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Legislative

The Legislative Monitoring Committee focuses on the following measures:

  • Administration of justice
  • Court organization, selection, tenure, salary and other incidents of the judicial office
  • Rules and laws affecting practice and procedure in the courts and in administrative bodies exercising adjudicatory functions
  • The practice of law

OBA Bylaws Art. VIII Sec 3

Legislative Proposals and Endorsements in Principle:

  • The House of Delegates has the authority to place a measure on the Legislative Program or to endorse it in principle, with at least a 60% vote.

OBA Bylaws Art. VIII Sec 5

Action by the Association upon proposals for improvement of the law by legislation or by judicial rule shall consist of:

  • Adoption as part of the Legislative Program of the Association;
  • Endorsement in principle.

OBA Bylaws Art. VIII Sec 2

Legislative Debrief
2 p.m., August 22 - Oklahoma Bar Center, Oklahoma City


To learn more about what bills have become law, please join the Legislative Monitoring Committee for the 2019 Legislative Debrief. It will take place at the Oklahoma Bar Center. All attendees will receive two hours of free MCLE credit. The debrief will be presented like Reading Day; presenters will share those bills that they believe have the most impact on the subject area of practice.

In addition, Administrator of the Courts Jari Askins has agreed to moderate a legislative panel. They will talk for 30 minutes at the conclusion of the session.

To attend, RSVP to Debbie Brink at debbieb@okbar.org or call 405-416-7014.

Refreshments will be provided by the Real Property Section, Solo and Small Firm Committee and Financial Institutions & Commercial Law Section.

Information on topics and speakers will be updated as it is made available.

Agenda

Welcome

Angela Ailles Bahm - Legislative Monitoring Committee Chair


Family Law

Noel K. Tucker - Noel Tucker Law Firm, Edmond

  • HB 1092 – Small Claims Proc. Act; attorney fees.
  • HB 1036 – Prohibit guardianship of parent whose rights were terminated.
  • HB 1074 – DHS ICWA Verification
  • HB 2270 – Uniform Parentage Act; Paternity
  • HB 2468 – Oklahoma Gestational Agreement Act; Surrogacy
  • SB 0989 – OBA develop manual for guardians

Criminal Law

Ed Blau - Blau Law Firm, Oklahoma City

  • HB 1269 – Commutation of crimes reclassified as misdemeanors
  • SB 815 – Expungement eligibility requirements modified
  • SB 798 – Procedure for conducting eyewitness identification
  • HB 2281 – Eluding a peace officer
  • HB 2597 – License to conceal or open carry no longer required
  • SB 184 – Rapid DNA testing procedure

Estate Planning/Banking/General Business/Alcohol

Kim Andres - Citi, Irving, TX

Estate Planning/Banking/General Business/Alcohol Materials

Estate planning

  • SB 989 – Relating to Guardian ad litem
  • SB 931 – Veterans Volunteer Guardianship Act
  • SB 275 – Relates to procedures for obtaining death certificates; deaths 25 + years

Banking

  • SB 961 – Oklahoma Home Buyer Savings Account Act
  • SB 720 – Small Lenders Act

General Business

  • HB 1373 – Requires state agencies to create lists of disqualifying criminal offenses for certain certified occupations
  • SB 915 – Remote Online Notaries Act
  • HB 2423 – Oklahoma Benefit Corporation Act

Alcohol

  • SB 608 – Applies to “top brand” manufacturers
  • SB 804 – Allows open container at OU/OSU football game
  • HB 1030 – Amends felon prohibitions regarding beer licenses
  • HB 1341 – Allows mixed beverage licensees to sell wine
  • HB 1343 & HB 2325 – Adds commercial passenger vessels to rules governing airline/railroad licensees
  • SB 469 – Allows for employee licenses of persons related to ABLE commission employees
  • SB 906 – Provides guidance to able commission regarding trade practices/retail inducements

Government Law

Richard Mildren - Oklahoma City

Government Law Materials

  • HB 1373 – Requires state agencies to create list of disqualifying criminal offenses for certain occupations
  • HB 1921 – Oklahoman’s Virtually Everywhere Act
  • HB 2366 – Establishes 5 judicial districts and 4 at-large positions for the Supreme Court and Court of Criminal Appeals
  • HB 2670 – Pay for Success Act
  • SB 001 – Creates Legislative Office of Fiscal Transparency (LOFT)
  • SB 198 – Requires agencies and political subdivisions to create a social media policy
  • HB 2465 – Applies to state employees’ use of comp time instead of sick leave
  • HB 2118 – Relates to setback requirements for wind energy facilities
  • SB 261 – Relates to election security and allows the State Board to direct a county board to perform post-election audit
  • HB 1292 – Adopts Rosette Nebula as the State astronomical object

