Greater Oklahoma City Chamber - Gov. Fallin Calls for Workers’ Comp System Overhaul, Administrative System

Gov. Fallin Calls for Workers’ Comp System Overhaul, Administrative System

Thursday, February 21, 2013

OKLAHOMA CITY, Feb. 21, 2013 – Governor Mary Fallin today called for complete overhaul of Oklahoma's workers compensation system and a move away from our adversarial system towards an administrative system. The comments came during the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber Chairman’s Event at Oklahoma Christian University.

"The Governor clearly recognizes the challenges Oklahoma businesses face," said Chamber Chairman Pete Delaney, OGE Energy Corp. "Her support of this legislation is critical. Oklahoma businesses don't want part of a solution -- to reduce costs we need the legislature to send Governor Fallin a bill that will truly change the system, reduce costs and take care of injured workers."

The senate judiciary committee passed SB1062 this week, which would make the overhaul that Fallin and the business community are demanding.

"We applaud the Governor and the Senate for their leadership on this issue," Delaney continued. "We are hopeful that the full Senate will approve the measure quickly and allow the House to continue advancing this important legislation."

Media: For more information, contact Kaylee McDaniel at kmcdaniel@okcchamber.com or 297-8971.