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Executive Order 2018-02 directed the Oklahoma Department of Labor to become the central coordinating entity for the reporting of occupational licensing information from state agencies, boards and commissions.
Any questions - contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Current licensing information can be found at licensing.ok.gov. Check your organization's information on the database to view what information is missing.
In December 2016, Governor Fallin called for the formation of the Occupational Licensing Task Force to study the issue of occupational licensing in Oklahoma and to provide recommendations by December 2017. Task Force members include:
Labor Commissioner Melissa Houston, Chairperson of Task Force
Mithun Mansinghani, Attorney General Mike Hunter designee
Senator David Holt, Oklahoma Senate
Senator Adam Pugh, Oklahoma Senate
Representative Mark McBride, Oklahoma House of Representatives
Representative Mike Osburn, Oklahoma House of Representatives
Joe M. Allbaugh, Director of Department of Corrections and Oklahoma Justice Reform Task Force member
Fred Morgan, President of Oklahoma State Chamber of Commerce
Renee Porter, President of Cristo Rey Oklahoma City Catholic High School
Natalie Shirley, OSU-Oklahoma City President and Oklahoma Secretary of Education and Workforce Development
John Tidwell, State Director, Americans for Prosperity
The Task Force has released a draft blueprint for analyzing occupational licensing. This blueprint can be used to evaluate whether government licensing is necessary in a particular area. The blueprint takes factors such as public health and safety risks, means to protect public interest, and board member participation in to consideration to determine if a license is appropriate or if a less restrictive means could be applicable. The Task Force is seeking public comment on the blueprint throughout the end of August. Comments can be submitted to email@example.com.
The Task Force will also be holding a public meeting on August 23rd to hear from stakeholders regarding occupational licensing in Oklahoma. The meeting will be held in the Senate Assembly Room at the Oklahoma Capital from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will provide information on occupational licensing including the impact on military families, the criminal justice system, and barriers to reducing poverty. The meeting will also offer the opportunity for public comment on the draft blueprint. Parties interested in speaking at the meeting must sign up before August 21st.