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2017

RATINGS
of OKLAHOMA

ACUConservative @ACUFoundation Conservative.org
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Letter from the Chairman........................................... 2 OK Senate Vote Descriptions..................................... 6

ACU & ACUF Board Members................................... 3 OK Senate Scores....................................................... 9

Selecting the Votes..................................................... 3 OK House Statistics.................................................. 11

2017 Winners & Losers............................................... 4 OK House Vote Descriptions.................................... 12

OK Senate Statistics................................................... 5 OK House Scores..................................................... 15
AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE UNION FOUNDATION’S 2017 Ratings of Oklahoma

LETTER FROM THE CHAIRMAN

Dear Fellow Conservative,

The American Conservative Union Foundation is proud to present our ratings of the 2017 meeting of the Oklahoma State Legislature. Like our Congressional
Ratings, which date back 46 years, these ratings are meant to reflect how elected officials view the role of government in an individual’s life. We begin with our
philosophy (conservatism is the political philosophy that sovereignty resides in the person) and then apply our understanding of government (its essential role is
to defend life, liberty and property).

Because our ratings are designed to educate the public about how consistently their elected officials adhere to conservatism, we carefully examine the entire
docket of legislation introduced in each state every year. We select the most meaningful bills and publish the results after the dust has settled. The ACU
Foundation is the only organization to score over 8,000 elected officials each year, including lawmakers from all 50 states and Congress.

The 2016 election dramatically impacted the political landscape of not only Washington but state legislative chambers all across the country. Republicans
now have control of both legislative chambers in 32 states, more than double the number they controlled in 2010. With these victories comes an ability to
implement policies that restore individual liberty and return us to a limited form of government run by and for “We the People.”

It is our hope that these ratings will serve as a guide showing who can be relied on to fight for conservative principles and restore the role of government to what
our nation’s founding fathers envisioned.

Sincerely,

Matt Schlapp
Chairman
American Conservative Union

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AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE UNION FOUNDATION’S 2017 Ratings of Oklahoma

ACU BOARD MEMBERS

Matt Schlapp Jackie Arends Becky Norton Dunlop Priscilla O'Shaughnessy
Chairman
Larry Beasley John Eddy Ron Robinson
Charlie Gerow
Kimberly Bellissimo Luis Fortuno Mike Rose
First Vice Chairman
Steve Biegun Alan M. Gottlieb Ned Ryun SELECTING THE VOTES
Bob Beauprez
Treasuer Morton C. Blackwell Van D. Hipp, Jr. Peter Samuelson ACU researched and selected a range of bills before the
Amy Frederick John Bolton Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser Sabrina Schaeffer Oklahoma State Legislature that determine a member’s
Secretary adherence to conservative principles. We selected bills that
Jose Cardenas Michael R. Long Terry Schilling focus on Ronald Reagan’s philosophy of the “three-legged
Ed Yevoli Ron Christie Ed McFadden Matt Smith stool”: 1) fiscal and economic: taxes, budgets, regulation,
At-Large spending, healthcare, and property; 2) social and cultural:
Muriel Coleman Carolyn D. Meadows Thomas Winter 2nd amendment, religion, life, welfare, and education; and
3) government integrity: voting, individual liberty, privacy,
and transparency. This wide range of issues are designed to
give citizens an accurate assessment that conveys which of
ACUF BOARD MEMBERS Oklahoma’s elected leaders best defend the principles of a free
society: Life, Liberty and Property.
Matt Schlapp Jose Cardenas Mary Matalin
Chairman
Jonathan Garthwaite Carolyn D. Meadows
Millie Hallow
Charlie Gerow Randy Neugebauer
Vice Chairman
Colin Hanna Thomas Winter
Van D. Hipp, Jr.
Treasurer Niger Innes
Kimberly Bellissimo Adam Laxalt
Secretary Willes K. Lee

201 N. Union Street, Suite 370
Alexandria, VA 22314
(202) 347-9388

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AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE UNION FOUNDATION’S 2017 Ratings of Oklahoma

2017 WINNERS & LOSERS

90-100%
AWARD FOR CONSERVATIVE
EXCELLENCE <= 10% COALITION OF THE RADICAL LEFT

SENATE HOUSE SENATE HOUSE
ALLEN STROHM n/a Blancett
BRECHEEN Munson
DAHM
SYKES

AWARD FOR CONSERVATIVE
80-89% ACHIEVEMENT

SENATE HOUSE HOUSE
SILK CALVEY MURPHEY
DUNLAP RITZE
GANN ROBERTS, S.
HARDIN

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AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE UNION FOUNDATION’S 2017 Ratings of Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA SENATE STATISTICS

REPUBLICAN AVERAGE DEMOCRAT AVERAGE

62% 19%
OVERALL
AVERAGE

57% OKLAHOMA SENATE CONSERVATIVE RATINGS

RED = REPUBLICANS BLUE = DEMOCRATS

30

LOWEST 25
REPUBLICAN
20
# OF
YEN STATE
SENATORS
15

39% 10

5

0
HIGHEST 0-9% 10-19% 20-29% 30-39% 40-49% 50-59% 60-69% 70-79% 80-89% 90-100%
DEMOCRAT
2017 ACU PERCENTAGE

BASS
26%

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AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE UNION FOUNDATION’S 2017 Ratings of Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA SENATE VOTE DESCRIPTIONS
1. SB 508 Expanding the Sale of Homemade Food. This bill grants individuals 6. HB 1553 Requiring Legislative Oversight of Agency Rule Making. This bill requires
the right to sell homemade food products at farmers markets and other off-site the legislature to approve, through a joint resolution, any new or increased fee that
locations. Expanding entrepreneurship promotes economic growth, which leads to a governmental agency imposes. ACU supports legislative oversight of governmental
greater family prosperity, as illustrated by the ACU Foundation’s Family Prosperity agency actions and supported this bill. The House passed the bill on April 24, 2017
Index. ACU supports “food freedom” and the right for individuals to freely sell food by a vote of 44-0 but the bill was later vetoed by the Governor.
products and supported this bill. The Senate passed the bill on March 9, 2017 by a
vote of 34-8. 7. HB 1894 Establishing End-of-Life Protections. This bill establishes a clear hierarchy
of individuals who are designated to make healthcare and end-of-life decisions for
2. SB 806 Expanding Child Care Center Regulations. This bill implements a number patients incapable of making such decisions for themselves. ACU Foundation’s Center
of regulations governing how child care centers in the state operate. The bill establishes for Human Dignity engages heavily on end of life issues such as this. ACU supports
nutrition standards, physical activity requirements, and places limitations on screen time family decision making and efforts to protect vulnerable patients from being denied
and video games. ACU opposes this infringement on parental rights and opposed this life-preserving care and supported this bill. The Senate passed the bill on April 24,
bill. The Senate passed the bill on March 21, 2017 by a vote of 29-14. 2017 by a vote of 33-9.

