State Capital Updates 2016-4-27

State Capital Updates

April 27, 2016

Governor Mary Fallin to Sign Four Criminal Justice Reform Bills

OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin will sign four criminal justice reform bills during a public bill-signing ceremony is at 2 p.m. TODAY, Wednesday, April 27, in the Blue Room.

The bills are:

  • House Bill (HB) 2472, which would give prosecutors discretion to file charges for non-85 percent crimes as misdemeanors instead of felonies.
  • HB 2479, which would reduce the minimum mandatory punishment for drug offenders charged with only possession.
  • HB 2751, which would raise the threshold for property crimes to be charged as a felony to $1,000.
  • HB 2753, which would establish means for broader use of drug courts and community sentencing.


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