Parental Rights in Oklahoma
Dear Parental Rights Oklahoma Supporter, It’s hard to believe that Oklahoma’s Legislative session 2017 will begin in a little over two weeks, but it is upon us and there are several pieces of legislation being introduced that are particularly concerning to us at Parentalrights.org. Concerning Bills The first bill I want to bring to your…
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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.