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During the 2017 Oklahoma legislative session, the Conservation Coalition of Oklahoma will be actively tracking all legislation that could potentially impact conservation issues.  Below is a list of priority legislation we are currently tracking.

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Executive Summary of 2017 Priority Issues

85 Bills On Report

Bill Principal Authors Committees Current Status Class Position
HB1009 Cleveland, Bobby (H) H Public Safety (H) – 02/07/2017 Second Reading – Referred to House Committee
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HB1009, by Rep. Bobby Cleveland, R-Slaughterville, prohibits a game warden from entering private property for the purpose of enforcing the provisions of the Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Code based solely on the discharge of a firearm.
HB1061 Osborn, Leslie (H)
Wallace, Kevin (H)
David, Kimberly (S)
Fields, Eddie (S)
H Appropriations & Budget (H) – 02/07/2017 Second Reading – Referred to House Committee
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HB1061, by Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, Rep. Leslie Osborn, R-Mustang, Sen. Eddie Fields, R-Wynona, and Sen. Kimberly David, R-Porter, appropriates funds to the Conservation Commission and sets budgetary limits. (Appropriation Bill)
HB1063 Osborn, Leslie (H)
Wallace, Kevin (H)
David, Kimberly (S)
Fields, Eddie (S)
H Appropriations & Budget (H) – 02/07/2017 Second Reading – Referred to House Committee
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HB1063, by Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, Rep. Leslie Osborn, R-Mustang, Sen. Eddie Fields, R-Wynona, and Sen. Kimberly David, R-Porter, appropriates funds to the Department of Environmental Quality and sets budgetary limits. (Appropriation Bill)
HB1071 Osborn, Leslie (H)
Wallace, Kevin (H)
David, Kimberly (S)
Fields, Eddie (S)
H Appropriations & Budget (H) – 02/07/2017 Second Reading – Referred to House Committee
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HB1071, by Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, Rep. Leslie Osborn, R-Mustang, Sen. Eddie Fields, R-Wynona, and Sen. Kimberly David, R-Porter, appropriates funds to the Oklahoma Water Resources Board and sets budgetary limits. (Appropriation Bill)
HB1193 West, Rick (H) H Agriculture & Rural Development (H) – 02/07/2017
H Agriculture & Rural Development (H) – 02/14/2017
H Agriculture & Rural Development (H) – 02/14/2017
H General Order
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HB1193, by Rep. Rick West, R-Heavener, allows the State Board of Agriculture to designate statewide livestock organizations. The bill defines terms. It allows the board to designate a new organization should the designated organization no longer represent a majority of livestock producers. (Amended by House, Committee Substitute)
HB1224 Hardin, Tommy (H) H Agriculture & Rural Development (H) – 02/07/2017 Second Reading – Referred to House Committee
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HB1224, by Rep. Tommy Hardin, R-Madill, eliminates requirement that agritourism professionals register with the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture.
HB1225 Hardin, Tommy (H) H Appropriations & Budget (H) – 02/07/2017 Second Reading – Referred to House Committee
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HB1225, by Rep. Tommy Hardin, R-Madill, requires the Commissioners of the Land Office to transfer funds for the funding of the county extension offices to Oklahoma State University for distribution to the county extension offices of the state beginning the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018. (Emergency Measure)
HB1275 Vaughan, Steven (H) H Rules (H) – 02/07/2017 Second Reading – Referred to House Committee
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HB1275, by Rep. Steven Vaughan, R-Ponca City, creates the Hunting Guide Licensing Act of 2017
HB1290 Wallace, Kevin (H) H Rules (H) – 02/07/2017 Second Reading – Referred to House Committee
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HB1290, by Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, creates the Environment and Natural Resources Act.
HB1293 Wallace, Kevin (H) H Rules (H) – 02/07/2017 Second Reading – Referred to House Committee
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HB1293, by Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, creates the Wildlife Reform Act of 2017.
HB1304 Murdock, Casey (H) H Agriculture & Rural Development (H) – 02/07/2017 Second Reading – Referred to House Committee Important
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HB1304, by Rep. Casey Murdock, R-Felt, modifies definitions within the Oklahoma Swine Feeding Operations Act. It removes language regarding operations subject to the Oklahoma Swine Feeding Operations Act and provides an exception to setback requirements. It specifies that no concentrated swine feeding operation is to be established if located on land within three miles of the limits of any municipality unless the municipality’s governing body executes a written waiver of the setback for the particular animal feeding operation. It prohibits a change in ownership of the property on which the operation is located from affecting the validity of the waiver.
