Parental Rights in Oklahoma
Dear Champion of Parental Rights in Oklahoma: I want to alert you to a profound and dangerous threat to your right to protect the health of your children, a threat we need to deal with immediately. Senate Bill 83 authored by Senator Yen seeks to modify the traditional right of parents to make their own…
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Oklahoma State Law
Protected by Statute
Thanks in part to your support, Oklahoma's Parents' Bill of Rights was signed into law on May 9, 2014.
25 Okl. St. § 2001 and 2002, which establish fundamental parental rights and include details covering several areas of law, were adopted in 2014. House Bill 1384 passed the House (89-3) on Feb. 20, 2014, and the Senate (43-0) on April 14. Amended by the Senate, it returned to the House for a final vote (88-3) on May 6.
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Affirmed, and Protected Under Statute
The Oklahoma Supreme Court in Neal v. Nesvold, 14 P.3d 547, 549 (Okla. 2000) held that proof of harm is required before courts can override the right of parents to make visitation decisions for their children.