First Bill Signing of 2013 Shows What Can Happen When Corporations Help Write Law
The first bill to survive Oklahoma’s 2013 legislative session was signed last week by Gov. Mary Fallin.
But the signing of House Bill 1646 met little fanfare. Here’s why: It’s nothing new. When this bill goes into effect, Oklahoma state law will return to where it was just two years ago.
This story is about a bill. A measure that was ineffective, had unintended consequences, and had to be undone. A bill that a big Oklahoma energy company helped write — and helped fight.