Rules & Regulations
- The public comment period for OMMA proposed amendments will be Nov. 1 - Dec. 1.
- The public hearing will be Wed., Dec. 1, 2021 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Oklahoma State Capitol, Room 535.
- Click here to view more information on our proposed amendments, the meeting notice, and the public comment period.
What's the Difference Between Permanent & Emergency Rules?
- Permanent Rules
- Emergency Rules
As a state agency, OMMA can make rules to implement statutes that directly affect the agency. These administrative rules have the effect of law.
Before they can become effective, permanent rules are subject to a rulemaking process that includes review and approval by the Oklahoma government. We are required to accept public comment about proposed permanent rules and may also hold hearings on the proposed rules.
To learn more about rules and notices in the state, visit the Office of Administrative Rules website.
Emergency rules are exceptions to the rulemaking process of permanent rules. Emergency rules may be promulgated if we can establish that the rule is required to:
- protect the public health, safety or welfare,
- comply with deadlines in amendments to an agency’s governing law or federal programs,
- avoid violation of federal law or regulation or other state law,
- avoid imminent reduction to the agency’s budget, or
- avoid serious prejudice to the public interest.
The Governor has 45 days to approve or reject an emergency rule request. If the Governor approves a rule, it takes immediate effect and remains in effect until the first day of the next legislative session, or no later than September 15th if in effect during the legislative session. Emergency rules can be disapproved by the Legislature or superseded by permanent rules.
If you're reading our most recent version of emergency rules (effective 11/1/2021), the highlighted portions differentiate which changes are new under these emergency rules and the underlined sections are there to show the emergency rules (both current and proposed) that have not yet been incorporated into permanent rules. Once they’ve been incorporated into our permanent rules in September of 2022, those sections will no longer be underlined.
|Effective Date||Rule Type||Status||Oklahoma Register Publication||Summary of Changes||Full Rules|
Not effective yet.
Will amend the permanent rules from 9/11/2021 and the emergency rules from 9/16/2021.
|Awaiting signature from Governor Stitt. Will be published in the Register after they have been signed.||Click here||Click here for proposed rules|
Current OMMA rules (permanent + emergency)
Amends the permanent rules from 9/11/2021.
|Awaiting publication in the Register. Signed by Governor Stitt on 9/16/2021||Restores emergency rules from 6/28/2021 that were superseded by the 9/11/2021 permanent rule changes||Click here|
Current OMMA permanent rules
Amended by the 9/16/2021 emergency rules above.
|Vol 38, Num 24, p. 2073-2076||Click here||Click here|
NOT CURRENT RULES
Superseded by 9/11/2021 permanent rules above.
Amended the 9/11/2020 permanent rules.
|Vol 38, Num 23, p. 858-888||Click here||Click here|
NOT CURRENT RULES
Superseded by 6/28/2021 emergency rules above.
Amended the 9/11/2020 permanent rules below.
|681 EME, 38 Ok Reg 169, Vol 38, Num 6, p. 169-189||Click here||Click here|
NOT CURRENT RULES
Superseded by 9/11/2021 permanent rules.
|681 PER, 37 Ok Reg 1461, Vol 37, Num 24, p. 1461-1463||Click here||Click here|
Previous versions of OMMA rules will be added to this table soon.