LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

Senate Bill 794 by Sen. James Leewright (R-Bristow) relates to bail bondsmen and specifies the rate of certain travel costs and requirements for exoneration of bond under certain circumstances.

OBA Position: SUPPORT
Status: Referred to Senate Committee Senate Judiciary (2/7/2019)

Senate Bill 846 by Sen. Darrell Weaver (R-Moore) relates to the Pretrial Release Act and establishing annual reporting requirement.

OBA Position: SUPPORT
Status: Referred to Senate Committee Senate Judiciary (2/7/2019)

CURRENT CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM BILLS
HB 1037 by Rep. Collin Walke (D-Del City)
House Bill 1037 relates to courts and bail by prohibiting denial of bail to persons charged with drug-related crimes, prohibits detainment of more than 48 hours without an initial court hearing, and reduces penalties for bail forfeiture for non-violent offenders.
OBA Position: OPPOSE
Status: Referred to House Committee on House Judiciary (2/5/2019)

HB 1107 by Rep. Kevin West (R-Moore)
House Bill 1107 relates to bail bondsmen and requires bondsmen keep certain computerized records for unrestricted use of law enforcement.
OBA Position: SUPPORT
Status: Referred to House Committee on House Business & Commerce (2/5/2019)

HB 1294 by Rep. Nicole Miller (R-Edmond)
House Bill 1294 relates to criminal procedure and directing courts to temporarily fix amount of bail for defendants.
OBA Position: OPPOSE
Status: Referred to House Committee on House Judiciary (2/5/2019)

HB 1416 by Rep. John Waldron (D-Tulsa)
House Bill 1416 creates diversionary court programs and creates the Oklahoma Diversionary Court Funding Program Act.
OBA Position: OPPOSE
Status: Referred to House Committee on House Judiciary (2/5/2019)

HB 1429 by Rep. Ben Loring (D-Miami)
House Bill 1429 related to bail and clarifying circumstances that allow for the exoneration of bonds.
OBA Position: OPPOSE
Status: Referred to House Committee on House Judiciary (2/5/2019)

HB 1850 by Rep. Justin Humphrey (R-Lane)
House Bill 1850 relates to criminal procedure, authorizations for magistrates to release defendants arrested for misdemeanor and felony offenses under certain conditions.
OBA Position: OPPOSE
Status: Referred to House Committee on House Rules (2/6/2019)

HB 2019 by Rep. Kelly Albright (D-Midwest City)
House Bill 2019 relates to criminal procedure and directs courts to determine certain status of accused persons when considering pretrial release.
OBA Position: OPPOSE
Status: Referred to House Committee on House Judiciary (2/5/2019)

HB 2083 by Rep. Mickey Dollens (D-Oklahoma City)
House Bill 2083 relates to criminal procedure, modifies the list of exceptions that prohibits certain persons from receiving bail; repealer.
OBA Position: OPPOSE
Status: Referred to House Committee on House Judiciary (2/5/2019)

HB 2274 by Rep. Josh West (R-Grove)
House Bill 2271 relates to criminal procedure and establishes time limitations for certain court appearances.
OBA Position: MONITORING
Status: Referred to House Committee on House Judiciary (2/5/2019)

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: MONITORING
Status: Referred to Senate Appropriations (2/5/2019)

SB 717 by Sen. James Leewright (R-Bristow)
Senate Bill 717 relates to bail bondsmen and requirements of cash deposit within certain time; exoneration of bonds and premium earned.
OBA Position: SUPPORT
Status: Referred to Senate Committee Senate Judiciary (2/5/2019)

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: MONITORING
Status: Referred to Senate Committee Senate Business, Commerce & Tourism (2/5/2019)

SB 735 by Sen. Dave Rader (R-Tulsa)
Senate Bill 735 creates the Charitable Bail Organization Act and authorizes the Insurance Commissioner to issue licenses; codification..
OBA Position: NEUTRAL
Status: Filed (1/17/2019)

SB 974 by Sen. George Young (D-Oklahoma City)
Senate Bill 974 relates to conditions of release of arrested persons and modifying requirements related to bail and personal recognizance.
OBA Position: MONITORING
Status: Filed (1/17/2019)