HB1326 Murdock, Casey (H) H Judiciary — Criminal Justice & Corrections (H) – 02/07/2017
H Judiciary — Criminal Justice & Corrections (H) – 02/15/2017
H General Order
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HB1326, by Rep. Casey Murdock, R-Felt, prohibits a person from intentionally or knowingly operating an unmanned aircraft over the private agricultural property of another unless otherwise exempted. The bill provides exemptions. It prescribes a punishment for those found in violation of the provision.
HB1346 Condit, Donnie (H) H Rules (H) – 02/07/2017
H Business, Commerce, & Tourism (H) – 02/15/2017
Committee Reassignment
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HB1346, by Rep. Donnie Condit, D-McAlester, creates the Honey Bee Licensing Act.
HB1355 Murdock, Casey (H) H Energy & Natural Resources (H) – 02/07/2017 Second Reading – Referred to House Committee Important
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HB1355, by Rep. Casey Murdock, R-Felt, prohibits the Department of Environmental Quality from promulgating rules or instituting regulations more stringent than those provided by the Environmental Protection Agency or by federal laws.
HB1356 Kouplen, Steve (H) H Energy & Natural Resources (H) – 02/07/2017 Second Reading – Referred to House Committee Important
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HB1356, by Rep. Steve Kouplen, D-Beggs, prohibits the Department of Environmental Quality from promulgating rules or instituting regulations more stringent than those provided by the Environmental Protection Agency or by federal laws.
HB1388 Pfeiffer, John (H) H Agriculture & Rural Development (H) – 02/07/2017
H Agriculture & Rural Development (H) – 02/14/2017
H General Order
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HB1388, by Rep. John Pfeiffer, R-Mulhall, provides requirements to determine the established date of operation for agricultural activities. It permits the defendant in any action in which agricultural activities are alleged to be a nuisance that is determined to be malicious to recover the aggregate amount of costs and expenses determined by the court to have been reasonably incurred in connection with defending the action, together with reasonable attorney fees.
HB1392 Pfeiffer, John (H) H Appropriations & Budget, Natural Resources & Regulatory Svcs (H) – 02/07/2017
H Appropriations & Budget, Natural Resources & Regulatory Svcs (H) – 02/09/2017
Subcommittee Do Pass Important
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HB1392, by Rep. John Pfeiffer, R-Mulhall, reauthorizes the Oklahoma Wildlife Diversity Program checkoff.
HB1480 Young, George (H) H Appropriations & Budget, Natural Resources & Regulatory Svcs (H) – 02/07/2017 Second Reading – Referred to House Committee
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HB1480, by Rep. George Young, D-Oklahoma City, creates the Healthy Food Financing Act to establish a statewide program to increase the availability of fresh and nutritious food in underserved communities and defines related terms. It creates the Healthy Food Financing Fund. The bill requires the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry to administer the program and fund. It establishes requirements for the Department to complete and allows financing to be made available.
HB1485 Watson, Weldon (H) H Energy & Natural Resources (H) – 02/07/2017 Second Reading – Referred to House Committee
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HB1485, by Rep. Weldon Watson, R-Tulsa, requires state agencies to issue permits for activities subject to the Clean Water Act.
HB1501 Fetgatter, Scott (H)
Thompson, Roger (S)
H Wildlife (H) – 02/07/2017
H Wildlife (H) – 02/14/2017
H General Order
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HB1501, by Rep. Scott Fetgatter, R-Okmulgee and Sen. Roger Thompson, R-Okemah, decreases the frequency of the required regular meetings of the Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Commission to nine times per year, not exceeding one meeting per month.
HB1523 Cockroft, Josh (H) H Rules (H) – 02/07/2017 Second Reading – Referred to House Committee
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HB1523, by Rep. Josh Cockroft, R-Tecumseh, clarifies language related to the Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Code.
HB1537 Dunnington, Jason (H) H Appropriations & Budget, Natural Resources & Regulatory Svcs (H) – 02/07/2017 Second Reading – Referred to House Committee Important
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HB1537, by Rep. Jason Dunnington, D-Oklahoma City, creates the Water for 2060 Revolving Fund for the Oklahoma Water Resources Board in the State Treasury. It provides the fund’s purpose. It directs monies accruing to the credit of the fund appropriated and be budgeted and expended by the Oklahoma Water Resources Board for the purpose of promoting efficient water use by municipalities and residents of municipalities. It requires expenditures from the fund be made upon warrants issued by the State Treasurer against claims filed as prescribed by law with the Director of the Office of Management and Enterprise Services for approval and payment. It requires any commercial irrigation system to have accurate water metering as part of its manufactured design or to allow metering by a device after its manufacture that allows accurate water metering and allots for fines for those found in violation. It allows any municipality within the state which implements an inclined block rate structure for use of municipal water by persons, business entities and other users to retain all revenues derived from the sale of water to each user subject to a maximum of 25,000 gallons per month and allots for fines for those found in violation. It requires fees from the violations be deposited in the revolving fund.
