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General Questions

  1.   What is the definition of eGovernment?
  2.   How can I schedule a tour of the state capitol?
  3.   If I buy goods through the internet or a catalog, do I need to pay use tax?

1.  What is the definition of eGovernment?

eGovernment refers to the government's use of web-based technologies, Internet communications and, in many cases, interconnected applications to facilitate communications and enhance the access to and delivery of government information and services to citizens, businesses, employees and other governments.

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2.  How can I schedule a tour of the state capitol?

The Oklahoma Department of Tourism and Recreation operates the State Capitol Welcome Center in the first floor rotunda at the Capitol. Free tours of the Capitol building are conducted Monday-Friday, on the hour between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. It is always best to schedule in advance by calling (405) 521-3356. Many Oklahoma school and other groups might want to coordinate their itinerary with their local legislators. The Welcome Center also has a brochure for self-guided tours. Because the Capitol is undergoing extensive restoration please call 405-521-3356 to find out what is included in the tour at this time. This changes from week to week. Related Agency : House of Representatives, Oklahoma - OHR

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3.  If I buy goods through the internet or a catalog, do I need to pay use tax?

If the internet or mail order company does not collect the Oklahoma tax then the Oklahoma resident is responsible for remitting the tax. Related Agency : Tax Commission, Oklahoma - OTC

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Elected Officials

  1.   Does the Governor introduce legislation?
  2.   How Long Is The Lieutenant Governor's Term of Office?
  3.   How can I find out how my legislator has voted on a particular issue?
  4.   How can I get information on the status of a measure?
  5.   What if I don't know who my representative is?

1.  Does the Governor introduce legislation?

Only members of the Oklahoma Legislature can introduce legislation. Governors can not introduce legislation. They may have their budgets and major program initiatives drafted into bill form for introduction, but the bills must have legislative sponsors before they can be introduced. Related Agency :  Governor

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2.  How Long Is The Lieutenant Governor's Term of Office?

The Lieutenant Governor serves a four-year term of office. The Lieutenant Governor can serve consecutive terms. There is no limitation on the number of terms the Lieutenant Governor can serve. Related Agency : Lieutenant Governor

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3.  How can I find out how my legislator has voted on a particular issue?

All recorded floor votes are contained in the daily House Journals of the Oklahoma House of Representatives. House Journals are available the morning following the previous day of session. Related Agency : House of Representatives, Oklahoma - OHR
Related Links:House of Representatives

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4.  How can I get information on the status of a measure?

This information is contained in the Oklahoma Legislature Information System and is available on the internet. It can also be obtained by contacting your representative or senator, the House Clerk's office (521-2711 in the Oklahoma City area or 1-800-522-8502 outside) or the Senate Clerk's office (405-524-0126). Related Agency : House of Representatives, Oklahoma - OHR

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5.  What if I don't know who my representative is?

This is easily remedied. To determine who your representative is, start by looking at the state map or the list of Oklahoma cities and towns on the House's web pages. Some communities, such as Tulsa or Oklahoma City are divided, but maps of those two communities may enable you to determine who your representative is. If you are still in doubt, contact your county election board which can tell you what house district you reside in. You can also go to this ''Find your Representative'' page. These are links to an external web site which we have no control over, so if have problems with their web site then you will have to contact them about the problem. Related Agency : House of Representatives, Oklahoma - OHR

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eServices

  1.   Can I file any of my business taxes on the Oklahoma Tax Commission web site?
  2.   Can a domestic insurance company be served through the Oklahoma Insurance Department?
  3.   How Do I Find Tax Resources?
  4.   How do I get free weather notifications?

1.  Can I file any of my business taxes on the Oklahoma Tax Commission web site?

The following business tax types can be filed using Quick Tax. - Sales Tax - Tourism Tax - Waste Tire - Mixed Beverage Tax - Employer's Withholding Tax - Nonresident Royalty Withholding Tax - Use Tax: Vendor - Use Tax: Consumer A guide to assist you with filing is available. Related Agency : Tax Commission, Oklahoma - OTC

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2.  Can a domestic insurance company be served through the Oklahoma Insurance Department?

No. A domestic insurance company, or one that is domiciled in Oklahoma, cannot be served through the Oklahoma Insurance Department. It must be served directly to the insurance company. Related Agency : Insurance Department, Oklahoma - OID

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3.  How Do I Find Tax Resources?

Visit OK.gov's Tax Resource Site by clicking the link below to find a variety of state and federal tax resources. Related Agency : OK.gov
Related Links: Tax Payments Online Tax Resources

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4.  How do I get free weather notifications?

Free weather notifications are available online from Oklahoma Emergency Management. Visit the links below to sign up. Related Agency : Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management

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Employment

  1.   How do I find unemployment information or file a claim?

1.  How do I find unemployment information or file a claim?

For assistance with unemployment, please contact the Unemployment Service Center: Inside the OKC calling area, dial: 525-1500 Outside the Oklahoma City calling area, dial:1-800-555-1554 Related Agency : Oklahoma Unemployment Service Center

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About OK.gov

  1.   What are the main services OK.gov can provide state agencies?
  2.   Do state agencies need to take out a RFP to work with OK.gov?

1.  What are the main services OK.gov can provide state agencies?

Online applications creation, Web site creation tools, online stores, customer service support, marketing services and security. See the eGovernment Services section of this Web site.

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2.  Do state agencies need to take out a RFP to work with OK.gov?

No. OK.gov is a public-private partnership between the State of Oklahoma and NIC. This partnership allows for state agencies to avoid the often cumbersome process of submitting RFPs by instead signing a simple, pre-approved, two page interagency agreement with the Office of State Finance (OSF). Once this agreement is signed, an agency may deal directly with OK.gov with respect to all aspects of the development process.

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Contact

  1.   How can we suggest new information/links for the portal?

1.  How can we suggest new information/links for the portal?

At the bottom of each page is a link title 'Feedback'. This will allow you to offer general suggestions. Here you can specify the information and/or link address that you would like added to the site. At the portal's discretion, we will add your suggested link within one business week.

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