Oklahoma state Capitol bill updates, April 19

Oklahoma state Capitol bill updates, April 19
Modified: April 18, 2013 at 9:49 pm •  Published: April 19, 2013
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Bill UPDATES

Human trafficking

At stake: House Bill 1058 allows those kidnapped and forced into human sex trafficking who have had a charge or conviction of prostitution filed against them to have their record expunged from law enforcement and court records.

What happened: Signed by the governor.

What's next: Takes effect Nov. 1.

Newborns

At stake: House Bill 1347 requires pulse oximetry screenings on all newborns. The test at the hospital can determine whether a baby has a congenital heart defect.

What happened: Signed by the governor.

What's next: Takes effect immediately.

Fraud

At stake: Senate Bill 456 requires every county office of the state Department of Human Services to post information on how people can report fraud through a toll-free hotline and that they can do so anonymously.

What happened: Signed by the governor.

What's next: Takes effect Nov. 1.

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