 McCall, Charles (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1936, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, requires the transfer of a student from one school site to another school site within the school district where the student resides to be approved at any time in the year, unless the grade level of the receiving school site has reached capacity. It requires that if the capacity of a grade level is insufficient to enroll all eligible students, the school district must select intra-district transfer students based on the preferences outlined therein and then in the order in which the intra-district transfer applications were received. It requires the capacity of a school site to be determined by the school district board of education based on its policy adopted. It allows a student to be granted a one-year intra-district transfer and may automatically continue to attend the school each school year to which the student transferred with the approval of the school district. It provides that at the end of each school year, a school district can deny continued intra-district transfer of the student for the reasons outlined therein. It allows any sibling of a student who transfers intra-district to attend the school site to which the student transferred, if the school district policy gives preference to sibling transfers regardless of capacity, and the sibling of the transferred student does not meet a basis for denial as outlined therein. It requires that buy the first day of January, April, July, and October of each year, the school district board of education must establish the number of intra-district transfer students the school district has the capacity to accept in each grade level for each school site within the district. It requires that after establishing the number of intra-district transfer students the school district has the capacity to accept in each grade level for each school site, the board of education must: publish in a prominent place on the school district website the number of intra-district transfer students for each grade level for each school site within the school district which the district has the capacity to accept; and report to the State Department of Education the number of intra-district transfer students for each grade level for each school site within the school district which the district has the capacity to accept.
HB1937 McCall, Charles (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1937, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, requires the board of education of a school district to permit, in the same manner as public-school students, the enrollment of a private school student on a part-time basis. It requires preference to be given to part-time students who are otherwise eligible for full-time enrollment in the school district due to residency requirements. The bill requires the State Board of Education to promulgate rules.
HB1938 McCall, Charles (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1938, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, requires a school district board of education to adopt a written policy, at a public meeting, establishing the process and standards for acceptance and reciprocity of credits for courses completed by a student at another school or educational provider.
HB1946 McCall, Charles (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1946, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, creates the Building Codes Reform Act of 2023.
HB1948 McCall, Charles (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1948, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, creates the Elections Reform Act of 2023.
HB1949 McCall, Charles (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1949, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, creates the Elections Reform Act of 2023.
HB1961 Schreiber, Suzanne (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1961, by Rep. Suzanne Schreiber, D-Tulsa, modifies the election process for school board presidents and vice presidents.
HB1971 Newton, Carl (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1971, by Rep. Carl Newton, R-Woodward, creates the Education Act of 2023.
HB1990 Dollens, Mickey (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB1990, by Rep. Mickey Dollens, D-Oklahoma City, requires prospective teachers planning to pursue an undergraduate teacher education program at an accredited Oklahoma teacher preparation program to be considered if they received a diploma from an Oklahoma high school, completed high-school level instruction at home, or completed General Educational Development (GED) test requirements.
HB2002 Conley, Sherrie (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2002, by Rep. Sherrie Conley, R-Newcastle, modifies the definition of “obscene material.”
HB2003 Boatman, Jeff (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2003, by Rep. Jeff Boatman, R-Tulsa, allows the county treasurer to allow taxpayers owning taxable property within the county the option to prepay taxes levied upon an ad valorem basis using the prepayment option provided therein. It requires the prepayment option to allow taxpayers to make installment payments to pay toward taxes levied upon an ad valorem basis for the following fiscal year.
HB2006 Davis, Dean (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2006, by Rep. Dean Davis, R-Broken Arrow, requires the board of education of each school district in Oklahoma, during the open enrollment period, to offer employees the option to opt-out of provided health insurance plans and instead receive a health insurance stipend of $150 that will be reflected in their salary.
HB2007 Davis, Dean (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2007, by Rep. Dean Davis, R-Broken Arrow, allows for the search of the shoes, socks, and hand and head coverings of students.
HB2008 Davis, Dean (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2008, by Rep. Dean Davis, R-Broken Arrow, modifies provisions of the Teachers’ Retirement System of Oklahoma.
HB2009 Davis, Dean (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2009, by Rep. Dean Davis, R-Broken Arrow, modifies class size limits as well as stipends for certain teachers.
HB2012 Ranson, Trish (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2012, by Rep. Trish Ranson, D-Stillwater, eliminates straight-party voting.
HB2013 Ranson, Trish (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2013, by Rep. Trish Ranson, D-Stillwater, designates Juneteenth or the day before Juneteenth if it occurs on a Saturday or the day after Juneteenth if it occurs on a Sunday as a state holiday. It entitles state employees, except for temporary and other limited term employees, to one personal holiday each year which may be used on Good Friday, Statehood Day, Indigenous Peoples' Day, Columbus Day, or the birthday of the employee.
HB2017 Ranson, Trish (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2017, by Rep. Trish Ranson, D-Stillwater, requires the State Department of Education and the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, in consultation with school district superintendents and school district boards of education, to develop and make available to school districts information, training, and resources to help school employees recognize and address the mental health needs of students. It requires the information made available to school districts to include, but not be limited to, information about violence de-escalation.
HB2022 Wolfley, Max (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2022, by Rep. Max Wolfley, R-Oklahoma City, requires each eligible school district employee, who has dependents and elects to enroll them in the cafeteria plan offered by the school district, to be credited $154.90 monthly as an additional flexible benefit allowance for the purchase of major medical health care coverage through the cafeteria plan for their dependents.
HB2029 Wolfley, Max (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2029, by Rep. Max Wolfley, R-Oklahoma City, prohibits the board of education of a school district with an average daily membership (ADM) of 250 pupils or less from contracting with a superintendent for a salary that is more than $80,000 per year, including all fringe benefits, incentives, and extra-duty or extracurricular pay.
HB2039 Williams, Danny (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2039, by Rep. Danny Williams, R-Seminole, creates the Oklahoma Schools Act of 2023.
HB2044 Nichols, Monroe (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2044, by Rep. Monroe Nichols, D-Tulsa, requires the State Department of Education to establish a grant program, subject to the availability of funds, supporting a coalition of coordinated, aligned education partnerships, for a comprehensive network of evidence-based support services designed to close opportunity gaps by improving educational and developmental outcomes of students and their families within communities experiencing poverty and impediments to economic viability. It requires the Department to establish education partnership program requirements, an application process and timeline for grants, criteria for evaluation of applications, and a grant awards process. It requires the process to minimize administrative costs, minimize burdens for applicants and grant recipients, and provide a framework that permits flexibility in program design and implementation among grant recipients.
HB2045 Nichols, Monroe (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2045, by Rep. Monroe Nichols, D-Tulsa, repeals language related to prohibited training and course concepts provided in schools.
HB2048 Nichols, Monroe (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2048, by Rep. Monroe Nichols, D-Tulsa, requires any board of education which adopts a dress code for students to ensure the dress code has a reasonable connection with the educational function entrusted to the school board. It prohibits the dress code from including race discrimination based on natural hair or hairstyles. It provides that the dress code will not discriminate against a student's hair color, hair length; or any other hairstyle related to the cultural, ethnic, or religious identity of a student.
HB2050 Hardin, David (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2050, by Rep. David Hardin, R-Stilwell, prohibits any student who is 18 years of age, and who has not completed four years of high school work, from neglecting or refusing to attend and comply with the rules of some public, private, or other school, or receive an education by other means for the full term the schools of the district are in session. It provides exemptions.
HB2064 Roberts, Eric (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2064, by Rep. Eric Roberts, R-Oklahoma City, creates the Education Act of 2023.
HB2068 Roberts, Eric (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2068, by Rep. Eric Roberts, R-Oklahoma City, creates the Elections Reform Act of 2023.
HB2070 Roberts, Eric (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2070, by Rep. Eric Roberts, R-Oklahoma City, creates the Elections Reform Act of 2023.
HB2071 Caldwell, Chad (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2071, by Rep. Chad Caldwell, R-Enid, requires school districts to spend no less than 60 percent of its annual budget on instructional expenditures, and if a district fails to meet that threshold they are required to increase the percentage spent on instruction expenditure by 2 percent each year until the district meets the 60 percent threshold, if the district fails to do so then they will receive written warning from the State Department of Education which must be posted on the district’s website. The bill states if this happens for four consecutive years then the district must increase compensation for all teachers in the school district by 2 percent for each year the district failed to increase instructional expenditures.
HB2072 Caldwell, Chad (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2072, by Rep. Chad Caldwell, R-Enid, removes certification and education requirements for school district superintendents and instead requires at a minimum a bachelor’s degree.
HB2076 Caldwell, Chad (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2076, by Rep. Chad Caldwell, R-Enid, creates the Statewide Charter School Board to act as the sole sponsor of virtual charter schools in the state and allows the board to sponsor charter schools. The bill sets the membership of the board, incorporating current members the Statewide Virtual Charter School Board. The bill ends the Statewide Virtual Charter School Board and has the Statewide Charter School Board succeed any contractual rights and responsibilities and settlement agreements of the previous board. The bill sets the responsibilities of Statewide Charter School Board. The bill defines a conversion school as a school created by converting all or any part of a traditional public school to access any or all flexibilities afforded to a charter school. The bill creates the Statewide Charter School Board Revolving Fund to operate the new board. The bill removes language allowing technology centers to sponsor charter schools. The bill allows the Office of Juvenile Affairs to sponsor more than two charter schools. The bill removes language related to the State Board of Education sponsoring charter schools. The bill requires charter school sponsors to receive education about the responsibilities of the sponsor.
HB2077 Caldwell, Chad (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2077, by Rep. Chad Caldwell, R-Enid, directs the State Department of Education to establish an online transparency portal to support parental rights to access, review, and comment upon curriculum, instructional materials, textbooks, and library materials being used by the school district where their child attends school, and which their child might be exposed to without prior parental knowledge or consent. The bill sets basic requirements for the accessibility of the website and administrative interfaces between parents and school district employees. The bill requires districts to participate in the portal and to upload all material information on the portal to make sure parents can review the materials.
HB2078 Caldwell, Chad (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2078, by Rep. Chad Caldwell, R-Enid, requires all material purchased by a public school or made available on school property, including professional development material be made available to members of the board of education of the school district, members of the State Board of Education, employees of the State Department of Education and legislators.
HB2079 Caldwell, Chad (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2079, by Rep. Chad Caldwell, R-Enid, creates the Education Act of 2023.
HB2080 Caldwell, Chad (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2080, by Rep. Chad Caldwell, R-Enid, includes administration of school districts, superintendent and other school district administrative employees and support staff, principals and other school administrative employees and administrative support staff, full-time department chairpersons, graduation expenses, and business and central offices expenditures including, but not limited to, fiscal services, budgeting, payroll, purchasing, storage, material distribution, planning, research, evaluation, staff recruitment, and data processing in the definition of expenditures for the administration of schools and school districts.
HB2081 Caldwell, Chad (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2081, by Rep. Chad Caldwell, R-Enid, creates Oklahoma Education Act of 2023.
HB2092 Echols, Jon (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2092, by Rep. Jon Echols, R-Oklahoma City, creates the Oklahoma Open Records Amendments Act of 2023.
HB2093 Echols, Jon (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2093, by Rep. Jon Echols, R-Oklahoma City, creates the Oklahoma Open Meeting Law Amendments Act of 2023.
HB2097 Bennett, Forrest (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2097, by Rep. Forrest Bennett, D-Oklahoma City, allows the board of education of a technology center school district to donate obsolete, surplus, or unneeded equipment, which it may have, to the board of education of a school district or technology center school district in the state for use in connection with any training, maintenance, or other similar educational program administered by the school district or technology center school district.
HB2108 Pae, Daniel (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2108, by Rep. Daniel Pae, R-Lawton, defines a public health emergency and allows public bodies to conduct public meetings and executive sessions utilizing digital means as long as no public official is counted as present while utilizing digital means for more than one-fourth of the regular or special meetings in a one year time period, a quorum of members are physically present, and the person using the digital means must confirm by audio or visual affirmation to the public to be the actual member and can only participate from a fixed location. The bill sets requirements for documents provided digitally during a meeting and gives certain liability, and directs how minutes of such a meeting should be handled. The bill requires if a public body maintains a website, has dedicated information technology employees, and has immediate access to a high-speed internet connection, meetings held without a physical meeting place open to the public be streamed live on a website, made available by telephonic means, or video of the meeting made available through an alternative website. The bill requires video of such meetings to be maintained by the public body and available to the public for a period of at least seven business days after the meetings become official. The bill prohibits the use of private electronic communications concerning public business among members of the governing body during a public meeting.
HB2111 Pae, Daniel (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2111, by Rep. Daniel Pae, R-Lawton, requires 5 percent of all state contracts be awarded to businesses that have been in operation for less than five years and directs program be prepared and implemented through the Oklahoma Central Purchasing Act for a bid-preference program. The bill states the program will require percentage of such funds expended on eligible new corporations is less than 10 percent, a percentage shall be added to the price of the lowest bid, and if the eligible new corporation submits a bid that falls below the lowest bid plus the percentage that company will get the contract.
HB2114 Pae, Daniel (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2114, by Rep. Daniel Pae, R-Lawton, directs the State Department of Education to consult with experts in Native American history and culture to develop and make available to public schools' curriculum related to Native American history and culture for grade-appropriate instruction of students in grades six through twelve.
HB2115 Swope, Amanda (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2115, by Rep. Amanda Swope, D-Tulsa, includes lost wages resulting from bed rest prescribed by a doctor and related to the pregnancy, medical expenses accrued during and related to the pregnancy, lost wages resulting from unpaid parental leave that the court can order the father of a child to pay as child support.
HB2118 Swope, Amanda (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2118, by Rep. Amanda Swope, D-Tulsa, requires sex education curriculum, materials, classes, programs, tests, surveys, or questionnaires to include information about state laws and criminal penalties like the age of consent, child pornography and disseminating nude photography and nonconsensual dissemination of private sexual images.
HB2119 Swope, Amanda (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2119, by Rep. Amanda Swope, D-Tulsa, protects people from discrimination based on gender identity, gender expression or sexual orientation.
HB2128 Swope, Amanda (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2128, by Rep. Amanda Swope, D-Tulsa, creates the Elections Reform Act of 2023.
HB2136 McDugle, Kevin (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2136, by Rep. Kevin McDugle, R-Tulsa, explicitly allows a handgun to be carried in any structure, building, or office space which is owned or leased by a city or town for the purpose of conducting business with the public, allows municipalities to authorize certain employees or public officials to have a concealed or unconcealed handgun or other firearms in a firearm-prohibited location owned, leased or maintained property by the municipality.
HB2139 McDugle, Kevin (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2139, by Rep. Kevin McDugle, R-Tulsa, allows someone to carry a handgun on school property if they possess a valid handgun license issued pursuant to the Oklahoma Self-Defense Act and meet other requirements authorized by the board of education of the school district.
HB2142 McDugle, Kevin (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2142, by Rep. Kevin McDugle, R-Tulsa, allows law enforcement officers employed by a common school district performing services at a school offering instruction in the ninth grade or higher that makes an election to participate to take part in the Oklahoma Law Enforcement Retirement System.
HB2158 Lowe, Dick (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2158, by Rep. Dick Lowe, R-Amber, requires school districts provide a half unit or set of competencies of personal financial literacy to be taken in the tenth, eleventh, or twelfth grade.
HB2162 Lowe, Dick (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2162, by Rep. Dick Lowe, R-Amber, increases minimum salary schedule for teachers.
HB2169 Lowe, Dick (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2169, by Rep. Dick Lowe, R-Amber, allows assessors 18 months to be accredited after being elected to office, includes contractors in certain requirements, changes requirements for fees to be paid to certain accounts. The bill requires that each elected county assessor, first deputies, and all personnel, including contractors, involved in the appraisal of all energy producing properties, including petroleum, wind energy, and solar energy real property and personal property assets shall be required to successfully complete a course provided by the Oklahoma State University Center for Local Government Technology on the valuation of energy producing properties within twelve (12) months of the effective date of this act.
HB2170 West, Kevin (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2170, by Rep. Kevin West, R-Moore, includes the Legislature in changes to the list of required immunizations.
HB2171 Ford, Ross (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2171, by Rep. Ross Ford, R-Broken Arrow, directs the Board of Trustees of the Oklahoma Firefighters Pension and Retirement System to authorize a one-time benefit distribution to members who have been retired for at least two years, and sets the benefit increase between $1,500 and $3,200 without modifying the final average compensation and sets further requirements.
HB2180 West, Kevin (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2180, by Rep. Kevin West, R-Moore, directs a student enrolled in a virtual charter school alternative education program designated by the State Department of Education who attends a full abbreviated school day be counted in full attendance for purposes of computing the average daily attendance and average daily membership of the virtual charter school.
HB2181 West, Kevin (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2181, by Rep. Kevin West, R-Moore, prohibits any person having or suspected of having a communicable disease to be compelled to be moved from the place where they are sick to any place other than their own residence unless the individual does not reside in a permanent residence. The bill prohibits any person with a communicable disease or head lice from attending school and makes it the responsibility of the parent or guardian to exclude the school from such a person in compliance with the school’s communicable disease policy. The bill removes language related to certain agreements. The bill repeals statues related to removing diseased people from a premise.
HB2190 Lowe, Dick (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2190, by Rep. Dick Lowe, R-Amber, creates the Education Act of 2023.
HB2193 Lowe, Dick (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2193, by Rep. Dick Lowe, R-Amber, creates the Oklahoma Common Education Act.
HB2201 West, Kevin (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2201, by Rep. Kevin West, R-Moore, removes language allowing special elections not called for by the governor.
HB2204 West, Kevin (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2204, by Rep. Kevin West, R-Moore, includes groups that submit questions for a vote of the people at a municipal election as a municipal political committee, groups that submit questions for a vote of the people at a county election as a county political committee, groups that submit questions for a vote of the people at a school district election as a school district political committee. The bill directs the Ethics Commission to develop an online reporting process for information on political committees.
HB2209 Lowe, Dick (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2209, by Rep. Dick Lowe, R-Amber, creates the Financial Literacy Act.
HB2216 Lowe, Dick (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2216, by Rep. Dick Lowe, R-Amber, creates the Oklahoma Financial Literacy Promotion Act of 2023.
HB2246 Dobrinski, Mike (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2246, by Rep. Mike Dobrinski, R-Okeene, creates the Education Act of 2023.
HB2249 Burns, George (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2249, by Sen. George Burns, R-Pollard, allows students who transfer during summer break in accordance to the Education Open Transfer Act to be eligible to participate in school-related extramural athletic competition governed by the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association. The bill states student who is the dependent child of a member of the active uniformed military services of the United States who transfers will be eligible to participate in school-related extramural athletic competition governed by the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association on the first day of attendance at the receiving school.
