Oklahoma City, OK – The State Chamber of Oklahoma recently issued the following statement regarding the House Judiciary Committee’s 11-4 vote to advance workers’ compensation replacement legislation:
“This is the most important piece of reform legislation to our state’s workers’ compensation system in more than two decades. Moving to an administrative system will help reduce out-of-control costs, while improving the process and experience within the system for the employer and employee alike,” said State Chamber President Fred Morgan.
“Tens of thousands of businesses across Oklahoma are desperate for this legislation now. Negotiations are ongoing to ensure the bill passed by the House Judiciary Committee is improved upon and I am confident that lawmakers will answer the call of businesses and all Oklahomans who know our costly system is broken and hurting our state’s ability to compete economically. We are confident a meaningful reform bill will pass the House that is able to head to Gov. Mary Fallin’s desk for signature as soon as possible. We cannot afford to wait.”