The Senate Appropriations Committee on Wednesday gave unanimous approval to a measure that would create the Oklahoma Office of Privatization. Senate Bill 1008 creates the office under the regulatory authority of the Office of Management and Enterprise Services (OMES).
Sen. Greg Treat, author of the proposal, explained that the Office of Privatization will serve as a repository for privatization and surplus asset sales practices. Additionally, the Office will evaluate and respond to privatization proposals and oversee contracting for such opportunities.
The Senate Committee on General Government has approved legislation that would send to a vote of the people a proposal to make the offices of state superintendent, labor commissioner and insurance commissioner gubernatorial appointments.
Sen. Greg Treat, author of Senate Bill 598, said the reforms would broaden accountability by allowing the governor to be more fully responsible for the functions of the executive branch.