HB2257 Sterling, Danny (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2257, by Rep. Danny Sterling, R-Tecumseh, requires school districts to conduct an annual fitness assessment each school year for students in grades three through 12. The bill requires the assessment to be based on factors related to student health including aerobic capacity, body composition, muscular strength, endurance and flexibility. It requires the State Department of Education and the Oklahoma State Department of Health to analyze the performance results and a correlation between student obesity, attendance levels, academic achievement levels, disciplinary problems, and school meal programs.
HB2258 Sterling, Danny (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2258, by Rep. Danny Sterling, R-Tecumseh, requires one unit of set of competencies of agricultural power and technology, agricultural communications, or agricultural horticulture offered by a comprehensive high school career and technology education program.
HB2260 Sterling, Danny (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2260, by Rep. Danny Sterling, R-Tecumseh, allows civil settlements to affect teacher employment.
HB2265 Sterling, Danny (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2265, by Rep. Danny Sterling, R-Tecumseh, allows a school district to offer students in grades eleven and twelve an elective course in law enforcement and sets certain standards for the course.
HB2268 Burns, George (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2268, by Sen. George Burns, R-Pollard, requires every charitable organization that has a gross revenue pf $1 million or more and every fundraiser that is required to be registered with the Office of the Secretary of State to disclose specific information.
HB2279 Echols, Jon (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2279, by Rep. Jon Echols, R-Oklahoma City, creates the Oklahoma Pension Systems Benefit Adjustment Authorization Act of 2023.
HB2297 Pfeiffer, John (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2297, by Rep. John Pfeiffer, R-Mulhall, creates the School Funding Act of 2023.
HB2314 Hilbert, Kyle (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2314, by Rep. Kyle Hilbert, R-Depew, deletes requirement limiting student transportation within boundaries of the school district. The bill allows a board of education to provide transportation to students living outside of the boundaries and routes established by the State Board of Education.
HB2318 Hilbert, Kyle (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2318, by Rep. Kyle Hilbert, R-Depew, creates the Oklahoma Education Act of 2023.
HB2319 Hilbert, Kyle (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2319, by Rep. Kyle Hilbert, R-Depew, removes the earnings limitation for Oklahoma Teachers Retirement System retired participants under age 62 who returned to covered employment and continue to receive benefit payments.
HB2320 Hilbert, Kyle (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2320, by Rep. Kyle Hilbert, R-Depew, removes the limitation for Oklahoma Teachers Retirement System retired participants who returned to covered employment and continue to receive benefit payments.
HB2321 Hilbert, Kyle (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2321, by Rep. Kyle Hilbert, R-Depew, modifies eligible grade level for participation in agricultural education programs from grades eight to twelve to grades six to twelve.
HB2322 Hilbert, Kyle (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2322, by Rep. Kyle Hilbert, R-Depew, creates the Elections Reform Act of 2023.
HB2323 Hilbert, Kyle (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2323, by Rep. Kyle Hilbert, R-Depew, creates the Medical Marijuana Revenue Apportionment Review Act of 2023.
HB2358 Boles, Brad (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2358, by Rep. Brad Boles, R-Marlow, removes class size penalty if the class size limitation is exceeded because the school district received siblings and children in foster care.
HB2377 Kannady, Chris (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2377, by Rep. Chris Kannady, R-Oklahoma City, creates the Oklahoma Open Records Act.
HB2384 Kannady, Chris (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2384, by Rep. Chris Kannady, R-Oklahoma City, creates the State Education Act.
HB2397 Kannady, Chris (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2397, by Rep. Chris Kannady, R-Oklahoma City, allows county assessors to inspect real property by physical inspection or by inspection using available change detection techniques or software using oblique imagery, ortho-imagery, or high resolution street level imagery.
HB2399 Kannady, Chris (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2399, by Rep. Chris Kannady, R-Oklahoma City, creates the Oklahoma Open Meeting Policy Act of 2023.
HB2400 Kannady, Chris (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2400, by Rep. Chris Kannady, R-Oklahoma City, creates the Definitions and General Provisions Act of 2023.
HB2401 Kannady, Chris (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2401, by Rep. Chris Kannady, R-Oklahoma City, creates the Definitions and General Provisions Act of 2023.
HB2412 Johns, Ronny (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2412, by Rep. Ronny Johns, R-Ada, requires school districts to provide a 6 percent salary increase to each support employee if the employee is employed by the same school district for the 2023-24 school year.
HB2413 Johns, Ronny (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2413, by Rep. Ronny Johns, R-Ada, requires a charter or virtual charter school to only contract with an educational management organization that is a nonprofit organization or a benefit corporation. It allows existing contracts to remain in effect until the contract term expires.
HB2414 Johns, Ronny (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2414, by Rep. Ronny Johns, R-Ada, requires members of a charter school sponsor governing board which contracts with an education management organization to complete instruction and continuing education. The bill requires any state funds appropriated to any charter school to remain public funds maintained in public accounts subject to audit and oversight. It requires the State Auditor and Inspector to conduct an operating agreement review in the third year of the charter school contract term.
HB2415 Johns, Ronny (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2415, by Rep. Ronny Johns, R-Ada, allows school districts to adopt a school-hours policy with a minimum of 155 days of instruction beginning with the 2023-2024 school year.
HB2420 Alonso, Arturo (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2420, by Rep. Arturo Alonso, D-Oklahoma City, requires the State Department of Education to develop best practices and recommendations for instruction in digital citizenship, internet safety, and media literacy.
HB2449 May, Stan (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2449, by Rep. Stan May, R-Broken Arrow, creates the Oklahoma School Technology Act of 2023.
HB2455 Schreiber, Suzanne (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2455, by Rep. Suzanne Schreiber, D-Tulsa, creates the School Accreditation Modernization Act of 2023.
HB2504 Lepak, Mark (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2504, by Rep. Mark Lepak, R-Claremore, creates the Federal Election Communications Transparency Act of 2023 to ensure that the Governor and State Legislature are made aware of all communications made to state agencies responsible for overseeing elections by any federal executive branch agency. The bill creates the Unlawful Federalization of Elections Act of 2023 and requires federal election guidance be reviewed by the State Legislature before it is carried out.
HB2513 Pittman, Ajay (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2513, by Rep. Ajay Pittman, D-Oklahoma City, requires the State Department of Education to establish a Handle with Care Program to enable a law enforcement officer to notify the program when a child is exposed to a traumatic even or other even that may affect his or her ability to succeed at school. It requires the Department to establish guidelines and provide training.
HB2516 Pittman, Ajay (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2516, by Rep. Ajay Pittman, D-Oklahoma City, permits Adulting 101to be taught as an elective course in public schools. It allows the course to include nutrition programs, automobile maintenance, household repairs, first aid, etiquette, professional development, financial skills, career pathways, government, self- discipline, and basics of mental health.
HB2528 Lepak, Mark (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2528, by Rep. Mark Lepak, R-Claremore, modifies various definitions related to the Oklahoma Teacher's Retirement System. The bill establishes a five-year vesting period for those who become a member of the Teachers' Retirement System after July 1, 1967, through October 31, 2017. It also gives those members an indefinite extension of membership beginning with the sixth year following the member's last contributing membership. The bill modifies how members make proper application for retirement. It provides procedures for a joint annuitant's death. The bill modifies retirement options. The bill releases the system from liability under certain circumstances. It modifies how certain expenses are to be paid. The bill specifies when a member must be physically present to complete the terms of the employment contract. It modifies earnings limits.
HB2529 Lepak, Mark (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2529, by Rep. Mark Lepak, R-Claremore, prohibits an existing employee organization from continuing to represent employees after December 31, 2023, except as provided in the bill. It provides for a school district board of education to recognize a new employee organization in according with statute, but prohibits the new employee organization from being substantially similar to or affiliated with an employee organization that has lost recognition for 12 months from the date of the loss of recognition. The bill prohibits school districts from making payroll deductions for any public employee association or organization or professional organization that collectively bargains on behalf of its membership.
HB2540 O'Donnell, Terry (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2540, by Rep. Terry O'Donnell, R-Catoosa, requires a school district board of education to spend at least 65 percent of its operational expenditures on classroom expenditures. It defines the terms "classroom expenditures" and "operational expenditures."
HB2543 O'Donnell, Terry (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2543, by Rep. Terry O'Donnell, R-Catoosa, requires annual reauthorization of payroll deductions for professional organization dues and political contributions. It provides that no further debt from the school employee to the professional organization will accrue if an employee submits a notice to terminate the deductions. It requires authorization for professional organization dues and political contributions on a form prescribed by each school district and contains a specific statement. The bill requires authorization containing an employee's full name, position, professional organization, and signature to be submitted to the school district. It requires an authorization expire at the start of the first full pay period each school year. The bill creates the Educators' Professional Liability Insurance Program for all school employees, including full-time and part-time personnel of public schools and charter schools to provide liability coverage for employees of up to $1.0 million per occurrence. It requires the program be administered by the Office of Management and Enterprise Services, which is required to promulgate necessary rules. It establishes requirements for the program. It provides the bill cannot be construed to exempt a local school district from any current obligations or duties nor amend or alter The Governmental Tort Claims Act.
HB2546 O'Donnell, Terry (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2546, by Rep. Terry O'Donnell, R-Catoosa, requires classroom instruction by school personnel or third parties on sexual orientation or gender identity not occur in kindergarten through grade five or in a manner that is not age appropriate or developmentally appropriate for students.
HB2553 O'Donnell, Terry (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2553, by Rep. Terry O'Donnell, R-Catoosa, creates the Education Act of 2023.
HB2555 Baker, Rhonda (H)
McBride, Mark (H)
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HB2555, by Rep. Mark McBride, R-Moore and Rep. Rhonda Baker, R-Yukon, creates the Oklahoma Critical Industries Scholarship Program, a four-year pilot program to encourage high school graduates to pursue degree-seeking or certificate-seeking post-secondary education training in industries which are critical to the economic growth of the state. It requires the program to be administered by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, which will establish. the scholarship amounts and student eligibility for the program may vary by individual higher education institution or technology center school. It establishes minimum eligibility requirements for students. It requires the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education to identify eligible critical industry programs offered by state public higher education institutions and state public technology center schools in coordination with the State Board of Career and Technology Education and requires they include computer science, engineering, and cybersecurity programs. It requires the program to match state funds up to $15.0 million on a pro rata basis with funds from state public higher education institutions, state public technology center schools, and private funding sources to provide scholarships for eligible students. It requires state matching funds be capped for each higher education institution and technology center school. It permits the chancellor to make reductions in the payments made to participants if sufficient funds are not available to award scholarships to eligible participants during any fiscal year. It permits the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education to set aside funds for the full commitment made to a participating student at the time a scholarship is awarded on behalf of the Oklahoma Critical Industries Scholarship Program. It permits the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education to utilize Oklahoma Critical Industries Scholarship Program designated funds for administration of the program. It requires the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education in cooperation with the State Board of Career and Technology Education to prepare and submit an annual report on the Oklahoma Critical Industries Scholarship Program on or before July 1 of each year to the House Speaker, Senate President Pro Tempore and the Governor.
HB2558 Baker, Rhonda (H)
McBride, Mark (H)
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HB2558, by Rep. Mark McBride, R-Moore and Rep. Rhonda Baker, R-Yukon, updates references to the Commission on Educational Quality and Accountability. It requires the State Board of Education to provide a bonus in the amount of $3,000 annually over a five-year period, to be paid not later than January 31 each year, to teachers with National Board Certification. The bill modifies the requirements for the bonus. It reduces the duration of the bonus to five years from 10 years. It removes salaries for those with National Board Certification from the Minimum Salary Schedule.
HB2559 Baker, Rhonda (H)
McBride, Mark (H)
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HB2559, by Rep. Mark McBride, R-Moore and Rep. Rhonda Baker, R-Yukon, changes the name of the Oklahoma Future Teacher Scholarship and Employment Incentive to the Inspired to Teach Program. It permits students who have completed high-school level instruction at home, or completed General Educational Development (GED) test requirements to participate in the program. It defines the term "full-time student."
HB2562 Baker, Rhonda (H)
McBride, Mark (H)
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HB2562, by Rep. Mark McBride, R-Moore and Rep. Rhonda Baker, R-Yukon, modifies the membership of the State Board of Education. It increases the total membership from 10 to 11. It changes the appointing authorities for board members. It requires the Governor appoint six member and requires the House Speaker and the Senate President Pro Tempore each appoint two members. It sets qualifications for the appointees. It updates language regarding vacancies to conform.
HB2569 McBride, Mark (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2569, by Rep. Mark McBride, R-Moore, creates the Education Act of 2023.
HB2570 McBride, Mark (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2570, by Rep. Mark McBride, R-Moore, creates the Oklahoma Education Act of 2023.
HB2571 McBride, Mark (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2571, by Rep. Mark McBride, R-Moore, creates the State Education Act.
HB2572 McBride, Mark (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2572, by Rep. Mark McBride, R-Moore, creates the Oklahoma Common Education Act.
HB2583 McBride, Mark (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2583, by Rep. Mark McBride, R-Moore, creates the Oklahoma Schools Act of 2023.
HB2585 McBride, Mark (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2585, by Rep. Mark McBride, R-Moore, creates the Oklahoma Schools Act of 2023.
HB2590 Humphrey, Justin (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2590, by Rep. Justin Humphrey, R-Lane, modifies the definition of the term "unconcealed carry" or "open carry."
HB2603 Humphrey, Justin (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2603, by Rep. Justin Humphrey, R-Lane, creates the Elections Reform Act of 2023.
HB2621 Sims, Lonnie (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2621, by Rep. Lonnie Sims, R-Jenks, creates the Oklahoma Notary Services Act of 2023.
HB2637 Echols, Jon (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2637, by Rep. Jon Echols, R-Oklahoma City, creates the Education Reform Act of 2023.
HB2654 Steagall, Jay (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2654, by Rep. Jay Steagall, R-Yukon, prohibits a governmental entity from mandating onto the general public any vaccination, including any vaccine mandate enacted by any order, ordinance, or rule issued by any governmental entity applicable to the general public. The bill defines the term "governmental entity" to include, but not be limited to, any elected or appointed state or local official, any political subdivision, and any agency, board, commission, or council with rule-making authority. It also prohibits any governmental entity from discriminating against or pursuing civil or criminal penalties against any person of the general public who declines to be vaccinated or who declines to vaccinate his or her children.
HB2670 Steagall, Jay (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2670, by Rep. Jay Steagall, R-Yukon, permits a parent to submit a written complaint detailing any violation of the statute related to parent involvement in public schools to the superintendent of the school district. The bill entitles the parent to a meeting with the superintendent to discuss the complaint if desired by the parent. The bill requires the superintendent to investigate the complaint and respond to the parent in writing within 14 days after receiving the complaint describing the actions the superintendent will take to remedy the complaint. It permits a parent to appeal the actions of the superintendent to the Board of Education by submitting a written complaint detailing the violation and a description of why the superintendent's response failed to remedy the complaint. The bill requires the Board of Education to appoint a committee to investigate any the complaints. The bill requires the committee meet with the parent to discuss the complaint. It requires the committee, within 30 days of receiving the complaint, to submit a recommended response and proposed steps to remedy the complaint to the board for action at the next regularly scheduled meeting. It permits a parent or a district attorney with jurisdiction over the school district to file a suit and assert a violation of this section as a claim against the school district if the board’s action does not remedy a complaint. It permits a parent or district attorney that successfully asserts a claim to recover declaratory relief, injunctive relief to prevent or remedy of a violation or the effects of such a violation, reasonable attorneys' fees and costs, and any other appropriate relief.
HB2672 Baker, Rhonda (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2672, by Rep. Rhonda Baker, R-Yukon, requires a dyslexia awareness program offered as teachers’ professional development be approved by the State Department of Education. The bill removes language that school districts will not be required to electronically submit the annual updates to the Board if the last plan submitted to the Board was approved and expenditures for the program include only expenses relating to individual and small group tutoring, purchase of and training in the use of screening and assessment measures, summer school programs and Saturday school programs. The bill requires, each year on or before October 1, a school district to report to the State Board Education for students enrolled in prekindergarten, kindergarten, first, second, and third grades the number of retained students, the number of times a student has been retained, and the number of students in transitional classrooms. The bill modifies the allocation of funds under the Reading Sufficiency Act. It establishes uses for the funds.
HB2673 Baker, Rhonda (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2673, by Rep. Rhonda Baker, R-Yukon, permit, beginning with the 2023-2024 school year, the statewide student assessment system to include a retest of the nationally recognized college- and career-readiness assessment administered pursuant to subparagraph b of paragraph 2 of this subsection, or nationally recognized, portable career-readiness assessments that lead to a National Career Readiness Certificate. It requires the assessments be available for students in the fall semester of their twelfth grade year and be administered at no cost to students.
HB2674 Baker, Rhonda (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2674, by Rep. Rhonda Baker, R-Yukon, requires the subject matter standards for computer science include an emphasis on computing systems, networks and the Internet, data and analysis, algorithms and programming, and impacts of computing. It modifies the requirements to graduate to include computer science or technology, engineering, aerospace, or aviation in place of computer technology. The bill modifies the requirements for a report by the State Department of Education regarding computer science courses or content offered at each school and district during the previous school year.
HB2675 Baker, Rhonda (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2675, by Rep. Rhonda Baker, R-Yukon, creates until Nov. 1, 2024, a task force to study and make recommendations to modernize the high school graduation requirements in Oklahoma. The bill establishes membership and meeting requirements. It requires the task force submit a report of its findings and recommendations by Nov. 1, 2024, to the Governor, House Speaker and Senate President Pro Tempore.
HB2676 Baker, Rhonda (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2676, by Rep. Rhonda Baker, R-Yukon, clarifies language related to the School District Empowerment Program. The bill modifies certain definitions. The bill removes language that requires each school district board of education maintain and annually review, following consultation with or involvement of representatives selected by local teachers, a written policy of evaluation and corresponding professional development for all teachers and administrators. The bill removes language that requires certain data collected pursuant to be available to authorized representatives of the State Department of Education and its contracting designees. The bill removes the requirement that Oklahoma Teacher and Leader Effectiveness Evaluation System include an individualized program of professional development for all teachers and administrators as adopted by the school district board of education. It permits school districts to submit a request to the State Board of Education to use an alternate evaluation system other than the system selected by the board if the school district establishes the capacity to implement a research-based performance review evaluation system which meets the criteria of the TLE system. The bill permits the State Department of Education to collect school district evaluation information only as is required for federal reporting. It removes the requirement that certain evaluation requirements apply to teachers who are employed on temporary contracts for a complete school year and to teachers who are employed in positions fully funded by federal or private categorical grants, except that such teachers shall be employed only for the duration of the temporary contract or the grant.
HB2677 Baker, Rhonda (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2677, by Rep. Rhonda Baker, R-Yukon, replaces the term “bilingual” with the term “English language learner” as it relates to State Aid. It requires any school district receiving funds for a student who is categorized as an English language learner to reevaluate the student annually using assessments required by federal law to confirm the student continues to meet the definition of English language learner.
