Oklahoma Senate votes to override governor's veto

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma Senate has voted to override Gov. Mary Fallin's veto of a House bill dealing with federal gun regulations.

The Senate voted 39-0 Thursday to override. The House voted 86-3 on April 30 for the veto override and the bill now becomes law without the governor's signature.

The bill requires law enforcement authorities to certify within 15 days that a firearm applicant is eligible to receive it under federal regulations.

The Senate action is the latest signal of growing tension between the Republican governor and the GOP-controlled Legislature. Last week, Fallin vetoed 15 House bills she says were unnecessary or didn't have a meaningful purpose.

The override is the first since Fallin took office in 2011. A governor's spokesman didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

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