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November 18, 2017
Schedule change for November meetings

The Board has voted to change the meeting schedule for the November meetings to the 1st weekend instead of the 3rd because of it falling so close to the thanksgiving Holiday. Please take note the schedule has been changed and posted.


April 26, 2017
Senate Bill 531 signed via Governor

This bill was signed by governor on 4/25/2017 and will go into effect 11/01/2017.

Short version: it will allow locksmiths to install and work on integrated systems without obtaining additional licenses. ( ie access control, CCTV , residential fire and burglar alarms )
Of course there are some conditions that go along with this and everyone should read the bill to see them.  SB531

May 10, 2015
Legislature and Governor approve both bills

SB380 and HB1067 affecting the Alarm, Locksmith and Sprinkler System Act have been signed by the Governor and will become effective November 1st, 2015. Approximately 2 weeks are left in the current Legislative Session but we know of no other legislation affecting our Industry. Rules will need to be edited for the changes to be effectively enforced.


February 5, 2015
2015 Legislative Session has begun

The 2015 Oklahoma State Legislative Session began Monday February 2nd. As new bills are introduced we will determine if any impact or affect our Industry or our Association. Please contact Lowell Roberts, our liasion to the Legislators with questions or comments. We will try to keep you posted as the session continues to its end in May. Specific Committees are beginning to review various bills so it's still early in the process and we are monitoring.


April 21, 2014
Loss of Education Chairman

On April 18th, OMLA suffered the passing of John Ruperd, our Education Chairman.  He'd had serious health issues for the past few years and continued to push ahead with great discomfort with work and his duties with OMLA. John lost his struggle due to complications after surgery. John was just 53 years old. John was a very interesting individual, highly intellegent, and willing to share whatever he knew to help others. He will be greatly missed. There was seldom a dull moment when he was present. We will be holding a memorial time immediately after our general business meeting on May 3rd in Tulsa where all can share their memories of times with and around John.


February 15, 2014
Spring 2014 news

May class and meetings will be held at the Wyndham Tulsa located at 10918 East 41st Street on May 2nd & 3rd.  The class will be a full day and conducted by Stanley Security Solutions.

The 2014 Distributor's Show went well and preparations continue for next year's show

The membership approved the changes to our Constitution and the newest revision is posted

The Legislative Action Group is monitoring the current session for prospective impact on our Industry where education providers, and whom they will be, appears to be an issue brought forth to the Legislators for action.


November 29, 2013
December OMLA News

DOL Special Notice: James Buck is the newly appointed Alarm and Locksmith Committee Representative for the Department of Labor, effective July 11th, 2013. James Buck and his new assistant Alexander Thorne can be reached at 405-521-6111 or 888-269-5353.  Licensing is Bettye Finch at 405-521-6855 or main Swt bd 405-521-6100.  Keith is still with enforcement working for James. The  new proposed rules for the Alarm and Locksmith Industry are available for viewing via this link.  Licenses must be renewed prior to July 1st, 2013.

2014 Annual Distributor's Show:  Plan on attending to support our Distributors and check out the new products, etc.

February 2014 meeting: Best Western Saddleback Inn 4300 SW 3rd Street, Oklahoma City, OK. 73108 - Phone is 405-947-7000

February 2014 Board Meeting:  will begin at 7:00 P.M. February 7th at the Best Western Saddleback Inn 4300 SW 3rd Street, Oklahoma City, OK. 73108

February 2014 Annual Distributor's Show:  start at 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM Saturday February 8th at the Best Western Saddleback Inn 4300 SW 3rd Street, Oklahoma City, OK. 73108.  Lunch will be from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM.

Class:  No classes are scheduled due to Distributor's Show.

February 2014 General Business Meeting:  starts at 4:30 PM Saturday February 7th at the Best Western Saddleback Inn 4300 SW 3rd Street, Oklahoma City, OK. 73108.

Officer Elections:  The newly elected Officers are: Kara Stephens, President; Ron Bada, Vice-President; Clarence Weber, Secretary; Loretta Loomis, Treasurer; Matt Kelm, Sargeant-at-arms; Mike McGrew, Editor-Webmaster; Charles Hudecek becomes Past President.  Director elections will be held in November.

Need to contact an Officer?:  check out the Officers & Directors page for details

Member Info:  Questions about member dues notices, please contact Clarence Weber.  Association Documents are available via the Members tab or the following links:  CONSTITUTION AND BYLAWS (Rev Feb. 2013) and the OMLA rules (Rev 2011).

Membership dues for 2014 will be due (by May 1st).  Non-current members will be moved to the inactive list after that date and must be re-instated to active status by paying their dues, the re-instatement fee ($10), and be present at the next meeting to be voted on by the membership.

CIC Video on new law:   A new law requiring out-of-State contractors to meet certain requirements to bid and do jobs here in Oklahoma went into effect today Nov. 1st, 2012.  You can watch a video addressing the new law and how to help ensure its effectiveness by going to this link new law for out-of-State Contractors and watching it.  It's very good, I watched it today before posting it. 


Legislation: HB 1866 moved the Alarm & Locksmith Industry to the Department of Labor from the Health Department  effective November 1, 2012. 

PSA'S & ad hoc committee PSA draft doc.pdf




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