HB1553 Faught, George (H)
Sykes, Anthony (S)
H Administrative Rules (H) – 02/08/2017 S Introduced
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HB1553, by Rep. George Faught, R-Muskogee and Sen. Anthony Sykes, R-Moore, requires approval by joint resolution of any proposed rule that increases fees, provided the resolution becomes law in accordance with Section 11 of Article VI of the Oklahoma Constitution. It provides the rule will be deemed disapproved if the Legislature fails to approve the rule on or before the last day of the legislative session. It exempts any proposed rule that modifies the scope of practice from the other procedures governing legislative approval of administrative rules.
HB1601 Enns, John (H)
Boggs, Larry (S)
H Wildlife (H) – 02/07/2017
H Wildlife (H) – 02/14/2017
H General Order
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HB1601, by Rep. John Enns, R-Enid and Sen. Larry Boggs, R-Wilburton, requires the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry to enter into a written agreement on behalf of the State of Oklahoma with the United States Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services in conducting wildlife damage management for beavers, coyotes, bobcats, feral swine, and other wildlife or invasive species causing destruction to livestock, poultry, crops, range land, forests, and other resources, including human health and safety. It authorizes agents of the State Board of Agriculture engaged in wildlife damage management to carry firearms in the course of their official duties. It requires authorized agents to pass a background check by the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry and be trained in accordance with United States Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services guidelines for the use of firearms in wildlife damage management.
HB1606 Enns, John (H)
Pederson, Roland (S)
H Agriculture & Rural Development (H) – 02/07/2017
H Agriculture & Rural Development (H) – 02/14/2017
H General Order
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HB1606, by Rep. John Enns, R-Enid and Sen. Roland Pederson, R-Burlington, deletes specific herbicide application methods. It requires the approval and registration with the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture Food, and Forestry for herbicides used for eradicating plants.
HB1614 Watson, Weldon (H) H Rules (H) – 02/07/2017 Second Reading – Referred to House Committee
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HB1614, by Rep. Weldon Watson, R-Tulsa, creates the Oklahoma Resources Development Act of 2017.
HB1739 Russ, Todd (H) H Rules (H) – 02/07/2017 Second Reading – Referred to House Committee
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HB1739, by Rep. Todd Russ, R-Cordell, creates the Water Rights Act of 2017.
HB1740 Russ, Todd (H) H Rules (H) – 02/07/2017 Second Reading – Referred to House Committee
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HB1740, by Rep. Todd Russ, R-Cordell, creates the Department of Environmental Quality Act of 2017.
HB1813 Loring, Ben (H) H Rules (H) – 02/07/2017 Second Reading – Referred to House Committee
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HB1813, by Rep. Ben Loring, D-Miami, creates the Veterans’ Hunting License Benefit Reform Act of 2017.
HB1830 Osborn, Leslie (H) H Appropriations & Budget, Natural Resources & Regulatory Svcs (H) – 02/07/2017
H Appropriations & Budget, Natural Resources & Regulatory Svcs (H) – 02/09/2017
Subcommittee Committee Sub, Do Pass
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HB1830, by Rep. Leslie Osborn, R-Mustang, adds a sales tax exemption for promotional materials purchased on the behalf or the benefit of the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department.
HB1831 Osborn, Leslie (H) H Appropriations & Budget, Natural Resources & Regulatory Svcs (H) – 02/07/2017
H Appropriations & Budget, Natural Resources & Regulatory Svcs (H) – 02/09/2017
Subcommittee Committee Sub, Do Pass
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HB1831, by Rep. Leslie Osborn, R-Mustang, modifies the permitted use of monies collected from entrance or day-use charges for the state park system.
