Oklahoma College Storm Shelter Proposal Passes Senate Committee

An Oklahoma Senate committee has passed a measure calling for a public vote to let college districts a 1-time improve on bonding capability to shell out for college safety upgrades like storm shelters and secure rooms.

The Senate Guidelines Committee voted 12-3 for the bill, which now proceeds to the full Senate.

The bill has been touted by Gov. Mary Fallin as a way to allow a lot more districts to spend for security upgrades.

It calls for a statewide vote on whether to amend the constitution to allow districts to approve a one particular-time enhance in bonding limits.

Fallin’s Democratic opponent, state Rep. Joe Dorman of Rush Springs, is pushing a separate $ 500 million proposal to pay for storm shelters in colleges with revenue from a franchise tax on firms.

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