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2010 Transportation Legislation

2010 Transportation Legislation

Bills that are dead for the session

Asphalt Purchases: SB 288 by Sen. Charles Wyrick and Rep. Larry Glenn - Adds asphalt purchases by county purchasing agents that obtain 3 or more quotes by telephone and select the lowest quote to list of exemptions from state bidding procedures; EMERGENCY. This is the bill that the asphalt association has asked us to monitor and help them set a meeting with Sen. Wyrick. It has to do with telephone bidding for asphalt contracts. Dead pursuant to the rules.

Rural Irrigation Districts: SB 967 by Sen. Mike Schulz and Rep. Charles Ortega - Adds rural irrigation districts organized under the Oklahoma Irrigation District Act for motor fuel tax exemption; EMERGENCY. Dead pursuant to the rules.

Oversized Permits: SB 1766 by Sen. Mike Schulz and Rep. Dennis Johnson - Authorizes counties to issue permits and regulate the movements of oversized and overweight vehicles. Fees accrued shall be deposited in a fund for the maintenance of roads; EMERGENCY. Dead pursuant to the rules.

Turnpike Bonds and Tolls: SB 1773 by Sen. Randy Brogdon and Rep. Jason Murphey - Requires a concurrent resolution with 2/3 approval of both Legislative Houses prior to the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority issuing certain turnpike revenue bonds or changing toll amounts, beginning November 1, 2010. Failed to pass (Vote: N: 29/Y: 17)

Lobbyist Request Bills: SB 1949 by Sen. Charlie Laster and Rep. John Wright - Requires all agency, lobbyist or lobbyist principal request bills to be disclosed to the Office of State Finance to be listed online. Dead pursuant to the rules.

Amtrack Feasibility Study: SJR 35 by Sen. John Sparks and Rep. Wallace Collins - Offers support of the State of Kansas, the Kansas Department of Transportation, and the National Railroad Passenger Corporation for participation in Amtrak feasibility study. Dead pursuant to the rules.

Transportation Revenues Restoration to Roads: SB 1802 by Sen. Cliff Branan - Mandates the apportionment of the Rebuilding Oklahoma Access and Driver Safety Fund for the upcoming six fiscal years; EMERGENCY. Moves MV fees from GR to ROADS fund. Dead pursuant to the rules.


Bills signed into law or awaiting action from Governor


Car Tag Fees (within an appropriations vehicle): HB 2359 by Rep. Ken Miller and Sen. Mike Johnson - Requires out-of-state entites to collect and remit "use taxes" on items bought out of state; increases fee on coin-operated devices; EMERGENCY. Contains one-year delay of tag renewal late fees being sent to department of transportation ($15 million impact). Signed by the Governor.

Transportation Funds Reallocation: HB 2433 by Rep. Ken Miller and Sen. Mike Johnson
- Transfers $15,655,598 from the State Highway Construction and Maintenance Fund to the Special Cash Fund of the State Treasury. Signed by the Governor.

$65 M Transportation Bond: HB 2434 by Rep. Ken Miller and Sen. Mike Johnson - Increases bond issuance cap by $65 million to fund the Oklahoma Transportation Commission Construction Work Plan; EMERGENCY. Contains $65M bond authorization for ODOT. Signed by the Governor.

Eminent Domain: HB 2846 by Rep. Charlie Joyner and Sen. Cliff Branan - No transportation authority shall have the power or authority to exercise eminent domain. Any combination of cities, towns, counties or their agencies may create a transportation authority for construction and operation ofprojects. Signed by the Governor.

The Governmental Tort Claims Act: HB 2895 by Rep. Purcy Walker and Sen. Brian Bingman
- Includes "circuit engineering district" in the definition of "political subdivision" according to "The Governmental Tort Claims Act." Signed by the Governor.

Transportation Interest to Circuit Engineering Districts: HB 2971 by Rep. Mike Sanders and Sen. Bryce Marlatt
- Interest received on investments from funds from the Emergency Transportation Revolving Fund shall be apportioned to the Circuit Engineering District Revolving Fund; EMERGENCY. Signed by the Governor.

Gilcrease Expressway Turnpike Authorization: HB 3220 by Rep. Chris Benge and Sen. Brian Bingman
- Authorizes construction of a new turnpike beginning at I-44 & 49th West, past Highway 64/412, turning NE, crossing 41st W, and continuing eastward to the L.L. Tisdale Expressway in Tulsa; EMERGENCY. Signed by the Governor.

