Yesterday was the deadline for legislation to make it out of committee. Numerous bills have been passed and will advance this Legislative Session, but a few also didn’t make it out of committee and are considered dead for the year. An outline of important bills to be aware of is provided below:
Advanced before Deadline:
- House Bill 1630 /Senate Bill 106, sponsored by Sen. Mark Allen, and Rep. David Hardin, allows for the use of an SDA license in place of a background check when purchasing a firearm.
- House Bill 1662, sponsored by Rep. Kevin West, clarifies the immunity provision for persons asserting claims of self-defense.
- House Bill 2645, sponsored by Rep. Jon Echols, is an omnibus bill with clean up language for Oklahoma’s Constitutional Carry law.
- Senate Bill 644, sponsored by Sen. Blake Stevens, authorizes municipal employees to carry a firearm at work.
- Senate Bill 646, sponsored by Sen. Michael Bergstrom, will allow for an individual to carry a firearm in the designated bar area of a restaurant as long as that person is not consuming alcohol.
- Senate Bill 672, sponsored by Sen. Casey Murdock, cleans up state law to allow for the transportation of a long gun in a motor vehicle.
- Senate Bill 925, sponsored by Sen. Nathan Dahm, cleans up current law to allow for the defensive display of a firearm against a potential threat.
- Senate Bill 732, sponsored by Sen. Nathan Dahm, strengthens state preemption to include ammunition.
Died in Committee:
- House Bill 2401, sponsored by Rep. Todd Russ, creates a restoration of rights process that will allow those convicted of nonviolent felonies, to reestablish their Second Amendment rights following a certain period of time with a clean record.
- House Bill 2588, sponsored by Rep. Sean Roberts, allows designated school personnel with an SDA License to carry a firearm for self-defense while on school grounds.
- Senate Concurrent Resolution 5 incorporates the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation-approved hunter education course into middle or high school curriculums.
Stay-tuned to NRA-ILA Alerts for more information and updates as these measures are scheduled for further consideration.