HB1852 Osborn, Leslie (H) H Appropriations & Budget (H) – 02/07/2017 Second Reading – Referred to House Committee Important
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HB1852, by Rep. Leslie Osborn, R-Mustang, authorizes the Governor, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the President Pro Tempore of the Senate to approve from time to time one or more transactions to sell, lease, transfer, or otherwise dispose of, directly or indirectly, any or all of the property or interests of the district, or to merge or consolidate, or to include in a joint venture or similar transaction, directly or indirectly, the district’s property or interests or any part thereof with those of any other person, by any means whatsoever, including the authority to transfer title or any other ownership interest associated with the district’s property and interests and to direct the disposition of any proceeds from such transaction, hereinafter referred to individually as a GRDA Transaction and collectively as GRDA Transactions. It also grants them all of the authorities of the district and of the Board of Directors of the district to the extent needed to effectuate and consummate one or more GRDA Transactions. The bill directs the Secretary of Finance to prepare, no later than December 31, 2017, a report for the Governor, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the President Pro Tempore of the Senate describing the property and interests of the district that could be the basis for one or more GRDA Transactions and specifies the content of the report. The bill authorizes the Office of Management and Enterprise Services to begin a competitive bidding process. The bill exempts those public officials from being subject to the Oklahoma Open Meeting Act and exempts transactions from the requirements in state law related to the disposition of state properties. The bill provides guidelines for the treatment of transactions based upon the acquisition of public utilities and provides a scope of authority of the previously named public officials with respects to these transactions. The bill also states that to the extent that one or more GRDA Transactions results in the sale, lease, transfer, or other disposition of all or substantially all of the property or interests used by the district for controlling, storing and preserving, within the boundaries of the district, the waters of the Grand River and its tributaries, or for the purposes of developing and generating water power, then the district’s powers, rights, and privileges to control, store, preserve, use, distribute, and sell the waters of Grand River and its tributaries will be transferred to the Oklahoma Water Resources Board. It requires the district’s dams, water, and land to be subject to the jurisdiction of the Oklahoma Water Resources Board on the same basis as the Oklahoma Water Resources Board has jurisdiction over other dams, water, and land located in the state.
HB2020 McCall, Charles (H) H Rules (H) – 02/07/2017 Second Reading – Referred to House Committee
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HB2020, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, creates the Grand River Dam Authority Act of 2017.
HB2051 McCall, Charles (H) H Rules (H) – 02/07/2017 Second Reading – Referred to House Committee
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HB2051, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, clarifies statutory language related to the State Department of Agriculture.
HB2052 McCall, Charles (H) H Rules (H) – 02/07/2017 Second Reading – Referred to House Committee
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HB2052, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, clarifies statutory language related to the Oklahoma Agricultural Code.
HB2053 McCall, Charles (H) H Rules (H) – 02/07/2017 Second Reading – Referred to House Committee
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HB2053, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, creates the Agriculture Development Act of 2017.
HB2054 McCall, Charles (H) H Rules (H) – 02/07/2017 Second Reading – Referred to House Committee
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HB2054, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, creates the Agriculture Reform Act of 2017.
HB2055 McCall, Charles (H) H Rules (H) – 02/07/2017 Second Reading – Referred to House Committee
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HB2055, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, creates the Agriculture Advancement Act.
HB2098 McCall, Charles (H) H Rules (H) – 02/07/2017 Second Reading – Referred to House Committee
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HB2098, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, creates the Water Act of 2017.
HB2099 McCall, Charles (H) H Rules (H) – 02/07/2017 Second Reading – Referred to House Committee
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HB2099, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, creates the Water Policy Act.
HB2100 McCall, Charles (H) H Rules (H) – 02/07/2017 Second Reading – Referred to House Committee
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HB2100, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, creates the Waters Act of Oklahoma.
HB2101 McCall, Charles (H) H Rules (H) – 02/07/2017 Second Reading – Referred to House Committee
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HB2101, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, creates the Oklahoma Waters Act.
HB2102 McCall, Charles (H) H Rules (H) – 02/07/2017 Second Reading – Referred to House Committee
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HB2102, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, creates the Water Reform Act of 2017.
HB2119 McCall, Charles (H) H Rules (H) – 02/07/2017 Second Reading – Referred to House Committee
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HB2119, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, modifies language relating to the Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Code.
HB2120 McCall, Charles (H) H Rules (H) – 02/07/2017 Second Reading – Referred to House Committee
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HB2120, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, creates the Wildlife Reform Act of 2017.
HB2121 McCall, Charles (H) H Rules (H) – 02/07/2017 Second Reading – Referred to House Committee
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HB2121, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, creates the Wildlife Advancement Act of 2017.
HB2122 McCall, Charles (H) H Rules (H) – 02/07/2017 Second Reading – Referred to House Committee
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HB2122, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, creates the Wildlife Modification Act of 2017.
