Oklahoma state Interim Studies at Capitol

71 Interim Studies have been approved for the Oklahoma Senate about approximately 13 for the Oklahoma House. 

Senator Greg Treat recently approved 71 interim study requests from Oklahoma senators. All of the studies will take place between now and November. The following Oklahoma Senate interim studies are of particular interest to the Alliance of Mental Health Providers of Oklahoma.

2021 Oklahoma Senate Interim Studies

Senator Greg Treat recently approved 71 interim study requests from Oklahoma senators. All of the studies will take place between now and November. The following Oklahoma Senate interim studies are of particular interest to the Alliance of Mental Health Providers of Oklahoma.

MENTAL HEALTH
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-2021-15
Whether mental health diagnoses are being considered during sentencing hearings
Requestor: Garvin
Presentation & Reports: Not Available
Committee: Judiciary

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-2021-66
A review of youth suicide in Oklahoma and current preventative efforts
Requestor: Floyd
Presentation & Reports: Not Available
Committee: Health and Human Services

CRIMINAL JUSTICE
IS-2021-54
Housing and jobs for formerly incarcerated or justice involved
Requestor: Matthews
Presentation & Reports: Not Available
Committee: Public Safety

RACISM
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-2021-49
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-2021-27
Health disparities in African American communities and social determinants of health
Requestor: Young
Presentation & Reports: Not Available
Committee: Health and Human Services

DRUGS
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-2021-25
Medical marijuana tax funds
Requestor: Murdock
Presentation & Reports: Not Available
Committee: Appropriations

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-2021-04
How to solve the problem of over prescribing in the medical community
Requestor: Bullard
Presentation & Reports: Not Available
Committee: Health and Human Services

HEALTHCARE
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-2021-11
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-2021-11
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-2021-01
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-2021-71
Comparing provider settings to determine why Oklahoma’s healthcare settings are inadequately staffed
Requestor: Garvin
Presentation & Reports: Not Available
Committee: Health and Human Services

WELFARE of CHILDREN, TEENS
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-2021-65
Focus on Children Act and the budget
Requestor: Floyd
Presentation & Reports: Not Available
Committee: Appropriations

IS-2021-67
A review of causes of child death in Oklahoma
Requestor: Floyd
Presentation & Reports: Not Available
Committee: Health and Human Services

IS-2021-34
Supporting pregnant women and expectant fathers in high school, career tech, and college with improved accommodations
Requestor: Boren
Presentation & Reports: Not Available
Committee: Education

SEXUAL ASSAULT
IS-2021-64
SAFE task force kits and current kits – OSBI’s response to sexual assaults
Requestor: Floyd
Presentation & Reports: Not Available
Committee: Public Safety

BUDGET
IS-2021-63
Legislative/budget transparency
Requestor: Floyd
Presentation & Reports: Not Available
Committee: Appropriations


2021 Oklahoma House Interim Studies

Lawmakers in the Oklahoma House of Representatives requested 209 interim studies. Approximately 135 were approved. The following studies relate to the Alliance’s mission and are therefore of interest to our board members and the organizations they represent.

Behavioral Health Workforce Solutions
Rep. Josh West
https://www.okhouse.gov/Documents/InterimStudies/2021/Interim_Study_21-021.pdf

Hidden Predator Act
Rep. Carol Bush
https://www.okhouse.gov/Documents/InterimStudies/2021/Interim_Study_21-031.pdf

Utilizing Mental Health Services to Provide Alternatives to Arrest
Rep. Randy Randleman and Rep. Collin Walke
https://www.okhouse.gov/Documents/InterimStudies/2021/Interim_Study_21-035.pdf

Controlled substance modernization
Rep. Rick West
https://www.okhouse.gov/Documents/InterimStudies/2021/Interim_Study_21-027.pdf

Medical Marijuana (We want to look at the standards it will take to create a true medical cannabis
product that can be dispensed through a pharmacy or M.D./D.O.)
Rep. Kevin McDugle
https://www.okhouse.gov/Documents/InterimStudies/2021/Interim_Study_21-034.pdf

Addressing Neighborhood Blight
Rep. Monroe Nichols
https://www.okhouse.gov/Documents/InterimStudies/2021/Interim_Study_21-039.pdf

Economic Fairness
Rep. Monroe Nichols
https://www.okhouse.gov/Documents/InterimStudies/2021/Interim_Study_21-040.pdf

Youth Access to Tobacco
Rep. Cynthia Roe
https://www.okhouse.gov/Documents/InterimStudies/2021/Interim_Study_21-044.pdf

Incarceration Effects on Families
Rep. Mark Lawson
https://www.okhouse.gov/Documents/InterimStudies/2021/Interim_Study_21-050.pdf

