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Tue August 13, 2013
Oops: Fallin's Special Session Order Includes Typo
Gov. Mary Fallin has reissued a call for a special legislative session to address changes in Oklahoma's civil justice system after she made reference to a part of the state constitution that doesn't exist.
Fallin issued an amended executive order on Tuesday that advised the Legislature not to violate Article 5, Section 57, which requires that each bill address only one subject.
The Oklahoma Supreme Court referenced that section of the Oklahoma Constitution when they overturned a 2009 civil justice bill two months ago.
But Fallin's executive order issued on Monday urged legislators to draft bills in such a way as to ensure that "Article 5, Section 75" of the Oklahoma Constitution is not violated. There is no such section.
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