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					SB0001   Short Title: An Act relating to schools; amending 70 O.S. 2001, Section 6-101.26, as
         last amended by Section 12, Chapter 291, O.S.L. 2010 (70 O.S. Supp. 2010, Section
         6-101.26) and Section 6-101.29, which relate to the Teacher Due Process Act of 1990;
         deleting requirements for certain hearing; deleting extension of time for certain
         suspension; repealing 70 O.S. 2001, Section 6-101.27, as amended by Section 13,
         Chapter 291, O.S.L. 2010 (70 O.S. Supp. 2010, Section 6-101.27), which relates to
         entitlement to trial de novo; providing an effective date; and declaring an emergency.
         (Emergency Measure)
         Paraphrase: SB0001, by Sen. John Ford, R-Bartlesville, removes language
         concerning pre-termination hearings for career teachers. The bill also removes
         references to probationary teachers in the termination hearing process and removes
         provisions related to suspension of a teacher facing termination until a trial de novo.
         The bill also repeals existing language providing for a trial de novo for career
         teachers. (Emergency Measure)
         Effective Date: 07/01/2011 Emergency: Yes
         Principal Authors: Ford, John (S)
         Status: Referred to Committee Prior to Session Status Date: 01/26/2011
         Committee(1): Education (S)


SB0002   Short Title: An Act relating to schools; directing the State Board of Education to
         adopt alternate year growth targets based on graduation rates; specifying rewards and
         sanctions based on meeting or failing to meet expected growth targets; providing for
         codification; providing an effective date; and declaring an emergency. (Emergency
         Measure)
         Paraphrase: SB0002, by Sen. John Ford, R-Bartlesville, requires the State Board of
         Education to adopt expected alternate year percentage growth targets for all public
         secondary schools and school districts based on high school graduation rates and
         establishes procedures for calculating the targets. The bill states that public secondary
         schools and school districts meeting or exceeding expected growth targets at the end
         of the initial two years or in the alternate years will be recognized by the state as
         notable schools and school districts. The bill permits the recognition to include, but is
         not limited to, citations of congratulations from the superintendent of public
         instruction as the designee of the State Board of Education, the governor or designee,
         the representative and senator representing the school and or school district and
         banners for each school or school district achieving notable status. The bill requires
         that public secondary schools and school districts failing to meet the expected growth
         targets at the end of the initial two years or in the alternate years submit a high school
         graduation improvement plan to their district board of education at a regularly
         scheduled meeting prior to Dec. 31 of the same year and, contingent upon the
         availability of funding, participate in technical assistance and training provided by the
         State Department of Education for the purpose of reducing drop-out rates and
         improving high school graduation rates. (Emergency Measure)
         Effective Date: 07/01/2011 Emergency: Yes
         Principal Authors: Ford, John (S)
         Status: Referred to Committee Prior to Session Status Date: 01/26/2011
         Committee(1): Education (S)
SB0006   Short Title: An Act relating to fee and tuition increases; limiting circumstance upon
         which certain fee increase bill or joint resolution becomes effective; defining term;
         amending 70 O.S. 2001, Section 3218.2, as amended by Section 1, Chapter 4, O.S.L.
         2003 (70 O.S. Supp. 2010, Section 3218.2), which relates to tuition and fees; limiting
         circumstance upon which certain tuition and fee increase becomes effective; providing
         for codification; providing an effective date; and declaring an emergency. (Emergency
         Measure)
         Paraphrase: SB0006, by Sen. Jim Wilson, D-Tahlequah, prohibits a fee increase bill
         or joint resolution from becoming law if it is enacted and approved during a calendar
         year when there is a decrease in the top marginal individual income tax rate. It also
         prohibits any increase in resident or nonresident tuition or other fees established by the
         Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education from becoming effective if it is
         established during a calendar year when there is a decrease in the top marginal
         individual income tax rate. (Emergency Measure)
         Effective Date: 07/01/2011 Emergency: Yes
         Principal Authors: Wilson, Jim (S)
         Status: Referred to Committee Prior to Session Status Date: 01/26/2011
         Committee(1): Education (S)


SB0010   Short Title: An Act relating to school district treasurer and encumbrance clerks;
         amending Section 1, Chapter 472, O.S.L. 2005 (70 O.S. Supp. 2010, Section 5-190),
         which relates to required instruction and continuing education; exempting county
         treasurers acting in certain capacity from certain instruction and continuing education
         requirements; and providing an effective date.
         Paraphrase: SB0010, by Sen. Cliff Aldridge, R-Midwest City, exempts county
         treasurers who also serve as school district treasurers from a requirement that school
         district encumbrance clerks and treasurers complete at least 12 hours of instruction on
         school finance laws.
         Effective Date: 11/01/2011 Emergency: No
         Principal Authors: Aldridge, Cliff (S)
         Status: Referred to Committee Prior to Session Status Date: 01/26/2011
         Committee(1): Education (S)


SB0012   Short Title: An Act relating to school employment; amending 70 O.S. 2001, Section
         5-142, as amended by Section 1, Chapter 406, O.S.L. 2010 (70 O.S. Supp. 2010,
         Section 5-142), which relates to criminal history record checks for current and
         prospective school employees; exempting adult education instructors of career
         technology education from criminal history record check; providing an effective date;
         and declaring an emergency. (Emergency Measure)
         Paraphrase: SB0012, by Sen. Patrick Anderson, R-Enid, modifies application of
         national criminal history record checks on education employees, exempting
         technology center employees hired on a part-time or temporary basis to instruct adult
         students only. (Emergency Measure)
         Effective Date: 07/01/2011 Emergency: Yes
         Principal Authors: Anderson, Patrick (S)
         Status: Senate Committee - Do Pass Status Date: 02/07/2011
         Committee(1): Education (S)


SB0037   Short Title: An Act relating to sex education; amending 70 O.S. 2001, Section 11-
         105.1, which relates to curriculum and materials used in sex education classes;
         requiring certain curricula and materials to be medically accurate; defining term; and
         providing an effective date.
         Paraphrase: SB0037, by Sen. Jim Wilson, D-Tahlequah, directs local school boards
         to ensure that all curricula and materials used in sex education are medically accurate.
         It states that the deliberate withholding of information that is needed to protect life and
         health and is relevant to informed decision-making is not considered medically
         accurate.
         Effective Date: 11/01/2011 Emergency: No
         Principal Authors: Wilson, Jim (S)
         Status: Referred to Committee Prior to Session Status Date: 01/26/2011
         Committee(1): Education (S)


SB0055   Short Title: An Act relating to resident tuition in higher education; directing
         Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education to adopt policy providing for resident
         tuition for students who have grandparents that are United States citizens and reside in
         Oklahoma; providing for codification; and providing an effective date.
         Paraphrase: SB0055, by Sen. Anthony Sykes, R-Moore, directs the Oklahoma State
         Regents for Higher Education to adopt a policy that allows a student to enroll in a
         higher education institution and be eligible for resident tuition if he/she satisfies
         admission requirements and has enrolled in the institution; has a grandparent that is a
         U.S. citizen and a resident of the state who has filed a tax return within the Oklahoma
         Tax Commission for 10 years prior to the student's application; and who is
         himself/herself a U.S. citizen.
         Effective Date: 01/01/2012 Emergency: No
         Principal Authors: Sykes, Anthony (S)
         Status: Senate Committee - Do Pass Status Date: 02/07/2011
         Committee(1): Education (S)


SB0059   Short Title: An Act relating to school employment; amending 70 O.S. 2001, Section
         5-142, as amended by Section 1, Chapter 406, O.S.L. 2010 (70 O.S. 2010, Section 5-
         142), which relates to criminal history record searches for employees and prospective
         employees of school districts; exempting former full time teachers from criminal
         history record search when applying for substitute teaching positions; providing an
         effective date; and declaring an emergency. (Emergency Measure)
         Paraphrase: SB0059, by Sen. Ron Justice, R-Chickasha, modifies language regarding
         national criminal history record checks on substitute teachers, exempting those who
         have been employed as full-time teachers by a school district in the state in the
         previous five years. (Emergency Measure)
         Effective Date: 07/01/2011 Emergency: Yes
         Principal Authors: Justice, Ron (S)
         Status: Senate Committee - Do Pass Status Date: 02/07/2011
         Committee(1): Education (S)


SB0063   Short Title: An Act relating to head injuries in youth athletes; amending Section 1,
         Chapter 264, O.S.L. 2010 (70 O.S. Supp. 2010, Section 24-155), which relates to head
         injuries in youth athletes; providing for certain religious exemption; requiring certain
         waiting period; providing an effective date; and declaring an emergency. (Emergency
         Measure)
         Paraphrase: SB0063, by Sen. Patrick Anderson, R-Enid, exempts from a requirement
         to obtain an evaluation from a health care provider a youth athlete with a written
         statement from a parent, guardian or legal custodian for religious grounds. The bill
         also states that youth athletes suspected of sustaining a concussion or head injury who
         refuse to receive medical treatment on religious grounds are not permitted to
         participate in practice or in a game for a minimum of two weeks following the injury.
         (Emergency Measure)
         Effective Date: 07/01/2011 Emergency: Yes
         Principal Authors: Anderson, Patrick (S)
         Status: Referred to Committee Prior to Session Status Date: 01/26/2011
         Committee(1): Health and Human Services (S)


SB0064   Short Title: An Act relating to school safety; requiring schools to compile and
         maintain a list of persons permitted to pick up students from schools; requiring a
         photo ID to pick up students from schools; requiring parents to notify schools of any
         changes to custody; providing for codification; providing an effective date; and
         declaring an emergency. (Emergency Measure)
         Paraphrase: SB0064, by Sen. Earl Garrison, D-Muskogee, requires schools to
         compile and maintain a roster of people permitted to obtain the release of a student in
         grades kindergarten through eight. It states that a student cannot be released to anyone
         unless the individual is identified on the school roster and he/she presents a state-
         issued photo identification card. It requires a school to be notified in changes of child
         custody. (Emergency Measure)
         Effective Date: 07/01/2011 Emergency: Yes
         Principal Authors: Garrison, Earl (S)
         Status: Referred to Committee Prior to Session Status Date: 01/26/2011
         Committee(1): Education (S)


SB0077   Short Title: An Act relating to the Board of Trustees of the Teachers' Retirement
         System of Oklahoma; amending 70 O.S. 2001, Section 17-106, as amended by Section
         3, Chapter 357, O.S.L. 2010 (70 O.S. Supp. 2010, Section 17-106), which relates to
         the Board of Trustees; modifying membership; providing for selection of person by
         certain organization; specifying additional member to be nonvoting; providing an
         effective date; and declaring an emergency. (Emergency Measure)
         Paraphrase: SB0077, by Sen. Jerry Ellis, D-Valliant, modifies membership of the
         Teachers Retirement System Board of Trustees, directing a statewide organization
         representing retired educators with at least 7,500 members to appoint a nonvoting
         member. (Emergency Measure)
         Effective Date: 07/01/2011 Emergency: Yes
         Principal Authors: Ellis, Jerry (S)
         Status: Referred to Committee Prior to Session Status Date: 01/26/2011
         Committee(1): Retirement & Insurance (S)


SB0080   Short Title: An Act relating to school funding; amending 70 O.S. 2001, Section 18-
         200.1, as last amended by Section 2, Chapter 478, O.S.L. 2010 (70 O.S. Supp. 2010,
         Section 18-200.1), which relates to the state aid formula; removing limit on school
         district carryover funds and associated penalty; providing effective date; and declaring
         an emergency. (Emergency Measure)
         Paraphrase: SB0080, by Sen. Gary Michael Stanislawski, R-Tulsa, removes
         language that required that a school district's State Aid be reduced by an amount equal
         to the amount of carryover in its general fund as of June 30 of the preceding fiscal
         year that is in excess of certain standards. (Emergency Measure)
         Effective Date: 07/01/2011 Emergency: Yes
         Principal Authors: Stanislawski, Gary Michael (S)
         Status: Senate Committee - Do Pass Status Date: 02/07/2011
         Committee(1): Education (S)


SB0081   Short Title: An Act relating to the Teachers' Retirement System of Oklahoma;
         providing for a one-time benefit for certain retired teachers; providing procedures
         related to the administration of the benefit; authorizing the Teachers' Retirement
         System of Oklahoma to promulgate certain rules; requiring certain application to be
         submitted by certain date; providing for codification; providing for an effective date;
         and declaring an emergency. (Emergency Measure)
         Paraphrase: SB0081, by Sen. Randy Bass, D-Lawton, allows a member of the
         Teachers' Retirement System as of June 30, 2010, who has 15 years or more of
         service, a monthly benefit of $1,000 or less and an individual income at or below the
         Federal Poverty Guidelines for a one-person household to be eligible for a one-time
         catch-up payment of $500. It requires applications for such payments to be submitted
         to TRS by June 30, 2012. (Emergency Measure)
         Effective Date: 07/01/2011 Emergency: Yes
         Principal Authors: Bass, Randy (S)
         Status: Referred to Committee Prior to Session Status Date: 01/26/2011
         Committee(1): Retirement & Insurance (S)


SB0084   Short Title: An Act relating to common education funding; amending Section 14,
         Chapter 58, O.S.L. 2003, as last amended by Section 1, Chapter 389, O.S.L. 2008 (3A
         O.S. Supp. 2010, Section 713), which relates to lottery proceeds; modifying
         distribution of a portion of the monies in the Oklahoma Education Lottery Trust Fund;
         creating the Common Education Lottery Revolving Fund; making the fund a
         continuing fund; providing for funding; providing for expenditure of monies;
         requiring expenditures to be made upon warrants; providing for investment of monies;
         directing the State Board of Education to distribute a portion of the monies in the fund
         to common school districts on a per capita basis; providing for codification; providing
         an effective date; and declaring an emergency. (Emergency Measure)
         Paraphrase: SB0084, by Sen. Eddie Fields, R-Wynona, modifies apportionment from
         the Oklahoma Education Lottery Trust Fund. Of 45 percent of the monies, the bill
         directs 75 percent to support public schools through the State Aid formula and 25
         percent to be allocated to the Common Education Lottery Revolving Fund, which is
         created in the bill, or 100 percent to the revolving fund, contingent on the Legislature
         appropriating funds through the State Aid formula sufficient to replace the 25 percent
         or 100 percent of the trust fund appropriated to the revolving fund. The bill establishes
         appropriation levels for subsequent years until 100 percent is allocated to the Common
         Education Lottery Revolving Fund with the Legislature appropriating nonlottery funds
         through the State Aid formula sufficient to replace 100 percent of the trust fund
         monies. The measure creates the Common Education Lottery Revolving Fund
         consisting of the monies appropriated to the State Board of Education from the
         Oklahoma Education Lottery Trust Fund. It directs that on or before Aug. 15 of each
         fiscal year and on or before the 15th day of each calendar month thereafter, monies
         from the fund are to be distributed by the State Board of Education to common school
         districts on a per capita basis to be used for kindergarten through 12th grade public
         education, including compensation and benefits for teachers and support personnel
         and other expenses. (Emergency Measure)
         Effective Date: 07/01/2011 Emergency: Yes
         Principal Authors: Fields, Eddie (S)
         Status: Referred to Committee Prior to Session Status Date: 01/26/2011
         Committee(1): Appropriations (S)


SB0089   Short Title: An Act relating to educational television; amending 70 O.S. 2001,
         Section 23-101, which relates to the Oklahoma Educational Television Authority;
         directing development of Oklahoma Public Events Network; specifying certain
         requirements for public viewing; and providing an effective date.
         Paraphrase: SB0089, by Sen. Clark Jolley, R-Edmond and Rep. Jason Murphey, R-
         Guthrie, directs the Oklahoma Educational Television Authority to develop the
         Oklahoma Public Events Network to increase public access to and awareness of
         operations of the Oklahoma Legislature and state government. It directs OETA to use
         existing resources to develop the new network to allow state citizens to view meetings
         of state agency governing boards and commissions, public hearings and other public
         interest events.
         Effective Date: 11/01/2011 Emergency: No
         Principal Authors: Jolley, Clark (S); Murphey, Jason (H)
         Status: Referred to Committee Prior to Session Status Date: 01/26/2011
         Committee(1): Education (S)
SB0097   Short Title: An Act relating to higher education tuition payment program; amending
         70 O.S. 2001, Section 2605, as last amended by Section 3, Chapter 437, O.S.L. 2009
         (70 O.S. Supp. 2010, Section 2605), which relates to the Oklahoma Higher Learning
         Access Program; providing that social security benefits received by a student should
         not be considered when calculating their parent(s) income; providing an effective date;
         and declaring an emergency. (Emergency Measure)
         Paraphrase: SB0097, by Sen. Roger Ballenger, D-Okmulgee, modifies the income
         calculation for eligibility in the Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program, directing
         Social Security benefits received by a student who applies to not be included in his/her
         parent's income. (Emergency Measure)
         Effective Date: 07/01/2011 Emergency: Yes
         Principal Authors: Ballenger, Roger (S)
         Status: Referred to Committee Prior to Session Status Date: 01/26/2011
         Committee(1): Appropriations (S)


SB0109   Short Title: An Act relating to school administration; amending 70 O.S. 2001,
         Section 6-194, as last amended by Section 3, Chapter 457, O.S.L. 2010 (70 O.S. Supp.
         2010, Section 6-194), which relates to professional development; requiring certain
         continuing education for school administrators; providing an effective date; and
         declaring an emergency. (Emergency Measure)
         Paraphrase: SB0109, by Sen. Gary Michael Stanislawski, R-Tulsa, requires school
         administrators to complete the following continuing education courses: three hours of
         instructional leadership, one hour of school finance and one hour of education law.
         (Emergency Measure)
         Effective Date: 07/01/2011 Emergency: Yes
         Principal Authors: Stanislawski, Gary Michael (S)
         Status: Senate Committee - Do Pass Status Date: 02/07/2011
         Committee(1): Education (S)


SB0131   Short Title: An Act relating to schools; amending 70 O.S. 2001, Section 3311, as last
         amended by Section 1, Chapter 131, O.S.L. 2009 (70 O.S. Supp. 2010, Section 3311),
         which relates to the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training; updating
         reference; clarifying hearing procedure; and providing an effective date.
         Paraphrase: SB0131, by Sen. Clark Jolley, R-Edmond, directs the Council on Law
         Enforcement Education and Training to conduct a hearing in accordance with the
         Administrative Procedures Act to consider the suspension or revocation of the CLEET
         certification of a peace officer.
         Effective Date: 11/01/2011 Emergency: No
         Principal Authors: Jolley, Clark (S)
         Status: Referred to Committee Prior to Session Status Date: 01/26/2011
         Committee(1): Public Safety (S)


SB0141   Short Title: An Act relating to school funding; amending 70 O.S. 2001, Section 18-
         201.1, as last amended by Section 3, Chapter 478, O.S.L. 2010 (70 O.S. Supp. 2010,
         Section 18-201.1), which relates to calculation of foundation aid; modifying the
         weighted calculations for pupils enrolled in online courses; providing an effective
         date; and declaring an emergency. (Emergency Measure)
         Paraphrase: SB0141, by Sen. Clark Jolley, R-Edmond, provides the same criteria in
         evaluating transferred students enrolled in online courses as students regularly
         enrolled at school when calculating school funding. (Emergency Measure)
         Effective Date: 07/01/2011 Emergency: Yes
         Principal Authors: Jolley, Clark (S)
         Status: Senate Committee - Do Pass Status Date: 02/07/2011
         Committee(1): Education (S)


SB0142   Short Title: An Act relating to higher education tuition and mandatory fees;
         amending 70 O.S. 2001, Section 3218.8, as last amended by Section 1, Chapter 53,
         O.S.L. 2008 (70 O.S. Supp. 2010, Section 3218.8), which relates to establishment of
         tuition and mandatory fees; specifying certain limitation on resident tuition and
         mandatory fees; providing an effective date; and declaring an emergency. (Emergency
         Measure)
         Paraphrase: SB0142, by Sen. Jim Wilson, D-Tahlequah, prohibits universities from
         increasing resident tuition and mandatory fees more than 3 percent of the rate of
         inflation. (Emergency Measure)
         Effective Date: 07/01/2011 Emergency: Yes
         Principal Authors: Wilson, Jim (S)
         Status: Referred to Committee Prior to Session Status Date: 01/26/2011
         Committee(1): Education (S)


