Pursuant to the Call of the Governor, the Honorable Frank Keating, the House of Representatives of the Forty-eighth Legislature of the State of Oklahoma convened in the First Extraordinary Session in the House Chamber at 5:00 p.m. and was called to order by Representative Roach.
The roll was called with 101 Members present.
Representative Roach declared a quorum present.
EXECUTIVE ORDER The Governor's Executive Order 2001-19 calling the Forty-eighth Legislature into First Extraordinary Session was read at length as follows:
To the Honorable Members of the House of Representatives and the Honorable Members of the State Senate of Oklahoma:
I, Frank Keating, Governor of the State of Oklahoma, pursuant to the authority vested in me by the provisions of Section 7 of Article VI of the Oklahoma Constitution, hereby convoke the First Extraordinary Session of the Forty-eighth Oklahoma Legislature to convene at the State Capitol on May 21, 2001. I recommend for consideration the following subjects:
1. Legislation referring to a vote of the people the restructuring of Oklahoma’s tax system including the repeal of the personal income tax and the sales tax on groceries and making the State a “pick up state” for estate tax purposes. Revenue enhancement measures to replace all or a significant portion of the revenues to the State which would be lost or reduced would also be considered and included.
2. Legislation to address the required reapportionment of Oklahoma’s Congressional districts based on the 2000 census.
Copies of this Executive Order shall be distributed to every member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives every member of the Oklahoma State Senate, the Clerk of the House of Representatives, the Secretary of the Senate, and the Director of the Office of State Finance.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Oklahoma to be affixed at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma this 21st day of May, 2001.
BY THE GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA
/s/ Frank Keating
ORGANIZATION Speaker Adair announced that the organization and selection of Officers and the membership of the standing and special committees for the First Extraordinary Session of the Forty-eighth Legislature shall be the same as for the regular session.
MILEAGE REPORT Representative Hilliard moved the adoption of the Report on Mileage Allowance prepared by the Office of the Chief Clerk and for said Report to be printed in the House Journal, which motion was declared adopted.
Name Round Trip Due
Larry E. Adair, Stilwell and return 380 $123.50
Leonard E. Sullivan, Oklahoma City and return 18 5.85
Joe Sweeden, Pawhuska and return 284 92.30
Gary S. Taylor, Dewey and return 320 104.00
Sue Tibbs, Tulsa and return 224 72.80
Opio Toure, Oklahoma City and return 0 0
Dale Turner, Holdenville and return 162 52.65
Michael E. Tyler, Sapulpa and return 194 63.05
Raymond L. Vaughn, Edmond and return 20 6.94
Purcy Walker, Elk City and return 244 84.18
Danny B. Webb, Oklahoma City and return 0 0
Dale W. Wells, Cushing and return 144 46.80
Jim Wilson, Tahlequah and return 334 108.55
Mike Wilt, Bartlesville and return 322 104.65
Susan Winchester, Chickasha 90 29.25
Robert D. Worthen, Oklahoma City and return 0 0
John Wright, Broken Arrow and return 208 67.60
Ray Young, Yukon and return 26 8.45
FIRST READING The following were introduced and read for the first time:
HB 1001 By Adair, Benson and Paulk.
An Act relating to congressional and legislative districts; amending 14 O.S. 1991, Section 5.5, which relates to the effective date of districts; clarifying reference; and declaring an emergency.
HB 1002 By Adair and Pope (Clay).
An Act relating to revenue and taxation; enacting the Oklahoma Revenue and Taxation Systems Modification Act of 2001; providing for codification; and providing an effective date.
HB 1003 By Askins and Stanley.
An Act relating to workers’ compensation; amending 85 O.S. 1991, Section 45, as amended by Section 34, Chapter 1, 2nd Extraordinary Session, O.S.L. 1994 (85 O.S. Supp. 2000, Section 45), which relates to consideration of collateral sources of an injured employee; clarifying reference; and providing an effective date.
HB 1004 By Mass and Bonny of the House and Haney and Hobson of the Senate.
HB 1005 By Mass and Bonny of the House and Haney and Hobson of the Senate.
An Act relating to state judicial functions; making an appropriation to the Workers’ Compensation Court; stating purpose; providing lapse dates; and declaring an emergency.
HB 1006 By Mass and Bonny of the House and Haney and Hobson of the Senate.
An Act funding the state correctional system; making an appropriation to the Department of Corrections; stating purpose; providing lapse dates; and declaring an emergency.
HB 1007 By Mass and Bonny of the House and Haney and Hobson of the Senate.
An Act funding the Department of Public Safety; making an appropriation to the Department of Public Safety; stating purpose; providing lapse dates; and declaring an emergency.
HB 1008 By Case, Askins, Balkman, Braddock, Calvey, Cargill, Claunch, Ferguson, Friskup, Glover, Ingmire, Maddux, Matlock, Nance, Newport, Pettigrew, Phillips, Piatt, Pope (Clay), Staggs and Tibbs.
An Act relating to revenue and taxation; authorizing income tax refunds; authorizing filing of amended returns; prescribing procedures for notification; providing for immunity from liability; creating Federal Retiree Refund Fund; providing for deposit of monies; limiting amount of deposit; limiting liability; prescribing payment procedures; prescribing requirements with respect to payment of interest; amending 68 O.S. 1991, Section 2358, as last amended by Section 12 of Enrolled House Bill No. 1231 of the 1st Session of the 48th Oklahoma Legislature, which relates to income tax adjustments; modifying tax treatment of certain retirement benefits; providing for codification; and providing effective dates.
HJR 1001 By Adair and Pope (Clay).
A Joint Resolution directing the Secretary of State to refer to the people for their approval or rejection a proposed amendment to the Constitution of the State of Oklahoma by adding a new Section 1001 to Article X; providing short title; Revenue and Taxation Amendments Act of 2001; providing ballot title; and directing filing.
Representative Hilliard moved that when the clerk's desk is clear, the House stand adjourned to reconvene at 12:00 noon, Tuesday, May 22, 2001, which was the order.
Pursuant to the motion of Representative Hilliard, the House was adjourned at 5:05 p.m., to reconvene Tuesday, May 22, 2001, at 12:00 noon.