Sate Capitol Oklahoma

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 for certain premiums paid as requested by the OBA.

OBA Position: SUPPORT

Read more about this bill and OBA’s position here.

 

HB 3694 – Filed by Rep. Kevin Calvey (R-Oklahoma City)

 House Bill 3694 seeks to create the State and Municipal Bail Bond Procedure Act for Nonviolent Criminal Offenses, establish procedures for releasing arrestees on Personal Recognizance (PR) bonds and create an appointed Bail Bond Commissioner.

 OBA Position: OPPOSE

 Read more about this bill and OBA’s position here. 

 

SB 1489 – Filed by Sen. James Leewright (R-Bristow)

Senate Bill 1489 seeks to modify certain eligibility requirements to serve as a bondsman as requested by the Department of Insurance.

OBA Position: SUPPORT

 

SB 1021 – Filed by Sen. Stephanie Bice (R-Oklahoma City)

Senate Bill 1021 relates to the duties of the office of the county indigent defender, including prohibiting court from considering certain factors for eligibility determinations and deleting certain application requirements.

OBA Position: SUPPORT

 

HB 2881 – Filed by Rep. Josh West (R-Grove)

House Bill 2881 relates to drug courts, including modifying and deleting certain eligibility requirements for potential drug court participants.

OBA Position: OPPOSE

 

Additionally, OBA will be monitoring the following bills throughout session.

 HB 2779 – Filed by Rep. Tim Downing (R-Purcell)