Monday Feb. 7 the Second Common Session of the 58th Oklahoma Legislature will convene.
On this article of legislative highlight, The Information is that includes Rep. Carl Newton, who represents Home District. 58. Newton’s district consists of parts of Woodward County.
Newton stated of some main points, “Medical marijuana is a giant concern amongst legislators, we’ll see numerous laws to assist regulate this trade. We’re additionally involved concerning the state’s infrastructure and can see laws concerning this. The separation of powers between tribal lands and the remainder of Oklahoma will proceed to make an affect on how our state strikes ahead.”
One situation that’s of particular concern to District 58 is firms protesting advert valorem taxes.
Newton says at situation are “the massive quantity of tax protest which are occurring particularly within the areas of wind and oil Industries. We must be truthful to either side of this situation and ensure the choices are the very best transferring ahead. This situation places our faculties and county companies at restricted funding whereas the cash is held in escrow.
Additionally, he stated, “the medical marijuana growers and different growers are having bother with cross contamination between crops and we’re engaged on legal guidelines to guard each areas.”
Newton can be for a invoice that will enable county assessors to speak concerning assessments. “This could assist transfer the evaluation course of ahead and hopefully lower the quantity of protests.”
““I’m additionally placing ahead a invoice that will enable 14 years outdated to have the ability to receive a restricted drivers license to be used on the farms,” Newton stated. “This could significantly profit the farm households. It’s already authorized to drive tractors at age 14 that are greater than 5-16 instances bigger than most motor autos. They might solely be capable of drive when doing farm associated exercise. Kansas already has this legislation in place.”
When requested if there’s a invoice that can be offered that you simply don’t agree with, Newton replied, “we’re simply now seeing the payments which were filed. I’ll oppose any invoice that isn’t good for the residents of Northwest Oklahoma.”