ExecOrder 1:2017-43B. 1  


Second Amended Executive Order 2017-43  
To the Honorable Members of the Oklahoma House of Representatives and the Honorable Members of the Oklahoma State Senate:
I, Mary Fallin, Governor of the State of Oklahoma, pursuant to the authority vested in me by the provisions of Section 7 of Article VI of the Oklahoma Constitution, hereby amend the call for the Second Extraordinary Session of the Fifty Sixth Legislature which convened at the State Capitol on Monday, December 18, 2017. I recommend the following amended subjects for the Legislature's consideration:
To provide a long-term revenue solution to the state's budget shortfalls by:
Increasing the tax on cigarettes, and little cigars by $1.50 per pack. An additional 10% on chewing tobacco and e-cigarettes;
Increasing the oil and gas gross production tax by increasing the rate on wells currently at 2% to 4%, and all future wells will begin at 4% for 36 months and move to 7% thereafter;
Implementing a Renewables Generation Tax at $1.00 per MWH;
Increasing the rate on diesel and gasoline by $0.06 per gallon;
Imposing a dollar Cap on transferability/cash refundability for coal, wind and railroad tax credits effective the 2018 tax year;
Expanding the definition of covered games in the Model Tribal Gaming Compact to include "non-house-banked table games;" and
Reforming rates, exemptions, deductions and credits on the individual income tax code.
To create an accountability office designed to expose waste, fraud and abuse of taxpayers' dollars in state government.
To modify the structure of state government and increase accountability by replacing the appointing power of specified boards and commissions with granting the Governor direct appointing authority over these specified agency directors. This can be accomplished by statutory change or by referring a Constitutional change to a vote of the people when necessary.
To address a needed $5,000.00 pay increase for certified education staff, excluding any superintendents.
Copies of this Second Amended 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, and the Director of the Office of Management and Enterprise Services.
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 19th day of January, 2018.
BY THE GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA
Mary Fallin
ATTEST:
Dave Lopez
Secretary of State
[Source: Added as amendment to EO 17-43 (codified at 1:2017-43 and as amended at 1:2017-43A) at 35 Ok Reg 427, eff 1-19-181; Amended at 35 Ok Reg 441 (codified at 1:2017-43C), eff 2-14-18; Amended at 35 Ok Reg 575 (codified at 1:2017-43D), eff 3-26-18; Amended at 35 Ok Reg 575 (codified at 1:2017-43E), eff 3-29-18; Amended at 35 Ok Reg 576 (codified at 1:2017-43F), eff 3-29-18]