New law will help Oklahoma kids establish permanency more efficiently
Senate Bill 706 by Sen. Roland Pederson, R-Burlington, will help Oklahoma children establish permanency more efficiently when it takes effect on July 1. Gov. Stitt approved the bill Wednesday that will require a jury trial for parental rights termination proceedings to have a scheduling order issued within 30 days of the demand for a trial. There will then be a six-month period in which the trial must take place.