Oklahoma Capitol news briefs

Oklahoma Capitol news briefs for Tuesday, April 30, 2013.
Published: April 30, 2013

Governor vetoes juvenile justice bill

Gov. Mary Fallin continued to veto legislation Monday that forms legislative committees. She vetoed House Joint Resolution 1023, which would form a committee to look into juvenile justice issues. Fallin's veto message said she can appoint a committee to look into juvenile justice issues without the need to add laws. Creating the committee through an executive order will ensure it serves its purpose, and unlike the legislative task force, members on the governor's task force will not be paid mileage reimbursement. It was the third time this year the governor vetoed a legislative task force.