Public Policy Bunker

Public Policy Bunker.  By Terence Morris. Apr 7, 2017 12:06 PM.  feed-icon-28x28

If you are interested in Pedestrian Awareness Crosswalk Education Advocacy you have reached the right place.  In this segment of our website you can reach out to legislators and other congressional leaders that want to impact the future of public safety in Oklahoma and in your community.  There are over 25 NEW pieces of legislation that have been introduced in 2017 that I am sure will be very interesting to you.  Take your time and explore all of them before you decide which ones you would like to find out more about.  Don’t be afraid…There are over 90,000 listeners in the PACE TULSA AGS FOUNDATION NETWORK that would love to get on board with your advocacy educational outreach pursuits.  Good Luck and Enjoy reading!
 
 
OK S 44
2017
Texting and Driving

Status: Pending – Senate Public Safety Committee
Date of Last Action: 2/6/2017
Author: Sharp (R)
Topics: Distracted Driving
Summary: Relates to texting and driving, relates to text messaging, modifies inclusions, provides exception, deletes certain definitions, provides an effective date.

History: Click for History
12/22/2016 – PREFILED.
02/06/2017 – INTRODUCED.
02/07/2017 – To SENATE Committee on PUBLIC SAFETY.

 
OK S 53
2017
Motorcycles

Status: Pending – House Public Safety Committee
Date of Last Action: 2/6/2017
Author: Fry (R)
Topics: Motorcycle Safety
Summary: Relates to motorcycles, relates to headlamps on motorcycles, modifies allowances, provides an effective date.

History: Click for History
01/03/2017 – PREFILED.
02/06/2017 – INTRODUCED.
02/07/2017 – To SENATE Committee on PUBLIC SAFETY.
02/23/2017 – From SENATE Committee on PUBLIC SAFETY: Do pass.
03/20/2017 – Passed SENATE. *****To HOUSE.
03/27/2017 – To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC SAFETY.

 
OK S 69
2017
Driving Under the Influence

Status: Pending – Senate Public Safety Committee
Date of Last Action: 2/6/2017
Author: Allen (R)
Topics: Impaired Driving
Summary: Relates to driving under the influence, relates to penalty for persons under the influence of alcohol or other intoxicating substance, specifies certain inclusions, provides an effective date.

History: Click for History
01/03/2017 – PREFILED.
02/06/2017 – INTRODUCED.
02/07/2017 – To SENATE Committee on PUBLIC SAFETY.

Safety Belts

Status: Pending – Senate Appropriations Committee
Date of Last Action: 2/6/2017
Author: Yen (R)
Topics: Seatbelts and Occupant Protection
Summary: Relates to safety belts, relates to safety belt requirements, modifies fine, provides an effective date.

History: Click for History
01/09/2017 – PREFILED.
02/06/2017 – INTRODUCED.
02/07/2017 – To SENATE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.

 
Texting While Driving

Status: Failed – SENATE
Date of Last Action: 3/23/2017
Author: Dossett (D)
Topics: Distracted Driving
Summary: Relates to texting while driving, creates the Bobbie White Act of 2017, makes it unlawful for any person to operate a motor vehicle on any street or highway within this state, in a school zone or construction zone while using a cellular telephone or other handheld wireless communications device to engage in voice communications with another person, unless the device is used with an accessory which allows the person to communicate without the use of his or her hands.

History: Click for History
01/11/2017 – PREFILED.
02/06/2017 – INTRODUCED.
02/07/2017 – To SENATE Committee on PUBLIC SAFETY.
03/02/2017 – From SENATE Committee on PUBLIC SAFETY: Do pass as substituted.
03/02/2017 – Title Stricken.
03/02/2017 – Emergency clause stricken.
03/23/2017 – Substituted on SENATE floor.
03/23/2017 – Failed to pass SENATE.
03/23/2017 – Reconsidered by SENATE.
03/23/2017 – Failed to pass SENATE.

 
Driving Under the Influence

Status: Pending – Senate Public Safety Committee
Date of Last Action: 2/6/2017
Author: Pederson (R)
Topics: Impaired Driving
Summary: Relates to driving under the influence, creates the Debra Reed Act, relates sentencing powers of the court, adds certain sentencing requirements, relates to the Oklahoma Alcoholic Beverage Control Act, makes certain acts unlawful.

