Friday, June 10, 2005

Governor Signs 249 Bills into Law

Governor Henry yesterday signed 249 bills into law, the last of the bills passed by the Legislature during the final week of the legislative session.Lawmakers passed 491 bills and resolutions during the session. The governor signed 479 into law, vetoed ten and used a line item veto to disapprove of portions of two other bills.
None of the vetoes were overridden by lawmakers.
Henry says the highlights of the session include tax cuts and rebates, pay raises for teachers, increasing academic standards and a $500 million bond program for higher education.
He also points to laws intended to help Oklahomans find cheaper prescription drugs, provide life insurance and tax cuts for National Guard members and workers' compensation reform that passed during a special session last week.


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