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§ 854. Oklahoma Industrial Finance Authority--Membership--Public meetings--Executive sessions

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 74. State Government

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 74. State Government (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 28. Oklahoma Industrial Finance Authority Act (Refs & Annos)
74 Okl.St.Ann. § 854
§ 854. Oklahoma Industrial Finance Authority--Membership--Public meetings--Executive sessions
A. There is hereby created a body corporate and politic, constituting a public corporation and governmental instrumentality of this state, to be known and identified as “The Oklahoma Industrial Finance Authority”. Said Authority shall be under the control of a Board of Directors, to be composed of seven (7) members appointed by the Governor for overlapping terms, with the advice and consent of the Senate, one of whom shall be the Director of the Oklahoma Department of Commerce, representing the state at large. One member shall be appointed from each congressional district as the districts were configured in 1960. At least five of the members, other than the Director of the Oklahoma Department of Commerce, shall have had at least fifteen (15) years' experience in banking, mortgage loans or financial management, and the remaining member shall have demonstrated outstanding ability in business or industry. Members initially appointed shall continue in office for terms of from one (1) to six (6) years, respectively, from the date of their appointment and until their respective successors shall be duly appointed and qualified, the term of each appointed member to be designated by the Governor at the time of appointment; but their successors shall each be appointed for a term of six (6) years, except that any person appointed to fill a vacancy shall serve only for the unexpired term. Any appointed member of the Authority shall be eligible for reappointment, and no member shall be removed from office except for good cause shown.
B. The chair and other officers of the Board shall be elected annually by the Board from its own membership. Members of the Authority shall be compensated for their travel expenses pursuant to the State Travel Reimbursement Act.1
C. The State Treasurer shall be an ex officio, nonvoting member of said Board of Directors, and shall serve without compensation. All other Board members, excluding the Director of the Oklahoma Department of Commerce, shall receive a stipend of Three Hundred Dollars ($300.00) for each Board meeting attended not to exceed Three Thousand Six Hundred Dollars ($3,600.00) per annum. In addition, the actual expenses, documented by receipts, incurred by employees of the Authority for necessary travel and subsistence to attend Board meetings and to carry out the powers and duties of the Authority under Section 851 et seq. of this title shall be reimbursed to such Board member or employee. All such stipends and expenses must be approved by the Board prior to reimbursement. No state appropriated monies shall be used for said reimbursement.
D. The meetings of the Board of Directors of the Authority shall be subject to the Oklahoma Open Meeting Act2 and the Oklahoma Open Records Act. Any information submitted to or compiled by the Authority with respect to the marketing plans, financial statements, trade secrets or any other commercially sensitive information of persons, firms, associations, partnerships, agencies, corporations or other entities shall be confidential, except to the extent that the person or entity which provided such information or which is the subject of such information consents to disclosure. Executive sessions may be held to discuss such materials if deemed necessary by the Board of Directors.


Laws 1959, p. 500, § 4; Laws 1985, c. 178, § 73, operative July 1, 1985; Laws 1986, c. 207, § 67, operative July 1, 1986; Laws 1988, c. 88, § 2, emerg. eff. March 30, 1988; Laws 1989, c. 200, § 3, emerg. eff. May 8, 1989; Laws 2002, c. 375, § 22, eff. Nov. 5, 2002; Laws 2003, c. 229, § 8, emerg. eff. May 20, 2003.


Title 74, § 500.1 et seq.
Title 25, § 301 et seq.
74 Okl. St. Ann. § 854, OK ST T. 74 § 854
Current with emergency effective legislation through Chapter 29 of the Second Regular Session of the 59th Legislature (2024). Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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