Governor Fallin Signs First Piece Of Legislation Into Law

Friday, March 18th 2011, 3:41 pm
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY – A bill aimed to prevent additional furloughs at The Oklahoma Department of Corrections has been signed into law, the governor's office said Friday.

The bill will allow the Department of Corrections to use $5.25 million from a prison industries fund.

"This bill will get the Department of Corrections the funds it needs to safely operate our prisons and prevent additional furloughs," Fallin said. "I remain absolutely committed to public safety and I'm glad the department and the Legislature were able to work together with our office to reach this solution."

The bill is the first piece of legislation signed into law by Fallin, who took office in January.

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