53rd Oklahoma Legislature

The Fifty-third Oklahoma Legislature was the meeting of the legislative branch of the government of Oklahoma, composed of the Senate and the House of Representatives. State legislators met at the Oklahoma State Capitol in Oklahoma City from January 4, 2011, to January 8, 2013, during the first two years of the first administration of Governor Mary Fallin.[1]

53rd Oklahoma Legislature
Coat of arms or logo
Leadership
Term:
January 4, 2011-January 8, 2013
Composition:
Senate
32   16  
House
70   31  

Dates of sessionsEdit

  • Organizational day: January 4, 2011
  • First regular session: February 7, 2011 – May 27, 2011
  • Second regular session: February 6, 2012 – May 25, 2012

Previous: 52nd Legislature • Next: 54th Legislature

Party compositionEdit

SenateEdit

Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Republican Democratic Vacant
End of previous legislature 26 22 48 0
Begin 32 16 48 0
Latest voting share 66.7% 33.3%

House of RepresentativesEdit

Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Republican Democratic Vacant
End of previous legislature 62 39 101 0
Begin 70 31 101 0
July 4, 2011[2] 69 100 1
December 2011[3] 68 99 2
February 14, 2012[4]
April 2012[5] 67 98 3
End of Legislature
Latest voting share 66.7% 33.3%

Major legislationEdit

 
As Long as the Waters Flow statue in front of Oklahoma State Capitol.

EnactedEdit

2011 Legislative Session

  • Abortion - HB 1888 banned abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, except in situations dangerous or life-threatening to the mother.
  • Abortion - SB 547 mandated that standard health insurance policies sold in Oklahoma or sold through a state health insurance exchange do not include elective abortion coverage.
  • Agency consolidation - HB 2140 consolidated the Oklahoma Department of Central Services, Oklahoma Office of Personnel Management, Oklahoma State Employees Benefits Council, and the State and Education Employees Group Insurance Board into the Oklahoma Office of State Finance.
  • Corrections reform - HB 2131 expanded eligibility of low-risk, nonviolent inmates for community sentencing and electronic monitoring programs.
  • Education reform - SB 346 eliminated social promotion from public schools after the third grade.
  • Education reform - HB 1456 established an "A-F" Grade System for public schools.
  • Education reform - HB 1380 eliminated the ability of public school teachers to appeal any termination to state district courts as a trial de novo.
  • Education reform - HB 2139 increased the authority of the Oklahoma Superintendent of Public Instruction to manage the Oklahoma State Department of Education.
  • Guns - HB 1439 expanded the right of Oklahomans to use deadly force at their place of business if they feel threatened.
  • Guns - HB 1652 - allowed licensed Oklahomans to carry a concealed weapon on Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education facilities.
  • Pensions - HB 2132 required any cost of living adjustment increases to be fully funded prior to implementation.
  • Pensions - HB 1010 increased the retirement age for new members of the Oklahoma Uniform Retirement System for Justices and Judges from 65 to 67.
  • Pensions - SB 377 increased the retirement age for new members of the Oklahoma Teachers' Retirement System from 62 to 65 and establishes a minimum age of 60 for full retirement benefits for teachers who meet the rule of 90 (age plus years of service).
  • Pensions - SB 794 ensured that elected officials are treated the same as other public employees when calculating retirement benefits.
  • Pensions - SB 347 provided for the forfeiture of a municipal employee's retirement benefits upon conviction of crimes related to their office.
  • Public employee unions - HB 1593 repealed requirement that cities grant collective bargaining rights to their non-police and non-fire employees.
  • Tort reform - HB 2128 reduced the cap on non-economic damages in tort lawsuits from $400,000 to $350,000.
  • Tort reform - SB 862 eliminated joint and several liability from tort lawsuits.

