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§ 1506. Sheriff or deputy sheriff authorized to make certain travel purchases by credit card

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 19. Counties and County Officers

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 19. Counties and County Officers
Chapter 33. Purchasing Procedures (Refs & Annos)
19 Okl.St.Ann. § 1506
§ 1506. Sheriff or deputy sheriff authorized to make certain travel purchases by credit card
A. Subject to the limitations and procedures provided by this section, any sheriff or deputy sheriff may purchase materials, supplies or services necessary for travel out of the county by use of one or more credit cards issued to the county for use by the sheriff's department. Purchases made with such credit cards shall be limited to actual expenses for travel out of the county by the county sheriff or deputies to perform their official duties; provided, such credit cards may be used for the purchase of fuel, within the county, on weekends, nights or holidays when fuel cannot be obtained from the vendor to whom a bid for such fuel purchase has been awarded.
“Actual expenses for travel” shall mean expenses for travel by public or private railroads, airplanes, buses, rental cars or other public or private conveyances, fuel, oil, meals, lodging, parking fees and telephone expenses.
B. The sheriff may request the board of county commissioners of the county to apply for a credit card or cards for use by the sheriff's department. The application shall be made in the name of the county and any credit cards issued must be issued in the name of the county only. The board of county commissioners shall then issue the card or cards to the office of the sheriff.
C. For each card issued to the county by an issuer, the county shall encumber sufficient funds each month to pay for the estimated charges made with such cards including any annual or other fee owed for use of the cards. The funds for payment of credit card charges shall be made from the annual county appropriation to the sheriff's department. Payment of the bill for charges incurred on any card shall be made in a timely manner so that no interest charges or penalties accrue and so that the total payment amount corresponds to the balance of charges for purchases in addition to any applicable annual fee or service charge.
D. All receipts for charges made by use of any card issued to a county shall be returned to the county commissioners in order to facilitate accurate records of total monthly expenditures for which the county will be obligated.
E. On or before the 25th day of each month, the sheriff shall notify the board of county commissioners of the anticipated credit card expenditures for the following month. When credit purchases are made, the sheriff or deputy sheriff shall immediately and accurately document said expenditures on a form prepared by the State Auditor and Inspector, attaching receipts and a written explanation of each expenditure as to the date, case number or other identification number, area or location, reason for expenditure and amount expended. A copy of the form shall be submitted to the sheriff for approval and the original form shall be attached to the purchase order and shall be submitted to the board of county commissioners for final approval and payment. A copy of the form shall be retained for the sheriff's records.
F. A sheriff or deputy sheriff shall not receive any reimbursement, pursuant to the provisions of Sections 161 through 166, 180.43 or 541 of this title, for any expenses for which a credit card issued pursuant to the provisions of this section has been used.
G. Nothing in this section shall be construed to exempt any county sheriff or deputy sheriff from the purchasing procedures specified in Sections 1500 through 1505 of this title for all other purchases made in the performance of their official duties.

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Laws 1986, c. 127, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1986; Laws 1990, c. 61, § 1, emerg. eff. April 16, 1990; Laws 1993, c. 318, § 9, emerg. eff. June 7, 1993.
19 Okl. St. Ann. § 1506, OK ST T. 19 § 1506
Current with legislation of the Second Regular Session of the 59th Legislature (2024) effective as of July 1, 2024. Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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