Legislative Activities


Below is a complete list of all the legislation OAR is tracking. If you have any questions or need further information, please contact OAR at 405.848.9944, 800.375.9944 or Matt@OklahomaRealtors.com


2013 OAR Tracking List

Updated 5/10/13

HB1004

Paraphrase: HB1004, by Rep. Doug Cox, R-Grove, modifies civil procedures relating to the appraisal of property. The bill allows an employee of the sheriff to appraise the property levied on and upon actual view; the employee of the sheriff shall return to the officer the signed estimate of the real value of the property. The bill provides the office of the sheriff shall be paid for the services by the court clerk of the county where the property is located within 30 days of the date the employee returns the estimate of the real value of the property. (Emergency Measure, Dormant) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: / /    Emergency: Yes

Position: Oppose

Principal Authors: Cox, Doug (H)

Status: Dormant   Status Date: 02/28/2013


HB1078

Paraphrase: HB1078, by Rep. Mike Sanders, R-Kingfisher and Sen. Bryce Marlatt, R-Woodward, amends language pertaining to motor vehicles and home manufacturing facilities. The bill states that a home manufacturing facility may not sell, exchange or lease-purchase a manufactured home to a person in the state that is not a licensed manufactured home dealer. - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: / /    Emergency: No

Position: Monitor

Principal Authors: Sanders, Mike (H); Marlatt, Bryce (S)

Status: Governor Action - Signed   Status Date: 05/03/2013


HB1119

Paraphrase: HB1119, by Rep. Wade Rousselot, D-Wagoner and Sen. Kimberley David, R-Wagoner, requires the mailing address of the buyer or grantee be shown on the face of any deed, instrument or other writing by which property is conveyed prior to the recording of the deed, instrument or other writing. (Dormant) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: / /    Emergency: No

Position: Support

Principal Authors: Rousselot, Wade (H); David, Kimberley (S)

Status: Dormant   Status Date: 04/04/2013


HB1245

Paraphrase: HB1245, by Rep. Steve Martin, R-Bartlesville and Sen. Bryce Marlatt, R-Woodward, amends language pertaining to real estate brokers. The bill removes the term single-party broker, changing the term to broker. The bill redefines brokerage services to mean those services provided by a broker to a party in a transaction. The bill removes language requiring real estate brokers to inform in writing the party for whom the broker is providing brokerage services when an offer is made that the party will be expected to pay certain closing costs, brokerage service costs and approximate amount of the costs and keep the party for whom the broker is providing brokerage services informed regarding the transaction. The bill requires a broker to have the following duties and responsibilities only to a party for whom the broker is providing brokerage services in a transaction which are mandatory and may not be abrogated or waived by a broker: Inform the party in writing when an offer is made that the party will be expected to pay certain costs, brokerage service costs and approximate amount of the costs and keep the party informed regarding the transaction. (Amended by Senate) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: 11/01/2013    Emergency: No

Position: Support

Principal Authors: Martin, Steve (H); Marlatt, Bryce (S)

Status: Sent to Governor   Status Date: 05/07/2013


HB1246

Paraphrase: HB1246, by Rep. Steve Martin, R-Bartlesville, creates language declaring registration of real property a statewide concern. The bill declares that the registration of real property owners by city, town, municipality, county or other political subdivision is a statewide concern. The bill does not allow a city, town, municipality, county or other political subdivision to enact an ordinance, rule or regulation to require registration of residential real property, to asses or charge a fee to own residential real property or for the lease, rental, occupancy, non-occupancy, lease purchase, transfer, assignment bequest or devise any part of the residential real property located within its boundaries. The bill states any ordinance, rule or regulation, contrary to the provisions of this section, is declared void and unenforceable. (Emergency Measure, Dormant) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: / /    Emergency: Yes

Position: Support

Principal Authors: Martin, Steve (H)

Status: Dormant   Status Date: 02/28/2013


HB1265

Paraphrase: HB1265, by Rep. Lewis Moore, R-Arcadia and Sen. David Fuller Holt, R-Oklahoma City, amends language relating to revenue and taxation. The measure removes language pertaining to improvements made on land that are destroyed by natural causes, like fire or wind, after January 1 and before the adjournment of the county board of equalization during any year, the county board of equalization in cooperation with the county assessor will determine the amount of damage and direct the assessment. The measure modified such language to say the county assessor will reassess the property and shall present the reassessment to the board of tax roll corrections for its consideration. The measure changes the word protests to appeals. The measure removes language stating the county board of equalization has made a finding of fact under authority of law that after January 1 of any year and before May 1 of the same year improvements may be assessed on property. The bill modified that language to state improvements to real estate and other property assessed which have been destroy by fire, floods wildfires and other such disasters may be made and entered to assessments previously made and entered. The measure changes the affidavit date for a name verification pertaining to true owners for the taxable year to October 1. (Amended by Senate) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: 11/01/2013    Emergency: No

Position: Support

Principal Authors: Moore, Lewis (H); Holt, David Fuller (S)

Status: Governor Action - Signed   Status Date: 04/26/2013


HB1292

Paraphrase: HB1292, by Rep. Ben Sherrer, D-Chouteau and Sen. Sean Burrage, D-Claremore, finds that whenever an interment is made in any lot while any person is buried on that lot, that individual lot becomes forever inalienable, unless otherwise transferred pursuant to duly executed nontestamentary transfer instrument or court order, any such lot which shall not be used within five years of the death of its record owner shall be distributed in the line of succession to the heirs at law of the owner, but any one or more of such heirs may release to any other of said heirs his or her interests in the same, and any other joint owners may release to each other in like manner. As to heirs with equal statutory preference, succession shall descend based upon oldest age. The measure allows a cemetery to provide for nontestamentary transfer of cemetery lots by the execution of an Affidavit of Distribution filed with the organization operating the cemetery. (Dormant) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: 11/01/2013    Emergency: No

Position: Oppose

Principal Authors: Sherrer, Ben (H); Burrage, Sean (S)

Status: Dormant   Status Date: 04/04/2013


HB1308

Paraphrase: HB1308, by Rep. Chuck Hoskin, D-Vinita, requires the location of an outdoor gun shooting range to be subject to the nondiscriminatory zoning ordinances of the town or city in which located and the location of such entities is specifically prohibited within two miles of any land zoned or used for residential purposes, provided that if any land zoned or used for residential purposes be established within two miles of any such premises after the premises has been established, this will not be a bar to the continuation of the business so long as it has been in continuous force and effect. The measure requires the distance indicated be measured from the nearest property line of the land zoned or used for residential purposes to the nearest property line of the premises of the gun shooting range. The bill clarifies the definition of "gun shooting range." (Dormant) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: 11/01/2013    Emergency: No

Position: Oppose

Principal Authors: Hoskin, Chuck (H)

Status: Dormant   Status Date: 02/28/2013


HB1318

Paraphrase: HB1318, by Rep. John Enns, R-Waukomis, requires any dispute between a nonprofit or religious corporation and a national religious denomination, or in the case of a subordinate religious corporation, any dispute between it and a superior religious body, regarding ownership of a legal or equitable interest in real property located in this state, to be exclusively resolved by resort to the deed or other instrument vesting ownership of the property and filed of record in the county where the property is located and any dispute between a nonprofit or religious corporation and a national corporation, or in the case of a subordinate religious corporation, any dispute between it and a superior religious body, regarding the ownership of a legal or equitable interest in tangible or intangible personal property located in this state, to be exclusively resolved by possession and by resort to the bill of sale, assignment, account documents, or other instrument reflecting ownership of legal title to the personal property, unless an express agreement executed by an authorized officer of the nonprofit or religious corporation provides otherwise. The measure prohibits any real or personal property located in this state which is held in the name of a nonprofit or religious corporation from being deemed to be held in, or impressed with, any express trust unless the trust was created by the execution and delivery of a written instrument expressly creating the trust by a duly authorized officer of the nonprofit or religious organization grantor or any real or personal property located in this state and held in the name of a nonprofit or religious corporation from being deemed to be held in, or impressed with, any implied trust in favor of a national religious denomination or in the case of a subordinate religious corporation, a superior religious body. (Dormant) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: 11/01/2013    Emergency: No

Position: Monitor

Principal Authors: Enns, John (H)

Status: Dormant   Status Date: 02/28/2013


HB1323

Paraphrase: HB1323, by Rep. Sally Kern, R-Oklahoma City and Sen. Patrick Anderson, R-Enid, requires any state agency providing a grant or contracting with any entity organized as a nonprofit corporation will require the contract contain an audit clause which acknowledges that the State Auditor and Inspector has the authority and power to audit the financial records, books, accounts or other documents of said entity as may be required at the discretion of the State Auditor and Inspector. The bill requires each agency to submit to the Office of Enterprise and Management Services as part of the budget work program a complete and detailed list of all appropriated funds that passed through to a nonprofit entity. The bill requires nonprofit entities to make disclosures required in the bill on a publicly accessible website maintain by or on behalf of the agency. (Amended by House, Emergency Measure, Dormant, Committee Substitute) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: 07/01/2013    Emergency: Yes

Position: Oppose

Principal Authors: Kern, Sally (H); Anderson, Patrick (S)

Status: Dormant   Status Date: 03/14/2013


HB1353

Paraphrase: HB1353, by Rep. Marian Cooksey, R-Edmond and Sen. Bill Brown, R-Broken Arrow, allows a member or an employee of the Ethics Commission to accept from any source allegations and related information concerning a violation, provided, no person may file and the commission will not accept a complaint alleging a violation within 14 days prior to any election. (Amended by House, Dormant, Committee Substitute) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: 11/01/2013    Emergency: No

Position: Support

Principal Authors: Cooksey, Marian (H); Brown, Bill (S)

Status: H Bill Failed   Status Date: 02/27/2013


HB1355

Paraphrase: HB1355, by Rep. Marian Cooksey, R-Edmond and Sen. Susan Paddack, D-Ada, provides that the 90 hours of education to obtain a real estate license will only be valid for a period of three years from the date the school certified successful completion of the course and requires the applicant to successfully complete an additional ninety clock hours or its equivalent in basic real estate instruction after the three-year period. - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: 11/01/2013    Emergency: No

Position: Support

Principal Authors: Cooksey, Marian (H); Paddack, Susan (S)

Status: Governor Action - Signed   Status Date: 04/29/2013


HB1368

Paraphrase: HB1368, by Rep. David Dank, R-Oklahoma City, amends language relating to ethics. The bill updates Oklahoma statutory references. The bill defines electioneering communication. The bill defines it as any means of communication or series of communication that is sent by handbill or direct mail, broadcast, cable, satellite or appears in print media which, refers to one candidate or clearly identified candidates or a ballot measure(s) and is made within 60 days before an election. The bill states the communication is targeted to the relevant electorate and does not mean the communication facilities are owned or controlled by the political party, political action committee, candidate or those being advertised; that the communication constitutes an expenditure or independent expenditure or that the communication constitutes a candidate debate or forum. The bill states that for the purpose of the definition, the communication has or can be received by 2,500 or more people in the municipality, district of county the candidate seeks to represent means that the communication was targeted to the relevant electorate. The bill defines independent expenditure to mean an expenditure made by a person to advocate the election or to defeat a clearly identifiable candidate(s) or ballot measure(s). The bills definitions states that it is not controlled by or coordinated or made upon consultation with the candidate, committee or ballot measure. The bill states that a candidate for local office in a municipality or county with a population of more than 250,000 people, or committee supporting or opposing any candidate will file electronically with the Ethics Commission reports of contributions and expenditures, statements of inactivity, last-minute contributions, independent expenditures or electioneering communications in the same manner and time prescribed in Oklahoma statutes. The bill states that any expenditure was made of more than $50, the explanation, amount, date and other factors must be listed. (Emergency Measure, Dormant) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: 07/01/2013    Emergency: Yes

Position: Monitor

Principal Authors: Dank, David (H)

Status: Dormant   Status Date: 03/14/2013


HB1369

Paraphrase: HB1369, by Rep. David Dank, R-Oklahoma City and Sen. Mike Mazzei, R-Tulsa, creates language relating to revenue and taxation. The measure defines tax credit as a method by which a person or entity may reduce any state tax liability pursuant to a statutory authorization. The bill states that any measure providing for a tax credit will contain provisions pursuant so any member of the public can determine the identity of a person or entity that benefits from a tax credit after it has been claimed upon a tax return. The bill proposes that any tax credit will provide for job creation and retention of existing jobs in the state. The measure states that any tax credit will be limited based upon the total amount of credits that may be claimed by one taxpaying entity., which is based on the total amount of credits claimed. The bill calls for any tax credits passed to have a termination date. The measure requires prior approval by a state governmental entity for economic activity that qualifies for a tax credit. The bill states that tax credits which create a potential reduction of state revenue will be audited by the State Auditor and Inspector. The measure proposes that not tax credits be passed until a detailed fiscal impact analyzing the effects on Oklahoma has been prepared. The bill states that the impact statement will be available for 24 hours to the applicable chambers prior to the final vote. The bill states that no measures containing a tax credit will be considered the last five days of regular of extraordinary session. (Amended by House, Emergency Measure, Dormant) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: 07/01/2013    Emergency: Yes

Position: Monitor

Principal Authors: Dank, David (H); Mazzei, Mike (S)

Status: S Committee - Do Pass Failed   Status Date: 04/02/2013

Committee(1): Senate Finance (S)


HB1415

Paraphrase: HB1415, by Rep. Elise Hall, R-Oklahoma City and Sen. David Fuller Holt, R-Oklahoma City, creates the Modernization of Agency Creation Process and Sunrise Act, which prohibits any sunrise bill from being introduced by any member of the legislature unless, at the time of its introduction, the bill has printed thereon in the upper right portion of each page of the bill an SR number. It indicates that a measure that is not a sunrise bill when introduced, but becomes amended to become a sunrise bill shall have printed thereon in the upper right corner of each page of the bill an SR number at the time the measure is deemed to be a sunrise bill and states that any sunrise bill may be introduced according to the applicable deadlines established by the Oklahoma State Senate and the Oklahoma House of Representatives only in any odd-numbered year during the regular session and any such sunrise bill may be passed by the Legislature only during an even-numbered year of the regular session. It establishes procedures in determining whether to regulate a profession or occupation through the approval of a sunrise bill. It directs a legislative committee over the course of not less than 12 months' time to consider whether the unregulated practice of the profession or occupation will substantially harm or endanger the public health, safety, or welfare, and whether the potential for harm is recognizable and not remote; whether the practice of the profession or occupation requires specialized skill or training, and whether that skill or training is readily measurable or quantifiable so that examination or training requirements would reasonably assure initial and continuing professional or occupational ability; whether the regulation will have an unreasonable effect on job creation or job retention in the state or will place unreasonable restrictions on the ability of individuals who seek to practice or who are practicing a given profession or occupation to find employment; whether the public is or can be effectively protected by other means; and whether the overall cost-effectiveness and economic impact of the proposed regulation, including the indirect costs to consumers, will be favorable. The bill requires the proponents of legislation that provides for the creation of a new state agency or regulation of a profession or occupation not already expressly subject to state regulation to provide, upon request, 13 written provisions. It directs legislative staff to provide the committee with information concerning the effect of proposed legislation that provides for new regulation of a profession or occupation regarding state resources and technical sufficiency of the proposal for regulation. It directs a legislative committee when making a recommendation to consider the least restrictive and most cost-effective regulatory scheme that will adequately protect the public; and the technical sufficiency of the proposed legislation. (Dormant) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: 11/01/2013    Emergency: No

Position: Monitor

Principal Authors: Hall, Elise (H); Holt, David Fuller (S)

Status: S Committee - Do Pass Failed   Status Date: 03/27/2013

Committee(1): Senate Rules (S)


