The statute was adopted after tornadoes in May 1999 caused significant damage across a large portion of Oklahoma.
“This statute is meant to protect Oklahomans during some of their most vulnerable times,” Pruitt said. “Our hope is that knowledge of the law will prevent artificial price increases and remind anyone considering such action that they may face criminal or civil action.”
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Oklahomans who suspect price gouging should file a complaint with the attorney general's public protection unit. Complaint forms are available at www.oag.ok.gov or