The Norman Transcript

May 7, 2013

Fallin vetoes pension fund bill, signs others

Associated Press
The Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY — Gov. Mary Fallin has vetoed measures to create a pension improvement revolving fund and a task force to study autism in adults, but signed eight other bills.

Fallin issued two veto messages on Monday, saying she rejected the pension improvement revolving fund because it had no funding mechanism.

The governor said she supports the goal of improving the state’s pension system but that another bill she signed on Monday has an appropriate funding mechanism.

Fallin also rejected a bill to create a Task Force on State Services for Adults with Asperger’s Syndrome and Autism, saying the issue is already being examined by a separate panel.

Among the eight bills Fallin signed was one allowing nursing home residents to install electronic monitoring devices in their rooms.