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§ 861A. Grand River Dam Authority--Designation as state agency

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 82. Waters and Water RightsEffective: July 1, 2019

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 82. Waters and Water Rights
Chapter 8. Grand River Dam Authority
Effective: July 1, 2019
82 Okl.St.Ann. § 861A
§ 861A. Grand River Dam Authority--Designation as state agency
A. The Grand River Dam Authority, created pursuant to the provisions of the Grand River Dam Authority Act, Section 861 et seq. of this title, is a nonappropriated agency of the State of Oklahoma. The Grand River Dam Authority herein referred to as the “district” is subject to the laws of the state as they apply to state agencies except as specifically exempted by statute. All funds generated, received and expended by the district are public funds and subject to state laws and regulations governing the receipt and expenditure of public funds in the same manner as all other state agencies except as otherwise provided by statute. The employees of the district are both classified and unclassified state employees subject to the same benefits and restrictions applicable to all state agencies except as otherwise provided by statute.
B. Recognizing that the district is a unique agency of this state, whose mission requires the ability of the district to function in competition with private industry within the competitive power market, the Legislature hereby requires the Grand River Dam Authority Board of Directors as the rulemaking authority for the district to:
1. Promulgate appropriate rules governing operations of the district pursuant to the provisions of Article I of the Administrative Procedures Act,1 with the exception of rules dealing with the waters of the Grand River and its tributaries; and
2. Set fees for services performed by the district; provided that such fees shall not exceed the cost to the district of providing such services;
3. Develop written policies and procedures governing the district's activities including purchasing, procurement and bidding, purchase and disposition of real and personal property, fleet management marketing, consumer education, community relations and customer service functions performed by the district to the extent it deems necessary; and
4. Develop written hiring and compensation policies of employees of the district, subject to the provisions of Section 864 of this title.
C. The district is required to document business expenses necessary to carry out the business of the district. Expenses shall meet current State of Oklahoma and Internal Revenue Service guidelines for business expense deductibility.
D. If necessary to comply with the provisions of this act,2 the Board may, by majority vote, employ an independent audit firm to assist it in its duties. Funds required for this purpose shall be borne by the district with approval by the Board.
E. The Board of Directors or the management of the district may seek advice from the State Treasurer or the State Bond Advisor as it deems necessary.
F. After the effective date of this act,3 the district shall not provide retail electric power or retail electric service to electric consuming facilities except to:
1. An existing electric consuming facility if such electric power was being provided by the district on the effective date of August 29, 2003; and
2. Any entity located within the boundary of the Oklahoma Ordnance Works Authority/Mid-America Industrial Park or within a two-mile radius of the boundary.
Retail distribution of electric power shall be defined as any sale not for resale.

Credits

Laws 2003, c. 459, § 1; Laws 2019, c. 507, § 1, eff. July 1, 2019.

Footnotes

See Title 75, § 250.1 for composition of articles.
O.S.L.2003, c. 459, § 1 [this section].
O.S.L.2003, c. 459, effective August 29, 2003.
82 Okl. St. Ann. § 861A, OK ST T. 82 § 861A
Current with emergency effective legislation through Chapter 3 of the Second Regular Session of the 59th Legislature (2024). Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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