HB2171 Roberts, Sean (H) H Rules (H) – 02/07/2017 Second Reading – Referred to House Committee
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HB2171, by Rep. Sean Roberts, R-Hominy, repeals language creating the tax credit for investments in agricultural processing cooperative, ventures and marketing associations.
HB2193 Williams, Cory T. (H) H Rules (H) – 02/07/2017 Second Reading – Referred to House Committee
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HB2193, by Rep. Cory T. Williams, D-Stillwater, creates a six-month fishing license for residents and nonresidents.
HB2212 Roberts, Sean (H) H Rules (H) – 02/07/2017 Second Reading – Referred to House Committee
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HB2212, by Rep. Sean Roberts, R-Hominy, creates the Agriculture Reform Act of 2017.
HB2279 O’Donnell, Terry (H) H Rules (H) – 02/07/2017 Second Reading – Referred to House Committee
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HB2279, by Rep. Terry O’Donnell, R-Catoosa, repeals language relating to a moratorium on the sale or exportation of water.
HB2280 O’Donnell, Terry (H) H Rules (H) – 02/07/2017 Second Reading – Referred to House Committee Important
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HB2280, by Rep. Terry O’Donnell, R-Catoosa, declares wastewater and the rights thereto be commodities, separate and distinct from the waters of the state into which wastewater is discharged, separate and distinct from transportation and separate and distinct from storage. It allows an entity treating wastewater sell such water or the rights attributed to the ownership of such water to any entity having access to excess and surplus water. It allows wastewater to be repackaged at a city gate or other point of entry to an entity having access to excess and surplus water.
HB2313 McCall, Charles (H) H Wildlife (H) – 02/07/2017 Second Reading – Referred to House Committee
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HB2313, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, clarifies language related to definitions of game and fish.
HB2324 Coody, Jeff (H) H Rules (H) – 02/07/2017 Second Reading – Referred to House Committee
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HB2324, by Rep. Jeff Coody, R-Grandfield, creates the Wildlife Reform Act of 2017.
HB2327 Coody, Jeff (H) H Rules (H) – 02/07/2017 Second Reading – Referred to House Committee
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HB2327, by Rep. Jeff Coody, R-Grandfield, creates the Wildlife Improvement Act of 2017.
HB2328 Coody, Jeff (H) H Rules (H) – 02/07/2017 Second Reading – Referred to House Committee
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HB2328, by Rep. Jeff Coody, R-Grandfield, creates the Wildlife Development Act of 2017.
HB2329 Coody, Jeff (H) H Rules (H) – 02/07/2017 Second Reading – Referred to House Committee
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HB2329, by Rep. Jeff Coody, R-Grandfield, clarifies language related to the Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Code.
HB2330 Coody, Jeff (H) H Rules (H) – 02/07/2017 Second Reading – Referred to House Committee
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HB2330, by Rep. Jeff Coody, R-Grandfield, clarifies language related to the Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Code.
HCR1003 Martin, Scott (H) No Committees H Introduced Important
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HCR1003, by Rep. Scott Martin, R-Norman, states legislative approval of the transfer of all of its right, title and interest to certain real and personal property totaling 1,874acres at the area known as Lake Thunderbird State Park, which is currently titled to the Federal Bureau of Reclamation, managed by the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department and operated and maintained under the jurisdiction of the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Commission to the Central Oklahoma Master Conservancy District (COMCD). It also requires the transfer be subject to certain statutory requirements.
SB0075 Shaw, Wayne (S)
West, Josh (H)
S Energy (S) – 02/02/2017
S Energy (S) – 02/07/2017
Second Reading – Referred to Senate Committee Important
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SB0075, by Sen. Wayne Shaw, R-Grove and Rep. Josh West, R-Grove, expands the scenic river designation on the Illinois River in Delaware and Cherokee counties to be above the Horseshoe Bend Public Use Area Boat Ramp of Tenkiller Ferry Lake instead of above its confluence with the Barren Fork Creek.
SB0147 Schulz, Mike (S) S Agriculture & Wildlife (S) – 02/02/2017
S Agriculture & Wildlife (S) – 02/07/2017
S Agriculture & Wildlife (S) – 02/14/2017
S General Order Important
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SB0147, by Sen. Mike Schulz, R-Altus, updates statutory references in relation to the Oklahoma Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations Act. The bill provides an exemption to the setback rule allowing for municipality’s governing body with a written waiver of the setback for the particular animal feeding operation. It prohibits a change in ownership of the property on which the animal feeding operation is located from affecting the validity of the waiver.