HB1427

Paraphrase: HB1427, by Rep. Tommy Hardin, R-Madill, modifies the Oklahoma Real Estate License Code. The bill permits a branch office to be under the direction and supervision of the branch broker as appointed by the broker. The bill also authorizes a broker to supervise the main office and two additional branch offices and permits a branch broker to be authorized by the broker to supervise up to three branch offices. (Dormant) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: 11/01/2013    Emergency: No

Position: Oppose

Principal Authors: Hardin, Tommy (H)

Status: Dormant   Status Date: 02/28/2013


HB1447

Paraphrase: HB1447, by Rep. Mike Turner, R-Edmond, creates the Professions and Occupations Reform Act of 2013. (Dormant) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: 11/01/2013    Emergency: No

Position: Monitor

Principal Authors: Turner, Mike (H)

Status: Dormant   Status Date: 02/28/2013


HB1466

Paraphrase: HB1466, by Rep. Jason Murphey, R-Guthrie and Sen. Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City, it allows in addition to any appointments created by expiring terms or vacancies provided by law, the governor and any other executive branch official with appointing authority the power to make a one-time replacement to each and every one of their office's appointments to any board or commission. It also grants the President Pro Tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives the power to make a one-time replacement to each and every one of their office's appointments to any board or commission. It requires appointees assuming office under these provisions to be subject to Senate confirmation if otherwise required by law for the position to which they are appointed. It specifies that nothing in this section shall apply to any state agency or to appointments to any board or commission if the appointment authority is provided for in the Constitution. (Dormant) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: 11/01/2013    Emergency: No

Position: Oppose

Principal Authors: Murphey, Jason (H); Treat, Greg (S)

Status: H Bill Failed   Status Date: 03/12/2013


HB1490

Paraphrase: HB1490, by Rep. Mike Ritze, R-Broken Arrow, amends language relating to liens. The bill proposes that a mortgage given for the price of real property has priority over amends language relating to liens. The bill proposes that a mortgage given for the price of real property has priority over liens created against the purchaser , except for liens filed by a builder who constructs a structure upon the real property but who gives first priority over all other liens. (Dormant) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: 11/01/2013    Emergency: No

Position: Oppose

Principal Authors: Ritze, Mike (H)

Status: Dormant   Status Date: 02/28/2013


HB1499

Paraphrase: HB1499, by Rep. Jason Smalley, R-Stroud, relates to public finance and exemptions. The bill states that exemptions pertaining to a one-stop licensing program are limited to individual licensing processes that will not be granted on an agency-by-agency basis and will be reported according to the requirements of the bill. The bill proposes that each exemption be renewed on an annual basis. The bill states that the Director of Office Management and Enterprise Services, pertaining to license and permits, allow exemptions limited to individual licensing processes that will not be granted on an agency-by-agency basis. The bill proposes that each exemption be renewed on an annual basis. (Dormant) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: 11/01/2013    Emergency: No

Position: Monitor

Principal Authors: Smalley, Jason (H)

Status: Dormant   Status Date: 03/14/2013


HB1503

Paraphrase: HB1503, by Rep. Curtis McDaniel, D-Smithville and Sen. Jerry Ellis, D-Valliant, prohibits any person to operate a motor vehicle on any public street or highway of this state while using a cellular telephone or electronic communication device to compose, send, or read a text-based communication while the motor vehicle is in motion except for the purpose of communicating with an emergency response operator, a hospital, physician's office or health clinic, a provider of ambulance services, a provider of firefighting services, or a law enforcement agency regarding an emergency situation and finds any person who violates these provisions to, upon conviction, be punished by a fine and court costs that shall not exceed $500. The measure allows municipalities to enact and municipal police officers may enforce ordinances prohibiting and penalizing conduct under the provisions of this section, but states the provisions of those ordinances will be the same as provided for in this section, the enforcement provisions of those ordinances will not be more stringent than those of this section, and the fine and court costs for municipal ordinance violations will be the same or a lesser amount as provided for in this section. The bill defines language related to the act. (Amended by House, Dormant, Committee Substitute) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: 11/01/2013    Emergency: No

Position: Support

Principal Authors: McDaniel, Curtis (H); Ellis, Jerry (S)

Status: Dormant   Status Date: 03/14/2013


HB1510

Paraphrase: HB1510, by Rep. Pam Peterson, R-Tulsa, requires to establish and maintain an alternative dispute resolution system, court costs in the amount of $5 to be taxed, collected, and paid as other court costs in all civil cases. (Dormant) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: 11/01/2013    Emergency: No

Position: Support

Principal Authors: Peterson, Pam (H)

Status: Dormant   Status Date: 02/28/2013


HB1515

Paraphrase: HB1515, by Rep. Richard Morrissette, D-Oklahoma City and Sen. Charles Wyrick, D-Fairland, creates the Oklahoma Resource Reclamation Act for the purpose of managing private unoccupied lands within the state to discouraging the proliferation of wildfires, reduce and control the infestation of Eastern Red Cedar trees on lands, and modify the growth of all trees, vegetation and other fuel sources from areas within 100 feet of homes or other structures, so as to reduce the threat and severity of wildfires in accordance with the Firewise Program guidelines adopted by the National Fire Protection Association. Clarifies language related to the Oklahoma Resource Reclamation Act. The measure finds unoccupied private lands to be considered infested and containing abandoned property if there are alive and growing Eastern Red Cedar trees, other tree species, vegetation and other fuel sources, excluding endangered species of trees or vegetation and cross timber or valuable hardwood, which are not less than five-feet tall and are at a density of at least fifty trees per acre, the ratio of vegetation and trees that are harmful to open land constitutes a forest within definitions of the Oklahoma Forestry Code, and city or county officials have determined, based on information regarding infestation published on the website of the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry, that the infestation is harmful or threatening to adjacent private or public property. The measure requires it to be the duty of every private absentee landowner in each county in the state to manage and control infestation in a manner sufficient to prevent or reduce the threat of wildfires and will comply with the purposes of the Oklahoma Forestry Code and remove Eastern Red Cedar trees on the property if it is determined that the property is infested and to manage, control and remove infestation deemed to be a fire hazard to cause those trees, vegetation and other fuel sources declared by local officials, in compliance with local nuisance ordinances, to be abandoned property. The measure require by written complaint, the absentee landowner to be notified of the intent to remove the abandoned property and shall have 30 days to submit a response or to file a forest management plan detailing actions to be taken and intent to comply with fire safety recommendations and the city, county or state officials to approve or disapprove the response or forest management plan. The bill requires if the absentee landowner fails to respond to the complaint or to file a forest management plan, city, county or state officials to determine the most appropriate method for removal of the infestation, based on information regarding infestation published on the website of the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry, and take action to remove the infestation, the city, county or state officials to give preference to harvesters registered with the Eastern Red Cedar Registry Board, and any costs associated with the removal incurred by city, county or state officials to be the responsibility of, and shall be reimbursed by, the absentee landowner. The measure requires an agreement to reimburse removal costs to be entered into between the absentee landowner and the county or city whose nuisance or abandoned property ordinance(s) was violated or the state agency whose forest management practices were violated, and whose assets were extended to remove the infestation. The measure states insurers duly licensed in the state writing property insurance are hereby encouraged to provide incentives to policyholders who implement and conform to Firewise Program guidelines adopted by the National Fire Protection Association, including creating a fuel-free defensible zone around homes and other structures. The bill allows an owner of qualifying eastern red cedar property to apply to the county assessor for the county in which the property is located to have the property reclassified to timber waste or the lowest classification category allowed in the county, an owner of qualifying eastern red cedar property who has removed the infestation may apply for in lieu tax treatment for a single tax year pursuant to this section, and requires the owner must reapply and be approved pursuant to this section for each additional tax year. The bill requires, upon application by a property owner for the in lieu tax treatment, the county assessor for the county in which the property is located to verify that the applicant satisfies the provisions of this section for the applicable tax year and has removed the infestation. The bill allows the county assessor to request such additional information as may be necessary in order to complete the verification required by this subsection, and, if approved, the county assessor to provide the approval to qualifying property owners in writing specifying the tax year for which the property qualifies pursuant to this section. The bill requires that no more than 300,000 acres of qualifying eastern red cedar property statewide be approved during any one tax year, which number represents one-third of the total number of acres of property in the state that are classified by county assessors as timber waster. The bill requires that, beginning January 1, 2014, an owner of qualifying eastern red cedar property that has been approved who then files an election with the county assessor of the county in which the property is located to be subject to the in lieu tax payment requirements imposed to be subject to an in lieu tax which shall be levied at the rate of $1 per acre of qualifying eastern red cedar property for the applicable tax year and an election to be filed not later than March 15 of the applicable tax year and to be irrevocable and the in lieu tax treatment for the applicable tax year not to be subject to modification. The measure requires the in lieu payment required by this section to be paid to the county treasurer of the county or counties in which qualifying eastern red cedar property is located not later than December 1 of the applicable tax year. The measure requires the revenue derived from the in lieu tax required by this section to be apportioned by the county treasurer each year based upon the ratio that the millage levy of each local taxing jurisdiction in which the qualifying eastern red cedar property is located bears to the total amount of all millage levies imposed by all local taxing jurisdictions in which the qualifying eastern red cedar property is located, and these provisions to be applicable to general fund millage levies, building fund millage levies and sinking fund millage levies imposed each year. The act requires the payment of the tax imposed pursuant to the provisions of this section to be in lieu of any and all ad valorem taxes that would otherwise be imposed as a result of the millage levied against the taxable value of the qualifying eastern red cedar property for the applicable tax year. The bill requires if qualifying eastern red cedar property is subject to the in lieu payment required by the provisions of this section, the qualifying eastern red cedar property owner to not be eligible for the exemption for qualifying manufacturing concerns otherwise authorized. The measure requires if the in lieu tax payment required by this section is not paid by December 31 of the applicable tax year, the principal amount of the in lieu tax payment to bear interest at the rate of 15 percent per annum and there to be imposed an additional penalty of $500 for each month after December that the in lieu tax is not paid. The bill requires the penalty to accrue at the end of each month if the in lieu tax has not been paid as of that date and interest and penalty to be apportioned in the same manner as prescribed by this section for the principal amount of the in lieu tax payment. The bill requires by November 1, 2013, the Purchasing Division of the Office of Management and Enterprise Services to register any manufacturer of products made from trees harvested in Oklahoma which is registered with the Eastern Red Cedar Registry Board on the central purchasing vendor registration system for state agency purchasing, in the appropriate category or categories of commodities and the Department to waive any registration fee for the manufacturer for the first year of registration. (Amended by House, Stricken Title, Dormant, Committee Substitute) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: 11/01/2013    Emergency: No

Position: Oppose

Principal Authors: Morrissette, Richard (H); Wyrick, Charles (S)

Status: Dormant   Status Date: 03/14/2013


HB1540

Paraphrase: HB1540, by Rep. Marty Quinn, R-Claremore, creates the Escrow and Closing Companies Act of 2013. (Dormant) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: 11/01/2013    Emergency: No

Position: Monitor

Principal Authors: Quinn, Marty (H)

Status: Dormant   Status Date: 02/28/2013


HB1553

Paraphrase: HB1553, by Rep. Mark McCullough, R-Sapulpa and Sen. Patrick Anderson, R-Enid, creates the Statutory Rule Against Perpetuities Act, which makes a nonvested property interest invalid unless when the interest is created, it is certain to vest or terminate no later than 21 years after the death of an individual then alive; or the interest either vests or terminates within 500 years after its creation. It makes a general power of appointment not presently exercisable because of a condition precedent invalid unless when the power is created, the condition precedent is certain to be satisfied or becomes impossible to satisfy no later than 21 years after the death of an individual then alive; or the condition precedent either is satisfied or becomes impossible to satisfy within 500 years after its creation. It makes a nongeneral power of appointment or a general testamentary power of appointment is invalid unless when the power is created, it is certain to be irrevocably exercised or otherwise to terminate no later than 21 years after the death of an individual then alive; or within five hundred 500 years after its creation. It states that the time of creation of a nonvested property interest or a power of appointment is determined under general principles of property law. It exempts from the provisions of the Statutory Rule Against Perpetuities Act when property is given, granted, bequeathed, or devised to a charitable use; literary, educational, scientific, religious, or charitable corporations for their sole use and benefit; any cemetery corporation, society or association; the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services; or gifts absolute, limited, or in trust, for the advancement of medical science to an incorporated state society of physicians and surgeons. The bill also repeals statutory language related to the duration of trust. (Amended by House, Dormant, Committee Substitute) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: 11/01/2013    Emergency: No

Position: Monitor

Principal Authors: McCullough, Mark (H); Anderson, Patrick (S)

Status: Dormant   Status Date: 04/04/2013


HB1572

Paraphrase: HB1572, by Rep. Paul Wesselhoft, R-Moore, creates the Title 59 Policies Act. (Dormant) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: 11/01/2013    Emergency: No

Position: Monitor

Principal Authors: Wesselhoft, Paul (H)

Status: Dormant   Status Date: 02/28/2013


HB1624

Paraphrase: HB1624, by Rep. Charles Ortega, R-Altus and Sen. Eddie Fields, R-Wynona, requires if a claim under an insurance policy for damage to residential real property is paid to the insured and a lender, and the lender holds all or part of the proceeds from the insurance claim payment pending completion of all or part of the repairs to the property, the lender to notify the insured of each requirement with which the insured must comply for the lender to release the insurance proceeds not later than 10 days after the date the lender receives payment of the insurance proceeds. The measure requires not later than 10 days after the date the lender receives from the insured a request for release of all or part of the insurance proceeds held by the lender, the lender to: if the lender has received sufficient evidence of the insured's compliance with the requirements specified by the lender for release of the proceeds, release to the insured, as requested, all or part of the proceeds; or provide notice to the insured that explains specifically the reason for the lender's refusal to release the proceeds to the insured, and each requirement with which the insured must comply for the lender to release the proceeds. The measure requires a lender who fails to provide notice to pay to the insured interest at the rate of ten percent a year on the proceeds held by the lender, and interest will begin to accrue on the date the lender receives sufficient evidence of the insured's compliance with the requirements specified by the lender for the release of proceeds, interest stops accruing on the date the lender complies. The measure prohibits a lender from being required to pay interest on insurance proceeds applied, in accordance with the terms and conditions of a deed of trust or other security agreement, to reduce a note. The measure requires if payment of an insurance claim relating to personal property requires the endorsement of a check or draft by a holder of a lien on the property or otherwise requires approval of the lienholder, not later than the fourteenth business day after the date the lienholder receives a request for the endorsement or other approval, the lienholder to provide the endorsement or approval or a written statement of the reason for denial of the endorsement or approval to the person who requested the endorsement or approval. The bill finds a lienholder who violates this section liable for a civil penalty not to exceed $500 for each violation and allows the Attorney General to bring an action to collect a civil penalty under this subsection. (Dormant) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: 11/01/2013    Emergency: No

Position: Support

Principal Authors: Ortega, Charles (H); Fields, Eddie (S)

Status: Dormant   Status Date: 04/04/2013


HB1643

Paraphrase: HB1643, by Rep. Fred Jordan, R-Jenks, exempts a licensee of the Oklahoma Real Estate Commission who attains the age of 65 before or during the calendar year which is being reported from continuing education requirements. (Dormant) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: 11/01/2013    Emergency: No

Position: Oppose

Principal Authors: Jordan, Fred (H)

Status: Dormant   Status Date: 02/28/2013


HB1667

Paraphrase: HB1667, by Rep. Richard Morrissette, D-Oklahoma City, creates the Ryan and Cole Hamil Act. The measure requires a written property condition disclosure statement to include a statement of whether the seller has actual knowledge of defects or information in relation to the existence of a storm shelter on the property and to the existence of structural connectors or ties used to make the structure more resistant to high winds. (Dormant) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: 11/01/2013    Emergency: No

