Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Briefly.In Oklahoma

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Briefly.In Oklahoma

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Compromise Measure Rejected A compromise bill that would have required state licenses for security guards and private investigators has been rejected by the Oklahoma House of Representatives.

The House voted 49-46 against the bill, which had been worked out by a panel of House and Senate members. After the vote, Rep. Charlie Morgan, D-Prague, sent the measure back to the panel for further work.

Several House members questioned provisions that took authority away from cities to license security guards, and also required psychological tests for guards who would be wearing guns in their jobs.

Morgan said the bill would provide that the law enforcement training council handle the training and licensing of security guards. In the original bill that responsibility would have belonged to the commissioner of public safety.

Morgan said the licensing by municipalities was repealed because officials in Oklahoma City and Tulsa believed security companies would move out of their cities if they were required to carry two licenses.

Museum to Receive Seaplane The Oklahoma Aviation and Space Museum in Oklahoma City could soon become the home for a seaplane that was taken as part of the cache from a federal drug investigation and donated to the state earlier this month.

A legislative appropriations committee voted Tuesday for a proposal to allow the state Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs to lease the seaplane, once a fixture on the "Fantasy Island" television series, to the museum, located in Oklahoma City.

Rep. Cal Hobson, D-Lexington, said the narcotics bureau originally had planned to sell the seaplane but found that it would cost a substantial amount of money to repair the plane.

Hobson said the seaplane attracted considerable attention last weekend during an air show in Oklahoma City where it was on display at Wiley Post Airport.

The seaplane has been stored in a hangar at Wiley Post Airport since it was turned over to the state.

Compact Representatives to Meet LITTLE ROCK - Governors and representatives of the five member states of the Central Interstate Low-Level Radioactive Waste Compact Commission will meet in Arkansas next month to discuss disposal of radioactive waste, Gov. Bill Clinton's office has announced.

Clinton will host the meeting July 2 at the Capitol. Expected to attend the meeting are Kansas Gov. Mike Hayden, Gov. Kay A. Orr of Nebraska and Oklahoma Gov. Henry Bellmon, according to Clinton's press secretary, Mike Gauldin.

Martha Madden, secretary of the Louisiana Departmenet of Environmental Quality, is to represent Gov. …

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