2018 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 72. Soldiers and Sailors
§72-229.1. Authority to plan, develop and construct a new Oklahoma Veterans Center.
A. The Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs is authorized to plan, develop and construct a long-term care facility for the purpose of assuming the operations of the Oklahoma Veterans Center established in Talihina pursuant to Section 229 of Title 72 of the Oklahoma Statutes. The Department may construct new facilities or refurbish any existing facilities on property currently owned by the State of Oklahoma or on property purchased or donated from other sources, including but not limited to private owners or other governmental or municipal entities.
B. The location of the facilities shall be subject only to such geographical constraints as are imposed by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to preserve and continue recognition and certification of the facility as a State Veterans Home.
C. The location and site of the facility shall be determined by the Oklahoma Veterans Commission. The Oklahoma Veterans Commission may consider any and all criteria which, in its sole discretion, further the interests of Oklahoma veterans.
D. Operations of the Oklahoma Veterans Center established in Talihina pursuant to Section 229 of Title 72 of the Oklahoma Statutes shall continue until such time as its operations are transferred to the location identified pursuant to the authority conferred upon the Oklahoma Veterans Commission under subsection A of this section.
Added by Laws 2018, c. 100, § 2.