Position: Support

Principal Authors: Morrissette, Richard (H)

Status: Dormant   Status Date: 02/28/2013


HB1685

Paraphrase: HB1685, by Rep. Gus Blackwell, R-Laverne and Sen. Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City, recreates the provisions of the Committee of Home Inspector Examiners until July 1, 2017 of the Oklahoma Sunset Law. (Amended by House) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: 11/01/2013    Emergency: No

Position: Monitor

Principal Authors: Blackwell, Gus (H); Treat, Greg (S)

Status: Governor Action - Signed   Status Date: 04/15/2013


HB1696

Paraphrase: HB1696, by Rep. Gus Blackwell, R-Laverne and Sen. Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City, recreates, in accordance with the provisions of the Oklahoma Sunset Law, the Oklahoma Real Estate Commission, until July 1, 2017. (Amended by House, Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: / /    Emergency: Yes

Position: Monitor

Principal Authors: Blackwell, Gus (H); Treat, Greg (S)

Status: H On Calendar   Status Date: 05/07/2013


HB1703

Paraphrase: HB1703, by Rep. Gus Blackwell, R-Laverne and Sen. Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City, recreates to continue until July 1, 2017, the Oklahoma Abstractors Board. (Amended by House, Amended by Senate) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: / /    Emergency: No

Position: Monitor

Principal Authors: Blackwell, Gus (H); Treat, Greg (S)

Status: In Committee - Conference   Status Date: 05/06/2013

Committee(1): Conf H on Adm Rules, Govt Oversight & Repealer (C)

Committee(2): Conf S HB1703 (C)


HB1744

Paraphrase: HB1744, by Rep. Harold Wright, R-Weatherford, increases the apportionment of revenue to the Ad Valorem Reimbursement Fund. (Dormant) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: 07/01/2013    Emergency: Yes

Position: Monitor

Principal Authors: Wright, Harold (H)

Status: Dormant   Status Date: 02/28/2013


HB1751

Paraphrase: HB1751, by Rep. Lisa J. Billy, R-Purcell and Sen. Ron Justice, R-Chickasha, amends language relating to motor vehicles. The bill defines that a "manufactured home dealer" will not include any person who sells mobile or manufactured homes located in a mobile or manufactured home park or community. The bill defines "ready for occupancy" as a mobile or manufactured home which is installed and anchored properly and has utilities connected to service and it defines "restricted manufactured home park dealer" means any person operating a mobile or manufactured home park who, for commission or intent to gain profit, attempts to negotiate sale, provided that every home sold to a restricted dealer license will be located in the licensed area ready for occupancy. The bill proposes that a restricted license be issued by the Oklahoma Used Motor Vehicle and Parts Commission to a mobile or manufactured home park when a resale of a home by the park is part of the business. The bill proposes that all mobile and manufactured homes located in a mobile manufacture home park or community offered for sale or lease-purchase must be ready for occupancy. The bill defines ready for occupancy requires that the home must be properly installed and anchored at the site and all utilities connected to service. The measure prohibits any person to engage in business or serve in the capacity of a restricted manufactured home park dealer and the result is a misdemeanor. The measure proposes than any person engaging, acting or serving in the capacity of a restricted manufactured home park dealer to obtain and hold a current license for each engaged business. The bill states that for each restricted manufactured home park dealer's license the fee is $300 and for each renewal the cost is $150. The bill states the license issued to each restricted manufactured home park dealer will specify the location of the place of business. The bill modifies that each applicant for a restricted manufactured home park dealer's license will procure and file with the Commission a sufficient bond in the amount of $30,000. The bill states the bond is to provide for reimbursement for any loss or damage suffered by any person by reason of issuance of a certificate of title by a restricted manufactured home park dealer. The bill proposes that any restricted manufactured home park dealer is required to furnish and keep in force a minimum of $100,000 of garage or general liability. The bill states that being a restricted manufactured home park dealer that does not have an established place of business, fails to carry garage liability and is not operating at the address show on the license will be reported to the Commission. The bill allows the Commission to deny, revoke or suspend an application for a restricted of manufactured home park license dealer if a manufactured home park dealer does not meet requirements as listed in the bill. The bill states the requirements are: only mobile or manufactured home for sale or offered are "ready for occupancy;" have an office conducting business where books, records and files are kept, complete with access to a restroom for the public; business meets all zoning occupancy and other requirements of the appropriate local government and regular occupancy by a person, firm, or corporation engaged in the business of selling manufactured homes inside a park; and a place of business that is separate and apart from any other dealer's location. (Amended by House) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: 11/01/2013    Emergency: No

Position: Support

Principal Authors: Billy, Lisa J. (H); Justice, Ron (S)

Status: Governor Action - Signed   Status Date: 04/24/2013


HB1768

Paraphrase: HB1768, by Rep. Todd Russ, R-Cordell and Sen. Mark Allen, R-Spiro, amends language relating to the environment and natural resources. (Amended by House, Dormant, Committee Substitute) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: 11/01/2013    Emergency: No

Position: Monitor

Principal Authors: Russ, Todd (H); Allen, Mark (S)

Status: Dormant   Status Date: 04/04/2013


HB1780

Paraphrase: HB1780, by Rep. Todd Russ, R-Cordell, creates the Nonappropriated Agency Oversight Act of 2013. (Dormant) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: 07/01/2013    Emergency: Yes

Position: Monitor

Principal Authors: Russ, Todd (H)

Status: Dormant   Status Date: 02/28/2013


HB1791

Paraphrase: HB1791, by Rep. Mike Ritze, R-Broken Arrow, amends language relating to eminent domain. The bill allows a department, agency, instrumentality, political subdivision of this state, or entity authorized to exercise eminent domain to provide a relocation advisory service, compatible with the Federal Uniform Relocation Assistance Advisory Program, for an individual, family, business concern, farming or ranching operation, or a nonprofit organization that is displaced in connection with the acquisition. The bill proposes any political subdivision of the state or entity authorized to exercise eminent domain to provide financial assistance to acquire replacement housing and compensate for expenses incidental to the transfers of property if an individual, family, personal property of a business, farming and ranching operation, or a nonprofit organization is displaced in connection with the acquisition. The bill states to acquire real property for public use, an entity with eminent domain authority must make a bona fide offer to acquire the property. The bill defines a bona fide offer as one that is not arbitrary or capricious and is based on a thorough investigation and assessment of the amount of compensation due to the landowner. The measure proposes that if a court suit determines the condemning entity failed to make a bona fide offer, then the court will dismiss the suit and the entity will pay all costs and attorney fees incurred by the property owner in condemnation. The bill does not allow the head of a governing body to waive appraising procedure for real property to be acquired. The bill proposes that before any person, acquiring agency or entity has the right to condemn or take any part of such lands, a petition will be filed in the district court of the county where such land is located and notice will be given to the property owner by first-class, certified mail, return receipt requested. The bill mandates the petition: provide a legal description of the land, include a sworn statement of the engineer to superintendent in charge of the public work project stating the taking of lands is necessary, state the purpose for the intended property, state the name of the owners of the property, state the name of the entity and the property owner is unable to agree on damages, state the entity provided the property owners with the Landowner?s Bill of Rights statement, if applicable and state the entity made a bona fide offer. The bill modifies the definition of just compensation to include the market value of the property and the bill defines market value. The bill states that the person, acquiring agency or other entity authorized to exercise eminent domain will disclose in writing to the property owner at the time of the acquisition: that the owner or heirs will be entitled to repurchase the property if the public use for the property was acquired through eminent domain and is canceled within 10 years of the date of acquisition or if the entity fails to begin operation within 10 years; the repurchase price will be the original price exercised at the time the entity acquired the property; a description of the person?s rights; and no later than 90 days after the cancellation of the public use for which the property was acquired, or 90 days after the expiration date, the entity will send certain documents to the heir or property owner including a legal description of the land. The bill states after this, the person?s right to repurchase the property expires 180 days after the date on which the entity made the offer to resale. The bill modifies that before an entity may initiate a condemnation proceeding by filing a petition, the governing body will be authorized the initiation condemnation proceeding at a public meeting by a recorded vote. The bill state the a single ordinance or resolution may be adopted for all units of property following procedure stated in the bill. The bill states if the entity is to acquire multiple tracts or units of property for construction, connecting one location to another, the body or entity may adopt a single ordinance by a recorded vote that delegates the authority to initiate condemnation proceedings to the chief administrative official of the entity. The bill allows the property owner whose property is acquired for the purposes of creating an easement through that owner?s property may construct streets or roads. (Dormant) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: 11/01/2013    Emergency: No

Position: Support

Principal Authors: Ritze, Mike (H)

Status: Dormant   Status Date: 02/28/2013


HB1817

Paraphrase: HB1817, by Rep. Mike Christian, R-Oklahoma City, creates the Oklahoma Professions and Occupations Act. (Dormant) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: 11/01/2013    Emergency: No

Position: Monitor

Principal Authors: Christian, Mike (H)

Status: Dormant   Status Date: 02/28/2013


HB1828

Paraphrase: HB1828, by Rep. Don Armes, R-Faxon and Sen. Dan Newberry, R-Tulsa, creates the Oklahoma Private Student Loan Transparency and Improvement Act. The bill defines mortgage lender to mean an entity that takes an application for a residential mortgage loan, makes a residential mortgage loan or services a residential mortgage loan and is an approved or authorized: mortgagee with direct endorsement underwriting authority; seller or servicer of the Federal National Mortgage Association or the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation; or issuer for the Government National Mortgage Association. The bill modifies that an entity or individual will not engage in business of a mortgage broker or mortgage lender with respect to any dwelling located in this state without first obtaining and maintain annually a license. The bill adds mortgage lenders into the law concerning licensing, procedure and other issues. The bill states a new license issued on or after November 1 will be effective through December 31 of the following calendar year. The bill proposes that if a license is not renewed, a late renewal fee will be paid as prescribed by the rule of the Commission on Consumer Credit. The bill allows the Administrator of Consumer Credit to authorize an entity exempt from the requirements of the act to sponsor an applicant that is an independent contractor of the exempt entity. The bill prohibits the Administrator of Consumer Credit to issue a mortgage lender license unless the Administrator makes the following findings: the applicant or owner, officer, director and so forth never had a mortgage lender, broker or loan originator license revoked in any governmental jurisdiction, except that a subsequent formal vacation of such revocation will not be deemed a revocation; any owner officer and so forth of the applicant has not been convicted of or plead guilty to a felony in a domestic or foreign military case during the 7 year period preceding the date of the application or at any time preceding the date of application if such felony involved an act or fraud, dishonesty or money laundering; provided that any pardon of a conviction is not a conviction or purpose as defined in the bill; the applicant and owners demonstrated financial responsibility; the applicant filed a bond in the amount of $100,000 securing the applicant's of licensee's performance of all duties and obligations, the bill defines bond requirements; the applicant has a new worth of at least $25,000; the applicant has paid all required fees for issuance of the license. The bill states each mortgage lender application will designate and maintain a principal place of business for the transaction of business. The states, pertaining to multiple locations, if the Administrator of Consumer Credit determines that the applicant is qualified, the Administrator shall issue a branch office license indicating the address of the branch office. The bill states a separate mortgage broker license is not required for a mortgage lender that engages in activity the satisfies the definition of a mortgage broker as provided in the Oklahoma Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act. The bill proposes minimum standards for license renewal are: the mortgage lender continues to meet the minimum standards for license issuance and the mortgage lender has paid all required fees for renewal of the license. The bill states a mortgage lender failing to satisfy minimum standards, the license for license renewal will expires. The bill states any person aggrieved by a final agency order of the Administrator may obtain judicial review in accordance with the Oklahoma Administrative Procedures Act and the venue will be in the district court of Oklahoma County. The measure state any authority allowed under the Oklahoma Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act, the Administrator of Consumer Credit will have the authority to conduct investigations and examinations of the following: the financial condition and internal management policies and procedure for any entity licensed, or required to be licensed, as a mortgage lender to determine that the entity is operating honestly. The bill allows the administrator to require a licensee, entity or individual to pay travel costs for conducting examinations or investigations outside of the State of Oklahoma. The bill allows the Administrator to participate in multistate mortgage examinations as scheduled by the Multi-State Mortgage Committee established by the Conference of State Bank Supervisors and the American Association of Residential Mortgage Regulators. The bill requires a licensed mortgage loan originator to complete annual continuing education requirements in a classroom setting at least every two years. (Amended by House, Amended by Senate) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: 11/01/2013    Emergency: No

Position: Monitor

Principal Authors: Armes, Don (H); Newberry, Dan (S)

Status: Governor Action - Signed   Status Date: 04/22/2013


HB1834

Paraphrase: HB1834, by Rep. Cory T. Williams, D-Stillwater, enacts the Uniform Auction Code. (Dormant) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: 11/01/2013    Emergency: No

Position: Monitor

Principal Authors: Williams, Cory T. (H)

Status: Dormant   Status Date: 02/28/2013


HB1847

Paraphrase: HB1847, by Rep. Mike Shelton, D-Oklahoma City, allows cities and towns the power to determine what constitutes a nuisance. The measure proposes that pursuant to the powers provided in the bill, cities and towns may declare a convenience store that sells drug paraphernalia a nuisance. The bill states as a result the cities or town may abate the nuisance using procedures defined in the bill. (Amended by House, Dormant, Committee Substitute) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: 11/01/2013    Emergency: No

Position: Monitor

Principal Authors: Shelton, Mike (H)

Status: Dormant   Status Date: 03/14/2013


HB1863

Paraphrase: HB1863, by Rep. Mike Shelton, D-Oklahoma City, enacts the Oklahoma Professions and Occupations Policy Act. (Dormant) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: 11/01/2013    Emergency: No

Position: Monitor

Principal Authors: Shelton, Mike (H)