SB0152   Short Title: An Act relating to school discipline; amending Section 2, Chapter 149,
         O.S.L. 2002, as amended by Section 5, Chapter 216, O.S.L. 2008 (70 O.S. Supp.
         2010, Section 24-100.3), which relates to harassment, intimidation and bullying in
         public schools; modifying certain findings; defining cyber bullying; expanding the
         definition of harassment, intimidation, bullying and cyber bullying; expanding
         definition of electronic communications; amending 70 O.S. 2001, Section 6-114, as
         renumbered by Section 5, Chapter 149, O.S.L. 2002, and as last amended by Section
         6, Chapter 216, O.S.L. 2008 (70 O.S. Supp. 2010, Section 24-100.4), which relates to
         anti-bullying policies adopted by school districts; directing district boards of education
         to adopt certain policies; providing list of items required to be included in certain
         policy; providing for school employees and administrators to be included in
         developing certain policy; directing the State Board of Education to develop a model
         policy; directing the State Board of Education to establish and maintain certain
         repository; amending 70 O.S. 2001, Section 24-100, as renumbered by Section 5,
         Chapter 149, O.S.L. 2002, and as last amended by Section 7, Chapter 216, O.S.L.
         2008 (70 O.S. Supp. 2010, Section 24-100.5), which relates to the Safe School
         Committee; modifying composition of Safe School Committee; providing an effective
         date; and declaring an emergency. (Emergency Measure)
         Paraphrase: SB0152, by Sen. Andrew Rice, D-Oklahoma City, adds language to
         include cyber bullying as an action meant to be prevented by the School Bullying
         Prevention Act. It modifies the definition of "harassment, intimidation, bullying and
         cyber bullying" to include examples of acts that are prohibited when intended to
         physically harm a student or damage the student's property, substantially interfere with
         a student's educational opportunity, create an intimidating or threatening educational
         environment or substantially disrupt the orderly operation of the school. The bill also
         includes video content in the definition of "electronic communication" and states the
         communication includes electronic communication regardless of whether it originated
         at school, with school equipment or within official school hours. It removes language
         stating nothing in the act shall be construed to impose a specific liability on any school
         district. The bill also requires the policy created by a district board of education to
         prohibiting acts of bullying to contain the procedure for reporting an act of harassment
         and contain a requirement that any school employee with reliable information leading
         that person to suspect a person is a target of harassment immediately report it to the
         principal or the principal's designee. It also requires a procedure for each school to
         investigate and document any prohibited incident. The bill also requires annual
         training for school employees who have significant contact with students and an
         educational program for students and parents in preventing harassment. The bill also
         requires the State Board of Education to develop a model policy and training materials
         regarding components that should be included in any district school bullying
         prevention policy and establish and maintain a central repository for the collection and
         analysis of information regarding harassment. (Emergency Measure)
         Effective Date: 07/01/2011 Emergency: Yes
         Principal Authors: Rice, Andrew (S)
         Status: Referred to Committee Prior to Session Status Date: 01/26/2011
         Committee(1): Education (S)


SB0157   Short Title: An Act relating to schools; amending 70 O.S. 2001, Section 3311, as last
         amended by Section 1, Chapter 131, O.S.L. 2009 (70 O.S. Supp. 2010, Section 3311),
         which relates to the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training; clarifying
         requirement for undergoing certain psychological evaluation; and providing an
         effective date.
         Paraphrase: SB0157, by Sen. Clark Jolley, R-Edmond, modifies the exemption for
         any person who is certified by the Council on Law Enforcement Education and
         Training and has undergone a required psychological evaluation from having to be
         reevaluated. The bill permits reevaluations when a peace office has a break in service
         of more than five years or the council determines that a peace office may present a
         danger to himself, the public, a family or a household member.
         Effective Date: 11/01/2011 Emergency: No
         Principal Authors: Jolley, Clark (S)
         Status: Referred to Committee Prior to Session Status Date: 01/27/2011
         Committee(1): Public Safety (S)


SB0158   Short Title: An Act relating to school district indebtedness; amending 70 O.S. 2001,
         Sections 15-103, 15-106 and 15-106.1, as last amended by Section 2, Chapter 455,
         O.S.L. 2010 (70 O.S. Supp. 2010, Section 15-106.1), which relate to school district
         authority to become indebted and issue bonds; removing certain limitation on
         indebtedness; and stating contingency.
         Paraphrase: SB0158, by Sen. Thomas Ivester, D-Elk City, removes the 10 percent of
         the school district valuation cap on school district bonds.
         Effective Date: / / Emergency: No
         Principal Authors: Ivester, Thomas (S)
         Status: Referred to Committee Prior to Session Status Date: 01/26/2011
         Committee(1): Education (S)


SB0159   Short Title: An Act relating to charter schools; amending 70 O.S. 2001, Sections 3-
         132, as last amended by Section 1, Chapter 290, O.S.L. 2010, 3-134, as last amended
         by Section 2, Chapter 290, O.S.L. 2010, and 3-142, as last amended by Section 4,
         Chapter 290, O.S.L. 2010 (70 O.S. Supp. 2010, Sections 3-132, 3-134 and 3-142),
         which relate to the Oklahoma Charter Schools Act; adding criteria for sponsorship of
         charter schools; modifying definition of charter school; providing an effective date;
         and declaring an emergency. (Emergency Measure)
         Paraphrase: SB0159, by Sen. David Fuller Holt, R-Oklahoma City, allows the
         governing body of a city with a population of more than 300,000 to sponsor a charter
         school if it is located in a school district with an average daily membership of 5,000 or
         more and the school district is within the boundaries of the city. (Emergency Measure)
         Effective Date: 07/01/2011 Emergency: Yes
         Principal Authors: Holt, David Fuller (S)
         Status: Referred to Committee Prior to Session Status Date: 01/27/2011
         Committee(1): Education (S)


SB0173   Short Title: An Act relating to tuition and mandatory fees in higher education;
         amending 70 O.S. 2001, Section 3218.8, as last amended by Section 1, Chapter 53,
         O.S.L. 2008 (70 O.S. Supp. 2010, Section 3218.8), which relates to the tuition and
         mandatory fees that may be charged at state institutions of higher education;
         prohibiting students from being charged tuition or fees for remedial courses; requiring
         institutions of higher education to charge school districts for the cost or remedial
         courses taken by students who graduated high school from those districts; providing
         an effective date; and declaring an emergency. (Emergency Measure)
         Paraphrase: SB0173, by Sen. Jim Reynolds, R-Oklahoma City, prohibits a student
         who graduated from high school in Oklahoma and enrolls in a state higher education
         institution within three years from being required to pay any tuition or fees for
         remedial courses. It directs the higher education institution to charge the school
         district from which the student graduated high school for the remedial courses.
         (Emergency Measure)
         Effective Date: 07/01/2011 Emergency: Yes
         Principal Authors: Reynolds, Jim (S)
         Status: Referred to Committee Prior to Session Status Date: 01/27/2011
         Committee(1): Education (S)
SB0174   Short Title: An Act relating to school curriculum; approving sporting clays as a
         permitted elective; providing definition; providing an effective date; and declaring an
         emergency. (Emergency Measure)
         Paraphrase: SB0174, by Sen. Eddie Fields, R-Wynona, allows a school district to
         offer students in grades nine or above an elective course in sporting clays. (Emergency
         Measure)
         Effective Date: 07/01/2011 Emergency: Yes
         Principal Authors: Fields, Eddie (S)
         Status: Referred to Committee Prior to Session Status Date: 01/27/2011
         Committee(1): Education (S)


SB0194   Short Title: An Act relating to the retired teachers' benefits; amending 70 O.S. 2001,
         Section 17-105, as last amended by Section 2, Chapter 357, O.S.L. 2010 (70 O.S.
         Supp. 2010, Section 17-105), which relates to the Teachers' Retirement System of
         Oklahoma; authorizing modification of retirement benefit based upon postretirement
         remarriage; requiring medical examination; requiring proof of age; requiring actuarial
         adjustment of benefit amount; requiring Board of Trustees to promulgate rules;
         providing an effective date; and declaring an emergency. (Emergency Measure)
         Paraphrase: SB0194, by Sen. David Myers, R-Ponca City, modifies retirement
         options under the Teachers Retirement System. It states that if a spouse is designated
         as the beneficiary under options 2 or 3 and the spouse dies after the member's
         effective date of retirement and the member subsequently remarries, the member may
         make a one-time election per each subsequent marriage within one year of the
         marriage to reselect option 2 or 3 and name the new spouse as the designated
         beneficiary. The bill requires a medical examination to prove the member's good
         health before he/she may change options. (Emergency Measure)
         Effective Date: 07/01/2011 Emergency: Yes
         Principal Authors: Myers, David (S)
         Status: Referred to Committee Prior to Session Status Date: 01/27/2011
         Committee(1): Retirement & Insurance (S)


SB0207   Short Title: An Act relating to higher education; amending 70 O.S. 2001, Section
         4420, as amended by Section 3, Chapter 480, O.S.L. 2002 (70 O.S. Supp. 2010,
         Section 4420), which relates to Tulsa Community College; modifying Board name;
         providing an effective date; and declaring an emergency. (Emergency Measure)
         Paraphrase: SB0207, by Sen. John Ford, R-Bartlesville, changes the name of the
         Tulsa Technology Center School District Board, which is the funding board for Tulsa
         Community College, to the Board of Regents of Tulsa Community College.
         (Emergency Measure)
         Effective Date: 07/01/2011 Emergency: Yes
         Principal Authors: Ford, John (S)
         Status: Referred to Committee Prior to Session Status Date: 01/27/2011
         Committee(1): Education (S)
SB0209   Short Title: An Act relating to career and technology education; amending 70 O.S.
         2001, Section 14-103.1, which relates to technology center school dropout recovery
         grants; increasing dropout recovery programs contingent on funds; requiring approval
         of Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education; specifying certain
         cooperative funding effort; providing an effective date; and declaring an emergency.
         (Emergency Measure)
         Paraphrase: SB0209, by Sen. Susan Paddack, D-Ada, directs the State Board of
         Career and Technology Education, beginning in the 2011-2012 school year,
         contingent upon available funds, to increase the number of Dropout Recovery
         Programs operated at the state's technology center schools. (Emergency Measure)
         Effective Date: 07/01/2011 Emergency: Yes
         Principal Authors: Paddack, Susan (S)
         Status: Referred to Committee Prior to Session Status Date: 01/27/2011
         Committee(1): Education (S)


SB0210   Short Title: An Act relating to schools; amending 70 O.S. 2001, Section 1210.508, as
         last amended by Section 1, Chapter 251, O.S.L. 2010 (70 O.S. Supp. 2010, Section
         1210.508), which relates to the Oklahoma School Testing Program Act; requiring
         administration of assessments to certain students; requiring utilization of results of
         assessments for certain purposes; providing an effective date; and declaring an
         emergency. (Emergency Measure)
         Paraphrase: SB0210, by Sen. Susan Paddack, D-Ada, directs school districts to
         ensure that all students in grade eight are administered the ACT Explore college
         readiness assessment and that students in grade 10 are administered the ACT Plan
         college readiness assessment. It further directs districts to use the results of the
         assessments to develop district professional development programs, communication
         and education programs designed for parents and a plan designed by students and
         overseen by the student's English I teacher which includes preparation of a course of
         study necessary to achieve the student's future plans for college or entry into the
         workforce. (Emergency Measure)
         Effective Date: 07/01/2011 Emergency: Yes
         Principal Authors: Paddack, Susan (S)
         Status: Referred to Committee Prior to Session Status Date: 01/27/2011
         Committee(1): Education (S)


SB0211   Short Title: An Act relating to contributions and funds of the Teachers' Retirement
         System of Oklahoma; amending 70 O.S. 2001, Sections 17-108, as last amended by
         Section 4, Chapter 357, O.S.L. 2010 and 17-120 (70 O.S. Supp. 2010, Section 17-
         108), which relate to the Teachers' Retirement System of Oklahoma; requiring the
         transfer of certain monies upon retirement; eliminating the Reserve for Investment
         Fluctuations Fund and the Membership Annuity Reserve Fund; specifying submission
         of certain reports and contributions at certain time; subjecting certain reports to late
         charge for untimely filing; providing an effective date; and declaring an emergency.
         (Emergency Measure)
         Paraphrase: SB0211, by Sen. Patrick Anderson, R-Enid, eliminates the transfer of
         monies to the Reserve for Investment Fluctuations Fund and the Membership Annuity
         Reserve Fund for teachers retiring under the Teachers' Retirement System of
         Oklahoma. (Emergency Measure)
         Effective Date: 07/01/2011 Emergency: Yes
         Principal Authors: Anderson, Patrick (S)
         Status: Referred to Committee Prior to Session Status Date: 01/27/2011
         Committee(1): Retirement & Insurance (S)


SB0213   Short Title: An Act relating to higher education; amending 70 O.S. 2001, Section
         2602, as last amended by Section 1, Chapter 437, O.S.L. 2009 (70 O.S. Supp. 2010,
         Section 2602), which relates to Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program;
         modifying the purpose of the program; amending 70 O.S. 2001, Section 2603, as last
         amended by Section 32, Chapter 2, O.S.L. 2009 (70 O.S. Supp. 2010, Section 2603),
         which relates to eligibility requirements; modifying the eligibility requirements;
         amending 70 O.S. 2001, Section 2604, as last amended by Section 2, Chapter 437,
         O.S.L. 2009 (70 O.S. Supp. 2010, Section 2604), which relates to awards; modifying
         institutions which may receive allocated funds; providing an effective date; and
         declaring an emergency. (Emergency Measure)
         Paraphrase: SB0213, by Sen. Bryce Marlatt, R-Woodward, expands eligibility for
         the Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program to those students pursuing studies in
         counties outside of the state that are contiguous with the boundaries of the state.
         (Emergency Measure)
         Effective Date: 07/01/2011 Emergency: Yes
         Principal Authors: Marlatt, Bryce (S)
         Status: Referred to Committee Prior to Session Status Date: 01/27/2011
         Committee(1): Education (S)


SB0234   Short Title: An Act relating to contributions made to the Teachers' Retirement
         System of Oklahoma; amending 70 O.S. 2001, Section 17-116.10, as last amended by
         Section 1, Chapter 270, O.S.L. 2008 (70 O.S. Supp. 2010, Section 17-116.10), which
         relates to postretirement employment; requiring school districts that employ certain
         persons to make additional contribution; providing an effective date; and declaring an
         emergency. (Emergency Measure)
         Paraphrase: SB0234, by Sen. Gary Michael Stanislawski, R-Tulsa, modifies
         language related to the Teachers' Retirement System of Oklahoma. (Emergency
         Measure)
         Effective Date: 07/01/2011 Emergency: Yes
         Principal Authors: Stanislawski, Gary Michael (S)
         Status: Referred to Committee Prior to Session Status Date: 01/27/2011
         Committee(1): Retirement & Insurance (S)


SB0251   Short Title: An Act relating to higher education tuition; creating the Armed Services
         Tuition Fairness Act; providing short title; limiting tuition that may be charged to
         service members; providing definitions; providing for codification; providing an
         effective date; and declaring an emergency. (Emergency Measure)
         Paraphrase: SB0251, by Sen. Steve Russell, R-Oklahoma City, creates the Armed
         Services Tuition Fairness Act, which states that members of the U.S. Armed Forces
         cannot be charged tuition at a higher rate than the rates charged to state residents.
         (Emergency Measure)
         Effective Date: 07/01/2011 Emergency: Yes
         Principal Authors: Russell, Steve (S)
         Status: Referred to Committee Prior to Session Status Date: 01/27/2011
         Committee(1): Veterans and Military Affairs (S)


SB0252   Short Title: An Act relating to school employment; amending 70 O.S. 2001, Section
         5-142, as amended by Section 1, Chapter 406, O.S.L. 2010 (70 O.S. Supp. 2010,
         Section 5-142), which relates to national criminal history record checks; requiring
         schools to reimburse employees for certain fees; requiring schools to transfer
         employee record upon request; modifying frequency of national criminal history
         checks which must be conducted for certain employees; providing an effective date;
         and declaring an emergency. (Emergency Measure)
         Paraphrase: SB0252, by Sen. Eddie Fields, R-Wynona, requires a school district to
         reimburse employees for the cost of a criminal history search. It also requires any
         employee or those seeking employment as a substitute teacher to have a national
         criminal history record check every five years. It states that those who have had a
         national criminal history check within five years of applying for employment are not
         required to have a national criminal history record check prior to employment. It
         requires any person who has been employed by a school outside Oklahoma to have a
         national criminal history record check prior to employment as a school employee.
         (Emergency Measure)
         Effective Date: 07/01/2011 Emergency: Yes
         Principal Authors: Fields, Eddie (S)
         Status: Referred to Committee Prior to Session Status Date: 01/27/2011
         Committee(1): Education (S)


SB0256   Short Title: An Act relating to charter schools; amending 70 O.S. 2001, Section 3-
         142, as last amended by Section 4, Chapter 290, O.S.L. 2010 (70 O.S. Supp. 2010,
         Section 3-142), which relates to charter school funding; providing that charter schools
         are eligible for government lease rates; providing an effective date; and declaring an
         emergency. (Emergency Measure)
         Paraphrase: SB0256, by Sen. John Ford, R-Bartlesville, allows any charter school
         which chooses to lease property to be eligible to receive current government lease
         rates. (Emergency Measure)
         Effective Date: 07/01/2011 Emergency: Yes
         Principal Authors: Ford, John (S)
         Status: Senate Committee - Do Pass Status Date: 02/07/2011
         Committee(1): Education (S)
SB0260   Short Title: An Act relating to charter schools; amending 70 O.S. 2001, Section 3-
         136, as amended by Section 1, Chapter 439, O.S.L. 2008 (70 O.S. Supp. 2010, Section
         3-136), which relates to charter school compliance; deleting provision prohibiting the
         issuing of bonds; providing an effective date; and declaring an emergency.
         (Emergency Measure)
         Paraphrase: SB0260, by Sen. John Ford, R-Bartlesville, removes language
         prohibiting the governing body of a charter school from issuing bonds. (Emergency
         Measure)
         Effective Date: 07/01/2011 Emergency: Yes
         Principal Authors: Ford, John (S)
         Status: Referred to Committee Prior to Session Status Date: 01/27/2011
         Committee(1): Education (S)


SB0264   Short Title: An Act relating to school testing; amending Section 4, Chapter 456,
         O.S.L. 2009, which relates to the Quality Assessment and Accountability Board;
         modifying certain deadlines; modifying criteria for reviewing and recommending
         assessments; requiring review of assessments that could be eliminated by adoption of
         new assessments; modifying appointment and composition of members to the task
         force; modifying travel reimbursement; modifying the reports which the task force
         may submit; amending 70 O.S. 2001, Section 1210.508, as last amended by Section 1,
         Chapter 251, O.S.L. 2010 (70 O.S. Supp 2010, Section 1210.508), which relates to the
         School Testing Program Act; directing State Board of Education to take those steps
         required under No Child Left Behind to amend certain plan; specifying criteria;
         providing for implementation of certain assessments upon compliance with No Child
         Left Behind; requiring certain additional assessments; repealing Section 5, Chapter
         456, O.S.L. 2009 (70 O.S. Supp. 2010, Section 3-165), which relates to the Quality
         Assessment and Accountability Board; and declaring an emergency. (Emergency
         Measure)
         Paraphrase: SB0264, by Sen. Clark Jolley, R-Edmond, recreates the Quality
         Assessment and Accountability Task Force until June 30, 2012. The bill requires the
         task force to recommend formative assessments which improve instruction through
         timely diagnostic date, expect high standards of achievement from students, are able
         to be fully integrated with a statewide Student Data System and are most cost effective
         for adoption. The bill also requires the task force to review the number of student
         assessments currently required that could be eliminated by the adoption of formative
         tests. It also modifies language relating to the members of the task force. It requires
         the secretary of education to serve as chair of the task force. The bill also requires
         appointments to the task force to be made by July 1, 2011. It allows the task force to
         submit any reports on any findings and recommendations to the governor, the
         president pro tempore of the Senate and the speaker of the House of Representatives.
         It requires the State Board of Education to take steps required under No Child Left
         Behind to amend the state accountability plan and states the requirements of that plan.
         (Emergency Measure)
         Effective Date: / / Emergency: Yes
         Principal Authors: Jolley, Clark (S)
         Status: Referred to Committee Prior to Session Status Date: 01/27/2011
         Committee(1): Education (S)


