Oklahoma Gov. Vetoes Mobile Home Park Liability Bill; Lawmakers Critical

 Wednesday, April 18, 2012

 Insurance Journal

Two Tulsa, Okla., lawmakers said they were disappointed by Gov. Mary Fallin’s veto of a bill that would have given civil liability protection to mobile home park operators who allowed residents to take shelter in their office during severe weather. House Bill 2296 co-authors Sen. Brian Crain and Rep. Eric Proctor said the measure was approved unanimously in the House, and passed 40 to 1 in the Senate. “Obviously, we are very disappointed by the veto,” said Crain, R-Tulsa. “In some mobile home parks, the office is the safest nearby structure during a severe storm. We felt this bill could have saved lives by encouraging those owners and managers to be good Samaritans.”