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Senate Studies

2021 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-2021-01
Investigate and research the history, advantages, disadvantages, benefits, burdens, qualifications, and possible disqualifications for a hospital to receive not-for-profit status.
Requestor: Rader
Presentation & Reports: Not Available
Committee: Health and Human Services
IS-2021-02
Establishing DST as the official time year-round in Oklahoma
Requestor: Stephens
Presentation & Reports: Available
Committee: General Government
IS-2021-03
The Possibilities of Teacher Qualitative Pay
Requestor: Bullard
Presentation & Reports: Not Available
Committee: Appropriations
IS-2021-04
How to solve the problem of over prescribing in the medical community
Requestor: Bullard
Presentation & Reports: Available
Committee: Health and Human Services
IS-2021-05
Finding a pathway for equitable farm tax exemptions
Requestor: Pederson
Presentation & Reports: Available
Committee: Finance
IS-2021-06
Foster parents rights
Requestor: Pederson/Garvin
Presentation & Reports: Not Available
Committee: Judiciary
IS-2021-07
Study to ensure state use is working as designed
Requestor: Rosino
Presentation & Reports: Available
Committee: General Government
IS-2021-08
Expanding energy resources through natural gas in southeast Oklahoma
Requestor: Burns
Presentation & Reports: Available
Committee: Energy
IS-2021-09
Medical Marijuana farming and its impact on municipal and rural water systems
Requestor: McCortney
Presentation & Reports: Not Available
Committee: Health and Human Services
IS-2021-10
Study the increase in prescription drug prices over the past decade, the effects on Oklahomans, and possible solutions
Requestor: McCortney
Presentation & Reports: Not Available
Committee: Health and Human Services
IS-2021-11
The rising cost of healthcare and the failure of the current system to incentivize lower prices
Requestor: McCortney
Presentation & Reports: Not Available
Committee: Health and Human Services
IS-2021-12
State parks: current and future needs for the State Park system
Requestor: Rader
Presentation & Reports: Available
Committee: General Government
IS-2021-13
Criminal sentencing reform and reclassification: effects on prison population and felony class systems in other states
Requestor: Rader
Presentation & Reports: Available
Committee: Public Safety
IS-2021-14
Studying Oklahoma's AdVantage Waiver Program to determine if it is utilized appropriately for qualifying individuals
Requestor: Garvin
Presentation & Reports: Not Available
Committee: Health and Human Services
IS-2021-15
Whether mental health diagnoses are being considered during sentencing hearings
Requestor: Garvin
Presentation & Reports: Not Available
Committee: Judiciary
IS-2021-16
Determine if Oklahoma has an appropriate number of foster homes available in each county or region
Requestor: Garvin
Presentation & Reports: Not Available
Committee: Health and Human Services
IS-2021-17
Study if Oklahoma has an appropriate number of child welfare workers to service the needs of Oklahomans
Requestor: Garvin
Presentation & Reports: Not Available
Committee: Health and Human Services
IS-2021-18
Whether bonding assessments should be used in child welfare cases
Requestor: Garvin
Presentation & Reports: Not Available
Committee: Health and Human Services
IS-2021-19
Study whether jury or non-jury trials are most effective in determining the outcome of child welfare cases
Requestor: Garvin
Presentation & Reports: Not Available
Committee: Judiciary
IS-2021-20
Do payment disparities between rural and urban providers create gaps in service to either type of community
Requestor: Garvin
Presentation & Reports: Not Available
Committee: Health and Human Services
IS-2021-21
The Wildlife Department's plans for license streamlining and restructuring and the impact of the new administrative rules process on agency licensing authority by rules.