SB0268   Short Title: An Act relating to school testing; amending Section 6, Chapter 432,
         O.S.L. 2005, as last amended by Section 11, Chapter 456, O.S.L. 2009 (70 O.S. Supp.
         2010, Section 1210.523), which relates to mastery of state academic content
         standards; modifying requirements for demonstration of mastery; specifying certain
         requirements based on curricular enrollment; modifying remediation requirements;
         providing an effective date; and declaring an emergency. (Emergency Measure)
         Paraphrase: SB0268, by Sen. Susan Paddack, D-Ada, sets requirements for students
         to graduate from a public high school with a standard diploma. It requires students
         enrolled in a college preparatory/work ready curriculum to demonstrate mastery in
         two of certain subjects. It states that remediation for certain subjects shall not be
         required to be provided by districts to a student unless the student chooses to retake
         the end-of-instruction test in the same subject. (Emergency Measure)
         Effective Date: 07/01/2011 Emergency: Yes
         Principal Authors: Paddack, Susan (S)
         Status: Referred to Committee Prior to Session Status Date: 01/27/2011
         Committee(1): Education (S)


SB0275   Short Title: An Act relating to school funding; amending 70 O.S. 2001, Section 5-
         117b, as amended by Section 1, Chapter 327, O.S.L. 2003 (70 O.S. Supp. 2010,
         Section 5-117b), which relates to interlocal cooperative agreements; allowing
         interlocal cooperative to receive federal grant money; providing an effective date; and
         declaring an emergency. (Emergency Measure)
         Paraphrase: SB0275, by Sen. Eddie Fields, R-Wynona, permits federal grant money
         applied for on behalf of a school district to be disbursed director to an interlocal
         cooperative with the consent of the schools districts that comprise the interlocal
         agreement. (Emergency Measure)
         Effective Date: 07/01/2011 Emergency: Yes
         Principal Authors: Fields, Eddie (S)
         Status: Senate Committee - Do Pass Status Date: 02/07/2011
         Committee(1): Education (S)


SB0278   Short Title: An Act relating to charter schools; amending 70 O.S. 2001, Section 3-
         132, as last amended by Section 1, Chapter 288, O.S.L. 2010 (70 O.S. Supp. 2010,
         Section 3-132), which relates to sponsors of charter schools; authorizing the State
         Board of Education to sponsor a statewide online charter school; amending 70 O.S.
         2001, Section 3-134, as last amended by Section 2, Chapter 288, O.S.L. 2010 (70 O.S.
         Supp. 2010, Section 3-134), which relates to charter school applications; providing
         that online charter schools are not required to have a physical location; providing an
         effective date; and declaring an emergency. (Emergency Measure)
         Paraphrase: SB0278, by Sen. Gary Michael Stanislawski, R-Tulsa, permits a charter
         school to be sponsored by the State Board of Education for the purpose of establishing
         a statewide only charter school in which all students within the state are eligible to
         enroll. The bill permits an online charter school sponsored by the State Board of
         Education not to have a physical location. The bill also clarifies references to the
         physical location of a charter school sponsored by the Office of Juvenile Affairs.
         (Emergency Measure)
         Effective Date: 07/01/2011 Emergency: Yes
         Principal Authors: Stanislawski, Gary Michael (S)
         Status: Referred to Committee Prior to Session Status Date: 01/27/2011
         Committee(1): Education (S)


SB0279   Short Title: An Act relating to school bonds; amending 70 O.S. 2001, Section 15-
         101, which relates to school district issued bonds; allowing bonds to be issued for the
         maintenance of school equipment; amending 70 O.S. 2001, Section 15-106.1, as last
         amended by Section 2, Chapter 455, O.S.L. 2010 (70 O.S. Supp. 2010, Section 15-
         106.1), which relates to defining equipment for purposes of issuing a school bond;
         adding electronic reading devices; providing an effective date; and declaring an
         emergency. (Emergency Measure)
         Paraphrase: SB0279, by Sen. Gary Michael Stanislawski, R-Tulsa, expands the list
         of purposes for which school districts may issue bonds to include the maintenance of
         school furniture, fixtures or equipment. The bill also adds electronic and tablet reading
         devices to the list of equipment that may be purchased or maintained with bond
         proceeds. (Emergency Measure)
         Effective Date: 07/01/2011 Emergency: Yes
         Principal Authors: Stanislawski, Gary Michael (S)
         Status: Senate Committee - Do Pass Status Date: 02/07/2011
         Committee(1): Education (S)


SB0280   Short Title: An Act relating to online education; amending 70 O.S. 2001, Section 1-
         111, as last amended by Section 1, Chapter 352, O.S.L. 2010 (70 O.S. Supp. 2010,
         Section 1-111), which relates to the length of a school day and certain exceptions;
         deleting requirement that the State Department of Education make rules requiring
         telephonic communication between teachers and students and their parents; providing
         an effective date; and declaring an emergency. (Emergency Measure)
         Paraphrase: SB0280, by Sen. Gary Michael Stanislawski, R-Tulsa, eliminates the
         requirement of ongoing weekly telephonic communication between teacher and
         student and monthly telephonic communication between teacher and parent from the
         rules the State Board of Education is required to adopt for the implementation of
         online course. (Emergency Measure)
         Effective Date: 07/01/2011 Emergency: Yes
         Principal Authors: Stanislawski, Gary Michael (S)
         Status: Senate Committee - Do Pass Status Date: 02/07/2011
         Committee(1): Education (S)


SB0288   Short Title: An Act relating to charter schools; amending 70 O.S. 2001, Section 3-
         132, as last amended by Section 1, Chapter 290, O.S.L. 2010 (70 O.S. Supp. 2010,
         Section 3-132), Section 3-134, as last amended by Section 2, Chapter 290, O.S.L.
         2010 (70 O.S. Supp. 2010, Section 3-134), and Section 3-136, as amended by Section
         1, Chapter 439, O.S.L. 2008 (70 O.S. Supp. 2010, Section 3-136), which relate to
         establishment of charter schools; adding online schools as sites for charter schools;
         modifying criteria for charter school application; deeming online charter schools to be
         within the boundaries of the sponsoring school; modifying the requirements with
         which a charter school's charter must comply; providing an effective date; and
         declaring an emergency. (Emergency Measure)
         Paraphrase: SB0288, by Sen. David Fuller Holt, R-Oklahoma City, permits a charter
         school to be offered online or through a combination of online and classroom
         instruction. The bill also establishes that an online charter school will provide in its
         application a description of its technological platform and the description and location
         of any facilities utilized in the educational plan. The bill also establishes that an online
         charter school will be considered to be located within the boundaries of the sponsoring
         school. The bill prohibits charter schools from being used as a method of generating
         revenue for students who are being home schooled and not participating in a properly
         established online charter school. (Emergency Measure)
         Effective Date: 07/01/2011 Emergency: Yes
         Principal Authors: Holt, David Fuller (S)
         Status: Referred to Committee Prior to Session Status Date: 01/27/2011
         Committee(1): Education (S)


SB0307   Short Title: An Act relating to the Teachers' Retirement System of Oklahoma;
         amending 70 O.S. 2001, Section 17-105, as last amended by Section 2, Chapter 357,
         O.S.L. 2010 (70 O.S. Supp. 2010, Section 17-105), which relates to retirement
         benefits; modifying amount of death benefit; providing an effective date; and
         declaring an emergency. (Emergency Measure)
         Paraphrase: SB0307, by Sen. John Sparks, D-Norman, increases from $5,000 to
         $7,500 the death benefit to be paid to the beneficiary or estate of a member of the
         Teachers' Retirement System. (Emergency Measure)
         Effective Date: 07/01/2011 Emergency: Yes
         Principal Authors: Sparks, John (S)
         Status: Referred to Committee Prior to Session Status Date: 01/27/2011
         Committee(1): Retirement & Insurance (S)


SB0330   Short Title: An Act relating to dental examinations for students in public school;
         requiring parents or legal guardians of certain students to provide proof of an oral
         examination of the student; providing for exemption; requiring certain notification;
         directing the State Department of Education to develop and make available certain
         form; specifying content of certain form; directing school districts to submit certain
         annual report; requiring the State Department of Health to maintain certain data;
         requiring certain report to Legislature; clarifying scope of act; permitting the State
         Board of Education and the State Department of Health to promulgate certain rules;
         providing for codification; providing an effective date; and declaring an emergency.
         (Emergency Measure)
         Paraphrase: SB0330, by Sen. Rob Johnson, R-Kingfisher, requires a parent or legal
         guardian of a student enrolled in kindergarten or first grade in a public school to
         present by May 31 of the school year proof that the student has received an oral
         examination by a licensed dentist or dental hygienist that was performed within 12
         months of enrollment. It provides exemptions if the examination poses an undue
         financial burden, there is lack of access to a licensed dentist or dental hygienist and
         the parent or guardian does not consent to an oral examination. The bill directs school
         districts by Dec. 31 each year to submit a report to the State Department of Health
         regarding the oral examinations. It directs the Department of Health in collaboration
         with the State Department of Education to conduct an evaluation of the requirements
         and prepare and submit a report to the Legislature by Jan. 1, 2015, that describes any
         improvements in oral health resulting from the requirements. It allows the Department
         of Health to receive private funds and contract with a dental college or university
         within the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education to fulfill the duties.
         (Emergency Measure)
         Effective Date: 07/01/2011 Emergency: Yes
         Principal Authors: Johnson, Rob (S)
         Status: Referred to Committee Prior to Session Status Date: 01/27/2011
         Committee(1): Education (S)


SB0333   Short Title: An Act relating to school improvement; creating the Terri Paden
         Equitable Recognition Act; providing short title; amending Section 1, Chapter 466,
         O.S.L. 2005, as last amended by Section 1, Chapter 439, O.S.L. 2010 (70 O.S. Supp.
         2010, Section 3-152.1), which relates to the Academic Achievement Award program;
         modifying qualified employees; providing for noncodification; providing an effective
         date; and declaring an emergency. (Emergency Measure)
         Paraphrase: SB0333, by Sen. John Sparks, D-Norman, creates the Terri Paden
         Equitable Recognition Act, directing that certified school employees employed for at
         least one-half but less than a full school day for the entire school year are qualified to
         receive Academic Achievement Awards. It states that qualified employees who are
         employed on a full-time basis for at least one-half but less than the entire school year
         or are employed for at least one-half but less than a full school day for the school year
         are eligible for monetary awards on a pro rata basis. (Emergency Measure)
         Effective Date: 07/01/2011 Emergency: Yes
         Principal Authors: Sparks, John (S)
         Status: Referred to Committee Prior to Session Status Date: 01/27/2011
         Committee(1): Education (S)


SB0336   Short Title: An Act relating to school employee professional development programs;
         amending. 70 O.S. 2001, Section 6-194, as last amended by Section 1, Chapter 455,
         O.S.L. 2010 (70 O.S. Supp. 2010, Section 6-194), which relates to district professional
         development programs; requiring programs to allow certain training; providing an
         effective date; and declaring an emergency. (Emergency Measure)
         Paraphrase: SB0336, by Sen. John Sparks, D-Norman, requires school districts'
         professional development programs to allow related services personnel as identified
         by the policies and procedures for special education by the State Department of
         Education to be provided the opportunity to participate in training applicable to their
         field that will enable them to maintain professional licensure. (Emergency Measure)
         Effective Date: 07/01/2011 Emergency: Yes
         Principal Authors: Sparks, John (S)
         Status: Referred to Committee Prior to Session Status Date: 01/27/2011
         Committee(1): Education (S)


SB0337   Short Title: An Act relating to higher education; amending 70 O.S. 2001, Sections
         2603, as last amended by Section 32, Chapter 2, O.S.L. 2009, and 2605, as last
         amended by Section 3, Chapter 437, O.S.L. 2009 (70 O.S. Supp. 2010, Sections 2603
         and 2605), which relate to the Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program; updating
         certain references; providing certain extensions; providing certain definition;
         providing an effective date; and declaring an emergency. (Emergency Measure)
         Paraphrase: SB0337, by Sen. John Sparks, D-Norman, modifies qualifications for
         the Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program. The bill provides students who
         cannot submit an application due to the lack of parental cooperation or because the
         student is in state custody an extension through the twelfth grade to complete an
         application for the program. The bill defines lack of parental cooperation to include
         the incarceration of a student's parent or legal guardian; inability to locate a student's
         parent or legal guardian; or the refusal of a student's parent or legal guardian to
         participate or allow the student to participate in the program. (Emergency Measure)
         Effective Date: 07/01/2011 Emergency: Yes
         Principal Authors: Sparks, John (S)
         Status: Referred to Committee Prior to Session Status Date: 01/27/2011
         Committee(1): Education (S)


SB0346   Short Title: An Act relating to school assessment; stating legislative intent; stating
         goals; providing for assessment; providing criteria for retention; providing for parental
         notification; prohibiting social promotion; providing certain exceptions; providing
         remediation policy for students retained; requiring certain reports; directing
         promulgation of rules; directing State Department of Education to provide technical
         assistance; providing for codification; providing an effective date; and declaring an
         emergency. (Emergency Measure)
         Paraphrase: SB0346, by Sen. Clark Jolley, R-Edmond, states legislative intent that
         each district school board's policies facilitate that each student's academic progression
         be determined, in part, by reading proficiency and that each student and their parents
         be informed of the student's academic progress. The bill states that it is the goal of the
         Legislature that all students read above grade level and that any student who exhibits a
         substantial deficiency in reading based on state-approved assessments conducted in
         kindergarten and the first, second and third grades be given intensive reading
         instruction immediately following the identification of the reading deficiency. The bill
         requires that each student's reading proficiency be re-assed by state-approved
         assessment at the beginning of the grade following the intensive reading instruction
         and that the student continue to receive intensive reading instruction until the reading
         deficiency is remedied. The bill requires beginning with the 2011-12 school year that
         the student be retained in their current grade if the student's reading deficiency is not
         remedied by the end of the third grade as demonstrated by scoring at least "limited
         knowledge" or higher on the state annual accountability assessment. The bill requires
         that the parent of a student who has been identified with a substantial deficiency in
         reading be notified in writing and requires certain information to be provided in the
         notification. The bill also states that no student can be assigned to a grade level based
         solely on age or other factors that would constitute social promotion. The bill permits
         school districts to promote students not meeting academic requirements for good
         cause and establishes the criteria for determining good cause. The bill also establishes
         procedures for requesting that students be exempted from academic requirements. The
         bill establishes reporting requirements for school districts concerning students with
         reading deficiencies beginning with the 2011-12 school year and requires that certain
         programs be offered to improve the student's reading ability. The bill also requires that
         each school district annually report to the parent of each student the progress of the
         student toward achieving state and district expectations for proficiency in reading,
         writing, science and mathematics and the student's results on each annual state
         accountability assessment. The bill requires school board to publish on its website and
         report in writing to the State Department of Education information concerning student
         progression and the district board's policies and procedures on student retention and
         promotion; the number and percentage of all students, by grade, in the third through
         tenth grades performing at the "unsatisfactory" level on the reading portion of the
         annual state accountability assessment; the number and percentage of student by grad
         retained in the third through the tenth grade; information on the total number and
         percentage of students who were promoted for good cause; and any revisions to the
         district's policy on student retention and promotion from the prior year. The bill
         requires the State Department of Education to establish a uniform format for district to
         report the required information with input from districts and requires that the form be
         provided to district no later than 90 days prior to the annual due date. The bill requires
         the department to compile the information annually, along with state-level summary
         information, and submit it to the public, the governor, the Senate president pro
         tempore and the House speaker. The bill requires the State Department of Education
         to promulgate rules necessary to implement the provisions of the law and to provide
         technical assistance to school districts in administering its provisions. (Emergency
         Measure)
         Effective Date: 07/01/2011 Emergency: Yes
         Principal Authors: Jolley, Clark (S)
         Status: Referred to Committee Prior to Session Status Date: 01/27/2011
         Committee(1): Education (S)


SB0348   Short Title: An Act relating to school performance; requiring State Department of
         Education to prepare certain reports; requiring State Department of Education to grade
         schools; providing certain exceptions; providing certain criteria for grading; providing
         for creation of an award; requiring development of certain report card; requiring a
         parental notification; providing mechanism for modifying levels; directing
         promulgation of rules; providing for codification; providing an effective date; and
         declaring an emergency. (Emergency Measure)
         Paraphrase: SB0348, by Sen. Clark Jolley, R-Edmond, requires the State Department
         of Education to prepare annual reports of the results of the statewide assessment
         program to describe student achievement in the state, each district and each district
         and charter school. The bill requires the department to prescribe the design of the
         reports and to include descriptions of the performance of all schools participating in
         the assessment program and of all their major student populations. The bill requires
         that the reports include the median scores of all eligible students who scored at or in
         the lowest 25th percentile of the state in the previous school year. The bill requires
         that the annual report identify schools and districts as having a grade of A, making
         excellent progress; B, making above average progress; C, making satisfactory
         progress; D, making less than satisfactory progress; and F, failing to make adequate
         progress and establishes procedures for the designation of school grades. The bill
         requires the State Department of Education to annually develop in collaboration with
         school districts and the Office of Accountability a single school report card to be
         delivered to parents throughout each school district that includes the school's grade,
         the district's grade, information regarding school improvement, an explanation of
         school performance as evaluated by the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 and
         indicators of return on investment. The bill also requires the department to publish
         each school's report card annually on its website. The bill also permits the Legislature
         to use the performance of schools in calculating any performance-based funding
         policy. The bill requires the State Department of Education to promulgate rules
         necessary to implement the law. (Emergency Measure)
         Effective Date: 07/01/2011 Emergency: Yes
         Principal Authors: Jolley, Clark (S)
         Status: Referred to Committee Prior to Session Status Date: 01/27/2011
         Committee(1): Education (S)


SB0349   Short Title: An Act relating to school testing; amending Section 6, Chapter 432,
         O.S.L. 2005, as last amended by Section 11, Chapter 456, O.S.L. 2009 (70 O.S. Supp.
         2010, Section 1210.523), which relates to mastery of state academic content
         standards; requiring the State Board of Education to set rigor of end-of-instruction
         tests; providing an effective date. (Emergency Measure)
         Paraphrase: SB0349, by Sen. Clark Jolley, R-Edmond, requires the State Board of
         Education to ensure all end-of-instruction tests are set at a rigor of at least a 10th-
         grade level. (Emergency Measure)
         Effective Date: 11/01/2011 Emergency: No
         Principal Authors: Jolley, Clark (S)
         Status: Referred to Committee Prior to Session Status Date: 01/27/2011
         Committee(1): Education (S)


SB0358   Short Title: An Act relating to school curriculum; directing the development of
         curricular standards; requiring civics education in certain grades; allowing for
         development of appropriate assessments; providing definition; providing for
         codification; providing an effective date; and declaring an emergency. (Emergency
         Measure)
         Paraphrase: SB0358, by Sen. Susan Paddack, D-Ada, requires the State Board of
         Education to adopt a curricular standard for instruction of students in public school
         necessary to achieve a desired level of competency in civics. It requires all students in
         the sixth and eighth grades to successfully complete at least a one-semester civics
         education course beginning with the 2012-2013 school year. It requires a course in
         civics education to include instruction on the roles and responsibilities of federal, state
         and local governments; structures and functions of the legislative, executive and
         judicial branches of government; and the meaning and significance of historic
         documents. (Emergency Measure)
         Effective Date: 07/01/2011 Emergency: Yes
         Principal Authors: Paddack, Susan (S)
         Status: Referred to Committee Prior to Session Status Date: 01/27/2011
         Committee(1): Education (S)


SB0359   Short Title: An Act relating to county legal notices; authorizing county officers to
         post certain proceedings and information on the county website; providing for
         codification; and providing an effective date.
         Paraphrase: SB0359, by Sen. Dan Newberry, R-Tulsa, allows county officers to post
         proceedings, minutes, notices, advertisements and other documents on their county
         website for the same period of time as required for publication of legal notices. It
         states that the website posting will have the same legal force and effect as if the item
         had been published in a newspaper.
         Effective Date: 11/01/2011 Emergency: No
         Principal Authors: Newberry, Dan (S)
         Status: Referred to Committee Prior to Session Status Date: 01/27/2011
         Committee(1): General Government (S)


