Legislative actions will have ripple effect
by Dale Denwalt

The effects of the 2017 legislative session, like any gathering of lawmakers, will ripple through Oklahoma for years.

As of Thursday, Gov. Mary Fallin had received 358 bills and signed into law 338 of them.

She’s issued 14 vetoes and still has until June 10 to act on the remaining legislation that’s on her desk. A spokesman said that she will probably act on the budget bill by June 9.

State officials got off to a quick start by adopting REAL ID policies after a decade of resisting the federal law. By moving forward on the U.S. government’s security recommendations, Oklahoma residents will have the chance to have a driver’s license or identification card that lets them get into federal buildings.

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