June 16, 2015

Constitutional Convention Among Studies Proposed By House

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M. Scott Carter

M. Scott Carter

M. Scott Carter reports on politics, legislation and other issues from the State Capitol.

 

 

How to choose delegates for a state constitutional convention, improving courthouse safety, and examining state pensions are among the subjects for 122 interim studies proposed by Oklahoma representatives this year.

The proposals have to be approved by House Speaker Jeff Hickman’s office. Hickman is expected to review the list by July 10.

House members also want to examine consolidating state law enforcement entities and study ways to use the state Department of Labor to “protect Oklahoma businesses from the overreach of the federal Department of Labor and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.”

Interim study groups will meet on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from August to November.