SB0360   Short Title: An Act relating to adult education; providing for the establishment and
         administration of a lifelong learning account pilot program; providing criteria for
         eligibility and use of funds; providing a purpose and guidelines; requiring funds be
         sought; requiring plans to be administered separately; requiring a report to be
         submitted; providing for promulgation of rules; providing income tax credit for
         employer contributions to lifelong learning account; defining terms; establishing
         amount of credit; limiting amount of credit claimed by employer for annual
         contribution to single account; limiting amount of total credit claimed annually;
         providing formula for allocating total annual credits allowed; providing for
         carryforward of unused credit; amending 68 O.S. 2001, Section 2358, as last amended
         by Section 1, Chapter 421, O.S.L. 2010 (68 O.S. Supp. 2010, Section 2358), which
         relates to income tax; exempting amounts deposited into lifelong learning account
         from income of beneficiary; providing for codification; providing an effective date;
         and declaring an emergency. (Emergency Measure)
         Paraphrase: SB0360, by Sen. Susan Paddack, D-Ada, requires the Board of Trustees
         of the Oklahoma College Savings Plan to establish and administer a lifelong learning
         account pilot program and establish written guidelines for administration of the
         program. It requires the program to be implemented to encourage the establishment of
         lifelong learning accounts for participating individuals. It requires the board to seek
         grants and other funding for the pilot program for public and private entities. It
         requires the board to submit a report to the governor and legislature on the pilot
         program by Nov. 1 of each year beginning in 2012. The bill also allows a tax credit for
         contributions made by an employer to lifelong learning accounts for all tax years
         beginning on or after the first Jan. 1 which occurs after the pilot program has been
         implemented. It states the credit shall be 40 percent of any amount of any contribution
         made by an employer to the account, and prohibits the account from exceeding a total
         of $500 for contributions to any single account or $1 million for all contributors to all
         accounts during the tax year. It allows the amount of the credit not used to be carried
         forward as a credit against subsequent income tax liability for a period not to exceed
         three years. (Emergency Measure)
         Effective Date: 07/01/2011 Emergency: Yes
         Principal Authors: Paddack, Susan (S)
         Status: Referred to Committee Prior to Session Status Date: 01/27/2011
         Committee(1): Education (S)


SB0372   Short Title: An Act relating to school districts; amending 70 O.S. 2001, Section 5-
         106, as amended by Section 1, Chapter 455, O.S.L. 2003 (70 O.S. Supp. 2010, Section
         5-106), which relates to school districts; clarifying reference; and providing an
         effective date.
         Paraphrase: SB0372, by Sen. Ralph Shortey, R-Oklahoma City, modifies language
         relating to the ability of the boards of two or more school districts to contract with one
         superintendent to serve as superintendent of the districts.
         Effective Date: 11/01/2011 Emergency: No
         Principal Authors: Shortey, Ralph (S)
         Status: Referred to Committee Prior to Session Status Date: 01/27/2011
         Committee(1): Rules (S)


SB0376   Short Title: An Act relating to teacher professional development; amending 70 O.S.
         2001, Section 6-192, which relates to legislative intent; modifying the legislative
         intent of professional development; amending 70 O.S. 2001, Section 6-194, as last
         amended by Section 1, Chapter 455, O.S.L. 2010 (70 O.S. Supp. 2010, Section 6-
         194), which relates to school district professional development; modifying the
         professional development requirements for school districts and teachers; providing an
         effective date; and declaring an emergency. (Emergency Measure)
         Paraphrase: SB0376, by Sen. Susan Paddack, D-Ada, requires professional
         development for teachers to be focused on enhancing student achievement through
         providing teachers with the skills and knowledge necessary to improve student
         learning. It requires a professional development committee to approve individual
         school site professional development plans for each school in the district. It also
         requires professional development in core curriculum areas in which the teacher
         instructs to be a minimum of 30 hours obtained in a 24-month period and be aligned
         with current research in National Staff Development. It requires professional
         development programs adopted to be research based and aligned with the Student
         Common Core Standards. (Emergency Measure)
         Effective Date: 07/01/2011 Emergency: Yes
         Principal Authors: Paddack, Susan (S)
         Status: Referred to Committee Prior to Session Status Date: 01/27/2011
         Committee(1): Education (S)


SB0377   Short Title: An Act relating to Board of Trustees of the Teachers' Retirement System
         of Oklahoma; amending 70 O.S. 2001, Section 17-106.1, as last amended by Section
         31, Chapter 46, 2nd Extraordinary Session, O.S.L. 2006 (70 O.S. Supp. 2010, Section
         17-106.1), which relates to duties of the Board of Trustees; requiring the Board of
         Trustees to establish certain committee; and providing an effective date.
         Paraphrase: SB0377, by Sen. Mike Mazzei, R-Tulsa, requires the Board of Trustees
         of the Teachers' Retirement System to establish an investment committee.
         Effective Date: 11/01/2011 Emergency: No
         Principal Authors: Mazzei, Mike (S)
         Status: Referred to Committee Prior to Session Status Date: 01/27/2011
         Committee(1): Retirement & Insurance (S)


SB0393   Short Title: An Act relating to school attendance; amending 70 O.S. 2001, Section
         10-109, as amended by Section 158, Chapter 234, O.S.L. 2009 (70 O.S. Supp. 2010,
         Section 10-109), which relates to school attendance; removing exception for children
         being home schooled; providing an effective date; and declaring an emergency.
         (Emergency Measure)
         Paraphrase: SB0393, by Sen. Jim Wilson, D-Tahlequah, removes language
         exempting children being home schooled from being detained by an attendance
         officer, school administrator, designee of the school administrator who is employed by
         the school or any peace officer if the child is found away from the home and is absent
         from school without lawful excuse. (Emergency Measure)
         Effective Date: 07/01/2011 Emergency: Yes
         Principal Authors: Wilson, Jim (S)
         Status: Referred to Committee Prior to Session Status Date: 01/27/2011
         Committee(1): Education (S)


SB0394   Short Title: An Act relating to school attendance; amending 70 O.S. 2001, Section
         10-105, as last amended by Section 1, Chapter 57, O.S.L. 2010 (70 O.S. Supp. 2010,
         Section 10-105), which relates to school attendance; establishing notification
         requirements for students educated by other means; amending 70 O.S. 2001, Section
         10-109, as amended by Section 158, Chapter 234, O.S.L. 2009 (70 O.S. Supp. 2010,
         Section 10-109), which relates to temporary detention and custody of children subject
         to compulsory attendance law; removing exception for children being home schooled;
         providing an effective date; and declaring an emergency. (Emergency Measure)
         Paraphrase: SB0394, by Sen. Jim Wilson, D-Tahlequah, requires the parent or
         guardian of a child using other means of education besides a public, private or other
         school to provide written notification to the public school district of resident of the
         intent to utilize another means of education prior to the first day of each school year,
         or within 10 days of the beginning of the provision of such other means of education;
         and a report of the student's academic progress at the end of each semester of the
         school year. The bill also removes language exempting children being home schooled
         from being detained by an attendance officer, school administrator, designee of the
         school administrator who is employed by the school or any peace officer if the child is
         found away from the home and is absent from school without lawful excuse.
         (Emergency Measure)
         Effective Date: 07/01/2011 Emergency: Yes
         Principal Authors: Wilson, Jim (S)
         Status: Referred to Committee Prior to Session Status Date: 01/27/2011
         Committee(1): Education (S)


SB0408   Short Title: An Act relating to schools; amending 70 O.S. 2001, Section 3311, as last
         amended by Section 1, Chapter 131, O.S.L. 2009 (70 O.S. Supp. 2010, Section 3311),
         which relates to the Council on Law Enforcement Education Training; requiring
         payment of certain fee for certain noncompliance; specifying payment of fee to certain
         fund; and providing an effective date.
         Paraphrase: SB0408, by Sen. Susan Paddack, D-Ada, implements a $150
         reinstatement fee for any person seeking reinstatement as a police or peace officer
         whose certification was revoked, suspended or voluntarily surrendered for any reason,
         including failure to comply with mandatory education and training requirements. The
         bill requires the fee to be deposited in the Peace Officer Revolving Fund.
         Effective Date: 11/01/2011 Emergency: No
         Principal Authors: Paddack, Susan (S)
         Status: Prefiled Status Date: 01/18/2011


SB0409   Short Title: An Act relating to legislator's retirement; stating legislative intent;
         amending 70 O.S. 2001, Sections 17-101, as last amended by Section 2, Chapter 270,
         O.S.L. 2008, 17-103, as last amended by Section 1, Chapter 357, O.S.L. 2010 and 17-
         105, as last amended by Section 2, Chapter 357, O.S.L. 2010 (70 O.S. Supp. 2010,
         Sections 17-101, 17-103 and 17-105), which relate to the Teachers' Retirement
         System of Oklahoma; modifying definitions; adding to the membership of the
         Teachers' Retirement System of Oklahoma; specifying that certain members can
         qualify for monthly retirement benefits; amending 74 O.S. 2001, Sections 902, as last
         amended by Section 1, Chapter 435, O.S.L. 2010 and 913.4, as last amended by
         Section 2, Chapter 435, O.S.L. 2010 (74 O.S. Supp. 2010, Sections 902 and 913.4),
         which relate to the Oklahoma Public Employees Retirement System; modifying
         definition; providing exception; prohibiting certain elected officials from participation
         in the Oklahoma Public Employees Retirement System; specifying that certain elected
         officials may participate in the Teachers' Retirement System of Oklahoma; providing
         for noncodification; providing an effective date; and declaring an emergency.
         (Emergency Measure)
         Paraphrase: SB0409, by Sen. Josh Brecheen, R-Coalgate, states legislative intent that
         new members of the Legislature participate in the Teachers' Retirement System in
         order to make legislators more accountable to the system and aware of its financial
         status. The bill adds the Oklahoma State Senate and the Oklahoma House of
         Representatives to the definition of "employer" for participation in the Teachers
         Retirement System. The bill permits any person first elected to a legislative office on
         or after July 1 to become a member of the Teachers' Retirement System and creates
         procedures for establishing participation. The bill also establishes that any person
         elected to the Legislature after July 1 will be ineligible to participate in the Oklahoma
         Public Employees Retirement System. (Emergency Measure)
         Effective Date: 07/01/2011 Emergency: Yes
         Principal Authors: Brecheen, Josh (S)
         Status: Prefiled Status Date: 01/18/2011


SB0415   Short Title: An Act relating to higher education; creating the Second Century
         Promise Act; providing short title; stating purpose; specifying eligibility requirements;
         providing for payment of awards; providing certain benefits to students meeting
         certain qualifications; prohibiting awards for certain courses; authorizing awards in
         certain circumstances; creating Second Century Promise Trust Fund; making State
         Regents trustees for Second Century Promise Trust Fund; authorizing use of certain
         fund; stating composition of principal of certain fund; authorizing income and
         investment return to accrue to certain fund; authorizing State Regents to adopt certain
         rules and allocate certain funds; prohibiting allocation of funds for certain expenses;
         amending 70 O.S. 2001, Sections 3954 and 3955, as last amended by Sections 5 and 6,
         Chapter 207, O.S.L. 2003 (70 O.S. Supp. 2010, Sections 3954 and 3955), which relate
         to duties of Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education as trustees of certain funds;
         requiring certain reports; amending 68 O.S. 2001, Section 1004, as last amended by
         Section 4, Chapter 256, O.S.L. 2010 (68 O.S. Supp. 2010, Section 1004), which
         relates to apportionment and use of proceeds of tax; modifying apportionment of
         certain tax; providing for codification; providing an effective date; and declaring an
         emergency. (Emergency Measure)
         Paraphrase: SB0415, by Sen. Jim Wilson, D-Tahlequah, creates the Second Century
         Promise Act, which establishes a scholarship program for certain students. The bill
         establishes eligibility requirements for students, including being a resident of the state;
         graduating from a high school accredited by the State Department of Education or the
         Oklahoma School of Math and Science with a grade point average of 2.0 for all course
         work attempted in the ninth through the 12th grades, or having graduated from a high
         school not accredited by the State Department of Education with a grade point average
         of 2.0 for all course work attempted in the ninth through the 12th grades and having a
         composite score of 19 or higher on the ACT test, or having satisfactorily completed an
         education program that was provided through a means other than a public or private
         school and having a composite score of 19 or higher on the ACT test, or having been
         awarded a General Educational Development State Diploma by the State Department
         of Education and having achieved a composite score of 19 or higher on the ACT test;
         not having been adjudicated as a delinquent for certain offenses or convicted as an
         adult for certain offenses; agreeing to participate in community service activities
         determined by the postsecondary institution during the time period in which the
scholarship is received; beginning the first semester of postsecondary enrollment no
later than the fall semester immediately following high school graduation or no later
than two years after the student's cohort high school class graduates if the student has
been awarded a General Education Development State Diploma with exceptions
allowed for individuals entering the military, or in the case of an individual's sincerely
held religious beliefs to be determined by the State Regents for Higher Education on a
case-by-case basis; having submitted an application for federal financial aid; and
meeting the income eligibility requirement that the student's parents' federal adjusted
gross income less the amount claimed for personal and dependent exemptions does
not exceed $50,000 annually. The bill also contains provisions in which the income
eligibility would be met by the student's income if the student is determined to be
independent of their parents for federal financial aid purposes, was in the permanent
custody of the Department of Human Services at the time the student reached 18 years
of age or was in the court-ordered custody of a federally recognized Indian Tribe at
the time the student reached 18 years of age. The bill requires that a student be
continuously enrolled on at least a half-time basis and be making progress toward a
degree or vocational program certificate, maintain good academic standing and
satisfactory academic progress according to the standards of the State Regents or the
State Board of Career and Technology Education and refrain from substance abuse,
commission of crimes or delinquent acts and conduct that leads to expulsion or
suspension or more than one semester to remain eligible for the award. The bill
provides that students graduating from high school during the 2015-16 school year
who complete all the requirements for eligibility for the Oklahoma Higher Learning
Access Program but did not attain the required 2.5 grade point average but did attain
at least a 2.0 grade point average will be eligible for payment of the award. The bill
sets the awards, subject to the availability of funds, at an amount equal to the resident
tuition and fees at a state two-year institution for a total of 64 credit hours; average
resident tuition and fees charged at all state two-year institutions for which an eligible
student is obligated at a state four-year institution for up to 64 credit hours; or tuition
and fees for any eligible student in a public postsecondary vocational-technical
program or course, provided the allocation cannot exceed the amount a student would
have received for comparable enrollment at a state two-year institution. The bill also
provides that a student who received an award will qualify for the OHLAP benefits,
subject to the family income limitations specified in statute, at any time after
completion of 30 credit hours at a state two-year our four-year institution and
attainment of a 2.5 cumulative grade point average. The bill prohibits the award from
being used for remedial course, courses or other postsecondary units taken in excess
of the requirements for completion of a baccalaureate program or courses taken more
than five years after the student's first semester of postsecondary enrollment. The bill
permits the State Regents for Higher Education to award benefits for courses taken
more than five years after the students first semester of postsecondary enrollment in
hardship circumstances but prohibits any participant from receiving benefits beyond
five years. The bill requires that benefits be awarded to all eligible applicants with any
limitation on the number of award in any year other than the amount of funds
available for the program and the number of eligible applicants. The bill provides that
the regents shall make awards on the basis of need if funds are not sufficient to
         provide awards for all eligible applicants, provided the regents shall take into
         consideration other grants and scholarships received by the applicants. The measure
         permits the regents to set aside in the Second Century Promise Trust Fund, which is
         created by the bill, the full commitment made to each student at the time an award is
         made. The bill requires that students who have previously received the award and
         have continued to fulfill the requirements for eligibility to receive awards to be given
         absolute priority for continued financial support superior to any students who are
         applying for the first time. It establishes that the trust fund will include all funds
         remaining in the Oklahoma Bottle Recycling Deposit Fund after reimbursements from
         the fund have been made; all funds apportioned from gross production tax as provided
         by state statutes; and income and investment on the trust fund. The bill prohibits
         income or investment return or principal from being used for administrative expenses
         of the regents and requires that administrative expenses associated with administering
         the program be paid from funds appropriated to the regents for their general operating
         budget. The bill requires the regents to adopt rules for transferring funds from the trust
         fund to individual institutional revolving funds and technology school districts. The
         bill makes the State Regents for Higher Education trustees of the Second Century
         Promise Trust Fund and requires that they compile quarterly reports for the fund. The
         bill requires that the operations of the trust fund shall be included in annual reports
         required to be filed by the regents. The bill requires that the first $25million of gross
         production tax be deposited in the Second Century Promise Trust fund before other
         apportionments of the revenue are made beginning July 1, 2012. (Emergency
         Measure)
         Effective Date: 07/01/2011 Emergency: Yes
         Principal Authors: Wilson, Jim (S)
         Status: Prefiled Status Date: 01/18/2011


SB0416   Short Title: An Act relating to schools; amending 70 O.S. 2001, Section 3311, as last
         amended by Section 1, Chapter 131, O.S.L. 2009 (70 O.S. Supp. 2010, Section 3311),
         which relates to the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training; adding
         certain duties to the Council; and providing an effective date.
         Paraphrase: SB0416, by Sen. Susan Paddack, D-Ada, modifies the duties of the
         Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training to include the approval of law
         enforcement agencies and police departments when an entity authorized by statute or
         the Constitution is authorized to create a law enforcement agency or police department
         and commission, appoint or employ officers that first creates or reactivates an inactive
         law enforcement agency or police department and first begins to commission, appoint
         or employ officers after Nov. 1, 2011. The bill also requires that the entity submit to
         CLEET at least 60 days prior to the creation of the law enforcement agency or police
         department certain information regarding the need for the agency or department, its
         funding source and proof that no more than 50 percent of the funding will be derived
         from ticket revenue or fines, the physical resources available to officers and the
         physical facilities that the agency or department will operate including descriptions of
         the evidence room, dispatch area, restroom facilities and public areas, law
         enforcement policies of the agency or department, its administrative structure, liability
         insurance and other information CLEET requires by rule. The bill requires CLEET to
         forward to the entity a letter of authorization or denial signed by the director within 60
         days. The bill permits the entity to appeal a decision to deny the request to the full
         CLEET council and requires that the director ensure that the final report is provided to
         all members of the council, which is required to review and make recommendations
         concerning the report at its first meeting after all members have received the report.
         The bill permits the council, by majority vote, to order that additional information be
         provided, to confirm the director's opinion or to order authorization of the entity.
         Effective Date: 11/01/2011 Emergency: No
         Principal Authors: Paddack, Susan (S)
         Status: Prefiled Status Date: 01/18/2011


SB0434   Short Title: An Act relating to the school code; amending 70 O.S. 2001, Section 1-
         101, which relates to the Oklahoma School Code; updating statutory language; and
         declaring an emergency. (Emergency Measure)
         Paraphrase: SB0434, by Sen. Patrick Anderson, R-Enid, modifies language related to
         the Oklahoma School Code. (Emergency Measure)
         Effective Date: / / Emergency: Yes
         Principal Authors: Anderson, Patrick (S)
         Status: Prefiled Status Date: 01/18/2011


SB0435   Short Title: An Act relating to school districts; amending 70 O.S. 2001, Section 5-
         106, as amended by Section 1, Chapter 455, O.S.L. 2003 (70 O.S. Supp. 2010, Section
         5-106), which relates to school districts; clarifying reference; and providing an
         effective date.
         Paraphrase: SB0435, by Sen. John Ford, R-Bartlesville, modifies language related to
         school districts.
         Effective Date: 11/01/2011 Emergency: No
         Principal Authors: Ford, John (S)
         Status: Prefiled Status Date: 01/18/2011


SB0436   Short Title: An Act relating to school districts; amending 70 O.S. 2001, Section 5-
         106, as amended by Section 1, Chapter 455, O.S.L. 2003 (70 O.S. Supp. 2010, Section
         5-106), which relates to school districts; clarifying reference; and providing an
         effective date.
         Paraphrase: SB0436, by Sen. John Ford, R-Bartlesville, modifies language related to
         school districts.
         Effective Date: 11/01/2011 Emergency: No
         Principal Authors: Ford, John (S)
         Status: Prefiled Status Date: 01/18/2011


SB0437   Short Title: An Act relating to school districts; amending 70 O.S. 2001, Section 5-
         106, as amended by Section 1, Chapter 455, O.S.L. 2003 (70 O.S. Supp. 2010, Section
         5-106), which relates to school districts; clarifying reference; and providing an
         effective date.
         Paraphrase: SB0437, by Sen. John Ford, R-Bartlesville, modifies language related to
         school districts.
         Effective Date: 11/01/2011 Emergency: No
         Principal Authors: Ford, John (S)
         Status: Prefiled Status Date: 01/18/2011


