Fallin signs switchblade knife measure

Ponca City Now - April 29, 2015 8:34 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Carrying a switchblade knife will no longer be illegal in Oklahoma under a bill signed into law by Gov. Mary Fallin.

The bill by freshman Republican Rep. John Paul Jordan of Oklahoma City was one of nine bills signed into law on Tuesday by the governor.

The bill removes switchblades and other knives that open automatically by hand pressure to a button or spring from the list of weapons that are unlawful to carry. It takes effect on Nov. 1.

Another bill she signed transfers oversight of Oklahoma’s Art in Public Places Act from the Historical Society to the Oklahoma Arts Council.

Other bills Fallin signed deal with the timeline for initiative and referendum petitions, the ad valorem tax code and public contracts.

 

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