HB2678 Baker, Rhonda (H)
McBride, Mark (H)
No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2678, by Rep. Mark McBride, R-Moore and Rep. Rhonda Baker, R-Yukon, prohibits a person from being appointed to serve on the State Board of Education if the person serves on a board of education of a school district which is supervised by the State Board.
HB2679 Baker, Rhonda (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2679, by Rep. Rhonda Baker, R-Yukon, creates the Oklahoma Education Act of 2023.
HB2680 Baker, Rhonda (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2680, by Rep. Rhonda Baker, R-Yukon, creates the Education Act of 2023.
HB2681 Baker, Rhonda (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2681, by Rep. Rhonda Baker, R-Yukon, creates the State Education Act.
HB2682 Lepak, Mark (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2682, by Rep. Mark Lepak, R-Claremore, creates the Elections Reform Act of 2023.
HB2685 Hays, Neil (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2685, by Rep. Neil Hays, R-Checotah, creates the Elections Reform Act of 2023.
HB2701 Kendrix, Gerrid (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2701, by Rep. Gerrid Kendrix, R-Altus, requires registered nurses serving as school nurses with years of nursing experience which are not obtained in the public schools to recognized for their previous years of nursing experience when determining their contracted salary with a school district.
HB2705 Kendrix, Gerrid (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2705, by Rep. Gerrid Kendrix, R-Altus, creates the School Funding Act of 2023.
HB2712 Randleman, Randy (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2712, by Rep. Randy Randleman, R-Eufaula, creates the Common Education Act of 2023.
HB2713 Randleman, Randy (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2713, by Rep. Randy Randleman, R-Eufaula, creates the State Schools Act of 2023.
HB2718 Hefner, Ellyn (H)
McBride, Mark (H)
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HB2718, by Rep. Ellyn Hefner, D-Oklahoma City and Rep. Mark McBride, R-Moore, creates the Oklahoma's Promise Inclusive Act to provide an award to eligible students who are pursuing studies in this state at a CTP program, that will relieve students from paying nonguaranteed resident tuition at state educational institutions. The bill defines applicable terms. It establishes eligibility requirements for students. The bill establishes policies, procedures and regulations of the program.
HB2727 Menz, Annie (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2727, by Rep. Annie Menz, D-Norman, requires sufficient funds be appropriated to the State Board of Education for the National School Lunch Program to be apportioned to each school district for the purpose of providing school meals for at no cost to all children who are enrolled in the school district.
HB2730 Menz, Annie (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2730, by Rep. Annie Menz, D-Norman, requires public bodies to respond to a records request within 30 business days of receipt.
HB2755 Miller, Nicole (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2755, by Rep. Nicole Miller, R-Edmond, adds service with AmeriCorps Volunteers in Service to America that is eligible to be purchased as a service in Oklahoma Teachers’ Retirement System.
HB2763 Miller, Nicole (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2763, by Rep. Nicole Miller, R-Edmond, creates the Education Act of 2023.
HB2772 Munson, Cyndi (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2772, by Rep. Cyndi Munson, D-Oklahoma City, modifies eligibility requirements for the Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program
HB2775 McCall, Charles (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2775, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, creates the Education Funding Act of 2023.
HB2827 Blancett, Meloyde (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2827, by Rep. Meloyde Blancett, D-Tulsa, requires the State Board of Education to award grants, subject to the availability of funds, to public school districts for the purpose of employing school nurses, school counselors, and mental health professionals to provide services and support to students.
HB2840 Caldwell, Trey (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HB2840, by Rep. Trey Caldwell, R-Lawton, provides for and increases the annual bonus amount for teachers with National Board certification.
HJR1002 Talley, John (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HJR1002, by Rep. John Talley, R-Stillwater, proposes a vote of the people on a constitutional amendment that allows a member of the Legislature to be employed as a certified teacher with a public school district in this state after he or she completes his or her term in office.
HJR1003 McCall, Charles (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HJR1003, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, proposes a vote of the people on a constitutional amendment that creates the Oklahoma Elections Reform Act of 2023.
HJR1004 McCall, Charles (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HJR1004, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, proposes a vote of the people on a constitutional amendment that creates the Oklahoma Elections Reform Act of 2023.
HJR1005 McCall, Charles (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HJR1005, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, proposes a vote of the people on a constitutional amendment that creates the Oklahoma Elections Reform Act of 2023.
HJR1006 McCall, Charles (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HJR1006, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, proposes a vote of the people on a constitutional amendment that creates the Oklahoma Education Law Act of 2023.
HJR1007 McCall, Charles (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HJR1007, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, proposes a vote of the people on a constitutional amendment that creates the State Education Law Act of 2023.
HJR1008 McCall, Charles (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HJR1008, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, proposes a vote of the people on a constitutional amendment that creates the Education Law Act of 2023.
HJR1015 McCall, Charles (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HJR1015, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, proposes a vote of the people on a constitutional amendment that prevents the Legislature from exempting property from property tax by statute unless passed by a two-thirds vote in each chamber and became enacted as law pursuant to other provisions of the Oklahoma Constitution.
HJR1019 Manger, Robert (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HJR1019, by Rep. Robert Manger, R-Oklahoma City, proposes a vote of the people on a constitutional amendment that limits the fair cash value of a homestead for individual head of households who are 65 years of age or older to not exceed the fair cash value placed upon the property during the first year in which the individual head of household was 65 years of age or older, eliminating the current income limit requirement.
HJR1020 Williams, Danny (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HJR1020, by Rep. Danny Williams, R-Seminole, proposes a vote of the people on a constitutional amendment that limits the fair cash value of a homestead for individual head of households who are 65 years of age or older to not exceed the fair cash value placed upon the property during the first year in which the individual head of household was 65 years of age or older and eliminates the limit on income.
HJR1025 Wolfley, Max (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HJR1025, by Rep. Max Wolfley, R-Oklahoma City, proposes a vote of the people on a constitutional amendment that limits the fair cash value of a homestead for individual head of households who are 65 years of age or older to not exceed the fair cash value placed upon the property during the first year in which the individual head of household was 65 years of age or older, eliminating the current income limit requirement.
HJR1030 Caldwell, Chad (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HJR1030, by Rep. Chad Caldwell, R-Enid, proposes a vote of the people on a constitutional amendment that makes the Superintendent of Public Instruction an appointee of the Governor beginning with the term of office of the Governor that is to start in 2030. It would make the Superintendent serve at the pleasure of the Governor.
HJR1031 Caldwell, Chad (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HJR1031, by Rep. Chad Caldwell, R-Enid, proposes a vote of the people on a constitutional amendment that would require a supermajority approval of certain types of state questions.
HJR1033 George, John (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HJR1033, by Rep. John George, R-Newalla, proposes a vote of the people on a constitutional amendment that changes the amount of the property tax exemption for certain disabled veterans based on the percentage of disability.
HJR1037 Echols, Jon (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HJR1037, by Rep. Jon Echols, R-Oklahoma City, proposes a vote of the people on a legislative referendum that would create the School Choice Act of 2023.
HJR1039 Steagall, Jay (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HJR1039, by Rep. Jay Steagall, R-Yukon, proposes a vote of the people on a constitutional amendment that makes changes regarding property tax exemptions. It would be effective beginning with the 2025 calendar year and for each year thereafter.
HJR1042 Hays, Neil (H) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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HJR1042, by Rep. Neil Hays, R-Checotah, proposes a vote of the people on a constitutional amendment that limits the fair cash value of a homestead for individual head of households who are 65 years of age or older to not exceed the fair cash value placed upon the property during the first year in which the individual head of household was 65 years of age or older, increasing the current income limit requirement.
SB0001 Garvin, Jessica (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0001, by Sen. Jessica Garvin, R-Duncan, requires school district to report the amount of carryover in a school district's general fund as of June 30 of the preceding fiscal year including a descriptive purpose of the funding action or expenditure for which the carryover funds may be used, as approved by the school district board of education on the State Department of Education's website where information is provided on school district and school site expenditures of state, federal, and local funds, whether appropriated or nonappropriated, excluding payments of voluntary payroll deductions for employees to receiving parties. The bill exempts federal revenue from calculation of the amount of carryover in the general fund. It removes the penalty for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2023, (FY2024) for school districts that have an amount of carryover in the general fund that is in excess of certain limits.The bill also clarifies language related the apportionment of certain tax revenues and removes outdated language.
SB0002 Dahm, Nathan (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0002, by Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, requires each school district, public charter school, virtual charter school, career and technology school, and institution of higher education within The Oklahoma State System of Higher Education to disseminate historic proclamations regarding the Thanksgiving holiday, including the Proclamation by the Continental Congress for a day of Thanksgiving on December 18, 1777; the First Presidential Prayer Proclamation issued by George Washington for November 26, 1789; the Thanksgiving Proclamation issued by President Franklin D. Roosevelt for November 23, 1944;the Thanksgiving Proclamation issued by Ronald Reagan for November 28, 1985; and the Thanksgiving Proclamation issued by Mayor of Oklahoma City Sidney Clarke for November 28, 1889. It permits the proclamation to be distributed in the following manner: one proclamation may be read to students in the classroom or at a school assembly each of the five days leading up to Thanksgiving and prior to a school's holiday break; proclamations may be printed and distributed to students each of the five days leading up to Thanksgiving and prior to a school's holiday break; or proclamations may be emailed to students each of the five days leading up to Thanksgiving and prior to a school's holiday break.
SB0009 Bullard, David (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0009, by Sen. David Bullard, R-Durant, requires each school district submit to the State Department of Education by July 1, 2024, and each July 1 thereafter, an itemized report of school district expenditures for the previous fiscal year related to addressing or improving diversity, inclusion, equity, or social justice in the school district. The bill requires the State Department of Education to make the expenditure report available on its Oklahoma Cost Accounting System and School District Financial Information website. The bill establishes requirements for the school districts' reports. It also requires each school district submit to the State Department of Education the following information: a copy of the school district's anti-discrimination, equity, inclusion, diversity, anti-racism, or social justice policy adopted by the school district board of education; copies of all coursework, homework assignments, classroom presentations, and other materials that were assigned or shown to students as part of a school district's anti-discrimination, equity, inclusion, diversity, anti-racism, or social justice policy; a copy of the school district's student and employee handbooks with certain provisions, if included, highlighted; a copy of any contract entered into by the school district to provide professional development, training, or any related coursework to employees or students relating to the district's anti-discrimination, equity, inclusion, diversity, anti-racism, or social justice policy including the amount of the contract; and a copy of any contract entered into by the school district for the performance of a diversity analysis or equity assessment or for the development of an anti-discrimination, equity, inclusion, diversity, anti-racism, or social justice policy. It requires the State Board of Education to adopt rules for monitoring compliance with the bill's provisions and authorizes the board to report a school as deficient on the accreditation report for noncompliance.
SB0012 Bullard, David (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0012, by Sen. David Bullard, R-Durant, removes language that permits a school district board of education to adopt a school-hours policy only if it meets or exceeds the minimum guidelines for student performance and school district cost savings established by the State Board of Education and the requirement that the State Board of Education promulgate rules, subject to approval by the Legislature, establishing the minimum guidelines for student performance and school district cost savings. The bill adds language that permits a school district board of education to adopt a school-hours policy only if each school site within the district maintains an overview grade of "C" or better on the annual report issued pursuant state statute. It permits the district o maintain its school-hours policy for one year if the overview grade of one or more school site(s) within a district with a school-hours policy drops below a "C," provided all school sites within the district must receive an overview grade of "C" or better to maintain the school-hours policy for subsequent year(s).
SB0015 Murdock, Casey (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0015, by Sen. Casey Murdock, R-Felt, prohibits a governmental entity from entering a contract with a company for the purchase of goods or services unless the contract contains a written verification from the company that it does not have a practice, policy, guidance, or directive that discriminates against a firearm entity or firearm trade association and will not discriminate during the term of the contract against a firearm entity or firearm trade association. The bill defines applicable terms. It exempts contracts with a sole-source provider or when the governmental entity does not receive a bid from a company that is able to provide the written verification required. It requires the Office of Management and Enterprise Services' Central Purchasing Division to review state governmental contracts to confirm that the requirements are met.
SB0016 Bullard, David (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0016, by Sen. David Bullard, R-Durant, requires the State Board of Education establish a two-year pilot program to provide grants to public school districts to provide child care for children of school district employees. It permits the grants to be use to establish an on-site child care facility licensed pursuant to the Oklahoma Child Care Facilities Licensing Act for children of school district employees that is located on school district property; to contract with a child care facility licensed pursuant to the Oklahoma Child Care Facilities Licensing Act to provide child care for school district employees; or to provide school district employees with stipends to help cover a portion of child care-related expenses for children of school district employees. It requires the the State Board of Education establish criteria for awarding grants and requires that the criteria include the availability of licensed child care facilities in the school district and the need for child care resources among school district employees. It requires a public school district seeking to participate in the pilot program apply to the State Board of Education for a grant in the manner and on a form prescribed by the board. It also requires the State Board of Education ensure that pilot program grants are given to a representative sample of Oklahoma school districts, including a school district with an average daily membership (ADM) of more than 2,500 students 10,000 students; a school district with an ADM of 2,500 students or less; and a school district with an ADM of 1,000 students or less. It requires school districts that receive pilot program grants a report to the State Board of Education two years after implementation of the pilot program that includes an itemized accounting of how grant funds were spent, an evaluation of the program by school district employees who were provided child care through the grant program, and recommendations, if any, for future program operations.
SB0020 Burns, George (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0020, by Sen. George Burns, R-Pollard, prohibits a teacher of history, civics, U.S. government, social studies, or similar subject areas, whether for a course required to meet the graduation requirements or an advanced placement course, from being compelled by a policy of any state agency, school district board of education, or school district administrator to discuss current events or widely debated and currently controversial issues of public policy or social affairs. It requires a teacher of history, civics, U.S. government, social studies, or similar subject areas who chooses to discuss current events or widely debated and currently controversial issues of contemporary public policy or contemporary social affairs to explore such issues from diverse and contending perspectives to the best of his or her ability. It prohibits any public school in any course in history, civics, U.S. government, social studies, or similar subject areas, whether for a course required to meet the graduation requirements or an advanced placement course, from requiring, making part of, or awarding course grading or credit for affiliation with or service learning in association with any organization engaged in lobbying for legislation at the local, state, or federal level or in social or public policy advocacy as part of such course or for lobbying for legislation at the local, state, or federal level or any similar activity involving social or public policy advocacy. It prohibits the State Department of Education and any public school in the state from accepting private funding for curriculum development, purchase or choice of curricular materials, teacher preparation, or professional development pertaining to courses on history, civics, U.S. government, social studies, or similar subject areas, whether for a course required to meet the graduation requirements or an advanced placement course. It permits the State Board of Education to promulgate necessary rules.
SB0022 Dahm, Nathan (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0022, by Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, requires state agencies, upon receipt of a requirement for an agency to adopt, follow, or otherwise submit to any new federal rule or regulation or change to an existing federal rule or regulation, or interpretation of any rule or regulation, to send the federal rule or regulation by electronic mail to all members of the Legislature and the Governor. It permits the Legislature to disapprove by adoption of a joint resolution the implementation of any federal rule or regulation imposed on a state agency. It prohibits an agency subject to federal rules or regulations, unless authorized by the Legislature, to follow, interpret, or abide by any requirements of the rule or regulation as specified by the Legislature. Any effective rule or regulation which would have been imposed on an agency when the Legislature was not in session shall be deemed null and void on the date the Legislature disapproves the rule or regulation by a resolution as provided for in subsection B of this section. Federal rules and regulations imposed on state agencies may be disapproved in part or in whole by the Legislature. Upon enactment of any joint resolution disapproving a rule or regulation, the agency shall file notice of such legislative disapproval with the Attorney General. It declares any effective rule or regulation imposed on an agency when the Legislature was not in session to be deemed null and void on the date the Legislature disapproves the rule or regulation by a resolution. It permits federal rules and regulations imposed on state agencies to be disapproved in part or in whole by the Legislature. It requires the agency file notice of such legislative disapproval with the Attorney General upon enactment of any joint resolution disapproving a rule or regulation. It provides a federal rule or regulation will be deemed authorized for state agency compliance if a resolution disapproving the rule or regulations is vetoed by the governor unless that veto is overridden by the Legislature. It exempts state agencies and their employees complying with provisions of the bill from certain liability. It provides any rights, privileges, or interests gained by any person by operation of a federal rule or regulation applied prior to the adoption of a joint resolution will not be affected by reason of any subsequent disapproval or rejection of such rule or regulation by either house of the Legislature.
SB0024 Pemberton, Dewayne (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0024, by Sen. Dewayne Pemberton, R-Muskogee, permits a retired member of the Oklahoma Teachers Retirement System who declines to continue in force the health and dental benefits authorized by the provisions of the Oklahoma Employees Insurance and Benefits Act to have coverage reinstated during the election period of any given year as prescribed by the Office of Management and Enterprise Services. It requires, upon reinstatement of health and dental benefits, the retired member receive the maximum benefit payable under statute.
SB0025 Pemberton, Dewayne (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0025, by Sen. Dewayne Pemberton, R-Muskogee, requires each school district receive $1,200 for each member of the district's support personnel, beginning with the 2023-2024 school year. It requires each school district board of education decide whether to distribute the funds either to provide a one-time pay increase equal to $1,200 to each member of the district's support personnel or to provide a one-time pay increase to members of the district's support personnel in an amount to be determined by the school district board of education based on employee performance or on the need to retain employees in high-demand positions. The bill prohibits a school district from lowering the hours of any support personnel for the purpose of preventing qualification for or to offset the increase in compensation required by the bill. It also prohibits a school district from requiring any support personnel to work more than the hours required to qualify as full-time support personnel as provided by statute.
SB0026 Pemberton, Dewayne (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0026, by Sen. Dewayne Pemberton, R-Muskogee, permits a coach to enter an opposite sex locker room before, during, or after an athletic activity and all students present are fully clothed.
SB0027 Pemberton, Dewayne (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0027, by Sen. Dewayne Pemberton, R-Muskogee, adds the option of a composite score of 1110 or higher on the SAT to the qualification requirements for the Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program (OHLAP) for students who have graduated within the previous three years from a high school not accredited by the State Board of Education. It permits students who have completed the core curriculum and are seeking admission to a technology center school overseen by the State Board of Career and Technology Education to qualify for OHLAP.
SB0028 Pemberton, Dewayne (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0028, by Sen. Dewayne Pemberton, R-Muskogee, implements teacher pay increases beginning with the 2023-2024, 2026-2027 and 2029-2030 school years.
