Gov. Fallin Renews, Clears Out Executive Orders

Saturday, February 7th 2015, 11:35 pm
By: News On 6

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has signed an executive order that carries forward 24 executive orders from her and previous administrations and eliminates dozens of others.

Fallin won't renew nearly 70 executive orders -- some dating back 56 years. Many orders not being renewed deal with outdated policies and agencies or are inconsistent with federal law.

Thirteen of the 24 executive orders renewed in the executive order were issued by Fallin.

They include prohibiting the use of tobacco products on all properties owned, leased or contracted for use by the state of Oklahoma and requiring state agencies to submit an electronic copy of proposed permanent rules to the governor and the appropriate cabinet secretary, among others.