- Associated Press - Friday, April 10, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Children in military families would not be required to take an Oklahoma history class under a bill signed into law by Gov. Mary Fallin.

The bill by Republican Rep. Ann Coody of Lawton is among more than two dozen measures signed into law Friday by Fallin. It requires school districts to adopt the exemptions by the end of the year for students who have passed a comparable state history course in another state.

Another bill signed by Fallin directs the Department of Human Services to encourage more foster children to participate in Oklahoma’s Promise, the state-funded scholarship program.

Fallin also signed a measure allowing the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board more leeway in granting medical paroles.

Other bills deal with hospice care, tax exemptions and wineries.

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