Study looks at training for Okla. county officers

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - An Oklahoma lawmaker plans to convene a legislative study improving the training requirements for elected county officials.

State Rep. Marty Quinn says elected officials are obligated to manage public funds and maintain sound policies and procedures. Many occupations - from hair stylists to insurance and real estate agents - must obtain a certification to practice their trade.

But Quinn says the same standard is not currently applied to county officials. He says receiving training before you take office can be critical to officials who are responsible for budgets and expenditures which can be in the millions of taxpayer dollars.

The study's goal is to require elected county officials to receive training in the job requirements needed to fulfill official obligations. The study is scheduled Tuesday at the state Capitol.

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