Solar power in Oklahoma to be studied by Senate committee

It would appear that only one interim study on energy will be handled in the Oklahoma Senate before the start of the 2020 legislative session.

The list of 72 interim studies was released by the Senate President Pro Tempore’s Office on Tuesday.

Education, health care and mental health services, criminal justice policies, and retirement issues are among the topics approved for interim studies in the Oklahoma Senate.

The Senate Energy Committee will have only one study to deal with and it will focus on solar energy. Sen. Mary B. Boren, a Democrat from Norman requested the study.

The Senate Finance Committee will study several issues including a study on the aerospace equipment resource program. Republican Sen. Paul Rosino of Oklahoma City made the request.

Two studies will be done by the Senate Transportation committee including one on advanced transportation technology readiness. The study was requested by Adair Republican Sen. Michael Bergstrom. The senator also requested a study of state and federal requirements for commercial driver’s license training and testing.

 

The members of the Oklahoma Senate use interim studies to take a more in-depth look at and hear from subject-matter experts about potential legislation and policies on a variety of topics.

Interim studies are assigned to the Senate committee with jurisdiction over the subject matter contained within the request. Committee chairs are responsible for scheduling meetings for interim studies. All interim studies must be completed by November 8. Meeting notices will be posted on the Senate website (www.oksenate.gov).

 

Transportation Committee

  • Senator Micheal Bergstrom, R-Adair, a study on advanced transportation technology readiness.
  • Senator Bergstrom, a study of state and federal requirements for commercial driver’s license training and testing.
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