A. There is hereby created a State Liquefied Petroleum Gas Administrator, to be appointed by the Governor from a list of nominees submitted by the Oklahoma Liquefied Petroleum Gas Board, hereinafter created. The appointment shall be subject to confirmation by the Senate. The Administrator shall:
1. Receive a salary to be established by the Oklahoma Liquefied Petroleum Gas Board;
2. Act in no other official or quasi-official capacity except as herein provided; and
3. Serve at the pleasure of the Governor.
B. The Administrator, subject to approval of the Board, shall appoint and fix the duties and compensation of employees necessary to perform the duties imposed upon the Oklahoma Liquefied Petroleum Gas Board by law.
C. 1. Persons appointed to the positions of Administrator, chief deputy administrator, deputy administrator or safety code enforcement officer shall:
a. be citizens of the United States,
b. be legal residents of this state,
c. be physically, mentally and morally capable of performing the duties imposed upon them pursuant to the Oklahoma Liquefied Petroleum Gas Regulation Act,
d. not have been convicted of a felony in this state or any other state as established by a national criminal history record check as defined in Section 150.9 of Title 74 of the Oklahoma Statutes, and
e. after the date of their appointment, not be engaged in any business in this state related to the production, manufacture, distribution, sale, installation or transportation of any of the products or equipment covered by the Oklahoma Liquefied Petroleum Gas Regulation Act.
2. Each appointee shall, by education, training and experience, be qualified and competent to perform the duties imposed upon them pursuant to the Oklahoma Liquefied Petroleum Gas Regulation Act, which for:
a. the Administrator shall include at least two (2) years' experience in positions of managerial responsibility or two (2) years' experience as a liquefied petroleum gas safety code enforcement officer,
b. the chief deputy administrator and deputy administrators shall include at least one and one-half (1 1/2) years of such experience, and
c. the safety code enforcement officers shall include at least two (2) years' experience in actual physical installation or inspection of liquefied petroleum gas systems, containers, apparatus or appliances, or installations thereof, and/or the ability to enforce the rules and regulations.
3. Before entering upon their duties, appointees shall take the constitutional oath of office.
D. In the event of a vacancy in the office of Administrator, or in the event of the absence or disability of the Administrator, the chief deputy administrator is hereby empowered and authorized to perform the duties of the Administrator during the time of such vacancy, absence or disability.
Laws 1953, p. 219, § 2, emerg. eff. June 30, 1953; Laws 1975, c. 104, § 5, emerg. eff. May 2, 1975; Laws 1980, c. 347, § 3, emerg. eff. June 17, 1980; Laws 1999, c. 366, § 2, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 2002, c. 202, § 1, eff. July 1, 2002; Laws 2006, c. 143, § 1, emerg. eff. May 10, 2006; Laws 2018, c. 177, § 1, emerg. eff. May 2, 2018.
52 Okl. St. Ann. § 420.2, OK ST T. 52 § 420.2
Current with legislation of the Second Regular Session and First and Second Extraordinary Sessions of the 58th Legislature (2022).