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OBA Bills to Watch

Following the deadline of legislative bill filing for the Second Session of the 56th Legislature, OBA has taken stances on the following bills as they move through session. SB 1251 – Filed by Sen. James Leewright (R-Bristow) Senate Bill 1251 amends previous legislation relating to bail bonds, including provisions relating to the exoneration of bond and forfeiture and requiring credit …

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Statement on SB 1251

OBA announced its support of Senate Bill 1251 at the conclusion of the bill filing process for the Second Session of the 56th Legislature. SB 1251, authored by Sen. James Leewright (R-Bristow), amends previous legislation relating to bail bonds, including provisions relating to the exoneration of bond and forfeiture and requiring credit for certain premiums paid. “In Oklahoma, there are …

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Statement on HB 3694

As the legislative bill filing deadline concluded for the Second Session of the 56th Legislature, various bills seek to impact the criminal justice system in Oklahoma. Among those is House Bill 3694 by Rep. Kevin Calvey (R-Oklahoma City), which would create the State and Municipal Bail Bond Procedure Act for Nonviolent Criminal Offenses. OBA has expressed its opposition of the …