It's 2011, Mary Fallin is governer... when is the vote happening for open carry this year? Anybody have any idea?
Legislative session start first week of February. There are several proposals that will be submitted, so keep looking.
Also tired of waiting.
So, February & we'll start hearing new news, eh? Can't wait! Fingers are crossed. Thanks for the info!
KOTV has an article on their web page stateing that new legislation will be introduced soon!
Here is a brief list of what was introduced in the Oklahoma House. Session starts February 7th.
HB1463 - College Carry allowed
HB1547 - Removes Sherrif's fees for fingerprints and passport photos
HB1553 - Removes gov't buildings, gov't meetings, professional sporting events, pari-mutuel wagering from prohibited places.
HB1652 - Removes Technology Center as prohibited place
HB1913 - Changes Misdemeanor drug conviction from permanent to temporary preclusion for handgun license (10 year)
HB1400 - Open carry without license - 18+
HB1470 - Legislation allowing open carry - non ballot
HB1796 - Open Carry referendum - Nov 2012 Election - Puts open carry on the ballot.
HB1463 Highly unlikely.
HB1547 Don't care about that one one bit.
HB1553. Good luck on that one after Tucson.
HB1652 Mo big deal.
HB1913 Makes sense.
HB1470 Yes again.
HB1796 Not ideal, but okay.
Last edited by cbxer55; 01-26-2011 at 12:34 PM.
Tomorrow is the big day... crossing fingers & hoping for the best.
This will take you specifically to the search page, where you may also download the proposed house bill once you find it:
Last edited by ClevelandCarry; 02-06-2011 at 11:13 AM.
So HB1400 = age 18+, no permit required, open carry??
That isn't going to get passed. Do we have another open carry law that requires a CCW permit? I thought that was our only open carry bill being introduced.
EDIT: Looks like HB1470 is the one that requires a permit.
Last edited by Mirge; 02-06-2011 at 11:27 AM.
Today's the big day. Wish I could watch them discuss it / vote lol
This is just the opening day of the legislature. They will vote today on rules and procedures. You need to contact your representative and have them vote in favor of the rule to force open debate on all legislation. That will prevent committee chairs from holding bills in committee so that they don't see the light of day. Specifically HR1004.
This is the link to the actual text of the bill.
This link takes you to the official web site. On the left is a "Find your representative" link.
It should have email and phone numbers. The best way to get the most from your contact, other than being there in person, is to call them. Make it short, to the point, and courteous. Folow up with email, but not a mass mailing email. Personalize it in your own words.
Ended up getting swamped with work... didn't get to do anything.
Anything new? What happened?
EDIT: according to OK2A.org... open government was turned down -- http://www.ok2a.org/
Last edited by Mirge; 02-08-2011 at 12:00 PM.
If you go to this site, you can set up a personal list of bills to follow for the legislative session.
Personally, I am following the bills listed below:
HB1400 Crimes and punishments; firearms carried in certain manner
HB1439 Crimes and punishments; expand right to use deadly force
HB1463 Concealed handguns on college property
HB1470 Firearms; clarifying manner in which firearms may be carried by handgun licensees
HB1553 Carrying concealed handgun in certain places; modifying and deleting provisions
HB1647 Authorizing issuance of lifetime concealed handgun licenses for military personnel
HB1652 Concealed handguns; deleting technology center schools from list of prohibited places
HB1653 Unlawful carry of firearms; clarifying penalty provisions
HB1796 Legislative referendum; open carry of firearms
HB1838 Firearms; exceptions to unlawful carry provisions for Legislature
HB1911 Possession of firearms
HB1913 Concealed handgun licenses
HB2087 Crimes and punishments; concealed carry on college campuses
HB2126 Crimes and punishments; concealed handguns on technology center school property
HB2134 Firearms; unlawful carrying of firearms; punishment
HR1004 House rules; bills and joint resolutions; hearings
SB174 Shools - curriculum - sporting clays as permissible elective
SB856 Self-Defense Act - conditions for carrying firearm
SB858 Firearms - unlawful carry - college and university property
SB896 Handguns - carrying concealed on higher education property
Simply enter the bill number in the box at the top left of that page (multiple bills can be entered separated by a comma) and click Add to List. Then click Save List so you don't have to re-enter all the time. Click the Retrieve List and you can see the status of all bills you are tracking.
http://www.okhouse.gov is the House of Representatives site and you can see the various calendars for committees so you can see when they meet. Not sure if they will post what the committee is dealing with that day or not. The senate has a similar site, http://www.oksenate.gov that probably lists the same type of info for them.
Both the house and senate are in recess until Monday.
Hmmm ok. Do we know a rough estimate of when we might find out about these bills being voted on?