(Herbert/Hutchison): Exempts the Tourism and Recreation Commission
from the provisions of the Oklahoma Central Purchasing Act solely for
the purpose of negotiating a management contract for the Quartz Mountain
Arts and Conference Center. The Department of Central Services is required
to approve the contract and exercise oversight in such negotiations.
The bill also requires audits to be conducted by the State Auditor and
Inspector on a regular basis to ensure compliance with all other provisions
of the Central Purchasing Act. Effective 4-7-99