Cleveland applauds signing of House Bill 1104
OKLAHOMA CITY – State Rep. Bobby Cleveland, R-Slaughterville, issued the following statement after Gov. Mary Fallin signed into law House Bill 1104. The legislation would allow elected officials of a county, who are in possession of a valid handgun license issued pursuant to the provisions of the Oklahoma Self Defense Act, when acting in the performance of their duties as an elected official to carry a concealed firearm within the courthouses of the county in which he or she is elected. The law takes effect Nov. 1, 2017.
“This measure moved swiftly through both the House and the Senate, and I’m proud to be the author of such an important piece of legislation. Safety is becoming an increasingly important issue in our nation, and this bill allows some of the most dedicated workers in our state to protect themselves during the course of their duty. I’m grateful the National Rifle Association endorsed the measure, and I’m confident county courthouses will be more secure because of it.”