A get out of jail free card?


House Bill 1269 set to downgrade possession felonies

State question 780 passed in 2016, making simple drug possession and property crimes less than $1000 misdemeanors instead of felonies. Once the legislation passed, it left lawmakers scrambling to figure out how to deal with the multitudes of people who are currently incarcerated for felony possession. Thus, House Bill 1269 was born. The bill was co-sponsored by Rep. Jason Dunnington (D-Oklahoma…

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