HB1411-Nichols unanimously passed the Senate Finance Committee yesterday afternoon! Special thanks to all of our members who participated in the Call For Actions on this bill. Next step is that will be heard at any time on the Senate Floor. Please take a moment to visit, call or email your personal Senator as well as the Senators for all areas where you have a development and request they VOTE YES ON HB1411! If you have any questions or require additional assistance please contact one of the Andreas.
HB1032-Martinez has been brought to our attention by the Oklahoma Home Builders Association. Originally a shell bill, language has been inserted to prevent cities and counties from mandating certain esthetic design elements such as preventing the use of siding or front-entry garages. This increases costs and reduces housing affordability. The Government Affairs Committee has just been made aware of this bill and will submit it to the OCAH Board for an official vote to support its passage. In the meantime, we wanted to make sure all of our members were aware of this bill so they can take appropriate action, as needed to protect their business concerns. This bill will be heard by the Senate Committee on Business, Commerce and Tourism tomorrow at 10:30am. CLICK HERE for the meeting notice. CLICK HERE for the Committee Member List.
We look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow for our 4th Annual Affordable Housing Day at the State Capitol. Don’t forget that America Ninja Warrior is set up on the South Steps of the Capitol and the SE Entry door is currently closed. You will have to enter via the SW entry and it may take extra time to park and enter the building. The tunnel from the East parking lot is also still closed so if you park in the East lot you will cross over Lincoln Boulevard. If possible, car pool or uber over.