3. SB 506 Subsidizing Select Food Establishments. This bill provides loans and grants 8. HB 1868 Providing Overtime to Government Employees. This bill requires the
to grocery stores and food establishments in certain areas of the state considered state to provide overtime pay instead of “comp time” to all state employees earning
“underserved”. Under the bill, the funds can be used for a wide range of purposes under $30,000 a year. ACU opposes this implementation of overtime, which leads to
including start-up costs and energy efficiency measures. ACU opposes the use of potential government waste and increased taxpayer costs, and opposed this bill. The
taxpayer funds for measures that distort the free market and place other businesses at Senate passed the bill on April 25, 2017 by a vote of 29-15.
a competitive disadvantage and opposed this bill. The Senate passed the bill on March
22, 2017 by a vote of 31-11. 9. HB 1999 Requiring Reauthorization of Agency Regulations. This bill requires
that all rules enacted by state agencies sunset every four years. Furthermore, the bill
4. HB 1993 Extending the Cosmetology Licensing Board. This bill extends the sunset establishes a joint review committee to recommend their reauthorization or rejection.
date of the State Board of Cosmetology and Barbering until the year 2021. When ACU supports efforts to eliminate burdensome and unneeded regulations and
entrepreneurship is suppressed, the resulting decline in economic growth leads to supported this bill. The Senate passed the bill on April 25, 2017 by a vote of 29-15.
a reduction in family prosperity, as illustrated by the ACU Foundation’s Family
Prosperity Index. ACU opposes the extension of a board, whose actions restrict 10. HB 2128 Holding Trespassers Liable for Damages. This bill holds an individual
competition, resulting in higher consumer costs and reduced economic mobility and who is arrested or convicted of trespassing liable for any personal or real property
entrepreneurship, and opposed this bill. The Senate passed the bill on March 30, damages they caused. In addition, any entity that compensates an individual for
2017 by a vote of 31-12. trespassing is also held liable for damages. The ACU Foundation’s Center for 21st
Century Property Rights staunchly defends the property rights of American citizens,
5. HB 1577 Enhancing Government Accountability. This bill requires the State which are inherently protected by the U.S. Constitution. ACU supports efforts to
Department of Education to include on its website an itemized list of all vacant safeguard property and supported this bill. The Senate passed the bill on April 26,
or unused properties that it owns or directly controls. ACU supports the right of 2017 by a vote of 36-4.
taxpayers to view how their funds are being utilized and supported this bill. The
Senate passed the bill on April 10, 2017 by a vote of 36-6.

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11. HB 2131 Establishing Tourism Development Tax Incentives. This bill provides a 16. SB 170 Reversing Tax Cuts. This bill repeals a measure passed in 2014 that provided
tax credit of up to 25 percent to companies that create or expand tourism attractions a mechanism to reduce the top marginal tax rate. Currently, the tax rate is 5 percent
in the state. The tax credits are based upon the project costs and are capped at $15 and was set to drop to 4.85 percent. Higher tax burdens suppress economic growth,
million a year. ACU opposes the practice of distorting the free market by providing which reduces family prosperity, as illustrated by the ACU Foundation’s Family
tax credits to government favored companies and industries and opposed this bill. Prosperity Index. ACU opposes this tactic which reduces economic growth, and
The Senate passed the bill on April 26, 2017 by a vote of 35-8. instead supports measures that shrink the size of government in order to address the
state’s budget shortfall, and opposed this bill. The Senate passed this bill on May 8,
12. HB 1270 Increasing the Integrity of Government Assistance. This bill requires 2017 by a vote of 32-9.
the state to verify the eligibility of applicants for Medicaid and the Supplemental
Nutrition Assistance Program, and requires applicants to complete an identity 17. SB 445 Expanding School Choice. This bill increases the tax deduction that can be
authentication process. In addition, state agencies are directed to review on claimed by private donors giving to non-profits that provide student scholarships.
a quarterly basis information including employment status, residency status, Educational attainment yields substantial economic returns for families and for states,
death records, and other changes that may affect their continued enrollment. An which is illustrated by the ACU Foundation’s Family Prosperity Index. ACU supports
overreliance on welfare diminishes recipients’ employment prospects, keeping families the expansion of school choice and supported this bill. The Senate passed the bill on
out of the workforce and unable to prosper, as illustrated by the ACU Foundation’s May 9, 2017 by a vote of 38-4.
Family Prosperity Index. ACU supports efforts to reduce fraud and increase the
accountability of public assistance programs and supported this bill. The Senate 18. SB 426 Raising Fees on Tire Sales. This bill establishes a new mandatory used tire
passed the bill on April 26, 2017 by a vote of 39-5. recycling fee on all motor vehicles titled in the state and adds trailer and semitrailer
tires to the list of tires that are assessed a recycling fee. In addition, the bill permits
13. HB 2311 Requiring Government Agency Auditing. This bill requires that the top revenue that is collected to be used for “other environmental programs” and for
20 state agencies receiving the most in appropriations undergo an independent projects intended to “increase market demand” for products made from used tires.
comprehensive performance audit. ACU supports measures that increase government ACU opposes unnecessary fee hikes and the usage of such funds for unrelated causes
transparency and are intended to reduce government waste and supported this bill. and opposed this bill. The Senate passed the bill on May 9, 2017 by a vote of 37-5.
The Senate passed the bill on April 26, 2017 by a vote of 41-4.
19. SB 697 Restricting New Regulations. This bill states that an agency rule or
14. HB 1913 Expanding Small Loan Lending. This bill makes it legal for small loan regulation can only be created to implement the laws or policies set forth by the
moneylenders to issue loans of up to $1,500 and charge interest rates of up to 17 legislative branch of government. In addition, the bill requires that every three
percent per month. ACU supports the right of individuals to freely lend to one years all rules are evaluated and a specific reference is made to the law granting that
another and supported this bill as a step in the right direction. The Senate passed authority. ACU supports the restraint of the regulatory state, and the restoration of
the bill on April 27, 2017 by a vote of 28-16 but the bill was later vetoed by the lawmaking authority to the legislative branch, and supported this bill. The Senate
Governor. passed the bill on May 10, 2017 by a vote of 32-14, but the bill was later vetoed by
the Governor.
15. SB 40 Expanding Self-Defense Laws. This bill permits an individual lawfully
carrying a firearm to point their weapon at a perpetrator in an act of self-defense or to 20. SB 397 Permitting Concealed Carry on Public Transit. This bill permits the carrying
deescalate a life-or-death situation. ACU supports the founders’ belief in the Second of a concealed firearm on a public transit bus by an individual lawfully able to carry.
Amendment and supported this bill. The Senate passed the bill on May 8, 2017 by a ACU supports the founders’ belief in the Second Amendment and supported this
vote of 34-8. bill. The Senate passed the bill on May 11, 2017 by a vote of 39-1.

