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Oklahoma State Senate
Senator Brian Bingman, R-Sapulpa
(405) 521-5528

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For Immediate Release: April 4, 2008

Sen. Brian Bingman
Sen. Brian Bingman

Bingman Mining Bill Receives Governor’s Signature

Senator Brian Bingman’s mining bill received the Governor’s approval on Friday signing it into law.

Senate Bill 706 prevents the needless waste of municipalities’ time and resources and relieves the burden put on their governments in the reconsideration of mining permits. Bingman applauded the effort to make for a more efficient government.

Bingman, R-Sapulpa, authored Senate Bill 706 that allows municipalities to limit consideration of certain mining requests. This legislation guarantees that city resources are not wasted by reviewing the same denied application over and over again.

“Receiving the Governor’s signature on this piece of legislation brings about much needed change for cities and towns throughout our state,” said Bingman. “By working with Speaker Benge and the House author of SB 706, Representative Dennis Adkins, we have now paved the way for more efficient government in our municipalities and I look forward to the benefits it will bring to our state.”

Municipalities are no longer required to reconsider mining permits unless there is a material change in the application.

For more information contact:
Senator Bingman's Office:  (405) 521-5528

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