Oklahoma Public Health Association


The Oklahoma Public Health Association's (OPHA) Public Policy Committee works to identify State and Federal public health policy issues and to promote the passage of good public health policies and legislation.  Each year the OPHA Board of Directors, with the input of the OPHA sections and members, identifies key legislative priorities and tracks legislative bills that fall within those priorities.  OPHA members are sent periodic 'legislative alerts" during the session to inform them about the status of these bills and to solicit their involvement in supporting OPHA priorities.

Listed below is the 4/25/11 status of Oklahoma bills followed during the 2011 Regular Session: 

MEASURES                           STATUS                                                  TITLE

 HB1211 REF to Senate Committee Intoxicating liquors; underage drinking
 HB1270 General Order - DORMANT  for this session Schools; Health Education for Middle Schools Act.
 HB1316 MEASURE FAILED Motor -vehicles: using electronic communication devices while driving
 HB1461 SA's Pending School Bullying Prevention Act: modifying
 HB1579 Not passed out of Rules Com. - DORMANT Task Force on Healthier Neighborhood Lliving
 HB2135 General Order - DORMANT for this session Regulation of tobacco use: removing requirements; local ordinances to control smoking
 SB111 Not passed out of Senate Heath Com.-DORMANT Smoking in Public Places
 SB146 REF to House Judiciary- DORMANT Motor Vehicles-prohibiting texting
 SB152 Not passed out of Educ. Com. - DORMANT Schools-bullying policy
 SB232 Motion to reconsider Task Force on Healthier Neighborhood Living-creating
 SB951 REF to Public Safety - DORMANT  Healthy and Fit Sch Advisory Committees-Require to utilize

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ANY OF THE ABOVE BILLS GO TO: http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/WebBillStatus/main.html

'Promoting public health improvements through education, practice, and advocacy'

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121 NE 52nd Street, Ste. 260
Oklahoma City, OK 73105

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