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New Fiscal Year Brings New Laws for Oklahoma

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OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla_A new fiscal year means new laws on the state level.

On Monday legislation that will ultimately provide for a 2015 Oklahoma income tax reduction and fund repairs to the State Capitol is one of more than 70 bills that take effect.

The bill diverts $120 million in state income tax collections over the next two fiscal years to pay for a major overhaul of the nearly 100-year-old State Capitol. 

Among the other bills taking effect are several school safety measures passed in the wake of last year's deadly school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.

Other bills appropriate funds to various state agencies, exempt beekeepers from state inspections, require continuing education for school board members, and increase the penalties for littering and for cutting or damaging fences.

 


 

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