SB0030 Rogers, Cody (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0030, by Sen. Cody Rogers, R-Tulsa, requires each school district board of education adopt procedures providing for notification of a student's parent or legal guardian if there is a change in the student's services related to the student's mental, emotional, or physical health or well-being and the school's ability to provide a safe and supportive learning environment for the student. The bill prohibits a school district board of education from adopting procedures that prohibit school district personnel from notifying a parent or legal guardian about his or her student's mental, emotional, or physical health or well-being or a change in related services or that encourage or have the effect of encouraging a student to withhold such information from a parent or legal guardian. It prohibits school district personnel from discouraging or prohibiting notification of a parent or legal guardian of and involvement in critical decisions affecting a student's mental, emotional, or physical health or well-being. The bill provides that it does not prohibit a school district from adopting procedures that permit school district personnel to withhold such information from a parent or legal guardian if a reasonably prudent person would believe that disclosure would result in abuse, abandonment, or neglect. It prohibits employees and volunteers of school districts and public charter schools from referring to a student under the age of 18 with a name other than that which appears on the student's original birth certificate without written consent from the student's parent or legal guardian. It permits employees and volunteers of school districts and public charter schools to refer to a student with a name that is a shortened version of the first name that appears on the student's original birth certificate or to refer to a student with the middle name that appears on the student's original birth certificate. It prohibits employees and volunteers of school districts and public charter schools from referring to a student under the age of 18 with a pronoun other than that which corresponds to the student's biological sex without written consent from the student's parent or legal guardian. It defines the term "biological sex" to mean the physical condition of being male or female based on genetics and physiology as identified on the student's original birth certificate. It prohibits classroom instruction provided by school district personnel or third parties on sexual orientation or gender identity in grades kindergarten through six and requires it be provided in a manner that is age-appropriate or developmentally appropriate for students in grades seven through twelve. It requires a school district, prior to administering a student well-being questionnaire or health screening form to a student in grades kindergarten through three, provide the questionnaire or health screening form to the parents or legal guardians of the students and obtain written consent from the parents or legal guardians prior to administration of the questionnaire or survey. The bill requires each school district board of education adopt procedures for a parent or legal guardian to notify the district superintendent or his or her designee regarding concerns relating to the provisions of the bill and the process for resolving those concerns within seven calendar days after receipt of notification from the parent or legal guardian. It requires, at a minimum, the procedures require that within 30 days after notification from a parent or legal guardian that the concern remains unresolved, the school district either resolve the concern or provide a statement of the reasons for not resolving the concern. It establishes procedures for when a concern is not resolved by the school district. It requires school districts to establish policies to notify parents and guardians of the adopted procedures. It requires the State Board of Education to promulgate necessary rules including but not limited to school district personnel guidelines that conform to the provisions of the bill.
SB0033 Bullard, David (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0033, by Sen. David Bullard, R-Durant, makes it be unlawful for any federal or state agency, any political subdivision, or any business under contract with a federal or state agency or political subdivision to require any resident of Oklahoma to submit to or receive a COVID-19 vaccination or any variant thereof. It also prohibits any federal or state agency, political subdivision, or business under contract with a federal or state agency or political subdivision from discriminating against any resident of Oklahoma due to vaccination status. It defines the term "political subdivision" to mean a county, city, town, school district, or other governmental or public entity located within Oklahoma.
SB0034 Hall, Chuck (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0034, by Sen. Chuck Hall, R-Perry, corrects statutory references related to the prevention of youth access to tobacco, which was moved from Title 37 to Title 63 in 2016.
SB0039 Stanley, Brenda (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0039, by Sen. Brenda Stanley, R-Midwest City, makes whistleblower protections for teachers applicable to support employees.
SB0040 Bullard, David (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0040, by Sen. David Bullard, R-Durant, creates a 10-member task force until November 30, 2024, to study and make recommendations for pay for performance, qualitative pay, and/or merit pay that would reward the highest-quality teachers in this state and could be used to recruit and retain high-quality teachers. The bill establishes membership and meeting requirements. The bill requires the State Department of Education to provide staff and administrative support for the task force. It requires the task force submit a report of its findings and recommendations by November 20,2024, to the chairs of the Senate and House education committees.
SB0043 Bergstrom, Micheal (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0043, by Sen. Micheal Bergstrom, R-Adair, it requires any state agency or political subdivision of this state requiring a bid or proposal for goods or services require a company submitting a bid or proposal to certify that the company is not a scrutinized company. It requires the certification be in addition to, and not in lieu of, any other certification required by law. It requires a scrutinized company be ineligible to bid on or submit a proposal, directly or indirectly through a third-party, for a contract with any public or private entity that directly or indirectly receives state funding. It requires, if the State Purchasing Director determines that a company has submitted a false certification, that the company be liable for a civil penalty of $250,000 or twice the amount of the contract, whichever is greater, and the State Purchasing Director immediately terminate the contract with the company. The bill defines applicable terms.
SB0044 Bergstrom, Micheal (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0044, by Sen. Micheal Bergstrom, R-Adair, requires school districts, beginning with the 202-2024 school year, provide remediation courses for high school students who score below the benchmarks on subject-area portions of the American College Testing (ACT) exam or below equivalent scores on the SAT exam in the most recent year for which student performance data is available. It permits the remediation to include but not be limited to extended instructional time during the school day; a summer academy; tutoring; online coursework; repetition of any course in which the student has demonstrated academic deficiency by scoring below the benchmarks on subject-area portions of the ACT or SAT; or other supplementary services. It permits the State Board of Education to promulgate necessary rules.
SB0045 Bergstrom, Micheal (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0045, by Sen. Micheal Bergstrom, R-Adair, clarifies and modifies the duties of the School Finance Review Commission to include, but not be limited to, reviewing teacher compensation, and benefits; administrative costs including, administrative functions that may be shared between school districts; opportunities for school districts to be operated in a cost-effective manner; variances in per-pupil and administrative expenditures among school districts with comparable enrollment, demographics, and outcomes on statewide assessments; and expenditures that are not directly or sufficiently related to improving student outcomes.
SB0048 Stanley, Brenda (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0048, by Sen. Brenda Stanley, R-Midwest City, requires, rather than permits, the State Board of Education to allocate funds to school districts for Mentor Teacher Stipends. It increases the amount of the stipend to $2,000 annually from $500 and requires mentor teachers provide three years of mentoring to newly certified teachers. The bill permits a mentor teacher to be a current or retired classroom teacher. It also increases the required number of years of classroom experience for mentor teachers to five from two and requires they have a master's degree or has received National Board Certification, has received district evaluation ratings of "superior" or "highly effective" pursuant to the Oklahoma Teacher and Leader Effectiveness Evaluation System, and has received mentor training from the State Department of Education or the Commission for Educational Quality and Accountability.
SB0049 Dahm, Nathan (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0049, by Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, creates the Joint Committee on Line-Item Legislation to develop the necessary rules and joint rules of each house of the Legislature for the implementation of line-item voting procedures for the consideration of legislation. The bill also permits the committee to consider and issue findings for software updates and estimated costs for the voting procedures and identification of existing statutes and constitutional provisions requiring amendment to allow for line-item for the consideration of legislation. It requires the Senate pro tempore and the House speaker to each appoint five current members to the committee. It requires the Senate president pro tempore and House speaker each designate one of their appointees as co-chair. It requires the members of the committee serve at the pleasure of the presiding officer of their chamber. It requires a quorum of a majority of each chamber's members to conduct any business. It requires the committee meet as needed during the session and interim. The bill requires the committee to submit a report to the Senate president pro tempore and the House speaker by December 31, 2023, that details its findings and recommendations.
SB0050 Dahm, Nathan (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0050, by Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, permits the Legislature by joint resolution to transfer all or part of any federal funds which have been awarded to the state in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to one or more states along the southern United States border with Mexico to support additional border security activities including, but not limited to, completing construction of the border wall. It requires the Office of Management and Enterprise Services' (OMES) director to work with the appropriate officials in the receiving state or states to effectuate the transfer of funds as directed in the joint resolution. It requires the OMES director to promulgate necessary rules and establish required procedures.
SB0051 Stanley, Brenda (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0051, by Sen. Brenda Stanley, R-Midwest City, makes certain requirements for certification of principals applicable to certification of superintendents of schools. The bill also removes and modifies certain certification requirements and removes language establishing certification requirements for superintendents of schools.
SB0052 Stanley, Brenda (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0052, by Sen. Brenda Stanley, R-Midwest City, prohibits teachers' and support personnel accumulated sick leave from being lost due to any break in employment and provides the ability to transfer accumulated sick leave cannot be negated due to any break in employment.
SB0053 Dahm, Nathan (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0053, by Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, requires a birth certificate include provisions to designate the citizenship of the biological parent or parents of the child and provisions to designate the citizenship of the child. The bill requires the provisions to designate the citizenship of the child be limited to one or more of the following: United States citizenship; Oklahoma citizenship; tribal citizenship or membership; or foreign national/non-United States citizen. It requires a or foreign national/non-United States citizen designation be given to any child born to parents neither of which are citizens of the United States and prohibit United States or Oklahoma citizenship being granted to the child.
SB0074 Dahm, Nathan (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0074, by Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, requires every county, municipality, city, town, school, or any other political subdivision, or every person, individually or collectively as a group or organization, or every public or private business operating in the state, retain the authority to display, in its public or private buildings and on its grounds, a nativity scene. The bill defines the term "nativity scene" as a special exhibition, particularly during the Christmas season, of art objects representing the birth of Jesus, including model figures or reenactments which may be called "living nativity scenes" in which real humans and animals participate. The bill authorizes the Attorney General to prepare and present a legal defense of the display if the event that the legality or constitutionality of any display is challenged in a court of law.
SB0075 Dahm, Nathan (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0075, by Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, requires deductions from school districts be reauthorized annually. The bill requires no further debt to a professional organization will accrue if a school employee requests the payroll deduction be terminated. The bill requires authorization for professional organization dues and political contributions be on a form prescribed by the Secretary of Education and contain a statement in 14-point boldface font reading: "I am aware that I have a First Amendment right, as recognized by the U.S. Supreme Court, to refrain from joining and paying dues or making political contributions to a professional employee organization. I further realize that membership and payment of dues or political contributions are voluntary and that I may not be discriminated against for my refusal to join or financially support a professional employee organization. I hereby authorize my employer to deduct dues and/or political contributions from my salary in the amounts specified in accordance with my professional employee organization's bylaws. I understand that I may revoke this authorization at any time." The bill requires authorization containing an employee's full name, position, professional organization, and signature be submitted to the school district. It requires the school district confirm the authorization by emailing the employee's school district-provided email address and waiting for confirmation of the authorization before starting any deduction. It permits the school district to use other means it deems appropriate to confirm the authorization if the employee does not possess a school district-provided email address. It requires an authorization expire at the start of the first full pay period each school year unless it was authorized or reauthorized during the previous school year.
SB0081 Dahm, Nathan (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0081, by Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, extends the $10,000 exemption from individual income tax on retirement benefits through tax year 2023 and exempts all retirement benefits from individual income tax for tax year 2024 and beyond. It also exempts certain lumpsum distributions from taxable income for tax year 2024 and subsequent tax years.
SB0084 Dahm, Nathan (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0084, by Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, prohibits state agencies, counties, municipalities, or political subdivisions 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 term "photo monitoring device" to mean a stationary, unmanned device used with a lighted traffic control device to detect a traffic control signal violation and captures photographic identification of the vehicle that results in the issuance of a citation against the registrant, rather than the driver, of the vehicle. It defines the term "traffic control signal" to mean any device, whether manually, electronically, or mechanically operated, by which traffic is alternately directed to stop and proceed.
SB0087 Garvin, Jessica (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0087, by Sen. Jessica Garvin, R-Duncan, requires any active employee opting out of the state's basic plan or the health and dental basic plan options receive one-half of the flexible benefit allowance amount for the given plan year per month as taxable compensation in lieu of the full flexible benefit allowance amount for fiscal year 2024 and each subsequent fiscal year.
SB0088 Garvin, Jessica (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0088, by Sen. Jessica Garvin, R-Duncan, adds one unit of physical education to the state's high school graduation requirements.
SB0089 Kirt, Julia (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0089, by Sen. Julia Kirt, D-Oklahoma City, requires a public body provide written notice to a requestor if a records request under the Open Records Act cannot be completed within five business days of the request that indicates the reason for the delay and specifying a date within a reasonable time when the information requested will be available for inspection or duplication.
SB0091 Garvin, Jessica (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0091, by Sen. Jessica Garvin, R-Duncan, requires certified school personnel and support personnel who choose not to participate in the school-district-sponsored cafeteria plan shall receive one-half of the flexible benefit allowance amount for the given plan year per month as taxable compensation in lieu of the full flexible benefit allowance for FY2024 and each fiscal year thereafter. It requires certified and support personnel who choose not to participate in the cafeteria plan provide proof of coverage under a separate health insurance plan and sign an affidavit attesting that the employee is currently covered and does not require school-district-sponsored health insurance each plan year.
SB0093 Rader, Dave (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0093, by Sen. Dave Rader, R-Tulsa, requires students complete and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to graduate from a public high school accredited by the State Board of Education. It provides for certain exemptions. The bill requires the State Department of Education develop and publish materials for students, parents, and legal guardians explaining the requirements to complete the FAFSA, the benefits to completing the FAFSA, and the opt-out provisions and an opt-out form to be used by school districts, charter schools, and virtual charter schools. It requires the superintendent of each school district to designate a school employee to collect information regarding student compliance with bill's provisions and requires the collection and storage of the information comply with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA). It requires the State Board of Education to promulgate rules that address the method by which a student is to provide proof to a school district, public charter school, or virtual charter school that the student has completed and submitted the FAFSA as required.
SB0094 Garvin, Jessica (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0094, by Sen. Jessica Garvin, R-Duncan, requires, beginning in the 2023-2024 school year, each school district in this state conduct an annual fitness assessment that is approved by the State Department of Education. The bill requires the assessment be conducted each school year for students in grades three through five as part of a course that satisfies the statutory physical education program requirements and for students in grades six through 12 during the school year when the assessment can be administered by trained personnel including but not limited to school nurses, physical education and health teachers, coaches, and any other certified school employees. The bill establishes requirements for the assessments. It exempts students with a disability or other condition that requires an exemption as determined by the State Department of Education. The bill requires school districts to annually provide the results of individual student performance on the physical fitness assessment to the State Department of Education and the State Department of Health. The bill requires the results not contain the name of the individual student, the student's Social Security number, or the student's date of birth. It permits the performance results to be used for assessing the effectiveness of health programs and developing recommendations for modifications to physical education, health and wellness programs, or health education curriculum. It requires school districts to provide a parent or legal guardian with the results of the physical fitness assessment of the parent's or legal guardian's child not later than the last day of the school year. The bill requires the results provided to parents or legal guardians be clear, precise, and easy to understand. The bill requires the State Department of Education and the State Department of Health to analyze the performance results provided and identify, for each school district, any correlation between the results and the following: student obesity, student attendance levels, student academic performance levels, student disciplinary problems, and school meal programs. The bill permits the State Department of Education to contract with a public or private entity to conduct all or part of the analysis required. It also permits the State Department of Education to use state, federal, or private funding or a combination thereof to perform the analysis. The bill requires the State Department of Education to submit an annual report to the Governor, beginning October 1, 2024, and annually thereafter. The bill establishes requirements for the report. The bill permits the Governor to, in coordination with the State Department of Education, establish one or more recognition programs to acknowledge school districts and schools which have most improved in their physical fitness assessments. The bill also permits the Governor to collaborate with private corporations in the development and implementation of recognition programs, including providing monetary or other incentives to school districts or schools for attaining certain levels of health status. It requires all school districts or schools receiving acknowledgment through a recognition program established by the Governor to be recognized on the State Department of Education's website.
SB0095 Standridge, Robert (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0095, by Sen. Robert Standridge, R-Norman, prohibits public school districts, public charter schools, or public school districts or public charter school employees from providing any sexually explicit material including but not limited to any book or other written medium containing sexually explicit material to a student enrolled in the public school district or public charter school without written consent from the student's parent or legal guardian. The bill requires, upon receipt of a student's request for a book or other written medium containing sexually explicit material, the public school district or public charter school employee to provide prior written notification to the student's parent or legal guardian of his or her right to inspect the book or other written medium and his or her right to provide or not provide consent for the student to view the book or other written medium. The bill establishes requirements for the written notification. It requires a student's parent or legal guardian to have a minimum of 10 business days to review the request for written consent. The bill provides the parent or legal guardian of a student who is provided a book or other written medium with sexually explicit material for which written consent was not provided will have a cause of action against the public school district or public charter school.
SB0098 Prieto, Dana (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0098, by Sen. Dana Prieto, R-, permits a school board member to be removed from office by means of a recall petition demanding the removal of a board member and the election of a successor to the member. The bill recalls the recall petition be signed by not less than 33 percent of the qualified electors of the board district based on the total number of votes cast at the last board district election. It requires the recall petition to be filed with the school district board of education. The bill requires the petition contain a specific statement of the grounds on which removal is sought. The bill requires the form for the recall petition to be prescribed by the State Election Board. The bill provides no signature on a petition will be deemed valid if signed more than six months prior to the filing of the petition. The bill requires a school district's board of education, within 10 days of the presentation of a recall petition, to order and fix a date for holding the election. The bill requires the board of education to notify by resolution the county election board secretary. It prohibits an election from being held prior to 180 days after the board of education member has taken office or within 180 days before the next board district election. The bill permits any member of a school district board of education sought to be removed to be a candidate to succeed himself or herself. The bill requires candidates wishing to succeed the member to file declarations of candidacy in the same place and manner as a general election for a member as provided in state statute. The bill requires the member continue to serve on the board of education if no other candidate. It requires the incumbent continue to serve if elected. The bill requires the incumbent to be deemed removed from office if another individual is elected and removed from office at the time the winner of the election is declared. The bill requires the successor assume the office within 10 days after receiving notification of the election results and to hold office for the unexpired term of their predecessor.
SB0099 Daniels, Julie (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0099, by Sen. Julie Daniels, R-Bartlesville, requires deductions from school districts be reauthorized annually. The bill requires no further debt to a professional organization will accrue if a school employee requests the payroll deduction be terminated. The bill requires authorization for professional organization dues and political contributions be on a form prescribed by the Secretary of Education and contain a statement in 14-point boldface font reading: "I am aware that I have a First Amendment right, as recognized by the U.S. Supreme Court, to refrain from joining and paying dues or making political contributions to a professional employee organization. I further realize that membership and payment of dues or political contributions are voluntary and that I may not be discriminated against for my refusal to join or financially support a professional employee organization. I hereby authorize my employer to deduct dues and/or political contributions from my salary in the amounts specified in accordance with my professional employee organization's bylaws. I understand that I may revoke this authorization at any time." The bill requires authorization containing an employee's full name, position, professional organization, and signature be submitted to the school district.
SB0100 Pemberton, Dewayne (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0100, by Sen. Dewayne Pemberton, R-Muskogee, requires every school district undergo a risk and vulnerability assessment conducted by the Oklahoma School Security Institute by July 1, 2026. The bill requires the assessment include recommendations to increase security on school district property. It exempts schools districts that underwent a risk and vulnerability assessment conducted by the Oklahoma School Security Institute in the two years prior to the effective date of the bill. It requires school districts to coordinate with the Oklahoma School Security Institute to conduct reassessments every five years.
