Legislative Update: The End is Near

Posted on May 25, 2012 by Mike Means
Good afternoon HBA Members! Hope everyone is planning on a fun and enjoyable Memorial Weekend. I guess this means it is officially summer! It also means the legislature is done with their work this session. Today, May 25, is the last day of ses...
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Call to Action: HB 2836

Posted on May 18, 2012 by Mike Means
Today's Call to Action is a little different. It is targeting some specific legislators whether or not you live in their district. Yesterday the Conference Committee on Natural Resources failed to sign out our "takings" bill - HB 2836. Quite frankl...
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Legislative update: Back to the drawing board

Posted on May 17, 2012 by Mike Means
Well, last week was not a good for one of our bills. It appears that the bureaucrats got one up on us. HB 2659 was a bill dealing with penalties that cities had to pay if they remitted their fees late to the Uniform Building Code Commission (UBCC)....
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Congressman Lucas tells homebuilders the state of the union

Posted on May 10, 2012 by Mike Means
Rep. Frank Lucas Congressman Frank Lucas brought to the state home builders' recent meeting a message from "The Temple of Honesty" as he poked fun at D.C. The greatest challenge at Capitol Hill is the 53-47 split in the Senate for this reaso...
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Legislative update: Quiet at the Capitol

Posted on May 10, 2012 by Mike Means
Things were fairly quiet at the Capitol this week. First order of business is to either accept or reject the latest amendments. Most of them were rejected sending bills to conference committee. There were a few notable exceptions. HB 2155 - the opt...
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Attitude of 'Positive' in the air

Posted on May 2, 2012 by Mike Means
  OSHBA President Brandon Perkins addresses the spring board meeting in Oklahoma City. Here are a few informational items tossed around here and there over the last month or so, much of it from the spring board meeting in Oklahoma City. OSHB...
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