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21. SB 211 Expanding Sunday Alcohol Sales. This bill permits a county to ask its 26. SB 848 Spending Cut Prevention. This bill prevents the Department of Human
voters whether Sunday alcohol sales should be permitted. If approved, sales would Services from making any budgetary cuts to numerous programs and services within
be allowed between the hours of noon and midnight. ACU supports this measure to the agency. ACU opposes mandates which interfere with the ability of agencies to
empower voters to make a determination on the sale of alcohol and supported this reduce spending, especially at a time when the state is facing a significant budgetary
bill. The Senate passed the bill on May 17, 2017 by a vote of 26-14. shortfall, and opposed this bill. The Senate passed the bill on May 24, 2017 by a vote
of 42-3.
22. HB 2351 Special Interest Manufacturing Tax Breaks. This bill extends certain tax
breaks to select manufacturing companies. ACU opposes the practice of awarding 27. HB 1491 Reducing Child Care Facility Licensing Regulations. This bill reduces
special tax breaks to select companies and industries, which raises the tax burden on the licensing burdens of the state’s child care facilities licensing act. Under the bill,
companies not favored by the government, and opposed this bill. The Senate passed facilities in rural counties with programs that provide less than 21 hours of weekly
the bill on May 19, 2017 by a vote of 31-11. care are exempt from the act, and the child enrollment age of summer youth camps
is reduced. Expanding entrepreneurship promotes economic growth, which leads to
23. SB 867 Expanding Energy Production. This bill expands the ability of individuals greater family prosperity, as illustrated by the ACU Foundation’s Family Prosperity
to utilize horizontal drilling methods in order to recover underground oil and Index. ACU opposes burdensome licensing standards that restrict competition and
natural gas. ACU supports regulatory reforms that reduce costs and expand energy increase consumer costs and supported this bill. The Senate passed the bill on May
production and supported this bill. The Senate passed the bill on May 20, 2017 by a 26, 2017 by a vote of 25-18.
vote of 26-19.
28. HB 1019x (Special Session) Governmental Agency Spending Cuts. This bill cuts
24. SB 845 Establishing New Cigarette Fees. This bill implements a $1.50 per a pack funding for 50 government agencies by an average of 2.5 percent. The $60 million
cigarette fee, with revenue going towards a newly created Health Care Enhancement in total cuts are to help make up for the state’s budget shortfall. ACU supports this
Fund. This “fee” is in addition to the state’s current $1.03 per a pack cigarette tax. fiscally responsible measure as opposed to increasing taxes and supported this bill. The
ACU opposes this revenue-raising tactic that disproportionately harms a select Senate passed the bill on November 17, 2017 by a vote of 29-14, but the provisions
portion of the population, including low-income earners and opposed this bill. The were vetoed by the Governor.
Senate passed the bill on May 24, 2017 by a vote of 28-18 but the act was later ruled
unconstitutional by the State Supreme Court.

25. HB 1720 Mandating Property Insurance Discounts. This bill forces all property
insurance companies to provide homeowners with a rate reduction or discount if their
property meets certain building standards. The bill also directs insurers to submit
their discount rates and rating plans to the state’s insurance commissioner. ACU
opposes these government mandates which distort the free marketplace and opposed
this bill. The Senate passed the bill on May 24, 2017 by a vote of 32-12.

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OKLAHOMA SENATE SCORES

OKLAHOMA SENATE VOTE DETAIL

HB 1019x (Special Session)
HB 1993

HB 1577

HB 1553

HB 1894

HB 1868

HB 1999

HB 2128

HB 2131

HB 1270

HB 2311

HB 1913

HB 2351

HB 1720

HB 1491
SB 508

SB 806

SB 506

SB 170

SB 445

SB 426

SB 697

SB 397

SB 211

SB 867

SB 845

SB 848
ACU Votes 2017 2016 LIFETIME

SB 40
Party District Votes Cast % % AVG

ALLEN R 4 + + + + E + + + + + + + + + + - + + + + - + + + + + + + 25 27 93% 80% 79%
Bass D 32 + - - E E + - E - + - - + - - - E E - E E E - + - - E - 5 19 26% 27% 26%
BERGSTROM R 1 + + - + + + + - + + - + + - + - + - + + + - - - - - + + 17 28 61% n/a 61%
BICE R 22 + + - - + + + - - + - + + + + - + - - + + - + - - - - - 14 28 50% 72% 70%
BOGGS R 7 + - - + + + + - + + - + + - + - + + + + - + + + - - + + 19 28 68% 64% 68%
BRECHEEN R 6 + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + - + - + + + + + 26 28 93% 87% 82%
Brooks D 44 X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X - 0 1 n/a† n/a n/a
BROWN R 36 E - + E + + + + + + - + E + + + + - + + - E + - - - E + 16 23 70% 81% 79%
DAHM R 33 + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + 28 28 100% 92% 95%
DANIELS R 29 + + + + + + + + + + - + + + + - + - + + + - + - + - + + 22 28 79% n/a 79%
DAVID R 18 + + - - + E E - + E E E + + + E + E + + + - + - + - + + 15 21 71% 70% 74%
Dossett D 34 - - - - - + - - - - - + + - + - - - - + E - - + - - - - 6 27 22% 16% 19%
DUGGER R 21 + - - - + + + - + + - + + + + - + - + + + - + - - - + - 16 28 57% n/a 57%
FIELDS R 10 + - - - + E E - + E E E + + + E + - + + + - + - - - + + 13 22 59% 63% 66%
Floyd D 46 - - - - + + - - - - - - - - - - - - - + + - - + - - - - 5 28 18% 16% 19%
FRY R 42 E E E - E + + E + + - + + + + + + - + E - + E + + - + + 16 21 76% 59% 67%
GRIFFIN R 20 + E E - - E E - - + - + + + + - E - + + + - + - - - - - 10 23 43% 70% 67%
HOLT R 30 E - - - + + + - + E - + + - + - + - + + + - + - - - - - 12 26 46% 64% 65%
JECH R 26 + - - - + + + - - + - + + - + - + - + + E + - - - - + + 14 27 52% 65% 68%
KIDD R 31 + - - - + + + - + + - + + + + - + - + + + - + - - - + + 17 28 61% n/a 61%
LEEWRIGHT R 12 + - - - + + + - + + - + + + + - + - + + - - - + - - - + 15 28 54% 72% 65%
LOVELESS R 45 + E + E + + + + + E E + + X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 9 9 n/a† 72% 71%
MARLATT R 27 E + - - E + + E E E + + + + E E + - + E E - + - - - + X 11 18 n/a† 64% 70%
Matthews D 11 - - - - - + - - - - - - - - - - - - - - + - - + - - E E 3 26 12% 4% 12%