SB0438   Short Title: An Act relating to school districts; amending 70 O.S. 2001, Section 5-
         106, as amended by Section 1, Chapter 455, O.S.L. 2003 (70 O.S. Supp. 2010, Section
         5-106), which relates to school districts; clarifying reference; and providing an
         effective date.
         Paraphrase: SB0438, by Sen. John Ford, R-Bartlesville, modifies language related to
         school districts
         Effective Date: 11/01/2011 Emergency: No
         Principal Authors: Ford, John (S)
         Status: Prefiled Status Date: 01/18/2011


SB0439   Short Title: An Act relating to school districts; amending 70 O.S. 2001, Section 5-
         106, as amended by Section 1, Chapter 455, O.S.L. 2003 (70 O.S. Supp. 2010, Section
         5-106), which relates to school districts; clarifying reference; and providing an
         effective date.
         Paraphrase: SB0439, by Sen. John Ford, R-Bartlesville, modifies language related to
         school districts.
         Effective Date: 11/01/2011 Emergency: No
         Principal Authors: Ford, John (S)
         Status: Prefiled Status Date: 01/18/2011


SB0440   Short Title: An Act relating to school districts; amending 70 O.S. 2001, Section 5-
         106, as amended by Section 1, Chapter 455, O.S.L. 2003 (70 O.S. Supp. 2010, Section
         5-106), which relates to school districts; clarifying reference; and providing an
         effective date.
         Paraphrase: SB0440, by Sen. John Ford, R-Bartlesville, requires the State Board of
         Education to ensure that all end-of-instruction tests are set at a rigor of at least a 10th
         grade level.
         Effective Date: 11/01/2011 Emergency: No
         Principal Authors: Ford, John (S)
         Status: Prefiled Status Date: 01/18/2011


SB0441   Short Title: An Act relating to school districts; amending 70 O.S. 2001, Section 5-
         106, as amended by Section 1, Chapter 455, O.S.L. 2003 (70 O.S. Supp. 2010, Section
         5-106), which relates to school districts; clarifying reference; and providing an
         effective date.
         Paraphrase: SB0441, by Sen. John Ford, R-Bartlesville, modifies language related to
         school districts.
         Effective Date: 11/01/2011 Emergency: No
         Principal Authors: Ford, John (S)
         Status: Prefiled Status Date: 01/18/2011


SB0442   Short Title: An Act relating to school districts; amending 70 O.S. 2001, Section 5-
         106, as amended by Section 1, Chapter 455, O.S.L. 2003 (70 O.S. Supp. 2010, Section
         5-106), which relates to school districts; clarifying reference; and providing an
         effective date.
         Paraphrase: SB0442, by Sen. John Ford, R-Bartlesville, modifies language related to
         school districts.
         Effective Date: 11/01/2011 Emergency: No
         Principal Authors: Ford, John (S)
         Status: Prefiled Status Date: 01/18/2011


SB0445   Short Title: An Act relating to charter schools; amending 70 O.S. 2001, Section 3-
         140, as amended by Section 3, Chapter 288, O.S.L. 2010 (70 O.S. Supp. 2010, Section
         3-140), which relates to student eligibility to enroll in a charter school; allowing
         charter schools to enroll emergency transfer students; providing an effective date; and
         declaring an emergency. (Emergency Measure)
         Paraphrase: SB0445, by Sen. John Ford, R-Bartlesville, modifies language related to
         charter schools. (Emergency Measure)
         Effective Date: 07/01/2011 Emergency: Yes
         Principal Authors: Ford, John (S)
         Status: Prefiled Status Date: 01/18/2011


SB0488   Short Title: An Act relating to school districts; amending 70 O.S. 2001, Section 5-
         106, as amended by Section 1, Chapter 455, O.S.L. 2003 (70 O.S. Supp. 2010, Section
         5-106), which relates to school districts; clarifying reference; and providing an
         effective date.
         Paraphrase: SB0488, by Sen. John Ford, R-Bartlesville, clarifies language related to
         allowing the boards of two or more school districts to contract with one superintendent
         to serve as superintendent of the school districts.
         Effective Date: 11/01/2011 Emergency: No
         Principal Authors: Ford, John (S)
         Status: Prefiled Status Date: 01/19/2011


SB0493   Short Title: An Act relating to school districts; amending 70 O.S. 2001, Section 5-
         106, as amended by Section 1, Chapter 455, O.S.L. 2003 (70 O.S. Supp. 2010, Section
         5-106), which relates to school districts; clarifying reference; and providing an
         effective date.
         Paraphrase: SB0493, by Sen. Jim Halligan, R-Stillwater, clarifies language related to
         allowing the boards of two or more school districts to contract with one superintendent
         to serve as superintendent of the school districts.
         Effective Date: 11/01/2011 Emergency: No
         Principal Authors: Halligan, Jim (S)
         Status: Prefiled Status Date: 01/19/2011


SB0496   Short Title: An Act relating to schools; amending 70 O.S. 2001, Section 3311.5, as
         last amended by Section 1, Chapter 364, O.S.L. 2008 (70 O.S. Supp. 2010, Section
         3311.5), which relates to the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training;
         adding required course of study by certain date; requiring attendance of certain course
         of study by certain date; requiring minimum content; providing for adoption of rules;
         and providing an effective date.
         Paraphrase: SB0496, by Sen. Roger Ballenger, D-Okmulgee, requires the Council on
         Law Enforcement Education and Training to include a minimum of four hours of
         emergency vehicle operations in its required courses of study for law enforcement
         certification by Jan. 1, 2012. It requires every active full-time peace officer previously
         certified by CLEET to be required to attend a four-hour course biennially on
         emergency vehicle operations by Jan. 1, 2013.
         Effective Date: 11/01/2011 Emergency: No
         Principal Authors: Ballenger, Roger (S)
         Status: Prefiled Status Date: 01/19/2011


SB0497   Short Title: An Act relating to school attendance; stating legislative purpose;
         amending 70 O.S. 2001, Section 10-106, as amended by Section 157, Chapter 234,
         O.S.L. 2009 (70 O.S. Supp. 2010, Section 10-106), which relates to compulsory
         attendance; adding certain definition; providing for noncodification; providing an
         effective date; and declaring an emergency. (Emergency Measure)
         Paraphrase: SB0497, by Sen. Josh Brecheen, R-Coalgate, defines "valid excuse" in
         relation to an absence of school attendance as medical treatment substantiated by a
         physician's written statement, any school-approved activity, the death of a family
         member, observance of a religious holiday or activity, participation in extracurricular
         activities approved by the school principal under certain conditions or any other
         reason deemed appropriate by each local school district. (Emergency Measure)
         Effective Date: 07/01/2011 Emergency: Yes
         Principal Authors: Brecheen, Josh (S)
         Status: Prefiled Status Date: 01/19/2011


SB0507   Short Title: An Act relating to school administration; creating the Administrative
         Reform Act; providing short title; permitting school districts to contract for office
         space with local government; requiring the sale of office space no longer used;
         providing for codification; providing for noncodification; providing an effective date;
         and declaring an emergency. (Emergency Measure)
         Paraphrase: SB0507, by Sen. Steve Russell, R-Oklahoma City, permits a school
         district to contract with a county or municipality to lease property for administrative
         services and offices. It requires school district property which is no longer used for
         administrative purposed due to leasing property from a county or municipality to be
         sold, with all monies applied to the Teachers' Retirement System of Oklahoma.
         (Emergency Measure)
         Effective Date: 07/01/2011 Emergency: Yes
         Principal Authors: Russell, Steve (S)
         Status: Prefiled Status Date: 01/19/2011


SB0508   Short Title: An Act relating to school districts; amending 70 O.S. 2001, Section 5-
         106, as amended by Section 1, Chapter 455, O.S.L. 2003 (70 O.S. Supp. 2010, Section
         5-106), which relates to school districts; clarifying reference; and providing an
         effective date.
         Paraphrase: SB0508, by Sen. Patrick Anderson, R-Enid, clarifies language related to
         allowing the boards of two or more school districts to contract with one superintendent
         to serve as superintendent of the school districts.
         Effective Date: 11/01/2011 Emergency: No
         Principal Authors: Anderson, Patrick (S)
         Status: Prefiled Status Date: 01/19/2011


SB0509   Short Title: An Act relating to school transportation equipment; allowing school
         district boards of education to sell advertising on the exterior of transportation
         equipment; requiring establishment of advertising review board; stating duties of the
         board; providing an advertising preference for certain products; specifying use of
         generated revenue; placing restrictions on content of advertising; providing for rules;
         specifying required contract provisions; providing for codification; providing an
         effective date; and declaring an emergency. (Emergency Measure)
         Paraphrase: SB0509, by Sen. Ralph Shortey, R-Oklahoma City, allows a school
         district board of education to award contracts the sale of advertising on the exterior of
         transportation equipment. It requires each school district board of education which
         allows the placement of advertising on transportation equipment to establish an
         advertising review board. It requires the school district board of education to give
         preference to advertisement of products manufactured or processed in Oklahoma. The
         bill requires any revenue raised by advertising placed on transportation equipment to
         be deposited in the general fund of the school district and used for school district
         purposes. It requires the State Board of Education to adopt rules establishing
         requirements for the placement and size of advertisements on transportation
         equipment. It requires a contract entered into by a school district board of education
         for the placement of advertising on transportation equipment to require the advertiser
         to pay for the placement and removal of advertising. (Emergency Measure)
         Effective Date: 07/01/2011 Emergency: Yes
         Principal Authors: Shortey, Ralph (S)
         Status: Prefiled Status Date: 01/19/2011


SB0513   Short Title: An Act relating to school administration; creating the Administrative
         Reform Act; providing short title; amending 70 O.S. 2001, Section 5-106, as amended
         by Section 1, Chapter 455, O.S.L. 2003 (70 O.S. Supp. 2010, Section 5-106), which
         relates to the governing body of schools; adding certain limits on contracts between
         school districts and superintendents; providing for noncodification; providing an
         effective date; and declaring an emergency. (Emergency Measure)
         Paraphrase: SB0513, by Sen. Steve Russell, R-Oklahoma City, creates the
         Administrative Reform Act. It requires the starting salary of a school superintendent
         be $80,000. It also prohibits a school superintendent's salary from exceeding the salary
         paid to the state superintendent of public instruction. It requires a superintendent be
         eligible for a raise of up to 5 percent of their salary per year if the schools within the
         district qualify for the Academic Achievement Award Program and attain a level of
         gold or silver. (Emergency Measure)
         Effective Date: 07/01/2011 Emergency: Yes
         Principal Authors: Russell, Steve (S)
         Status: Prefiled Status Date: 01/19/2011


SB0533   Short Title: An Act relating to school administration; creating the Administrative
         Reform Act; providing short title; amending Section 4, Chapter 455, O.S.L. 2003 (70
         O.S. Supp. 2010, Section 5-106A), which relates to employment contracts with
         multiple schools; prohibiting certain school districts from employing a superintendent;
         referencing method for pooling resources to employ a superintendent; providing for
         noncodification; providing an effective date; and declaring an emergency. (Emergency
         Measure)
         Paraphrase: SB0533, by Sen. Steve Russell, R-Oklahoma City, creates the
         Administrative Reform Act. It prohibits school districts with an average daily
         membership of less than 2,000 students from employing a school superintendent. It
         allows school districts with an average daily membership of less than 2,000 students
         to contract with other school districts or form an administrative district to employ a
         school superintendent. It allows an administrative district to be formed by two or more
         school districts for the purposes of performing administrative services and duties if the
         combined number of students in the administrative district exceeds 2,000. It requires
         all administrative districts to have an administrative board. (Emergency Measure)
         Effective Date: 07/01/2011 Emergency: Yes
         Principal Authors: Russell, Steve (S)
         Status: Prefiled Status Date: 01/19/2011


SB0534   Short Title: An Act relating to school employment; amending 70 O.S. 2001, Section
         6-101.22, as last amended by Section 10, Chapter 291, O.S.L. 2010 (70 O.S. Supp.
         2010, Section 6-101.22), which relates to the Teacher Due Process Act of 1990;
         modifying grounds for the dismissal or nonreemployment of a career teacher; adding
         grounds for the dismissal or nonreemployment of a career teacher; deleting certain
         grounds for dismissal or nonreemployment of a career teacher; amending 70 O.S.
         2001, Section 6-101.24, as amended by Section 11, Chapter 291, O.S.L. 2010 (70 O.S.
         Supp. 2010, Section 6-101.24), which relates to poor performance; modifying grounds
         for recommendation for dismissal; and providing an effective date.
         Paraphrase: SB0534, by Sen. John Ford, R-Bartlesville, allows a career teacher to be
         dismissed or not reemployed for the commission of an act of moral turpitude and
         provides examples of moral turpitude. It also allows a career teacher to be dismissed
         or not reemployed for insubordination, failure to comply with the standard of conduct
         for teachers adopted by the State Board of Education or failure to comply with the
         policies of the school district.
         Effective Date: 07/01/2012 Emergency: No
         Principal Authors: Ford, John (S)
         Status: Prefiled Status Date: 01/19/2011


SB0535   Short Title: An Act relating to school curriculum; amending 70 O.S. 2001, Section
         11-105.1, which relates to sex education in public schools; creating the Adolescent
         Pregnancy Prevention Act of 2011; providing short title; requiring school boards to
         provide age-appropriate instruction on human growth and development; requiring
         school boards to provide staff development instruction in human growth and
         development; requiring the State Department of Education to provide information
         about certain programs; providing certain criteria for curriculum used; requiring
         school boards to ensure all curricula is age-appropriate; providing religious exception;
         providing definition; providing an effective date; and declaring an emergency.
         (Emergency Measure)
         Paraphrase: SB0535, by Sen. Constance Johnson, D-Oklahoma City, creates the
         Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Act of 2011. It requires each school board to
         provide instruction in human grown and development in grades one through 12. It
         requires each school board ensures the district offers a staff development program for
         teachers who provide instruction in human grown and development. The bill also
         requires the State Department of Education identify and disseminate information
         about early intervention programs for students who are at the greatest risk of
         unintended pregnancy. It states what must be included in the curriculum. It prohibits
         certain provisions of the section from applying if a parent objects on religious
         grounds. (Emergency Measure)
         Effective Date: 07/01/2011 Emergency: Yes
         Principal Authors: Johnson, Constance (S)
         Status: Prefiled Status Date: 01/19/2011


SB0537   Short Title: An Act relating to schools; creating the Quality of Education Assessment
         for Oklahoma Citizens Act of 2011; providing legislative findings and intent;
         requiring elementary and secondary schools to determine citizenship status of enrolled
         students; providing guidelines for making determination; requiring parents notify
         school of citizen or immigration status of child under certain circumstances; directing
         school or school districts to collect and compile certain data; directing school districts
         to submit certain data to State Department of Education; directing State
         Superintendent of Public Instruction to compile certain information and prepare
         certain annual report; requiring certain data be contained within report; directing State
         Board of Education to prepare and issue certain rules; authorizing the Board to
         contract for certain services; prohibiting public disclosure of certain information;
         making disclosure of certain information unlawful; making an exception; providing
         for waiver of confidentiality under certain circumstances; providing civil remedy for
         certain disclosure under certain circumstances; providing for enforcement; defining
         term; providing for codification; providing for noncodification; and providing an
         effective date.
         Paraphrase: SB0537, by Sen. Ralph Shortey, R-Oklahoma City, creates the Quality
         Education Assessment for Oklahoma Citizens Act of 2011. It requires every school in
         Oklahoma to determine whether a child enrolling in the school was born outside the
         jurisdiction of the United States and may be identified as bilingual or an English
         language learner. It requires the school to rely upon presentation of the original birth
         certificate of the child or certified copy. It requires each public school district to
         compile the information collected in an aggregate form that does not allow for
         identification of individual students and submit an annual report to the State
         Department of Education. The bill also requires the state superintendant of public
         instruction to compile the information into an annual statewide report. It requires the
         State Board of Education to prepare rules to establish objective baseline criteria for
         identifying and assessing the educational impacts of noncitizen enrollments on the
         quality of education provided to students who are citizens of Oklahoma.
         Effective Date: 11/01/2011 Emergency: No
         Principal Authors: Shortey, Ralph (S)
         Status: Prefiled Status Date: 01/19/2011


