Capitol Report: Progress Report
BY Staff Reports
Sunday, April 29, 2012
4/29/12 at 4:37 AM
Catch up on the latest stories from the session, find the contact information for your legislators and see the state budgets.
Senate Bill 987
Details: Allows prosecutors to bring first-degree murder charges against illegal drug makers and dealers in cases of fatal overdose and in deaths resulting from the manufacture of illegal drugs.
Author: Sen. Susan Paddack, D-Ada.
Where it stands: Passed the House 89-1, returns to the Senate for consideration of House amendments.
Senate Bill 1624
Details: In its final form, would have removed prohibition on in-state college tuition for illegal immigrants.
Author: Sen. John Sparks, D-Norman.
Where it stands: Did not get a House floor vote before Thursday's third-reading deadline, meaning it is effectively dead for this session.
Senate Bill 1535
Details: Most likely vehicle for bond issue to repair the state Capitol.
Author: Sen. Clark Jolley, R-House.
Where it stands: Remained alive with a 58-31 vote in the House; headed for conference committee.
Senate Bill 1665
Details: Styled the Energy Litigation Reform Act, it protects energy companies from liability resulting from recent court decisions and reworks other sections of law dealing with oil and gas exploration.
Author: Sen. Rob Johnson, R-Kingfisher.
Where it stands: Passed the House 78-2; likely headed to conference committee.
House Bill 3058
Details: Provides state funding for additional medical residency programs. The bill is one of the Tulsa Metro Chamber of Commerce's top priorities.
Author: Rep. Kris Steele, R-Shawnee.
Where it stands: Passed the Senate 44-0, returned to House for consideration of Senate amendments.