THE LATEST IN OKLAHOMA
December 20th, 2022
Update from NASL Members, A&A Advocates
Here are the latest news and updates in Oklahoma:
On Tuesday, Gov. Kevin Stitt announced the Mexican consulate in Oklahoma City is scheduled to open next spring. Edurne Pineda has been appointed as head consul for Oklahoma City. She will lead the office’s efforts to assist the growing Mexican community while promoting economic, commercial, educational, cultural, tourism and community affairs relations between Mexican entities and Oklahoma stakeholders.
According to a new study by the Institute of Justice, Oklahoma’s occupational licensing burdens for those required to have a certification or permit to work fare better than 65 percent of the nation, ranking 34th in the nation. In recent years there have been several key legislative changes related to occupational licensing, which has been a priority for Governor Stitt since entering into office.
John Fitzgerald Hanson’s execution, scheduled for Thursday morning, was not administered. Hanson remains in a federal prison in Louisiana, as his transfer to Oklahoma was denied by the Biden administration. In response, the state of Oklahoma is suing in federal court for his return. The first hearing will take place in Texas on Dec. 22.
Oklahoma State Senator Nathan Dahm has filed multiple bills, intending to strengthen 4th Amendment rights in Oklahoma. The bills encourage privacy in regard to electronic data and communication and how it is collected, accessed, stored and searched. Click here to see the full press release.