ADVOCACY


 
AGC is a proven advocacy influencer. The Construction industry employs more than seven million people, over 36,000 firms nationally and 1,000 firms in Oklahoma. AGCOK is a valuable resource to elected officials both nationally and statewide as a partner to influence change that keeps construction at the forefront of economic growth. AGCOK shapes and influence public policy to best represent the special interest of the commercial construction industry. 

Below is the 2020 AGCOK Watch List: 
Bill # Author Status Description Committee Recommendation Board Recommendation
HB1063 McEntire Dormant for 2019, Still Alive for 2020 Directs WC commission to make assessment against private self-insurance.    
HB1098 West Dormant for 2019, Still Alive for 2020 Prohibits employers from discriminating against unvaccinated employees.
 
   
HB1115 West Dormant for 2019, Still Alive for 2020 Construction Registry    
HB1124 West Dormant for 2019, Still Alive for 2020 Modifies "compensable injury" as it relates to workers comp.
 
   
HB1131 Bennett Dormant for 2019, Still Alive for 2020 Repeals language establishing mandatory vacation or sick leave.    
HB1200 Gann Dormant for 2019, Still Alive for 2020 Clean up language in workers comp act.    
HB1232 McBride Dormant for 2019, Still Alive for 2020 Puts code commission under CIB,  removes commission CEO, fear is CIB board could potentially over rule code board. Not taking a stance yet, kill it in senate if necessary. Not taking a stance yet, kill it in senate if necessary.
HB1237 McBride Dormant for 2019, Still Alive for 2020 Establishes automated traffic control in construction zones.    
HB1242 McBride Dormant for 2019, Still Alive for 2020 Creates building & construction trades review act.    
HB1243 McBride Dormant for 2019, Still Alive for 2020 Creates building & construction trades review act.    
HB1373 Taylor Dormant for 2019, Still Alive for 2020 Specific list of crimes for license exclusion, five-year tail for licenses and modifies current act accounting to massage therapy.
 
Not ours  
HB1382 Taylor Dormant for 2019, Still Alive for 2020 Removes the fee for OUBCC on building permits.
 
Oppose Oppose
HB1385 Taylor Dormant for 2019, Still Alive for 2020 Create engineering districts and statewide boards. County road &bridges fund to be distributed to counties based on # of roads.
 
   
HB1883 Fetgatter Dormant for 2019, Still Alive for 2020 Creates road construction services act.
 
   
HB1956 Strom Dormant for 2019, Still Alive for 2020 Requires cities over 10K to list inspectors/certs & update within 30 days of any changes.    
HB2045 Davis Dormant for 2019, Still Alive for 2020 Creates bid process reform act.
 
   
HB2072 Steagall Dormant for 2019, Still Alive for 2020 Employers cannot prohibit employee from carrying/storing firearms in a vehicle while conducting business for employer. Allows for civil action. Oppose Oppose
HB2082 Dollens Dormant for 2019, Still Alive for 2020 Fair scheduling act. Employers must give written schedule of times/dates of shifts, expected hours worked at hiring, 14-day advance written schedule, prove compliance for 3-years.    
HB2229 Russ Dormant for 2019, Still Alive for 2020 Create commercial roofing reform act.
 
   
HB2271 West (J) Dormant for 2019, Still Alive for 2020 Mental injury/ illness is  compensable  to 1st responders at an accident.
 
Oppose Oppose
HB2403 Kannady Dormant for 2019, Still Alive for 2020 Clarifies when fees are applied to help with real costs.
 
   
HB2410 Kannady Dormant for 2019, Still Alive for 2020 Changes eligibility criteria for claims against multiple injury trust fund.
 
