The House General Government and Transportation Committee last week passed a bill to prohibit the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority from selling any of the state’s 10 turnpikes to a private operator.

HB 3182 bans the OTA from approving “any contract with a private company to sell, lease, sublease, or operate any turnpike or portion of a turnpike in this state.” The bill was introduced by Rep. Sally Kern, R-Oklahoma City.

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