“+” Member voted with ACU’s position “X” Member was absent for vote † Legislator did not vote on enough of the selected bills and as a result the 2017 percentage was not rated. 2/3rds of the selected bills must be voted on to receive a score.
“-” Member voted against ACU’s position “E” Member was excused for vote

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AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE UNION FOUNDATION’S 2017 Ratings of Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA SENATE VOTE DETAIL

HB 1019x (Special Session)
HB 1993

HB 1577

HB 1553

HB 1894

HB 1868

HB 1999

HB 2128

HB 2131

HB 1270

HB 2311

HB 1913

HB 2351

HB 1720

HB 1491
SB 508

SB 806

SB 506

SB 170

SB 445

SB 426

SB 697

SB 397

SB 211

SB 867

SB 845

SB 848
ACU Votes 2017 2016 LIFETIME

SB 40
Party District Votes Cast % % AVG

McCORTNEY R 13 + + - - + + - + - + - + + + + - + - - + + - - + - - + - 15 28 54% n/a 54%
NEWBERRY R 37 + - E E + + + - + + - + + + - + + - + E + - + + + - - + 17 25 68% 75% 74%
NEWHOUSE R 25 + - + - + + + + + + + + + - + + + - + + - + + - + - - E 19 27 70% n/a 70%
PAXTON R 23 + + - - + + + - - + - + + - + - + - - + + - + - - - + + 15 28 54% n/a 54%
PEDERSON R 19 + - - + - + E - - - - + + - + - + - - + - + + - - - + - 11 27 41% n/a 41%
PEMBERTON R 9 + - - - + + + - + + - + + + + - + - + + + - - - - - + - 15 28 54% n/a 54%
Pittman D 48 - - - - + + - - - + - - - - - - - - - E + - - + - - - - 5 27 19% 18% 22%
PUGH R 41 + + - - + + + - - + - + + - + - + - - + + - + + - - - - 14 28 50% n/a 50%
QUINN R 2 + - E - + + + + + + - + + + + + E E + + - - - + E - - + 16 24 67% 68% 77%
RADER R 39 - - + - + + - - + + - + + + - - + - + + + - + - - - + + 15 28 54% n/a 54%
SCHULZ R 38 + + - - + + E - E E E E E E E E + - + E E - + - - - + + 9 17 n/a† 60% 62%
SCOTT R 43 + + - - + + + + - + - + + + + - + - + + - - - - + - - + 16 28 57% n/a 57%
SHARP R 17 - - - - - + + - - + - + + + + - + - - + + - + - - - + + 13 28 46% 52% 50%
SHAW R 3 + - - - + + + - + + - + + + + - + - + + - - + - - - + + 16 28 57% 50% 59%
SHORTEY R 44 + E X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 1 1 n/a† 78% 76%
SILK R 5 + - + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + - + + + E - - + - + + 22 27 81% 77% 82%
SIMPSON R 14 + - E - + + + + + + - + + + + - + - + + + - - - - - + + 17 27 63% n/a 80%
SMALLEY R 28 + - - + E + + + - + - + + + + - + - - + + - - + - - - - 14 27 52% 58% 64%
Sparks D 16 - - - - - + - - E + - - - - - - E E - + E - - + - E - E 4 22 18% 14% 18%
STANDRIDGE R 15 E E + - + + + + + + + + + - + - + - + + - + - - + - + + 18 26 69% 73% 71%
STANISLAWSKI R 35 + - - + + + + - + + - + + + + - + - + + - - + - - - - + 16 28 57% 71% 75%
SYKES R 24 + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + - + + + + - + + 26 28 93% 83% 86%
THOMPSON R 8 E - - - + + + - + + - + + + E - + - - + + E + - - - - + 13 25 52% 64% 60%
TREAT R 47 + - - + + + + - + E - + + E E E + - + + + + + - E - - + 15 23 65% 74% 74%
YEN R 40 - - - - + + - - + + - + + - - - + - + + + - - - - - - + 11 28 39% 60% 57%

“+” Member voted with ACU’s position “X” Member was absent for vote † Legislator did not vote on enough of the selected bills and as a result the 2017 percentage was not rated. 2/3rds of the selected bills must be voted on to receive a score.
“-” Member voted against ACU’s position “E” Member was excused for vote

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AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE UNION FOUNDATION’S 2017 Ratings of Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA HOUSE STATISTICS

REPUBLICAN AVERAGE DEMOCRAT AVERAGE

64% 22%
OVERALL
AVERAGE

53% OKLAHOMA HOUSE CONSERVATIVE RATINGS

RED = REPUBLICANS BLUE = DEMOCRATS

90

80
LOWEST 70
REPUBLICAN
60

BUSH # OF
50

37% STATE
REPS
40

30

20

HIGHEST 10
DEMOCRAT
0
0-9% 10-19% 20-29% 30-39% 40-49% 50-59% 60-69% 70-79% 80-89% 90-100%

TADLOCK 2017 ACU PERCENTAGE

48%

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OKLAHOMA HOUSE VOTE DESCRIPTIONS
1. HB 1553 Requiring Legislative Oversight of Agency Rule Making. This bill requires 7. HB 1270 Increasing the Integrity of Government Assistance. This bill requires
the legislature to approve, through a joint resolution, any new or increased fee that the state to verify the eligibility of applicants for Medicaid and the Supplemental
a governmental agency imposes. ACU supports legislative oversight of governmental Nutrition Assistance Program, and requires applicants to complete an identity
agency actions and supported this bill. The House passed the bill on February 9, 2017 authentication process. In addition, state agencies are directed to review on a quarterly
by a vote of 76-19 but the bill was later vetoed by the Governor. basis information including employment status, residency status, death records, and
other changes that may affect their continued enrollment. An overreliance on welfare
2. HB 1913 Expanding Small Loan Lending. This bill makes it legal for small loan diminishes recipients’ employment prospects, keeping families out of the workforce
moneylenders to issue loans of up to $1,500 and charge interest rates of up to 17 and unable to prosper, as illustrated by the ACU Foundation’s Family Prosperity
percent per month. ACU supports the right of individuals to freely lend to one Index. ACU supports efforts to reduce fraud and increase the accountability of public
another and supported this bill as a step in the right direction. The House passed assistance programs and supported this bill. The House passed the bill on March 22,
the bill on March 13, 2017 by a vote of 59-31 but the bill was later vetoed by the 2017 by a vote of 63-25.
Governor.
8. SB 806 Expanding Child Care Center Regulations. This bill implements a number
3. HB 1549 Banning Genetic Abnormality Abortion. This bill prohibits the of regulations governing how child care centers in the state operate. The bill
performance of an abortion on a viable or potentially viable unborn child solely due establishes nutrition standards, physical activity requirements, and places limitations
to the diagnosis of a genetic abnormality. ACU believes abortion is a human tragedy, on screen time and video games. ACU opposes this infringement on parental rights
supports restrictions on the practice, and supported this bill. The House passed the and opposed this bill. The House passed the bill on April 5, 2017 by a vote of 58-32.
bill on March 21, 2017 by a vote of 67-16.
9. SB 508 Expanding the Sale of Homemade Food. This bill grants individuals
4. HB 2131 Establishing Tourism Development Tax Incentives. This bill provides a the right to sell homemade food products at farmers markets and other off-site
tax credit of up to 25 percent to companies that create or expand tourism attractions locations. Expanding entrepreneurship promotes economic growth, which leads to
in the state. The tax credits are based upon the project costs and are capped at $15 greater family prosperity, as illustrated by the ACU Foundation’s Family Prosperity
million a year. ACU opposes the practice of distorting the free market by providing Index. ACU supports “food freedom” and the right for individuals to freely sell food
tax credits to government favored companies and industries and opposed this bill. The products and supported this bill. The House passed the bill on April 17, 2017 by a
House passed the bill on March 21, 2017 by a vote of 84-5. vote of 65-24.

