Here's a look at where several significant issues stand with six weeks remaining in this year's
• House Bill 1062 would have allowed public school teachers or administrators who successfully complete a special school resource officer course to bring loaded handguns to school. Not heard by a Senate committee; considered dormant.
• HB 2228 would allow public schools to screen volunteers who come in contact with students by granting authority to request an Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation background check. Waiting to be heard in the Senate.
Four bills incorporated some recommendations from the Oklahoma Commission on School
• Senate Bill 256 would require 10 school safety drills a year in areas ranging from intruder drills to tornado and fire drills. Sent to the governor.
• SB 257 would create the Oklahoma School Security Institute within the Oklahoma Homeland Security office, which would be a resource for schools and law enforcement on school safety and security. Sent to the governor.
• SB 258 would require schools to file disaster and emergency plans with law enforcement and emergency responders. Sent to the governor.
• SB 259 would require schools to immediately report illegal firearms to law enforcement authorities. Sent to the governor.
• HB 1661 would add cyberbullying to Oklahoma's anti-bullying laws. Waiting to be heard in the Senate.
• HB 2021 would provide for the manufacture or assembly of firearms, firearms accessories or ammunition in the state; the items cannot be sold or taken outside the state, and as long as the items remain in Oklahoma, they would not be subject to federal law or federal regulations.
Not heard by a Senate committee; considered dormant.
• HB 1558 would allow those with handgun permits to possess the weapon on a bus. Waiting to be heard in the Senate.
• SB 1062 would overhaul Oklahoma's workers' compensation court and replace it with an administrative system. Waiting to be heard in the House.
• HB 2201 would convert CompSource Oklahoma from a state entity to the new CompSource Mutual Insurance Co., a private, mutualized company owned by policyholders rather than the state. Waiting to be heard in the Senate.
• HB 2032 would drop the top personal income tax rate from 5.25 percent to 4.95 percent effective Jan. 1, 2015, and would end the practice of five popular economic tax credits from being sold to others who need to reduce their income tax liability to the state. Waiting to be heard in the Senate.
• SB 585 would reduce the top personal income tax rate from 5.25 percent to 4.75 percent. Failed to pass a House subcommittee.
• HB 1716 would repeal the state's franchise tax on businesses. Waiting to be heard in the Senate.
• HB 1999 allows horse slaughter but would continue the existing ban on the sale of horse meat for consumption in the state. Signed by the governor; takes effect Nov. 1.
• HB 1588 would eliminate a provision in state law that allows young women to obtain a judge's approval to get an abortion; victims of sexual or physical abuse by a parent are exempt from having to receive parental notification before an abortion. Waiting to be heard in the Senate.
• HB 1361 would allow the judicial bypass procedure to remain but would require a pregnant woman under 18 to go only to a judge in the
county where she lives. Waiting to be heard in the Senate.
• HB 2015 would add more questions to the Individual Abortion Form completed by the abortion provider. Waiting to be heard in the Senate.
• HB 2131 would eliminate many of the state mandates for public schools that are not required of charter schools but would leave intact collective bargaining for teachers. Waiting to be heard in the Senate.
• HB 1919 would require terminated employees to prove they weren't fired for misconduct such as willfully disregarding regulations or chronic absenteeism in order to receive unemployment benefits. Waiting to be heard in the Senate.
• SB 501 would allow cities and counties to ban smoking on properties they own or operate. Waiting to be heard in the House.
• HB 1792 would raise fines for uninsured drivers and allow law enforcement officials to seize car tags of uninsured drivers. Waiting to be heard in the Senate.
• HB 1794 would provide a $1,000 performance payment for state employees who meet performance evaluation standards. Waiting to be heard in the Senate.
American Indian and Cultural Center
• SB 511 would place the agency that is overseeing the half-built American Indian Cultural Center and Museum in downtown Oklahoma City under the Oklahoma Historical Society. Not heard by a House committee; considered dormant.