SB0238 Boggs, Larry (S) S Agriculture & Wildlife (S) – 02/02/2017
S Agriculture & Wildlife (S) – 02/07/2017
S Agriculture & Wildlife (S) – 02/14/2017
S General Order
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SB0238, by Sen. Larry Boggs, R-Wilburton, adds feral swine to the wildlife damage management services of the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture. The bill also authorizes agents of the State Board of Agriculture engaged in wildlife damage management to carry a firearm in the course of their official duties. It requires authorized agents to successfully pass a background check by the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture and be trained in accordance with the United States Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services guidelines for the use of firearms in wildlife damage management.
SB0373 Holt, David (S) S Energy (S) – 02/02/2017
S Energy (S) – 02/07/2017
Second Reading – Referred to Senate Committee
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SB0373, by Sen. David Holt, R-Oklahoma City, defines the term “public water system” to mean any system providing water for human consumption through pipes or other constructed conveyances, if such system has at least 15 service connections or regularly serves an average of at least twenty-five (25) individuals at least 60 days per year, whether receiving payment for same or not. It provides that any system providing water for mobile home parks will not be considered a public water supply system. It also provides that multi-family dwellings, which are constructed, inspected and maintained under the State Department of Health-approved plumbing code, purchase water from a permitted water system, do not provide treatment and do not resell water, are not classified as a public water supply system.
SB0393 Brecheen, Josh (S) S Education (S) – 02/02/2017
S Education (S) – 02/07/2017
Second Reading – Referred to Senate Committee Important
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SB0393, by Sen. Josh Brecheen, R-Coalgate, creates the Oklahoma Science Education Act. It requires the State Board of Education, school district boards of education, school district superintendents and school principals to endeavor to create an environment within public school districts that encourages students to explore scientific questions, learn about scientific evidence, develop critical thinking skills and respond appropriately and respectfully to differences of opinion about controversial issues and to endeavor to assist teachers to find effective ways to present the science curriculum as it addresses scientific controversies. It requires teachers be permitted to help students understand, analyze, critique and review in an objective manner the scientific strengths and scientific weaknesses of existing scientific theories covered in the course being taught. It prohibits the State Board of Education, any school district board of education, school district superintendent or school principal from prohibiting any teacher in a public school district from helping students understand, analyze, critique and review in an objective manner the scientific strengths and weaknesses of existing scientific theories covered in the course being taught. It provides the language protects only the teaching of scientific information and states it cannot be construed to promote any religious or non-religious doctrine, promote discrimination for or against a particular set of religious beliefs or non-beliefs or promote discrimination for or against religion or non-religion. It requires the State Department of education by no later than the start of the 2017-2018 school year to notify school district boards of education and school district superintendents of public schools in the state of the bill’s provisions and for each school district board of education and school district superintendent to notify all employees within the school district of its provisions. (Emergency Measure)
SB0421 Brecheen, Josh (S) S Energy (S) – 02/02/2017
S Energy (S) – 02/07/2017
Second Reading – Referred to Senate Committee Important
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SB0421, by Sen. Josh Brecheen, R-Coalgate, creates the Oklahoma Water Sustainability Act. The bill requires the Oklahoma Water Resources Board to dedicate available staff and resources to assist in the development of regional water plans and projects. It allows the Board to provide analysis or guidance regarding options available for development of water plans, contingent upon availability of funding. It specifies how such projects should be developed to efficiently maximize water resource usage. It authorizes the Board to promulgate necessary rules. (Emergency Measure)
SB0422 Sparks, John (S) S General Government (S) – 02/02/2017
S General Government (S) – 02/07/2017
Second Reading – Referred to Senate Committee
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SB0422, by Sen. John Sparks, D-Norman, creates the Oklahoma Public and Private Facilities and Infrastructure Act, due to a need for public infrastructure and government facilities in this state that serve a public need and purpose. The bill provides for the purpose of the Act. The bill defines terms. The bill requires a contracting entity to obtain the approval of and contract with the responsible governmental entity under the Act in order to develop or operate a qualifying project. The bill provides for procedure and requirements for proposals of qualifying projects. The bill provides for the approval process and authorizes governmental organization to enter into contracts. The bill specifies duties of the contract and specifies funding mechanisms. The bill provides for public access to records.
SB0446 Daniels, Julie (S) S Energy (S) – 02/02/2017
S Energy (S) – 02/07/2017
Second Reading – Referred to Senate Committee
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SB0446, by Sen. Julie Daniels, R-Bartlesville, prohibits the Department of Environmental Quality from establishing rules relating to wastewater exceeding requirements of the Clean Water Act.
