$4.6 million in new funding was provided for the Corporation Commission Oil and Gas Division. Of the amount, $4 million provides stable base funding for the division. SB 115 switches support for the Oil and Gas Division from Petroleum Excise Tax to General Revenue. The switch solves a chronic shortage of funding for the division, which had relied on a volatile revenue source. Also included in the appropriation is $631,064 to fund 12 new field personnel and to replace vehicles and equipment for field inspectors.


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