Oklahoman Modified: April 15, 2009 at 4:39 am •  Published: April 15, 2009
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/> What happened: Governor signed bill.

What’s next: Takes effect immediately.

CLONED HORSES
At stake: Senate Bill 694 bans offspring of cloned racehorses from competing.

What happened: Governor signed bill.

What’s next: Takes effect Nov. 1.

RETIREMENT
At stake: Senate Bill 899 would revoke the state retirement benefits from state or county officials convicted of felonies.

What happened: Passed House 91-3.

What’s next: Goes to the governor.

EFFICIENCY
At stake: House Bill 1704 consolidates state information technology services. Would create the position of chief information officer to oversee all technology functions.

What happened: Passed the Senate 26-21.

What’s next: Goes back to the House.

STEM CELLs
At stake: HB 1326 bans embryonic stem cell research.

What happened: Passed the Senate 38-9.

What’s next: Goes to the governor.

FRIVOLOUS LAWSUITS
At stake: HB 1570 would require people filing civil lawsuits of negligence to include an affidavit stating they have consulted with a qualified expert who has reviewed the facts. The expert opinion must support the lawsuit

What happened: Passed the Senate 45-0.

What’s next: Held for reconsideration in the Senate.