- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 29, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has vetoed a bill that would regulate the construction of weather-related towers and another dealing with possible assessments on farmers.

Fallin vetoed the two measures on Monday. The first bill deals with construction of anemometer towers, which are a common weather station instrument used to measure wind speed. The bill required the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission to establish a database of existing towers and required the owners of new devices to provide the commission with information.

Fallin says the devices are useful but that any concerns should be addressed through administrative rules.

The second bill authorized a nonprofit commodity organization to petition the Department of Agriculture for a referendum on whether farmers should levy a state assessment on themselves to pay for research and education.



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