Governor signs bills into law

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Gov. Brad Henry signed several bills into law during the weekend - including one changing the way the state's school year is calculated.

The new law changes the requirement of 180 six-hour school days each year to 1,080 hours of instruction each year.

Rep. Jeff Hickman says the law will give school districts flexibility in meeting issues such as an unscheduled winter weather closing.

The governor also signed a bill which requires public reporting of adoption expenses.

Supporters of the bill say it's intended to stop attorneys from shopping for judges who don't ask too many questions about the fees attorneys charge for adoptions. It's also intended to prevent attorneys from having families bid against each other to adopt a child.


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