Requestor: Murdock
Presentation & Reports: Available
Committee: Agriculture and Wildlife
IS-2021-22
Examining agricultural sales tax exemption requirements by the Oklahoma Tax Commission
Requestor: Murdock
Presentation & Reports: Available
Committee: Finance
IS-2021-23
Drift of pesticide and herbicide between food and fiber crops and medical marijuana
Requestor: Murdock
Presentation & Reports: Available
Committee: Agriculture and Wildlife
IS-2021-24
Study on how DOC makes decisions on which prisons to close
Requestor: Murdock/Thompson
Presentation & Reports: Not Available
Committee: Public Safety
IS-2021-25
Medical marijuana tax funds
Requestor: Murdock
Presentation & Reports: Not Available
Committee: Appropriations
IS-2021-26
Costs and effectiveness of the state's pension boards, their administrations, and looking at the feasibility of consolidating those boards and administrations
Requestor: Paxton
Presentation & Reports: Not Available
Committee: General Government
IS-2021-27
Health disparities in African American communities and social determinants of health
Requestor: Young
Presentation & Reports: Not Available
Committee: Health and Human Services
IS-2021-28
Equitable procurement for minority and women-owned businesses
Requestor: Young
Presentation & Reports: Available
Committee: Business, Commerce and Tourism
IS-2021-29
Historically Black Colleges and Universities funding
Requestor: Young
Presentation & Reports: Not Available
Committee: Appropriations
IS-2021-30
Process validation and medical marijuana testing requirements
Requestor: Rogers
Presentation & Reports: Not Available
Committee: Health and Human Services
IS-2021-31
Process validation and medical marijuana testing requirements
Requestor: Pederson
Presentation & Reports: Not Available
Committee: Health and Human Services
IS-2021-32
To evaluate the effectiveness of Oklahoma's current tuition assistance program for National Guard service members
Requestor: David
Presentation & Reports: Not Available
Committee: Veterans and Military Affairs
IS-2021-33
Enhancing economic opportunity and quality of life of Oklahomans with disabilities through transportation and workforce development
Requestor: Boren
Presentation & Reports: Available
Committee: Business, Commerce and Tourism
IS-2021-34
Supporting pregnant women and expectant fathers in high school, career tech, and college with improved accommodations
Requestor: Boren
Presentation & Reports: Available
Committee: Education
IS-2021-35
Comparing the impact of A-F Report Card on performance of Oklahoma's schools with high poverty with other states' accountability systems
Requestor: Boren
Presentation & Reports: Not Available
Committee: Education
IS-2021-36
Assessing the current state of operations and funding of CLEET, and the functionality and conditions of the CLEET campus
Requestor: Howard
Presentation & Reports: Not Available
Committee: Public Safety
IS-2021-37
Streamlining the DHS court process to minimize trauma to children and save the state money
Requestor: Merrick
Presentation & Reports: Available
Committee: Judiciary
IS-2021-38
OCC consolidation
Requestor: Allen
Presentation & Reports: Not Available
Committee: Energy
IS-2021-39
Funding for a double blind study of hyperbaric oxygen treatment for traumatic brain injury
Requestor: Allen
Presentation & Reports: Not Available
Committee: Health and Human Services
IS-2021-40
Exploration of inconsistent charges or fees from hospitals to law enforcement agencies for DUI drugs testing
Requestor: Weaver
Presentation & Reports: Not Available
Committee: Public Safety
IS-2021-41
Transparency in budgeting
Requestor: Thompson
Presentation & Reports: Not Available
Committee: Appropriations
IS-2021-42
Current impact and solutions concerning noxious weeds in Oklahoma
Requestor: Jech
Presentation & Reports: Available
Committee: Agriculture and Wildlife
IS-2021-43
PACE licensing requirements
Requestor: Kidd
Presentation & Reports: Available
Committee: Health and Human Services
IS-2021-44
Small intermediate care settings for adults with disabilities
Requestor: Hicks
Presentation & Reports: Not Available
Committee: Health and Human Services
IS-2021-45
Nursing accommodations for incarcerated mothers
Requestor: Hicks
Presentation & Reports: Available
