Legislature bill status


Friday, February 8th 2002, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


The status of some of the major legislation in the 2001 session of the 48th Oklahoma Legislature as of Feb. 8:

HB 1967 by Cargill _ Moment of Silence. Would require local school boards to impose one minute of silence in each classroom when students would be allowed to meditate, pray or engage in any other silent activity. Assigned to the House Rules Committee.


HB 2011 by Graves _ The Human Cloning Prohibition Act. Would make it unlawful to perform or attempt to perform human cloning. Assigned to the House Judiciary Committee.

HB 2014 by Piatt _ Sales Tax Holiday. Would create a sales tax exemption for the sale of clothing and school supplies priced at less than $100 during a seven-day period in early August. Assigned to the House Revenue and Taxation Committee.

HB 2016 by Begley _ Rape Victims. Making it unlawful to publish or disseminate the name or identity of a victim of rape or attempted rape. Assigned to the House Criminal Justice Committee.

HB 2216 by Morgan _ The Kristie LaGrange Act. Would permit a photograph of murder victims to be admissible evidence during the trial of the accused assailant to show the general appearance and condition of the victim while alive. Passed by the House Criminal Justice Committee, sent to the full House.

HB 2224 by Pettigrew _ Fuel Taxes. Would call for a legislative referendum on increasing the state gasoline tax from 16 cents per gallon to 18 cents and the diesel tax from 13 cents to 15 cents and appropriating the new revenue for state and local highways and bridges. Assigned to the House Revenue and Taxation Committee.

HB 2347 by Paulk _ Oklahoma No-Call List Act. Would require the attorney general to establish a no-call list of consumers who do not wish to receive unsolicited telemarketing calls and would make telemarketing calls to registered consumers a violation of the Oklahoma Consumer Protection Act. Assigned to the House Utility and Energy Regulation Committee.

HB 2422 by Clay Pope _ Oklahoma Tax Code Revision Act. A tax reform measure that is still being drafted. Passed by the House Revenue and Taxation Committee, sent to the full House.

HB 2698 by Pettigrew _ The Oklahoma Retirement Systems Benefit Design Amendments Act of 2002. Would reform the state teacher retirement system. Assigned to the House Retirement Laws Committee.

HB 2800 by Balkman _ Sales Tax Holiday. Would allow a sales tax exemption for clothing, footwear and school supplies priced at less than $250 and used exclusively for school or classwork during the first weekend in August. Assigned to the House Rules Committee.

HB 2921 by Morgan _ Address Confidentiality Program. Would establish an address confidentiality program through the Office of the Secretary of State for victims of domestic abuse, sexual assault or stalking. Passed by the House Criminal Justice Committee, sent to full House.

SB 815 by Rabon _ Moment of Silence. Would require local school boards to require one minute of silence in public school classrooms each day for students to meditate, reflect or engage in any other silent activity. Assigned to the Senate Education Committee.

SB 816 by Crutchfield _ Sales Tax Holiday. Would provide for a three-day sales tax exemption during the first weekend in August for the sale of articles of clothing or footwear having a sale price of less than $100. Assigned to the Senate Finance Committee.

SB 822 by Shurden _ Oklahoma Anti-terrorism Act. Would establish crimes and penalties for acts of terrorism, terrorism hoaxes, biochemical assaults and manufacturing a substance with the intent of terrorist activity. Assigned to the Senate Appropriations Committee.

SB 834 by Cain _ Income Taxes. Would increase the standard deduction for Oklahoma income tax purposes to equal the federal standard deduction. Assigned to the Senate Finance Committee.

SB 908 by Muegge _ Got Milk? Would designate milk as the state beverage. Assigned to the Senate Agriculture and Rural Development Committee.

SB 926 by Laughlin _ ``In God We Trust.'' Would require boards of education to display the national motto ``In God We Trust'' in each classroom, school auditorium and school cafeteria. Assigned to the Senate Education Committee.

SB 1231 by Morgan _ Teacher Retirement. Would require benefit increases for members of the Teachers Retirement System of Oklahoma. Assigned to the Senate Appropriations Committee.

SB 1275 by Herbert _ The Oklahoma Railroad Modernization Act. Assigned to the Senate Rules Committee.

SB 1321 by Easley _ Flight Training. Would make it a felony to instruct a non-U.S. citizen in airplane flight skills and procedures. Assigned to the Senate Appropriations Committee.

SB 1553 by Robinson _ No Smoking. Would ban smoking in any building where the public was ``invited,'' extending the current ban on smoking in public buildings. Assigned to the Senate Human Services Committee, laid over.

SB 1670 by Dunlap _ Health Care Authority. Would abolish the Oklahoma Health Care authority and transfer its duties to a division of the Department of Human Services. Assigned to the Senate Appropriations Committee.

SJR 37 by Dunlap _ Tax Reform. Would call for a vote of the people to do away with the 7 percent state income tax, certain estate taxes and franchise taxes and replace them with a proposed 5.9 percent sales tax on certain services. Assigned to the Senate Finance Committee.