The August 2011 Alarm and Locksmith Industry Advisory Board meeting was held August 3rd, in Room #806 of the Oklahoma State Department of Health
Committee members present were; Bob Carol, James Perry, Ed Humes, Charles Hudecek, and Zeke Lay. Those absent were; Paul Juneau, Ron Edwards, Lisa Fields, and Matt Schue.
Vice Chairman, Zeke Lay called the meeting to order at , and began with the approval of last month’s minutes. They were approved. Next item was the approval of company applications. There were 13 companies for review on the agenda, and all were approved for licensure. There was considerable discussion by the committee and legal on companies not listing an OK sales tax number and what information should be on their applications. The issue was assigned to the Ad Hoc committee to investigate and report back.
Next, Zeke moved into discussion concerning the Alarm & Locksmith Industry budget. Ray, from the State finance department, addressed the committee to answer questions on the budget report. The board wanted to know why the business cost jumped from the 15% it had been to what it is now. There was a lot of discussion by the committee, legal, the general public, Jack Sink the Ad Hoc rep and Ray from the finance department. The discussion was on the increased employee cost as to the amount of income coming in from citations and etc. Charles Hudecek asked about the account balance and how it was maintained, and the Alarm group asked Ray for a more detailed financial entry log. They wanted a more detailed log on the fines collected and income. Then Jack Sink addressed Ray on what type of detail the AD hoc and the committee wanted to see on the budget and how often they wanted the reports. There was a lot of discussion on this from all present in the room.
Then David from the Health depart and the legal staff present, talked about the enforcement issues. Among questions asked was why the State could not get a unmarked vehicle for the enforcement officer? Legal said that matter was being looked into along with other things that could help. There was a good bit of discussion on items that could be done, and legal told the committee that they would look into them. Paul Conrady wanted to know from legal how they could get a list of all violators after the cases were adjudicated? There was a good bit of discussion with the legal staff on what could be legally released, and wanted to know if the companies who where cited or fined could be listed on the internet for everyone to see? Legal stated there was a lot of legal problems in doing that.
Then Zeke moved to the discussion of insurance requirements, but the committee voted to hold that issue over to next month’s agenda due to other pressing items and the time needed for them to be covered during this meeting.
Then Zeke moved to new issues and there was nothing, so he moved to old issues.
Considerable discussion was held about the new law changes on alarm panel tagging.
Next, Zeke took a vote to move the committee to executive session, and everyone was instructed to leave the room except the committee and legal.
The Committee was in executive session for about 30 minutes, then the committee called everyone back into the room, declared the executive session ended, and reconvened the regular meeting.
Next, the committee announced that 5 companies would be summoned to appear before the committee for review of licensing violations.
Finally, Zeke called for adjournment, and the meeting ended at
The next meeting will be on
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