Issue 4
October 25, 2016
Oklahoma Deserves Better Coalition Comes Out Against SQ 779
Oklahoma Deserves Better is a newly formed coalition formed to oppose State Question 779, the  state sales tax increase that jeopardizes our ability to fund the many services our citizens want and deserve.  According to the coalition, business leaders throughout the state, trade associations, public safety officials, elected officials and those who are concerned about the burden of this type of tax increase are all joining together under the Oklahoma Deserves Betterumbrella. Municipal leaders have made significant impact in leading this effort to date, and others are starting to take notice.  More Information
District Dinner Meetings Continue at the Famous Pete's Place in Krebs October 27th!
Reserve Your Place at Pete's Place!
The next District Dinner meetings are October 27th in Krebs and November 29th in Oklahoma City! The Krebs meeting is popular, so sign up today to reserve your place at Pete's Place! 

On October 13 th over 30 guests attended the District Dinner Meeting at the Old Plantation Restaurant in Medicine Park to hear from OML regarding the upcoming legislative sessions and current issues effecting Oklahoma cities and towns.  Director of Governmental Relations and Member Services, Missy Dean, spoke on behalf of OML.  She was joined by Charlie Swinton of BancFirst and Dorene Crook from OMAG who welcomed guests and provided an update to the group. 

Join us to hear about OML's NEW approach to legislative education and advocacy.  This is a wonderful opportunity for you to connect with other municipalities in your district and hear about the upcoming legislative session. Talk about this at your next council meeting and make your RSVPs as soon as possible!  OML will facilitate the meeting where we will discuss the 2017 legislative session and share the latest League news. There also will be an opportunity to share what is going on in your municipality. Register online or see  more information  and dates in the brochure.
Register for the November 3rd Employment Seminar at Rose State
Oklahoma experts are coming together to present the "Nuts & Bolts Help in the Real World" Employment Seminar.  This one-day event will be held on Thursday, November 3, 2016 at Rose State College and will cover topics such as:  Wellness Programs,  Employee/Council Handbook,  Employment Termination & EEOC Complaints,  Social Media & Internet Security,  FLSA, and  Drug Testing.  ( This seminar is eligible for six credit hours in the OML Certified Municipal Official Program.)    Download Brochure or Register Online
Intoxilyzer Rules Changed but Leave Room for Uncertainty
The Court of Civil Appeals, Division III, affirmed a district court ruling setting aside the driver's license revocation of a driver convicted of DUI.  The Court held the revocation was based on an inadmissible breath test sample obtained with a gas canister and mouthpiece improperly approved for use by a resolution of the Oklahoma Board of Tests for Alcohol and Drug Influence (BoT).  The Court held the law required administrative rules adopted in conformity with the Administrative Procedures Act (APA). Additional Information
Only Three Newly Elected Official Classes Left, Sign Up Today
Next classes are November 17th in McAlester and February 11th in Stillwater
Don't let time slip away before you register for one of the three remaining New Officials Institutes on our schedule. For more information and additional dates, see the  NOI Page on our Website.