5. HB 1999 Requiring Reauthorization of Agency Regulations. This bill requires 10. SB 426 Raising Fees on Tire Sales. This bill establishes a new mandatory used tire
that all rules enacted by state agencies sunset every four years. Furthermore, the bill recycling fee on all motor vehicles titled in the state and adds trailer and semitrailer
establishes a joint review committee to recommend their reauthorization or rejection. tires to the list of tires that are assessed a recycling fee. In addition, the bill permits
ACU supports efforts to eliminate burdensome and unneeded regulations and revenue that is collected to be used for “other environmental programs” and for projects
supported this bill. The House passed the bill on March 21, 2017 by a vote of 67-27. intended to “increase market demand” for products made from used tires. ACU opposes
unnecessary fee hikes and the usage of such funds for unrelated causes and opposed this
6. HB 1894 Establishing End-of-Life Protections. This bill establishes a clear hierarchy bill. The House passed the bill on April 18, 2017 by a vote of 67-25.
of individuals who are designated to make healthcare and end-of-life decisions for
patients incapable of making such decisions for themselves. ACU Foundation’s Center 11. SB 506 Subsidizing Select Food Establishments. This bill provides loans and grants
for Human Dignity engages heavily on end of life issues such as this. ACU supports to grocery stores and food establishments in certain areas of the state considered
family decision making and efforts to protect vulnerable patients from being denied “underserved”. Under the bill, the funds can be used for a wide range of purposes
life-preserving care and supported this bill. The House passed the bill on March 21, including start-up costs and energy efficiency measures. ACU opposes the use of
2017 by a vote of 72-18. taxpayer funds for measures that distort the free market and place other businesses at
a competitive disadvantage and opposed this bill. The House passed the bill on April
18, 2017 by a vote of 71-7.

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12. SB 170 Reversing Tax Cuts. This bill repeals a measure passed in 2014 that provided 18. HB 1577 Enhancing Government Accountability. This bill requires the State
a mechanism to reduce the top marginal tax rate. Currently, the tax rate is 5 percent Department of Education to include on its website an itemized list of all vacant
and was set to drop to 4.85 percent. Higher tax burdens suppress economic growth, or unused properties that it owns or directly controls. ACU supports the right of
which reduces family prosperity, as illustrated by the ACU Foundation’s Family taxpayers to view how their funds are being utilized and supported this bill. The
Prosperity Index. ACU opposes this tactic which reduces economic growth, and House passed the bill on May 3, 2017 by a vote of 48-45.
instead supports measures that shrink the size of government in order to address the
state’s budget shortfall, and opposed this bill. The House passed this bill on April 19, 19. HB 1993 Extending the Cosmetology Licensing Board. This bill extends the sunset
2017 by a vote of 75-12. date of the State Board of Cosmetology and Barbering until the year 2021. When
entrepreneurship is suppressed, the resulting decline in economic growth leads to
13. SB 697 Restricting New Regulations. This bill states that an agency rule or regulation a reduction in family prosperity, as illustrated by the ACU Foundation’s Family
can only be created to implement the laws or policies set forth by the legislative Prosperity Index. ACU opposes the extension of a board, whose actions restrict
branch of government. In addition, the bill requires that every three years all rules competition, resulting in higher consumer costs and reduced economic mobility and
are evaluated and a specific reference is made to the law granting that authority. entrepreneurship, and opposed this bill. The House passed the bill on May 10, 2017
ACU supports the restraint of the regulatory state, and the restoration of lawmaking by a vote of 87-1.
authority to the legislative branch, and supported this bill. The House passed the bill
on April 19, 2017 by a vote of 57-35, but the bill was later vetoed by the Governor. 20. HB 2351 Special Interest Manufacturing Tax Breaks. This bill extends certain tax
breaks to select manufacturing companies. ACU opposes the practice of awarding
14. SB 397 Permitting Concealed Carry on Public Transit. This bill permits the carrying special tax breaks to select companies and industries, which raises the tax burden on
of a concealed firearm on a public transit bus by an individual lawfully able to carry. companies not favored by the government, and opposed this bill. The House passed
ACU supports the founders’ belief in the Second Amendment and supported this bill. the bill on May 11, 2017 by a vote of 60-31.
The House passed the bill on April 25, 2017 by a vote of 79-9.
21. HB 2311 Requiring Government Agency Auditing. This bill requires that the top
15. SB 445 Expanding School Choice. This bill increases the tax deduction that can be 20 state agencies receiving the most in appropriations undergo an independent
claimed by private donors giving to non-profits that provide student scholarships. comprehensive performance audit. ACU supports measures that increase government
Educational attainment yields substantial economic returns for families and for states, transparency and are intended to reduce government waste and supported this bill.
which is illustrated by the ACU Foundation’s Family Prosperity Index. ACU supports The House passed the bill on May 17, 2017 by a vote of 68-23.
the expansion of school choice and supported this bill. The House passed the bill on
April 25, 2017 by a vote of 64-23. 22. SB 211 Expanding Sunday Alcohol Sales. This bill permits a county to ask its
voters whether Sunday alcohol sales should be permitted. If approved, sales would
16. SB 40 Expanding Self-Defense Laws. This bill permits an individual lawfully be allowed between the hours of noon and midnight. ACU supports this measure to
carrying a firearm to point their weapon at a perpetrator in an act of self-defense or to empower voters to make a determination on the sale of alcohol and supported this
deescalate a life-or-death situation. ACU supports the founders’ belief in the Second bill. The House passed the bill on May 22, 2017 by a vote of 67-29.
Amendment and supported this bill. The House passed the bill on April 25, 2017 by
a vote of 82-8. 23. HB 2403 Increasing Income Taxes. This bill caps the state tax deductions at $17,000
thereby hiking taxes on thousands of earners by limiting the amount of deductions
17. HB 2128 Holding Trespassers Liable for Damages. This bill holds an individual a taxpayer may itemize on their return (excluding charitable deductions). Higher tax
who is arrested or convicted of trespassing liable for any personal or real property burdens suppress economic growth, which reduces family prosperity, as illustrated by
damages they caused. In addition, any entity that compensates an individual for the ACU Foundation’s Family Prosperity Index. ACU opposes this tactic to bypass
trespassing is also held liable for damages. The ACU Foundation’s Center for 21st the state’s constitutional protections against tax hikes, and take an additional $100
Century Property Rights staunchly defends the property rights of American citizens, million a year out of the private sector, and opposed this bill. The House passed the
which are inherently protected by the U.S. Constitution. ACU supports efforts to bill on May 22, 2017 by a vote of 56-40.
safeguard property and supported this bill. The House passed the bill on May 3, 2017
by a vote of 68-23.

