Measure to defund state arts council appears dead
BY MICHAEL MCNUTT NewsOK.com
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
1/30/13 at 3:39 AM
OKLAHOMA CITY - A measure that proposed to eventually eliminate all funding to the Oklahoma Arts Council won't advance this year, the bill's author said Tuesday.
Rep. Josh Cockroft said House Bill 1895 has been assigned to the House Rules Committee, where it is unlikely to get a hearing this year.
"I'm OK with that," said Cockroft, R-Tecumseh. "It's to merely point to a bigger conversation which I think we need to be having - which is, can we make sure that every dollar's going where it absolutely needs to go?"
House Majority Floor Leader Pam Peterson, R-Tulsa, said HB 1895 was assigned to the Rules Committee because Cockroft listed it his ninth priority. House members are limited to filing eight bills in a session, and all subsequent bills go to the Rules Committee.
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