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More than 60 new laws will take effect in Oklahoma on Nov. 1


November 1, 2020

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Hundreds of new Oklahoma laws usually take effect every year, but this year there will be only about 60 because legislators were not able to meet as much due to the coronavirus pandemic.

All new laws will become operative on Sunday, The Oklahoman reported.

One law to modernize court proceedings was propelled by the pandemic. It allows for video conferencing at every stage of civil and criminal proceedings in district courts. Rep. Nicole Miller, an Edmond Republican, and Sen. Michael Brooks, an Oklahoma City Democrat, said the bill offers more flexibility for proceedin...

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