SB0447 Daniels, Julie (S) S Energy (S) – 02/02/2017
S Appropriations (S) – 02/07/2017
S Energy (S) – 02/07/2017
Second Reading – Referred to Senate Committee
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SB0447, by Sen. Julie Daniels, R-Bartlesville, requires the Department of Environmental Quality to cease operations of the State Environmental Laboratory beginning November 1, 2017.
SB0448 Daniels, Julie (S) S Energy (S) – 02/02/2017
S Energy (S) – 02/07/2017
Second Reading – Referred to Senate Committee
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SB0448, by Sen. Julie Daniels, R-Bartlesville, prohibits rules promulgates by the Environmental Quality Board to exceed requirements of the Clean Water Act.
SB0498 Allen, Mark (S) S Energy (S) – 02/02/2017
S Energy (S) – 02/07/2017
Second Reading – Referred to Senate Committee
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SB0498, by Sen. Mark Allen, R-Spiro, modifies the duties of the executive director of the Department of Environmental Quality. (Emergency Measure)
SB0506 Bice, Stephanie (S) S Agriculture & Wildlife (S) – 02/02/2017
S Appropriations (S) – 02/07/2017
S Agriculture & Wildlife (S) – 02/07/2017
S Agriculture & Wildlife (S) – 02/14/2017
S Agriculture & Wildlife (S) – 02/14/2017
S Appropriations (S) – 02/14/2017
S Referred to 2nd Committee
Paraphrase
SB0506, by Sen. Stephanie Bice, R-Oklahoma City, creates the Healthy Food Financing Act. It specifies the intent of the Legislature that funding provided to eligible entities will expand and stimulate economic activity in low-income and underserved areas. It defines terms used therein. It creates the Health Food Financing Revolving Fund. It specifies the uses for the fund. It provides for deposits into the fund. It directs the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry to administer program. It requires the State Board of Agriculture to promulgate rules. It requires an annual report by the Department to the Legislature on projects funded, the geographic distribution of the projects, the costs of the program, and the outcomes, including the number and type of jobs created and health initiatives associated with the program. (Committee Substitute)
SB0507 Loveless, Kyle (S) S Agriculture & Wildlife (S) – 02/02/2017
S Appropriations (S) – 02/07/2017
S Agriculture & Wildlife (S) – 02/07/2017
Second Reading – Referred to Senate Committee
Paraphrase
SB0507, by Sen. Kyle Loveless, R-Oklahoma City, modifies the fee for substitute hunting licenses. It modifies the fines for those in violation of the provisions therein.
SB0509 Fields, Eddie (S) S Energy (S) – 02/02/2017
S Appropriations (S) – 02/07/2017
S Energy (S) – 02/07/2017
Second Reading – Referred to Senate Committee Important
Paraphrase
SB0509, by Sen. Eddie Fields, R-Wynona, modifies the powers, rights and privileges of districts under the Grand River Dam Authority.
SB0542 Shortey, Ralph (S) S General Government (S) – 02/02/2017
S General Government (S) – 02/07/2017
Second Reading – Referred to Senate Committee
Paraphrase
SB0542, by Sen. Ralph Shortey, R-Oklahoma City, requires the Legislature to approve the rule by the adoption of a joint resolution during the review period specified therein in order for a rule which increases a fee. The bill requires the rule which increases a fee be approved in a separate joint resolution.
SB0586 Jech, Darcy (S) S Appropriations (S) – 02/02/2017
S Appropriations, Finance (S) – 02/07/2017
S Appropriations, Finance (S) – 02/07/2017
Referred to Subcommittee Important
Paraphrase
SB0586, by Sen. Darcy Jech, R-Kingfisher, reauthorizes the income tax checkoff contained in the Wildlife Diversity Fund effective January 1, 2018.
SB0587 Jech, Darcy (S) S Agriculture & Wildlife (S) – 02/02/2017
S Agriculture & Wildlife (S) – 02/07/2017
S Agriculture & Wildlife (S) – 02/14/2017
S General Order
Paraphrase
SB0587, by Sen. Darcy Jech, R-Kingfisher, requires the Wildlife Commission to meet at least nine times per calendar year in regular session, with no two regular session meetings held within the same month.
SB0588 Silk, Joseph (S) S Agriculture & Wildlife (S) – 02/02/2017
S Agriculture & Wildlife (S) – 02/07/2017
Second Reading – Referred to Senate Committee
Paraphrase
SB0588, by Sen. Joseph Silk, R-Broken Bow, transfers the Forest Heritage Center from the Department of Tourism to the Department of Agriculture.