Civil Procedure/Courts/Worker's Comp

Matthew B. Wade - Able Law Firm, Oklahoma City

  • HB 1092 – Small Claim Procedure Act; attorney fees
  • HB 1210 – Allows for registering commercial vehicles at the same time
  • HB 1259 – Allows a voter to take a picture of the ballot and share on social media
  • HB 1332 – Allows an ATV to be driven on the highway
  • HB 1909 – Allows money recovered for a minor to be deposited in a college saving plan
  • HB 2253 – Allows a felon to vote after serving their sentence
  • HB 2366 - Establishes 5 judicial districts and 4 at-large positions for the Supreme Court and Court of Criminal Appeals
  • HB 2367 – Worker’s Compensation Act
  • HB 2453 – Relates to passing motorcycles and cars
  • HB 2454 – Relates to bicycles proceeding through red lights in certain situations
  • SB 962 – Immunity to government for liability due to cattle guards

Environmental Law/Natural Resources

Kaylee Davis-Maddy - Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Oklahoma City

  • SB 1003 – Creates the Oklahoma Environmental Health and Safety Audit Privilege Act
  • SB 1005 – Prohibits DEQ from using air curtain incinerator for certain fires
  • HB 1150 – Allows Ok. Conservation Com. to consider cost-share programs to reduce feral swine
  • SB 1027 – Provides sunset dates for certain Council
  • HB 2474 – Oklahoma Water Resources Board to publish a central disclosure website
  • SB 705 – Pertains to funding of safe public groundwater
  • SB 998 – Pertains to Water Resources Board and taking and use of marginal water
  • SB 568 - Pertains to Water Resources Board and creating Phase II Arbuckle-Simpson Hydrology Study Revolving Fund
  • HB 2471 – Relates to DEQ and put moratorium on issuance of permits for any discharge from subject mines to certain basins
  • SB 1080 – Relates to mining and coordination of activities between Dept. of Mines and DEQ

School Law

Haley A. Drusen - Rosenstein Fist & Ringold, Tulsa

  • HB 2765 & SB 1048 – Education appropriation and certified personnel pay raise
  • SB 361 – Free Speech Zones – higher educational institutions and technology centers
  • SB 85 – Administration of opiate antagonist by school personnel
  • SB 715 – Protection from Workplace Harassment and Violence Act
  • HB 1926 – Cameras for School Bus Stops Revolving Fund
  • SB 575 & HB 2339 – Parents Bill of Rights and Student Vaccinations
  • SB 48 – Self administration of replacement Pancreatic Enzymes
  • SB 381 – Inhalers
  • HB 1044 – Hand-held mobile telephone use by school bus drivers
  • HB 2520 – Alternative Education
  • SB 576 – Reporting suspected student abuse and neglect
  • HB 1050 – Employment of substitute teachers

Real Estate Law

Ryan Schaller - Munson & McMillin PC, Edmond

Real Estate Law Materials

  • HB 1222 – Spousal Joinder
  • HB 1330 – ODOT surplus lands
  • HB 2121 – Unclaimed Property Fund
  • SB 442 – Recording Fee Increase
  • SB 104 – Realtors – Prizes and Gifts
  • SB 346 – Sheriff Sale Executions
  • SB 737 – Real Estate Appraisers
  • SB 915 – Remote Online Notaries
  • SB 275 – Judicial Determination of Death
  • Stigler Act Amendments
  • Murphy Update

Marijuana/Hemp Law

Miles Pringle - The Bankers Bank, Oklahoma City

Marijuana/Hemp Law Materials

  • HB 2628 – Industrial Hemp Act
  • HB 2612 – Medical Marijuana Unity Bill

Legislative Panel

Moderator: Clay Taylor, OBA Legislative Liaison

Panelists: Sen. Michael Brooks-Jimenez, Senate Judiciary; Rep. Chris Kannady, House Judiciary Chair; Rick Rose, Mahaffey & Gore, Chief of Staff and Special Counsel to Speaker of the House, Charles McCall