- Associated Press - Monday, April 6, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Gov. Mary Fallin has vetoed legislation she says would burden state agencies with needless mandates.

Fallin issued the veto on Monday for legislation known as The Governor’s Transparency Act of 2015. The bill was previously adopted by the state House and Senate.

The measure would require state agencies to provide legislative committees with copies of any memorandums of understanding entered into during the legislative session.

In her veto message, Fallin says the bill places an enormous administrative burden on state agencies by requiring them account for every memorandum, diminishing their ability to achieve their core missions and deliver important services to taxpayers.

Fallin says the memorandums are already available under the Open Records Act.

The veto is Fallin’s first of the 2014 legislative session.

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Senate Bill 346: https://bit.ly/1DUty7e

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