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Oklahoma House revives 3 bills vetoed by governor

- Associated Press - Thursday, May 15, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma House has revived three pieces of legislation that were among 15 bills vetoed by Gov. Mary Fallin.

The House passed the measures Thursday by wide margins in spite of the objections of opponents that the new legislation had not gone through the normal committee process that began when lawmakers convened in February.

Opponents also questioned the need for the legislation without first attempting to override Fallin's vetoes. The House and Senate voted last week to override the veto of one bill dealing with federal gun regulations.

Each of the bills contain language identical to measures Fallin vetoed last month. One extends sales tax exemptions to the family members of eligible veterans. The others extend justifiable homicide defenses in criminal cases and make changes to the Central Purchasing Act.

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