2018 legislative session adjourns as governor decides fate of bills

Posted on: 5/9/18


Legislators adjourned the session sine die Thursday, May 3. The governor has 15 days, until May 18, to sign or veto more than 100 bills passed by the Legislature in the final five days of the session.

Gov. Fallin has signed 218 regular session bills, including SB 1600, the fiscal year general appropriations bill.  She has vetoed nine bills so far this session.

Fallin and her staff also will have to decide the fate of all the permanent administrative rules submitted for review this session after lawmakers failed for the fifth consecutive year to send a resolution to her desk. A 2013 law requires all administrative rules to be approved by general reference in an omnibus joint resolution and for disapproved rules to be listed individually.

The House Administrative Rules Committee did not file a resolution this year. Instead, a resolution resurrected from the 2017 session, HJR1030, was sent to conference and language approving all the rules submitted by the April 1 deadline inserted into the bill.

It has been the Senate that failed to hear the bill each of the prior four years. This year’s bill was not signed out of conference.

Fallin has until July 17 to act on the administrative rules, according to her office. (Lynne White)

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OHA Partners with Qualivis 


Qualivis was developed as a collaborative effort among multiple state hospital associations to meet the temporary staffing needs of member hospitals and health systems.

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