2012 Legislative Session

  • Education agency consolidation - SB 1797 consolidated the Oklahoma Teacher Preparation Commission, which oversees teacher training requirements, and the Oklahoma Office of Accountability, which monitors the performance of public schools, into new Oklahoma Office of Educational Quality and Accountability under the direction of the Oklahoma Secretary of Education.
  • Guns - SB 1733 authorized citizens to openly carry firearms upon receiving a license from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.
  • Public safety - HB 3052 establishes the Justice Reinvestment Initiative to provide grants to local criminal justice agencies, mandated mental health screenings prior to sentencing, increased parole and community corrections for non-violent offenders, and included other provisions to reduce incarceration rates.
  • Energy efficiency - SB 1096 directs all State agencies to reduce energy consumption by 20 percent by 2020
  • Energy research - SB 1627 established the Oklahoma Energy Initiative to fund energy research and development projects
  • Litigation reform - HB 2654 limits the remedies available to royalty owners for disputes with oil and gas companies
  • Transportation - HB 2248 increases annual funding to the Oklahoma Department of Transportation to address failing bridges and highways
  • Transportation - HB 2249 increases annual funding to the various counties to address failing bridges and highways
  • Physicians - HB 3058 expands Oklahoma Hospital Residency Training Program to address physician shortage in rural areas
  • Welfare reform - HB 2388 requires the Oklahoma Department of Human Services the drug-test all adult who apply for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program
  • Abortion - SB 1274 requires doctors to inform pregnant women that she has the right to hear the heartbeat of fetus prior to performing an abortion
  • Veterans - SB 1863 allows military veterans to transfer military experience for academic credits and other professional licensing requirements
  • Meth production - HB 2941 limits the amount of pseudoephedrine which may be purchased within a given time span
  • Veterans - HB 2689 allows children of military personnel from Oklahoma to receive in-state college tuition without regard for state of residency
  • Water - HB 3055 commits the state to using no more fresh water in 2060 than is presently used

FailedEdit

2012 Legislative Session

  • HB 3061 - Income tax cut - Lowers the rate of the state income tax
  • SB 1990 - American Indian Cultural Center - authorizes a bond issue to pay for the completion of an Oklahoma City-based museum

Added to 2012 ballot as a referendumEdit

  • HJR 1092 - Human Services Commission - Gave voters the opportunity to abolish constitutionally-authorized commission overseeing Department of Human Services, gives oversight to state legislators

LeadershipEdit

SenateEdit

Republican caucusEdit

  • Majority Floor Leader: Mike Schultz
  • Assistant Majority Floor Leader: Clark Jolley
  • Assistant Majority Floor Leader: Anthony Sykes
  • Assistant Majority Floor Leader: John Ford
  • Majority Whip: Cliff Branan
  • Majority Whip: Dan Newberry
  • Majority Whip: Gary Stanislawski
  • Majority Whip: Rob Johnson
  • Majority Caucus Chairman: Bryce Marlatt
  • Majority Caucus Vice-Chairman: David Holt

House of RepresentativesEdit

Republican caucusEdit

  • Republican Majority Leader: Dale DeWitt
  • Republican Majority Floor Leader: Dan Sullivan
  • Assistant Republican Majority Floor Leader: Lisa Billy
  • Assistant Republican Majority Floor Leader: Gary Banz
  • Assistant Republican Majority Floor Leader: Mike Jackson
  • Assistant Republican Majority Floor Leader: George Faught
  • Assistant Republican Majority Floor Leader: Dennis Johnson
  • Assistant Republican Majority Floor Leader: Leslie Osborn
  • Republican Majority Whip: Skye McNiel
  • Deputy Republican Majority Whip: Dennis Casey
  • Deputy Republican Majority Whip: Marian Cooksey
  • Deputy Republican Majority Whip: Corey Holland
  • Deputy Republican Majority Whip: Fred Jordan
  • Deputy Republican Majority Whip: Steve Martin
  • Deputy Republican Majority Whip: Randy McDaniel
  • Deputy Republican Majority Whip: Mike Sanders
  • Deputy Republican Majority Whip: Paul Wesselhoft
  • Republican Majority Caucus Chairman: Weldon Watson
  • Republican Majority Caucus Vice Chairman: Harold Wright
  • Republican Majority Caucus Secretary: Marian Cooksey

Democratic caucusEdit

  • Democratic Minority Leader: Scott Inman
  • Democratic Minority Floor Leader: Mike Brown
  • Deputy Democratic Floor Leader: Eric Proctor
  • Assistant Democratic Floor Leader: Wes Hilliard
  • Assistant Democratic Floor Leader: Steve Kouplen
  • Assistant Democratic Floor Leader: Al McAffrey
  • Assistant Democratic Floor Leader: Jeannie McDaniel
  • Assistant Democratic Floor Leader: Wade Rousselot
  • Assistant Democratic Floor Leader: Mike Shelton
  • Democratic Whip: Ben Sherrer
  • Assistant Democratic Whip: Cory T. Williams
  • Democratic Caucus Chairman: Jerry McPeak
  • Minority Caucus Vice Chairman: Joe Dorman
  • Democratic Caucus Secretary: Donnie Condit

