The Bills


STOP JOB-KILLING BILLS

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HB 1455 – Capital gains was an extremely tough battle during last session. Defeating this tax will require an extensive education process at all levels. Oklahoma families and businesses should reap the benefits from their investment and hard work. Taxing capital gains can discourage investment in the state. Job creation and innovation are extremely important to move Oklahoma forward and make us a top ten state.
Status: Dead pursuant to the rules

HB 1412 – Reduces the years of experience requirements within the new teacher licensure career ladder certificates.
Status: Dead pursuant to the rules

HB 1415 – Eliminates the state’s annual school site report cards, which provide much-needed information on a school’s performance.
Status: Dead pursuant to the rules

SB 298 – Prohibits the state from assigning a school a D or F letter grade on the annual school site report cards.
Status: Dead pursuant to the rules

HB 2060 – Allows a local school district to exempt their schools from receiving an annual school site report card for up to three years.
Status: Dead pursuant to the rules

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HB 1404 & SB 440 – Authorizes counties to levy a severance tax on rock, gravel, granite, sand, limestone and other natural materials mined in the county by a for-profit business for the purpose of producing aggregate upon approval from the voters of the county. The tax must be used for the construction or improvement of roads and bridges and cannot exceed 10 cents per ton of material produced. If the mining or extracting of aggregates takes place within the incorporated areas of a municipality, the county and municipality where the mining took place will equally split the proceeds of the severance tax.
Status: Dead pursuant to the rules

HB 1118, HB 1864 & HB 2182 (combined corporate reporting) – Seeks to create Mandatory Unitary Combined Reporting (MUCR), which arbitrarily assigns reporting of corporate income to different states. Implementing MUCR would make Oklahoma less competitive with other states, putting jobs and investment at risk. MUCR creates a new burden on businesses, complicates the tax code and can reduce the state’s economic output, which could lead to lower state tax revenues.
Status: Dead pursuant to the rules

SB 842 – During the last few legislative sessions, there have been attempts to eliminate many sales tax exemptions. This bill would seek to eliminate the exemption for prewritten software, which could cost Oklahoma businesses millions of dollars.
Status: Dead pursuant to the rules

Impose costly mandates

SB 478 – Mandates a new Paid Family Leave program for private employees who take extended time off work due to family illness or other need; would create a costly mandate on businesses who can currently choose how much paid time off to offer their employees.
Status: Dead pursuant to the rules

SB 753 – Removes the pre-emption that allows the legislature to set the state’s minimum wage and would allow municipalities to set their own minimum wage; this would create a patchwork of differing and inconsistent minimum wage structures across the state.
Status: Dead pursuant to the rules

HB 2082 – Creates the Fair Scheduling Act, which would require businesses like restaurants and retailers to provide a predictive scheduling model for their employees.
Status: Dead pursuant to the rules

HB 2417 & SB 218 – Incentivizes the use of out-of-network providers, which undermines consumer protections and the discounts provided by networks.
Status: Dead pursuant to the rules

HB 2419 & SB 68 – Requires the state to license “Free Standing Emergency Rooms,” which are non-hospital owned and charge higher rates for routine care.
Status: HB 2419 Dead pursuant to the rules | SB 68 Defeated in Senate Retirement & Insurance Committee

SB 216 & SB 992 Interferes with a business’s right to contract by interjecting state government into a private contracting process/negotiation.
Status: Dead pursuant to the rules

HB 1379  Would cause a chilling effect on drilling in our oil and natural gas sector by increasing liability and cost on our largest industry.
Status: Dead pursuant to the rules

HB 2632 & SB 841 – Mandates network requirements on pharmacy benefit plans and imposes an “any willing provider” mandate
Status: HB 2632 Signed by Governor | SB 841 Vetoed by Governor

SB 199 – All employers (including those who self-insure their workers’ comp program) pay a tax to fund the Multiple Injury Trust Fund. Currently, employers are able to apply for a rebate of a portion of the taxes they pay into this fund. This is the state’s way of funding a portion of this program that was designed to help injured soldiers return to work after WWII. The cost of repealing this rebate will go directly onto the backs of workers' comp carriers and employers costing tens of millions of dollars.
Status: Dead pursuant to the rules

HB 2472 Creates a new excessive fine on Oklahoma railroads that will lead to higher costs and additional delays, which will raise transportation costs on manufacturers, agriculture, business and industry.
Status: Signed by Governor

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HB 1378 – Could reverse advances made in the industry and increase liability on horizontal and vertical well drillers, creating risk and uncertainty for the companies, their employees and mineral owners.
Status: Dead pursuant to the rules

HB 2420 – Interjects the state government into immunization protocols, which are currently determined by a patient, their health care provider and health plan.
Status: Dead pursuant to the rules

HB 2288 – Eliminates all exemptions on smoking and further restricts private property rights, potentially shuttering existing businesses in our state.
Status: Dead pursuant to the rules