HB-1244 is moving. The bill, known as the Jeri Cooper Act, is scheduled for a Senate floor vote on Monday, April 23rd. On Monday, the Senate meets at 1:30 p.m. It is expected Senator Griffin, the Senate author, will move to restore the bill’s title, which was stricken in committee. This move means the bill will be in exactly the same form as the House-passed version, so that if approved by the Senate, the bill can go directly to the Governor for signing. A PDF copy of the bill can be located here.
Remember you can watch/listen to the Senate floor activity by going to www.oksenate.gov and selecting the link for Live Floor Proceedings.
Also be aware that legislative agendas are subject to change. If for some reason HB-1244 is not voted on Monday, it could come up later in the week.
We expect state agency funding bills to be introduced this coming week, so legislative attention will shortly be focused on budget for all agencies besides Education. Soon after the agency appropriations have been cleared, legislators will hope to adjourn.