Weekly Legislative Update: Third Reading Deadline

By Chancen Flick

This week was the deadline for all legislation to have passed a floor vote in the Chamber of Origin.  This is called the Third Reading deadline and it is a major hurdle in getting bills passed into law.  OPEA has been working diligently to advance our priority bills over the past several weeks and we have had some major success prior to the deadline.

Below is a list of OPEA Priority bills that are still advancing through the process.  Bills will now switch sides, meaning House bills will be sent to the Senate and Senate bills to the House.  As always, please keep an eye out for our weekly updates and our social media feeds for up-to-date information.  If you have any questions, please contact Chancen Flick at chancenf@opea.org


HB 1396

Hasenbeck, Toni(R)
Floyd, Kay(D)
Provides for an increase to court reporter certification and equipment.



HB 1407

Culver, Bob Ed(R)
Stewart, Jack (F)(R)
Provides for two one-time increases to state employee flexible benefit allowances in 2024 and 2025.



HB 1794

Osburn, Mike(R)
Pugh, Adam(R)
Specifies the responsibilities of the Human Capital Management Administrator within the Civil Service and Human Capital Modernization Act.



HB 1796

Osburn, Mike(R)
Seifried, Ally (F)(R)
Authorizes the Dept. of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services to enter into agreements to serve as a vendor with public sector employers wishing to offer employment assistance programs and services.



HB 1798

Osburn, Mike(R)
Thompson, Roger(R)
Establishes a system to gradually increase state employee pay to the level of 90 percent of comparable private sector positions by 2026 and maintain that threshold moving forward.



HB 2020

Wolfley, Max(R)
Montgomery, John(R)
Increases certain retirement benefits adjustment for the 2024 tax year.



HB 2026

Wolfley, Max(R)
Pemberton, Dewayne(R)
Requires the Office of Management and Enterprise Services to provide an association representing state employees with a monthly reconciliation report with information related to opted in members.



HB 2171

Hilbert, Kyle(R)
Rosino, Paul(R)
Provides for a conditional one-time retirement benefits increase for various state retirement systems for beneficiaries who have been retired for more than two years; EMERGENCY.



HB 2376

Kannady, Chris(R)
Hall, Chuck(R)
Adjusts provisions related to state employee benefits, providing a maximum of 640 hours of carryover leave and clarifying services which qualify for inclusion in benefits calculations; EMERGENCY.



HB 2749

Miller, Nicole(R)
Stanley, Brenda(R)
Authorizes the Tourism and Recreation Dept. to create a state employee information and promotion program for state employees to enjoy amenities at discounted rates that do not inhibit facility operation.



HB 2854

Wallace, Kevin(R)
Thompson, Roger(R)
Terminates the state defined contribution plan, transferring participants into the standard Public Employees Retirement System with service credits to be purchased, such changes to be defined as non-fiscal under legislative requirements.



SB 193

Garvin, Jessica (F)(R)
Archer, Nick (F)(R)
Provides for 6 weeks of paid maternal leave for state employees upon the birth or adoption of a child.



SB 302

Thompson, Roger(R)
Osburn, Mike(R)
Directs most state agencies to convert to a web-based payroll system that provides employee payment every two weeks by July, 2025 under OMES supervision; EMERGENCY.


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