2023 Legislation

  • Senate Bill 860
    • Summary: Militia; creating the Oklahoma State Guard and Militia Revitalization Act of 2023. Effective date. The bill would create The Oklahoma State Guard (State Defense Force). The legislative bill, known as the “Oklahoma State Guard and Militia Revitalization Act of 2023,” aims to establish the Oklahoma State Guard (OSG) as part of the state’s militia. The bill modifies the requirements for participation in the militia, establishes units within the OSG, and mandates the immediate response of certain members. It also grants the Adjutant General the authority to promulgate firearm standards for emergency situations. The bill further outlines the responsibilities of county units, provides for funding of county units, and requires the development of a coordination plan with county sheriffs for emergency management. The act also amends existing laws related to the Oklahoma State Guard Act, including appointment processes and training authorizations. The bill is set to become effective on November 1, 2023.
    • tatus: Introduced on February 6 2023 – 25% progression
    • Action: 2023-02-07 – Second Reading referred to Veterans and Military Affairs Committee then to Appropriations Committee
    • Pending: Senate Veterans and Military Affairs Committee (Presumed Failed)

2022 Legislation

  • Senate Bill 1251
    • Summary: Creating the Oklahoma State Guard and Militia Revitalization Act of 2022. Such military forces shall be designated as the “Oklahoma State Guard” and shall be composed of officers commissioned or assigned, and such able-bodied male citizens of the state as shall volunteer for service therein. They shall be additional to and distinct from the National Guard of the State of Oklahoma, as defined in Title 32 of the United States Code. They shall not be required to serve outside the boundaries of the State of Oklahoma this state.
      • Additional Information: Beginning December 1, 2022, the registrar of each county shall provide every registered voter with notice of the opportunity for service in and contact information for the county OSG unit, and thereafter, upon first-time voter registration.
    • Status: 2022-02-10 Senate Failed in Committee – Veterans and Military Affairs
    • Overall Status: Failed

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