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24. SB 867 Expanding Energy Production. This bill expands the ability of individuals 28. SB 845 Establishing New Cigarette Fees. This bill implements a $1.50 per a pack
to utilize horizontal drilling methods in order to recover underground oil and cigarette fee, with revenue going towards a newly created Health Care Enhancement
natural gas. ACU supports regulatory reforms that reduce costs and expand energy Fund. This “fee” is in addition to the state’s current $1.03 per a pack cigarette tax.
production and supported this bill. The House passed the bill on May 24, 2017 by a ACU opposes this revenue-raising tactic that disproportionately harms a select
vote of 51-46. portion of the population, including low-income earners and opposed this bill. The
House passed the bill on May 26, 2017 by a vote of 51-43 but the act was later ruled
25. HB 1720 Mandating Property Insurance Discounts. This bill forces all property unconstitutional by the State Supreme Court.
insurance companies to provide homeowners with a rate reduction or discount if their
property meets certain building standards. The bill also directs insurers to submit 29. HB 1054x (Special Session) $450 Million Tax Hike. This bill dramatically hikes
their discount rates and rating plans to the state’s insurance commissioner. ACU taxes on tobacco and alcohol products, motor fuels, and energy production in order
opposes these government mandates which distort the free marketplace and opposed to generate $450 million annually. Higher tax burdens suppress economic growth,
this bill. The House passed the bill on May 23, 2017 by a vote of 93-0. which reduces family prosperity, as illustrated by the ACU Foundation’s Family
Prosperity Index. ACU opposes this unnecessary tax hike which is designed to
26. HB 1491 Reducing Child Care Facility Licensing Regulations. This bill reduces eliminate spending cuts and opposed this bill. The House failed to pass the bill on
the licensing burdens of the state’s child care facilities licensing act. Under the bill, November 8, 2017 by a vote of 71-27 (76 votes were required).
facilities in rural counties with programs that provide less than 21 hours of weekly
care are exempt from the act, and the child enrollment age of summer youth camps 30. HB 1019x (Special Session) Governmental Agency Spending Cuts. This bill cuts
is reduced. Expanding entrepreneurship promotes economic growth, which leads to funding for 50 government agencies by an average of 2.5 percent. The $60 million
greater family prosperity, as illustrated by the ACU Foundation’s Family Prosperity in total cuts are to help make up for the state’s budget shortfall. ACU supports this
Index. ACU opposes burdensome licensing standards that restrict competition and fiscally responsible measure as opposed to increasing taxes and supported this bill. The
increase consumer costs and supported this bill. The House passed the bill on May House passed the bill on November 15, 2017 by a vote of 56-38, but the provisions
25, 2017 by a vote of 84-11. were vetoed by the Governor.

27. HB 1868 Providing Overtime to Government Employees. This bill requires the
state to provide overtime pay instead of “comp time” to all state employees earning
under $30,000 a year. ACU opposes this implementation of overtime, which leads to
potential government waste and increased taxpayer costs, and opposed this bill. The
House passed the bill on May 25, 2017 by a vote of 69-23.

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AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE UNION FOUNDATION’S 2017 Ratings of Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA HOUSE SCORES

OKLAHOMA HOUSE VOTE DETAIL

HB 1054x (Special Session)

HB 1019x (Special Session)
HB 1553

HB 1913

HB 1549

HB 2131

HB 1999

HB 1894

HB 1270

HB 2128

HB 1577

HB 1993

HB 2351

HB 2311

HB 2403

HB 1720

HB 1491

HB 1868
SB 806

SB 508

SB 426

SB 506

SB 170

SB 697

SB 397

SB 445

SB 211

SB 867

SB 845
ACU Votes 2017 2016 LIFETIME

SB 40
Party District Votes Cast % % AVG

BABINEC R 33 + + + - + + + + + - - - + + + + + + - - + + - - - + - - - + 18 30 60% n/a 60%
BAKER R 60 + + + - + E + - + - - - - + + + + + - - + + - + - + - - - + 16 29 55% n/a 55%
Bennett, F. D 92 - - - - - - - - - E - - - - - - - - - + - + - - - + - + - - 4 29 14% n/a 14%
BENNETT, J. R 2 + + + - + + + + + + - - + E + + + + - + + - + + - - - + E + 20 28 71% 72% 73%
BIGGS R 51 + + + - + + + - + - - - + + + + + + E - + + - + - + - - X X 17 27 63% 54% 72%
Blancett D 78 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - + + - - - + - E - - 3 29 10% n/a 10%
BRUMBAUGH R 76 + + + - + + + + X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X - X X X X X 7 9 n/a† 85% 92%
BUSH R 70 + - E - + + - - - - - - - + + + E - - - + + - + - + - - - E 10 27 37% n/a 37%
CALDWELL R 40 + + + - + + + E + - - E + + + + + + - - + + + + - + + - - + 20 28 71% 64% 74%
CALVEY R 82 + E + - + + + + + + + + + + + + + + - + E - + + - + E + + + 23 27 85% 81% 81%
Cannaday D 15 + - + - - - - - - - - - + + - + - - - + - + + - - + - + - - 10 30 33% 31% 29%
CASEY R 35 + + + + + + + + + - - - + + E + + - - - + + + - - + - - - + 18 29 62% 60% 70%
CLEVELAND R 20 + + E - E E E + + + - - + + + + + + - + + - - - - - + - + + 16 26 62% 68% 71%
COCKROFT R 27 + - + - - + + + + - - - - + + + + - - - + + - + - - - - - + 14 30 47% 74% 66%
Condit D 18 + - + - - + E - - - - - - + - + - - - + - + - - - + - + - - 9 29 31% 31% 38%
COODY R 63 + + + - + + + + + + E + + E + + + + - - + - - + - + E - + + 20 27 74% 52% 64%
DERBY R 74 + + + - + + + - + - E - - + + + + - - + + - + + - + + - + + 19 29 66% 83% 78%
Dollens D 93 - - - - - + - - - - - - - + - + - - - + - + + - - + - + - - 8 30 27% n/a 27%
DOWNING R 42 + + + - + + + + + - - E + + + + + + - - + - + + - - - + + + 20 29 69% n/a 69%
DUNLAP R 10 + + + - + + + - + + + E E + + + + + - - + - + + E + + + + + 22 27 81% 73% 81%
Dunnington D 88 - - - - - - - E - - - - - - - - - E - + E + - - E E - + - - 3 25 12% 30% 27%
ECHOLS R 90 + + + - + + + E + - - - + + + + + + E - + E - + - E E - - + 16 25 64% 65% 74%
ENNS R 41 E + + - + + + - E + - - + + + E + + E E + - - + - + + - + + 17 25 68% n/a 73%
FAUGHT R 14 + + + - - + + + + + - - + + + + + + - E + - + - - + + + + + 21 29 72% 72% 77%
FETGATTER R 16 + + E - + E + + + + - - + + E + + - - - + + - + - + - - - + 16 27 59% n/a 59%
FORD R 95 + + + - + + E + + E E E + + + + + - - - + + + + - + - - - + 18 26 69% n/a 69%

