Oklahoman Modified: April 15, 2009 at 4:39 am •  Published: April 15, 2009
LICENSEs

At stake: House Bill 1092 allows an expired Oklahoma driver’s license to be considered a valid form of identification for the purpose of renewing the license up to 30 days past expiration. Now those seeking to renew an expired license must first show a Public Safety Department examiner or tag agent proof of legal residency through a valid passport, a certified birth certificate or a visa.

What happened: Governor signed bill.

What’s next: Takes effect Nov. 1.

OPEN RECORDS
At stake: House Bill 1049 changes the Open Records Act, removing a clause that allowed police to refuse to release incident reports if no one was arrested as a result of the call.

What happened: Governor signed bill.

What’s next: Takes effect Nov. 1.

BOAT SAFETY
At stake: House bill 1365 requires boaters involved in an accident with injury or death to submit to drug/alcohol test.

What happened: Governor signed bill.

What’s next: Takes effect Nov. 1.

SIGN VANDALISM
At stake: Senate Bill 348 increases reward for information leading to arrest and conviction for road sign vandalism from $100 to $1,000.