LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

CURRENT CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM BILLS
HB 1373 by Rep. Zack Taylor (R-Seminole) 

House Bill 1373 requires all state licensing agencies to list criminal history which would disqualify an applicant from licensure, removing all language referring to “good moral character.” 

OBA Position: MONITORING  

Status: Approved by the Governor (5/14/2019) 

HB 2310 by Rep. Avery Frix (R-Muskogee) 

House Bill 2310 relates to criminal procedure and sentencing by directing judges to provide certain sentencing instructions to juries and provides for a procedure for a sentencing hearing and related investigations upon request of sentencing by the judge.  

OBA Position: MONITORING  

Status: Removed from the House Floor Agenda (5/23/2019) 

SB 252 by Sen. Roger Thompson (R-Okemah) 

Senate Bill 252 provides relative to bail and conditional release from detention facilities for certain individuals and for conditional release during the pretrial phase for non-violent felonies and misdemeanors. 

OBA Position: OPPOSE 

Status: Removed from the House Floor Agenda (5/23/2019) 

SB 721 by Sen. James Leewright (R-Bristow) 

Senate Bill 721 relates to bail bondsmen continuing education requirements and modifying authority to provide education. 

OBA Position: OPPOSE  

Status: Approved by Governor (4/30/2019)