2018 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 14A. Consumer Credit Code
§14A-6-503. Appointment of Commission members - Terms of office - Bipartisan composition.

The Governor annually shall appoint one Commission member to serve at large for a term of five (5) years, expiring on January 1. However, for the initial appointments, the Governor shall appoint five at-large members, and designate one member to serve for a term of one (1) year; one member to serve for a term of two (2) years; one member to serve for a term of three (3) years; one member to serve for a term of four (4) years; and one member to serve for a term of five (5) years, from their respective dates of appointment and qualification. Upon the expiration of these initial terms, the term of each member shall be five (5) years from the date of his appointment and qualification, and until his successor shall qualify. No more than three at-large members of the Commission shall be members of the same political party. The Commission shall include four additional members, one who shall be actively engaged in the business of making supervised loans pursuant to the provisions of Section 3-508A of this title, one who shall be actively engaged in the business of making supervised loans pursuant to the provisions of Section 3-508B of this title, one who shall be actively engaged in the business of making pawn loans pursuant to the provisions of the Oklahoma Pawnshop Act and one who shall be a mortgage loan originator licensed pursuant to Section 8 of this act and has worked in this state for a minimum of three (3) years. These additional members shall be appointed in the following manner: one appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate upon recommendation of the Oklahoma Consumer Finance Association, Inc., one appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate upon recommendation of the Independent Finance Institute, Inc., one appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate upon the recommendation of the Oklahoma Pawnbrokers Association, Inc., and one appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate upon recommendation of the Oklahoma Association of Mortgage Professionals, or its successor, and whose initial appointment shall be made January 1, 2010. The appointments shall be made only from a list of twelve names submitted to the Governor by each recommending entity. If any recommending entity fails to submit a list within thirty (30) days after a vacancy occurs, the Governor, with the advice and consent of the Senate, shall fill the vacancy with a person qualified pursuant to the provisions of this section pertaining to additional members. For the initial appointments of these additional members, the Governor shall designate one member to serve for a term of three (3) years; one member to serve for a term of four (4) years; and one member to serve for a term of five (5) years, from the respective dates of appointment and qualification. No more than two of these additional members shall be members of the same political party. Vacancies for any unexpired term of any member of the Commission shall be filled by the Governor in the same manner as the initial appointments were made. All members of the Commission shall be eligible for reappointment.

Added by Laws 1969, c. 352, § 6-503, eff. July 1, 1969. Amended by Laws 1982, c. 335, § 57, operative Oct. 1, 1982; Laws 1984, c. 46, § 2, eff. Nov. 1, 1984; Laws 2009, c. 190, § 2, eff. July 1, 2009.

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