History: Click for History
01/18/2017 – PREFILED.
02/06/2017 – INTRODUCED.
02/07/2017 – To SENATE Committee on PUBLIC SAFETY.

 
Drivers Licenses

Status: Pending – Senate Public Safety Committee
Date of Last Action: 2/6/2017
Author: Allen (R)
Topics: Senior Drivers Issues
Summary: Relates to drivers licenses, adds certain renewal procedure for certain medical examination certificate, provides an effective date.

History: Click for History
01/18/2017 – PREFILED.
02/06/2017 – INTRODUCED.
02/07/2017 – To SENATE Committee on PUBLIC SAFETY.

Electronic Communication Devices

Status: Pending – Senate Public Safety Committee
Date of Last Action: 2/6/2017
Author: Yen (R)
Topics: Distracted Driving
Summary: Relates to electronic communication devices, States legislative findings, directs the Commission of the Department of Public Safety promulgate rules and regulations to implement provisions relating to field testing of electronic communication devices, provides definitions, directs compliance, States purpose, makes certain implied consent, allows for certain revocation for noncompliance, requires certain report, allows for revocation hearing, direction certain action, allows certain evidence be admissible.

History: Click for History
01/19/2017 – PREFILED.
02/06/2017 – INTRODUCED.
02/07/2017 – To SENATE Committee on PUBLIC SAFETY.

 
School Buses

Status: Pending – House Public Safety Committee
Date of Last Action: 2/6/2017
Author: Holt (R)
Topics: School Bus Safety
Summary: Relates to school buses, relates to meeting or overtaking stopped school bus, modifies penalty, provides an effective date.

History: Click for History
01/19/2017 – PREFILED.
02/06/2017 – INTRODUCED.
02/07/2017 – To SENATE Committee on PUBLIC SAFETY.
02/16/2017 – From SENATE Committee on PUBLIC SAFETY: Do pass.
03/14/2017 – Passed SENATE. *****To HOUSE.
03/27/2017 – To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC SAFETY.

 
Speed Limits

Status: Pending – House Public Safety Committee
Date of Last Action: 2/21/2017
Author: Silk (R)
Topics: Speed Limits
Summary: Relates to speed limits, relates to maximum and minimum limits, provides for certain request for altering certain speed limit, provides an effective date.

History: Click for History
01/20/2017 – PREFILED.
02/06/2017 – INTRODUCED.
02/07/2017 – To SENATE Committee on TRANSPORTATION.
02/21/2017 – From SENATE Committee on TRANSPORTATION: Do pass as amended.
02/21/2017 – Title Stricken.
03/21/2017 – Passed SENATE. *****To HOUSE.
03/27/2017 – To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC SAFETY.

 
Impaired Driving

Status: Pending – House Appropriations and Budget Committee
Date of Last Action: 3/22/2017
Author: David (R) Additional Authors: Rader (R)
Topics: Impaired Driving
Summary: Relates to impaired driving, creates the Impaired Driving Elimination Act 2, provides purpose of creation of the act, relates to giving of notice, authorizes a notice of treatment category, updates language, relates to mandatory revocation of driving privileges.

History: Click for History
01/20/2017 – PREFILED.
02/06/2017 – INTRODUCED.
02/07/2017 – To SENATE Committee on PUBLIC SAFETY.
02/23/2017 – From SENATE Committee on PUBLIC SAFETY: Do pass.
02/23/2017 – To SENATE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
03/01/2017 – From SENATE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS: Do pass as amended.
03/22/2017 – Substituted on SENATE floor.
03/22/2017 – Passed SENATE. *****To HOUSE.
03/27/2017 – To HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND BUDGET.

 
Motor Vehicles

Status: Pending – Senate Public Safety Committee
Date of Last Action: 2/16/2017
Author: Derby D (R)
Topics: Motorcycle Safety
Summary: Relates to motor vehicles, relates to headlamps on motorcycles, clarifies references, allows for certain auxiliary lighting, provides limitations on auxiliary lighting, provides an effective date.

History: Click for History
01/18/2017 – PREFILED.
02/06/2017 – INTRODUCED.
02/07/2017 – To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC SAFETY.
02/16/2017 – From HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC SAFETY: Do pass as substituted.
03/02/2017 – Passed HOUSE. *****To SENATE.
03/14/2017 – To SENATE Committee on PUBLIC SAFETY.

