Rep. Brad Boles (R-Marlow) attended a ceremonial bill signing at the Oklahoma State Capitol on Thursday, Aug. 6 for two bills he authored in the 2020 legislative session.
House Bill 3270 and House Bill 3271 were formally signed into law in May and will take effect Nov. 1. Both bills were authored in the Senate by Sen. Lonnie Paxton (R-Tuttle).
“I appreciate Sen. Paxton’s help to pass both these bills through the Senate, and I am grateful for the support of the Governor and all my colleagues in the Legislature,” Boles said.
HB3270 extends the timeframe to get a new license plate from five days to fifteen days under the “Keep Your License Plate” law passed in 2019. Boles said constituents and local tag agents said the five day time period isn’t always a long enough period to get a new license plate for vehicle buyers, which results in many new owners being forced to park their cars until they can get a new plate. The bill also will give the vehicle owner the ability to redact the home address information on their vehicle registration certificate that is required to be in the vehicle.
HB3721 allows county governments in Oklahoma the option to use online bidding for projects. Boles said when the current law was written, there weren’t online bidding options for county governments at the time. He said implementing the online bidding process comes at no cost to the county and is a proven way to attract more project bidders, resulting in increased competition, lower cost, and wiser use of personnel resources.