Status: Dormant   Status Date: 02/28/2013


HB1884

Paraphrase: HB1884, by Rep. Don Armes, R-Faxon and Sen. Rob Johnson, R-Kingfisher, proposes to provide consumer protection safeguard relating to licensing, financial responsibility, and the handling of settlement funds, existing settlement agents and settlement agencies, as well as an individual applying for a license as a settlement agent or a person who intends to employ a settlement agent in this state shall comply with the regulation of escrow, closing, or settlement services transactions involving the purchase of, or lending on, security or real estate located in this state. The bill defines certain terms. The bill states no individual will hold himself or herself out to be, or act in the capacity of a settlement agent unless licensed by the Insurance Commissioner. The bill prohibits a lender, seller, purchaser, or borrower to contract with any person to act in the capacity of a settlement agent with respect to a real estate settlement unless that person is licensed as a settlement agent or is an attorney licensed to practice in this state acting in that capacity. The bill allows a settlement agent operating in compliance with the requirements of this act or a party to the real estate transaction may provide escrow, closing, or settlement services and receive compensation for these services. The bill allows an individual that is a party to the real estate transaction to provide the same services as stated above to receive compensation for such but not for the purpose of offering services to the public. The bill states that upon reasonable notice to a settlement agent or agency, the Commissioner will have access to files of the settlement agent or agency for inspection and copying during any investigation of a settlement agent or agency. The bill states an individual who is 18 years of age or older may apply to obtain a license as a settlement agent by submitting an application and $35 fee on a form prescribed by the Insurance Commissioner. The measure states that upon approval, the applicant will pay a license fee of $100 and the license will be valid for two years and may be renewed annually upon approval by the Commissioner and payment of a renewal fee of $60. The bill states a person seeking to obtain a license as a settlement agency will submit an application on a form prescribed by the Commissioner accompanied by a nonrefundable application fee of $35 if the applicant: has obtained errors and omissions insurance from a company license to do business in the state in the amount of $250,000 per claim with an aggregate limit of $500,000 and with a deductible of not more than $25,000 provided the Commissioner will promulgate rules and alternative methods to comply with the provisions; the applicant obtained a blanket fidelity bond covering all settlement agents employed by the settlement agency in an amount of no less than $100,000 and with a deductible not to exceed fifteen 15 percent of the bond penalty. The bill states the bond will provide coverage to the buyer, seller, lender and title insurance underwriter insuring against loss due to employee dishonesty, defalcation, or embezzlement. The bill proposes in addition, the bond will be executed by an insurance company authorized to do business in Oklahoma; the bond premium will be paid by the settlement agency; the bond term will be for the same period of time as the term of the settlement agency license; and a bonding company cancelling a bond will give written notice of cancelation to the Insurance Department. The bill exempts title insurance underwriters from the requirement of obtaining errors and omissions insurance of a blanket fidelity bond. The bill requires agencies to comply and failure to comply with the errors and omissions and bonding requirement will constitute grounds for immediate forfeiture of the settlement agency license. The bill requires that at least once every 12-month period, every license title insurance company to conduct an analysis, with approval, of escrow accounts in accordance with regulations made by the Insurance department. The bill allows, with consent of the title insurance agent, a title insurance company may share the results of its analysis with other title insurance companies that will accept the same in lieu of conducting separate analyses. The bill requires the settlement agency to maintain sufficient records of the business affairs related to real estate pertaining to the settlement handled for no less than 5 years after each settlement transaction is completed. The bill requires every settlement agency to keep at the place of business the licensee and usual customary records. The bill states all funds deposited with the settlement agency in connection with an escrow, settlement, or closing will be deposited in an escrow account in a financial institution no later than the close of the next business day, in accordance with the following requirements: fund will be the property of the person entitled to the fund pursuant to closing instructions and will be segregated in a manner that permits the funds to be identified on an individual basis and the funds will be applied in accordance the terms of the individual instructions or agreements pursuant to which the funds are accepted. The bill states funds held in an escrow account will be disbursed only pursuant to a written instruction or agreement. The bill states all funds received or deposited with the settlement agency will be good funds and will be receive and deposited before disbursements are made. The bill states that although funds are designated as good funds, a settlement agency will not be required to disburse those funds if reasonable business judgment would indicate that the funds may not be collected or that there is a dispute concerning disbursement. The bill allows the Insurance Commissioner to suspend, revoke, refuse to issue or renew a license, or place on probation or censure any holder of a license issued pursuant to provisions of the act, or impose any combination of these actions for any one or more of the following causes: providing incorrect, misleading, incomplete, or materially untrue information in the license application; making substantial misrepresentations or false promises in the conduct of business as a settlement agency or through advertising; committing any act or cause for which issuance of the license could have been refused had it existed and been known to the Commissioner at the time of issuance; having been convicted or pleaded guilty or nolo contendere in a court of competent jurisdiction after the issuance of the license in this or any other state of the crime of forgery, embezzlement, obtaining money under false pretenses, extortion, conspiracy to defraud, fraud, or any similar offense; failing to pay the fees or fines imposed pursuant to this act; failing to comply with an order lawfully issued pursuant to this act; giving or receiving any fee, rebate, discount, or other thing of value either directly or indirectly for the referral of escrow, closing, or settlements services; giving or receiving any portion, split, or percentage of any charge made or received for settlement services other than for services actually performed; having knowledge that a violation by an individual licensee was known or should have been known by one or more of the partners, officers, or managers acting on behalf of the settlement agency and the violation was neither reported to the Commissioner nor resulted in corrective action being taken; and having violated any provision of this act. The bill requires the Commissioner to notify and advise the applicant or licensee in writing of a denial of a license or renewal and the reason. The bill allows applicants to request a hearing according to the following: the applicant or licensee may make written demand upon the Commissioner within 30 days of the date the notification from the Commissioner for a hearing to determine the reasonableness of the action taken by the Commissioner; and the hearing shall be heard within a reasonable time period and shall be held pursuant to the provisions of the Administrative Procedures Act. The bill states in addition to imposed penalties, the Commissioner may levy a civil penalty for any violation of this act of no less than $100 and no more than $1,000. The bill allows the Commissioner to retaining the authority to enforce and impose any penalty or remedy authorized by this act, and the Oklahoma Insurance Code against any person who is under investigation for or charged with a violation of this act and the Oklahoma Insurance Code, even if the license of the person has been surrendered or has lapsed by operation of law. The bill prohibits files pertaining to investigations or legal matters from being available to the public without proper judicial authorization. The bill allows the Commissioner to may issue a duplicate license for any lost, stolen or destroyed license issued pursuant to this act upon an affidavit of the licensee prescribed by the Commissioner concerning the facts of the loss, theft or destruction. The bill requires each settlement agent to complete a program of continuing education established by the Insurance Commissioner in a specific set of subject areas. The bill provides the program will be in accordance with: the Commissioner to establish a program of continuing education on an annual or biennial basis; the Commission will establish the number of hours required to comply with a continuing education requirement; the Commissioner will have sole authority to approve courses and provider; each settlement agency will be allowed to provide continuing education to settlement agents as required; each provider of continuing education programs shall submit an annual fee of $200.00 to the Commissioner but public-funded educational institutions are exempt from this subsection; and settlement agents who have at least 20 years of experience as a settlement agent shall be exempt from the provisions of this section. The bill allows the Commissioner to adopt and promulgate any rules necessary to implement the act. (Amended by House, Amended by Senate, Stricken Title, Stricken enacting clause) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: 11/01/2013    Emergency: No

Position: Support

Principal Authors: Armes, Don (H); Johnson, Rob (S)

Status: H Senate Amendments - Read   Status Date: 04/17/2013


HB1910

Paraphrase: HB1910, by Rep. T.W. Shannon, R-Lawton, permits the Office of Management and Enterprise Services to make recommendations for the sale of state-owned properties based upon the value of the property and the potential for net gain for the state based upon the data obtained for the Oklahoma State Government Asset Reduction and Cost Savings Program. The bill modifies provisions related to the Maintenance of State Buildings Revolving Fund and provides that expenditures from the fund be detailed in a data feed and made available through the data.ok.gov web portal. The bill provides that the Director of the Office of Management and Enterprise Services notify entities found by the office to be out of compliance with its reporting provisions and exempts the Oklahoma Ordnance Works Authority and the Commissioners of the Land Office from those requirements. The bill requires the Long-Range Capital Planning Commission to work to decrease the amount of property owned by Oklahoma state government, return state-owned property to private sector ownership, better maintain and utilize the state's needed capital assets and eliminate the practice of state agencies leasing real property not owned by the state. The bill requires the Director of the Office of Management and Enterprise Services at the direction of the Long-Range Capital Planning Commission, to annually take action to approve the privatization of state-owned real property as identified under the Oklahoma State Government Asset Reduction and Cost Savings Program. The bill provides that proceeds from the liquidation of real properties be deposited into the Maintenance of State Buildings Revolving Fund. It also requires that each state agency, board, commission, and public trust having the State of Oklahoma as a beneficiary receive approval from the Office of Management an Enterprise Services before entering into a lease or for the purchase of real property or construction of a building. The bill requires the director to not approve purchase or construction and refer the request to the Long-Range Capital Planning Commission if the director determines that the purchase or construction is within the authority of the commission. The bill requires the director to determine if the applicant entity can utilize already existing state-owned real property as an alternative to leasing non-state owned real property or purchasing or constructing new real property prior to approval or referral to the commission. The bill requires the office to publish a report by Feb. 1 of each year for the preceding calendar year that lists the parcels of previously state-owned property sold, detailing the reduction in the amount of space leased by the state, describing the source of funds and expenditures from the Maintenance of State Buildings Revolving Fund and showing the manner in which deferred maintenance needs are being met and that the report be provided to the governor, House Speaker and Senate president pro tempore and placed on the documents.ok.gov web portal. The bill removes the requirement that OMES facilitate the transfer or transporting of any necessary records and documents between any agency's regional service offices. The bill removes the requirement that certain leases be approved by the governor. The bill modifies the procedures for the sale of state-owned real property. The bill provides that all instruments vesting any right, title or interest in lands or minerals and mineral rights, in the Office of Management and Enterprise Services, and all instruments to adjust any defect or irregularity or to remove any cloud on the title to lands or minerals or mineral rights owned by the state, and all notices and orders issued by the Office of Management and Enterprise Services and proofs of publication be filed and recorded by the proper officers of all counties of the State of Oklahoma at the request of the Office of Management and Enterprise Services without any filing or recording fee being charged. The bill removes the requirement that appointees to the Long-Range Capital Planning Commission serve at the pleasure of their appointing authority and that two members each appointed by the speaker and president pro tempore be from the public at-large. The bill requires the governor, speaker and president pro tempore appoint new members to the commission within 30 days of the effective date of the measure and permits current members to be reappointed. The bill provides of the members initially appointed by each appointing authority that one member be appointed for a one-year term, one be appointed for a two-year term and one be appointed for a three-year term and that successors be appointed for four-year terms. The bill requires that member be appointed who possess knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the commission and that no member be interested, directly or indirectly, in any contract entered into for a project approved by the commission during the period of service of the member. It also prohibits anyone from being appointed is interested, directly or indirectly, in a contract entered into for a project approved prior to the appointment. The bill requires the commission to create an eight-year capital budget annually and provides requires for the plan. The bill requires the commission to submit an itemized list of the proposed projects set forth in its annual capital plan to the governor, speaker and president pro tempore within the first seven legislative days of a regular legislative session. The bill provides that the Legislature have a period of 45 calendar days from the date on which the list is submitted to pass a concurrent resolution disapproving any or all of the proposed projects. The bill provides the proposed projects be deemed to have been approved if the Legislature does not disapprove any proposed project by concurrent resolution by the end of the 45th day following the date upon which the proposed issuance is submitted. The permits OMES to expend funds in the Maintenance of State Buildings Revolving Fund for approved projects in the order of priority set forth in the annual capital plan. The bill requires the commission to submit any capital construction or renovation project with respect to the State Capitol or the Governor's Mansion to the State Capitol Preservation Commission for its advisory opinion prior to consideration by the Long-Range Capital Planning Commission. The bill repeals language related to definition of units of state government; the release of expired option; and the State Facility Capital Needs Committee. (Amended by House, Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: 07/01/2013    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Shannon, T.W. (H)

Status: Governor Action - Signed   Status Date: 05/07/2013


HB1913

Paraphrase: HB1913, by Rep. T.W. Shannon, R-Lawton, amends language relating to the Administrative Procedures Act. The bill removes language allowing the right to approve, amend or veto an implementation of any rule or proposed rule while under review of the Legislatures. The bill removes language stating the right to disapprove a proposed rule or amendment to a rule during the legislative review period independent of any action by the governor by a concurrent resolution. The bill modifies the definition of final and finally adopted state that a rule other than an emergency rule that has been approved by the legislature and signed by the governor is no longer allowed to be approved by the legislature pursuant to sections of the bill. The bill prohibits an agency from adopting any rule, which establishes or increases fees until July 1, 2015, unless mandated by the Legislature or federal legislation. The bill states the Governor will approve a rule by signing the Joint Resolution submitted by the Legislature or disapprove the rule by vetoing the Joint Resolution submitted. The bill removes language pertaining to the Governor's approval and disapproval of rules, replacing such rules with the above Joint Resolution language. The bill allows the legislature to review adopted rules until the last day of legislative session. The bill removes language pertaining to the Legislature's approval and disapproval of rules and concurrent resolutions. The bill proposes all permanent rules require approval by the Legislature by joint resolution. The bill prohibits any agency from promulgating rule unless approved by the Legislature and approved by the Governor pursuant to the bill. (Dormant) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: 11/01/2013    Emergency: No

Position: Monitor

Principal Authors: Shannon, T.W. (H)

Status: Dormant   Status Date: 03/14/2013


HB1914

Paraphrase: HB1914, by Rep. T.W. Shannon, R-Lawton and Sen. Rob Johnson, R-Kingfisher, creates the Public Agency Fee Moratorium. The bill creates the Public Agency Fee Moratorium Justification and Disclosure Act of 2013. The bill proposes a moratorium on all agencies prohibiting any agency from creating any new fees or increasing any current fees in effect until January 1, 2016. The bill states fees charged by an agency at the time of payment will provide a fee justification statement that discloses and describes in detail to the entity paying the fee the reason for the charge. (Amended by House, Amended by Senate, Stricken Title, Committee Substitute) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: 11/01/2013    Emergency: No

Position: Monitor

Principal Authors: Shannon, T.W. (H); Johnson, Rob (S)

Status: H Senate Amendments - Read   Status Date: 04/22/2013


HB1933

Paraphrase: HB1933, by Rep. Mike Jackson, R-Enid and Sen. Bryce Marlatt, R-Woodward, authorizes municipality to collect unpaid solid waste service accounts. The bill allows a municipal governing body to collect in accordance with procedure due to the accumulation of trash ,which causes the property to become detrimental to the general health, safety and welfare of the public. The bill proposes the municipality provide at least 10-day notice to the account holder and property owner before the municipal governing body holds a hearing or takes action. The bill states the municipal clerk will forward a notice of the delinquent account after four month months of nonpayment and a demand for payment by mail to the account holder at the last known address as shown on the account and any property owner at the address shown by the current year's tax rolls in the office of the county treasurer. The bill states if neither the account holder or property owner can be located, notice may be given by posting a copy of the notice on the property or by publication of no less than 10 days prior to any hearing or action. The bill states upon finding a delinquency of the account for four months nonpayment, the municipal clerk will file a notice of lien with the county clerk describing the property, cost of the service and expenses provided by the municipality and stating that the municipality claims a lien on the property for this service; and is payment of the costs has not been made in 30 days of receipt, then in the next 30 days, the municipal clerk will forward a certified statement of the amount of the cost of service and expenses to the county treasurer of the county in which the property is located and the same shall be levied on the property and collected by the county treasurer as other taxes authorized by law. The bill authorizes at the time of collection, the county treasurer will collect a fee of $5 for each parcel of property. The bill allows a municipal governing body may cause unpaid storm water drainage service accounts within the municipal limits to be collected in accordance with the procedures. The bill defines certain terms. (Amended by House, Amended by Senate, Stricken Title) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: 11/01/2013    Emergency: No

Position: Monitor

Principal Authors: Jackson, Mike (H); Marlatt, Bryce (S)

Status: In Committee - Conference   Status Date: 05/02/2013

Committee(1): Conf H on General Government (C)

Committee(2): Conf S HB1933 (C)


HB2018

Paraphrase: HB2018, by Rep. Sean Roberts, R-Hominy and Sen. Anthony Sykes, R-Moore, requires all rules in the Administrative Procedures Act to require approval by the Legislature by joint resolution. (Amended by House, Dormant, Committee Substitute) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: 11/01/2013    Emergency: No

Position: Oppose

Principal Authors: Roberts, Sean (H); Sykes, Anthony (S)

