The newly signed law will go into effect on November 1st, 2019. What doe this mean for felons in Oklahoma?
Prior to this bill being signed into law any felon living in Oklahoma was restricted from being able to obtain any type of occupational license. Unfortunately over 30% of all jobs in Oklahoma require an occupational license. A few examples of jobs that require a license are:
- Health Care
Many jobs for felons are low paying for a number of reasons including the inability to get a occupational license in most states. With the passage of this law many felons in Oklahoma will now be able to find high paying jobs.