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Oklahoma Capitol briefs for May 2, 2013

Oklahoma Capitol briefs for May 2
Published: May 2, 2013


Inquiry bid

is dropped

Rep. Gus Blackwell, R-Blackwell, dropped his proposed legislative inquiry into a state agency. Blackwell, chairman of the House Administrative Rules, Government Oversight and Repealer Committee, told committee members the agencies provided him with the information he sought. Blackwell did not identify the agency. If the agency had not turned over the information, the committee would have been asked to pursue an investigation, he said.

House OKs

repair plan

The House voted Wednesday to pass a measure that would create a pay-as-you-go infrastructure plan for state buildings and properties. House Bill 1910 also would form the Long-Range Capital Planning Commission, which first would address the repair of the Capitol. It later would develop an eight-year plan to address maintenance issues with other buildings and properties. The commission would develop a maintenance plan to handle the state's needs without seeking a bond issue to pay for repairs or new buildings. The House voted 74-23 to pass HB 1910, which now goes to the governor.