Women’s ability to stabilize and improve their financial situations is crucial to the state’s ability to reduce poverty, achieve sustainable economic growth, and eliminate gender inequity.
Creating and expanding economic opportunities for women such as education, training, employment, and entrepreneurship, can help them support themselves, their families, and their communities.
We track legislation that affects women’s health in Oklahoma. Here’s a peek at recent proposals with an impact on economic mobility and stability.
HB 3272 expands maternity leave for school employees who adopt newborns.
HB 3520 raises the minimum wage for servers to $5/hour.
HB 3668 drastically raises the penalties for Medicaid fraud.
HB 4126 eliminates sales tax on period products and certain maternal and infant health products.
SB 1267 adds paid family and medical leave to the requirements to access Quality Jobs Program subsidies.
SB 1278 clarifies that employees of state funded universities can access paid maternity leave.
SB 1315 removes the work length requirements for school employees to access maternity leave; adds leave for adoption.
SB 1318 creates a single digital application for certain state benefits.
SB 1499 creates a grant program for health departments to provide free period products.
SB 1530 reintroduces the “Women’s Bill of Rights” and seeks to define gendered terms.