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Oklahoma Supreme Court says optometry petition is valid


February 7, 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court says a petition that seeks to allow optometrists to operate inside stores meets the requirements of the state constitution.

The state's highest court Tuesday rejected a challenge to the petition filed by the Oklahoma Association of Optometric Physicians. The group alleged in a lawsuit that the proposal amounts to "logrolling," or combining several topics into one petition. Logrolling violates Oklahoma's rule that says legislation must focus on one subject.

But in a 6-1 ruling with one abstention, the Supreme Court ruled the petition contains...

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