Incentive Evaluation Commission to receive public comment


For Immediate Release

Finance, Administration
and Information Technology


Nov. 4, 2016

Incentive Evaluation Commission to receive public comment

Meeting set for Nov. 10

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Incentive Evaluation Commission received Friday draft evaluations for the 11 state economic tax incentives under review this year and set a process for public comment.

The commission will meet at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, at the State Capitol, to receive public comment before voting whether to accept the evaluations.

Members of the public wishing to speak at Thursday’s meeting can email and include their name, the incentive they wish to address on the subject line and a description of what they wish say in the body of the email. Requests to speak must be received no later than 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8.

Comment on the evaluations can also be entered at by submitting feedback on the evaluations, schedule page. The draft evaluations with an explanation of the recommendations can be viewed on the documents page. An agenda for Thursday’s meeting will also be posted on the website.

Evaluations accepted by the commission will be formally submitted to the governor and Legislature in December. Under a law enacted in 2015, all state tax incentives must be reviewed by the commission once every four years. The reviews must recommend whether the incentives be retained, reconfigured or repealed.

Under the state’s Incentive Evaluation Act, the incentives were evaluated by an independent consultant under criteria approved by the commission. This year’s evaluations were conducted by the private firm Public Financial Management, Inc., a national firm specializing in public sector finances. The firm spent several months in Oklahoma analyzing data and meeting with stakeholders to produce the commission’s first set of evaluations.

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