SB0553   Short Title: An Act relating to multiple versions of statutes; amending, merging,
         consolidating, and repealing multiple versions of statutes; amending 10 O.S. 2001,
         Section 7003-1.1, as renumbered by Section 213, Chapter 233, O.S.L. 2009, and as
         last amended by Section 1, Chapter 220, O.S.L. 2010 (10A O.S. Supp. 2010, Section
         1-2-102); repealing 10 O.S. 2001, Section 7003-1.1, as renumbered by Section 213,
         Chapter 233, O.S.L. 2009, and as last amended by Section 1, Chapter 278, O.S.L.
         2010 (10A O.S. Supp. 2010, Section 1-2-102); repealing Section 112, Chapter 233,
         O.S.L. 2009, as last amended by Section 3, Chapter 278, O.S.L. 2010 (10A O.S. Supp.
         2010, Section 1-3-102); amending 10 O.S. 2001, Section 7003-3.8, as renumbered by
         Section 236, Chapter 233, O.S.L. 2009, and as last amended by Section 5, Chapter
         278, O.S.L. 2010 (10A O.S. Supp. 2010, Section 1-4-502); repealing 10 O.S. 2001,
         Section 7003-3.8, as renumbered by Section 236, Chapter 233, O.S.L. 2009, and as
         last amended by Section 1, Chapter 398, O.S.L. 2010 (10A O.S. Supp. 2010, Section
         1-4-502); amending 10 O.S. 2001, Section 7303-1.2, as renumbered by Section 178,
         Chapter 234, O.S.L. 2009, and as last amended by Section 15, Chapter 278, O.S.L.
         2010 (10A O.S. Supp. 2010, Section 2-2-102); repealing 10 O.S. 2001, Section 7303-
         1.2, as renumbered by Section 178, Chapter 234, O.S.L. 2009, and as last amended by
         Section 1, Chapter 226, O.S.L. 2010 (10A O.S. Supp. 2010, Section 2-2-102);
         repealing 11 O.S. 2001, Section 34-104, as last amended by Section 1, Chapter 111,
         O.S.L. 2010 (11 O.S. Supp. 2010, Section 34-104); amending 19 O.S. 2001, Section
         339, as last amended by Section 2, Chapter 266, O.S.L. 2010 (19 O.S. Supp. 2010,
         Section 339); repealing 19 O.S. 2001, Section 339, as last amended by Section 1,
         Chapter 225, O.S.L. 2010 (19 O.S. Supp. 2010, Section 339); amending Section 2,
         Chapter 134, O.S.L. 2008, as amended by Section 2, Chapter 325, O.S.L. 2010 (21
         O.S. Supp. 2010, Section 748.2); repealing Section 2, Chapter 134, O.S.L. 2008, as
         amended by Section 3, Chapter 409, O.S.L. 2010 (21 O.S. Supp. 2010, Section 748.2);
         repealing 10 O.S. 2001, Section 7115, as renumbered by Section 207, Chapter 233,
         O.S.L. 2009, and as last amended by Section 1, Chapter 23, O.S.L. 2010 (21 O.S.
Supp. 2010, Section 843.5); repealing 43A O.S. 2001, Section 2-103, as last amended
by Section 2, Chapter 287, O.S.L. 2010 (43A O.S. Supp. 2010, Section 2-103);
amending 43A O.S. 2001, Section 10-110, as amended by Section 1, Chapter 474,
O.S.L. 2010 (43A O.S. Supp. 2010, Section 10-110); repealing 43A O.S. 2001,
Section 10-110, as amended by Section 1, Chapter 110, O.S.L. 2010 (43A O.S. Supp.
2010, Section 10-110); amending 47 O.S. 2001, Section 955, as last amended by
Section 1, Chapter 369, O.S.L. 2010 (47 O.S. Supp. 2010, Section 955); repealing 47
O.S. 2001, Section 955, as last amended by Section 6, Chapter 440, O.S.L. 2010 (47
O.S. Supp. 2010, Section 955); amending 47 O.S. 2001, Section 1115, as last
amended by Section 18, Chapter 412, O.S.L. 2010 (47 O.S. Supp. 2010, Section
1115); repealing 47 O.S. 2001, Section 1115, as last amended by Section 1, Chapter
335, O.S.L. 2010 (47 O.S. Supp. 2010, Section 1115); amending 47 O.S. 2001,
Section 1132, as last amended by Section 19, Chapter 412, O.S.L. 2010 (47 O.S.
Supp. 2010, Section 1132); repealing 47 O.S. 2001, Section 1132, as last amended by
Section 3, Chapter 335, O.S.L. 2010 (47 O.S. Supp. 2010, Section 1132); amending
Section 11, Chapter 504, O.S.L. 2004, as last amended by Section 1, Chapter 366,
O.S.L. 2010 (47 O.S. Supp. 2010, Section 1135.2); repealing Section 11, Chapter 504,
O.S.L. 2004, as last amended by Section 7, Chapter 302, O.S.L. 2010 (47 O.S. Supp.
2010, Section 1135.2); amending Section 14, Chapter 504, O.S.L. 2004, as last
amended by Section 3, Chapter 366, O.S.L. 2010 (47 O.S. Supp. 2010, Section
1135.5); repealing Section 14, Chapter 504, O.S.L. 2004, as last amended by Section
11, Chapter 454, O.S.L. 2010 (47 O.S. Supp. 2010, Section 1135.5); amending 47
O.S. 2001, Section 1151, as last amended by Section 20, Chapter 412, O.S.L. 2010
(47 O.S. Supp. 2010, Section 1151); repealing 47 O.S. 2001, Section 1151, as last
amended by Section 4, Chapter 335, O.S.L. 2010 (47 O.S. Supp. 2010, Section 1151);
amending Section 1, Chapter 327, O.S.L. 2007, as amended by Section 2, Chapter
475, O.S.L. 2010 (62 O.S. Supp. 2010, Section 46); repealing Section 1, Chapter 327,
O.S.L. 2007, as amended by Section 1, Chapter 459, O.S.L. 2010 (62 O.S. Supp.
2010, Section 46); repealing 68 O.S. 2001, Section 2358, as last amended by Section
4, Chapter 94, O.S.L. 2010 (68 O.S. Supp. 2010, Section 2358); amending 68 O.S.
2001, Section 2370, as last amended by Section 29, Chapter 327, O.S.L. 2010 (68
O.S. Supp. 2010, Section 2370); repealing 68 O.S. 2001, Section 2370, as last
amended by Section 19, Senate Joint Resolution No. 61, p. 2206, O.S.L. 2010;
amending 70 O.S. 2001, Section 3-132, as last amended by Section 1, Chapter 290,
O.S.L. 2010 (70 O.S. Supp. 2010, Section 3-132); repealing 70 O.S. 2001, Section 3-
132, as last amended by Section 1, Chapter 288, O.S.L. 2010 (70 O.S. Supp. 2010,
Section 3-132); amending 70 O.S. 2001, Section 3-134, as last amended by Section 2,
Chapter 288, O.S.L. 2010 (70 O.S. Supp. 2010, Section 3-134); repealing 70 O.S.
2001, Section 3-134, as last amended by Section 2, Chapter 290, O.S.L. 2010 (70 O.S.
Supp. 2010, Section 3-134); repealing 70 O.S. 2001, Section 3-140, as amended by
Section 3, Chapter 290, O.S.L. 2010 (70 O.S. Supp. 2010, Section 3-140); amending
70 O.S. 2001, Section 3-142, as last amended by Section 4, Chapter 288, O.S.L. 2010
(70 O.S. Supp. 2010, Section 3-142); repealing 70 O.S. 2001, Section 3-142, as last
amended by Section 4, Chapter 290, O.S.L. 2010 (70 O.S. Supp. 2010, Section 3-
142); amending 70 O.S. 2001, Section 6-194, as last amended by Section 3, Chapter
457, O.S.L. 2010 (70 O.S. Supp. 2010, Section 6-194); repealing 70 O.S. 2001,
         Section 6-194, as last amended by Section 1, Chapter 455, O.S.L. 2010 (70 O.S. Supp.
         2010, Section 6-194); amending 70 O.S. 2001, Section 17-114.2, as amended by
         Section 5, Chapter 392, O.S.L. 2010 (70 O.S. Supp. 2010, Section 17-114.2);
         repealing 70 O.S. 2001, Section 17-114.2, as amended by Section 7, Chapter 357,
         O.S.L. 2010 (70 O.S. Supp. 2010, Section 17-114.2); amending Section 1, Chapter
         195, O.S.L. 2009, as last amended by Section 16, Chapter 291, O.S.L. 2010 (70 O.S.
         Supp. 2010, Section 1210.544); repealing Section 1, Chapter 195, O.S.L. 2009, as last
         amended by Section 1, Chapter 331, O.S.L. 2010 (70 O.S. Supp. 2010, Section
         1210.544); repealing Section 3, Chapter 322, O.S.L. 2009, as amended by Section 3,
         Chapter 170, O.S.L. 2010 (74 O.S. Supp. 2010, Section 85.33B); and declaring an
         emergency. (Emergency Measure)
         Paraphrase: SB0553, by Sen. Anthony Sykes, R-Moore and Rep. Fred Jordan, R-
         Jenks, amends, merges, consolidates and repeals duplicative sections of law.
         (Emergency Measure)
         Effective Date: / / Emergency: Yes
         Principal Authors: Sykes, Anthony (S); Jordan, Fred (H)
         Status: Prefiled Status Date: 01/19/2011


SB0554   Short Title: An Act relating to school curriculum; stating legislative intent; requiring
         the State Board of Education to adopt certain curricular standards; providing that
         schools shall not prohibit teachers from providing certain information to students;
         protecting teachers from retaliation for providing certain information; allowing
         students to be held accountable for information taught in a course; defining term;
         providing for codification; providing for noncodification; providing an effective date;
         and declaring an emergency. (Emergency Measure)
         Paraphrase: SB0554, by Sen. Josh Brecheen, R-Coalgate, requires the State Board of
         Education to adopt curricular standards that require the teaching of all relevant
         scientific information on the biological origin of life. It establishes acceptable criteria.
         It states that department of education, or any school district or school district
         administrator, shall not prohibit any teacher from informing students about relevant
         scientific information regarding either the scientific strengths or scientific weaknesses
         of controversial topics in sciences, when being taught in accordance with adopted
         standards and curricula. It states that the bill does not protect the promotion of any
         religion, religious doctrine or religious belief. It allows students may be held
         accountable for knowing and understanding material taught in accordance with
         adopted standards and curricula, but not for subscribing to a particular position of a
         scientific debate. (Emergency Measure)
         Effective Date: 07/01/2011 Emergency: Yes
         Principal Authors: Brecheen, Josh (S)
         Status: Prefiled Status Date: 01/19/2011


SB0567   Short Title: An Act relating to schools; amending 70 O.S. 2001, Section 3311.5, as
         last amended by Section 1, Chapter 364, O.S.L. 2008 (70 O.S. Supp. 2010, Section
         3311.5), which relates to law enforcement certification; adding certain course of
         study; requiring completion of certain course by certain date; and providing an
         effective date.
         Paraphrase: SB0567, by Sen. Patrick Anderson, R-Enid, requires the Council on Law
         Enforcement Education and Training (CLEET), by Jan. 1, 2012, to include in its
         required courses of study for law enforcement certification a minimum of eight hours
         of evidence-based domestic violence and stalking investigation training. It also
         requires every active full-time peace officer, previously certified by CLEET to attend
         and complete the evidence-based domestic violence and stalking training by Jan. 1,
         2016.
         Effective Date: 11/01/2011 Emergency: No
         Principal Authors: Anderson, Patrick (S)
         Status: Prefiled Status Date: 01/19/2011


SB0575   Short Title: An Act relating to higher education; amending Section 11, Chapter 112,
         O.S.L. 2007 (70 O.S. Supp. 2010, Section 3242.2), which relates to resident tuition
         and benefits for individuals unlawfully in the United States; deleting certain
         exception; repealing Section 1, Chapter 210, O.S.L. 2003, as amended by Section 13,
         Chapter 112, O.S.L. 2007 (70 O.S. Supp. 2010, Section 3242), which relates to
         eligibility for enrollment and resident tuition for students with certain immigration
         status; providing an effective date; and declaring an emergency. (Emergency Measure)
         Paraphrase: SB0575, by Sen. Ralph Shortey, R-Oklahoma City, prohibits persons
         not legally in the United States from receiving any postsecondary education benefits,
         including, but not limited to, scholarships, financial aid or resident tuition.
         (Emergency Measure)
         Effective Date: 07/01/2011 Emergency: Yes
         Principal Authors: Shortey, Ralph (S)
         Status: Prefiled Status Date: 01/19/2011


SB0599   Short Title: An Act relating to professional development in schools; creating the
         administrator professional development pilot program; providing purpose; providing
         guidelines; requiring the State Department of Education to approve of certain entities;
         requiring the State Department of Education to pay for associated costs; providing for
         codification; providing an effective date; and declaring an emergency. (Emergency
         Measure)
         Paraphrase: SB0599, by Sen. Susan Paddack, D-Ada, requires the State Board of
         Education to establish and administer the school administrator professional
         development pilot program. The bill requires the pilot program be implemented to
         improve leadership skills through requiring the completion of professional
         development academies. The bill establishes guidelines for these academies.
         (Emergency Measure)
         Effective Date: 07/01/2011 Emergency: Yes
         Principal Authors: Paddack, Susan (S)
         Status: Prefiled Status Date: 01/19/2011


SB0600   Short Title: An Act relating to school districts; amending 70 O.S. 2001, Section 5-
         106, as amended by Section 1, Chapter 455, O.S.L. 2003 (70 O.S. Supp. 2010, Section
         5-106), which relates to school districts; clarifying reference; and providing an
         effective date.
         Paraphrase: SB0600, by Sen. John Ford, R-Bartlesville, modifies language related to
         the makeup of the board of education of a school district.
         Effective Date: 11/01/2011 Emergency: No
         Principal Authors: Ford, John (S)
         Status: Prefiled Status Date: 01/19/2011


SB0605   Short Title: An Act relating to charter schools; amending 70 O.S. 2001, Section 3-
         132, as last amended by Section 1, Chapter 290, O.S.L. 2010 (70 O.S. Supp. 2010,
         Section 3-132), which relates to sponsoring charter schools; modifying who may
         sponsor a charter school; modifying charter school sites; allowing an entire school
         district to be a charter district; creating the Charter School Sponsoring Commission;
         providing for appointment of members; providing duration of membership; providing
         for removal of members; prohibiting certain persons from being appointed to the
         Commission; empowering the chair to call meetings; providing for a quorum;
         requiring Commission to comply with certain laws; providing reimbursement for
         travel; granting power to promulgate rules; providing for staff; providing for
         codification; and declaring an emergency. (Emergency Measure)
         Paraphrase: SB0605, by Sen. John Ford, R-Bartlesville, creates the Charter School
         Sponsoring Commission, which has the authority to sponsor a charter school in any
         school district. The bill prescribes the membership of the commission. The act
         requires the State Department of Education to provide staff to support the commission.
         (Emergency Measure)
         Effective Date: / / Emergency: Yes
         Principal Authors: Ford, John (S)
         Status: Prefiled Status Date: 01/19/2011


SB0610   Short Title: An Act relating to higher education awards; amending 70 O.S. 2001,
         Section 2605, as last amended by Section 3, Chapter 437, O.S.L. 2009 (70 O.S. Supp.
         2010, Section 2605), which relates to Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program;
         modifying types of income used to determine need; providing an effective date; and
         declaring an emergency. (Emergency Measure)
         Paraphrase: SB0610, by Sen. John Ford, R-Bartlesville, modifies language related to
         the Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program benefit award, changing the income
         requirements from income generated from taxable and nontaxable sources to the
         federal adjusted gross income not to exceed $100,000 per year. (Emergency Measure)
         Effective Date: 07/01/2011 Emergency: Yes
         Principal Authors: Ford, John (S)
         Status: Prefiled Status Date: 01/19/2011


SB0615   Short Title: An Act relating to the school code; amending 70 O.S. 2001, Section 1-
         101, which relates to the Oklahoma School Code; updating statutory language; and
         declaring an emergency. (Emergency Measure)
         Paraphrase: SB0615, by Sen. John Sparks, D-Norman, modifies language related to
         the Oklahoma School Code. (Emergency Measure)
         Effective Date: / / Emergency: Yes
         Principal Authors: Sparks, John (S)
         Status: Prefiled Status Date: 01/19/2011


SB0632   Short Title: An Act relating to school nutrition; prohibiting the sale of beverages in
         schools that do not meet certain criteria; permitting modification of standards in
         certain circumstances; providing definitions; requiring the State Department of
         Education to adopt certain nutrition standards within certain time frame; providing
         certain criteria for snacks sold in public schools; clarifying the applicability of certain
         standards to food labels; restricting artificial trans fat in schools; defining artificial
         trans fat; requiring schools to maintain certain food labels; requiring food
         establishments to maintain certain documentation; requiring food service
         establishments to obtain nutritional content for foods that are not labeled; providing
         for codification; providing an effective date; and declaring an emergency. (Emergency
         Measure)
         Paraphrase: SB0632, by Sen. Brian Crain, R-Tulsa, requires school boards and the
         governing body of charter schools to permit at its elementary schools only the sale of
         water; 8 ounces or less of 1 percent fat regular and flavored milk or nutritionally
         equivalent milk alternatives that contain no more than 150 kilocalories per 8 ounces;
         and 8 ounces or less of 100 percent fruit juice that contains no added sweeteners and
         at least 10 percent of the recommended daily value for three or more vitamins and
         minerals and contains no more than 120 kilocalories per 8 ounces to students from any
         source, including but not limited to school stores, vending machines, school cafeterias
         and any fund-raising activities on school premises whether school sponsored or not.
         The bill also requires schools boards and the governing board of charter schools to
         permit at its middle schools only the sale of water; 10 ounces or less of 1 percent fat
         regular and flavored milk or nutritionally equivalent milk alternatives that contain no
         more than 150 kilocalories per 8 ounces; and 10 ounces or less of 100 percent fruit
         juice that contains no added sweeteners and at least 10 percent of the recommended
         daily value for three or more vitamins and minerals and contains no more than 120
         kilocalories per 8 ounces to students from any source, including but not limited to
         school stores, vending machines, school cafeterias and any fund-raising activities on
         school premises whether school sponsored or not. The bill also requires schools
         boards and the governing board of charter schools to permit at its junior and high
         schools only the sale of water; 12 ounces or less of 1 percent fat regular and flavored
         milk or nutritionally equivalent milk alternatives that contain no more than 150
         kilocalories per 8 ounces; 12 ounces or less of 100 percent fruit juice that contains no
         added sweeteners and at least 10 percent of the recommended daily value for three or
         more vitamins and minerals and contains no more than 120 kilocalories per 8 ounces;
         beverages that contain no more than 150 kilocalories per 8 ounces; and 12 ounces or
         less of beverages that contain no more than 66 kilocalories per 8 ounces to students
         from any source, including but not limited to school stores, vending machines, school
         cafeterias and any fund-raising activities on school premises whether school
         sponsored or not. The bill permits school governing boards to adopt the high school
         standard if middle school or junior high school and high school students have shared
         access to areas on a common campus or in common buildings. The bill also requires
         the State Department of Education to adopt a set of nutrition standards for food items
         that would be considered entrees if sold in the reimbursable meal program but are sold
         a la carte as competitive foods. The bill establishes guidelines for snacks, side items,
         treats and desserts offered for sale as competitive foods in public schools and provides
         definitions. The bill requires each school district and the governing body of charter
         schools to restrict good containing artificial trans fat and prohibits artificial trans fat
         from being stored, distributed, held for service or used in the preparation of any menu
         item unless the food is being served to patrons in a manufacturer's original sealed
         package. The bill also establishes record keeping and documentation requirements
         related to food service establishments in public schools. (Emergency Measure)
         Effective Date: 07/01/2011 Emergency: Yes
         Principal Authors: Crain, Brian (S)
         Status: Prefiled Status Date: 01/19/2011


SB0634   Short Title: An Act relating to the school code; amending 70 O.S. 2001, Section 1-
         101, which relates to the Oklahoma School Code; updating statutory language; and
         declaring an emergency. (Emergency Measure)
         Paraphrase: SB0634, by Sen. Kimberley David, R-Wagoner, modifies language
         related to the Oklahoma School Code. (Emergency Measure)
         Effective Date: / / Emergency: Yes
         Principal Authors: David, Kimberley (S)
         Status: Prefiled Status Date: 01/19/2011


SB0636   Short Title: An Act relating to the school code; amending 70 O.S. 2001, Section 1-
         101, which relates to the Oklahoma School Code; updating statutory language; and
         declaring an emergency. (Emergency Measure)
         Paraphrase: SB0636, by Sen. Josh Brecheen, R-Coalgate, modifies language related
         to the Oklahoma School Code. (Emergency Measure)
         Effective Date: / / Emergency: Yes
         Principal Authors: Brecheen, Josh (S)
         Status: Prefiled Status Date: 01/19/2011


SB0638   Short Title: An Act relating to school employment negotiations; amending 70 O.S.
         2001, Section 509.2a, which relates to dispute resolution in school contract
         negotiations; removing bargaining unit determination disputes; amending 70 O.S.
         2001, Section 509.6, which relates to good faith negotiations in school employment
         contracts; removing dispute resolution; providing an effective date; and declaring an
         emergency. (Emergency Measure)
         Paraphrase: SB0638, by Sen. John Ford, R-Bartlesville, removes language
         concerning bargaining unit determination disputes. (Emergency Measure)
         Effective Date: 07/01/2011 Emergency: Yes
         Principal Authors: Ford, John (S)
         Status: Prefiled Status Date: 01/19/2011


SB0650   Short Title: An Act relating to dating violence; stating legislative findings; declaring
         legislative intent; defining terms; requiring the State Department of Education to
         develop a model dating violence policy by certain date; requiring each district board
         of education to establish certain policy by certain date; specifying content of policy;
         requiring policy to be published in certain documents; requiring certain training;
         providing for content of training; requiring districts to inform parents or legal
         guardians concerning policy; requiring districts to provide policy to certain persons
         upon request; recommending certain training; specifying other remedies of the victim
         are not prohibited by this act; providing this act does not create or alter any tort
         liability; requiring school districts to incorporate certain dating violence education into
         certain curricula; providing for content of such education; requiring the Department to
         review and approve certain standards; authorizing parents or legal guardians to
         examine certain instruction materials; providing for codification; and providing an
         effective date.
         Paraphrase: SB0650, by Sen. Constance Johnson, D-Oklahoma City, requires the
         State Department of Education to develop and issue on or before Dec. 31, 2011, a
         model dating violence policy to assist school districts in developing policies for dating
         violence reporting and response. The bill also requires each school district board of
         education by July 31, 2012, to establish a specific policy to address incidents of dating
         violence involving students at school that includes, but is not limited to, a statement
         that dating violence will not be tolerated, reporting procedures for dating violence,
         guidelines to responding to at school incidents of dating violence and discipline
         procedures. The bill requires the policy to be published in the district policy and
         handbook that sets for the comprehensive rules, procedures and standards of conduct
         at school. The bill also requires each school district to provide dating violence training
         to all administrators, teachers, nurses and mental health staff at the middle and high
         schools levels. The bill establishes minimum requirements for the dating violence
         training. The bill also requires each district to inform students' parents and guardians
         of the district's dating violence policy and to provide the parents or legal guardians
         with the district's dating violence policy and relevant information if requested. The bill
         states that the provisions do not prevent a victim from seeking redress under any other
         available law and that it does not create or alter any tort liability. The bill requires
         each school district to incorporate dating violence education that is age-appropriate
         into its annual health curriculum for student in seventh through twelfth grades. The
         bill permits a parent or legal guardian of a student less than 18 years of age to be
         permitted to examine the dating violence education program instruction materials at
         the school where the child is enrolled.
         Effective Date: 11/01/2011 Emergency: No
         Principal Authors: Johnson, Constance (S)
         Status: Prefiled Status Date: 01/19/2011


SB0655   Short Title: An Act relating to school district indebtedness; amending 70 O.S. 2001,
         Sections 15-103, 15-106 and 15-106.1, as last amended by Section 2, Chapter 455,
         O.S.L. 2010 (70 O.S. Supp. 2010, Section 15-106.1), which relate to school district
         limitations on debt; modifying limit of allowable debt; and stating contingency.
         Paraphrase: SB0655, by Sen. Eddie Fields, R-Wynona, increases the cap on the
         school district valuation on school district bonds from 10 percent to 15 percent.
         Effective Date: / / Emergency: No
         Principal Authors: Fields, Eddie (S)
         Status: Prefiled Status Date: 01/19/2011