SB0596 Jech, Darcy (S) S Agriculture & Wildlife (S) – 02/02/2017
S Agriculture & Wildlife (S) – 02/07/2017
S Agriculture & Wildlife (S) – 02/14/2017
S General Order
Paraphrase
SB0596, by Sen. Darcy Jech, R-Kingfisher, modifies the definition of concentrated swine feeding operation under the Oklahoma Swine Feeding Operations Act and removes the requirement to obtain license for certain swine feeding operations. The bill allows a municipality to grant a written waiver from setback requirements for a particular animal feeding operation. (Amended by Senate)
SB0617 Scott, Paul (S) S Agriculture & Wildlife (S) – 02/02/2017
S Agriculture & Wildlife (S) – 02/07/2017
Second Reading – Referred to Senate Committee Important
Paraphrase
SB0617, by Sen. Paul Scott, R-Duncan, directs the Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Commission to limit the taking of antlered deer to one per individual.
SB0619 Silk, Joseph (S) S Agriculture & Wildlife (S) – 02/02/2017
S Agriculture & Wildlife (S) – 02/07/2017
Second Reading – Referred to Senate Committee
Paraphrase
SB0619, by Sen. Joseph Silk, R-Broken Bow, allows a person to use bait for hunting on public lands or public hunting areas between September 1 and January 15 and establishes regulations. It prohibits a person over the age of 16 from harvesting an antlered deer with less than three points on one side while hunting on public lands.
SB0634 Brecheen, Josh (S) S Agriculture & Wildlife (S) – 02/02/2017
S Agriculture & Wildlife (S) – 02/07/2017
Second Reading – Referred to Senate Committee
Paraphrase
SB0634, by Sen. Josh Brecheen, R-Coalgate, adds black vulture to the list of animals in which the Department of Wildlife Conservation is authorized to issue permits to landowners or entities to control nuisance or damage.
SB0635 Brecheen, Josh (S)
McCall, Charles (H)
S Agriculture & Wildlife (S) – 02/02/2017
S Agriculture & Wildlife (S) – 02/07/2017
Second Reading – Referred to Senate Committee
Paraphrase
SB0635, by Sen. Josh Brecheen, R-Coalgate and Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, allows the Oklahoma Wildlife Commission to authorize youth-family-of-resident licenses. It allows family and descendants of landowners 18 years or younger to be eligible for gun hunting license for deer, archery hunting license for deer and primitive firearms hunting license and establishes fees.
SB0668 Shaw, Wayne (S)
West, Josh (H)
S Energy (S) – 02/02/2017
S Energy (S) – 02/07/2017
Second Reading – Referred to Senate Committee Important
Paraphrase
SB0668, by Sen. Wayne Shaw, R-Grove and Rep. Josh West, R-Grove, states the Legislature’s recognition that an effective program for preserving the scenic beauty of the free-flowing streams and rivers designated as a scenic river area necessarily involves the cooperation and support of the people in the operating areas of a designated scenic river, as well as the people using the scenic river, and the agencies of state government administering these areas and that the primary purpose of the Scenic Rivers Act is to encourage the preservation of the areas designated as a scenic river area in their natural scenic state. It removes the requirement that certain statutory provisions and administrative rules of the Scenic Rivers Commission remain in effect until July 1, 2017. (Emergency Measure)
SB0815 Fields, Eddie (S)
Pfeiffer, John (H)
S Appropriations (S) – 02/02/2017
S Appropriations (S) – 02/07/2017
S Appropriations, Natural Resources & Regulatory Svcs. (S) – 02/07/2017
S Appropriations, Natural Resources & Regulatory Svcs. (S) – 02/15/2017
S Appropriations (S) – 02/15/2017
S Appropriations (S) – 02/15/2017
S General Order
Paraphrase
SB0815, by Sen. Eddie Fields, R-Wynona and Rep. John Pfeiffer, R-Mulhall, requires the Oklahoma Water Resources Board to transfer to the Rural Economic Action Plan Water Projects Fund any monies appropriated by law for the purpose of funding the Rural Economic Action Plan Water Projects Fund. (Amended by Senate, Stricken Title)
SB0818 Marlatt, Bryce (S) S Agriculture & Wildlife (S) – 02/02/2017
S Agriculture & Wildlife (S) – 02/07/2017
Second Reading – Referred to Senate Committee
Paraphrase
SB0818, by Sen. Bryce Marlatt, R-Woodward, allows any person with permission of the owner may remove feral swine from private property during daylight hours or at night without a license unless otherwise provided.

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