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Oklahoma House reverses vote on school storm shelter bill

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OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla._The Oklahoma House reversed their decision to reject a plan, supported by Governor Mary Fallin, to help schools pay for safety upgrades like storm shelters and safe rooms.

Seventeen lawmakers changed their votes, and it was approved by the bare minimum. The Senate must still approve.

The measure calls for a statewide vote of the people to give school districts a one-time increase in their bonding capacity to help pay for the safety upgrades. Opponents say the measure doesn't do enough to protect school children, claiming it would affect only 25 school districts in the state. That's just 3 percent of more than 500 school districts in Oklahoma.

The vote comes just two days after the anniversary of the massive tornado that struck Moore, killing seven students at Plaza Towers Elementary School.

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