SB0664   Short Title: An Act relating to school administration; amending 70 O.S. 2001,
         Section 18-124, as amended by Section 16, Chapter 434, O.S.L. 2003 (70 O.S. Supp.
         2010, Section 18-124), which relates to foundation aid; modifying certain percentages;
         modifying definition; modifying exempted nonadministrative services; providing an
         effective date; and declaring an emergency. (Emergency Measure)
         Paraphrase: SB0664, by Sen. Eddie Fields, R-Wynona, decreases from 6 percent to 5
         percent the cap on administrative services, less expenditures for legal services, a
         school district with an average daily attendance of more than 1,500 students. The bill
         also decreases from 8 percent to 7 percent the cap on administrative services, less
         expenditures for legal services, a school district with an average daily attendance of
         more than 500 students but not more than 1,500 students. The bill also decreases from
         10 percent to 8 percent the cap on administrative services, less expenditures for legal
         services, a school district with an average daily attendance of 500 or fewer students.
         The bill also modifies the definition of administrative services by clarifying that staff
         for superintendents includes only immediate staff for superintendents. The bill also
         expands the exempted non-administrative services a superintendent performs to
         include serving as a principal, counselor or library media specialist and allows the
         superintendent to code up to 40 percent of their salary for other non-administrative
         functions. (Emergency Measure)
         Effective Date: 07/01/2011 Emergency: Yes
         Principal Authors: Fields, Eddie (S)
         Status: Prefiled Status Date: 01/19/2011


SB0682   Short Title: An Act relating to school property; amending 70 O.S. 2001, Section 5-
         130, which relates to use of school buildings and property by the community;
         requiring local school boards to make school property available to the public;
         modifying role of the State Department of Education in encouraging use of school
         property by the public; providing an effective date; and declaring an emergency.
         (Emergency Measure)
         Paraphrase: SB0682, by Sen. Constance Johnson, D-Oklahoma City, requires school
         districts make school property available for public use. It directs them to encourage,
         support and promote the use of school property. (Emergency Measure)
         Effective Date: 07/01/2011 Emergency: Yes
         Principal Authors: Johnson, Constance (S)
         Status: Prefiled Status Date: 01/19/2011
SB0683   Short Title: An Act relating to higher education; amending 70 O.S. 2001, Section
         3242, as amended by Section 13, Chapter 112, O.S.L. 2007 and Section 11, Chapter
         112, O.S.L. 2007 (70 O.S. Supp. 2010, Sections 3242 and 3242.2), which relate to
         eligibility for resident tuition; modifying eligibility requirements; deleting certain
         references; repealing Section 1, Chapter 195, O.S.L. 2004 (70 O.S. Supp. 2010,
         Section 3242.1), which relates to certain task force; and providing an effective date.
         Paraphrase: SB0683, by Sen. Anthony Sykes, R-Moore, removes language allowing
         students who cannot prove legal residency in the United States and who are seeking
         in-state tuition status in the state to satisfy such requirements by providing a correct
         copy of application for citizenship or an affidavit swearing intent to apply for
         citizenship.
         Effective Date: 11/01/2011 Emergency: No
         Principal Authors: Sykes, Anthony (S)
         Status: Prefiled Status Date: 01/19/2011


SB0706   Short Title: An Act relating to school districts; amending 70 O.S. 2001, Section 5-
         106, as amended by Section 1, Chapter 455, O.S.L. 2003 (70 O.S. Supp. 2010, Section
         5-106), which relates to school districts; clarifying reference; and providing an
         effective date.
         Paraphrase: SB0706, by Sen. Cliff Branan, R-Oklahoma City, clarifies that boards of
         two or more school districts may contract with one superintendent to serve as
         superintendent of the school districts.
         Effective Date: 11/01/2011 Emergency: No
         Principal Authors: Branan, Cliff (S)
         Status: Prefiled Status Date: 01/19/2011


SB0713   Short Title: An Act relating to the Oklahoma Board of Private Vocational Schools
         Revolving Fund; amending Section 4, Chapter 172, O.S.L. 2004, as amended by
         Section 1, Chapter 399, O.S.L. 2004 (70 O.S. Supp. 2010, Section 21-116), which
         relates to the Oklahoma Board of Private Vocational Schools; deleting requirement for
         certain legislative authorization; and providing an effective date. (Appropriation Bill)
         Paraphrase: SB0713, by Sen. Clark Jolley, R-Edmond, Sen. David Myers, R-Ponca
         City, Rep. Scott Martin, R-Norman, and Rep. Earl Sears, R-Bartlesville, removes
         language requiring legislative approval of expenditures from the Oklahoma Board of
         Private Vocational Schools Revolving Fund by the Oklahoma Board of Private
         Vocational Schools.
         Effective Date: 11/01/2011 Emergency: No
         Principal Authors: Jolley, Clark (S); Myers, David (S); Martin, Scott (H); Sears, Earl
         (H)
         Status: Prefiled Status Date: 01/19/2011


SB0718   Short Title: An Act relating to school districts; amending 70 O.S. 2001, Section 5-
         106, as amended by Section 1, Chapter 455, O.S.L. 2003 (70 O.S. Supp. 2010, Section
         5-106), which relates to school districts; clarifying reference; and providing an
         effective date.
         Paraphrase: SB0718, by Sen. Brian Bingman, R-Sapulpa, modifies language related
         to contacting of superintendents by more than one school district.
         Effective Date: 11/01/2011 Emergency: No
         Principal Authors: Bingman, Brian (S)
         Status: Senate Committee - Committee Sub, Do Pass Status Date: 02/07/2011
         Committee(1): Education (S)


SB0719   Short Title: An Act relating to school districts; amending 70 O.S. 2001, Section 5-
         106, as amended by Section 1, Chapter 455, O.S.L. 2003 (70 O.S. Supp. 2010, Section
         5-106), which relates to school districts; clarifying reference; and providing an
         effective date.
         Paraphrase: SB0719, by Sen. Brian Bingman, R-Sapulpa, modifies language related
         to contacting of superintendents by more than one school district.
         Effective Date: 11/01/2011 Emergency: No
         Principal Authors: Bingman, Brian (S)
         Status: Prefiled Status Date: 01/19/2011


SB0758   Short Title: An Act relating to the Council on Law Enforcement Education and
         Training; establishing a Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training
         Regional Academy Pilot Program; establishing conditions for eligibility; amending 70
         O.S. 2001, Section 3311, as last amended by Section 1, Chapter 131, O.S.L. 2009 (70
         O.S. Supp. 2010, Section 3311), which relates to regional law enforcement academies;
         authorizing certain eligibility for certain federal law enforcement officers; providing
         for codification; providing an effective date; and declaring an emergency. (Emergency
         Measure)
         Paraphrase: SB0758, by Sen. Don Barrington, R-Lawton, establishes a Council on
         Law Enforcement Education and Training Regional Academy Pilot Program. It
         requires municipalities participating in the program to have a population of less than
         125,000 people according to the latest Census and have been approved for a separate
         basic law enforcement academy prior to Jan. 1, 2009. It sets the duration of the
         program from July 1, 2011, to July 1, 2012. It requires all federal law enforcement
         officers commissioned by an Oklahoma law enforcement agency pursuant to a cross-
         deputization agreement as of July 1, 2011, to be eligible for peace officer certification
         under the same terms and conditions required of members of the law enforcement
         agencies of Oklahoma and its political subdivisions. (Emergency Measure)
         Effective Date: 07/01/2011 Emergency: Yes
         Principal Authors: Barrington, Don (S)
         Status: Prefiled Status Date: 01/19/2011


SB0777   Short Title: An Act relating to government health plans and benefits; amending 11
         O.S. 2001, Section 23-108, as amended by Section 4, Chapter 515, O.S.L. 2004 (11
         O.S. Supp. 2010, Section 23-108), which relates to insurance benefits for certain
         municipal employees; modifying agency designation; amending Section 4, Chapter
319, O.S.L. 2003, as amended by Section 2, Chapter 139, O.S.L. 2008 (19 O.S. Supp.
2010, Section 746.1), which relates to the Medical Expense Liability Revolving Fund;
modifying agency designations; amending Section 5, Chapter 319, O.S.L. 2003, as last
amended by Section 3, Chapter 139, O.S.L. 2008, and 20 O.S. 2001, Section 1652 (20
O.S. Supp. 2010, Section 1313.7), which relate to court fees; modifying agency
designation; amending 36 O.S. 2001, Sections 1250.2, as last amended by Section 1,
Chapter 323, O.S.L. 2009, 6058A, as last amended by Section 2, Chapter 393, O.S.L.
2004, 6060.4, as last amended by Section 33, Chapter 222, O.S.L. 2010, 6542, as last
amended by Section 6, Chapter 404, O.S.L. 2008, and 6553 (36 O.S. Supp. 2010,
Sections 1250.2, 6058A, 6060.4 and 6542), which relate to the Oklahoma Insurance
Code; modifying agency designations; amending 40 O.S. 2001, Section 483, which
relates to benefits of certain state employees after agency transfer; modifying agency
designation; amending Section 8, Chapter 366, O.S.L. 2008, and Section 21, Chapter
3, O.S.L. 2002 (43A O.S. Supp. 2002, Section 3-701a), as last amended by Section 1,
Chapter 337, O.S.L. 2007, and as renumbered by Section 2, Chapter 337, O.S.L. 2007
(57 O.S. Supp. 2010, Sections 38.3 and 627), which relate to medical care for inmates;
modifying agency designation; amending 62 O.S. 2001, Sections 7.2, as last amended
by Section 36, Chapter 441, O.S.L. 2009, and as renumbered by Section 64, Chapter
441, O.S.L. 2009, and 7.1, as amended by Section 1, Chapter 123, O.S.L. 2008, and as
renumbered by Section 64, Chapter 441, O.S.L. 2009 (62 O.S. Supp. 2010, Sections
34.56 and 34.57), which relate to the Oklahoma State Finance Act; modifying agency
designations; amending 62 O.S. 2001, Section 139.47, as last amended by Section 1,
Chapter 309, O.S.L. 2004 (62 O.S. Supp. 2010, Section 139.47), which relates to State
Emergency Fund expenditures; modifying agency designations; amending Section 1,
Chapter 276, O.S.L. 2009 (63 O.S. Supp. 2010, Section 1-131), which relates to the
creation of the Health Information Advisory Board; modifying agency designation;
amending 63 O.S. 2001, Sections 2550.1 and 2622, which relate to definitions;
modifying definitions; amending 68 O.S. 2001, Section 2357.33, as last amended by
Section 13, Chapter 327, O.S.L. 2010 (68 O.S. Supp. 2010, Section 2357.33), which
relates to tax credits for certain immunizations; modifying agency designation;
amending Section 4, Chapter 119, O.S.L. 2004, as amended by Section 3, Chapter
248, O.S.L. 2004 (70 O.S. Supp. 2010, Section 18-114.11), which relates to
compensation for certain educational personnel; modifying agency designation;
amending 70 O.S. 2001, Sections 26-104, as last amended by Section 1, Chapter 180,
O.S.L. 2007, and 26-105, as last amended by Section 2, Chapter 180, O.S.L. 2007 (70
O.S. Supp. 2010, Sections 26-104 and 26-105), which relate to flexible benefit
allowances for certain school district employees; modifying agency designation;
requiring participation of new employees in health plan; specifying approved uses of
excess benefit allowance; specifying excess benefit shall not be used as income of new
employees; amending 74 O.S. 2001, Sections 85.7, as last amended by Section 7,
Chapter 322, O.S.L. 2009, and 85.58A, as last amended by Section 2, Chapter 352,
O.S.L. 2008 (74 O.S. Supp. 2010, Sections 85.7 and 85.58A), which relate to the
Oklahoma Central Purchasing Act; modifying agency designations; specifying
Department of Central Services shall not administer risk management program for
Oklahoma Health and Wellness Board insurance plans; amending 74 O.S. 2001,
Section 212, as amended by Section 1, Chapter 413, O.S.L. 2010 (74 O.S. Supp. 2010,
Section 212), which relates to the authority of the State Auditor; modifying agency
designation; amending 74 O.S. 2001, Sections 840-2.21, as last amended by Section 8,
Chapter 312, O.S.L. 2004, 840-2.27D, as last amended by Section 94, Chapter 5,
O.S.L. 2004, 840-2.27I, 840-5.2B, 840-5.5, as last amended by Section 1, Chapter
392, O.S.L. 2010, and 840-5.20 (74 O.S. Supp. 2010, Sections 840-2.21, 840-2.27D
and 840-5.5), which relate to the Oklahoma Personnel Act; modifying agency
designations; amending 74 O.S. 2001, Section 908 and Section 1, Chapter 449, O.S.L.
2004, as amended by Section 2, Chapter 367, O.S.L. 2007 (74 O.S. Supp. 2010,
Section 915.3), which relate to the Oklahoma Public Employees Retirement System;
modifying agency designations; amending 74 O.S. 2001, Sections 1301, 1302, 1303,
as last amended by Section 13, Chapter 415, O.S.L. 2008, 1305, 1305.1, as amended
by Section 2, Chapter 196, O.S.L. 2002, 1305.2, 1306, as last amended by Section 3,
Chapter 231, O.S.L. 2006, 1306.2, 1306.3, Section 1, Chapter 198, O.S.L. 2002,
Section 6, Chapter 319, O.S.L. 2003, 1307, 1307.1, 1307.2, 1308, as amended by
Section 3, Chapter 345, O.S.L. 2004, 1308.1, as amended by Section 1, Chapter 41,
O.S.L. 2004, 1308.2, Section 4, Chapter 231, O.S.L. 2006, as amended by Section 14,
Chapter 415, O.S.L. 2008, 1310, 1310.1, as last amended by Section 1, Chapter 373,
O.S.L. 2004, Section 3, Chapter 418, O.S.L. 2002, 1311, 1311.1, 1312, 1312.1,
1312.2, 1312.3, 1314, 1314.2, 1314.3, as amended by Section 1, Chapter 278, O.S.L.
2004, 1314.5, as amended by Section 3, Chapter 278, O.S.L. 2004, 1315, as last
amended by Section 4, Chapter 345, O.S.L. 2004, Section 1, Chapter 71, O.S.L. 2002,
1316.1, as amended by Section 1, Chapter 127, O.S.L. 2002, 1316.2, as last amended
by Section 2, Chapter 198, O.S.L. 2005, 1316.3, as last amended by Section 3,
Chapter 198, O.S.L. 2005, 1317, 1318, 1320, as amended by Section 73, Chapter 264,
O.S.L. 2006, 1321, as last amended by Section 5, Chapter 231, O.S.L. 2006, 1323, as
amended by Section 7, Chapter 345, O.S.L. 2004, 1324, 1325, 1326, 1327 and 1328,
as amended by Section 1, Chapter 155, O.S.L. 2002 (74 O.S. Supp. 2010, Sections
1303, 1305.1, 1306, 1306.5, 1306.6, 1308, 1308.1, 1309.1, 1310.1, 1310.2, 1314.3,
1314.5, 1315, 1315.1, 1316.1, 1316.2, 1316.3, 1320, 1321, 1323 and 1328), which
relate to the State and Education Employees Group Insurance Act; designating act the
Oklahoma Health and Wellness Act; providing for uniformity of benefits coverage;
modifying definitions; creating Oklahoma Health and Wellness Board; providing for
membership of Board; specifying duties of chair of Board; providing for succession of
Board chairs; providing for appointment of Board members; specifying appointing
authorities of Board; limiting appointment of members of certain existing board and
council; providing duration of term of Board members; providing for travel
reimbursement; providing for organizational meeting; specifying Insurance
Commissioner shall call organizational meeting; prohibiting members of Board from
being lobbyists; prohibiting members of Board from being employed by firm or
provider contracting with the state; providing exception; providing for vacancies on
Board; requiring compliance with Open Meeting Act; exempting Board from Sunset
Law requirements; directing Board to adopt certain rules; requiring majority to call for
special meetings; restricting Board members from accepting gifts or gratuities;
eliminating certain duties of the Board; eliminating authority to invest in certain
assets; modifying Board investment committee size; directing Board to identify and
eliminate certain duplicative functions and positions; requiring Board to provide
certain report; directing Board to request any necessary statutory modifications in
report; directing that specified excess funds in certain reserve fund be used to fund
health savings accounts; directing Board to fund certain accounts; requiring Board to
provide certain report; directing Board to utilize certain surplus to fund specified
accounts; requiring Board to establish wellness program; requiring use of financial
incentives; modifying agency designation; directing Board to develop wellness
strategy; directing Board to promote and coordinate medical home providers; directing
Board to develop certain infrastructure; specifying elements of infrastructure
improvement; directing Board to create two divisions; specifying designation of new
divisions; specifying duties of HealthChoice Health Insurance Division; requiring that
investments be diversified; requiring compliance with certain acts; limiting investment
discretion of Division; defining term; limiting authority of Board to select and contract
certain health maintenance organization contracts; eliminating Board authority to
adopt certain rules; renaming Joint Liaison Committee on State and Education
Employees Group Insurance Benefits the Joint Liaison Committee on Oklahoma
Health and Wellness; requiring a final report to be submitted by certain date;
providing that the Task Force shall cease to have force and effect of law as of certain
date; updating statutory references; authorizing Board to extend benefits of state
health and wellness plan to certain persons not employed by the state; providing that
excess benefit allowance for specified employees shall be transferred to certain
account; amending 74 O.S. 2001, Sections 1332, 1332.1, 1332.2, 1333 and 1335,
which relate to the State Employees Disability Program Act; modifying agency
designations; updating statutory references; amending 74 O.S. 2001, Sections 1342,
1344, as last amended by Section 6, Chapter 231, O.S.L. 2006, and 1346 (74 O.S.
Supp. 2010, Section 1344), which relate to the State Employees Flexible Benefits Act;
modifying agency designations; updating statutory references; amending 74 O.S.
2001, Sections 1365, as last amended by Section 1, Chapter 28, O.S.L. 2009, 1366,
Section 10, Chapter 439, O.S.L. 2002, 1368, 1370, as last amended by Section 2,
Chapter 28, O.S.L. 2009, 1371, as last amended by Section 6, Chapter 269, O.S.L.
2007, 1372, as amended by Section 1, Chapter 369, O.S.L. 2003, 1373, Section 1,
Chapter 501, O.S.L. 2002, as last amended by Section 9, Chapter 231, O.S.L. 2006,
and Section 7, Chapter 269, O.S.L. 2007 (74 O.S. Supp. 2010, Sections 1365, 1366.1,
1370, 1371, 1372, 1374 and 1375), which relate to the Oklahoma State Employees
Benefits Act; modifying agency designations; specifying Employee Benefits Division
shall construe and interpret certain health plan; specifying Employee Benefits
Division shall negotiate and contract with single health maintenance organization;
updating statutory references; providing certain employees shall not be held
responsible for action of Division; requiring remittance of certain percentage of
administrative costs by Board to General Revenue Fund; requiring Office to provide
certain report; specifying Board shall select health maintenance organization offering
statewide services; providing that benefit allowance shall not decrease after certain
date; modifying method for determination of allowance; specifying excess benefit
allowance for specified employees shall be transferred to certain account; specifying
excess benefit allowance accrued after certain date shall be transferred to certain
account; combining certain duties of State Employees Benefits Council and State and
Education Employees Group Insurance Board into duties of Oklahoma Health and
Wellness Board; modifying plural references to health maintenance organizations to
single organization; requiring actuarially sound premium rates; requiring review of
rates by actuary; providing for the selection of the actuary; modifying reference to act;
amending 74 O.S. 2001, Sections 1382, as amended by Section 1, Chapter 50, O.S.L.
2006, 1383 and 1384 (74 O.S. Supp. 2010, Section 1382), which relate to the
Wellness Program Act; modifying agency designations; providing that state
employees shall be enrolled in wellness program; directing Wellness Council to
establish certain incentives for participation; specifying Wellness Council shall
encourage participation by dependents of state employees; requiring coordination of
efforts by Wellness Council with Oklahoma Health and Wellness Board; amending
Section 1, Chapter 17, O.S.L. 2002, as last amended by Section 5, Chapter 300, O.S.L.
2008, and Section 2, Chapter 463, O.S.L. 2004, as last amended by Section 1, Chapter
430, O.S.L. 2010 (74 O.S. Supp. 2010, Sections 3601.1 and 3601.2), which relate to
the State Employment Review Board; modifying agency designations; amending
Section 5, Chapter 459, O.S.L. 2003, as last amended by Section 4, Chapter 234,
O.S.L. 2005 (82 O.S. Supp. 2010, Section 864.1), which relates to retirement
provisions for retirees of the Grand River Dam Authority; modifying agency
designation; repealing 74 O.S. 2001, Section 1304, as last amended by Section 2,
Chapter 231, O.S.L. 2006 (74 O.S. Supp. 2010, Section 1304), which relates to the
creation of the State and Education Employees Group Insurance Board; repealing 74
O.S. 2001, Sections 1361, 1362, 1364, as amended by Section 1, Chapter 178, O.S.L.
2010 and Section 3, Chapter 489, O.S.L. 2002 (74 O.S. Supp. 2009, Sections 1364
and 1366.2), which relate to the Oklahoma State Employees Benefits Act; providing
for codification; and declaring an emergency. (Emergency Measure)
Paraphrase: SB0777, by Sen. Cliff Aldridge, R-Midwest City, changes references to
the State and Education Employees Group Insurance Board to the Oklahoma Health
and Wellness Board. It changes references to the State and Education Employees Act
to the Oklahoma Health and Wellness Act. It replaces references to multiple health
maintenance organization plans to a single health maintenance organization plan. The
bill requires the State Board of Education and the State Board of Career and
Technology Education to disburse flexible benefit allowance funds in appropriate
amounts to school districts. It requires school district employees to elect whether to
use the flexible benefit allowance to pay for coverage in the health insurance plan
offered by the Oklahoma Health or Wellness Board or the self-insured plan offered by
the school district. It requires all new eligible school district employees to participate
in the cafeteria plan for major medical coverage effective Nov. 1, 2011. It requires the
benefit allowance for new eligible employees to be used for the purchase of health
insurance, with the excess benefit allowance to be transferred to a health savings
account, flexible spending account annuity account or a plan offered by a school
district to new eligible school district employees. It modifies certain provisions to
apply only to employees hired before Nov. 1, 2011. The bill also changes references to
the Oklahoma State Employees Benefits Council to the Oklahoma Health and
Wellness Board. The bill also replaces certain references to the State and Education
Employees Group Insurance Board with the HealthChoice Health Insurance Division
of the Oklahoma Health and Wellness Board. It requires the board to consolidate the
personnel and facilities of the board and its divisions and identify inefficient or
duplicative functions or services. It requires the board to eliminate any duplicative
positions or services and sell or otherwise dispose of any duplicative assets. It requires
the board to report all such actions to the Joint Liaison Committee on Oklahoma
Health and Wellness no later than Nov. 1, 2012. The bill also requires the board to
utilize all amounts from the fund equity of the Health and Dental Fund which are in
excess of 175 percent of the Experience Fluctuation Risk Component of the National
Association of Insurance Commissioners Health Risk-Based Capital calculation for
the purpose of funding health savings accounts, flexible spending accounts and the
wellness program at the end of each plan year. It requires the board to use the
Employee Benefits Council surplus for the purpose of funding health savings
accounts, flexible spending accounts and the wellness program. It requires the board
to establish a wellness program for all participants in the plan. The bill requires the
Oklahoma Health and Wellness Board to create and oversee the HealthChoice Health
Insurance Division and the Employee Benefits Division. It requires the HealthChoice
Health Insurance Division to administer and manage the group insurance plans and the
flexible benefits plans. It also removes language relating to the powers of the
HealthChoice Health Insurance Division. It removes language allowing the board to
adopt rules consistent with certain acts. The bill requires the Payment Rate Review
Task Force to submit a final report to the Joint Liaison committee on Dec. 31, 2011. It
requires the Payment Rate Review Task Force to terminate on Jan. 1, 2012. It requires
the health benefit plans, including any HMO, offered by the Oklahoma Health and
Wellness Board to include coverage for equipment, supplies and related services for
the treatment of Type I, Type II and gestational diabetes. The bill also requires any
benefit allowance amount in excess of the combined cost of all benefits for eligible
state employees hired on or after Nov. 1, 2011, to be deposited into a health savings
account, a flexible spending account or another authorized account. It replaces
references to the Oklahoma State Employees Benefits Council with the Employee
Benefits Division. It sets the amount of a participant's benefit allowance beginning
Jan. 1, 2012, for a basic preferred provider organization plan. It requires any benefit
allowance for employees hired on or after Nov. 1, 2011, in excess of the combined
cost of all benefits to be deposited into a health savings account, a flexible spending
account or another authorized account. It requires any benefit allowance amount in
excess of the combined cost of all benefits which is a result of any increase in the
benefit allowance after Nov. 1, 2011, to be deposited into a health savings account, a
flexible spending account or another authorized account. The bill requires premium
rates to be actuarially sound and reviewed by an actuary chosen by the Oklahoma
Health and Wellness Board. It prohibits the Employee Benefits Division to allow the
use of funds from any flexible savings account or health savings account by a
participant for the purpose of any abortion-related service. It requires all state
employees to be enrolled in a wellness program by Nov. 1, 2011, and requires a
Wellness Council to establish financial incentives for successful participation in the
program. The bill also repeals language relating to the creation of the State and
Education Employees Group Insurance Board. It also repeals language related to the
Oklahoma State Employees Benefits Act. (Emergency Measure)
Effective Date: / / Emergency: Yes
Principal Authors: Aldridge, Cliff (S)
         Status: Prefiled Status Date: 01/19/2011


