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Mar 12, 2024
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Miller Named Vice Chair of NCSL Transportation Committee

Rep. Nicole Miller, R-Edmond, has been named vice chair of the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Transportation Committee. Miller, a Republican, was elected in 2018 and represents House District 81 in northwest Oklahoma City, West Edmond & Deer Creek. She currently serves as the chair of the House Appropriations & Budget Subcommittee on Transportation, which oversees funding for the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, the Oklahoma Department of Aeronautics and Aerospace and the Oklahoma Space Industry Development Authority. "It is both an honor and a privilege to be asked to serve as vice chair of NCSL's Transportation Committee," Miller said. "I am eager to work together with my counter parts in other States to tackle challenges and champion innovative solutions." The NCSL Transportation Committee develops policy on state-federal issues related to aviation, transit, infrastructure and other similar topics to guide NCSL's advocacy efforts in Washington, D.C. While most of the committee's work is done virtually, the committee will meet once in-person during the Legislative Summit. Miller will serve a two year term as vice chair of the committee, during which time NCSL will celebrate its 50th anniversary. NCSL is a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the states, commonwealths and territories. It provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues.

Jan 9, 2024
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Gann Files Bill to Protect Oklahomans from Overreaching 'Road User Charge' Plan

OKLAHOMA CITY – Rep. Tom Gann, R-Inola, today filed what he called "a pivotal bill aimed at safeguarding Oklahomans' freedom and privacy." House Bill 2970 comes in response to what Gann termed are growing concerns over the Oklahoma Road User Charge (RUC) Task Force's controversial "Road User Charge" proposal. "Under their Orwellian proposed plan, Oklahomans would be monitored on every mile they drive, and pay a tax for each of these miles," Gann said. He said he believes this could lead to excessive government control over personal travel and play, and that he is echoing the worries that many citizens have expressed. He sees the proposal as unfairly penalizing motorists, especially those in rural areas of the state who do not have alternative options for commuting. "It's quite inconceivable to me that in the near future, motorists might face variable-rate, per-mile fees for driving beyond a government-approved limit," Gann said, highlighting his concerns about the recommendations' potential to put government in charge of every motorist's driven mile. Gann also raised alarm over the suggested requirement for surveillance infrastructure to track mileage. He said he fears this system could be exploited by state and federal authorities for various oppressive purposes, including targeting individuals with differing political views. Gann said the first stage of the Oklahoma version of the Road User Charge plan – a pilot program and a task force established in 2021 by House Bill 1712– is already in motion. He said the next phase – voluntary participation – has been recommended by the task force for legislative consideration in 2025. He said he believes a third phase – mandatory participation – may soon follow. He said he bases this observation on Oregon's version of the plan, where that state initially created a volunteer plan, but discussion in their Legislature has since turned to mandating participation. Gann's bill seeks to repeal House Bill 1712, halting any future advancement of this initiative. Gann, who voted against House Bill 1712 in 2021, said he believes the bills implications were not fully understood. "House Bill 2970 is about reassuring Oklahomans that their Legislature won't enforce a socialist, Orwellian green agenda and a surveillance state here," Gann said. "This is also a chance for the Legislature to correct its course, realize its mistake and repeal House Bill 1712." Gann said he also intends to update his bill in committee to withdraw Oklahoma's membership from the Western Road Usage Charge Consortium, in opposition to that organization's efforts to promote the road user charge system in Oklahoma and other states. "House Bill 2970 represents a crucial step in protecting the rights and privacy of Oklahomans and ensuring government policies reflect the will of the majority of the people," Gann said.  

Committee Members



Ronny Johns


District 25

Vice Chair

Jim Grego


District 17

Sherrie Conley


District 20

Denise Crosswhite Hader


District 41

Bob Culver


District 4

Eddy Dempsey


District 1

Mike Dobrinski


District 59

Regina Goodwin


District 73

Erick Harris


District 39

Neil Hays


District 13

Annie Menz


District 45

Kenton Patzkowsky


District 61

Lonnie Sims


District 68

House Staff Assigned

Jeff Hubbard

Staff Attorney III

Jay St Clair

Fiscal Policy Analyst

Keana Swadley

Research Analyst II