Status: Dormant   Status Date: 03/14/2013


HB2059

Paraphrase: HB2059, by Rep. Scott Inman, D-Oklahoma City and Sen. Jerry Ellis, D-Valliant, requires any person, partnership, corporation, organization, the state, or city, town, county, or other subdivision of this state, owning a building or structure used as a hotel, motel, rest home, nursing home, day nursery, convalescent home, or child care institution existing or constructed in the State of Oklahoma, to install in such building or structure a carbon monoxide detector or detectors in accordance with the nationally recognized codes, standards, or practices adopted by the State Fire Marshal Commission. The measure clarifies language related to carbon monoxide detectors. The bill finds any person who violates any provision of this section or any person who tampers with, removes, destroys, disconnects or removes power from any installed carbon monoxide detector, except in the course of inspection, maintenance or replacement of the detector, upon conviction, is guilty of a misdemeanor and may be fined not less than $50 nor more than One Hundred Dollars $100. The bill requires nothing in this section to be construed to allow any political subdivision in this state to enact ordinances imposing upon owners of any dwelling described in subsection A of this section a greater duty with regard to the installation, testing, repair and replacement of carbon monoxide detectors than is required by this section and the State Fire Marshal Commission to prescribe, adopt, and promulgate the rules necessary to effectuate the provisions of this section which to include a practical timetable for compliance with the provisions of this act. The measure allows municipalities to enact ordinances in order to enforce the rules of the State Fire Marshal Commission. (Amended by House, Dormant, Committee Substitute) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: 11/01/2013    Emergency: No

Position: Oppose

Principal Authors: Inman, Scott (H); Ellis, Jerry (S)

Status: Dormant   Status Date: 03/14/2013


HB2065

Paraphrase: HB2065, by Rep. Mike Jackson, R-Enid, creates the Ad Valorem Tax Code Amendments Act of 2013. (Dormant) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: 11/01/2013    Emergency: No

Position: Monitor

Principal Authors: Jackson, Mike (H)

Status: Dormant   Status Date: 02/28/2013


HB2095

Paraphrase: HB2095, by Rep. Mike Jackson, R-Enid, clarifies language related to property. (Dormant) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: 11/01/2013    Emergency: No

Position: Support

Principal Authors: Jackson, Mike (H)

Status: Dormant   Status Date: 02/28/2013


HB2098

Paraphrase: HB2098, by Rep. T.W. Shannon, R-Lawton, creates the Deregulation Act of 2013. (Dormant) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: 11/01/2013    Emergency: No

Position: Monitor

Principal Authors: Shannon, T.W. (H)

Status: Dormant   Status Date: 02/28/2013


HB2109

Paraphrase: HB2109, by Rep. Sean Roberts, R-Hominy, creates the Oklahoma Property Tax Reform Act of 2013. (Dormant) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: 01/01/2014    Emergency: No

Position: Monitor

Principal Authors: Roberts, Sean (H)

Status: Dormant   Status Date: 02/28/2013


HB2115

Paraphrase: HB2115, by Rep. Sean Roberts, R-Hominy, creates the Property Rights Protection Act of 2013. (Dormant) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: 11/01/2013    Emergency: No

Position: Monitor

Principal Authors: Roberts, Sean (H)

Status: Dormant   Status Date: 02/28/2013


HB2119

Paraphrase: HB2119, by Rep. Sean Roberts, R-Hominy, creates the Professions and Occupations Act. (Dormant) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: 11/01/2013    Emergency: No

Position: Monitor

Principal Authors: Roberts, Sean (H)

Status: Dormant   Status Date: 02/28/2013


HB2154

Paraphrase: HB2154, by Rep. Mark McBride, R-Moore, provides when both private property and government-owned property are being acquired in the same project, the party exercising the right of eminent domain shall offer at least equivalent terms for the privately-owned property as offered for the government-owned property. (Dormant) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: 11/01/2013    Emergency: No

Position: Support

Principal Authors: McBride, Mark (H)

Status: Dormant   Status Date: 03/14/2013


HB2189

Paraphrase: HB2189, by Rep. Colby Schwartz, R-Yukon and Sen. Rob Johnson, R-Kingfisher, prescribes requirements for electronic transmission of prescriptions. The bill states electronic transmission of prescriptions: will provide information for physicians to review; provide the physician with the ability to electronically request approval criteria for prior authorizations and step therapy protocols; provide the physician with the ability to electronically receive approvals; minimize interference between physician and patient through a neutral prescribing platform. The bill allows the State Board of Pharmacy to promulgate rules. (Amended by House, Dormant, Committee Substitute) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: 11/01/2013    Emergency: No

Position: Monitor

Principal Authors: Schwartz, Colby (H); Johnson, Rob (S)

Status: Dormant   Status Date: 04/04/2013


HB2200

Paraphrase: HB2200, by Rep. David Derby, R-Owasso and Sen. Rick Brinkley, R-Owasso, allows the State of Oklahoma or any of its agencies, to enter into a contract with a collection agency for the provision of collection services for debts and accounts receivable including, but not limited to, unpaid fees, penalties, interest, and other sums due the State of Oklahoma or any of its agencies, as applicable; or court penalties, costs, fines and fees in cases in which the accused has failed to appear or otherwise failed to satisfy a monetary obligation ordered by the court. It states that the State of Oklahoma or any of its agencies that enters into a contract with a collection agency pursuant to this section may authorize the addition of a collection fee in an amount not to exceed 35 percent on each item that has been referred to the collection agency for collection. (Amended by House, Dormant) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: 11/01/2013    Emergency: No

Position: Oppose

Principal Authors: Derby, David (H); Brinkley, Rick (S)

Status: H Bill Failed   Status Date: 03/11/2013


HB2208

Paraphrase: HB2208, by Rep. Aaron Stiles, R-Norman, requires benefits available under a homeowner's policy, at the option of the insured, to be assignable to a residential contractor who has provided services and procedures which are covered under the policy. The bill also states that a residential contractor shall be compensated directly by an insurer for services and procedures which have been provided when benefits available under a policy have been assigned in writing by an insured to the residential contractor; and a copy of the assignment has been provided by the residential contractor to the insurer. It states that if a claim under an insurance policy for damage to residential real property of $20,000 is paid to the insured and a lender, and the lender holds all or part of the proceeds from the insurance claim payment pending completion of all or part of the repairs to the property, the lender shall either: if the lender is current on mortgage payments and the lender has received sufficient evidence that the repairs required pursuant to the claim have been completed, release the proceeds to the insured or its assignee not later than three days after the lender receives payment of the insurance proceeds; or if the lender is not current on mortgage payments and the lender has received sufficient evidence that the repairs required pursuant to the claim have been completed, release the proceeds to the insured or its assignee not later than three days after the lender becomes current on the mortgage payments. (Amended by House, Dormant, Committee Substitute) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: 11/01/2013    Emergency: No

Position: Oppose

Principal Authors: Stiles, Aaron (H)

Status: Dormant   Status Date: 03/14/2013


HB2209

Paraphrase: HB2209, by Rep. Aaron Stiles, R-Norman, provides definitions for roofing services, modifies the definition of a roofing contractor and defines other terms. It adds it shall be unlawful for a person or entity performing roofing services to bring or maintain any claim, action, suit or proceeding in any court of this state, including but not limited to the collection of money for services rendered, related to roofing services rendered unless such person or entity had a valid registration in good standing as provided in the Roofing Contractor Registration Act at the time services were rendered. It considers any person properly registered with the Construction Industries Board on November 1, 2013, to be in good standing until the expiration of the person or entity's registration term and upon expiration, the person or entity shall complete the application process as if the person or entity was never registered. It allows for a grace period of two months for persons or entities registered prior to November 1, 2013, to become compliant with the Roofing Contractor Registration Act. It requires the registar to give a statement under oath by each entity owner as to whether or not the entity owner has committed any disqualifying crime or disqualifying civil claim and if an applicant answers in the affirmative to any of the questions in this subsection, the registrar shall prescribe a form to gather specific information as to each affirmative answer in order to determine if the applicant is eligible for registration; and when deemed appropriate, the registrar may conduct a criminal history records search or background check on any applicant or registered roofing contractor and may investigate the information submitted on a roofing contractor application or renewal form. It states that the registrar, its agents, employees and assigns shall not be liable and are granted immunity for the acts or omissions of any registered roofing contractor or its employees, or for the failure or omission of any person to properly disclose any information on an application or renewal form, including, but not limited to, pending criminal charges, arrests or prior criminal history records, disclosure of roofing contractor registration status, or qualifications to perform or act as a roofing contractor. It adds during the registration term, all roofing contractors operating in the state must maintain liability insurance coverage of at least $500,000; maintain workers' compensation coverage satisfactory under the Workers' Compensation Code, or provide an affidavit of exemption or self-insurance as authorized pursuant to the Workers' Compensation Code,; and notify the registrar within five days of any change to the information supplied by the roofing contractor in the application including, but not limited to, if any entity owner has committed or been found to have committed any disqualifying crime or civil claim. It provides additional requirements for roofing contractors to maintain. It states that any person or entity that fails to comply with this section shall be deemed not in good standing and shall be subject to the penalty provisions of this title. The bill also states that if any roofing contractor fails to renew by 30 days after the end of its registration period or the registrar does not renew the registration for failure to comply with the Roofing Contractor Registration Act, the person or entity shall be considered not registered. It adds any person or entity who has acted as a roofing contractor while not in good standing or without being registered, or a person or entity owner who violates any provision of the Roofing Contractor Registration Act shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, upon conviction, punishable by a fine of not less than $500 but not more than $1,000 for each violation; and upon the third conviction, subsequent violations shall be charged as a felony. It indicates nothing in this act shall preclude the additional charge of taking money by false pretenses. The bill allows a law enforcement agency with probable cause to arrest any person violating the act. It states if an inspector with the Construction Industries Board notifies a law enforcement officer of a roofing contractor performing roofing services without registration or not in good standing, it shall be presumed that the officer has probable cause to arrest. It directs the district attorney where the roofing contractor committed a violation to file charges upon a report filed with any law enforcement agency by any person and in addition to the district attorney, the Attorney General shall have authority to bring a claim in any proper venue. It allows the district attorney for the county where the roofing contractor violated this act shall either bring charges or respond as to the reason why charges shall not be brought against the alleged violator within 30 days of written demand by a representative of the Construction Industries Board. The bill directs the fines from persons found guilty under this act to go to the district attorney's office that filed the action for their prosecutorial expenses and in addition to the fine, the court shall issue reasonable restitution to the Construction Industries Board for its investigation and testimony expenses paid by the person found guilty. It adds that In order to inform the public of unlawfully operating roofing contractors and the prosecution thereof, the Construction Industries Board shall post on its website the names of all persons and entities which the Construction Industries Board has deemed unlawful. It allows a person who paid money to any roofing contractor and such roofing contractor did not complete the roofing services in a reasonable amount of time to bring an action of fraud in civil court. It states it is fraud per se if a roofing contractor was not registered or was registered but not in good standing at the time of receiving money. The bill repeals statutory language related to the Roofing Contractor Registration Act. (Dormant) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: 11/01/2013    Emergency: No

Position: Monitor

Principal Authors: Stiles, Aaron (H)

Status: Dormant   Status Date: 02/28/2013


HB2214

Paraphrase: HB2214, by Rep. Aaron Stiles, R-Norman, modifies language related to issuance and return of summons. The bill removes language requiring the defendant to appear for trial at the time and place not less than five days nor more than 10 days from the date that the summons is issued and replaces it with language that provides the defendant file a written answer to the petition with the court within three (3) days after service of the summons upon the defendant. Within this same time, a copy of the defendant's answer shall be delivered or mailed to the plaintiff or attorney for the plaintiff. The bill also provides if an answer is filed by the defendant within three days after service of the summons, a trial date and time shall be set by the court clerk and not less than three days nor more than seven days from the date the answer is filed. The bill establishes if an answer is not filed by the defendant within three days after service of the summons, plaintiff will be entitled to a judgment for the relief and amount sought in the petition and the court shall immediately issue a writ of restitution for possession of the premises. The bill establishes procedures when cause of action is based on an asserted breach of a lease by the defendant, or the termination or expiration of a lease under which the defendant claims an interest in the property in a verified answer, the plaintiff may proceed with the forcible entry and detainer action. The bill modifies language related to writs of restitution. The bill modifies language related to small claims procedures. The bill modifies language related to termination of tenancy. The bill modifies certain notice requirements. The bill modifies statutory references to the Oklahoma Residential Landlord and Tenant Act. The bill repeals sample summons and affidavit forms. (Dormant) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: 11/01/2013    Emergency: No

Position: Support

Principal Authors: Stiles, Aaron (H)

Status: Dormant   Status Date: 02/28/2013


HB2221

Paraphrase: HB2221, by Rep. Tom Newell, R-Seminole and Sen. A J Griffin, R-Guthrie, modifying definition of concealed handgun; authorizing private property owners to prohibit certain conduct; requiring private property owners to post certain signage; providing penalty for certain prohibited conduct; providing immunity from liability. (Amended by House, Dormant, Committee Substitute) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: 11/01/2013    Emergency: No

Position: Support

Principal Authors: Newell, Tom (H); Griffin, A J (S)

Status: Dormant   Status Date: 04/04/2013


HB2223

Paraphrase: HB2223, by Rep. Tom Newell, R-Seminole, creates the Eminent Domain Act of 2013. (Dormant) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: 11/01/2013    Emergency: No

Position: Monitor

Principal Authors: Newell, Tom (H)

Status: Dormant   Status Date: 02/28/2013


HB2238

Paraphrase: HB2238, by Rep. Joe Dorman, D-Rush Springs, states that property may be acquired by occupancy if, prior to November 1, 2013, occupancy existed for the time period and repeals statutory language related to the acquisition of real property by occupancy and by prescription. (Dormant) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: 11/01/2013    Emergency: No

Position: Support

Principal Authors: Dorman, Joe (H)

Status: Dormant   Status Date: 02/28/2013


HB2282

Paraphrase: HB2282, by Rep. Anastasia Pittman, D-Oklahoma City, provides if a zoning change requested provides for the establishment of or amendment, change, or modification to a special purpose district or a specific land use development, including but not limited to a historic preservation district, a neighborhood conservation district or any special interest or special value development district, the municipality shall mail a written notice within 90days of the hearing to all real property owners within a one-quarter mile radius of the exterior boundary of the subject property. (Dormant) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: 11/01/2013    Emergency: No

Position: Support

Principal Authors: Pittman, Anastasia (H)

