Oklahomans could see huge increases in licenses, fees, and other state-imposed confiscations if Gov. Fallin can keep the legislature from overriding her veto. The bill restores legislative accountability for hikes in drivers licenses, birth certificates, parking permits, and other revenue-generating measures.
Under the current system, when an agency raises fees or changes scope of practice through the administrative rules process, it effectively bypasses the legislature and the people’s elected representatives. Over the last 34 years, no resolution disapproving rules has been successfully enacted. Since his re-election in 2014, Faught has been advocating for restoring an effective and proven administrative rules process.
This measure would restore some of the oversight and protect Oklahomans. HB1552 passed the House 71-23 and passed the Senate 43-0.
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David Van Risseghem is the Director of Sooner Politics.org. The resource is committed to informing & mobilizing conservative Oklahomans for civic reform. This endeavor seeks to utilize the efforts of all cooperative facets of the Conservative movement...