OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLA. (October 6, 2020) - Marsy’s Law for Oklahoma, the initiative which led to the overwhelming passage of constitutionally enumerated rights for crime victims in November 2018, is calling on U.S. District Attorneys, State District Attorneys, and the State Attorney General to keep the rights of crime victims preserved in light of jurisdictional oversight concerns created by the McGirt v. Oklahoma verdict in July.
Norman, Okla. (KOKH) — Attorney General Mike Hunter and the District Attorney's Council host a victims' rights training session for law enforcement in Norman Tuesday.
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Dozens of men and women gathered at the Chandler Park Community Center in Tulsa earlier this week at the Trees of Remembrance ceremony honoring murder victims. Many brought ornaments, notes of remembrance, and other mementos to hang on Christmas Trees in honor of murdered loved ones.
Oklahoma voters rejected four of the five state questions on the ballot last November. However, the one question that managed to earn voter support has the potential to do considerable good for victims of crime, as Attorney General Mike Hunter pointed out this week.
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OKLAHOMA CITY — A law that will empower victims of crime in Oklahoma goes into effect next week.
State Question 794, which is also known as Marsy's Law, guarantees victims of their rights and allows them to be heard. On Tuesday, Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter gave an update to how Marsy's Law will work, and he and other victims rights advocates spoke about the necessity for it.
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OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – After Oklahoma voters approved a so-called ‘crime victims’ bill of rights’ in 2018, state leaders are now working to implement the measure.
The Marsy’s Law for Oklahoma team was honored to attend the Wreath of Hope ceremony outside of the Oklahoma State Capitol today in solidarity with all of those who have been impacted by domestic violence. The event was organized by the YWCA and attended by over 100 victims of domestic violence, family members, law enforcement professionals, advocates, and social workers.
When Marsy’s Law – or State Question 794 – passed in November 2018, Oklahoma’s voters created a revised and strengthened version of the Crime Victims’ Bill of Rights to be added to the Oklahoma Constitution. In May of this year, the Oklahoma Legislature passed HB 1102, a law that aligns state statute with the new Constitutional protections approved by Oklahoma voters. That bill goes into effect on Nov. 1, 2019.
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Governor Kevin Stitt Signs Marsy’s Law Implementation Bill
OKLAHOMA CITY - Governor Kevin Stitt today signed House Bill 1102, a bill to help fully implement the new Constitutional provisions within State Question 794, or “Marsy’s Law.”