Aaron Gillming Act: HB 3240 by Rep. David Derby and Sen. Clark Jolley - Creates the "Aaron Gillming Act", which requires persons convicted of a DUI to participate in an alcohol and drug substance abuse evaluation and assessment program. Person will have to reimburse the state for program. Signed by the Governor.

REAP Reforms: HB 3291 by Rep. Skye McNiel and Sen. Ron Justice
- Mandates that certain recipients of REAP funds contain a population of more than 7,000; prioritizes REAP beneficiaries; EMERGENCY. Signed by the Governor.

ROADS Spending Cap: SB 1466 by Sen. Mike Johnson and Rep. Ken Miller
- Increases incremental funding to the ROADS Fund until the cap is reached; makes transfer from State Transportation Fund to the Special Cash Fund; EMERGENCY. Signed by the Governor.

Omnibus Appropriations Bill: SB 1561 by Sen. Mike Johnson and Rep. Ken Miller
- The Fiscal Year 2011 General Appropriation Budget. Signed by the Governor.

County Energy Districts: SB 1684 by Sen. Cliff Aldridge and Rep. Gary Banz
- Circuit engineering districts can create County Energy District Authorities, which will consist of five trustees, three from the board of the district and two residents of the district not serving on the board; EMERGENCY. Signed by the Governor.

Stimulus Expenditures Transparency: SB 1759 by Sen. Anthony Sykes and Rep. Jason Murphey
- Website with info on state revenue and expenses to include stimulus fund expenditures. People denied access to info on the site have the right to sue the Office of State Finance and be entitled to attorney fees; EMERGENCY. Signed by the Governor.

Texting While Driving Ban: SB 1908 by Sen. Anthony Sykes and Rep. Sue Tibbs
- Prohibits distracted driving. Defines "distracted driving", "personal communication device", and "use". Establishes penalties for violations of legislation with a fine of $100 and a to pay for court costs to not exceed of $35. Signed by the Governor.

Grade-and-Drainage Projects: SB 1940 by Sen. Bryce Marlatt and Rep. Mike Sanders
- Raises the amount of money a grade-and-drainage project must cost before engineering plans and specification must be prepared by the county engineer. Raises number from $300,000 to $400,000; EMERGENCY. Signed by the Governor.

Innovative Funding for Oklahoma Roads Task Force: SB 1941 by Sen. Bryce Marlatt and Rep. Jason Nelson
- Creates the Innovative Funding for Oklahoma Roads Task Force to study and evaluate innovations, technologies, and new methods being employed to more adequately and equitably fund road and bridge infrastructure; EMERGENCY. Signed by the Governor.

Tag Renewal Process: SB 1954 by Sen. Patrick Anderson and Rep. Mike Jackson
- Establishes that individuals must select between any motor license agent in the state and the Tax Commission to process any registration renewal or other request. Agents will receive fees for registration renewals; EMERGENCY. Signed by the Governor.

County/City Coop Agreements: SB 1998 by Sen. Dan Newberry and Rep. Fred Jordan
- Allows the board of county commissioners to construct and work on streets of municipalities with populations less than 5,000 without requiring a sales tax, while populations over 15,000 must pass a sales tax for road work; EMERGENCY. Signed by the Governor.

Ballot Title Reforms: SB 2008 by Sen. Glenn Coffee and Rep. Chris Benge
- Allows President Pro Tempore of the Senate or Speaker of the House to submit a proposed constitutional amendment or referendum to the Attorney General for review, and to revise any mistakes before obtaining certification by the AG. Vetoed by the Governor: This change will undoubtedly lead to the appearance of and possible charges of bias in the ballot title process.

Rail/Water Basic Industry Definition: SB 2124 by Sen. Mike Mazzei and Rep. Jeff Hickman
- Adds to definition of "basic industry," including support activities for rail and water transportation. Modifies date to July 1, 2009, within the definition of "qualified federal contract." Signed by the Governor.

County Bridge and Road Improvement Fund: SB 2173 by Sen. Cliff Branan and Rep. TW Shannon
- Changes how money is distributed to the various counties of the state for deposit into the County Bridge and Road Improvement Fund; EMERGENCY. Signed by the Governor.

Rainy Day Fund Reforms: SJR 51 by Sen. Mike Johnson and Rep. Ken Miller
- Constitutional Amendment; allows the Constitutional Reserve Fund to take in up to 15% of the General Revenue Fund certification for the preceding fiscal year. Filed with Secretary of State without the Signature of the Governor.

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