“+” Member voted with ACU’s position “X” Member was absent for vote † Legislator did not vote on enough of the selected bills and as a result the 2017 percentage was not rated. 2/3rds of the selected bills must be voted on to receive a score.
“-” Member voted against ACU’s position “E” Member was excused for vote

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AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE UNION FOUNDATION’S 2017 Ratings of Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA HOUSE VOTE DETAIL

HB 1054x (Special Session)

HB 1019x (Special Session)
HB 1553

HB 1913

HB 1549

HB 2131

HB 1999

HB 1894

HB 1270

HB 2128

HB 1577

HB 1993

HB 2351

HB 2311

HB 2403

HB 1720

HB 1491

HB 1868
SB 806

SB 508

SB 426

SB 506

SB 170

SB 697

SB 397

SB 445

SB 211

SB 867

SB 845
ACU Votes 2017 2016 LIFETIME

SB 40
Party District Votes Cast % % AVG

Fourkiller D 86 + E - E - - - - E - - - - E - E - - - + - + + - - + - + - - 6 25 24% 16% 18%
FRIX R 13 E - + - + + + - + - - - + + + + + E - - + - - + - + - - - + 14 28 50% n/a 50%
Gaddis D 75 X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X - - 0 2 n/a†

GANN R 8 + + + - + + + + + + + + + + + + + - - + + - + - - + + + + + 24 30 80% n/a 80%
Goodwin D 73 - - - - - - - - - - - - - E - E - - - + - + + - - + - + - E 5 27 19% 22% 20%
Griffith D 45 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - + - + + - - + - + - - 5 30 17% 29% 28%
HALL R 100 + + + - + + + + + + E - - + + + + + - - + + - + - + + - - + 20 29 69% 62% 75%
HARDIN R 49 + + + + E E E + + + + + + + + + + - E + + - + - E + + + + - 21 25 84% 58% 71%
HENKE R 71 + - + E + + - - + - E - - + + + + - - - + + - - - E - - - - 11 27 41% 41% 50%
HILBERT R 29 + + + - + + + + + - - - + + + + + - - - + - - - - + + + - + 18 30 60% n/a 60%
Hoskin D 6 + - - - - - E - - - E - - + E + - - - + - + - - - + - + - - 7 27 26% 30% 36%
HUMPHREY R 19 + + E - + + + - + - - - + + + + + - E + + - + - - + - + - + 17 28 61% n/a 61%
Inman D 94 - - E - - - - - - E E - E + - + - - E E E + - - - + - + + E 6 22 27% 33% 34%
JORDAN R 43 + + + - + + + + + E E - - + E + + + - - + - + + - + - - - + 17 27 63% 68% 73%
KANNADY R 91 + + + - + + + - + - - - + + + + + + - - E + - + - + - - - + 17 29 59% 54% 63%
KERBS R 26 + - + - + + + + + - - - + + + + + + - - + + - + - - - - - + 17 30 57% n/a 57%
KIRBY R 75 E X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 0 0 n/a† 56% 60%
Kouplen D 24 - - E - + - - - - - - - - E - - - - - + - + - - - + - + + - 6 28 21% 26% 29%
LAWSON R 30 + + + - + + + - + - - - + + + + + - - - + + + - - + - E - + 17 29 59% n/a 59%
LEPAK R 9 + + + - - + + - + - - - + + + + + + - - - + - + - + - - - + 16 30 53% 58% 59%
Loring D 7 - - E - - E - - - - - - - + - + - - - + - + - - - + - + - - 6 28 21% 35% 32%
Lowe D 97 + - - E - + - E - - E - - + - + E - - E - + + - - + - + - - 8 25 32% n/a 32%
MARTIN R 46 + - + - + + + - + - - - + + + + + + - - + - + - - + + - X X 16 28 57% 54% 65%
MARTINEZ R 39 + + + E + + + - E - - - + + + + + + - - + + + + - + - - - + 18 28 64% n/a 64%
McBRIDE R 53 + + + - E E + - + + - E E + + E + + - - + + + + E - - - + + 16 24 67% 54% 66%
McCALL R 22 + E + - + + + - + - - E + + + + + + - - + + - + - E - - - + 16 27 59% 79% 74%
McDANIEL R 83 + + + - + + + - + + - - + + + + + + - + + + + + - + + - - + 22 30 73% 71% 78%

“+” Member voted with ACU’s position “X” Member was absent for vote † Legislator did not vote on enough of the selected bills and as a result the 2017 percentage was not rated. 2/3rds of the selected bills must be voted on to receive a score.
“-” Member voted against ACU’s position “E” Member was excused for vote

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AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE UNION FOUNDATION’S 2017 Ratings of Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA HOUSE VOTE DETAIL

HB 1054x (Special Session)

