For Immediate Release: March 27, 2012
Sen. Mark Allen
Bill simplifying license requirements for portable building manufacturers
The House Appropriations and Budget Committee on
Public Safety on Monday approved legislation that would allow
portable building manufacturers to apply for a $500 permit once
a year to cover one vehicle, rather than apply for an individual
license for each transport.
Allen, author of Senate Bill 1180, said the bill would ease
a burden on Oklahoma businesses.
“This is a common-sense measure to remove the kind of bureaucratic
red tape that costs our businesses time and money,” said
Allen, R-Spiro. “There is just no good reason why such burdensome
licensing requirements should apply to the transporting of portable
buildings when we see these same size and type of vehicles every
day on roads and highways around the state doing farm, ranch and
construction work. This bill fixes that oversight and brings some
much-needed simplicity to the process.”
The bill would allow manufacturers of portable buildings to deliver
their products to display sites or to customers.
Allen said the loss of any fees associated with the licensing
process would not adversely affect the state’s budget.
“The fees associated with the current licensing system have
a limited impact on the state’s budget, but they can be
make-or-break for our businesses,” Allen said. “Restructuring
this license gives manufacturers incentive to reinvest and grow
their businesses in Oklahoma.”
Senate Bill 1180 now advances to the full House Appropriations
Committee for consideration.