Prescription Drug Prices
Rep. Ryan Martinez
https://www.okhouse.gov/Documents/InterimStudies/2021/Interim_Study_21-059.pdf

Direct Primary Care
Rep. Chad Caldwell
https://www.okhouse.gov/Documents/InterimStudies/2021/Interim_Study_21-057.pdf

Budgets are Moral Statements
Rep. Mark Lawson, Rep. Emily Virgin, Rep. Kevin Wallace
https://www.okhouse.gov/Documents/InterimStudies/2021/Interim_Study_21-058.pdf

Marijuana Tax for Counties
Rep. Justin Humphrey
https://www.okhouse.gov/Documents/InterimStudies/2021/Interim_Study_21-053.pdf

Oklahoma State Health Department Interim Study (This study is requesting an in-depth look at the OSHD’s advertising campaign for COVID and the COVID vaccine. It asks if OSDH should be advisory or set policy.

Rep. Kevin West and Rep. Wendi Stearman
https://www.okhouse.gov/Documents/InterimStudies/2021/Interim_Study_21-064.pdf

Health Care for the Medicaid Population (Compare and contrast managed care with the current system)
Rep. Toni Hasenbeck
https://www.okhouse.gov/Documents/InterimStudies/2021/Interim_Study_21-065.pdf

Possible Administrative Consolidation of Core Healthcare State Agencies
Rep. Mike Osburn
https://www.okhouse.gov/Documents/InterimStudies/2021/Interim_Study_21-082.pdf

DUI (A study reviewing issues with Oklahoma’s Driving While Impaired by alcohol,
drugs and/or both laws.)
Rep. Rhonda Baker
https://www.okhouse.gov/Documents/InterimStudies/2021/Interim_Study_21-087.pdf

Building a Comprehensive Continuum of Care Model for Mental Health Crises in Oklahoma
Rep. Jeff Boatman
https://www.okhouse.gov/Documents/InterimStudies/2021/Interim_Study_21-092.pdf

Healthcare (The purpose of this proposal is to study how healthcare in the state, specifically rural
healthcare, has generally fared since the beginning of 2020 when COVID-19 was found to have
come to the United States. The proposal should help us determine what issues our healthcare
system faced during the pandemic and is possibly still facing today.)
Rep. Cynthia Roe and Rep. Sean Roberts
https://www.okhouse.gov/Documents/InterimStudies/2021/Interim_Study_21-102.pdf

The treatment, safety, and wellbeing of inmates and correctional officers in
Oklahoma state correctional facilities.
Rep. Jason Lowe and Rep. Justin Humphrey
https://www.okhouse.gov/Documents/InterimStudies/2021/Interim_Study_21-103.pdf

What impacts have rapid reductions in opioid prescribing had on Oklahoma
patients?
Rep. John Talley, Rep. Ty Burns and Rep. Preston Stinson
https://www.okhouse.gov/Documents/InterimStudies/2021/Interim_Study_21-105.pdf

Rural Healthcare Infrastructure
Rep. Andy Fugate
https://www.okhouse.gov/Documents/InterimStudies/2021/Interim_Study_21-113.pdf

Revisiting the Parental Rights of Oklahoma: Evaluating the Protections of Parents
and Caregivers
Rep. Sherri Conley and Rep. Danny Williams
https://www.okhouse.gov/Documents/InterimStudies/2021/Interim_Study_21-118.pdf

Tulsa Reparations
Rep. Regina Goodwin
https://www.okhouse.gov/Documents/InterimStudies/2021/Interim_Study_21-122.pdf

Maximize Oklahoma’s Healthcare Dollars
Rep. Andy Fugate
https://www.okhouse.gov/Documents/InterimStudies/2021/Interim_Study_21-127.pdf

The Effects of Oklahoma Statewide Housing Evictions
Rep. Ajay Pittman
https://www.okhouse.gov/Documents/InterimStudies/2021/Interim_Study_21-133.pdf

From the Oklahoma Policy Institute Explain Interim Studies

Interim studies are studies of legislative and policy issues that may be requested by any member of the House or Senate. They often address issues that have been the subject of legislation that failed to pass in previous sessions, or that are deemed worthy of more in-depth consideration.

Interim studies must be requested by House and Senate members by a deadline set by each chamber. The two chambers handle interim study requests differently. In the Senate, the President Pro Tempore does not approve or disapprove interim study requests but assigns them to the appropriate standing committee. The committee chair then decides which studies will be heard. In the House, the Speaker decides which studies to approve or disapprove. In some cases, House study requests on similar subjects are combined into a single study. Some studies may be considered jointly by the House and Senate.

Interim studies are typically held from September to November and usually meet at the State Capitol. A committee may devote anywhere from one hour to several full meetings to each study. Local and national experts may be invited to testify at interim study meetings. Interim studies rarely generate formal reports or recommendations, but their work can guide future legislation.