Would require state agencies to plan for federal budget cuts.
A bill requiring state agencies develop plans for dealing federal budget cuts, up to 25 percent, clears the state House.
It's authored by House Speaker T.W. Shannon and Senate President Pro Tempore Brian Bingman.
Republican Representative Fred Jordan of Jenks says it just makes sense.
"These reports can be used by the (Appropriations and Budget Committee) to understand what needs these agencies have. How we can better allocate the state funds that we have, so we're not so dependent on this federal money," Jordan said.
But Democratic Representative Joe Dorman of Rush Springs says he agrees with others who say it amounts to political whitewash.
"I will agree this is probably fluff, ... we pass things time and again and put them in statutes, and they aren't complied with by those agencies," Dorman said.
The bill passed the House 70 to 26, and advances on to the Senate.
(Rep. Fred Jordan, (R) - Jenks.)
(Rep. Joe Dorman, (D) - Rush Springs.)