Committee: Public Safety
IS-2021-46
What is preventing Oklahomans from returning to the workforce after the pandemic
Requestor: Hicks
Presentation & Reports: Available
Committee: Business, Commerce and Tourism
IS-2021-47
A study of revenue refund provisions
Requestor: Jech
Presentation & Reports: Not Available
Committee: Appropriations
IS-2021-48
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: Not Available
Committee: Appropriations
IS-2021-49
Community (racial) Impact: a study on the impact of certain legislation on particular community and racial entities
Requestor: Young
Presentation & Reports: Not Available
Committee: Rules
IS-2021-50
Teaching certification scholarship program: directing priority status for ESL teacher candidates
Requestor: J.A. Dossett
Presentation & Reports: Available
Committee: Education
IS-2021-51
Teaching certification scholarship program: directing priority status for SPED teacher candidates
Requestor: J.A. Dossett
Presentation & Reports: Available
Committee: Education
IS-2021-52
Economic benefits of cultural tourism - National Civil Rights Trail
Requestor: Matthews
Presentation & Reports: Available
Committee: Business, Commerce and Tourism
IS-2021-53
Law enforcement use of force and de-escalation techniques
Requestor: Matthews
Presentation & Reports: Not Available
Committee: Public Safety
IS-2021-54
Study on jobs and housing for former offenders
Requestor: Matthews
Presentation & Reports: Available
Committee: Public Safety
IS-2021-55
Mental health and substance abuse best practices to reduce suicide and incarceration levels
Requestor: Matthews
Presentation & Reports: Not Available
Committee: Health and Human Services
IS-2021-56
Black farmers benefits and methods of access to capital
Requestor: Matthews
Presentation & Reports: Not Available
Committee: Appropriations
IS-2021-57
Tagging trailers
Requestor: Thompson
Presentation & Reports: Not Available
Committee: Appropriations
IS-2021-58
Teacher credentialling and certification
Requestor: Pugh
Presentation & Reports: Not Available
Committee: Education
IS-2021-59
Education post covid's effects on learning outcomes and possible solutions
Requestor: Pugh
Presentation & Reports: Not Available
Committee: Education
IS-2021-60
The Big Picture: film and media arts for K-12 students
Requestor: Kirt/Hall
Presentation & Reports: Available
Committee: Education
IS-2021-61
Addressing the escalation in adolescent suicide since covid-19
Requestor: Kirt/Floyd
Presentation & Reports: Not Available
Committee: Health and Human Services
IS-2021-62
Empowered transitions for individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities from school to adulthood
Requestor: Kirt
Presentation & Reports: Available
Committee: Education
IS-2021-63
Legislative/budget transparency
Requestor: Floyd
Presentation & Reports: Not Available
Committee: Appropriations
IS-2021-64
SAFE task force kits and current kits - OSBI's response to sexual assaults
Requestor: Floyd
Presentation & Reports: Available
Committee: Public Safety
IS-2021-65
Focus on Children Act and the budget
Requestor: Floyd
Presentation & Reports: Not Available
Committee: Appropriations
IS-2021-66
A review of youth suicide in Oklahoma and current preventative efforts
Requestor: Floyd/Kirt
Presentation & Reports: Available
Committee: Health and Human Services
IS-2021-67
A review of causes of child death in Oklahoma
Requestor: Floyd
Presentation & Reports: Not Available
Committee: Health and Human Services
IS-2021-68
Oklahoma cannabis industry
Requestor: Jett
Presentation & Reports: Not Available
Committee: Business, Commerce and Tourism
IS-2021-69
Study on graduation rates, attendance rates, school achievement, and student success, comparing between public, charter, online, and private schools
Requestor: Garvin
Presentation & Reports: Not Available
Committee: Education
IS-2021-70
Liability and property insurance: whether adequate resources are available in comparing industry insurance options
Requestor: Garvin
Presentation & Reports: Not Available
Committee: Retirement and Insurance
IS-2021-71
Comparing provider settings to determine why Oklahoma's healthcare settings are inadequately staffed
Requestor: Garvin
Presentation & Reports: Not Available
Committee: Health and Human Services