ExecOrder 1:2017-37. 1  


Executive Order 2017-37  
To the Honorable Members of the Oklahoma House of Representatives, the Honorable Members of the Oklahoma State Senate, all cabinet members, and all directors of state agencies:
I, Mary Fallin, Governor of the State of Oklahoma, pursuant to the power and authority vested in me by Sections 1 and 2 of Article VI of the Oklahoma Constitution hereby direct as follows:
 
1. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, no executive branch agency, board, commission, department or other entity organized within the executive branch of state government shall expend any funds on nonessential items to be provided to persons or legal entities including, but not limited to, items of tangible personal property for purposes of promoting or advertising the name of the state government entity or its missions, duties or functions, such as magnets, buttons, bumper stickers, ribbons, awards, prizes, trophies, stationary, writing implements, legal pad holders, book bags or similar items. For the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019, and ending June 30, 2020, and every fiscal year thereafter, total executive branch spending on such nonessential items shall not exceed Ten Million Dollars ($10,000,000.00) annually.
2. Items utilized to identify a person as an employee of a state agency or to identify property as property of the state shall not be prohibited. Any item utilized to promote access to services provided by the state or a state contractor shall not be prohibited. Each executive branch agency, board, commission, department or other entity organized within the executive branch of state government shall submit a request for approval to the entities' cabinet secretary, and after approved by said secretary, to the Office of Management and Enterprise Services (OMES) of any items of tangible personal property, as provided in this section, intended to be purchased. OMES may approve such request if the Ten Million Dollar limit for the respective fiscal year has not been exceeded. The applicant may be allowed to modify the request so as to not exceed the limit. OMES may promulgate rules for the implementation of this section.
 
Provided, the provisions of this Executive Order shall not apply to the Tourism and Recreation Department, Department of Commerce, or the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education.
Provided further, any purchase of any item or service prohibited by this Executive Order may be allowed upon approval of the entity's cabinet secretary.
Copies of this Executive Order shall be distributed to every member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives; every member of the Oklahoma State Senate; the Clerk of the House of Representatives; the Secretary of the Senate; Director of the Office of Management and Enterprise Services; and the cabinet secretaries to further distribute to directors of agencies.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Oklahoma to be affixed at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, this 21st day of November, 2017.
BY THE GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA
Mary Fallin
ATTEST:
Dave Lopez
Secretary of State
[Source: Added at 35 Ok Reg 211, eff 11-21-171; Amended at 35 Ok Reg 211 (codified at 1:2017-37A), eff 11-30-17]