 
Motor Vehicles

Status: Pending – HOUSE
Date of Last Action: 2/16/2017
Author: West R (R)
Topics: School Bus Safety
Summary: Relates to motor vehicles, relates to lighting equipment and devices for school buses and church buses, requires certain lighting equipment for school buses, requires permanent mount, provides parameters for mount location, requires continuous use under certain condition, provides an effective date.

History: Click for History
01/18/2017 – PREFILED.
02/06/2017 – INTRODUCED.
02/07/2017 – To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC SAFETY.
02/16/2017 – From HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC SAFETY: Do pass as substituted.

 
Motor Vehicles

Status: Pending – House Rules Committee
Date of Last Action: 2/6/2017
Author: Casey (R)
Topics: School Bus Safety
Summary: Relates to motor vehicles, creates the School Bus Driver Training and Licensing Act of 2017, provides for noncodification, provides an effective date.

History: Click for History
01/18/2017 – PREFILED.
02/06/2017 – INTRODUCED.
02/07/2017 – To HOUSE Committee on RULES.

Insurance

Status: Pending – House Insurance Committee
Date of Last Action: 2/6/2017
Author: West T (R)
Topics: Motorcycle Safety
Summary: Relates to insurance, requires automobile and motorcycle insurance rates to include premium reductions for completing a victims impact panel program, provides exception for attending certain court-ordered programs, directs insurance companies to allow certain premium reductions, provides qualification to be based on certificate of completion, provides time period for discount, defines term, provides for codification, provides an effective date.

History: Click for History
01/18/2017 – PREFILED.
02/06/2017 – INTRODUCED.
02/07/2017 – To HOUSE Committee on INSURANCE.

 
Motor Vehicles

Status: Pending – House Transportation Committee
Date of Last Action: 2/6/2017
Author: Condit (D)
Topics: Speed Limits
Summary: Relates to motor vehicles, relates to maximum and minimum speed limits, removes additional limitations for school buses, provides an effective date.

History: Click for History
01/19/2017 – PREFILED.
02/06/2017 – INTRODUCED.
02/07/2017 – To HOUSE Committee on TRANSPORTATION.

Motor Vehicles

Status: Pending – House Appropriations and Budget Committee
Date of Last Action: 2/6/2017
Author: Roberts D (R)
Topics: School Bus Safety
Summary: Relates to motor vehicles, relates to maximum and minimum speed limits, provides maximum fine and court costs for certain violations, provides an effective date.

History: Click for History
01/19/2017 – PREFILED.
02/06/2017 – INTRODUCED.
02/07/2017 – To HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND BUDGET.

Driving Under the Influence

Status: Pending – SENATE
Date of Last Action: 3/22/2017
Author: Enns (R)
Topics: Impaired Driving
Summary: Relates to driving under the influence, creates the Debra Reed Act, relates to sentencing powers of the court, adds certain sentencing requirement.

History: Click for History
01/19/2017 – PREFILED.
02/06/2017 – INTRODUCED.
02/07/2017 – To HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY – CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND CORRECTIONS.
02/22/2017 – From HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY – CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND CORRECTIONS: Do pass.
03/22/2017 – Amended on HOUSE floor.
03/22/2017 – Passed HOUSE. *****To SENATE.

Motor Vehicles

Status: Pending – Senate Public Safety Committee
Date of Last Action: 2/6/2017
Author: Enns (R)
Topics: Child Passenger Protection
Summary: Relates to motor vehicles, relates to child passenger restraint system requirements, provides exception from rear-facing requirement for children of physically disabled parent, provides an effective date.

History: Click for History
01/19/2017 – PREFILED.
02/06/2017 – INTRODUCED.
02/07/2017 – To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC SAFETY.
02/09/2017 – From HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC SAFETY: Do pass.
02/14/2017 – Passed HOUSE. *****To SENATE.
03/14/2017 – To SENATE Committee on PUBLIC SAFETY.

Motor Vehicles

Status: Pending – House Government Modernization Committee
Date of Last Action: 2/6/2017
Author: Inman (D)
Topics: Child Passenger Protection
Summary: Relates to motor vehicles, relates to child passenger restraint systems, modifies criteria requiring certain restraints, declares an emergency.

History: Click for History
01/19/2017 – PREFILED.
02/06/2017 – INTRODUCED.
02/07/2017 – To HOUSE Committee on GOVERNMENT MODERNIZATION.