HB 1019x (Special Session)
HB 1553

HB 1913

HB 1549

HB 2131

HB 1999

HB 1894

HB 1270

HB 2128

HB 1577

HB 1993

HB 2351

HB 2311

HB 2403

HB 1720

HB 1491

HB 1868
SB 806

SB 508

SB 426

SB 506

SB 170

SB 697

SB 397

SB 445

SB 211

SB 867

SB 845
ACU Votes 2017 2016 LIFETIME

SB 40
Party District Votes Cast % % AVG

McDUGLE R 12 + + + - + + + E + + - + + + E + + + - - + + + + - + - E - + 20 27 74% n/a 74%
McEACHIN R 67 + + + - + + + + + - - - + + E + + + - - + + + + - + + - + + 21 29 72% n/a 72%
McENTIRE R 50 + - + E + + - - + - - - - + + + + E - - + + - - - + - - - + 13 28 46% n/a 46%
Meredith D 4 - E E - - + E - - - E - - + - + E - - + - + E - - + - + - - 7 24 29% n/a 29%
MONTGOMERY R 62 + - + E + + + E + - - - + + + + + + - - + + - + - + - - - - 16 28 57% 46% 57%
MOORE R 96 + + + - + + + + + - - - + + + + + + - + + + - + - + - - + + 21 30 70% 77% 80%
MULREADY R 68 + + + - + + + - E - - - + + + + + + E - + + - + - - - - - + 16 28 57% 72% 70%
Munson D 85 - - - - - - - - - - - E - - - - - - - - - + - - - + - + - - 3 29 10% 27% 19%
MURDOCK R 61 + + + - + + E + + - - - - E + + + + - - + + - + - - - - - - 14 28 50% 65% 58%
MURPHEY R 31 + + + + + + E + + + + + + + + + + + - + + - + - - + + + + - 24 29 83% 92% 90%
NEWTON R 58 + + + - E + + - + + E - + + E + + + E - E - - - - + - - - + 14 25 56% n/a 56%
Nichols D 72 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - + - - - - - + - - - + - + - - 4 30 13% n/a 13%
NOLLAN R 66 + + + - + + + E + - - E + + E + + - - - + - + - - - - - - - 13 27 48% 43% 59%
O'DONNELL R 23 + + + - + + + E + E E - + + + + + + - + + - - + E + E - + + 19 25 76% 68% 76%
ORTEGA R 52 + E + - + + + - E - - - + E + + E + - - + - + + - + - - - - 13 26 50% 55% 63%
OSBORN R 47 + + E - + + E - E - E E E E E + + + - - + E - + - + - - - - 10 21 48% 50% 61%
OSBURN R 81 + + + - + + + - + - E - + + + + + + E - + + - + - + - - - + 18 28 64% n/a 64%
OWNBEY R 48 + + + - + + + - + - - - + + + + + - - - + - + - - + - + - - 16 30 53% 48% 65%
PARK R 65 + + + - + + + + + + E - + + + + + + - - + + + + - + + + - + 23 29 79% 73% 80%
Perryman D 56 - - E - - - - - - - - - - + - + - - - + - + + - - + - + - - 7 29 24% 27% 39%
PFEIFFER R 38 + + + E + + + - + - - - + + + + + - - - + + - + - + + - - - 17 29 59% 72% 64%
Proctor D 77 - E E - - - - - - - - - - + - + - - + + - + - - - + - + + - 8 28 29% 29% 42%
Renegar D 17 - - - - - + - - - E E - - + - + - - - + E + - - - + - + - - 7 27 26% 30% 38%
RITZE R 80 E E + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + - E + - + - - + + + + + 23 27 85% 82% 78%
ROBERTS, D. R 21 + + E - + + + - + + - - + + + + + + - - + + - + - + E + - + 19 28 68% 79% 73%
ROBERTS, S. R 36 + + + - + + + + E + - + + + + + + + - + + - + + - + + + + + 24 29 83% 88% 86%
ROGERS R 98 + + + - + + + + + - E + + + + E + + - - + + - + - + + - + E 20 27 74% 73% 74%

“+” Member voted with ACU’s position “X” Member was absent for vote † Legislator did not vote on enough of the selected bills and as a result the 2017 percentage was not rated. 2/3rds of the selected bills must be voted on to receive a score.
“-” Member voted against ACU’s position “E” Member was excused for vote

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AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE UNION FOUNDATION’S 2017 Ratings of Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA HOUSE VOTE DETAIL

HB 1054x (Special Session)

HB 1019x (Special Session)
HB 1553

HB 1913

HB 1549

HB 2131

HB 1999

HB 1894

HB 1270

HB 2128

HB 1577

HB 1993

HB 2351

HB 2311

HB 2403

HB 1720

HB 1491

HB 1868
SB 806

SB 508

SB 426

SB 506

SB 170

SB 697

SB 397

SB 445

SB 211

SB 867

SB 845
ACU Votes 2017 2016 LIFETIME

SB 40
Party District Votes Cast % % AVG

Rosecrants D 46 X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X - - 0 2 n/a†

RUSS R 55 + + + - + E + - + - - + + + + + + + - - E - + + - + + - - + 18 28 64% 63% 70%
SANDERS R 59 + + + - + + + - + - E - - E + + + + - - + + - - - + E - - - 14 27 52% 52% 60%
SEARS R 11 + + + - + + E - + - - - + + + + + + - - + + - + - + + - - + 18 29 62% 58% 77%
Stone D 89 - - E - - + - - - - - - - + - + - - - + - + - - - + - + + - 8 29 28% 32% 34%
STROHM R 69 + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + - + + - + + - + E + + + 26 29 90% 77% 85%
Tadlock D 1 + + + - + + E - + - E - - + + + E - - - - + + - - + - + - - 13 27 48% 31% 43%
TAYLOR R 28 X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X + - + E X + - E - + 4 7 n/a† n/a n/a
TEAGUE R 101 + E E E E E + + + - - - + + + E + - - - + + + + E + - E + + 15 22 68% n/a 68%
THOMSEN R 25 + + + - + + + - + - - - + + + + + - - - + + - - - + - + - - 16 30 53% 52% 56%
VAUGHAN R 37 + + + - + + + E + + - - + + + + + + - - + + - + - + - - - + 19 29 66% 65% 77%
Virgin D 44 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - + - + - - - + - + - - 4 30 13% 32% 20%
Walke D 87 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E E - - - E - + - E - + - + - - 3 26 12% n/a 12%
WALLACE R 32 E E E E + + + - E + - - E + + + + - - - + E - + - - - - - + 11 23 48% 68% 59%
WATSON R 79 + + + E + + + - + - - E + + + + + + - - + + - + - + - - - + 18 28 64% 46% 60%
WEST, J. R 5 + + + - + + + + + - - - - + E + + E - - + + - + - + - - - + 16 28 57% n/a 57%
WEST, K. R 54 + - + - + + + + + - - - + + + + + + - - + + E + - - - - + + 18 29 62% n/a 62%
WEST, R. R 3 + + + - + + + + + + - + + + + + E - - + + - + - - + + + + + 22 29 76% n/a 76%
WEST, T. R 84 + + + - + + + - + - - - - + + + + + - - + + - + - + - - - + 17 30 57% n/a 57%
Williams D 34 + - - - - - - - - - - E E E - E - - E - - + E - - + - + + - 5 24 21% 32% 19%
WORTHEN R 64 + + + - + + + + + + - - + + + + + - - - + - - - - + + - - E 17 29 59% n/a 59%
WRIGHT R 57 + + E - + E + - + - - - + + + + E E - - E + - + - + - - - + 13 25 52% 55% 57%
Young D 99 - - - - - - - - E - E - - - - - - - - E - + - - - + - + - - 3 27 11% 25% 23%

“+” Member voted with ACU’s position “X” Member was absent for vote † Legislator did not vote on enough of the selected bills and as a result the 2017 percentage was not rated. 2/3rds of the selected bills must be voted on to receive a score.
“-” Member voted against ACU’s position “E” Member was excused for vote

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