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Boards & Commissions

Capitol Preservation Commission

The commission was created in 1982 to plan and supervise the preservation and restoration of the interior and exterior of the Oklahoma State Capitol building. Similar responsibilities were added in 1983 with respect to the Governor's Mansion. The commission also controls the display of art objects in public areas of the State Capitol building and the first floor of the Governor's Mansion. The commission consists of 15 members.

Capitol Restoration

Home to all three branches of state government and vast collections of priceless state art, the State Capitol is itself a work of art, and is more uniquely Oklahoman than any other Oklahoma building. It was Oklahoma’s grandest achievement as a young state when it was built between 1914 and 1917. But in 2014, after a century of heavy use, harsh Oklahoma weather and inconsistent maintenance and preservation efforts, the building’s mechanical systems were failing, the exterior façade was crumbling and its prospects of meeting the state’s needs for another 100 years were fading. Recognizing the need to act, the legislature and Gov. Mary Fallin in 2014 and 2016 enacted legislation providing funding for the Capitol’s first-ever comprehensive, top-to-bottom restoration. Investigation and construction work began in 2015.

Capitol-Medical Center Improvement and Zoning Commission

A fixture of state government since the legislature created its predecessor to develop a portion of rural Oklahoma City to build a new Capitol, the Capitol-Medical Center Improvement and Zoning Commission is an 11-member body created to develop and maintain a comprehensive land use plan for the orderly development of the district within and surrounding the State Capitol Complex and the Oklahoma University Medical Center (73 O. S., § 82.1 et seq.) The commission directly supervises approximately 950 acres and 20 miles of roadway within district boundaries on behalf of the state. In addition to government and health science center complexes, the district includes historic preservation, single and multiple family residential, office, commercial/retail and industrial uses.

The master plan for the district coordinates physical development to maximize the potential of, and permit the district the opportunity to grow with optimum benefit to the state property owners and residents of the district. The commission promulgates zoning regulations to support the dictates of the master plan. The commission coordinates district and sub-district development through use of contemporary planning principles and zoning controls. Effective communication and promotion of policies and goals encourage appropriate land use throughout the district and ensure conservation of existing buildings, land and developments values.

Cash Management & Investment Oversight Commission

The Cash Management and Investment Oversight Commission is authorized by O.S. Title 62 §71.1 (link opens in new window) to:

  • Develop a standardized and uniform reporting system for certain State Treasurer reports;
  • Obtain an accurate analysis of investment performance;
  • Review investment strategies and practices;
  • Review reports submitted by the State Treasurer, and
  • Identify any event, transaction or trend that represents a violation or potential violation of law or public policy regarding the investment of state funds.

The Commission consists of five members, including:

  • The Director of the Office of Management and Enterprise Services, or designee;
  • The Bank Commissioner, or designee;
  • The Administrator of the Oklahoma Department of Securities, or designee;
  • One citizen member appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives;
  • One citizen member appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the State Senate.
  • The Commission meets on a quarterly basis. 

Contingency Review Board

  • O.S. Title 74, Section 3605 - There is hereby re-created, the Contingency Review Board consisting of the following ex officio voting members:
    • The governor;
    • The speaker of the house of representatives;
    • The president pro tempore of the senate; and
    • The director of the Office of Management and Enterprise Services shall be and ex officio nonvoting member of the board.
  • The governor shall act as chair of the board. The director of OMES shall be the executive secretary of the board and shall perform all the duties pertaining to such position.
  • A simple majority of the total voting membership shall be required to constitute a quorum and shall be necessary for any official action of the board.

Governmental Technology Applications Review Board

The Governmental Technology Applications Review Board is a board made up of both public and private sector members with duties ranging from approval of convenience fees for online transactions to approving the plan of action developed by the state chief information officer related to information technology consolidation.

The following statutes apply to GTARB:

Health Information Technology Advisory Board

O.S. Title 62, Section 34.201 creates the Health Information Technology Advisory Board to assist the Oklahoma chief information officer in developing a long-range plan to improve cost effectiveness and health outcomes for all state citizens through the use of health information technology. This is to include, but is not limited to:

Incentive Evaluation Commission

The Incentive Evaluation Commission was legislatively formed in 2015 to produce objective evaluations of the State of Oklahoma’s wide array of economic incentives.

Pursuant to 62 O.S. § 7005.A, incentive recipients or the representatives of incentive recipients are prohibited from contacting the entity with whom the commission contracts to perform incentive evaluations unless the entity specifically requests information or documentation from the incentive recipient or representative of the incentive recipient. Incentive recipients and representatives of incentive recipients may contact commissioners or agency staff at any time.

Land Mobile Radio Public Safety Interoperability Cooperative Committee

The cooperative was established to focus on unifying, stabilizing and enhancing the infrastructure and capabilities for land mobile radio public safety system communications for the State of Oklahoma. It is required to collaborate with other public agencies, entities and other interested parties with public safety radio communications requirements and resources.

Duties of the committee include:

  • Enabling cost savings to the State of Oklahoma through unification and enhancement of current land mobile radio ublic safety systems,
  • Sustaining existing interoperability of land mobile public safety radio systems,
  • Recommending standards and protocols for land mobile radio public safety systems,
  • Recommending standards to become P25 compliant and other common radio interoperability standards, and
  • Establishing service metrics to ensure reliable land mobile public safety services statewide in support of state, local and first responders.

