2021 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 21. Crimes and Punishments
§21-1289.27. Prohibiting firearm inquiry by employer.

PROHIBITING FIREARM INQUIRY BY EMPLOYER

A. It shall be unlawful for any private employer doing business in this state to ask any applicant for employment information about whether the applicant owns or possesses a firearm. Any private employer who violates the provisions of this section shall, upon conviction, be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not more than One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00).

B. All public employers and public officials within this state shall be prohibited from asking any applicant for employment information about whether the applicant owns or possesses a firearm. Any public employer or public official who violates the provisions of this subsection shall be deemed to be acting outside the scope of their employment and shall be barred from seeking statutory immunity from any exemption or provision of The Governmental Tort Claims Act.

C. As used in this section:

1. “Private employer” means any individual, partnership, firm, association, corporation or nonprofit organization that employs or offers to employ one or more persons in this state;

2. “Public employer” means the State of Oklahoma or any political subdivision thereof, including any department, agency, board, commission, institution, authority, public trust, municipality, county, district or instrumentalities thereof; and

3. “Public official” means any elected or appointed official in the executive, legislative or judicial branch of a political subdivision of the state.

Added by Laws 2009, c. 242, § 1, emerg. eff. May 22, 2009.

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