OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) — Legislation was filed on Thursday to make State Question 780 retroactive.
Majority Leader Jon Echols, R-Oklahoma City, and State Rep. Jason Dunnington, D-Oklahoma City, coauthored House Bill 1269.
The bill would provide post-conviction relief to Oklahomans, whose convictions would've been affected by the state question before it was passed.
“It is time for Oklahoma to get out of the business of arresting and prosecuting individuals afflicted by drug addiction,” Dunnington said in a release.
“We have Oklahomans that are labeled as felons, and their crimes would be legal or a much lesser crime today. These folks are disenfranchised, and their families are suffering. This legislation seeks to heal these wounds and continue Oklahoma down the road of responsible criminal justice reform.”