MembershipEdit

SenateEdit

District Name Party Hometown First Elected
Lt-Gov Todd Lamb Rep Oklahoma City 2011
1 Charles Wyrick Dem Fairland 2004
2 Sean Burrage Dem Claremore 2006
3 Jim Wilson Dem Tahlequah 2004
4 Mark Allen Rep Spiro 2010
5 Jerry Ellis Dem Hugo 2008
6 Josh Brecheen Rep Coalgate 2010
7 Richard Lerblance Dem Hartshorne 2003
8 Roger Ballenger Dem Okmulgee 2006
9 Earl Garrison Dem Muskogee 2004
10 Eddie Fields Rep Pawhuska 2010
11 Judy Eason McIntyre Dem Tulsa 2004
12 Brian Bingman Rep Sapulpa 2006
13 Susan Paddack Dem Ada 2004
14 Frank Simpson Rep Ardmore 2010
15 Jonathan Nichols Rep Norman 2000
16 John Sparks Dem Norman 2006
17 Charlie Laster Dem Shawnee 2003
18 Kim David Rep Tulsa 2010
19 Patrick Anderson Rep Enid 2004
20 David Myers Rep Ponca City 2002
21 Jim Halligan Rep Stillwater 2008
22 Rob Johnson Rep Piedmont 2010
23 Ron Justice Rep Chickasha 2004
24 Anthony Sykes Rep Moore 2006
25 Mike Mazzei Rep Tulsa 2004
26 Tom Ivester Dem Sayre 2006
27 Bryce Marlatt Rep Woodward 2008
28 Harry Coates Rep Seminole 2002
29 John Ford Rep Bartlesville 2004
30 David Holt Rep Oklahoma City 2010
31 Don Barrington Rep Lawton 2004
32 Randy Bass Dem Lawton 2004
33 Tom Adelson Dem Tulsa 2004
34 Rick Brinkley Rep Owasso 2010
35 Gary Stanislawski Rep Tulsa 2008
36 Bill Brown Rep Broken Arrow 2006
37 Dan Newberry Rep Tulsa 2008
38 Mike Schulz Rep Altus 2006
39 Brian Crain Rep Tulsa 2004
40 Cliff Branan Rep Oklahoma City 2002
41 Clark Jolley Rep Edmond 2004
42 Cliff Aldridge Rep Midwest City 2002
43 Jim Reynolds Rep Oklahoma City 2000
44 Ralph Shortey Rep Oklahoma City 2010
45 Steve Russell Rep Oklahoma City 2008
46 Andrew Rice Dem Oklahoma City 2006
47 Greg Treat Rep Catoosa 2011
48 Constance N. Johnson Dem Oklahoma City 2006

