Michael A. (Mike) Crawford

Michael A. (Mike) Crawford is Chairman of Crawford & Associates

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2013 Legislative Session State Laws Updates

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HB 1081  Amends the unit price exemption in change orders on public construction contracts from $10,000 to $20,000.

HB 1874  Allows the Oklahoma Tax Commission and municipalities to enter into contracts providing for the OTC collection of municipal lodging taxes.

HB 2078  Amends Firefighter Pension System laws for changes to the plan, including an increase in minimum contribution requirements by the municipal employer and employee from a combined 21% to 23%, with minimum firefighter contribution rates increased from 8% to 9%, and minimum municipal employer rates increased from 13% to 14%, effective November 1, 2013.

SB 461  Amends Public Competitive Bidding Act to prohibit awarding a public construction contract exceeding $50,000 to any contractor affiliated with a purchasing cooperative unless all Act provisions are met.

SB 630  Creates a new law on sole source purchase contracts.

SB 1090  Amends worker compensation law and allows municipalities to place workers comp judgments on the sinking fund ad valorem tax rolls.


Michael A. (Mike) Crawford is Chairman of Crawford & Associates and has over 37 years of experience working in the practice area of state and local government accounting, auditing and consulting. He is currently retired from active practice with the firm, but continues to serve as a consultant and advisor to the firm and its clients and as an award-winning author and frequent public speaker.


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