The Norman Transcript

May 1, 2014

Fallin vetoes 2 more bills as session continues


The Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY — Gov. Mary Fallin has vetoed a pair of bills, saying the legislation is not in the interest of Oklahoma residents.

Fallin issued the vetoes Wednesday afternoon, the same day the House overwhelmingly voted to override a previous veto on a bill dealing with federal regulations over firearms.

On Wednesday, Fallin vetoed a bill that would forbid law enforcement agencies from entering into contracts with non-law-enforcement entities, which was intended to prevent outsourcing. Fallin said the bill was well-intentioned but would hinder law enforcement activity.

The second veto came on a bill that would change the amount of paid time a state employee can use for professional development meetings.

Earlier in the week, Fallin vetoed 15 bills and accused lawmakers of failing to take action on key agenda items.