Oklahoma State Home Builders Association

An Affiliate of the National Home Builders Association

Legislative update

 
Posted on May 1, 2012 by Mike Means

Last week saw the next to last deadline pass in the Legislature. The only deadline left is sine die. Consequently, a few more bills pased to the wayside.

Several bills we have supported or initiated have made it to the Governor and been signed. A few of our high interest bills are still alive but need a little more tweaking to get through successfully.

A few of the bills that did not make it were bills we didn't want to make it. That is good. They dealt with the tax issues and tax credits that we are concerned about. That doesn't mean we are out of the woods yet. It just means there are a lot less bills to keep track of.

The Workers Compensation Opt-out bill was defeated last week in the House of Represesentatives. There will probably be a reconsideration of that vote this Monday. Officially our Association is neutral. Our insurance consultants have been reviewing the bill and were to have a meeting yesterday. I do not know the result of that meeting so we still are staying in the middle.

As usual, the tracking report is attached. Let me know if you have any questions.

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