Parental Rights in Oklahoma
***Watchdog Alert! Action Needed*** Representative Kevin Calvey’s House Bill (HB) 3686 will be heard this week! We are asking you to call and email your representative today and ask them to vote “YES”! About HB 3686 HB 3686 will change how anonymous calls to the child abuse prevention hotline are handled in Oklahoma. First, confidential…
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Oklahoma State Law
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Thanks in part to your support, Oklahoma's Parents' Bill of Rights was signed into law on May 9, 2014.
HB 1384, which establishes fundamental parental rights and includes details covering several areas of law, 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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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.