OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A bill named in honor of a disabled 15-year-old boy who died of pneumonia last year after suffering alleged neglect and abuse has been signed into law by Gov. Mary Fallin.
The Quentin Douglas Wood Act of 2014 was one of 44 bills Fallin signed into law Wednesday. It requires the Department of Human Services to give special consideration to a child who is unable to communicate effectively about possible abuse or neglect when the agency conducts an investigation.
Other bills signed by Fallin increase penalties for trafficking in prescription drugs and child pornography, target the state’s Quality Jobs Act and adjust the licensing requirements for bail bondsmen.
Fallin has until June 7 to sign bills passed by the Legislature.