2018 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 70. Schools
§70-3-116.4. Transfer of authority.

A. On July 1, 2014, the Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation shall be placed under the authority of the Commission for Educational Quality and Accountability. Except as otherwise provided for in this section, the transfer shall include all real property, buildings, furniture, equipment, supplies, records, personnel, assets, current and future liabilities, fund balances, encumbrances, obligations, and indebtedness associated with the Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation.

B. All employees of the Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation on July 1, 2014, including related liabilities for sick leave, annual leave, holidays, unemployment benefits, and workers’ compensation benefits accruing prior to July 1, 2014, to such personnel shall be transferred to the Commission for Educational Quality and Accountability as of July 1, 2014. It is the intent of the Legislature that, to the extent possible, the Commission ensure that the employees retain pay and benefits, as much as possible, including longevity, dependent insurance benefits, seniority, rights, and other privileges or benefits.

C. Appropriate conveyances and other documents shall be executed by January 1, 2015, to effectuate the transfer of property owned by the Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation to the Commission for Educational Quality and Accountability.

D. Any monies donated or accruing to or in the name of the Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation after July 1, 2014, shall be transferred to the Commission for Educational Quality and Accountability. Any other monies from appropriations, fees, licenses, fines, penalties, or other similar types of monies that accrue in any funds or accounts after July 1, 2014, in the name of the Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation or maintained for the benefit of the Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation are transferred to the Commission.

E. The Commission for Educational Quality and Accountability shall succeed to any contractual rights and responsibilities incurred by the Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation.

F. The rules of the Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation that are in effect on July 1, 2014, shall be enforceable by the Commission for Educational Quality and Accountability until the Commission establishes rules.

Added by Laws 2012, c. 223, § 3, eff. Jan. 1, 2013.

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