Senator Brian Bingman, R-Sapulpa
For Immediate Release: March
Sen. Brian Bingman
Senate Republicans Roads and Bridges Legislation
Passes State Senate
On Monday the State Senate overwhelming passed a major
piece of the Senate Republicans’ plan to improve funding for
roads and bridges.
Senate Bill 1396, by Senator Brian Bingman, removes a 3% growth
trigger on roads and bridges that has prevented increased transportation
funding the past two years. It also redirects existing motor vehicle
taxes from the general revenue fund to roads and bridges over a
5 year period.
“Fixing Oklahoma’s roads and bridges is a high priority
for Senate Republicans. Senate Bill 1396 is a common sense way to
increase funding without raising taxes by using more of our existing
road taxes on roads. This is a concept, when polled, 81% Oklahomans
support,” stated Bingman, R-Sapulpa. “The overwhelming
bipartisan support of Senate Bill 1396 shows that the Senate is
committed to protecting Oklahoma families by making our transportation
Senate Republicans made roads and bridges a top priority in their
2008 Legislative Agenda.
In addition to Bingman’s bill, the Senate will soon consider
Senate bill 1870 by Sen. Mike Johnson, R-Kingfisher. Johnson’s
bill also removes the 3% growth trigger on the funding for roads
Bingman’s bill now heads to the House of Representatives.
For more information contact:
Senator Bingman's Office: (405) 521-5528