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Okla. House Dems Fall Short in Veto Override Try (Apr 17, 2012)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - House Democrats couldn't muster enough Republican votes to override a veto by GOP Gov. Mary Fallin, even though the bill passed the House last month on a 92-0 vote.

Democratic Rep. Eric Proctor wrote the bill that would give owners of mobile home parks immunity from civil liability if they let residents take shelter in a park office during severe weather. Fallin vetoed the bill last week, citing concerns that it treats mobile home park owners differently than other business owners.

It was the Legislature's first vote to override a veto by Fallin.

Proctor and other Democrats accused Republicans of putting politics ahead of policy by backing the governor only because they share a party affiliation.

Republicans say they're working on a broader liability exemption bill for all business owners.


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