Status: Dormant   Status Date: 02/28/2013


HJR1003

Paraphrase: HJR1003, by Rep. Randy Grau, R-Edmond, proposes a constitutional amendment allowing during each odd-numbered year, the Legislature to only consider measures for the appropriation of revenue to fund the expenses of the executive, legislative, and judicial departments of the state, for the payment of interest on the public debt, and such other appropriations as may be authorized by the Oklahoma Constitution. The resolution requires measures authorized by this subsection to provide for such expenses or such interest or both for a period of two fiscal years. The measure allows the Legislature to provide for the appropriations to be specific to each fiscal year during the two-year fiscal period or may provide a total sum which includes the appropriation amount for the entire two-year fiscal period. The resolution allows during each even-numbered year, the Legislature to consider measures for the enactment of new law, the amendment or repeal of existing law, referenda for modifications to the Oklahoma Constitution and such measures not having the force or effect of law as may be provided by the rules of the respective chambers of the Legislature. The bill requires, except as otherwise provided by this section, the Legislature to not consider measures appropriating revenue to any entity of the executive, judicial, or legislative branch of government during an even-numbered year. The bill allows, upon an affirmative vote of three-fourths of the members of each chamber of the Legislature, the types of measures enumerated in this section to be introduced and considered during an odd-numbered year. The measure requires to ensure a balanced annual budget, pursuant to the limitations contained in the foregoing, procedures are herewith established as not more than 45days or less than 35 days prior to the first Monday in February in each odd-numbered year, the State Board of Equalization to certify the total amount of revenue which accrued during the two preceding fiscal years to the General Revenue Fund and to each Special Revenue Fund appropriated directly by the Legislature, and to further certify amounts available for appropriation which to be based on a determination, in accordance with the procedure hereinafter provided, of the revenues to be received by the state under the laws in effect at the time such determination is made, for the next ensuing two fiscal years, showing separately the revenues to accrue to the credit of each such fund of the state appropriated directly by the Legislature, amounts certified as available for appropriation from each fund, as hereinbefore provided, to be 95 percent of an itemized estimate made by the State Board of Equalization, which to include all sources of revenue to each fund for each of the next two ensuing fiscal years, provided, however, appropriated federal funds to be certified for the full amount of the estimate. Said estimate to consider any increase or decline in revenues that would result from predictable changes in the economy, Legislative appropriations for any two-year fiscal period, except for special appropriations provided for in paragraph 6, 7 or 8 to be limited to a sum not to exceed the total amount appropriated from all funds in the preceding two-year fiscal year period, plus 12 percent, adjusted for inflation for the previous two calendar years. The resolution requires each certification to be filed with the Governor, the President and President Pro Tempore of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. All appropriations made in excess of certification pursuant to the provisions of this section to be null and void; provided, however, that the Legislature may at any session held in an odd-numbered year or in any special session, called for that purpose, enact laws to provide for additional revenues or a reduction in revenues, other than ad valorem taxes, or transferring the existing revenues or unappropriated cash on hand from one fund to another, or making provisions for appropriating funds not previously appropriated directly by the Legislature. The measure requires the State Board of Equalization to meet within five days after the monthly apportionment in February of each odd-numbered year, and at that time may adjust the certification, based upon the most current information available, and determine the amount of funds available for appropriation for the ensuing two-year fiscal period. At said meeting the Board to determine the limit on the growth of appropriations as provided for in this section. The measure requires up to three-eighths of the balance at the beginning of the current two-year fiscal period in the Constitutional Reserve Fund may be appropriated for the current fiscal period if the State Board of Equalization determines that a revenue failure has occurred with respect to the General Revenue Fund of the State Treasury. (Dormant, Constitutional Amendment) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: / /    Emergency: No

Position: Oppose

Principal Authors: Grau, Randy (H)

Status: Dormant   Status Date: 02/28/2013


HJR1009

Paraphrase: HJR1009, by Rep. David Dank, R-Oklahoma City, proposing a constitutional amendment removing language requiring the fair cash value, as determined by law, on each homestead of an individual head of household whose gross household income from all sources for the preceding calendar year did not exceed an amount as provided in this section, and which individual head of household is 65 years of age or older, to not exceed the fair cash value placed upon the property during the first year in which the individual head of household was 65 years of age or older and had gross household income from all sources which did not exceed an amount as provided in this section. as well as language requiring the income threshold for the gross household income from all sources for an individual head of household under this section to not exceed the amount determined by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development to be the estimated median income for the preceding year for the county or metropolitan statistical area which includes such county and the Oklahoma Tax Commission to provide such information to each county assessor each year as soon as such information becomes available. (Dormant, Constitutional Amendment) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: / /    Emergency: No

Position: Support

Principal Authors: Dank, David (H)

Status: Dormant   Status Date: 02/28/2013


SB0002

Paraphrase: SB0002, by Sen. Eddie Fields, R-Wynona, provides that water originating from a natural spring will be considered the private property right of the landowner, not subject to public appropriation or subject to eminent domain when the natural spring's point of origin is located on the landowner's property. (Emergency Measure, Dormant) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: / /    Emergency: Yes

Position: Support

Principal Authors: Fields, Eddie (S)

Status: Dormant   Status Date: 02/25/2013


SB0003

Paraphrase: SB0003, by Sen. Eddie Fields, R-Wynona, provides that any impounded water originating from any natural source will be considered the private property right of the landowner and not subject to eminent domain, provided the impoundment does not impair the water rights or property of an adjacent landowner. (Emergency Measure, Dormant) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: / /    Emergency: Yes

Position: Support

Principal Authors: Fields, Eddie (S)

Status: Dormant   Status Date: 02/25/2013


SB0043

Paraphrase: SB0043, by Sen. Ron Justice, R-Chickasha and Rep. Tommy Hardin, R-Madill, requires the Corporation to consider the suitability of surface location of a proposed well or facility, and the potential impact the operation of the proposed well or facility may have on the general health, safety and welfare of the citizens living in and near the site, as well as the citizens of the state when considering whether to approve or deny an application for disposal well or other facility. (Emergency Measure, Dormant) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: / /    Emergency: Yes

Position: Support

Principal Authors: Justice, Ron (S); Hardin, Tommy (H)

Status: Dormant   Status Date: 02/25/2013


SB0051

Paraphrase: SB0051, by Sen. Mark Allen, R-Spiro and Rep. Gary Banz, R-Midwest City, adds any rule determined by an agency to have a probable economic impact on business entities or consumer groups to those which must be submitted to the Legislature for approval. (Dormant) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: 11/01/2013    Emergency: No

Position: Monitor

Principal Authors: Allen, Mark (S); Banz, Gary (H)

Status: Dormant   Status Date: 02/25/2013

Committee(2): Senate Appropriations (S)


SB0078

Paraphrase: SB0078, by Sen. Brian Bingman, R-Sapulpa and Rep. John Trebilcock, R-Broken Arrow, changes the name of the 2011 Shale Reservoir Development Act to the Horizontal Well Development Act. The bill modifies definitions and updates statutory references. The bill also provides that an alternative to creating a new drilling and spacing unit or units, or modifying, superseding, amending or vacating the existing drilling and spacing unit or units, to accommodate the horizontal development will be the utilization of a multiunit horizontal well or wells for the planned development of a common source of supply through the use of horizontal well technology where there is currently production from the common source of supply within an existing unit or units, and the planned horizontal well or wells would extend beyond the boundaries of one or more the existing units. The bill modifies language related to the Corporation Commission's responsibility concerning each of the units affected by a multiunit horizontal well. The bill also provides the commission will have the authority to take such other action and to make such orders as may be necessary to protect the correlative rights or vested rights, or both, of interested parties within the previously existing unit or units, as well as the newly formed unit or units if it modifies, supersedes, amends or vacates the existing drilling and spacing unit or units, or creates a new drilling and spacing unit or units, for a common source of supply covering the same lands where there is currently, or has been, production from the common source of supply within a previously existing unit or units. (Amended by House, Amended by Senate, Stricken Title, Emergency Measure, Stricken enacting clause, Committee Substitute) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: / /    Emergency: Yes

Position: Monitor

Principal Authors: Bingman, Brian (S); Trebilcock, John (H)

Status: S House Amendments - Read   Status Date: 04/22/2013


SB0087

Paraphrase: SB0087, by Sen. Susan Paddack, D-Ada and Rep. Randy McDaniel, R-Edmond, creates the 15-member Task Force on Unnecessary Governmental Regulation until Nov. 30, 2014. The bill establishes procedures for appointing members. It also requires the task force to submit a report by Nov. 30, 2014, to the governor, Senate president pro tempore and House speaker that includes findings and recommendations for any statutory or regulatory change deemed necessary or beneficial. (Emergency Measure, Dormant) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: / /    Emergency: Yes

Position: Monitor

Principal Authors: Paddack, Susan (S); McDaniel, Randy (H)

Status: Dormant   Status Date: 04/11/2013


SB0109

Paraphrase: SB0109, by Sen. Patrick Anderson, R-Enid, modifies language pertaining to the Oklahoma Abstractors Board. (Dormant) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: 11/01/2013    Emergency: No

Position: Monitor

Principal Authors: Anderson, Patrick (S)

Status: Dormant   Status Date: 02/25/2013


SB0149

Paraphrase: SB0149, by Sen. Patrick Anderson, R-Enid, modifies language related to the Oklahoma Real Estate Commission. (Dormant) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: 11/01/2013    Emergency: No

Position: Monitor

Principal Authors: Anderson, Patrick (S)

Status: Dormant   Status Date: 02/25/2013


SB0195

Paraphrase: SB0195, by Sen. Jerry Ellis, D-Valliant and Rep. Curtis McDaniel, D-Smithville, enacts language pertaining to texting and driving. The bill states that during state holidays, an electronic message against driving and texting will be displayed on the state highway system. (Emergency Measure, Dormant) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: 07/01/2013    Emergency: No

Position: Support

Principal Authors: Ellis, Jerry (S); McDaniel, Curtis (H)

Status: Dormant   Status Date: 02/25/2013


SB0201

Paraphrase: SB0201, by Sen. Patrick Anderson, R-Enid, increases the maximum number of acres for well spacing or drilling units from 640 to 1280. (Emergency Measure, Dormant) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: 07/01/2013    Emergency: Yes

Position: Monitor

Principal Authors: Anderson, Patrick (S)

Status: Dormant   Status Date: 02/25/2013


SB0353

Paraphrase: SB0353, by Sen. Patrick Anderson, R-Enid and Rep. Mark McCullough, R-Sapulpa, creates the Rule Against Perpetuities Act. The bill provides that a non-vested property interest, a general power of appoint not presently exercisable because of a condition precedent, and a nongeneral power of appointment or a general testamentary power of appointment is invalid unless it is certain to vest or terminate no later than twenty-one (21) years after the death of an individual then alive when the interest is created or the interest either vests or terminates within five hundred 500 years after its creation. The bill establishes methods of determining whether a nonvested property interest or a power of appointment is valid. The bill establishes methods of determining when a nonvested property interest or power of appointment is created. The bill provides that a court will reform a disposition in the manner that most closely approximates the transferor's manifested plan of distribution and is within the five hundred 500 years upon the petition of an interested person. The bill provides for specific exclusions. The bill provides that it will apply to a nonvested property interest or a power of appointment that is created or modified on or after Nov. 1, 2013. The bill also provides that if a nonvested property interest or a power of appointment was created before Nov. 1, 2013, and is determined in a judicial proceeding, commenced on or after Nov. 1, 2013, to violate the rule against perpetuities as that rule existed before Nov. 1, 2013, a court may reform the disposition in the manner that most closely approximates the transferor's manifested plan of distribution and is within the limits of the rule against perpetuities applicable when the nonvested property interest or power of appointment was created upon the petition of an interested person. The bill lists specific trusts that are would be exempt from the rule against perpetuities. The bill repeals current language regarding the duration of trusts. (Dormant) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: 11/01/2013    Emergency: No

Position: Oppose

Principal Authors: Anderson, Patrick (S); McCullough, Mark (H)

Status: Dormant   Status Date: 02/25/2013


SB0354

Paraphrase: SB0354, by Sen. Patrick Anderson, R-Enid and Rep. John Enns, R-Waukomis, rejects the rulemaking authority of the Environmental Protection Agency in the state of Oklahoma and requires the Legislature to adopt and enact any and all measures as may be necessary to prevent the enforcement of rules issued by the Environmental Protection Agency which are not specifically authorized by the Congress or specifically adopted by the Oklahoma Legislature. (Emergency Measure, Dormant) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: / /    Emergency: Yes

Position: Monitor

Principal Authors: Anderson, Patrick (S); Enns, John (H)

Status: Dormant   Status Date: 02/25/2013


SB0389

Paraphrase: SB0389, by Sen. David Fuller Holt, R-Oklahoma City and Rep. Randy Grau, R-Edmond, clarifies the definition of "weed" in language related to cities and towns and prohibits provisions of the Cleaning and Mowing of Property statute from applying to any property zoned and used for agricultural purposes over ten acres. (Amended by Senate, Stricken Title, Emergency Measure, Dormant) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: 07/01/2013    Emergency: Yes

Position: Monitor

Principal Authors: Holt, David Fuller (S); Grau, Randy (H)

Status: Dormant   Status Date: 03/14/2013


SB0390

Paraphrase: SB0390, by Sen. Bryce Marlatt, R-Woodward, modifies language related to property. (Dormant) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: 11/01/2013    Emergency: No

Position: Monitor

Principal Authors: Marlatt, Bryce (S)

Status: Dormant   Status Date: 02/25/2013


SB0400

Paraphrase: SB0400, by Sen. Susan Paddack, D-Ada, prohibits any person from operating a motor vehicle on any Oklahoma street or highway while using a cellular telephone or electronic communication device to compose, send, or read an electronic text message while the motor vehicle is in motion and finds any person who does so, upon conviction, be punished by a fine of not less than $100. The measure excludes persons using the cellular telephone or electronic communication device for the sole purpose of communicating a law enforcement agency, emergency response operator, hospital, physician's office or health clinic, ambulance service, or firefighting service. The bill grants municipalities and municipal police officers the authority to enforce the law but prohibits them from changing the punishment. (Dormant) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: 11/01/2013    Emergency: No

Position: Support

Principal Authors: Paddack, Susan (S)

Status: Dormant   Status Date: 02/25/2013


SB0444

Paraphrase: SB0444, by Sen. John Sparks, D-Norman, changes the Legislature's right to disapprove a proposed rule or amendment to a rule or a permanent or emergency rule to the right to approve such amendments or rules. The bill provides that any proposed rule or proposed amendment to a permanent rule that is not approved by the Legislature within 30 days of its transmission or before sine die adjournment, whichever is earlier, will be deemed disapproved. (Dormant) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: 11/01/2013    Emergency: No

Position: Monitor

Principal Authors: Sparks, John (S)

Status: Dormant   Status Date: 02/25/2013


SB0543

Paraphrase: SB0543, by Sen. David Fuller Holt, R-Oklahoma City, directs a municipality to give 10 days' notice to an account holder and property owner of an unpaid solid waste service account within the municipal limits before the municipal governing body holds a hearing or takes action in order to avoid the accumulation of trash which causes the property to become detrimental to the general health, safety, and welfare of the public and the community. It also provides further steps a municipality can take to correct a delinquent account, including filling a notice of lien with the county clerk describing the property, cost of the service and expenses provided and stating that the municipality claims a lien on the property for this service. It indicates a copy of the notice of finding of delinquency and the notice of lien shall be sent to the account hold and the owner of the property. It also states if payment of the cost of service and expenses has not been made within 30 days of receipt of the notice of finding of delinquency, then within the next 30 days the municipal clerk shall forward a certified statement of the amount of the cost of service and expenses to the county treasurer of the county in which the property is located and the same shall be levied on the property and collected by the county treasurer as other taxes authorized by law. (Dormant) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: 11/01/2013    Emergency: No

Position: Oppose

Principal Authors: Holt, David Fuller (S)

Status: Dormant   Status Date: 02/25/2013


SB0589

Paraphrase: SB0589, by Sen. Don Barrington, R-Lawton, Rep. Joe Dorman, D-Rush Springs, and Rep. Jason Murphey, R-Guthrie, extends the period to 60 days from 30 days during which a municipal clerk is required to forward a certified statement of the amount of the actual cost of cleaning and mowing certain property to the county treasurer of the county in which the property is located and that amount will be levied on the property and collected by the county treasurer as other taxes authorized by law (Dormant) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: / /    Emergency: Yes

Position: Support

Principal Authors: Barrington, Don (S); Dorman, Joe (H); Murphey, Jason (H)

Status: Dormant   Status Date: 02/25/2013


SB0617

Paraphrase: SB0617, by Sen. Clark Jolley, R-Edmond and Rep. Mike Jackson, R-Enid, creates the Oklahoma Affordable Housing Act. (Dormant) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: 01/01/2014    Emergency: No

Position: Support

Principal Authors: Jolley, Clark (S); Jackson, Mike (H)

Status: Dormant   Status Date: 02/25/2013


SB0661

Paraphrase: SB0661, by Sen. Mike Schulz, R-Altus and Rep. Mike Jackson, R-Enid, creates the Task Force for the Study of Rural Housing Development, to be responsible for examining the issue of rural housing development in the state by: identifying those areas where a shortage of housing exists, determining reasons for the shortages, reviewing actions taken by surrounding states to address shortages, and recommending solutions. The bill provides for membership and requires the task force to produce a final written report of its findings and any proposed recommendations to be submitted to the governor, the President Pro Tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives no later than December 13, 2013. (Emergency Measure, Dormant) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: 07/01/2013    Emergency: Yes

