Title 52 - Oil & Gas Code

§52-420.24. Commission powers and duties.


The Commission shall have the power and duty to:

          1. Administer and enforce the provisions of the Oklahoma Liquefied Petroleum Gas Research, Marketing and Safety Act;

          2. Establish an office for the Commission within the State of Oklahoma;

          3. Elect a chairperson and whatever other officers may be necessary to direct operations of the Commission;

          4. Employ personnel as shall be deemed necessary to carry out the purpose and provisions of the Oklahoma Liquefied Petroleum Gas Research, Marketing and Safety Act and to prescribe their duties and fix their compensation;

          5. Establish and administer the LP Gas Research, Marketing and Safety Revolving Fund;

          6. Approve or disapprove the budget of the Commission;

          7. Promulgate rules as it deems necessary to carry out the provisions of the Oklahoma Liquefied Petroleum Gas Research, Marketing and Safety Act;

          8. Enter into contracts or agreements for studies, research projects, safety programs, experimental work, supplies or other services to carry out the purposes of the Oklahoma Liquefied Petroleum Gas Research, Marketing and Safety Act, and incur those expenses necessary to carry out those purposes. Any contract or agreement shall provide that:

                    a. the person entering the contract or agreement on behalf of the Commission shall develop and submit to the Commission a plan or project together with a budget that shows estimated costs to be incurred for the plan or project, and

                    b. the person entering the contract or agreement shall keep accurate records of all of its transactions, account for funds received and expended, and make periodic reports to the Commission of activities conducted, and any other reports as the Commission may require;

          9. Keep accurate records of all financial transactions performed pursuant to the Oklahoma Liquefied Petroleum Gas Research, Marketing and Safety Act. These records shall be audited annually by an independent auditor and an annual report shall be compiled and presented to the Governor;

          10. Cooperate with any private, local, state or national commission, organization, agency or group and to make contracts and agreements for joint programs beneficial to the LP gas industry;

          11. Accept donations, grants, contributions and gifts from any public or private source and deposit the money in the LP Gas Research, Marketing and Safety Revolving Fund;

          12. Approve or disapprove the investment of any monies in the LP Gas Research, Marketing and Safety Revolving Fund pursuant to Section 7 of this act; and

          13. Keep an accurate record of all assessments collected.

Added by Laws 1994, c. 146, § 5, eff. July 1, 1994.