Monday, March 7, 2016
OKLAHOMA CITY — Governor Mary Fallin today signed the first bill of the 2016 legislative session, a measure that moves the Will Rogers Memorial Commission under the control of the Oklahoma Historical Society.
Senate Bill (SB) 1570 goes into effect immediately since it was passed with an emergency clause.
“This is the kind of state consolidation and efficiencies that make sense as Oklahoma struggles to cope with falling revenues,” said Fallin. “Moves like this are important as we work to control government spending.”
SB 1570 was the first bill passed by the Oklahoma Senate and House of Representatives in the current legislative session. It garnered near universal approval in both chambers.
The new law, by Sen. Clark Jolley and Rep. Earl Sears, makes the Will Rogers Memorial Commission a part of the Oklahoma Historical Society rather than a stand-alone entity.
The commission’s mission is to collect, preserve and share the wisdom and humor of Claremore native Will Rogers for future generations.