Oklahoma State Senate
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
Immediate Release: September 7, 2017
OKLAHOMA CITY – Senate President Pro Tempore Mike Schulz recently appointed Sen. Mark Allen to serve on the Second Century Corporation Task Force. Gov. Mary Fallin ordered the formation of the Task Force to conduct an organizational analysis of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission as part of a continuing effort to streamline and improve operations.
“The Corporation Commission regulates many sectors of our economy, including the oil and gas industry,” said Allen, R-Spiro. “It’s important that all state agencies are consistently working to be more efficient in providing services. I want to thank Senate Pro Tem Schulz for appointing me and I’m looking forward to working with the other Task Force members.”
The Task Force will assess the mission, performance, staffing, funding and structure of the agency and will provide recommendations to the governor, commission, attorney general and legislature by November 15, 2018. Other members of the Task Force include the attorney general, a corporation commissioner appointed by the commission and a state representative appointed by the House Speaker. The committee will be chaired by the governor’s Secretary of Energy and Environment.
The Corporation Commission currently regulates public utilities except those under municipal or federal jurisdiction or exempt from regulation; oil and gas drilling, production and environmental protection; the safety aspects of motor carrier, rail and pipeline transportation and the environmental integrity of petroleum storage tank systems.
The first meeting was held September 6 at 1:30 in room 535 at the Oklahoma State Capitol. All Task Force meetings are open to the public.
For more information, contact:
Sen. Allen: (405) 521-5576