OK Supreme Court Rules Governor Given 'Too Much Power' On Mask Mandates

The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled part of a bill signed in 2021 was overreaching and gave the governor's office authority it doesn't have over schools.

Wednesday, September 21st 2022, 4:20 am

By: News 9


The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled part of a bill signed in 2021 gave the governor's office authority it doesn't have over schools.

A portion of the bill, SB 658, required the governor to issue a state of emergency before schools could implement mandates, such as mandatory masking.

The Supreme Court ruled that part of the bill an overreach, and said the governor does not have constitutional authority over the operation of schools.


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