SB0101 Pemberton, Dewayne (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0101, by Sen. Dewayne Pemberton, R-Muskogee, appropriates $20 million for them FY2024 General Revenue Fund to the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management to be deposited in the Oklahoma School Security Revolving Fund to administer the Oklahoma School Security Grant Program. The bill requires 85 percent of the funds be used to provide Oklahoma School Security Grant Program grants to public schools, technology center schools, and private schools and for 15 percent to be used to provide Oklahoma School Security Grant Program grants to institutions of higher learning. The bill establishes requirements for an institution of higher learning, technology center school, public school, or private school to be eligible for an Oklahoma School Security Grant Program award. The bill requires the annual report on the Oklahoma School Security Grant Program submitted by the Department of Emergency Management include a list of the recipients of grant awards and information on how grant funds were used during the previous year.
SB0107 Bergstrom, Micheal (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0107, by Sen. Micheal Bergstrom, R-Adair, prohibits a state agency or political subdivision from entering into a contract or agreement with any company that is directly influenced or owned by a designated country, that is related to critical infrastructure and that would grant the company access or control of critical infrastructure, cybersecurity networks, or public utilities. The bill permits the Governor to designate countries as threats to critical infrastructure. The bill requires the Governor first consult with the Commissioner of Public Safety and the Director of the Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security for assessments of threats to critical infrastructure. The bill defines applicable terms.
SB0109 Thompson, Kristen (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0109, by Sen. Kristen Thompson, R-, prohibits school districts' boards of education from including on their consent agendas expenditures exceeding $25,000. It requires each expenditure exceeding $25,000 be voted on separately during a board of education meeting. It requires each school district board of education to provide for public comment, subject to reasonable time limitations, on each expenditure item on the board of education's agenda that proposes the expenditure of more than $25,000.
SB0110 Weaver, Darrell (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0110, by Sen. Darrell Weaver, R-Moore, requires the State Board of Career and Technology Education to divide the territory of technology center school districts having a population of more than 225,0000 into board zones. It requires the board of education of the technology center school district to consist of one member elected from each of the district zones. It requires voters of each district zone to elect a person who is a resident of the district zone to represent the district zone on the school board beginning with any election held after July 1, 2023. It requires the office to become vacant if the member ceases to be a resident of the district zone for which they are elected and provides for the vacancy to be filled. It requires the State Board of Career and Technology Education to promulgate rules prescribing the manner in which the elections are held.
SB0112 Thompson, Roger (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0112, by Sen. Roger Thompson, R-Okemah, amends the transportation factor in the State Aid Formula.
SB0126 Bullard, David (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0126, by Sen. David Bullard, R-Durant, requires an arresting law enforcement agency to notify the superintendent of the school district or public school in which a student is enrolled if in the course of an arrest for a violent crime it is discovered that the person being arrested is a student of a school district or public school. The bill requires the notification and any information regarding the adjudication of the student be conducted with due regard to the statutory provisions regarding the confidentiality of juvenile. It requires the information be kept as part of the student's permanent records and included in the records provided to a receiving district due to a student transfer conducted pursuant to the Education Open Transfer Act. The bill requires a student's parent or legal guardian to notify the school if the student has been arrested for a violent crime, beginning with the 2023-2024 school year and prior to enrollment.
SB0129 Bullard, David (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0129, by Sen. David Bullard, R-Durant, creates the Millstone Act of 2023. The bill defines appliable terms. The bill prohibits a physician or other healthcare professional from providing gender transition procedures to any individual under 26-years old. It also prohibits a physician or other healthcare professional from referring any individual under 26-years old to any healthcare professional for gender transition procedures. The bill exempts certain procedures from the prohibition on providing gender transition procedures. It prohibits public funds from being directly or indirectly used, granted, paid, or distributed to any entity, organization, or individual that provides gender transition procedures to an individual under 26-years old. It prohibits healthcare services furnished in the following situations from including gender transition procedures to an individual under 26 years of age: By or in a healthcare facility owned by the state or a county or local government or by a physician or other healthcare professional employed by the state or a county or local government. It prohibits the state Medicaid program from reimbursing or providing cover for gender transition procedures to an individual under 26-years of age. It makes a physician or other healthcare professional found to have knowingly referred for or provided gender transition procedures to an individual under 26-years old, upon conviction, guilty of a felony. It requires prosecution for a criminal violation to be commenced within 40 years after the commission of the offense. It declares any referral for or provision of gender transition procedures to an individual under 26 years of age as unprofessional conduct and requires, upon an adverse ruling by the appropriate licensing board, immediate revocation of the license or certificate of the physician or other healthcare professional. It requires disciplinary proceedings against the physician or other healthcare professional must be commenced within 40 years after the commission of the offense. It permits a person to assert an actual or threatened violation of the act as a claim or defense in a judicial or administrative proceeding and obtain compensatory damages, injunctive relief, declaratory relief, or any other appropriate relief. It requires a person to bring a claim for a violation of this act no later than 40 years after the day the cause of action accrues. It permits an individual under 18 years of age to bring an action throughout their minority through a parent or next friend, and to bring an action in their own name upon reaching majority at any time from that point until 40 years after reaching the age of majority. It permits an action to be commenced, and relief may to be granted, in a judicial proceeding without regard to whether the person commencing the action has sought or exhausted available administrative remedies. It permits a prevailing party in any action or proceeding to enforce the provisions of the act who establishes a violation of the act to recover reasonable attorney fees. It permits the Attorney General to bring an action to enforce compliance with the act. It provides the act does not deny, impair, or otherwise affect any right or authority of the Attorney General, this state, or any agency, officer, or employee of the state, acting under any law other than this act, to institute or intervene in any proceeding.
SB0131 Rogers, Cody (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0131, by Sen. Cody Rogers, R-Tulsa, permits a parent to file a civil action against a person or governmental entity in district court for a violation of the Parents' Bill of Rights. The bill permits the court to grant injunctive relief, monetary damages, court costs, and reasonable attorney fees. It expands parental rights to right to direct the education of the minor child to include the right to choose public, private, religious, or other means of education and the right to make reasonable choices within public schools for the education of his or her child. It gives parents and legal guardians the right to consent in writing to all physical and mental healthcare decisions for a minor child, unless otherwise prohibited by law. The bill expands the grounds for discipline of a state employee, political subdivision employee, or any other governmental entity employee, except for law enforcement personnel, for any attempt to withhold information that is relevant to the physical, emotional, or mental health of a minor child. The bill requires written consent from a parent for a child to participate in sex education instruction, rather than a written objection to opt-out. The bill changes a reference to "instruction or presentations regarding sexuality" to "any instructions or presentations that have the goal or purpose of studying, exploring, or informing students about gender roles or stereotypes, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, or romantic or sexual relationships" in courses other than formal sex education curricula and requires written consent from a parent for a child to participate in the instruction, rather than withdrawing their student from participation. It requires school districts to inform parents and legal guardians of procedures by which they may withdraw their child from any club or activity to which the parents object. It prohibits any person, corporation, association, organization, state-supported institution, or individual employed by any of these entities from dispensing any prescription drugs to a minor without first obtaining a written consent of a parent or legal guardian of the minor. The bill provides no student will be required to participate in a sex education class or program which discusses sexual behavior or attitudes if a parent or guardian of the student does not provide written consent for such participation and provides if the program is part of or is taught during a credit course, a student may be required to enroll in the course but not be required to receive instruction in or participate in the program if a parent or guardian does not provide written consent.
SB0137 Dahm, Nathan (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0137, by Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, requires the State Department of Education, beginning in the 2023-2024 school year, to implement a four-year pilot program to provide courses and assessments in United States history, government, and civics to eleventh-grade students enrolled in public school districts and public charter schools It requires the State Department of Education to contract with a provider that will make online courses and assessments available to eleventh-grade students at no cost to the State Department of Education or participating public school districts or public charter schools. It requires the contracted provider make the following courses available: Introduction to the United States Constitution; The Meaning and History of the United States Constitution; The Progressive Rejection of the Founding Fathers and the Rise of Bureaucratic Despotism; Civil Rights in American History; and The Federalist Papers. The bill requires eleventh-grade students, after completing the required courses, be administered an assessment on the content of the courses. It requires school districts and public charter schools to submit assessment scores to the State Department of Education and requires the department post the scores on its website in a manner that complies with the Student Data Accessibility, Transparency and Accountability Act of 2013 and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA). It permits the State Board of Education to develop rules to determine if the pilot program courses taught pursuant to this section are eligible for academic credit toward meeting the graduation requirements set forth in Oklahoma Statutes. It requires the pilot program end no later than July 1, 2027. The bill requires the State Department of Education submit a report to the Senate president pro tempore and the House speaker containing an evaluation of the results of the pilot program by November 30, 2027. The bill requires the report include data on the number of students who score above and below 70 percent on the assessment. It permits the State Board of Education to promulgate necessary rules.
SB0138 Dahm, Nathan (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0138, by Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, requires the subject matter standards for social studies to include at least forty-five (45) minutes of instruction on "Victims of Communism Day", on or around November 7th of each year, on topics such as Mao Zedong in China, Joseph Stalin and the Soviet System, Fidel Castro and the Cuban Revolution, Vladimir Lenin and the Russian Revolution, Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam, and Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela and how the victims suffered under these regimes through suppression of speech, poverty, starvation, migration, and systemic lethal violence against civilians. It clarifies a reference to the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.
SB0139 Dahm, Nathan (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0139, by Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, adds the Bill of Rights, the Anti-Federalist Papers, the Articles of Confederation, the Gettysburg Address, George Washington's Farewell Address, the 1777 version of the New England Primer, and The Law by Frederic Bastiat to the list of historical documents in the subject matter standards for history, social studies, and United States Government. The bill requires, beginning with ninth graders in the 2023-2024 school year, students enrolled in a public high school accredited by the State Board of Education be required to read the United States Constitution, including the Bill of Rights, each school year until the student graduates from high school. It also requires, beginning with ninth graders in the 2023-2024 school year, students enrolled in a public high school accredited by the State Board of Education be required to read The Law by Frederic Bastiat and the 1777 version of the New England Primer at least once during high school.
SB0140 Dahm, Nathan (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0140, by Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, creates the Oklahoma Science Education Act. It requires the State Board of Education, school district boards of education, school district superintendents, and school principals to endeavor to create an environment within public school districts that encourages students to explore scientific questions, learn about scientific evidence, develop critical thinking skills, and respond appropriately and respectfully to differences of opinion about controversial issues and to endeavor to assist teachers to find effective ways to present the science curriculum as it addresses scientific controversies. It requires teachers be permitted to help students understand, analyze, critique, and review in an objective manner the scientific strengths and scientific weaknesses of existing scientific theories covered in the course being taught using evidence-based, peer-reviewed material. It provides that neither the State Board of Education nor any school district board of education, school district superintendent, or school principal can prohibit any teacher in a public school district from helping students understand, analyze, critique, and review in an objective manner the scientific strengths and weaknesses of existing scientific theories covered in the course being taught using evidence-based, peer-reviewed material. It provides the bill's provisions will only protect the teaching of scientific information and cannot be construed to promote any religious or non-religious doctrine, promote discrimination for or against a particular set of religious beliefs or non-beliefs, or promote discrimination for or against religion or non-religion. It requires the State Board of Education, by no later than the start of the 2023-2024 school year, notify school district boards of education and school district superintendents of public schools of the bill's provisions and requires each school district board of education and school district superintendent to notify all employees within the school district of the bill's provisions. It grants immunity to a teacher who complies with the bill's provisions from civil liability or termination of employment.
SB0147 Hicks, Carri (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0147, by Sen. Carri Hicks, D-Oklahoma City, allows a school district to stock glucagon and requires written consent and waiver of liability.
SB0148 Hicks, Carri (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0148, by Sen. Carri Hicks, D-Oklahoma City, requires each school district to create a special education advisory council. It provides for council membership. It requires a meeting of the special education advisory council to be called by the school district superintendent no later than October 1 of each year for the purpose of addressing special education issues. It allows the council to meet at other times as necessary in a meeting space furnished by the district. It requires the district to provide staff support for the council. It requires all council meetings to be subject to the Oklahoma Open Meeting Act.
SB0149 Hicks, Carri (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0149, by Sen. Carri Hicks, D-Oklahoma City, prohibits, beginning July 1, 2024, the State Board of Education from sponsoring charter schools except as provided therein. It requires the State Board of Education to notify any charter school that is sponsored by the Board in a manner other than that allowed therein that its sponsorship to cease effective July 1, 2024. It requires the charter school applicant to have until July 1, 2024, to enter into a contract with a sponsor as provided therein. It requires that if the charter school applicant does not successfully enter into a contract with a sponsor by July 1, 2024, the charter school will be dissolved.
SB0150 Hicks, Carri (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0150, by Sen. Carri Hicks, D-Oklahoma City, requires the minimum salary schedule adopted and transmitted to the State Board of Education to include the base salary amounts including the minimum state salary amounts provided for in Section 18-114.14 of this title and district increments in excess of the minimums; and district-paid benefits, such as life, dental, disability, salary protection, vision, cancer, and health supplemental insurance.
SB0154 Stanley, Brenda (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0154, by Sen. Brenda Stanley, R-Midwest City, provides exemptions from certain reading screening instruments to specified students.
SB0166 Prieto, Dana (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0166, by Sen. Dana Prieto, R-, modifies language related to candidate filing for school board seats. It requires candidates for a school board office to be filled in the regular election to file on the first Monday in December through the following Wednesday. It requires candidates for a school board office to be filled in a special election to file on a Monday through the following Wednesday, that is at least 10 days after the seat has been declared vacant. It requires school board vacancies to be filled by a special election, rather than by appointment by the board. It requires the board of education, upon notification of a vacancy, to make a vacancy declaration at its next regularly scheduled meeting, set the filing dates for declarations of candidacy, and adopt the resolution calling for a special election. It requires the board of education, if the vacancy is declared within the first 14 days of November, to use the regular election process to fill the office. The bill requires a special election to be held no later than 75 days after the vacancy is declared. It removes the authority of a board of education to fill a vacancy if not candidate files for the office and authorizes the State Superintendent of Public Instruction to fill the vacancy by appointment.
SB0169 Gollihare, Todd (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0169, by Sen. Todd Gollihare, R-, requires law enforcement officers and emergency medical service providers that serve an area in which a school district is located to be physically present and directly involved in a minimum of one security drill required by statute. The bill requires school districts to notify law enforcement officers and emergency medical service providers at least 48 hours before conducting a security drill which they are expected to attend.
SB0175 Floyd, Kay (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0175, by Sen. Kay Floyd, D-Oklahoma City, names an existing portion of statute that relates to suicide awareness and drug abuse policies Evan's Law.
SB0176 Young, George (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0176, by Sen. George Young, D-Oklahoma City, requires each school district and public charter school make feminine hygiene products available, at no cost, in school restrooms designated for use by females. The bill defines the term "feminine hygiene products" to mean tampons and sanitary napkins for use in connection with the menstrual cycle.
SB0184 Hicks, Carri (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0184, by Sen. Carri Hicks, D-Oklahoma City, removes the Legislature's preemption to control smoking in public places. The bill permits political subdivisions to adopt regulations to control or prohibit smoking or vaping in public places or properties owned or operated by the respective governing bodies. It permits the laws to be more, but not less, stringent than those in the Smoking in Public Places and Indoor Workplaces Act.
SB0189 Hicks, Carri (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0189, by Sen. Carri Hicks, D-Oklahoma City, prohibits a charter school from entering into a contract with a teacher who does not hold a valid certificate
SB0194 Murdock, Casey (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0194, by Sen. Casey Murdock, R-Felt, requires the appointment of the Secretary of the Land Office to be subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.
SB0203 Garvin, Jessica (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0203, by Sen. Jessica Garvin, R-Duncan, requires school districts to be in session at least 150 days instead of 165 days and removes the possibility of an hours-based calendar.
SB0208 Bergstrom, Micheal (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0208, by Sen. Micheal Bergstrom, R-Adair, requires businesses that receive funding from the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology to make a binding commitment to provide data on job creation, salaries and total revenue. for five years or until the repayment amount has been paid, whichever is later.
SB0213 Seifried, Ally (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0213, by Sen. Ally Seifried, R-Claremore, allows teachers with certification in agricultural education, business and information technology, economics, family and consumer science, history and social studies, or mathematics or teachers who have been credentialed by the State Board of Education to teach personal financial literacy.
SB0226 Rogers, Cody (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0226, by Sen. Cody Rogers, R-Tulsa, requires the Department of Human Services to consult with and, as necessary, enter into one or more agreements with the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services and any other relevant agencies to create a program designed to prevent children who are not otherwise abused or neglected from entering the custody or guardianship of the Department of Human Services solely for the purpose of receiving services for a serious mental illness or serious emotional disturbance.
SB0236 Garvin, Jessica (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0236, by Sen. Jessica Garvin, R-Duncan, requires the State Board of Education to establish a grant program to provide public school districts and public charter schools with grants to support cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training and automated external defibrillator (AED) procurement, maintenance, and training. It requires a school district or public charter school to apply to the State Board of Education for a grant in the manner and on a form prescribed by the Board. It requires the State Board of Education to establish criteria for awarding grants. It requires implementation of the grant program created therein to be contingent upon the appropriation by the Legislature of $500,000.
SB0237 Prieto, Dana (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0237, by Sen. Dana Prieto, R-, requires the term of office of a board of education member elected pursuant to the provisions therein after the effective date to be three years. It allows persons currently serving as a board of education member on the effective date to complete the term for which they were previously elected.
SB0238 Kirt, Julia (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0238, by Sen. Julia Kirt, D-Oklahoma City, modifies the definitions of municipal, county, and school district political committees.
SB0244 Seifried, Ally (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0244, by Sen. Ally Seifried, R-Claremore, modifies permissible dates for school district elections.
SB0251 Dahm, Nathan (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0251, by Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, requires the only applicable terms of gender or sex be male for those with XY chromosomes, female for those with XX chromosome and intersex for those with a mutation.
SB0261 Howard, Brent (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0261, by Sen. Brent Howard, R-Altus, considers a library a political subdivision for the means of the Governmental Tort Claims Act.
SB0265 Garvin, Jessica (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0265, by Sen. Jessica Garvin, R-Duncan, provides a grant to hire a teacher’s assistant for every classroom that exceeds class size limits and puts the State Board of Education in charge of implementing and overseeing the grant process and distribution of funds.
SB0268 Alvord, Jerry (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0268, by Sen. Jerry Alvord, R-, directs the State Department of Education to submit a request to the United States Department of Agriculture for a waiver from the nutritional standards for the National School Lunch Act for school districts with an average daily membership of 1,000 or less.
SB0277 Stephens, Blake (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0277, by Sen. Blake Stephens, R-Tahlequah, allows firearms and knives to be stored hidden from view in a locked privately owned vehicle for the purpose of self-defense on school property.