   
HB2455 Dunnington Dormant for 2019, Still Alive for 2020 Adding stereo types, gender, genetic, creed, ancestry, political affiliation, etc… to employment discrimination laws.    
HB2462 Dunnington Dormant for 2019, Still Alive for 2020 Prohibits employers for paying employees less for similar work. Prohibits employers form discharging/discriminating against employees who talk about pay with co-workers.    
HB2463 Dunnington Dormant for 2019, Still Alive for 2020 Allows employees to earn minimum of 80 hours sick pay. Allows unused sick leave to carry over. Guidelines on how sick leave is to be used.    
HB2464 Dunnington Dormant for 2019, Still Alive for 2020 Employers must provide 6-weeks of wage replacement benefits for employees to care for family. Employers must provide 1-week of temporary disability insurance for family matters.    
HB2465 Dunnington Dormant for 2019, Still Alive for 2020 Prohibits employers from being required to compensatory time accrued instead of sick leave.    
HB2466 Dunnington Dormant for 2019, Still Alive for 2020 Repeals preemption on mandated minimum wage and benefits.    
HB2631 Echols Dormant for 2019, Still Alive for 2020 Requires WC fee schedule to be increased 3% for reimbursement for physicians & hospitals for 3-years. Neutral Neutral
SB102 Young Dormant for 2019, Still Alive for 2020 Minimum wage of $10.50.
 
   
SB126 Coleman Dormant for 2019, Still Alive for 2020 Prohibits requirement to list license # in advertisements, social media.
 
Oppose Oppose
SB174 Standridge Dormant for 2019, Still Alive for 2020 Workforce development administration, use of grants, creates a revolving fund, hire a director of workforce development.    
SB175 Daniels Dormant for 2019, Still Alive for 2020 Modifies definition of class 2&3 in alarm, locksmith & sprinkler act. 50 volts or less are exempt from electrical licensing. Support Support
SB191 Standridge Dormant for 2019, Still Alive for 2020 Creates workforce development division as part of the department of labor. Establishes requirements for programs.    
SB199 Thompson Dormant for 2019, Still Alive for 2020 Removes rebates from list of assets in determining financial condition of insurer. Repeals language on creation of WC assessment rebate fund.    
SB285 Dossett Dormant for 2019, Still Alive for 2020 Employers over 50-employees paid 5-days of bereavement. Employers can’t combine with other benefits. Employees have 60-days to use.    
SB305 Daniels Dormant for 2019, Still Alive for 2020 Clean up of medical marijuana bill, gives more power to employers.
 
Proactively Support
 
Proactively Support
 
SB353 Bice Dormant for 2019, Still Alive for 2020 Defines design professional services agreement. Voids any provision that requires an entity or their insurance to indemnify, hold harmless.    
SB364 Dahm Dormant for 2019, Still Alive for 2020 Same as HB2072    
SB406 Bice Dormant for 2019, Still Alive for 2020 Deletes language for an incentive related to OK local development & enterprise zone incentive act.    
SB423 Daniels Dormant for 2019, Still Alive for 2020 Modifies definition of "confirmation & sample" relating to workplace drug/alcohol test. Requires collection to be performed in accordance rules of state board of health. Support Support
SB426 Bice Dormant for 2019, Still Alive for 2020 Modifies qualifications for tax credit investments. Must pay employees 300% of average county and benefits aren’t included in the 300%.    
SB449 Duggar Dormant for 2019, Still Alive for 2020 Changes period (10 to 3 years)in which cash deposits and accrued interest of a lien claimant will be forfeited to the county general fund. Not Ours  
SB478 Dossett Dormant for 2019, Still Alive for 2020 Similar to HB2464    
SB607 Dugger Dormant for 2019, Still Alive for 2020 Expediated building permit for industrial, sets insurance requirements for owner, contractor plan review and inspector. Requires city be listed as additional insured. Oppose Oppose
SB645 Floyd Dormant for 2019, Still Alive for 2020 Modifies opposite sex wage difference, adds some reasons, can’t deduct existing salaries to match. Guilty back pay. Support with Language Changes
 
Support with Language Changes
 
SB647 Leewright Dormant for 2019, Still Alive for 2020 Public bidding act adds  5-year warranty.
 
Proactively Oppose Proactively Oppose
SB649 Floyd Dormant for 2019, Still Alive for 2020 Prohibits employer from discharging/discriminating against employees who discusses wages with other employees. Proactively Oppose Proactively Oppose
SB651 Dahm Dormant for 2019, Still Alive for 2020 Right to earn a living act- limits regulation based on proven need.
 