House of RepresentativesEdit

 
House Speaker Kris Steele
Name District Party City First elected
Rusty Farley 1 Rep Haworth 2010
John R. Bennett 2 Rep Sallisaw 2010
James Lockhart 3 Dem Heavener 2010
Mike Brown 4 Dem Tahlequah 2004
Doug Cox 5 Rep Grove 2004
Chuck Hoskin 6 Dem Vinita 2006
Larry Glenn 7 Dem Miami 2004
Ben Sherrer 8 Dem Pryor 2004
Marty Quinn 9 Rep Claremore 2010
Steve Martin 10 Rep Bartlesville 2004
Earl Sears 11 Rep Bartlesville 2006
Wade Rousselot 12 Dem Okay 2004
Jerry McPeak 13 Dem Warner 2004
George Faught 14 Rep Muskogee 2006
Ed Cannaday 15 Dem Porum 2006
Jerry Shoemake 16 Dem Morris 2004
Brian Renegar 17 Dem McAlester 2006
Donnie Condit 18 Dem McAlester 2010
R. C. Pruett 19 Dem Antlers 2004
Paul D. Roan 20 Dem Tishomingo 2000
Dustin Roberts 21 Rep Durant 2010
Wes Hilliard 22 Dem Sulphur 2004
Sue Tibbs 23 Rep Tulsa 2000
Steve Kouplen 24 Dem Holdenville 2008
Todd Thomsen 25 Rep Ada 2006
Kris Steele 26 Rep Shawnee 2000
Josh Cockroft 27 Rep 2010
Tom Newell 28 Rep Seminole 2010
Skye McNiel 29 Rep Bristow 2006
Mark McCullough 30 Rep Sapulpa 2006
Jason Murphey 31 Rep Guthrie 2006
Danny Morgan 32 Dem Prague 2002
Lee Denney 33 Rep Cushing 2004
Cory T. Williams 34 Dem Stillwater 2008
Dennis Casey 35 Rep Morrison 2010
Sean Roberts 36 Rep Hominy 2010
Steve Vaughn 37 Rep Ponca City 2010
Dale DeWitt 38 Rep Braman 2002
Marian Cooksey 39 Rep Edmond 2004
Mike Jackson 40 Rep Enid 2004
John Enns 41 Rep Waukomis 2006
Lisa J. Billy 42 Rep Purcell 2004
Colby Schwartz 43 Rep Yukon 2006
Emily Virgin 44 Dem Norman 2010
Aaron Stiles 45 Rep Norman 2010
Scott Martin 46 Rep Norman 2006
Leslie Osborn 47 Rep Mustang 2008
Pat Ownbey 48 Rep Ardmore 2008
Tommy C. Hardin 49 Rep Madill 2010
Dennis Johnson 50 Rep Kingfisher 2006
Corey Holland 51 Rep Marlow 2008
Charles Ortega 52 Rep Altus 2008
Randy Terrill 53 Rep Moore 2004
Paul Wesselhoft 54 Rep Moore 2006
Todd Russ 55 Rep Cordell 2009
Phil Richardson 56 Rep Minco 2004
Harold Wright 57 Rep Weatherford 2008
Jeff Hickman 58 Rep Dacoma 2004
Mike Sanders 59 Rep Kingfisher 2008
Purcy Walker 60 Dem Elk City 2000
Gus Blackwell 61 Rep Goodwell 2002
T. W. Shannon 62 Rep Lawton 2006
Don Armes 63 Rep Faxon 2002
Ann Coody 64 Rep Lawton 2004
Joe Dorman 65 Dem Rush Springs 2002
Jadine Nollan 66 Rep Sand Springs 2010
Pam Peterson 67 Rep Tulsa 2004
Glen Mulready 68 Rep Tulsa 2010
Fred Jordan 69 Rep Jenks 2006
Ron Peters 70 Rep Tulsa 2000
Daniel Sullivan 71 Rep Tulsa 2004
Seneca Scott 72 Dem Tulsa 2008
Jabar Shumate 73 Dem Tulsa 2004
David Derby 74 Rep Owasso 2006
Dan Kirby 75 Rep Tulsa 2008
David Brumbaugh 76 Rep Broken Arrow 2010
Eric Proctor 77 Dem Tulsa 2006
Jeannie McDaniel 78 Dem Tulsa 2004
Weldon Watson 79 Rep Tulsa 2006
Mike Ritze 80 Rep Tulsa 2008
Randy Grau 81 Rep Edmond 2010
Guy Liebmann 82 Rep Oklahoma City 2004
Randy McDaniel 83 Rep Oklahoma City 2006
Sally Kern 84 Rep Oklahoma City 2004
David Dank 85 Rep Oklahoma City 2006
William T. Fourkiller 86 Dem Stilwell 2010
Jason Nelson 87 Rep Oklahoma City 2008
Al McAffrey 88 Dem Oklahoma City 2006
Rebecca Hamilton 89 Dem Oklahoma City 2002
Charles Key 90 Rep Oklahoma City 2000
Mike Reynolds 91 Rep Oklahoma City 2002
Richard Morrissette 92 Dem Oklahoma City 2002
Mike Christian 93 Rep Oklahoma City 2008
Scott Inman 94 Dem Oklahoma City 2006
Charlie Joyner 95 Rep Midwest City 2006
Lewis H. Moore 96 Rep Edmond 2008
Mike Shelton 97 Dem Oklahoma City 2004
John Trebilcock 98 Rep Tulsa 2002
Anastasia Pittman 99 Dem Oklahoma City 2006
Elise Hall 100 Rep Oklahoma City 2010
Gary Banz 101 Rep Midwest City 2004

References and notesEdit

  1. ^ Publications - Senate Journals, Oklahoma Senate Archived July 9, 2013, at the Wayback Machine (accessed July 2, 2013)
  2. ^ Republican Rusty Farley (District 1) died.
  3. ^ Republican Dan Sullivan (District 71) resigns.
  4. ^ Democrat Curtis McDaniel is elected to succeed Farley. Democrat Al McAffrey (District 88) is elected to the State Senate
  5. ^ Republican Sue Tibbs (District 23) died.
  6. ^ The Lieutenant Governor of Oklahoma serves as the President of the Senate.
  7. ^ Although Lamb is formally listed as being from Oklahoma City, he does not represent any city either as Lieutenant Governor or as Senate President.

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