SB0279 Dahm, Nathan (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0279, by Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, creates the Parental Rights Immunization Act, requiring each health provider who administers vaccines to obtain informed consent from the legal representative of a minor before administering a vaccine to said minor.
SB0280 Dahm, Nathan (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0280, by Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, prohibits any political subdivision from compelling or coercing any person under its jurisdiction to receive any immunization through direct or indirect means.
SB0285 Kirt, Julia (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0285, by Sen. Julia Kirt, D-Oklahoma City, removes the requirement for certified teachers to pass a general education test for their certification.
SB0289 Prieto, Dana (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0289, by Sen. Dana Prieto, R-, allows school board members to be elected on the second Tuesday of November every odd-numbered year and on the first Tuesday after the first Monday of November in each even-numbered year. The bill sets the primary election of members of a local board of education to the second Tuesday in September of each odd-numbered year and the fourth Tuesday of August in each even-numbered year. The bill allows candidates to file no earlier than 8:00 a.m. on the second Wednesday in April through no later than 5:00 p.m. on the succeeding Friday.
SB0301 Garvin, Jessica (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0301, by Sen. Jessica Garvin, R-Duncan, requires certain students test scores be included in postsecondary opportunities scores for school districts in annual school report cards.
SB0321 Seifried, Ally (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0321, by Sen. Ally Seifried, R-Claremore, allows private institutions of higher learning to sponsor charter schools.
SB0322 Seifried, Ally (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0322, by Sen. Ally Seifried, R-Claremore, allows certain tuition aid grants to be used for transition and postsecondary programs specified therein.
SB0329 Bergstrom, Micheal (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0329, by Sen. Micheal Bergstrom, R-Adair, allows school district boards of education and other agencies specified therein to apply directly for federal funds.
SB0331 Rogers, Cody (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0331, by Sen. Cody Rogers, R-Tulsa, allows a student who enrolls in a school district in which the student is not a resident pursuant to the Education Open Transfer Act to participate in interscholastic activities or contests offered by the receiving school district upon enrollment.
SB0332 Dossett, Jo Anna (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0332, by Sen. Jo Anna Dossett, D-Tulsa, modifies the definition of “career teacher.”
SB0334 Rogers, Cody (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0334, by Sen. Cody Rogers, R-Tulsa, modifies officers and other positions subject to impeachment in addition to modifying officers and other positions subject to removal from office by an alternate method.
SB0335 Rogers, Cody (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0335, by Sen. Cody Rogers, R-Tulsa, modifies the dates of elections held by political subdivisions.
SB0339 Rogers, Cody (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0339, by Sen. Cody Rogers, R-Tulsa, sets special election dates for local bond elections.
SB0340 Rogers, Cody (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0340, by Sen. Cody Rogers, R-Tulsa, prohibits a state employee from being annually compensated more than the Governor of the State of Oklahoma. It provides exemptions.
SB0341 Rogers, Cody (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0341, by Sen. Cody Rogers, R-Tulsa, prohibits any elected official within three months prior to an election in which the elected official’s name will appear on the ballot from using or allowing to be used such official’s name, image, likeness, or voice in a public service announcement or in an advertisement or other promotional message created or purchased using public funds. It provides exemptions.
SB0343 Newhouse, Joe (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0343, by Sen. Joe Newhouse, R-Tulsa, provides that any person who has been employed as a full-time teacher by a school district in Oklahoma and applies for employment as a full-time teacher in another school district may not be required to have a national criminal history record check if the teacher produces a copy of a national criminal history record check completed within the preceding five years and a letter from the school district in which the teacher was employed stating the teacher left in good standing. It requires the letter to attest to whether there were allegations or pending or ongoing investigations of inappropriate behavior between the teacher and a student or students.
SB0344 Floyd, Kay (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0344, by Sen. Kay Floyd, D-Oklahoma City, requires each school district library in Oklahoma to provide an effective library media program through the acquisition of library media materials sufficient to meet the instructional needs of students enrolled in the school district. It requires each school district board of education to adopt and post on the school district's website a comprehensive written policy that guides the selection, deselection, and reconsideration of library media materials.
SB0348 Dahm, Nathan (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0348, by Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, prohibits any agency or department of the state, county or municipality, or political subdivision from adopting a policy or training materials to promote race or sex stereotyping or scapegoating.
SB0358 Daniels, Julie (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0358, by Sen. Julie Daniels, R-Bartlesville, removes the requirement for previous public school attendance to be eligible to receive a scholarship through the Lindsey Nicole Henry Scholarships for Students with Disabilities Program. It exempts children who were adopted while in the permanent custody of an international child-placing agency, a child-placing agency in this state, or a federally recognized Indian tribe.
SB0359 Pugh, Adam (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0359, by Sen. Adam Pugh, R-Edmond, delays the modification of the calculation of Foundation Program Income and Salary Incentive Aid beginning in the 2024-2025 school year, rather than the 2022-2023 school year. The bill requires the State Department of Education to include in its annual budget request the amount of protested ad valorem tax revenues held as prescribed in statute for all school districts in this state for the preceding year.
SB0360 Pugh, Adam (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0360, by Sen. Adam Pugh, R-Edmond, requires the State Board of Education to provide a $500 annual salary bonus to a school nurse who maintains certification from the National Board for Certification of School Nurses and is employed by a school district.
SB0361 Pugh, Adam (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0361, by Sen. Adam Pugh, R-Edmond, creates the Interstate Teacher Mobility Compact Act to facilitate the mobility of teachers through a collective regulatory framework amongst member states to expedite and enhance the ability of teachers to move across state lines. The bill defines applicable terms. It requires licensure under the compact pertain only to the initial grant of a license or certificate by the receiving state and not to any subsequent or ongoing compliance requirements that a receiving state may require for teachers. The bill requires compact member states to compile and update a list of licenses. It provides for the granting of licensure or certification. The bill permits a member state to make certain requirements. The bill creates the Interstate Teacher Mobility Compact Commission and provides for its members, and frequency of meetings. It allows the commission to collect certain annual assessment or impose fees. The exempts from liability certain individuals associated with the commission and provides for defense against certain civil actions. The bill requires the commission to promulgate necessary rules. It provides for the compact's enforcement and directs the commission to take certain actions upon determination of default of a member state. It establishes a process for implementing the compact.
SB0362 Pugh, Adam (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0362, by Sen. Adam Pugh, R-Edmond, exempts any person who has obtained a criminal history record check for teacher certification or for employment with a school in the immediately preceding five years from being be required to have a national criminal history record check if the teacher produces a copy of a the national criminal history record check. It also requires any person who has been employed as a full-time teacher by a school district in Oklahoma who applies for employment as a full-time teacher in another school district to provide a letter from the school district in which the teacher was employed stating the teacher left in good standing. It removes other exemptions from obtaining new criminal history record check.
SB0363 Pugh, Adam (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0363, by Sen. Adam Pugh, R-Edmond, requires, beginning with the 2023-2024 academic year, that the tuition and fee rates to be charged to students enrolled at an institution within The Oklahoma State System of Higher Education not exceed the tuition and fee rates approved by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education for the 2022-2023 academic year.
SB0364 Pugh, Adam (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0364, by Sen. Adam Pugh, R-Edmond, entitles a full-time employee of a public school district who has been employed by the school district for at least one year and has worked at least 1,250 hours during the preceding 12-month period to 12 weeks of paid maternity leave following the birth of the employee's child. The bill requires the 12 weeks of paid maternity leave to be used in the 12 months following the birth of the school district employee's child and to expire at the end of the 12-month period. The bill requires the paid maternity leave be in addition to and not in place of sick leave due to pregnancy, as provided for in state statute. It requires a school district employee who takes maternity leave not be deprived of any compensation or other benefits to which the employee is otherwise entitled. The bill requires the legislature appropriate each fiscal year adequate funding to the State Board of Education for the purpose of providing paid maternity leave to eligible school district employees. It requires the State Board of Education to allocate an amount to fully fund paid maternity leave from the funds appropriated to it for the support of public school activities if the Legislature does not appropriate adequate funding specifically for the purpose of providing paid maternity leave to school district employees. It permits the State Board of Education to promulgate necessary rules.
SB0365 Pugh, Adam (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0365, by Sen. Adam Pugh, R-Edmond, clarifies language related to the State Regents for Higher Education's biennial report concerning its Advanced Placement credit policy. The bill states it is the intent of the Legislature that in establishing the minimum required score on a College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) examination for granting course credit for a particular lower division course, institutions of higher education within The Oklahoma State System of Higher Education shall not require a score higher than the minimum score recommended by a nonprofit higher education association that makes recommendations on college-level equivalencies, provided the president of the institution may determine, based on evidence, that a higher score on the examination is necessary to indicate that a student is sufficiently prepared to be successful in a related, more advanced course for which the lower division course is a prerequisite. The bill requires institutions to post on campus websites their CLEP examination policy effective for the 2023-2024 academic year and for each following academic year.
SB0375 Howard, Brent (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0375, by Sen. Brent Howard, R-Altus, sets the date for the primary election as the third Tuesday in June of each even-numbered year, the declaration of candidacy as the second Monday of April on any even-numbered year.
SB0384 Garvin, Jessica (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0384, by Sen. Jessica Garvin, R-Duncan, allows a taxpayer who takes up to four weeks of leave from their employment for the birth of a child, placement of a child int heir home in relation to foster care or adoption or to bond with a newborn or newly placed child to then receive a tax deductible up to 150 percent of the wages paid while they were on leave.
SB0391 Dossett, Jo Anna (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0391, by Sen. Jo Anna Dossett, D-Tulsa, provides a sales tax exemption for certain nonprofits that provide school supplies.
SB0397 Hamilton, Warren (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0397, by Sen. Warren Hamilton, R-McCurtain, requires school districts, charter schools, and public libraries to conduct an inventory of print and nonprint materials and media located in their libraries. It requires print and nonprint materials and media to be designated with one of the ratings specified in the bill.
SB0409 Bergstrom, Micheal (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0409, by Sen. Micheal Bergstrom, R-Adair, allows that all state officers not subject to impeachment under Section 1, Article 8 of the Oklahoma Constitution, and all county, city, municipal, and school board officers to include those elected and those serving in appointed or hired positions including but not limited to school superintendents and assistants, city managers and deputy county commissioners to, in addition to the methods now and causes provided by law, be removed from office as provided.
SB0416 Pemberton, Dewayne (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0416, by Sen. Dewayne Pemberton, R-Muskogee, exempts the lease of office space or real property subject to supervision of the Commissioners of the Land Office, institutions comprising The Oklahoma State System of Higher Education, or district boards of education from procedures for disposal and lease of real property specified.
SB0428 Montgomery, John Michael (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0428, by Sen. John Michael Montgomery, R-Lawton, allows school districts to enter into contracts with a security system that automatically calls 9-1-1 and alerts certain school personnel that can be used on a smartphone.
SB0430 Hicks, Carri (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0430, by Sen. Carri Hicks, D-Oklahoma City, requires private schools that receive Lindsay Nicole Henry Scholarship funds to administer certain assessments to their students.
SB0431 Hicks, Carri (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0431, by Sen. Carri Hicks, D-Oklahoma City, requires the governing board of a charter school to meet once a month.
SB0466 Thompson, Kristen (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0466, by Sen. Kristen Thompson, R-, requires qualified and properly certified teachers of special education to be paid a minimum of 10 percent above the prevailing wage paid teachers of children who are nondisabled in the same school district.
SB0467 Stanley, Brenda (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
Paraphrase
SB0467, by Sen. Brenda Stanley, R-Midwest City, creates the Interstate Teacher Mobility Compact Act. It states the act’s purpose to facilitate the mobility of teachers through a collective regulatory framework amongst member states to expedite and enhance the ability of teachers to move across state lines. It defines terms used therein. It provides the member states of the Interstate Teacher Mobility Compact will create and establish a joint public agency known as the Interstate Teacher Mobility Compact Commission. It requires the Commission to be a joint interstate governmental agency comprised of states that have enacted the Interstate Teacher Mobility Compact.
SB0473 Paxton, Lonnie (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0473, by Sen. Lonnie Paxton, R-Tuttle, allows school employees on leave to retain insurance coverage.
SB0474 Paxton, Lonnie (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0474, by Sen. Lonnie Paxton, R-Tuttle, requires each school district board of education to adopt a policy that excuses a student from school to attend a released time course for no more than three class periods per week or a maximum of 125 class periods per school year if specified criteria are met. It clarifies that the school district, its board of education, and the state will not be liable for the student who participates in a released time course. It requires a school district board of education to award a student credit for work completed in a released time course that is substantiated by a transcript from the independent entity providing the course.
SB0482 Pugh, Adam (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0482, by Sen. Adam Pugh, R-Edmond, increases minimum teacher pay.
SB0489 Thompson, Roger (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0489, by Sen. Roger Thompson, R-Okemah, appropriates $44,115,503 from the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority Revolving Fund to the State Public Common School Building Equalization Fund.
SB0495 McCortney, Greg (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0495, by Sen. Greg McCortney, R-Ada, defines and prohibits unfunded mandates from the Legislature or any other government entity on another political subdivision.
SB0503 Bullard, David (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0503, by Sen. David Bullard, R-Durant, prohibits any political subdivision from allowing or permitting a public display of lewd acts or obscene material in a public place including but not limited to parades, shows, concerts, plays, or any other activity where a minor could witness such lewd acts or obscene material. It also bars individuals from being allowed to show lewd acts or obscene material in a public place where any other individual could witness such lewd acts or obscene material. It requires any individual intentionally displaying lewd acts or obscene material in front of a minor to be guilty of a felony. It provides any person to have a cause of action against such individual who intentionally commits such acts in any way a minor was exposed to the lewd act or obscene material, or an individual was unwillingly exposed to the lewd act or obscene material.
SB0505 Rogers, Cody (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0505, by Sen. Cody Rogers, R-Tulsa, prohibits public employees from participating in an organized work stoppage. It requires that a public employee who violates the act automatically forfeits his or her employment with the state or political subdivision, all civil service rights, pensions, reemployment rights, and benefits, as a result of public employment. It provides that any public employee who is employed as a teacher or administrator and violates the provisions will have their state teaching certificates revoked. It clarifies that the right of an individual to cease work will not be abridged if the individual is not acting in concert with others in an organized work stoppage.
SB0516 Pugh, Adam (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0516, by Sen. Adam Pugh, R-Edmond, creates the Statewide Charter School Board. It requires the board to have the sole authority to sponsor statewide virtual charter schools in Oklahoma and can sponsor charter schools in Oklahoma. It provides for membership of the nine-voting member board. It requires that, beginning July 1, 2024, statewide virtual charter schools must be sponsored only by the Statewide Charter School Board. It abolishes, effective July 1, 2024, the Statewide Virtual Charter School Board and the Statewide Charter School Board shall succeed to any contractual rights and responsibilities and settlement agreements incurred by the Statewide Virtual Charter School Board in a virtual charter school sponsorship contract executed prior to July 1, 2024. It requires the State Board of Education to be responsible for accreditation of charter schools and virtual charter schools and ensure compliance with special education laws and federal laws and programs administered by the State Board of Education. It creates the Statewide Charter School Board Revolving Fund.
SB0519 Pugh, Adam (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0519, by Sen. Adam Pugh, R-Edmond, authorizes the Commissioners of the Land Office to lease real property to a charter school formed pursuant to the Oklahoma Charter Schools Act. It requires the Commissioners of the Land Office to provide a right of first refusal to a charter school located in the same county or an adjacent county as the real property available for lease.
SB0520 Pugh, Adam (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0520, by Sen. Adam Pugh, R-Edmond, requires that, in order to graduate from a public high school accredited by the State Board of Education with a standard diploma, students must complete the work ready curriculum units or sets of competencies at the secondary level specified therein.
SB0522 Pugh, Adam (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0522, by Sen. Adam Pugh, R-Edmond, requires a mentor teacher to provide guidance, support, coaching, and assistance to a teacher in his or her first year of teaching at an employing school district, regardless of the length of time the teacher has been certified.
SB0523 Pugh, Adam (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0523, by Sen. Adam Pugh, R-Edmond, appropriates $50 million to the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management for the purpose of funding the Oklahoma School Security Grant Program.
SB0525 Pugh, Adam (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0525, by Sen. Adam Pugh, R-Edmond, requires a certified teacher who, at the request of the employing school district, takes and passes a subject area competency examination to earn certification and teach an additional subject in the school district to be reimbursed by the school district. It clarifies the reimbursement will be an amount equal to the cost of the subject area competency examination.
SB0526 Pugh, Adam (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0526, by Sen. Adam Pugh, R-Edmond, removes all reference to the Oklahoma Teacher and Leader Effectiveness Evaluation System and incentive pay plans and requires a district to provide a professional development with a focused and individualized program.
SB0527 Pugh, Adam (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0527, by Sen. Adam Pugh, R-Edmond, removes bilingual as a defined group of students and replaces it with English-learner, which is defined in the bill.
SB0528 Pugh, Adam (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0528, by Sen. Adam Pugh, R-Edmond, creates the Learn Everywhere Act. The bill requires school districts provide extended learning opportunities outside of the traditional classroom that are approved by the State Board of Education or the student's district or public charter school that the student can receive academic credit for completing. The bill requires local school boards to adopt an extended learning opportunity policy with certain requirements, and requires the State Board of Education to do the same. The bill allows students to receive elective credits if the extended learning opportunity does not meet requirements for a graduation credit. The bill allows students to request credit for a course by demonstrating understanding in the subject area content standards, and each district is directed to adopt a policy for how a student can request credit for prior knowledge.
SB0529 Pugh, Adam (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0529, by Sen. Adam Pugh, R-Edmond, creates the Oklahoma Teacher Corps Program to be administered by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education in order to help students who graduate from an approved teacher preparation degree program and agrees to teach at a school meeting certain criteria for four years. The bill sets the amount of assistance at the amount of tuition and mandatory fees for the courses in which the person enrolls for completion of a bachelor's degree. The bill directs how money should flow through the institute to the individual. The bill requires the individual to provide annual proof of employment after their graduation. The bill prohibits those taking part in the program from receiving an Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program award. The bill requires repayments from those who do not complete the program. The bill creates the Oklahoma Teacher Corps Revolving Fund for the program.
SB0531 Pugh, Adam (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0531, by Sen. Adam Pugh, R-Edmond, creates the Rewarding Student Outcomes Act, to build an outcomes-based career, college, and military readiness incentive program for school districts, charter schools, and virtual charter schools in this state. The bill requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to make an annual report on each district's economically disadvantaged population. The bill requires public schools to have at least a 1 percent increase in the number of annual graduates in a cohort shown to be college, career or military ready to receive a Rewarding Student Outcomes Act bonus of $1,500 if the annual graduate is economically disadvantaged and $500 if the graduate is not economically disadvantaged. The bill requires annual reports on the program, with letter scores for each school. The bill requires climate surveys at schools. The bill describes certain credentials and tests that can be used to qualify a student as college, career or military ready.
