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Lawmakers Adjourn Special Session Sine Die

Filed by Michael Cross in Uncategorized.
September 9, 2013

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Oklahoma lawmakers end the special session to fix a 2009 tort reform law in the five days as anticipated.

It took 23 bills to replace House Bill 1603 which was shot down in June by the State Supreme Court for log rolling.

The leader of the State Senate says he’s pleased to get all the business done in the minimum five days rather than the anticipated two weeks.

Senate President Pro Tem Brian Bingman says he understands the merits of the individual bills could still be heard in the Supreme Court.

“I feel pretty comfortable that the legislation that we passed we think its constitutional and we can’t prohibit any challenge from any individual wanting to do that.”

Bingman applauds Governor Fallin’s ability to extend Insure Oklahoma to keep it from being taken up in the Special Session.

He says the Senate will look at possible ways to preserve the program during the 2014 session.


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