Oklahoma Senator trying to close the Oklahoma School for the Deaf
Arthur Waldrip Teacher at Oklahoma School for the Deaf
Please Help!!!! The new legislative session has begun. One of the bills out there right night is SB1864 authored by Senator Greg Treat from Oklahoma City. Senator Treat's bill wants to create a task force to study the effectiveness of the Oklahoma School for the Deaf. This is an unnecessary bill. We need to contact Senator Treat and those on the Education committee to let them know we are opposed to this bill. It would also be beneficial to contact your senator and representative so they are aware. Please don't delay. We need to make contact today!!!! We want the Oklahoma School for the Deaf to continue to serve Deaf students across the state! Thank You!
Committee members include:
Senator John Ford- [email protected]
Senator Gary Stanislawski Vice Chair- [email protected]
Senator Josh Brecheen- [email protected]
Senator Earl Garrison- [email protected]
Senator Jim Halligan- [email protected]
Senator David Holt- [email protected]
Senator Clark Jolley- [email protected]
Senator Susan Paddack- [email protected]
Senator Wayne Shaw- [email protected]
Senator Ralph Shortey- [email protected]
Senator John Sparks- [email protected]
Senator Ron Sharp- [email protected]
STATE OF OKLAHOMA
2nd Session of the 54th Legislature (2014)
SENATE BILL 1864 By: Treat
An Act relating to schools; creating a task force to study the effectiveness of the School for the Deaf; stating purpose; providing for membership; providing for appointment of chair; providing for meetings; prohibiting compensation; providing for travel reimbursement; requiring completion of study by certain date; providing for submission of recommendations; providing for noncodification; providing an effective date; and declaring an emergency.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA:
SECTION 1. NEW LAW A new section of law not to be codified in the Oklahoma Statutes reads as follows:
A. There is hereby created until December 14, 2014, a task force to study the effectiveness of the School for the Deaf.
B. The task force shall consist of nine (9) members, three (3) members to be appointed by the Governor, three (3) members to be appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, and three (3) members to be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
C. The Governor shall appoint the chair of the task force. Req. No. 2835
D. The task force shall be authorized to meet at such times as may be required in order to fulfill the duties imposed upon the task force by law.
E. Members of the task force shall receive no compensation for serving on the task force but shall receive travel reimbursement as follows:
1. State employees who are members of the task force shall be reimbursed for travel expenses incurred in the performance of their duties by their respective agencies in accordance with the State Travel Reimbursement Act; and
2. Legislative members shall be reimbursed in accordance with Section 456 of Title 74 of the Oklahoma Statutes.
F. The task force shall complete its study not later than December 14, 2014. The task force shall submit its recommendations to the Governor, the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President Pro Tempore of the Senate.
SECTION 2. This act shall become effective July 1, 2014.
SECTION 3. It being immediately necessary for the preservation of the public peace, health and safety, an emergency is hereby declared to exist, by reason whereof this act shall take effect and be in full force from and after its passage and approval.
54-2-2835 EB 1/16/2014 3:14:00 PM
Req. No. 2835