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Senate Studies

2020 Interim Studies

Although these requests for interim studies have been assigned to the following committees,
it is at the discretion of each respective chair whether to schedule a study for presentation.

number #
interim study title
date & time**
IS-2020-01
Evaluation of Career Tech Training Programs: completion rates, long-term success of students in relevant careers, number of programs training skills to earn a good wage.
Requestor: Bergstrom
Presentation & Reports: Available
Committee: Education
IS-2020-02
Oklahoma Forensic Center: Operations, interactions with local law enforcement, frequency and type of incidents, working conditions, and effects on community at large.
Requestor: Bergstrom
Presentation & Reports: Not Available
Committee: Health and Human Services
IS-2020-03
A study on the state's use of debit cards to deliver state benefits and if it could be accomplished within the state of Oklahoma without having to use a company like Conduet.
Requestor: Boren / Hall
Presentation & Reports: Not Available
Committee: Business, Commerce and Tourism
IS-2020-04
Minority Businesses: to explore ways to incentivize and grow minority businesses in historically disadvantaged locations.
Requestor: Brooks
Presentation & Reports: Not Available
Committee: Business, Commerce and Tourism
IS-2020-05
To analyze potential improvements, changes, & reforms so the legislature is more involved in the Administrative Rules process.
Requestor: Dahm/Gann
Presentation & Reports: Available
Committee: Rules
IS-2020-06
Universal training requirements for police officers
Requestor: David & Thompson
Presentation & Reports: Available
Committee: Public Safety
IS-2020-07
A study on the value of the Earned Income Tax Credit
Requestor: Dossett
Presentation & Reports: Not Available
Committee: Finance
IS-2020-08
State Fire Marshal's Office: the duties and responsibilities of State Fire Marshal’s office and the creation of a state building office for a one-stop place for codes.
Requestor: Dugger
Presentation & Reports: Not Available
Committee: Appropriations
IS-2020-09
Study regarding state employees teleworking, the effects of telework, and access to technology pre- and post- COVID-19.
Requestor: Floyd
Presentation & Reports: Not Available
Committee: General Government
IS-2020-10
Study regarding hotline reporting for various state agencies and advocacy groups in Oklahoma.
Requestor: Floyd
Presentation & Reports: Available
Committee: Health and Human Services
IS-2020-11
An evaluation of the County Improvement for Roads and Bridges Fund
Requestor: Hall
Presentation & Reports: Available
Committee: Appropriations
IS-2020-12
A consumer safety inquiry into the sale of padded crib bumpers and risks of suffocation and strangulation.
Requestor: Hicks
Presentation & Reports: Not Available
Committee: Health and Human Services
IS-2020-13
Examining the diabetes standards of care and needed insurance coverage to prevent negative health outcomes for individuals with diabetes.
Requestor: Hicks
Presentation & Reports: Available
Committee: Retirement and Insurance
IS-2020-14
A study on prison housing and health care: county jails and expanded Medicaid
Requestor: Howard
Presentation & Reports: Not Available
Committee: Appropriations
IS-2020-15
DOC Procedures and Practices During a Health Crisis
Requestor: Jech
Presentation & Reports: Not Available
Committee: Public Safety
IS-2020-16
A study on transitions for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities from public schools to further education, employment, and independent living.
Requestor: Kirt
Presentation & Reports: Not Available
Committee: Health and Human Services
IS-2020-17
Examining the potential for the Pay for Success (PFS) innovative contracting model to be used in more areas of Oklahoma’s social programs to improve outcomes.
Requestor: Kirt & Thompson
Presentation & Reports: Available
Committee: Appropriations
IS-2020-18
OESC and Unemployment: How do we learn from the Pandemic and how do we become better prepared?
Requestor: Leewright & Floyd
Presentation & Reports: Not Available
Committee: Business, Commerce and Tourism
IS-2020-19
Oklahoma lakes: Need for development, barriers from state and federal levels, and how we might build better partnerships between state, federal, and private sectors
Requestor: Leewright
Presentation & Reports: Not Available
Committee: Business, Commerce and Tourism
IS-2020-20
