NORMAN — Just in time for state spring sports playoffs, the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association has announced that it will suspend giving free game passes to state legislators.
The embattled association had run afoul of state ethics commission rules, which require gifts to be reported. Last session, the OSSAA handed out free passes to nearly three dozen legislators and 40 the year before.
It’s part of a settlement the organization approved with the Ethics Commission. OSSAA also will pay a $1,200 fine.
It comes about because the association began employing lobbyists in 2011.
The gift passes were not reported as required.
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