State Legislative Session is Under Way

Oklahoma’s State Legislative Session officially began at noon, Monday, February 6.   Following the Governor’s State of the State address  in joint session, legislative members quickly moved to beginning work on the more than 2,000 new bills for 2012.  Senate Health and Human Services Committee met shortly after adjournment recommending, “Do Pass,” for measures considered from the agenda – with amendments.

DO PASS     SB 1002 By Adelson of the Senate
Patient decision aids; creating the Empowering Patient Decision Act. Effective date. [Title stricken; Do Pass as amended]

[Not heard]    SB 1010 By Brecheen of the Senate
Public assistance fraud; requiring certain sign to be posted. Effective date.

DO PASS     SB 1095 By Laster of the Senate
State Board of Examiners of Psychologists; permitting certain emergency hearings. Effective date. [Title stricken]

DO PASS     SB 1161 By Stanislawski of the Senate
Medicaid; authorizing the Oklahoma Health Care Authority to employ program integrity auditors. Effective date. [Title stricken]

DO PASS     SB 1183 By Burrage of the Senate [presented by Sen. Adelson on behalf of Sen. Burrage]
Motor vehicle reports; authorizing the Department of Human Services to obtain Motor Vehicle Reports for certain persons. Emergency. [Title stricken]

DO PASS     SB 1433 By Crain of the Senate and Billy of the House
Unborn children; creating the Personhood Act. Effective date.

House Public Health Committee that is regularly scheduled to meet on Tuesday’s is cancelled during this first week.  House Appropriations Subcommittee on Public Health and Social Services is to meet Thursday, February 9 for health-related agency budget and performance reviews.


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