When did Marsy’s Law go into effect?

Marsy’s Law went into effect immediately upon SQ 794’s passage on November 6, 2018. The state of Oklahoma is responsible for upholding all the rights listed above.

However, SQ 794 did not detail how the state of Oklahoma was to enforce or implement each right, nor did it update statute to mirror the new constitutional rights outlined in SQ 794. That was done through additional legislation, HB 1102, which goes into effect on November 1, 2019.

For instance, SQ 794 states that every crime victim must be informed of their rights. HB 1102 statutorily mandates how the constitutional right will be carried out, for example: that crime victims must be informed of their rights in writing, by a law enforcement agent responding to the report of a crime.


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