- Associated Press - Friday, May 8, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Gov. Mary Fallin has signed into law a bill setting up a regulatory framework for ridesharing programs such as Uber and Lyft.

But Fallin vetoed a separate bill on Friday that would have changed how future elected state officials, including the governor, are paid.

The ridesharing bill by Republican Rep. Katie Henke of Tulsa defines ridesharing companies as those that use a digital network or software application to connect passengers and drivers. Some Democrats had criticized the bill after the Senate removed a provision to protect gay and transgender passengers from discrimination.

The bill Fallin vetoed would have changed how future statewide elected officials are paid. Instead of linking their salaries to those of various judges, the bill would have placed an annual fixed salary into state law.


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