Local & Regional
Fri May 22, 2009
New Developments on HB 1804
By Associated Press
Tulsa, OK – Judge refuses to reconsider immigration law
TULSA, Okla. (AP) A Tulsa County judge has rejected a request to reconsider his decision to uphold the constitutionality of the controversial immigration law created by House Bill 1804.
After District Judge Jefferson Sellers declined yesterday to change any of his February decision, attorney James C. Thomas said he planned to appeal to the Oklahoma Supreme Court.
Sellers ruled in February that House Bill 1804 complied with the state constitution's requirements that laws deal with only one subject, except that it branched out to include a passage on college tuition.
Sellers ruled that the part denying resident tuition to those who have completed a GED didn't fit into a bill that otherwise dealt solely with immigration but was severable from the rest of the measure.
Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com