Legislative Compensation Board

O.S. Title 74, Section 291.2 - The Board on Legislative Compensation created by Section 21 of Article V of the Oklahoma Constitution shall meet on the third Tuesday of October in every odd-numbered year at 9 a.m. in the State Capitol Building, at which meeting the board shall review the compensation paid to members of the State Legislature and, if necessary, change the compensation. The board may, at the call of its chairman or upon a majority vote of its membership, hold such additional meetings as are necessary to carry out its official duties. Any change in legislative compensation shall be made by the board no later than the third Tuesday of November in said odd-numbered year.

Long-Range Capital Planning Commission

The Long-Range Capital Planning Commission is a nine-member body that advises and assists the legislature in providing for capital facilities for the State of Oklahoma.  The commission prepares the state’s eight-year capital improvements plan and annual capital budget and provides them to the governor and the legislature for consideration.  The capital improvements plan assesses and prioritizes the long-term capital facilities needs of state agencies and provides a recommended schedule of projects and budget for the next fiscal year.

The commission is an appointed body of experts in the fields of asset management and capital finance. Three members each are appointed by the governor, president pro tempore of the senate, and the speaker of the house of representatives, and each commissioner serves a four-year term.

Additional information: Capital Planning.

Occupational Licensing Advisory Commission

The Occupational Licensing Advisory Commission is tasked with reviewing Oklahoma’s occupational licenses and making recommendations.

The commission will utilize the Occupational Licensing Blueprint to conduct an analysis of all occupational licenses in Oklahoma. Each year the commission will review a portion of the occupational licenses issued in Oklahoma to make recommendations to the legislature and administrative agencies for reform. These recommendations will be made following a public meeting and vast input from stakeholders. The recommendations for reform will be made each year, prior to the start of the legislative session.

The commission will also compile data to determine all the licenses issued by Oklahoma’s agencies, boards and commissions and update the online database created by the Occupational Licensing Task Force.

Oklahoma Capitol Improvement Authority

The Oklahoma Capitol Improvement Authority is authorized to issue bonds, notes or other obligations to finance construction of buildings or other facilities for the State of Oklahoma, its departments and agencies. OCIA may also issue refunding bonds to refinance its existing obligations, if economically feasible. Powers and duties of OCIA are set out in its enabling statutes at Title 73, Oklahoma Statutes, Sections 151 and following, as amended. OCIA exists to finance, construct and provide adequate and suitable office space and other needed facilities for departments and agencies of state government. In addition, OCIA helps provide financing for highway infrastructure for continued economic development in the state. Its enabling laws allow OCIA to purchase land for, and to erect, maintain and operate buildings for the use of state and federal agencies.  Such improvements are generally financed through issuance of long-term OCIA obligations, which are in turn retired by rental payments made by agencies occupying the facilities. Members of the OCIA governing board are determined by statute.

The Office of Management and Enterprise Services oversees the staff designated to administer OCIA affairs. By statute, the office of the attorney general provides legal counsel to OCIA. The state bond advisor provides services to OCIA related to issuance of bonds and other obligations.

Oklahoma Employees Insurance and Benefits Board

The mission of the Oklahoma Employees Insurance and Benefits Board is to advise the Office of Management and Enterprise Services  with respect to the administration of health, dental, vision, life and disability benefits to eligible participants.

  • To that end, with the assistance of staff from the OMES Employees Group Insurance Division, the board will develop and adopt policies for recommendation to OMES regarding:
    • Evaluation and selection of employee benefit plans to be provided in a cost efficient manner by the highest quality vendors.
    • Procedures to be followed to educate participants in accessing and making elections regarding plan benefits.
    • Internal procedures for protecting the confidentiality of the personal and health information of participants.
    • Planning, investing and monitoring self-funded plan assets to maintain the long term viability of the plan.
    • Internal procedures for the adoption of policies that assure compliance with federal and state regulations.
    • Methodologies for maintaining adequate health care provider access for participants of the self-funded plans by employing reimbursement practices that are consistent with industry benchmarks.

State Board of Equalization

 The Oklahoma State Board of Equalization is an agency of the state of Oklahoma that contributes to tax administration. The board is responsible for adjusting and equalizing the valuation of real and personal property of the several counties of Oklahoma.

It is also responsible for providing an estimate of all revenue that will be available for appropriation by the Oklahoma Legislature for the coming fiscal year. The governor, through the Office of Management and Enterprise Services, then uses that estimate to prepare and submit the state's annual budget for approval by the legislature.

The State Board of Equalization was established in 1907 by ratification of the Oklahoma Constitution. In the Constitution, the board was originally composed of seven elected officials. Following an amendment to the Constitution in 1975, the board now consists of six elected officials and one appointed official, with all members serving as ex officio members.

Membership includes the governor and lieutenant governor; as well as the state auditor and inspector, state treasurer and attorney general.  The state superintendent of public instruction and the president of the board of agriculture are also members of the board.

State Use Program Committee

The Oklahoma Legislature created the State Use Committee to administer a procurement program to promote meaningful and gainful employment opportunities for persons with severe disabilities. (74 O.S., § 3001 et seq.) Statutes require the employment within central purchasing of  a contracting officer, appointed by the state purchasing director with the advice of the State Use Committee, to solicit, develop and negotiate contracts with qualified agencies and individuals for the program.

The committee may certify qualified organizations and severely disabled individuals. The committee designates by regulation a procurement schedule of products directly manufactured, produced, processed or assembled and services directly performed, offered or provided by a qualified entity, which the committee determines suitable for procurement by a state agency. Program funds are directly related to the amount of sales by the vendors. One percent (1%) of all sales to a state entity from a qualified vendor are deposited into the State Use Revolving Fund for the sole purpose of promoting the program.

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