IN RE: OKLAHOMA TRUTH IN SENTENCING

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IN RE: OKLAHOMA TRUTH IN SENTENCING
1997 OK 128
Case Number: SCAD-97-19
Decided: 10/14/1997
Supreme Court of Oklahoma

IN RE: OKLAHOMA TRUTH IN SENTENCING
NO. SCAD-97-19
___P.2d___
1997 OK 128
Decided: October 14, 1997
IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA



IN RE: OKLAHOMA TRUTH IN SENTENCING

FOR OFFICIAL PUBLICATION

¶1 The Oklahoma Legislature has enacted House Bill 1213, the Oklahoma Truth in Sentencing Act with an effective date of July 1, 1998.

¶2 The Court finds that the collection of adequate sentencing data is needed immediately for the proper implementation of House Bill 1213.

¶3 Accordingly, effective December 1, 1997 all judges of the District Courts in the State of Oklahoma shall be responsible in all felony convictions or felony deferred sentences for providing information to the Oklahoma Sentencing Commission.

¶4 The information contained in Exhibit "A" to this administrative Order shall be obtained at the time that the judgment and sentence is entered by the trial court.

¶5 This data shall be collected and made part of the judgment and sentence currently required by the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals.

¶6 Once this data is filed in the court clerk's office, a copy shall be immediately transmitted to the Oklahoma Sentencing Commission.

¶7 This Order shall be published three times in the Oklahoma Bar Journal prior to December 1, 1997.

¶8 DONE BY ORDER OF THE SUPREME COURT IN CONFERENCE THIS 13TH DAY OF OCTOBER, 1997.

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CHIEF JUSTICE

KAUGER, C.J., SUMMERS, V.C.J., HODGES, LAVENDER, OPALA, WILSON, and WATT, JJ., concur.
SIMMS and HARGRAVE, JJ., not voting.

Exhibit A