Learning challenges in underserved communities: Best practices in assessing learning problems such as children suffering from deafness or dyslexia, which often go undiagnosed.
Requestor: Matthews
Presentation & Reports: Available
Committee: Education
IS-2020-21
Officer & Citizen safety options - Ways to address officer safety without utilization of excessive force (Best Practices)
Requestor: Matthews
Presentation & Reports: Not Available
Committee: Public Safety
IS-2020-22
Tribal Health and Medicaid Managed Care – how to avoid leaving federal money on the table in managed care contracting.
Requestor: McCortney
Presentation & Reports: Available
Committee: Health and Human Services
IS-2020-23
Medication Assisted Treatment for drug addiction and the role these drugs could play in making Oklahoma a Top Ten State.
Requestor: McCortney
Presentation & Reports: Not Available
Committee: Health and Human Services
IS-2020-24
To study the rules and regulations on beef processing facilities.
Requestor: Murdock
Presentation & Reports: Available
Committee: Agriculture and Wildlife
IS-2020-25
Examination of the current statutes regarding surety and financial statements for oil and gas operators as well as disposal well operators in Oklahoma.
Requestor: Paxton
Presentation & Reports: Not Available
Committee: Energy
IS-2020-26
A study on the Center of Excellence and ONENET utilizing tag agents to provide full privatization of drivers’ licensing services.
Requestor: Pugh
Presentation & Reports: Not Available
Committee: Public Safety
IS-2020-27
Oklahoma Air Service Development Grant Pilot Program: offer financial assistance by grant to private or public entities for assisting commercial air service development
Requestor: Rosino
Presentation & Reports: Not Available
Committee: Business, Commerce and Tourism
IS-2020-28
Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) economic advancement and potential increase for economic development in Oklahoma.
Requestor: Rosino
Presentation & Reports: Not Available
Committee: Business, Commerce and Tourism
IS-2020-29
Roads and Bridges: to determine funding for maintaining and improving city and county roads
Requestor: Scott
Presentation & Reports: Not Available
Committee: Appropriations
IS-2020-30
Discussion of mental health issues that affect firefighters, law enforcement, District Attorney’s, DOC workers, etc. to help create a more supportive work environment
Requestor: Scott
Presentation & Reports: Not Available
Committee: Public Safety
IS-2020-31
A study of the 2020 reforms to the Open Meetings Act and future opportunities to leverage technologies to better serve Oklahomans.
Requestor: Treat
Presentation & Reports: Available
Committee: Rules
IS-2020-32
Law Enforcement Policies: use of force, de-escalation, and real world applications.
Requestor: Treat
Presentation & Reports: Available
Committee: Public Safety
IS-2020-33
A study exploring current laws regarding grandparents' rights to determine if legislative modifications are necessary.
Requestor: Weaver
Presentation & Reports: Not Available
Committee: Judiciary
IS-2020-34
Temporary Personnel Transfers in State Law Enforcement: The study will explore the idea of allowing temporary duty transfers between state law enforcement.
Requestor: Weaver
Presentation & Reports: Available
Committee: Public Safety
IS-2020-35
Study on equality issues relating to racial discrimination and bias, state agencies and employees, communities, organizations and businesses of this state.
Requestor: Young
Presentation & Reports: Available
Committee: Rules
IS-2020-36
A study on community racial impact statements, specifically proposed legislation's effects on the incarceration rate of certain demographics and burgeoning DOC population
Requestor: Young
Presentation & Reports: Not Available
Committee: Rules
IS-2020-37
Exploring options for increasing access to retirement savings programs to encourage Oklahomans to secure their financial future.
Requestor: Montgomery/McEntire
Presentation & Reports: Available
Committee: Retirement and Insurance
IS-2020-38
Education funding: Bilingual funding, testing, qualifying, school procedures, transparency and accountability.
Requestor: Newhouse/Dills
Presentation & Reports: Available
Committee: Appropriations
IS-2020-39
Transportation funding in changing virtual environment, funding for schools utilizing city transit systems & 1.5-mile rule for transportation.
Requestor: Newhouse/Dills
Presentation & Reports: Available
Committee: Appropriations