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ORA Final 2009 State Legislative Report

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  1. Roadking Larry

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    Here is the Final 2009 legislative report from the ORA. Kind of a mixed year but some progress was made and I don't see that we lost any ground. I want to personally thank the ORA leadership for their efforts at the capitol this year and also thank them for the increased outreach and visibility of their operation. We are all in this together folks. As Ben Franklin said "We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately"

    ORA Legislative Report for the 2009 Session

    June 5, 2009

    This is the concluding report for this session of the Oklahoma Legislature. This year it was a mixed bag; some good bills and some bad ones. Next session we will be pushing for the good ones that failed to make and begin attempting to undo some bad ones. Such is life dealing with the Legislature.

    ORA



    HB1025, by Rep. Rex Duncan, R-Sand Springs and Sen. Anthony Sykes, R-Moore, makes it unlawful for any private employer to ask any applicant for employment information regarding whether he/she owns or possesses a firearm. It creates a misdemeanor offense for violations, subject to a maximum $1,000 fine and/or imprisonment in the county jail for a maximum 90 days. The bill also prohibits public employers and officials from asking applicants whether they own or possess firearms. In the Senate, language requiring imprisonment for violation of the bill''''''''s language was removed and language prohibiting sex offenders from operating ice cream trucks was added to the bill. The bill has an emergency clause.
    ORA supported
    Signed by Governor 5/22/2009.

    HB1332, by Rep. Lee Denney, R-Cushing and Sen. Cliff Branan, R-Oklahoma City, creates the Oklahoma Pet Quality Assurance and Protection Act to be administered by the Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, making it unlawful for a person to sell, give away or transfer a cumulative total of 35 or more dogs or cats, or combination thereof, in any calendar year directly to any person without first obtaining a pet quality assurance license. It directs the state veterinarian to appoint a rule advisory committee to act as advisors to the State Board of Agriculture in the formation of rules under the Oklahoma Pet Quality Assurance and Protection Act. It exempts municipal and county animal shelters from the licensing provisions of the act, but allows them to voluntarily obtain pet quality assurance licenses. It requires any person holding such license to conspicuously display the license on the premises where the dogs or cats are kept and sold. The bill directs the State Board of Agriculture to promulgate rules to implement the act and charge fees for licenses. It also authorizes the board to enter any premises or form of transportation during reasonable hours to implement the act. It makes records received by the Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry under the act open records and available for public inspection. It prohibits a pet quality assurance license from being issued under certain circumstances. The bill also creates the Pet Quality Assurance Enforcement Fund. It states that noncompliance with the act's requirements or enacted rules can constitute grounds for denial of a license or license renewal, imposition of a fine or license suspension or revocation. It states that when a pet quality assurance license is revoked, suspended or not renewed, a district court can order the seizure and impounding of dogs and cats in possession or care of the licensee. It prohibits pet quality assurance licensees from selling, giving away or transferring ownership of any dog or cat unless it is six weeks old. It requires licensees to maintain certain records.
    ORA supported
    The current status of this bill: DORMANT. Failed to get out of Conference Committee.

    HB1449, by Rep. Ryan McMullen, D-Burns Flat and Sen. Jerry Ellis, D-Valliant, allows applicants for firearm instructors'''''''' licenses under provisions of the Oklahoma Self-Defense Act to request a 10-year license at double the normal fee. It modifies language related to preclusions for misdemeanor drug offenses, stipulating that such offenses shall preclude applicants for gun licenses for only three years. The bill also allows any person honorably discharged from active military duty, National Guard duty or military reserves who applies for a concealed handgun license or seeks to renew a concealed handgun license the option of requesting a life-time license for a fee of $100. It also removes language limiting the training course exemption given to honorably discharged active military, National Guard or military reserve to only 20 years within application for a concealed handgun license. The effective date of this bill is 11/01/2009 without an emergency clause.
    ORA supported
    The current status: DORMANT.


    HB1865, by Rep. Jeff Hickman, R-Dacoma and Sen. Patrick Anderson, R-Enid, allows residents to purchase rifles, shotguns and ammunition from an out-of-state dealer, regardless of whether it is in a contiguous state. The bill has an emergency clause.
    ORA supported
    Governor signed on 04/20/2009

    HB1873 by Justice (Chickasha) and Sears. Trespass; modifying penalties for offense on lands primarily devoted to farming, ranching or forestry purposes.
    ORA Opposed
    Current status: DORMANT.

    SB277, by Sen. Mike Schulz, R-Altus and Rep. Don Armes, R-Faxon, makes a felony second and subsequent offenses of trespassing and unauthorized hunting on commercial hunting areas, punishable by a fine between $1,500 and $5,000 and/or imprisonment for a maximum of one year. The bill also authorizes the court to order restitution for actual damages.
    ORA Opposed
    The effective date of this bill is 11/01/2009 without an emergency clause.: Signed by Governor 5/22/2009.


    SB 932, by Glenn Coffee, Okla. City. Creates Temporary Concealed Weapon License. Authorizes person under a protective order to obtain temporary license from sheriff of the county wherein they reside. Applicant must undergo background records check, be an Oklahoma resident and must make application for Oklahoma Self Defense License. Cost is $35 and license is good for 180 days and may not be renewed.
    ORA supported
    Proposed effective date: Nov. 1, 2009.
    Signed byGovernor 5/15/2009.


    SB1033, by John Sparks, D-Norman and Rep. Don Armes, R-Faxon, increases penalties for trespass on farmed cervidae facility: a felony with fine of $5000 or imprisonment in State Penitentiary for up to two years or both.
    ORA opposed
    Current status: 5/22/2009 and sent to Governor. No Action taken as of 6/5/2009.

    SB1035, by Sen. John Sparks, D-Norman and Rep. Don Armes, R-Faxon, increases penalties for trespassing on private land that is primarily devoted to farming, ranching or forestry, increasing from $250 to $1,500 the maximum fine and from $500 to $1,500 the minimum fine for second or subsequent offenses and from $1,000 to $2,500 the maximum fine for such offenses. It also increases from $50 to $250 the fine for persons who maliciously enter land and commit or attempt to commit waste, theft or damage.
    ORA opposed
    Correction this bill did not pass

    SB1123, by Sen. Anthony Sykes, R-Moore and Rep. Mike Thompson, R-Oklahoma City, exempts from civil liability an owner, employee, participant, member or customer of a gun range, gun shop or gun club, who is acting in good faith and pursuant to the standards of the firearm industry for injuries to any person engaged in firearm activities on the premises of such range, shop or club when such injuries result from the inherent risks of such activities. The bill also establishes certain limits to the exemption.

    ORA supported
    The effective date of this bill is 11/01/2009 without an emergency clause.

    Vetoed by Governor 5/22/2009. (
    Personal note from RKL to Gov. - :pissed:)
     
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    thank you for the update
     
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    So, unwittingly trespassing on a "deer farm" is now a felony for first offense???
     
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    Pretty much the case. Though from the limited exposure I've had with deer farm operations I don't think you could miss the 8-10' fences that surround them.
    We are one step closer to hunting being a rich man's game.
     
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    Correction

    HB1035 did NOT pass and was not signed by the governor.
     

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