More than 200 new laws to go into effect in Oklahoma

More than 200 new laws to go into effect in Oklahoma
Posted at 9:03 AM, Nov 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-01 10:03:25-04

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - More than 200 new laws are set to go into effect in Oklahoma this year, including criminal justice reforms and measures to bring in more tax revenue.

The Oklahoman reports that a total of 228 measures approved by the state Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Mary Fallin will take effect Tuesday. Another 159 bills passed by lawmakers have already gone into effect.

House Speaker Jeff Hickman says one important bill approved by lawmakers is a requirement for out-of-state companies to let Oklahoma residents know how much they spent online in a given year.

Another law sets up a fund to receive excess collections the next time the oil industry is experiencing a boom. Those funds would be used to stabilize state revenue during the next oil downturn.

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