SB0532 Pugh, Adam (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0532, by Sen. Adam Pugh, R-Edmond, creates the Workforce Development Revolving Fund to be used by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and appropriates $50 million to increase the number of degrees granted to fulfill workforce needs in critical occupation areas as defined by the executive director of the Oklahoma Department of Commerce that are in high demand and are projected to have positive future growth. The bill sets one-third of the money for nursing degrees, one-third for engineering degrees, and one-third for teaching degrees, with $10,000 for each degree.
SB0550 Seifried, Ally (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0550, by Sen. Ally Seifried, R-Claremore, requires private and out-of-state degree-granting institutions that operate in the state by any modality meet the same standards of academic quality and fiscal responsibility required of institutions of higher education within The Oklahoma State System of Higher Education, and directs the State Regents to establish and collect annual fees from applicants for authorization costs, require applicants for authorization submit payment into the Tuition Recovery Revolving Fund, which is created in the bill, to offset student tuition losses in the event an authorized institution closes or ceases operations, and be authorized to deny, revoke of not review an institution's authorization if it does not meet The Oklahoma State System of Higher Education standards.
SB0556 Newhouse, Joe (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0556, by Sen. Joe Newhouse, R-Tulsa, requires a notarial officer to maintain a written or electronic record of each notarial act performed under the provisions therein. It requires each record to include a statement of the notarial act performed, the date on which it occurred, the name of the person appearing before the notarial officer, and a statement of the means by which the notary made the required determination of the identity of the person.
SB0559 Dossett, Jo Anna (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0559, by Sen. Jo Anna Dossett, D-Tulsa, modifies the grade level and category weights of the State Aid formula.
SB0579 Montgomery, John Michael (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0579, by Sen. John Michael Montgomery, R-Lawton, creates in the State Treasury a revolving fund for the State Board of Education to be designated the School District Ad Valorem Protest Assistance Revolving Fund. It authorizes the State Board of Education to provide loans to school districts whose funding is reduced from the budgeted amount due to ad valorem protests and one-time funds to school districts whose funds received from the formula for State Aid were reduced as a result of an error in valuation by a county assessor. It requires loans made to a school district to be equal to the amount the district would have received from the taxes paid under protest that are held separate by the county treasurer. It requires that upon the apportionment of funds to the district that the district must remit to the board the funds received from the apportionment and the loan shall be considered paid in full. It requires one-time funds paid to a school district to be equal to the difference between the amount of funds the district received for a school year from the formula for State Aid and the amount of funds the district would have received if the error in valuation had not occurred. It allows school districts to apply for loans and one-time funds provided pursuant to this section on forms prescribed by the board. The bill requires applications to be processed by the Board in the order they are received, and the issuance of loans and payments of one-time funds to require approval of the application by the Board and be subject to the availability of funds on balance in the School District Ad Valorem Protest Assistance Revolving Fund.
SB0583 Montgomery, John Michael (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0583, by Sen. John Michael Montgomery, R-Lawton, requires that beginning in 2023, by April 15 of each year and by the end of each calendar year, the Tax Commission to submit reports on the Ad Valorem Reimbursement Fund to the Senate Appropriations Committee chair and House Appropriation and Budget Committee chair. It provides specifics for the report.
SB0606 Rader, Dave (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0606, by Sen. Dave Rader, R-Tulsa, deletes the authorizations of the Oklahoma Tax Commission to grant an extension without penalty, upon written request of the taxpayer and for a good cause, of not to exceed 15 days for the filing of the returns as required by the Ad Valorem Tax Code.
SB0628 Stephens, Blake (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0628, by Sen. Blake Stephens, R-Tahlequah, prohibits an employer from requiring a current employee get vaccinated for the prevention of COVID-19 or any variant for five years, unless otherwise required as a condition of federal funds or participation in a federal program.
SB0630 Montgomery, John Michael (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0630, by Sen. John Michael Montgomery, R-Lawton, removes references to "applicable age" in statute related to retirement systems.
SB0634 Montgomery, John Michael (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0634, by Sen. John Michael Montgomery, R-Lawton, allows members of the Oklahoma Teacher's Retirement System who retire with at least 20 years of credible service to receive a partial lump-sum payment equal to one-half of the unreduced retirement benefit at the date of retirement and a reduced annuity.
SB0644 Prieto, Dana (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0644, by Sen. Dana Prieto, R-, gives any member of the public the right to address a public body or a school board about an item on the agenda or a matter of new business during the public comment portion of a meeting, and prohibits any law enforcement officer from may prevent a member of the public from exercising such rights in a lawful manner at a meeting of the public body, nor may a law enforcement officer or entity use harassment, intimidation, or threatened prosecution to prevent a member of the public from exercising such rights. The bill does allow time limitations on public comments.
SB0646 Newhouse, Joe (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0646, by Sen. Joe Newhouse, R-Tulsa, requires schools give written notice to parents before giving students a survey, with the questions on the survey provided to the parents.
SB0654 Rosino, Paul (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0654, by Sen. Paul Rosino, R-Oklahoma City, creates the Captain Steven L. Farley Goldstar Families Act. It requires the surviving spouse and children of a member of any branch of the United States Armed Forces who was killed in action or killed in the performance of his or her duty after September 11, 2001, to be eligible for a waiver of: undergraduate resident tuition at institutions within The Oklahoma State System of Higher Education; and resident tuition for a postsecondary program at a technology center school operating under the State Board of Career and Technology Education.
SB0662 Rogers, Cody (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0662, by Sen. Cody Rogers, R-Tulsa, eliminates commissions, bonuses, and overtime pay from the definition of wages as defined in the Employment Security Act of 1980.
SB0663 Standridge, Robert (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0663, by Sen. Robert Standridge, R-Norman, authorizes school personnel with a handgun license to carry on public school property under certain circumstances. It provides for biannual training and for continuing education.
SB0670 Floyd, Kay (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0670, by Sen. Kay Floyd, D-Oklahoma City, prohibits the use of corporal punishment on students identified with a disability in accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) or the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
SB0671 Pederson, Roland (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0671, by Sen. Roland Pederson, R-Burlington, exempts certain school districts from imposing certain tuition fees on out-of-state students.
SB0677 Treat, Greg (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0677, by Sen. Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City, provides that a candidate’s place of residence and mailing address will not be a public record.
SB0684 Stanley, Brenda (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0684, by Sen. Brenda Stanley, R-Midwest City, allows that after the initial physical inspection of property, changes to property can be discovered with the use of digital aerial images taken by fixed-wing aircraft complying with Federal Aviation Administration regulations.
SB0709 Brooks, Michael (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0709, by Sen. Michael Brooks, D-Oklahoma City, requires schools that receive funds for bilingual students use the funds to provide professional development for teachers who offer instruction in English as a second language.
SB0710 Rosino, Paul (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0710, by Sen. Paul Rosino, R-Oklahoma City, authorizes any school employee to administer an opiate antagonist in the event of a suspected overdose to do so regardless of whether there is a prescription or standing order in place.
SB0715 Floyd, Kay (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0715, by Sen. Kay Floyd, D-Oklahoma City, requires a public body to notify a requestor if it has determined to keep a requested record confidential, and allows the requestor to file action and the court can release the record if it finds that the public interest in the records outweighs the privacy interest and may order any redactions necessary to protect innocent parties. The court may award a requesting party court costs and reasonable attorney fees if it finds that the denial of access to the records by the public body was unreasonable.
SB0723 Hicks, Carri (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0723, by Sen. Carri Hicks, D-Oklahoma City, increases minimum teacher pay.
SB0741 Woods, Tom (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0741, by Sen. Tom Woods, R-, exempts all school buses from paying any toll or charge to use any turnpike in the state.
SB0743 Pederson, Roland (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0743, by Sen. Roland Pederson, R-Burlington, changes the exemption for retirement benefits receives by members of the Oklahoma Teachers’ Retirement System.
SB0749 Woods, Tom (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0749, by Sen. Tom Woods, R-, allows a person who owns real property located within the school district to be an elector.
SB0761 Howard, Brent (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0761, by Sen. Brent Howard, R-Altus, defines a public health emergency and allows public bodies to conduct public meetings and executive sessions utilizing digital means as long as no public official is counted as present while utilizing digital means for more than one-fourth of the regular or special meetings in a one year time period, a quorum of members are physically present, and the person using the digital means must confirm by audio or visual affirmation to the public to be the actual member and can only participate from a fixed location. The bill sets requirements for documents provided digitally during a meeting and gives certain liability, and directs how minutes of such a meeting should be handled. The bill requires if a public body maintains a website, has dedicated information technology employees, and has immediate access to a high-speed internet connection, meetings held without a physical meeting place open to the public be streamed live on a website, made available by telephonic means, or video of the meeting made available through an alternative website. The bill requires video of such meetings to be maintained by the public body and available to the public for a period of at least seven business days after the meetings become official. The bill prohibits the use of private electronic communications concerning public business among members of the governing body during a public meeting.
SB0790 Montgomery, John Michael (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0790, by Sen. John Michael Montgomery, R-Lawton, requires a document from the school district certifying that the address listed on the candidacy is within the boundaries of the school district.
SB0812 Dossett, Jo Anna (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0812, by Sen. Jo Anna Dossett, D-Tulsa, requires that 5 percent of all state contracts be awarded to businesses that have been in operation for less than five years, beginning July 1, 2024.
SB0819 Dahm, Nathan (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0819, by Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, creates the Professional Teacher Charter Act. It defines terms used therein. It allows a certified teacher who has 5 years of teaching experience or a consortium of certified teachers who each have 5 years of teaching experience to sponsor a professional teacher charter school pursuant to the provisions therein. It requires a certified teacher or consortium of certified teachers to file with the State Board of Education a surety bond or letter of credit in an amount equal to $2,000 per student expected to enroll in the professional teacher charter school. It allows the surety bond or letter of credit amount to be adjusted based on actual enrollment of students in the professional teacher charter school as of August 1.
SB0821 Dahm, Nathan (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0821, by Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, prohibits a public-school property or private school to be designated as a "gun-free school.”
SB0822 Daniels, Julie (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0822, by Sen. Julie Daniels, R-Bartlesville, creates the Oklahoma Education Freedom Act. It defines terms. It creates the Oklahoma Education Freedom Account Program to be administered by the Office of the State Treasurer to provide an Oklahoma Education Freedom Account for qualified expenses to support the education of Oklahoma Education Freedom Account students in Oklahoma. It provides eligibility for Oklahoma Education Freedom Accounts. It increases the amount appropriated to the State Board of Education for the financial support of public schools from the midyear adjusted level of $2,425,256,598 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2023, to $2,700,000,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2024, to accomplish the purposes of the provisions therein.
SB0823 Dahm, Nathan (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0823, by Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, removes prohibitions specified therein related to firearms.
SB0824 Dahm, Nathan (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0824, by Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, modifies inclusions pertaining to state preemptions of firearm regulations.
SB0825 Daniels, Julie (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0825, by Sen. Julie Daniels, R-Bartlesville, modifies the State Aid formula to increase a small school district formula factor specified therein.
SB0829 Bullard, David (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0829, by Sen. David Bullard, R-Durant, prohibits a school or school employee from providing a student with any contraceptive drug or device without the prior written authorization of the student’s parent or legal guardian. It prohibits a school or school employee from, without the prior written authorization of the student’s parent or legal guardian, providing family planning counseling to a student or facilitate the provision of family planning counseling to a student by any means including, but not limited to, providing transportation.
SB0833 Paxton, Lonnie (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0833, by Sen. Lonnie Paxton, R-Tuttle, requires each elected or appointed school district board of education member to represent the interests of his or her constituents and hold the school district superintendent to the same. It removes requirements for certain hours of instruction related to serving on a school district board.
SB0838 Bullard, David (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0838, by Sen. David Bullard, R-Durant, allows certain teachers to carry firearms.
SB0839 Pugh, Adam (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0839, by Sen. Adam Pugh, R-Edmond, modifies the Education Open Transfer Act. It directs transfer applications to be submitted between July 1, 2024, and each July 1 thereafter, and July 15, 2024, and each July 15 thereafter.
SB0853 Dossett, Jo Anna (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0853, by Sen. Jo Anna Dossett, D-Tulsa, provides for recurring benefits increase under the Teachers’ Retirement System.
SB0863 Bullard, David (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0863, by Sen. David Bullard, R-Durant, requires the State Department of Education to develop a 10-year plan to phase out the acceptance and use of funds provided by the federal government for the support of pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade education in Oklahoma. It requires the plan to include a proposed timeline for phasing out acceptance and use of federal funds and the projected need for state funds to replace the federal funds.
SB0865 Bullard, David (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0865, by Sen. David Bullard, R-Durant, creates the Teachers’ Bill of Rights. It requires all teachers, administrators, and support staff employed by a school district, public charter school, or public virtual charter school to be afforded rights specified therein.
SB0866 Bullard, David (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0866, by Sen. David Bullard, R-Durant, prohibits a school district from offering instruction, a program, a test, an activity, a survey, or a questionnaire on matters pertaining to sex education, sexual orientation, or gender identity to students in grades prekindergarten through five. It requires the prior written notification required therein to include a list with the audio-visual or written curriculum and materials to be used in the instruction, class, program, test, activity, or survey.
SB0872 Bullard, David (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0872, by Sen. David Bullard, R-Durant, prohibits certain materials and resources containing visual or visually implied depictions of sexual acts or simulations of such acts; explicit or implied written descriptions of sexual acts; or visual depictions of nudity or implied nudity, except for such depictions which may appear in a biology textbook, from certain library or school premises.
SB0880 Bullard, David (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0880, by Sen. David Bullard, R-Durant, creates the Students’ Bill of Rights. It requires a student enrolled in and attending a public school district or public charter school in this state to be afforded rights specified therein.
SB0882 Montgomery, John Michael (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0882, by Sen. John Michael Montgomery, R-Lawton, requires the Teachers’ Retirement System of Oklahoma to establish a defined contribution system for newly employed persons of any participating employer of the System.
SB0893 Hicks, Carri (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0893, by Sen. Carri Hicks, D-Oklahoma City, increases minimum salary schedule for teachers.
SB0894 Dahm, Nathan (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0894, by Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, prohibits mask mandates in government buildings.
SB0903 Jett, Shane (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0903, by Sen. Shane Jett, R-Shawnee, increases teacher pay.
SB0921 Jett, Shane (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0921, by Sen. Shane Jett, R-Shawnee, requires each school district to submit the State Department of Education a core and supplemental reading curriculum or a detailed description of the reading curriculum, by grade, used at each of the school sites within the district, the targeted, evidence-based, or scientifically based core and supplemental reading instructional programs and interventions in reading, intensive instructional services such as those used for remediating dyslexia, enrichment, and other supports or a detailed description of the programs, services, and other supports provided by each of the school sites within the district pursuant to the Reading Sufficiency Act and the number of kindergarten and first through third grade students who are found to be in need of remediation or intervention in reading or who have been retained. The bill requires this information be available on the district’s website.
SB0923 Jett, Shane (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0923, by Sen. Shane Jett, R-Shawnee, removes language about unlawfully transporting firearms.
SB0924 Jett, Shane (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0924, by Sen. Shane Jett, R-Shawnee, prohibits the use of the three-cueing system model of reading, visual memory as the primary basis for teaching word recognition or the three-cueing system model of reading based on meaning, structure, syntax, and visual, which is also known as “MSV” from being used to instruct kindergarten through second-grade students how to read and directs the State Board of Education to notify a district or charter school of a violation and if the school fails to remedy the violation within 60 days of the notification, then the board is directed to withhold a maximum of 10 percent of the monthly distribution of State Aid funding for the month, and to keep doing so each month until it is remedied. The bill directs the board to contract with an education ombudsman to assist in the enforcement and sets requirements for the ombudsman.
SB0925 Jett, Shane (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0925, by Sen. Shane Jett, R-Shawnee, requires agencies make an Oklahoma Employee Protection Plan, and prohibits government subdivisions from discriminating against, punish, demote, or isolate any employee of the covered entity based on whether the employee has received a vaccine used to prevent infection by any current or future variant of SARSCoV-2 or the development of COVID-19.
SB0926 Jett, Shane (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0926, by Sen. Shane Jett, R-Shawnee, states that for the purpose of state salary increments, no teacher shall be granted credit for more than 10 years of active duty in the military service. For the purposes of retirement, no teacher shall be granted credit for more than five years of active duty in the military service.
SB0928 Jett, Shane (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0928, by Sen. Shane Jett, R-Shawnee, prohibits school districts from recognizing an employee organization or professional educators' association as a collective bargaining unit of public school employees or from collectively bargain or enter into a collective bargaining contract with an employee organization, professional educators' association, or agents thereof with respect to any matter relating to public school employees, public school employees' employment with a public school, or public school employees' tenure with a public school. The bill makes any contract or agreement entered into in violation of this section shall be void and unenforceable.
SB0932 Jett, Shane (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0932, by Sen. Shane Jett, R-Shawnee, prohibits any public school employee or an employee of an institution of higher education within The Oklahoma State System of Higher Education from using a name to address a student under the age of 18 other than the name listed on a student’s birth certificate, or derivatives thereof, without written consent from the student’s parent or legal guardian or using a pronoun to address a student under the age of 18 that is different from the student’s biological sex without written consent from a student’s parent or legal guardian, and prohibits schools, institutions or technology centers from requiring an employee, volunteer, or contractor from using a pronoun that does not match the biological sex of an employee, volunteer, contractor, or student if doing so is contrary to his or her religious or moral convictions. The bill removes state funding for a year if an entity is found to be in violation, and sets a track for employees, contractors and parents to seek relief if the act is violated.
SB0933 Jett, Shane (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0933, by Sen. Shane Jett, R-Shawnee, expands what school districts and school employees are not allowed to make part of a course certain concepts about the superiority of an ethnicity or national origin, and states no teacher, administrator, or other employee of a school district, charter school, or virtual charter school shall be compelled to participate in instruction, professional development or training on the topics outlined in the act. The bill states no school district, charter school, or virtual charter school shall make distinctions or classifications of students based on race, ethnicity, national origin, or sex, No school district, charter school, or virtual charter school shall compel a student, teacher, administrator, or other school employee to discuss public policy issues of the day without the consent of the student, teacher, administrator, or other school employee or the written consent of the student’s parent or legal guardian if the student is under the age of 18, provided the provisions of this subsection shall not be construed to prohibit students, teachers, administrators, or other school employees from discussing public policy issues of the day or ideas that individuals may find unwelcome, disagreeable, or offensive. The bill states if a school is found in violation of the act they will be ineligible to receive state funding for a fiscal year, and sets how an employee, parent or student can seek relief.