 
Bicyclists at Stop Signs

Status: Pending – House Rules Committee
Date of Last Action: 2/6/2017
Author: Moore L (R)
Topics: Pedestrian and Bike Safety
Summary: Relates to bicycles, authorizes bicyclists to yield at stop signs and proceed through red lights under certain circumstances, provides for codification, provides an effective date.

History: Click for History
01/20/2017 – PREFILED.
02/06/2017 – INTRODUCED.
02/07/2017 – To HOUSE Committee on RULES.

 
Motor Vehicles

Status: Pending – HOUSE
Date of Last Action: 2/9/2017
Author: Kannady (R)
Topics: Impaired Driving
Summary: Relates to motor vehicles, relates to district court appeals of driver license cancellations, denials, suspensions, and revocations, eliminates reference to certain administrative hearings and appeals process, clarifies timeline for filing of appeals, relates to ignition interlock devices, requires certain periodic reporting by device providers, requires revocation and suspension of driving privileges for interlock violations.

History: Click for History
01/20/2017 – PREFILED.
02/06/2017 – INTRODUCED.
02/07/2017 – To HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY – CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL.
02/09/2017 – From HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY – CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL: Do pass as substituted.

 
Criminal Procedure

Status: Pending – Senate Judiciary Committee
Date of Last Action: 3/1/2017
Author: Jordan J (R)
Topics: Impaired Driving
Summary: Relates to criminal procedure, authorizes defendants to file application for certain evidentiary hearings, provides time limitations for filing applications and holding hearings, directs district courts to file decisions within a certain period of time, relates to the question of involuntary intoxication at the time of the offense of driving under the influence.

History: Click for History
01/20/2017 – PREFILED.
02/06/2017 – INTRODUCED.
02/07/2017 – To HOUSE Committee on RULES.
03/01/2017 – From HOUSE Committee on RULES: Do pass as substituted.
03/21/2017 – Passed HOUSE. *****To SENATE.
03/27/2017 – To SENATE Committee on JUDICIARY.

 
Overtaking and Passing Bicycles

Status: Pending – Senate Public Safety Committee
Date of Last Action: 3/20/2017
Author: Williams (D)
Topics: Pedestrian and Bike Safety
Summary: Relates to bicycles, relates to overtaking and passing bicycles, modifies due care requirements in certain conditions, modifies circumstances when certain fine is applicable, modifies fine amounts, provides an effective date.

History: Click for History
01/20/2017 – PREFILED.
02/06/2017 – INTRODUCED.
02/07/2017 – To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC SAFETY.
02/23/2017 – From HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC SAFETY: Do pass.
03/20/2017 – Amended on HOUSE floor.
03/20/2017 – Passed HOUSE. *****To SENATE.
03/27/2017 – To SENATE Committee on PUBLIC SAFETY.

 
Motor Vehicles

Status: Pending – Senate Public Safety Committee
Date of Last Action: 3/7/2017
Author: McCall (R) Additional Authors: Ownbey (R)
Topics: Speed Limits
Summary: Relates to motor vehicles, relates to driving on roadways laned for traffic, adds restrictions for the use of the left-hand lane, provides exception when overtaking and passing another vehicle, provides an effective date.

History: Click for History
01/20/2017 – PREFILED.
02/06/2017 – INTRODUCED.
02/07/2017 – To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC SAFETY.
02/09/2017 – From HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC SAFETY: Do pass as substituted.
03/07/2017 – Amended on HOUSE floor.
03/07/2017 – Passed HOUSE. *****To SENATE.
03/20/2017 – To SENATE Committee on PUBLIC SAFETY.
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2017 Public Safety
Senators
Senator Jack Fry Chair 
Senator Wayne Shaw Vice Chair
Senator Josh Brecheen
Senator J.J. Dossett
Senator Tom Dugger
Senator Darcy Jech
Senator Kevin Matthews
Senator Greg McCortney
Senator Lonnie Paxton
Senator Roger Thompson
Senator Ervin Yen
Becky Halliburton Analyst
Matt Duehning  Attorney 
Will Robinson Fiscal Analyst
Andrea Gaylord  Administrative Assistant
Capitol Address
District Address
Senator Greg McCortney
2300 N. Lincoln Blvd., Rm. 528B
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
(405) 521-5541
mccortney@oksenate.gov
Executive Assistant: Madeline Baldwin
117 S. Broadway
Ada, OK 74820

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