At a glance
New Oklahoma laws
A look at selected new laws that go into effect Friday:
• Senate Bill 501 gives cities and counties the authority to ban smoking on any properties they own. Smoking also is banned on state-owned property.
• House Bill 1413 allows licensed armed private investigators to carry an unconcealed firearm, whereas before they could only carry concealed.
• House Bill 1242 allows municipal judges to carry a firearm statewide, after passing a training course.
• House Bill 1622 allows private schools to draft their own rules allowing citizens licensed to carry a gun to do so on their property, including school buses operated by the school.
• Senate Bill 173 allows private property owners to prohibit the carrying of guns on their property and refuse admittance to anyone who fails to do so. The bill also allows persons issued a permanent victim's protective order to obtain a temporary handgun license not to exceed six months.
• House Bill 1058 allows defendants to request court and law enforcement records related to prostitution be expunged if the defendant was the victim of sex trafficking.
• Senate Bill 1 allows intoxicated individuals helping another intoxicated person seeking medical attention to be immune from a public intoxication charge.
• House Bill 1341 allows Oklahoma beer breweries to offer on-premise samples. The samples are not to exceed 12 oz. per person, per day. The samples would be free and would be available only from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Brewers would have to pay an Oklahoma excise tax on sampled beer.
• HB 1782 allows first responders to administer, without prescription, drugs that counter potentially life-threatening effects of an overdose of opiates.