Position: Support

Principal Authors: Schulz, Mike (S); Jackson, Mike (H)

Status: Dormant   Status Date: 04/25/2013


SB0674

Paraphrase: SB0674, by Sen. A J Griffin, R-Guthrie and Rep. Jason Murphey, R-Guthrie, defines clearly legible documents written by county clerks as handwritten, or if typewritten using no smaller than 10 point font. (Dormant) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: 11/01/2013    Emergency: No

Position: Monitor

Principal Authors: Griffin, A J (S); Murphey, Jason (H)

Status: Dormant   Status Date: 02/25/2013


SB0784

Paraphrase: SB0784, by Sen. Dan Newberry, R-Tulsa and Rep. Fred Jordan, R-Jenks, eliminates the State Architectural and Registered Interior Designers Act and creates the State Architectural Oklahoma Licensed Architects, Landscape Architects and Registered Interior Designers Act. The bill makes it unlawful for any person to directly or indirectly engage in the practice of or offer to practice architecture or landscape architecture in this state, use in connection with the person's name, or otherwise assume the title of architect, landscape architect or registered interior designer, or advertise any title or description tending to convey the impression that the person is a licensed architect or landscape architect or is a registered interior designer unless the person is duly licensed or registered or exempt from licensure or registration under the Oklahoma Licensed Architects, Landscape Architects and Registered Interior Designers Act and that the practice of architecture and landscape architecture and the use of the titles, architect, landscape architect or registered interior designer, are privileges granted by the state through the Board of Governors of the Oklahoma Licensed Architects, Landscape Architects and Registered Interior Designers based upon the qualifications of the individual as evidenced by a certificate of licensure or registration which shall not be transferable. SB784 clarifies language related to the Oklahoma Licensed Architects, Landscape Architects and Registered Interior Designers Act. The act requires each member of Board of Governors of the Oklahoma Licensed Architects, Landscape Architects and Registered Interior Designers to be a qualified elector of this state, and the architect and landscape architect members to have had five years' experience in the application or the study of the principles of their respective profession after initial licensure in Oklahoma. The measure requires registered interior designer members of the Board to have been registered by the Board for five years active and in good standing with the Board. The bill requires board members, other than the lay member, to be appointed for staggered five-year terms. The act prohibits members from serving more than two terms for appointments made subsequent to July 1, 2013. The measure allows the licensed architect, landscape architect, or the registered interior designer to be appointed by the Governor from a list of nominees submitted by respective professional societies of this state. The act removes language requiring the secretary-treasurer be reimbursed pursuant to the State Travel Reimbursement Act for travel and other expenses which will have been incurred while in the performance of the duties of this office. The act requires the Board to prepare, conduct, and grade examinations of persons who apply for the issuance of licenses or registrations, and to promulgate such rules with reference thereto as it may deem proper to determine competency for the issuance of licenses or registrations, work with nationally recognized licensing and registration organizations to prepare, conduct, and grade examinations, written or oral, of persons who shall apply for the issuance of licenses or registrations, wall or a portion of the initial license or registration fee for candidates graduating from accredited architecture, landscape architecture or interior design programs within the state when the Board has excess funds exceeding its two-year expense/revenue needs as determined by the Board in its sole discretion, determine the satisfactory passing score on such examinations and issue licenses or registrations to persons who have passed examinations, or who otherwise are entitled thereto, upon good cause shown, as hereinafter provided, deny the issuance of a license, registration, certificate of authority or certificate of title or suspend, revoke or refuse to renew licenses, registrations, certificates of title or certificates of authority previously issued, and upon proper showing, to reinstate licenses, registration or certificates, levy administrative fines plus the legal costs incurred by the Board to prosecute the case against any person or entity who violates any of the provisions of the Oklahoma Licensed Architects, Landscape Architects and Registered Interior Designers Act or any rule promulgated thereto, obtain an office, secure facilities, and employ, direct, discharge and define the duties and set the salaries of office personnel as deemed necessary by the Board, and adopt rules regarding requirements for intern development as a prerequisite for licensure or registration. The act prohibits anything from preventing a person qualified as an intern architect from using the title "intern architect" or any person from aiding or abetting any person, not licensed as required by law, in the practice of architecture in this state. The measure requires every person applying to the Board for an initial license to submit an application accompanied by the fee established in accordance with the rules of the Board, with satisfactory evidence that the person holds an accredited professional degree in architecture or has completed such other education as the Board deems equivalent to an accredited professional degree and with satisfactory evidence that the person has completed such practical training in architectural work as the Board requires and passes a national criminal history records check. If the person does not pass a national criminal history records check, the Board, in its sole discretion, to determine if the license is to be issued, renewed, reinstated, rejected or revoked. The measure allows the Board to exempt from written examination an applicant who holds a certificate issued by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards or its successor, or a person the Board decides is qualified and competent by equivalent standards for architects and creates the Equivalent Education and Training Standards for Architects Table "A" that supersedes all previous tables of equivalents and establishes its requirements. Authorizes the Board, in its sole discretion, to determine if a license is to be issued, renewed, reinstated or rejected for a person who does not pass a national criminal history records check upon the application for a license to practice architecture in this state. The measure requires a partnership, firm, association, corporation, limited liability company or limited liability partnership desiring to practice architecture or landscape architecture to file with the Board an application for a certificate of authority for the office location performing work on Oklahoma projects on a form approved by the Board which shall include the names, addresses, state of licensure and license number of all partners, directors, officers, members, managers or principals of the partnership, firm, association, corporation, limited liability company or limited liability partnership legally responsible for the entity's practice. The act authorizes the Board to suspend, to revoke or refuse to renew a license, registration, certificate of authority or certificate of title issued by it when the holder thereof has been found guilty of a violation of a provision of the Oklahoma Licensed Architects, Landscape Architects and Registered Interior Designers Act or the rules of the Board, provided that such a person or entity has been afforded the opportunity for a formal hearing carried out as described under the current Administrative Procedures Act or settled by the Board with a consent order or final order approved by the Board or fails to pass the national criminal history records checks for initial, reciprocal, reinstating or renewing any license, registration, certificate of authority or certificate of title. The measure finds any person or entity who has been determined by the Board to have violated any provision of the Oklahoma Licensed Architects, Landscape Architects and Registered Interior Designers Act or any rule or order issued pursuant to the provisions of the Oklahoma Licensed Architects, Landscape Architects and Registered Interior Designers Act may be liable for an administrative fine not exceeding $100,000 per violation or the amount of commissions and/or fees paid to the person and/or entity for specific associated project(s) plus the legal costs incurred by the Board to prosecute the case. The act sets guidelines to govern design competitions in this state and clarifies language related to the Oklahoma Licensed Architects, Landscape Architects and Registered Interior Designers Act. The measure finds it is not a requirement to make exhaustive or continuous on-site observations to check the quality or quantity of work nor is it intended that the architect be responsible for construction means, methods, techniques, sequences, or procedures, or for safety precautions and programs in connection with the work. The bill requires responsibilities set forth herein regarding Construction Contract Administration to be carried out by an architect duly licensed in this state or by persons employed by or under the responsible control of the architect. The Act finds all use groups in this section are defined by the codes currently adopted by the Uniform Building Code Commission of the State of Oklahoma and the construction, addition or alteration of a building of any size with an occupancy greater than 50 or with more than two stories in height as determined in accordance with the codes will be subject to the provisions of the Oklahoma Licensed Architects, Landscape Architects and Registered Interior Designers Act. The measure exempts the construction, addition or alteration of a building no more than two stories in height that is a one and two family dwellings and buildings as covered by the codes consisting of three or fewer townhouse units of any size or height from the provisions of the Oklahoma Licensed Architects, Landscape Architects and Registered Interior Designers Act. The measure requires the renovation or alteration of building where the original Code Use Group was exempt to remain exempt from the provisions of the Oklahoma Licensed Architects, Landscape Architects and Registered Interior Designers Act if the Code Use Group does not change. The measure prohibits any license from being issued to any person to practice architecture in this state unless the person is the holder of an accredited professional degree in architecture or has met the equivalent standards set forth in the Broadly Experienced Architect (BEA) or Broadly Experienced Foreign Architect (BEFA) programs administered by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards and to have had such practical training as the Board, by rule, to deem appropriate and has paid to the Board a fee as prescribed by the rules of the Board plus the actual cost of any examination given by the Board, and upon meeting the requirements and payment of an initial fee as may be prescribed by the rules of the Board, the Board will issue to the applicant a license which will authorize the applicant to engage in the practice of architecture in this state. The measure authorizes the Board to issue temporary licenses while qualifying the applicant for three months from the date the application process was begun. The act requires any individual licensee or registrant to be limited to one issuance of a temporary license. The measure requires the examination for a license to practice architecture in this state to be administered by computerized method, except Board administered exams. The act requires that all papers received by the Board relating to an application for a license, to an examination and to the issuance of a license shall be electronically retained by the Board and originals destroyed and that if it was incomplete, it will be retained for one year from the date of submission and then destroyed. The act finds that the agency's computer software, hardware and programming codes, documents and all other related issues and documents are not a public record, nor open to the public and shall be confidential property of the agency and State of Oklahoma and confidential records will only be open and available to other governmental entities and/or vendors used by the agency and State of Oklahoma for processing agency, state and/or government business and vendors used by the agency, state or government entities are still covered by this confidential statute. The act allows a person to sign or seal technical submissions prepared by another architect registered in any United States jurisdiction if the signing and sealing architect has reviewed the other architect's technical submissions, integrated the technical submissions into the architect's technical submissions, and the other architect's technical submissions are prototypical plans. The measure requires the Oklahoma licensed architect to assume full responsibility for the documents as if fully prepared by or under the Oklahoma licensed architect's responsible control in applying his or her seal. The measure prohibits an architect, at any time, to competitively bid or hold a financial interest in any entity competitively bidding for a contract for the reparation, alteration or construction of project for which he has prepared the plans and specifications unless the contract is a design/build contract for an all encompass fee only. The measure prohibits anything contained in the Oklahoma Licensed Architects, Landscape Architects and Registered Interior Designers Act from being construed as precluding an architect or engineer from performing services included within the definition of "landscape architecture" when incidental, meaning less than ten percent of the total project cost, to the performance of his or her normal practice as an architect or engineer. The act authorizes the Board to, in its sole discretion, determine whether or not to issue, renew, reinstate or revoke a license for landscape architect. The bill authorizes the Board to issue temporary licenses while qualifying an applicant for a maximum of three months from the date the application process is begun. The measure prohibits the license of a landscape architect from permitting the practice of architecture, engineering or land surveying, except that which is incidental, meaning less than 10 percent of the total cost of the project, to the practice of landscape architecture. (Amended by Senate, Stricken Title, Emergency Measure, Dormant, Committee Substitute) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: 07/01/2013    Emergency: Yes

Position: Monitor

Principal Authors: Newberry, Dan (S); Jordan, Fred (H)

Status: Dormant   Status Date: 03/14/2013


SB0804

Paraphrase: SB0804, by Sen. Bryce Marlatt, R-Woodward and Rep. Mike Jackson, R-Enid, creates the Oklahoma Affordable Housing Act. The bill defines allocation year, eligibility statement, federal low-income housing tax credit, Oklahoma Affordable Housing tax credit, qualified investor, state low-income housing tax credit and other terms used in the bill. The measure states that Oklahoma projects placed in service after December 31, 2013 are available for tax credits. The bill proposes that the state tax credits created be available to a project that is equal to that of the federal low-income housing tax credits for a qualified Oklahoma project. The bill proposes the total Oklahoma Affordable Housing tax credits made available equal the annual federal low-income housing tax credits for one year available to the state for the same allocation year. The measure states that a taxpayer owning an interest in the project is allowed a state tax credit if the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency issues an eligibility statement for the project. The bill states that the Oklahoma Affordable Housing tax credits may be used in payment of the taxpayer's state tax payments. The bill proposes that an insurance company claiming a credit against state premiums tax or retaliatory tax not be required to pay any additional tax under Oklahoma statutes. The bill proposes that the credit be authorized but not be used to reduce the tax liability of the taxpayer to less than zero. The bill states the credit claimed not be used in a taxable year but it may be carried back to the prior three years or carried forward five subsequent taxable years. The measure proposes that the owner of the project be eligible for credit authorized by the bill to submit an eligibility statement from the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency. The bill states that in case of failure to attach the statement, no credit will be allowed for that year until the documents are provided to the Tax Commission. The bill states that according to federal law if credits taken are to be recaptured during the first ten years after a project is placed in service than the project will also be required to recapture a portion of any state credits authorized in the bill. The bill allows the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency or the Oklahoma Tax Commission to request additional documents. The bill allows the Act to undergo a review every five years by a nine-person committee, with committee appointments defined in the bill. (Amended by House, Amended by Senate, Stricken Title, Committee Substitute) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: 01/01/2014    Emergency: No

Position: Support

Principal Authors: Marlatt, Bryce (S); Jackson, Mike (H)

Status: Dormant   Status Date: 04/25/2013


SB0913

Paraphrase: SB0913, by Sen. Cliff Branan, R-Oklahoma City, directs the Oklahoma Real Estate Commission to require any applicant to undergo a criminal history records check for eligibility for licensure and to pay the required fee as part of the application for licensure. (Dormant) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: 11/01/2013    Emergency: No

Position: Monitor

Principal Authors: Branan, Cliff (S)

Status: Dormant   Status Date: 02/25/2013


SB0986

Paraphrase: SB0986, by Sen. Anthony Sykes, R-Moore and Rep. Jon Echols, R-Oklahoma City, defines "unauthorized practice of law" as when a person gives legal advice of any kind or acts on behalf of a client in any legal matter without being licensed to practice law in this state, including but not be limited to, appearing before a court on behalf of a client or causing a document to be presented to a court on behalf of a client. The bill provides that anyone who engages in the unauthorized practice of law will be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction punished by imprisonment in a county jail not to exceed six months, by a fine not to exceed $1,000 or both. (Dormant) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: 11/01/2013    Emergency: No

Position: Oppose

Principal Authors: Sykes, Anthony (S); Echols, Jon (H)

Status: Dormant   Status Date: 04/11/2013


SB0989

Paraphrase: SB0989, by Sen. Ron Justice, R-Chickasha and Rep. Scott Biggs, R-Chickasha, applies the term "false or bogus check or checks" to payments made to a landlord under a lease or rental agreement which are not honored on account of insufficient funds or because the check or order was drawn on a closed account or on a nonexistent account. (Dormant) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: 11/01/2013    Emergency: No

Position: Support

Principal Authors: Justice, Ron (S); Biggs, Scott (H)