SB0935 Jett, Shane (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0935, by Sen. Shane Jett, R-Shawnee, creates the Stop the Wrongs to Our Kids and Employees (Stop W.O.K.E.) Act. The bill prohibits the teaching of specific ideas including that the violent overthrow of the United States government should be promoted, this state or the United States is fundamentally or irredeemably racist or sexist, division between or resentment of a race, sex, religion, creed, nonviolent political affiliation, social class, or class of people should be promoted, character traits, values, morals, or ethical codes can be ascribed to a race or sex or to an individual because of the individual’s race or sex, the rule of law does not exist but instead is a series of power relationships and struggles among racial or other groups, all Americans are not created equal and are not endowed by their creator with certain unalienable, rights including life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, or governments should deny to any person within the government’s jurisdiction the equal protection of the law.
SB0937 Jett, Shane (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0937, by Sen. Shane Jett, R-Shawnee, requires a licensed physician’s signed statement stating a student’s biological sex if there is a disagreement using only the student’s internal and external reproductive anatomy and the student’s normal, endogenously produced levels of testosterone. The bill prohibits a school from creating, enforcing or endorsing a policy that respects, favors, endorses or promotes non-secular self-asserted sex-based identity narratives or sexual orientation orthodoxy constituting non-secular shams that lack a primary secular purpose, cultivating indefensible legal weapons against non-observers of the religion of secular humanism; and having the effect of excessively entangling the government with the religion of secular humanism. The bill prohibits a school from creating or enforcing a policy that respects, endorses, favors, or promotes nonsecular self-asserted sex-based identity narratives or sexual orientation orthodoxy by exposing students to curriculum concerning non-secular self-asserted sex-based identity ideology or sexual orientation orthodoxy unless the curriculum is part of a sex education program, or permitting biological males to take part in certain activities and sports dedicated to biological females or vice versa, mandating non-obvious pronoun changes respecting the gender identity of a person, hosting or sponsoring a drag queen story time for children . The bill provides a legal path for public employees refusing to promote these ideas and for taxpayers or other plaintiffs to bring a civil action if the act is violated and allows them certain damages. The bill prohibits sincerity of belief or emotional appeals as a defense against violating the act.
SB0938 Jett, Shane (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0938, by Sen. Shane Jett, R-Shawnee, allows a school district to set rules for a student to attend religious instruction during the school day off school premises as long as elective course does not undeniably promote licentiousness or practices that are inconsistent with the peace and safety of this state.
SB0943 Jett, Shane (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0943, by Sen. Shane Jett, R-Shawnee, creates Oklahoma Parent Empowerment Act for Kids Accounts into which the State Aid for each child is eligible for the education provider of their choice, with eligible students residing in counties with populations over 10,00 or counties with populations under that amount that are deemed trigger districts. The bill sets qualified expenses to education service providers as tuition and fees at a private school accredited or in the process of obtaining accreditation by the State Board of Education or another accrediting association approved by the State Board of Education or a non-public online learning program, tutoring services provided by an individual or a tutoring facility, services contracted for and provided by a public school district, public charter school, or magnet school including but not limited to classes and extracurricular activities and programs, textbooks, curriculum, or other instructional materials including but not limited to supplemental materials or associated online instruction required by an education service provider, computer hardware or other technological devices, educational software, and applications that are used to meet an OK PEAK student’s curriculum needs, tuition and/or fees for a curriculum or program, along with related instruments, supplies, accessories, and materials, that provides instruction in drama, music, speech and debate, agriculture, or other similar activities, school uniforms, fees for nationally standardized assessments including but not limited to assessments used to determine college admission and advanced placement examinations as well as tuition and/or fees for tutoring or preparatory courses for the assessments, tuition and/or fees for summer education programs and specialized after-school education programs; provided, however, that such expense does not include before school or after-school childcare, tuition, fees, instructional materials, and assessment fees for a curriculum or program offered by a technology center school, educational services and therapies including but not limited to occupational, behavioral, physical, speech language, and audiology therapies, tuition and fees for concurrent enrollment at an institution within The Oklahoma State System of Higher Education, fees for transportation paid to a fee-for-service provider for the student to travel to and from an education service provider, or any other qualified expense approved by the Office of the Treasurer. The bill describes a trigger district that violates certain section of law, provides instruction in gender identity and sexual orientation, possesses book which contain obscene material, curriculum of a sexual nature, the presence of any school employee or volunteer engaged in anthropomorphic behavior commonly referred to as furries, teaches climate change ideology including but not limited to disparaging the oil and natural gas industries or the agricultural industry, curriculum promoting social and emotional learning, animal rights activism, instruction that disparages the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution, ideology that encourages efforts to defund the police or curriculum promoting Marxist ideologies. The bill sets the process for parents to apply for an OK PEAK Account through the Office of the State Treasurer, and directs the agency to establish procedures to approve applications within 10 days of receipt. The bill requires parents agree to use the accounts only for qualified expenses to provide an education for an eligible student in at least the subjects of reading, English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies, to not enroll the eligible student as a full-time student in a public school district, public charter school, or magnet school after acceptance of an OK PEAK Account, not accept a scholarship from the Lindsey Nicole Henry Scholarships for Students with Disabilities Program while participating in the OK PEAK program. The bill states accounts are to be renewed on an annual basis and sets the circumstances that would lead to closing an account. The bill requires parents to alert the Office of State Treasurer within five days of re-enrolling in a public school. The bill sets the process by which the Office of the State Treasurer will alert the State Department of Education when an account has been opened, for SDE to then calculate the amount the student should get based on the State Aid Formula within 10 days, then that amount is to be transferred monthly to the account. The bill prohibits an education service provider shall not share, refund, or rebate any amount of an OK PEAK Account with the parent or OK PEAK student. The bill prohibits parents d from making personal deposits into an OK PEAK Account but states no parent shall be restricted from making payments for educational goods and services not covered by funds in a student’s OK PEAK Account. The bill makes funds from the account non-taxable and allows money to accrue in the accounts for years unless the account is closed. The bill directs the Office of the Treasurer to maintain and make publicly available on its website an updated list of education service providers, provide parents of OK PEAK students a written explanation of qualified expenses for which an OK PEAK Account may be used, the responsibilities of parents, the duties of the Agency, and the role of any private financial management firm or other private organization with which the Agency may contract to administer the Oklahoma Parent Empowerment Act for Kids, provide parents of OK PEAK students with disabilities notice that participation in the OK PEAK Account Program shall have the same effect as a parental revocation of consent of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and an explanation of the rights parents of OK PEAK students with disabilities have under IDEA and any applicable state laws and regulations. The bill allows the agency to contract with a private firm or organization to administer the program, and to withhold funding from deposits not to exceed 5 percent annually for the first two years to administer the programs, and 3 percent after. The bill directs the agency to establish a commercially viable, cost-effective, and parent-friendly system of payment for services from OK PEAK Accounts to education service providers by electronic or online funds transfer and to provide a payment system that gives maximum flexibility to parents, and allow parents to rate and review education service providers. The bill requires the agency to make a partial payment to any education service provider before the school year if it is necessary, with the partial payment remitted to the state within 15 days if the parent decides not to use the service provider. The bill allows the agency to audit accounts and directs 10 percent of accounts be audited at random every year. The bill sets up how fraudulent use of the accounts is to be addressed, including investigation from the Office of the Attorney General. The bill allows the Office of State Treasurer to receive gifts and grants to support administration of the program, to inform the public about the program and to fund additional accounts.
SB0946 Jett, Shane (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0946, by Sen. Shane Jett, R-Shawnee, requires school districts adopt a policy to investigate complaints that a school board member has violated state statue.
SB0956 Jech, Darcy (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0956, by Sen. Darcy Jech, R-Kingfisher, requires the number of students in each class be updates by a district superintendent and files with the State Board of Education as needed throughout the school year.
SB0963 Montgomery, John Michael (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0963, by Sen. John Michael Montgomery, R-Lawton, makes Foundation Program Income estimated for each district and the district's adjusted assessed valuation of the current school year include the previous year protested ad valorem tax revenues.
SB0964 Kidd, Chris (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0964, by Sen. Chris Kidd, R-Waurika, allows members of the Oklahoma Teacher Retirement System who have not been employed for one year to be reemployed as a classroom teacher without limiting their earnings for no more than three years.
SB0968 Jett, Shane (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0968, by Sen. Shane Jett, R-Shawnee, allows local school districts to contract with a chaplain to perform the duties of a school counselor.
SB0969 Jett, Shane (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0969, by Sen. Shane Jett, R-Shawnee, removes language within teacher licensing related to professional knowledge portions of the competency examination, removes the teacher education professional development committee.
SB0971 Bullard, David (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0971, by Sen. David Bullard, R-Durant, creates a tax credit for every child who is eligible to attend public school for qualifying educational expenses.
SB0972 Jett, Shane (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0972, by Sen. Shane Jett, R-Shawnee, requires all instructional material, materials including but not limited to textbooks, supplementary books, teacher manuals, films, tapes, or other supplementary instructional material materials in any format, used or recommended by a public school as part of the educational curriculum, shall be available for inspection by the parents or legal guardians of students enrolled in the school.
SB0973 Jett, Shane (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0973, by Sen. Shane Jett, R-Shawnee, requires parents or legal guardians of a students have sufficient time to review materials used in sex education, and prohibits a student from being penalized for not receiving instruction in or participating in the program. The bill prohibits curriculum and materials provided pursuant to this section to students in grades kindergarten through six shall be prohibited from including information on sexual orientation or gender identity. For grades in which information on sexual orientation or gender identity is allowed, the teacher providing instruction shall ensure equal time is spent on the two-gender perspective.
SB0987 Garvin, Jessica (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0987, by Sen. Jessica Garvin, R-Duncan, creates a tax credit for the tax year 2024 and subsequent years for eligible expenses incurred by entities providing building space, free of charge, for public schools to house pre-K programs. The bill allows the credit authorized be 40 percent of the amount of eligible expenses.
SB0990 Garvin, Jessica (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0990, by Sen. Jessica Garvin, R-Duncan, creates the Oklahoma Paid Family Leave Program and Revolving Fund. It allows employees that have contributed to the Program through salary deductions to receive benefits and be paid during use of FMLA leave. The bill requires the benefits be paid weekly in the amount of 90 percent of the employee’s average weekly wage.
SB0991 Green, Grant (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0991, by Sen. Grant Green, R-, modifies grade levels for which agricultural education programs are to be designed from grade eight to grade seven.
SB0994 Jett, Shane (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB0994, by Sen. Shane Jett, R-Shawnee, prohibits vaccination as a condition of employment. It requires employers to recognize the right of individuals to make their own healthcare decisions.
SB1007 Jett, Shane (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB1007, by Sen. Shane Jett, R-Shawnee, creates the Save Men’s Sports Act. It prohibits students of the female sex to participate in athletic teams designated for males, men, or boys. The bill prohibits the State Board of Education and the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education from entertaining a complaint or taking adverse action against a school for maintaining sports for students of the male sex.
SB1008 Jett, Shane (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB1008, by Sen. Shane Jett, R-Shawnee, prohibits a political test or qualification from being required for admission into or promotion within The Oklahoma State System of Higher Education.
SB1012 Jett, Shane (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB1012, by Sen. Shane Jett, R-Shawnee, requires the dismissal of an employee who tests positive on a single drug test if a school district board of education has adopted a policy for drug testing of school employees. It exempts employees licensed by the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority.
SB1013 Dahm, Nathan (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB1013, by Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, creates the Election Notary Accountability Act. It requires each notary public to submit a copy of their notary log covering the 90 days preceding an election to the county election board of the notary’s residency for verification of the number of ballots notarized by the notary public.
SB1014 Jett, Shane (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB1014, by Sen. Shane Jett, R-Shawnee, requires notification from law enforcement upon arrest or investigation of crimes in relation to offenses against students by an individual employed by a public school district. The bill requires the board of education to suspend the employee pending investigation outcome. The bill prohibits the employee from being on school premises during suspension and prohibits suspension from compensation and benefits.
SB1017 Jett, Shane (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB1017, by Sen. Shane Jett, R-Shawnee, prohibits public schools from maintaining books that make as their primary subject the study of lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender issues or any form of non-procreative sex. The bill prohibits teachers from discussing or administering a survey to students about gender or sexuality.
SB1024 Dahm, Nathan (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB1024, by Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, decreases the age an eligible person has authority to carry a concealed or unconcealed handgun from 21 years of age to 18 years of age.
SB1025 Jett, Shane (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB1025, by Sen. Shane Jett, R-Shawnee, requires each elected or appointed school district board of education member to represent the interests of his or her constituents and hold the school district superintendent to the same. The bill modifies training requirements for board of education members.
SB1026 Jett, Shane (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB1026, by Sen. Shane Jett, R-Shawnee, requires that a member of a board of education elected to office pursuant to the provisions therein after the effective date to be eligible to serve no more than five terms on one board of education as a member or as a chair of the board of education. It provides the terms of office on one board of education need not be consecutive in determining the total number of terms in office. It provides the terms served by a member of a board of education as a member or as a chair on a separate board of education will not be included in the five-term limitation. It prohibits a member from being eligible to serve an additional term of office if, by serving that full additional term, it would result in the member serving more than a total of five terms as a member or as a chair of the same board of education; provided, however, the terms served by any member elected or appointed to serve less than a full term to fill a vacancy in office will not be included in the five-term limitation. It prohibits a member who has completed five terms in office from being eligible to serve a partial term as a member or as a chair of the same board of education.
SB1027 Jett, Shane (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB1027, by Sen. Shane Jett, R-Shawnee, prohibits a public school district, public charter school, or public virtual charter school from using federal, state, or private funds to promote, purchase, or utilize the concepts of social emotional learning for training, instruction, or education of students. It prohibits a public school district, public charter school, or public virtual charter school teacher, administrator, counselor, employee, or volunteer from using any curricula with content related to social emotional learning in the training, instruction, or education of students.
SB1031 Jett, Shane (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB1031, by Sen. Shane Jett, R-Shawnee, requires a school district, public charter school, or virtual charter school that administers any survey to include as part of the survey an affidavit verifying that administration of the survey and the collection of survey responses complies with the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment.
SB1033 Jett, Shane (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB1033, by Sen. Shane Jett, R-Shawnee, creates the Parent, Community, and School Board Accessibility Act. It requires public school districts to post on their websites certain information about board of education members, the school district superintendent, and board of education elections.
SB1034 Dahm, Nathan (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB1034, by Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, prohibits a state agency from contracting or entering into agreements with a lobbyist or lobbyist organizations without written approval of the appropriate cabinet secretary.
SB1052 Dahm, Nathan (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB1052, by Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, removes language related to penalties for carrying a weapon on the premises of a college, university or technology center.
SB1055 Kidd, Chris (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB1055, by Sen. Chris Kidd, R-Waurika, removes language about teleconferencing for public meetings.
SB1056 Standridge, Robert (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB1056, by Sen. Robert Standridge, R-Norman, defines whether material is obscene by a poll of parents and if 2 percent of the parents in an area when minors were potentially given material respond to a poll and of those polled 10 percent they would want to be informed and provide consent for their child to receive the material in question or two or more other media groups would not print or broadcast the material because of content.
SB1075 Jett, Shane (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB1075, by Sen. Shane Jett, R-Shawnee, prohibits any state agency or political subdivision from entering into agreements or contracts with a business without written verification that the business does not engage in economic boycotts and will not engage in economic boycotts during the term of the agreement or contract, and any business that does so will be obligated to pay damages to the state in an amount three times the amount of the agreement or contract.
SB1083 Jett, Shane (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB1083, by Sen. Shane Jett, R-Shawnee, creates a $2,500 income tax credit for educational choice expenses incurred during the tax year. It allows the Oklahoma Tax Commission to require the taxpayer to submit financial documentation of expenses.
SB1085 Dahm, Nathan (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB1085, by Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, modifies dates for reapportionment of the territory of school districts into board districts from between August 1 and December 31 to between April 8 and August 31.
SB1092 Newhouse, Joe (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB1092, by Sen. Joe Newhouse, R-Tulsa, removes expired language regarding public bodies holding meetings by teleconference to respond to the threat of COVID-19.
SB1104 Dahm, Nathan (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB1104, by Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, moves the general election of members of the board of education of every school district and technology center school district to second Tuesday of November of odd-numbered years and on the first Tuesday after the first Monday of November in each even-numbered year. It requires the primary election of members of the board of education of every school district and technology center school district, if necessary, to second Tuesday in September of add numbered years and on and on the fourth Tuesday of August in each even-numbered year. It moves the filing period to the second Wednesday in April until the second Friday in April and permits candidates to file no earlier than 8 a.m.
SB1106 Jett, Shane (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB1106, by Sen. Shane Jett, R-Shawnee, requires forms to be used for filing Declarations of Candidacy include the party affiliation of a candidate, whether the office sought is partisan or nonpartisan. It requires the candidate's party affiliation appear on the ballot, regardless of whether the office sought is partisan or nonpartisan.
SB1110 Jett, Shane (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SB1110, by Sen. Shane Jett, R-Shawnee, requires the suggested ballot title for a state question be written on the eighth grade reading comprehension level.
SJR0002 Dahm, Nathan (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SJR0002, by Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, proposes a vote of the people on a constitutional amendment that declares the State of Oklahoma a sovereign state and a part of the Federal Union with the United States Constitution as the supreme law of the land. It would declare that any law to the contrary is null, void, and of no effect in Oklahoma.
SJR0003 Kirt, Julia (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SJR0003, by Sen. Julia Kirt, D-Oklahoma City, proposes a vote of the people on a constitutional amendment that would allow a school district to become indebted upon approval of a majority of the voters of the school district, rather than the approval of three-fifths of the voters of the school district.
SJR0004 Bergstrom, Micheal (S)
Hicks, Carri (S)
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SJR0004, by Sen. Carri Hicks, D-Oklahoma City and Sen. Micheal Bergstrom, R-Adair, proposes a vote of the people on a constitutional amendment that allows a member of the Legislature to be employed as a certified teacher with a public school district after he or she completes his or her term in office.
SJR0007 Garvin, Jessica (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SJR0007, by Sen. Jessica Garvin, R-Duncan, proposes a vote of the people on a constitutional amendment that would allow a member of the Legislature to be employed by a public school after he or she completes his or her term in office.
SJR0012 McCortney, Greg (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SJR0012, by Sen. Greg McCortney, R-Ada, proposes a vote of the people on a constitutional amendment that prohibits the Legislature, state agency, department, or commission from implementing any unfunded mandate to any political subdivision of this state.
SJR0018 Dahm, Nathan (S) No Committees Prefiled    
 
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SJR0018, by Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, proposes a vote of the people on a constitutional amendment that would repeal Section 3 of Article 7-B which created the Judicial Nominating Commission. It also would amend Section 4 of Article 7-B to establish a process for appointing Supreme Court justices and Court of Criminal Appeals judges by which the Governor would appoint new judges and justices, subject to confirmation by the Senate. And appellate judges would stand for retention elections every six years as they do under current law.
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