OKLAHOMA CITY – Senate leadership recently appointed Sen. Jason Smalley to serve as Chairman of the Senate Pensions Committee.
“I’m honored to have been entrusted to chair this important legislative committee,” said Smalley, R-Stroud. “We have a responsibility to be good stewards of our state employees’ retirement funds and to protect the long-term stability of the state’s pensions systems.”
The Senate Pension Committee oversees the state’s seven pension systems including the Teachers’ Retirement System of Oklahoma, the Oklahoma Public Employees Retirement System, the Oklahoma Firefighters Pensions and Retirement System, the Oklahoma Police Pension and Retirement System, the Oklahoma Law Enforcement Retirement System, the State of Oklahoma Uniform Retirement System, and the Retirement Plan for Full-Time Employees of the Department of Wildlife Conservation. Together, the pension systems total nearly $25.4 million.
Smalley will continue serving as Vice Chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Education as well as on the Appropriations, Education, Transportation, Veterans and Military Affairs Committees.