Sampling of proposed Oklahoma bills, resolutions

Oklahoman Modified: January 17, 2010 at 12:11 pm •  Published: January 17, 2010
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/> HB 2927, by Rep. Ann Coody, R-Lawton, would allow the state Board of Education to grant emergency exemptions to school districts from education-related statutory requirements if school districts’ total revenue is down 10 percent from the previous fiscal year.

HB 3250, by Reps. Sue Tibbs, R-Tulsa, and Danny Morgan, D-Prague, would require drivers to use hands-free devices when talking on cell phones and would prohibit texting while operating a motor vehicle.

House Joint Resolution 1068, by Rep. Mike Brown, D-Tahlequah, would let voters decide a constitutional amendment requiring health insurance providers to offer coverage for autism.

Senate Bill 1252, by Sen. Jim Wilson, D-Tahlequah, would make audio or video recordings from the Public Safety Department public records.

SB 1317, by Sen. Earl Garrison, D-Muskogee, would require trucks on the turnpike to travel at a limit of 65 mph instead of 75 mph.

SB 1322, by Sen. John Sparks, D-Norman, would create a sales tax holiday for guns.

SB 1762, by Sen. Debbe Leftwich, D-Oklahoma City, would make it illegal for a person owning or operating a hired bus or limousine service to knowingly take minors who were drinking or possessing alcohol or low-point beer.

SB 1891, by Sen. Todd Lamb, R-Edmond, would forbid discrimination of health care employees who do not want to participate in performing abortions, research on human embryos or assisted suicides.

SB 1909, by Sen. Anthony Sykes, R-Moore, would require the governor to set a special election for all state and federal offices within 30 days from when the vacancy occurs.

SB 1951, by Sen. Jay Paul Gumm, D-Durant, would seek to restore medical co-payment amounts to the 2009 level for employees insured under the Oklahoma State and Education Employees Insurance Board.

SB 2112, by Sen. Bryce Marlatt, R-Woodward, would require drug tests for legislators and the governor before they can take office. It also would require recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families to take a drug test.

SB 2208, by Sen. Connie Johnson, D-Oklahoma City, would establish the Oklahoma Commission on Wrongful Convictions, which would be charged with reviewing potential wrongful convictions, identifying potential weaknesses in the justice system and proposing remedies to improve it.

SB 2243, by Sen. Anthony Sykes, R-Moore, would combine the Corrections Department and the Pardon and Parole Board.


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