OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL
STATE OF OKLAHOMA
ATTORNEY GENERAL OPINION
Commissioner Dana L. Murphy
Oklahoma Corporation Commission
Jim Thorpe Building
2101 N. Lincoln Blvd.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
Dear Commissioner Murphy:
This office has received your request for an official Attorney General Opinion in which you ask,
in effect, the following questions:
1. When a majority of commissioners of the Oklahoma Corporation
Commission attends public utility hearings on a legislative matter
conducted by an administrative law judge, are the following types of
notice sufficient for compliance with 25 0.S.2011, §§ 303 and 311 of the
Oklahoma Open Meeting Act?
a. Notice of the date, time and location of the hearing, and information
about the proposed rate changes to be considered included in a utility
bill a public utility company mails to affected customers.
b. Notice of the date and location of the hearing published once each
week for two (2) consecutive weeks at least fifteen (15) days prior to
the hearing in a newspaper of general circulation published in each
county in which the affected utility customers are located.
c. A statement added to a utility bill insert or newspaper publication
that commissioners may attend the public utility hearing.
d. Notice of the date, time and location of the hearing and the matter to
be considered on a document labeled "Court Calendar" posted on a
bulletin board in the lobby of the Jim Thorpe Office Building. The
bulletin board is accessible to the public from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each
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