   
SB653 Jech Dormant for 2019, Still Alive for 2020 Allows for in plant experience for electrical license.
 
Neutral Neutral
SB661 Pugh Dormant for 2019, Still Alive for 2020 Exempts valid licensed military personnel from other states from OK licenses.
 
Oppose Oppose
SB664 Pugh Dormant for 2019, Still Alive for 2020 Modifies definitions in alarm, fire sprinkler locksmith act.
 
Neutral Neutral
SB666 Pugh Dormant for 2019, Still Alive for 2020 Automatic reciprocal licenses for military if standards are same.
 
Oppose Oppose
SB673 Murdock Dormant for 2019, Still Alive for 2020 Eliminate requirement for roads, bridges ferries to be publicly advertised for bids.
 
   
SB698 Dugger Dormant for 2019, Still Alive for 2020 Similar items to our bill except allow for fee as part of RFP.
 
Proactively Oppose Proactively Oppose
SB701 Daniels Dormant for 2019, Still Alive for 2020 Workers comp reform. Ton of items.
 
Neutral Neutral
SB713 Kay Dormant for 2019, Still Alive for 2020 Repeals the preemption law for minimum wage.
 
   
SB714 Leewright Dormant for 2019, Still Alive for 2020 Implement/enforce alarm, locksmith, fire sprinkler act.
 
Neutral Neutral
SB726 Leewright Dormant for 2019, Still Alive for 2020 Labor commissioner can issue 90 day temp license for alarm, locksmith, fire sprinkler act.
 
Neutral Neutral
SB743 Pugh Dormant for 2019, Still Alive for 2020 Roofing contract labor bill defines subcontractor.
 
Proactively Oppose Proactively Oppose
SB745 Bergstrom Dormant for 2019, Still Alive for 2020 Prohibits tax credits claimed for tax years starting in 2020 unless OTC rules there is a neutral effect.
 
   
SB746 Smalley Dormant for 2019, Still Alive for 2020 Tax credit for cyber security & software employees.
 
   
SB747 McCortney Dormant for 2019, Still Alive for 2020 Increases investments for tax credits.
 
   
SB753 Ikley Freeman Dormant for 2019, Still Alive for 2020 Same as 0713.    
SB762 Pederson Dormant for 2019, Still Alive for 2020 Allows for public bodies to allow 2nd bidder, if within 5% and local, to match the price of non-local bidder. Oppose as written, support with minor language changes to definition of "local”. Oppose as written, support with minor language changes to definition of "local”.
SB781 Scott Dormant for 2019, Still Alive for 2020 Prohibits business from creating policy to keep people from having fire arms in their vehicle. Oppose Oppose
SB788 Hicks Dormant for 2019, Still Alive for 2020 Increase minimum wage.    
SB789 Hicks Dormant for 2019, Still Alive for 2020 Same as 0713    
SB79 Bergstrom Dormant for 2019, Still Alive for 2020 Allows political subdivision to waive competitive bidding act for construction projects. Proactively Oppose Proactively Oppose
SB799 Thompson Dormant for 2019, Still Alive for 2020 Allows a 1.5% fee on heavy equipment to pay personal property tax.
 
   
SB827 Standridge Dormant for 2019, Still Alive for 2020 5% preference bill for OK companies on construction contracts.
 
   
SB835 Floyd Dormant for 2019, Still Alive for 2020 PAC endorsements    
SB862 Newhouse Dormant for 2019, Still Alive for 2020 Prohibits county and municipal regulation of residential design elements.
 
   
SB907 Duggar Dormant for 2019, Still Alive for 2020 Removes report writers from ok inspectors ct. resets one time provisional with guidelines.    
SB929 Leewright Dormant for 2019, Still Alive for 2020 Allows an employee previously deemed subcontractor to make claim for recovery of compensation.
 
Oppose Oppose
SB930 Rosino Dormant for 2019, Still Alive for 2020 Eliminates advertising for labor over $50K for work for a public trust.
 
Proactively Oppose Proactively Oppose
SB980 Scott Dormant for 2019, Still Alive for 2020 Lien law changes. Proactively Oppose Proactively Oppose