HJR1026 Among Twelve Bills Going To Senate

We’ve reached the mid-session point when all remaining bills have been sent to the opposite chamber.  The House passed and sent twelve bills to the Senate.  The Senate may prove to be the more difficult chamber for these bills.  The Senate only passed one bill out of committee and it never was brought for a floor vote.  We are going to need your help to move these bills through the Senate.

On Monday, March 24 at 10:00 am, we will have another OK2A Capitol Day.  We encourage anyone who is able to get away to come to the Capitol and help us lobby the Senate for these bills.  More information on the next Capitol Day will be released next week.

Bills now in the Senate:

  • HJR1026 (Rep Fisher) passed the House 87-7.  This resolution will send to a vote of the people OK2A’s proposed amendment to the Oklahoma Constitution that will provide stronger protection for the right to keep and bear arms in Oklahoma.  The Senate Author is Sen Treat.  This resolution has yet to be assigned to a committee.
  • HB2887 (Rep Enns) passed the House 52-39.  This bill is not a traditional campus carry bill.  It would allow college and university presidents and vo-tech administrators to set a weapons policy for their campus.  If the don’t set a policy, current procedures would remain in place requiring a person to request permission and then carry a letter of permission, if granted, while carrying on the campus.  The Senate author is Sen Griffin.  This bill has yet to be assigned to a committee.
  • HB2329 (Rep Kern) passed the House 76-17.  This bill would allow for handgun permit holders to leave their weapon in a locked vehicle while parked in the parking lot of a K-12 school.  The Senate author is Sen Boggs.  This bill has yet to be assigned to a committee.
  • HB2477 (Rep Wood) passed the House 92-1.  This bill would restrict law enforcement from restraining you for carrying on your property without having articulable proof of a crime.  The Senate author is Sen Dahm.  This bill has been assigned to the Public Safety Committee.
  • HB3367 (Rep Echols) passed the House 88-3.  This bill would extend Oklahoma’s firearms preemption to include knives so that no local government could adopt stricter knife laws than what exists in state law.  The Senate author is Sen Dahm.  This bill has been assigned to the General Government Committee.
  • HB2617 (Rep Steve Martin) passed the House 90-0.  This bill would remove non-secured public buildings (state and local government buildings) from the list of prohibited places in the Self-Defense Act (our state’s handgun licensing statute).  The Senate author is Sen Sharp.  This bill has yet to be assigned to a committee.
  • HB2520 (Rep Vaughan) passed the House 88-0.  This bill would remove the requirement for applicants for SDA handgun licenses to provide their full Social Security Number.  Only the last four digits would be required.  This brings the state into compliance with federal law on this issue.  The Senate author is Sen Simpson.  This bill has been assigned to the Public Safety Committee.
  • HB3013 (Rep Sean Roberts) passed the House 88-0.  This bill would update the definition of a pistol in the Self-Defense Act to include pistols firing multiple projectiles, such as a Judge loaded with .410 gauge shot shells.  The Senate author is Sen Dahm.  This bill has yet to be assigned to a committee.
  • HB2874 (Rep Newell) passed the House 90-0.  This bill would allow SDA handgun permit class instructors to destroy their class records after three years and would require OSBI to honor class certificates for three years.  The Senate author is Sen Brecheen.  This bill has been assigned to the Public Safety Committee.
  • HB2691 (Rep Johnson) passed the House 86-3.  This bill would provide immunity from liability to property owners when a firearms related accident occurs on their property through no fault of their own.  The Senate author is Sen Sykes.  This bill has yet to be assigned to a committee.
  • HB2461 (Rep Turner) passed the House 92-1.  This bill would require local law enforcement to perform appropriate checks for NFA applications (full-auto, suppressors, etc) and process the application within 15 days.  The Senate author is Sen Dahm.  This bill has yet to be assigned to a committee.
  • HB2539 (Rep O’Donnell) passed the House 77-6.  This bill updates and modernizes the language in statutes concerning who you can use deadly force to protect..  The Senate author is Sen Holt.  This bill has been assigned to the Public Safety Committee.

In addition to these bills, HB1558, our bus bill from last session is still alive in the Senate.  We will continue to work to advance this bill as well.  Please watch for Action Alerts as we repeat the process in the Senate.

 

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