Barker Unveils Plans for 13 Interim Legislator Studies

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Barker Unveils Plans for 13 Interim Legislator Studies


Oklahoma House Speaker Jim Barker unveiled plans Friday for 13 interim studies by legislators on topics ranging from drugs in schools to ways of increasing trucking traffic in the state.

Four studies will relate to economic development, Barker said.

Barker, D-Muskogee, said he is considering other interim study proposals and those may be announced later.

The interim transportation committee, led by Reps. Bill Brewster, D-Marietta, and Don Duke, D-Ardmore, will examine ways of attracting more truckers and trucking companies to locate their headquarters in the state.

The committee is expected to examine proposed law changes concerning the size, weight and configuration of vehicles, insurance and safety regulations, and environmental laws, according to a news release issued by Barker's office.

The Legislature's special joint committee on economic development, headed by Rep. David Craighead, D-Midwest City, will plan an international trade symposium for the 1987 Legislature.

Another special committee will research the financing and management of higher education research and equipment. …

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