Status: Dormant   Status Date: 04/11/2013


SB1025

Paraphrase: SB1025, by Sen. Dan Newberry, R-Tulsa and Rep. Jon Echols, R-Oklahoma City, exempts a person working on his or her residential or farm property, whether actually performing the work or using the assistance or labor of family members, relatives, neighbors or employees from the definition of "roofing contractor." The bill defines "commercial roofing contractor." The bill requires every commercial roofing contractor soliciting or performing roofing services to take and successfully pass a commercial roofing examination approved by the Roofing Examination and Review Board before acting or being registered as a commercial roofing contractor. The bill requires the exam include test questions covering professional competencies and skills on a variety of roofing structures, materials and systems, best practices, and provisions on Oklahoma law and construction codes. The bill provides that once a commercial roofing contractor has successfully passed the examination, or been allowed an exemption from the examination as provided by law, the registrar will issue a commercial roofer endorsement on the roofing contractor registration upon receipt of a $100 fee that will be valid for three years.. The bill establishes to renew the commercial roofer endorsement, the holder of the commercial roofer endorsement will be required to attend a continuing education course approved by the Construction Industries Board covering changes to Oklahoma law regarding the Roofing Contractor Registration Act and related codes and provisions. The bill provides that any fees for attending a continuing education course be set by the provider and paid by the participant. The bill provides that failure of the holder of a commercial roofer endorsement to attend the required courses within the prescribed three-year period will result in the holder's commercial roofer endorsement being suspended for not more than three months during which time the commercial roofing contractor may correct the deficiency and submit proof of having participated in the required continuing education course. The bill provides that any commercial roofing contractor who fails to complete and submit the necessary proof of participation in the required continuing education course within the time prescribed will have their commercial roofer endorsement revoked by the registrar for one year, after which the commercial roofing contractor may reapply to retake the commercial roofer examination upon payment of the required fees. The bill establishes the renewal fee for a commercial roofer endorsement shall be $50.00 and be submitted to the registrar with the proof of participation in the required continuing education courses. The bill establishes administrative fines and reinstatement fees. The bill requires all nonresident roofing contractors intending to operate or doing business in this state be registered and comply with all provisions of the Roofing Contractor Registration Act and state laws and that each nonresident commercial roofing contractor must take and pass the commercial roofing examination prior to registration and must maintain continuing education requirements the same as required for resident commercial roofing contractors. The bill establishes that failure of a nonresident commercial roofing contractor to be registered or to take and pass the required commercial roofer examination or maintain continuing education requirements shall be punishable as a violation of the Roofing Contractor Registration Act and that the violator shall be subject to an administrative fine of not less than 1 percent nor more than 5 percent of each roofing job solicited, bid or performed while in noncompliance with the Roofing Contractor Registration Act, in addition to any penalty which may be imposed by the Oklahoma Tax Commission, or any penalty imposed by the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission or under the Workers' Compensation Code. The bill establishes the registrar is authorized to permit nonresident roofing contractors to solicit and do business in this state under a temporary roofing contractor registration upon proper application, approval and payment of a fee of $100 when a state of emergency is declared by the Governor. The bill requires a temporary roofing contractor registration card and proper registration with the Oklahoma Tax Commission be obtained prior to soliciting, bidding or performing any roofing services in this state. The bill establishes that the temporary registration will be valid for six months and be of a distinctive color or design to identify it as a temporary roofing contractor registration. The bill provides that upon temporary registration each nonresident commercial roofing contractor be provided information on where to take the commercial roofer examination, which is required for all commercial roofing contractors. The bill requires the examination be continuously available at scheduled locations within the first 30-day period following the date of the declaration of emergency and permits the testing period to be extended for an additional 30-day period when deemed appropriate by the registrar. The bill establishes certain testing requirements. The bill provides that the commercial roofing examination fee covering professional competencies, skills and best practices will be$150 and that the examination fee covering the portion of the examination on Oklahoma law and construction codes shall be $50. The bill provides that on January 1, 2014, the following persons may make application for an exemption to the requirement for taking and passing the commercial roofer examination: the owner or owners of an established roofing, remodeling or construction business who have had an employer identification number issued to such business in this state for more than five years next preceding the date of application for exemption, and who have had continuous registrations and compliance with the Oklahoma Secretary of State, the Oklahoma Tax Commission, the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission, the Workers' Compensation Code, the Internal Revenue Service, and the Social Security Administration, or a person currently employed by a roofing, remodeling or construction business whose owner or owners are not making application for an exemption and who has been a supervising on-the-job foreman, manager or inspector for such business for at least five continuous years preceding the date of application for exemption. The bill establishes requirements for an exemption application. The bill creates the Roofing Examination and Review Board for the sole purpose of creating a state commercial roofing examination and scoring mechanism for the Roofing Contractor Registration Act. The requires the board to create additional examination materials to be included as part of the commercial roofing examination which shall relate specifically to Oklahoma law and construction codes and permits the board to contract with or hire a professional test designer or writer, subject to funds available. The bill requires the board to commence its work within 30 days of the date of the last member appointment and to terminate its work on the thirtieth day after the first examination date on new test materials. The bill prohibits the board from conducting business after the date terminating official business until the governor has reconstituted a new board. The bill requires the Board to be reconstituted with the same or newly appointed members every third year not later than September 1, provided the governor may reconstitute the board earlier than the third year if significant legislative changes have been made to the Roofing Contractor Registration Act or when the construction codes are amended. The bill provides that all appointments for a reconstituted board be made by thegovernor in the same manner as initial appointments. The bill requires each reconstituted board to review the current approved commercial roofing examination materials and make adjustments to the examination materials as necessary to adjust for any changes in the roofing industry, law or construction codes. The bill establishes membership requirements for members of the board. The bill requires the board to comply with the Oklahoma Open Meeting Act and the Oklahoma Open Records Act and establishes certain meeting requirements. The bill provides that members may be removed by the governor for cause and any vacancy will be filled as provided for the initial appointments. The bill does not limit the number of reappointments. The bill requires the registrar to provide staff and administrative assistance to the board to complete its duties and pay any travel reimbursements allowed by law for members. The bill requires the registrar to employ a person or persons to actually conduct the commercial roofing examinations, score examinations and notify the examinee of passage or failure to pass the examination; to develop an application form and procedures for an applicant to schedule and take or retake the commercial roofing examination and may promulgate rules necessary to administer and enforce the commercial roofing provisions of the Roofing Contractor Registration Act; and include an endorsement on each roofing contractor's registration information when the roofing contractor has successfully passed the commercial roofing examination so the public will have notification of all successfully examined commercial roofing contractors in the roofing contractor registration database. (Amended by House, Stricken Title, Stricken enacting clause, Dormant) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: 11/01/2013    Emergency: No

Position: Support

Principal Authors: Newberry, Dan (S); Echols, Jon (H)

Status: Dormant   Status Date: 04/25/2013


SB1053

Paraphrase: SB1053, by Sen. Dan Newberry, R-Tulsa and Rep. Mark McBride, R-Moore, modifies the information that must be provided to register as a roofing contractor to include a phone number and name, address and phone number if not from Oklahoma. The bill requires, beginning July 1, 2013, that each new applicant for a roofing contractor registration and each registered or renewing roofing contractor procure and file with the registrar a good and sufficient bond in the amount of $30,000 The bill also provides that in addition to all other conditions and requirements for registration, the bond will require the availability of prompt and full warranty services by the roofing contractor to comply with all warranties expressed or implied in connection with each roofing project performed in this state. It also requires that the bond be approved as to form by the Attorney General and conditioned that the roofing contractor not misrepresent his or her qualifications and experience or any roofing-related service or product to the property owner or violate any of the provisions of the Roofing Contractor Registration Act. The bill requires the bond be maintained throughout the period of registration and should the bond be canceled for any reason, the roofing contractor registration be revoked as of the date of cancellation unless a new bond is furnished prior to such date. (Amended by House, Amended by Senate, Stricken Title, Committee Substitute) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: 07/01/2013    Emergency: No

Position: Support

Principal Authors: Newberry, Dan (S); McBride, Mark (H)

Status: In Committee - Conference   Status Date: 05/09/2013

Committee(1): Conf S SB1053 (C)

Committee(2): Conf H on Economic Development & Financial Svcs (C)


SB1054

Paraphrase: SB1054, by Sen. Constance Johnson, D-Oklahoma City, provides that the provisions of law authorizing a state licensing authority to declare a person ineligible for licensure due to a felony conviction is appealable. The bill requires all state licensing authorities charged with the issuance, denial, suspension or revocation of a professional or occupational license establish procedures by rule by which individuals who are convicted of a nonviolent felony offense may appeal a denial or revocation of the professional or occupational license when such denial or revocation is based solely on a nonviolent felony conviction. The bill provides the person seeking to appeal a denial or revocation of a professional or occupational license comply with the written procedures, disciplinary actions, and other requirements established by the licensing authority before seeking the appeal. The bill establishes that at an appeal hearing, the appellant shall prove to the satisfaction of the state licensing authority that the denial or revocation was based solely on a nonviolent felony conviction and that the crime does not substantially relate to the practice, profession or occupation nor pose a reasonable threat to public safety, or constitute an act of moral turpitude that would affect the practice, profession or occupation or public safety. (Dormant) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: 11/01/2013    Emergency: No

Position: Oppose

Principal Authors: Johnson, Constance (S)

Status: Dormant   Status Date: 02/25/2013


SB1059

Paraphrase: SB1059, by Sen. Bryce Marlatt, R-Woodward, permits the Oklahoma Real Estate Commission to require any applicant to undergo a criminal history records check for eligibility for licensure and to pay the required fee as part of the application for licensure. (Dormant) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: 11/01/2013    Emergency: No

Position: Monitor

Principal Authors: Marlatt, Bryce (S)

Status: Dormant   Status Date: 02/25/2013


SB1060

Paraphrase: SB1060, by Sen. Dan Newberry, R-Tulsa and Rep. Glen Mulready, R-Tulsa, requires an independent appraiser recertify his or her completed appraisal upon request and payment of the fee, and an AMC to require an appraiser to recertify a completed appraisal under certain conditions. (Dormant) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: 11/01/2013    Emergency: No

Position: Monitor

Principal Authors: Newberry, Dan (S); Mulready, Glen (H)

Status: Dormant   Status Date: 04/11/2013


SB1068

Paraphrase: SB1068, by Sen. Dan Newberry, R-Tulsa and Rep. Mark McBride, R-Moore, requires, beginning on and after July 1, 2014, every person acting in the capacity of a general contractor, whether a resident or nonresident of this state, including all primary, subcontractor and independent contractors on any commercial construction project to be licensed, bonded, insured, experienced, qualified and successfully examined in this state prior to soliciting, offering, contracting for, entering into any agreement, or engaging or performing such construction work in this state. The bill requires the Construction Industries Board not later than November 1, 2013, to define, evaluate, determine and recommend what license terms, conditions, fees, bond amounts, insurance amounts, experience, qualifications, and examinations must be successfully completed for a general contractor to act under this provision and be licensed in this state. The bill requires the board to present its determinations and recommendations to the Legislature in a written report to be filed with the President Pro Tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, together with all proposed costs of administering general contractor licensing and all proposed requirements for staffing, enforcement and financial support, by November 1, 2013. The bill defines "commercial construction project" and provides that the definition does not apply to a residential home builder, remodeler, renovator or handyman whose primary construction projects are related to single residential homes, duplexes, three- or four-plexes; one-car to four-car garages and carports; patio rooms, sun rooms and additions to a residential home; gazeboes; storage sheds; and residential structures and concrete work. (Amended by Senate, Stricken Title, Emergency Measure, Dormant) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: 07/01/2013    Emergency: Yes

Position: Monitor

Principal Authors: Newberry, Dan (S); McBride, Mark (H)

Status: Dormant   Status Date: 04/11/2013


SB1069

Paraphrase: SB1069, by Sen. Kyle Loveless, R-Oklahoma City, requires any person licensed under the Oklahoma Real Estate License Code to disclose information to a potential buyer of real property regarding whether or not the streets, roads or other ingress and egress means to the real property, and in the subdivision where the subject real property is located, if applicable, are private or public for purposes of maintenance, repairs, upkeep and costs. The bill provides that the disclosure requirement is deemed accomplished by the written statement of the seller of real property made on the seller's required property disclosure statement, or in the alternative the seller may provide other written private or public documentation, including, but not limited to, any homeowner association statement, declaration, minute or assessment, any governmental document, or a copy of any notation on the plan or plat or from the covenants and restrictions, or by a written statement by the builder, developer, previous property owner or an adjoining property owner, or any person with knowledge of actual maintenance, repairs, costs or assessments for such streets or roads on, adjacent to or adjoining the property. The bill provides the buyer will be responsible to verify the accuracy of the disclosure. The bill establishes that the disclosure requirement shall not be construed as imposing a duty upon a person licensed by the Oklahoma Real Estate License Code to verify whether any street, road or other ingress or egress means to real property is public, private or that a disclosure provided in compliance with this section is true. (Dormant) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: 11/01/2013    Emergency: No

Position: Oppose

Principal Authors: Loveless, Kyle (S)

Status: Dormant   Status Date: 02/25/2013


SB1073

Paraphrase: SB1073, by Sen. Rob Johnson, R-Kingfisher, implements a $100,000 on the value of a home for purpose of calculating the homestead exemption. (Dormant) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: 11/01/2013    Emergency: No

Position: Oppose

Principal Authors: Johnson, Rob (S)

Status: Dormant   Status Date: 02/25/2013


SB1076

Paraphrase: SB1076, by Sen. Rob Johnson, R-Kingfisher, modifies language related to the authority of the Real Estate Appraiser Board to revoke or suspend any license. The bill requires the notice include the alleged violation of the Oklahoma Certified Real Estate Appraisers Act. The bill also clarifies language related to hearings concerning the allegations. (Dormant) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: 11/01/2013    Emergency: No

Position: Monitor

Principal Authors: Johnson, Rob (S)

Status: Dormant   Status Date: 02/25/2013


SB1077

Paraphrase: SB1077, by Sen. Brian Crain, R-Tulsa and Rep. Randy Grau, R-Edmond, requires that in order for an attorney to claim an attorney's lien on real property, the attorney shall file a Notice of Attorney's Lien in the office of the county clerk of the county where the real estate is situated. The bill requires that the Notice of Attorney's Lien contain the style of the case, the court where pending, the case number, the attorney's name, address and phone number and a complete legal description of the property subject to the lien. The bill provides that any attorney claiming an Attorney's Lien prior to the effective date of this bill shall have a period of one year to file a Notice of Attorney's Lien in accordance with the provisions of the bill. The bill provides that an action to enforce an attorney's lien against real property be commenced in the county where the real property is situated within 10 years of recordation of the Notice of Attorney's lien with the county clerk and that the 10-year period for an attorney's lien claimed prior to the effective date of the bill run from the effective date regardless of when the Notice of Attorney's Lien is recorded. (Dormant) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: 11/01/2013    Emergency: No

Position: Support

Principal Authors: Crain, Brian (S); Grau, Randy (H)

Status: Dormant   Status Date: 02/25/2013


SJR0011

Paraphrase: SJR0011, by Sen. Eddie Fields, R-Wynona and Rep. Dennis Ray Casey, R-Morrison, proposes a constitutional amendment to increase the school district levy from 15 to 35 mills on the dollar as the valuation of all taxable property in the district to be levied for the benefit of the schools of such district. (Dormant, Constitutional Amendment) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: / /    Emergency: No

Position: Oppose

Principal Authors: Fields, Eddie (S); Casey, Dennis Ray (H)

Status: Dormant   Status Date: 02/25/2013


SJR0016

Paraphrase: SJR0016, by Sen. John Sparks, D-Norman and Rep. Colby Schwartz, R-Yukon, allows a disabled veteran be entitled to claim a homestead exemption for the full amount of a manufactured home owned and occupied by the disabled veteran as his or her principal residence whether or not such manufactured home is located on real property owned by such disabled veteran. It adds that a surviving spouse of a person eligible for the exemption be entitled to the exemption if the surviving spouse occupies the manufactured home as his or her principal residence whether or not such manufactured home is located on real property owned by such surviving spouse. (Amended by Senate, Dormant, Constitutional Amendment) - © 2013 eCapitol, LLC. All rights reserved.

Effective Date: / /    Emergency: No

Position: Monitor

Principal Authors: Sparks, John (S); Schwartz, Colby (H)

Status: Dormant   Status Date: 04/11/2013