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    Last week HB2777 did not get heard on the floor of the house. Every one needs to call the Speaker of the house in OK Speaker Benge. Here is his email [email protected] He did not let this bill get heard. Please call his office and tell them to put some type of alternative fuel bill to vote. A phone call works real well. (405) 557-7340 Tell them that you was disapointed that Speaker Benge did not let this bill come out to the house floor for a vote. Every House member we have talked to was ready to vote to renew this tax credits. If nothing happens the 50% state tax credit will end after 15 years on Dec. 31 2008

    Please do what you can to support this effort. Write you own congressman as well and ask for suppot if any alt fuel bill gets to the floor as a amendment to a other bill. IF they done here from us they do not know. See this web site for you members email and phone number.
    http://www.okhouse.gov/Members/MemberListing.aspx
    Tom Sewell 918 665 2641

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    Re: Tax Credits for Oklahoma in jepardy

    I sent out a blast to the 29 members here who put OK or Oklahoma in their profile. Did you folks get the e-mail?

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    • #3
      Re: Tax Credits for Oklahoma in jepardy

      Sure did, and I sent in my opinion.

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        Re: Tax Credits for Oklahoma in jeopardy

        OK we might have a little movement. I think we have been heard loud and clear. HB2777 is now part of SB1558. It will extend the credits for one year so we can get them to take a good look at it in the next session. Call and write your congressmen right now it is in the Energy comittee's hands with Rep Adkins as the Chairman. I spoke to them and he is in support of this bill.

        On SB1604. This bill will make the state of Oklahoma change its fleet to CNG and install cng stations at its facilities. This would be HUGE. Ask them to allow public fueling at the state CNG stations to help offset the cost to the state of CNG

        Ask them to vote on this bill as is, tell them about how Natural gas suports our state from the wellhead to the vehicle. Mention that Ok CNG is .90 per gallon.

        get you reps email at www.okhouse.gov
        senators at www.oksenate.gov

        Thanks
        Tom Sewell

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          Re: Tax Credits for Oklahoma in jeopardy

          Tom, should I send out another e-mail blast to the Okies?

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            Re: Tax Credits for Oklahoma in jeopardy

            If I read the Bill Tracking information correctly, it looks as if SB1558 has been passed in the Energy and Technology committee as of 14 Apr 08. But I see no activity on HB2777. After making several calls last week and yesterday, I discovered through Senator Meyer's office that the original HB2777 is still showing dormancy. If HB2777 has been attached to SB1558 which has been sent to committee and approved then it should be on the floor this week or next at the latest. I will check today on the schedule for the floor vote and post as soon as I find out.

            Keep the pressure on for SB1604! Follow Tom and ask for more specific language allowing for public use of the new and existing stations. Even a small increase in our at the pump cost; to assist in offsetting the cost of infrastructure, would benfit us all. Tom, do you have any suggestions as to what we should be asking for spcifically in this bill? If we are unified in our requests we stand a better chance of getting what we want.
            Last edited by AARONCNG4LIFE; 04-15-2008, 04:14 AM.

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              Re: Tax Credits for Oklahoma in jeopardy

              Well we have good news on SB1558. our Gov, Brad Henry signed it on May 2 2008 and the tax credits were past for one more year. So in the 2009 session we will all need to do this again. Plase write your congressmen and thell them we need this legislation to be put in for 10 years at a time.
              Thanks
              Tom Sewell

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              • #8
                Re: Tax Credits for Oklahoma in jeopardy

                Woohoo. I was wondering how I was going to fit in getting my wifes car converted and getting a fuelmaker this year. I will definatley be getting one if not both though.

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