Gov Fallin Signs Measure Sending $23 Million to Mental Health Department

Gov Fallin Signs Measure Sending $23 Million to Mental Health Department

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (KSWO) – Governor Mary Fallin has signed House Bill 1081X, which appropriates $23.3 million to the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.

"This measure will help avoid devastating mental health and substance abuse services cuts," said Fallin. "This is a first step in closing the budget hole. I encourage lawmakers to continue working to come up with a funding solution."

The measure takes the money from the state's Constitutional Reserve Fund, commonly called the Rainy Day Fund. The Mental Health Department lost $75 million for this fiscal year.

Information provided by Governor Mary Fallin's Office.