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Oklahoma school shelter advocates nearing deadline (access required)

Tim Talley Associated Press Supporters of an initiative petition to place storm shelters in every Oklahoma public school said Tuesday they are short of the number of signatures required to put the measure on a statewide ballot with just four weeks left to gather them.

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Capitol week in review … (April 30-May 4) (access required)

We may have our first interim study subject lined up for this year—workers’ compensation reform. Sound familiar? House Speaker Kris Steele thinks it’s ripe for another go ‘round. Well, maybe not another massive redrafting of Title 85 (that’s where workers’ comp lives, in the law books). This one would center on whether Oklahoma should join Texas, the only state that …

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Expanded ‘Good Samaritan’ shelter measure heads for Fallin’s desk—House Dems criticize earlier veto (access required)

Gov. Mary Fallin will soon find on her desk lawmakers’ resolution of an issue that has prompted heated debate from Democrats every time it has come before the House—in fact, “resolution” may be an optimistic term for the final version of HB 2419, or at least for how it came to the House floor.

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In brief: ‘Good Samaritan’ bill-fix gains unanimous Senate OK (access required)

Senators voted 42-0 Wednesday to approve a floor substitute for HB 2419 that addresses some concerns that Gov. Mary Fallin said led to her veto of a related measure last week.

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Veto override stalled by Steele tabling motion (access required)

Saying that HB 2296 could save lives by freeing mobile home park operators from liability for allowing residents to take shelter in park offices during severe weather, Rep. Eric Proctor asked his House colleagues Monday to override Gov. Mary Fallin’s veto of the measure.

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