SB0787   Short Title: An Act relating to retirement plans for education employees; amending
         70 O.S. 2001, Sections 17-101, as last amended by Section 2, Chapter 270, O.S.L.
         2008, 17-105, as last amended by Section 2, Chapter 357, O.S.L. 2010, 17-108.1, as
         last amended by Section 1, Chapter 366, O.S.L. 2007, and 17-116.2, as last amended
         by Section 122, Chapter 1, O.S.L. 2005 (70 O.S. Supp. 2010, Sections 17-101, 17-
         105, 17-108.1 and 17-116.2), which relate to the Teachers' Retirement System of
         Oklahoma; modifying definition; specifying retirement date for certain persons;
         authorizing Board of Trustees to determine certain contribution rate; making certain
         service credit provisions not applicable to certain members; creating the Teachers'
         Defined Contribution Retirement Plan Act; providing short title; requiring certain plan
         to be implemented by certain date; making provisions of the Teachers' Defined
         Contribution Retirement Plan Act applicable to certain members; defining terms;
         requiring the Teachers' Retirement System of Oklahoma to administer certain plan;
         requiring the System to determine the provisions and procedures of certain plan;
         authorizing the System to employ or contract for certain personnel or services;
         providing for certain hearing; requiring certain participants to direct the investment of
         certain contributions and earnings; specifying payment of certain expenses; specifying
         contribution rates; authorizing additional contributions; allowing certain employees to
         make contributions upon determination of the Executive Director of the System;
         allowing the employer to make additional matching contributions; specifying vesting
         requirements; allowing the nomination of a refund beneficiary; specifying when
         distribution of account balance may be made; specifying methods of the distribution
         of the accumulated balance; exemption certain distributions from tax; authorizing the
         System to recover certain amounts; requiring the System to correct certain errors;
         providing for codification; providing an effective date; and declaring an emergency.
         (Emergency Measure)
         Paraphrase: SB0787, by Sen. Mike Mazzei, R-Tulsa, allows any person who became
         a member of the Oklahoma Teachers' Retirement System after June 30, 2011, to
         submit an application for retirement at age 60 if they have 10 years of service. The bill
         allows the Teachers' Retirement System Board of Trustees, beginning July 1, 2011, to
         determine a separate employer contribution rate for members who first became a
         member after June 30, 2011. The bill creates the Teachers' Defined Contribution
         Retirement Plan Act. It directs the Teachers' Retirement System to administer the
         defined contribution plan for all employees who become a member of the system after
         June 30, 2011, and be the fiduciary and trustee of the defined contribution plan. It
         authorizes the system to appoint an advisory board to assist the system in carrying out
         its duties as fiduciary and trustee and to enter into contracts as necessary to administer
         the program. The bill allows each qualified participant, former qualified participant
         and refund beneficiary to direct the investment of the individual's accumulated
         employer and employee contributions and earnings to one or more investment choices
         within available categories of investment provided by the system. It states that
         administrative expenses shall be paid by the participants. The bill defines employer
         and employee contributions. It allows a qualified participant or former qualified
         participant to nominate one or more individuals as a refund beneficiary by filing
         written notice of nomination with the system unless the participant is married, in
         which case the nomination must be signed by the spouse. It allows a participant to
         receive the accumulated balance upon becoming a former qualified participant. The
         bill states that if a valid nomination of refund beneficiary is not on file with the system
         at the time of the participant's death, the system shall distribute the balance according
         to the plan document. (Emergency Measure)
         Effective Date: 07/01/2011 Emergency: Yes
         Principal Authors: Mazzei, Mike (S)
         Status: Prefiled Status Date: 01/19/2011


SB0825   Short Title: An Act relating to higher education; amending 70 O.S. 2001, Sections
         2603, as last amended by Section 32, Chapter 2, O.S.L. 2009 and 2605, as last
         amended by Section 3, Chapter 437, O.S.L. 2009 (70 O.S. Supp. 2010, Sections 2603
         and 2605), which relate to Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program; modifying
         methods to demonstrate financial need; modifying type of income used to determine
         need; adding method to determine financial need for certain students; providing an
         effective date; and declaring an emergency. (Emergency Measure)
         Paraphrase: SB0825, by Sen. Susan Paddack, D-Ada, provides for payment of tuition
         or resident tuition under the Oklahoma Higher Learning Access program for any
         student who was a resident in a nonprofit residential child care facility licensed
         pursuant to the Oklahoma Child Care Facilities Licensing Act for at least one year
         during grades eight through 10 for a student enrolled in a public or private school, or
         between the ages of 13 and 15 for a student who is educated by other means. It
         exempts such students from financial qualification requirements. (Emergency
         Measure)
         Effective Date: 07/01/2011 Emergency: Yes
         Principal Authors: Paddack, Susan (S)
         Status: Prefiled Status Date: 01/20/2011


SB0850   Short Title: An Act relating to administrative rules; amending 75 O.S. 2001, Section
         251, which relates to the Administrative Procedures Act; requiring agencies filing
         rules to cite certain authority; and providing an effective date.
         Paraphrase: SB0850, by Sen. Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City, requires agencies filing
         rules under the Administrative Procedures Act to provide the citation to any federal or
         state law, court ruling or any other authority requiring the new rule or amended rule at
         the beginning of each rule. The bill also deletes a reference to the Preservation of
         Essential Records Act.
         Effective Date: 11/01/2011 Emergency: No
         Principal Authors: Treat, Greg (S)
         Status: Prefiled Status Date: 01/20/2011


SB0891   Short Title: An Act relating to reform of state retirement systems; amending Section
         3, Chapter 292, O.S.L. 2006, as last amended by Section 32, Chapter 3, O.S.L. 2008
         and Section 11, Chapter 292, O.S.L. 2006, as amended by Section 3, Chapter 186,
O.S.L. 2007 (62 O.S. Supp. 2010, Sections 3103 and 3111), which relate to the
Oklahoma Pension Legislation Actuarial Analysis Act; modifying definition;
eliminating determination of certain concurrent funding requirement; amending 70
O.S. 2001, Sections 17-101, as last amended by Section 2, Chapter 270, O.S.L. 2008,
17-105, as last amended by Section 2, Chapter 357, O.S.L. 2010, 17-116.2, as last
amended by Section 122, Chapter 1, O.S.L. 2005 and 17-116.10, as last amended by
Section 1, Chapter 270, O.S.L. 2008 (70 O.S. Supp. 2010, Sections 17-101, 17-105,
17-116.2 and 17-116.10), which relate to the Teachers' Retirement System of
Oklahoma; modifying definitions; modifying vesting requirement for certain
members; modifying age requirement for certain calculation for certain members;
limiting application of certain creditable service credit; prohibiting certain retired
members from being employed by former employer for certain time period; amending
74 O.S. 2001, Sections 902, as last amended by Section 1, Chapter 435, O.S.L. 2010
and 913, as last amended by Section 4, Chapter 392, O.S.L. 2010 (74 O.S. Supp.
2010, Sections 902 and 913), which relate to the Oklahoma Public Employees
Retirement System; modifying definitions; limiting application of certain service
credit; providing an effective date; and declaring an emergency. (Emergency Measure)
Paraphrase: SB0891, by Sen. Mike Mazzei, R-Tulsa, modifies the Oklahoma
Pension Legislation Actuarial Analysis Act. The bill removes the exemption of cost of
living adjustments from the definition of "non-fiscal retirement bill." The bill also
removes the method of determining the concurrent funding level. The bill modifies the
method of calculating the average salary for members who join the Teachers'
Retirement System after June 30, 2011, to the average of the salaries for the last five
years on which contribution to the system was paid and stipulates that only salary on
which required contributions have made may be used to compute average salary. The
bill also increases the normal retirement age for Teachers' Retirement System
members from 62 to 65 for those who join the system after June 30, 2011. The bill
also requires an individual who first becomes a member of the Teachers' Retirement
System after June 30, 2011, to be employed by the public schools, state colleges or
universities for a minimum of eight years and be a contributing member of the system
for that period to qualify for monthly retirement benefits from the system. The bill
provides that any members with eight years or more of Oklahoma teaching service and
who accumulated contributions have not been withdrawn will be given an indefinite
extension of membership beginning with the ninth year following their last
contributing membership and will become eligible to apply for retirement and be
retired at age 55. The bill provides that a retired member of the Teachers' Retirement
System is not eligible to be employed by their former employer in any capacity for a
period of one year after ending employment unless the member waives heir benefit
and returns as a bona fide employee. The bill modifies the definition of final average
compensation for members of the Oklahoma Public Employees Retirement System
who first joins the system after June 30, 2011, to include amounts deferred under
deferred compensation agreements but not exceeding the maximum compensation
levels received during the last five years of participating service immediately
preceding retirement or termination of employment. The bill also increases the normal
retirement age for Oklahoma Public Employees Retirement System members from 62
to 65 for those who join the system after June 30, 2011. (Emergency Measure)
         Effective Date: 07/01/2011 Emergency: Yes
         Principal Authors: Mazzei, Mike (S)
         Status: Prefiled Status Date: 01/20/2011


SB0892   Short Title: An Act relating to retirement plans for newly hired education employees;
         creating the New Education Employees' Contributory Retirement Act; providing short
         title; defining terms; creating certain retirement systems; specifying membership;
         designating the Teachers' Retirement System and the Board of Trustees of the System
         to assume certain roles; creating the New Education Employees' Contributory
         Retirement System Trust Fund; specifying content of the trust fund; requiring certain
         employers to participate in the New Education Employee's Contributory Retirement
         System; specifying eligibility for membership; requiring certain election to be made
         by certain persons; prohibiting an employer from withdrawing from the System;
         authorizing purchase of certain service credit; providing that certain employees are not
         eligible for service credit; requiring payment of certain contribution rates; specifying
         amount of such rates; providing procedures related to certain contributions; specifying
         when certain benefit increases may be granted; requiring certain employers to make a
         nonelective contribution in a specified amount; specifying types of plans in which
         contributions may be made; specifying investment options of such plans; prohibiting
         certain loans or hardship contributions from being made from certain contributions;
         providing procedures relating to the contributions of members who terminate
         employment; requires the establishment of a forfeiture account; authorizing the
         System to take certain actions; authorizing a member to receive an allowance from the
         System under certain conditions; allowing a retiree to choose from one of six
         retirement options; specifying provisions of each option; allowing lump-sum payment
         in certain circumstances; authorizing election for certain lump sum payment;
         authorizing the purchase of certain service credit; stating eligibility requirements in
         order to purchase such credit; requiring the employer to make certain contribution to a
         member's defined contribution plan; specifying amounts of such contribution;
         providng procedures related to such contribution; specifying types of plans in which
         contributions may be made; specifying investment options of such plans; prohibiting
         certain loans or hardship contributions from being made from certain contributions;
         providing procedures relating to the contributions of members who terminate
         employment; requires the establishment of a forfeiture account; authorizing the
         System to take certain actions; authorizing distributions from the defined contributions
         for certain members receiving disability payments; providing for a death benefit;
         requiring the System to promulgate certain rules relating to the death benefit;
         specifying when the death benefit is payable; defining term; allowing for certain
         retirement option for certain deceased members; providing procedures relating to such
         retirement benefit; providing for codification; and providing an effective date.
         Paraphrase: SB0892, by Sen. Mike Mazzei, R-Tulsa, creates the New Education
         Employees' Contributory Retirement Act. The bill creates the New Education
         Employees' Contributory Retirement System, which will be made up of the New
         Education Employees' Hybrid Retirement System and the New Education Employees
         defined contribution plan. The bill provides that members employed by a participating
         employer on or after July 1, 2012, who are not members of the Teachers' Retirement
         System will be members of the New Education Employees' Contributory Retirement
         System. The bill provides procedures for earning service credit, contributions,
         withdrawals and benefits from the system.
         Effective Date: 07/01/2012 Emergency: No
         Principal Authors: Mazzei, Mike (S)
         Status: Prefiled Status Date: 01/20/2011


SB0910   Short Title: An Act relating to schools; amending 70 O.S. 2001, Section 3311.4, as
         last amended by Section 2, Chapter 143, O.S.L. 2008 (70 O.S. Supp. 2010, Section
         3311.4), which relates to continuing law enforcement training; updating language; and
         providing an effective date.
         Paraphrase: SB0910, by Sen. Ralph Shortey, R-Oklahoma City, modifies language
         related to continuing education under the Council on Law Enforcement Education and
         Training.
         Effective Date: 11/01/2011 Emergency: No
         Principal Authors: Shortey, Ralph (S)
         Status: Prefiled Status Date: 01/20/2011


SB0911   Short Title: An Act relating to schools; amending 70 O.S. 2001, Section 3311.4, as
         last amended by Section 2, Chapter 143, O.S.L. 2008 (70 O.S. Supp. 2010, Section
         3311.4), which relates to continuing law enforcement training; updating language; and
         providing an effective date.
         Paraphrase: SB0911, by Sen. Ralph Shortey, R-Oklahoma City, modifies language
         related to continuing education under the Council on Law Enforcement Education and
         Training.
         Effective Date: 11/01/2011 Emergency: No
         Principal Authors: Shortey, Ralph (S)
         Status: Prefiled Status Date: 01/20/2011


SB0922   Short Title: An Act relating to school transfers; amending 70 O.S. 2001, Section 8-
         104, as last amended by Section 1, Chapter 319, O.S.L. 2004 (70 O.S. Supp. 2010,
         Section 8-104), which relates to emergency transfers; modifying definition of
         emergency; allowing an emergency transfer to remain in effect once made; providing
         an effective date; and declaring an emergency. (Emergency Measure)
         Paraphrase: SB0922, by Sen. Bryce Marlatt, R-Woodward, authorizes the State
         Board of Education to allow the emergency transfer of a student due to the
         unavailability of a comprehensive full-time online program in the district of residence,
         when the parent has determined that access to a comprehensive online school is in the
         best educational interest of the student. The bill also provides that once an emergency
         transfer is made, it shall remain in effect for subsequent school years unless cancelled
         with the concurrence of the board of the receiving district and the parent. (Emergency
         Measure)
         Effective Date: 07/01/2011 Emergency: Yes
         Principal Authors: Marlatt, Bryce (S)
         Status: Prefiled Status Date: 01/20/2011


SB0939   Short Title: An Act relating to school funding; amending 70 O.S. 2001, Sections 18-
         200.1 and 18-201.1, as last amended by Sections 2 and 3, Chapter 478, O.S.L. 2010
         (70 O.S. Supp. 2010, Sections 18-200.1 and 18-201.1), which relate to state aid
         formula; providing that certain schools be considered school districts; providing an
         effective date; and declaring an emergency. (Emergency Measure)
         Paraphrase: SB0939, by Sen. Clark Jolley, R-Edmond, makes the Oklahoma School
         for the Blind and the Oklahoma School for the Deaf school districts for the purposes
         of the state aid formula. (Emergency Measure)
         Effective Date: 07/01/2011 Emergency: Yes
         Principal Authors: Jolley, Clark (S)
         Status: Prefiled Status Date: 01/20/2011


SB0946   Short Title: An Act relating to school transportation; permitting schools to charge for
         transportation; providing an exception; providing an effective date; and declaring an
         emergency. (Emergency Measure)
         Paraphrase: SB0946, by Sen. Bill Brown, R-Broken Arrow, authorizes school
         districts to charge a fee, not to exceed $20 per month, for transportation of a student. It
         provides an exemption for students on free and reduced lunch. It prohibits money
         collected from becoming part of the district's finances. (Emergency Measure)
         Effective Date: 07/01/2011 Emergency: Yes
         Principal Authors: Brown, Bill (S)
         Status: Prefiled Status Date: 01/20/2011

				
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